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May 8, 2013

Kelley Library has a full month planned

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — SALEM — Today is Family Night at Kelley Library, starting at 6:30.

Children ages 6 to 10 and their families are invited to the library to learn about fairy houses and gnome homes, and how they are created.

Bring some natural items from your yard to build your own house, along with other material provided by the library. Call Brittany in the Reed Children’s Room to find out what building materials are needed. Registration is requested, as space is limited. Sign up in the Reed Children’s Room or call the library at 898-7064.

The Non-Fiction Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. today to discuss “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for A Hat and Other Clinical Tales” by Oliver Sacks.

Drop in for one discussion and come back for more. New members are always welcome. Copies of the book are available at the library. Visit kelleylibrary.org to find out what all the Kelley Library book groups are reading.

It’s Movie Night Friday at 6:30 p.m. Continue the year-long celebration of Best Pictures with “A Man for All Seasons,” starring Paul Scofield and Orson Welles. Movie nights are open to the public at no charge. Contact Paul at 898-7064 for more information.

On Thursday, May 16, at 3:30 p.m., it’s time for Exploring Art: Pinwheel Modern Art.

This session of the Exploring Art Series will be an exercise using all the skills learned throughout the year. In this program, for children in grades 2-5, participants will make a modern art inspired pinwheel.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Call Corrie in the Reed Children’s Room at 898-7064 or stop by to sign up.

On Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m., it’s Banjos, Bones and Ballads with Jeff Warner.

He will present an entertaining night bringing the 19th century to the modern age through music. Join Kelley Library for a wide variety of songs, ranging from tavern songs to hymns, to sailor songs mixed with humorous stories about traditional singers and music. This program is funded in part by a grant from the N.H. Humanities Council.

On Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. , local author Thomas Mickey, a certified Master Gardener and author of the recently published “America’s Romance with the English Garden,” will present a program.

Mickey will discuss the development of American gardening and the influence that 19th-century seed catalogs, which were colorfully illustrated with scenes of English-style gardens, had on it. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. This program is open to the public at no charge.

On Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m., the Kelley Library Book Group will discuss “Canada” by Richard Ford.

This long running book group is facilitated by Joan Fardella. New members are always welcome. Copies of the book are available at the library.

For more information about Kelley Library programs, visit kelleylibrary.org.