Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Beneath The Surface Video

Discover the secrets in your library. Featuring Shaun Hathaway, Diane Bacon, and music used with permission by Martha Shepp.


Tired of Your Old DVD's?

One of my goals for this year is to upgrade our DVD collection to be a little more modern and interesting for our patrons. I've set aside a certain amount of money for that purpose, however, if you, dear Reader, find you have DVD's of good quality, that you refuse to watch anymore because you are SO very tired of them--
think of The Gordon-Nash Library!

We would love to have them and you would have the added bonus of knowing that if you really had to watch that movie again--it probably would be here!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Survey Finds Rising Reliance on Libraries as a Gateway to the Web


Survey Finds Rising Reliance on Libraries as a Gateway to the Web

Free access to computers and the Internet is now nearly as important to library patrons as borrowing books, according to a new survey.
The survey, released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, found that 80 percent of Americans said book borrowing was a “very important” library service, but 77 percent said the same thing about computers and the Internet.
The study also found that library patrons were open to having even more technological options.
“In the past generation, public libraries have reinvented themselves to become technology hubs in order to help their communities access information in all its new forms,” Kathryn Zickuhr, a research analyst with Pew and a co-author of a report on the survey’s findings, said in a written statement.
Pew questioned 2,252 Americans ages 16 and older via cellphones and landlines from Oct. 15 to Nov. 10 last year, in both English and Spanish. More than half of those surveyed said that they wanted more e-book selections in their public libraries, and would be likely to check out e-readers already loaded with books — a significant increase from a survey a year ago.
Roughly 69 percent said they would like to be able to try new technology devices through libraries, and 63 percent said they would like to receive customized book and music recommendations from their libraries as they do from online retailers like Amazon.com.
Some library users seemed willing to support even more changes. When asked whether libraries “should move some printed books and stacks out of public locations to free up space for tech centers, reading rooms, meeting rooms, and cultural events,” 20 percent of respondents said yes and 39 percent said maybe.
Still, of the 53 percent of respondents who had actually visited a library or mobile book location in the last year, 73 percent said they went in order to borrow print books, and only 49 percent said they visit libraries “to sit, read, and study, or watch or listen to media.”
As a result of these conflicting messages, Ms. Zickuhr said, “Many libraries are torn between expanding their digital offerings on the latest platforms and still providing quality resources for patrons who may lack experience with technology or the means to own the latest devices.”
A version of this article appeared in print on 01/22/2013, on page B3 of the NewYork edition with the headline: Survey Finds Rising Reliance on Libraries as a Gateway to the Web.

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Gordon-Nash Library


Will be closed on Saturday, January 19th 
in honor of Martin Luther King


ART and PIANO Lessons at The Gordon-Nash Library!

NEW at the Gordon-Nash Library:

Music and Art Coaching Lessons

How can you improve your expressiveness on the musical instrument you love to play?  Do you want to get to the next level with technique or musicality?

Would you like to learn to draw from life, but are convinced you can't?

Martha Shepp, accompanist and pianist,  is offering her expertise in both music and art!
You may have heard her playing at the Gordon-Nash Library for our annual auction and
musical entertainment.

She will teach you how to really see and use line, shape, color, and value to create artworks you find beautiful and meaning filled.

$250.00 for 10 half hour sessions.

You may contact the library at
gordonnash@metrocast.net

or telephone
(603) 744-8061
for more information

Drinks Anyone?

The Gordon-Nash Library now has a mini-cafe in the form of

COFFEE, 
                                                           TEA,



or COCOA!
Available at the front desk for 

$2.00 per cup.

This is a long term fundraising activity by the Friends of the Gordon-Nash Library.

We are hoping to find someone who would like to sell baked goodies soon!

Cafe anyone?



How To Enjoy OverDrive

As you know we have a wealth of downloadable books available to us through the generous help of our great Friends Of The Gordon-Nash Library Group!

In case you have ever had difficulty downloading from the site, here is a website to help you with any
downloading issues you may have encountered:
Overdrive Link

There you will find detailed video instructions for every device possible.

Enjoy!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Movies At The Gordon-Nash




                             


We had a nice turnout at our first movie presentation last week. We hope more people will come for the next movie: "Rear Window"
Refreshments are available!







 



 


 



 
 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Zentangle®
Workshop with
Bette Abdu, Certified Zentangle Teacher
At the
The Gordon Nash Library
69 Main St.
New Hampton, NH 03256

Make beautiful images using structured patterns with pen on paper. Learn the basic technique in one workshop and enjoy the calming benefits every time you create one of these 3½” square artistic gems.  Find that zone of relaxed focus with a totally portable art form.
Prerequisites: None - Non-artists encouraged.
Saturday February 23, 2013
11:00am – 1:30pm
$35.00 workshop fee plus $10.00 materials fee
 Free Materials for Friends of the Gordon Nash Library Save $10.00
Not a member? – Join here http://www.gordon-nash.org/friends.html

**Pre-registration required**
Call or write Bette Abdu betteabdu@gmail.com or 603 860-6051

Zentangle®: Where art and mindfulness meet

Zentangle!






Thursday, January 10, 2013



Zentangle®
Workshop with
Bette Abdu, Certified Zentangle Teacher
At the
The Gordon Nash Library
69 Main St.
New Hampton, NH 03256

Make beautiful images using structured patterns with pen on paper. Learn the basic technique in one workshop and enjoy the calming benefits every time you create one of these 3½” square artistic gems.  Find that zone of relaxed focus with a totally portable art form.
Prerequisites: None - Non-artists encouraged.
Zentangle®: Where art and mindfulness meet


Saturday February 23, 2013
11:00am – 1:30pm
$35.00 workshop fee plus $10.00 materials fee
 Free Materials for Friends of the Gordon Nash Library Save $10.00
Not a member? – Join here http://www.gordon-nash.org/friends.html

**Pre-registration required**
Call or write Bette Abdu betteabdu@gmail.com or 603 860-6051


     

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