Upcoming Events at N. Conway Public Library!

 
Adopt an Author!

Have a favorite author?
Join our Adopt-an-Author Program and always get his/her books first!

 

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 Upcoming Programs:
 


On the White Mountain Paper Trail: Charting Adventure with Maps and Guidebooks


Presentation with Peter Crane on April 17


Library Book Group
Thursday, April 3: Share your favorite book of 2013
May 1: “Citizens of London” by Lynne Olson
 
Author Luncheon
May 6: Julia Spencer-Fleming is back!
 
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March 29, 2014

Dear Melody,

If you have a favorite author and you are tired of having to wait for his or her newest books, join our Adopt-an-Author Program and you will get the new books first- right when they are published!
 
Or do you want a brand new book that the library doesn’t have? Donate $15 towards the purchase and we will buy it for you!
 
Both offers are a win-win for you AND the library! And as a thank-you, we will place a bookplate in the book with your name on it.
 
You will find more information on both programs below, including a list of authors that have been adopted already and a list of best-selling authors we are hoping to find adoptive patrons for.
 
Also below, some blurbs on our upcoming programs like our book groups (always open to new members!) and  Peter Crane’s presentation of Charting Adventures in the White Mountains with maps and guidebooks on Thursday, April 17.

And we have some BIG news: We were able to schedule an Author Luncheon with favorite mystery author Julia Spencer-Fleming! Hooray- she is back! She will be with us on Tuesday, May 6, for a luncheon at Black Cap Grille. Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more details.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the library and/or at our programs.


Best-

Andrea 

 


Adopt-an-Author

Program

Do you have a favorite author?

Are you on a waiting list for your favorite author’s latest book? Wait no longer!

Join our Adopt-an-Author Program and you will get his/her books first! As books are released, they will be ordered and reserved for you. You will have them in your hands the day they get published.

The cost per book is only $15. In addition to showing support for the library and the author, you will be recognized as a sponsor with a plate in the book and in our catalog.

If you prefer to listen to your favorite author, the cost is $20 per audio CD since books on CD are much more expensive.

Below are two lists: authors that have been adopted already and very popular, best-selling authors that want to get adopted- by YOU!

Want a new book that we don’t have?

Donate $15 towards the purchase of a book and we will buy it for you!  You will also be recognized as a donor with a plate in the book and in our catalog.

  

Contact the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or email ncpl@myfairpoint.net to find out which authors are still available or if you like any other information! 

 

These best-selling authors have new books coming out in the next few months and would like to get adopted:

Please remember that ANY author can be adopted. But we are surprised that the following authors have not found adoptive readers since they are so popular. Or their adoptive parents have moved away…

In general, we are always looking for readers who adopt mystery authors. Or books on CD.

New book coming out in April 2014:

  • Barr, Nevada
  • Clark, Mary Higgins
  • French, Nicci
  • Gross, Andrew
  • Iles, Greg
  • Johansen, Iris
  • Quick, Amanda
  • Roberts, Nora
  • Danielle Steel
  • Woods, Stuart
  • Bradford, Barbara Taylor
  • Donoghue, Emma
  • Glass, Julia

New book coming out in May 2014:

  • Brown, Dale
  • Castle, Richard
  • Cussler, Clive
  • Deaver, Jeffery
  • Finder, Joseph
  • Giffin, Emily
  • Hunter, Stephen
  • Jackson, Lisa
  • Lescroart, John T
  • Parker, Robert/Atkins, Ace (Spenser Series)
  • Patterson, James
  • Preston, Douglas
  • Rollins, James
  • Sandford, John
  • Reichl, Ruth

New book coming out in June 2014: 

  • Andrews, Mary Kay
  • Deaver, Jeffery
  • Frank, Dorothea Benton
  • Galbraith, Robert
  • Gardiner, Meg
  • Grimes, Martha
  • Hilderbrand, Elin
  • Pearson, Ridley
  • See, Lisa
  • Wiggs, Susan

New book coming out summer-fall 2014

  • Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • Kathy Reichs
  • David Ellis
  • Hank Philippi Ryan
  • Laura Lippman
  • Louise Penny
  • Robert Parker (Jesse Stone Series)
  • Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Archor Mayer
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • WEB Griffin
  • Anna Quindlen
  •  Suzanne Brockmann
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • Judith A Jance
  • MC Beaton
  • Jeffrey Archer
  • James Grippando
  • Randy Wayne White

Nonfiction:

  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • Bill O’Reilly

 

 

Adopted Authors

 


The following authors have already been adopted by patrons in our library:

  • Jeff Abbott
  • David Baldacci
  • Alex Berensen
  • Steve Berry
  • Maeve Binchy
  • Chris Bohjalian
  • C.J. Box
  • Lillian Jackson Braun
  • Dan Brown
  • Alafair Burke
  • Linda Castillo
  • Lee Child
  • Barbara Cleverly
  • Harlan Coben
  • Michael Connelly
  • Pat Conroy
  • Bernard Cornwell
  • Catherine Coulter
  • Robert Crais
  • Deborah Crombie
  • Diane Mott Davidson
  • Barbara Delinsky
  • Maria De Los Santos
  • Janet Evanovich
  • Linda Fairstein
  • Lisa Gardner
  • Elizabeth George
  • Tess Gerritsen
  • Emily Giffin
  • Malcolm Gladwell (on CD)
  • Sue Grafton
  • John Grisham
  • Brian Haig
  • Kristin Hannah
  • Alice Hoffman
  • David Hosp
  • Stephen Hunter
  • Craig Johnson
  • Laurie R. King
  • Wally Lamb
  • Debbie Macomber
  • Henning Mankell
  • Carol O’Connell
  • Rosamunde Pilcher
  • David Sedaris
  • Nicholas Sparks
  • Charles Todd
  • Lisa Unger
  • Jennifer Weiner
  • Jacqueline Winspear
Almost ALL these authors can still get adopted as audio books (books on CD)!

If you would like to adopt an author that is not on the list, please call 356-2961 or email ncpl@myfairpoint.net as soon as possible.

 


Thursday Night Program Series

“On the White Mountain Paper Trail: Charting Adventure with Maps and Guidebooks”


with Peter Crane

Thursday, April 17

7:00 p.m.

at the Weather Discovery Ctr.

The White Mountains have long been a haven for recreational hikers. Parallel to the rise of hiking as a past-time, has been the appearance and development of maps and guidebooks to serve area travelers. Come explore these resources with Peter Crane and his program “On the White Mountain Paper Trail: Charting Adventure with Maps and Guidebooks” on Thursday, April 17 at 7 pm at the Obs-Weather Discovery Center in North Conway.

This hiking adventure program explores how those critical resources for WhiteMountain visitors have evolved over time and how the challenges and interests of mountain hikers are reflected in these essential works. The roles of changing technologies, too, from transportation to navigation, can be traced in hiking maps and guides.

Peter Crane serves as Curator of the Mount Washington Observatory’s Library, which features books, maps, prints, photos, and other material relating to the Observatory, Mount Washington, and the White Mountains. Peter has lived in the White Mountains for more than thirty-five years, and served the U.S. Forest Service, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Observatory, both on top of Mount Washington, and at the Weather Discovery Center. Peter did his undergraduate work at Harvard University and received his Doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Please join us on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Weather Discovery Center (“Obs”) in North Conway, no reservations necessary. There will be time after the presentation for questions and discussions.

 There is no charge for the program, although donations are greatly appreciated. Refreshments will be served. Coffee is generously provided by Frontside Grind of North Conway.

For more information about the library or the Thursday Night Program Series, please visit http://www.northconwaylibrary.com, contact the library at 603-356-2961, or e-mail ncpl@myfairpoint.net

Please join us!

 


Book Discussion

Thursday, April 3

10:30 a.m.

“Bring your favorite book of 2013”

 

This is an open group!

The next meeting of the North Conway Library’s Book Group will take place on Thursday, April 3 at 10:30 am at the Library on Main Street in North Conway.

All participants are asked to bring in one or two of their favorite books from the past year to share and discuss.  This way everybody will go home with great book recommendations.

That Thursday, copies of the book for the next discussion on May 1 will also be at hand: “The Citizens of London-The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour” by Lynne Olson. More about this book in the blurb below.

The TGIF Book Group is an open book discussion group that reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library in North Conway Village.

Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member.

Contact the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or check the library’s website at http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information.

Please join us!

 

 


Book Discussion

Thursday, May 1

10:30 a.m.

“Citizens of London”

by Lynne Olson


 

This is an open group!

The North Conway Library’s Book Group will read “Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour by Lynne Olson in April and discuss it on Thursday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

 

This is an open group. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member.

The acclaimed author Lynne Olson reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, the handsome, chain-smoking head of CBS News in Europe; Averell Harriman, the hard-driving millionaire who ran FDR’s Lend-Lease program in London; and John Gilbert Winant, the shy, idealistic U.S. ambassador to Britain.

Each man formed close ties with Winston Churchill-so much so that all became romantically involved with members of the prime minister’s family.

Deeply human, brilliantly researched, and beautifully written, Citizens of London is a new triumph from a fantastic writer who is one of the finest in her field.

The Library Book Group is an open book discussion group that reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library in North Conway Village.

Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member.

Contact the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or check the library’s website at http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information.

Please join us!

 

 

New Adult Titles  
at the Library:

Purchases February 2014

 

New Fiction Titles (Novels):

Alcott, Kate: The daring ladies of Lowell
Beaton, M. C.: Death of a policeman
Berenson, Alex: The counterfeit agent
Brockmann, Suzanne: Do or die
Evanovich, Janet: Chase
Fike, Carl: Adrift
Fike, Carl: Fortress Texas
Hoffman, Alice: The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Kellerman, Jonathan: Killer
LaPlante, Alice: A circle of wives
Lee, Patrick: Runner
Lippman, Laura: After I’m gone
McCall Smith, Alexander: The forever girl
Morris, Virginia: How to care for aging parents
Nesbo, Jo: Cockroaches
Patterson, James: Private L.A.
Perry, Karen: The innocent sleep
Robb, J.D.: Concealed in death
Swanson, Peter: The girl with a clock for a heart  

 

New Nonfiction Titles:

Allen, Jonathan: HRC- State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton
Baxter, Meredith: Untied- A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering
Bradshaw, John: Cat sense- How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
Buchholz, Rachel: True love- 24 Surprising Stories of Animal Affection
Chua, Amy: The triple package- How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America
Edsel, Robert: The monuments men
Heald, Bruce: New Hampshire and the Revolutionary War
Jacobsen, Annie: Operation Paperclip- The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
Latham, William: How to find your family roots
Morgan, Ann Haven: Field book of ponds and streams
Peppe, Helen: Pigs can’t swim
Piper, Andrew: Book was there: Reading in Electronic Times
Pollock, Polly: Basketmaking
Porter, Lucinda K: Hepatitis C treatment one step at a time
Senior, Jennifer: All joy and no fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
Sixsmith, Martin: Philomena
Walker, Johnny: Code name Johnny Walker-The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy
501 must-visit destinations
Lonely Planet’s best in travel 2014
Consumer protection in New Hampshire
Simon and Schuster’s Guide to rocks & minerals
Smithsonian: Trees (East) 

 

New DVDs  
at the Library

 (Feb. 2014)

All is lost (Robert Redford)

Blue is the warmest color
Dallas Buyers Club (Oscar winner)
Ender’s game
Game of thrones- season 3
Gravity (Oscar winner)
Nebraska (Oscar nominee)
Sherlock: Season 1
Sherlock: Season 2

 

New Books on CD

at the Library (Feb. 2014)

 

Caldwell, Gail: Let’s take the long way home

Cussler, Clive: The storm
Macomber, Debbie: The man you’ll marry
Quindlen, Anna: Good dog. Stay
Roth, Geneen: Women, food and God
Ryan, Tom: Following Atticus (2nd copy) 

 

Our Annual Corporate Sponsors


Please patronize and thank these businesses for their generosity, for making this newsletter possible, and for helping the Library improve and expand the services it can offer you!

White Mountain Oil 
Merrill Lynch  

About us


We are a privately funded library which is free and open to the public. We don’t receive any regular funding from the town of Conway, the State of NH, or the federal government; therefore we depend on your donations, our corporate sponsors and our fundraising programs!

 

North Conway Public Library
2719 Main Street
North Conway, NH 03860
603-356-2961

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