July Events at the G.A.R. Library

July Events at the G.A.R. Library

Wingmasters: Music to Our Ears  - Wednesday, July 11 - 6:30 PM
Birds of prey have a lot to say! Come see live birds and learn about their different songs and calls and how they communicate
Ages 6 Up

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Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail - Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 6:15 PM until 7:45 PM
Those who attend this program will be treated to a modern day adventure. Sam Ducharme set out on a 2180 mile, 14 state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine. During his six month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people.
See his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons.
You will also hear how Sam returned to the trail the following year, connecting with aspiring Thru Hikers, paying it forward, and his return to the summit of Katahdin one year later.

Sam Ducharme is a retired K9 Officer and is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. He has two adult sons, both serving in the United States Air Force. As an avid outdoorsman, and finding the empty-nest, Sam decided to buy a backpack and a plane ticket to Georgia. From there, he started walking north. With no prior backpacking experience, he learned on the trail. Gear, trail nutrition, enduring the elements, and the logistics involved in a long distance backpacking trip were hard lessons. After 20 years working within Connecticut’s prisons, the search for a positive recharge resulted in a life changing journey.

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Magic by Scott Jameson - Wednesday, July 18 - 6:30 PM
Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life,
basketballs will be spun and juggled, Fun for the whole family. Don’t miss it!

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Pizza & Games - Monday July 19, 2018 - 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM
Play games and eat pizza in the teen room.
We offer popular board games! Pizza at 5:45 - Drop-in - Grades 6-12

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Dance with the Bracken School of Irish Dance  - Monday, July 23 - 4:00 PM
Put on your dancing feet. Come see a demonstration of Irish dancing and try it yourself. Please drop in. Families welcome

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Rainforest Reptile Show   - Wednesday, July 25 6:30 PM
Come see the fanged and the scaled! We might see alligators,snakes and more. Families welcome. Please drop in.

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Harry Potter Lock-In - Friday July 27, 2018- 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Play games, eat, do arts and crafts, watch a movie, and win prizes!
Permission slips at the front desk. Slips are due at the library by July 20th.
Ages 11-18.

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Welcome to the Graveyard - Monday, July 30, 2018 - 6:15 PM until 7:45 PM
This program is generously sponsored by the Haverhill Bank, West Newbury

 

"Welcome to The Graveyard", takes us from colonial burial grounds, through the rural cemetery movement of the 19th century and into 21st century locations.  It examines why we have cemeteries and gravestones, why they look like they do and how styles and art have evolved over almost 400 years. West Newbury's cemeteries will be featured in the presentation with pictures and information!