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Pease Library Hosting Muslim Journey Series

PLYMOUTH — Pease Public Library has received a $ 3,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to host a five-part reading and discussion series titled "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.

Pease is one of 125 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to participate in the project, which seeks to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

"We are delighted to have been chosen to host this unique series that will allow patrons a chance to discuss some important themes in Muslim history and literature with the help of a well-qualified scholar," said Rebekka Mateyk, Library Director.

The fourth program will discuss Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie and will be held on November 19, at 6 p.m. The final book program will discuss Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi. All programs will be held at Pease Public Library. For details or to register, visit www.peasepubliclibrary.org or contact the library at 603-536-2616.

Dr. Filiz Otucu, Associate Professor will lead a discussion of the book at each session.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 07:53

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LRGH holds its annual Tree of Love and Remembrance Service

LACONIA — The LRGH Auxiliary is pleased to once again offer the holiday 'Tree of Love,' and Remembrance Service on Thursday, December 12 at 1 p.m. in the atrium at LRGH.

From now through the Christmas holiday, the auxiliary will place an angel on the Tree of Love with the name of someone you would like to honor or remember. Angels are decorated by the students of Mrs. Bergman's 4th grade class at Woodland Heights Elementary School and cost $3 each. Angels may be purchased in the LRGH Gift Shop.

Proceeds from the Tree of Love will benefit the LRGH Auxiliary to help fund programs and services at LRGHealthcare. Any questions, please call the LRGH Auxiliary Gift Shop at 524-3211, ext. 3172.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 07:46

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Taylor Community to Hold Free, Confidential Memory Screenings November 19

LACONIA —  As part of National Memory Screening Day—an annual initiative of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)— Taylor Community in Laconia will offer free, confidential memory screenings on November 19. Screenings will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Woodside building at Taylor Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia.

Qualified healthcare professionals will administer the memory screenings and provide educational materials about memory concerns, brain health and caregiving. The face-to-face screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks, and take five to 10 minutes to administer.
"We are pleased once again to offer this free service for seniors who live here at Taylor as well as any others seniors living here in the Lakes Region." said Liz Pomeroy, vice president of health services and organizational development at Taylor."
AFA suggests memory screenings for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia; whose family and friends have noticed changes in them; who believe they are at risk due to a family history of dementia; or who want to see how their memory is now and for future comparisons.
Screeners emphasize that results are not a diagnosis, and encourage individuals who score poorly as well as those who still have concerns to pursue a full medical examination.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:36

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Moultonborough Historical Society November Program

MOULTONBOROUGH — All veterans and their spouses are invited to join the members of the Moultonborough Historical Society at their November meeting on Monday evening, November 18, at 6 p.m. at the Life Safety Building (fire/police station) on Route 25 in Moultonborough for a free potluck supper for any and all veterans who wish to attend, followed by a short program to honor our veterans.

The supper will be free to all veterans and their spouses; just bring your own place setting, and call Fran Vincent at 253-6250 or Kathy Garry at 476-2349 before November 16 to make a reservation, so we can be sure and have enough "potluck" for all to enjoy. All others who wish to attend, please bring a dish to share, along with your place setting. Beverages including coffee, tea, and water will be provided.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:33

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