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November 20, 2012

Check out Plaistow Public Library's offerings

PLAISTOW — For the month of November, Plaistow Public Library is a drop-off for Rockingham Community Action and Plaistow Exchange Club. Donation of nonperishable food items or toiletries are appreciated.

Jeff Warner returns to the library Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m., courtesy of the Plaistow Historical Society and N.H. Humanities Council. In his program “Songs of Old New Hampshire,” he draws heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple.

These ballads, love songs and comic pieces reveal the experiences and emotions of daily life in the days before movies, sound recordings, and for some, books. Songs offer views of pre-industrial New England and a chance to hear living artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries. This event is free and open to the public. Sign up at the library website, plaistowlibrary.com, if you plan to attend.

Rick Blair’s popular cooking class meets Dec. 3 at 6:45 p.m. He will be teaching how to make cheesecakes using a food processor to perfect the texture and even flavor . He will make three different recipes in advance and show how to make one during the class.

This class is free and open to the public; sign up at the library website if you plan to attend.

In November, library volunteer Sharon Neiman has arranged a display of quilts of her own handiwork on the walls and display cases. View images on Facebook and the website, and come in person for a closer look.

Are you an artist who would like to display art at the library? Reserve a month this fall to hang your art by calling the library. Or if you have a collection to share in the glass display cases, let library staff members know.

Mark your calendars for the Ornament Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, sponsored by the Plaistow Recreation Department.

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