Would you please share a recipe for the Haston Library Cookbook?
Deadline for recipes is April 1st.
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or drop recipes off at the library.

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Adult Book Discussion

Before I Go To Sleep
S.J. Watson

Thursday, February 26, 1pm
at the
Haston Library.

Books available at the library

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Squishy Circuits

February 28th, 10am
at the
Haston Library


Build playful and colorful sculptures using conductive and insulating play dough. Using jumbo LEDs and batteries we’ll build parallel and series circuits and then use these patterns to build unique sculptures that light up! This engaging activity allows for all the fun of the play dough you are used to. Learning about circuits has never been so hands-on and accessible to young kids. That said, we know plenty of adults who love playing with Squishy Circuits as much as the youngsters.


Please register in advance.
Children keep their squishy circuit sculptures.
Program is free.

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Story Hour


Story Hour
Saturday, February 7th
10am at the Haston Library.

Preschoolers and their caretakers enjoy stories, songs, and a craft with a Valentine theme.

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New Books For Jan-Feb 2015

Being Mortal

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession’s ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person’s last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Published: 2014-10-07
ISBN: 9780805095159

Cold Cold Heart

Struggling with PTSD a year after escaping a serial killer, television reporter Dana Nolan uses her investigative skills to reclaim the missing pieces of her life and take another look at the case of her best friend’s disappearance after high school graduation.

Author: Tami Hoag
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Published: 2015-01-13
ISBN: 9780525954545

8 Keys to End Bullying: Strategies for Parents & Schools (8 Keys to Mental Health)

Tackling an all-too-prevalent problem among kids with 8 smart, practical strategies. Groundbreaking books have peered into the psychology of bullying and the cultural climate that—seemingly now more than ever—gives rise to such cruelty and aggression. But few have been able to synthesize what we know into 8 simple, targeted “keys” that equip educators, professionals, and parents with practical strategies to tackle the issue head-on. This book answers that call. Social media bullying—and the recent tragedies stemming from it—has given the widespread problem a new dimension. While no magic cure-all exists, adults can learn and implement all sorts of quick and easy techniques that can make a huge difference in the lives of kids. In 8 core strategies, this book lays them out, from establishing meaningful connections with kids to creating a positive school climate, addressing cyberbullying, building social emotional competence, reaching out to bullies, empowering bystanders, and much more.

Author: Signe Whitson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 2014-05-26
ISBN: 9780393709285

Wood Heat

Using the latest technologies to stay warm safely, cleanly and efficiently. Wood Heat is a comprehensive and practical homeowner’s guide to using wood as a reliable source of heat with the latest wood stoves and traditional fireplaces. The book explores the efficiency of wood compared to other fuels, the environmental impacts of various fuel types as well as sustainability issues that have led to so many adopting a wood-burning lifestyle. Heating with wood does more than keep a house warm. Though it can be a hands-on expression of self-reliance, it does bring us closer to the land by using fuel that is renewable and sustainably harvested, and renews our wonder in the cycle of the seasons. And the biggest benefit is that wood heat saves money in the long run. There are four ways that wood can be used to heat a home or cottage: wood stoves (the most popular), fireplace inserts, pellet stoves and masonry heaters. Wood Heat explains the pros and cons of each. The book provides all of the information and advice needed to convert to a wood-heated life. How-to topics include step by step directions. They include: The comparative advantages of heating with wood Buying, cutting, splitting, stacking, storing and moving firewood Building the perfect woodpile Varieties of wood and their burning characteristics The latest technology for burning wood efficiently and cleanly Energy content of wood varieties per air-dried cord (BTUs) Catalytic and non-catalytic stoves Cooking with a wood stove How to make a good fire Essential hearth and fireplace tools Sizing wood-burning appliances A chimney maintenance checklist. Currently, over 10 million U.S. households use wood as their main heating fuel or to supplement other forms of heating. Unstable, increasing fuel costs and the desire of many people to move toward self-sufficiency will only increase the numbers of those choosing to burn wood for heat. Wood Heat is the ideal guide for all.

Author: Andrew Jones
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
Published: 2014-09-01
ISBN: 9781770852990

The Rosie Effect

The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Rosie Project, starring the same extraordinary couple now living in New York and unexpectedly expecting their first child. Get ready to fall in love all over again. Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge because— surprise!—Rosie is pregnant. Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie. As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia to reconcile, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business, and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him the most. Graeme Simsion first introduced these unforgettable characters in The Rosie Project, which NPR called “sparkling entertainment along the lines of Where’d You Go Bernadette and When Harry Met Sally.” The San Francisco Chronicle said, “sometimes you just need a smart love story that will make anyone, man or woman, laugh out loud.” If you were swept away by the book that’s captivated a million readers worldwide, you will love The Rosie Effect.

Author: Graeme Simsion
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: 2014-12-30
ISBN: 9781476767314

The Infinite Sea

A sequel to the best-selling The 5th Wave finds survivors Cassie, Ben and Ringer enduring a fifth attack by Other invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race by eliminating all trustworthy human characteristics. By the award-winning author of The Monstrumologist. Simultaneous eBook.

Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Published: 2014-09-16
ISBN: 9780399162428

My True Love Gave To Me

Featuring contributions by such best-selling young adult authors as Jenny Han, Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan, an anthology of 12 holiday-themed romances follows relationships that blossom during Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice and Kwanzaa.

Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Macmillan
Published: 2014-10-14
ISBN: 9781250059307

The Nightingale

In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are. FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive. Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can…completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others. With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France–a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Published: 2015-02-03
ISBN: 1466850604

The Boston Girl

When Addie Baum’s 22-year old granddaughter asks her about her childhood, Addie realises the moment has come to relive the full history that shaped her.
Addie Baum was a Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant Jewish parents who lived a very modest life. But Addie’s intelligence and curiosity propelled her to a more modern path. Addie wanted to finish high school and to go to college. She wanted a career, to find true love. She wanted to escape the confines of her family. And she did.
Told against the backdrop of World War I, and written with the same immense emotional impact that has made Diamant’s previous novels bestsellers, The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman’s complicated life in the early 20th Century, and a window into the lives of all women seeking to understand the world around them.

Author: Anita Diamant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published: Feb 12, 2015
ISBN: 9780857208927

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December 20, 2014 · 7:13 pm
Merry Christmas
Happy New Year

The Haston Library will be closed
Thursday, December 25th
Friday, December 26th
Thursday, January 1st.

The Haston Library staff and the Board of Trustees would like to thank
the following volunteers for their time, donations and support:

Eric & Amy Beauregard
Luke Donforth
Jay & Debra Denault
James & Jennifer Dewing
Leif Engstrom
Bob Engstrom
John Fitzgerald
Sadie Fitzgerald
Peter & Michele St. Germaine
Vickie Gratton
Ellen Haselman
Latimer Hoke
David Hoke
Tim Hopkins
Art LeDuc
Ben Maddox
Kimberly Gates Maynard
Breanna Messier
Cindy Messier
Felicia Messier
Sally Peloubet
Jennifer & Curtis Ploof
Carole Richards
Kathy Rouleau
Alisha Sawyer
Chris and Annie Wagner

The Franklin Geeks

Thank You!

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