Halloween Double Feature Movie Night!

October 18, 2017
Come join us for a Halloween Double Feature at the Library!
Put on your PJs, grab your coziest blanket and pillow to make yourself comfy, and get ready to enjoy two movies!
 
We will be showing It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (not rated; ~25 minutes) at 6:30pm on Friday, October 20th, followed by Spookly the Square Pumpkin (G; ~45 minutes). 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.
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September Movie Night

September 20, 2017
Come join us for 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 The LEGO Batman Movie (PG) at 6:30pm on Friday, September 22nd. Doors open to the public at 6:15 and the movie will start promptly at 6:30. 

Lego Batman

We will be providing popcorn, courtesy of 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.


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.


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!

Children’s Summer Program: Dan’s Balloons & Kona Ice

June 30, 2017

Summer is here!

Head down to the New Ipswich Library for some live entertainment. Our Children’s Summer Program for 2017 is

Dan’s Balloons Live!

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Tuesday, August 15th, 1:30pm

New Ipswich Library

Dan‘s Balloons Live! is a 45 minute adventure meandering through balloons, magic, imagination, and silliness.  It’s a very interactive show that involves anywhere from 10-15 kids from the audience.  It even has a moving, talking balloon robot! This year, Dan has some really great tricks to go along with the build-a-better-world theme.

Dan Staples is an award-winning balloon artist and entertainer based out of Nashua, NH.  Dan has been a balloon artist for 3 years, twisting at corporate events, birthday parties, baby showers, and holiday events.  Dan’s Balloons was created as a place to share fun artwork with people who need a smile.

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

At the end of the show, the Kona Ice truck from Kona Ice of NH will be parked outside the Library. Bring some money to enjoy a cold treat and you can help support the Library – if Kona Ice makes enough in sales, they will donate part of their profits to the Library!


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

May 26, 2017

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“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.


Rescheduled Train Talk with Dale Russell

April 7, 2017
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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.