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Thursday July 22, 2021
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Author Visit: Martha Hall Kelly
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Friends of the Library welcome Martha Hall Kelly back for a virtual visit to talk about her latest book, Sunflower Sisters, the story of Lilac Girls-protagonist Caroline Ferriday’s ancestor, Georgeanna Woolsey. Georgeanna was a Union nurse during the Civil War whose calling led her to cross paths with Jemma, a young enslaved girl who was sold off and conscripted into the army, and Anne-May Wilson, a Southern plantation mistress whose husband enlisted. Register to get an invitation to the Zoom event.

This is one of a series of events related to the 2021 Nashua Reads book, Homegoing. Learn more about the Nashua Reads program.

 

Photo: Jeff Mosier

LOCATION: Virtual
Monday August 16, 2021
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Driving While Black
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Historian Gretchen Sorin, author of Driving While Black, reveals how the car has held particular importance for African Americans, allowing them to evade the many dangers presented by a racist society and to enjoy, in some measure, the freedom of the open road. She recounts the creation of a parallel, unseen world of black motorists, who relied on travel guides, black-only businesses, and informal communications networks to keep them safe. Registration is required to get an invitation to the Zoom event.

This is one of a series of events related to the 2021 Nashua Reads book, Homegoing. Learn more about the Nashua Reads program.

 

LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday September 23, 2021
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If I Am Not For Myself, Who Will Be for Me?
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

George Washington's Runaway Slave Ona Judge Staines, according to the Constitution, was only three-fifths of a person. To her masters, George and Martha Washington, she was merely “the girl.” All she wanted was the freedom to control her own actions, but her account of escaping the Executive Mansion in Philadelphia, fleeing north, and establishing a life in New Hampshire is not a typical runaway story. Portrayed by Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti, Ona’s tale provides an alternative perspective on the new nation's social, political, and economic development, from one whose personal experience so contradicted the promise of the principles embodied in the nation's founding documents. Sponsored by New Hampshire Humanities. Registration is required to get an invitation to the Zoom event.

This is one of a series of events related to the 2021 Nashua Reads book, Homegoing. Learn more about the Nashua Reads program.

LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday October 7, 2021
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Dispossessions of Land, Bodies, and Labor: Archaeology of Colonialism and Wealth in Coastal NH
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Meghan Howey, director of the Great Bay Archaeological Survey, explores how British colonization in Coastal New Hampshire in the 17th and 18th centuries led to the commodification of land and everything upon it. She'll look at  connections the project has discovered between colonial wealth and the dispossession of Indigenous lands, as well as the dispossession of the bodies and labor of African peoples. Register to get an invitation to the Zoom event.

This is one of a series of events related to the 2021 Nashua Reads book, Homegoing. Learn more about the Nashua Reads program.

 

LOCATION: Virtual
Friday October 8, 2021
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Downtown Book Group: Homegoing
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This daytime book group, run by a reference librarian, is open to all. Today we’ll discuss the 2021 Nashua Reads book, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Register to get an invitation to the Zoom event. If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

This is one of a series of events related to the 2021 Nashua Reads book, Homegoing. Learn more about the Nashua Reads program.

LOCATION: Virtual
Sunday October 17, 2021
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Beyond the Book Presentation
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thanks to support from the Friends of the Library and the Ella Anderson Trust, Nashua Reads author Yaa Gyasi will be on hand virtually to talk about her book, Homegoing, and answer your questions. Tickets will be available in August, once it’s been determined whether this event will be virtual or live. For more information on Yaa Gyasi, visit www.prhspeakers.com.

This is one of a series of events related to the 2021 Nashua Reads book, Homegoing. Learn more about the Nashua Reads program.

Photo credit: Peter Hurley, Vilcek Foundation

LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday October 23, 2021
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Meet Youth Nashua Reads Author Rita Williams-Garcia
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This year kids can participate in Nashua Reads too! Two great books, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground and One Crazy Summer, both by Rita Williams-Garcia, have been selected as the 2021 youth titles. Meet Rita in this virtual visit and bring your questions. Registration is required to receive an invitation to the Zoom event.

This is one of a series of events related to the 2021 Nashua Reads book, Homegoing. Learn more about the Nashua Reads program.

LOCATION: Virtual

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