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Popular Civil War talks to kick off August at Moultonborough Library

MOULTONBOROUGH — The lectures on the Civil War by Mike McKinley that were popular earlier in the summer at the Moultonborough Public Library are being repeated during the month of August in the evenings.

We begin on Monday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. with "The Three Days of Gettysburg," and continue on August 10 with "Andersonville: 26 Acres of Hell," concluding on August 17 with "A Misery Upon the Land: The Murder of Abraham Lincoln and the Final Days of the Civil War."
Summer Reading events continue during July. On Friday, July 24, there will be a superhero training session at 11 a.m. On Wednesday, July 29, the Interlakes Children's Theatre will be here for a special story time entitled "Seussical, Jr." at 2 p.m. On Tuesday, August 4, at 6 p.m., there will be a special storytime entitled "Heroes Don't Always Wear Capes," recognizing the excellent work done by our police and fire department, and on Wednesday, August 5, Reptiles on the Move will be here with a live animal presentation at 3 p.m. There will be a Rock Painting craft on Friday, August 7, at 10:30 a.m. Bring your own rock if you have a good one, or we will have some available.
The monthly Evening of Poetry will meet on Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. This month's featured reader will be Patricia Savage, followed by "open mike" time for audience members to share their creations. Patricia Savage is an educator, poet and musician. She runs a transition program for differently abled students @ Coe-Brown Academy.
On Wednesday, August 5, we welcome Bob Cottrell to talk about "White Mountain Art, History, & Nature: A Tour of the Notches," at 7 p.m. Did you know the White Mountains have attracted tourists and artists since the early 1800s? Come take an arm-chair tour of the White Mountain notches through 19th century paintings, photographs and postcards with Bob Cottrell and his program. This program will look at the history and nature behind the art, the geological formations that attracted the artists, waterfalls, flora and fauna, and the tools and techniques they used in their paintings, drawings, and prints, and the history they captured in their work such as farm and village life. Bob Cottrell is the curator of the Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library.
In upcoming technology classes, we have an Introduction to iPad and iPhone on Thursday, July 23, from 6:30 7:30 p.m., and again on Tuesday July 28 from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, July 30, from 6:30-7:30, and Tuesday, August 4, from 2-4 p.m. On Wednesday, July 29, there will be another "Device Open House" from 2-4 p.m. for those who would like to try our Kindle, iPad, and tablet. There will be another class on social media apps on Wednesday, August 5 from 2-4 p.m., and one of using your Kindle device to download free library books on Thursday, August 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Classes are taught by librarian Annemarie Welch.
Don Campbell of PC Handyman will also be teaching computer classes this summer. Hardware and Software: What to Buy meets on Mondays, August 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:30-11:30, and Facebook class meets on Wednesdays, August 12, 19, 26, and September 2, also from 10:30-11:30.
There is a Technology Users Group Mondays from 2-4 p.m. This is a drop-in group that discusses smartphones, iPhones, iPads, tablets, e-readers and other devices.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2015 09:36

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T-Bones/Cactus Jack’s manager is latest to sign up for Leadership class


Lori Haney of Canterbury, right, is the newest member to join the Leadership Lakes Region Class of 2016. She is a dining room manager for T-Bones/Cactus Jack's restaurants in Laconia. Haney was recommended for the class by her boss, Jay Bolduc, left. Bolduc, the restaurants' general manager, is a graduate of Leadership Lakes Region, Class of 2012. Anyone interested in joining Haney in the next class, which starts in October, is invited to go to the website, www.leadershiplakesregion.org. (Courtesy photo)

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Book sale planned at Wentworth Public Library

SANDWICH — Friends of the Wentworth Public Library will host its annual Book Sale on Tuesday, August 4th, Wednesday, August 5th and Thursday, August 6th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. during Old Home Week in the Smith Building on the Fairgrounds behind the library.

This is a big sale with hard and softbound books in well-organized categories including children's books and games, classics & literature, novels, biographies, mysteries, politics, history, art, psychology, gardening , cooking, music and DVD films and more. All proceeds from the book sale go to the Samuel Wentworth Friends of Library to benefit new book acquisitions and programming.

The Friends are an all-volunteer non-profit organization which supports the small, historical library. Contact Peggy at peggylongleysbcglobal.net with any questions including times of the sale or Elaine at 253-6319 to volunteer during the sale.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2015 09:28

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Printmaker leading free lecture on Aug. 3

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will be having a free lecture by printmaker R.P Hale on August 3rd from 7–8 p.m. This lecture will be hosted by the Meredith Bay Colony Club.
R.P. Hale is a multigenerational interdisciplinary artist, master-calligrapher and illustrator, medical illustrator, wood engraver, printmaker, early musician and harpsichord maker whose work is in collections and museums worldwide. His style is illustrative and he deliberately cultivated a late-18th-century engraving style for his work, all of which is by commission. He is one of the acknowledged masters in wood engraving and printmaking, teaches the art nationwide, and is also a solar astronomer and specialist in Mesoamerican Studies, specifically in the cultures and languages of the Maya and his own ancestral Aztec.
His illustrated talk on the process of wood engraving covers materials, production, printing, some of the applied physics and math of the printing process and some of his own Mexican family's long history in art, printing and wood engraving. He inherited nearly all of his tools, shop equipment, type fonts, and two of his three presses. He will have examples of the many tools, materials and prints he has made, including works-in-progress for commissions, along with some of his calligraphy work.
All lectures are free and held in the Bistro Room at the Meredith Bay Colony Club located at 21 Mile Point Drive in Meredith. Space is limited. Reserve seats in advance by calling the Gallery at (603) 279-7920.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2015 09:20

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