We support our mission of fulfilling the cultural, social, and recreational needs of the community by developing and presenting programs that provide additional opportunities for information, learning, and entertainment. Programming is an integral component of library services that expands the library’s role as a community resource, introducing the public to library resources.
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February 12 – Arcadia by Lauren Groff
March 11 – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
April 8 – Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
May 13 – A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
June 10 – Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
July 8 – We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
The Library hosts a Writers’ Group on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:45 pm. It is an open group made up of writers who are currently working on projects. The purpose of each meeting is to read and critique each others’ writing projects. Each member is to be actively and regularly engaged in submitting their own work in-progress for review, reading the submissions of other members of the group, and attending meetings. Writers in all genres are welcome to attend. An individual must attend two consecutive meetings to have their work critiqued. This group is run and facilitated by volunteers.
Talk Art-y to Me!
Each month, Jane Oneail from Culturally Curious will lead interactive art appreciation talks at the Library that will mix art historical facts with audience discussion. There will be a new topic each month, fall topics are listed below.
John Singer Sargent, a masterful nineteenth-century artist, is celebrated for his Grand Manner portraiture of the European and American elite. This program will explore his most beloved as well as rarely seen images, including portraits, forays into Impressionism and stunning watercolors. Registration requested.
February 20 – Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel
March 12 – Fierce Females
April 16 – Frank Lloyd Wright and NH’s Zimmerman House
The Library hosts a monthly open mic night for poetry on the fourth Tuesday from 6-7:30pm. Each month there is a featured poet followed by a discussion, an open mic and light refreshments. No registration is required.
January 28 – Ellie O’Leary (Amesbury Poet Laureate)
Community of Stitchers
Do you have a sewing, cross-stitch, knitting, crotchet or other craft project you are working on? Bring it to a meeting of our new Community of Stitchers where you can work on your project, get advice from your fellow creators, and show off your work! Our local stitching enthusiast and advanced knitter, Sarah Chapman, will be on hand at each meeting to help attendees with their projects. All experience levels are welcome and registration is not required. We meet once a month on Wednesday nights 7-8pm. Come enjoy a creative evening with us!
Join us for drop in technology help on Tuesday nights from 5-7:30pm! We can help you answer simple tech questions about your cell phone, laptop, computer and e-reader. When you come to our drop in session, please make sure you have your chargers, usernames and passwords. This program is offered on a first come, first serve basis.
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