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            Laconia Public Library
                                                                                     FEBRUARY 2012
                                                                           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

                 12        13                       14                                                                            17                  18
                                                           Goss                                           Storytime @ 9:30
                                                     Storytime @ 3:30                                          &10:30
                               Yu-Gi-Oh@                                                                                               Meeting@
                                  3:30                                                                Klondike Gold Rush
                                                                                                       Lecture @ 7 p.rn.                 3:30

                 19        20                        21                       22                                                  24                  25
                                                                                                           9:30 &10:30              Guitar Hero
                                                                                                                                  Vacation Elation
                                                               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

              26           27     Laconia Senior    28 
                                   Center Book 

                                  Discussion @ 


                                                           Goss                    Storytime@

                                  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
                                                                                 TIl[ HISTORY

Olympians, including two-time silver medalist Penny Pitou,          GUNSTOC~
                                                                         SKIING IN THf I\FI KN AP M OIJNT A IN S

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 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 

                                 Discussion Series 

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
 •	   Priest
                                                          • 	 The Best of Me/Nicholas Sparks
 •	   Skateland
                                                              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:
 CD Books:
                                                          • 	 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
                                                             Children's Room
                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. 

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• 	 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
(603) 524-4775

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