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Open House: The Future of the Wadleigh Library

Open House OCT 2014

Acoustic Cafe presents Lui Collins

Lui_banjoSaturday October 18, 2014
Doors Open @ 7 PM – Performance @ 7:30PM – Admission is Free!

Folk singer/songwriter Lui Collins has been performing, writing and recording for over 40 years, earning international acclaim for her music.   Her music ranges from original and traditional folk songs to bossa nova in the original Brazilian Portuguese.   She’s made 16 recordings of her own and has sung and played guitar or banjo on others’ projects as well.

Lui has been hailed by the Boston Herald as a “folksinger for our times” and by the Boston Globe as “one of New England’s first and brightest stars.” She was voted third most popular performer at the Champlain Valley Festival in 1992, along with Pete Seeger and French Canadian band La Bottine Souriante.  Renowned guitarist Dave van Ronk called her “one of the best guitarist-arrangers I have heard in years.” And Canadian folk icon Stan Rogers quipped, “Lui sings my songs better than I do.”

Besides her concerts, Collins is involved in teaching and early elementary music curriculum development. In 2003 she founded “Lui Collins’ Upside-Up Music” for families with young children.



Wood Pellet Stoves

Tuesday October 14, 2014
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


Peterborough author Ken MacDonald has recently published the world’s first consumer-oriented book on wood pellet stoves, “The Pellet Stove Almanack: Home Heating Joins the 21st Century”.

The author came to write his book through an unusual route. A software engineer by profession, he was dismayed to find when he went to purchase a pellet stove that very little practical information was available, and that much of the information seemed to be inaccurate or conflicting. After much research (online and on foot), and owning a pellet stove for several years, he decided to publish his findings so that other consumers would be aware of the many benefits, as well as occasional pitfalls, of this new technology.

Ken will be at the Wadleigh Library in Milford, NH on Tuesday, October 14th at 6:30 PM to discuss his book and sign copies.


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