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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

April Trustee Meeting moved to Thursday April 20 at 5:15

Bingeing on Butlers: Servants on the Screen,
from Jeeves and Wooster to Downton Abbey

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7 pm
Ann K. McClellan, PhD from Plymouth State University
explores why are Americans so interested in stories about British servants? While democracy’s goal may be to convince us that we live ‘beyond’ class structures, those structures continue to influence our society in hidden ways. Perhaps one reason American audiences, in particular, remain interested in these servant narratives is because they make visible what we pretend isn’t actually there: class structure and struggle. This free presentation will explore servant shows, films, and texts from both the past and present within a post-modern context.

2017 SYNC Audiobook for teens (13+)
Returning April 27-August 16, SYNC, a free summer audiobook program for teens, will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at

Week 1: April 27 – May 3
THE DEAD HOUSE by Dawn Kurtagich, Narrated by Charlotte Parry, Christian Coulson
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY by Oscar Wilde, Narrated by Greg Wise

MakerPlay Saturday
Saturday, April 29 from 10 am – 1 pm
a drop-in event for families featuring LEGOs, Snap Circuits, and more!

Friends Annual Meeting and Program
*****This is at Town Hall!****   Tuesday, May 9th, 7:00   New England Quilts and the stories they tell.  Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heart-warming tales of service and tradition.  Quilting is NOT just an American art; nearly every world culture that has cold weather uses quilted textiles.  Pam Weeks weaves world history, women’s history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation.  Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing.  

Free and open to the public.  Refreshments.  Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council in conjunction with the Friends of Dunbar Free Library.

Weekly story times
Wednesdays at 10 am for lapsitters (ages 0-3)
Thursdays at 10 am for preschoolers (ages 4 and up)

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