Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy New Year!










Happy New Year from everyone at the Gordon-Nash Library! We hope that
next year will be better than this last year, and not as good as the years to come!
We hope you join us in January for our movie series, as well as upcoming
programming that we think will be quite exciting.
Would you like to start a knitting group at the Gordon-Nash?  Would you
be interested in sharing your knowledge by giving a class at the library? For more
information, give us a call at 744-8061.
Parents and Children! Starting in January we will have a drop –in craft time in the Children’s Area of the library. Each week there will be a different craft for you and your children to make.  Help is available if there are any questions. 


















Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Library Closed Tomorrow!

There's a big storm coming our way...


I believe in keeping the staff of the Gordon-Nash Library safe, which includes not asking them to drive
to the library during a Nor'Easter. 

I hope you all just stay home tomorrow!

We'll open at Noon on Friday. 

I've got a feeling on this one...


Friday, December 21, 2012

On behalf of the Staff of The Gordon-Nash Library I would like to wish everyone a safe and peaceful  Christmas.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Silence now

For the families in Connecticut 

The Gordon-Nash Library
 
 
We've been having fun making cinnamon ornaments for the tree--though most of them
have wound up going home with people, or on our desk.  Sometimes the whole library smells cinnamony but not overwhelming!  There is still time for you to come in
and make something for yourself!
 
What are your favorite movies?  We are starting a Movie Night at the library in January, with movies by Alfred Hitchcock to begin with. What would you like
to see?
 
Would you like to teach a class at the library?  We are opening a lovely room downstairs in order to  accommodate you. We would love to have art classes (in almost all media)
knitting, and other crafts, yoga or tai chi instruction, please call 744-8061 for more details.
 
If you would like to use our the great Nash Room for a meeting, call us for details!
 
We have bought a lot of new books--too many to list here. Remember, you don't have to live in New Hampton to be a member of The Gordon-Nash Library! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Re-dedication of the Civil War Memorial In New Hampton, New Hampshire



I was so pleased to welcome the children from the Mr. McCann’s Fourth Grade Class, of the New Hampton School, Matt Fisk NHS History Department Chair and his students from the New Hampton School, and Gordon DuBois, President of the New Hampton Historical Society, and everyone else to the library this morning for the first part of the Re-dedication of the Civil War Monument of New Hampton. 

Listening to Mr. Fisk telling us the story of the brave sons and brothers of New Hampton who went into that terrible war, and seeing the students from the New Hampton School, I couldn't help but think that those students, who were about to recite from Lincoln's writings at the unveiling, were the same age as some of the boys who, so many years ago, went to fight in the Civil War. 

I wish I could have gone with everyone to the monument to hear the recitations and  “Battle Hymn of the Republic” sung. Duty kept me in the library. There is something so important and touching about children's voices raised in song! Whenever I am in the presence of a scene like that my heart is always opened and, honestly, my eyes get a little dewy. 
The children were so attentive and interested in the history! 
I wonder how many ate Mr. Fisk's hard tack? 

So, it was an honor to play my little part in welcoming this great group of people. 
This is a wonderful community!



Friday, December 7, 2012


Also this week, (11th through the 14th of December) Cathy Vincevic is making “Cinnamon Playdough” and you are welcome to create  decorations for our tree and maybe one for yours!
http://www.mudpiemamas.com
The books for the Evening Book Discussion are in, continuing my (Cathy) obsession with Southern Gothic Style we are reading, “The Violent Bear It Away” by Flannery O’Connor.
The Brown Bag Book Group is reading Henry’s Sister on December 19th, everyone is welcome!


Remember our movie series starts in January with Alfred Hitchcock.


                                              

Re-Dedication of the Civil War Monument


This week at the Gordon-Nash Library the New Hampton Historical Society will re-dedicate the Civil War Monument in town. Festivities start at 11:00 a.m., continue to the monument, ending at 11:30 at the site. Please join us in the Nash Room, downstairs in the library for this wonderful event. Come see an original Civil War musket, and other artifacts. Mr. McCann’s 4th Grade Class will sing, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and there will be short readings by students from the New Hampton School of excerpts from President Lincoln’s writing. Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Not Sure What To Read Next?

Try this site:
Booklamp.org

Click here to try it out!


booklamp header

It will help you find books along the same theme as what you are currently reading,
or, help you find a whole new genre! 
These days, with so many wonderful books to read, it is hard to keep up with
the many titles out there. 
This site is just starting out and you might not find your favorite books but it might help
you find new ones!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New Hampton Community Gift Program

Please help out those who need some help this Christmas Season
 
There are tags with gift needs and interests at the Gordon-Nash Library, 69 Main St., New Hampton.  Just select a tag, write down the item selected and your name and number, and shop for one of the area children. Please return the gift to the library, unwrapped, by Dec. 15th.
 
Any questions, please call Lisa @ 707-0190 or Amy @ 630-2998.
Thank you so much for helping out during this holiday season!!
Re-Dedication of Civil War Monument
 
Wednesday, December 12,1012
 
There will be a Re-Dedication of the Civil War Monument on December 12th.   The program begins downstairs in the Gordon-Nash Library (The Nash Room) at 11:00 am, moving outside to the monument at 11:20 am.
 
Invited Participants: Town of New Hampton Officials, members of the New Hampton Historical Society, 4th grade students at New Hampton Community School,students from New Hampton School, and members of the public.
 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Call For Work


Renderings
Or
The Book Remade (working title)
The Gordon-Nash Library, in New Hampton, NH is sponsoring a show of books--re-worked, reorganized, painted, cut, ornamented or embellished--in any way the artist sees fit. The pieces may be interactive, or not, as the artist chooses.  We would also consider an installation or two.  Work must be delivered, and picked up, either through the mail, or in person, by the artist who will pay the transportation costs. Works will be for sale, if the artist wishes, with a 50/50 split with the Library.
We also have some books you may use, if you like, as long as you pay the shipping, or pick up the books at the library.
Deadline for Submissions is March 29th, 2013 for a show in April, 2013.
This is an open call with no costs for submission.
For more details please email:
Cathy Vincevic at gordonnashgallery@gmail.com

New Young Adult Area at The Gordon-Nash Library

The Public Card Catalog--empty for a long time now--has finally been removed from the upstairs
area which means, at long last:

 The Young Adult Area is officially 

  OPEN! 

We have lots of new YA Fiction available--with more coming! 
There are games and a seating area.
However, we need some decorating ideas from our young adult audience. We would love to hear from the young adults in the area about books, decorating, and programming ideas they
would like to see at the library.


Welcome!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012




Happy Thanksgiving From All Of Us At The Gordon-Nash Library!

Friday, November 16, 2012


Ancestry

The Gordon-Nash Library, (thanks to our Friends of the Library) is offering free access to Ancestry.com
through the library edition. If you have been interested in researching your family history call the library!
We would like to offer a class on genealogical research for our patrons.
Please call the library at 744-8061 if you are interested.













Ancestry.com


Give Thanks! 
I know I am. 
I'm thankful I am here, for this community, for this wonderful library.
I'm excited about the future and the new projects being developed.
It's going to be very good.
You'll see!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Veteran's Day

Just a reminder:

We are closed on Saturday, November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day

Absolution Poem

Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967). The Old Huntsman and Other Poems. 1918.

THE anguish of the earth absolves our eyes
Till beauty shines in all that we can see.
War is our scourge; yet war has made us wise,
And, fighting for our freedom, we are free.

Horror of wounds and anger at the foe,
And loss of things desired; all these must pass.
We are the happy legion, for we know
Time’s but a golden wind that shakes the grass.


There was an hour when we were loth to part
From life we longed to share no less than others.
Now, having claimed this heritage of heart,
What need we more, my comrades and my brothers?
 

New Hampshire Law Library


If you have legal questions there are many resources available for you to research.
If you have more questions, though we can not give legal advice, of course, we can help you find the help you need:
Here are a few of the links:

This link will explain the site:

http://www.courts.state.nh.us/lawlibrary/collections.htm

The Law Library
http://nhll.ipac.dynixasp.com/

Online research:

http://nhll.ipac.dynixasp.com/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1219C2462556F.455&profile=nhll&menu=tab21&ts=1219324625646#focus


Other places to search
http://www.aallnet.org/sis/lisp/newhampshire.pdf




There's An Alligator Under My Bed!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Photo: When : Always November 8th

Dunce Day celebrates the the term "Dunce" and dunce caps. Today marks the death (November 8, 1308) of medieval scholar Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland.

Dunce Day is all about learning. So, lets get right to it and learn about dunce caps and the creator of dunce caps.

Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland was a medieval scholar. Perceptions of his views ranged from brilliant to less than complimentary. Duns Scotus believed that cone shaped hats increased learning potential. He believed knowledge would flow from the point of the cap, down and into the head of the wearer, making that person smarter. About all this accomplished over time, was the perception of a person wearing a dunce cap to be...... a dunce. There was a positive side to his use of dunce caps. It motivated the wearer to learn more, so he could be rid of the the cap. Scholar critics of his work derived the term "dunce" from his name and place of birth.

Put on a Dunce Cap today, and have a very smart and educational Dunce Day!!!

Always November 8th

Dunce Day celebrates the the term "Dunce" and dunce caps. Today marks the death (November 8, 1308) of medieval scholar Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland.

Dunce Day is all about learning. So, lets get right to it and
 learn about dunce caps and the creator of dunce caps.

Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland was a medieval scholar. Perceptions of his views ranged from brilliant to less than complimentary. Duns Scotus believed that cone shaped hats increased learning potential. He believed knowledge would flow from the point of the cap, down and into the head of the wearer, making that person smarter. About all this accomplished over time, was the perception of a person wearing a dunce cap to be...... a dunce. There was a positive side to his use of dunce caps. It motivated the wearer to learn more, so he could be rid of the the cap. Scholar critics of his work derived the term "dunce" from his name and place of birth.

Put on a Dunce Cap today, and have a very smart and educational Dunce Day!!!





From: 
http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/november.htm

Friday, November 2, 2012

Parents Survey

We want to enhance and expand our children's services. Towards that end we ask
parents to take a very brief survey that you can find here:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CW2XLF7



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kid's Games

Here are some great games for kids to play!

Learn to play chess online:
http://www.chesskids.com/kidsindex.htm


Color on line or print and color at the table!

http://www.coloring.com/

Games with Garfield!

http://www.professorgarfield.org/pgf_home.html

A Wonderful Bunch of Games:

http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/


                                          


Dear Readers,


Many of our readers are following a Novel in Series.  At the Gordon-Nash Library we are keeping track of the numerous series and sequels available at ESequels. 

Click here:


To find your prize!  


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Hurricane Sandy


As we breathe a sigh of relief that we had as little damage as we did, after Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts go out to those still affected.
We wish them well and remember that this is the time for people to pull together and help each other out.


http://www.boston.com/news/source/2012/10/video_highlight_2.html

Halloween at The Gordon-Nash Library 


We had at least 85 Scary Halloween Patrons come to the Library last night!




Friday, October 26, 2012

Condolences



 On behalf of the Gordon-Nash Library Executive Committee, Patrons and Staff, I wish to express our condolences to the New Hampton School on the tragic loss of their Trustee Emeritus Herman Hassinger and his wife Doris in a plane crash yesterday. 


The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
Ben Okri

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween at The Gordon-Nash


We are open on Halloween....

                                 IF YOU DARE TO ENTER THE DOORS!

Circles of Healing: A Tibetan Mandala Project with the Nuns of Keydong Nunnery


Circles of Healing: A Tibetan Mandala Project with the Nuns of Keydong Nunnery

Live stream: Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Public viewing: Monday, October 22, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily until 12:30 PM Sunday, Houghton Memorial Chapel
The event is part of Wellesley's Art and Soul Program through the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. Sponsored by Department of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Department of Intercultural Education, the Committee for Lectures and Cultural Events, the Department of Religion, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, the Peace and Justice Studies Program, and the Slater Center.
The mandala will be open and on display to the public from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily until 12:30 PM on Sunday and live streamed during work hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Both the public hours and the live stream may have a few interruptions during times when the hall must close to the public to honor sacred intervals in the mandala-making process.


http://www.wellesley.edu/PublicAffairs/Live/

Open House!

“A good book is an event in my life.” 
― StendhalThe Red and the Black
Last night, October 24th, a grand Open House was held to welcome yours truly, Cathy Vincevic, to 
The Gordon-Nash Library. 
Trudy Powers went with a black and white theme and designed a beautiful floral arrangement. 
    I wore red which made us all very Stendal! 


I was so pleased to meet so many people from New Hampton and the area. I want to thank everyone involved for making me feel so welcome, and at home. I love it here!
During the event, I met with the Friends of The Gordon-Nash Library--and it was just fabulous! I can't tell you how refreshing and exciting it is to have met with the group and to find out how many of our ideas matched--and how excited they are to move forward with MORE plans--all of which will be revealed in the coming months. 



So pleased to meet the Headmaster of the New Hampton School, Andrew Menke, and the Librarian, Nora CascaddenI also met with the Principal of the New Hampton Community School, Ann Holloran (and Danbury) schools and the librarian, Mrs. Hunwell.
Then, I was so happy to meet with the staff of the Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol! Good luck with their huge project--can't wait to see the new addition!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ancestry.com At The Gordon-Nash


The Gordon-Nash Library is pleased to offer our patrons Ancestry.com to explore exclusively in the library. 

Ancestry is an incredible source for people doing genealogical research. I’ve been working with it this week—just to be sure it will work on all our public computers—of course!  I have been rather astounded at certain records I’ve found and the potential family secrets that might be revealed with a little more research.

Why was my Grandfather living with my Great-Grandfather, from my Grandmother’s side, when he was 8 years old? Was he an orphan who returned later to marry their daughter?  Confusing? Yes! The story goes…

Come to the library to find out more!

We are fortunate that the State Library of New Hampshire has negotiated a deal that will allow our patrons to use this great resource; however, it can only be accessed in the library.

Navigating Ancestry is not difficult; however, I will be happy to assist you if you need a little guidance to find your way through the many options available. 

My Art Work: Collage and Paintings




It seemed to me that showing some of my art work here at the Gordon-Nash, in conjunction with the reception, would be a nice way share an aspect of my life that you might not see otherwise.  
This is a very tiny survey of my work from the past 30 years.
Small oil paintings of abstracted landscapes, more recent collage boxes, and some re-purposed tchotchkes that I collected from the Deerfield Town Swap Shop. 


 I love swap shops, they appeal to the Yankee in me on so many levels. 


I look forward to meeting you, at the reception, if you have time to come. 

From Diane Bacon's Desk



Good afternoon!  Our Board of Corporators has asked me to extend an invitation to all fellow librarians to attend a
welcome reception for our new Director, Cathy Vincevic, on Wednesday, October 24, from 4 to 7 PM in the Nash
Room at Gordon-Nash Library.  We hope you will stop by for light refreshments and to wish Cathy well!
Diane Bacon
Assistant Director/Inter-library loan
Gordon-Nash Library
69 Main St.
New Hampton, NH 03256
603-744-8061
603-744-6555 (fax)


And patrons are more than welcome too! 

FireRobin Puppet Show At The Gordon-Nash

These puppets were a gift from the mother of my dear friend, Laura Byrne, who passed away in 2008. They are FireRobyn Puppets, made in Vermont. Some of them are quite old. My personal favorite is the "Lady In Pink" on the top row, right, who (when you come and see her) reminds me of Bea Arthur when she played Dorothy, in "Golden Girls".
Also in the collection are a lot of dragonfly finger puppets and several carnivorous beings who you will have find lurking in the flowers!

Thursday, October 11, 2012




  We've changed the Children's Room around--just a bit. 

 Also, our Children's Story Hour is now upstairs by the fireplace. 
This month we are making pumpkins and other seasonal items...
maybe even a Jack-O-Lantern or two! 

Hello, It is my first full month here at the Gordon-Nash Library and I already feel at home. The staff here have been very welcoming and warm. I couldn't be happier. They run this library like a well-oiled machine and have made the transition smooth and comforting. We already have a lot of plans and if you come visit the Children's Room you will see the beginnings!
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