Thursday, September 14, 2017

“Spooky Creepy New England” at Leach Library

On Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library will offer “Spooky Creepy New England” featuring Karen Mossey and Mike Sullivan.

Ms. Mossey and Mr. Sullivan are paranormal investigators based in New England who specialize in Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) and paranormal photography. Ms. Mossey is recognized as an EVP Specialist, and her recordings have been featured in the trailer for White Noise and the CBS series Ghost Whisperer.  Her published works include Spooky Creepy New England and Spooky Creepy New England 2.  Mr. Sullivan recorded his first EVP in 1977, and he has written articles and tutorials for the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena, The ITC Journal, and Trueghost.com.

Join us for a slideshow presentation featuring the haunted locations Ms. Mossey and Mr. Sullivan have investigated around New England.  They will share some of their equipment as well as their personal experiences, photos, and EVP recordings.

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, September 11, 2017

Upcoming Children's Room Program

“Awesome Octopuses!”
 Dive into fun at the library on Monday, September 25 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. to hear stories of amazing octopuses. During this fun-filled program, participants will hear stories of octopuses and their relatives, learn interesting facts and even do the Octopus Dance! Each participant will have a chance to toss rings on an octopus’s legs, and will leave with a fun octopus friend. One lucky participant will leave with a fun stuffed octopus! 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, September 18.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Upcoming Children's Room Programs

“Laugh and Be Silly Bubble Show”
Come to the library on Monday, September 11 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. for a program full of bubbly interactive fun. During this exciting program, participants will see big bubbles, little bubbles, and bubbles of many different shapes. Participants may learn a thing or two about the science of bubbles and everyone may even have a chance to be in a bubble. This engaging 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, September 5.
“Fall Session 1 Programs”
The Leach Library Children’s Room will be offering the following programs as part of Fall Session 1: Craft Time, Shake, Move & Read and Toddler Time. Fall Session 1 will start September 13 and end October 5. Advance registration is required. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5.
Craft Time
Calling all children! Children of all ages are invited to the library to explore their creative side. Each week, participants will discover a different fun craft to make using a variety of materials. Meets on Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Advance registration is required. Meeting dates are: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4.

Shake, Move & Read
This engaging program is open to participants of all ages. 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: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4.
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: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 and 10/5.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

“To the Ozarks and Back: Ballads and Fiddle Tunes” at Leach Library

On Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library will present Sarah Jane Nelson’s musical performance, “To the Ozarks and Back: Ballads and Fiddle Tunes”.

Ms. Nelson is both a musical performer and a writer, with a particular interest in traditional old-time music.  She has written features and profiles for a number of publications including American Craft, Orion and Country Journal, Fiddler Magazine, and The Old Time Herald. Currently, she is researching and writing a biography on Ozark folk song collector Max Hunter.

Alongside musician Cathy Mason, Ms. Nelson will perform ballads from the Max Hunter Folk Song Collection.  She will share some of her research on Max Hunter’s life, and will also encourage the audience to participate in a few singalongs.

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, July 24, 2017

Finale Festivities for the Children’s Summer Reading Program

This year we will be winding down our summer with a week of special programs. Advance registration for these special programs is required. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 3. The schedule of events is as follows:
 “Cat’s Meow” Come to the library on Monday, August 7, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for the perfect ending to the summer that is The Cat’s Meow.  During this program participants will hear stories of cats wild and tame. We will dance along to “Everybody wants to be a cat”, identify famous cats and try to guess the type of wild cat based on their fur. Each participant will leave with a small plush cat. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

“Tons of Fun”
Relax and enjoy Tons of Fun at the library on Tuesday, August 8, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hear stories of some of the biggest animals in the world. Elephants, whales and dinosaurs will leap off the pages of these exciting stories. Participants will have a chance to play a “who’s heavier” game and march in time with Colonel Hathi. Each participant will receive a plush whale to take home. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

“The Great Baldini Magic Show”
Join The Great Baldini at the library from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, for a magical journey. During this fun-filled program, audience members will be amazed by the Great Baldini’s tricks and skill with lots of exciting props. Filled with lots of audience participation, audience members will be awed and entertained. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

“Exotic Animal Adventure”
Join Animal Adventures for an Exotic Animal Adventure at the library on Thursday, August 10 from 11:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m. During this amazing program, participants will visit with amazing and exotic animals; learn all about their characteristics, habitat and other interesting facts. There will be a chance to get up close and personal with some of our animal visitors and those participants who wish to, may even have a chance to touch some of the animals. Some of the animals may include an alligator, tortoise, kinkajou and Eurasian eagle owl (live animals). Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

Those who haven’t yet reached their goal are still invited to attend the special programs. They can pick up their prize bag from the Children’s Room when they have reached their goal, ending on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Children's Summer Reading Programs

“Animal Babies”
Come to the library on Monday, July 31 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to hear stories of babies from around the animal kingdom. From ducklings to puppies, cubs to kittens, we will meet a plethora of cute little friends. Participants will have the opportunity to help a mother duck find her babies and try to match baby to its parent. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.
“Story Time – If you’re happy and you know it”
Bounce on into the library on Tuesday, August 1 from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. to celebrate all the many things that make people happy! Patrons of all ages are invited to an energetic half-hour program of exciting stories, frolicking finger plays and sensational songs. Each week, one lucky patron will win a special raffle prize. No registration is required for this drop-in program.
“Puppet Play Puppet Show”
Come to the library on Wednesday. August 2 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and join Gerwick Puppets for a musical mystery adventure. During this fun loving program, participants will follow two children as they try to solve the mystery of the disappearing pile of wood. Full of music and fun, this performance will have audiences eager to solve the mystery. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.
“Craft Time – Design your own wrist pouch”
Come to the library on Thursday, August 3 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. or 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. to create your own wrist pouch. During this program, patrons will be able to create their own fun design using fabric markers. Each session is open to 70 participants. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Children's Summer Reading Programs

“Ocean Fun Book Bingo”
Visit the library on Monday, July 24 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to play a fun picture version of the popular game. Every participant will win and be able to choose books from our special selection table. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

“Story Time – Hair Raising Fun”
Come to the library on Tuesday, July 25 from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. to hear exciting stories of hair gone crazy. Patrons of all ages are invited to an energetic half-hour program of exciting stories, frolicking finger plays and sensational songs. Each week, one lucky patron will win a special raffle prize. No registration is required for this drop-in program.

“Matt Heaton in Concert”
Join musician Matt Heaton at the library on Wednesday, July 26 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for a fun and energetic musical concert. During this performance, audience members will be treated to a mix of familiar classics, such as 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed, as well as original music. This performance contains songs done in a mix of different styles including: rockabilly, surf, American roots and Irish traditional music. This enchanting program will have audience members dancing in their seats. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127. This program is being sponsored by The Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

“Craft Time – Decorate your own 3-D Butterfly”
Come to the library on Thursday, July 27 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. or 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. to design your own 3-D butterfly. During this program, patrons will be able to decorate their butterfly using markers and other materials. Each session is open to 70 participants. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.