Teen Gift Making: Spa Gifts

Thursday December 8, 2016
3:00 PM until 4:00 PM


Whip up some sugar scrub or other relaxing spa gifts for a loved one, or keep for yourself!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is LIMITED TO 10.  Sign up now to reserve your spot!


Location: Keyes Meeting Room

Idea to Invention: How to Become a Maker

Thursday December 8, 2016
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


Join Jason Clark to explore 3D Printing, microcontroller programming (Arduino, Raspberry Pi), basic mechanical design, robotics and more.
Dependiimg_20160706_171617ng on interest, potential projects include creating an automatic plant watering unit, a mini robot arm, a line following robot, a ghost detector, or a metal detector. Learn to think like an inventor. For ages 10 and up.

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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PAWS to Read

yorkie-112087_640Saturday December 10, 2016
10:30 AM until 12:00 PM


Read to a DOG? Not just any dog….

Certified Therapy Pets are a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers and children having difficulties with reading to become more confident in their ability to read.

For those children who cannot yet read on their own, parents & caregivers are invited to read with their children.

No registration required.

Check our online calendar for upcoming dates & times.

Art Afternoon

art-afternoon-decFriday December 9, 2016
3:30 PM until 4:30 PM


Covered Altoid Boxes!

We will be using fabric, decorative papers and ribbons to make these metal boxes extra special.  What will yours be?  A treasure box? A bank?  A travel game for the car?  So many possibilities!

Wreaths Around the Wadleigh

wreathsThe Friends of the Wadleigh Library present the 6th Annual Wreaths Around the Wadleigh and Silent Auction event this December.

Help support the Wadleigh Library and participate in a fun holiday event.

Donate a wreath of any size decorated in any theme you choose. The wreath(s) can be of any medium or material. The wreath and all items placed on the wreath are part of the donation and will be auctioned off in a silent auction by The Friends as a fundraiser to support library programming. Please note: wreaths will be on display over two weeks this year. Since natural wreaths may not hold up well, artificial wreaths are preferred.

Deliver your creation to the Wadleigh Library Saturday, November 26 through Saturday, December 3. Complete a wreath participation form at the Library when you drop off your wreath.

The Silent Auction will start on December 3 and finish at 3 p.m. on December 18.

Let’s make our 6th year the best one yet!

Questions? Call Jill at 673-0673 or email j.langelier@comcast.net.

Restoration of the American Chestnut Tree

Wednesday December 7, 2016
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


Less than 100 years ago eastern U.S. forests were dominated by large American chestnut trees. By the 1950’s this population was reduced to short-lived stump sprouts. These trees reigned over 200 million acres of eastern woodlands from Maine to Florida, and from the Piedmont west to the Ohio Valley, until succumbing to a lethal fungus disease, chestnut blight. An estimated 4 billion American chestnuts, one quarter of the hardwood tree population, grew within this range prior to the blight.

Join Wildlife Biologist, Curt Laffin, as he discusses the history and demise of this tree and promising efforts by the American Chestnut Foundation to restore it locally and throughout its historic range.   For more information see American Chestnut Foundation.

Register today!

 

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Teen Tech Squad

Mondays
3:00 PM until 5:00 PM


Have you recently acquired a new device? Need help learning how to navigate?  Drop in at the Wadleigh Library on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. to get help from students from the Milford High School Technology program.  Laptops, iPads, tablets, e-readers – all devices welcome!


Location: Reference Area

Knit 1, Crochet 2

1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM


Are you looking for other yarn addicts? Do your Monday nights seem dull? Look no further! Join us for a drop-in stitch-fest on the 1st Monday of each month.  Bring your project in & be inspired; if you’re a beginner, your local craft store can help you select a project & requisite supplies. There will be no formal instruction but ‘knitwits’ are a helpful bunch and love indoctrinating the uninitiated into the cult of knitting.


Location: Keyes Meeting Room

Acoustic Cafe presents Decatur Creek

Saturday November 19, 2016
7:30 PM until 9:30 PM


Jack Carlton, Steve Dionne, and Doug Farrell are each accomplished NH musicians, singer/songwriters, and performers who together are – Decatur Creek.  They met as solo performers through local NH coffeehouses and open mikes, attracted by each others songwriting and musicianship.  Their diverse styles, backgrounds, and skills complement one another and the group’s evolving original acoustic sound will bring a smile to your face, rhythm to your feet, and leave you wanting for more.

Doors Open @ 7 PM ~ Performance @ 7:30 PM

The Acoustic Café showcases regional acoustic musicians and is generously sponsored by the Wadleigh Library Trustees and Friends of the Library.  Free and open to all, it is held the 3rd Saturday from October thru April.  All proceeds from coffee and refreshment sales benefit the café and the library.


Location: Main Floor

Teddy Roosevelt’s Nobel Prize: the Portsmouth Peace Treaty

Wednesday November 16, 2016
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM


Teddy Roosevelt chose Portsmouth to be the site of the 1905 peace treaty negotiations between Russian and Japanese delegations to end the Russo-Japanese war. Charles Doleac’s program first focuses on Roosevelt’s multi-track diplomacy that included other world powers, the Russian and Japanese delegations, the US Navy, and New Hampshire hosts in 30 days of negotiations that resulted in the Portsmouth Peace Treaty and earned Roosevelt the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize. The program then focuses on how ordinary people from throughout New Hampshire positively affected the Portsmouth negotiations.

Attorney Charles B. Doleac is a NH Superior Court moderator and senior partner with the Portsmouth firm of Boynton, Waldron, Doleac,Woodman and Scott, PA and leads seminars on professional ethical code.  He founded the Japan-America Society of New Hampshire in 1988 and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum in 1994 to encourage the study of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty and its meaning for modern diplomacy. He helped organize the 2005 centennial celebration of the Treaty, created the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Living Memorial cherry tree project and helped pass legislation creating Portsmouth Peace Treaty Day to celebrate citizen diplomacy.

This program will be presented at the Milford Town Hall Banquet Room. Please enter on Middle Street and take the elevator to the 3rd floor

This program is sponsored by the Milford Historical Society and the Wadleigh Memorial Library and is funded with a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.


Location: Milford Town Hall

Restoration of the American Chestnut Tree

Wednesday December 7, 2016
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


Less than 100 years ago eastern U.S. forests were dominated by large American chestnut trees. By the 1950’s this population was reduced to short-lived stump sprouts. These trees reigned over 200 million acres of eastern woodlands from Maine to Florida, and from the Piedmont west to the Ohio Valley, until succumbing to a lethal fungus disease, chestnut blight. An estimated 4 billion American chestnuts, one quarter of the hardwood tree population, grew within this range prior to the blight.

Join Wildlife Biologist, Curt Laffin, as he discusses the history and demise of this tree and promising efforts by the American Chestnut Foundation to restore it locally and throughout its historic range.   For more information see American Chestnut Foundation.

Register today!

 

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