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February: Wild Backyard Medicinal Herbs with Maria Noel Groves on Thurs. Feb. 23 at 6:00pm.
March: Moved and Seconded - Rebecca Rule on Thurs. Mar. 9 at 6:00pm
April: Becoming Wolf - Eastern Coyotes - Chris Schadler on Thurs. Apr. 13 at 6:00pm
April: Beech Hill, the Reconciliation of Hervey Elkins and the Enfield Shakers - Galen Beale on Thurs. April 20 at 6:00pm.
May: Digging into Native History in NH - Robert Goodby on Thurs. May 11 at 6:00pm
June, July, August: Summer Reading Programming! “All Together Now”.
September: Mark Stevens, Historian. Program and date to be announced.
October: The Forgotten Forest Primeval - Rediscovering Mt. Sunapee’s Old Growth - Steve Russell on Thurs. October 19 at 6:00pm
November: New Hampshire on Skis - E. John B. Allen on Thurs. Nov. 9 at 6:00pm. 2023
Thursdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Free Tech Help!
Thursdays from 5-7:00 pm, in half-hour time slots, Katie McKay offers free tech support at the library. Any topic may be addressed including cell phones, computers, security, social media, etc. Please schedule an appointment and give a brief description of the nature of the issue. Katie’s
Thursdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Free Tech Help!
Thursdays from 5-7:00 pm, in half-hour time slots, Katie McKay offers free tech support at the library. Any topic may be addressed including cell phones, computers, security, social media, etc. Please schedule an appointment and give a brief description of the nature of the issue. Katie’s appointments fill up quickly so be sure to sign up. 30 minute appointments.
Story Time: Join us Tuesday mornings at 10 am for stories, songs and a craft. This program is perfect for children birth through Kindergarten. Come to the library and meet your children’s future classmates while fostering a love of reading.
Tunes, Tales and Tumbles: Children ages baby through preschool are invited to join Miss Cheryl in the children’s room for Tunes, Tales and Tumbles! This program incorporates the five early literacy skills – read, sing, talk, write and play – that are so important in preparing your child for reading. Join us Thursday mornings at 10 am for a program filled with music, stretching, rhymes, stories and fun!
Afterschool Crew: We are happy to welcome children age 10 and up for homework help afterschool. Daily sign up on our website is required and we are limited to 10 students per day. We ask that the students stay no longer than 2 hours and bring their own water and snack. Students will need to bring a note to school to be able to walk to the Library.
1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN! The single most important thing you can do to prepare your child to read independently is to read to them every day. Congratulations to all of the children participating in the program! These kids make us SO proud! If you complete a chart showing that you have read 100 books and turn it in to Miss Cheryl, the next time you come to the library there will be a present waiting for you! Come to the library to find out more!
YOUTH OUTREACH: We are pleased to be in the classrooms and schools every Wednesday at CES, The Dewey School at Canterbury Shaker Village and The Canterbury Whole Child Center. It is a pleasure to serve the young people of this town, you are reading at record numbers and learning the value of being a library cardholder!
For information about any of our programs, please contact the Library at 783-4386. or click below to send an email.
Puzzle Swap: All puzzles should be at least 500 pieces and in very good condition.
NEW: Elkins Café. We should all make time for interaction and enrichment in our lovely community. It’s all the more important to do this as we get older. Join Rachel by the fireplace on the first and third Thursday of each month at 2pm for an hour. Keep your eye on the newsletter or town-wide email for a description of the programs each meeting. We will be doing all sorts of things: crafting, hearing from Granite VNA and AARP, learning about fly-fishing, talking about our memories and just enjoying the time together.
The Old Man Boring Book Club (OMBBC) meets on the first Thursday of the month in the library at 6:00pm. This interesting group typically chooses individual non-fiction titles and gives an overview and opinion of the selection read.
NEW: Sweet Grass Group: Enjoy reading nonfiction books that deal with current social issues? Consider spending some time with this new book group that David Emerson has helped to create. Come and share your views and reviews with like-minded readers in a safe environment. This group takes place on the third Thursdays of the month at 5:30pm.
Evening Book Group: On the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm we’ll meet for our evening book group. Copies are available at the library and can be downloaded on Hoopla and NH Downloadable Books.
Come join Mary Ellen for a new program entitled Murder, Mayhem and Misadventure. Together we will explore the many books that capture our imagination about Murder (meaning quite clear), Mayhem (violent or damaging disorder; chaos), and Misadventure (an unfortunate incident; a mishap). We will share what we have read and get recommendations from each other about favorite books and authors. We will also discuss books that have been made into movies and which ones live up to the “hype”. After the first meeting we will all discuss where would like to take this group for future meetings. We will meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2pm.
Free Tech Help! Thursdays from 5-7:00 pm, in half-hour time slots, Katie McKay offers free tech support at the library. Any topic may be addressed including cell phones, computers, security, social media, etc. Please schedule an appointment and give a brief description of the nature of the issue. Katie’s appointments fill up quickly so be sure to sign up. Katie is a Friend of Elkins Public Library who donates her time. Thank you Katie! You too could donate your time and skills to the Library! Fill out a Volunteer survey on the Friends page on our website to find out more. It’s SO good to have FRIENDS!
This summer, join us for an exciting time of exploring the thousands of stories that surround us and how the ocean and water are often at the center of many exciting tales! Children are hands-on explorers who make personal, meaningful connections with books and stories when they are provided with opportunities to play with story themes. Summer Reading programming permits young children to touch, manipulate, create, and experiment. Join us this Summer to celebrate this fun theme!