Programs, News and Events
PASSES IN PITTSFIELD
Courtesy photo by Leslie Vogt: Pictured left to right:
Mrs. Hammen’s son: Peter G. Hammen, his wife Ruth G. Hammen, and
Josiah Carpenter Library Director Rozalind J. “Roza” Benoit.
donation of Christa McAuliffe Planetarium library Passes have been
presented to the Josiah Carpenter Library in Pittsfield by Peter G.
and Ruth E Hammen, Peter A. and Kathy Hammen, Christian and Jennifer
Hammen, and Dottie McKoan.
The passes are
given in memory of the late Bertha Hammen, a resident of Pittsfield
from 1951 to 1996, and the holder of the Boston Post Cane. Mrs.
Hammen passed away September 28, 2008 at the age of 109, at the
Merrimack County Nursing Home, where she had lived for the last
several years. Ms. Hammen was a space travel enthusiast, had
visited the planetarium on more than one occasion, and had the
opportunity to meet an astronaut on her first visit there.
The passes, valid for up
to $26.00 toward admission to the planetarium, are available to
registered patrons of the library at no cost. Visit the library on
41 Main Street Pittsfield or call (603) 435-8406, for more
Parenting DVDs Donated to the Carpenter Library
Recognizing that all families need support, and parenting is one
tough job, the NH Children’s Trust Fund and it partner sponsor,
Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation have donated a 12 DVD
I am Your Child
series to the library. The series offers important
information about managing day-to-day stress, child behavior,
development, fitness and nutrition. The new DVDs are
located with the children’s/family movies near the children’s
The New Hampshire State
Library has expanded the Internet database subscriptions which they
purchase for the use of all the state’s citizens. HeritageQuest
Online has been added to Ancestry Library Edition to provide
expanded resources for people interested in genealogy and history
research. You can access
HeritageQuest Online. The username for
citizens of Pittsfield is “0C3K24K67C7”, the password is “welcome”.
In addition the complete Internet
archives, and current issues, of the Concord Monitor have been added
to those of the Union Leader through the Newsbank database. Both
newspapers and the remaining research databases are most easily
accessed through the Pittsfield Middle High School website, in the
academic resources section.
If you have any questions, or
would like full descriptions of the databases, just ask during your
next visit to the library.
Story hour for children and their
parents/caregivers is held at 10:00 AM on Thursdays during the school
year. Come and join us - we read books, sing songs, play games and
make crafts. Each story ends at about 11:00 AM.
The Library needs volunteer
workers who can give 2 or 3 hours at a time on a regular basis.
Contact the librarian if you are interested in helping.