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Connecting across physical distance
Please join us this Friday, November 6 at 5 pm for our next Humanities to Go Online presentation. Professor Graziella Parati (Dartmouth) will discuss “Italian Americans in History and Film.”
Register now for the next two programs in our Black Thought series coming this month:

Reparations History & Impact: Why Now? Wednesday, Nov. 11, 6 pm
Mr. Woullard Lett, National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America  RSVP

Awakening to Racism as a Public Health Issue: A Historical Perspective
Wednesday, Nov.18, 6 pm
Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry, NH Endowment for Health  RSVP
Contested elections are nothing new in US history. Read about the politics behind the elections of 1800, 1876, and 2000 in this essay from Time. How have these events shaped our understanding of today’s political landscape and what can history tell us about our current situation?
Watch Connections program manager Mary Nolin read Grandfather’s Journey. This Caldecott Medal-winning book, written and illustrated by Allen Say, tells the story of his grandfather’s voyage from Japan to the US. Activities to accompany the book suitable for all age and literacy levels are available HERE.
If you missed our last Humanities to Go Online program, you can catch up now on our YouTube channel. Listen to Dr. Dennis Britton’s presentation “Reading Shakespeare while Black” which explores what it means to be Black in relation to one of English literature's whitest authors.
Photo above left: Palm Beach County, Florida Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore (L), Palm Beach County Voting Canvassing Board Chairman Judge Charles Burton (C) and an unidentified Republican observer (R) inspect a questionable ballot, Nov. 11, 2000, in the Palm Beach County elections office in Florida. Bruce Weaver—AFP via Getty Images
Jackson Public Library

Across the state, our beloved libraries have been among the most impacted by this year’s unexpected challenges. We’re heartened to see the innovative ways libraries, including the Jackson Public Library, have persevered and adapted to keep their communities connected.

Housed in a beautiful renovated barn, the Jackson Public Library is one of the busiest per capita libraries in the state. Focusing their resources, including recent grant funds, the library has expanded its ability to serve and engage their community by offering online programs, increasing its network and wireless capacity, circulating laptops and wi-fi hot spots, and enlarging their patio seating to accommodate outdoor, socially-distanced meetings, a concert series, and more.

As library director Lichen Rancourt shared, "The library is the center of our small town and this is what we do for the community—we keep people connected."

We applaud not only the Jackson Public Library, but all our libraries who continue to find creative and inventive ways to keep their communities connected!

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