MOULTONBOROUGH — The lectures on the Civil War by Mike McKinley that were popular earlier in the summer at the Moultonborough Public Library are being repeated during the month of August in the evenings.
We begin on Monday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. with "The Three Days of Gettysburg," and continue on August 10 with "Andersonville: 26 Acres of Hell," concluding on August 17 with "A Misery Upon the Land: The Murder of Abraham Lincoln and the Final Days of the Civil War."
Summer Reading events continue during July. On Friday, July 24, there will be a superhero training session at 11 a.m. On Wednesday, July 29, the Interlakes Children's Theatre will be here for a special story time entitled "Seussical, Jr." at 2 p.m. On Tuesday, August 4, at 6 p.m., there will be a special storytime entitled "Heroes Don't Always Wear Capes," recognizing the excellent work done by our police and fire department, and on Wednesday, August 5, Reptiles on the Move will be here with a live animal presentation at 3 p.m. There will be a Rock Painting craft on Friday, August 7, at 10:30 a.m. Bring your own rock if you have a good one, or we will have some available.
The monthly Evening of Poetry will meet on Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. This month's featured reader will be Patricia Savage, followed by "open mike" time for audience members to share their creations. Patricia Savage is an educator, poet and musician. She runs a transition program for differently abled students @ Coe-Brown Academy.
On Wednesday, August 5, we welcome Bob Cottrell to talk about "White Mountain Art, History, & Nature: A Tour of the Notches," at 7 p.m. Did you know the White Mountains have attracted tourists and artists since the early 1800s? Come take an arm-chair tour of the White Mountain notches through 19th century paintings, photographs and postcards with Bob Cottrell and his program. This program will look at the history and nature behind the art, the geological formations that attracted the artists, waterfalls, flora and fauna, and the tools and techniques they used in their paintings, drawings, and prints, and the history they captured in their work such as farm and village life. Bob Cottrell is the curator of the Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library.
In upcoming technology classes, we have an Introduction to iPad and iPhone on Thursday, July 23, from 6:30 7:30 p.m., and again on Tuesday July 28 from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, July 30, from 6:30-7:30, and Tuesday, August 4, from 2-4 p.m. On Wednesday, July 29, there will be another "Device Open House" from 2-4 p.m. for those who would like to try our Kindle, iPad, and tablet. There will be another class on social media apps on Wednesday, August 5 from 2-4 p.m., and one of using your Kindle device to download free library books on Thursday, August 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Classes are taught by librarian Annemarie Welch.
Don Campbell of PC Handyman will also be teaching computer classes this summer. Hardware and Software: What to Buy meets on Mondays, August 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:30-11:30, and Facebook class meets on Wednesdays, August 12, 19, 26, and September 2, also from 10:30-11:30.
There is a Technology Users Group Mondays from 2-4 p.m. This is a drop-in group that discusses smartphones, iPhones, iPads, tablets, e-readers and other devices.