January 2019 Book Groups


Thursday January 17th, 1:30 PM

Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate

Learning that her grandmother was a victim of the corrupt Tennessee Children’s Home Society, attorney and aspiring politician Avery Stafford delves into her family’s past and begins to wonder if some things are best kept secret.


Thursday January, 6:30 PM

New England Soup Factory Cookbook

Choose a recipe to cook and bring to the meeting to share with the group. Please register at the circulation desk.


Wednesday January 23rd, 7:00 PM

The Stranger in the Woods – Michael Finkel

Documents the true story of a man who endured an isolated existence in a tent in the Maine woods, never speaking with others and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins, for twenty-seven years, and illuminates the reasons behind his solitary life.

Flash Fiction with James Patrick Kelly – Jan. 16th and Jan. 30th at 6:30 PM

You’ve always wanted to write stories, but maybe you’re a little bit intimidated? Or haven’t got the time? Have you considered writing Flash Fiction? A Flash Fiction story is usually about 1000 words long – that’s just a little over three typed pages. Nottingham resident James Patrick Kelly, who teaches Creative Writing at the University of Southern Maine, will conduct a free beginner’s workshop in this popular short-short form on January 16th at 6:30pm. Using examples and exercises, Jim will show you how to build a story in just a thousand words, even if you’ve never written fiction before. January marks the kickoff of the New Hampshire Writers Project annual Three Minute Fiction Slam, a statewide competition for Flash Fiction writers, that runs through March. With the tools you’ll get in Jim’s workshop, you can write your Flash Fiction and gather again at the library on January 30th at 6:30pm for a reading and no-stress feedback session. Who knows? You may be inspired to enter the Three Minute Fiction Slam!

*Please register – Limited to 12 participants*