"White Mountain Art & History & Nature: A Tour of the Notches" with Bob CottrellPresentation at Weather Discovery Center at 7 pm
White Mountain Art & History & Nature: A Tour of the Notches.
Please join us for an interesting and informative program on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Weather Discovery Center in North Conway.
Did you know the White Mountains have attracted tourists and artists since the early 1800s? Come take an arm-chair tour of the White Mountain notches through 19th century paintings, photographs and postcards with Bob Cottrell and his program “White Mountain Art, History, and Nature - A Tour of the Notches.”
Hear about the legend of Chocorua and the true story behind the Willey Slide. Explore the historic relationship between people and nature through the paintings, literature, and poetry in the White Mountain tradition. Follow in the footsteps of artists over the past two centuries such as Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt and Benjamin Champney.
This program will look at the history and nature behind the art, the geological formations that attracted the artists, waterfalls, flora and fauna, and the tools and techniques they used in their paintings, drawings, and prints, and the history they captured in their work such as farm and village life.
Bob Cottrell is the Curator of the Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library
Please join us on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Weather Discovery Center (“Obs”) in North Conway. There will be time after the presentation for questions and discussion. There is no charge for the program, although donations are greatly appreciated. No reservations necessary. Refreshments will be served. Coffee is generously provided by Frontside Grind of North Conway.
For more information about the library or program series, contact the library at 603-356-2961 or email email@example.com
The presentations of the Thursday Night Program Series take place once a month on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. at the Weather Discovery Center on Main Street in North Conway Village.
There is no charge, although donations are greatly appreciated and refreshments will be served.
Special thanks to Frontside Grind of North Conway for providing the coffee.
“On the White Mountain Paper Trail: Charting Adventure with Maps and Guidebooks” with Peter CranePresentation at Weather Discovery Center at 7 pm
Please join us for a hiking adventure program on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Weather Discovery Center (“Obs”) in North Conway.
The White Mountains have long been a haven for recreational hikers. Parallel to the rise of hiking as a past-time has been the appearance and development of maps and guidebooks to serve area travelers. Come explore these resources with Peter Crane and his program “On the White Mountain Paper Trail: Charting Adventure with Maps and Guidebooks”.
This program explores how these critical resources for White Mountain visitors have evolved over time and how the challenges and interests of mountain hikers are reflected in these essential works. The roles of changing technologies, too, from transportation to navigation, can be traced in hiking maps and guides.
Peter Crane serves as Curator of the Mount Washington Observatory’s Library, which features books, maps, prints, photos, and other material relating to the Observatory, Mount Washington, and the White Mountains. Peter has lived in the White Mountains for more than thirty-five years, and served the U.S. Forest Service and the Appalachian Mountain Club in various roles before coming to work for the Observatory. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard college and received his Doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Please join us on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North Conway. There will be time after the presentation for questions and discussions. There is no charge for the program, although donations are greatly appreciated. Refreshments will be served. Coffee is generously provided by Frontside Grind of North Conway. No reservations necessary.
For more information about the library or program series, please contact the library at 603-356-2961.
Annual Book & Art Sale: July 12 & 13Whole weekend of great deals for books, CDs, DVDs, art, etc.
Annual Gigantic Book & Art Sale
The North Conway Public Library is having its Annual Gigantic Book & Art Sale on Saturday & Sunday, July 12 & 13. The sale will be held on the library's property on Main Street in North Conway Village from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days.
There will be thousands of books from every category: adult, children, fiction, nonfiction, antique & rare books, coffee table books, hardcover, paperbacks, and audio books (CD). We will also sell DVDs, music CDs, and some computer games and software for children and adults.
Outside, on the front lawn, there will be a huge art show with local artists and crafters, who exhibit and sell their art, and a face painter.
Space is still available if you are an artist looking to exhibit alongside other artists and crafters; contact the library immediately to reserve your space!For more information call the North Conway Library at (603) 356-2961
Donations can be accepted until Thursday, July 3, 5 pm.