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September 24th @ 7 pm
THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND
Trench Warfare on the Western Front During World War One
This program will discuss the horrendous living conditions and combat tactics and defined trench warfare on the so-called Western Front during the First World War.
From the Autumn of 1914 though the Spring of 1918, British, French, and later, American troops, faced their German counterparts in opposing trench lines which extended for 400 miles from the Belgian coast, through France, to the Swiss border. The adversaries were separated by a miserable, muddy, barren, shell-cratered, barbed wire beribboned piece of real estate called "no man's land."
Through the words of the soldiers themselves, you will experience the dangerous world of the font-line trenches. You will feel the nerve-tingling fear of carrying out night patrols in no man's land; the adrenalin-pumping trench raids; the moment of panic when the gas alarm is sounded; and the bewilderment and fear of "going over the top" of your trench in a seemingly suicidal attack across no man's land to push enemy back and out of his trenches.
Front-line soldiers dealt with rats, lice, mud, snipers and incessant artillery bombardments. And, when not dealing with moments of sheer terror, soldiers had to fight boredom and fatigue. The words "glory," "honor," and "For King and Country" had little meeting in the trenches.
NH HUMANITIES COUNCIL
October 1st @ 6:30 PM
Witches and Pop Culture and the Past History of the Salem Trials
“Hang her!” cries the raucous spectator. In 1692, nineteen people were executed in Salem and hundreds imprisoned during a witch hunt we still discuss today. Robin DeRosa explains that when Salem tells its witch stories, history, tourism, and performance collide, and “truth,” both moral and macabre, vies with spooky thrills for its authentic place in history.
Robin DeRosa is Professor of English at Plymouth State University. Her recent books include: The Making of Salem: The Witch Trials in History, Fiction, and Tourism and Simulation in Media and Culture: Believing the Hype. DeRosa researches how we remember and represent our early American history in narrative and at tourist sites. She lives in Campton with her husband, sculptor Phil Lonergan, and their daughter.
Tuesday September 8th At 6:30 PM
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Entertainment Weekly • The Boston Globe • Kansas City Star
“A legal thriller that’s comparable to classics such as Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent . . . Tragic and shocking, Defending Jacob is sure to generate buzz.”—Associated Press
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Email Anne Howell (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information, there may be a waiting list!
Third Monday Book Club
Monday August 21st At 10 am
In Stephen King’s “most ambitious and accomplished” (NPR) and “extraordinary” (USA TODAY) #1 New York Times bestselling novel, time travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.
Dallas, 11/22/63: Three shots ring out.
President John F. Kennedy is dead.
Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in a Maine town. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away...but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke... Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten...and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful.
Anyone is free to join! Call the library at 744-3352 with any questions or stop by and pick up a copy!
INTO THE WOODS
Friday September 25th
Story Time at the Library
INFANT STORY TIME
9/14 @ 10 AM
TODDLER STORY TIME
9/18 @ 10:30 AM
Please join us as we start the month off right with well loved songs and classic authors such as Dr. Seuss and his newly released book:
"What Pet Should I Get?"
Please call Azra at 744-3352 with any questions or email her at email@example.com!