Amy Beach in Words and Music

Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 PM

An original production, written by NH poet Marie Harris and accompanied by soprano Adi Rule, based on the life and music of America’s first female composer, New Hampshire born Amy Beach.

Adi Rule has performed in operas and musicals throughout New England, as well as teaching both privately and in the classroom. She was a member of, and a soloist for, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra/Boston Pops. She also writes middle grade and young adult novels. Visit her online at www.adirule.com.

Marie Harris is a poet, editor, and essayist. She served as NH Poet Laureate from 1999-2004 and co-produced the first-ever gathering of state poets laureate. She is the author of 4 books of poetry, including the prose poem memoir, YOUR SUN, MANNY. Her  children’s books include G is for GRANITE & PRIMARY NUMBERS, and THE GIRL WHO HEARD COLORS (winner of the NH Writers Project 2016 award for Children’s Literature).


October Traveling Art Exhibit in main foyer
A Brilliant Life: the Musical Career of New Hampshire’s Amy Beach
on loan from University of New Hampshire Museum and Special Collections


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Mahalo! The Friends of the Library have generously donated two ukuleles to the library. These ukes are available for check out. They come with a bag and a chord sheet, and check out for a period of one week. Inquire at the front desk.


Aquarium and other Museum Passes available!

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have a wonderful Museum Pass program. We offer card holders reduced or free admission to several local and Boston museums. Thank you to the Friends for their efforts and generosity.

Please call the library for further details and availability. Vacation weeks often are booked up in advance.


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Did you know that we have a Orion Star Blast telescope and an instruction manual ready to go? Check out is for one week! Our telescope was donated to us by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society for circulation. Get out into the night and learn the starry names and patterns overhead. Tips for star viewing HERE.


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Mango is the most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. It’s FAST! It’s FUN! And it is totally FREE from the library, and 30 of its much loved learning courses have doubled in size–meaning ten new chapters and over 1,000 additional learning hours. Just new: the debut of 17 new specialty courses that celebrate world cultures with short, easy lessons for new learners and seasoned experts. Log into your account (you will need your library card number), click on Mango and begin. Also works on your Android phone. The 14 new languages are: Armenian, Azerbaijani, Hungarian, Kazajh, Seribian, Yiddish, Bengali, Malay, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu, Scottish Gaelic, ESL Arabic MSA and ESL Armenian.


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Are you having trouble getting started? We are available to give quick guidance to help you download to your e-reader, or give you handouts for the NH Downloadable Book Service. A great resource is the official New Hampshire Downloadable Book Service Blog Be sure to watch their video! The library now has a KindlePaperwhite and a Nook Glowlight to check out. Please call for more information, and to schedule a time to meet with library staff. Thanks!