“Ramblin’ Richard” – American Patriotic Songs Over the Ages

May 26, 2017


“Ramblin’ Richard” – American Patriotic Songs Over the Ages

Thursday, June 29th, 7pm

New Ipswich Library

“Ramblin’ Richard” is coming back to the New Ipswich Library, and you don’t want to miss his show!

This interesting and entertaining program covers American patriotic songs over the ages. The hour-long program is “illustrated” with music and will include narrative introductions and descriptions of all of the songs played – their background, history, and relationship to the times in which they were popular.

Over the past two years, “Ramblin’ Richard” has been invited to appear at nearly 75 libraries, historical societies, and museums in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. A sample from his World War II program may be found on-line at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaOUioJsptE&feature=youtu.be.

Richard, a member of the New England Foundation for the Arts, is a retired professor who studied Gospel and American folk music and is an active musician who makes more than 200 performances each year. He tells the stories and sings the songs while accompanying himself on guitar, 5 string banjo, and baritone ukulele.

This event is free, but a donation for the St. Vincent-DePaul Food Pantry in Greenville is always appreciated. This program is sponsored by the Stearns Burton Lecture Committee.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

May 18, 2017


The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

New Ipswich Library

Thursday, May 25th, 6:30pm

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. This program provides info about the disease and related dementias, the benefits of early detection, causes and risk factors, treatment, and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Association requests that you pre-register through them by calling
This event is free, but we request that a donation be brought for the St. Vincent-DePaul Food Pantry in Greenville.

April 2017 Movie Night

April 19, 2017
Jump start vacation week with a movie night at the Library! Put on your PJs, grab your coziest blanket and pillow to make yourself comfy, and get ready to enjoy a movie!
We will be showing Trolls (PG) at 6:30pm on Friday, April 21st. Doors open to the public at 6:15 and the movie will start promptly at 6:30.
This event is best suited to those who are able to sit through an entire movie, and we ask that parents of younger children please stay with their child/children for the movie.
We can’t wait to see everyone! The event is free, but a donation to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in Greenville is appreciated.

Rescheduled Train Talk with Dale Russell

April 7, 2017

Join us for a talk about trains!

New Ipswich Library

Thursday, April 27th, 7pm

Dale Russell is a train historian from Greenfield. He’s been collecting photos of old railroads and railroad stations, mostly in NH, for about 17 years. He has a collection of over 14,000 photos!
Dale will provide a brief history of railroads in NH and will have a slide show of some of his photos, as well as maps of railroads in southern NH. Joining him will be a retired train engineer from Texas. Dale will also bring some of his photo albums for people to look at after his presentation.
This event is free, but we request that you bring a donation for the St. Vincent-DePaul Food Pantry in Greenville.

Book Club Pick for May 2017

April 6, 2017

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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.

In May, we’ll discuss Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 3rd, 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.

Clutter Control with Dave Downs

March 27, 2017

Join us at the New Ipswich Library

Thursday, April 6th, 7pm

Clutter Control with Dave Downs

 We all have STUFF! Why do we acquire and save more possessions than we need? What happens when our stuff starts to own us? Why can’t we just throw things away?
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With his upbeat and unique approach, Dave Downs explores the many reasons that our drawers, closets, and garages get filled with STUFF. Downs offers helpful hints for managing this difficult problem. Dave uses colorful stories throughout the talk to engage as well as inform the audience. You may recognize a part of yourself in these stories.
Participants will leave knowing that if we are thoughtful about what we acquire, what we keep, and what we discard, we will start to reverse the tendency to bury ourselves in “treasures!”
This event is sponsored by the Stearns-Burton Lecture Fund.