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Upcoming Library Events
Thursday, September 5 at 6:30pm
Join us for poetry night! Bring your original work, a piece or two by another poet, or just come to listen! All ages are welcome. Refreshments are generously provided by the Friends of the Minot-Sleeper Library.
New Hampshire Humanities: New Hampshire on High: Historic and Unusual Weathervanes of the Granite State
Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30pm
This program offers a fun and engaging look at the historic and unusual weathervanes found on New Hampshire's churches, town halls, and other public buildings from earliest times to the present. Highlighted by the visual presentation of a sampling of the vanes found throughout the state, Glenn Knoblock’s program will trace the history of weathervanes, their practical use and interesting symbolism, as well as their varied types and methods of manufacture and evolution from practical weather instrument to architectural embellishment.
This event is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities and Pasquaney Garden Club. Questions? Call the library at 603-744-3352.
Finding Your Roots
Tuesdays from Sept. 17-Oct. 22 at 3pm
Have you ever wondered who your ancestors are? Now is your chance to explore your family tree and learn about your forebearers. In this course participants will discover how family names were created and how the names and existence of counties, states, and countries have changed over time. The group will then delve into a vast and rich array of sources to uncover the basic facts about our ancestors. Participants will learn how to avoid missteps in their research and what can be done with an apparent dead-end. Finally, the instructor will share suggestions on the best way to preserve and display the fruits of our genealogical research to leave a lasting legacy for our children and grandchildren.
This course will consist of six weekly sessions, each lasting one-and-a-half hours. All experience levels are welcome and there is no cost.
Course instructor is Bruce Nilsson, who is a graduate of Bowdoin College (B.A.) and University of Michigan (M.A., Ph.D).
Sign-up for this course by calling the library at 603-744-3352.
New Hampshire Humanities: New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell
Thursday, September 19 at 7pm
Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heart-warming tales of service and tradition. Quilting is NOT just an American art; nearly every world culture that has cold weather uses quilted textiles. Pam Weeks weaves world history, women’s history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation. Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing. Prompted in part by the material culture at hand, the presenter may speak about fashion fads, the Colonial Revival, quilt making for Civil War soldiers, and anything else quilt related she can squeeze in.
This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities and the Friends of the Library. Questions? Call 603-744-3352 or email email@example.com.
The Road Not Taken
A fine art exhibit inspired by the poetry of Robert Frost
The Road Not Taken, a fine art exhibit inspired by the poetry of Robert Frost, is making the rounds of libraries and nature centers throughout the state of New Hampshire. It will be on display at the Minot-Sleeper Library during the month of September. The presentation, designed by three Derry artists, Ingeborg V. Seaboyer, Judy Krassowski and Corinne Dodge, features approximately 30 works that reflect a variety of personal interpretations of the most famous as well as some of the “less traveled” works of one of America’s most inspiring poets, Robert Frost.
Images in pen and ink, watercolor, acrylics and oils are accompanied by a selected verse that inspired each individual work. An exhibit reference book provides additional information on the artists as well as upcoming exhibit venues.
Family Programs and Events
Every Wednesday at 10:30am
Every Friday at 10:45am
Stories, Snacks, and more!
Movie: Pokemon Detective Pikachu
Wednesday, August 21
Craft at 3pm | Movie at 3:30pm
Come see the newest Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu on the big screen at the library! There will be a kids craft starting at 3pm. The movie will start at 3:30pm. We will serve popcorn and refreshments!
Library Book Groups
Nonfiction Book Group
Thursday, September 12 at 3pm
"Night" by Elie Wiesel
All are welcome to join the group! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book, or call us with questions at 603-744-3352.