Saturday & Wednesday 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Monday & Thursday 1-8 p.m. French Conversation, Thursday, January 16 @ 4:30 p.m. “Understanding the Constitution” with Ronald Smith, Thursday, January 16 @ 7 p.m. Closed on Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day French Conversation, Thursday, January 23 @ 4:30 p.m. Art Reception for Sam Tracy, Saturday, January 25, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Book Discussion: “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson, Monday, January 27 @ 7 p.m. Authors, Abolitionists, Suffragists, Thursday, January 30 at 7 p.m. Mah Jongg, Mondays 1-3 p.m. Friends of the Orford Libraries Meeting, January 9 @ 7 p.m. Storytime! “Animal Tracks”, Saturday, January 11 @ 10 a.m. Tech Help, Saturday, January 11, 9:30-11 a.m. Trustee Meeting, Monday, January 6 @ 5:30 p.m. Book Discussion: “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt, Monday, January 6 @ 7 p.m. Knitting, Wednesday, January 8, 2- 3:30 p.m. French Conversation, Thursday, January 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Knitting, Wednesday, December 11, 2- 3:30 p.m. Storytime! “Cupcakes and Hot Chocolate”, Saturday, December 14 @ 10 a.m. Tech Help, Saturday, December 14, 9:30-11 a.m. Cookie Sale to support the Bandstand’s summer offerings, Saturday, December 14, 9-1 p.m. Mah Jongg – Mondays, 1-3 p.m. Monday Night Movie “Elf”, Monday, December 16 @ 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn! Holiday Open House! Refreshments and fun….. Thursday, December 6 from 6-8 p.m. French Conversation, Thursday, December 6 4:30-5:30 p.m. French Conversation, Thursday, December 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mah Jongg, Mondays 1-3 p.m. Closed: December 25 and January 1, Happy Holidays! Pie Sale! November 27 from 9 a.m. until they are gone. Library closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 28 Mah Jongg, Monday, November 18, 1-3 p.m. Monday Movie, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, November 18 @ 6:30 p.m Puzzle Night! – Thursday, November 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. Story & Art- Hibernate, Saturday, November 9 @ 10 a.m. Tech Help, Saturday, November 9, 9:30-11 a.m. Veterans Day – Library closed for Federal Holiday Knitting, Wednesday, November 13 from 2:30-4 Art Opening, Plein Air Art Class shows their work, Thursday, November 14 @ 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. French Conversation, Thursday, November 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m. October Events 2019 Monday at the Movies, October 21, “Hocus Pocus” at 6:30 p.m. Knitting, Wednesday, October 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. Newfoundland Travelogue, Thursday, October 10 @ 6:30 p.m. Storytime: Fall Leaves Saturday, October 12 @ 10 a.m. Tech Help, Saturday, October 12 9:30-11 a.m. Annual Book Sale! Thur. Oct. 17 and Sat. Oct. 19 during library hours. Book Discussions: Monday, October 28 @ 7 p.m.”Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff & Thursday, October 24 “The Feather Thief” by Kirk Wallace Johnson Halloween Night: The Witches of Orford! All welcome for snacks and treats. 6-8 p.m. French Conversation, Thursday, Oct. 31 @ 4:30 p.m. September Events 2019 Monday at the Movies, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. “The Public” Knitting, Wednesday, September 11 from 2-3:30 p.m. French Conversation, Thursday, September 12, 26 & October 3,17, 31 @ 4:30 p.m. Storytime: “Corn Moon” Saturday, September 14 @ 10 a.m. Tech Help, Saturday, September 14 9:30-11 a.m. Harvest Potluck, Monday, September 30, 6-7:30. Bring a dish to share & welcome fall Aging Discussion, Monday, September 30, 7-8 p.m. August Events 2019 American Impression & Plein Air Art – August 15 @ 6:30 watch the movie “The Artist’s Garden” and Saturday Aug 17 from 10-1 p.m be inspired and go out with a group and paint. Contact the library to register. firstname.lastname@example.org Book signing: August 19 at 7 p.m. “The Poorwoods” Author discussion and book signing by author Mae Louise Fowler Nicoli and her six sisters. The Poorwoods includes stories of the eight Fowler sisters who lived on Whipple Hill in Lyme during the 1930s-1950s. Non-fiction Book Group – August 22 @ 7 p.m. – Discussion of “The Spy and the Traitor” by Ben Macintrye. Book Discussion “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid. Discussion August 26 @ 7 p.m. Technology Help, Bring your gadgets and questions to Ted Cooley every second Saturday of the month from 9:30-11 a.m. August 10. French Conversation – Wednesdays August 14 & 21 at 9 a.m. Informal conversation with Gail Keefer. Mah Jonng – Mondays from 1-3 p.m. Fun group, beginners welcome! Knitting – the second Wednesday of each month from 2-3:30 p.m. August 7. * If it rains, the music will take place across the street at the United Congregational Church * Children’s Music at Orford Bandstand, Saturday, August 10 @ 4 p.m. Aaron Solo, voted best children’s performer by NH Magazine, will take families on a musical journey in this outdoor performance! Funding for this performance comes in part from a Kids, Books and the Arts grant through the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, NH State Library and IMLS. July Events Technology Help, Bring your gadgets and questions to Ted Cooley every second Saturday of the month from 9-10 a.m. July 13 (* time change for this month only) Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories- Astronauts! – July 17 @ 10 a.m. Learn about astronauts and enjoy an astronaut snack! French Conversation – Wednesdays July 17, 31 at 10 a.m. Informal conversation for beginners with Gail Keefer. Ice Cream Social – Thursday, July 18 from 4:30- 6 p.m. Enjoy ice cream sundaes with friends and neighbors. A special thanks to donations from Gladstone Creamery, Hannafords in Bradford and Ice Cream Fore U in West Lebanon. Aging Discussion – Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. Gail Dimick continues to facilitate another conversation about aging issues. Sundaes at Sunday Mt. on Sunday: Sunday, July 21st, from 2 – 4 p.m. The Orford Libraries are again teaming up with Rivendell Trails Association to enjoy a hike up beautiful Sunday Mountain then eating ice cream sundaes at the top. Bring a spoon and a bowl for this family-friendly 4 mile round-trip hike. Meet at the Dame Hill road trailhead parking area at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.rivendelltrail.org. Book Discussion: July 22 @ 7 p.m.“Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain about Beryl Markham. June Events Perennial Exchange – June 6 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Bring plants to share and boxes or bags to take some home. Antarctica Travelogue Thursday, June 13 @ 7 p.m. Join Natalie and Michael Muhlestein as they share their recent experiences in Antarctica. Ticks! Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. Rachel Maccini from the UNH Extension will discuss ticks, and how to best avoid them. Storytime, June 19 at 10 a.m. “The World Around Us” History Discussion: June 20 at 7 p.m. Facilitated discussion of the “The Monuments Men” by Robert Edsel about Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history. Summer Reading Program – A Universe of Book and fun projects. June 26 @ 10 a.m. Make your own stars or constellations May Events 2019 Children’s Art Show – Art work from K -4 students at Samuel Morey Elementary School on display until June 8 (during library hours). Thursday, May 23: Sankofa History Series: Facilitated discussion with Michelle Sherburne on “The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surrat and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln” by Kate Clifford Larson. Pick up a book at the library. Book Discussion: “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles on Monday, June 3 @ 7 p.m. Pie Sale! – Saturday, May 25. Fundraiser for the Friends of the Orford Libraries. Pies sold from 9 a.m. till they are gone. Celebrate Children’s Art! Opening Reception on Saturday, May 4 from 11-12:30. from May 4 – June 8. Refreshments! Mah Jongg Mondays May 6, 13 and 20 from 1-3 p.m. Closed on Memorial Day, May 27 Trustee meeting Monday, May 6 @ 5:30 p.m. Movie Night! Monday, May 20 @ 7 p.m. Call for title Tech Help Saturday, May 11 from 9:30 -11 a.m. Story and Art Time: Flowers Wednesday, May 15 @ 10 a.m. Friends of the Orford Libraries Annual Meeting – 7 p.m. April Events Mah Jongg Mondays April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 1-3 p.m. Trustee meeting Monday, April 1 @ 5:30 p.m. Movie Night! Monday, April 8 @ 7 p.m. Call for title Aging Discussion with Gail Dimick Thursday, April 11 @ 7 p.m. Tech Help Saturday, April 13 from 9:30 -11 a.m. Create a Spring Centerpiece! Saturday, April 13 @ 11 a.m. Bulbs and soil supplied, Bring a favorite container, decorations, trowel and garden gloves. Story and Art Time: Springtime Wednesday, April 17 @ 10 a.m. Book Discussion: “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce on Monday, April 22 @ 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25: Sankofa History Series: Facilitated discussion with Michelle Sherburne on the Civil War novel “The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara. Pick up a book at the library. March Tech Help– Saturday, March 9 from 9:30- 11 a.m. Book Signing: Monday, March 18 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Book signing with local author Rachel Hodges. Her book “Gingerly” was released March 1. Refreshments. Mah Jongg: Monday, March 18 from 1-3 p.m. Story & Art Time: Wednesday, March 20 at 10 a.m.: Story & Art Time on sugaring for preschoolers. Argentina Travelogue: Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. with Cassie Brugger. Fiction Book Group: Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. Discussion of the manuscript “Random Effects” with local author Hal Leigh. Mah Jongg: Monday, March 25 from 1-3 p.m. Mah Jongg History Series: Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Facilitated discussion of “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave Ona Judge” by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. Books available at the Orford Social Library. Michelle Arnosky Sherburne will lead the discussion. All are welcome (even if you don’t read the book!). Part of the Sankofa History Series sponsored by the Friends of the Orford Libraries. South African Travelogue – Monday, February 4 @ 7 p.m. Kathy and Terry Martin will share their experiences in South Africa. Valentine’s Card-making – Thursday, Feb. 7 -14. Make a card for a friend or loved one, materials provided. Mah Jongg – every Monday from 1 – 3 p.m. Beginners welcome. Knitting Group – Wednesday, February 13 from 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, February 18, Library closed for President’s Day. Story & Art Time, Wednesday, February 20 @ 10 a.m. Celebrating the Post Office! Fiction Book Discussion: “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett, Monday, February 25 @ 7 p.m. Non-fiction book Discussion: “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell, Thursday, February 28 at 7 p.m. April 13 Forced bulbs – create your own flowering centerpiece. December Events: Note: the library will be closed on Christmas Eve and on New Year’s Eve (Monday, December 24 and Monday, December 31) Friends of the Library Raffle Drawing! Saturday, December 1 @ noon! Book Group– Discussion of “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahari, Monday, December 3 at 7 p.m. Holiday Open House Enjoy music and refreshments, make ornaments and help decorate the library tree. Thursday, December 6, 6:30-8 p.m. Tech Help– Saturday, December 8 from 9:30- 11 a.m. Knitting – Wednesday, December 12 from 2-3:30 p.m. Make Your Own Holiday Centerpieces Learn how to make a beautiful evergreen centerpiece to take home. Thursday, December 13, 6-8 p.m. Cookie Sale to benefit the Bandstand Committee. Saturday, December 15 @ 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Holiday Story & Art Time – Wednesday, December 19 @ 10 a.m. November Events: Pie Sale to benefit the Friends of the Orford Libraries. Wednesday, November 21 @ 9 a.m. Art Opening for Leslie Butman’s watercolor paintings. Monday, November 19, 6:30-8 p.m. Story & Art Time – Wednesday, November 14 @ 10 a.m. Knitting – Wednesday, November 14 2-3:30 p.m. Story & Art Time – Wednesday, October 17 at 10 a.m. Halloween at the Library! Stop by to watch Trick or Treaters between 5 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 31 Quebec Bike Trip Program – Thursday, November 1 at 6 p.m. Students from Rivendell Academy will share photos, stories and learning from their 6oo mile bike trip to Quebec City and back! Pop-up Cafe is back! Thursday, November 8 from 6-7:30, stop by for some snacks and conversation. Tech Help the second Saturday of the month, from 9:30-11 a.m. Mah Jongg every Monday from 1-3 p.m. (new players always welcome) Knitting, the second Wednesday of the month, from 2-3:30 p.m. Story and Art Time, the third Saturday of each month, (except August) from 10-11 a.m. Book Discussion, Fourth Monday of the month from 7-8 p.m. Non-fiction Book Discussion, Fourth Thursday of the month from 7-8 p.m.