Movie of the Month: DUNKIRK
Monday, March 12, 6:30 pm

In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Tom Hardy, Fionn Whitehead, Jack Lowden, and Harry Styles.
Rated PG-13

**RESCHEDULED for 3/20** Songs of Emigration: Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music
Sponsored through a grant from NH Humanities - 3/20, 6:30 p.m.
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.

Share Your Talent Series: Basic Sewing
Saturday, 3/24 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join Bow resident Kathy Roberge on March 24th to learn some basic hand sewing skills! We will be learn a variety of simple hand sewing stitches that will allow you to sew on a button, repair a zipper, fix a seam, and hem your clothes. We will also learn a few "tricks of the trade" that will make the whole process easier!  Class limited to 6. Registration required. Please register by March 20th through our online calendar by clicking the writing hand under the program title. Questions? Contact Kate at or call 224-7113.
Learn the Benefits of Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Wednesday, March 28 6:30 PM
Would you like to reduce your short-term or chronic stress?.... reduce stress related pain? Join Barbara Belmont as she introduces guided tapping, a technique that has shown to have many benefits to overall health. Registration is encouraged.
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 by contacting 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 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 8-8:45 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:

      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

Movie of the Month: WONDER
Monday, April 9, 6:30 pm

Based on the beloved best-selling novel, WONDER follows the inspiring story of the Pullman family, whose youngest child, Auggie, is a boy born with facial differences. When Auggie enters mainstream elementary school for the first time, his extraordinary journey unites his family, his school, and his community, and proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out. Oscar® winner Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay star in this heartwarming and uplifting film.
Rated PG