PORTSMOUTH – As pointers and opening plans change quickly, we ask you to be affected person together with your native librarians, who’re dedicated to serving their communities within the most secure method doable. Practically all Seacoast libraries are providing curbside pickup for supplies, and on-line occasions in some capability, so go to your library’s web site or name their major quantity for essentially the most up-to-date info. Learn on for highlights.
Portsmouth Public Library is at the moment accepting returns, and is providing curbside pickup. All returning objects are quarantined for 72 hours. In addition they now provide pc use and particular person examine house by appointment. The library cabinets are nonetheless closed to the general public. Present library hours are Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to five p.m; and Saturday and Sunday, closed. The hour from 11a.m. to midday every day is reserved for seniors and high-risk or immunocompromised library customers. Go to the library’s web site for updates.
When you’ve visited the library to select up books or use the pc, you will have seen the rabbit sculpture welcoming you close to the library entrance. It was erected in honor of youngsters’s creator and illustrator Teri Weidner Dahlen, who handed away in December 2019. The memorial sculpture fundraising effort was organized by native artists and illustrators, led by Tess Feltes and Lin Albertson Thorpe, who collaborated with Teri’s husband, Chris Dahlen. They commissioned Thomas Berger to sculpt a bit based mostly on one in every of Teri’s illustrations. He selected to work with white granite from Bethel, Vermont, thought-about the best type of granite for sculpting. Teri’s books have delighted youngsters and adults alike, and her enthusiastic help of literacy, different artists, and the Portsmouth group made her a cherished member of the Seacoast.
In some ways, Teri embodied library spirit. She fostered group, she consistently linked folks to what they wanted, and he or she shared data and sources with out hesitation. She noticed the world via a lens of kindness and inclusivity. The library hopes that this bunny captures Teri’s spirit, and makes guests really feel welcomed and seen as they’re, serving to them to seek out enjoyment of nature and animals, and provoking them to observe their desires and to help others to observe theirs.
Summer time Studying on the library is open to all ages, and this yr it’s all on-line. From now till Aug. 22, log your studying and full actions to earn rewards and prizes. With challenges for Early Readers, Youth, Tween and Teenagers, and Adults, this program is free and also you don’t need to miss it. Go to the library’s web site to learn the way to register.
The library provides many ongoing on-line occasions, together with World Affairs Dialogue Group; Language Dialogue Teams for many who communicate German, Spanish, Chinese language, Italian, French and Japanese; Weekly Meditation; and Fiction, Speculative Fiction, and Classics E book golf equipment. None of those require registration.
When you’d like to attach with different readers on-line, be a part of the library for a month-to-month E book Discuss. The following one is on Monday, Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. Deliver a 3-line description of an grownup e-book (or two) that you simply loved, or simply come and take heed to group favorites.
On Thursday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Amy Antonucci of Seacoast Permaculture will host a web-based Harvest and Protect Backyard Workshop, protecting many meals preservation strategies you should use to increase your harvest, together with freezing, drying, canning and extra. No registration required.
On Wednesday, Aug. 12, Portsmouth Poet Laureate Tammi Truax will host a day of on-line workshops, Come Create!, exploring Japanese poetry and artwork varieties. Open to adults and children ages 10 and up, the sequence will embody Haiku and Senryu at 1:30 p.m., Haibun and Tanka at Four p.m., Visible Artwork at 5:30 p.m., and Renga at 7 p.m. Join one or all – registration is required.
Serious about native historical past? Tune in for City Legends, Native Lore, and Actual Historical past, on-line with Exeter native historian Barbara Rimkunas on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. No registration required. Or, discover ways to decipher 17th century handwriting at a web-based Family tree Workshop on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 6 to eight p.m., with Robert Cameron Weir. Registration is required.
For teenagers and households this month, the library will provide a number of on-line Story Occasions for all ages; STEAM Friday kits; and on-line e-book teams for Early Readers, Grades Three and 4, and Grades Four and 5. All youth occasions require registration. Keep tuned for extra within the fall.
Teen & Tween June on-line occasions embody a Cooking Problem on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. and a Recreation Evening on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. The library additionally provides e-book teams for Center Schoolers, Excessive Schoolers, and followers of graphic novels. The library may even host a web-based Teen E book Chat each Wednesday at 7 p.m. All Teen and Tween occasions require registration.
And also you don’t need to miss the library’s Fairy Home Problem, operating via Aug, 8. Utilizing pure supplies construct a fairy home in your yard. Share a picture of your fairy home on social media utilizing the hashtag #pplfairyhouse.
Questions? Name 603-427-1540, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.cityofportsmouth.com/library. To register and connect with occasions, go to the Full Occasions Calendar.
On Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Three p.m. Seacoast favourite Wendy Nottonson and her band will carry out pop music from the ’70s. Test the Rye Public Library web site for extra particulars.
Questions? Contact Gwen Putnam-Bailey at 964-8401, or go to www.ryepubliclibrary.org.
The Weeks Public Library constructing stays closed to the general public. Curbside pickups and returns proceed. The e-book drop is now open for many who aren’t selecting up supplies. Please preserve social distancing when utilizing the e-book drop. Returned supplies are quarantined for 4 days for workers and patron security. Name or e-mail to schedule pickups and returns. Employees is now within the constructing common hours together with Saturdays, offering extra appointment instances.
The Okay-Four summer season studying program ended on July 31. Make sure to ship in your accomplished bingo playing cards, so prizes could be mailed or pickups scheduled. Thanks to McDonalds and the Associates of the Library for supporting this yr’s summer season studying program. Additional craft kits from this system might be accessible till gone – simply ask when scheduling your supplies pickup. To shut out the summer season studying program, younger youngsters and their households are invited to a Zoom program on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The “Stay Music Live performance” with Judy Pancoast will get everybody singing and dancing. Hear the story – via music and music – of the princess who needs to learn each e-book within the library.
New in August, the “Learn to a Librarian” program invitations households and impartial readers to enroll in a 25-minute session to learn one in every of your favourite image books to them. Periods can be found on Wednesday, Aug. 12 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The month-to-month Take and Make Craft Week runs Aug. 17-22. Name or e-mail to schedule a pickup time. Additionally plan on attending the Okay-Four Recreation Day by way of Zoom on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 3:15 p.m. Group video games on Zoom! No studying or writing required. This program is for elementary college students. Electronic mail the library for Zoom hyperlinks.
For the Grades 5 and up group, the summer season studying program additionally ended July 31, so make sure to ship in your bingo playing cards for an opportunity to win one of many two $25 Goal reward playing cards. Additionally plan on attending a Program Planners assembly on Wednesday, Aug. 12 or Thursday, Aug. 13 at 3:15 p.m. by way of Zoom. Attend one or each periods to assist take digital programming to the following degree! Your concepts are wanted for superior digital grade 5 and up packages. A enjoyable sport is deliberate. There may be additionally a month-to-month Take and Make Craft accessible for the G5-plus group, operating Aug. 17 to 22. Name or e-mail to schedule a pickup time. A Again-to-Faculty Bash by way of Zoom is scheduled on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 3:15 p.m. Register to play foolish get together video games, chat with mates, and get excited for the beginning of a brand new faculty yr. Electronic mail the library for Zoom hyperlinks.
The $100,000 Matching Reward Problem from an nameless donor has helped propel the “Bookmarking Our Future” Marketing campaign complete to $375,541.17, towards the purpose of $425,000. There may be solely $34,448 left to be matched so please think about making a present immediately and double your influence. View all gift-giving info and mission updates on the library’s web site.
The Weeks Public Library is situated at 36 Put up Highway in Greenland. To remain up-to-date with library information and occasions, think about signing as much as obtain the bi-monthly BookBytes e-newsletter.
Questions? Name 436-8548, e-mail email@example.com or go to www.weekslibrary.org.
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