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
Tuesday, February 3,
Joe Bagshaw will speak on "Citizens United, Corporate Personhood
and the Constitution: What's Your Problem?" Please come
to learn about and discuss this important issue.
"Becoming Wolf: Eastern Coyote in New England"
Tues., Feb. 10
Chris Schadler will discuss the ecology and
evolution of this wolf-like animal, particularly as it is the
top predator in the northeast. How does the coyote interact
with competing predators? How can we coexist with this animal?
If confronted, how should we respond to a coyote? What is the
future for the coyote in New England, particularly as the eastern
wolf from Canada attempts to re-enter its former habitat here?
SCHOOL VACATION WEEK:
WINTER WARM UP PARTY! Join us at the Library
on Thurs., Feb. 26 at 11:00am. Keep away the
winter blahs by dancing and singing with JUDY PANCOAST! We have
invited her back after an amazing visit last summer! Judy Pancoast;
Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and recording artist will
help us all warm up!
Moved and Seconded! March Drawing on research
from her book, Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire,
the Present, the Past, and the Future, Rebecca Rule regales
audiences with stories of the rituals, traditions and history
of town meeting, including the perennial characters, the literature,
the humor, and the wisdom of this uniquely New England institution.
May 12 NE Utopia: Transcendental
Communities Pontine Theater Greg Gathers & Marguerite Mathews
Exploring the legacy of the nineteenth century New England Transcendentalists,
Pontine Theatre focuses on three influential Massachusetts communities:
the circle of philosophers surrounding Ralph Waldo Emerson in
Concord; Bronson Alcott's ill-fated utopian experiment at Fruitlands
in Harvard; and the ambitious communal farm founded by George
Ripley at Brook Farm in West Roxbury.