Tuesday, September 21: Local author Carolyn Marvin visits to discuss her book: “The Hanging of Ruth Blay.” Join us tonight at 6:30 as Portsmouth Athenaeum librarian Carolyn Marvin discusses her new book. It’s the true story of the hanging of a schoolteacher in Portsmouth for concealing the birth of an out-of-wedlock child in 1768. Should be fascinating! Here’s some more background on the hanging and Ms. Marvin from local historian extraordinaire J. Dennis Robinson.
Saturday, September 25: OPEN HOUSE! (You should have received your invitation in the mail; please let us know if you didn’t.)
September 27-October 2: Banned Books Week! Read a banned book and get a free “I Read Banned Books” button (while supplies last!). Check out the top 10 challenged books from 2009, which includes “Twilight” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Saturday, October 9: Sky Watch! Our friends from the NH Astronomical Society will return to give us a free tour of the heavens.
Wednesday, October 20: “Animal Farm” film screening! 7-9pm at the Old Town Hall. See and discuss Louis de Rochemont’s animated adaption of the classic Orwell book. 72 minutes. Note: Although it is a “cartoon,” this is not a kid’s movie! Presented by the Newington Historical Society in partnership with Langdon Library. Once again, Mr. Robinson provides tremendous background on the subject of this film; read all about it here.
Saturday, October 30: Halloween Game Day! Come in costume, and watch out for the return of Darth Brarian!
NOTE: As always, check our online calendar for updates.