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
Genealogy Program with Sam Papps: This "class" invites
genealogists from beginner to experienced to join in building
your family knowledge. Using various research methods, we will
delve into your family’s past and see what we can dig
up! First and third Monday of the month from 6:30 – 7:45.
ANCESTRY LIBRARY, an excellent genealogical website for online
search, is now available for patrons of the library to use ‘in
house’ thanks to a very generous donation. You may access
it on our computer stations or on your laptop.
Sennett, Chaplin, Keaton and the Art of Silent Film Comedy
: Film was birthed in silence during the first three decades
of the 20th century. Patrick Anderson shows how the social and
cultural history of the United States is reflected in the celluloid
strips that captured it, especially as the art was developed
by these three filmmakers. HUMANITIES-TO-GO PROGRAM
(6:00 PM) School vacation week.
Magic & Balloon Twisting for the whole family with David
Wind in the Timothy Poetry Festival/ Hosted by Dudley and Jacqueline
Crosscut: Mills, Logging Life on the Androscoggin/ Using oral
histories, Rebecca Rule recreates the voices of North Country
people and uses new and vintage photos to tell the story of
logging, the Berlin Mills, and life in the Androscoggin Valley,
from the beginnings of the logging industry in the 1800s, through
the boom years of the Brown Company and subsequent mill owners,
and on to the demolition of the stacks in 2007. Audience members
will be invited to share their own stories and discuss the logging
and paper industries and the special place north of the notches.
John Rule assists with a PowerPoint presentation of photos and
information from his own research into the history of the Brown
Company as an archivist at the New Hampshire Historical Society.
Book Group Pot Luck Dinner
New Hampshire's One-Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the
Hundreds of one-room schools dotted the landscape of New Hampshire
a century ago and were the backbone of primary education for
generations of children. Revered in literature and lore, they
actually were beset with problems, some of which are little
changed today. The greatest issue was financing the local school
and the vast differences between taxing districts in ability
to support education. Other concerns included teacher preparation
and quality, curriculum, discipline, student achievement and
community involvement in the educational process. Steve Taylor
explores the lasting legacies of the one-room school and how
they echo today. HUMANITIES-TO-GO PROGRAM hosted by the Canterbury
The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell
On first impression, the witchcraft trials of the Colonial
era may seem to have been nothing but a free-for-all, fraught
with hysterics. Margo Burns explores an array of prosecutions
in seventeenth century New England, using facsimiles of primary
source manuscripts, from first formal complaints to arrest warrants,
indictments of formal charges to death warrants, and the reversals
of attainder and rescinding of excommunications years after
the fact; demonstrating how methodically and logically the Salem
Court worked. This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials
of 1692 and 1693, when nineteen people were hanged and one crushed
to death, but also examines a variety of other cases against
women in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. HUMANITIES-TO-GO
Holiday Open House from 10:00 – 12:00
Come to a gathering of friends and neighbors to celebrate the
season! Enjoy homemade baked goods and cider, visit with Santa,
create an ornament to bring home, decorate a cookie and listen
to live holiday music.