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Librarian and Innovator of the ‘Bookmobile’: Farmington New Hampshire’s Mary Lemist Titcomb (1857-1932)

In 1905 it was an ground breaking idea to bring books directly to people who had trouble getting to the library. Mary Lemist Titcomb was passionate about reading, and making books available to everyone in Washington County, Maryland. She started … Continue reading

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Centenarian, Teacher Extraordinaire, Boston Post Cane Recipient: Merrimack New Hampshire’s Madeline Irene (Nash) Bennett (1914-2014)

New Hampshire’s beloved poet, Robert Frost, once said: “There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s first Female Senator: Bristol’s E. Maude (Fowler) Ferguson (1883-1932)

We’d like to think that following the passage of the 19th Amendment that New Hampshire women were being voted into all positions. We weren’t–we were late bloomers. By 1948 only four women had served in the New Hampshire Senate. Mrs. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Celebrating the Manchester Public Library’s Centennial

Celebrations are in order for Manchester New Hampshire’s Public Library.  The current building, originally called the Carpenter Memorial Library, is 100 years old on November 18, 2014 (using the dedication day of November 18, 1914 when 5,000 people assembled for … Continue reading

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Merrimack New Hampshire Goes Seismic

You would not think of bucolic Merrimack, New Hampshire as being in the epicenter of earthquakes–but it is now, sort of.  The town’s public library now (as of April 4, 2014) owns New Hampshire’s first and only public seismograph.  The … Continue reading

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