Friday, October 26, 2012


 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.

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 At The Gordon-Nash

The Gordon-Nash Library is pleased to offer our patrons 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
603-744-6555 (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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