Monday, November 4, 2013
Events for November 2013
First Wednesday Book Club
We’ll be discussing the book Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan. Fascinating. Still copies to borrow at the front desk if you want to join us!
Thursday Nov. 7th at 7:00 pm
Chicago’s Monadnock Building with Richard Scaramelli
A landmark of American architectural history, the Monadnock Building (1889-1892) in Chicago played a critical role in the development of the skyscraper. Why was it named after “our” mountain? What were its connections to New England? Drawing upon published and original research, Richard Scaramelli describes the unusual origins of this structure, its absolutely unique features, and overall significance. Scaramelli brings to this presentation a lifelong interest in architectural history. A past president of the Historical Society of Cheshire County, he wrote Surry: A Twentieth Century History, and led the compilation of the walking tour guide of Keene, Shire Town by Foot, among other works. He resides in Swanzey, where he currently serves as Trustee of Trust Funds, and trustee-treasurer of the Mt. Caesar Union Library. Free and open to all.
Tuesday November 12th at 7:00 pm
Information on the Affordable Care Act
A representative from the AARP will be here to explain the Affordable Care Act. Bring your friends and your questions! Free and open to all.
Monday November 18th at 7:00 pm
The Hourglass Readers Present Caesar and Cleopatra
The Hourglass Readers will present a reading of Caesar and Cleopatra by George Bernard Shaw. Catherine Behrens will direct the production and live music will be provided by Jenny Holan and Sam Foucher. The Hourglass Readers is dedicated to performing readings of classical works in abridged versions, allowing actors and audiences to explore works not often performed. The Hourglass Readers is a performing partner with The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company of Keene. Free and open to all.
Wednesday November 20th at 7:00 pm
G-Dog ~ A Documentary Film
The Monadnock Citizen Issues Project will show the documentary film G-Dog. G-Dog is about second chances - about a charismatic visionary who launched the largest, most successful gang intervention and rehab program in the US, now an international model, Homeboy Industries. G-Dog tells the entertaining, hilarious and unlikely story of how a white Jesuit priest became an expert in gang lives. His name is Father Greg Boyle (G-Dog to his homies) and he works by a powerful idea: "Nothing stops a bullet like a job." G-Dog's unstoppable compassion has transformed the lives of thousands of Latino, Asian, and African American gang members. Free and open to all.
Thursday November 21st at 7:00 pm
Funny Stories with Humorist Rebecca Rule
To salute and thank our many library volunteers this year, we are hosting the always-entertaining and hilarious Rebecca Rule. From Pittsburg to Peterborough (Peeta-burah), Becky is out and about telling and gathering stories with a strong dose of good old-fashioned yankee humor (humah). She loves to laugh and to get others laughing, too. (Note: Becky will neither confirm nor deny rumors that the susceptible sometimes laugh so hard they pee their pants and/or fall off their chairs.) If you love to laugh and have a soft spot in your heart (haht) for this rocky old place we call New England, come hear her stories of N’ampshah. Free and open to all.
From the Children’s Room
Rennie Timm, Children’s Librarian
Tuesday November 5th 3:15-4:15 pm
Block Party: LEGO® Fun
Hands-on learning opportunity to explore how things work. LEGO® bricks are provided by the library. This program will run through December 3, on the first Tuesday of every month. All ages welcome.
Friday November 15th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Movie Night for Tweens & Teens!
Middle School and High School Students are invited to gather with friends, munch on popcorn & watch a movie together. Our feature presentation will be “Pitch Perfect”. The only thing the girls of Pitch Perfect have in common is how good they sound when they sing together. Will their all-new mash-ups be enough to take them to the top of the college music competitions???
Monday November 25th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Vacation Week Movie for Kids!
If you’re in elementary school (or beyond!) join us for a movie this afternoon. Title to be announced. Free popcorn!
Tuesday November 26th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Holiday Crafts Workshop for Kids
Come make something crafty for Thanksgiving with Miss Rennie. Sign up at the front desk so we know how many to expect.