Jul 21

August Book Group Selection

Sanbornton Public Library’s Book Group will next meet on Wednesday, August 20th at 7:00pm here at the library. The next selection will be The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker.

art hearing heartbeatsFrom the Amazon summary:

A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present.  When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be…until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the reader’s belief in the power of love to move mountains.

This lush debut is a 2013 Indies Choice Honor Award winner – a designation voted by independent booksellers. Sendker’s novel is a beautifully woven story of resilience, passion, and truth that lingers long into the silence after the last page

The library will be ordering multiple copies of this book. If you would like a particular format, such as an audio-book or large-print, let us know and we can accommodate your request. No prior experience with the book group is needed, and newcomers are always welcome. All that is needed is a desire to read a thought-provoking book and share in an enriching discussion with fellow readers!

Jul 20

The Greg and Axel Show

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Our 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” will conclude on Wednesday, August 13th at 10am with The Greg and Axel Show. Please note that this program will be here at the library and features a live, 80-pound dog!


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Greg and Axel

The Greg and Axel Show is a totally unique entertainment experience that provides magic, comedy, audience participation and one hilarious dog. The adorable Axel will help Greg the magician amaze the audience… and he might even cause a little bit of trouble! This fantastic show will leave you talking for weeks to come!

Magician Greg McAdams has been educating and entertaining family audiences throughout New England for the past 20 years. In 2012, Greg realized the power that a dog like Axel can have to help educate kids on many things such as anti-bullying and the importance of becoming a good reader!



Want to learn more about Greg and Axel before the show? Visit their website here!

Jul 18

Becoming Wolf: Eastern Coyotes in New England


Chris Schadler, a wild canine ecologist with Project Coyote, will give us an update on how the coyotes are doing in New Hampshire on Thursday, July 31st at 7:00pm. Join us at the library for this free and informative program.


Jul 13

Mad Science of Southern New Hampshire

Mad Science of Southern New Hampshire and Sanbornton Public Library present

Spin, Pop, Boom!

At Sanbornton Central School

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 10:00am


Get ready for some science fun! This thrilling special event will amaze audiences as they witness feats of chemistry and physics. “Spin, Pop, Boom” is a 45-minute, fun-filled show that is appropriate for all ages.

This event is part of Sanbornton Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Children may sign up at the library to receive a reading log, bookmark, stickers and more. Those who read or listen to 10 or more books will receive a free book at the end of the program. Reading over the summer lets children explore new ideas and use new skills.

Please note that this program is at Sanbornton Central School. Allow extra time due to ongoing construction on Hunkins Pond Road.


Jul 02

Local Author Presentation and Book-signing

big trees coverSanbornton Public Library hosts author Kevin Martin

Thursday, July 10th at 7:00pm 

Big Trees of New Hampshire

Short hikes to the biggest trees in the state from the Seacoast to the North Country
  • Color pictures throughout
  • Clear maps and directions
  • Learn how wildlife and people use these trees
  • Measurements and GPS locations included
  • Description of the trees & the land they are on

big treesAuthor and wooden boat builder Kevin Martin brings you through the woods and into some cities all over New Hampshire to find these impressive living parts of our landscape. Some of the hikes include the state’s largest northern white cedars in Clarksville that have been marked by bears for generations and the horse chestnut in Portsmouth that was planted by a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. New Hampshire has 7 national champion Big Trees, and a few of those are also shown.

“Great guide to leave in your car for easy reference… Kevin’s clear maps and simple descriptions will help you find the big trees, plus enjoy some beautiful parts of New Hampshire.” – Jameson French, President, Northland Forest Products
“We ‘big tree people’ have needed a guide like this for a long time…. presents a wide variety of trees… and location information so anyone can plan an expedition to hunt for our giants.” – Carolyn Page, NH Big Tree Program Coordinator

big trees treesBig Trees of New Hampshire directs you on 28 hikes to find 85 of the largest trees that are on public land or in the cities where the public can see them up close. 4th generation NH native and outdooorsman Kevin Martin shares stories of big trees around the state, along with information about their history, management and care-taking.

Kevin Martin will have copies of his book for sale and will sign them after his presentation at the library.  

Jun 27

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped with our book sale and to everyone who stopped by throughout the day. It was a great success! To view more pictures from the event, browse the album on our Facebook page. For now, we’ll leave you with the following photo.

Sanbornton Public Library Director Marcia Haigh carrying books

Sanbornton Public Library Director Marcia Haigh carrying books

Jun 20

Wildlife Encounters

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2014 Summer Reading Program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Kickoff!

Wildlife Encounters 


On Wednesday, June 25th at 10 a.m., we had the first event of our 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” at the library.  Wildlife Encounters’ presented the “Animal Athletes” program with a boa constrictor, a sugar glider, a Patagonia mara, an alligator, a tortoise, a green iguana and a red eyed tree frog to the delight of the children. It was an exotic start to our summer reading program!


Summer Reading events will run weekly on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. until August 13th. All are welcome.


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Jun 18

Summer Reading 2014

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Our 2014 Summer Reading Program is Fizz, Boom, Read! Reading over the summer lets children explore new ideas and use new skills. Visit the library for your reading log, stickers, bookmarks and more. Children who read – or listen to – 10 or more library books receive a free book at the end of the program. Join us for weekly activities every Wednesday at 10am!fixx boom read chem

 Summer Reading Calendar


June 25th - Athletic Animals with Wildlife Encounters       *Kickoff*

July 2nd - Kitchen Science

 July 9th - From Hornbook to iPad: Technology and Books

 July 16th - Mad Science of Southern New Hampshire

*this event is at Sanbornton Central School*

July 23rd, July 30th, August 6th – To be announced 

August 13th - The Greg and Axel Show

  *Grand Finale!*

You can find all of this information on the “Children’s Events” page, located under the “Events” drop-down menu across the header at the top of our website. We hope to see you here!


Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father's Day from Sanbornton Public Library!

Happy Father’s Day from Sanbornton Public Library!

Jun 13

Artists on Display



Once again, our display case in the entrance hall features a new array of items for your viewing pleasure! The current display is a collection of pieces created by the artists of the library’s Artists’ Group, which is open to all and meets on Thursday afternoons from 1-3pm. The images feature a wide variety of themes and techniques. Come admire their inspiring, creative and beautiful work!

Want to see more photos of the display? Browse the album on our Facebook page!

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