Category Archive: Blog

Discovering New England Stone Walls

Wednesday March 7, 2018
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.

Kevin Gardner is a writer, teacher, tradesman, and a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, NH. He has been a stone wall builder for forty years, and is the author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls, as well as poetry, songs, and essays.

This program is funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities.

Financial Education Seminar: Preventing Identity Theft

Wednesday February 21, 2018
12:00 PM until 1:00 PM

Learn what identity theft is

Learn how to detect identity theft

Learn how to prevent it

Learn how to fix an Identity Theft situation

Learn how to monitor your accounts

Sponsored by Citizens Bank YPB Program

Idea to Invention: Be A Maker

Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

Join local inventor Jason Clark to discover the art and science behind a maker project. Idea to Invention uses project based learning to teach mechanical, electrical and programming concepts. Our next several maker classes will be focused on an interactive art project. Concepts will include 3D design, 3D printing, simple machines, wireless, electronics and Arduino programming. Our past projects included building 3D printers, e-textiles, and drink mixing robots.

Jason is a lifelong Milford resident with 20 years of experience in prototype design and fabrication. His latest project is a device that can measure blood sugar without a blood sample! His projects vary wildly… from automated bird feeders to temperature measuring robots. His favorite part of any day is helping someone to the “ah-ha” moment, the point when an idea clicks.

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