A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls: a program by the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will be at Elkins Public Library. Join us every Monday from 1-3pm starting April 3 and running through May 22. This program is offered at no charge and registration is required due to a limited class size. Please call 224-4093, extension 5815 or visit www.crvna.org to sign up.

Teen Advisory Group

Monday, April 17 at 6:00pm
Elkins Public Library
Join us to make Smores and discuss the latest Young Adult releases and hang out. Bring board games or things you want share!

Call Mrs. Baker at 783-4386

Monthly Adult Programs

KNITTERS meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 for any level knitter; beginners to experts. Don’t miss the great display at the library of last year’s projects! Come join us by the fireplace. This group takes the summer off but will join us again in the Fall.

QUILTERS meet every Wed. from 10:00 to 1:00. Bring your projects, sewing machines and lunch!

PUZZLE SWAP:  All puzzles should be at least 500 pieces and in very good condition.

SCRABBLE every Monday night at 6:00.  Come join in!

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP every third Tuesday of the month. The books are in!  This month, the Book Discussion Group will meet on Tues. April 18  at 7:00 to discuss The Round House by Louise Erdi

THE ZEN OF ADULT COLORING Thursdays at 1:30pm.  Bring a friend, practice meditation and mindfulness, enjoy some refreshments while coloring relaxing designs with markers and colored pencils. Try our new Gel Pens!

OMBBC (Old Man Boring Book Club): Join us for reviews of the latest history and biography books available at Elkins. The club consists of several "mature" adults from the community. This group will meet the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. This group takes the summer off but will join us again in the Fall. Our next meeting is Thursday, 

Mar 2 at 7:00pm.

RUG BRAIDING! Kate Goegel will teach oval rug braiding on Thursdays, call for details.  There is no fee, but sign-up is required and the class is limited to 6. Some experience recommended.  Please contact Sue at 783-4386. 

Big Truck Day 2017! It’s that time again! Our annual Big Truck Day! Come have a fun day of climbing on trucks, fun activities, Legos and a hot dog cookout! Arrive at 11 am for the fun on Thurs. April 27! We are planning on Moon Sand and a special cookie project!

Monthly Children's Programs:
STORY HOUR Come enjoy songs, read aloud and crafts with new friends the first and third Tuesday of the month at 10:00.

ROCK N’ READ is a music and movement program for babies and toddlers. Come join the fun the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:00.

LEGO CLUB! Children and families are welcome to come and build together with Lego bricks. This club  meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 4:00.


Recommend books, movies and programs you would like to see at your library! Let's eat pizza, hang out and talk. The last Monday of the month at 6:00pm.

Young Readers Club! A new book chat for ages 9-12. Come in the 4th Monday of the month from 3:15 – 4:00. Come make a delicious snack, enjoy time with your friends, dance and read!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten! We are excited to introduce our participation in this national program. The single most important thing you can do to prepare your child to read independently is to read to them every day. Come to the library to learn more and we can help you track your progress!

MAKER SPACE! The newest trend in libraries has hit Elkins!  It’s a creative, DIY space where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. Stay tuned to the newsletter, this website, Facebook and the town-wide email to hear what we will feature each month. Come every Monday and Tuesday from 3:00 to 4:00pm to enjoy this neat program.

  1. New Hampshire Humanities To Go

Programs at 7:00PM

Sept 12: Jeremy D'Entremont will present New England Lighthouses and the People who Kept Them

Oct 10: New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell


Meditate: Looking to unwind in these hectice times? Join Fran Nash for an hour of gentle stretching and meditation.  The second Friday of each month. Our next time is Friday, Mar 10 at 6:00pm. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket to lie on.



Mon. April 17 at 3:15.  Grades 4-6 are having a dance party to shake out the winter blahs. Come be involved in this BIG group – join in an ice breaker activity and learn more about each other. Let’s enjoy some Smores!

TJ Wheeler - Thursday, May 18 at 6:30pm outside show!

The Friends of Elkins Public Library is pleased to offer this free show as a show of thanks for all your support. TJ Wheeler is a treasure of American Roots music, or better put, a living, one man Juke Joint! Bring a chair, your stomping feet, clapping hands and be ready for a great time!

Elkins Public Library