“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.

Book Club Pick for June 2017

May 4, 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.

If You Ask Me

In June, we’ll discuss Betty’s White’s If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t) The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 7th, 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.