June 1, 2024

What's Happening at Your Library


Retracing the Journey of Naturalist Edwin Way Teale

John Harris, Presenter

Tuesday, June 4 @ 6:00 pm

In 1947, Edwin Way Teale, the most popular naturalist in the decade between Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson, followed the progress of spring over four months from the Everglades to the summit of Mount Washington. His best-selling book, North with the Spring, recounts the epic journey. In 2012, John Harris set out to retrace Teale's route, stopping at unfamiliar wild places on the same calendar date on which Teale visited. Using Teale's journal notes and photographs, Harris examined and compared changes in the flora, fauna, and lives of the people along the way. This program is made possible by a generous grant from New Hampshire Humanities.


2nd Monday Coffee & Donut Holes

June 10 10:00 am - noon

Join us for a cup of coffee and a sweet treat. Take the time to browse our new book shelves, lots of great new titles arriving weekly. New to the Library? Ask for a tour.


2nd Tuesday Book Discussion

The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan

June 11 @ 1:00 pm at the Wright Museum

The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan’s unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. I

This book, first published in 1959, is a must for anyone who loves history, as well as for anyone who wants to better understand how free nations prevailed at a time when darkness enshrouded the globe.

The Wright Museum will be screening the 1962 film The Longest Day on

June 6 at noon.


Birds, Bats, and Butterflies

Wednesday, June 12 @ 4:00 pm

Presented by Julie Brown from the Wentworth Watershed Association. The Birds, Bats & Butterflies slide presentation highlights a dozen wildlife species commonly seen in New Hampshire. Participants will learn cool animal facts and find out how the diverse mix of habitats in our region support various species.

There will be lots of photos and info and we'll make a craft! Register Here.


American Mother with Diane Foley

Thursday, June 13 @ 6:00 pm

Author talk and book signing with Diane Foley. Diane is the mother of Jim Foley, a freelance journalist captured and killed by ISIS in 2014. American Mother is the heart-rending story of her journey of strength, resilience and radical empathy. 

Copies of American Mother will be available to purchase for $75 which includes a $50 donation to the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. You may also bring your own copy, purchased elsewhere, for signing. Space is limited. Please register in advance on our website. 


Growing Great Annuals

Monday, June 17 @ 11:00 pm

with Master Gardener, Sarah Matlock

In this program Sarah will talk about some new and unusual annuals and old time favorites. There will be lots of time for questions. You will learn gardening techniques, growing tips specific to annuals, and color combinations that work.


Art Class for Ages 7 and Up

Tuesday, June 18 @ 4:00 pm

Each month we will create a new project based on an artist, art style, or theme. Try watercolors, oil pastels, chalk, collage, and more.  Registration is required.


4-H Babysitting Course

Sat., June 22 and June 29

10:00 am -2:00 pm

Free course for ages 12 and up

The 4-H Babysitters Training Course is for those teens/tweens interested in taking care of younger children, being a mother's helper or the go-to neighborhood babysitter. Get familiar with child development, nutrition, safety & First Aid and earn your Certificate of Completion for the 8-hour course. Register Here.


Sign-Ups Start June 24

Monday, June 24 - July 31

Stop by to sign up and get your Reading Adventure game card. There are three different age groups: 2-5, 6-12, & teens!

While you are here, enter our weekly trivia for a chance to win a free ice cream cone and one for a friend! Be sure to grab an event calendar so you don't miss any of our Summer Reading Adventure events!


Exploring Local Lands:

Walking, Hiking & Biking

In and around Wolfeboro

Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:00 pm

Wolfeboro Conservation Commission members

Dan Coons and Jim Nupp will share info on several of their favorite local outdoor spots: how to get there, what to look for, how best to enjoy.


It's a Mystery Book Chat

No Strangers Here by Charlene O'Connor

Wednesday, June 26 @ 11:00 am

On a rocky beach in the southwest of Ireland, the body of wealthy racehorse owner Johnny O’Reilly has been discovered. In a town like Dingle, everyone knows a little something about everyone else. But dig a bit deeper, and there’s always much more to find. And when Detective Inspector Cormac O'Brien is dispatched out of Killarney to lead the murder inquiry, he's determined to unearth every last buried secret.


Little Explorers Outdoor Adventure

Wednesday, June 26

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Where? Brewster Heath Preserve - off McManus Road in Wolfeboro. (Complete directions on our website.) For kids ages 3 and up to be accompanied by a parent- fun for the whole family! We'll join our friends from the Wentworth Watershed Association, who will take us for a short hike exploring the watershed. We'll make a nature craft and hear story time in the outdoor classroom. Be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty, comfortable shoes, and bug spray. Register Here.


Walk-In Wednesday

Wednesday, June 26

10:00 am - 12:00

Granite Visiting Nurses Association Social Worker/Notary Public is available to:

Connect with you to discuss your end-of-life wishes; review your Advance Directives to make sure it reflects your decisions regarding future medical care; assist with filling out your Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and/Living Will; provide information about resources and services that may benefit you or a family member.


Cornerstone VNA

Caregiver Cafe

Wednesday, June 26 @ 1:00pm

Join Cornerstone VNA as we introduce our newest Caregiver Cafe to support Wolfeboro area family caregivers. If you are a family caregiver, please come for an afternoon of support, education, and conversation.


GooseChase Scavenger Hunt

July 1 - 15

Our 4th Annual GooseChase Scavenger Hunt will begin on July 1- Stay tuned for the log-in code! Perfect for families, friends, grandkids, and neighbors! 15 fun challenges to complete in Wolfeboro. Finish in a weekend or take the entire two weeks. So much fun and teams who complete all challenges will be entered into a drawing for one of three prizes!


Musical Adventure with Mr. Aaron!

Friday, July 5 @ 2:00 pm

in the Bradley Room

Embark on a musical journey with Mr. Aaron! We'll sing fun songs, dance, interact, tell stories, explore musical instruments, and get creative together in the wide world of music. Mr. Aaron is a multi-instrumental performer, writer, and singer, and brings his years of experience writing and performing for musical theater into a musical program that is exciting and engaging for audiences of all ages! Register here.


Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group

Genealogy Wednesdays

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Every week a volunteer from the Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group will be on hand to offer one-on-one family research help in our Thayer Genealogy and Local History Room. For beginners to advanced. Please contact Beth at BethFangmeyer@gmail.com or call 603-252-2917 for more information and to set up an appointment.


Tech Tuesdays with Mike

Tuesdays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Make an appointment with Mike, our IT specialist, and get the help you need with your phone, laptop other device, software, email, etc. He'll patiently work with you to solve your tech issues.


Cribbage for Everyone

Mondays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come and join us for a couple of hours of fun. Whether you are just learning the game or are an experienced player... you are welcome. to show you how to play.


Weekly Drop-in Scrabble

Fridays 10:30 am - noon

Looking for a little entertainment and stimulation? Drop in our Bradley Room on Fridays to meet others for some fun rounds of this timeless board game.


Coffee & Conversation

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 am - Noon

Community Center @ 32 Lehner Street

Senior Brunch

Monday June 10 9am to 11am

Join us for a delicious meal at Wolfeboro Town Hall upstairs in the Great Hall. Presentation by Patty Walker, Healthy Living Dietitian, on prediabetes and prevention of type 2 diabetes to follow. Seniors will have the opportunity to fast before the meal and receive a fasting blood sugar check and a post meal check if they choose! Preregistration is required on Rec Desk or call 603- 569-5639 to reserve your spot!


Monday – Wednesday 9:30 am to 7 pm

Thursday & Friday 9:30 am to 5 pm

Saturday 9:30 am to 3 pm

Closed Sunday

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