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Gorham, NH 03581
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"Traditional Nested Doll Making:  from Russia to NH"
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Presentation and Workshop by Marina Forbes

Presentation:  Friday, September 11th, 7pm
        NHHC Scholar Marina Forbes shares many examples of Matroyshka nested dolls, including examples of her own work and from her extensive collection, as she examines the rich folk tradition and symbolism of the dolls' appearance.  She explores the link between doll making and other traditional Russian art forms.  There will be a quick stop at he 1900 World's Fair in Paris that made Russian nested dolls and Faberge eggs famous, followed by an illustrated tour of a working doll-making factory in rural Russian.  This presentation is free and made possible by a grant from the NH Humanities Council.

Workshop:  Saturday, September 12th, 10am -1pm
        Make your own nest doll(s)!  The workshop is open to adults, teens, and families with children 6 & up.  It is a great opportunity for adults and families to work together and learn about Russian crafts and culture.  Students MUST purchase a set in order to work.  The following options of pre-designed dolls are available:

1-piece pre-designed doll               $10, $12, $15, $17, $20 and $25
2-piece pre-designed doll               $30
3-piece pre-designed doll               $45
4-piece pre-designed doll               $50
5-piece pre-designed doll               $55

Pre-registration is required for the workshop.  Please call the library at 466-2525 for registration and information.



Genealogy Classes at GPL

Are you looking for a way to preserve your family tree, family photos, stories and documents?  Pam Hall, Director of for the Family History Center of the Randolph Family History Center of the LDS, will present two classes to introduce their free website and ability to search millions of records and other trees.  Come and learn how to use this useful site.

Genealogy I:            Sept. 16, 2015  7-8:30pm
Genealogy II:           Sept. 30, 2015  7-8:30pm

Please feel free to bring your laptop to this class.


Ramblin' Richard comes to GPL!
Songs of World War II:  
wartime songs and their stories you didn't know!
Special afternoon presentation:
Wednesday, September 30th 1pm
co-hosted by the Gorham Senior & Adult Program


Win This Quilt!!!
North Country Calendar
Quilt Raffle!
72” x 94”

Cora Jo Ciampi and Marian Santy spent 2 years hand-piecing and appliqueing this 72x94 in. quilt!  It depicts life in the North Country (a must-see for all of the detail!!).   They have generously donated it for a raffle to benefit Children's Programming by the Library and the Gorham Historical Society.  The quilt is on display at the Library and tickets are available during regular hours of operation, M-F 10-6 and Saturdays 10-Noon!!  Bo's Bags and Quilts expertly machine-stitched the quilt and donated the batting.

$1.00 each
6 for $5.00

The drawing will be held September 30th.  

Children's Programs at the Library

* Explore Your Inner Artist -- Fall '15
Art classes for kids age 8 - 17 taught by Will O'Brien
Mondays, 3-4:30pm
Sept. 14th - Oct. 26th
(there will be no class on Columbus Day)
Please sign up at the library or call Will at 466-3181.

*  Who-Who is Reading???
Reading program for children ages newborn - 5 yrs old
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30

*  Plug-in to the Library!
fun program for ages 8 & up
light-up greeting cards, snap circuits, static electricity...great fun!

*  Building with Legos!
all ages!  
Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30

Check out our amazing telescope!  It is a donation from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, with funds from Astronomy Magazine.  If you'd like to take it home for a week (yes, really!), just come on in!

Town of Gorham, New Hampshire
20 Park Street, Gorham NH 03581 (603) 466-3322