Homeschool Help!

Homeschooling in the Center Harbor area? The Nichols Library is here to support you. We subscribe to Practical Homeschooling, which offers class plans, curriculum guides and other handy advice.  Our book Homeschooling 101 by Erica Arndt walks you through the basics, from making plans to scheduling time  to staying the course.   You can also explore the library’s selection of step into reading books and youth non-fiction collection. Your library card also gives you access to the Explora database, another great source for class materials, and the NH van service, for materials from other libraries.  The library is also available as a place for you to work on assignments and network with other families who are teaching their kids at home.  Talk to our librarian about how we can help support your child’s education! 

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Dark Steel

In The Dark Side by Danielle Steel, a young woman who had been neglected as a child enters into motherhood with a determination to turn things around and raise her child right.  Her aspirations give way to fear as she senses the potential for abuse rising from within herself.

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The heebie-jeebies

In Old Bones by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, a research team assembles to seek the last camp of the Donner party, the snow-bound pioneers who fell to cannibalism as supplies ran out. new terrors await.  Historic interest gives way to terror as their discoveries provoke present day violence.   In The Institute by Stephen King, a boy is kidnapped and finds himself in a windowless room in a corridor occupied by other children.  Their common bond? Paranormal abilities   -telekinesis and telepathy—which are being exploited by their keepers for sinister purposes. Either tale is likely to give you a case of the heebie-jeebies.

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Saddle up!

September is National Library Card Month and the Nichols Library would like make this a banner month for registrations.  If you already have a card, reach out to a friend who is new to town or doesn’t have a card? Send them down! If you have kids in school or homeschool, a card could come in handy when it’s time for homework help!  If you are uncertain about your account being active, please call us at 253-6950 or stop by for a visit.  Finally, we want residents of neighboring communities to know that they are also welcome to apply for a card and that there is no registration fee involved. All who join get access to our fantastic collection (that’s what our current patrons tell us!) of books and DVDs, New Hampshire Downloadble Books, Hoopla Streaming Services and Ebsco references databases. That’s a lot of access for the small effort of registering! 

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New in Crime at Nichols

In Love and Death among the Cheetahs by Rhys Bowen, a group of hard-partying British aristocrats on holiday in Kenya find their revels cut short when one of their number is found dead, the apparent victim of a lion attack. But house guest and sometime detective Georgiana Rannoch, already on the hunt for an audacious thief among the revelers, suspects foul play. Fans of Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher, Agatha Christie’s Poirot or Dorothy Sayers’s Peter Wimsey would be well advised to give Georgie a chance.

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The Last Trial of Harper Lee

The Furious Hours is a “stunning true story” about an Alabama serial killer and a trial that became in obsessed for Harper Lee. Casey Cep brings to life both the shocking courtroom drama and Lee’s struggle to bring this Gothic story to the page.

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This Year’s Penny

A Better Man by Louise Penny begins with Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. This is, accord to the Wall Street Journal, “the best book yet in an outstanding, original oeuvre.”

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