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Special Program Notes:

Join us this Friday, April 2 at 5 pm when Dr. Whitney Howarth (Plymouth State University) will explore the nexus between violence, empire, and the hot drinks revolution. In this interactive talk we will discuss the Atlantic slave-sugar trade, the Islamic origins of alchemy, café culture in colonial days, indigenous resistance to tea plantations, and the seductive tale of the coffee bean in Latin America.

Pour yourself a hot mug and join us for this free and fascinating online program!
Join us on April 16 for “Bearing Witness and the Endurance of Voice,” a program about the African American poet Lucy Terry Prince. Shanta Lee Gander will discuss Prince’s importance as a poet and orator, and as one unafraid to fight for her rights within the landscape of early New England. Gander will also perform Lucy’s only surviving poem, “Bars Fight,” which is the oldest known poem in the U.S. written by an African American.
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April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate with writing prompts from Alexandria Peary, New Hampshire’s Poet Laureate (and Humanities to Go presenter). This project from NH Magazine also features one of Peary’s poems in the article below: “poem with fruit flies and narrative bees.”
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Tonight at 6pm! Participate in a special online screening of Hemingway, the new Ken Burns film, followed by a conversation with Hemingway documentary writer Geoffrey C. Ward, Board Chair of New Hampshire Writers' Project Masheri Chappelle and New Hampshire author Robert Wheeler. Click the link below to register:
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Listen to Connections program manager Mary Nolin read Wangari’s Trees of Peace. This book, written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter, presents the true story of environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. Activities to accompany the book suitable for all age and literacy levels are available on our website.
Partner Event:

Check out this free, online event from the Enfield Shaker Museum on Thursday, April 8 at 7 pm. Dr. Alan Braddock will present “Exhibiting Nature’s Nation: The Changing Climate of Art History” as part of the museum’s Weather-Wise series. This program was funded in part by a Community Project Grant from New Hampshire Humanities. DETAILS

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