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Local Author Stephanie Lozito
Monday, December 4 @6pm (at the Library)
Local Upper Valley author Stephanie Lozito will speak about her novel We Turn to Face the Sun, a story of how two sisters come to understand the complex past, present, and future of their relationship.
Told through flashbacks and memories from both sisters' perspectives, this novel examines sisterhood's fraught, loving bonds through the complexity of death and grief, loss, and love.
An English Handbell Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 10 @1:30pm (at Trumbull Hall)
This isn't an Etna Library event, but we encourage everyone to attend!
The Church of Etna & Hanover Center are hosting Joyfull Bells, a two-octave English handbell ensemble, who will performing a concert of Christmas carols and seasonal music.
Free-will donations support camping programs at Camp Sentinel. All are welcome - find out more at www.ehc.church/events
John Tenney: The Journey of a 19th Century Portrait
Monday, December 11 @6pm (at the Library)
Alan Callaway from the Hanover Historical Society will speak about the life of influential 19th century Hanover resident John Tenney.
We'll reveal a portrait of Tenney that recently made its way back to NH after being rescued from a thrift shop in Fishkill, NY, and will now call the Etna Library its new home.
Wednesday, December 13 (drop off stuffies between 9am-5pm)
The stuffed animals of Hanover have decided to get together and have a sleepover at the Etna Library!
Drop your favorite stuffie off during our regular hours on Wednesday, December 13th. All the stuffies will spend the night at the library, reading books, watching DVDs, eating snacks, and having a great time!
Come pick them up on Thursday and we'll share photos and stories of the adventures they had!
The Mammoth Road: NH Folk Tales as an Avenue to Local History and Culture
Wednesday, January 3 @6:30pm (at Trumbull Hall)
The Etna Library presents this NH Humanities-funded event with author and historian Erin E. Moulton.
Folk tales are passed from one generation to another, embellished by time and teller: Ethan Crawford was as tall as Mount Washington. He could carry at least 7 men on his back!
Yet, when we look at folk tales, the people who compiled them, and the location from which they spring, we can access history in a new and entertaining way. Join us to hear and explore folk tales collected by the New Hampshire Women’s Federation (1932) and dig into local resources in search of truths. Was it tall tale or town history? Let's find out.
Erin E. Moulton writes books and tracks dead people. As a researcher, slipping into old records and exploring past lives is something she has done for herself and for others for over 14 years. Erin is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, The New Hampshire Historical Society, The New Hampshire Society of Genealogists and she serves on the landmark committee for the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire. She has written several books, mostly for children.
This Etna Library event is supported by NH Humanities and The Etna Ladies Aid Society.