New Ipswich Historical Society presents

February 5, 2020

New England Quilts Program

Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heartwarming tales of service and tradition. Quilting is NOT just an American art; nearly every world culture that has cold weather uses quilted textiles. Pamela Weeks weaves world history, women’s history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation.

Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing.

Prompted in part by the material culture at hand, the presenter may speak about fashion fads, the Colonial Revival, quilt making for Civil War soldiers, and anything else quilt related she can squeeze in.

Pamela Weeks is the Binney Family Curator of the New England Quilt Museum. Author of the book Civil War Quilts and articles on quilt history, she lectures nationally on quilt-making and quilt history. Weeks uses quilts to tell stories of the Civil War, women’s history, and industrial history.

Hosted by: New Ipswich Historical Society
Sponsored by: Stearns-Burton Lecture Fund


Book Club pick for April 2020

February 22, 2020

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 April, we’ll discuss Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 1st, at 7pm. No registration is required, but if you’d like to borrow a copy of the book, please contact The New Ipswich Library at 603-878-4644.


Teen Night – grades 5-8 please

February 17, 2020

 

MARCH 27th – 6pm-8pm

We would love to host a monthly Friday night out for our local tweens and teens. The library has a giant screen suitable for playing video games, a wide open area for sitting around chatting and listening to music, and a back room with a long table perfect for board games and quiet reading.

Snacks and drinks are provided for FREE but donations are always welcomed. We just want to see our kids having a good time in a safe environment.


Family Paint Night – $25/person

February 4, 2020

Join us on Friday, February 21st at 6pm for our first Family Paint Night. You and your child will paint two separate canvases but when they are hung together, they will look like one… at least that’s the idea. The painting below is similar to what we will be painting but you can make your silhouettes do anything they want.

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Pay at the library with cash. Give us a call if you have any questions (603) 878-4644


Book Club Pick for March 2020

February 3, 2020

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.

lfieafterlifeIn March, we’ll discuss Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 4th, at 7pm. No registration is required, but if you’d like to borrow a copy of the book, please contact The New Ipswich Library at 603-878-4644.


Census 2020 – What you need to know

February 3, 2020

Why does the Census matter? Here are a few fast facts:

If you would like to help count people here in New Ipswich and in nearby towns, visit us during our Census Hiring Events here at the library. Give us a call to find out when the next one is. (603) 878-4644


Women’s Suffrage Presentation

January 20, 2020

The New Ipswich Historical Society has asked the NH Humanities Council to present their

newest program on Women’s Suffrage.

Join us January 28th at 6:30 here at the New Ipswich Library.

Light refreshments will be available afterward.

As always, please bring a non-perishable item for our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry bin located inside the front door of the library.