Londonderry Leach Library January News

Jan 01, 2012 No Comments by

Library Hours
Monday – Thursday
9 AM – 8 PM
Friday & Saturday
10 AM – 2 PM
The library will be closed on Monday, January 02, 2012

Adult Program

A Midwinter Program of Songs and Stories with Kate Chadbourne at the Leach Library
On Thursday, January 12 at 7 PM, the Londonderry Leach Library will host an evening of traditional Irish tunes and tales in the program “Songs and Stories with Kate Chadbourne.”

Kate Chadbourne is a singer, storyteller, and poet whose performances combine traditional tales with music for voice, harp, flutes and piano. She holds a Ph.D. in Celtic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University where she teaches courses in Irish language and folklore. Her music was recently featured on NPR’s programs “Cartalk” and “All Songs Considered,” and songs from her latest CD, The Irishy Girl, are played on Irish radio programs throughout the country.

In this program, Ms. Chadbourne will present songs on harp and piano, and tunes on Irish flute and whistles. She will be singing in both Irish and English, and she will also tell several traditional Irish tales, some with harp accompaniment, and feature a selection of poetry. Please join us for this moving evening of storytelling and song. CDs will be available for sale following the program.

The event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library. It is free and open to the public, and will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

Reference Desk News

As “First in the Nation” to hold a presidential primary, New Hampshire plays a valuable role in the selection of the leader of our country. As candidates flock to our state for media coverage before the primary takes place on January 10, 2012, we can often speak freely to them about the issues and observe them up close. If you are interested in learning more about the candidates for President from both parties, as well as the history behind the electoral process, these books will get you started.

  • 324.5 NOR
    Norrander, Barbara. The Imperfect Primary: Oddities, Biases, and Strengths of U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics. [2010].
  • 324.5 BRE
    Brereton, Charles. Primary politics. [2003].
  • 324.5 DUN
    Duncan, Dayton. Grass roots: one year in the life of the New Hampshire presidential primary. [1991].
  • CD BK 320.01 PAU
    Paul, Ron and Craig, Bob. Liberty defined: 50 essential issues that affect our freedom. [2011].
  • 320.6097 ROM
    Romney, Mitt. No apology: the case for American greatness. [2010].
  • 973 GIN
    Gingrich, Newt. A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters. [2011].
    Bachmann, Michele. My Story. [2011].
  • 320.52 PER
    Perry, Rick. Fed Up! Our fight to save America from Washington. [2010].
  • 929.2 FIR
    Firstbrook, P. L. The Obamas : the untold story of an African family. 1st American ed. New York: Crown Publishers, [2011].
  • 973.932 BAL
    Balz, Daniel J and Johnson, Haynes Bonner. The battle for America, 2008 : the story of an extraordinary election. New York: Viking, [2009].

Children’s Room News

Winter Fun Bingo at the Library
Are you looking for a way to pass the time on Martin Luther King Day? The library is open and the Children’s Room will be hosting two sessions of “Book Bingo”. Come to the library on Monday, January 16 from 10 – 11 AM or 1 – 2 PM to play a fun picture version of the popular game. Every child who participates will win and be able to choose books from our special selection table. Each session is open to 50 participants. Advance registration is required and begins on Monday, January 9 at 9 AM. To register, call 603-432-1127, or come by the Children’s Room.

Winter Programs
The Children’s Room will be offering the following programs as part of Winter Session 2: After School Stories, Story Time and Toddler Time. Winter Session 2 will run February 7 through March 1. Advance registration is required and begins at 9 AM on Monday, January 30. Reminder: If you were on the waiting list for Winter Session 1, you will automatically be entered in Winter Session 2. If you were in Winter Session 1, you must wait until Tuesday, February 1 to register. Please note: Parents may register a maximum of five (5) children per program at once. For further details, please pick up a newsletter in the Children’s Room.

Reminder: Winter Session 1 Programs resume Tuesday, January 10.

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About the author

Jacklynn has been a resident in Londonderry since the age of 5. She grew up in a quiet neighborhood and went through the great school system. She has fond memories of bike riding through town in the spring and summer, sledding in the winter, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. She now has children of her own and looks forward to raising them in the same town she enjoyed so much as a youth.
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