Monday September 01, 2014
Start: 09/01/2014 7:00 pm
End: 09/01/2014 8:00 pm

Our Socrates Cafe meets each month for philosophic discussion. New members and curious thinkers are always welcome to join the forum!

NOREEN STRAUCH has offered to moderate the group and is looking for people to restart the 'cafe'. Please contact her at 603-673-6948 for more information.

Next meeting: ??? The Socrates Cafe has been one our longest running groups here at the store. We'd love to see it up and running again!



Saturday September 06, 2014
Start: 09/06/2014 11:00 am
End: 09/06/2014 1:00 pm

Please join us in welcoming back local author LORRIE THOMSON. She'll be talking about the writing of her new novel WHAT'S LEFT BEHIND, and later signing copies for you.

When the person you’ve built your whole life around is gone, what do
you do? It’s not the first time Abby Stone has faced the question. At
eighteen, she envisioned a future with her childhood sweetheart,
Charlie, only to have him go off to school and leave a pregnant Abby
behind. But that pales beside a second loss, when her eighteen-year-old
son, Luke, falls to his death from his third-floor dorm.

Abby throws herself into running her thriving B&B on the coast of Maine.
With the help of Rob, a local landscape architect, she plans a backyard
labyrinth as a memorial to Luke—a place to find peace and solace. Even
as Charlie begins hanging around again, looking for a chance to do
right by her, Abby resolves to look forward, not back. And then Luke’s
girlfriend arrives on Abby’s doorstep—pregnant, as alone as Abby once
was—bringing with her the unexpected gift of a new beginning, one that
celebrates the past.

Rich in emotion and insight, this
beautifully written novel explores the depth of a mother’s bond,
resilience after unimaginable loss, and the way love’s memory can fill
the gaps in a shattered heart.

LORRIE makes her home in southern New Hampshire with her husband and children. When she's not writing or hunting for collectibles, the family lets her tag along for camping adventures, paddles, and hikes up 4000 footers. Her website is

Friday September 12, 2014
Start: 09/12/2014 6:00 pm
End: 09/12/2014 7:30 pm

Bring your project and join hostess Patty Poisson for an informal evening of knitting, chatting and tea on the 2nd FRIDAY evening each month. Please note that this group is for experienced knitters.

Next meeting: SEPTEMBER 12th.




Tuesday September 16, 2014
Start: 09/16/2014 5:30 pm
End: 09/16/2014 8:00 pm

Please join us for a very special event featuring writer SARAH SMILEY and her book, DINNER WITH THE SMILEYS.

The heartfelt true story of a wife and
mother’s yearlong experience inviting one new guest to dinner for each
week that her husband was deployed.

But Dinner With the Smileys isn’t really
about dinner. And it’s not about the military. It’s about strangers
who came together to help raise three boys in the absence of their

It’s a love story about marriage, motherhood, and the importance of community in all of our lives.

Inside this personal story are the
universal issues of loss, grief, loneliness, regrets, sacrifice, and,
ultimately, unexpected joy and finding one’s own strength.

In the spirit of community and Sarah's memoir, we invite you to join the Masons, Lion's Club, SHARE, and the Souhegan Transition Network for their weekly spaghetti dinner at the Masonic Temple on 30 Mont Vernon Rd, Milford (603-673-3681). Ample parking in the lot, next door at the Milford Post Office, and across the street at Rite Aid. After dinner, Sarah will present her wonderful book and be available to sign copies. Please don't miss this opportunity to step 'outside the box', meet friends old and new, and (re)discover the beauty and diversity in your community. It's as simple as saying "Yes".

There is NO CHARGE for this event. We kindly ask an RSVP (673-1734) for seating, and that you each bring a non-perishable item. Monetary donations are always welcome to offset food expenses. Thank you in advance.


Thursday September 18, 2014
Start: 09/18/2014 6:30 pm
End: 09/18/2014 8:00 pm

The Classics Crowd meets every other month on the third* Thursday to discuss books voted on by concensus. Join them for lively chats on treasured favorites, or discover a new gem. Interested members are always welcome. Don't be shy!

Next meeting: SEPTEMBER 18 for DUBLINERS by James Joyce.

*almost every 3rd Thursday, sometimes they move the meeting up or down a week to accomodate the most members. Call to confirm if you interested in attending.




Saturday September 20, 2014
Saturday September 27, 2014
Start: 09/27/2014 11:00 am

Join us in welcoming children's author & poet David Elliott to our store where he will be reading from and talking about his children's poetry collection On the Wing. He will also be hosting a poetry writing workshop for your budding poet!

David Elliott’s witty verse takes flight with gorgeous illustrations
in an enchanting look at fifteen avian species for birders of all ages.

Take to the sky to explore a glorious array of all things avian, from the tiny, restless hummingbird to the inscrutable horned owl to the majestic bald eagle. David Elliott and Becca Stadtlander bestow a sense of wonder onto such common birdfeeder visitors as the sparrow, the crow, and the cardinal and capture the exotic beauty of far-flung fowl like the Andean condor, the Australian pelican, and the Caribbean flamingo. Concise, clever verse from an award-winning author pairs with striking artwork from a debut illustrator to make this a true pleasure for anyone who loves birds.

David Elliott is the award-winning author of many books for children, including several books of poetry for the very young, On the Farm, In the Wild, and In the Sea, all illustrated by Holly Meade. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire.

Start: 09/27/2014 3:00 pm

Join us in welcoming runner and author John Hanc who will be visiting our store before the DeMar half-Marathon from Gilsum to Keene on September 28th. He will be discussing and signing his book The B.A.A. at 125: The Official History fo the Boston Athletic Association, 1887-2012.For more information about thehalf-marathon see

Founded in 1887 and celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2012, the
Boston Athletic Association is one of the oldest sports organizations in
America. It's best known today for its signature annual event, the
Boston Marathon, which is the third-largest marathon and attracts tens
of thousands of participants and worldwide media coverage. But the
B.A.A. has also been amazingly prescient in anticipating what would
become one of the major social trends of the late twentieth and early
twenty-first centuries: the modern fitness movement.

Consider some of the B.A.A.'s firsts: Nine out of the fourteen members of the US team participating in the modern Olympic Games in Athens (1896) were B.A.A. athletes. The B.A.A. launched the first US marathon, the Boston Marathon, in 1897. The B.A.A. pioneered and actively promoted many of today's popular sports, including football and water polo. The original B.A.A. club house, in the historic Back Bay section of Boston, is the precursor of today's health club.

Still, the B.A.A. story is not simply one of athletic achievements and firsts. It's also the dramatic story of people and the times in which they lived--a social history that unfolds in nineteenth-century Boston but takes readers around the world, up to the present, and includes a large and international cast of characters. A wonderfully illustrated history, The B.A.A. at 125 highlights the Boston Athletic Association's important role in American sports history.

John Hanc is a contributing editor for Runner's World magazine. Hanc,
also teaches writing and journalism at the New York Institute of
Technology in Old Westbury, New York.


Saturday November 15, 2014

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