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Discovering New England Stone Walls

Friends of the Library Lecture series

2023-03-23 18:30:00 2023-03-23 19:30:00 America/New_York Discovering New England Stone Walls Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls. Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room

Thursday, March 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-23 18:30:00 2023-03-23 19:30:00 America/New_York Discovering New England Stone Walls Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls. Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls.

His talk explains the many fascinating ways in which stone walls and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. As an added bonus, Kevin occupies himself during his talk by building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket. Learn from the very best the history of this beautiful New England structure!

Link to The Granite Kiss by Kevin Gardner: https://wwnorton.com/books/The-Granite-Kiss

Photo by Ian Aldrich

Photo Credit: Ian Aldrich- Yankee Article- June 2013

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Peterborough Library who host a monthly lecture.

Find out more about the Friends here: https://peterboroughtownlibrary.org/friends

This month's event is also sponsored by a generous grant from the NH Humanities.

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Next up in the FOL Lecture Series:

A Walk Back in Time: The Secrets of Cellar Holes

April 19th at 6:00pm

Northern New England is full of reminders of past lives: stone walls, old foundations, a century-old lilac struggling to survive as the forest reclaims a once-sunny dooryard. What forces shaped settlement, and later abandonment, of these places? Adair Mulligan explores the rich story to be discovered in what remains behind. See how one town has set out to create an inventory of its cellar holes, piecing together the clues in the landscape. Such a project can help landowners know what to do if they have archaeological sites on their land and help stimulate interest in a town's future through its past.

Presenter: Adair Mulligan

Adair Mulligan has a runaway curiosity about the natural and cultural history of northern New England. Author of The Gunstock Parish: A History of Gilford, New Hampshire, she has also contributed to Proud to Live Here in the Connecticut River Valley; Where the Great River Rises: An Atlas of the Upper Connecticut River; and Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire's North Country. Executive Director of the Hanover Conservancy, she served for 20 years as Conservation Director of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions. Mulligan holds an MA degree from Smith College.

 

AGE GROUP: | Families | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Lecture/Talk | Community | Author events |

TAGS: | New Hampshire | History |

Peterborough Town Library

Phone: 603-924-8040

Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

Peterborough Town Library, located downtown at the corner of Main and Concord/Rt 202, has a large meeting room, study rooms, classroom, and a board room available to the public.

Upcoming events

Sat, May 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 29, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, May 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Thu, May 30, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Come hang with Aimee, eat pizza (or something) and do an activity (or something)

Rescheduled
Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
New date Thursday, May 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Peterborough Town Library
Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers songs and stories.

Thu, May 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers songs and stories.

Fri, May 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
This month we will be reading, "Hang the Moon" by Jeannette Walls.

Wed, Jun 05, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Wed, Jun 12, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 1st-4th graders and their families! Click on the Event Title for more information.

Thu, Jun 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
CALLING ALL WRITERS (and curious readers/listeners)!! The Peterborough Town Library and Monadnock Underground are hosting a free form OPEN MIC for writers of all genres and levels of experience!

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join us for a cookbook club-meets-potluck at Peterborough Town Library!

Thu, Jun 20, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 5th graders and up! Click on the event title for more information!

Thu, Jun 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
A monthly offering of free yoga at PTL. All levels welcome.

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Tech Tuesday is back! Learn all about the cloud and how it can help keep your important documents and photos organized and secure.

Wed, Jun 26, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Canceled
Thu, Jun 27, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library
Come hang with Aimee, eat pizza (or something) and do an activity (or something)

Fri, Jun 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
This month we will be reading, "Night of the Living Rez" by Morgan Talty.

Thu, Jul 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 1st-4th graders and their families! Click on the Event Title for more information.

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Thu, Jul 18, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
A monthly offering of free yoga at PTL. All levels welcome.

Sat, Jul 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Thu, Aug 15, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
A monthly offering of free yoga at PTL. All levels welcome.