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  1. Sensory Storytime

    October 2, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Selig Storytime Room

    Mondays are for messy play at Sensory Storytime! Join us at 10 am for songs, stories, and sensory bin fun followed by an engaging art activity. This program is suited for newborns to age 6 in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  2. Lego Club

    October 2, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Selig Storytime Room

    Join us for creative fun in the Selig Storytime Room! We'll provide the Lego bricks... all you need to bring is your imagination! Best for ages 6-11. No sign-up is required.

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  3. Drop-In Tech Help

    October 3, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Volpe Room

    Drop in during our hour of technical help and have your basic computer and electronic device questions answered by a librarian. Held most Tuesdays at 10 am and most Wednesdays at 2 pm, in the Volpe Room; check our event calendar to confirm dates. No sign-up is required.

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  4. Teen Mindfulness

    October 3, 2023, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Feeling stressed? Join us to learn a variety of mindfulness techniques from Karen Deighan of the NH Cooperative Extension. For ages 9-18 in the Laconia Rotary Hall Auditorium.

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  5. Toddler Time

    October 4, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Selig Storytime Room

    Toddler Time is a fun-filled hour geared toward newborns and toddlers. We'll sing songs, move our bodies, read stories, and do a craft each week! Younger or older siblings are always welcome. Join us in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  6. Writing Group

    October 4, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Whether you have had work published, or never written more than a grocery list, if you are interested in writing and want to meet other people who share that interest then this is the place for you! Each month we will do a short (5-10 minute) writing prompt, discuss what it is we’ve been working on (or would like to start writing), and what issues we face when we try to write but the words just aren’t flowing. With occasional guest speakers and suggested reading, this group is geared towards getting you to put pen to paper and use writing as both a creative outlet and a mindfulness tool. Sharing your work will be completely voluntary at every step of the way. Please be sure to bring the writing implement/s of your choice: pen and paper, laptop, tablet. No sign-up is required.

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  7. Preschool Pals

    October 5, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Selig Storytime Room

    Preschool Pals is geared toward preschoolers 3 to 6 years old. Join us for singing, dancing, crafting, and of course, we'll be reading some great books! Younger or older siblings are always welcome. Join us in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  8. StitchCraft

    October 5, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    Volpe Room

    Bring your current project to this informal meet-up and make progress on your creation while in the company of other fiber enthusiasts! Knitters, crocheters, quilters, embroiderers, needle-felters; ALL are welcome! This group happens every other Thursday from 10–11:30 am. No sign-up is required.

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  9. Evening Non-Fiction Book Group: “The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper” by Hallie Rubenhold

    October 5, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    The Nonfiction Book Group will be creepin' it real in October as they read “The Five” by Hallie Rubenhold. Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine, and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. For over a century, newspapers have been keen to tell us that "the Ripper" preyed on prostitutes. Not only is this untrue, as historian Hallie Rubenhold has discovered, it has prevented the real stories of these fascinating women from being told. In this devastating narrative of five lives, Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, revealing a world not just of Dickens and Queen Victoria, but of poverty, homelessness, and rampant misogyny. They died because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time--but their greatest misfortune was to be born a woman. Sign-up for the book group is required, copies of the book are available at the Library. Call: (603) 524-4775 or Email: info@laconialibrary.org to register; held in the Laconia Rotary Hall Auditorium.

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  10. Move & Groove

    October 6, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Let's get moving! In this program, we'll use scarves, musical instruments, a parachute, and other fun surprises to dance, play, and get those wiggles out! Best suited for newborns to age 6, in the Laconia Rotary Hall Auditorium.

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  11. Library Closed for Columbus Day

    October 9, 2023, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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    Library - LPL

    The Laconia Public Library will be closed Monday, October 9, 2023.

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  12. Drop-In Tech Help

    October 10, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Volpe Room

    Drop in during our hour of technical help and have your basic computer and electronic device questions answered by a librarian. Held most Tuesdays at 10 am and most Wednesdays at 2 pm, in the Volpe Room; check our event calendar to confirm dates. No sign-up is required.

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  13. Teen Gaming Club

    October 10, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Play Mario Kart on the big screen in the Auditorium! For ages 12-18 in the Laconia Rotary Hall Auditorium.

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  14. Toddler Time

    October 11, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Toddler Time is a fun-filled hour geared toward newborns and toddlers. We'll sing songs, move our bodies, read stories, and do a craft each week! Younger or older siblings are always welcome. Join us in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  15. Mystery Book Club: “Daisy Darker” by Alice Feeney

    October 11, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Daisy Darker was born with a broken heart. Now after years of avoiding each other, Daisy’s entire family is assembling for Nana’s 80th birthday party in her crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. At the stroke of midnight, as a storm rages, Nana is found dead. And an hour later, the next family member follows. Trapped on an island where someone is killing them one by one, the Darkers must reckon with their present mystery as well as their past secrets, before the tide goes out and all is revealed. Sign-up for the book club is required, copies of the book are available at the Library. Call: (603) 524-4775 or Email: info@laconialibrary.org to register; held in the Laconia Rotary Hall Auditorium.

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  16. NEA Big Read Book Discussion: “The Bear” by Andrew Krivak

    October 11, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, and is meant to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience. As part of the Big Read, a scholar-led book discussion, facilitated by Mohamed Defaa, will be held at the Laconia Library on Wednesday, October 11 at 6:00 pm to discuss Andrew Krivak's "The Bear". Set in a post-apocalyptic future, The Bear is a story of the last two people on earth—a father and daughter. The novel explores powerful themes about the importance of intergenerational storytelling, our complicated relationship with the environment, and how to prepare for an unknown future. Copies of the book will be available at Laconia Library. Sign-up required. Call: (603) 524-4775 or email: info@laconialibrary.org to register.

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  17. Preschool Pals

    October 12, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Preschool Pals is geared toward preschoolers 3 to 6 years old. Join us for singing, dancing, crafting, and of course, we'll be reading some great books! Younger or older siblings are always welcome. Join us in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  18. Tarot 101: Beyond Fortune-Telling

    October 12, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    This lecture-style program is for anyone who wants to learn more about tarot cards, using the Smith-Rider-Waite deck as a guide. The presentation will cover basic tarot theory, giving an overview of a 78-card tarot deck. We’ll approach the tarot holistically, as a symbolic and archetypal language. Attendees are encouraged to bring a notebook and pen, and a favorite tarot deck (it’s okay if you don’t have one). This program isn’t about “fortune-telling,” psychic predictions, or pinning down “what the cards mean.” This program will not include personalized readings or card interpretations from Kate, instead, it is about empowering you to explore new avenues of self-reflection! Kate Sheridan, a.k.a. The Laundress, is a tarot reader and astrologer who believes that fortunes are created rather than told. Her approach is therapeutic rather than predictive, and her work is deeply informed by Jungian psychology. Held in the Library's auditorium, sign-up is not required.

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  19. Book Discussion with Alex Prud'homme, Author of "Dinner With The President"

    October 14, 2023, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Lakeport Opera House

    Join the Laconia Public Library, the Putnam Fund, and the Laconia Daily Sun at the Lakeport Opera House for a Book discussion with Alex Prud'homme, author of "Dinner with the President." The discussion includes a lecture with a PowerPoint presentation and Q&A session, followed by a cocktail reception/discussion in the bar area with a cash bar and dessert. "Dinner with the President" is described as a wonderfully entertaining, often surprising history of presidential taste, from the grim meals eaten by Washington and his starving troops at Valley Forge to Trump’s fast-food burgers and Biden’s ice cream—what they ate, why they ate it, and what it tells us about the state of the nation. Admission is free to the public. Tickets will be issued in advance and standbys will be allowed in as space allows on the evening of the event. Tickets are available from the Laconia Public Library or The Laconia Daily Sun.

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  20. Sensory Storytime

    October 16, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Selig Storytime Room

    Mondays are for messy play at Sensory Storytime! Join us at 10 am for songs, stories, and sensory bin fun followed by an engaging art activity. This program is suited for newborns to age 6 in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  21. Lego Club

    October 16, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Join us for creative fun in the Selig Storytime Room! We'll provide the Lego bricks... all you need to bring is your imagination! Best for ages 6-11. No sign-up is required.

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  22. Drop-In Tech Help

    October 17, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Volpe Room

    Drop in during our hour of technical help and have your basic computer and electronic device questions answered by a librarian. Held most Tuesdays at 10 am and most Wednesdays at 2 pm, in the Volpe Room; check our event calendar to confirm dates. No sign-up is required.

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  23. Fantastic Fiction Book Group: “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” by Ocean Vuong

    October 17, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Join us for Fantastic Fiction, a new book group run by several Laconia Library staff members. Fantastic Fiction will explore different genres in fiction and meet monthly to discuss the book they read. This month the group will read and discuss “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” by Ocean Vuong, a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness. Sign-up for the book group is required, copies of the book are available at the Library. Call: (603) 524-4775 or Email: info@laconialibrary.org to register; held in the Laconia Rotary Hall Auditorium.

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  24. Toddler Time

    October 18, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Toddler Time is a fun-filled hour geared toward newborns and toddlers. We'll sing songs, move our bodies, read stories, and do a craft each week! Younger or older siblings are always welcome. Join us in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  25. Teen Art Club

    October 18, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Share your latest creative pieces at the Teen Art Club. This month we will raffle off a set of charcoal pencils at the end of the program! For ages 12-18 in the Laconia Rotary Hall Auditorium.

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  26. Decoding the Mysteries of Cats: Why Cats Do What They Do

    October 18, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Join us for this LIVE Zoom Presentation in which Stephen Quandt, founder of Stephen Quandt Feline Behavior Associates, LLC and a certified Feline Training and Behavior Specialist, will explore the hunting and resting behavior of cats, how cats interact with humans, the relationship between hunger, appetite, metabolism, and exercise for cats, plus much more! There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions. Registration is required. Please visit the following link to register: https://forms.gle/9G8dQdnN9gFtFNGj7

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  27. Preschool Pals

    October 19, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Selig Storytime Room

    Preschool Pals is geared toward preschoolers 3 to 6 years old. Join us for singing, dancing, crafting, and of course, we'll be reading some great books! Younger or older siblings are always welcome. Join us in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  28. StitchCraft

    October 19, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Volpe Room

    Bring your current project to this informal meet-up and make progress on your creation while in the company of other fiber enthusiasts! Knitters, crocheters, quilters, embroiderers, needle-felters; ALL are welcome! This group happens every other Thursday from 10–11:30 am. No sign-up is required.

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  29. NEA Big Read: Evening Sky Watch in the Library Garden with the New Hampshire Astronomical Society

    October 19, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Library Garden (Outside)

    Join us in the Laconia Public Library garden for an evening Sky Watch hosted by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society (NHAS)! This all-ages event will take place on Thursday, October 19 at 6 pm, (rain date Thursday, October 26 at 6 pm). NHAS will give participants a tour of the night sky using telescopes. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescope or share the ones provided. All participants will have the opportunity to look at stars and other celestial bodies found in the night sky. The Sky Watch is being held in conjunction with New Hampshire’s 2023 Big Read. Laconia Public Library, in partnership with New Hampshire Humanities, supports NH’s 2023 Big Read of The Bear by Andrew Krivak. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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  30. Move & Groove

    October 20, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Let's get moving! In this program, we'll use scarves, musical instruments, a parachute, and other fun surprises to dance, play, and get those wiggles out! Best suited for newborns to age 6, in the Laconia Rotary Hall Auditorium.

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  31. Children’s Spooky Book Giveaway

    October 23, 2023, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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    Children’s Room

    Drop your name in the jack-o-lantern at the children's desk from October 1st to October 21st to be entered into a drawing for a spooky book. The drawing will be on Monday, October 23.

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  32. Sensory Storytime

    October 23, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Selig Storytime Room

    Mondays are for messy play at Sensory Storytime! Join us at 10 am for songs, stories, and sensory bin fun followed by an engaging art activity. This program is suited for newborns to age 6 in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  33. Drop-In Tech Help

    October 24, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Volpe Room

    Drop in during our hour of technical help and have your basic computer and electronic device questions answered by a librarian. Held most Tuesdays at 10 am and most Wednesdays at 2 pm, in the Volpe Room; check our event calendar to confirm dates. No sign-up is required.

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  34. Teen Manga & Anime Club

    October 24, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Come to the monthly Manga and Anime Club to talk about all your favorites! This month we will watch an anime episode chosen by the group, courtesy of Crunchyroll. Snacks will be provided, for ages 12-18 in the Laconia Rotary Hall Auditorium.

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  35. Kids Graphic Novels Club

    October 24, 2023, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Selig Storytime Room

    Do you love graphic novels and are you looking for your next favorite comic to read? Are you interested in starting to draw your own graphic novels? Come join us for our new monthly program, Kid's Graphic Novels Club! We will feature some of our favorite graphic novels from the Children's Room and provide materials for starting your own graphic novel. Best for ages 6-11 in the Selig Storytime Room. No sign-up is required.

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  36. Toddler Time

    October 25, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Toddler Time is a fun-filled hour geared toward newborns and toddlers. We'll sing songs, move our bodies, read stories, and do a craft each week! Younger or older siblings are always welcome. Join us in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  37. Let's Create! Coffin Zen Gardens

    October 25, 2023, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Join us as we decorate a tombstone and craft some calming coffin Zen gardens just in time for Halloween! No experience is required, and all materials are provided. This program is for adults only and will be held in the Laconia Rotary Hall Auditorium. Sign up for the afternoon session from 1-3 pm or the evening session 5-7 pm by phone at (603) 524-4775 or email info@laconialibrary.org; please specify which session you would like to attend when registering.

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  38. Let's Create! Coffin Zen Gardens

    October 25, 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Join us as we decorate a tombstone and craft some calming coffin Zen gardens just in time for Halloween! No experience is required, and all materials are provided. This program is for adults only and will be held in the Laconia Rotary Hall Auditorium. Sign up for the afternoon session from 1-3 pm or the evening session 5-7 pm by phone at (603) 524-4775 or email info@laconialibrary.org; please specify which session you would like to attend when registering.

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  39. Preschool Pals

    October 26, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Selig Storytime Room

    Preschool Pals is geared toward preschoolers 3 to 6 years old. Join us for singing, dancing, crafting, and of course, we'll be reading some great books! Younger or older siblings are always welcome. Join us in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  40. Public Notice Laconia Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    October 26, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Volpe Room

    The Laconia Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at the Laconia Public Library in the Volpe Room at 5:30 pm.

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  41. Pumpkin Fest: Mini-Pumpkin Decorating

    October 27, 2023, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Laconia Rotary Hall (Auditorium)

    Join us before the Pumpkin Fest fun to paint a mini-pumpkin of your own. For ages 3-18 in the Laconia Rotary Hall Auditorium. No sign-up is required.

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  42. Sensory Storytime

    October 30, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Selig Storytime Room

    Mondays are for messy play at Sensory Storytime! Join us at 10 am for songs, stories, and sensory bin fun followed by an engaging art activity. This program is suited for newborns to age 6 in the Selig Storytime Room.

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  43. Lego Club

    October 30, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Selig Storytime Room

    Join us for creative fun in the Selig Storytime Room! We'll provide the Lego bricks... all you need to bring is your imagination! Best for ages 6-11. No sign-up is required.

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  44. Drop-In Tech Help

    October 31, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Volpe Room

    Drop in during our hour of technical help and have your basic computer and electronic device questions answered by a librarian. Held most Tuesdays at 10 am and most Wednesdays at 2 pm, in the Volpe Room; check our event calendar to confirm dates. No sign-up is required.

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  45. Trick-or-Treat at the Library

    October 31, 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Children’s Room

    We love to see your costumes! Stop into the Children's Room for trick-or-treating. Best for newborns to age 12, in the Selig Storytime Room.

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