"Wonderland Forever" celebrates Alice in Wonderland and its creator Lewis Carroll. The multi-artist display features as small sculpture of Lewis Carroll created by the artist Valery Mahuchy who also sculpted the Archie statue in town! The exhibit will be on display for the months of March and April.
Stay tuned for a special Alice in Wonderland themed tea party in the children's room in April! Details coming soon.
A big thanks to Robert Rae for coordinating the exhibit.
Wonderland Forever began in January 2015 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland and has been on exhibit ever since at libraries, cafes, and other venues. A Wonderland Coat of Arms was created (by artist Trissa Tilson) and bronze bas relief by sculptor Valery Mahuchy. Other paintings (about 20) were made by Robert Rae who owns the exhibit. Come visit the library and enjoy the unusual characters of "Alice's Adventures Underground" with some new ideas about what "garden of Live flowers" could be. - Robert MacRae
Thank you Elihu, Kaya, and Olivet for sharing what they love about the Meredith Library for Library Lovers Month.
If you would like to participate in a video like this one, stop by the children's room on February 28 @ 3:30pm! Ms. Karen will have snacks and parent release forms!
Erin talks about her favorite book on PBS the Great American Read list: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.
"Hello, I am Erin Apostolos, director of the Meredith public library in New Hampshire and I hope that everyone has had a chance to check out the Great American Read on PBS. America selected their top 100 novels and you can vote for your favorite now through October 17. Go to PBS.org to learn more.
I was thrilled to see that my all-time favorite novel, Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry is one of the top 100. Published in 1985 it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1986. Captains Woodrow Call and Gus McCrae were once famous Texas Rangers but have been retired for over a decade on a small and unsuccessful farm in Texas in the late 1870’s. When an old friend returns with wild tales of the beautiful state of Montana, Call, tired of retirement, decides it’s time to have an adventure, pick up stakes and start over as a rancher in Montana. Gus, content to sit on his porch, is less interested until he is enticed by the opportunity to see his long lost love on the way to Montana.
The relationship between Gus and Call to me is the heart of the story. Long time friends who have shared years of adventures together, they couldn’t be more opposite. Call is hard, unlikeable and unbending while Gus is outgoing, friendly and reasonable. But both are tough as nails and unshakable in their loyalty to each other. Their love for each other shows in their verbal sparring throughout the story which can leave you laughing out loud at one moment then sobbing into your tissue at the next. During their long trip to Montana they face hardship, troubles and loss that challenge their close friendship. There are also many side-stories that drive the plot including murder, kidnap, betrayal, romance, and gossip about one young cowboy being Call’s son. Once you start, you will not be able to put it down. And once you finish it, be sure to take home the Golden Globe award winning mini-series starring Tommy Lee Jones as Call and Robert Duvall as Gus or read one of the exciting prequels or sequel. Vote Lonesome Dove!"
"Get Carded” in September at the Meredith Public Library!
The Meredith Public Library has been challenged by other New Hampshire libraries to see which library can have the highest percentage of new library card holders by the end of September. It is our goal to get as many people “carded” as possible this month! Please stop by the library to get your library card. All Meredith residents and property tax-payers are eligible for a free card as are all Inter-Lakes students and staff. Non-residents must pay a small fee of $10.00. Please bring a
current form of identification with you such as a driver’s license, rental agreement or electric bill.
Top Ten Things You May Not Have Known About
10. Check out a telescope for one week.
9. Visit Squam Lakes Science Center, Castle in the Clouds and other area attractions for free or at a reduced rate.
8. Download eBooks, eAudios and eMagazines at no charge.
7. Check-out over 4000 movies and television shows.
6. Try out a Kindle.
5. Access genealogy databases, academic journals or draft legal documents all from our Website.
4. Renew your items online from home.
3. Get tech support for your smart phone, laptop or other
devices at no charge.
2. Order hard-to-find items from other public and academic libraries in NH.
1. Help your local library win the Granite State Library Card Challenge Trophy…but in the end you’re the real winner with your Meredith Library Card!
We are excited to announce a great service that will allow you to easily keep track of everything going on in Meredith! Burbio.com is a FREE website and app that puts school, library and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars! You'll also be notified when events change or get cancelled.
Sign up at Burbio.com or download the free iPhone or Android App and follow the calendars that interest you.
Click HERE for Meredith Public Library's Burbio Feed.
(If you are involved in a group or organization and want to get your events on Burbio, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are working on the Library's float in the Meredith's 250th Anniversary Parade on Saturday, August 11, 2018. For the next month, you will be able to help us decorate our float by picking up a copy of our bookworm, coloring it (or painting it!) and returning it at either the main circulation desk or the children's room .
For more information on the parade, please visit the Greater Meredith Program's 250th Anniversary page!
Watch as the first baby born in 1968 and the first baby born in 2018 meet at the time capsule opening! Baby Colton Boxer received a $10 passbook account with the Meredith Village Savings Bank that was inside the 1968 Time Capsule.
For more on information on the time capsule opening on July 4, 2018, click HERE.
On July 4, we opened the fifty-year-old time capsule that was buried in the library front lawn! Hundreds of people gathered together to celebrate Meredith history on a very hot day!
The items pulled from the capsule will be preserved and displayed at the Meredith Historical Society at a later date.
To see our photo gallery of the event, CLICK HERE.
A full list of items in the time capsule is under the read more break!
The Librarians and Library Aides of the Meredith Public library: Erin, Chris, Matthew, Karen, John, Cherie, Joyce, Jessica, and Linda. Please check out our Staff page for more information.