Witches, Pop Culture and the Past with Robin DeRosa

Thursday, October 13, 7pm"Hang her!" cries the raucous spectator. In 1692, nineteen people were executed in Salem and hundreds imprisoned during a witch hunt we still discuss today. Robin DeRosa explains that when Salem tells its witch stories, history, tourism, and performance collide, and "truth," both moral and macabre, vies with spooky thrills for its authentic place in history. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council.

Free and open to the public.

Historic Walking Tour of the Common with Bob Corrette

Sat. Oct. 8 at 10:30
Have you wondered what stories are behind the buildings on our beautiful Common? Here is your chance to find out! Bob Corrette, whose knowledge of the town is unmatched, will lead you in this informative tour of Fitzwilliam's most beautiful and important buildings. Meet at the Library for coffee at 10:00am, and the Tour starts at 10:30. Please sign up in advance at the Library.

Computing for Seniors - Part 2 - Facebook

Mon. Oct. 24, 2:30 pm
For senior citizens, learning computers and basic internet skills is not only for accessing information. It is the tool now for keeping in touch with family members.

Many of the elderly tribe fear the computer, but basic computer skills are very easy to learn * more so today when everything is designed to be user-friendly and visually accessible. So let*s get started. The Fitzwilliam Town Library will be offering a series of classes in basic computer skills- continuing with Facebook. No experience required!

Do you know someone who would benefit from this class? Please let them know. Sign up in advance at the Library - 585-6503.

Book Party: "American Pastoral" by Philip Roth

Mon. Oct. 10, 7pm

As the American century draws to an uneasy close, Philip Roth gives us a novel of unqualified greatness that is an elegy for all our century's promises of prosperity, civic order, and domestic bliss. Roth's protagonist is Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, who grows up in the booming postwar years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his father's glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede's beautiful American luck deserts him.

For Swede's adored daughter, Merry, has grown from a loving, quick-witted girl into a sullen, fanatical teenager—a teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism. And overnight Swede is wrenched out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, this is Roth's masterpiece. Books available at the Library.

Long-Range Plan

After a little more than 2 years of hard work, the Library has written and adopted a long-range plan. Meant to guide development of Library services and practices over the next five years, this document is the result of research in the form of looking at the long-range plans of other local libraries, surveying the population of Fitzwilliam, critically considering the Library's current strengths and weaknesses, and thoughtfully compiling a series of 18 goals (in four areas) for this valuable shared community resource.

Attaining our goals will not be easy, and we can't do it alone. We hope that as the public becomes familiar with our plan, that individuals may see areas that they would be interested in helping us to achieve. We welcome any and all offers of assistance in achieving this somewhat ambitious program. Please drop into the Library or write to us to discuss any of these initiatives any time.

For now, we hope you will read the plan, enjoy the pictures, and think about what more the Library can offer to the Town over the course of the next five years.

1000 Books before Kindergarten

HOW CAN I READ 1000 BOOKS? It’s easy! One book a day for three years=1000
Three books a day for one year=1000
Ten books a week for two years=1000

WHEN: Today! Register anytime when your child is between birth and five years old.

It’s one of the best gifts you will ever give your child…and yourself!

NH Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service

Newly available, this free service can help you decide if you need a lawyer, and if so, help find you one. More information .

Saturday Coffee Hour

Starts Feb. 7, 10-11am Join your friends and neighbors for a good cup of coffee, goodies, and all of the news!

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 "Love & Friendship" (UK, 2016)

Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:00

Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely.

Kate Beckinsale as Lady Susan Vernon
Chloë Sevigny as Alicia Johnson
Xavier Samuel as Reginald DeCourcy
Stephen Fry as Mr. Johnson
Emma Greenwell as Catherine Vernon
Morfydd Clark as Frederica Vernon
James Fleet as Sir Reginald DeCourcy
Jemma Redgrave as Lady DeCourcy
Tom Bennett as Sir James Martin
Justin Edwards as Charles Vernon
Jenn Murray as Lady Lucy Manwaring
Lochlann O'Mearáin as Lord Manwaring

Filming took place on-location at the Newbridge Estate in Ireland.
In English!

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