Keep up to date with whats going on in our Public Planning Process as it happens! In this post will be links to information about previous meetings as well as information regarding future meetings and various press items. It will be updated regularly. Feel free to leave any questions, comments, or concerns in the comments!
On March 29, 2016, Architect Ron Lamarre returned to update us on the future of the Meredith Public Library. Below is the handout of the Power Point that was used during the meeting for your perusal:
PRESS: To stay or move is the question for Meredith's library - Laconia Daily Sun Article, 3/31/2016
Carole Halsey Keller from Bleu Waves Art Gallery has lent us her artwork for the March display on our Art Wall! Check out her beautiful work anytime between now and Mid-April.
For more information on our artist this month, please read this piece from The Weirs Times: Art Girl - Carole Keller.
Check out a short virtual tour of some of the art she has on display this month:
Our Quilt Display this month is "The Catinée"
"This quilt is a year's culmination of guild programs and classes. The squares included are from: block-a-month, paper piecing, the president's challenge, square-in-a-square, and how to use those unusual rulers meetings. After all that, this quilter found that piecing all those different size squares together to be the most challenging part, but the most rewarding and FUN!"
Read the full article about the meeting on the Citizen.com
In this meeting we discuss the need to make changes to the library and what would be the best choice. We invite patrons and townspeople whether it is best to stay and renovate or build a new library. We want to hear your input! No decisions have been made and don't be shy on sharing your thoughts with us! Architect: Ron Lamarre
Watch the full meeting video below:
Looking for a classic that has fallen into public domain? Free ebooks? There are lots of great ways to read books for free right on the internet! Lets look at just some of the options:
"Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. "
"The World's classic literature at your fingertips. Over 1,000,000 free ebook titles available. "
Google Books is a great resource! One I use all the time. It has many searchable books, excerpts, etc. A great resource when researching or looking into a topic you would like to know more about.
Every family has some skeletons in their closet. When it comes to Benjamin Smith -- the donor of the historic Meredith Public Library building -- he may have had a little more than he reckoned. After some inquiry into his Mudgett relatives (His mother being Mary Mudgett Smith), it was discovered that: "Benjamin M. Smith is a third cousin once removed to Herman W. Mudgett (better known as H. H. Holmes). The nearest common relative is John Mudgett (b. 17 Dec 1700 in MA) and Susannah Scribner (b. c 1746 in Brentwood)." We thank Ray Scriber for this information.
H.H. Holmes is best known as a notorious serial killer, originally from
Gilmanton, NH, who did most of his nefarious deeds during the Chicago's World Fair in 1893. He is sometimes known as America's First Serial Killer and his crimes were recently detailed in the wildly successful book Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (and soon to be a film staring Leonardo DiCaprio).
It just goes to show the incredibly varied individuals that make up a
family tree - both good and bad.
For more information, visit these links:
The Official page for the Erik Larson book Devil in the White City
Variety: Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Reunite for 'Devil in the White City'
A Documentary Film on Holmes, entitled: America's First Serial Killer
A Little Bit about the History of Meredith Public Library and Benjamin Smith
An Earlier Blog Post About Benjamin Smith's Donation to his Parent's Legacy
The current quilt on display is by by Carol Hoagland.
"I wanted to use the Cathedral Windows in a novel way so the idea is for a villa covered in stucco interspersed with stained glass windows. The potted flowers would be along the sidewalk. At least that was the plan! This quilt is machine pieced with fused raw edge applique and Cathedral Window blocks; and machine quilted with the ‘Quilt As You Go’ method. The Country Village Quilt Guild holds its meetings at the Safety Building on Rt. 25 in Moultonborough. The meetings and programs are held the first and third Wednesdays each month, year round, from 1:30pm – 4:00pm. Visitors are always welcome!
Our artist of the month this month is Sundius Design from Meredith, New Hampshire.
Today we were featured in an article speaking about the new popular way for adults to unwind: coloring books. The article is entitled Color Me In.
To read the complete article, please pick up today's edition of the Laconia Daily Sun or use their e-reader on their website.
If you would like to participate in our next Adult Coloring Session event, the information is on our facebook page here.
The Librarians and Library Aides of the Meredith Public library: Erin, Chris, Matthew, Karen, John, Cherie, Joyce, Jessica, and Linda. Please check out our Staff page for more information.