Bessie's Story: Watching the Lights Go Out is the true story of Tom Farmen's Labrador, Bessie, and her unexpected diagnosis of terminal blindness. The book looks at Bessie's impact on Tom and his family's lives, and how she teaches them to grow old with grace and optimism. Tom and Bessie presented at the Gilford Public Library in Gilford, NH on 3.3.2020.
Five months of hiking the 2,653 mi long Pacific Crest Trail can give a person some great experiences, photos, and stories, which is exactly what Mikayla Clarke, a Gilford native, shares with us. With routes through 25 national forests and 7 national parks, the Pacific Crest Trail is a beautiful and scenic trail for everyone.
Have questions about Gilford's NEW mandatory recycling policy? Want to learn what materials you can take to the Gilford Solid Waste Center (GSWC)? Would you like to reduce your household trash with easy steps? Molly Harper and Megan Theriault, Director of Public Works, go over the GSWC recycling details, offer easy ways to remember what goes where. Recycling may be easier than you think! We'll teach you how...
Have you ever wondered why a loon’s eyes are red? Why loon chicks ride on their parents’ backs? What loons are saying with those eerie calls in the night? Join biologist Caroline Hughes as she talks about this unique symbol of New Hampshire’s wild lakes and its special place in the hearts of New Hampshire residents. Caroline will talk about loons, challenges facing loons, and the Loon Preservation Committee’s work to safeguard New Hampshire’s threatened loon population.
What is dementia? How does it affect your life, and what can you do about it? Gilford resident Raymond Suarez, MD from Genesis Behavioral Health answered questions and spoke on the decline in memory and impaired brain judgement that compromises dementia.
She's done it again! Gilford Library's own Abi Maxwell shared her new book The Den, described as 'Tantalizing.....a deeply satisfying, haunting work of literary fiction." in Booklist.
Grace DeRepentigny Metalious believed that in rejecting her own ethnic and religious heritage, she would come closer to inheriting the "American Dream." Her Quebecois ancestry and her formative years in Manchester reveal aspects of the author that the public rarely knew. Robert Perreault focuses on Metalious's most autobiographical and ethnically-oriented but little-known novel, No Adam in Eden. Robert B. Perreault has worked as a research assistant/oral history interviewer, librarian/archivist, freelance writer, historical tour guide, public speaker, photographer, and conversational French teacher to promote Manchester's history and New England's Franco-American culture since 1973. His works of nonfiction and fiction, written in French, in English or in both languages, include seven books and more than 160 articles, essays, and short stories published in the US, Canada and France. Perreault holds an MA in French with specialization in New England Franco-American studies from Rhode Island College and an MFA in Creative Writing/Fiction from Southern New Hampshire University. In June 2012, Manchester's Centre Franco-Américain named him "Franco-American of the Year." This program is sponsored by the NH Humanities.
Scott T. Hutchison, Gilford High School's own Creative Writing Teacher, read poems from his newest book of poetry, Moonshine Narratives. With relatable, narrative style, Scott reads poetry that is immediately accessible and familiar.