ATKINSON —If you missed round one of relaxation techniques, it’s not too late to get in on learning how to unwind and mediate. Please consider joining instructor, Nanci L. Meli, on Sat., January 18, from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Learn basic breathing techniques and instructions on beginning a daily meditation practice. Pen and paper for note taking are encouraged.

Nanci has taught ‘Well Being’ Meditation workshops throughout the New England area to (Health Care and Legal Organizations, Educational Systems, Colleges and Corporate Businesses) since 2000. She has been instructing private meditation sessions since 1992. She received her Mindfulness Certification in teaching meditation and peaceful communication with Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh in 2000. This is a free workshop and a great way to start 2014.

You would NEVER want to miss out on our Jack Frost Jamboree—it’s our 4th annual winter event coming up on Sat., January 25, from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. You may drop in and stay for all or part of the time. We have so many creative activities planned for the whole family; it’s going to be snap happy fun! Think ‘winter carnival’ with a twist.

Take a look at our line-up: Mini Golf Course (10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.); Snowshoeing (with Eastern Mountain Sports) 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Crafts (while supplies last); Games (Prizes while supplies last and limited amount per person); Popcorn snowball decorating (while supplies last); Fire Pit (S’mores 12:00-1:30 p.m.); Face Painting (10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.); Hot Dogs (11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.); Popcorn (11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.).

Do note that some events only happen during a particular time frame and for other events such a snowshoeing or the fire pit we need the weather to cooperate.

This is a free event sponsored by the hardworking and generous Friends of the Library. You should consider joining! They meet on the third Wednesday of the month. Stop in on Wed., January 15, and see what it means to really be a library supporter.

We also allow Atkinson teens who need community service hours to help out with games or face painting if they (not parents) contact Kathy Watson, Youth Services Director, well in advance and get on the docket.

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website at, call 603-362-5234, or email us at You also can get news directly sent to your inbox twice a month. Please ask us if you are interested. This is an efficient way to stay abreast of the newest events.

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