Oct
15
1:00 PM13:00

Book Discussion: The Warmth of Other Suns

Join Sue Lanser for our October discussion on October 15. We will discuss The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. It tells the story of the migration from 1915-1970 of three individuals who were part of the movement of African Americans who left the South and traveled to the Midwest, Northeast, and West in search of a better life. It won the National Book Critics Circle award for nonfiction in 2011. Books for this discussion may be ordered through Minerva at our library.

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Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Moulton

Restorative Yoga postures help to relieve the effects of stress. Through the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs and the wall a completely supportive environment for total relaxation is created. Participants will be guided through a progressive series of supported postures. Each posture has a variety of benefits. While supported in these postures the student will be given guidance to explore the body and breath and learn the art of relaxation for body and mind.

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Oct
22
5:30 PM17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Moulton

Restorative Yoga postures help to relieve the effects of stress. Through the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs and the wall a completely supportive environment for total relaxation is created. Participants will be guided through a progressive series of supported postures. Each posture has a variety of benefits. While supported in these postures the student will be given guidance to explore the body and breath and learn the art of relaxation for body and mind.

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Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Moulton

Restorative Yoga postures help to relieve the effects of stress. Through the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs and the wall a completely supportive environment for total relaxation is created. Participants will be guided through a progressive series of supported postures. Each posture has a variety of benefits. While supported in these postures the student will be given guidance to explore the body and breath and learn the art of relaxation for body and mind.

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Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi with Pam Katz

There are many styles of Tai Chi, but Pam will focus on the sun style, which is recommended by the American Arthritis Foundation for being the least stressful on joints. It is also known to improve balance. Other benefits may include improved muscle strength and coordination, concentration and memory. Participants may also experience reduced arthritic pain and improved cardiac function.

Pam Katz has been studying sun-style tai chi for 20 years and has been teaching for 13 years. This class will begin on July 11 and continue through August. The fee is $8 per session, or participants may pay for the series in advance at a discount.

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Nov
8
12:30 PM12:30

Writing Group

The library’s writing group will continue to meet during the summer months. The summer sessions will be capably led by various members of the writing group. They spend each meeting sharing, free writing exercises, and discussing ways to improve their craft. New members are always welcome.

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Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Author Event: Bruce Coffin!

Join us Thursday, November 29th, at 6:30 pm for a fascinating and fun discussion with popular mystery author Bruce Coffin. Drawing on his years of experience as a detective sergeant, Coffin has created a series of books that are authentic, original, and hard to put down! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet an author whose popularity grows with every book he writes. Bridgton Books will be on hand with copies of each book in the Detective Byron series.

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Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

Hobbs Story Swap: "Discoveries and Explorations"

The theme for the month--in recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Columbus Day—Discoveries and Explorations! Feel free to interpret the theme in the broadest possible way. Discoveries can be joyful or dismaying, hilarious or heartbreaking; explorations may be exciting, desperate, or just plain terrifying. (Halloween is coming!) Bring historical, personal, family, or traditional tales.

Come and put your name in the hat to share a 5-minute story, or just come to listen. Bring a brown-bag lunch if you wish; we’ll provide beverages.

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Oct
11
12:30 PM12:30

Writing Group w/Special Guest: Olga Morrill

The library’s writing group meets twice monthly. Participants spend each meeting sharing, working on free writing exercises, and discussing ways to improve their craft. New members are always welcome. On the 11th, the group will host local author Olga Morrill, who will discuss the research and writing of her book Vagabond Quakers, the first in a trilogy. All are welcome at this event.

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Oct
8
5:30 PM17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Moulton

Restorative Yoga postures help to relieve the effects of stress. Through the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs and the wall a completely supportive environment for total relaxation is created. Participants will be guided through a progressive series of supported postures. Each posture has a variety of benefits. While supported in these postures the student will be given guidance to explore the body and breath and learn the art of relaxation for body and mind.

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Oct
1
5:30 PM17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Moulton

Restorative Yoga postures help to relieve the effects of stress. Through the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs and the wall a completely supportive environment for total relaxation is created. Participants will be guided through a progressive series of supported postures. Each posture has a variety of benefits. While supported in these postures the student will be given guidance to explore the body and breath and learn the art of relaxation for body and mind.

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Sep
27
12:30 PM12:30

Writing Group

The library’s writing group will continue to meet during the summer months. The summer sessions will be capably led by various members of the writing group. They spend each meeting sharing, free writing exercises, and discussing ways to improve their craft. New members are always welcome.

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Sep
24
5:30 PM17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Moulton

Restorative Yoga postures help to relieve the effects of stress. Through the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs and the wall a completely supportive environment for total relaxation is created. Participants will be guided through a progressive series of supported postures. Each posture has a variety of benefits. While supported in these postures the student will be given guidance to explore the body and breath and learn the art of relaxation for body and mind.

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Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Art Class: What We Wear and What We Don't

This exciting class will begin on Saturday, September 22nd, at 10 a.m. It is the second session of a course that examines the meaning of dress through reading, writing, and art creating. How do we think about the clothes that we put on our bodies? What informs the choices we make? Using a feminist perspective and critical thinking, course members will explore topics such as Fashion, Gender, Class, and Social Status. The class will meet Thursday, October 25th, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and the following Saturday, October 27th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Future dates t.b.a. For further information, please contact Margaret at outerspace@earthlink.net.

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Sep
20
1:00 PM13:00

Hobbs Story Swap: "Back To School!"

The theme for the month--ever-so-timely--Back to school! Bring your best and worst school memories. Bring stories about moments--scary, funny, triumphant, challenging, catastrophic--or about characters. Why was that teacher so unforgettable? What were your friends like? What did you and your friends do? Tell about pranks, tough times, genuine learning experiences.

Come and put your name in the hat to share a 5-minute story, or just come to listen. Bring a brown-bag lunch if you wish; we’ll provide beverages.

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Sep
17
5:30 PM17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Moulton

Restorative Yoga postures help to relieve the effects of stress. Through the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs and the wall a completely supportive environment for total relaxation is created. Participants will be guided through a progressive series of supported postures. Each posture has a variety of benefits. While supported in these postures the student will be given guidance to explore the body and breath and learn the art of relaxation for body and mind.

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Sep
17
1:00 PM13:00

Book Discussion: Where You'll Find Me

The September selection is Where You'll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova by Ty Gagne. This is the One Book One Valley book pick for 2018. It is a nonfiction study  of a winter hike across the Presidential Traverse from both the hiker's and the rescuers' points of view. Books are available at the library. The author will be speaking at the end of October at Kennett High School. The presentation is open to the public.

.Sue Lanser will lead our October discussion on October 15. We will discuss The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel WIlkerson. Books for this discussion may be ordered through Minerva at our library.

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Sep
13
12:30 PM12:30

Writing Group

The library’s writing group will continue to meet during the summer months. The summer sessions will be capably led by various members of the writing group. They spend each meeting sharing, free writing exercises, and discussing ways to improve their craft. New members are always welcome.

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