Covered bridge book
Gibson’s Bookstore is pleased to host author Kim Varney Chandler on Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. for her engaging and well-illustrated history of the remaining covered bridges in the Granite State, Covered Bridges of New Hampshire. The 288-page, full color, softcover features the author’s own current day photography of all sixty-one covered bridges, paired with historical photos in a then-and-now-theme.
Author Kim Varney Chandler partnered with bridgewrights, timber framers, bridge engineers, historical societies, town offices, libraries, state and national organizations, and community members to compile extensive histories of each bridge.
Free and open to the public, no registration required. Learn more at gibsonsbookstore.com/event/covered-bridges-of-NH.
Virtual book launch
Gibson’s Bookstore is pleased to virtually welcome author Lana Harper for the virtual launch of her newest Thistle Grove rom-com, Back in a Spell, in conversation with Lana’s friend, author Jilly Gagnon. Event will be held online on Jan. 3 at 7 p.m.
Events Coordinator Elisabeth Jewell has been a fierce proponent of Lana’s series, handselling Payback’s a Witch (get in losers, we’re going hexing, in a John Tucker Must Die but with magic) and From Bad to Cursed (fall in love with your smug enemy while solving an attempted cursing together) to anyone who stands still long enough. She is incredibly excited to bring Lana in for a discussion of smooching and witchery, for this novel about an awkward first date that leads to an accidental we-woke-up-soul-married-in-Magical-Vegas between one of the most powerful witches in town and a magical newbie.
Registration required at eventbrite.com/e/ 474257024527.
Granite VNA, formerly Concord Regional VNA and Central NH VNA & Hospice, is offering “A Matter of Balance – Virtual Translation,” an online falls prevention program that helps adults view falls and the fear of falling as controllable, change the environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. The program is on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. The program introduction is Jan. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Our eight-week “A Matter of Balance – Virtual Translation” classes provide the tools needed to gain confidence and learn simple fall prevention strategies. The program is being held in collaboration with Sanbornton Public Library.
To register, call (603) 224-4093, ext. 85815 or visit granitevna.org/ onlineprograms.
Registration is required and space is limited. Please note that a camera and microphone is needed to complete the program. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive a link to the program. Technical instruction is available to participate in the group.