Nesmith Library Adult Summer Reading Program

Events Schedule Through August!

| Essence of Tai Chi | Ice Cream Social | History of Writing | Craniosacral Therapy | Downton Abbey Paint & Tea | Shopping! | Evening with Walt Whitman |

| Health and Wellness | Chris Quinn Concert | Book Experiment | Edible Car Contest | Dyeing Techniques | Zentangle | Murder Mystery Night |

| Potluck |

Essence of Tai Chi

Tuesday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Join instructor Brenda Girolamo for a 90-minute evening of introductory Tai Chi, a meditative practice that promotes the mobility, stability, and strength of your body, while soothing, calming, and focusing your mind. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Call the library at 432-7154 to reserve your spot.


Ice Cream Social and Book Exchange

Saturday, June 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Welcome to summer! To kick off the Adult Summer Reading Program, there will be an Ice Cream Social and Book Exchange on Saturday, June 7 at 2:00 p.m. All summer long, participants can keep reading logs, enter to win prizes and raffles, and join in on many exciting events. Come learn more about the summer reading program, and socialize with friends. Please bring a new or gently-used book to swap with other partygoers. Call the library at 432-7154 to register


From 1810 to 9/11 – The History of Writing

Thursday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Anne Kelsey, local author of the novel Deadly Intruder, will present a workshop to encourage writing at all levels. She will share parts of her personal family memoirs, and discuss how these stories provide unique insight to future generations. She will also detail how these writings and others serve to highlight the lasting impact of preserving a piece of your own family history. Learn more at .


Craniosacral Therapy

Monday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m.


Brenda Girolamo will return to give a presentation and demonstration of Craniosacral Therapy, a gentle hands-on form of bodywork designed to promote deeper relaxation, and encourage the body to release tension, rebalance, and heal itself.


Downton Abbey Paint and Tea Party

Tuesday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m.

A fun evening for Downton Abbey fans or aspiring artists. Join us for tea and crumpets, and leave with a finished piece of artwork. No experience necessary. Great for a girl’s night out! Hosted by Paint pARTy NH. Registration required.



Jeanne Schipelliti of Pick up Food for You will be coming for a fun and informative program of grocery shopping!

Learn helpful hints and tips to buy effectively with less stress!

Learn how to entertain and educate your child while shopping.

Bring your best shopping story or good shopping technique.

For more information and to register for this even, please call the library at 432-7154

Light refreshments.





Actor Stephen Collins presents his one man show, Unlaunch’d Voices, an Evening with Walt Whitman.

The show opens with the elderly Whitman on the evening of his seventieth birthday, and the audience will be a visitor in his room as he prepares for his birthday celebration. Whitman begins to reminisce and to question his success as a man and a poet. He remembers a mystical experience he had that inspired him to write poetry.

Whitman transforms into his young vibrant self, and the audience begins to trace back along with him the experiences that led to the creation of Leaves of Grass, his lifetime work.

Come witness a two part performance which explores Whitman's preoccupation with the self and his resolve to write with what he called "free and brave thought." Through poetry and readings of actual letters, we experience Whitman's movement from selfishness to selflessness and his growth into a mature artist.

Since the late 1990's, Stephen's performances have captured the attention of the press. It is not just the stunning resemblance to Walt Whitman himself, which many of the reviews notice, but the portrayal of the character and the essence that he brings within arm's reach to the audience that makes the poet come to life.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. Please call the library at 432-7154 with any questions, or visit his website for more on Stephen Collins.


Health & Wellness Seminar

Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:30pm

Presented by Scott Buttram


Want to know more about health topics currently in the news?  Learn about the ins and outs of the latest food and health trends.

Scott Buttram, consultant of Regulatory Affairs at NH-based FoodState ® nutritional supplement company, will lead a discussion on sustaining health and wellness.

The talk will cover an overview of non-GMOs, inflammation, probiotics, how gluten affects the body, and how vitamins promote health.

Learn how to integrate vitamins into your diet through food, and lead a healthier life this summer. Come with questions.

Event is free and open to the public. Please call 432-6232 to register.



Saturday, July 26th at 2pm at Nesmith Library

Local artist Chris Quinn is a master guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter.

Enjoy an eclectic mix of original music and classic covers, presented using a variety of instruments including acoustic guitar, 6-string bass, percussion and banjo.

His material ranges from classical to rock to jazz to funk and classical fusion.

Quinn has many years of professional experience in the New England music scene, spanning various ensembles and musical styles, and is celebrating the release of his second CD, "A New Beginning.”

 The first three audience members will receive a free CD or album download card! It’s sure to be a great time!

This event is free and open to the public. To register, please call the library at 432-7154.



Experiment with a New Book

August 1st – 30th


Come grab a wrapped book at the library. Experiment with new reading possibilities.

Fill out a short review of the book by August 29th, and be entered to win a prize!


 Edible Car Contest

Saturday, August 2nd @ 2pm

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Flex your creative muscles and build your own food car!

Bring in a small car made entirely of edible materials, and join in the pack. Car must be ready to roll down a three foot ramp.

For contest rules, please contact the library. Prizes awarded for most creative and fastest cars. It will be a race to the finish!


Dyeing Techniques Class

 Monday, August 11th @ 6pm

Learn simple dyeing styles using inks, pens, and traditional dyes to make scarves, clothing, and home décor.

Finished projects can be taken home, or left at the library to dry overnight.

Space is limited. Please register. Visit the library to see examples of projects.


Intro to Zentangle Class

Monday, August 18th @ 6pm



Back by popular demand, please come for an evening of basic Zentangle instruction led by Suzanne Binnie of Culhaven Studios.

Zentangle is a creative and meditative form of drawing.

The art of Culhaven Studios has been featured on NH Chronicle. This promises to be a fun time.


Murder Mystery Night

with The Windham Actor’s Guild

Wednesday, August 27h @ 6pm

 An exciting evening of suspense, drama, and mystery!

The Windham Actor’s Guild will lead you through the show. Participants will help solve the murder.

Come for the excitement, entertainment, and refreshments!


End of Summer Potluck

Saturday, August 30th at 2pm


Celebrate the end of the Adult Summer Reading Program with a potluck!

Please bring a dish to share with others, and stay for food, raffles, games, prizes, and more!

Space is limited. Please register.


All programs are free and open to the adult patrons over 18.

Please call the library at 432-7154 to register.

Events are free, though space may be limited.

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updated 07/31/14