DANVILLE: All eyes will turn to New Hampshire on February 11 when residents go to the polls for the nation’s first Presidential Primary. It can be difficult, after months of political ads, candidate events, news articles, and social media blasts, to make an informed decision.

Join us for a presentation “Informed Decision 2020” on Sat., January 25 at 1:00 p.m. This program will spotlight a series of digital resources that offer facts and objectivity on campaign finances, political action committees, etc. as well as tips on using Google to find and evaluate information.

The program, offered by Library Director Ann Massoth, a former Information Literacy Instructor, is not an endorsement of any political party or candidate.

Follow us on Twitter

The Colby Memorial Library is now on Twitter. Please follow us at colbymemorial for library news and real-time announcements. If you are not familiar with Twitter or would like to learn more about how to use this social media platform, please contact Ann Massoth.

Game Night, Back by Popular Demand?

We’ve had requests to bring back game nights to the library. This adult group will meet to play Scrabble, Cribbage, Texas Hold ‘Em, and other games. The group will likely meet one Tuesday a month at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Assistant Director Tom Billbrough if you are up for the challenge!

REGULAR PROGRAMMING

Story Hour

Children will love the stories, songs, and crafts at our weekly StoryTimes for toddlers and up. Story Hour is offered every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. for toddlers and 11:30 a.m. for preschool. No registration required. Parents must accompany children.

Parent and Child Book Club

Windows and Mirrors a 4th-6th grade adult/child Book Club meets the last Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

This group of children and their parents/guardians read about children's experiences both familiar and not so familiar, talk about what we read, do a craft/activity, and have a snack.

Copies of January’s book, “Swiss Family Robinson”, are available at the library. Registration is required. Call, stop in, or email us to register. Contact: Nancy Sheridan.

Mystery & Thriller Book Club

Join friends and neighbors at the Mystery Book Club which meets on the first Thursday of the month. On Thurs., February 6 members will discuss “Bury Your Dead” by Louise Penny at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Carolyn Killian if you would like to join. Books are available at the library.

Cookbook Club

This month’s meeting will be Sat., January 18 at 11:30 a.m. Each month the Cookbook Club decides on a culinary theme and the library provides the cookbooks for guidance. The group meets on the third Saturday of the month to share their creations. This month’s theme is casseroles.

Knitting Club

Stuck with a project or looking for inspiration? Join former Library Director Dottie Billbrough and other knitters each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

Meetings

The Colby Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet on Sat., January 18 at 12:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

The Friends of the Colby Memorial Library will also have their monthly meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Sat., January 18. The Friends operate a non-profit 501(c)(3) and support the library and its programs with fundraisers of all kinds. New members are always welcome. Join us for a meeting and find out how you can get involved with your library.

Thank You

The Colby Memorial Library Staff is grateful to all members of the community who came out to support the Friends of the Library Holiday Bake Sale and to the Friends who individually baked a marvelous array of sweets.

Martin Luther King Day

The library will be closed on Mon., January 20.

Please call 603-382-6733 for questions regarding any of these events.

 

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