Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Upcoming Children's Room Programs


February Vacation Scavenger Hunt”
Starting Monday, February 26 and ending Saturday, March 3, during February Vacation, the Children’s Room will be offering an in-library scavenger hunt. Stop by the Children’s Room desk for a list of items to find around the building. Turn in the completed hunt for a raffle ticket and a chance to win a fun prize.

“February Vacation Craft”
Starting Monday, February 26 and ending Saturday, March 3, during February Vacation, participants will have a chance to create their own feathery bird mask. Stop by the Children’s Room desk to pick up the supplies and create your own work of art in the library, or in the comfort of your own home.

“Celebrate Dr. Seuss”
Come to the Leach Library on Monday, March 5 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. to explore the many worlds of Dr. Seuss. During this program, we will read some of Dr. Seuss’ most memorable stories, try to identify some of his most well-known characters and watch a short clip of one of his stories. Each participant will receive a “Reading is my Thing” headband and one lucky winner will receive a plush Cat in the Hat. This fun-filled program is open to 90 participants of all ages and advance registration is required. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 26.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

“Small Space for Growing Fruit” at Leach Library


On Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library will host Mr. David Quigley for an evening presentation of “Small Space for Growing Fruit”.

Mr. Quigley of King Street Vineyards has been growing fruit for more than forty years.  He became interested during his business travels to Europe where he observed how green space was utilized.  He has applied what he has learned to his one-acre property in Milford, growing fruit for his own use and for sale.  He also makes jams, jellies, and his own bottled wine.

During his presentation, he will share how, regardless of property size, any available growing space can be utilized to create a beautiful and sustainable food source.  He will also discuss how to avoid the many pitfalls that homeowners face in growing fruit.

The event is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 90 individuals.  It will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room.  Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Upcoming Children's Room Program

“Sweetheart Book Bingo”
Come to the Leach Library on Tuesday, February 20 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and play a fun picture version of the popular game. All participants will win and have a chance to choose books from our special selection tables. This exciting program is open to 90 participants of all ages and advance registration is required. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 12.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Upcoming Children's Room Programs

“Help Select This Year’s Great Stone Face Award Winner”
The New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award nominees are books selected by librarians for children grades 4-6. Beginning in February and ending on Saturday, April 7, for every book read from the list of nominated titles, participants receive one raffle ticket. All the raffle tickets will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a great prize. Voting on your favorite book from the list starts on Monday, April 9 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on Saturday, April 14. The raffle is open to all participants in grades 4-6. Stop by the Leach Library Children’s circulation desk to pick up a list of the nominated books and help us choose this year’s winner!

“Raptor Rapture”
Get up-close and personal with New Hampshire’s raptors when naturalists from the McLane Audubon Center present their Raptor Rapture program at the Leach Library on Monday, February 5 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. During this informative program, participants will look into an owl’s eyes, check out the talons of the Red-Tailed Hawk, and learn about the efficient hunting techniques of these birds of prey. Audience members will also learn basic biology and lifestyles of these great birds from props and mounts. Animal visitors may include a Red-Tailed Hawk and an owl (live animals). This fascinating program is open to 90 participants of all ages and advance registration is required. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29.

“Children’s Winter Session 2 Programs”
The Leach Library Children’s Room will be offering the following programs as part of Winter Session 2: Craft Time; Shake, Move and Read; and Toddler Time. Winter Session 2 will start February 7 and end March 1. Advance registration is required and begins at 9:00 a.m. Monday, January 29.

“Craft Time”
Calling all children! Children of all ages are invited to the library on Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. to explore their creative side. Each week, participants will discover a different fun craft to make using a variety of materials. Advance registration is required. Meeting dates are: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28.

“Shake, Move & Read”
This engaging program is open to participants of all ages. Shake, Move & Read allows families to explore books through movement and music. Each week, participants will energetically explore a different theme using songs, fantastic finger plays, a story and simple craft. From the opening welcome song to the final finger play, participants will be moving and grooving the afternoon away. This exhilarating and fun-filled program will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Advance registration is required. Meeting dates are: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28.

“Toddler Time”
This program is open to children ages 2 & 3. Children attend with their parents and enjoy a fun half-hour of thematic stories, games, songs and a simple craft. Meets on Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Advance registration is required. Meeting dates are: 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 and 3/1.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Leach Library to host “Honey and Mead”

On Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library welcomes Berniece Van Der Berg who will present “Honey and Mead”.

Originally from South Africa, Ms. Van Der Berg is currently the Vice President of Marketing and part of the executive team at Moonlight Meadery.  She has an extensive background in news and advertising, and has also designed computer systems for several Fortune 500 companies.  She is a honey collector and has an avid interest in the plight of the honeybee.

Join Ms. Van Der Berg as she discusses the history of mead, honey, and beekeeping, and describes challenges facing the honey bees.  There will also be a free honey sampling following the presentation.

This program is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 90 individuals.  It will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room.  Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Upcoming Children's Room Program

“Magic Show”
Join magician Jay Fraser at the Leach Library on Monday, January 22 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. for a program filled with magical fun. During this unique program, audience members will be amazed by Jay’s creative magic skills. With lots of laughs and participation, this program will leave a smile on everyone’s face. This program is open to 90 participants of all ages and advance registration is required. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Upcoming Children's Room Program

“Ring in the New Year”
Welcome the New Year with an exciting trip around the world at the library on Monday, January 8 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. During this fun-filled program, audience members will travel the globe and hear stories from countries that have very interesting New Year’s traditions. All participants will leave with a glow-in–the-dark starburst beach ball to commemorate their travels. This entertaining program is open to 90 participants of all ages and advance registration is required. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2.