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Life Downstairs: British Culture in Fact, Fiction and Film with Ann McClellan

Thursday, December 2nd at 6:30 pm

The master/servant relationship is a popular subject matter in films such as Remains of the Day and Gosford Park. Additionally, PBS has produced wildly successful TV series such as Upstairs, Downstairs, Manor House and, of course, Downton Abbey. Join Ann McClellan as we explore the history behind the rise and fall of British servants and why Americans are so fascinated by their stories on page and screen.

McClellan is a professor of English and the Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Plymouth State University where she teaches 19th and 20th century British literature.
She is the author of How British Women Writers Transformed the Campus Novel, and Sherlock’s World: Fanfiction and the Reimagining of BBC’s Sherlock, as well as, numerous articles on cultural topics.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by NH Humanities.

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Fall Programs for Children

Story Times and More

Outdoor Story Times return on September 14th! Join us on the lawn behind the Library for Baby and Toddler Story Time at 10:30 every Tuesday, and Preschool Story Time at 10:30 every Thursday. In the case of inclement weather, story time will be moved indoors.

Wednesday afternoon programs! Sign up below for:
LEGO/Builders Club: LEGO, Keva, Plus-Plus blocks and Snap Circuits. Kindergarten and up.
Let's Make Art Club: Follow along with a new watercolor tutorial each month. Kindergarten and up.
I Survived... Book Club: Read and discuss Lauren Tarshis's "I Survived..." historical fiction series, beginning with book 9, I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944.

An Afternoon with Sy Montgomery

Saturday, November 13th, 1pm at Lincoln Akerman School

The Hampton Falls Free Library is pleased to present an in-person program with award-winning author, naturalist, and world traveler Sy Montgomery. While researching her books, films, and articles, Sy has been chased by an angry silver back gorilla in Africa, hunted by a tiger in India, swum with piranhas, electric eels and dolphins in the Amazon, and learned to SCUBA dive in order to commune with octopuses. Montgomery is the author of over thirty books for children and adults including: How to be a Good Creature, The Good Good Pig, The Hummingbirds’ Gift, Chasing Cheetahs, Inky's Amazing Escape and The Soul of an Octopus. She has a unique perspective in her interaction with animals, both wild and domestic, which includes observation, respect, and communication.

The program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is necessary as space is limited. Please note that all attendees must follow the SAU 21 COVID requirements by observing social distancing and wearing a mask while in the school building.

The Library gratefully acknowledges The Frying Pan Lane Fund (NH Charitable Foundation) for funding this program and the Lincoln Akerman staff for hosting the program.
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Open Hours

Open hours Tuesdays 10-5, Thursdays 10-5, Wednesdays 1-8, Fridays 10-5 and Saturdays 10-2

Will Library hours change?
Yes.  Beginning,September 7, we will have  open hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-5, Wednesdays from 1-8, Fridays from 10-5, and Saturdays from 10-2. We will continue to fulfill curbside requests. Call, email or request materials through our online catalog using your library card.

What can I expect?
We are following recommendations for a safe reopening for the public and staff. We have hand sanitizer and masks for visitors. Masks will now be at the individual's discretion. As we are entering cold and flu season, please stay home if you are experiencing  cold symptoms.

Will you still offer curbside service?
Absolutely!  Curbside service has been been popular and will continue.

What else is changing?
All programs including story times will be held outside, weather permitting.
Computers, backpacks, and the telescope are available. Windows and doors will be open to maximize airflow. The craft room is in use by staff for children's programming set-up.