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This month's events

Outdoor Nature-based Storytime for young children, Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

Baby and Toddler Time, Tuesdays at 3:00 PM in the children’s room

Community Dancing for Young Children, Saturday, February 3 and 17, 10:30-11:45 AM. Welcoming children (ages 3+) with their caregivers to join hands, dance to live music and sing! No prior experience needed. All dances are taught and called. Jacqueline Laufman, caller & fiddler, with musicians from the Trad Dance Band. This program series is funded by the Friends of Cook Memorial Library. Series continues on March 2 & 16.

Kids’s Reading Club: Bibliomaniacs for youth ages 10-13, Monday, February 5, 5:00 PM, When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohammed. To participate, stop in the library ahead of time to sign up and borrow a copy of the book to read.

Volunteer Transcribers meeting: For volunteers transcribing historical Tamworth Town Records, Friday, February 2, 11:00 AM or Tuesday, February 6 at 6:30 PM. Anyone interested in helping or learning more is welcome at either meeting.

Board Games for Dark Evenings: Tuesdays 5:00-8:00 PM, continuing through the winter.

Mountains to the Sea writing group on Zoom: Wednesday, February 14, 10:30-11:45 AM to explore this year’s theme Kithship. Join in at bit.ly/mtns-sea23-24.

“What does this have to do with me?” Looking at race from our place in the White Mountains, a four-part reading and discussion group facilitated by Ned Beecher, Frumie Selchen, Frances Strayer, and Andy Davis. All are welcome to any of the meetings. Introduction meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:30 PM at the library. Other meetings will be held on February 20, March 5 & 19. A discussion of Michael Eric Dyson’s book Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America will held on March 6. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the library now.

Palestine and Israel: The Historical Roots of Contemporary Tragedies, Monday, February 19, 6:30 PM at the library (library will open only for this program on Presidents’ Day.) Mitchell Silver will survey the relevant history of the land, the Jews, and the Palestinians that has resulted in all we have witnessed in the news recently. Not a polemic or advocacy, the lecture will provide a context to better understand and interpret current events. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Boston-based writer and educator Mitchell Silver has traveled to Israel/Palestine many times since his first visit in 1971, and has spoken and written widely about the history and politics of the region. He has taught philosophy at UMass/Boston, Tufts, and Stella Maris University in Liberia, and for many years was educational director of the I. L. Peretz Sunday School of the Boston Workers Circle. He is the author of Respecting the Wicked Child: A Philosophy of Secular Jewish Identity and Education, The Veterans of History: A Young Person's History of the Jews and other books.

Co-sponsored by the World Fellowship Center; for more info, call Andy Davis, 603-452-4446.

Two forest-themed Zoom programs in partnership with Chocorua Lake Conservancy

  • Forest for the People, Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 PM with David Govatski, co-author of Forests for the People – The Story of the Eastern National Forests. Register for the Zoom.
  • Fungi & Trees, Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00 PM with mycophile Susan Goldhor. Register for the Zoom.

CML Adult Book Group’s February’s book is The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth by Ben Rawlence, with a discussion on Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30 PM on Zoom. Sign up for the Zoom link at bit.ly/cmlbookgroup2024. This month’s discussion is part of the Climate & Community program series. We’re crowdsourcing discussion questions, so as you’re reading, jot them down and email them before the discussion to cooklib@tamworthlibrary.org.

Poetry Hour will meet at the library on Monday, February 26 at 5:00 PM. Come read or listen.