Fiske Free Library

108 Broad Street
Claremont, New Hampshire



Harry Potter Mania!

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Steve Blunt Returns! (Correction)

Join us on Friday, July 27, at Noon, for the return of Steve Blunt. Steve will close out our Summer Reading Program with songs and stories for children of all ages. Don't miss Steve's high energy performance!

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Simon Brooks, Storyteller

We are very happy to welcome back to the library storyteller Simon Brooks on Tuesday, July 10th at 1:00 pm. Simon delighted the audience during last year's Story Fest with his unique brand of energetic storytelling. The stories Simon tells are folk stories, myths, and legends from around the world brought vividly to life with unique voices. For more information about Simon Brooks, please visit his website at
This program is for ages 5 and up. Registration is not necessary but space is limited.

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Andrew Carnegie, Libraries, and Democracy

The New Hampshire Library Trustees Association, as part of its 50th Anniversary celebration is pleased to present a lecture by historian Jeffrey Smith portraying Andrew Carnegie. The presentation will be in the Gilmore Room of the library on Thursday, July 19th at 2:00 pm. Jeffrey Smith, Professor of History at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, has given over 150 performances as Carnegie, P. T. Barnum, and William Clark.
In his lifetime, Andrew Carnegie funded 1,679 public libraries in 1,142 American communities. In New Hampshire, he funded libraries in Berlin, Claremont, Dover, Franklin, Lebanon, Littleton, Raymond, Rochester, and Whitefield. This lecture is one of a series presented at four of these libraries-Franklin, Littleton, Whitefield, and the Fiske Free Library in Claremont. This lecture is funded in part by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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Sweet Freedom's Songs

On Thursday, July 12 at 7 pm the Friends of the Fiske Free Library and the Claremont Historical Society are co-sponsoring "Sweet Freedom's Songs," a performance of 19th century vocal music by Deborah Goss of Brattleboro, Vermont.

The program will feature anti-slavery and women's rights songs, poems, and prose that were widely heard in the years leading up to the Civil War. Of particular interest to New Hampshire audiences are several songs written and/or sung by the renowned Hutchinson Family Singers of Milford.

This program will be held in the library's Gilmore Room and is free and open to the public.

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