Saturday, November 30, 2013

Early December events at the library

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to return to our "regular" routine! Instead of showing a movie the evening after Thanksgiving, our Movie Night will be on Friday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. Rated PG-13.
We will be showing "42- The Jackie Robinson Story" starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford.

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The following morning; Saturday, December 7th at 10:00 a.m. is "Coffee Hour". Please join us for good food, coffee, tea and conviviality!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Irene Miller, local author

Harrisville resident, Irene Miller, will be talking about her new book "Walk on Wings".
Please join us on Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

October Movie Night

Friday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m. we will be showing "Chariots of Fire" starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson, directed by Hugh Hudson. Winner of Four Academy Awards including "Best Picture".
This 1997 film was based on the story of two British Olympic runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. The film explores issues of drive, religion, nationality, comradeship and identity.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

First Movie Night of the season

Please join us on Friday, Sept. 27th at 7:00 p.m. for a viewing of a fascinating film made by a young man from Dublin, NH. Sayta Moses is a recent graduate of the Monadnock Waldorf School. His film is called "Into the Center" and it follows he and his friend, Lee as they journey to the Brazilian Amazon to participate in a festival being held by the indigenous Yawanawa tribe.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Edie Clark's latest book

Local author, Edie Clark, will be at the library on Thursday, Sept. 12th at 7:00 p.m. to talk about her latest book: "What There Was Not To Tell: A Story of Love and War". The book is based on her parents relationship and letter exchanged during WWII. The library has a copy of this book for anyone wishing to read it.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ray and Kathy Bollerud in Tibet

Please join us at the Library on Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m. when Ray and Kathy Bollerud will be presenting a talk with slides and a DVD of their trip to Tibet. Ray and Kathy were among the last Americans to tour Tibet in the spring of 2012 before the Chinese closed the border in June.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Coffee Hour

This coming Saturday is Coffee Hour at The library. 10-11 a.m. Join us for coffee, tea and socializing!

Monday, July 8, 2013

New Hampshire's One-Room Rural Schools

On Monday, July 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the library, Steve Taylor will be presenting a program about the myths and reality of the one-room schools in NH.
Hundreds of one-room schools dotted the landscape of New Hampshire a century ago and were the backbone of primary education for generations of children. Revered in literature and lore, they actually were beset with problems, some of which are little changed today. The greatest issue was financing the local school and the vast differences between taxing districts in ability to support education.
Other concerns included teacher preparation and quality, curriculum, discipline, student achievement and community involvement in the educational process.
Steve Taylor explores the lasting legacies of the one-room school and how they echo today.
Steve is an independent scholar,farmer, journalist, and longtime public official. With his sons, Taylor operates a dairy, maple syrup and cheese making enterprise in Meriden Village, NH. He has been a newspaper reporter and editor, and served for 25 years as NH's commissioner of agriculture. Taylor was the founding executive director of the NH Humanities Council and is a lifelong student of the state's rural culture.
This program is sponsored by the NH Humanities Council and the Harrisville Public Library.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Our annual Book Sale will be taking place in conjunction with Old Home Days. Friday evening , July 5th from 5-7 p.m. and again on Saturday the 6th from 9-3.
We are currently taking donations for the sale. If you have clean, gently used books - both hard cover and paperback- to donate, please bring them to the library during our regular "Open" hours. Thank you!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Spinning Harrisville Yarns

Historic Harrisville and the Harrisville Public Library present this year's program on Harrisville history on Wednesday, March 6th at 7:00 p.m. This year we will look back to the 1970s and feature Total Environmental Action (TEA), the company that focused on solar awareness and solar building design. Some of the architects and engineers that worked with this company will be here to tell their stories. Please join us!

Monday, January 21, 2013

January Movie Night!

Friday, January 25th at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a funny, PG-13 movie starring: Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray. It's FREE! Email or call for the title and more information.