Events and Programs
2012-2013 MEETING/PROGRAM CALENDAR
October 9, 2012—“Singing the Good Old Songs Again” Gary Brandt and Jackie Davidson will entertain us with an evening of the GOOD music of the past! Plan to journey down memory lane with these two gifted musicians.
November 13, 2012— “Grail Mania: 12th Century Heresy, 21st Century Obsession” Troubadours sang of it; courtly knights quested for it; Monty Python laughed at it. The Chalice beckons through the mists of pre-history to bind us in its intrigue still. Our fascination with this symbol is alive and well in NH, and Diana Durham will explain why. This program is partially funded by the NH Humanities Council.
December 11, 2012—“ Anna DeLoi” Relax to some calming harp music in the midst of your hectic holiday preparations. Anna DeLoi is a local harpist, a member of the NH Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed on NHPR. She will entertain us with a variety of classical music selections, as well as traditional holiday songs.
January 8, 2013—“True Stories of New Hampshire’s Black History” In this NH Humanities Council funded program, Valerie Cunningham will tell true stories about African children who were imported to work in colonial founders’ homes; about 20 African men who petitioned the NH Legislature to end slavery in 1779; about black and white activists who struggled to eliminate de facto segregation from what Martin Luther King called “the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire;” and other facts about New Hampshire’s black history.
February 12, 2013—“Tales of Romance and Adventure” Storyteller Pat Spalding will entertain us with true stories of love and adventure—stories of her parents, her friends, her school years, her jobs—stories that will remind us of OUR loves and adventures.
March 12, 2013—“ Quint-Essential Winds” Back again this year—the 5-person musical group that wowed our audience last year. Hear familiar songs of years ago, classical music, and some surprising new things!
April 9, 2013—“Lively Boys! Lively Boys! The Origin of Bad Boy Books” Boys are born to be bad, says one theory. J. Dennis Robinson will entertain us with his wildly funny explanation of how books like “The Story of a Bad Boy” and “Tom Sawyer” and ultimately cartoons like “Dennis the Menace” came into existence. (They started in NH, of course.) This program is funded by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
May 14, 2013—5- 8 PM Potluck supper. Bring a favorite dish to share. AS you eat, Music will from local and national artists will be piped to you from the new sound system, provided by the Friends of the Library!
If you are not already a member of the Friends, please fill out a membership form today!
For bargains on gently used clothing be sure to check out the Hollyhock Thrift Shop, open in the library on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Help this major Friends of the Library fund-raiser by donating good used clothes.
If you enjoy the Friends monthly programs and want more entertaining and informative evenings and afternoons out, check out the many programs offered by the Library. Pick up a brochure at the front desk, or watch the local papers or get information from the library’s web site: www.hampsteadlibrary.org
The bi-annual Holiday Auction will take place at The Granite Rose in November, 2013. If you are willing to help on a committee, contact Ruth Paul at 489-1978.