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Summer Reading is here!
Sign up Begins June 18 at Noon

June brings the launch of the Summer Reading Program (SRP) for children and adults. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and it is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

SRP Registration starts at noon on Tuesday, June 18 and continues through the summer. Children can visit the Library and get their book bag and rocket necklace to keep track of their reading. Adults are encouraged to reap the benefits of summer reading and sign-up too. The more you read the more rewards you can receive.
The last day to get beads or raffle tickets is August 10th.

Oddly Satisfying
Wednesday July 24 at 2PM
You know that feeling when you see a cool video on youtube and it just makes you go “Wow. That was oddly satisfying.” That’s a great feeling. 

Did you know you can get that feeling IN REAL LIFE?  Join us as we recreate some of those oddly satisfying videos. 

This program is for students entering grades 5-8. 

*Sign up is required.  Sign up by clicking HERE.


Christmas in July for All Ages
Thursday July 25 at 1PM

Do these hot days have you dreaming of icicles and candy canes?  Come to the library for a summer yuletide celebration!  There will be holiday treats, songs, stories, and an indoor snowball fight!

*Sign up required.  Sign up by clicking HERE.


Starlight Star Bright Meditation
Thursday July 25 at 7:30 AT Meetinghouse Park

MEET AT MEETINGHOUSE PARK for meditation under the stars guided by Maggie Grace from the Yoga Room.

Suggested: bring bug spray and a blanket or mat (a chair is fine too.) 
We'll have some candles to keep the bugs away.

If it rains, we'll have the event in the Library's second floor meeting room.

Family Movie: Space Jam
Saturday July 27 at 10:30 AM

Watch the movie Space Jam.  

Evil aliens want to invade Earth!  The only way to stop them is for the world’s best basketball players to team up with Bugs Bunny and crew to challenge them to an epic game of basketball!  

All ages welcome.  No sign up is required.

Introduction to Facebook Advertising
Tuesday July 30 at 6PM

In this Introduction to Facebook Advertising workshop, you will get started by learning how to create a Page for your business and how to use it effectively to get noticed. PREREQUISITE: You must have at least a little experience using Facebook with a personal page. Bring your own laptop or notebook if you like, but this is not required.

The material is perfect for every small business, including craft and hobby businesses, and creatives who want to market their art. You'll learn:

- How to set up a Facebook Business Page
- How to keep the Page separate from your personal activity on Facebook
- When, what and how often to post to the Facebook Page for maximum visibility.
- How to include simple graphics, photos or videos in your posts
- How to begin to grow a fan base on the Page

The instructor is Christine Halvorson, founder of Halvorson New Media, has extensive experience with social media marketing, has taught the subject at several of our local colleges, created over 20 e-courses, and helped business owners improve their social media marketing efforts for many years. She has numerous clients all over New Hampshire, both large and small.

Please register in advance; click HERE

Rocket Science for Grades 1-4
Wednesday July 31 at 2PM or 6 PM

Make your own rockets powered by balloons, straws, and a CO2 chemical reaction!  Learn the science behind your creations before heading outside for launch!  

This program is for kids entering grades 1-4.

Please choose ONE of the two sessions offered for this program.  2PM session is FULL. *Sign up is required and spaces are limited.  Sign up by clicking HERE.

Rocket Science
Thursday August 1 at 1PM

Create and blast off several types of homemade rockets. 

Don’t worry, it’s easy!  It’s not like it’s rocket science or something.  Oh wait… 

For students entering grades 5-8. 

*Sign up is required.  Sign up by clicking HERE.

Is There Life in the Universe?
Thursday August 1 at 7PM

Humans have long wondered if there was life on other worlds. Where are we in the search for life beyond Earth, and why aren’t we a part of a Galactic Federation yet? We’ll explore the probability and possibility of extraterrestrial life from a scientific perspective and learn about how scientists are continuing the search with just a few detours into the worlds of science fiction.

The presenter is Dr. Nicole Gugliucci.  Professor, astronomer, education researcher, maker-of-tiny-comets, and all around geek, Dr. Nicole Gugliucci has made it her mission to study and share the Universe. Known as the “NoisyAstronomer,” she earned a doctorate studying radio astronomy, did a postdoc in science education, and is an assistant professor of physics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Padawan Academy
Friday August 2 at 1PM

Come, my young padawans.  It’s time to begin your training.  Learn to wield a lightsaber, rescue Han Solo from a block of carbonite, blow up the Death Star, and more!

THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY FULL.  You can get on the waiting list by clicking HERE.

Facebook, Advanced Techniques & Strategies for Businesses
Saturday August 3 at 9AM

In this workshop, instructor Christine Halvorson will help you understand how to build your Facebook fanbase, use Facebook Insights, and the best use of graphics, videos and photos on your Facebook Page for best business results.

An explanation of some hidden features of Facebook that you may be overlooking will be addressed, as well as when and how often to post, and some basics of Facebook advertising principles.

Please register in advance; click HERE.
Water Wars
Wednesday August 7 at 2PM

Are you ready to get wet?  Meet on the front lawn of the library for WATER GAMES!  With cups, sponges, and balloons, everyone's sure to leave soaked!  

For entering grade K-4.  No sign up required.  

Rain date Thursday August 8th @ 2pm.

Chocolate Olympics
Thursday August 8 at 1PM

Test your mettle in the 2019 Chocolate Olympics!  Will you emerge victorious?  Enter the Whopper Race, the Hersey Kiss Relay, the M&M Sort, the Cookie Face Challenge, and more!

Bring your appetite and your competitive spirit!

For students entering grades 5-8. 

*Sign up is required.  Sign up by clicking HERE.

Mad Science and Kona Ice Truck
Friday August 9 at 1PM

First participate in a fizzing, popping, booming science show from MAD SCIENCE. 

Then head outside to celebrate the end of Summer Reading 2019 with a FREE Kona Ice!

All ages welcome.  No sign up required.

Thank you for a great summer!  Remember August 10th is the LAST DAY to present your reading log.


History Mystery: German Submarines in Portsmouth Harbor During WW II?
Monday August 12 at 7PM

Did German submarines enter Portsmouth Harbor during World War II? Carol White will present the conflicting evidence about this controversal subject. The program is open to the public at no charge.

Germany developed the one man Molch Salamander class submarine, which carried two external torpedoes, in 1944. They were used only for a short period of time as they were difficult to maneuver and suffered many losses. “The Attack on Portsmouth Harbor” involved one of these 11-ton U boats, which was detected by an underwater magnetic loop that extended out to Appledore Island at the Isles of Shoals. The sub was located and taken to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard where it was displayed for a time after the war. Also, mines that were in Portsmouth Harbor were detonated and it is thought a full-size German submarine might have been the cause of these explosions.

Carol White is a board member of the New Castle Historical Society and the Fort Constitution Historic Site Friends group, a docent for ISHRA (Isles of Shoals Historical and Research Association) and co-director of the Fort Stark Historic Site Visitor Center in New Castle.