Upcoming Virtual Events

How Colleges Choose Students with Wendy Thompson
LIVE ZOOM EVENT - Tuesday, September 22nd at 6pm - Call or email library to sign up!

High school students and their parents are invited to this informative presentation designed to help families understand the role essays, standardized testing, interviews, extracurricular activities, sports, and other factors play in the admissions decisions colleges make.

This event will take place live on Zoom. Sign up is required. Please contact the library via phone or email with your email address in order to receive the Zoom link. 

Wendy Thompson has an extensive background in college admissions, including twelve years on the Bowdoin College staff, where she evaluated over 10,000 applications and over 20,000 essays, and conducted hundreds of interviews. She has the experience of reviewing these student’s applications 

with an expert’s eye and seeing each essay through the eyes of a college admissions officer. Her admissions career spans thirty years and she has been advising students in the college search, selection, and application process since 2003.

Check out these virtual events we've held at the library!

Artist and Author Talk with Ruth Ann Bleau
Filmed August 2020

Local artist and author Ruth Ann Bleau shares poetry from her book Firedance while showcasing the corresponding artwork on display at the library through mid-October. 

Author Talk with Portsmouth Athenaeum Keeper Thomas Hardiman Jr.
Filmed August 2020

Keeper of the Portsmouth Athenaeum and local author Tom Hardiman discusses his book Money, Revolution, and Books: A Multi-Generational Perspective on the Portsmouth Athenaeum's Library of John Fisher of London.  

Author Talk with Matthew Langdon Cost
Filmed August 2020

Matthew Langdon Cost discusses his new historical fiction novel I Am Cuba: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. 

Modern Day Dowsing with Glen Johnson
Filmed August 2020

Glen Johnson talks about how the ancient practice of dowsing fits into modern day living.

Author Talk with Samantha Simard
Filmed September 2020

Samantha Simard talks about her books Stitches and Scar Tissue and shares her experience with self-publishing.