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  1. Move & Groove

    October 7, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Let's get moving! In this program geared toward the younger crowd, we'll use scarves, musical instruments, a parachute, and other fun surprises to dance, play, and get those wiggles out! Best suited for newborns to age 6, in the Auditorium.

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  2. Adult Seasonal Coloring

    October 7, 2022, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Volpe Room

    Please join us for a 2-hour coloring session inspired by fall. We will provide pages and many coloring tool favorites but please feel free to bring your own! We will be meeting in the Volpe room near Non-Fiction accompanied by some instrumental music.

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  3. Library Closed for Columbus Day

    October 10, 2022, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    @
    Library - LPL

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  4. Drop-In Tech Help with Shayla

    October 11, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    Volpe Room

    Now with an additional time! Come to have your basic computer and electronic device questions answered by a librarian. Most Tuesdays at 10 am and most Wednesdays at 2 pm, in the Volpe Room; check our event calendar to confirm dates.

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  5. Social-Emotional Storytime

    October 11, 2022, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Big emotions can be tricky to handle, especially for young children. Join us for stories that talk about big challenges for little bodies such as sharing, waiting patiently, or feeling frustrated. Stories will be followed by a craft and handouts on supporting healthy social-emotional development are available for caregivers. Best suited for children aged 3-6 years old, in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  6. Drop Dead Gorgeous

    October 11, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    @
    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Corsets and crinolines and dyes, oh my! Join clothing historian Astrida Schaeffer for a visual tour of deadly Victorian fashions. With tales of poisonous dresses, flammable fabrics, bio-hazards, and more discover how women were dying to be fashionable — and how fashion fears were weaponized. Held in the Auditorium. Sign-up required. Call, email, or text the library to sign up: Phone: (603) 524-4775, Text: (603) 556-4666, Email: info@laconialibrary.org.

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  7. Toddler Time

    October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Toddler Time is a fun-filled hour with Jamie and is geared toward newborns and toddlers. We'll sing songs, move our bodies, read stories and do a craft each week! Younger or older siblings are always welcome too! In the Selig Storytime Room.

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  8. Drop-In Tech Help with Shayla

    October 12, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    @
    Volpe Room

    Now with an additional time! Come to have your basic computer and electronic device questions answered by a librarian. Most Tuesdays at 10 am and most Wednesdays at 2 pm, in the Volpe Room; check our event calendar to confirm dates.

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  9. Mystery Book Club: “The Temple House Vanishing”

    October 12, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Library Garden (Outside)

    Join us outside in the Library's beautiful garden (weather permitting) to discuss Rachel Donohue's "The Temple House Vanishing." Louisa is the new scholarship student at Temple House, a drafty, imposing cliffside boarding school full of girls as chilly as the mansion itself. There is one other outsider, an intense and compelling student provocateur named Victoria, and the two girls form a fierce bond. But their friendship is soon unsettled by a young art teacher, Mr. Lavelle, whose charismatic presence ignites tension and obsession in the cloistered world of the school. Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk. Sign-up required. Call, email, or text the library to sign up: Phone: (603) 524-4775, Text: (603) 556-4666, Email: info@laconialibrary.org.

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  10. Preschool Pals

    October 13, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Preschool Pals is geared toward Preschool aged kiddos (3-6 years old). Join Jamie for singing, dancing, crafting, and of course, we'll be reading some great books! Younger or older siblings are always welcome too! In the Selig Storytime Room.

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  11. Tinker Time: Creepy Carrots

    October 13, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Jasper Rabbit loves carrots from Crackenhopper Field, but what should he do when they start trying to follow him home?! Help save Jasper from the creepy carrots by building a structure to keep them in the field where they belong! Join us in the Selig Storytime Room for tinkering fun. Best suited for ages 5-12. Younger children are welcome but will need adult support.

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  12. Baby Bookworms

    October 14, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    This brand-new program is for our youngest library friends! Baby Bookworms is a half hour of fun for little ones (newborns to age 2) and their caregivers! We'll sing nursery rhymes, read short stories, and have plenty of playtime! Join us in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  13. Teen Craft: Fall Leaf Prints

    October 14, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Make fall leaf sun prints on solar drawing paper. For ages 9-18 in the Auditorium.

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  14. Drop-In Family Craft: Q-tip Painted Fall Trees

    October 15, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Create a sparkling fall tree with your handprint and cotton-swab brushes. Drop into the Selig Storytime Room for this fun craft for families with children.

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  15. Family Craft: Create your own Leaf Character

    October 17, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Come create your very own leaf character in the Selig Storytime room. In this autumn craft, we will be creating action figures using cardboard tubes, leaves, and our imaginations. Best suited for children ages 3-12, but families with younger children are welcome.

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  16. Drop-In Tech Help with Shayla

    October 18, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    Volpe Room

    Now with an additional time! Come to have your basic computer and electronic device questions answered by a librarian. Most Tuesdays at 10 am and most Wednesdays at 2 pm, in the Volpe Room; check our event calendar to confirm dates.

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  17. Adult Craft: Sock Gnome

    October 18, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    This month, our adult craft program is creating a fun seasonal decoration. Join us to create a gnome. No sewing is required, but we will be using hot glue. Held in the Auditorium, this creative craft for adults provides all materials to make one gnome. If you would like other colors than those provided, you may bring a fuzzy ankle sock (body) and fabric of your choice (hat). Sign-up is required as space and supplies are limited. Call, email, or text the library to reserve your spot. Phone: 524-4775, Text: 556-4666, Email: info@laconialibrary.org.

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  18. Social-Emotional Storytime

    October 18, 2022, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Big emotions can be tricky to handle, especially for young children. Join us for stories that talk about big challenges for little bodies such as sharing, waiting patiently, or feeling frustrated. Stories will be followed by a craft and handouts on supporting healthy social-emotional development are available for caregivers. Best suited for children aged 3-6 years old, in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  19. Lego Club

    October 18, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Join us for an hour of creative fun in the Children's Room! We'll provide the Lego bricks... all you need to bring is your imagination! Best for ages 5-12 in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  20. Adult Craft: Sock Gnome

    October 18, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    @
    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    This month, our adult craft program is creating a fun seasonal decoration. Join us to create a gnome. No sewing is required, but we will be using hot glue. Held in the Auditorium, this creative craft for adults provides all materials to make one gnome. If you would like other colors than those provided, you may bring a fuzzy ankle sock (body) and fabric of your choice (hat). Sign-up is required as space and supplies are limited. Call, email, or text the library to reserve your spot. Phone: 524-4775, Text: 556-4666, Email: info@laconialibrary.org.

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  21. Toddler Time

    October 19, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Toddler Time is a fun-filled hour with Jamie and is geared toward newborns and toddlers. We'll sing songs, move our bodies, read stories and do a craft each week! Younger or older siblings are always welcome too! In the Selig Storytime Room.

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  22. Drop-In Tech Help with Shayla

    October 19, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    @
    Volpe Room

    Now with an additional time! Come to have your basic computer and electronic device questions answered by a librarian. Most Tuesdays at 10 am and most Wednesdays at 2 pm, in the Volpe Room; check our event calendar to confirm dates.

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  23. Non-Fiction Book Club: “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law”

    October 19, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    The second meeting of the Non-fiction Book Club will be reading and discussing Mary Roach’s latest book “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law,” as they continue exploring animal intelligence. Mary Roach is renowned for bringing readers on some of the strangest, wildest, and, often, hilarious adventures all in the name of science. In Fuzz, she explores ways in which humans and wildlife resolve conflicts. In her search for information, she even taste-tests rat poison! Fuzz is guaranteed to be an intriguing read. Copies are available at the main circulation desk; the discussion will take place in the Auditorium; space is limited, so sign-up is required. Call, email, or text the library to sign up: Phone: (603) 524-4775, Text: (603) 556-4666, Email: info@laconialibrary.org.

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  24. Preschool Pals

    October 20, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Preschool Pals is geared toward Preschool aged kiddos (3-6 years old). Join Jamie for singing, dancing, crafting, and of course, we'll be reading some great books! Younger or older siblings are always welcome too! In the Selig Storytime Room.

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  25. Movie Night: Cruella

    October 20, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    @
    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Come for a special movie night at the library with a screening of the dark Disney live-action film "Cruella", starring Emma Stone.   Estella is a young and clever grifter who's determined to make a name for herself in the fashion world. She soon meets a pair of thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they build a life for themselves on the streets of London. However, when Estella befriends fashion legend, Baroness von Hellman, she embraces her wicked side to become the raucous and revenge-bent Cruella. Run time: 2 hr. 14 min. Rated PG-13. Held in the Auditorium for patrons over the age of 13.

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  26. Move & Groove

    October 21, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Let's get moving! In this program geared toward the younger crowd, we'll use scarves, musical instruments, a parachute, and other fun surprises to dance, play, and get those wiggles out! Best suited for newborns to age 6, in the Auditorium.

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  27. Drop-In Family & Teen Craft: Mason Jar Pumpkin Lanterns

    October 22, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Make a mason jar pumpkin lantern with tissue paper and mod podge, LED candle included! This drop-in craft is for kids through teens in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  28. Family Craft: Coffee Filter Bats

    October 24, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    We're going batty! Join us in the Selig Storytime Room to make these cute bat friends! Best for ages 3-12.

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  29. Drop-In Tech Help with Shayla

    October 25, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    Volpe Room

    Now with an additional time! Come to have your basic computer and electronic device questions answered by a librarian. Most Tuesdays at 10 am and most Wednesdays at 2 pm, in the Volpe Room; check our event calendar to confirm dates.

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  30. Social-Emotional Storytime

    October 25, 2022, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Big emotions can be tricky to handle, especially for young children. Join us for stories that talk about big challenges for little bodies such as sharing, waiting patiently, or feeling frustrated. Stories will be followed by a craft and handouts on supporting healthy social-emotional development are available for caregivers. Best suited for children aged 3-6 years old, in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  31. Teen Manga Club

    October 25, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Come to the Manga Club to talk about all things manga! For ages 13-18 in the Auditorium, snacks will be provided.

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  32. Halloween History, Folklore & Magic with Roxie Zwicker

    October 25, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    @
    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Join Mystery Maven Roxie Zwicker for an enchanted evening exploring the magic of the Halloween/Samhain season. The fields are bare, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and the skies are going gray and turning cold. October offers us a variety of natural magical tools around us, from nuts, pumpkins, colorful leaves, and cornstalks, you can feel the energy in the air! Discover the history and customs of Halloween enchantments in this entertaining session full of spooky lore and legend. Dive into the traditions of the holiday and discover little-known lore and delight in Victorian divinatory tools. This presentation features a large variety of vintage photos and ephemera to bring guests back in a virtual time machine of Halloween from Victorian times through the 1940s. Held in the Auditorium, this program is for adults. Space is limited, so sign-up is required. Call, email, or text the library to sign up: Phone: (603) 524-4775, Text: (603) 556-4666, Email: info@laconialibrary.org.

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  33. Toddler Time Halloween Party

    October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Happy Halloween! Wear your favorite costume, bring a snack to share if you would like, and get ready for a not-so-spooky good time! Best for newborns to age 3 in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  34. Drop-In Tech Help with Shayla

    October 26, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    @
    Volpe Room

    Now with an additional time! Come to have your basic computer and electronic device questions answered by a librarian. Most Tuesdays at 10 am and most Wednesdays at 2 pm, in the Volpe Room; check our event calendar to confirm dates.

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  35. Preschool Pals Halloween Party

    October 27, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Happy Halloween! This Storytime for our Preschool Pals is a chance to show off your best costume, eat a snack with friends, and have a spooktacular time! Please bring a snack to share if you would like! Best for ages 3-6 in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  36. Haunted House Tinker Time

    October 27, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Our Halloween Tinker Time is monstrously fun. We will read some hauntingly good stories, then construct haunted houses using ghostly packing peanuts, candy corn, and toothpicks! Best for ghouls and goblins aged 3-12, but families with younger monsters are welcome too. In the Selig Storytime Room.

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  37. Public Notice of Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    October 27, 2022, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    Volpe Room

    Public Notice LACONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 5:30 pm The Laconia Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at the Laconia Public Library in the Volpe Room at 5:30 pm on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

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  38. Pumpkin Fest Family & Teen Craft: Pumpkin Slime

    October 28, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Kick off Pumpkin Fest with some Pumpkin Slime! For kids through teens in the Auditorium.

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  39. Pumpkin Fest Storytime

    October 29, 2022, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Happy Pumpkin Fest! We're excited to join in the fun with a special pumpkin-themed storytime for birth to 6-year-olds in the Selig Storytime Room! Come enjoy a little bit of song and dance, along with some fun stories and a pumpkin craft! After, feel free to stay and play a while in our Children's Room!

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  40. Pumpkin Fest Family Craft: Mini Pumpkin Painting

    October 29, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    The Pumpkin Festivities continue with a fun afternoon craft! Take a break inside the cozy library and join us in the Selig Storytime Room for an easy painting craft. We'll be decorating mini foam pumpkins to take home and enjoy throughout the spooky season! Supplies are limited to 30 people for this program. Best for ages 3-12.

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  41. Trick-or-Treating at the Library!

    October 31, 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    @
    Children’s Room

    Happy Halloween! When you're out trick-or-treating, don't forget to stop by the Children's Room for candy!

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