Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire


Presentation on Oriental Rugs: Tribal, Village and Workshop Weavings from the Middle East and Central Asia

Rug expert Barry M. Curcio presents a colorful exhibition and discussion on Oriental rugs. Weavings from Turkey, Persia (Iran), Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Pakistan will be featured, as these are the major weaving areas still employing traditional designs and techniques. Acquisition of rugs, uses and care of rugs and kilims (flat weaves) will be covered. You may bring your small rugs, up to 3' x 5', for identification and discussion. Questions welcomed. This promises to be a lively and entertaining event on a cold winter's night. Event snow date: Tuesday, January 31st.

3rd Annual Craft Club Holiday Open House

Come experience a taste of the library’s Craft Club! Drop in any time starting at 6pm for an evening of holiday adult coloring, homemade ornaments, and more! Examples of our 2016 crafts will be on display. Come meet some new friends, and enjoy a fun evening away from the holiday rush. No crafting experience necessary. Children 8+ are welcome with an adult. Light refreshments provided. Great for those looking to learn more about our fun, inclusive, educational, and free club!

African Music Event

Sean Gaskell will give an all ages musical performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa.  He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions.  Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora.  The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs).

Team Trivia Night!

Trivia Night returns! Come with a team, or on your own. Questions cover sports, history, music, science, movies, and more! Event is free, and for ages 16 and up. Pizza, drinks, and dessert are provided. Registration required. Please call 432-7154 to sign up. 


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