The Elkins Library Board of Trustees welcomes
volunteers in the Library as an enhancement for the Library’s
programs and services. Volunteers are valued for their dedication,
enthusiasm and for the work they perform in support of the library.
Volunteer tasks may include: book mending, shelving, adult and
children's program assistance, cleaning maintenance of collections,
gardening, and other tasks as needed.
HUTCHINS MEETING ROOM
The library meeting room is available for
use by nonprofit community groups.
For information regarding the meeting room application
and room use policy, please request information from the
Priority is given to library programs and Canterbury groups.
Please confirm availability of desired date and time by
calling or coming into the library.
audio books at home!
Download audio books and e-books
Download audio books on CD, I-Pod, OMC or MP3 Players
from home. Compatible e-book readers are Sony, Barnes
& Noble Nook, Kindle & your PC or MAC.
Check out the website http://nh.lib.overdrive.com
for more details and then contact the library if
you would like to register for this service and receive
the code required.
This service purchased through the state
library and a grant from the Gates Foundation. A high-speed
connection is necessary.
is a great resource for tips to navigate the Downloadable
Watch for these wonderful upcoming events.
All programs take place at 7:00 pm. unless otherwise
EVERY HERO HAS A STORY – 2015 Summer
We are SO excited about this year’s theme!
We will be exploring what it means to be a hero because they
come in many forms! This summer we celebrate heroes through
history, heroes in our community and of course…. SUPER
Come by the library today and pick up a detailed calendar of
all the events. Remember that our Summer Reading Program is
for children of all ages!
Every week in July will include opportunities
to explore this year’s theme and have fun!
July 2: Heroes 101 – learn hero basics
and make a costume for the summer.10am
July 9: Super Hero Training Camp–learn to leap tall buildings
in a single bound. 10am
July 9: Special movie night at 7:30pm Big Hero 6!
July 16: We Can all be Heroes – visit with furry friends
at the Library.
July 23: Every Hero Needs a Comic – come make your own
comic book to share.
Our finale on Tuesday, July 28 at 11:00am will
feature Simon Brooks! Simon is known for the engaging voices
he uses in storytelling. Children of all ages will love this
fun and exciting show. Plan to have lunch by taking a turn at
our HERO SANDWICH BAR!
Pick up your BOOK LOGS and start reading! Put
a sticker on the space when you read a book or have a book read
to you! It’s just that easy! Turn in your book log no
later than JULY 23 and collect your book prize at the FINALE
on Tuesday, July 28 at 11:00.
Attention Middle School students! We have a
copy of each title on your summer reading list. Please remember
to return your books on time!
POETRY READING Wed. August 12 at 7:00 pm by
Sue Ellen Thompson. Sue Ellen’s poems have been read on
National Public Radio by Garrison Keillor, and have received
numerous awards, including the 2003 Pablo Neruda Prize. Sue
Ellen will be reading from her most recent publication, They,
which features poems about her late father, Canterbury resident
Elliott Thompson of Southwest Rd. Mark Stevens will give the
opening remarks and share reminiscences of times shared with
Under the Humanities listing which are always
Tues. October 13
Discovering New England Stone Walls
Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author
of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to
acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which
they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles
emerged and changed over time and their significance to the
famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin occupies
himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using
tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.
Tues. November 10
Pleasures of the Parlor: Middle-class Domestic Music-making
in 19th-century New England
In 1904, 150 delegates to the National Piano Dealers' convention
waved lights and danced around a bonfire made of hundreds of
square pianos. Why? What's a square piano? How had middle-class
Americans, their instruments and their songs changed over the
preceding decades? Marya Danihel discusses music made at home
in pre-Victorian and Victorian New England, illustrating her
social and music history with live performances of songs from
19th-century collections, contemporary paintings and illustrations,
and excerpts from etiquette books and memoirs like those of
Portsmouth's Sarah Parker Rice Goodwin, wife of New Hampshire's
Civil War governor.
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