Kensington Library Programs & News

Richard Kruppa - Wednesday, March 15

Kensington, NH…Wednesday, March 15th at 7 PM Richard Kruppa, better known as "Ramblin' Richard,” will present a program of familiar Irish songs titled "We're all Irish." Richard will perform familiar songs from and about Ireland such as “When Irish Eyes are Smiling,” “McNamara’s Band,” and “Molly Malone,” and he will tell the interesting stories about the history and meaning of each song. This event is presented by the Kensington Public Library and the Kensington Historical Society. All are welcome to attend this free performance.

Richard is a member of the New England Foundation for the Arts. He is a retired professor who studied Gospel and American folk music, and he is an active musician who makes more than 300 performances each year. He tells the stories and sings the songs while accompanying himself on guitar, 5 string banjo and baritone ukulele. He lives in Exeter, and is a retired professor from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.


Glenn Knoblock - Wednesday, March 22

Glenn Knoblock will be at the Kensington Public Library to present- New Hampshire on High: Historic and Unusual Weathervanes of the Granite State,on Wednesday, March 22 at 7 PM.

This program offers a fun and engaging look at the historic and unusual weathervanes found on New Hampshire’s churches, town halls and other public buildings from earliest times down to the present. Highlighted by the visual presentation of a representative sampling of the vanes found throughout the state, Glenn Knoblock will trace the history of weathervanes, their practical use and interesting symbolism, as well as their varied types and methods of manufacture and evolution from practical weather instrument to architectural embellishment.

Knoblock has a B.A. in History from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Since his move to New Hampshire nearly 30 years ago, he has specialized in researching and writing about a variety of aspects of Granite State history. He is also an independent scholar and author of twelve books and over 70 articles; author and historian on projects relating to Northern New England bridges, New Hampshire history and African American military history; serving as the main military contributor to Harvard and Oxford University's landmark African American Biography Project.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Kensington Library is located at 126 Amesbury Road (Rte. 150) in Kensington. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 603-772-5022 or email us at, please visit our website .































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