April News

We are going to have a wonderful month at the library!  The first special event is Mind to Mind the New Hampshire mentalist Preston Heller on April 10th at 7:00pm in the community room at the Pittsfield Community Center.  Plan to come and be amazed.  The performance is free; donations will be collected to benefit Meals on Wheels.

At 7:00 pm on Saturday April 21st the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield will present pianist Matthew Odell in a concert to benefit the Pittsfield Food Pantry and Josiah Carpenter Library.  Matthew Odell will perform a classical piano recital featuring new and familiar works from Europe and America. 

We want to thank the Pittsfield Middle High School Art department for their display of student art work.  Be sure to visit to admire the students’ talent.

To celebrate the start of the spring school vacation the library will offer a pajama story hour for families of young children on Sunday April 22nd at 6:30pm.  The pajama time will last about one hour, come to the library to enjoy stories, a craft and simple refreshment.

The Teen Book Worms will gather on Monday April 2nd at 5:00pm; they will enjoy a light supper and discuss Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.  The Pittsfield Writer’s Circle will meet at the library on Monday April 16th at 5:00pm.  The adult book club will meet to discuss Bottom of the 33rd: The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic by Stephen Johnston at 10:30 am on Tuesday April 23rd at the Pittsfield Senior Center.  Everyone is welcome to join our ongoing activities whenever you are able! 

During April the 10:00am Thursday preschool story hour will continue having fun learning about transportation.  The after school Adventure Club meets at 3:30pm on Tuesdays and will continue creating marvelous machines.   The Stay and Play group for toddlers and their parents/caregivers meets on Tuesday mornings at 10:00am for a brief story, simple games, movement and time to socialize.

On Monday April 9th at the Chichester-Epsom-Pittsfield Libraries Memory Café we will share our love of flowers, vegetables and herbs and plant some seeds to take home and grow.  The Café will begin at 2:00pm at the Epsom Public Library.  Local caregivers and folks living with memory loss are invited to come and enjoy socialization in a comfortable setting. Refreshments will be served.

Throughout April the library will celebrate National Poetry month.  Each week we will offer copies of poems to put in your pocket to take home.  Each week you can visit the library Facebook page to view one of our nation’s poets reading a favorite poem.  We are especially thrilled to have Pittsfield’s own Maureen Van Horn’s published poetry volume Fly Falls in Milk Jug: News in Haiku for your reading pleasure!  Visit the library to read this lovely book.