Using the Library Telescope Saturday December 15th 10-11:30
The Library is Closing at 1 p.m. todayDue to the dangerous driving conditions and continuing inclement weather, Maxfield Library will close at 1. Sorry for the inconvenience. The Library will be open from 10 to 5 tomorrow (Wednesday). We look forward to seeing you then!! Stay safe and warm!
Polar Express Night
Movie and Hot Chocolate BarJoin us Friday, December 7th at 5:45 pm for our annual showing of the Polar Express! Please come in your pajamas and bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy Van Allsburg’s timeless tale of a boy’s trip to the North Pole.
We will have a hot chocolate bar set up for the event.
Space is limited, so please sign up in the Children’s Room where you will receive your ticket to board the Polar Express.
The Library has recieved a gift of an Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch Astronomical Telescope with a zoom eye piece and supportive material and an instruction manual. The telescope is easy to use and is robust. There is nothing to assemble. The telescope is of manageable size, but has a relatively large optical tube. This means that the Moon and deep sky objects will show far more detail than one could see with the common "beginners" telescopes. It also has a large field of view that allows the object to stay in the eyepiece longer. This is a quality instrument, reviewed by a number of astronomical publications and found quite worthy.
Many thanks to the New Hampshire Astronomical Society and Loudon resident Curtiss Rude for the generous gift. In the next month, there will be a program to learn how to use the scope. For more information, stop by the library or call us at 798-5153.