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Join the Casual Bridge group on Wednesday afternoons for a relaxing and social gathering to play Bridge!

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This Week in History

Library Trustees Meeting
The Board of Library Trustees will meet on July 21st. Fund-raising plans for an addition that will allow access for all library users, is on the agenda. This meeting is open to the public and everyone interested in the Holderness Library is encouraged to attend.
Sit and knit!

Join the Friday morning knitters.
They meet every Friday at 10 for a companionable time to chat and knit together!

Our Mission: "To create a vibrant place where people can connect"

Holderness has a Little Free Library
Get your "beach reads" while it's hot!!

Thanks to Kathy and Jim Wieliczko, the town now has its own "Little Free Library" located at the town beach. Little Free Libraries became popular when the first one appeared in a small Wisconsin town in 2009. Now they are showing up everywhere!! The whole idea is to get books to people who might not make it in to the main library but would enjoy a book to read at the beach (or anywhere else!)  As the sign says, "Take a Book, Leave a Book." It is an honor system deal. The books in this little free library were donations left from the book sale and are in excellent condition - some even brand new. The Library is very grateful to Jim and Kathy Wieliczko, who built this wonderful little building, and to Tom Stepp who helped put it in place! Librarians Jackie and Kelly hope everyone  will enjoy our Little Free Library of Holderness!

Origami Master Charles "Chaz" Esseltine Will Be Visiting!!

We are very excited to announce that Origami Master (and Lego Master!) Charles "Chaz" Esseltine will be visiting the library and sharing his amazing talents with our young friends! On Friday August 1st Chaz will join kids for Legos at the Library at 10 a.m. and then he will lead an Origami program from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. The Legos is specially geared for children who are preschool age to 12 years, and the Origami is most suitable for ages 8 to adult. In fact we strongly encourage adults to come and enjoy making some fantastic paper creations with Chaz!!  Please mark your calendar, and don't miss this awesome activity!!

The Storywalk Experience
This year, we present "Little Beaver and The Echo" by Amy MacDonald
On July 3rd, the library, Holderness Recreation Department and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center shared the excitement of opening the story walk in a field beside the Science Center. The story that was selected for this year, Little Beaver and the Echo was written by Amy MacDonald who was present to sign books for participants. The story, about a little lonely beaver who finds many friends as he tries to "find" his echo, is beautifully illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies. It is hoped that everyone , young and old alike, will take advantage of this great opportunity to share a fabulous story while enjoying the outdoors! Don't forget to sign in at the mailbox at the beginning of the story walk!! Have fun!! And to learn more about the author, visit her web page at
Wednesday Book Discussions
2 Groups currently meet
Why join a Book Discussion Group?
A Book Discussion Group offers individuals an opportunity to read and share ideas and opinions of books in a friendly, relaxed environment. It encourages participants to read different types of books that they might otherwise overlook, and it gives everyone a chance to enjoy talking about the books that are read.  Please consider joining our group and enjoy the lively exchange of ideas
Holderness Library currently hosts two book discussion groups. One group meets at 12 noon at the Library. The next date for this group to meet is August 20th. We will be discussing "The Aviator's Wife", an interesting and engaging novel that takes us behind the scenes and into the heart of the woman who loved Charles Lindbergh.

The evening book group will be meeting at 6:30 on Wednesday, July 23rd. The book being discussed is "The Tortilla Curtain" by T,C. Boyle. This is a shocking and sometimes very harsh novel looking at immigration and how it affects communities and The American Dream.

Welcome to our new and improved Web Page. We have partnered with Piper Mountain Webs to provide everyone with a great browsing experience! Use the helpful links to connect to community departments. Check on new materials throughout the library. Use the new online catalog to find items to borrow, or to renew and reserve books and movies. Visit our kid-friendly pages for entertaining little videos, games, and activities. Peruse our schedule of events to plan family library visits. Use the handy link to download audio-books and e-books. Enjoy this technology to keep you connected to Holderness Library!