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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genealogy discussion planned
Derry Public Library hosts the monthly meeting of the Genealogy Roundtable on Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. in the library's lower level meeting room.
Meetings are informal and all are welcome to attend, regardless of level of experience.
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.
Library welcomes Rebecca Rule
The Derry Public Library hosts an afternoon with New Hampshire humorist and storyteller Rebecca Rule on Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Rule has been featured for many years on state programs, radio shows and as a featured writer for the University of New Hampshire and for other magazines and publications.