Haston Library Happenings

  • Nature Camp July 20-24 2015
  • Art Camp July 27-30 2015
  • Woodworking Camp Aug 10-14 2015
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    Join us for a lively discussion
    of
    The Buddha in the Attic
    by
    Julie Otska,
    Thursday, May 21, 1pm ‘
    at the
    Haston Library.

    Books available at the library

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    Meet The Author

    Friday, May 29, 7pm
    at the
    Haston Library

    Peter Shea
    author of
    Vermont Trout Ponds

    Authors books will be available for purchase

    Enter a raffle for a copy of
    Vermont Trout Streams
    and
    In The Company of Trout
    with
    5 of Peter’s hand-tied flies.
    Tickets are available at the
    Eloquent Page Main St., St. Albans
    and the
    Haston Library in Franklin.

    $5 a ticket or 3 tickets for $10
    Raffle is a benefit for the
    Haston Library.

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    Kittens come to Story Hour

    Saturday May 2, 10am
    at the
    Franklin School

    Kittens from the Franklin County Humane Society visit

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    Topic
    The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
    by
    Gabrielle Zevin

    Thursday April 30th at 1pm
    at the
    Haston Library.

    Books available at the library
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    Cardboard Robots

    Robot1
    Come build a robot out of a cardboard box! Add a motor and markers, then watch it make designs without human help. Experiment with adjustments to change the design. Learn about polarity, circuits and geometry. The robot is yours to keep. Hot glue will be used. Children under 10, please bring an adult helper. Please preregister!

    Saturday, April 25 at 10am

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    Spring Books

    A Dangerous Place


    Maisie Dobbs returns in a powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy: a brutal murder in the British garrison town of Gibraltar leads the investigator into a web of lies, deceit, and danger. Spring 1937. In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability—and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England: her aging father, Frankie Dobbs, is not getting any younger. On a ship bound for England, Maisie realizes she isn’t ready to return. Against the wishes of the captain who warns her, “You will be alone in a most dangerous place,” she disembarks in Gibraltar. Though she is on her own, Maisie is far from alone: the British garrison town is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil war across the border in Spain. And the danger is very real. Days after Maisie’s arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar’s Sephardic Jewish community, Sebastian Babayoff, is murdered, and Maisie becomes entangled in the case, drawing the attention of the British Secret Service. Under the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on “the Rock”—arguably Britain’s most important strategic territory—and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process. At a crossroads between her past and her future, Maisie must choose a direction, knowing that England is, for her, an equally dangerous place, but in quite a different way.

    Author: Jacqueline Winspear
    Publisher: Harper
    Published: 2015-03-17
    ISBN: 9780062220554

    Dead Wake


    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger’s U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small—hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more—all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history. It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.

    Author: Erik Larson
    Publisher: Crown
    Published: 2015-03-10
    ISBN: 9780307408860

    The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy


    Given days to live and attended by a cast of well-wishers, Queenie Hennessy hides the existence of a long letter to Harold Fry revealing shocking and beautiful truths about her life. By the author of the international best-seller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. 50,000 first printing.

    Author: Rachel Joyce
    Publisher: Random House
    Published: 2015-03-03
    ISBN: 9780812996678

    Get What’s Yours


    Helps those nearing retirement make the best decisions about their Social Security benefits by detailing techniques and options like “file and suspend” and “start stop start” to maximize their benefit income for a variety of different life situations.

    Author: Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller, Paul Solman
    Publisher: Simon and Schuster
    Published: 2015-02-17
    ISBN: 9781476772295

    Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule


    A reimagining of the life of Civil War general’s wife and First Lady Julia Grant traces her unlikely courtship and marriage, her relationship with a psychic slave who shared her name and their shared lives during and after the war. By the best-selling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker.

    Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
    Publisher: Dutton Adult
    Published: 2015-03-03
    ISBN: 9780525954293

    The Girl on the Train


    Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers.

    Author: Paula Hawkins
    Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
    Published: 2015-01-13
    ISBN: 9781594633669

    Anna’s Crossing


    When Anna König first meets Bairn, the Scottish ship carpenter of the Charming Nancy, their encounter is anything but pleasant. Anna is on the ship only to ensure the safe arrival of her loved ones to the New World. Hardened by years of living at sea, Bairn resents toting these naïve farmers–dubbed “Peculiars” by deckhands–across the ocean. As delays, storms, illness, and diminishing provisions afflict crew and passengers alike, Bairn finds himself drawn to Anna’s serene nature. For her part, Anna can’t seem to stay below deck and far away from the aloof ship’s carpenter, despite warnings. When an act of sacrifice leaves Anna in a perilous situation, Bairn discovers he may not have left his faith as firmly in the past as he thought. But has the revelation come too late? Amish fiction favorite Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her fans back to the beginning of Amish life in America with this fascinating glimpse into the first ocean crossing as seen through the eyes of a devout young woman and an irreverent man. Blending the worlds of Amish and historical fiction, Fisher is sure to delight her longtime fans even as she attracts new ones with her superb and always surprise-filled writing.

    Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
    Publisher: Revell
    Published: 2015-03-03
    ISBN: 0800723198

    The Whites


    The Whites is the electrifying debut of a new master of American crime fiction, Harry Brandt—the pen name of novelist Richard Price Back in the run-and-gun days of the mid-90s, when Billy Graves worked in the South Bronx as part of an anti-crime unit known as the Wild Geese, he made headlines by accidentally shooting a 10-year-old boy while stopping an angel-dusted berserker in the street. Branded as a cowboy by his higher-ups, for the next eighteen years Billy endured one dead-end posting after another. Now in his early forties, he has somehow survived and become a sergeant in Manhattan Night Watch, a small team of detectives charged with responding to all night-time felonies from Wall Street to Harlem. Night Watch usually acts a set-up crew for the day shift, but when Billy is called to a 4:00 a.m. fatal slashing of a man in Penn Station, his investigation of the crime moves beyond the usual handoff. And when he discovers that the victim was once a suspect in the unsolved murder of a 12-year-old boy—a brutal case with connections to the former members of the Wild Geese—the bad old days are back in Billy’s life with a vengeance, tearing apart enduring friendships forged in the urban trenches and even threatening the safety of his family. Richard Price, one of America’s most gifted novelists, has always written brilliantly about cops, criminals, and New York City. Now, writing as Harry Brandt, he is poised to win a huge following among all those who hunger for first-rate crime fiction.

    Author: Harry Brandt
    Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
    Published: 2015-02-17
    ISBN: 0805093990

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