Upcoming Meetings……

The Library Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 29 at 11 AM, in the library.  The public is welcome to attend.

The “Friends of HPL”  will be meeting on Thursday, October 6 at 3 PM, in the library.  If you’re interested in promoting and supporting your local library, please join us!


New England Author Visit this Fall

Rosamond van der Linde will be reading excerpts of her new book “A Piano In Every Room” on October 11, 2011 at 7 PM at the Hill Public Library, 30 Crescent Street, Hill, NH.

 Rosamond van der Linde co-founded a music school unlike any other, blending love of music, love of people and a passionate commitment to education, and community service. “A Piano In Every Room” tells the astonishing tale of a family living in 42-room house with 34 pianos. Their story includes Rosamond’s victory over childhood polio, while her husband, Rein van der Linde, survived the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam. Their sheer courage created their destiny. Later, raising a remarkable musical family of seven pianists the parents shaped their own children’s lives, embraced their community, and grew into a cultural treasure for America, and friends around the world.

For close to forty years the entire family has been involved in teaching piano, building the music school, summer and adult camps all of which have been written up in books, magazines, The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, and profiled on PBS, New England Channel News, and CNN News. This has generated hundreds of questions as to how it all came about and how the van der Lindes did it. This book provides the answers by the founder herself. The story is about a dynamic family that created a music enterprise and thrived within it. The tale reveals a passion for piano, a delightful family story, and a unique learning experience.

The event is free and open to the public. For further details contact Lynn Christopher, Director, at 603.934.9712.

Adopt-a-Book Event to Benefit HPL’s Children’s Reference Section

As we strive to build a better collection for our youngest patrons, once again the library will be holding an Adopt-a-Book program.  The books available for adoption are hardcover, non-fiction titles with durable library bindings.  The cost to adopt a book varies between $15 and $25.  HPL’s Adopt-a-Book program is the perfect opportunity to honor a special occasion, family member, or friend with a commemorative bookplate.  Remember, a book is a gift that can be opened again and again…..

The Adopt-a-Book campaign kicks off during Banned Books Week, with “Band & Books!” scheduled for Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM.  The event takes place at the Skip Wallace Pavilion (by the pond) and will include:

  • Performance by the young and very talented  Long Tail Monkeys
  • Book Sale
  • Homemade Chili & Baked goods (donations are welcome!)
  • Quality children’s books awaiting adoption

Join us for this free and fun event sponsored by Friends of Hill Parks & Rec. and Friends of the Hill Public Library.

Support children’s literacy & intellectual freedom!  Adopt a book!