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   Monday, June 14, 2021
12:00 PM
Honoring the American Flag through Native Art
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Objects decorated with American flag designs were incorporated into Native art in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today, objects adorned with the flag usually signify that a family member has served in the military.

Watch Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota), museum curator and historian, as he takes us through objects in the museum's collection that were created to honor the American flag.

This program will be available on demand after it premieres. 

Image: “Nations” by Jenny Ann Chapoose Taylor (Ute), 2002. Eugene, Oregon. 265294
https://www.si.edu/events/online?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D152703221




   Tuesday, June 15, 2021
9:30 AM
Summer Reading begins! June 15th to August 17th
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This year's theme is Tails and Tales.  It's about animals, all summer long!
Sign up for our Summer Reading program to prepare for a summer full of family fun!  The program begins on June 15th and lasts until the raffle on August 17th.  Kids will be asked to keep track of the time they spend reading and a family member will need to check-in with us every week to receive raffle tickets.  You can also get raffle tickets by completing crafts and challenges from our monthly take-and-make SRP bags.  Raffle items are on display at the library and families will receive their first bag when they sign up for the program.
Call us for details or email Ms. Boo at bettielueh@wiltonlibrarynh.org
 



   Wednesday, June 16, 2021
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Crafters in the rafters
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They're back! But down in the Main St. park  for some crafting fun. Bring along your portable craft and enjoy some company. Weather allowing.


   Thursday, June 17, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
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Our Thursday mornings at 10 am will be OUTSIDE on the library grounds.  We will have stories and a song, and an occasional socially distant or take-home craft.  Our outside Story Circle for the summer will not have a specific theme, unless it's to have fun and enjoy gathering together for stories and songs! On days when the weather does not cooperate, we will have an online, livestream Story Circle that will stay on our Facebook page for one day.  As always, all ages are welcome!


11:30 AM
Climate Change Threatens Great Ape Biology
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Globally, climates are changing at an unprecedented rate. How does this affect the health and biology of our closest living cousins, the great apes? 

Alexandra Kralick, PhD candidate at University of Pennsylvania, is using clues from her study of orangutan skeletal collections at the Smithsonian to see how their bodies recorded stress, and how that stress is linked to climate change and deforestation. Ultimately, human activity may be changing great ape biology.   

Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
 
This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic series. 
 
This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants. 
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   Friday, June 18, 2021
8:00 AM
Library Trustee Meeting - in person
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Will be held outside if the weather permits


   Saturday, June 19, 2021
9:30 AM- 10:30 AM
Boots and Books Hike
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6:00 PM
Summerfest 2021
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   Sunday, June 20, 2021
9:30 AM
Summer Reading program continues 06-15-21 to 08-17-21
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   Monday, June 21, 2021
11:00 AM
Story Time with the National Postal Museum
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oin educators from the National Postal Museum for live, interactive story time. Designed for children ages 3-6, but all are welcome!

Mondays at 11:00 (EDT) National Postal Museum educators will read stories aloud and lead related activities in a Zoom meeting for children and their caregivers. Explore a range of postal-related topics and more! Sessions will be interactive and last approximately 45 minutes. Caregivers are expected to be present with children for the duration of the program.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507




   Tuesday, June 22, 2021
5:00 PM
Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery
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Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection.

This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904

The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program.




   Wednesday, June 23, 2021
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Crafters in the rafters
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They're back! But down in the Main St. park  for some crafting fun. Bring along your portable craft and enjoy some company. Weather allowing.


5:00 PM
Ask a Conservator: Emergency Management
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Cultural heritage is not renewable. If books, documents, pieces of art, or any other ephemera are destroyed in a fire, for example, they are likely lost forever. Librarians and archivists have a long history of responding to and preparing for the kinds of emergencies and disasters, both natural and human-inflicted, that threaten these important resources for economic development and tourism, as well as knowledge, creativity, and a sense of historically connected identity.

In our next "Ask a Conservator" program, Nora Lockshin, senior conservator, and Katie Wagner, senior book conservator, will share how they plan for and respond to potential emergency situations that could pose risks to the safety of our precious collections at the Smithsonian and those of our fellow cultural institutions around the country. They’ll also discuss how they are called on to assist with protecting and recovering cultural heritage around the world. And as always, there will be plenty of time for your questions!

How to Join
You can watch this event on Facebook (no account needed). To access the event, please be sure you are following Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. We recommend having our page open when it starts.

This program will be recorded and made available following the event. You will find it on our YouTube channel.

Registration
Registration is optional--you do not need to register to participate. However, by registering you help us learn about who is attending our programs, so we can better serve our audiences. You'll also get an opportunity to opt-in to our e-newsletter and be notified of future programs.

Thank you to our generous sponsor of this program! In recognition of Maureen Conners from the Conners, Morgan, Harrigan, and Boyd Family




   Thursday, June 24, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
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Our Thursday mornings at 10 am will be OUTSIDE on the library grounds.  We will have stories and a song, and an occasional socially distant or take-home craft.  Our outside Story Circle for the summer will not have a specific theme, unless it's to have fun and enjoy gathering together for stories and songs! On days when the weather does not cooperate, we will have an online, livestream Story Circle that will stay on our Facebook page for one day.  As always, all ages are welcome!


12:00 PM
Let's Talk Gardens: Carbon in the Capitol: Analyzing changes CO2 concentrations in Washington D.C. during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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The coronavirus-related lockdowns affected human beings and nature in many ways. Unusual animal sightings occurred in many cities, while human beings dramatically changed their daily lives and commuting patterns. But did these changes to everyday life affect the air we breathe? Marc Rosenfield, an ecosystem ecologist and PhD candidate at George Washington University, studied the exchange of carbon dioxide between the land and the atmosphere during the pandemic to answer the question. With his collaboration with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Marc Rosenfield, Leona Neftaliem and their collaborators built and deployed 33 carbon dioxide sensors around the Washington DC metropolitan area, including the Enid A. Haupt Garden and the Anacostia Community Museum. The sensors have been collecting carbon dioxide, temperature, pressure, and humidity readings every 5 minutes for over a year. Now, Rosenfield is analyzing the data to see how photosynthesis, urban planning, and traffic changes have affected carbon dioxide cycling in and out of the atmosphere. The pandemic offered a rare opportunity for Rosenfield to observe how the environment reacts to drops in human activity. 
https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ss7PAE1lR92SO-XMnK5jmw



   Friday, June 25, 2021
11:00 AM
Joyful Fridays: V is for Vocal Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years
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Joyful Fridays: V is for Vocal Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years V is for Vocal. Your voice is powerful! Join museum educators to learn stories of activism and create a self-expression poster during this webinar-style Zoom class. 
https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7037156/joyful-fridaysv-is-for-vocal-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education



   Saturday, June 26, 2021
4:00 PM
Stories in Stone: Master Artisans on Tools, Technique, and Meaning
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Craftspeople in the building arts bring enduring beauty to our built environments. Through their mastery of technique and dedication to excellence, they create three-dimensional works of art that enrich the world in which we live.

In this session, three master artisans—stone mason Joe Alonso of the Washington National Cathedral, stone carver and letterer Nicholas Benson of the John Stevens Shop in Newport, Rhode Island, and stone carver and sculptor Sebastian Martorana of Baltimore, Maryland—share their knowledge of tools, materials, and technique and reflect on the attitudes and values that shape and give meaning to their work. Folklife curator Marjorie Hunt, co-director of the documentary films Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts and The Stone Carvers, moderates the conversation.

Accessibility

Real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for this program while it’s live. To access, please follow the links below.
Simulcast with ASL and CART (via Zoom)
CART only (via Streamtext)
https://festival.si.edu/




   Sunday, June 27, 2021
9:30 AM
Summer Reading program continues 06-15-21 to 08-17-21
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   Tuesday, June 29, 2021
8:00 PM
Venus Rediscovered: An Astrobiological or Astrophysical Frontier? (Exploring Space Lecture)
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The Exploring Space Lecture Series is online!

Speaker: Dr. James Garvin, Chief Scientist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Venus remains Earth's enigmatic "sister," potentially hiding secrets about the limits of habitability, loss of oceans, and extreme climate change. It has been decades since humanity last visited Venus' massive atmosphere and reached its inhospitable surface. Dr. Garvin will explore how the foreboding Venus of today is ready to share its in the upcoming decades as a new window on our solar system and beyond.

The Exploring Space lectures are made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance.
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   Wednesday, June 30, 2021
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Crafters in the rafters
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They're back! But down in the Main St. park  for some crafting fun. Bring along your portable craft and enjoy some company. Weather allowing.


   Thursday, July 1, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
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Our Thursday mornings at 10 am will be OUTSIDE on the library grounds.  We will have stories and a song, and an occasional socially distant or take-home craft.  Our outside Story Circle for the summer will not have a specific theme, unless it's to have fun and enjoy gathering together for stories and songs! On days when the weather does not cooperate, we will have an online, livestream Story Circle that will stay on our Facebook page for one day.  As always, all ages are welcome!


   Sunday, July 4, 2021
9:30 AM
Summer Reading program continues 06-15-21 to 08-17-21
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   Thursday, July 8, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
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Our Thursday mornings at 10 am will be OUTSIDE on the library grounds.  We will have stories and a song, and an occasional socially distant or take-home craft.  Our outside Story Circle for the summer will not have a specific theme, unless it's to have fun and enjoy gathering together for stories and songs! On days when the weather does not cooperate, we will have an online, livestream Story Circle that will stay on our Facebook page for one day.  As always, all ages are welcome!


   Sunday, July 11, 2021
9:30 AM
Summer Reading program continues 06-15-21 to 08-17-21
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   Thursday, July 15, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
Contact:    
Our Thursday mornings at 10 am will be OUTSIDE on the library grounds.  We will have stories and a song, and an occasional socially distant or take-home craft.  Our outside Story Circle for the summer will not have a specific theme, unless it's to have fun and enjoy gathering together for stories and songs! On days when the weather does not cooperate, we will have an online, livestream Story Circle that will stay on our Facebook page for one day.  As always, all ages are welcome!


5:30 PM
Cooking with the seasons - Zoom
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Join us each month as we share our favorite easy recipes and tips for what's in season here in New Hampshire!

To sign up and learn more visit:
http://nhfoodbank.org/programs/recipe-for-success/cooking-matters/



   Sunday, July 18, 2021
9:30 AM
Summer Reading program continues 06-15-21 to 08-17-21
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   Thursday, July 22, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
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Our Thursday mornings at 10 am will be OUTSIDE on the library grounds.  We will have stories and a song, and an occasional socially distant or take-home craft.  Our outside Story Circle for the summer will not have a specific theme, unless it's to have fun and enjoy gathering together for stories and songs! On days when the weather does not cooperate, we will have an online, livestream Story Circle that will stay on our Facebook page for one day.  As always, all ages are welcome!


   Friday, July 23, 2021
6:30 PM
Wilton Folk Cafe
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   Sunday, July 25, 2021
9:30 AM
Summer Reading program continues 06-15-21 to 08-17-21
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   Thursday, July 29, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
Contact:    
Our Thursday mornings at 10 am will be OUTSIDE on the library grounds.  We will have stories and a song, and an occasional socially distant or take-home craft.  Our outside Story Circle for the summer will not have a specific theme, unless it's to have fun and enjoy gathering together for stories and songs! On days when the weather does not cooperate, we will have an online, livestream Story Circle that will stay on our Facebook page for one day.  As always, all ages are welcome!


   Sunday, August 1, 2021
9:30 AM
Summer Reading program continues 06-15-21 to 08-17-21
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   Thursday, August 5, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
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Our Thursday mornings at 10 am will be OUTSIDE on the library grounds.  We will have stories and a song, and an occasional socially distant or take-home craft.  Our outside Story Circle for the summer will not have a specific theme, unless it's to have fun and enjoy gathering together for stories and songs! On days when the weather does not cooperate, we will have an online, livestream Story Circle that will stay on our Facebook page for one day.  As always, all ages are welcome!


   Sunday, August 8, 2021
9:30 AM
Summer Reading program continues 06-15-21 to 08-17-21
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   Thursday, August 12, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
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Our Thursday mornings at 10 am will be OUTSIDE on the library grounds.  We will have stories and a song, and an occasional socially distant or take-home craft.  Our outside Story Circle for the summer will not have a specific theme, unless it's to have fun and enjoy gathering together for stories and songs! On days when the weather does not cooperate, we will have an online, livestream Story Circle that will stay on our Facebook page for one day.  As always, all ages are welcome!


   Sunday, August 15, 2021
9:30 AM
Summer Reading program continues 06-15-21 to 08-17-21
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   Tuesday, August 17, 2021
9:30 AM
Summer Reading program ends today! Raffle prizes being drawn today!
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   Thursday, August 19, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
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Our Thursday mornings at 10 am will be OUTSIDE on the library grounds.  We will have stories and a song, and an occasional socially distant or take-home craft.  Our outside Story Circle for the summer will not have a specific theme, unless it's to have fun and enjoy gathering together for stories and songs! On days when the weather does not cooperate, we will have an online, livestream Story Circle that will stay on our Facebook page for one day.  As always, all ages are welcome!


   Thursday, August 26, 2021
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo - outside weather permitting
Contact:    
Our Thursday mornings at 10 am will be OUTSIDE on the library grounds.  We will have stories and a song, and an occasional socially distant or take-home craft.  Our outside Story Circle for the summer will not have a specific theme, unless it's to have fun and enjoy gathering together for stories and songs! On days when the weather does not cooperate, we will have an online, livestream Story Circle that will stay on our Facebook page for one day.  As always, all ages are welcome!