Friday, November 2, 2012

Library Events for November 2012

Monday November 5th at 7:00 PM
Songs of Love and Seduction: An Evening of Illuminated Opera Duets and Arias with Amy Knight and Tom Cochran

Wednesday November 7th at 7:00 PM
First Wednesday Book Club

Anyone is welcome to join us anytime. This month’s book is Donna Leon’s Through A Glass Darkly. While here you can pick up December’s book which will be Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen. The Chicago Tribune raved about the book: “Superb . . . punctuates the myths of the Alcott family, rendering Louisa May with nuance.” Copies will be available at the front desk after November 7th.
Thursday November 8th at 7:00 PM
Around the World on a Square-Rigged Ship with Jim Salmon

We all have those days, the days when we think to ourselves: “I wish I could just get away from it all.” Jim Salmon, author of Rime of the Ancient Underwriter, did much more than think these words in 2000 when he left his job as an insurance underwriter and embarked on a nineteen-month trip around the world. Rime of the Ancient Underwriter is the personal account of his journey on board the Picton Castle, a three-masted barque sailing out of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Jim weathered storms at sea and stormy relations aboard ship, tramped through a steamy Panamanian jungle, climbed the rarified summit of Kilimanjaro, and tracked wildlife on the high plains of East Africa and the Australian Outback. There are pirates and a mutiny, but mostly his account is about people, places, and the human condition as seen through the eyes of a corporate exec turned seafarer. These lively, witty and inclusive stories invite readers to explore their own uncharted waters. Jim Salmon, whose ancestors were also seafarers, lives in New Hampshire and continues to stay close to the water, spending his summers as a part-time schooner captain. This program is free and open to all.
Sunday November 11th at 7:00 PM (Cloud/Rain/Snow Date Nov. 18th)
The Hidden Sky Star Party with Scott McCartney
At the Norway Hill Xmas Tree Farm

Everyone knows the night sky is filled with stars, along with the moon and the planets, but there's so much more to see! Join us at 7 pm, Sunday, November 11 on Norway Hill as we explore the hidden wonders of the sky through a telescope, including double stars, galaxies, and the moons of Jupiter! Dress warmly. Carpool if you can! Free & open to all.

Thursday November 15th at 7:00 PM
Author Ernest Hebert

Keene native Ernest Hebert will be here to read from his latest work, Never Back Down (check it out at the library). The New York Times has this to say about Hebert’s work: “He writes with a grace, precision, and humor that makes one feel he will do for the hinterlands what John Updike did for the suburbs.” Hebert is the first and only fiction writer to be granted tenure at Dartmouth College. He is currently director of creative writing at Dartmouth but is best known for the six-book Darby series of connected novels revolving around the imaginary New Hampshire town of Darby. Free & open to all.

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