Freedom Public Library Newsletter

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Early August 2022

Librarian's Corner

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Growing up, and for most of my adult life as well, I’d never experienced anything like an Old Home Week—not even an Old Home Day! It wasn’t until I first found my way to Freedom that I discovered what it was. And now here I am, someone who actually lives in Freedom..Is Old Home Week just a sneaky way to convince people to move here?


No More Donations

As of August 1st, we are no longer accepting donations at the Library. We'll let you know when we start collecting for the next sale!

In the meantime, consider donating your books to one of the following organizations. Make sure to call ahead to see if they're accepting items.

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Summer Reading

No Preschool Storytime or Fun Friday this week--see below for special events. Writing Workshop, Game Night, and Family Movie Night are still happening, though! For more information, see the SRP Weekly Events page on the website.

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Steve Blunt will present a special ocean-themed program with songs, dance, and more on Wednesday, August 3, from 10-11am at the elementary school gym. Geared toward children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, but all are welcome.

Turtles of New Hampshire

Squam Lakes Science Center will present a program on turtles that live in NH, as well as have some special guests! Friday, August 5, 3:30-4:45pm, outside at the elementary school. (Rain location in the gym) Geared toward elementary ages, but all ages welcome.

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Books & Baked Goods

Book Sale

Friday, August 5


Saturday, August 6


Bake Sale

Friday, August 5


Saturday, August 6


The Friends of the Library Book and Bake sales will both be taking place on the Library lawn.

Save the Turtles!

If you arrive at the end of the Summer Reading Program with an incomplete turtle card, please turn it in! It will help us with an accurate count of people who participated and books read. Thanks!

Food Preservation Program

Ann Hamilton, Food Safety Field Specialist from the UNH Extension will present Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely on Thursday, August 18 at 3pm. The workshop will cover the latest research-based methods of canning and freezing, answer questions, and share experiences about home food preservation. Seating is limited--to reserve your spot, you can fill out this online form, or give us a call at the Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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One Book One Valley

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The 2022 One Book One Valley selection is Night of the Living Rez, by Morgan Talty. Copies are available at the Library for anyone who wants to pick one up and jump in early. The author talk for this year's selection will be on Thursday, October 27 at 7pm, at the Majestic Theater in Conway. For more information, check out the One Book One Valley website.

To donate to the One Book One Valley program, you can visit their GoFundMe page.


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The Fall 2022 term at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College (OLLI at GSC) begins August 22nd. To register for a course, you can visit their Fall 2022 Course Catalog.

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