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This month's events

Music on the Lawn, Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM on the library’s front lawn (rain location UUFES). The lineup: 7/3 Taylor Whiteside, 7/10 Silver Lake Singers, 7/17 Overdue, 7/24 Dexter Harding, 7/31 Madeline Moneypenny, 8/7 Welles Stafford, 8/14 White Mountain Ceili Band

Outdoor Nature-based Storytime for young children, every Tuesday at 10:30 AM. On July 16, our special storytime guest will be Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals!
Bibliomaniacs reading club for ages 10-12, Monday, July 22, 5:00 PM. Sign up, borrow and read Sweep by Jonathan Auxier, and join Amy to talk about the book and eat pizza.
Bookworms reading club for ages 7-9, Monday, July 29 at 5:00 PM. Sign up, borrow and read Adventures with Waffles by Maria Parr, and join Amy for pizza, discussion, and games.

Board Games for Summer Evenings, Tuesdays, 5:00-8:00 PM. For teens and adults. Come play a variety of board games in our historic front room. Feel free to bring a game you’d like to teach others.

Drama Book Club with The Barnstormers, July 8 & 22, 1:00-2:00 PM. Whether you’re a drama buff or have never set foot in a theater, the Drama Book Club is a whole new way to experience a play with members of The Barnstormers Theatre. Join long time Barnstormer actor, Doug Shapiro, as he leads you and members of the community, plus other surprise guests, in reading a play aloud together. Scripts will be provided in advance for those who might like to take a look prior to the club meeting, but preparation is not necessary. Each meeting will feature a different play, so there is sure to be something for everyone. No acting or theater experience required—we're here to have a good time!

Mushrooming for the Table: A Beginner’s Guide, a Zoom presentation by Susan Goldhor, Tuesday, July 9 at 7:00 PM. Watch the recording at https://youtu.be/9xfZT_thx1A. This program will start you off with descriptions of a dozen choice edibles, found in our region, which are easy to identify and hard to mistake. You’ll learn how they grow and how to cook them, preserve them and eat them safely. Susan is a past president of the Boston Mycological Club, a Contributing Editor to Fungi magazine, and a long-time member of WODC. She has been hunting, eating and serving mushrooms for more than 25 years, without a single disaster.

Community Art: Join Lucy and others and make art together on Saturday, July 27, from 10-11:30 AM.

Poetry Hour, Monday, July 29 at 5:00 PM. If it’s nice out, we’ll meet outside, inside if not.

Climate & Community potluck book discussion: On Tuesday, July 30, join readers from our library and Chocorua Lake Conservancy at 6:00 for potluck, 6:30 for discussion of the book The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton. Borrow the book to read ahead of time. Bring a dish to share and, if possible, your own place setting.