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All the events listed in this calendar are funded in whole or part by New Hampshire Humanities, and all are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. 

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New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Keene State College, Mabel Brown Room | Keene, NH

| Windham, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Loudon, NH

NOTE: This program had been canceled.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

| Nashua, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Keene State College, Cohen Center Auditorium | Keene, NH

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

| Concord, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Hudson, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Meredith, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

| Keene, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Minot-Sleeper Library | Bristol, NH

In the midst of New Hampshire's opioid crisis, we are far from the time when addiction was an unfamiliar and even taboo subject. Narratives of addiction and recovery have become their own genre, with familiar shapes and forms that reflect deep cultural ideas about morality, free will, and social responsibility. The popularity of such narratives has created opportunities for empathy and understanding; they have also fostered particular beliefs about how addiction and recovery work.

| Jaffrey, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Rochester, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Friday, April 10, 2020

| Hooksett, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Walpole, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

| Warren, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Monday, April 13, 2020

| Sunapee, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

| Jaffrey, NH

This program has been canceled.

Six Burner Bistro | Plymouth, NH

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Ideas on Tap is a series of "pint-sized conversations about big ideas." Join us for drinks, appetizers, and conversation in a casual, pub settings around the state to examine timely topics in contemporary society. For this program, we'll be discussing income inequality in our state. What does income inequality look like in New Hampshire, and how is it affecting our democracy? Join us for a community conversation about the rich, the poor, and everyone in between.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

| Seabrook, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Francestown, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Windham, NH

NOTE: This program has been postponed. The new date is Monday, 6/8/2020.

| Springfield, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Madison Library | Madison, NH

Abenaki history has been reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value on the Indian experience, and a strategy of self-preservation that required many Abenaki to go "underground," concealing their true identities for generations to avoid discrimination and persecution. Robert Goodby reveals archaeological evidence that shows their deep presence here, inches below the earth's surface.

Friday, April 17, 2020

| Durham, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

South Street Unitarian Universalist Church | Portsmouth, NH

NOTE: This program has been postponed.

| Littleton, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

| Antrim, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Community Room at Be Free Church | Barrington, NH

NOTE: This program has been postponed.

This is the 21st century library seen through a human lens...through the eyes of librarians and patrons and potential patrons of all ages and economic circumstance. Marilyn Johnson, acclaimed author of THIS BOOK IS OVERDUE!, will tell entertaining and timely stories of programs, innovations, and fresh takes on how to view and use the wonderfully malleable concept of “the library.”

Monday, April 20, 2020

| Portsmouth, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

| Hanover, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Dover Library | Dover, NH

Through traditional music Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki relays some of the adventures, misadventures, and emotions experienced by Irish emigrants. The focus is on songs about leaving Ireland, sometimes focusing on the reasons for leaving (a man who is driven from his land by English persecution), sometimes revealing what happened upon arrival (an immigrant drafted into the Union army during the Civil War), and sometimes exploring the universal feeling of homesickness of a stranger in a strange land (a factory worker in London missing his home in County Clare).

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

| Littleton, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Alstead, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Wilton, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

| North Hampton, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Jaffrey, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Center Harbor, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled. 

| Hill, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Woodman Museum | Dover, NH

NOTE: This program has been postponed.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Pembroke Town Library | Pembroke, NH

For almost 150 years the moonlight ax murder of two Norwegian women on the rocky Isles of Shoals has haunted New England. Popular historian and lecturer J. Dennis Robinson cuts through the hoaxes, lies, rumors, and fiction surrounding the arrest, trial and execution of 28-year old Louis Wagner, who claimed his innocence to the end. If you read the bestselling novel Weight of Water or saw the Hollywood film -- that's not what happened. A longtime summer steward of Smuttynose Island, Robinson lays out the facts based on his book-length study, Mystery on the Isles of Shoals.

Lyme Congregational Church | Lyme, NH

Barns can tell us a great deal about the history of agriculture in New Hampshire. In the colonial period, New Hampshire was a rural, agrarian state and small subsistence farms dotted the landscape. An important part of these farmsteads was the barn, which housed animals and stored crops. Early barns used traditional building methods and followed the English barn style, with a low pitched roof and doors under the eaves. As time went on, the farms expanded to accommodate changes in agriculture.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

| Sunapee, NH

NOTE: Program has been postponed to October 26, 2020

| Boscawen, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| New Ipswich, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

| Litchfield, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Rye Public Library | Rye, NH

This program offers a fun and engaging look at the historic and unusual weathervanes found on New Hampshire's churches, town halls, and other public buildings from earliest times down to the present. Highlighted by the visual presentation of a sampling of the vanes found throughout the state, Glenn Knoblock's program will trace the history of weathervanes, their practical use and interesting symbolism, as well as their varied types and methods of manufacture and evolution from practical weather instrument to architectural embellishment.

Meredith Public Library | Meredith, NH

New Hampshire has attracted and inspired artists since the colonial era. What is distinctive about the art made here? This program will consider works by itinerant and folk painters, landscape artists drawn to the state's scenic vistas, and modern artists that adopted bold styles to depict everyday life in the Granite State. Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Childe Hassam, and Maxfield Parrish are some of the artists discussed in this program.

Laconia Public Library | Laconia, NH

For the past 22 years, local Russian artist and lecturer Marina Forbes has presented her customized cultural tours designed for anyone interested in developing a first-hand understanding of Russian life and culture. Marina's illustrated and interactive presentations demonstrate her unique vision of how to experience the rich tapestry of her native Russia. Marina establishes a link between Russia's rich cultural heritage and the lives of Russians today. The fall of Soviet Communism in the early 1990s catapulted Russia into a new social order.

| New Boston, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.