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Meredith Public Library pulling out all the stops for National Library Week, April 13-19

MEREDITH — This year National Library Week is the week of April 13th-19th, and the Meredith Public Library will be pulling out all the stops to make it one of the best weeks of the year.
There are a several other special days during the week. Thursday, April 17th is also Celebrate Teen Lit Day, and the Meredith Public Library will be hosting a visit from local author Erin Bowman (author of the hit novel "Taken") from 5 to 6 p.m. Erin, whose second novel, "Frozen," is being released days earlier on the 15th, will be at the library to host a free workshop for young, aspiring writers. Attendees can look forward to spending the hour discussing craft and publishing, doing writing exercises, and peppering our host with questions. This workshop is designed for high school and college writers, roughly ages 13-22. The signup sheet for this event is in the MPL Children's Room, so you can sign up in person, or by calling 279-4303. The cap for this program is 20 people, so make sure to reserve a spot as soon as possible. Attendees are asked to bring their own writing utensils (laptop, journal and pencil, etc.), and arrive prepared to write.
Additionally, Tuesday, April 15th happens to be National Library Workers Day, when we try to take the time to say a special thank you to the caring staff that make our library run. Coincidently, this year's NLW theme is "Lives Change at Your Library," so this will be a great opportunity to let your favorite library staff member know how they've changed your life or the life of someone close to you!
The library will also be hosting a Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, April 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. Join your fellow genealogists after the library closes for fun, research, and food.. Please bring $5 if you wish to have pizza at 6 p.m.

And finally, the library is running a few other events for the kids throughout the week, including an all-ages Hobbit Night on Wednesday, April 16 with a hobbit feet craft at 4 p.m., and a showing of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at 5 p.m. And then end the week on a high note with a Guitar Hero Power Hour for kids age 10-18 on Friday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 07:59

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Rey Gallery Exhibit Features Private Collection

WATERVILLE VALLEY _  The Margret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery opened an exciting new art exhibit on Saturday March 22. The exhibit, entitled "Private Collection" is a compilation of works from the private collection of Waterville Valley resident, Chris Larsen and the late Donald Jasinski. "Private Collection" is made up of original works and signed limited edition prints from Cape Cod Artists of the 50's and 60's, such as Bill Barrell, Jack Larned, Irene Baker, Bob Beauchamp, as well as pieces famous artists like David Hockney, Claude Gaveau, Theo Tobiasse, Frank Rampolla and more.

Each piece has its own unique and interesting history and select pieces are for sale. Many of the pieces came from the Donald's East End Gallery in Provincetown, MA, between 1959 and 1967. Included in the show are still photos of many of the artists, including Jasinski, taken during the filming of "The Banquet". "Private Collection" runs from Saturday March 22,  through September 20, and pieces will be rotating in and out of the exhibit throughout the summer.

The Margret and H.A. Rey Center gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Check the Rey Center website for details at thereycenter.org. A percentage of all artwork sold supports the Rey Center art and science education programs.

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Canterbury Shaker Village to Offer Two Entrepreneur Workshops

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will be hosting two entrepreneurship workshops this spring. "Are You Ready to Start a Business?" will be held on Friday, April 16, from 6-8:p.m. and "The Small Business Marketing Cycle: Your roadmap to success," on Wednesday, May 14 from 6-8 p.m.

The workshops will be instructed by Joanne Randall of Leap Year Marketing and will be held at Canterbury Shaker Village. Cost to attend each workshop is $40 for Village members and $44 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

"Are You Ready to Start a Business ?" will focus on what a small business owner must think about before launching a business. For example, what is your product or service and how does it stack up to others? Who benefits from your product? Is it a fad or a fashion? What is the perceived value of your product or service? The seminar will leave you with some of the key elements you will need to put together a business plan.

"The Small Business Marketing Cycle: Your roadmap to success," is designed as a more intermediate seminar, the information here is geared toward those who already have a business and are looking for the next steps in growing that business. This seminar, will explore some of the facets of a Marketing Cycle, including narrowing down your customer; defining your product, packaging, pricing and promotion. Social media and email marketing will be also featured.

Joanne Randall is the Owner and CEO of Leap Year Marketing and the Host of The NH Women In Business Radio show. She has spent the last 25 years working in management and business. Her background includes management, sales, marketing, retail, human resources, and small business social media development. Randall has been asked to speak to various groups, including Market Place Connections; has participated in various panel discussions for Women Inspiring Women and the Division of Resources and Economic Development; has been a guest on radio and television throughout New Hampshire; and has had numerous articles written about her and her radio show.

Joanne runs a highly successful networking group for the Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce in Epsom, whose model has been used to launch other networking groups. She is also an active member in the Barrington Chamber of Commerce. She has developed workshops for business owners and trains people one-on-one. Joanne is a graduate from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

To register, visit www.shakers.org.

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Meredith Library Genealogy Club to hear Jim Gaudet

MEREDITH — Join the Meredith Library Genealogy Club, 91 Main Street, on Tuesday, April 1 at 4 p.m. for a presentation by Jim Gaudet of the American-Canadian Genealogical Society.

Gaudet will be here to discuss the society, what resources are available there and to give some advice to those researching their Canadian ancestors. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The Meredith Library Genealogy Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. All levels of experience are welcome.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:09

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