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Ann S. Soderstrom Dedication
June 26, 2013
Project Photo Journal April - May 2013
One of Tucker Free Library’s historic stain glass windows receives a much needed restoration to preserve its aesthetic integrity!
DELFEAYO MARSALIS @ TUCKER FREE
Today's top jazz trombonist read his new book "No Cell Phone Day" on Saturday at the Tucker Free Library. 
If you missed his appearance don't worry, a signed copy of his book is available at our library for you to check out and read at home!
A Day in Washington... Library Legislative Visit
Librarians and trustees from the State of NH traveled with Michael York of the NH State Library to demonstrate the importance of our institutions to a free and democratic government.
Henniker library receives grant to restore stained-glass windows
Tucker Free Library Window Project in the news...
November 17, 2013 Union Leader
Nancy Bean Foster

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ED WEBSTER -- TALES OF A CLIMB
Ed Webster, Everest climber, shared his stories with over 40 members of the greater Henniker community. With the aid of beautiful pictures, Ed tells his stories of legendary climbs and climbers.

If you missed Ed Webster at Tucker Free Library, stop in and you can check out his book, "Snow in the Kingdom: my storm years on Everest."  For those of you who are looking for a new climbing adventure, check out "Rock Climbs in the White Mountains of New Hampshire."
HENNIKER ROTARY BRINGS THEIR BREAKFAST TO THE LIBRARY!
Members of the Henniker Rotary Club enjoy breakfast at the TFL! Following breakfast, Bobbi Lee Slossar from the NH State Library, spoke about emerging technologies and how our reading habits are changing.
MARCIA SCHMIDT BLAINE
Attendees heard an exciting presentation about colonial women; the obstacles they faced, the hardships they overcame, and their success born out of long hours, determination, and a little Yankee ingenuity (aka thriftiness).
Treasures from the Isle of Shoals
NH Humanities Council speaker, J. Dennis Robinson spoke to a large audience in Henniker.  Members learned about the time Robinson has spent on the Isle searching with a team for treasures from the past in ongoing archeological digs.
TUCKER FREE LIBRARY RECEIVES $10,000 MOOSE PLATE PRESERVATION GRANT
The Governor's Executive Council gave final approval for the Tucker Free Library's stained glass window restoration project.  Tom Gloudeman's of Morphos Studio will begin the restoration process in November.  A program about the windows and the preservation activities surrounding the grant will be held at a later date.  Details will follow.
FROM THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S DESK

The Board of Trustees of the Tucker Free Library learned on November 6, 2013 that the library had received final approval to receive a $10,000 grant to restore and preserve the stained glass windows at the town library.  "Many of our stained glass windows are in need of costly repair.  Each window has specific issues and our restoration expert will come in, evaluate each window before deciding on which windows need most immediate attention.  Some of the windows have obvious problems such as the glass separating from the lead channels but the more critical issue involves the hairline fractures of some of the pieces which greatly compromises the structural integrity of the entire window," state Lynn M. Piotrowicz, library director and grant administrator.

This grant is facilitated by the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  MONEY FOR THE PROJECT COMES FROM REVENUE GENERATED FROM THE SALE AND REGISTRATIONS OF MOOSE PLATES FOR NH MOTOR VEHICLE OWNERS.  THIS MEANS NONE OF THE MONEY FOR THIS GRANT COMES FROM LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL TAXES.  "We are very fortunate to receive this grant," states Patti Osgood chair of the Board of Trustees. "We realize that we had a lot of competition for this money and that in receiving this award it validates our commitment to restoring and preserving the architectural integrity of our beloved library."

Work will begin in mid-November and a program documenting the restoration process will be held early next year.
TFL Director shares ghost stories with Henniker/White Birch Senior Group
Lynn Piotrowicz, a non-believer, shared her experiences with Tucker Free Library ghosts.  Three separate sightings over the nine years of her tenure led her to ask the question, "is seeing believing?"  Following the ghost stories, Dan Dennett's TedTalk was shown and audience members debated whether there is such a thing as ghosts.