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Archived Programs (2022)

Adult Craft Afternoon: Holiday Gift Making


The next Adult Craft event is coming up soon, just in time for the holiday season! Some of the gifts available to make and/or design during this event include: bookmarks (we'll laminate them before you leave), beeswax candles, cotton totes, and decorative tiles. 


We hope you'll join us for this fun afternoon of crafting and visiting!


Wednesday, December 14 at 3:30-5:30pm

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Annual Pie Sale


The long-running pie sale is one of only two fundraisers the Etna Library holds every year. 

Please consider donating a pie! Pies can be dropped off on Tuesday, November 22 between 9am-4pm, or on Wednesday, November 23 between 8-9am. If you'd like to donate a pie but can't make any of these times, please let us know and we'll try to accommodate your schedule.

Pies are $15 each and can be paid for using cash or check.

Wednesday, November 23 @ 9am


The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. The United States of America

The Etna Library has partnered with the Nashua Public Library for their Zoom discussion with award-winning author and historian Eric Cervini on his painstakingly researched and engagingly written book, The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America.


A New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, The Deviant's War uncovers the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall, told through the life and unprecedented legal efforts of astronomer Franklin Edward Kameny.


This discussion will be moderated by PBS NH's Jasmine Allen.

Wednesday, December 7 @ 7pm

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Researching Your Old House


Every house has a history, but how do you discover yours? Join the NH Preservation Alliance’s Andrew Cushing as he explores tools, tricks, and tips for researching your old house.


Using a combination of sources – common and uncommon – anyone can start to assemble a more complete picture of their house’s history.

Tuesday, November 15 @ 6:30pm, via Zoom


Adult Craft Night: Community Paper

Join us for an Adult Craft Night at the library. We’ll be making Community Paper to share, for a future collage project.  We will use materials like ink pads, stampers, paint, sponges, and other interesting and textured objects, to make pretty paper.  


If you have any interesting materials that you’d like to share and use with the group, feel free to bring them along!

Wednesday, November 16 from 3:30-5:30pm

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Local Author Michael Lajoie


Join us as we speak with local author Michael Lojoie. Michael is an avid oceanside explorer, mountain climber, and wilderness lover. He began seriously writing in 2018, encouraged by a close friend.

His debut novella, 'The Summit by the Sea,' was published by Reddington Press in 2020. His second book, 'As Way Leads onto Way,' was published in 2022.

Michael's writing is inspired by nature, history and conversations that have left him thinking. He aims to provide his readers with peace and many newfound perspectives.

Thursday, October 13 at 6:30pm, via Zoom.

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Pumpkin  Decorating


Stop by the library or email us at by October 12th to request a pumpkin and decorating kit (one per child, please). We'll send out an email as soon as your pumpkin is ready to pick up at the library.

Submit a photo of your child's decorated pumpkin by Halloween, and you'll be entered into a raffle to win a gift card from Still North Books!


The World of Book Indexing, with Michelle Guiliano


Ever wonder how books get their indexes? Michelle Guiliano from Line-by-Line Indexing will tell us!

Thursday, September 29 at 7pm, via Zoom.


The Golden Age of Hollywood, with Brian Rose


BRIAN ROSE is a professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the Department of Communication and Media Studies.


He’s written several books on television history and cultural programming, and conducted more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, and the British Academy of Film. 


This presentation will examine the forces that made Hollywood the giant of global film-making and the special nature of its achievements during its Golden Age, including discussions of studio politics and economics, the star system, and the nature of the movie-going experience.

Thursday, September 15 at 7pm, via Zoom.


Alyx the Magician: Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Magic Show


The amazing Alyx will 'wow' us all with an Oceans of Possibilities-themed magic show.

Monday, August 1 at 4pm, outside the library

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Adult Craft Night: Stone Decorating


Join us to decorate stones that can be placed in your garden, along a path, or on a windowsill in your home.


Wednesday, July 13 at 4:30pm

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Investigative Genetic Genealogy, with Jennifer Stone Randolph


Jennifer will discuss her work with the 'DNA Doe Project,' where she uses investigative genetic genealogy to identify John and Jane Does for law enforcement agencies.


Thursday, June 16 at 7pm, via Zoom


The Art of the Scandal


The Etna Library’s next program will be given by art historian Jane Oneail.

This program explores some of the most brazen criminal acts in the art world and features works by artists including da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt. Learn more about works that were targeted and how they were recovered and restored for our enjoyment today.

We hope you can join us!

Monday, May 23rd at 7pm


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Russia's War in Ukraine


Please join the Etna Library via Zoom for a discussion on Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


We’ll be joined by Dartmouth History Professor Udi Greenberg and Zhenia Dubrova and Martha Hulievska, Dartmouth students from Ukraine.

Thursday, March 31 at 7pm


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Climate Change and Human Health


Deborah Gerson, MD, a pathologist and member of the New Hampshire Healthcare Workers for Climate Action (NH HWCA) will lead a talk that will include the basics of climate change science, health impacts, climate solutions, and what we can do as individuals to make a difference.

Friday, March 25 at 4pm


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Nepal Trek with Photographer Jim Block


Please join the Etna Library as photographer Jim Block guides us through his journeys across Nepal.

Wednesday, March 16 at 7pm


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This Land of Snow

Come along on an adventure into the depths of a northern winter with Anders Morley, winner of the 2021 National Outdoor Book Award for travel writing, as he presents 'This Land of Snow,' the story of his four-month journey through the wilds of northwestern Canada on cross-country skis.

Morley will discuss and share anecdotes from his journey, read from his book, and show photographs from along the way. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 24 at 7:30pm


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Virtual Gaelic Music Concert


Kyle Carey's unique trans-Atlanitc fusion includes influences of the American Folk Anthology, the traditional music of Cape Breton, Ireland and Scotland, and the Appalachian Poetry of Louise McNeill.

Saturday, January 28 at 7pm


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