Upcoming Events

  • Jennifer Blodgett of Servicelink will be joining at 10 am to present and answer any questions you may have.

     

    Who: Seniors in Plainfield, and Meriden, and their families, caregivers, and friends.
     

    When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays – Social Coffee Hours
    June, July, and August. Come and visit with other local seniors. Bring games, puzzles, or hand crafts like knitting if you like. Coffee provided.

    Where: Philip Read Memorial Library 1088 NH-12A, Plainfield, NH 03781 Phone: (603) 675-6866

    Questions: Call Jim Allen at 603-558-2576

    Our goal is to provide our seniors with social time, stimulating conversation, and puzzles, games etcetera. Seniors living in Plainfield and Meriden, are warmly invited to attend. We also welcome our seniors’ caregivers, family members, and friends.

    Jun 25, 10:00am - Philip Read Memorial Library
  • This is a drop-in time for you to come with your tech questions.

    Please come with your device(s) and all necessary passwords. We can take this time to make sure you are
    set up properly to take advantage of all the library has to offer, or to help you get up and running with your
    email program, social media, and the like. If we can’t help you, we’ll find an answer or point you in the direction of finding it yourself. We hope you’ll take advantage of this new service. If the time is not right for you, just let us know and we can set up an appointment.
     

    Tech Tuesdays @ PRML - 10:30-11:30 am (drop in help)
    Tech Thursday @ ML - 3-4: 30 pm (drop in help)

    Jun 25, 10:30am - Philip Read Memorial Library
  • Drop in between 2-6. 

    Come build with our LEGOS! 

    What can you build?

    Jun 25, 02:00pm - Meriden Library
  • Tuesdays at 4:30 pm.

    All levels welcome.

     

    What is cribbage?

    Cribbage, or crib, is a card game, traditionally for two players, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points. It can be adapted for three or four players.[1]

    Cribbage has several distinctive features: the cribbage board used for score-keeping; the crib, box, or kitty (in parts of Canada and New England) two distinct scoring stages; and a unique scoring system, including points for groups of cards that total 15. It has been characterized as "Britain's national card game" and the only one legally playable in licensed pubs and clubs without requiring local authority permission.[2]

    The game has relatively few rules yet many subtleties, which accounts for its ongoing appeal and popularity. Tactical play varies, depending on which cards one's opponent has played, how many cards in the remaining pack will help the hand one holds, and what one's position on the board is. A game may be decided by a single point, and the edge often goes to an experienced player who utilizes strategy, including calculating odds and making decisions based on the relative positions of players on the board.

    Both cribbage and its close relative costly colours are descended from the old English card game of noddy. Cribbage added the distinctive feature of a crib and changed the scoring system for points, whereas costly colours added more combinations but retained the original noddy scoring scheme.

     

     

    Jun 25, 04:30pm - Meriden Library
  • Becoming Wolf: The Eastern Coyote in New England

    An eastern coyote is defined as much by its western coyote ancestry as by its DNA contribution from the Eastern wolf. “Our” coyotes vary physically and behaviorally from its smaller relative – while still carrying the incredible adaptability and canniness of Wile E. Coyote. This program takes a deep dive into the ecology and behavior of this creature, its indefatigability and how it is the
    human who must adapt to live with the ‘One Who Cannot Be Removed’. On the horizon, however, is a native carnivore which fled the northeast during wolf removal and now may be trying to return: The eastern wolf. A look-alike to the coyote, it has been killed mistakenly for its similarity of appearance to the coyote. We’ll talk about how the wolf and coyote might negotiate a truce in the
    northeast and how we might do the same.

    About 

    Christine Schadler (pronounced Shaydler) Chris’ interest in wild canids began in the 1970s as a volunteer at Wolf
    Park in Battleground, Indiana. This opportunity and others inspired an eventual Masters in Conservation Biology at Antioch University in Keene. Her thesis focused on the Natural Recovery of the Eastern Timber Wolf in Michigan. Chris lived in Michigan and Minnesota during the early 1980s where her research into the gray wolf continued
    and her speaking career began. Beginning in the early 1990s, Chris taught Forestry, Wolf Ecology and Environmental Conservation in the Natural Resources Department at UNH. She also instructed and mentored adult degree candidates in the UNH System at Granite State College. While wolf recovery was the focus of her early work, Chris’ attention shifted to the Eastern Coyote when she and her flock of sheep moved to New England. She is now the NH and VT Representative for Project Coyote, a national organization promoting coexistence with coyotes. Chris (with John Harrigan) co-founded the NH Wildlife Coalition which
    aims to defend predators and broaden public input into wildlife decision- making. She currently Chairs the Webster Conservation Commission and is a member of the Northeast Wolf Recovery Alliance.

    Chris taught Wolf Ecology, Conservation, and Dendrology at UNH. Since the 1970s, coexisting with the eastern coyote was put into practice on her sheep farms where no lethal measures and no predation occurred, ever. She is the NH & VT Rep for Project Coyote and Co-Founder of the NH Wildlife Coalition, which advocates for better conservation for
    predators.

    Chris holds a Masters in Conservation Biology and offers 40 years of research and specialization in wild canids, particularly the Eastern Wolf and the Eastern Coyote. Now retired from teaching Conservation, Dendrology and Wolf Ecology at UNH and Conservation at Granite State College, she provides education and presentations throughout New England.

    Jun 26, 06:30pm - Philip Read Memorial Library
  • Drop-in board games - 2 pm at the Meriden Library

    Jun 27, 02:00pm - Meriden Library
  • Drop in between 2-6. 

    Come build with our LEGOS! 

    What can you build?

    Jun 27, 02:00pm - Meriden Library
  • This is a drop-in time for you to come with your tech questions.

    Please come with your device(s) and all necessary passwords. We can take this time to make sure you are
    set up properly to take advantage of all the library has to offer, or to help you get up and running with your
    email program, social media, and the like. If we can’t help you, we’ll find an answer or point you in the direction of finding it yourself. We hope you’ll take advantage of this new service. If the time is not right for you, just let us know and we can set up an appointment.
     

    Tech Tuesdays @ PRML - 10:30-11:30 am (drop in help)
    Tech Thursday @ ML - 3-4: 30 pm (drop in help)

    Jun 27, 03:00pm - Meriden Library
  • Description: Experience the joy of reading to Scooter as the therapy dog lends an ear at the library. This heartwarming session is suitable for both kids and adults alike!

    We hope to see you at this exciting free event! Feel free to invite friends and family to join in the fun. 

    For more information please visit our website at www.plainfieldlibraries.org (or contact the library at 603/558-2576.

    Jul 01, 10:30am - Meriden Library
  • July 1, 2024 @ 6:00 PM @ Corey Tabor Park

    Wildlife Encounters 

    "JUNIOR ZOOKEEPER" ENCOUNTER

    Want to meet some wild animals? Join us for a special visit from Wildlife Encounters! We’ll receive a visit from seven special critters and learn all about what makes them unique.

    This program is recommended for ages 5-9, but kids of all ages and their families are welcome!

    Jul 01, 06:00pm -