The Tragedies of Shakespeare: Hamlet. Wednesdays at Noon. August 3. Then August 17-September 14.
Now is your chance to learn more about the Great Bard in a laid-back, fun atmosphere. There will be an introduction to Shakespeare on Wednesday, August 3 at noon. On August 17 at noon, the group will meet to discuss Act I of Hamlet and then each week thereafter at noon will discuss another act, ending on September 14. This discussion if for all experience levels, even for those who have never read Shakespeare before. Books will be provided at the first meeting at no cost thanks to the Friends of the Meredith Library. In the fall the group will take on another of Shakespeare's tragedies.
The group leader will be John Lin. For the past 40 years, John has taught English at independent schools across the country, including Taft, Andover, Middlesex, Thacher, and Holderness. He studied literature at Carleton College, Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School, and Oxford University, where he earned an M.Phil., with a focus on Shakespeare. He just retired from Holderness in June and couldn't stay away from sharing his enthusiasm for literature, especially Shakespeare, with others. Even if you have read Hamlet before, John assures you that revisiting this great work will reveal things you didn't know about the play or about yourself!
Please join us at the library and feel free to bring your lunch.
Maker Space Mornings, Thursdays in August from 10AM-12PM.
Drop in anytime between 10-12PM to try-out or use our Maker Space equipment. Staff will be available to assist you with any of the following: Digital conversion of VHS, 8mm, super 8, DVDs, slides, photos, books, LPs, or cassettes; Glowforge laser engraver, 3D Printer, Cricut Maker 3, Button Maker, Pfaff Embroidery machine, Pfaff sewing machine, or the large-scale color printer.
Getting Started in Genealogy Workshops, Tuesdays at 11:00AM.
In person and via Zoom.
August 2. AmericanAncestors and HeritageQuest
Learn search strategies, what type of information is available and how to save it to your computer. AmericanAncestors focuses on New England research. HeritageQuest focuses on the United States and is accessible from home.
August 9. FamilySearch
FamilySearch is accessible from home, though as a library affiliate, the library has access to many more records than can be accessed from home. Learn search strategies, what type of information is available and how to save it.
Memory Lab, Tuesday, August 30, 3:00PM.
Do you have VHS or cassette tapes, DVDs, 8mm or super 8 films, slides, photos or negatives you would like to convert? How about and old record album that you'd like to convert to digital? Come learn how to use our equipment and bring in items you'd like to convert.