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NH Humanities Program Fierce Females: Women in Art

Song of Emigration

Performed by Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki

How to Love Yourself Series

Be Your Own Muse

How to Love Yourself Series

Pursue Your Passion

How to Love Yourself Series

Commit to Yourself

How to Love Yourself Series

Find Your Personal Power

Monday Motivation

Excuses Disguised As Upper Limits

Monday Motivation

Managing Expectations

Monday Motivation

Making Habits Stick

Monday Motivation

Using Obstacles as Opportunities

Monday Motivation

Your Goals/Your Why

Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade with Heidi: Pizza

Join local homesteader, Heidi to learn how to make your own delicious pizza!

Granite Gallows

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.


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Author Talk: A Libertarian Walks into a Bear with Matt Hongoltz-Hetling

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.

NH Humanities: The Founding Fathers - What Were They Thinking?

October 8, 2020

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!

NH Humanities: How Did the Greeks Believe their Myths?

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.

Stories, Stones, & Spirits of New Hampshire

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.