Amherst Town Library – October 23
Low Carb Recipes for Weight Loss and Vitality
AMHERST – Are you trying to lose weight? Are you at risk of pre-diabetes and looking to cut carbs? Join Liz Barbour at the Amherst Town Library on Tuesday, October 23 6:30-8:30PM for a slide presentation and cooking demonstration.
Lowering your daily carbohydrates will not only help you lose weight, but a lower-carb diet can solve common health problems many of us suffer from. Learn how to successfully start a low-carb diet and see how easy it is to stick with it. Chef Liz Barbour will teach you how to fill your refrigerator and pantry with low-carb foods to help you stop cravings and satisfy your hunger so you eat less. Liz will demonstrate her favorite low-carb recipes that you can recreate at home to help you love this healthy, delicious way of cooking and eating. And of course, she’ll share tasty samples with everyone!
Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started The Crea-tive Feast in 2004. Liz’s cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9”s “Cook’s Corner,” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine. In 2017, Liz published her first cookbook, Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers.
Because of the perennial popularity of Liz Barbour’s programs, this event is limited to Amherst Town Library cardholders. If you are eligible for a card and don’t have one, visit the library to sign-up.
All adult programs offered at the Amherst Town Library are free and open to the public. However, registration is REQUIRED for each program due to space limitations. You can register for these events listed above by calling 673-2288 or by visiting our website at www.amherstlibrary.org and selecting the “Community Services” tab, then click on drop down “Sign-Up for Programs.”
Amherst Town Library – October 29
Portable Generator Safety
Soon the squirrelpocalypse will be past and winter storms will be upon us. If you have a portable generator or you are thinking of buying or upgrading your generator, come to the Amherst Town Library on Monday, October 29 at 7:00PM for a program on Portable Generator Safety.
Amherst Fire and Rescue Chief, Matt Conley and Souhegan CERT Coordinator, Don Holden will teach you about the different types of generators including the new inverter generators, their appropriateness for your needs, options for wiring the generators to your house, and the safe placement and operation of generators. One of the risks of using any fuel burning engine is carbon monoxide poisoning. This odorless gas kills thousands each year. You will learn how to reduce the risk of CO poisoning, how to detect and respond to CO poisoning as well as the resources available to you online and from your Fire Department.
All adult programs offered at the Amherst Town Library are free and open to the public. However, registration is REQUIRED for each program due to space limitations. You can register for these events listed above by calling 673-2288 or visiting our website at www.amherstlibrary.org and selecting the “Community Services” tab, then click on drop down “Sign-Up for Programs.”
Amherst Town Library – November 1
Am I American Yet? An Evening with Abdi Nor Iftin
Thursday November 1, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Adult Reading Room
Growing up in Somalia, Abdi Nor Iftin was known as 'Abdi American.” He fell in love with the United States from afar, teaching himself English by watching movies like The Terminator and listening to Michael Jackson. He cheered the arrival of US Marines in Mogadishu, wore American clothes, and learned American dance moves. But when the radical Islamist group Al-Shabaab rose to power in 2006, Iftin’s celebration of Western culture made him a target. He turned to his language skills to make a living, sending secret dispatches from Somalia to NPR, and gaining a worldwide following through his broadcasts. Eventually, he was forced to flee Somalia to Kenya as a refugee.
In Kenya, Iftin had the incredible luck to win entrance to the US in an annual visa lottery. He risked his life in order to get the required documents from the US Embassy and made his escape as his fellow Somali refugees in Kenya were being attacked. Throughout, he shared stories from refugee life on the BBC World Service and 'This American Life,” providing updates on his home, family, and status. Now a proud resident of Maine on the path to citizenship, Iftin shares his dramatic, deeply stirring story with audiences across the nation. From intimate glimpses into the immigrant experience to timely talks on refugee rights, Iftin encourages audiences to consider new perspectives and redefine their notions of what it means to be American.
His new memoir, Call Me American, was published in June 2018. Iftin was recently accepted to the University of Southern Maine, where he will be studying political science. He currently lives in Portland, Maine, where he works as an interpreter for Somali immigrants. Abdi also has a film representation about his life already in place.
Amherst Town Library – November 4
Neave Trio to Perform at Amherst Town Library
AMHERST – The Trustees of the Amherst Town Library welcome the public to this year’s Anna Boardman Concert Series on Sunday, November 4th at 5:00 p.m. The Neave Trio with violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and Pianist Eri Nakamura will present a program of music including Trio in D major, Op.1 by Erich Korngold and Trio in G minor Op.110 by Robert Schumann.
“Neave” is a Gaelic name meaning ‘bright’ and ‘radiant’, both of which WQXR claims applies to this trio’s music making. The Boston Musical Intelligencer included Neave in its “Best of 2014” and “Best of 2016” roundups, claiming “their unanimity, communication, variety of touch, and expressive sensibility rate first tier.”
Neave has performed and held residencies at concert series and festivals worldwide and has appeared frequently as soloists for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with orchestras across the country. In the fall of 2017, the Trio joined the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College as an Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence.
Highlights of their 2018-19 season include a residency at the University of Virginia, and concerts at Chamber Music Corvallis, Valley Classical Concerts, Center for the Arts Music Series, Northeastern Illinois University’s Jewel Box Series, Rochester Institute of Technology’s Performing Artists Concert Series, and Leaf Peeper Concert Series, among others.
The concert is free and open to the public but reservations are required due to limited seating. All are welcome to stay after the concert to meet the musicians and enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library and the Trustees. Reservations can be made by calling the library at 673-2288 or visiting the library’s home page at www.amherstlibrary.org.
Amherst Town Library – November 8
Special Program with the Amherst Garden Club and the Amherst Town Library
Jennifer KoerberAMHERST – On Thursday, November 8th, Jennifer Koerber, will lead a program entitled "Guides to Your Garden: Learning More About Plant Identification Apps". The program will be held at the Amherst Town Library, 14 Main Street in Amherst Village beginning at 2 PM. Registration is required for this free program. Call (603) 673-2288, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the library website at www.amherstlibrary.org and select the “Community Services” tab, then click on drop down “Sign-Up for Programs.”
In this 1½ hour session, participants will learn how to find and install a number of plant identification apps and garden helpers for both Apple and Android devices. The basics of apps will be reviewed, specific plant identification apps, including ones that work in different ways will be discussed, tips for taking better photos of plants will be revealed, and there will be plenty of time for hands-on practice in the library garden, weather permitting.
Jennifer has nearly two decades of experience in libraries. She has taught many tech-related courses, including a very popular, recent "Tech Tuesdays" series at the Amherst Town Library.
The program is being co-sponsored by the Library and the Amherst Garden Club.
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