Defying The Nazis: Film At UUSL January 29
Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of
Laconia presents a Sunday afternoon film presentation of Ken Burns
and Aretemis Joukowsky’s “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War” on
Sunday, January 29, at 2 pm.
film tells the never-before-told story of Waitstill and Martha
Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife, from Wellesley,
Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their
parish, and boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in
Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped save scores of
imperiled dissidents and refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation of
this time the Sharps would face harrowing encounters with Nazi
police, narrowly escape arrest and watch as the Third Reich invaded
Eastern Europe. Their marriage would be tested severely, and the two
children they left behind would grow saddened by their parents’
absence. But dozens of scientists, journalists, doctors, powerful
anti-Nazi activists and children would find a way to freedom and
start new lives in America because of their efforts and sacrifice.
film will be shown Sunday afternoon January 29 beginning at 2 pm at
the Church, 172 Pleasant Street in Laconia, followed by refreshments
and a discussion. The public is welcome; there is no charge. Snow
date: February 12th from 2 to 4 PM.
Gilmanton Year-Round Library Promoting 1000 Books Before
Gilmanton Year-Round Library in conjunction with a state-wide and
larger nation-wide library initiative, is actively engaged in
encouraging and fostering early literacy skills.
book a day for three years. Three books a day for one year. Ten
books per week for two years … these are all ways you can read 1000
books to your child before they reach kindergarten.
a challenge being offered to parents and children at the Gilmanton
Year-Round Library. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages
parents to read to their children daily beginning at infancy. This
promotes early brain development, literacy, social skills and
prepares children with the skills they need to read independently
when they reach school.
can register their children for the program at the Gilmanton
Year-Round Library any time before their 5th birthday. As parents
turn in reading logs, their children will receive fun prizes to
encourage them to keep reading. Drop in and register at the library
– your participation will be a rewarding experience for both you and