Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

Adults

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Food Preservation Safety

Have you ever thought about preserving or drying foods but were afraid of making your family ill with food poisoning? Join us on Wednesday, June 5th at 6pm when Ann Hamilton, Food Safety Field Specialist at the UNH Cooperative Extension, talks about food preservation safety. In this introductory class, Ann will cover the latest research-based methods and recipes, and share her knowledge about preserving food safely at home. She will also discuss using boiling water canners, using pressure canners, and freezing and drying food.

Painting Glass Vases Craft

Just in time for Mother's Day! Join us as we use matte paint to transform plain glass vases into on-trend decor. All supplies will be provided, and space is limited. Wear grubby clothes and dress for the weather, as we'll be working outside.

This program is for ages 16 and up, free, and open to the public. Registration is required. Please call the library at 432-7154 to register, or for more information.

Paper Craft - Spring-Themed Bookmarks!

 Spring has sprung (well, almost) and we're welcoming it in by creating Spring-themed bookmarks! We'll be crafting with colorful paper cutouts of flowers, birds, and other sunny things to make our bookmarks really sing. All supplies will be provided.

This program is for ages 13 and up, free, and open to the public. Registration is required. Please call the library at 432-7154 to register or for more information.

Guided Birdwalk on the Windham Rail Trail with Steve Hale

Join us as Steve Hale from Open World Explorers guides us on a 1-hour birdwalk on the Windham Rail Trail. We'll meet at the parking lot at the Windham Depot and start promptly at 9am, rain or shine. Since we'll be looking for birds in their natural habitat, quiet is a must, so this is an adults-only program. Dress appropriately for the weather, and don't forget your binoculars and bird guides!

TV's Golden Age of Candlepin Bowling with Mike Morin

“Hold on to Your Tray Tables, Boys and Girls!”
This was the Saturday lunchtime rally cry from legendary Channel 5 sportscaster Don Gillis. Every week for nearly four decades, families slurped tomato soup and crunched on grilled cheese sandwiches while the world’s best candlepin bowlers performed otherworldly feats for over 200,000 TV viewers. Candlepin Bowling, often the top-rated Boston sports show of the week, made names like Czernicki, Olszta, and Jutras as familiar as Bird, Yastrzemski and Orr.

Backyard Veggie Gardening with Bethany of Happy Belly Gardening!

Have you always wanted to plant a vegetable garden, but don't know where to start, or are you an experienced gardener, but could use some advice?  On Wednesday, March 27th at 6pm, come hear from an expert, Bethany Bellingham, founder of Happy Belly Gardening as she walks us through the process of getting our veggie gardens ready for the season. Bethany will cover the basics of soil preparation and planning your vegetable garden to maximize your harvests.

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