Upcoming events at the Pelham library

Published 3:14 pm Thursday, September 6, 2018

PELHAM – The Pelham Public Library recently announced several events taking place in September and October.

All of the upcoming events are free. To make event reservations and for general information call the library at 620-6418.

Here is a list of upcoming events:

Lost and Found Treasures of America Monday, Sept. 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Come listen to local historian Jim Phillips as he tells stories of incredible riches that have been lost and sometimes found in the United States. Mr. Phillips has produced numerous history videos and travels around the state to give talks. He is passionate and knowledgeable about the subject, and it is sure the program will be of great interest for all who attend. If interested, please call the library at 620-6418 to reserve a seat.

Understanding Medicare Seminar Thursday, Sept. 20, 12-1 p.m.
Does Medicare confuse you? Get answers at this seminar provided by a Medicare advisor from Physicians Mutual. The presentation simplifies complex issues such as the Medicare parts, enrolling and more. Hundreds age into Medicare each month in this area. It is a complex and confusing process for most individuals. Attend this program and get the facts. The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 620-6418.

Manga Art Classes Tuesday, Sept. 25and Thursday, Oct. 9, 6-7 p.m.
Local manga artist, Alyssa L. Harleman, will be sharing her manga art knowledge this September in 2 classes. Her classes will revolve around the basics and the advanced techniques of the manga community. Students will also learn unique skills to discover their own style of drawing and how to perfect it as well. They will get the chance to learn how to do backgrounds. Students will also get the chance to interact with each other and discover different art styles. This class is free, but seating is limited to 10. Teen and adult student are welcome. Students must bring supplies. Please call 620-6418 to reserve a seat for both classes now!

 Free Resume Workshop Saturday, Sept. 29, 11-12:30 p.m.
Are you having trouble getting your resume noticed by potential employers? Do you need help updating your resume? HotelPro is using their 15-year knowledge base to help individuals with sharpening skill sets that will help obtain employment. They are partnering with Pelham Public Library to host a resume workshop. During the resume class, each individual will learn the correct form of a resume and how to sharpen their own resume. Seating is extremely limited. If interested, please call the library at 620-6418 to reserve a seat.

Free Social Security Seminars Monday, Oct. 8, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 256-7 p.m.
Wilson Financial Group will be hosting free seminars to the public on maximizing Social Security benefits. In these workshops, Philip Wilson will explain how to plan appropriately for retirement income along with how to maximize your Social Security payments. He has been a practicing financial advisor since 1989 and has obtained many professional certifications in the areas of estate and long-term care planning. Mr. Wilson is passionate about helping seniors plan for their future after retirement. RSVP by calling 205-745-3974.

Soil Sampling Program Monday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Ever wonder why you keep replacing shrubs that die in that certain spot in your yard? Are your vegetable plants puny and unproductive? You may think you lack a green thumb, but your soil might actually be the culprit. Without soil testing managing garden plant nutrients is difficult due to the complex nature of their interactions with the soil. Acid solids, for example, can limit root growth and cause nutrients to become unavailable to plants. Soil testing measures the soil’s nutrient-holding capacity and provides a basis for smart yard management decisions. Stop wasting time, sweat, and money by attending this program hosted at the Pelham Public Library by Regional Extension Agent Nelson Wynn. Mr. Wynn will cover the correct way to collect a soil sample and how to use the soil test report. This program will also cover soil PH, soil group, nutrient rating, lime, and fertilization recommendation. There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited so we ask that participants register in advance. Please call 620-6418 for more information.

Adult Chess Night Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Adult Chess Night takes place the last Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. No registration needed. All games are provided and all player levels are welcome. Ages 18 and up.

Family History Workshop Saturday, Oct. 20, 10:30-12 p.m.
Curious about grandfather’s old .22 rifle? Ever wonder what stories it could tell? What about grandmother’s old box of pictures? Who were those people? Are they kin? Is there an old home place? Where is it? Who lived there? When did they move? Why? All of these and many more questions can be answered simply by asking older family and friends. Best of all, most of us have easy ways to record the answers. Our smartphones, camcorders or audio recorders make it easy if we use a few simple tricks. The time to ask questions and record answers is now. None of us are getting younger. Find out simple and easy ways to record conversations that become more valued as time passes. Not only are the stories saved — but voices and, possibly, images, too. Bert Young has been recording family stories for many years. He’ll demonstrate techniques for recording meaningful family stories during a free workshop. There is no charge to attend. The workshop will be held Saturday, October 20th from 10:30- to 12 p.m.