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Summer Reading 2019
Summer Reading 2019 is here! For information about programs and how to earn prizes, visit our Summer Reading page.
Upcoming Library Events
"Sketches of Lee: The Colored Folks ain't gonna make it!"
A Black American Experience
Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30pm
Author Michael Cameron Ward brings his stories to life at this special presentation. Michael is the author of “A Colored Man in Exeter,” the first of 4 volumes in the collection "Sketches of Lee.” Traditionally black families have maintained their oral histories over generations. The Wards of Lee, NH were no exception.
His Exeter experiences are captured in this first volume, “Sketches of Lee: A Colored Man in Exeter.” Some of Michel's stories have an edge, some are funny, some are not, but all of them are real. In some cases, what was learned was not revealed until much later in life. The crux of many of these accounts was how race affected, or not, his life and the progression of their relatively “normal” family.
This event is co-sponsored by Bristol's United Church of Christ. Refreshments will be served. Please contact the library with questions by calling 603-744-3352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zendoodling Art Workshop
Wednesday, August 14 at 3:30pm
Learn the art of zendoodle! Suzan Gannett from Artistic Roots in Plymouth will teach participants many of the zen doodle designs and will then guide attendees in decorating a letter of their choosing. The letter will be matted and suitable for framing. Each attendee will leave with their own creation! This program is free and open to all teens and adults. RSVP is required and can be made by calling 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.
Family Programs and Events
Creativity Lab: Glow-In-The-Dark Puzzles!
Tuesday, July 23 from 3-5pm
Create your own puzzle with glow-in-the-dark markers! We will provide all the supplies. Kids of all ages are welcome!
Reptiles! With Boston Museum of Science
Wednesday, July 31 at 10:30am
The Boston Museum of Science brings their program, Reptiiles! to the library with live reptiles! In this presentation, we ask: Are reptiles actually slimy? Are they cold blooded? What actually makes a reptile a reptile? Together we will answer these questions and many more while we become acquainted with some incredible animals from the Museum’s Live Animal Care Center.
Fun Friday Storytime
Every Friday at 10:45 AM
Stories, Snacks, and more!
Library Book Groups
Nonfiction Book Group
Thursday, August 8 at 3pm
"Stark Decency: German Prisoners of War in a New England Village" by Allen V. Koop
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.