Book Sale!

The Friends' Annual Book Sale will take place on Sat. September 20, from 9-2. We are now happy to accept your donations of gently used books and media. It's all for a good cause- the Friends pay for much of our programming and special items like the new movie screen. Please, no text books, magazines or condensed books. Thank you!

Crochet Workshop

Sept. 17, 6-8 pm
Barbara Young will teach a very simple doily- less than 1 hour with some crochet experience. Come see the samples, look at materials and sign up at the Library.

For Teens: Comics Workshop

Sept. 22-3, 6-8pm
Jeremy will be helping us celebrate Batman's birthday with film clips, prizes, a visit from the Escape Hatch Comic Store, and the chance to learn to make your own comics with the Comic Life App on Jeremy's new iPads. Call or email to sign up!

NH Bugs: The Big Three; Emerald ash borer, Hemlock woolly adelgid and Asian longhorned beetle

Wed. Sept. 10, 7pm

NH Bugs: The Big Three informs New Hampshire citizens and visitors about three invasive insects of greatest concern to our trees and forests: emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid and Asian longhorned beetle. This presentation includes information about the life cycles, identifying signs and symptoms of infestations, and management techniques for each pest. This program is brought to us by volunteers Valerie Piedmont and Kathy Shillemat of the NH Extension Service.

Mission Statement

The Fitzwilliam Town Library supports the needs and interests of our community by offering information, experiences and ideas in creative ways.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees on March 3, 2014

Weather advisory- If the schools are closed, it is the Library's policy to close as well.

Fitzwilliam Film (and Food) Fest

Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:00, The Lunchbox (India, 2014)

Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day's lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Indian Refreshments!

Book Party: "The All-Girls Filling Station Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg

For Adults (Book Party on Mon. Sept. 8, 7pm)
Books available at the Library. Aging daughter of the South Sookie Simmons Poole has trudged along cheerfully through life under the shadow of her overbearing mother, Lenore. Faced with empty-nest syndrome, Sookie knows she won’t be too bored, since Lenore lives right next door and still has her mail delivered to Sookie’s house. When a mysterious letter arrives, Sookie questions everything she ever knew about her family, and her story soon dovetails with that of a proud Polish family from Wisconsin. The Jurdabralinskis’ gas station was nearly shuttered when all the area men joined up during WWII, but the family’s four girls bravely stepped up. Eldest daughter Fritzi was already a great mechanic, having been a professional stunt plane pilot in the 1930s. When Fritzi joins the WASPS, an elite but downplayed female branch of the U.S. Air Force, the story really comes to life. Flagg’s storytelling talent is on full display. Her trademark quirky characters are warm and realistic, and the narrative switches easily between the present and the past. Read more about this book here. This Book Party is Part of our Literary Elements Summer Reading Program.

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