New to Collection – September 2017

New to Collection

Adult Fiction

The Lying Game: A Novel, by Ruth Ware

House of Spies: A Novel, by Daniel Silva

The Late Show, by Michael Connelly

Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship, by Isabel Vincent

The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens

Beneath the Apple Leaves, by Harmony Verna

The Woman in Blue, by Elly Griffiths

Birds of a Feather, by Jacqueline Winspear

Y is for Yesterday, by Sue Grafton

Glass Houses: A Novel, by Louise Penny

A Dog’s Journey, by W. Bruce Cameron


Adult Nonfiction

The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation Dynamo, by Walter Lord



Midnight Jewel, by Richelle Mead

Sanctum, by Madeleine Roux

Empire of Storms, by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows, by Sarah J. Maas

Michael Vey 4: Hunt for Jade Dragon, by Richard Paul Evans

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli

All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds

Dumplin’, by Julie Murphy

Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare, by Darren Shan

The Vampire’s Assistant, by Darren Shan

The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater

Vampire Mountain, by Darren Shan



Save Me a Seat, by Sarah Weeks

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 2: Middle School Mayhem, by Rachel Russel

The Truth About Stacey: Baby Sitters Club #2, by Ann M. Martin

Mary Anne Saves the Day: Baby Sitters Club #3, by Ann M. Martin

Claudia and Mean Janine: Baby Sitters Club #4, by Ann M. Martin

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, by Adam Rubin

Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain, by Lloyd Alexander



A Dog’s Purpose, starring Britt Roberson

Patriots Day, starring Mark Wahlberg

The Lost City of Z, starring Carlie Hunnam

Gifted, starring Chris Evens

The Circle, starring Emma Watson

Mad Men: Season 3, starring Jon Hamm

Jason Bourne, starring Matt Damon

The Closer: Season 7

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, with Shia LaBeouf

Library Lines September 2017

Library Lines September 2017

The Hill Library would like to thank George Preston and Allison Keough for their service to the library. George will be moving on to another Directorship closer to his home, and Allison will be returning to school to complete her MLS in New York. They both will be greatly missed! We also have some new faces in the library. Stop by to welcome Kat Paiva as our new Youth Services Librarian and Holly Dustin as a new Library aide. They are both eager to meet patrons and stir up some excitement in the library! We will also be hiring a new Director over the next month. We will introduce our new Director next month, so stay tuned.

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! Help Strafford receive the coveted “Granite State-Library Card Challenge” trophy! Come in and sign up for a Library card for yourself or your children, age 5 and up. The library with the largest percent increase in new library cards wins.


New Youth Programming is coming in September! We will be adding a Bouncing Babies lapsit on Thursday mornings at 11:15; this will run September 14 to November 16. This new story time is perfect for any baby under the age of two and his/her grown-up. Our Preschool Story Time will continue on Monday mornings at 10:30 am from September 11 to November 13.Come in and sign up for a session today. Lego Creation Challenge: September 7 from 3:30-4:30. This program is open to kids of all ages. Choose a challenge card and create a Lego masterpiece.  Bookmark Party: September 14 from 5-6 pm. Stop by to make a cool bookmark and have a snack. Snap Circuit Engineers: September 18 from 3-4 pm. Kids aged 8 and up can work through simpler projects and work towards more advanced projects. Tween Graphic Novel Book Club: September 28 from 3:30-4:30. We are kicking off the school year with an exciting new graphic novel book club. Come discuss the book, Drama by Raina Telgemeier and have a snack. Kids grades 5 and up are welcome to attend. Sign up and check out a copy of the book, available September 13.


The next Trustee Meeting is Wednesday, September 13 at 6 pm. Interviews are ongoing for a new director. We are hopeful to have hired someone by September 13. Additionally, we have some new trustees. Next meeting will focus on getting to know the library trustees. All Trustee meetings are open to the public. Stop by or call for more information: 664-2800.


Looking for a new book to read? On Thursday, September 7, Killing Floor by Lee Child, will be discussed at 6:30. Come in and check a book or audio out and join in the discussion. The next Book Club will meet October 5 and be discussing A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman.

The Artist’s Group will meet Tuesdays, September 12 and 26 from 5-7 pm.  Need some help with your computer or device? Computer Help with Matt will be Thursdays, September 14 and 28 from 6-7 pm. Remember, you can use our new Meeting Room for your programs or meetings. Call for availability.

All Hill Library events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified.

Do you need help downloading your e-books or audios? Stop by for Tech help on Mondays from 12-3 pm or Tuesdays from 4-7 pm. Bring in your device, and we will help you download an audio or e-book. The overdrive website is and download e-books from NH Downloadable Books Consortium, accessing thousands of titles.

New materials from SILC – the Suncook Inter-Library Cooperative – arrived on July 12th. Stop in and check out our new titles! New audios: Blood and Thunder by Max Collins, The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg, The Serpent of Venice, by Christopher Moore, The Tomb by F. Paul Wilson. New DVD’s: Unfinished Song, Jane Got a Gun, Magie, The Paper Boy and A Promise. We also have three Kindles that can be checked out for eBooks of your choice.  Check our website: and our facebook page: Hill Library, for our new titles and program offerings. And remember, you can renew your books online from our OPAC. Visit the website to find out how.

Hill Library is a CLiF Rural Library Grant Recipient for 2017-2018!

        Hill Library has received one of CLiF’s twelve Rural Libraries grants for 2017-2018!

In the upcoming year, our community will receive the following:

• $2,000 worth of brand-new children’s books for your library

• $500 worth of brand-new children’s books for the local elementary school’s library

• Two storytelling presentations (one in the fall, one in the spring) for all elementary school students

• Two storytelling presentations (one in the fall, one in the spring) for local childcare/preschool programs of your choosing

• The opportunity for all elementary school students to select two new books of their choice at the spring storytelling event

• The opportunity for all preschoolers to select two new books of their choice at both storytelling events

• $250 grant to support a program initiative in your library


Thank you to the CLiF Foundation!

Annual Book Sale Saturday, August 12th Location Moved

The Friends of the Hill Library/SLA will be holding the Hill Library’s Book Sale at Austin Hall on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM due to inclement weather. Donations of gently used books in great condition can be delivered to the library from Tuesday-Thursday while open, please. Please do not bring books with missing covers, stains, rips, bad smells, or any appliance manuals.

At the book sale there will be gently used books that were donated, books weeded from the library catalog in varying conditions, and some audios and DVDs.

New to Collection -August 2017

New to Collection- August 2017

Adult Fiction

The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden

The Couple Next Door, by Shari Lapena

The Whole Thing Together, by Ann Brashares

The Chalk Pit, by Elly Griffiths

Use of Force, by Brad Thor

The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense, by Dean Koontz

The Fix (Memory Man Series), by David Baldacci

The Salt House, by Lisa Duffy


Adult Nonfiction

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Perfect Horse: The Daring US Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis, by Elizabeth Letts

Birth of a Nation, by Armie Hammer



Briar Rose, by Jane Yolen

One of Us Is Lying, by Karen MMcManus

Ash and Quill: The Great Library¸ by Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone: The Great Library, by Rachel Caine

Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo

The Novice: Summoner: Book One, by Taran Matharu

Fever Code, by James Dashner


Junior Fiction

The Boy Who Knew Everything, by Victoria Forester

The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide, by Chris Colfer

An Acceptable Time, by Madeline L’Engle

Scream Street: Fang of the Vampire, by Tommy Donbavand

Scream Street: Blood of a Witch, by Tommy Donvavand

Dork Diaries 3, by Rachel Renee Russel

Dork Diaries 4, by Rachel Renee Russel


Junior Nonfiction

Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular, by Mayim Bialik

The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet 2), by Kazu Kibuishi


Audio Books

Ken Follet Unabridged CD Collection: Lie Down with Lions, Eye of the Needle, Triple



Granchester, Seasons 2 and 3

Mad Men, Seasons 1 and 2

The Zoo Keeper’s Wife

The Da Vinci Code

Hacksaw Ridge

Orange is the New Black, Season 4

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