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Native American storyteller will spin tales Winter Carnival weekend

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MILTON MILLS - As part of Milton's Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 17, the public libraries of Milton and Milton Mills will be presenting "Anne Jennison - Native American Storytelling to Warm You During the Heart of the Winter Storytelling Season.". This 50-minute performance will be held at the Emma Ramsey Center/Milton Town Hall, 30 Charles Street, Milton, NH at 1:30 pm.

After the storytelling, the audience can participate in constructing corn husk dolls and Indian corn necklaces. Jennison is a New Hampshire-based storyteller of European and Abenaki heritage, who specializes in the stories and traditions of the Northeast Woodlands. Her storytelling is interwoven with song, drumming, and humor. Jennison holds a master's in both storytelling and history and has 30 years of storytelling performances throughout New England.
In addition, through a generous benefactor, the Milton Free Public Library, Nute High School & Library, and the Milton Elementary School library will be purchasing many Native American books to introduce our community to First Peoples legends and history. These books are paid for in memory of June Barbi Brogan. Please call Nute High School & Library at (603) 652-7829 or Milton Free Public Library at (603) 473-8535 for more information.
Coming Soon: Museum Pass Reimbursement Program
The Friends of the Milton Free Public Library have generously put together a fund of $500 to help people in our community have better access to the many museums in our region. We will have more information about this exciting opportunity very soon. Thank you Friends!
February Story Hours
The Milton Free Public Library will have two story times in February: We will meet Wednesday, February 7th at 1:30 PM at the Milton Free Public Library; and Wednesday, February 21st at the Milton Fire Station (865 White Mountain Highway) at 1:30 PM.
Need a book to read?

Remember the Friends of the Milton Free Public Library's "Little Free Library (https://littlefreelibrary.org/about/) " has its winter home on the lower level of The Emma Ramsey Center in Milton. Thank you to Karen Brown and The Milton Recreation Dept. for bringing more reading opportunities to our community.
Fun Fan Fiction Contest

The Milton Free Public Library Annual Fun Fan Fiction Contest is now under way! All Milton High School students are invited to change an existing piece of literature (books or stories, please) by adding a character, adding a scene, or changing the ending to enhance the work. Entries will be judged on writing, creativity in the changes, and staying in the "voice" of the original author. Three winners will be selected by the Friends of the Milton Free Public Library. First place prize is $100; second is $75; and third is $50.
Entries are due by February 9 and the winners will be announced during the "Nute Week" festivities the afternoon of Thursday, February 22.

(Betsy Baker is the head librarian at MFPL.)

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