June 2014

"Introduction to Landscape Astrophotography", July 9th at 6:30 PM

We welcome photographer Adam Woodworth to the Weston Gallery as our July artist.  He has mastered the amazing art of blending beautiful night skies with striking landscape compositions to produce etheral and almost surreal images.  Adam will also present an illustrated lecture on how he makes the magic, free and open to the public on Wednesday, July 9th at 6:30 PM

Introduction to Landscape Astrophotography will take you on a night time journey across locations in Northern New England with a couple stops in New Brunswick and Quebec.  Adam will look at landscape photos that feature the galactic center of the Milky Way and discuss the stories and techniques behind the photos.

Woodworth is a landscape photographer, fine art printer, award winning filmmaker, and software engineer.  He is originally from Kittery, Maine, and now resides in Rye, New Hampshire.  He has had a love of photography for over 15 years, and since 2008 he has focused on landscape photography.

His goal as a photographer is to create compelling images using high quality tools and techniques.  His attention to detail as a long time computer programmer is not lost in his photography and fine art printing.
He often strives to produce images that capture the beauty of nature, but he also uses special techniques to create images that often times look otherworldly.

Adam can frequently be found wandering around the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the seacoasts of Maine and New Hampshire, or other beautiful areas of New England.

Boulder Beach and Otter CliffsThunder HoleCovered BridgeWest Quoddy Head

Rain gardens installed at the Lane Memorial Library

  Hampton Union , June 13, 2014

[The following article is courtesy of the Hampton Union and Seacoast Online.]

Library rain garden HAMPTON — Two demonstration rain gardens have been installed along the Winnacunnet Road side of the Lane Memorial Library in Hampton.

This project was cosponsored by the Rockingham Planning Commission, the Seabrook-Hamptons Estuary Alliance (SHEA) and the Hampton Conservation Commission. These beautiful gardens provide an opportunity for the public to discover how rain gardens capture and filter water runoff from impervious surfaces such as rooftops and driveways.

Two downspouts from the library roof now feed directly into the rain gardens, making good use of the storm water runoff from the roof. These demonstration gardens also help the town fulfill the "Public Education and Outreach" portion of the federal MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) requirements. MS4 refers to the federal legislation mandating that municipalities reduce, to the greatest extent possible, the quantity of pollutants that stormwater runoff picks up and releases into local streams and rivers.

These gardens would not have been possible without the support from members of the community. Candace Dolan, a member of SHEA and resident of Hampton Falls, contributed the rain garden design and installation leadership; Pat Navin of the Hampton Garden Club chose the plants and created the layout; Land Wright LLC donated and delivered the compost and mulch for the gardens; the Hampton Department of Public Works did the preliminary excavation work; The Hampton Garden Club, Hampton Rotary, and Hampton Conservation Commission gave generous cash donations for materials and supplies; and a crew of wonderful volunteers came out and worked tirelessly on that warm Saturday to complete the installations.


Local Author Brad Boucher - June 16th at 6:30 PM

Why write horror fiction?  That is a question local author Brad Boucher is happy to answer whenever he has an audience of interested fans.  You can hear the story of how he became fascinated by this particular corner of the writing universe on Monday, July 16th at 6:30 PM as he joins us here at the library to kick off the publication of his new book Readings from the Book of Pain.  In addition to a discussion about the merits and challenges of writing horror fiction, Brad will also touch on the subject of how writing short fiction for various publications is different from maintaining suspense throughout a full novel.  Budding writers of any genre take note!

Boucher's short stories have been published for many years, some of them in magazines that are now rare or have ceased publication.  He will give away several of these original magazines as raffle prizes.

Brad will also invite audience members to help choose the cover design for his new work during the course of his presentation.  The library has set up a voting station just around the corner from the circulation desk for those who would like a running start on the decision.

Vote your choice