Mentalist Preston Heller Returns to the Library

October 9, 2018


We had so much fun at Mentalist Preston Heller’s last presentation that we’ve invited him back!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 7pm

Mr. Heller is a mentalist. What is a mentalist? A mentalist reads minds, projects thoughts to others, divines information held secret, and predicts results. See more at

This a family program, but recommended for ages 12 and up. It will last a little more than an hour.

Mr. Heller is not charging for this program, so there will be no charge to the public, but Mr. Heller requests that a donation be brought for the St. Vincent-DePaul Food Pantry in Greenville. Thanks to all for doing this.

The show involves a lot of audience participation, because a spirit of cooperation is needed between the mentalist and the audience. So come on out for an evening of fine entertainment! I guarantee you will have a great time!


Hike Like a Woman Presentation

August 7, 2018
Are you a woman looking for a way to get outside more, but don’t know where to start?
Do you like to hike, but do not want to be out on the trails alone?
Are you looking to connect with other women who also love the outdoors?
Please join Jacquelyn O’Connor, Ambassador from Hike Like a Woman and creator of, at the New Ipswich Library at 7pm on Thursday, September 13th, as she explains how Hike Like a Woman is motivating women to get outside.
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Jacquelyn grew up on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway in Maine and has continued her love of the outdoors with her family in Southern New Hampshire. She will show a short video about Hike Like a Woman and talk about what she is doing in the Monadnock Region to encourage women to get outside more often. She will discuss what motivates her and her family to get outside and will also reveal her favorite local trails.
This event is free, but a donation to the St. Vincent-DePaul Food Pantry in Greenville is always appreciated.


Children’s Summer Program: Odds Bodkin & Kona Ice

July 19, 2018

Summer is here!

Head down to the New Ipswich Library for some live entertainment. Our Children’s Summer Program for 2018 is


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Thursday, August 9th, 2:00pm

New Ipswich Library

Three great stories, three great sing-alongs! A mix of pure imagination, fun and music for the whole family!

Kids and parents will blast it out when Odds Bodkin invites them to learn simple, catchy songs and really SING as part of these three great stories.

*Kaddo, the People are Hungry! A Singalong Story from Africa

*The Rock ‘n’ Roll Three Little Pigs: A Singalong Story from Mother Goose

*Finn MacCool and the Big Man: A Singalong Story from Ireland

With a pulsing beat on African thumb piano, first Odds tells Kaddo, the People Are Hungry, a Togo folktale from West Africa. The audience learns to sing the refrain, add harmonies and make rhythms as he tells this story of hunger and sharing. Odds invites the audience to add in creative rhythms with claps, finger snapping, and harmonies if they like.

Next, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Three Little Pigs arrives with a steady rock beat to start it off.  It’s bluesy, fast, and funny. And it just gets funnier as the audience sings, “Let me in! Let me in! Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin!” and “Oh, why not?”. This is Odds’ much-beloved and irreverent version of this Old Mother Goose tale, performed with some of his best riffs on 6-string guitar.

The show ends with Finn MacCool and the Big Man. A tale of cleverness and some genuine female heroics, it features the hilarious voices of a giant, a dog, Oona and Finn, and their houseguest, big and hairy Gal. All with a fabulous driving rhythm on 12-string guitar and a refrain we all sing together: “Hoy that hurts!”

After they experience this lively storytelling show, kids will leave motivated to use their imaginations even more. Odds reminds them that the best way to do it is summer reading, and staying away from the “summer slide.”

This event is free and is sponsored by the Stearns-Burton Lecture Committee.

At the end of the show, the Kona Ice truck from Kona Ice of NH will be parked outside the Library. Bring some money to enjoy a cold treat and you can help support the Library – if Kona Ice makes enough in sales, they will donate part of their profits to the Library!

SubZero Ice Cream!

July 10, 2018

New Ipswich Parks and Rec and the New Ipswich Library are teaming up together to bring you SubZero!


This FREE program is sponsored by the Stearns Burton Lecture Fund and is being held in conjunction with The Rec Department’s Museum of Science presentation: Science Magic. The fun begins at 1:00pm on July 27 at Highbridge Hill Elementary School. Doors open at 12:30. Museum of Science starts promptly at 1, with a short break in between, SubZero begins at 2pm.SubZero Info

Waking Up History

July 10, 2018

Join us at the New Ipswich Library on

Thursday, August 2nd, at 7pm.

Waking Up History!

Circle Around Monadnock

Francelia Clark and Pam Godin will be discussing Francelia’s new book Circle Around Monadnock: Time Travel With Horses, in which she and Pam find and follow two of the oldest trails in New Hampshire’s Monadnock region into history–on horseback. This presentation will please historians and horseback riders alike. Along their ride, they study the cellar holes and rock remains of houses, wells, and walled cow paths, as well as old journals, to illuminate for readers the lives of the early settlers who made them. Come discover 18th century history about the settling of the Monadnock region.

The hour-long presentation will appeal to both horse people and people interested in regional history. This event is free, but we a donation for the ​St. Vincent-DePaul Food Pantry in Greenville is always welcome.

Book Club Pick for August 2018

July 10, 2018

The New Ipswich Library’s Adult Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month. Books are agreed upon by members of the group and topics vary.

Radium Girls


In August, we’ll discuss Kate Moore’s The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 1st, at 7pm. No registration is required, but if you’d like to borrow a copy of the book, please contact Anne Soini at 603-878-4644.

National Parks Talk – Colorado Plateau

May 25, 2018
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National Parks Talk – Colorado Plateau

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 7pm

New Ipswich Library

Steve Farrar visited the New Ipswich Library last summer for a wonderful talk on the National Parks system, and he is returning to discuss the Colorado Plateau. Steve has visited all 50 states and 54 (out of 59) national parks!

This program is sponsored by the Stearns-Burton Lecture Committee. This is a free event, but we request that a donation be brought for the ​St. Vincent-DePaul Food Pantry in Greenville.