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July 18, 2013

Brentwood Library News

By Joyce Miller
Children's Librarian

---- — BRENTWOOD —The summer reading program at the Mary E. Bartlett Library in Brentwood is in full swing with lots of young readers participating in various workshops and events. We are also pleased to announce some programs of interest to our adult readers as well.

Mark your calendars for Thurs., July 18 when Mount Everest explorer Ed Webster joins us at 7:00 p.m. Get ready for a thrilling, chilling and exciting evening! Ed is a well-known American climber, photographer, lecturer and author whose most recent book “Snow in the Kingdom, My Storm Years on Everest” will be highlighted in this presentation.

Ed’s captivating account of his heroic expeditions, along with his breathtaking photographs, will make this an evening to remember. For more information, please visit his website at www.mtnimagery.com. All are welcome!

Our Summer Reading Celebration will happen on Thurs., July 25 at 10:30 a.m. when Mad Science returns to the library. This 45 minute program, “Dig Into Science,” will get kids of all ages excited about the science that happens underground. Funding for this program was provided by the Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, the Cogswell Benevolent Trust, the New Hampshire Library Association and the New Hampshire State Library, as well as a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. No registration required.

Here in America, we often take for granted that there are places like the public library, places where we can go to use computers, read, gather information and learn. This is often not the case in countries like Botswana. On Thurs., August 1 at 7:00 p.m., Victoria Lang of the Holderness Free Library will share her experience with the Botswana Library Project, a program supported by Robert and Sara Rothschild to bring libraries to the rural parts of the African nation. Eight libraries have been built so far and people have walked for miles to visit them, often sleeping on the ground at night as they travel. Victoria’s slide presentation of the project and her recent visit to Botswana will hold you spellbound. Please join us for this special presentation!