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Open Storytimes & Puppet Shows are held four times a week. Please join us!
For ages 3 to 8
Be prepared for belly laughs when these life-sized puppets take the stage. Lindsay’s charming and positive short stories, filled with audience interaction and loveable characters, will delight the young—and the young at heart! Pick up a ticket in the Children’s Room starting July 1.
Is it dangerous to hold your sneeze? Does cracking your knuckles cause arthritis? Do carrots really improve your vision? Dr. Noemi Custodia-Loria, an assistant dean at Northern Essex Community College, uses scientific evidence to reveal the truth—or fiction—of these and other myths.
Colleen McGary-Smith and Sarah Freiberg, cellists from Boston Baroque, perform duets from the Baroque and beyond.
Sponsored by the Ira F. Harris and Moses Hunt Trusts and the Nashua Public Library. Not appropriate for children under 5.
Do you speak some Italian? Would you like the chance to talk with others in the language? Join this group that meets on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
146 minutes/Rated PG13
For ages 13-17. Katniss Everdeen has returned home safely after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Now they must turn around and leave their families and close friends, embarking on a victor's tour of the districts. Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games.
No registration required. Stop by the training lab with your computer questions.
Through stories and music, learn how to read aloud and develop your baby's language and prereading skills. Babies and their caregivers are welcome to join us. Thursdays:
9:15 am and 10:15 am: ages 13 to 24 months
11 am and 12 noon: ages birth to 12 months
No registration required.
Tattoo performs American roots music: rock, soul, swing, and Cajun. Whether the songs are originals or come from the likes of Louis Armstrong, Bob Marley, Elvis, and the Beatles, the group’s acoustic jam band style will get you dancing on the plaza.
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. In the event of rain the concert will be held inside in the Music/Art/Media Wing.
Call 589-4611 or stop by the Reference Desk to register.
Playing their soprano, alto, tenor, and bass trombones (once known as “sackbuts”), Alan Johnson, David Lindsey, and Leslie Havens take you on a musical tour through the centuries, from medieval times to today.
Local favorite Nick Goumas on sax is joined by four outstanding Boston-area musicians: Steve Hunt, piano; Barry Smith, bass; Jack Diefendorf, drums; and Jason Palmer, trumpet.
Meetup group to talk about and share Zentangle(r) and Zentangle(r) Inspired Art. Group is open to the public with sign ups through www.Meetup.com under Terry's Tangles. This group normally meets in Mass but several of our group are from Nashua. So this month we'd like to meet in Nashua.
(This is not a class, participants should have some knowledge of the Zentangle(r) Method before attending.)
For kids entering grades 6-12. Come play the game that has been a cultural phenomenon for over 30 years. Test your role-playing skills in a high-level adventure involving mad wizards and a cursed castle. Minimal experience playing D&D required. Pizza lunch provided. Registration required.
-Millstone Village II Condo Association
All are welcome to attend the Friends of the Nashua Public library meetings, on the second Monday of the month. The group supports the library through fundraising, advocacy, and volunteering.
Classical pianist Frances Covalesky, a winner of the Rutgers University Concerto Competition who has performed for audiences worldwide, brings her interpretations of Brahms, Chopin, and some Lithuanian pieces to the Nashua Public Library stage. Sponsored by the Zylonis Fund.
Not appropriate for children under 5.
127 minutes/Rated PG13
For ages 13-17. A wealthy entrepreneur invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to visit his secret island theme park featuring living dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA.
-Stock investment strategies and techniques
The book for discussion this month is Aminatta Forna's The Hired Man.
Alli’s music ranges from jazz to rock, pop, and reggae, but her true niche is R&B-flavored funk with an alternative flair. Listen to her sing at allibeaudry.com.
The library will open at 10 am today because of staff training.
Join us for Memory Café, a monthly gathering of people with early memory loss and their caregivers. Each month’s program will have activities centered on a theme, along with plenty of time to enjoy free refreshments and socialize with others in the same situation.
Memory Café is sponsored by Home Health and Hospice Care and the Nashua Public Library.
Hang out and discuss your favorite anime or manga series, participate in related games and activities, and display your anime sketches in the Teen Room. For ages 12 to 17.
Join us for this annual event, when kids come to the library, meet their school principals, and receive a bag of free school supplies. Out on the Library Plaza there will be entertainment and dozens of organizations with giveaways to help you welcome in the new school year.
-Youth Group Meeting
-Cross Stitchers gather to share tips, tricks and advice on cross stitch patterns.
-Beginner's and Intermediate Spanish classes.
The Library Board of Trustees usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month.
-does not meet in july
80 minutes/Rated PG13
Penn (of Penn and Teller) interviews a Texas inventor, who demonstrates his attempts to recreate Vermeer's painting, "The Music Lesson," using period-accurate lenses, mirrors, paint dyes, and costumes. Cosponsored by the Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE); open to all adults.
This book group is open to all.
Dates are tentative.
Lisa Allen will lead a discussion of the film Tim's Vermeer. We'll also talk about some readings from Anthony Amore's Stealing Rembrandts in preparation for the author's October 9 visit. Registration required. Cosponsored by the Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE); open to all adults.
Here's your chance to say what you think about this year's Nashua Reads book, The Art Forger. Be sure to reserve a copy several weeks ahead of time so you can read it before the class. Led by Lisa Allen. Registration required. Cosponsored by the Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE); open to all adults.
Join us for a day trip to Boston! Ride a coach bus from Nashua directly to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. We'll get a guided tour of the museum, with an emphasis on works and locations mentioned in The Art Forger. You'll be given time to get lunch on your own in the museum or nearby before returning to Nashua. Cosponsored by the Nashua Parks and Recreation Department. Tickets, which include bus, museum admission, and the tour, are $41. Open this document and print page 3 to order tickets. Limited financial assistance is available; call (603) 589-4610.
As part of our exploration of how intelligent people can be duped by people and works of art that are not what they seem, we'll talk about Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn. In 1998, Clark Rockefeller adopted a dog from Kirn, beginning a 15-year relationship in which the author was sucked into the world of this son of privilege who was later unmasked as a serial impostor, a kidnapper, and a murderer. Led by Lisa Allen. Registration required. Cosponsored by the Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE); open to all adults.
Actress Jess Piaia portrays America's first patroness of the arts. It's 1910, and Mrs. Gardner tells stories about her luminous circle of family and friends, relives journeys to exotic lands, and shares other potentially scandalous encounters. Registration required.
The paintings of Rembrandt are some of the most frequently targeted by art thieves. Anthony Amore, an art security expert and author of Stealing Rembrandts, describes the daring entries and escapes from world-renowned museums by robbers who coolly walk off with multimillion-dollar masterpieces. Copies of the speaker's books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration required.
For members of the Friends of the Library, the $10 ticket to Beyond the Book (see description below) includes a private reception with the author at 6 pm, at no additional fee. Tickets are available at mktix.com/npl and at the library circulation desk. In addition to buying the ticket, please RSVP for the reception by clicking the Register button below.
Thanks to support from the Friends of the Library and the Ella Anderson Trust, Nashua Reads author B. A. Shapiro will be on hand to talk about The Art Forger and answer your questions. Toadstool Books will bring copies of her book for sale and signing.
Bring your book group! Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets are available at mktix.com/npl and at the library circulation desk.
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