Let's Visit Our National Parks: A Zoom Presentation

Thursday, January 20 at 6:30pm

Our presenter, John Bunker, resides in Stratham and has visited twenty-five national parks during the past two decades. While serving as the Associate Dean of UNH's College of Health and Human Services, he developed a presentation for an undergraduate class on his adventures and misadventures to some of his favorite national parks: Badlands, Bryce, Canyonlands, Glacier, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Zion. Bunker's presentation covers a broad range of issues related to visiting our national parks: lodging and dining, budget considerations, logistics and planning activities, and safety.

A Zoom presentation. Register to receive reminders and the Zoom link. Free and open to the public. Click here to download a pdf of recommendations from the presenter.

Making a Junk Journal with Wendy Harrington

Saturday, January 22nd 10:30am-12pm

A "Junk Journal" is a book which is made from found and recycled materials to be used as a way to collect and record memories, thoughts, ideas and inspiration. Your junk journal can be for your everyday lists and thoughts, a planner, a memory book or a personalized gift. It can be a place to do art, to record a trip, an event, or any theme that is in your life!

Wendy Harrington is a Hampton Falls resident. She has been making junk journals for several years and sells them on Etsy. A selection of her journals is on display at the Library.

*The program is limited to 6 participants. The cost of the program is $5 to cover supplies.  
Register by contacting the Library.

African American Soldiers and Sailors of NH During the Revolutionary War: A Zoom Presentation

Thursday, February 10th at 6:30pm

One of the most interesting aspects of the American Revolution is the role played by African Americans in the fight for independence. Officially prohibited from serving in military units and largely considered “undesirable elements,” how is it that these African American soldiers came to fight for the cause of liberty, even when their own personal liberty was not  guaranteed? Scholar and author Glenn Knoblock examines the history of African American soldiers’ service during the war, including how and why they enlisted, their interaction with white soldiers, service on the battlefield, how they were perceived by the enemy, and their treatment after the war.
This program is offered on Zoom.  Register to receive reminders and the Zoom link.

*The Library gratefully acknowledges New Hampshire Humanities for sponsoring this program.

Open Hours

Open hours Tuesdays 10-5, Thursdays 10-5, Wednesdays 1-8, Fridays 10-5 and Saturdays 10-2

Will Library hours change?
Yes.  Beginning,September 7, we will have  open hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-5, Wednesdays from 1-8, Fridays from 10-5, and Saturdays from 10-2. We will continue to fulfill curbside requests. Call, email or request materials through our online catalog using your library card.

What can I expect?
We are following recommendations for a safe reopening for the public and staff. We have hand sanitizer and masks for visitors. Masks will now be at the individual's discretion. As we are entering cold and flu season, please stay home if you are experiencing  cold symptoms.

Will you still offer curbside service?
Absolutely!  Curbside service has been been popular and will continue.

What else is changing?
All programs including story times will be held outside, weather permitting.
Computers, backpacks, and the telescope are available. Windows and doors will be open to maximize airflow. The craft room is in use by staff for children's programming set-up.