Amazing August!

Josiah Carpenter Library August News

Early in the month the library will be celebrating!  The summer reading program will recognize all the accomplished readers with make your own ice cream at 10:00am on the 2nd and 3rd.  

The very next week Mrs. Carol Grainger’s 31 years of cultivating a love of reading within Pittsfield’s children will be celebrated on Wednesday August 9th.   Carol’s daughters have donated 31 children’s books; to commemorate the beginning of their circulation the Friends of the Library will be hosting a reception from 3:30 to 4:30pm.  Please stop in to visit and delight in delicious refreshments!

Throughout the month consider coming in to borrow the library’s telescope, we have prime weather for stargazing!  If you have a quiet afternoon remember there are over 20,000 audios and eBooks available to download.  The NH Downloadable Book Program has a new easy to use app named Libby.  The app and books are free; you can borrow three books for two weeks.

Preschool story hour will continue at 10:00 am on Thursday mornings.  The book discussion for teens will gather on August 3rd at 6:30pm, enjoy pizza and Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater.  The adult book club will meet to discuss Commonwealth by Ann Patchett at 10:00am on Tuesday August 22nd, and 1,2, 3 Cook! will have a planning discussion (while relishing local fruit and ice cream) at 12:30pm on Tuesday August 8th; both groups will meet at the Pittsfield Senior Center.  The Pittsfield Writer’s Circle will meet at the library on August 17th at 7:00pm.

Many thanks to everyone who worked during the past six months to repair the library’s waste water pipe.  We really appreciate modern indoor plumbing. The library is open on Monday from 2:30pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am to 6:30pm, Wednesday 2:30pm to 6:30pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm.