Give Thanks for your Library!

Josiah Carpenter Library Monthly News ~ November 2016     

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Josiah Teen Book Worms
Discussing “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs on Thursday, December 1st  between 7-8:30 pm at the library

Preschool story hour 10:00 am – 11:00 am November 3, 10, 17 Join Mrs. Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack. Ages 2 – 5

Mini Technology tutorials offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.

November 8th – 2016 General and Presidential Election- Please vote!  

1, 2, 3, Cook! Tuesday, November 8th at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. join us for “The Village Chicken” How to make the most of your “free range” purchase. Pittsfield Community Center. Lunch at the center is served prior to this meeting for $2.00.

After School Maker Lego program resumes! Please join us for Lego fun on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 on November 9, 16, 30 and December 7, &14

New! Family Game Night! November 10th at 7:00 pm all ages welcome. Come play with us. We are open to learning new games. Some of the games we are exploring will be various forms of “UNO” “Forbidden Island,” and Adventure-Time Card wars

November 11th Library closed in observance of Veteran’s Day

November 16th 2:30- 7:00 pm Open House– Please visit the library to celebrate and thank Carol Grainger for the many years of service she has given to the library. While Carol will be sorely missed, she has not gone away! She will continue her involvement with the Friends of the Library and as a per diem substitute. Carol has remarkable value as a community leader, who we will rely on for assistance well into the future.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Wednesday, November 16 at 7 pm

Pittsfield Writers Circle – December 17th new members welcome 7 pm

The Library will be closed November 24, 25 & 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Read Meet & Talk Join us for an exciting book discussion on “The Edge of the Orchard” by Tracy Chevalier.  The book club meets at the Pittsfield Senior Community Center Tuesday, November 29th   at 10:30. Stay for a leisurely lunch afterward.

Friends of the Library Poinsettia Sale

 

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The Friends of the Library have launched their annual Holiday fund raiser.
The order forms for the poinsettias are now available at the library or online.

Poinsettia Order Form.
The Poinsettias will be ready for pick up at the library the first week in December.

Please help support the Friends and buy your Holiday poinsettias from us!
The Friends of the Josiah Carpenter library help support library acquisitions, programs and supplies throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

Awesome October!

Due to construction the handicap entrance to the library will be temporarily unavailable. We are sorry for any inconvenience. 

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Josiah Carpenter Library Monthly News ~ October 2016


Josiah Teen Book Worms
Discussing “I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai on Thursday, October 6th   between 7-8:30 pm at the library

Preschool story hour 10:00 am – 11:00 am October 13, 20 & 27 Join Mrs. Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack.
Ages 2 – 5

Fall 1,000 Books before Kindergarten Celebration will be held at the Pittsfield community Center October 12th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Parents in the community have signed up 53 of their children aged 5 and under to participate in a state wide initative to read 1,000 boks before entering Kindergarten. Have you received your book bag, notebook and free book yet? Have you read 100 or more books? Registered participants are invited to a Curious George Birthday party celebration where parents and children who have read 100 books or more will be recognized. Storytime, craft and birthday cake included.

October 19 th 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, October 18 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. join us for “Gluten Free: what’s the scoop?” a presentation on vegetable dishes and what makes a recipe “gluten-free”? What are the advantages of a gluten-free diet?  Lunch at the center is served prior to this meeting for $2.00.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Wednesday, October 19th at 7 pm

Welcome Young Adult author, Erin Bowman! October 21st 10:15 am at the Pittsfield Middle High School. More information to follow. . .

 

 

 

Read Meet & Talk Join us for an exciting book discussion on “Still Life with Breadcrumbs” by Anna Quindlen. The book club meets at the Pittsfield Senior Community Center Tuesday, October 25th   at 10:30. Stay for a leisurely lunch afterward.

Spooky, Not so scary, Story night-  October 27th from 7-8:30 pm Put on by the Pittsfield Writer Circle

 

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.