A Walk Back in Time: the secrets of cellar holes
Tuesday, September 30, 7:00PM
Northern New England is full of reminders of past lives: stone walls, old foundations, a century-old lilac struggling to survive as the forest reclaims a once-sunny dooryard. What forces shaped settlement, and later abandonment, of these places? Adair Mulligan explores the rich story to be discovered in what remains behind. See how one town has set out to create an inventory of its cellar holes, piecing together the clues in the landscape. Such a project can help landowners know what to do if they have archaeological sites on their land and help stimulate interest in a town’s future through its past. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council, The Meredith Historical Society and the Friends of the Meredith Library. This will be a joint meeting of the library and the Historical Society.
Read Local Campaign
Rosamond Van Der Linde, A Piano in Every Room- Tuesday October 7, 4-5:00PM-tells the astonishing tale of a family living in a 42-room house with 34 pianos. Their story includes Rosamond’s victory over childhood polio, while her husband, Rein van der Linde, survived the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam. Their sheer courage created their destiny. Later, raising a remarkable musical family of seven pianists the parents shaped their own children’s lives, embraced their community, and grew into a cultural treasure for America, and friends around the world.
Lynn Durham, RN, From Frazzled to Fantastic- Thursday, October 16, 6:30-7:30PM. We all feel worn down from time-to-time. Find out how to stay in balance, increase clarity of decision making and relax and enjoy the moment. You are invited to discover the ABC’s of Stress Hardiness and how to dance with life.
Dan Szczesny, The Nepal Chronicles- Thursday, October 23, 6:30-7:30PM. Join hiker and author Dan Szczesny as he discusses marriage, mountains and momos in the highest place on Earth.
Live Free and Eat Pie Book Discussion- Thursday, October 30, 12-1:00PM. Join us for pie as we discuss Rebecca Rule’s Live Free and Eat Pie. Share your favorite New Hampshire memories!
Writing your Family History with Thatcher Freund-Tuesday, November 4, 4-5:00PM. You’ve heard Rebecca Rule share her New Hampshire memories. Now it’s time to share yours. Learn how to write them down in a way that will make people want to read them.
The Lakes Region Reads Live Free and Eat Pie by Rebecca Rule
Nineteen libraries in the Lakes Region will be reading this title, culminating in a visit from Rebecca Rule at Inter-Lakes High School auditorium on Sunday, November 2 at 2PM. We will be giving away copies of the book throughout October. When you're done reading your copy, please pass it on to a friend, someone waiting in line behind you at the grocery store or a random stranger on the street. We want to get everyone in the area reading and talking about our local lore and history.
The New Hampshire Humanities Council has designated this year’s Lakes Region Read as one of its 40th anniversary signature grant-funded projects. We are honored to have been chosen and grateful for the NH Humanities Council’s continued support, encouragement, and enthusiasm for this program.
We will be celebrating local authors in honor of this selection. Please be sure to participate in one of our Read Local events.
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00AM. Different topics are discussed each month with time for questions. Open to all experience levels.
Take A Hike!
Maps to local trails:
Meredith Community Forest
Hamlin-Eames-Smyth Recreation and Conservation Area
Page Pond & Forest
Meredith Village Pathways
Belknap Range and Mt. Major
Please help support our Friends of the Library group. When you want to shop at Amazon.com, go to smile.amazon.com instead. It is exactly the same as Amazon. The first time it will ask you what charity you wish to sign up for. Search for Friends of the Meredith Library and choose it. Then go shopping. 0.5% of your purchase will go the Friends with no extra cost to you! Talk about an easy fundraiser.
Remember to use smile.amazon.com every time. Amazon won't always remind you. You can even install a shortcut on your Firefox browser!