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   Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM
Boots and Books Hike
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The Mystery of the Girdled Trees!
September 19, 2020
 
A neighboring town harbors this mystery, as well as a lovely view west to the Monadnocks. An easy woodsy walk and a gentle climb to a grand panorama.
 
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not carpool. You must register with the library (654-2581or wiltonlibrarynh@gmail.com) to receive directions to the trailhead. The group is limited to 8 walkers (plus guides); if there is sufficient interest a second hike will be scheduled. Please bring a mask to wear if we meet other hikers or gather close together; also carry water and bug spray.
 
All hikes are conditions permitting and at your own risk. Suggested reading: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.
 



10:00 AM
It's More Than Skin Deep - Skin Color & Its Impact on Children
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This symposium explores how our collective history as well as societal and parental influence have impacted children's perceptions of themselves and others based solely on skin color. It also examines how these perceptions affect children's well-being and future roles in our changing society. This virtual panel discussion with Q&A will take place Sept 12, 19, and Oct 3, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM.  It will engage parents, teachers, community, and youth in an honest and meaningful dialogue about colorism, which is defined as differential treatment based on lightness or darkness of skin color. 
To register:
http://https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyyunRfIyqfoHSPYMhc8dJvm757fkaf5xi2T8osCzUbsJQMQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3VGvYQvL4nC_dWj7QVZBaR_Ivxb7DiLWezX9gSAM18eYSMNjmVHsiTGHg



   Monday, September 21, 2020
7:00 PM
Reading from COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems
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Join writers from across New Hampshire as they read from COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems, an anthology edited by New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alexandria Peary, to be published by Concord's own Hobblebush Books this September. This event is sponsored by the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library.
This reading will be held on Zoom, 7 PM, Monday, September 21, 2020. Look for the Zoom link on Friday, September 18, 2020,
https://newhampshirepoetlaureate.blogspot.com/
 



   Tuesday, September 22, 2020
11:30 AM
New Hampshire Roads Taken Or Not
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THIS IS AN ONLINE PROGRAM: Following World War II, New Hampshire embarked on an extensive program of constructing new highways and improving existing roads to accommodate explosive growth in passenger vehicles and the need for better infrastructure to accommodate commercial traffic. Hundreds of millions in federal, state, and local tax dollars would be expended on this initiative over the second half of the 20th century and road construction would become an enduring part of the state's economy. Decisions about when and where highway projects would be undertaken were often driven by political considerations as well as by policy dictated from Washington. Frequently, choices not to build or improve certain roads would generate as much conflict and controversy as would the proposals that would eventually be implemented. Either way, decisions about highways would come to have profound and lasting impacts upon communities and entire regions of the state. In this program, Steve Taylor reviews some of New Hampshire's most significant highway choices in the 20th century, followed by discussion of the economic, social, and cultural changes that followed decisions to build or not to build.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87200754816



5:00 PM
Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery
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Join us for a virtual, creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery! Our goal is to create a virtual space where writers can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture. We will provide writing prompts, and you are also welcome to bring your own writing project-in-progress. We will write for about 30 minutes and end each session with a brief discussion or reading. 

This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register 
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, September 23, 2020
7:00 PM
New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them
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THIS IS AN ONLINE PROGRAM: Everyone knows that there's "something about lighthouses" that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture is little appreciated. Our early nation was built on maritime economy, and lighthouses were part of the system that made that possible. Due to automation, traditional lighthouse keeping is a way of life that has faded into the past. Jeremy D'Entremont tells the history of New England's historic and picturesque lighthouses primarily focusing on the colorful and dramatic stories of lighthouse keepers and their families. Anyone interested in attending should email: beverly-thomas@comcast.net with “New England Lighthouses” in the subject line.




   Thursday, September 24, 2020
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo!! - online
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Join us for "All About Fall", a series of autumn based stories, songs and crafts.  We'll be celebrating fall together online at 10am and outside on Thursday at 11 am as long as the weather allows. Reservations required for outdoor storytime.

 



11:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo!! - outside - reservation required
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Join us for "All About Fall", a series of autumn based stories, songs and crafts.  We'll be celebrating fall together online at 10am and outside on Thursday at 11 am as long as the weather allows.
Reservations required for outdoor storytime.

 



6:30 PM
Tenant Rights Series: Viewer's Choice
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Viewer's Choice, this event will give us a chance to answer the most common questions not covered by the previous 5 series. Giving the viewers (tenants) an opportunity through participation to guide the last event as a wrap up in this series.

Registration is required to receive zoom details.
http://forms.gle/jxqJkTU4ZaFL1WZdA

 



   Friday, September 25, 2020
10:00 AM
Science Friday for Kids in STEM-tember!
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Join us online or outside for science experiments beginning in
STEM-tember.  Weather permitting, Ms Boo will be outside on September 18th, 25th and October 2nd AND on our facebook page having a good time and maybe even teaching, exploring and learning some fun scientific theories!
Reservations are required to join Ms Boo outside - call 654-2581



   Thursday, October 1, 2020
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo!! - online
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Join us for "All About Fall", a series of autumn based stories, songs and crafts.  We'll be celebrating fall together online at 10am and outside on Thursday at 11 am as long as the weather allows. Reservations required for outdoor storytime.

 



11:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo!! - outside - reservation required
Contact:    
Join us for "All About Fall", a series of autumn based stories, songs and crafts.  We'll be celebrating fall together online at 10am and outside on Thursday at 11 am as long as the weather allows.
Reservations required for outdoor storytime.

 



6:30 PM
Ireland�s Great Famine in Irish-American History: Fateful Memory, Indelible Legacy
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THIS IS AN ONLINE PROGRAM: Kelly will discuss the role of the Famine in shaping Irish-American ethnic identity. Focusing on the long-term impact of the episode between the 1840s and 1990s, she explores the shadowed landscape of Famine legacy and its status in Irish-American culture today. Referencing contemporary press accounts and the writings of Famine survivors and their descendants, Dr. Kelly shows how interrogating Famine memory enables the Irish on both sides of the Atlantic to deal with the material and emotional inheritance of this tragic experience. Register at:  https://tinyurl.com/y69kozel


   Friday, October 2, 2020
10:00 AM
Science Friday for Kids in STEM-tember!
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Join us online or outside for science experiments beginning in
STEM-tember.  Weather permitting, Ms Boo will be outside on September 18th, 25th and October 2nd AND on our facebook page having a good time and maybe even teaching, exploring and learning some fun scientific theories!
Reservations are required to join Ms Boo outside - call 654-2581



   Wednesday, October 7, 2020
7:00 PM
Free - Virtual Tour: African Safari
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Join an expert guide and photographer Munya on a virtual Safari. He will introduce you to Hwange National Park and Zimbabwe.
You will experience the Safari that he leads every day.
He will describe the pickup location, safety guidelines, the environment, and the animals we are likely to see. We will also enjoy a few breaks and meals.

Let Munya tell his story of an African Safari.
Register to attend:  http://bit.ly/VirtualTour-Safari



   Thursday, October 8, 2020
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo!! - online
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Join us for "All About Fall", a series of autumn based stories, songs and crafts.  We'll be celebrating fall together online at 10am and outside on Thursday at 11 am as long as the weather allows. Reservations required for outdoor storytime.

 



11:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo!! - outside - reservation required
Contact:    
Join us for "All About Fall", a series of autumn based stories, songs and crafts.  We'll be celebrating fall together online at 10am and outside on Thursday at 11 am as long as the weather allows.
Reservations required for outdoor storytime.

 



   Thursday, October 15, 2020
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo!! - online
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Join us for "All About Fall", a series of autumn based stories, songs and crafts.  We'll be celebrating fall together online at 10am and outside on Thursday at 11 am as long as the weather allows. Reservations required for outdoor storytime.

 



11:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo!! - outside - reservation required
Contact:    
Join us for "All About Fall", a series of autumn based stories, songs and crafts.  We'll be celebrating fall together online at 10am and outside on Thursday at 11 am as long as the weather allows.
Reservations required for outdoor storytime.

 



   Thursday, October 22, 2020
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo!! - online
Contact:    
Join us for "All About Fall", a series of autumn based stories, songs and crafts.  We'll be celebrating fall together online at 10am and outside on Thursday at 11 am as long as the weather allows. Reservations required for outdoor storytime.

 



11:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo!! - outside - reservation required
Contact:    
Join us for "All About Fall", a series of autumn based stories, songs and crafts.  We'll be celebrating fall together online at 10am and outside on Thursday at 11 am as long as the weather allows.
Reservations required for outdoor storytime.

 



   Thursday, October 29, 2020
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo!! - online
Contact:    
Join us for "All About Fall", a series of autumn based stories, songs and crafts.  We'll be celebrating fall together online at 10am and outside on Thursday at 11 am as long as the weather allows. Reservations required for outdoor storytime.

 



11:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo!! - outside - reservation required
Contact:    
Join us for "All About Fall", a series of autumn based stories, songs and crafts.  We'll be celebrating fall together online at 10am and outside on Thursday at 11 am as long as the weather allows.
Reservations required for outdoor storytime.