Vellamo Concert (Finnish Folk Music)

July 19, 2017
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Vellamo Concert
Tuesday, September 12th, 7pm
New Ipswich Library

Vellamo first visited the New Ipswich Library in August of 2015, and due to the popularity of the show, we have invited them back for another performance! Enjoy an entertaining musical performance and get an introduction to the Finnish language and the folk music tradition combining Scandinavian and Slavic influences with Finnish folklore.

Vellamo is led by the performing and songwriting team of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala. Their music is characterized by haunting melodies, Pia’s ethereal lead vocals, and Joni’s virtuosic guitar stylings. In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea. Based in Kokkola, on the western coast of Finland, Vellamo combines the rich tradition of Finnish folk song with an appealing “retro” sensibility, creating a modern folk music experience.

Pia Leinonen, originally from the arctic region of Lapland, is Vellamo’s lead singer. Her exquisite voice combines her love and vast knowledge of Finnish folk music with the western singer–songwriter tradition in a unique and beautiful way. Her moving and evocative expression has been compared to other story-centric performers such as Joan Baez and Marlene Dietrich.

Joni Tiala, originally from the Finnish port of Kokkola, began playing guitar at the age of 11. His eclectic musical background includes writing and performing for theater, progressive and alternative rock and Finnish and western folk. In addition to his work in Vellamo, Joni is an accomplished theater and session musician, and is founding member of the renowned Finnish progressive rock band, Moonwagon.

In addition to shows in their homeland, Vellamo spends half of each year touring abroad; their adventures have led them throughout the United States, Europe, and New Zealand. Vellamo’s third album “Koskenkylä”, featuring all original material, was released in November 2015.

You can learn more about the duo at their website: http://www.vellamomusic.com/index/.

This event is free, but a donation for the St. Vincent-DePaul Food Pantry in Greenville is always appreciated.

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Raffle for VIP Pass to Jaffrey’s Festival of Fireworks

July 11, 2017
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Thanks to Atlas Fireworks, the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, Jaffrey Air Field, and Silver Ranch, the New Ipswich Library has a VIP pass for Jaffrey’s Festival of Fireworks to raffle off!
 
The Festival of Fireworks will take place on the evening of August 19, 2017. The VIP pass is worth $175, and it covers all occupants of the vehicle, priority seating, and exiting. All VIP passes enter through the East gate.
 
You can purchase 1 ticket for $5 or 3 tickets for $10.
 
Tickets can be purchased at the library during regular business hours and during special events/programs. You can also purchase tickets from our board members: Debbie Phillips, Dawn Ronayne, Michelle Pelletier, Allen Howard, Earl Somero, Jonn Kutyla, Barbara Graham, and Nichole Talbot.
 
The winner will be drawn on August 11 at 12pm at the Library. You do not need to be present to win.
 
All money raised through this raffle will help to fund the New Ipswich Library and its programs. Thank you for your support!

National Parks Talk

July 10, 2017

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National Parks Talk

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 7pm

New Ipswich Library

Join Steve Farrar for a discussion about our national parks system and a discussion of some parks you may not have heard of. Steve has visited all 50 states and 54 (out of 59) national parks!

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 August 2017

July 6, 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.

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In August, we’ll discuss Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove The meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 2nd, 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.