Apr 15

Meet the Candidates Night

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Sanbornton Candidates Night 

On Friday, May 2nd at 7:00pm, the library will host a Meet the Candidates Night so that the public may meet the candidates on the town ballot. This is an opportunity to ask those people who want to represent you about the issues and policies that are important to you. The event will be formatted as a moderated question and answer session between the candidates and the voters. The mission behind the event is that informed voters make informed choices!

The evening will be moderated by Pat Clark and is being coordinated by Andy Sanborn. For further information, contact the library or call 934-3961.

Apr 12

Cooking with T.K. – Discover the Flavors, History and Preparation of Biscotti



A cooking show right in your hometown! On Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 7pm, join Sanbornton resident T. K. Whalen here at the library for an evening of fun and food. She will reveal the secrets of making biscotti in this free demonstration and share insights as to its history.

Apr 09

Sanbornton Historical Society Program: What Do You Do with an Old Graveyard?

New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association

New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association


On Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 7pm, the Sanbornton Historical Society will open its season of educational programs with an event at the library, “What Do You Do with an Old Graveyard?”. The public is invited free of charge, and Society members will provide refreshments.


New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association (NHOGA) members Richard Alperin and Richard Maloon will present a PowerPoint lecture to aid those wishing to learn the dos and don’ts of old graveyard management and preservation.

Richard Alperin, President of NHOGA, is a graveyard enthusiast who, in 2003, inspired Newmarket, New Hampshire to set up Cemetery Trustees (of which he is one). Treasurer of NHOGA, Richard Maloon is from Merrimack, New Hampshire and runs hands-on workshops to help others learn how to correctly improve the 4,365 private graveyards in New Hampshire. The lecture is based mainly on their experiences actively preserving stones and plots around the state.

If you’d like more information, contact the library, or Program Chair Linda Salatiello at 286-4526.

Apr 08

Wednesday Night Yoga

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Wednesday Night Yoga will be starting up at the library on Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm upstairs in the Woodman Room. Sessions will be generously led by Janice Filter, an experienced instructor. The class is free and open to all, but please bring your own yoga mat. Classes will be starting up beginning this week, Wednesday, April 9th, 2014. If you’d like more information, contact us!

Apr 04

It’s Baseball Season!

In celebration of the Red Sox’s home opener today, here’s a sampling of our baseball-related items, as well as a full look at our Red Sox collection! Come in to check out any of these great picks!

Dino-Baseball by Lisa Wheeler

Dino-Baseball by Lisa Wheeler

Picture Books

Dino-baseball by Lisa Wheeler

Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies


Chapter Books 

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane

The Fox Steals Home by Matt Christopher

The Story of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man in Baseball by Margaret Davidson

The Story of Jackie Robinson


Children’s Nonfiction and Biography

Baseball Brain Teasers – Major League Puzzles by Dom Forker

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson

The Story of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man in Baseball by Margaret Davidson

Baseball Haiku

Baseball Haiku

Adult Fiction

Double Play by Robert Parker

Calico Joe by John Grisham


Adult Nonfiction and Biography

Baseball Haiku: American and Japanese Haiku and Senryu on Baseball by Cor Van den Heuvel and Nanae Tamura

Fathers Playing Catch with Sons : Essays on Sport, Mostly Baseball by

The Sandlot

The Sandlot

Donald Hall

Joe DiMaggio: The Hero’s Life by Richard Ben Cramer



The Sandlot, Moneyball, 42


* * * And now, what you’ve all been waiting for – our complete Red Sox collection! * * *

Believe It

Believe It

Believe It: Amazing Red Sox: World Champions by Reid Laymance – Adult Nonfiction

Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits by David Ortiz with Tony Massarotti – Adult Biography

Boston Red Sox: AL East by Richard Rambeck – Juvenile Nonfiction

Rooters: The Birth of Red Sox Nation – The Complete Story of Baseball’s Greatest Fans Volumes 1 & 2 – Nonfiction DVD

The Story of the Boston Red Sox by Michael E. Goodman – Juvenile Nonfiction

Red Sox ABC

Red Sox ABC

Francona: The Red Sox Years by Terry Francona with Dan Shaughnessy – Adult Nonfiction

Red Sox ABC – My First Alphabet Book by Brad M. Epstein – Board Book

Apr 03

Poetry Night



In celebration of April, National Poetry Month, and National Library Week, which runs from April 13th to 19th, the library’s Writers’ Workshop group will be presenting a poetry night on Wednesday, April 16th at 7pm. Come unleash your poetic side and support your talented neighbors!

Apr 01

Easter Egg Hunt and Craft


On Saturday, April 12th, the Sanbornton Recreation Department will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00am. Immediately following the hunt, from 10:30-11am, they will be doing a craft activity at the library. Though this event is put on by the Recreation Department, they will be using the library space for the craft portion. We welcome you all to come “hunt” for books here as well, and are excited to see what you create!

Mar 23

Spring in the Children’s Room

Our spring display!

Our spring display!

Now that it’s officially spring (despite the snow outside!), we’ve switched out our Saint Patrick’s display in the Children’s Room for a bright, colorful spring arrangement. Our new display on the table features a variety of items with a springtime theme. In addition to fiction picture books, we have a delightful pop-up book of Easter Bugs! While we have a variety of science and nature-themed nonfiction books, we also have a great book on outdoor sketching in spring, for those in search of a more lighthearted pursuit. Come browse our selections and get into the spring spirit!

Mar 21

Sant Bani School Project Period Display

An Icelandic Sweater on display

An Icelandic Sweater on display

Through Tuesday, April 1st, the library will be hosting a display of projects by Sant Bani School students for viewing. These were completed during the school’s Project Period, a two-week break that combines traditional February Vacation with an additional week for an independent educational experience. Each student is responsible for proposing, creating and presenting a project. Project Period encourages students to take risk and builds confidence to explore individual interests. The library is hosting a variety of projects from kindergarten through high school. Topics range from Ancient Egypt to family trees to cooking to screen printing. We have one project in our entryway to entice you, and the remainder are located upstairs in the big room. Come admire their great work!

If you can’t make it into the library, check out our gallery with photos of the display on Facebook!

Mar 18

Book Group Selection

Sanbornton Public Library’s Book Group will next meet on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm at the library. The next selection will be My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’Homme.

From the Amazon summary:

My Life in France 001Julia Child singlehandedly created a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, but as she reveals in this bestselling memoir, she was not always a master chef. Indeed, when she first arrived in France in 1948 with her husband, Paul, who was to work for the USIS, she spoke no French and knew nothing about the country. But, as she dove into French culture, buying food at local markets and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu, her life changed with her new-found passion for cooking and teaching. Julia’s unforgettable story – struggles with the head of the Cordon Bleu, rejections from publishers to whom she sent her now-famous cookbook, a wonderful, nearly fifty-year long marriage that took them across the globe – unfolds with the spirit so key to her success as a chef and a writer, brilliantly capturing one of the most endearing American personalities of the last fifty years.

Julia wrote 11 books before -none memoirs. But, she kept scribbles and letters, and at the end of her life began this book with her grand-nephew. Like most everything else she touched, this book is a triumph – insightful, poetic, deadly accurate about people and, above all, tasty! To read it is to breathe French air.

The library will be ordering multiple copies of this book. If you would like a particular format, such as large print or an audio book, let us know and we can accommodate your request. No prior experience with the book group is necessary, 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!

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