Robin's Ukraine Resources

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Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Hear a story about kites, and make one yourself! This special program with Ruth Messer is for children in grades K-3. Please sign up in advance so that we have enough supplies on hand. Thursday, April 17, 3:30pm

Out on a Limb- Ben Kilham speaks on Bears

Mon. April 28, 7pm
Ben Kilham will be here to talk about his ground-breaking work observing bears in the wild, as well as raising orphaned cubs. Kilham, who is severely dyslexic, has had to circumvent convention and create his own methods for understanding the world around him–which is why his wildlife work isn’t just about bears. Kilham’s findings and the roadblocks he’s encountered and overcome along the way say something about his own species as well. This is going to be one of our most exciting programs this year- don't miss it! Read about his book Out on a Limb: What black bears taught me about intelligence and intuition, here.

A Walk Through History

Fitzwilliam CommonWed. April 23, 6pm Join Bob Corrette (local historian extraordinaire) and Carol Beckwith for an exploration of the historic houses of Upper Troy Road, formerly Powder House Hill. The tour with start with an introduction at the Library, and will continue up the hill, covering structures of the past as well as the present- see where Fitzwilliam had its own still, carriage shops, the No. 5 school, Kimball's blacksmith shops and much more.

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Poetry Night

Mon. Apr. 21 at 7pm

Join us for a special celebration of National Poetry Month. We will explore some spring poems by NH poets with Jim Kates. Always a fun event! Texts will be available in the Library after April 1.

Garden Talks Series Continues at the Library

Sat. Apr. 19 at 9am
Waking up the Garden with Ann McEntee
This talk will be a “hands-on” demonstration talk staged on the library’s grounds (weather permitting). Ann will address basic concerns about early spring gardening—tool sharpening, pulling back mulch to determine what has begun to appear, planning for changes in your garden design, soil testing. She will also discussion and demonstrate the division of perennials.
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Tuesday Afternnoons for Kids!

Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) for kids grades 3-6
Tues. Apr. 8, 3:30pm

Craft: Making Ukrainian Easter Eggs For Kids in Grades 3-6 Tues, Apr. 15, 3:30pm
Popcorn!

Fitzwilliam Film (and Food) Fest

Friday, April 18 at 7:00, The Maid (2012)

After 23 years working as a devoted maid in an upper class Chilean household, embittered and ailing Raquel can no longer care for the family alone. Trapped by guilt, matriarch Pilar refuses to let Raquel go, even though it is clear their longtime maid is slowly unraveling. Instead, Pilar hires more help, throwing Raquel into a jealous frenzy. The seemingly happy home soon becomes the stage for Raquel's dirty tricks as she attempts to drive away anyone who threatens to take her place with darkly comedic, and in the end, endearing results. Refreshments!

Book Party: "We are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler

For Adults (Book Party on Mon., Apr. 14, 7pm)
Books available at the Library. “Piquant humor, refulgent language, a canny plot rooted in real-life experiences, an irresistible narrator, threshing insights, and tender emotions—Fowler has outdone herself in this deeply inquisitive, cage-rattling novel.”—Booklist (starred review). Read more about this book here .

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