Family, Memory, Place: Writing Family Stories
Saturday, November 12 from 10-12pm
presented by NH Humanities to Go
What family stories do you carry with you? What story do you tell over and over? What landscape do you cherish the most? One of the deepest human instincts is to tell our life stories, to figure out who we are and what it means to be human. This interactive workshop led by Maura MacNeil explores how the landscapes of our lives shape the stories that we tell. Participants explore the themes of family, memory, and place through sample narratives and a series of short writing exercises, gaining a deeper awareness of how their stories can preserve personal, generational, and communal history. This program is available as an in-person or online presentation.
Local Author Talk: Expect Turbulence
Wednesday, November 16 at 6pm
Keith candidly shares his triumphs and disappointments while placing you in the cockpit and inside his head as he struggles through what is required to become a private pilot. Registration is not required for this program.
Local Author Talk: Covered Bridges of New Hampshire
Saturday, December 3 at 11am
The City of Rochester was once home to three covered bridges and there were at least eleven covered bridges in Strafford County. Join Kim as she talks about the history of these lost bridges and shares an overview of the remaining historic covered bridges in New Hampshire. Following the program, Kim will be available to sign copies of Covered Bridges of New Hampshire. Registration isn’t required for this program.
Wrap and Yap!
December 6-19, see schedule below
Take the stress out of wrapping gifts by doing it in the company of others! The Library will provide supplies (paper, scissors, tape, ribbon), holiday music, and lots of table space. All you need to bring is a few [small, manageable] presents to wrap and some friendly chatter. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or anything in between, all are welcome!
- Tuesday 12/6 4-7pm
- Saturday 12/10 1-4pm
- Wednesday 12/14 4-7pm
- Saturday 12/17 10-3pm
- Monday 12/19 4-7pm
Wreath Decorating with Studley’s!
Wednesday, December 7 from 5:30-7:30pm
The Library will provide all of the decorations for wreath decorating! Participants must bring their own wreath to decorate. An employee from Studley’s will be here to assist with designs! Registration is required and I will begin publicizing during the first week of November. Registration will close on Thursday, December 1st.
Cut Your Energy Bills and Save Money
Tuesday, December 13 at 6pm
Wes Golomb, clean energy expert and author of the new book and video series, ‘Warm and Cool homes, building a comfy, healthy, NetZero home you’ll want to live in forever’ will share his expertise on ways to save money on your energy bills and create a more comfortable home! Registration is required and I will begin publicizing for this program during the first week of November.