and July 4th
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*Minot-Sleeper for the library name*
Fourth of July Friends Book and Bake Sale!
Saturday July 4th
Its back! Come and support your local library while grabbing a new book or two! Thank you to the friends for putting on this wonderful event!
**The library itself will be closed**
SUMMER READING 2015
EVERY HERO HAS A STORY
BRISTOL FIRE DEPARTMENT
Wednesday JULY 8th 10 AM-12 PM
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"Banjos, Bones, And Ballads"
Tuesday July 7th
Traditional songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, present the latest news from the distant past. They help us to interpret present day life with an understanding of the working people who built our country. Tavern songs, banjo tunes, 18th century New England hymns, sailor songs, and humorous stories about traditional singers and their songs highlight this informative program by Jeff Warner.
This program is made possible through a grant from the "Humanities To Go" from the New Hampshire Humanities Council!
Author Forrest Russell Cook
"Money, Murder, and Madness: A Banking Life"
Thursday July 16th At 6:30 PM
Forrest Cook was a senior vice president and retail division head at State Street Bank in Boston. He served on the senior management committee and long range planning committee. He was one of the senior officers who was instrumental in the transition of an old-line Boston bank to a more entrepreneurial organization. Cook recommended State Street's entry into bank credit cards, which greatly expanded the bank's retail base and competitive position. It also was the beginning of the evolution of electronic banking. He later served as president and chief executive officer of South Shore Bank in Quincy, Massachusetts.
NLRA Program: The Common Loon – Ongoing Recovery for a New Hampshire Icon
Thursday July 23rd At 6:30 PM
Join LPC Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator Susie Burbidge for a talk on “The Common Loon- Ongoing Recovery for a New Hampshire Icon."
Have you ever wondered why loon chicks ride on their parents’ backs? What loons are saying with those eerie calls in the night? Do loons mate for life? What threats do they face? Susie will describe the natural history of these amazing and beautiful birds on New Hampshire lakes and LPC’s work to safeguard this threatened loon population.
The mission of the Loon Preservation Committee is to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons throughout New Hampshire; to monitor the health and productivity of loon populations as sentinels of environmental quality; and to promote a greater understanding of loons and the natural world.
Since its creation in 1975 in response to concerns about a dramatically declining loon population and the effects of human activities on loons, LPC has grown to become a leader among environmental organizations working to preserve threatened and endangered species. LPC’s success in protecting New Hampshire’s loon population has been attributed in large part to the monitoring, research, management and educational activities of LPC staff, members, and volunteers.
For more information please visit The Loon Preservation Committee's website!
Third Monday Book Club
Monday July 20th 10 AM
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
National Book Award Finalist
A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping
Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her new found security.
Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand to mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a ragged blade to protect them. Despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life was laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to reconcile the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves.
Anyone is free to join! Call the library at 744-3352 with any questions or stop by and pick up a copy!
Friday July 31st at 3 PM
Friday July 10th 10:30 AM
(NO PROGRAM JULY 3RD!)
We will be READING
We will be MAKING masks!
Bring your superhero powers and come play with us!