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June 2015
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Dear Library Friends,

Two Fabulous Library Events in June
Saturday the 20th of June, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Summer Sizzler = volumes of books for sale, plants dirt cheap, a classic car show with classy car guys, vendors, a white elephant table plus lunch at the Library! It's summer family fun in our town of Gilmanton! Don't miss it! (See 'Current Events' for more details)
Saturday the 27th of June, 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Hooked Rugs Home & Garden Tour
 = a mapped, self-guided wine and cheese tour of extensive gardens bedecked with over 150 hand hooked rugs throughout the home and gardens! Contact Sue Barr, 
603 267-1905, for advance tickets or buy them at the door.  All proceeds to benefit the Library and the Gilmanton Food Pantry. 
'Hand in Hand' designed by Dick, hooked by Sue 
A Morris Minor, a Volvo and a Studebaker drive into a Library........ 
Featured 'Summer Sizzler' Cars 
Join in the fun!
Adult Activities
 Yoga at the Library
Tuesdays at 5:15 and Friday at 4:15
Tuesday yoga classes are on summer vacation until Tuesday, August 11
Friday yoga classes will run throughout the summer except 7/3, 7/31 & 8/8
Judgement free yoga class.  The Library is closed during yoga so it is an open, friendly zone that meets the needs of everyone.  

Wildlife Training
Thursday, June 18 at 6:00 pm
Learn how to handle encounters with the wildlife NH has to offer.

The Summer Sizzler to Benefit the Library 
Saturday June 20, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
This community event features a huge book sale, antique cars, hardy annuals, local vendors, a white elephant table, face painting and lunch on the Library Lawn.      
 Film Focus
Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 pm
Watch the best of the best survive anything nature throws his way on the big screen.  Snacks to share!  Maybe some crunchy bugs and edible plants....

Hooked Rugs, Home & Garden Tour
Saturday June 27, 4:00 to 8:00 pm     
A mapped, self-guided wine and cheese tour of extensive gardens decorated with over 150 hand hooked rugs throughout the home and gardens! Contact Sue Barr at 
 603 267-1905, for advance tickets and for more information. 
    *Tickets are also available at the event and are priced at $25 each or 2 for $40.
    *Event site:  30 High Street, Gilmanton Corners.
    *Rain date the following day, June 28th, rain or shine. 
    *All proceeds to benefit the Library and the Gilmanton Food Pantry. 

State of the Loon -
Tuesday June 30, 7:00 pm
Learn the natural history, challenges and successes of loons in New Hampshire from Harry Vogel, Executive Director of the Loon Preservation Committee.

Time to Test YOUR Skills!
Friday, July 3 at 1:00 pm meet at the Lockes Hill Trail Site, Gilford
It's time to put our training to the test and get outside!  Dress for comfort and all terrain. See you on the mountain!
Young Adult Activities
Magic The Gathering
Thursdays from 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Magic is a fantasy based card game.  All ages encouraged to attend.  Bring your own deck.  For more information contact the Library.

Children's Activities

Summer Reading Program 2015
June 23 to July 23

Register for the Children's Summer Reading Program through Friday, July 19 at 1:00 and get a coupon for a free kiddie cone or small or medium Slushie courtesy of the Iron Works Market!  During the Summer Reading Program you can earn Library League Shields and win great prizes such as Storyland and Canobie Lake passes!
Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals - a Special Opening Program 
Tuesday, June 23 at 6:00 pm
Lindsay brings her giant hand puppets and marionettes to entertain us at the Library.

Tuesdays - Family Fun Event
Drop in Anytime Program, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Bring your whole family for fun activities and sweet snacks!

Wednesdays - "Read to Me" Story Time & Craft - 10:30 am
Join us for stories and a craft based on the theme of the week.

Thursdays - Game One! 1:30 pm
Time to get up and get moving with these theme based activities and games.

Up, Up and Away!  Ice Cream Party
Thursday, July 23 at 1:00 pm
This will be our culminating event for our Summer Reading Program.  Participants will be recognized for their hard work and then we will enjoy making our own ice cream sundaes.

Adults - Fiction
Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille 

Adults - Non-fiction
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

Junior Fiction
Vordak the Incomprehensible by Scott Seegert

Picture Book 

Zero the Hero by Joan Holub & Tom Lichtenheld

Death Comes to Pemberley

Volunteers of the Month
Sue and Dick Barr
'Who's There?'
Thanks to the generosity of Sue and Dick, here's a wonderful opportunity to have an enjoyable afternoon plus help support the Library and the Food Pantry!

Sue and Dick Barr will be graciously opening their home and gardens June 27th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm for a fundraising event titled "Hooked Rugs in the Gardens".  All proceeds will be donated to the Gilmanton Year-Round Library and the Gilmanton Food Pantry!
"We will display about 150 of our rugs that we've hooked over the years," said Dick.
"The rugs will be shown throughout our home and around the gardens".

Sue and Dick spend winters and evenings working on their rugs.  They draw their own patterns and hook using strips of wool on a linen backing.  Sue and Dick use their unique hobby as rug hookers to give back to the community.  Two years ago the couple were featured "Artists in the Library" displaying a collection of their rugs and donating one of them in a very successful silent auction as a Library fundraiser.

The tour begins in the first floor of their home, a first floor decorated with over 75 gorgeous hooked rugs.  Guests will then exit into the Barr's incredible gardens where one of the first areas encountered is a collection of ferns.  A koi pond and waterfall embellished by a red weeping Japanese maple, a child's garden, a collection of cacti, specimen trees and shrubs, a vast variety of daylilies, several water features including an area Sue calls 'The Gentle Readers Fountain' and vegetable and herb gardens are just some of the highlights of these glorious gardens.

Waterfall and koi pond designed & built by the Barrs. 

The tour will include local musicians, The Pancake Hill Duo plus wine and cheese and a silent auction featuring a unique Barr rug specially crafted for this event!  

Tickets are $25 or 2 for $40.  This will be a sell out event.  It's recommended that you reserve your tickets by contacting Sue at 267-1905,  Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event.  (see 'Current Events' for further details) 
Thank you Sue and Dick Barr for all you do for the Library!

May's Library Statistics  
Library Cards:  1,694
Visitors:               671
Lending Transactions:       893                   
* TD Bank Library Fundraiser 
TD Bank will make an annual contribution to our Library based on the activity of all participating members' TD Bank accounts.  More information on this
easy way to help support the Library is available at the circulation desk.
Physical & Mailing Address: 1385 NH Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837

Telephone number: 603-364-2400

Library Hours:
Tuesday            1 pm - 7 pm
Wednesday     10 am - 4 pm
Thursday           1 pm - 7 pm
Friday               10 am - 4 pm
Saturday           10 am - 3 pm
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