SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER EVENTS
Wednesday, Sept. 24th at 7PM–
Richard Hesse, Emeritus Professor of Law,
University of New Hampshire School of Law—
Constitution Day is in September and in recognition the Kensington Historical Society and the Library are hosting Richard Hesse who will present “The Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking?” He will explore the cast of characters called “founders,” the problems they faced, and the solutions they fashioned. Hesse’s program will examine the prevailing conditions in the 1780’s and the circumstances leading to the Convention of 1787. How and why did the Constitutional Convention come about?
Friday, Sept. 26th at 7PM—
Members of The New Hampshire Astronomical Society will present Skywatch… an educational slide presentation indoors followed by outdoor Sky gazing. Dress warmly and let your family experience the wonders of our magnificent sky. (Raindate will be Sunday Sept. 28th at 7pm.)
Wednesday, Oct. 8th at 7PM—
“Discovering New England Stone Walls” with Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls.) Kevin will talk about the history of stone walls in New England, they ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance on our unique landscape. Kevin will also build a miniature wall on a tabletop using tiny stones.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON MOVIES—FILMS ABOUT FOOD
We will start up our Friday afternoon movies on September 19th at 1:00 PM with “The Lunchbox.” A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. “The subtle performances of the leads, the remarkable Irrfan Khan and the engaging Nimrat Kaur, make ‘The Lunchbox’ a pleasure to watch.” –Leonard Maltin.
October 24th at 1:00PM—“The Chef. ” When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner; he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Starring Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey, Jr. and Oliver Platt, the movie is … “a nuanced side dish, a slow-cooked film that’s one of the most heartwarming of the young year. ” Scott Bowles of USA Today