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March 13, 2014

Rule at MBL

BRENTWOOD — The Mary E. Bartlett Library in Brentwood is pleased to announce that Rebecca Rule, New Hampshire author, humorist and storyteller will present “Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire”, on Thurs., March 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Based on her recently published book, “Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, the Present, the Past, and the Future” (Plaidswede Press, 2012), this program will cover the rituals, traditions and history of town meeting; including the perennial characters, the literature, the humor, and the wisdom of this uniquely New England institution.

According to Becky’s publisher, “Town meeting is a sacred institution in New Hampshire. It has rituals, traditions, and a unique history. Town Meeting is democracy in its purest form. For three years, noted New Hampshire author Rebecca Rule gathered stories, attended town meetings and wrote this book. She crafted an instant New Hampshire classic. You’ll meet the characters who keep the drama cracking, from silent knitters to rabble-rousers, from deep-rooted hoary historians to transplants, from across-the-board cutters to homespun philosophers. You’ll dip into the literature — poems, novels, short stories and essays — some by famous writers and some by writers who may be new to you. You’ll sample the legendary dry humor as well as the down-home wisdom, which inspires well beyond the walls of the Olde Meeting House.”

This event is free and open to the public through a grant from the NH Humanities Council.

Light refreshments will be served prior to the presentation. For more information, call 642-3355, or go to www.brentwoodlibrary.org.

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