June 13, 2018

Becoming Age-Friendly

In June, Goffstown and Portsmouth became the first members in New Hampshire of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.What does this mean for Goffstown?“Well-designed, livable communities promote health and sustain economic growth, and they make for happier, healthier residents – of all ages.” – aarp.orgAn age-friendly community means
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This week’s “Take Time to Read” suggestions are for short stories – 2017 collections that can be read (or listened to!) in short periods of time: Take Time to Read: 2017 Short Story Collections: Always Happy Hour : stories by Mary MillerAnything is Possible by Elizabeth StroutThe Business of Dying
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May 17, 2017

Take a Hike

You don’t have to go far if you’re looking for a nice mountain hike nearby. In Goffstown, the Uncanoonuc Mountains Hiking Trails provide hikers with beautiful scenic views of Goffstown and the Merrimack Valley. David Pierce, retired cartographer, has provided the Conservation Commission with a map highlighting the various paths
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If the classics are not your cup of tea, try out some of these newer fiction and short story collections: American Housewife by Helen Ellis, 188 pagesThe Terrorist’s Son by Zak Ebrahim, 96 pages (biography)Not so Much, Said the Cat by Michael Swanwick, short storiesThe Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred
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Find time to read with books you can read in under an hour; the infographic below appears with the estimated time it will take you to complete all of them. Most of these are available in short story collections in our catalog, or let us know if we can help
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