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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: 8:30 am - 12 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm

Upcoming Events @ Your Library

Step through the Looking Glass and into the Library
Stop in to view an Alice in Wonderland-themed art display by Vermont artist Robert Macrae through November 27. Join us for these fun events:
Saturday, October 13 at 10 am — movie presentation of Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (G, 75 minutes)
Thursday, November 15 at 2 pm — Mad Hatter party with crafts, games, and refreshments

Meet the Author: Emma Wunsch
Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 pm
Lebanon author, Emma Wunsch, joins us for an author reading and book signing of her latest children’s chapter book, Miranda and Maude: The Princess and the Absolutely Not a Princess (age range 7-10, grade level 2-5). Refreshments will be served.

Cruising New Hampshire History with Michael Bruno
Thursday, October 18 at 7 pm
Join us for an evening with local NH author Michael Bruno who will discuss his new book Cruising New Hampshire History: A Guide to New Hampshire’s Historical Roadside Markers which explores the 255 historical markers that dot the state highways and roads. Refreshments will be served.

MakerPlay Saturdays
Drop in from 10 am – noon for makerplay fun for all ages.
October 27Gears!Gears!Gears! (ages 3+), make your own Halloween foam frames (ages 5+), Magformers (ages 6+)
November 17Lincoln Logs (ages 3+), KEVA Planks (ages 5+), Snap Circuits (ages 8+), create a velvet art mandalas (ages 8+)

First Friday Movie Nights
Join us on the first Friday of each month for a free movie. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Movie starts at 6:30 pm. Popcorn will be served!
November 2 — Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13, 149 minutes)
December 7 — Incredibles 2 (PG, 118 minutes)

Book-to-Movie Discussions
Join us for discussions on the historical novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
Monday, November 5 at 6:30 pm – book discussion
Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 pm – movie presentation — with popcorn!

Veterans Day program
Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War

Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm
Grantham Town Building, lower level

Wild About Turtles
Wednesday, November 14 at 2 pm
Grantham Town Building, lower level
Mary Doane from Project Nature presents a program of storytelling, singing, movement, creative arts and turtles! Featuring live box turtles, aquatic turtles, and our most popular NH native turtle, the Common Snapper. For ages 3-11. This is a free event, but registration is requested. Please call 863-2172 by November 8 to register. 

Meet the illustrator: Sue Anne Bottomley
Saturday, December 8 from 10 am – 1 pm
The Grantham Historical Society presents a new children’s book, Grantham’s Historical Places, beautifully illustrated by New London artist Sue Anne Bottomley. Read the history behind Grantham’s wonderful historical places and then use the accompanying map to visit them for yourself. The book makes a great gift for the young and the young at heart. Copies are $25 and will be available for sale at the event. 

Fall weekly storytimes featuring music and dancing, fingerplays, crafts, and of course … stories! There are no storytimes November 21-22 and December 26-27.
Wednesday Lapsitter Storytimes (ages 0-3) at 10 am 
Thursday Preschooler Storytimes (ages 4 and up) at 10 am

Located in Rum Brook Plaza, 249 Route 10 North
This project was generously funded by the Friends of Dunbar Free Library and the Eastman Charitable Foundation. Participants of Eastman’s Youth Conservation Corp built the structure.

Here’s the crew that built it! The DLFL is the one on the left, the other two are located at Brookside Park and on a trail in Eastman.

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