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January 24, 2013

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A book signing and question-and-answer time follow the readings. Call the library for information at 432-6140.

Russian trip being planned

Any Greater Derry citizen or Pinkerton Academy student interested in going on a trip to Derry’s sister city in Russia, Cherepovets and its high school, are welcome to find out more by contacting Tony Carnovale at carnovale@comcast.net.

Carnovale, a former Pinkerton Academy teacher, has traveled to Russia for many years as part of an exchange program between that country and the town of Derry.

The sister city program is now in its 25th year, giving students and adults a chance to travel and learn about Russia while meeting its people and sharing cultures.

The trip is offered April 19 through 29.

Learn how to save energy

Derry’s Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee hosts an energy savings for the home seminar on Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway.

Learn about simple, inexpensive things you can do can save energy and money this heating season, including how to reduce heat loss through windows and how to properly insulate attics. For information, contact Tom Minnon at tminnon@comcast.net.

Stellar program planned

Derry Public Library hosts an astronomy event on Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. featuring members of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society.

The topic is “What’s Up in Tonight’s Sky” and is open to the public. Participants will learn about how to use a telescope. The library has a new telescope, available to patrons. Call the library at 432-6140 for information.

Waste grant application OK’d

Town councilors gave approval for environmental officials to apply for up to $4,304 in grant money to support a household hazardous waste collection in the spring of 2014.

Derry and Londonderry take turns hosting regional waste collection efforts.

In the past, grant money from the state’s Department of Environmental Services has supported not only hazardous waste collections, but also watershed assessment, improvements to the town’s recycling center and other municipal projects.

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