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Belknap Mill art classes offered from July 1 through August 6th

LACONIA —FranksArt will be offering classes at the Belknap Mill this summer for instruction in three classes that will expand the artists perception and education in three focus areas. All classes run a total of six weeks and are offered during two times during the day: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Each Tuesday from July 1 through August 5, students will work on 2D to 3D - Exploring the dimensions of art. This six week art class intended for middle and high school students (grades 6-12) and adults. Students will make a culturally significant two dimensional art piece the first three weeks. The last half of the class will be focused on experimenting with medium, texture and subject while making a three dimensional art work.

On Wednesday's from July 2 through August 6 students will work with Chigiri-e as they learn how to create Japanese Torn Paper Art during the program entitled Painting with Paper. Students will learn the historical and cultural significance of the Japanese art of Chigiri-e as they practice the rewarding techniques of this hands-on art form.

Each Thursday from July 3 through August 2 students will explore self-expression through art making. This Is Me art class will provide opportunities for students to explore personal traits and characteristics as they discover methods to represent themselves through the creation of art projects.

All Classes are just $35 for six weeks. Materials will be an additional fee of $10. For more information or to register for classes contact the Belknap Mill at 603-524-8813 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 02:06

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Taylor Community hosts ‘Assisted Living:101’ discussion

LACONIA — For many people, making an informed decision about Assisted Living for a loved one is a difficult task, therefore the Taylor Community will provide helpful information in its program, "Assisted Living 101: Everything You Want to Know About Assisted Living for Seniors." This event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 28 at the Taylor Home Building.

The presentation will help answer questions such as: What is assisted living? Who benefits from it? What should you look for in an assisted living facility? It's geared specifically toward adult children looking into options for loved ones, as well as professional advisors referring clients who they believe would benefit from assisted living.

Included will be reasons why people should consider assisted living; health, safety and security concerns; the benefits of socialization; and peace of mind for family and friends. Taylor's panel will also provide helpful advice on how to get parents to discuss and consider assisted living as an option.

For more information or to RSVP call 366-1400.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:47

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Pair of ‘Little Free Libraries’ appear in Gilford

GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library has announced the opening of two new Little Free Libraries in the town of Gilford.

Built by Library Trustee Jack LaCombe, the Little Free Libraries are small cabinets filled with donated books for all visitors to browse and take home. Visitors to the Little Free Libraries are encouraged to take a book or two to enjoy and leave a book or two for others to enjoy as well.

Sponsored and maintained by the Friends of the Gilford Library, these Little Free Libraries contain fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teens, and children. One Library has been installed at the Gilford Beach, and the other at the Glendale Docks.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:43

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Genealogy workshops begin in Wolfeboro on June 24

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Public Library, in conjunction with The Lakes Region Genealogical Interest Group, will conduct a series of four genealogical workshops beginning on Tuesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. The workshops are free and open for all community members.

The workshops, presented by Dee and Guil Ide, will teach the fundamentals of using the Family Tree feature at FamilySearch.org. These workshops are an opportunity to dig deeper into how best to use Family Search for genealogical research.

The individual sessions will include: June 24, Navigate FamilySearch/Family Tree and Add/Edit Information; July 1, Quickly Add, Edit and Merge Ancestor's Records and Easily Locate and Attach Ancestor's Supporting Records; July 8, Capture and Attach Ancestor's Records from Free Internet Sites; and July 15, Locate Photos, Documents and Stories and Attach Them.

The Library has one hundred fifty plus computers for patrons to use. One-on-one assistance is available to patrons helping them to use the center's resources as they research their ancestors.

For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:39

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