Periodical Room

Taking Tea

Are you a tea lover? Would you like to expand your repetoire? Are you interested in teas and their history?

This program will explore the history of tea, tea types, how to make tea, and the health benefits of taking tea. There are over 500 teas/tea blends and "tea-like" drinks. There will be a sampling of each three main categories and a few more. 

Working Woods: Gift of the Forest

To celebrate Earth Day, come and listen to historian Bob Cottrell as he takes you outside and asks simply, "What do you see?" 

Afterward, there will be a presentation in the Periodical Room to discuss historically some of the Earth's life that were pointed out around the Library. There will be display options to be included during the presentation. 


White Mountain Art: A Tour of the Notches

The White Mountains have attracted tourists and artists since the early 1800's. Take an arm-chair tour of the notches of the White Mountains through 19th century paintings, photographs, and postcards. This presentation will include the Legend of Chocorua and the true story behind the Willey Side. Take an hour to come explore the historic relationship between people and nature through the paintings, literature, and poetry in White Mountain tradition. 

Art of the Harvest

Harvest scenes are a very common theme in Art. This presentation will include works of art by Winslow Homer, Albert Bierstadt, Benjamin Champney and others. This presentation will explore paintings, prints, sketches, and photographs to survey historic tools and techniques used to harvest apples, corn, hay, and grains. Traditional harvest time activities and celebrations such as husking bees, pumpkin carving, and hay rides will also be explored. 


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