At the Library
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Amherst Town Library, 14 Main St. 673-2288, firstname.lastname@example.org, amherstlibrary.org.
QUILT TRUNK SHOW
The Amherst Town Library welcomes you to Quilt Designer Beth Helfter’s “Quilt Trunk Show: In Celebration of Yankee Frugality and Beauty, or “Give a Scrap Slap,” scheduled 7-8 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Main Reading Room.
Beth’s presentation is the kick-off for the four-part fall-themed series for adults, Quintessential New England. The remaining programs are: “New England Pie: History Under the Crust,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 5; “New Hampshire’s One-Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 19; and “New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic with Ted Reinstein” at 7 p.m. Nov. 2.
While attending this lively, amazing and colorful presentation of Beth’s quilt making journey, set aside some extra time to view the Friends of the Amherst Town Library’s September art exhibit, “The Alphabet in Quilts” adding beauty to the walls of the library with a collection created by the Souhegan Valley Quilters Guild.
All programs are free but registration is required.
NORTH SEA GAS
One of Scotland’s most popular folk bands, with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies, North Sea Gas, performs at the Amherst Town Library from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Main Reading Room. This concert is free and open to the public. However, registration is required due to space limitations.
NEW ENGLAND PIE: HISTORY UNDER A CRUST WITH CULINARY HISTORIAN ROBERT COX
The Amherst Town Library welcomes you to join us for the second in our Quintessential New England series for adults, “New England Pie: History under the Crust with Culinary Historian Robert Cox” at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Main Reading Room. Pie has been a delectable centerpiece of Yankee tables since Europeans first landed on New England’s shores in the seventeenth century. With a satisfying variety of savory and sweet, author Robert Cox takes a bite out of the history of pie and pie-making in the region. From the crackling topmost crust to the bottom layer, explore the origin and evolution of popular ingredients like the Revolutionary roots of the Boston Cream. One month at a time, celebrate the seasonal fixings that fill New Englanders’ favorite dessert from apple and cherry to pumpkin and squash. With interviews from local bakers, classic recipes and some modern twists on beloved standards, this mouthwatering history of New England Pies offers something for every appetite.
Robert Cox is Head of Special Collections and University Archives at UMass Amherst, an archive that specializes in the history of social change and the histories of New England including the history of food in our region.
Thanks to the Friends of the Amherst Town Library, there will be a delicious spread of pies to taste to add to the fun and delight of the evening!
Please join us for the rest of the Quintessential New England series for adults: “New Hampshire’s One-Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality” at 7 p.m. Oct. 19; and “New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic with Ted Reinstein” at 7p .m. Nov. 2.
This program is free and open to the public. However, registration is required. due to space limitations.
Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, 886-6030 or rodgerslibrary.org.
DCU FREE CONCERT SERIES
Thanks to a generous grant from Digital Credit Union, the Rodgers Memorial Library will host a free concert series each month throughout 2017. Concerts are held at 2 p.m. on the second Saturdays in the library Community Room.
Sept. 9: High Strung Strummers, Old Time Fiddle Tunes and Ozark Ballads.
Oct. 14: New England Voices in Harmony women’s barbershop chorus
Nov. 11: Two Old Friends, songs, tunes, and stories from Ireland and America
Dec. 9: Jazz First Quartet, jazz holiday songs and standards.
FREE MONTHLY FILM
On the second Monday of each month, at 2 and 6:30 p.m., the Rodgers Memorial Library screens a popular film you may have missed in theatres. Come see films on our big screen, snacks will be served. On Sept. 11, see a film about the Boston Marathon bombing starring Mark Wahlberg.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY USED BOOK SALES AND MEETINGS
The Friends of the Library of Hudson invite you to visit their used book sales which are held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month (members may enter at 10 a.m.), and 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Hills Memorial Building, 18 Library St. Next book sale dates are Sept. 10 and Sept. 21.
Friends’ meetings are held at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every other month September to May. We’d love to have you join us! The next meeting is Sept. 19. Membership applications are available at book sales, Rodgers Memorial Library and www.rodgerslibrary.org (About Us – Friends). Information: email@example.com.
Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, 269 Charles Bancroft Highway, 424-4044, firstname.lastname@example.org, cutlerlibrary.blogspot.com.
ONLINE LEARNING THROUGH LYNDA.COM
Litchfield residents with a valid library card have free access to lynda.com, an online learning company, through any computer, tablet or mobile device with an internet connection. Lynda.com offers video tutorials for personal and professional development from industry experts on business, technical and creative skills. The site includes more than 4,680 professionally produced video courses on topics ranging from email and internet basics to iPhone and iPad essentials, photography and video editing, 3-D modeling and animation, music production and sound engineering, business marketing and project management, cloud computing and network security, logo design and digital publishing, and more. Cardholders can log in to lynda.com through the library’s website using their 14-digit library card number and password.
DISCOUNT MOVIE TICKETS
The Friends of the Aaron Cutler Library provides movie tickets to residents for the reduced price of $6.50 for the Apple Tree Cinema 12 in Londonderry.
J.A. Tarbell Library, 136 Forest Road, 654-6790, jatarbelllibrary.org. Hours are noon-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 1-6 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Closed Sunday, Tuesday and Friday.
The evening Cookbook Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18. The daytime group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Please call if you are interested, even if the times are not good.
FALL WWII SERIES
7 p.m. Sep. 26: “Stark Decency: New Hampshire’s World War II German Prisoner of War Camp.” New Hampshire Humanities Council is sponsoring Dr. Allen Koops, PhD from Dartmouth College.
7 p.m. Oct. 16: “More than Rosie the Riveter,” with Linda Shenton Matchett
7 p.m. Nov. 6: “Soldiers, Veterans and Patriots.” Ramblin’ Richard returns to entertained and educate us with the history and singing of songs for an early Veterans’ Day celebration.
Wadleigh Memorial Library, 49 Nashua St., 249-0645, email@example.com, wadleighlibrary.org. Registration is not required for most of the following free programs.
MORNING BOOK GROUP
Pick up “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake and join the discussion at 10 a.m. Sept. 14. Newcomers welcome.
IDEA TO INVENTION: HOW TO BECOME A MAKER
If you want to see what you can make with a dismantled Keurig, come to the next Idea to Invention meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Join Jason Clark to explore 3-D Printing, microcontroller programming (Arduino, Raspberry Pi), basic mechanical design, robotics and more.
HISTORY BOOK CLUB
The History Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 to discuss “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Newcomers welcome.
EVENING BOOK GROUP
The Evening Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 to discuss “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers welcome.
ONGOING ADULT PROGRAMS
Ongoing adult programs at the Wadleigh Memorial Library include a Spanish Conversation Group (Tuesdays) and the Knit 1, Crochet 2 group (first and third Mondays). Contact the library for details.
TEEN TECH SQUAD
The Teen Tech Squad is available from 3-5 p.m. Mondays to help you navigate your smartphone or tablet, or even just give you basic computer help. If you are a teen ages 14-18 and would be interested in joining, contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3-D PRINTER AT THE LIBRARY
The library has a Makerbot Replicator 2 3-D printer on the premises.
TEEN PAINTING PARTY
Help change up the look of the teen area of the library! For fall we’ll be creating paintings of our favorite book and inspirational quotes. Canvas, paint, stencils and other supplies will be provided. The paintings will hang in the teen area until our next painting party. Held at 3 p.m. Sept. 26. Registration required.
ONGOING TEEN PROGRAMS (grades 6-12)
Ongoing teen programs include: Doctor Who Fan Club, Teen Building Challenge (3 p.m. Thursdays), Teen Anime Club (3:30 p.m. Sept. 12), and Teen Book Lovers Book Club (3:30 p.m. Sept. 18).
Programs for kids
If you have registered for any children’s program and are unable to attend, please let the library know as soon as possible so staff can free up the space for another child.
STORYTIMES START SEPT. 11
Toddler Tales: 9:45-11 a.m. Mondays. For 2-year-olds. No registration necessary.
Little Listeners, 10:30-11 a.m. Mondays. For 3-year-olds. No registration necessary.
Baby Lapsit, 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays.
Storytime Stars, 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays and 10-11 a.m. Thursdays. For preschoolers. Registration required.
ONGOING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
Ongoing children’s programs include a Yoga Time; Lego Party; Read to Your Librarian; Grades 2-5 Book Group; Grades 2 and 3 Book Group; Grades 4 and 5 Bookgroup; PAWS to Read (sign up to read to a certified therapy pet); Wadleigh Writer Wednesdays for grades 4-6; Makerspace; Creation Station; and Storydance. Contact the library for details.
Daland Memorial Library, 5 North Main St., 673-7888, dalandlibrary.wordpress.com.
If you love, cookbooks, cooking, eating, (and talking about cookbooks, cooking, and eating) this is the group for you. The Cookbook Club will choose one cookbook a month to read and meet at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of the month for a potluck meal at the library. Members are asked to pick one recipe and make it for the group to taste. Cookbooks are available to borrow at the library. Please be sure to let us know what you’re cooking. New members always welcome.
PINS AND NEEDLES
Join Ana Barrett from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month for a night of communal crafting with the Pins and Needles knitting and crafting group. Adults and children 8 and older are welcome.
TAG: TEEN ADVISORY GROUP
Mont Vernon teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Teen Advisory Group and have their voices heard. Members will be involved in book collection development for the young adult section and teen programming. TAG will meet 6-7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. Information: 673-7888.
Passes to these museums are available to Daland Memorial Library patrons. Three are free and one has a small co-pay. Passes may be checked out for one week. Late returns will incur a $5 fine. Call the library or stop by to reserve a pass. Passes available: Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, Peterborough; Currier Museum of Art, Manchester; SEE Science Center, Manchester; Museum of Fine Arts. Some special exhibits require an additional charge.
Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library, 7 Forest Road, 654-2581, wiltonlibrarynh.org.
IMPERIAL RUSSIAN FABERGE EGGS
A program on Imperial Russian Faberge Eggs will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 20. This illustrated presentation by Marina Forbes focuses on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweler and artist, Peter Carl Faberge. The program features a photo tour of Faberge collections at the Faberge Museum at the Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin Armory Museum in Moscow and from major museums and private collectors around the world. This program is presented through a grant from the NH Humanities Council and offered by the Friends of the Wilton Public Library.
ADULT BOOK GROUP
Pick up the September book group selection, “All the Light We Cannot See” (Doerr) and join in on the discussion at 7 p.m. Sept. 28. All are welcome.
CRAFTERS IN THE RAFTERS
Crafters in the Rafters meet from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at the library with their favorite portable craft. Come share some conversation and community craft time.
WILTON PEACE ACTION
Wilton Peace Action will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays in the library. Stop in to take part in this group, all are welcome.
ONGOING CHILDREN’S EVENTS
Book Buddies story and craft time for preschool and younger meet at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Crazy 8’s Math Club, for grades K-4, meets at 3:45 Thursdays. Building Club, for all ages, meets 3-4:30 p.m. Fridays. Family Storytime is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday.
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