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Come out in Southern NH and have a beer or a glass of wine and discuss a book. Our book choices range from fiction, nonfiction, biography, history, and everything in between. Anyone who loves to read, relax, and socialize with great people is welcome to join.

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You're Invited to a Let Freedom Fling!

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Celebrate America's Independence with a backyard BBQ Bash!

Bring a dish to share, lawn chair & a bathing suit.
Enjoy music, games, barbeque, drinks (BYOB) and good times

Your Hosts,
Christina, Karen and Serge

FYI - This is a kid-friendly event.

Cribbage Night - Beginners Encouraged

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Then join us for a night of 15s, double double runs, and hopefully not a double skunk!

Beginners encouraged to come, several boards will going simultaneously.

Bring your board and deck along with beverage of choice. Snacks will be provided.

We'll play for fun the first few meetups, but will consider hosting a tournament in the fall.

Discuss: Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

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Location is Ray's lakefront property in Salem. Directions will be sent out prior to event. Rain location is at Ray's house in Salem (not the shed)!

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams.
In 1901, the word ‘Bondmaid’ was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the ‘Scriptorium’, a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Esme’s place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word ‘bondmaid’ flutters to the floor. Esme rescues the slip and stashes it in an old wooden case that belongs to her friend, Lizzie, a young servant in the big house. Esme begins to collect other words from the Scriptorium that are misplaced, discarded or have been neglected by the dictionary men. They help her make sense of the world. Over time, Esme realises that some words are considered more important than others, and that words and meanings relating to women’s experiences often go unrecorded. While she dedicates her life to the Oxford English Dictionary, secretly, she begins to collect words for another dictionary: The Dictionary of Lost Words. Set when the women’s suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. It’s a delightful, lyrical and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words, and the power of language to shape the world and our experience of it.

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