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BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY FIRST ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday December 27 3:00-5:00 PM 2245 Main Street. Stop by as we celebrate the first year in the new library. Cake & coffee provided by the Friends of the Library. For more information, visit www.bethlehemlibrary.org.
NO TURNING BACK BY WARREN MILLER, LINCOLN
Tuesday December 30 at 4:00 PM and again at 7:00 PM. Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive. This film captures the world’s best free-ride skiers and snow boarders in locations across the globe.
NEW YEAR'S EVE FIREWORKS & HOT SPICED CIDER, BETHLEHEM
Wednesday December 31 10:00 PM Adair Country Inn, 80 Guilder Lane. Free and open to the public. Enjoy the fireworks and then warm up in the inn with hot spiced cider. If you would like to stay for the after-cider party, it is $20 per person for hors d'oeuvres, party hats & whistles and a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations for the after-cider party recommended. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIRST DAY HIKE, LANCASTER
Thursday January 1 12:45 PM Weeks State Park, meet at the parking lot on the east side of Route 2, two miles south of Lancaster. Weeks State Park is one of the venues selected for one of three, free, First Day Hikes organized by the state Division of Parks and Recreation. Park staff will lead a pet-friendly hike up the unploughed but paved Mt. Prospect Auto Road, which is 3.2 miles round trip. For more information, visit www.nhstateparks.org and click on “What’s Happening?”
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY READERS CAFE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Saturday January 17 9:00 AM 2245 Main Street. “Talk Funny Girl” by Roland Merullo. the story takes place in one of the poorest parts of rural New Hampshire -- teenage girls have been disappearing. For 17-year-old Marjorie Richards, the fear raised by these abductions is the backdrop to what she lives with in her own home, every day. Marjorie has been raised by parents so intentionally isolated from normal society that they have developed their own dialect. Marjorie is tormented by her classmates, who call her “The Talk-funny girl,” but as the nearby factory town sinks deeper into economic ruin and as her parents fall more completely under the influence of a sadistic cult leader, her options for escape dwindle. But then, thanks to a loving aunt, Marjorie is hired by a man, himself a victim of abuse, who is building what he calls “a cathedral,” right in the center of town. For more information, call 603 869 2409.