Saturday, March 2, 2024

Program on March 30th


Harrisville Public Library

Saturday, March 30th

10:00 a.m.


All are welcome!

Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, the Chinook

This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire


Bob Cottrell

Bob Cottrell holds an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture in Delaware. The founding director of the Remick Country Doctor Museum in Tamworth, he is now the curator of the Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library, a board member at the Conway Historical Society, and president ex-officio of the Tamworth Historical Society. He serves as an independent history and museum consultant.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Movie Night February

Friday, February 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

"The Holdovers" 
"A curmudgeonly instructor at a New England prep school remains on campus during Christmas break to babysit a handful of students with nowhere to go. He soon forms an unlikely bond with a brainy but damaged troublemaker, and with the school's head cook, a woman who just lost a son in the Vietnam War."  Rated R 2 hour and 14 minutes. English SDH subtitles

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Movie night Janauary

 Movie Night. Friday, January 26th at 7:00 p.m.

The Miracle Club, starring:Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates, Laura Linney, and Stephen Rea.
Rated PG-13, 91 minutes long, with English subtitles.

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Movie Night

 Movie Night will be a week earlier than usual this month, due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Friday, November 17th we will be showing "Barbie" rated PG-13.

Watch the trailer here.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Changes at the Library!

 Beginning next Wednesday, 11/15/23

Kris Finnegan, our Children's Librarian and Wednesday morning person, is cutting down to 2 hours per week. She will be here on Wednesdays from 10-12.

I (Susan) will be opening the library at 2:00 and will work until 4:00.
 Our NEW Library Assistant (Terri Campana) will be working from 4-7.
Terri comes to us with many years of library experience in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She most recently worked as an assistant at the Dublin Public Library. She is very enthusiastic, friendly, and knowledgeable. Please come by and meet her. In addition to her regular Wednesday hours, she may sub from time to time for either myself or Kris.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Corbin's Animal Garden

 Mary Kronenwetter presents Corbin’s Animal Garden on

September 16 th at 10am.

In the late 1800s, the banking, railroad, and real estate mogul Austin

Corbin returned to his hometown in Newport, New Hampshire. He built

a grand estate and bought out his neighbors’ farms to create an 22,000

acre wildlife game preserve stocked with boar, bison, bighorn sheep,

antelope, elk, Chinese pheasant, and other imported animals. The grounds

eventually became a prestigious private hunting park and hosted illustrious

guests including Theodore Roosevelt, the Prince of Wales, Cornelius

Vanderbilt, Joe Dimaggio, Rudyard Kipling, and Augustus Saint Gaudens.

This illustrated slideshow features archival images and a discussion of the

complicated history and legacy of New Hampshire’s own American Gilded

Age robber baron. The talk will also highlight the important legacy of the

role the Corbin family and park naturalist Ernest Baynes played in the

saving of the American bison from extinction.

This program is free and open to the public.