Wednesday July 4, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Time Capsule Opening at Chase House

This year Meredith celebrates its 250th anniversary!  Back in 1968, during the 200th anniversary, a committee buried a time capsule to be opened in 2018 in the library lawn.  Its time has come!! We will be opening it at 2PM at the Chase House on July 4.  The Common Man is donating an ice cream social to the first 100 people to arrive and Carl Johnson, Jr. will be emceeing the event!  We will have a slideshow with photos from 1968and  a presentation on the Meredith happenings from that year.  We are sending a special invitation to those who were present when the time capsule was buried.  Please email Erin erin@meredithlibrary.org or call 279-4303 if you would like to share your memories.

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

This year Meredith celebrates its 250th anniversary!  Back in 1968, during the 200th anniversary, a committee buried a time capsule to be opened in 2018 in the library lawn.  Its time has come!! We will be opening it at 2PM at the Chase House on July 4.  The Common Man is donating an ice cream social to the first 100 people to arrive and Carl Johnson, Jr. will be emceeing the event!  We will have a slideshow with photos from 1968and  a presentation on the Meredith happenings from that year.  We are sending a special invitation to those who were present when the time capsule was buried.  Please email Erin erin@meredithlibrary.org or call 279-4303 if you would like to share your memories.

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Thursday July 5, 2018
rec_paintpalette02
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rockin' Art Class

Ms. Karen loves anything artsy and has decided to share with you some of her favorite things! Today is dream catcher day! A dream catcher hangs above your bed to sift your dreams and visions. The good will pass through the center hole to the sleeping person. The evil in their dreams are captured in the web, where they perish in the light of morning. It is said the dream catcher holds the destiny of the future! You will use beads, yarn, feathers & scissors! Ages 4 & up * No sign-up required * Snacks Served * Ice Coffee Bar for grown-ups! We meet in the function room! Hope you can join us for a Rockin' Good Time!

CONTACT:  Karen Henchey  603-279-4303  karen@meredithlibrary.org

Ms. Karen loves anything artsy and has decided to share with you some of her favorite things! Today is dream catcher day! A dream catcher hangs above your bed to sift your dreams and visions. The good will pass through the center hole to the sleeping person. The evil in their dreams are captured in the web, where they perish in the light of morning. It is said the dream catcher holds the destiny of the future! You will use beads, yarn, feathers & scissors! Ages 4 & up * No sign-up required * Snacks Served * Ice Coffee Bar for grown-ups! We meet in the function room! Hope you can join us for a Rockin' Good Time!

CONTACT:
  Karen Henchey
  603.279.4303
  karen@meredithlibrary.org

 
rec_knitting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knotty Knitters

Please join the knitters in non-fiction.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Why knit alone?  Join us for laughter and good conversation!

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Please join the knitters in non-fiction.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Why knit alone?  Join us for laughter and good conversation!

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

 
office_meeting1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Advocacy Subcommittee Meeting

The Advocacy Subcommittee of the Meredith Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library.

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

The Advocacy Subcommittee of the Meredith Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library.

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

 
rec_legoguy
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Time!

From kindergarten all the way to grad school, Legos are being used to help kids learn about science, math, engineering, and even social interactions. They just know that they're having a lot of fun so we won't tell them! This is an all-ages event, and space may be limited, so make sure you're on time to stake out a good spot!

We'll be dumping out the bricks every other week, so make us a part of your monthly routine!

CONTACT:  John Locke  603-279-4303  John@meredithlibrary.org

From kindergarten all the way to grad school, Legos are being used to help kids learn about science, math, engineering, and even social interactions. They just know that they're having a lot of fun so we won't tell them! This is an all-ages event, and space may be limited, so make sure you're on time to stake out a good spot!

We'll be dumping out the bricks every other week, so make us a part of your monthly routine!

CONTACT:
  John Locke
  603.279.4303
  John@meredithlibrary.org

Friday July 6, 2018
anim_rabbit
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tot Time Reading Circle

Join us in the function room for stories, puppet friends and beautiful artwork created by you.Reading aloud is a wonderful way for grown-ups and toddlers to play. All of these small moments of active listening and looking, help make reading book's together a playful experience. These early experiences set the stage for learning letters, recognizing words, and eventually learning to read. Ages 0 to 3 * Older children welcomed! * Snacks Served * Coffee for grown-ups. SUMMER READING- All children, including babies can participate in our summer program. During our summer reading we will have 'GUEST' readers at story time. Visit us and find out 'WHO IT IS?'

CONTACT:  Karen Henchey  603-279-4303  karen@meredithlibrary.org

Join us in the function room for stories, puppet friends and beautiful artwork created by you.Reading aloud is a wonderful way for grown-ups and toddlers to play. All of these small moments of active listening and looking, help make reading book's together a playful experience. These early experiences set the stage for learning letters, recognizing words, and eventually learning to read. Ages 0 to 3 * Older children welcomed! * Snacks Served * Coffee for grown-ups. SUMMER READING- All children, including babies can participate in our summer program. During our summer reading we will have 'GUEST' readers at story time. Visit us and find out 'WHO IT IS?'

CONTACT:
  Karen Henchey
  603.279.4303
  karen@meredithlibrary.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sidewalk Chalk - A Summer Reading Event

It's not summer until we add a clittle color to the library! Families and kids of all ages are invited to join us on Friday, July 6th at 3:30 on the front steps of the library where we'll be waiting with a huge box a sidewalk chalk and a canvas that stretches from the sidewalk to the front door! Let's go nuts!

Rain date for this event is Thursday, July 12 at 3:30.

It's not summer until we add a clittle color to the library! Families and kids of all ages are invited to join us on Friday, July 6th at 3:30 on the front steps of the library where we'll be waiting with a huge box a sidewalk chalk and a canvas that stretches from the sidewalk to the front door! Let's go nuts!

Rain date for this event is Thursday, July 12 at 3:30.

Tuesday July 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Computer Club

Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00AM. Open to all regardless of ability. No question is a bad question. Timely tech topics discussed each month. All manner of devices covered.

CONTACT:  Chris  603-279-4303  chris@meredithlibrary.org

Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00AM. Open to all regardless of ability. No question is a bad question. Timely tech topics discussed each month. All manner of devices covered.

CONTACT:
  Chris
  603.279.4303
  chris@meredithlibrary.org

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wildlife Encounters Live Animal Show - A Summer Reading Event

Our most popular Summer Reading event for 5 years running is back once again! Meet us at the Meredith Community Center at 1pm when we'll be welcoming Wildlife Encounters and 7 of their animal friends! This is an amazing, informative, and super fun program, and you'll even be able to pet one or two animals at the end of the show!

This event is all-ages, and sign up is not required.

Our most popular Summer Reading event for 5 years running is back once again! Meet us at the Meredith Community Center at 1pm when we'll be welcoming Wildlife Encounters and 7 of their animal friends! This is an amazing, informative, and super fun program, and you'll even be able to pet one or two animals at the end of the show!

This event is all-ages, and sign up is not required.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meredith Library Genealogy Club

Using Time Lines and Mind Maps with Genealogy.  Genealogists love to hunt for records pertaining to their ancestors, but once found, how can you use them?  Learn how a time line can help you prove or disprove whether the marriage record you found is from the "right John Smith".  How can a mind map help you solve a brick wall?

Light refreshments served sponsored by the Friends of the Meredith Library.

 

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Using Time Lines and Mind Maps with Genealogy.  Genealogists love to hunt for records pertaining to their ancestors, but once found, how can you use them?  Learn how a time line can help you prove or disprove whether the marriage record you found is from the "right John Smith".  How can a mind map help you solve a brick wall?

Light refreshments served sponsored by the Friends of the Meredith Library.

 

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Meredith Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The Meredith Public Library Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00PM unless otherwise noted. Open to the public.

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

The Meredith Public Library Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00PM unless otherwise noted. Open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Wednesday July 11, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Sweetbloods!

A 'BIG' welcome to Janet & Phil Sanguedolce! Known as The Sweetbloods! They will be visiting us this morning, to sing & play their guitars for you! Janet & Phil are a local acoustic duo from Meredith. Their music is well-known in the lakes region. They specialize in blending tight vocal arrangements with tasteful guitar accompaniment! This program is geared to children but everyone is welcomed! If raining we will be inside. * No sign-up required! * Snacks Served

CONTACT:  Karen Henchey  603-279-4303  karen@meredithlibrary.org

A 'BIG' welcome to Janet & Phil Sanguedolce! Known as The Sweetbloods! They will be visiting us this morning, to sing & play their guitars for you! Janet & Phil are a local acoustic duo from Meredith. Their music is well-known in the lakes region. They specialize in blending tight vocal arrangements with tasteful guitar accompaniment! This program is geared to children but everyone is welcomed! If raining we will be inside. * No sign-up required! * Snacks Served

CONTACT:
  Karen Henchey
  603.279.4303
  karen@meredithlibrary.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
TAB Crafternoon - Mini Comic Books

Do you like comics? We like comics! And now we want to teach you how to make your own mini-comics! We'll spend some time talking about the anatomy of a comic, practicing our drawing skills, and finally everyone will get to create their own 6 page comic! We're even going to send you home with copies of you comic that you can share with family and friends!

2018 is the year of new skills, so join us at the MPL to add this one to your repertoire! Ages 8-18.

 

CONTACT:  John Locke  6032794303  John@meredithlibrary.org

Do you like comics? We like comics! And now we want to teach you how to make your own mini-comics! We'll spend some time talking about the anatomy of a comic, practicing our drawing skills, and finally everyone will get to create their own 6 page comic! We're even going to send you home with copies of you comic that you can share with family and friends!

2018 is the year of new skills, so join us at the MPL to add this one to your repertoire! Ages 8-18.

 

CONTACT:
  John Locke
  6032794303
  John@meredithlibrary.org

Thursday July 12, 2018
rec_knitting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knotty Knitters

Please join the knitters in non-fiction.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Why knit alone?  Join us for laughter and good conversation!

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Please join the knitters in non-fiction.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Why knit alone?  Join us for laughter and good conversation!

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Friday July 13, 2018
anim_rabbit
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tot Time Reading Circle

Join us in the function room for stories, puppet friends and beautiful artwork created by you.Reading aloud is a wonderful way for grown-ups and toddlers to play. All of these small moments of active listening and looking, help make reading book's together a playful experience. These early experiences set the stage for learning letters, recognizing words, and eventually learning to read. Ages 0 to 3 * Older children welcomed! * Snacks Served * Coffee for grown-ups. SUMMER READING- All children, including babies can participate in our summer program. During our summer reading we will have 'GUEST' readers at story time. Visit us and find out 'WHO IT IS?'

CONTACT:  Karen Henchey  603-279-4303  karen@meredithlibrary.org

Join us in the function room for stories, puppet friends and beautiful artwork created by you.Reading aloud is a wonderful way for grown-ups and toddlers to play. All of these small moments of active listening and looking, help make reading book's together a playful experience. These early experiences set the stage for learning letters, recognizing words, and eventually learning to read. Ages 0 to 3 * Older children welcomed! * Snacks Served * Coffee for grown-ups. SUMMER READING- All children, including babies can participate in our summer program. During our summer reading we will have 'GUEST' readers at story time. Visit us and find out 'WHO IT IS?'

CONTACT:
  Karen Henchey
  603.279.4303
  karen@meredithlibrary.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Guitar Hero Power Hour

Our Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock, so we're gonna be busting out the plastic guitars every other Friday all summer long! Drop in every other Friday all summer long when we’ll have Guitar Hero set up in the function room, complete with big screen, dueling guitars, friends, and snacks. What more could you ask for? Ages 18 and under, no sign up required.

 

CONTACT:  John Locke  6032794303  John@meredithlibrary.org

Our Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock, so we're gonna be busting out the plastic guitars every other Friday all summer long! Drop in every other Friday all summer long when we’ll have Guitar Hero set up in the function room, complete with big screen, dueling guitars, friends, and snacks. What more could you ask for? Ages 18 and under, no sign up required.

 

CONTACT:
  John Locke
  6032794303
  John@meredithlibrary.org

Tuesday July 17, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Graphic Novel of the Month Club - Cast No Shadow

Every month we select a new title that you'll love! This month we’ll be reading “Cast No Shadow,” by Nick Tapalansky and Anissa Espinosa.

Greg has lived in Lancaster his whole life. The town's always had its quirks, and being born without a shadow means he's counted among them. When Greg discovers an old mansion in the woods just outside of town, he didn't expect to meet a smart, beautiful, funny, and...very dead teenaged girl named Eleanor.
Yeah. He's in love with a ghost.
And before he knows what's happening, Greg finds himself at the wrong end of a history lesson when the town's past, and his own, threaten to pull the two of them apart permanently!

Books are selected for ages 8-18, and may contain some PG violence or language. Books will be on the YA Balcony when they're available!

CONTACT:  John Locke  6032794303  John@meredithlibrary.org

Every month we select a new title that you'll love! This month we’ll be reading “Cast No Shadow,” by Nick Tapalansky and Anissa Espinosa.

Greg has lived in Lancaster his whole life. The town's always had its quirks, and being born without a shadow means he's counted among them. When Greg discovers an old mansion in the woods just outside of town, he didn't expect to meet a smart, beautiful, funny, and...very dead teenaged girl named Eleanor.
Yeah. He's in love with a ghost.
And before he knows what's happening, Greg finds himself at the wrong end of a history lesson when the town's past, and his own, threaten to pull the two of them apart permanently!

Books are selected for ages 8-18, and may contain some PG violence or language. Books will be on the YA Balcony when they're available!

CONTACT:
  John Locke
  6032794303
  John@meredithlibrary.org

Wednesday July 18, 2018
ent_note
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Libraries Rock Family Story Time

Music brings people together! Tap your toes to the beat of a good book and join us downstairs in the function room for a ROCKIN' GOOD TIME this summer! Listen to stories, learn about music, enjoy the sounds of nature & be creative! Snacks Served * Ice Coffee Bar for grown-ups! * All ages and family members are welcomed!

CONTACT:  Karen Henchey  603-279-4303  karen@meredithlibrary.org

Music brings people together! Tap your toes to the beat of a good book and join us downstairs in the function room for a ROCKIN' GOOD TIME this summer! Listen to stories, learn about music, enjoy the sounds of nature & be creative! Snacks Served * Ice Coffee Bar for grown-ups! * All ages and family members are welcomed!

CONTACT:
  Karen Henchey
  603.279.4303
  karen@meredithlibrary.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Manga Club

Stop by the Manga Club in July for 2 more fun meetings! Whether it's anime, manga, food, culture, music, or more, we've got you covered for everything Japanese!

You do NOT need to sign up for Manga Club, so if you wanna watch anime, talk manga, or try out different Japanese food and culture, just stop in!

Ages 8-18 only, snacks usually provided.

CONTACT:  John Locke  6032794303  John@meredithlibrary.org

Stop by the Manga Club in July for 2 more fun meetings! Whether it's anime, manga, food, culture, music, or more, we've got you covered for everything Japanese!

You do NOT need to sign up for Manga Club, so if you wanna watch anime, talk manga, or try out different Japanese food and culture, just stop in!

Ages 8-18 only, snacks usually provided.

CONTACT:
  John Locke
  6032794303
  John@meredithlibrary.org

Thursday July 19, 2018
rec_paintpalette02
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rockin' Art Class

Ms. Karen loves anything artsy and has decided to share with you some of her favorite things! Today is Rock Painting Day!  I've been collecting rocks for weeks and have quite a few, but if you have a 'SPECIAL' one please bring it! Lots of paint,add some glitter or a few words,when dry we will spray them and make them shiny!  Ages 4 & up * No sign-up required * Snacks Served * Ice Coffee Bar for grown-ups! We meet in the function room! Hope you can join us for a Rockin' Good Time!

CONTACT:  Karen Henchey  603-279-4303  karen@meredithlibrary.org

Ms. Karen loves anything artsy and has decided to share with you some of her favorite things! Today is Rock Painting Day!  I've been collecting rocks for weeks and have quite a few, but if you have a 'SPECIAL' one please bring it! Lots of paint,add some glitter or a few words,when dry we will spray them and make them shiny!  Ages 4 & up * No sign-up required * Snacks Served * Ice Coffee Bar for grown-ups! We meet in the function room! Hope you can join us for a Rockin' Good Time!

CONTACT:
  Karen Henchey
  603.279.4303
  karen@meredithlibrary.org

 
rec_knitting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knotty Knitters

Please join the knitters in non-fiction.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Why knit alone?  Join us for laughter and good conversation!

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Please join the knitters in non-fiction.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Why knit alone?  Join us for laughter and good conversation!

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Advocacy Subcommittee Meeting

The Advocacy Subcommittee of the Meredith Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library.

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

The Advocacy Subcommittee of the Meredith Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library.

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Lego Building Blast - A Summer Reading Event

The Lego Building Blast is back! Kids of all ages are invited down to the Function Room on Thursday, July 19th where they'll be tasked with completing this summers Building Challenge. Each Challenge you complete earns you a badge and if you get all 6 badges you'll recieve a Master Builder Certificate!

This is an all-ages event, and no sign up is required. Light snacks will be served.

CONTACT:  John Locke  6032794303  John@meredithlibrary.org

The Lego Building Blast is back! Kids of all ages are invited down to the Function Room on Thursday, July 19th where they'll be tasked with completing this summers Building Challenge. Each Challenge you complete earns you a badge and if you get all 6 badges you'll recieve a Master Builder Certificate!

This is an all-ages event, and no sign up is required. Light snacks will be served.

CONTACT:
  John Locke
  6032794303
  John@meredithlibrary.org

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Colonial Stories

The stories we hear from our families tell us who we are and how we should view the world. What tales shaped New England identities in the 17th and 18th centuries? In this performance, storyteller/historian Jo Radner juxtaposes Native American oral traditions and stories told by her own New England ancestors to reveal a complex colonial "middle ground" in which English settlers and Native peoples saw one another as defenders and trespassers, pursuers and refugees, relatives and aliens, kind neighbors and ruthless destroyers.

Storyteller Jo Radner received her PhD from Harvard University. Before returning to her family home in western Maine as a freelance storyteller and oral historian, she spent 31 years as professor at American University in Washington, D.C., teaching literature, folklore, American studies, Celtic studies, and storytelling. She has published books and articles in all those fields, and is now writing a book titled Performing the Paper: Rural Self-Improvement in Northern New England, about a 19th-century village tradition of creating and performing handwritten literary newspapers. She is past president of the American Folklore Society and the National Storytelling Network.

Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council and the Friends of the Meredith Library.  Open to the public.  Light refreshments served.

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

The stories we hear from our families tell us who we are and how we should view the world. What tales shaped New England identities in the 17th and 18th centuries? In this performance, storyteller/historian Jo Radner juxtaposes Native American oral traditions and stories told by her own New England ancestors to reveal a complex colonial "middle ground" in which English settlers and Native peoples saw one another as defenders and trespassers, pursuers and refugees, relatives and aliens, kind neighbors and ruthless destroyers.

Storyteller Jo Radner received her PhD from Harvard University. Before returning to her family home in western Maine as a freelance storyteller and oral historian, she spent 31 years as professor at American University in Washington, D.C., teaching literature, folklore, American studies, Celtic studies, and storytelling. She has published books and articles in all those fields, and is now writing a book titled Performing the Paper: Rural Self-Improvement in Northern New England, about a 19th-century village tradition of creating and performing handwritten literary newspapers. She is past president of the American Folklore Society and the National Storytelling Network.

Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council and the Friends of the Meredith Library.  Open to the public.  Light refreshments served.

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Friday July 20, 2018
anim_rabbit
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tot Time Reading Circle

Join us in the function room for stories, puppet friends and beautiful artwork created by you.Reading aloud is a wonderful way for grown-ups and toddlers to play. All of these small moments of active listening and looking, help make reading book's together a playful experience. These early experiences set the stage for learning letters, recognizing words, and eventually learning to read. Ages 0 to 3 * Older children welcomed! * Snacks Served * Coffee for grown-ups. SUMMER READING- All children, including babies can participate in our summer program. During our summer reading we will have 'GUEST' readers at story time. Visit us and find out 'WHO IT IS?'

CONTACT:  Karen Henchey  603-279-4303  karen@meredithlibrary.org

Join us in the function room for stories, puppet friends and beautiful artwork created by you.Reading aloud is a wonderful way for grown-ups and toddlers to play. All of these small moments of active listening and looking, help make reading book's together a playful experience. These early experiences set the stage for learning letters, recognizing words, and eventually learning to read. Ages 0 to 3 * Older children welcomed! * Snacks Served * Coffee for grown-ups. SUMMER READING- All children, including babies can participate in our summer program. During our summer reading we will have 'GUEST' readers at story time. Visit us and find out 'WHO IT IS?'

CONTACT:
  Karen Henchey
  603.279.4303
  karen@meredithlibrary.org

Saturday July 21, 2018
misc_frog
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Be Bop Shop

Summer reading has begun lots of laughing, lots of fun, fill your log and when your done! Hop into the Be Bop Shop! Your reading log is worth 40 rocks. For every 15 minutes that you read,cross out one symbol on your reading log. When full return it to the children's room, receive your rocks to shop in the Be Bop Shop!  Our shop also has canned goods that may be purchased for our local food pantry. There will be a box in the children's room for you to put them in! Libraries Rock, so get in the Groove and Give!!! Thank you! Store will remain open July & August!

CONTACT:  Karen Henchey  603-279-4303  karen@meredithlibrary.org

Summer reading has begun lots of laughing, lots of fun, fill your log and when your done! Hop into the Be Bop Shop! Your reading log is worth 40 rocks. For every 15 minutes that you read,cross out one symbol on your reading log. When full return it to the children's room, receive your rocks to shop in the Be Bop Shop!  Our shop also has canned goods that may be purchased for our local food pantry. There will be a box in the children's room for you to put them in! Libraries Rock, so get in the Groove and Give!!! Thank you! Store will remain open July & August!

CONTACT:
  Karen Henchey
  603.279.4303
  karen@meredithlibrary.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sketch Class: Drawing on Your Memories

Have you dreamed of sketching but you keep telling yourself that you haven't got the time, can't afford lessons and worry that you're not good enough for a class?  Well, this four-week class is for you!  Have you ever:
1.  Had an art class in junior or high school? 
2.  Read a book about sketching?
3.  Watched other people sketch?

Then you have the skills needed to join!  Registration is required for this four-week class.   No charge.  Students will be asked to bring a memory-charged 3-D object that has a story for them.  We will sketch in pencil, pen and colored pencils on smooth paper.  Potential drawing subjects may include vases, bowls, china, clothing, fabric, hats, shoes or anything else that evokes a special memory. 

What to bring:  paper, drawing tools, and two small objects that have great meaning to you.

These classes will be taught by Sue Anne Bottomley, an artist who was featured on NH Chronicle.  A graduate of UNH, Suzanne represented the Virginia Museum of Art as a museum artist conducting printmaking workshops across the state.  Please visit her blog www.colorfuljourney.us where she uploads at least ten new drawings each month.

 

 

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Have you dreamed of sketching but you keep telling yourself that you haven't got the time, can't afford lessons and worry that you're not good enough for a class?  Well, this four-week class is for you!  Have you ever:
1.  Had an art class in junior or high school? 
2.  Read a book about sketching?
3.  Watched other people sketch?

Then you have the skills needed to join!  Registration is required for this four-week class.   No charge.  Students will be asked to bring a memory-charged 3-D object that has a story for them.  We will sketch in pencil, pen and colored pencils on smooth paper.  Potential drawing subjects may include vases, bowls, china, clothing, fabric, hats, shoes or anything else that evokes a special memory. 

What to bring:  paper, drawing tools, and two small objects that have great meaning to you.

These classes will be taught by Sue Anne Bottomley, an artist who was featured on NH Chronicle.  A graduate of UNH, Suzanne represented the Virginia Museum of Art as a museum artist conducting printmaking workshops across the state.  Please visit her blog www.colorfuljourney.us where she uploads at least ten new drawings each month.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Junk box Saturday

Visit the children's room today and check out the JUNK BOX! There will be all kinds of things for you to get creative with! Build a tower, robot, maybe even a spaceship! Use your imagination and have fun!!!! Invite a friend and have a play date! All ages are welcomed * Snacks Served * This is a drop-in event!

CONTACT:  Karen Henchey  603-279-4303  karen@meredithlibrary.org

Visit the children's room today and check out the JUNK BOX! There will be all kinds of things for you to get creative with! Build a tower, robot, maybe even a spaceship! Use your imagination and have fun!!!! Invite a friend and have a play date! All ages are welcomed * Snacks Served * This is a drop-in event!

CONTACT:
  Karen Henchey
  603.279.4303
  karen@meredithlibrary.org

Tuesday July 24, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Hampstead Stage Company Presents: Treasure Island - A Summer Reading Event

We are extremely excited to be welcoming back the Hampstead Stage Company this summer! They'll be here in our Function Room on Tuesday, July 24th at 1pm to perform their version of Treasure Island, based on the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Treasure Island is a classic tale of buccaneers and buried gold, where X marks the spot, and no one is quite who they seem. Don't miss your chance to see an amazing troupe of talented professional actors translate this tale to the stage!

This is an all-ages event, and while sign up is not required seating is limited and will be first come first serve.

CONTACT:  John Locke  6032794303  John@meredithlibrary.org

We are extremely excited to be welcoming back the Hampstead Stage Company this summer! They'll be here in our Function Room on Tuesday, July 24th at 1pm to perform their version of Treasure Island, based on the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Treasure Island is a classic tale of buccaneers and buried gold, where X marks the spot, and no one is quite who they seem. Don't miss your chance to see an amazing troupe of talented professional actors translate this tale to the stage!

This is an all-ages event, and while sign up is not required seating is limited and will be first come first serve.

CONTACT:
  John Locke
  6032794303
  John@meredithlibrary.org

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
New Hampshire on High: Historic and Unusual Weather Vanes

This program offers a fun and engaging look at the historic and unusual weathervanes found on New Hampshire's churches, town halls, and other public buildings from earliest times to the present.  Presented by Glenn Knoblock.

Glenn Knoblock is an independent scholar and author of fifteen books and over 100 articles. He is also the author and historian on projects relating to Northern New England bridges, New Hampshire cemeteries, and brewing history, and African-American military history. Knoblock has served as the main military contributor to Harvard and Oxford University's landmark African-American Biography Project. He holds a BA in History from Bowling Green State University.

Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council and the Friends of the Meredith Library.  Open to the public.  Light refreshments served.

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

This program offers a fun and engaging look at the historic and unusual weathervanes found on New Hampshire's churches, town halls, and other public buildings from earliest times to the present.  Presented by Glenn Knoblock.

Glenn Knoblock is an independent scholar and author of fifteen books and over 100 articles. He is also the author and historian on projects relating to Northern New England bridges, New Hampshire cemeteries, and brewing history, and African-American military history. Knoblock has served as the main military contributor to Harvard and Oxford University's landmark African-American Biography Project. He holds a BA in History from Bowling Green State University.

Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council and the Friends of the Meredith Library.  Open to the public.  Light refreshments served.

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Wednesday July 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Libraries Rock Family Story Time

Music brings people together! Tap your toes to the beat of a good book and join us downstairs in the function room for a ROCKIN' GOOD TIME this summer! Listen to stories, learn about music, enjoy the sounds of nature & be creative! Snacks Served * Ice Coffee Bar for grown-ups! * All ages and family members are welcomed!

CONTACT:  Karen Henchey  603-279-4303  karen@meredithlibrary.org

Music brings people together! Tap your toes to the beat of a good book and join us downstairs in the function room for a ROCKIN' GOOD TIME this summer! Listen to stories, learn about music, enjoy the sounds of nature & be creative! Snacks Served * Ice Coffee Bar for grown-ups! * All ages and family members are welcomed!

CONTACT:
  Karen Henchey
  603.279.4303
  karen@meredithlibrary.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Friends of the Library Meeting

The Friends of the Meredith Library meet the last Wednesday of the month at 3:30.  All our welcome.

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

The Friends of the Meredith Library meet the last Wednesday of the month at 3:30.  All our welcome.

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Thursday July 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Meet Stella, a miniature horse!

Meet Stella, a miniature horse! Please join us on the front lawn of the library this morning, for a meet & greet with Stella & her owner Jean Meloney. Listen to a story, enjoy a 'horsey' craft & have a snack! Stella loves listening to stories. All ages invited! Rain date will be Thursday, August 9.

CONTACT:  Karen Henchey  603-279-4303  karen@meredithlibrary.org

Meet Stella, a miniature horse! Please join us on the front lawn of the library this morning, for a meet & greet with Stella & her owner Jean Meloney. Listen to a story, enjoy a 'horsey' craft & have a snack! Stella loves listening to stories. All ages invited! Rain date will be Thursday, August 9.

CONTACT:
  Karen Henchey
  603.279.4303
  karen@meredithlibrary.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knotty Knitters

Please join the knitters in non-fiction.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Why knit alone?  Join us for laughter and good conversation!

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Please join the knitters in non-fiction.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Why knit alone?  Join us for laughter and good conversation!

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Group

Feel free to bring your lunch.  Dessert and beverages provided.  Please join us for a Community Read of Look to the Mountain by LeGrand Cannon, Jr.  One of the most popular and enduring novels of the last century, Look to the Mountain is the epic story of two young settlers who start a new life in the foothills of New Hampshire's White Mountains on the eve of the American Revolution. They learn to survive amid the struggle in what was then a harsh and unforgiving landscape, forging a bond between both them and their adopted homeland. A critical and commercial success when it was first published in 1942, LeGrand Cannon, Jr.'s novel was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and translated into numerous languages throughout the world. It has sold over one million copies through various editions and has never been out of print. Seventy-five years on, Look to the Mountain is still a definitive American novel, offering a captivating glimpse of life at the edges of the original colonies, and the grit and determination of the earliest New Englanders.

Everyone in Meredith is invited to read this book.  Free copies are available at the library to take and pass around. We also have numerous copies available to be checked out.  Just ask at the front desk.  We will have two lectures reflecting on this book.  One from the Native American perspective and one from the colonists' point-of-view. 

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Feel free to bring your lunch.  Dessert and beverages provided.  Please join us for a Community Read of Look to the Mountain by LeGrand Cannon, Jr.  One of the most popular and enduring novels of the last century, Look to the Mountain is the epic story of two young settlers who start a new life in the foothills of New Hampshire's White Mountains on the eve of the American Revolution. They learn to survive amid the struggle in what was then a harsh and unforgiving landscape, forging a bond between both them and their adopted homeland. A critical and commercial success when it was first published in 1942, LeGrand Cannon, Jr.'s novel was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and translated into numerous languages throughout the world. It has sold over one million copies through various editions and has never been out of print. Seventy-five years on, Look to the Mountain is still a definitive American novel, offering a captivating glimpse of life at the edges of the original colonies, and the grit and determination of the earliest New Englanders.

Everyone in Meredith is invited to read this book.  Free copies are available at the library to take and pass around. We also have numerous copies available to be checked out.  Just ask at the front desk.  We will have two lectures reflecting on this book.  One from the Native American perspective and one from the colonists' point-of-view. 

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Art Class-Felt Owls

Diane Cook Johnson of Soft Touch Farm in Center Sandwich will be here to teach us how to make felted owls!   Learn the fun and addicting art of felting.  All materials will be supplied.  Registration is required and is limited to 15 people.  Please call.

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Diane Cook Johnson of Soft Touch Farm in Center Sandwich will be here to teach us how to make felted owls!   Learn the fun and addicting art of felting.  All materials will be supplied.  Registration is required and is limited to 15 people.  Please call.

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Friday July 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tot Time Reading Circle

Join us in the function room for stories, puppet friends and beautiful artwork created by you.Reading aloud is a wonderful way for grown-ups and toddlers to play. All of these small moments of active listening and looking, help make reading book's together a playful experience. These early experiences set the stage for learning letters, recognizing words, and eventually learning to read. Ages 0 to 3 * Older children welcomed! * Snacks Served * Coffee for grown-ups. SUMMER READING- All children, including babies can participate in our summer program. During our summer reading we will have 'GUEST' readers at story time. Visit us and find out 'WHO IT IS?'

CONTACT:  Karen Henchey  603-279-4303  karen@meredithlibrary.org

Join us in the function room for stories, puppet friends and beautiful artwork created by you.Reading aloud is a wonderful way for grown-ups and toddlers to play. All of these small moments of active listening and looking, help make reading book's together a playful experience. These early experiences set the stage for learning letters, recognizing words, and eventually learning to read. Ages 0 to 3 * Older children welcomed! * Snacks Served * Coffee for grown-ups. SUMMER READING- All children, including babies can participate in our summer program. During our summer reading we will have 'GUEST' readers at story time. Visit us and find out 'WHO IT IS?'

CONTACT:
  Karen Henchey
  603.279.4303
  karen@meredithlibrary.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Guitar Hero Power Hour

Our Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock, so we're gonna be busting out the plastic guitars every other Friday all summer long! Drop in every other Friday all summer long when we’ll have Guitar Hero set up in the function room, complete with big screen, dueling guitars, friends, and snacks. What more could you ask for? Ages 18 and under, no sign up required.

 

CONTACT:  John Locke  6032794303  John@meredithlibrary.org

Our Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock, so we're gonna be busting out the plastic guitars every other Friday all summer long! Drop in every other Friday all summer long when we’ll have Guitar Hero set up in the function room, complete with big screen, dueling guitars, friends, and snacks. What more could you ask for? Ages 18 and under, no sign up required.

 

CONTACT:
  John Locke
  6032794303
  John@meredithlibrary.org

Saturday July 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sketch Class: Drawing on Your Memories

Have you dreamed of sketching but you keep telling yourself that you haven't got the time, can't afford lessons and worry that you're not good enough for a class?  Well, this four-week class is for you!  Have you ever:
1.  Had an art class in junior or high school? 
2.  Read a book about sketching?
3.  Watched other people sketch?

Then you have the skills needed to join!  Registration is required for this four-week class.   No charge.  Students will be asked to bring a memory-charged 3-D object that has a story for them.  We will sketch in pencil, pen and colored pencils on smooth paper.  Potential drawing subjects may include vases, bowls, china, clothing, fabric, hats, shoes or anything else that evokes a special memory. 

What to bring:  paper, drawing tools, and two small objects that have great meaning to you.

These classes will be taught by Sue Anne Bottomley, an artist who was featured on NH Chronicle.  A graduate of UNH, Suzanne represented the Virginia Museum of Art as a museum artist conducting printmaking workshops across the state.  Please visit her blog www.colorfuljourney.us where she uploads at least ten new drawings each month.

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Have you dreamed of sketching but you keep telling yourself that you haven't got the time, can't afford lessons and worry that you're not good enough for a class?  Well, this four-week class is for you!  Have you ever:
1.  Had an art class in junior or high school? 
2.  Read a book about sketching?
3.  Watched other people sketch?

Then you have the skills needed to join!  Registration is required for this four-week class.   No charge.  Students will be asked to bring a memory-charged 3-D object that has a story for them.  We will sketch in pencil, pen and colored pencils on smooth paper.  Potential drawing subjects may include vases, bowls, china, clothing, fabric, hats, shoes or anything else that evokes a special memory. 

What to bring:  paper, drawing tools, and two small objects that have great meaning to you.

These classes will be taught by Sue Anne Bottomley, an artist who was featured on NH Chronicle.  A graduate of UNH, Suzanne represented the Virginia Museum of Art as a museum artist conducting printmaking workshops across the state.  Please visit her blog www.colorfuljourney.us where she uploads at least ten new drawings each month.

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Tuesday July 31, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Getting Started in Genealogy

Learn the basics of genealogy.  How to use a pedigree chart and a family group sheet.  How and where to begin searching and which software to use to track your ancestors.    This workshop is good for those who are interested in learning about genealogy or for those who have just begun and are feeling a bit over-whelmed.  Free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Erin Apostolos  603-279-4303  erin@meredithlibrary.org

Learn the basics of genealogy.  How to use a pedigree chart and a family group sheet.  How and where to begin searching and which software to use to track your ancestors.    This workshop is good for those who are interested in learning about genealogy or for those who have just begun and are feeling a bit over-whelmed.  Free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Erin Apostolos
  603.279.4303
  erin@meredithlibrary.org

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Movie Night - Paddington 2

Swing by the library function room in May for a screening of the new hit "A Wrinkle in Time," based on the classic novel by Madeleine L'Engle, and starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Chris Pine.

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

This film is 103 minutes long, and is rated PG for some action and mild rude humor.
CONTACT:  John Locke  6032794303  John@meredithlibrary.org

Swing by the library function room in May for a screening of the new hit "A Wrinkle in Time," based on the classic novel by Madeleine L'Engle, and starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Chris Pine.

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

This film is 103 minutes long, and is rated PG for some action and mild rude humor.
CONTACT:
  John Locke
  6032794303
  John@meredithlibrary.org


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