Community film showings of “The Finest Hours”

The Finest Hours movie posterWe’ve planned two showings of the movie “The Finest Hours” (2016 Walt Disney Pictures ). These are free and open to the public. Come watch, then discuss how the film and book compare. (See this “reel to real” comparison at History vs. Hollywood.)

An event each day

This week (Oct.31-Nov. 4), there are five Following Atticus book discussions at locations throughout the valley (see schedule). All are welcome at any of these events.

At the Madison Library on Thursday, November 3 at 7 pm, One Book One Valley’s project humanist, Marcia Schmidt Blaine, will give a talk on “Saving the Mountains: New Hampshire and the Creation of the National Forests,” a look at the history of the mountains and trails that we all enjoy today.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act, the law that created the eastern national forests. New Hampshire’s White Mountains played a leading role in events leading to the act. Focusing on Concord’s Joseph B. Walker and the Forest Society’s Philip Ayres, Marcia Schmidt Blaine will explore the relationship between our mountains and the individuals who worked to protect them in this New Hampshire Humanities Council program.

2010 plans

Wondering what this fall’s One Book, One Valley book will be? So do we, but plans will be in the works soon.

Do you love community reads? Consider joining in the Big Read NH program in March 2010–reading groups around the state, including several One Book, One Valley libraries and bookstore, will be reading and discussing “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Big week starts today!

Last chance to join a discussion group before author Chris Bohjalian’s appearance in North Conway on Thursday. Come whether you’ve started, finished (or even read) the book, then plan to come Thursday to hear some live gatsby-era jazz music at 6:15 and Chris Bohjalian at 7 pm:

  • Monday at 10:30 am (better hurry!) at the Freedom Public Library
  • Monday at 7 pm at the Madison Library (homemade apple cake, too)
  • Tuesday at 4:30 pm at the Jackson Public Library