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Join Us For These Upcoming Events!

*All in-person library sponsored programs have been cancelled or postponed during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Events will be updated as we have new information and all currently scheduled programs will take place virtually until further notice. 

 

Spring Into Music This Summer! with Robert Hoffman 

  • Part I: Wednesday, July 15th from 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Part II: Thursday, July 16th from 6:00-7:30 pm

Our spring music lecture series has been rescheduled into summer! Composers looking for inspiration often turn to nature as one of their most fertile sources. This series will spend 2 sessions listening to and discussing varying looks at how composers imagine nature in music and covering several genres including: classical music, jazz, the American songbook, as well as some international works. We will also discuss the poetry of spring and how it is captured in musical works.

This program will take place virtually via Zoom. Please send an email with "DPL Music Series" in the subject line to rfhoffman@yahoo.com to receive the program link! 

Attend one session or both! This program is free and open to all!


Feasting from our Local Farms: The Benefits of Eating Locally

  • Thursday, July 23rd at 6:00 pm

The modern movement of eating locally grown and raised seasonal fare has its roots deeply planted in our historic kitchens. Chef Liz Barbour explores our modern journey back to the local farm with a discussion about the benefits of buying locally and eating within the season.  Enjoy a slide presentation followed by a cooking demonstration of 2 seasonal recipes. Farm fresh ingredients never tasted so good! 

​Slide presentation and cooking demonstration.This program will take place via Zoom. This program is free and open to all! Registration required. 

Please click HERE to register. 

About Chef Liz: Liz Barbour built her cooking career in a variety of Boston's catering & restaurant settings. After starting her family, she reentered the food world as a cooking instructor with Liz Barbour's Creative Feast. She is a regular guest on NH’s WMUR Cook’s Corner and her demonstrations & recipes are featured in Where Women Cook, NH Magazine, the Nashua Telegraph, and The Hippo. Liz is an entertaining communicator whose warm, relaxed approach to food and cooking resonates with her students. With stories and instruction Liz shares her experiences as a working chef to demystify the cooking process.


Reimagine Music: Digital Audio Production in BandLab with Christian Burt 

  • Wednesday, July 29th at 6:00 pm

This course will introduce you to the social, open-source music platform BandLab. Bandlab is a fully functioning digital audio workstation that is free to anyone with an internet connection. Concepts of this course include basic navigation of BandLabs interface, recording basics, mixing a finished song, collaborating through BandLab, and more. 

This program is free and open to all and will take place via Zoom! Send an email christmburt@gmail.com for the link

About the presenter: Christian Burt is an Oyster River alumni in his senior year at Belmont University in Nashville. He will graduate in December with a degree in Audio Engineering. 


An Interview with bestselling author, Katherine Arden

  • Tuesday, July 28th 

Mark your calendars for an interview by your DPL librarians with New York Times bestselling author, Katherine Arden! Katherine is the bestselling adult fantasy author of the Winternight Trilogy and bestselling YA novels, Small Spaces and Dead Voices.

Check back here for times and registration information coming soon! 

 

 

 


Cooking and Gardening with Edible Flowers

  • Thursday, July 30th at 6:00 pm

Edible flowers have a long history in the culinary world as whimsical garnishes and subtle flavor additions used to create dishes that look as beautiful as they taste. With so many choices available to you, it's time to explore all the varieties of edible flowers you can grow in your garden and the many ways you can use them to enhance your cooking. 
Chef and gardener Liz Barbour will take you on a slide presentation tour of her cottage sized edible gardens and demonstrate 2 delicious recipes featuring edible flowers from her garden for everyone to taste. 

​Slide presentation and cooking demonstration. This is a virtual presentation that will take place via Zoom. This program is free and open to all! Registration is required. 

Please register HERE

About Chef Liz: Liz Barbour built her cooking career in a variety of Boston's catering & restaurant settings. After starting her family, she reentered the food world as a cooking instructor with Liz Barbour's Creative Feast. She is a regular guest on NH’s WMUR Cook’s Corner and her demonstrations & recipes are featured in Where Women Cook, NH Magazine, the Nashua Telegraph, and The Hippo. Liz is an entertaining communicator whose warm, relaxed approach to food and cooking resonates with her students. With stories and instruction Liz shares her experiences as a working chef to demystify the cooking process.

 


Postponed until further notice - Visiting Our National Parks: A Travel Talk with John Bunker 

  • Tuesday, May 19th at 6:00 pm

Join DPL to welcome John Bunker to share images and lessons learned from his travels to several of his favorite national parks including Yellowstone, Glacier, Badlands, and Canyonlands. John has experience organizing trips for family, friends, and clients to safely explore our national parks and has visited almost 30 parks and spent over 150 days in Yellowstone National Park during all seasons.

This presentation, and lessons learned, will focus on how to plan your trip and cover the following topics: logistics and travel, lodging and dinning options, budget considerations, and safety issues while hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing

No registration required! All are welcome!