Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Thursday January 26th at 7:00 pm



A Return to Vietnam 1967-2015 with Rodger Martin

In 1967, Rodger Martin spent one of the most compelling years of his life as a combat engineer in Vietnam.   Fifty years later, he had the opportunity to return and did.  In slides, poetry, and conversation, Martin tells the story of then and now.  What has recovered and what hasn't. Rodger Martin was managing editor of The Worcester Review for almost three decades.  For six years he directed New Hampshire’s Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Out Loud Project.  Currently he serves as an editor for Hobblebush Books’ Granite State Poetry Series. In addition to his writing, he teaches journalism at Keene State College, co-advises The Equinox, the college’s award-winning student news organization, and has done artist-in-residency programs throughout New England.  He received an Appalachia poetry award, a N.H. Council on the Arts Fiction Fellowship, two Bruce Kellner/Monadnock Fellowships to pursue his writing, and fellowships from The National Endowment for the Humanities.  In 2012 he was chosen as poet to represent the U.S. at Hangzhou, China’s annual international cultural festival and returned in 2015 to read and lecture on poetry at Nanjing University and Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.  Free and open to all.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Closed Monday January 16th, 2017

The library will be closed on Monday January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thursday January 26th at 7:00 pm


A Return to Vietnam 1967-2015 with Rodger Martin

In 1967, Rodger Martin spent one of the most compelling years of his life as a combat engineer in Vietnam.   Fifty years later, he had the opportunity to return and did.  In slides, poetry, and conversation, Martin tells the story of then and now.  What has recovered and what hasn't. Rodger Martin was managing editor of The Worcester Review for almost three decades.  For six years he directed New Hampshire’s Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Out Loud Project.  Currently he serves as an editor for Hobblebush Books’ Granite State Poetry Series. In addition to his writing, he teaches journalism at Keene State College, co-advises The Equinox, the college’s award-winning student news organization, and has done artist-in-residency programs throughout New England.  He received an Appalachia poetry award, a N.H. Council on the Arts Fiction Fellowship, two Bruce Kellner/Monadnock Fellowships to pursue his writing, and fellowships from The National Endowment for the Humanities.  In 2012 he was chosen as poet to represent the U.S. at Hangzhou, China’s annual international cultural festival and returned in 2015 to read and lecture on poetry at Nanjing University and Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.  Free and open to all.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Monday January 9th at 7:00 pm























Fear of Singing Breakthrough with Nancy Salwen

If you’ve wanted to sing in a chorus, wished you could sing along with friends, wanted to feel more comfortable singing the Happy Birthday song, or even just get more out of singing by yourself, this program is the perfect first step! If you can talk you can sing! Yes, EVEN YOU!!  Nancy Salwen, a music teacher from Keene New Hampshire, has published a book, The Fear of Singing Breakthrough Program: Learn to Sing Even if You Think You Can’t Carry a Tune!, specifically geared toward “non-singers” who wish they could sing, as well as anyone who would like to feel more comfortable and freer using their voice. "Not everybody is destined to sing on Broadway, but feeling free to join in and sing along around the campfire, or in church, for example, or to join a chorus — even just to sing the “Happy Birthday Song” along with everyone else — this is a fundamental joy of being human that no one should have to miss." Salwen says that singing can be taught, and she wrote her book both to help people get past their fears, and to guide non-singers through the basic skills of learning to sing. “Singing, contrary to popular opinion, really isn’t an ‘either you have it or you don’t’ kind of thing; singing can be learned," said Salwen. "It’s an honor and a joy to be with people as they discover their voice! I love helping people surprise themselves!” Salwen also teaches private lessons and leads workshops. Visit www.FearOfSinging.com or email nancy@salwen.net for more information. Free and open to all.

PING PONG TOURNAMENT!
















PING PONG TOURNAMENT!
Be sure to sign up for our first ever (and hopefully annual) HTL Winter Ping Pong Tournament! Sign up at the front desk by January 15th in the category that fits you: Beginner (I spend more time bending over picking up balls than I do hitting them), Intermediate (I can keep a volley going for at least half a Beatles song), or Advanced (I put some nice spin on the ball, can place the ball on inconvenient corners of the table, and I can smash it good). Then we’ll get folks hooked up to play each other here at the library.  There will be single and doubles (if enough interest) play and this is for all ages. Families are encouraged to participate. Please help us spread the word!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Closing Early Thursday December 29th, 2016

It's lovely but slippery out there, folks. Closing down the library at 4 pm today. Stay safe!

We will re-open Saturday December 31st from 10 am until 1 pm.

Closed Monday January 2, 2017.

Open regular hours (10-7) Tuesday January 3!

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Holiday Schedule


Saturday December 24 & 31: Open 10-1

Monday December 26 & January 2: CLOSED

Happy Holidays!