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Technology Training, Kindle Loans at Meredith Library

MEREDITH — So you're number five on the waiting list for your favorite author's latest book and don't think you can wait another minute. Why not try checking out the library's Kindle Fire? Tell us what book you want, we'll buy it instantly and download it onto the Kindle for you to read. Take our Kindle home and try it out for a week.

While you're using it, try watching one of the many movies or TV shows you can access for free using the library's Amazon Prime account. Play a game of Sudoku. Give the Kindle a good test drive in case you are considering purchasing one of your own.

Not sure how to use a Kindle Fire? Register for a class with Christopher. Chris offers thirty minute or one hour time slots for one-on-one technology assistance with laptops, PCs and tablets. Or, stop by Wednesdays between 6:30-7:30 p.m. for the Technology Drop-in Hour with Matthew. People with technology issues who need immediate assistance can stop in at that time without an appointment.

Already own a Kindle, tablet or other e-reader device? Don't forget that you can checkout and download ebooks and audio books from our website at www.meredithlibrary.org at no cost.

We also have wi-fi. Come in this summer with your iced coffee and enjoy the air conditioning while surfing the web or answering your emails. Bring in your laptop and access our genealogy databases such as Ancestry.com, AmericanAncestors and HeritageQuest.

Each month Christopher hosts a Computer Club where a technology topic is highlighted and then attendees are free to ask their own questions. It meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m.

If you don't have your own device, the library still offers eight public PCs. Time is limited to thirty minutes per user, but if no one is waiting, you may stay on as long as you like. Print copies for 20 cents per page. We also offer scanning services at no charge.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:09

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Laconia Community Center open on Saturdays

LACONIA — The Laconia Parks & Recreation Department would like to welcome everyone back to the Community Center as of June 7.

We will be having new gym times during the day on Saturdays throughout the summer and fall.
We will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for Family Open Gym Time for only $5 per family. There is new Pickleball time  time from1–3 p.m. for $2 per person and Ooen Basketball time for high school ages and up from 3-5 p.m. for $2 per person.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:06

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Gilford Parks & Rec sponsoring robotics camps

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is Sponsoring three one-week LEGO robotics camps the week of June 23 – June 27. The camps will take place at the Gilford Middle School from 9 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. depending upon the camp.

The “Super Hero Sidekick” is open to ages 4-5, the “Super Hero League” is open to children ages 6-9 years of age and the “Minecraft Robotics and Hovercraft” is open to children ages 9- 13 years of age. The cost for the "Super Hero Sidekick” program is $150. The “Super Hero League” and “Minecraft Robotics and Hovercraft” programs both cost $295 per person.

Participants can register on-line at www.letgoyourmind.com. For additional information contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:01

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WWII vet Guy Taylor visits D.C. as part of Honor Flight program

PLYMOUTH — On May 18, Guy Taylor, escorted by his guardian Tiffany Dube, flew to Washington, D.C. with Honor Flight New England, the organization makes it possible for World War II veterans and any disabled ones from around New England to tour the historic monuments built in their honor — free of charge.

On this trip, veterans visited the World War II, Vietnam, Korean, and Air Force Memorials. They also saw Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the memorial to the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Greeters saying thank you for the veterans' service were awaiting their arrival as they boarded the plane in Boston, once they touched down in Baltimore, and at just about every stop along the way. They had a police escort anytime that they were on a bus. On the way back to Baltimore, veterans were surprised by a "mail call" in which family members and children wrote letters of thanks for their service. Finally, for dinner veterans had an amazing barbecue buffet hosted by an American Legion in Baltimore.

During World War II, Mr. Taylor served in the US Army 64th Field Artillery Battalion Company C, 25th Infantry Division. He was stationed in the Philippines and then when the war ended, spent one year in Japan as part of the Army of Occupation. Once out of the service, he used his GI Bill to become a lineman and worked for White Mountain Power Company for five years. After that, he went to barber school in Nashua. He then came home to Plymouth, where he opened up his own business "Guy's Barber Shop," which he operated for 48 years before he retired.

Many people helped to make this trip a memory of a lifetime for Taylor. The Lamonte Kennison American Legion Post 76, Rumney, was gracious and donated the necessary $400 for Dube's fee as a guardian. Laura Welch was instrumental in helping to seek out this contribution. Richard Magoon, who is an Air Force Veteran himself, provided transportation to and from the airport. Marianne True and Gerry Buteau provided assistance in paying for fuel costs. Students from the Holderness Elementary School provided letters of thanks for the "mail call," as well as the veteran's family members. Keene Medical donated equipment to help assist Taylor on his flight. Finally, without the directors of this program Joe Byron and Sheila Peters none of this would be possible.

For more information on how to support Honor Flight New England, see pictures of recent trips, get an application for a veteran, or to become a guardian go to http://honorflightnewengland.org. Please feel free to also call Tiffany Dube at 536-2779 with any questions or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:58

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