A Sneak Peek at the Canaan Meetinghouse Readings

This year’s series at the Canaan Meetinghouse features the poets and authors Cynthia Huntington (Terra Nova), Rick Moody (Hotels of North America), James Wright (Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War), Megan Abbott (You Will Know Me), April Ossmann (Event Boundaries), Victoria Redel  (Before Everything), Major Jackson (Roll Deep), and Alexander Chee (Queen of the Night).

Join Lyme resident and Readings Moderator Phil Pochoda in a discussion about these writers and their works and whet your appetites for their visits this summer!

Phil Pochoda recently retired as Director of the University of Michigan Press. Previously, he was editorial director of Anchor Books and Dial Press at Doubleday; and Vice-President at Simon & Schuster while publisher and editor-in-chief of Prentice-Hall Press. Now back in the Upper Valley, he is moderator of the Canaan Meetinghouse summer readings, and also a director of the White River Indie Festival (WRIF) and head of the festival transmedia committee.

Tuesday, May 23, 7 p.m.

Art Show: Matt Brown

Matt Brown

Woodblock Prints: Parts and Process

Matt Brown, of Lyme, makes woodblock prints using the traditional Japanese hanga method, printing with brushes and a hand-held baren from multiple hand-carved wood blocks. Making use of rice paste, pigments and water, hanga was the technique used to make the ukiyo-e prints of Hokusai, Hiroshige, and others during the 19th century. It is a step-by-step, part-by-part printing process, and the exhibit is intended to be a window into the multi-layered working method Matt has evolved to develop his prints. 

April 3 to May 31

Materials from the Citizen Town Hall of March 22

Many thanks to the nearly 50 people who were able to attend the session with Dan Vallone from Reaching Higher New Hampshire.

Linked here are the three documents Dan wanted to share with all who are interested. Additional materials are available at the library. Also, you may click on the image to the left to visit the RHNH website to follow their legislative tracker and more.

The March 22, 2017, Education Legislative Update

The RHNH Education Funding Webinar

The RHNH Community Briefing: State House 101

Museum Passes!

billingsFree or discounted admission passes to the museums listed below are available, thanks to Friends of Lyme Library. Passes may be reserved as much as one week in advance of their use, and most are good for up to 4 people. Call or email the library for more information.