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.

March 2017 Movie Night

March 22, 2017
Join us for 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!
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We will be showing The Secret Life of Pets at 6:30pm on Friday, March 24th. Doors open to the public at 6:15 and the movie will start promptly at 6:30.
We will be providing popcorn, thanks to the House By the Side of the Road in Wilton. You are welcome to bring something from home to drink.
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.

Book Club Pick for April 2017

March 7, 2017


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 George Orwell’s 1984. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, April  5th, 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.

Henry B. Hoover Architecture Talk

March 1, 2017

Henry B. Hoover Architecture Talk

March 9, 2017


New Ipswich Library

This illustrated talk tells the story of architect Henry B. Hoover (1902-1989), American-trained, who in the late 1930s began a long career in New England. His “brand” of residential architecture was informed by but different from the normative, Bauhaus-driven idea of modern architecture. Beginning in 1937 with his own house, the first modern house in Lincoln, MA, his practice grew to include clients largely in neighboring New England. But one notable house lies near Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH, and another amid a thousand-acre preserve in Thomasville, GA. No matter where built, Hoover’s designs exhibited a satisfying synthesis of the exceptional and the livable, always tailored to a particular client and site. The publication Breaking Ground: Henry B. Hoover, New England Modern Architect (University Press of New England, 2015), which examines all aspects of Hoover’s career, will be available for purchase and signing at the talk.
This event is free, but we request that you bring a donation be brought for the St. Vincent-DePaul Food Pantry in Greenville.