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!
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:

Click here to try it out!

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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
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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.
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