Laconia Public Library
GQss Reading Room
695 Main St 188 Elm St
Laconia, N.R 03246 Lakeport, N.H. 03246
Mon -Thur 9 - 8 Tues 12 - 5
Fri 9 - 6 Thur 12-5
Sat 9 - 4 524-3808
SUN MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SAT
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Storytime @ 9:30 &10:30
9 Storytime @ 9:30
5 6 7 8 & 10:30 10
Goss Valentine's Party
Yu-Gi-Oh@ Storytime @
3:30 Storytime@ 3:30 10:00 Booktalks for Kids @
Valentine's Party 3:30 for grades 6-8 &
Book Discussion: The 5:00 for grades 3-5 Movies & More for
International Film Devil in the White City Kids: The Smurfs
Series @ 6:30 @7p.rn. @3:45
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Goss Storytime @ 9:30
Storytime @ 3:30 &10:30
3:30 Klondike Gold Rush
Lecture @ 7 p.rn. 3:30
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9:30 &10:30 Guitar Hero
Goss Storytime@ @3:30-4:30
Library Closed : LPL Trustees Meeting
Storytime @ 3:30 10:00
President's Day @5 :00 p.m. for Teens
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Yu-Gi-Oh@ Storytime@ 3:30 10:00
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"The History of Gunstock :. Skiing in
the Belknap Mountains"
On Thursday, February 9th @ 7:00 p.m. in Laconia Rotary Hall
the Library will present local author and ski historian Carol
Anderson. She will discuss her new book The History of
Gunstock : Skiing in the Belknap Mountains. She will focus on the
triumphs and defeats of four high-altitude jumps and the history of
the snowy trails of the Gunstock Mountain Resort. As Gunstock is _
approaching its seventy-fifth anniversary, she will also discuss
how the resort has molded the careers of champion skiers and or
Olympians, including two-time silver medalist Penny Pitou, GUNSTOC~
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ski icon T. Gary Allen and the ski jumping sensation Torger Tokle. - ~:= ~ " A" ' I. R' c> '
She will also pay tribute to those individuals who have worked, r ., ·· ." ,. , r. •
skied or played a part in this iconic mountain of the Lakes Region.
Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.
The Klondike Gold Rush
On Thursday, February 16th @ 7:00 p.m.in Laconia Rotary Hall the Library will host
Mike McKinley, historian and lecturer, who will discuss the adventurers and
adventuresses who, in 1897 and 1898, headed
north to Alaska and the Canadian Yukon's
Klondike region in the last great gold rush in
North America. The lecture will tell the glittering
tale of gold dust, wild times and adventure. It will
also focus on the rollicking saga of the prospec
tors, miners, mushers, Mounties, madams, floozies
and bawds who rubbed elbows with the con-men
and suckers and the winners and losers who made
up the social fabric of the gold fields and boom
towns ofAlaska and the Klondike. The lecture will ~~~~:..z:..:~~
include a reading of two of Robert W. Service's
Klondike Gold Rush classics, The Cremation of Sam McGee and The Shooting of
Dan McGrew and there will also be a pictorial display of the Klondike Gold Rush.
"Winter-Spring Dynamic Book
The Library's Winter-Spring Dynamic Book Discussion Series will feature four interesting titles. Two are fiction
and two are nonfiction. The series will begin on Tuesday, February 7th @ 7:00 p.m. in Laconia Rotary Hall. The
flfst book selected is The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson. The true story focuses on two men, each
handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work who embodied an element of the great dynamic that
characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel
Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the
country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and
Union Station in Washington, D.c. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young
doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his "World's Fair Hotel" just
west of the fairgrounds-a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber,
and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies
as he organized the talents ofFrederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan,
and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used
the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young
women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really
lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake. The Devil in the White City
draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a
supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan
B. Anthony, Thomas Edison and others. Erik Larson's gifts as a storyteller are
magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed
them both. The discussion leader will be Frumie Selchen. Copies of the book are available at the Library's main
circulation desk. For more information please call 524-4775 x12.
What's New... Adult Section
DVDs: Books: Fiction:
• Batman Returns • Locked On/Tom Clancy & Mark Greaney
• The Black Donnell~'s Jack Ryan Jr. must stop an emerging threat from a
• Chicago Pakistani general.
• Craz~ Heart • Death Comes to Pemberl~/P.D. James
• Exgorting Ra~mond Elizabeth Bennet and her husband, Darcy, of Pride and
Prejudice, "marry", and must deal with a murder.
• The Lincoln Lawver
• 77 Shadow StreeUDean Koontz
• The Lion in Winter
A 19th-century tycoon's mansion has been turned into
• Notorious C.H.O.
luxury apartments, but it remains in the grip of evil
• One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
• The Best of Me/Nicholas Sparks
Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended,
• Soul Surfer
a man and a woman return to their North Carolina town.
• Temgle Grondin
• X-men the Last Stand Books: Non-Fiction:
• Thinking Fast and Slow/Daniel Kahneman
The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses
• Decision POints/George W. Bush how we make choices in business and personal life and
• The Final DetaiVHarian Coben when we can and cannot trust our intuitions.
• Shannon/Frank Delaney • Catherine the GreaURobert K, Massie
• Heart of the Matter/Emily Giffin The life of the minor 18th-century German princess who
• Driftwood Cottage/Sherryl Woods became Empress of All the Russias.
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What's New in the
YV-~6H! Preschool Storytime
Monday, February 6, 13 and 27th @ 3:30 Wednesdays, February 1,8*, 15,22 & 29 @ 10:00 for ages
birth - 5 years old .
p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 meet in Laconia Thursdays, February 2,9*, 16 & 23 @ 9:30 for ages birth - 3
Rotary Hall to play this popular card game. and @ 10:30 for ages 3-5 years old. Stories and crafts in the
All levels of experience are welcome ! Selig Storytime Room.
* Valentine's Party : Please bring a snack to share.
Guitar Bero Vacation Elation Booktalks For Kids
Friday, February 24th @ 3:30-4:30 Thursday, February 9th @ 3:30 p.m. in Laconia
in Laconia Rotary Hall - Come Rotary Hall for children in grades 6-8, 5:00 p.m. for children in
kick off school vacation with some grades 3-5.
loud and rockin' tunes. Open to Movies & More for Kids I
teens in grades 6-12.
Friday, February 10th @ 3:45 p.m. in Laconia Rotary Hall :
The Smurfs. This animated film stars the
New Teen Books voices of Neil Patrick Harris, Anton Yelchin,
Hank Azaria and Sofia Vergara.
Children under 10 years old must be
• Anna Dressed in BloodlKendare Blake accompanied by an adult or caregiver 14 years
• Why We Broke UplDaniel Handler or older and adults must bring a child. This
• Every You, Every MelDavid Levithan film is rated PG and is 103 minutes long.
• The Future of Us/Jay Asher & Carolyn Admission is free.
• Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick/Joe LEGO ® Club
Schreiber Friday, February 17th @ 3:30 in Laconia
• All These Things I've Done/ Rotary Hall. Kids ages 5 -12 are invited to corne to the
Gabrielle Zevin LEGO Club! We'll supply the LEGOs ... you
supply the imagination !
Laconia Public Library
695 Main St.
Laconia, NH 03246
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