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Back to School Craft Night
Thursday, September 4 @ 6:00 pm
Back to School Craft Night
Home Depot Kids Workshop
Thursday, September 4th @ 6 pm
Let's craft a DIY Pencil Holder!
Get ready to hammer, sand and paint a DIY Pencil Holder for your desk for Back to School.
Courtesy of Home Depot.
The Plaistow Public Library would like thank you all of our local sponsors for their generous donations to the 2014 Summer Reading Program, "Fizz, Boom, Read".
York's Wild Kingdon
Crown Uniform & Linen Services
NH Agriculture in the ClassroomThe Boston Red Sox
NH Fisher Cats
Canobie Lake Park
Portland Sea Dogs
Stillwells Ice Cream
Red's Shoe Barn
Bed Bath and Beyond
Bleu Tangarine Salon & Spa
King Arthur Flour
Steve's House of Pizza
McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center
Summer Reading Program Survey
August's Artist of the Month: Artsakh Freedom Movement Children's Art Exhibition Series
In celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Artsakh freedom movement of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, the Artsakh Fermata Arts Foundation and the Ministry of Youth and Culture of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Artsakh are happy to announce a traveling exhibit of children's drawings. There are four schools represented in this display: Astgashen Art School, Togh Art School, Village Mets Taxer, and Stepanarkt Teenage and Children's Creativity Center. The artists are 7 to 15 years old.
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Hounded by David Rosenfelt
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Alphabet Mysteries by Sue Grafton
There Was an Old Woman by Hallie Ephron
Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron
The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression by John Kasson
High Tide at Noon by Elisabeth Oglivie
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
We hope to see you at our next Book Chat on Wednesday, September 24 th at 10:30 am!
Marjay's Blog- The "Can't Let Go" Bookshelf
This week I am reading Chris Bohjalian’s new book, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands. I have to say that it is creepy, scary, poignant and wonderful all at once. I like his books; because of all the information and care he takes with his characters. Often, at the beginning of the book, you think you believe one thing. You hear from everyone and by the end of the story when you have seen all sides you realize everything is gray. Just shades of gray. No black. No white. Some darker, some lighter, but all still gray.
The reason I like this book so much is that is shows the simultaneously pain of cutting, homelessness, nuclear accidents and the starkness of the poetry by Emily Dickinson. How he melded the four items together is what makes him so good at his craft. I have to admit as I have read further into the novel I have slowed down. I am afraid for the conclusion. The main character is in trouble and it is getting deeper. If she is writing, you think she may be okay, but it is still pretty murky. Sometimes I like Chris Bohjalian’s books just because they make me feel. Margaret Atwood’s book, The Handmaid’s Tale and Hillary Jordan’s book, When She Woke gave me the same feelings as Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands. All mixed up inside, all jumbled and all emotional. Perhaps it is because they all are dystopic.
But I have not finished the book, so I guess I cannot safely draw that conclusion – yet. But no matter how it ends, I already know it is a book that is going to stick with me for sometime. I can already add it to the "can’t let go” bookshelf. There are other authors are on this shelf too. Jodi Piccoult, Kristen Hannah, and Diane Chamberlain to name a few. Each has their own way of bringing you into a story and allowing you to live in the characters so that you are all mixed up inside with them. I will now add Chris Bohjalian’s new book is Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands to them.
Some of my "can’t let go” books:
Karen White’s books – Learning to Breathe and The Lost Hours
Margaret Atwood’s book, The Handmaid’s Tale
Hillary Jordan’s book, When She Woke
Dianne Dixon’s book, The Language of Secrets
* Jodi Piccoult has a new book coming out this year too called Leaving Time.
New Museum Pass!
NEW Museum Pass Policy
Patrons from Plaistow can check out museum passes from the Atkinson Public Library and the Sandown Public Library . However, patrons cannot reserve museum passes from these libraries ahead of time. Plaistow patrons are allowed to pick-up passes in-person after 10AM on the same day of use.
Library Now Offering Notary Services
Raven Gregg, our cataloging librarian, is now a commissioned Notary Public, offering free notary services on a limited basis.
Please call (382-6011) prior to your visit to confirm that she will be available.
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