FREE Community Yoga Classes by Yoga NH
As part of a facility rental agreement approved by the Library Trustees, Yoga NH (owned by Maureen Miller of Concord, NH) is pleased to offer FREE 1-hour yoga classes each month to Bow residents and library card holders!  See below for a complete date/time listing through June 2018.

These classes are suitable for all levels, so if you've ever wanted to try a yoga class this is a great way to do it for no cost. Classes are held in the Merrimack County Savings Bank Room in the Lower Level. Since the majority of these classes are held outside of regular library hours, participants will need to enter through the Lower Level door near the handicapped parking and ramp.

Please register in advance through the MindBody app (search under Yoga for Yoga NH) or contact Lori Fisher at 224-7113 or Pre-registration guarantees your spot, since some of these classes will have a larger yoga teacher training group in attendance.

Thank you to Maureen Miller and Yoga NH for giving back to the Bow community as part of their paid use of our facilities for events and workshops!

Upcoming FREE community yoga class dates - all are 9 am to 10 am unless otherwise noted:
Sat 2/3/18
Sun 2/4/18
Sat 3/3/18
Sun 3/4/18
Thurs 4/5/18 - 3 classes: 9-10 am; 10:45-11:45 am; and 2:30-3:30 pm
Fri 4/6/18 - 3 classes: 9-10 am; 10:45-11:45 am; and 2:30-3:30 pm
Sat 4/7/18 - Yoga Nidra class 7:45-8:45 am
Wed 5/2/18 - 12nn-1 pm
Sat 5/5/18
Wed 5/16/18 - 12nn - 1 pm
Sat 6/2/18
Monthly Book Talks
Meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Do you love to read outside of your comfort zone?  Do you enjoy talking about books with others?  Then our monthly Book Talk is for you!  This informal discussion group takes place at two separate times on the second Tuesday of the month - it doesn't matter which session you attend.  We vote annually in October for the books to read during the next calendar year. We choose among fiction, nonfiction, recent award winners, and classics.  Copies of the latest book are available at the Circulation Desk.  The following list shows upcoming book discussion dates and the book(s) to be discussed:

      February 13, 2018      The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

      March 13, 2018           The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

      April 10, 2018              O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

      May 8, 2018                Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth
                                          of the FBI by David Grann

      June 12, 2018             The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

      July 10, 2018               The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

      August 14, 2018           A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

      September 18, 2018*   Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
                                           by Jenny Lawson

      October 9, 2018           The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

      November 13, 2018      Radium Girls: the Dark Story of America's Shining Women
                                           by Kate Moore

      December 11, 2018      Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

Asterisk* denotes meeting will take place on third Thursday of the month.

Suggestions for the next year's potential reading list can be submitted anytime January through September, with voting on all suggestions taking place during the month of October.  Please contact Amy Bain, Library Assistant, with any reading suggestions at

How We Fund Public Services in NH - 2/28/18 6:30 PM
Phil Sletten, policy analyst from the NH Fiscal Policy Institute will share insight as to how NH raises revenue to fund the services that impact economic opportunity in our state, Non-partisan, independent view of public policy in New Hampshire.
Movie of the Month: GIFTED
Monday, February 12, 6:30pm

Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Starring Chris Evans and McKenna Grace. Rated PG-13.
Songs of Emigration: Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music
Sponsored through a grant from NH Humanities
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
6:30 PM
Free & open to the public

Through traditional music Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki relays some of the adventures, misadventures, and emotions experienced by Irish emigrants. The focus is on songs about leaving Ireland, sometimes focusing on the reasons for leaving (a man who is driven from his land by English persecution), sometimes revealing what happened upon arrival (an immigrant drafted into the Union army during the Civil War), and sometimes exploring the universal feeling of homesickness of a stranger in a strange land (a factory worker in London missing his home in County Clare). The presenter discusses the historical context of these songs, interspersing their stories with tunes from Ireland that made their way into New England’s musical repertoire, played on his fiddle or guitar.