What is gender, and why does it matter? Author Alex Myers will use his own story of coming out as a transgender man in 1995 to explain aspects of gender theory and transgender identity. The talk considers the historical and cultural development of gender, touching on Myers's first novel, Revolutionary, which tells the story of his ancestor, Deborah Sampson, who fought as a man in the Revolutionary war. The talk also explores more contemporary understandings of gender, looking at another one of Myers's novels, Continental Divide, which is a coming-of-age story about a transgender boy and a consideration of American masculinity. Alex Myers is a teacher, speaker, writer, and advocate for transgender rights. Since coming out as transgender in 1995, he has worked with schools across the country, helping them create gender inclusive policies, practices, and facilities. Alex is also an author; his essays have appeared in the Guardian, Slate, Newsweek, Salon, and variety of other journals. Thank you, Alex for your time.
Join local homesteader, Heidi to learn how to make your own delicious pizza!
New Hampshire is one of the last northeastern states with capital punishment still on the books and has its first person on death row since 1939, so the controversial topic warrants some investigation and discussion. Chris Benedetto will examine the history of the death penalty in New Hampshire and the major legal and social issues which challenged our predecessors, revealing that many of these issues still haunt us today. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities and presented by the Gilford Public Library.
Paint your own masterpiece with Kayleigh and Arielle.
Recorded from Facebook Live on 1/28/2021
Author Matt Hongoltz-Hetling tells the story of how the residents of one town came into conflict with their neighbors: bears. In 2004, the Free Town Project launched a plan to take over Grafton, NH, and completely eliminate its government. Public funding shrank, and the anything-goes atmosphere soon caught the attention of Grafton’s bears. Citizens ignored hunting laws and regulations about food disposal. The bears smelled food and opportunity. This is sometimes funny, and sometimes terrifying tale of what happens when the wilderness and freedom collide.
In 1787 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to address a wide variety of crises facing the young United States of America and produced a charter for a new government. In modern times, competing political and legal claims are frequently based on what those delegates intended. Mythology about the founders and their work at the 1787 Convention has obscured both fact and legitimate analysis of the events leading to the agreement called the Constitution. Richard Hesse explores the cast of characters called "founders," the problems they faced, and the solutions they fashioned
. This is a joint program with Thompson-Ames Historical Society.
. Professor Emeritus at the UNH School of Law, Richard Hesse has published on a variety of legal and ethical topics. He served as a community lawyer in Philadelphia, heading a police community relations project before moving to Boston to head a national project focused on the rights of consumers. His academic concentration is on state and federal constitutional law and international human rights. Hesse has been an advocate for civil and human rights for more than 50 years and was twice awarded the Bill of Rights Award by the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union.
Filmed October 8th at the Gilford Library.
Join Molly for a virtual pasta-making workshop on Zoom! She will demonstrate techniques for pasta-making at home both with or without a pasta machine. Spaghetti, linguini, ravioli and more. Molly will also share some of her favorite sauce recipes!
Join the Gilford Library and Professor R. Scott Smith in this recorded live for an investigation and discussion into the major ways that the Greeks tried to explain and interpret their own mythical past. This is a NH Humanities Program.
Join the author of the New Hampshire Book of the Dead, Maine's mystery maven, Roxie Zwicker for an exploration and virtual tour of the fascinating legends, lore and symbolism from New Hampshire’s most curious burial grounds. Guests will learn about Colonial and Victorian burial customs, gravestone artwork, and beliefs. Roxie will also share ghost stories from some of the most beautiful and long forgotten cemeteries in the area.