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!

Another Crochet Workshop!

Sept. 24, 6-8 pm
Did you miss the first round? Come join use for crochet fun! 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.

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 Sound of Things Falling" by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

For Adults (Book Party on Mon. Oct. 13, 7pm)
Books available at the Library. What makes a life fall apart at its seams? What can be done to fix what has broken? Such questions are at the heart of this compelling, beautifully translated novel set in Colombia in the turbulent era of the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar. Law graduate Antonio chronicles how, in his 20s, his life crumbled after he was caught in a vicious attack. The novel elucidates with great acuity the complex relationship between memory and trauma, the "benefits or possible penalties" of revisiting the past. Antonio begins what he calls "the damaging exercise of remembering", which he believes serves to "hinder our normal functioning" yet can paradoxically also be healing. Read Edmund White's review of this book here. Refreshments!

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