Events

April Events

Adult Book Club Discussion– Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30p: Join a diverse group of adults to discuss a great book each month. This year our theme is to travel through the decades every month reading classic masterpieces you may have missed or are excited to revisit. All are welcome!

Earth Day Celebration- Tuesday, April 22nd
Drop in at the library any time today to pick up your free tree and Tree Planting Kit.  Then submit pictures of your growing tree throughout the coming months and we will post them on our website!

Susan B. Anthony – The Invincible! – Thursday, April 24 at 6p: Arrested, tried and convicted for voting in the 1872 presidential election, Miss Anthony became the symbol of the struggle for women’s suffrage. Her self-deprecating humor and keen intellect allowed her to spar with legislators and newsmen as well as fellow abolitionists and suffragists. Witness her involvement in the Anti-Slavery Society, the Civil War, the 14th and 15th amendments, and hazardous trips to WY, CA, OR, and the White House. Caricatured, criticized, and threatened, Miss Anthony never wavered. She spent 50 years working for equal rights and continued to insist, “Failure is Impossible.” Sally Matson portrays Anthony in this living history program. Sponsored by New Hampshire Humanities Council, this program is free and open to the public.

TAG Library Lock-In – Monday 6 pm on April 28: TAG teens take over the library for an entire evening during this year’s TAG Library Lock-In. We’ll play life-sized games, eat pizza and play XboX until 10pm!

Introduction to Microsoft Word – Tuesday, April 29 at 6p: Join Annie at the Pelham Public Library to learn more about the basics of Microsoft Word and how to use this tool to create exceptional documents and resumes. To sign-up for this class, please call (603) 635-7581. Must have Pelham Public Library card to register.

April Vacation Week- April 28-May 2 “Let the Games Begin!”
We will be featuring various game activities all this week. Thanks to a grant from the Community Spirit Group and funding from or own Friends of the Library in Pelham, for funding the game activities.

  • Monday, April 28 through Wednesday, April 30th– Stop by to play life-size versions of Connect Four, Chess, Scrabble, and Jengo.
  • Friday, May 2nd at 10:00am and 1:00pm- put on your running shoes and join us for a fun game of Tag outside on the beautiful Green in front of the library. We will have 2 sessions of this activity: one at 10:00 for the younger players age 3-10 and then again at 1:00 for the ‘tweens and teens.

May Events

Tuesdays with Stories Children’s Book Group-May 6th @ 3:30: “Our Great American Hero- Mom!” Moms will be the topic of discussion for this book group. We have lots of funny, poignant, silly, thought provoking stories about Moms here at the library. After everyone chooses a book to take home for their May read, we will make a surprise gift to thank Mom for bringing us to story time each month!

FLIP Clothing Swap – Tuesday, May 6 at 6p: Does your closet need cleaning out? Bring your gently-used clothing to the Pelham Public Library for our first-annual clothing swap, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For each item you bring, you will receive one ticket. Use the tickets to pick up new clothing items for a closet-refresh! Additional tickets may be purchased for a fee. Any remaining clothing items will be donated. Refreshments and mocktails served.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel – Friday, May 9 at 10a: Join Annie at the Pelham Public Library on Friday, December 6 at 10am to learn more about the basics of Microsoft Excel and about the basics of creating spreadsheets and using functions. To sign-up for this class, please call (603) 635-7581.

Daddy and Donuts: Saturday May 10th at 10:30:The library will be hosting a special story time for kids and their Dads with stories, songs, crafts and donuts! This is a great opportunity for the little ones to share one of their favorite places with Dad, or some other favorite grown-up, who is often not able to come to a week day story hour. Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Pelham Library. Are you a member of the Friends of the Library? See the library web page for information about how to become a member today and support great programs like this.

Anime Club: Monday 4pm on May 12: Teens and Tweens are welcome to come and share their favorite anime/manga series, share artwork and discuss current events in the anime world. Anime Club meets every other Monday.

Teen Advisory Group: Tuesday 3:30pm on May 13: The Pelham Library’s Teen Advisory Group is dedicated to performing good works in the community, through volunteer work, charity and planning special community events. The group meets every 2nd Tuesday to hang out and talk about our next big project.

TAG Leadership: Tuesday 4:30pm on May 13: TAG Leadership meetings take place right after regular TAG. Senior TAG members gather to discuss about upcoming events, volunteer needs and other programs. Teen TAG members may join this group by invitation only.

Library Hour at the Senior Center – Wednesday, May 14 and 28 from 12-1p: A Librarian will be at the Senior Center to provide reference and technology tutoring, check out a selection of books, sign Seniors up for library cards, and pick up any returned items. The Librarian makes bi-weekly visits to the Senior Center–spread the word.

Adult Book Club Discussion– Tuesday, May 20 at 6:30p: Join a diverse group of adults to discuss a great book each month. This year our theme is to travel through the decades every month reading classic masterpieces you may have missed or are excited to revisit. All are welcome!

Teen Spa Day: Wednesday 3 pm on May 21: Attention Teens & Tweens! Do you love lip balm, soaps and scented lotions? Learn to make your own natural products to use at home during our DIY Workshop for Teens!

Hiking the AT – Tuesday, May 27 at 6:00p: Have you ever dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail? Or are you a casual hiking enthusiast who likes the challenge of meeting nature on foot? Roger Tetreault of Boxborough took the phrase “take a hike” literally when he decided to walk the 2,176.4 miles of the Appalachian Trail. A carpenter by trade, Roger is a backpacking and hiking enthusiast. After ten years of hiking the local terrain, he decided early in 2008 to hike the Appalachian Trail. Roger has produced a presentation in which he chronicles the many sights and sounds of the Appalachian Trail. After the presentation, Roger will take questions and lead a discussion.

June Events

Teen Book Club: Wednesday 3pm on June 4th:Teens gather to talk about The Fault in Our Stars by John Green–in celebration of the movie release! Come to enjoy great company, engaging literary discussion, refreshments and fun, hands-on activities based on each read.

Daddy and Donuts: Saturday June 7th at 10:30:The library will be hosting a special story time for kids and their Dads with stories, songs, crafts and donuts! This is a great opportunity for the little ones to share one of their favorite places with Dad, or some other favorite grown-up, who is often not able to come to a week day story hour. Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Pelham Library. Are you a member of the Friends of the Library? See the library web page for information about how to become a member today and support great programs like this.

Anime Club: Monday 4pm on June 9: Teens and Tweens are welcome to come and share their favorite anime/manga series, share artwork and discuss current events in the anime world. Anime Club meets the first Monday of the month.

The Founding Fathers – What Were They Thinking? Thursday, June 19 at 6:00p: Come to the Pelham Public Library on Thursday, June 19 at 6:00p to learn about the difficult decision faced by our Founding Fathers and the weighty consequences that would occur if the idea of independence were to fail. Richard Hesse, Professor Emeritus at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and historian, speaks on this topic. In 1787 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to address a wide variety of crises facing the young United States of America and produced a charter for a new government. In modern times, competing political and legal claims are frequently based on what those delegates intended. Mythology about the founders and their work at the 1787 Convention has obscured both fact and legitimate analysis of the events leading to the agreement called the Constitution. Professor Hesse explores the cast of characters called “founders,” the problems they faced, and the solutions they fashioned. Free and open to the public.

Summer Reading Begins! June 23-27th- “Popsicle Week”: Stop in at the library any time this week to register for the Summer Reading Program “Fizz, Boom, Read!” and get a juicy popsicle. There will be weekly get-togethers featuring as manner of science exploration and discovery. There will lots of new and exciting events as well as returning favorites such as Summer Concert on the Green, the Unsleepover Party, Big Truck Night and Watermelon and Water Day Celebrations. Last year’s very successful reading contract challenge will be returning this year, too.

Wednesday, June 25th- Summer Concert on the Green
This first concert sponsored by the Community Spirit Group will feature our Summer Reading Program for 2014. So grab your blanket and picnic supper and join us for an evening of fun entertainment for kids of all ages. There will be kids from our library TAG as well as some of your favorite librarians on hand to assist you with SRP registration.