Adult Programs and Events

Special Events:

Adair Mulligan: “A Walk Back in Time: The Secrets of Cellar Holes”

Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30 p.m.

Northern New England is full of reminders of past lives – stone walls, old foundations, a century-old lilac struggling to survive as the forest reclaims a once-sunny dooryard. In this program, we will explore the rich story behind such abandoned places, and see how one town has set out to create an inventory of its cellar holes, piecing together the clues left behind on the landscape. Such a project can help landowners know what to do if they have such archeological sites on their land, and help stimulate interest in not only a town’s past but its future.

Adair Mulligan has a runaway curiosity about the natural and cultural history of northern New England. Executive Director of the Hanover Conservancy, Adair holds a master’s degree in Environmental Biology from Smith College.

Adult Crafternoon

Come and join us for

WEAVING VALENTINE HEARTS

Come in and let your creativity free!

Wednesday, February 13th 4:00 – 5:00

Book Discussion Group

Meets the last Wednesday of the month at 11am.

January 30th: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

by Gabrielle Zevin

As surprising as it is moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.

 

 


February 27h: The Tie That Binds

by Kent Haruf

Set in the Stark country of Colorado’s high plains, this vivid novel begins in 1898 and covers eighty years of western history. In beautifully crafted prose — a rich, rough vernacular reminiscent of Larry McMurtry — Kent Haruf brings to life Edith Goodnought, an enduring, undefeated woman who is caught in almost unbearable circumstances. Bound by love and duty to her crippled father and younger brother, she learns to survive with an iron code of service to others.Startlingly direct and with a moral vision and force the reader cannot turn away from, The Tie That Binds is an exceptional, award-winning novel.


March 27th: Fer-de-Lance

by Rex Stout

As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he’s getting dreadully close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president. As for Wolfe, he’s playing snake charmer in a case with more twists than an anaconda — whistling a seductive tune he hopes will catch a killer who’s still got poison in his heart.


April 24th: The Historian

by Elizabeth Kostova

To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history….Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to “My dear and unfortunate successor,” and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of-a labyrinth where the secrets of her father’s past and her mother’s mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known-and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out.

Research Databases

Databases with an * require a username and password to access.  See library staff for login information.

*EBSCO Databases Portal

*Academic Search Premier
Provides full text for more than 3,600 journals covering the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education, and much more.

Ancestry Library Edition
ONLY AVAILABLE ON SITE/AT THE LIBRARY

*Health Source: Consumer Edition
Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Contains full text for nearly 190 journals including Consumer Reports on Health and Men’s Health.

HeritageQuest
ONLY AVAILABLE ON SITE/AT THE LIBRARY

Medline Plus
MedlinePlus directs you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus also contains extensive information about drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, the latest health news, and surgery videos.

*Newspaper Source
Provides full text for regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns as well as other sources. This database also contains indexing and abstracts for national newspapers.

*Novelist
A reader’s advisory service that provides information and resources on over 100,000 titles, 75,000 full-text reviews, and more than 36,000 subject headings to help locate the best in fiction.

PubMed
PubMed comprises over 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.

Downloadable Books 

FREE digital downloads of audiobooks, eBooks, and the current issue of many popular magazines are now available to Littleton Public Library Members thanks to Friends of Littleton Public Library who are sponsoring the library’s participation in the New Hampshire Downloadable Audiobooks & eBooks Consortium.

Click here for more information about the service, and how to get your access code.

NH ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Library Telescope Program

The telescope is available for loan to Littleton Public Library adult cardholders in good standing. The loan period is five days.

For information about the NHAS and for links to other astronomy resources go to www.nhastro.com.

Resources are listed at the end of the newsletters.