Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Crosscut: Stories of the Androscoggin Valley

New Hampshire's "Moose of Humor," Rebecca Rule, will visit the Merrimack Library again on Thursday, October 28, at 7 pm to present oral histories and vintage photos to tell the story of the rise and fall of the North Country's logging industry in "Crosscut: Stories of the Mills, Logging and Life in the Androscoggin Valley."

Through the stories of individuals, a picture of a rich culture emerges. The paper mills provided the major economic base for the people of New Hampshire's northern communities for over 150 years, and their closure has impacted the lives of everyone in the North Country. Audience members will be invited to share their own stories and discuss the logging and paper industries and the special place north of the notches.

Becky has been a popular presenter at libraries around New Hampshire, and we are happy to host her once again, thanks to funding from the Friends of the Merrimack Public Library. Becky usually attracts a large audience, so we encourage you to save a seat by going to http://www.merrimack.lib.nh.us/news/onebook.shtml and clicking on the Register button for this event, or by calling 424-5021.

Raffle prize tickets will be drawn at this final event of One Book, One Town 2010. If you received a ticket for participating in any OBOT event, be sure to complete it and return it to the library before or at this program. You do not need to be present at the drawing to win.

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