Celebrating the Freedom to Read – Banned Books Week
September 27-October 3
Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. There were 311 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2014, and many more go unreported. (source: bannedbooksweek.org)
Library Expansion Update
(We are NOT accepting donations of books or other materials during the renovation.)
Please use the parking lot across the street with entry via the ramp leading to the front door. Our book return bin has been relocated to the front porch of the library.
Upcoming Events for Children
Our fall weekly storytime program will begin the first week of September
and run through November 19. There is no storytime on November 11.
Storytimes will be held at the Grantham United Methodist Church.
Lapsitters (ages 0-3) on Wednesdays at 10 am
Preschoolers (ages 4-6) on Thursdays at 10 am
Weekend Makerspace Events
Think it! Plan it! Make it! Join us for makerspace events on select Saturdays throughout the fall from 10-11:30 am at the Grantham United Methodist Church.
October 17 – jewelry making
November 14 – Snap Circuits
December 12 – LEGOs
Presented by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library and Our Town Activities
a Hampstead Stage production of
A Christmas Carol
Sunday, December 6 at 4 pm
Grantham Town Building, lower level
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a timeless story with a universal message about the true spirit of the holiday season and the importance of friends and family. The tale follows the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his clerk, Bob Cratchit, during a particularly difficult Christmastime. Through visits from three spirits, Scrooge learns the true meaning of helping his fellow man, and that there is no time like the present to become a better person. Besides being a feel-good story about love and friendship, this adaptation educates the audience about the class system of Victorian England and encourages them to help others who are less fortunate. This event is free and recommended for all ages.
Upcoming Events for Adults
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties with Aaron Krerowicz
October 14 at 7:30 pm in the Draper Room at the Center at Eastman
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis spanning the full 1960’s: beginning with the band’s seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. This event is free and all are welcome. Presented by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library and the Eastman Community Association.
If you want to request something you DON’T find in our catalog, try searching the NH Union Public Access Catalog or NHU-PAC (quicklink to the left of here). You can check to see if what you want is available anywhere in other New Hampshire libraries. Note that it WILL tell you about UNH, but it WON’T tell you what Dartmouth has. If you can’t find it, send us an e-mail with the title, author if available, format (book, DVD, CD), publishing date if you know it. If you have the time, tell us how you heard about it. We’ll call you when it’s in or to tell you that we can’t get it for you, usually the former.
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