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About Nichols Memorial Library

Institutional account for James E Nichols Memorial Library in Center Harbor NH.

Update from the Trustees

January 4, 2021 Dear Library Patrons, Members of our Community and Visitors: We hope you and your families are doing well and staying safe as the pandemic unfortunately persists into the New Year. During this difficult time, the Trustees and … Continue reading

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Wyld Stallyns ride again!

80s slackers Bill and Ted, now middle-aged dads, discover that the hit song they are still trying to write is the only thing that will save humanity! Will the Wyld Stallyns save the day again? Find out in Bill and … Continue reading

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A word from Glenn

Earlier this fall, library assistant Glenn Walter retired after eight years at the Nichols Library. Read Glenn’s farewell letter to the Center Harbor community, in which he expresses his joy and gratitude for his years here.

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No new curbside Monday

I am not able to be in Center Harbor Monday (12/14), but am planning a make-up day for new requests on Tuesday.

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Kinnaman to retire as library director

Allen Jon Kinnaman, director of the James E. Nichols Memorial Library from 2005 through 2020, will retire at the end of the year.  Library Assistant Glenn Walter retired earlier this year.  Circulation Assistant Lois Brady will provide interim services while … Continue reading

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Stock up for the Holiday.

The Nichols Library will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Nov 25th, 26th and 27th) this week. We will be back open for curbside delivery on Monday, 11/30. We will also be getting an inter-library loan delivery.

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What to read? Book group fav

Things Fall Apart by Nigerian novelist, essayist, and poet Chinua Achebe (1930; d.2013) is a book group perennial.

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What to read? high adventure!

From pieces of eight to tales of Gothic horror, Robert Louis Stevenson (11/13/1850) was a masterful teller of tales. Tight plotting and memorable characters don’t grow old. Treasure Island‘s voyage for pirate treasure is made memorable by John Silver’s loveable … Continue reading

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What to Read? Real life snapshots

Tracy Kidder‘s (11/12/1945) non-fiction stories offer snapshots of life as it is lived. He is the author of House, Home Town, A Truck Full of Money, Strength in what Remains, Mountains beyond Mountains, My Detachment, and Among Schoolchildren.

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What to read? War stories, horror stories and yore stories.

Authors of note with early November birthdays. James Jone’s WW2 novels (From Here to Eternity, The Thin Red Line) spoke from the common soldier’s point of view. Bram Stoker, theater impressario and staunch rationalist, helped invent the Gothic horror genre … Continue reading

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