Wednesday, April 3
10:00 – 11:00am
“The Cabin at the End of the World” by Paul Tremblay
An unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay. (Goodreads review) Books available at the circulation desk.
Vietnam: Diverse Perspectives
Thursday, April 4
7:00 – 8:30 pm
The Vietnam War film and discussion program utilizes short videos and trained facilitator, Suzanne Brown to prompt discussion about the Vietnam era. Content is culled from Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s PBS documentary, THE VIETNAM WAR, which tells the story of one of the most consequential and divisive events in American history. The videos explore the human dimensions of war that still haunt us today. Witnesses from all sides give their personal testimonies—Americans who fought in the war, those who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. This is a NH Humanities to Go program, FREE and open to the public.
Friends of the Library Annual Auction
Saturday, April 6
ART AUCTION & SILENT AUCTION 6:30 – 7:15 pm
LIVE AUCTION & MONEY TREE 7:30 pm
Join us for a fun filled evening featuring Auctioneers Marty Kelley and Woody Woodland. This years’ auction will feature a money tree, art auction, silent auction and bidding war on all donated items. Donations are welcome, they may include local goods and services, gift certificates, white elephant items, local artisans crafts & artistry, handcrafted items and more. You may drop off your donations at the library during regular hours. All funds raised in the auction support the Friends of the Library projects to include the museum pass program, video purchases for the library collection, cultural and educational programs and our beautiful gardens.
Fasting: Health or Hype?
Wednesday, April 10
10:30 – 11:30 am
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Is fasting just another diet fad being over-hyped in the media, or will it really help you lose weight, reverse Type II diabetes, stave off age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s, and live a longer, healthier life? If you’ve been wondering about the pros and cons of fasting, please join us for a presentation by New Boston-based Sandy Judd, M.S., a certified health and wellness coach; former registered dietitian; nutritionist, and the health and wellness columnist for The New Boston Beacon. She’ll share an educational video on the topic featuring Jason Fung, M.D., a Canadian physician and world-leading expert on intermittent fasting who has several best-selling books on the subject, followed by a presentation and Question & Answer session. If you’d like to learn a bit about fasting before the sessions, you can go to Sandy’s recent blog on the topic.
Second Friday Foreign Film Series
Friday, April 12
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Two Days, One Night (Belgium 2014)
Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out. With TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT, the Dardennes have turned a relevant social inquiry into a powerful statement on community solidarity, once again delivering a film that is simple on the surface but alive with both compassion and wisdom. (Sundance Selects review)
Free Popcorn and Drinks
The Toxin Free Home
Thursday, April 18
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Jeanne Manney of Everything Essential will share her expertise pertaining to the negative side effects and impact many of today’s toxic cleaning supplies, make-up products, air fresheners, perfumes and more are having on our health. She will share how to use Essential Oils and Essential Oil based products to replace those products as not only a natural replacement, but as a beneficial replacement. Participants will make a cleaner to take home using all natural ingredients. Donations are welcome. Pre-registration at adult events table.
Book Party and Dessert
Wednesday, April 24
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Amity & Prosperity by Eliza Griswold
Prize-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold’s Amity and Prosperity is an expose on how fracking shattered a rural Pennsylvania town, and how one lifelong resident brought the story into the national spotlight. This is an incredible true account of investigative journalism and a devastating indictment of energy politics in America. (review by Goodreads)
Books available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to join in the discussion.
Monday, April 29
6:30 – 8:30 pm
“Koreatown” by Deuki Hong
“Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking: Authentic dishes for the Home Cook” by Maangchi
Do you like to Cook, Bake, and EAT scrumptious delights? If so, join us for a lovely meal prepared by your fellow chefs. Each participant will prepare a recipe exactly as it is prepared in the cookbook. Cookbooks and Sign up for the recipe you wish to prepare will be available at the adult events table or call Rennie at 487-3391. This month’s menu will feature Korean cuisine.