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P1060495Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the NH Presidential Primary

February 9, 2016, 7 AM – 7 PM, New Boston Central School

 

Sarah Chapman and Marcel LaFlamme honored bysarah Library Trustees

Sarah Chapman, Director of the Whipple Free Library, and outgoing Library Trustee Marcel LaFlamme were honored for their services at a recent Library Trustees meeting. Sarah Chapman has worked at the Whipple Free Library for 40 years!

 

Winter Quilting Classes with Deb KeinerP1060493

Saturday, 2/13, 9-12:30: 1950’s Apron Class–$20

Saturday, 3/5, 9-12:30: Kid’s Pillow Class– $10.

Saturday, 3/19, 9-12:30: Tote Bag Class $15 + small material fee.

Please sign up and pre-pay soon. Kick those winter doldrums!

Winter is Baaaack!P1060538

Please do call the library before you venture out in wintery weather. We can always renew your library books for you!

 

 

Got Ukes? We do, and we will lend two to you!mahalo-ukulele

Mahalo! The Friends of the Library have generously donated two ukuleles to the library. These ukes are available for check out. They come with a bag and a chord sheet, and check out for a period of one week. Inquire at the front desk.

Think Outside the Crayon Boxxmas

Coloring is not just for kids anymore! Coloring is relaxing, stress-relieving and fun. Check out our coloring station. Drop in, sit down and color at the library, or bring a coloring sheet home for later. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

P1060491Community Jigsaw Puzzle

Our puzzle making is a huge hit! We have quite a few great puzzles to make—but they are all 1000 pieces (a bit too big for our table top). If you have a 500 piece puzzle to donate or willing to loan, we would love to have at it! In return, you can borrow one of our 1000 piecers.

 

 

 

myrtletheturtle Aquarium and other Museum Passes available!

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have a wonderful Museum Pass program. We offer card holders reduced or free admission to several local and Boston museums. Thank you to the Friends for their efforts and generosity.

Please call the library for further details and availability. Vacation weeks often are booked up in advance.

 

 

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Check out the Night Sky with our telescopewinterstargazing

Did you know that we have a Orion Star Blast telescope and an instruction manual ready to go? Check out is for one week! Our telescope was donated to us by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society for circulation. Get out into the night and learn the starry names and patterns overhead. Tips for star viewing HERE.

ukesplayJoin the Whipple Free Ukesters!

Come join us Wednesday nights at 6:00 PM.  Bring your ukuleles, tuners and chord sheets. We will play and share music. All levels are welcome! Call Mary for more info: 487-3391.

 

We have Digital Magazines

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We now offer 40 of the most popular magazines for digital lending through New Hampshire Downloadable Books. You can download and read your favorite periodicals such as The Atlantic, Cook’s Illustrated, Organic Gardening… and more!

Magazines can be easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices such as tablets and smart phones. All you need is your library card and password, and a free Nook account and Nook app. You can find step by step instructions HERE. If you have any questions about this service, please call the library for assistance. Enjoy!

 

nh_saves_logo_bodyCut the Carbon!

The library is a partner with nhsaves to help educate consumers on electricity use. We have two Cut the Carbon!
kits that help us to make smarter energy decisions to help save money. Kits are available for a two week check out. The kit includes a Kill a Watt meter, Energy Tips Brochure, Instruction Sheet a survey postcard and a bookmark. Take the first step to lower your electricity bill!

 

lions recycle for sightLions Club Recycled Eye Glass Program

The library takes part in the Lion’s Club Recycled Eye Glass program. A bin is located in the entry hallway. Donate your old eyeglasses—-you would be surprised at what a great help your donation makes to a visually impaired person. Thank you.

Thank you to our Interlibrary Loan Dynamic Duoaustinandjim

Austin, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator, and Jim, our NH State Library Van Driver-Extraordinaire. This dynamic duo delivers interlibrary-loaned books to you from around the state, twice a week, every week… rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain. Many thanks to Jim and Austin. They are pleased to deliver for you!

 

 

 

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Mango: Learn a new language ONLINE

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Mango is the most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. It’s FAST! It’s FUN! And it is totally FREE from the library, and 30 of its much loved learning courses have doubled in size–meaning ten new chapters and over 1,000 additional learning hours. Just new: the debut of 17 new specialty courses that celebrate world cultures with short, easy lessons for new learners and seasoned experts. Log into your account (you will need your library card number), click on Mango and begin. Also works on your Android phone. The 14 new languages are: Armenian, Azerbaijani, Hungarian, Kazajh, Seribian, Yiddish, Bengali, Malay, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu, Scottish Gaelic, ESL Arabic MSA and ESL Armenian.

Have eReader Frustration? We can help!

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Are you having trouble getting started? We are available to give quick guidance to help you download to your e-reader, or give you handouts for the NH Downloadable Book Service. A great resource is the official New Hampshire Downloadable Book Service Blog.  Be sure to watch their video! The library now has a KindlePaperwhite and a Nook Glowlight to check out. Please call for more information, and to schedule a time to meet with library staff. Thanks!

 

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