ATKINSON — Atkinson Historical Society is hosting “HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE NH SEACOAST” on Thurs., September 19 at 6:30 p.m. here at the library. (Register, please).

Terry Nelson was an educator for forty years. His last position before retiring was as an assistant principal for Southside Middle School in Manchester—the home of the Spartans. He is a member of the Manchester Historical Association; Woodman Museum, Dover, New Hampshire; New Hampshire Archeological Society; and the Council for British Archaeology. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Dover with their little dog, Ellie.

Terry will be discussing his book, Hidden History of the New Hampshire Seacoast. The New Hampshire Seacoast has a wealth of overlooked history. Some remnants are hidden in plain sight, and others are just plain hidden. The author reveals some of New England’s most fascinating history, from Durham & Madbury to North Hampton & Portsmouth.

HOME WITH CHROME: Take the bus on Mondays and plan to spend time doing homework using either your own Chromebook or one of ours. Ages 10+ under library policy do not need a parent to accompany them so youth in that category may come and hang out in the Teen Room to use *Chromebooks and get homework done

Supervision will be intermittent. We will assist with homework questions to the best of our ability but we are NOT tutors or taskmasters. This space is for tweens and teens who are mostly self-directed and need an environment away from home to get homework done and would enjoy hanging with peers.

This is an especially great idea for grade 5 who will be using Chromebooks daily starting in middle school and we will assist with getting them familiar with the device. Feel at 'home with Chrome'!

Youth may take the bus from Atkinson Academy to the library if parents make arrangements with pick-up patrol or from the Timberlane Regional Middle or High School. (The library is not taking responsibility for the transportation, we are only letting you know that there is a bus that stops here.) Please pack them an extra snack that they can have when they arrive.

Please register ages 10 and up and start your t/weens week off right by getting homework done with fun! They can come every Monday we are open or intermittently. They can actually come any day, but supervision cannot be an expectation other than Mondays.

The awesome Lenovo Chromebooks were generously donated by The Greater Salem Rotary Club! We couldn’t be more grateful! Youth that have test piloted them thus far love that the hinge folds back and it has touchscreen capability.

READER’S THEATER: Do you like to read? Come to our Reader’s Theater and read from a 'script'. No worry about remembering your lines, just play the part as you read! Everyone can have a turn, share the fun and perform without costumes or props. This is a great way to practice reading out loud and help you feel like a real performer!

We're including grades 2-5 so come and join us at the theater!! Please register ASAP for the September 26 performance at 6:30 p.m.

'Reader's theater is a strategy that combines reading practice and performing. Its goal is to enhance students reading skills and confidence by having them practice reading with a purpose.

MORE INFO: Go to to register for events or use the databases. You may also call us Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at 603-362-5234 to register with a ‘human’. Miss a news article? Go to to read each and every one!



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