, Derry, New Hampshire

January 2, 2014


Derry News

---- — Library hosts author

Author Dan Szczesny will be featured in a presentation at Derry Public Library on Jan. 18 at 1 p.m.

Szczesny will speak on his book “The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie,” a hiking memoir chronicling the journey of the author and his young but ambitious hiking partner as they set out to hike Mount Kearsarge in November 2011.

What followed was a hiking odyssey that lasted more than a year as the two hikers crossed the state on their way to a 225-mile epic attempt to complete a little-known hiking list, “The 52 With A View.”

The presentation will be held at the library’s lower level meeting room at 64 East Broadway. Call 432-6140 for information.

Library hostsTech Thursdays

Derry Public Library begins a new schedule of computer classes for those needing the very basics. Sign up for either afternoon or evening sessions.

On Jan. 9, iPad Basics will be offered at 1:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. Anyone with an iPad is welcome to come learn all about how to use the device.

Computers for Absolute Beginners is offered on Jan. 16 with sessions at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. This is for anyone who has never used a computer and wants to get started. On Jan. 23, Basic Practice is offered as the Tech Thursday offering at 1:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.

Call 432-6140 for information.

Seniors enjoy snow day

Derry Parks and Recreation will host a “Senior Snow Day” for local senior citizens on Jan. 22 from noon to 2 p.m. at Alexander-Carr lodge off Pierce Avenue.

Parks and Recreation will provide some yummy treats for guests; everyone is asked to bring a dish to share.

Admission is free, but limited to adults 50 years of age and over. Those wishing to attend need to get a ticket from the Parks and Recreation office at Veterans Hall. Tickets are limited so register early.

Call 432-6140 for information or visit

Alexander-Carr offers winter fun

The Alexander-Carr Park and lodge is now open for winter activities, weather and snow permitting. The park is home to a sledding hill, heated lodge with concession stand and other seasonal activities for families to enjoy.

The park is open Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Times and days are subject to change. Call 432-6136 for a schedule and more information.