Marina Dutzmann Kirsch
Flight of Remembrance
Tuesday, July 7, 4-5:00PM
The Meredith Public Library will host a book presentation and signing by Marina Dutzmann Kirsch, the author of Flight of Remembrance: A World War II Memoir of Love and Survival, the true narrative of her family’s experiences against the backdrop of World War II tragedy and devastation in Latvia, Poland, and Germany. Signed books will be available for $20.00 each with cash and checks accepted. Free admission. All are welcome.
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Take A Hike!
The Traveling World War II Trunk
Tuesday, June 23
Dan Schroeder, a volunteer at Wolfeboro’s Wright Museum, discusses the history behind the contents of the World War II Traveling Trunk Show.
Since 2009, the traveling trunk program has brought noteworthy World War II memorabilia from both home and war fronts to schools and civic organizations through New Hampshire and beyond. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Cannon Shenanigans and NH's Muster Day Traditions
Tuesday, July 7, 7:00PM
We will meet at the Meredith Historical Society. New Hampshire's Muster Day tradition ended in 1850, as did some of the related localized rivalries that involved the stealing of cannons. Muster Day was a day of drills, marching, and sham battles for local militias in NH. This spectator event was accompanied by entertainers, vendors, gamblers and a great deal of alcohol.
Throughout the 19th century NH, demand for cannons for Fourth of July, election celebrations, demonstrations of civic pride, and for the sheer cussedness of making noise, often exceeded supply. Various town and regional rivalries sprang up over the possession of particular cannons and were constant headaches for local authorities. Jack Noon will explore the vestiges of this tradition that survived well in the 20th century. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council, the Meredith Historical Society and the Friends of the Meredith Library.
2015 Book It 5K is Coming
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.
eMagazines now available from the library's Overdrive site.
Here is a convenient brochure to walk you through it.
Free eAudio Books this summer with Sync from AudioFile. Two new titles each week May 7-August 12.