Offsite Meeting
Our meeting on August 13, 2012, will be at Brantwood Camp, when we make our annual trek to visit the boys and girls camp. We will meet in The Commons dining hall of the girls camp, and hear an update on Brantwood Camp’s activities. Lunch will be served, and we will have our regular club meeting.

Heading north on Rt. 202, take a right onto Sand Hill Road (directly after Woodman’s Florist). Go 3.9 miles up Sand Hill Road and the entrance to Brantwood Camp will be on your left. Follow the signs to the girls camp and The Commons dining hall.

Our club has long supported Brantwood Camp, and over the years, some of the directors have been members of our club. Brantwood Camp is a summer camp for boys and girls, and it enrolls campers who are between the ages of 11 and 15 from Boston, New York City, Jersey City, Hartford, and urban areas of New Hampshire who might not otherwise have an opportunity to attend summer camp.

Since 1904, boys have enjoyed the active, residential summer camping experience surrounded by the beautiful hills and woods of Peterborough, NH. Brantwood for Girls opened in 1982, a mile away from the boys camp. Every summer, Brantwood serves 365 campers, with each camp offering three 16-day terms. Campers are recommended and sponsored by social service agencies, schools, churches, and a variety of youth organizations.

Thanks go to John Goodhue for helping to arrange this annual off-site meeting!

Harvard Professor of Public Policy to Speak at Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary
Our good friend David Tower of Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary invites you to hear Robert Putnam, Harvard Professor of Public Policy and author of 14 books (Bowling Alone, American Grace, and more), who will be speaking at the Jaffrey-Rindge club on Aug 23rd.  His topic will be “Emerging Trends in Economic Opportunity in America,” based on research he is doing for a new book.

In the summer months, including August 23rd, Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary meets at the Shattuck golf club at 7:30 AM. Please join me in visiting our sister club.

St. Gaudens Curator returns to Peterborough Library September 11
Dr. Henry Duffy, Museum Curator of the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, as well the home, studio, and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, returns to the Peterborough Library at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 11, for Part II of the talk he began on April 24th. Emphasis will be on visual presentation of the great sculptor’s work and the site where most of it was done. This is a continuation of our library’s “Talks on Tuesdays” program, which began in spring. The collection at the Cornish site includes the contents of the home, studio and gardens, and examples of the sculptor’s monumental works—the Shaw Memorial, Admiral Farragut, Lincoln, The Puritan, Generals Logan and Sherman, Diana of the Tower, the Adams Memorial and others. A frequent lecturer on topics related to historic preservation, Dr. Duffy has been the Saint-Gaudens Curator since 1998. Van McLeod, Commissioner of New Hampshire Cultural Resources, reminds us that the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is one of our state’s greatest cultural treasures; a destination place for tourists from all over the world.

The public is invited to attend. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Charitable contributions to Peterborough Library Trustees will be gratefully received. For information call 924-8040

Another “Talks on Tuesdays” program coming up will be Michael York, our State Librarian, on Tuesday evening, October 2, with a talk on E-readers and new technology in New Hampshire libraries—a timely report, given public forums on plans for a new Peterborough library expected to follow.