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January 31, 2013

DERRY BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — 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.

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.

Her Derry library program, "That Reminds Me of a Story," will feature many of her most beloved tales and stories. The event is open to all ages. Call the library for information at 432-6140.

Senior citizen Easter luncheon set

Derry Parks and Recreation hosts a senior citizen Easter luncheon on March 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Alexander-Carr Park Lodge, 28 Pierce Ave.

There will be treats for guests and all are asked to bring a dish to share.

Admission is free, but limited to adults 50 years of age and over. Those interested in attending must get a ticket from the recreation office.

Register early, beginning Feb. 4. Call for information at 432-6136 or visit derry-nh.org.