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Daland Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Library Trustees Zoom Meeting
Time: Feb 16, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 854 4987 5162
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Library Closing

Teen Cupcake Wars


Calling all TEENS grades 7th Grade & Up.

Ready to go to war?

Register for a cupcake decorating kit and decorate your best cupcake for prizes! Pick up your kit in Curbside Pickup and join Miss JoAnn by ZOOM!

Registration Required!

Call 673-7888, email dalandlibrary@comcast.net or visit our Facebook Event page and click ”GOING”

Space is limited to 10 BAKERS!

Do you love baseball? Fan of the Red Sox? Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with the author of the Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book. This presentation features videos and photographs of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events and moments in franchise history. The program also includes trivia questions for patrons to ponder and covers Sox history from the Royal Rooters, who launched Red Sox Nation, all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond. It will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Author Martin Gitlin will present on Zoom Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00pm

UPDATE: REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ZOOM INVITE. Please email the library at dalandlibrary@comcast.net for the link to the presentation.

NH Audubon Presents

Backyard Bird Habitats: Creating a Wildlife Sanctuary

Join us on Zoom Wednesday, Feb. 17th at 6:30pm to learn all about bird habitats from a NH Audubon educator. While feeders may entice our feathered friends, there are many additional things we can do to encourage them to linger longer. From native plants to bird baths and everything in between, this program will cover the wants and needs of a variety of songbird species while offering tricks and tips to convert your current outdoor space into a birding oasis. Beginner and experts welcome!

Registration required. Email the library at dalandlibrary@comcast.net for Zoom link.
Program Sponsored by The Friends of the Daland Memorial Library.

The January meeting of the Morning Book Discussion Group has been moved to Tuesday, January 5th at 10:00AM. Zoom invitation below. Join in to help plan for the 2021 year.

Daland Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Morning Book Discussion
Time: Jan 5, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 842 3516 2823
Passcode: 774719

We’re pulled together a list of the best books of 2020. Join us as we take a look back at 2020 for the highs and lows of the year.


2020 New Fiction

1. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

2. Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy 

3. Greenwood by Michael Christie

4. Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit

5. Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

6. The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow

7. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E.Schwab

8. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

9. Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Honorable Mentions:

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia

The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

Fiction Published Before 2020

1. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

2. The Warehouse by Rob Hart

3. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

4.Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

5.The World We Knew by Alice Hoffman

6. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

7. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

8. History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

9. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Honorable Mentions:

The Witch Elm by Tana French

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia


1. Children of the Land by Marcello Hernandez Castillo

2. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

3. She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

4. The Yellow House by Sarah Broom

5. Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

6. The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

7. The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede

8. Breath by James Nestor

9. A Most Beautiful Thing by Arshay Cooper

Honorable Mentions:

The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Meg, Jo, Beth & Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters by Anne Boyd Rioux


  • Dear Edward by Anna Napolitanio
  • Breathe by James Nestor


  • When Things Fall Apart by Peme Chodron
  • Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
  • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin


  • Louise Penny Inspector Ganache Series
  • Station 11 by Emily John Mandel

…. And More Best of 2020 Booklists:

Holiday Hours

Winter Reading Marathon

Winter Reading Marathon Registration is OPEN!

Click on the link below to sign up and start reading!


Reading logs available in Curbside Pickup or print them at home.

Snow Closure