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December 2, 2014
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Holiday Open House

Booktalk on Tues., Dec. 2nd at 7 pm: A Piano in Every Room

Rosamond van der Linde will be reading excerpts of her new book “A Piano In Every Room” on December 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Cook Memorial Library, 93 Main St. Tamworth, NH. 03886.

Rosamond van der Linde co-founded a music school unlike any other, blending love of music, love of people and a passionate commitment to education, and community service. “A Piano In Every Room” tells the astonishing tale of a family living in 42-room house with 34 pianos. The story includes Rosamond’s victory over childhood polio, while her husband, Rein van der Linde, survived the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam. Their sheer courage created their destiny. Later, raising a remarkable musical family of seven pianists the parents shaped their own children’s lives, embraced their community, and grew into a cultural treasure for America, and friends around the world.

For close to forty years the entire family has been involved in teaching piano, building the music school, summer and adult camps all of which have been written up in books, magazines, The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, and profiled on PBS, New England Channel News, and CNN News. This has generated hundreds of questions as to how it all came about and how the van der Lindes did it. This book provides the answers by the founder herself. The story is about a dynamic family that created a music enterprise and thrived within it. The tale reveals a passion for piano, a delightful family story, and a unique learning experience.

Rosamond will make available for those who attend her readings to have an opportunity to participate in a free drawing for one of her new books “A Piano In Every Room”.

The event is free and open to the public.

NHHC program: Native American History of NH: Alliance & Survival, circa 1400-1700 on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 pm

The last program for One Book One Valley will be presented at Cook Memorial Library on Wednesday, November 12th at 7 pm. A NH Humanities Council presentation. David Stewart-Smith, presents “Native American History of NH: Alliance and Survival, circa 1400-1700.” David Stewart-Smith begins this program with the last part of the Woodland Period, when […]

NaNoWriMo is NOW!: through November


November is National Novel Writing Month, a world-wide event that gets people writing. The goal: write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

“That seems like an awful lot of writing,” you might be thinking. It is. “I should be stacking wood,” you might say. Bah. For 30 days people all around the […]