Library News for November, 2013

Oct 31, 2013 No Comments by

Library Hours
Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 2 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM

The library will be closed on Monday, November 11, in remembrance of Veteran’s Day. In celebration of Thanksgiving, the library will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 27, and re-open on Saturday, November 30, at 9 AM.

Adult Program

Come Hear ‘Banjos and Old Lace’ at the Leach Library

On Thursday, November 14 at 7 PM the Leach Library will host a musical performance by the duo, ‘Banjos and Old Lace’. These two musicians will treat listeners to an evening of traditional American music from a variety of styles.

‘Banjos and Old Lace’ is comprised of guitarist and banjo player, Robert Phillipps and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist, Sarah Jane Nelson. The duo has been featured at the First Unitarian Church in Exeter, the Parish Hall Open Stage in Peterborough and the Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts. On his own, Robert Phillipps is a regular feature performer at coffee houses and historic homes throughout Massachusetts, and has repeatedly been a first place finalist at the Lowell Banjo and Fiddle Contest in recent years. Sarah Jane Nelson, a Londonderry resident, can be heard regularly at barn dances and folk festivals across New England. Mrs. Nelson has served as a judge at the New Boston Fiddle Contest several times, and her twin fiddling has won her ribbons at the Lowell Banjo and Fiddle Contest.

In this program, the duo will perform classic pieces for the piano and banjo, in addition to Anglo-American parlor songs and old-time Southern tunes for fiddle and guitar. During this performance, Mr. Phillipps and Mrs. Nelson will provide background on classic banjo music as well as the song selections they perform. Please join us for this night of traditional American music as played by two talented musicians.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library. It is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 90 people and will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

Reference Desk News

International Cuisine

Grabbing some cook books to help inspire your Thanksgiving menu? Take a moment to stop by this month’s Reference Display featuring materials about International Cuisine. Among the many items highlighted are cookbooks focusing on a variety of regional and national cuisines like The German Kitchen: Traditional Recipes, Regional Favorites by Christopher Knuth, Jerusalem : a Cookbook, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi or Indian Cooking Unfolded by Raghavan Igyar. Also available are books from foodies and chefs such as On the Noodle Road: from Beijing to Rome, with Love and Pasta by Jen Lin-Liu or The Tucci Cookbook, by Stanley Tucci. Try This: Traveling the Globe Without Leaving the Table by Danyelle Freeman, Saveur: the New Comfort Food: Home Cooking from Around the World or Jeffrey Saad’s Global Kitchen are books that provide a little taste of countless cuisines.

Children’s Room News

Stupendous Mr. Magichead

Come to the library on Monday, November 4 from 4 – 5 PM for an evening of magical wonder with the Stupendous Mr. Magichead. This quickly-paced magic show features extensive audience interaction, plenty of clowning around, and trickery that will mystify even the most sophisticated grown-ups, and may include an actual appearance by Lulu the Magic Bunny in an empty hat! Those participants who wish may have a chance to pet Lulu at the end of the show (live animal). This exciting program is open to 90 participants of all ages. Advance registration is required and began at 9 AM on Monday, October 28. To register, call 432-1127 or pop on into the Children’s Room. This program is being sponsored by the Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library.

Harvest Book Bingo!

Come to the library on Monday, November 18 from 4 – 5 PM and play an exciting picture version of this popular game. All participants will be able to win books from our special selection table. This fun-filled program is open to 90 participants of all ages. Advance registration is required and begins at 9 AM on Tuesday, November 12. To register, call 432-1127 or come on into the Children’s Room.

Summer Reading T-Shirt and Bag Pre-Orders

The library will be pre-ordering t-shirts and bags for next summer’s children’s reading program. The theme for the program is “Fizz, Boom, Read,” and there are several styles of t-shirts for children and adults. Also available are two styles of bags. Stop by the Children’s Room and pick up a brochure and order form. Orders are due to the library by closing on Saturday, November 23, with delivery expected early spring of 2014.

Ladybug Award Voting

The library is pleased to be participating in the Ladybug Award voting this year. Each year, librarians from around the state nominate ten outstanding picture books to be voted on by the children of New Hampshire. Students in preschool through grade 3 can vote on their favorite book from the list of nominated titles. Stop by and read one of the titles and be ready to cast your vote. Ladybug Award Voting begins at 9 AM on Tuesday, November 12 and concludes at closing on Saturday, November 16.

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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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