Monthly Art Exhibit

Artists Wanted!

Image of Artists PaletteThe Wakefield-Brookfield area has an enormous amount of artistic talent.  With that in mind, the Gafney features a monthly art exhibit which has become a popular event.  The library's modern exhibit hanging system allows various types of art to be hung on most of the library walls.  Though flat space is at a premium, two fireplace mantles allow limited space for small pieces of sculpture, pottery or other pieces not suitable for hanging.  Artists are given exposure through press releases to area media outlets and the opportunity to host a reception during the exhibit period.  There have been as many at 140 items exhibited during one month and as few as ten.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, contact the library (522-3401).

Gafney Knit Wits

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The Gafney Knit Wits meet to knit, crochet and socialize. While much of the time the members work on their own projects, the group extended itself into the community by working on many charity projects - baby blankets, sweaters, and hats for local organizations that care for young mothers, chemo caps, helmet liners, shawls, and even afghans to send to Afghanistan.  Occasional "field trips" to yarn shops, and lunches or picnics by the lake at members' homes are on the Knit Wits' agenda.
Janice King, founder of the group, says that the motto since the beginning has always been, "Come as you want, stay as long as you want." It is a very informal group  There are no dues or membership fees and no commitment to attend meetings.  The KnitWits always welcome new members, no matter what the skill level!  Call Janice at 522-3401 to be on the list for changes in schedule.

Armchair Adventures:

Try out a virtual Escape Room!

Fun Escape Rooms:

Dr. Who



Explore nature live cams from all around the world.


NH Audobon Society has weekly streaming videos and storytimes.


Never been to Disneyworld? Hop on a virtual ride!


Tour the Guggenheim Museum and other museums - virtually!

Explore the Guggenheim from home

Browse their over 200 art books and catalogs

And here is a link to the sister museums in Venice and Bilbao

Visit a museum!  (click on the blue link after clicking on the colored link)

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Smiling senior citizensInternet safety tips for seniors

AARP—New Hampshire : The AARP has information geared to NH residents.

Active Retirement Association: The ARA provides educational and cultural programming in the Seacoast area and beyond.

Discounts for NH Senior Citizens: Find a list of discounts for seniors for restaurants, retail stores and travel.

Eldercare Locator: A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, Eldercare Locator connects families to services for older adults.

The Friends Program—Retired and Senior Volunteer Program: In addition to volunteer opportunities, the Friends Program offers programs that libraries can host such as Bone Builders, a fitness program for seniors.

Housing Resources for Seniors: New Hampshire: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has a resource page for each state.

National Institute on Aging: Part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the NIA offers research-based information and resources related to health and aging.

NH Legal Assistance for Seniors: The Senior Law Project (SLP) assists our state’s most economically and socially needy seniors with civil legal problems.

The Savvy Senior: This national information network is devoted to older Americans and the families that support them.                                               

Seasoned Times: This site offers active seniors recipes, crossword puzzles, links to helpful resources and other topics.

ServiceLink: Aging and Disability Resource Center: A program of the NH Department of Health and Human Services, ServiceLink helps individuals access and make connections to long term services and supports, access family caregiver information and supports, explore options and understand and access Medicare and Medicaid.

Today’s Seniors: This site offers information on a wide range of issues of interest to seniors.

Educational Opportunities for Seniors

NH Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver: New Hampshire residents who are age 65 or older and are not enrolled in a degree program are eligible to take a maximum of two credit-bearing courses per academic year tuition-free at UNH.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College: OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at Granite State College offers educational opportunities to individuals 50+ years of age. There is also an OLLI at Dartmouth College.