Salem Witch

NH Humanities presenter Margo Burns will be presenting The Capitol Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us on Wednesday, October 25th at 7pm.

On first impression, the witchcraft trials of the colonial era may seem to have been nothing but a free-for-all, fraught with hysterics.  Margo Burns explores an array of prosecutions in seventeenth century New England, using facsimiles of primary source manuscripts, from first formal complaints to arrest warrants, indictments of formal charges to death warrants, and the reversals of attainder and rescinding of excommunications years after the fact; demonstrating how methodically and logically the Salem Court worked.  This program focuses on the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692 and 1693, when nineteen people were hanged and one crushed to death, but also examines a variety of other cases against woman in New Hampshire, Massachusetts,  and Connecticut. Open to the public.  Free admission.

This program is made possible by a grant from NH Humanities and The Friends of the Library.

NH Humanities

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Ladies Painting Night

Learn to paint and create this whimsical pumpkin print on Wednesday, October 18th at 7pm  at the library!  Space is limited to 10.  Registration required.  Call 673-7888 or stop in sign up today!  $10 material fee.

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Witch Hat 101

Sign up to make a fabulous new witch hat just in time for Halloween!  Space is limited to 12 WITCHES!  Registration required.  $5 material fee.

Witch Hat

Daland Connection

Click on the link below to read the latest good news from the Friends of the Library!

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Cookbook Club

Calling all cooks!  The Cookbook Club will be cooking recipes from “Small Victories” by Julia Turshen this month.  Group will meet on Monday, October 16th at 6pm for a potluck meal.  Books available to borrow at the library.  New members welcome!  Stop in and pick your recipe and join in!

Small Victories

After School Book Clubs

Miss JoAnn is so excited to start After School Book Clubs!  Children Grades 1-12 are invited to join in on our Junior Book Clubs. Registration required.  Space is limited.  Call 673-7888 to save a spot today!

Eager Readers- 1st and 2nd grade

Bonkers for Books- 3rd and 4th grade

The Page Turners – 5th and 6th

In the Middles- 7th and 8th

Eat Your Words- 9th-12th

 

Morning Book Discussion

The Morning Book Discussion Group will be reading “The Weight of Water” by Anita Shreve in September.  Group will meet on Monday, October 2nd at 10:00AM for a discussion. Books available to borrow at the library.  New members always welcome!

the weight of water