Enter September with library magic

school-bus-stop-colorJosiah Carpenter Library Monthly News ~ Sept 2016
September is National Library Card sign-up Month

 

Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell on Thursday, Sept.8th   between 7-8:30 pm at the library

Preschool story hour will resume Thursdays September 8th 10:00 am – 11:00 am Join Mrs. Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack. Ages 2 – 5 September 14th Mrs. Grainger visits Blueberry Express Daycare to read stories from the library from 10:00-11:00 am

Mini Technology tutorials offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.

1, 2, 3, Cook! Tuesday, September 20 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. join us for our third meeting at the Pittsfield Senior Center! Last month we enjoyed learning about cultivating herbs and making salsa with fresh “homemade” ingredients. This month we do a “study” or comparison of eggs. Farm fresh or grocery- what’s the difference? How do eggs work best in making quiche?  Lunch at the center is served prior to this meeting for $2.00.

Fairy house building and fairy crafting workshop September 20 & 22 3:30-5:00 pm at Dustin park with Ms. Sabrina. Come tryPrint your hand at building a fairy house;  make a gnome hat; decorate some fairy wings and get into the fall spirit! Ten houses will be chosen to be entered into the Portsmouth Fairy House Tour and those ten will receive two free tickets to attend the tour on September 24 & 25 at Strawbery Banke. Stop by the library or call us for more information.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Wednesday, September 21st at 7 pm

Read Meet & Talk Join us for an exciting book discussion on “A Man called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. The book club meets at the Pittsfield Senior Community Center Tuesday, September 27th  at 10:30. Stay for a leisurely lunch afterward.

 

Reap the harvest at your library!

 

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Josiah Carpenter Library Monthly News ~ August 2016

Summer Reading finales- Preschool -1st graders- “Extreme Sports” Thursday, August 4th  10:00-11:00 am Parks & Recreation- “Games Around the World” Wednesday August 3rd 9:30-10:30; Teens- PYW Speaking Stories celebration- August 11th at 5:00 pm 


Josiah Teen Book Worms
Discussing “Saint Anything”  by Sarah Dessen ”  on Thursday, August  4th  between 7-8:30 pm at the library

Speaking Stories on the Web celebration Thursday August 11th at 5:00 pm at the Pittsfield Youth workshop – parents and public welcome to attend and listen to the stories that have been created through this revolutionary writing workshop. 

Preschool story hour will resume Thursdays September 8th 10:00 am – 11:00 am Join Mrs. Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack.
Ages 2 – 5

September 17th Mrs. Grainger visits Blueberry Express Daycare to read stories from the library from 10:00-11:00 am

Mini Technology tutorials offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Wednesday, August 17th at 7 pm

Read Meet & Talk Join us for an exciting book discussion on “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout. The book club meets at the Pittsfield Senior Community Center Tuesday, August  23rd at 10:30. Stay for a leisurely lunch afterward.

1, 2, 3, Cook! Tuesday, August 30 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. Join us for our second meeting at the Pittsfield Senior Center! Last month we enjoyed learning about quinoa and the versatile nutritional benefits it provides. This month will talk about fresh herbs, how easy it is to grow and cultivate them, and use them in a simple salsa recipe. Lunch at the center is served prior to this meeting for $2.00.

The library will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day!
Have a safe and fun filled weekend.

Get in the July Games!

 

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New Art Exhibit
“Photos by Nina” featuring a variety of interesting photos by local Ash Street group member Nina M Rados

Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing “I am Princess “X” by Cherie Priest on Thursday, July 7th between 7-8:30 pm at the library

SRP Preschool- 1st grade 10:00- 11:30 am
July 7th – Fueling your engine – PES
July 14 – Science & Math of Sports- Dustin Park
July 21- Olympic Games- Dustin Park
July 28- Games around the World – Dustin Park
Aug 4- Extreme sports- Dustin Park

SRP Parks & Recreation 2nd-6th grade 9:30-10:30 am
July 20- Olympic Games
July 27-Science of Sports-balancing
August 3- Games around the world

SRP- Pittsfield Youth Workshop 5th– 12th grade 1-3 pm
“Creating stories for the Web”
July13, 20, 27, Aug3, 10
 
July 19th 12:30 pm 1,2,3 Cook “The Essential breakfast” cooking with quinoa at the Pittsfield Senior Center
~ a lively presentation on how to cook with the latest nutritional grain product; a complete protein without the cholesterol, high fats or guilty conscience! Join us for this new and fun filled adventure. Lunch is offered prior to the program for $2.00.

Mini Technology tutorials offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment. The library has Windows 7 installed on all its public access computers!

Library Board of Trustees Meeting -Wednesday, July 20th at 7 p.m. Closed session at 6:30 p.m.

Read Meet & Talk Join us for an exciting book discussion on “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain The book club meets at the Pittsfield Senior Community Center Tuesday, July 26th at 10:30. Stay for a leisurely lunch afterward.

Jaunting into June. . . . . .

imagesJosiah Carpenter Library Monthly News ~ June    2016

For information about Children’s programs and the 2016 Summer Reading Program at the library go to “On Going Programs” Children or click on the hypertext embedded in this sentence.

Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale The library will be joining the Town-wide Yard sale by conducting an all day book sale which will also include some additional items such as DVDs, audios, computers and a coffee pot

Preschool story hour Thursdays June 2 & 9th 10:00 am – 11:00 am Join Mrs. Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack. Ages 2 – 5

Afterschool Maker Club Beginner Snap Circuitry workshops; June 1, 8, 15 Ages Kindergarten and up. Program runs from 3:30-4:30 pm. Sign-ups (sign-ins) required.

Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer on Thursday, June 2nd between 7-8:30 pm at the library

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Wednesday, June 22nd at 7 pm

June 15 Mrs. Grainger visits Blueberry Express Daycare to read stories and registrations for Summer Reading Program from the library from 10:00-11:00 am

Mini Technology tutorials offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment. The library has Windows 7 installed on all its public access computers!

June 19thHappy Father’s Day!  Happy Juneteenth

Read Meet & Talk Join us for an exciting book discussion on “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson. The book club meets at the Pittsfield Senior Community Center Tuesday, June 28th at 10:30. Stay for a leisurely lunch afterward.