Library

Spark Joy: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying

(Virtual)

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 7:00 – 8:30 PM     via ZOOM  

      Presenter Shannon Huneycutt is the founder of Spark Joy® Charlotte and certified Silver level Konmari® Consultant trained by tidying expert Marie Kondo. Shannon will be bringing the life-changing magic of tidying to you through her inspiring presentation on what it means to lead a life that Sparks Joy®. You will learn the KonMari philosophy and guiding principles needed to tidy once and for all and leave feeling motivated to Spark Joy® in your home, office, and life!

      There will be a special giveaway at the end of the presentation, as well as an opportunity for you to ask Shannon some questions.

Please bring the following to the (virtual) program:

Virtual Program. Registration Required

Our Three-Month RV Journey, with Brian and Dawn Massa

(In-Person)

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 7:00 – 8:15 PM

Lower Level – Johnson Meeting Room, Amherst Town Library

14 Main Street, Amherst, NH 03031

      Amherst residents Brian and Dawn Massa traveled to the Pacific Northwest in the summer of 2019. During this trip they learned about Van Life and their interest in RV travel was sparked. When they returned home they began their search for an RV and committed to travel cross country. In May of 2020, they purchased a truck and a travel trailer, and on April 10, 2021, they departed New England and headed west. During their travels, they drove 11,000 miles driving through 19 states visiting 12 National Parks. They are currently planning their next trip, which will take place in 2022. Join us as they share their travel experiences and photos from their three month cross-country RV trip.

In-Person Program. Registration Required.

(In-Person)

New England Kitchen Gardens:
A Garden Club Side Shoots Program
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Lower Level – Johnson Meeting Room, Amherst Town Library

14 Main Street, Amherst, NH 03031

      EVERY home, no matter its size, had a kitchen garden in colonial America. What was growing in them? And why? Where did they originate? Were they native? How were they used? These are some of the questions answered in this colorful  presentation. Photos help to identify many of the plants found in colonial gardens so you can choose to grow them too!

      Karen Woodbury our presenter for this topic is a past president of the Amherst Garden Club as well as a Master Gardener from the UNH Extension. A resident of Amherst she and her husband tend a huge yard full of flowers, fruit trees and vegetables.

In-Person Program. Registration Required.

(In-Person)

Journey Through a Northern Winter
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 7:00 – 8:15 PM

Lower Level – Johnson Meeting Room, Amherst Town Library

14 Main Street, Amherst, NH 03031

      Come along on an adventure into the depths of a northern winter with Anders Morley, winner of the 2021 National Outdoor Book Award for travel writing, as he presents This Land of Snow, the story of his four-month journey through the wilds of northwestern Canada on cross-country skis. More than just a tale of adventure, This Land of Snow is a meditation on the coldest season and on the approach of mid-life, which Booklist's Brenda Barrera has called "a captivating memoir" and "an eloquent ode to the harsh beauty of winter." Morley will discuss and share anecdotes from his journey, read from his book, and show photographs from along the way.

      Anders Morley grew up in Amherst and began skiing at age five. After earning a master's degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he settled in Italy where he worked as a translator and English teacher, and explored the Alps in his free time. He contributes regularly to New Hampshire magazine and his work has appeared in a variety of other publications including The Globe and Mail, Northern Woodlands magazine, Maisonneuve magazine, and The Aurorean. Morley lives in northern New Hampshire.

In-Person Program. Registration Required.

JANUARY 2022