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Dunbar Free Library
P.O. Box 1580, 401 Route 10 South, Grantham, NH 03753
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Monday & Wednesday : 9 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday: 9 am -5 pm ; Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm

Hampstead Stage Company presents

The Wizard of Oz
Sunday, July 3 at 4 pm 
Grantham Town Building, lower level

Join Dorothy in this classic adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Dorothy Gale thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her far away to the magical Land of Oz. She must follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. With her companions the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion whom she meets on the way, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure to find her way back home. Geared for all ages. This free event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library and Grantham “Our Town” Activities.

Breaking News! (Facebook has pictures!)    From the Sports and Recreation Grantham Correspondent

June 23d.  Some guests were spotted at Dunbar Free Library for Get Ready, On  Your Mark… Read! summertime events.
The friends took part in various sports in the building. Monkey cleared the 29-inch mark on the long jump. Which shows that Monkey is truly a born jumper and an aspiring reader. Others were not behind. Paddington, Leopard and Monkey did a match of tabletop basketball. We would like to point out that the motions of the game are like pingpong and its goal is like basketball.

“We went a little too loud, but this game was worth playing,” said Leopard. “We miss our friends who couldn’t stay–Pongo and Bear Bear!”

Paddington curled up on the big chair to recharge for playing and looking for books on library shelves.

Paddington and Leopard also played a game of memory by spreading the cards on the table face down and then a round of it face up. They both won at different times. Overall, the mood of the events was amicable–meaning nice and friendly.

Katia FORD

On Your Mark, Get Set … READ!
Dunbar Free Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program
Look for story times and special programs June 15-August 6

Wednesdays at 10 am lapbaby/toddler story times
with singing, dancing, crafts, and stories

Summer Reading Program story times Thursdays at 10 am
June 15, 21, 30, July 7, and July 21 

Summer Reading Program Party August 6th

The Mariposa Museum presents
Games from Around the World
Thursday, July 14 at 10 am
Join us for a fun and educational program about games from around the world including Nim from China, Mancala from Africa, Nine Men’s Morris from Egypt, and many more.

The Children’s Museum of NH presents
Amazing Inventions: Healthy Minds Spark Makers
Thursday, July 28 at 10 am
Join us on a jog through history as we investigate some of the most amazing inventions of all time! We’ll explore incredible ideas from electricity to the chocolate chip cookie and also the makers who had the creative (and healthy!) minds to make all of our favorite inventions come to life. Registration required. Call 863-2172 to register.

Where did I come from?
with Peter and Betty Garland

Monday, August 8 at 7 p.m.
Peter and Betty Garland have been co-directors of the Family History Center in Lebanon for nearly ten years and have been working on genealogy research for over thirty years. They will discuss the free Family Search website, how to enroll, and how to begin your own family tree. Included will be information on research hints, overcoming “stone walls,” and uploading family photos and documents to your tree. They also will provide tips on what’s available and how to use the library, Internet, town, and collaborative resources. If you have the detective spirit, are a history buff, or just want to know where you came from, then this is an event you don’t want to miss. A warning though … family history can be addictive!

Celebrating the Past While Building the Future
Stop by to purchase a set of notecards or matte print with a colorful illustration of your favorite library. Beautifully designed by local artist, Sue Anne Bottomley, these cards are available for purchase at the library during regular library hours. Choose from a package of 5 (3×5″) cards for $6 or purchase an individual (5×7″) card for $3.50. A matte print (8.5×11″), suitable for framing, is available for order at $45. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library.

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