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Bird Watching Kit

 

Bird Watching Kit

We’ve added a new item to our “Lending Library”!

Thanks to a generous donation from Steve and Christine Rand the library now has a set of Vortex binoculars in a carry case with a Sibley’s Backyard Birds of the Northeast Guide to help you spot and identify birds.

 Check out the kit and have fun spotting local species just in time for the

Great Backyard Bird Count.

To reserve, call the library (603)673-1353 or email dalandlibrary@comcast.net.

LIBRARY CLOSING EARLY

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, Jan. 25th due to the incoming storm.

We will hope to open tomorrow with power and heat.

 

The Friends of the Library meeting has been rescheduled to Sunday, Jan. 29th at noon at the library! Join us for our 2023 planning meeting! New members welcome.

Black Books Matter

The Black Books Matter Book Club has chosen another year of amazing books both fiction and non fiction by black authors. Pick up the next title “Black Cake” by Charmaine Wilkerson and join the discussion by Zoom on Thursday, Feb 9th at 6:30pm. New members welcome! New year, new book club! Books available to borrow at the library. Zoom link by request.

Library Puzzle Swap

Library Puzzle Swap!

The library will begin collecting donated puzzles on Saturday, January 21st for our Annual Puzzle Swap on Saturday, January 28th from 10-1. Drop off donated puzzles (with all the pieces please) to the library and pick a new one up just in time for National Puzzle Day on Jan. 29th.

All sizes accepted! Stop in to help put together our community puzzle.

 

Sorry for the delay but we were waiting for good news!

The Library has received a generous grant from the Greater Nashua Smart Start Coalition to support an early literacy program for the children of Mont Vernon here at the Library.  Funds from this grant will sponsor a Special Winter Session of Lapsit and Storytime with a BONUS GRAND FINALE the week of February school vacation.  Miss JoAnn is excited to offer a Lapsit program and Storytime program on Thursdays starting  Jan 19th – Feb 23rd.  Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals will perform for children of all ages on Thursday, March 2nd (VACATION  WEEK) at the MVVS.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Sign the kids up for winter stories, silly songs, amazing crafts and FREE GIVEAWAYS! Call (603)673-7888 or email dalandlibrary@comcast.net to sign the kids up.  Don’t miss this special session!

Pick up a copy of “New England Soup Factory” by Marjorie Druker &Clara Silverstein at the library and claim your soup recipe! Cooks are to bring a hot pot/crockpot of soup with a ladle to share with the group to the library on Monday, Jan. 30th at 6:30pm. The library will provide all the bowls and spoons. New cooks welcome! Bon Appetite!

 

Hooks and Needles

Do you love to knit or crochet? Do you quilt or enjoy embroidery?  Grab your needle craft project and join the members of Hooks & Needles on Friday, January 13th from 12-2pm in the Mont Vernon Fire Station Community Room for an afternoon of creativity.  New Year, New Project!New members welcome!

Happy Holidays Tiny Town! Tune in to hear about all the holiday happenings around Mont Vernon plus an interview with Chief Slavin of the Mont Vernon Police Department.  Amy has her “Best Books of 2022” reading list because of course you’re going to need a book recommendation for the New Year! Cheers!!

Amy’s Best of 2022

1. How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
2. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
3. Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
4. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
5. Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett
6. Inland by Tea Obreht
7. Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley
8. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
9. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
10. The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
11. Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro
12. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
Honorable Mentions:
Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins Valdez
The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade
The short story “Eyewall” from Florida by Lauren Groff
Looking Forward – 2023!
Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo – January 10
How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix – January 17
Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun – January 31
Exiles by Jane Harper – January 31
Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano – March 14
The London Séance Society by Sarah Penner – March 21
A House With Good Bones by T. Kingfisher – March 28
Homecoming by Kate Morton – April 11
The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane – May 2

 

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