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February 7, 2013

Plaistow Library News

By Lara L. Croft
Carriage Towne News

---- — PLAISTOW —Fans of the Imajine That museum pass will be excited to learn that Imajine That has arranged to offer free art and science programming for ages 3-6 once a month at the Plaistow Library, from February to August. The first workshop, “Little Picasso’s All About LOVE” meets Tues., February 12, from 4:00-4:30 p.m., for ages 3-6. Come make a heart-shaped tissue paper suncatcher, a lovely owl valentine bag, and string together a heart lei necklace! Register early; space is limited.

The library’s Children’s Series book club meets for the first time this year on Wed., February 13, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. The featured series will be “Junie B. Jones” by Barbara Park. Come join Miss Nancy for a game or craft related to this series. The Children’s Series book clubs will meet at 4:00 p.m. in the craft room on every second Wednesday of the month. March’s series will be the Horrible Harry books by Suzy Kline.

This month marks the One-Year Anniversary of the Southern New Hampshire Library Cooperative! One year ago, local libraries Plaistow, Sandown and the Kimball Library in Atkinson formed a coop to share materials and resources to benefit patrons from all three towns, including the option of accessing the three collections through a shared Koha catalog.

In honor of this anniversary, Plaistow is offering enhanced Tech Talks. On Monday at two different times, Noon and 6:30 p.m., library staff will combine eReader support with Koha catalog highlights. This week’s highlight is Reading History. Did you know the library protects your privacy by deleting your reading history? Only your current and most recent checkout is available for you or your librarian to access. If you would like to change this, and keep a record of your previous reading, you much sign into your account and change it manually. To do so, use your library card number and your password, which defaults to your last name. Once you have signed in, click on your name in the upper right hand corner of the screen, where it says “Welcome, -- --.” Scroll down past your currently checked out items until you see the option “My Privacy” on the left hand side of the screen. Click on “My Privacy.” Read the options and, if you’d like to keep a record of your reading, click “Forever,” then Submit. If you have questions about this procedure, or any other Koha or eReader-related question, visit the library during Tech Talks on Mondays and we’ll be happy to guide you.

Mark your calendars for Candidates Night: Tues., February 19 at 7:00 p.m. The Board of Trustees of the Plaistow Public Library cordially invite you to meet all 2013 candidates running for office in Plaistow. This event will be broadcast live on Plaistow Access and is an opportunity for candidates to meet constituents. If you are a candidate who plans to attend, contact Jennifer Kiarsis at 603-382-7483, or Catherine Willis at 603-382-7289. You may also email at cdwillis@comcast.net.

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