Meditate: Looking to unwind in these hectic times? Join Fran Nash for an hour of gentle stretching and meditation.  The second Friday of each month. The next time we meet is Friday, Mar 8 at 6:00pm. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket to lie on.

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 and available at the Circulation ! The Book Discussion Group will meet on Tues. Mar 20 at 7:00 discussing I Hear the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven.

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 on Thursday, Mar 1 at 7pm. Women are invited and encouraged to attend!

RUG BRAIDING! Kate Goegel teaches oval rug braiding here at the Library. Usually there is a small materials fee, sign-up is required and the class size is limited. Some experience recommended.  Please contact Sue at 783-4386 for information concerning the next session. 

Monthly Children's Programs:

Every Tuesday at 10:00am
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, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00pm to enjoy this neat program.

Adult Programs Coming Soon....

Brook Trout in New NH: Tues. March 6 at 7PM
New Hampshire Fish and Game Wildlife Stewards, Doug Whitefield and Dennis Walsh are returning to tell us about the trout you’ll soon be fishing for! They will present the natural history of our native brook trout, and what biologists are learning about these species through ongoing research.

Ukrainian Eggs or pysanky are Ukrainian Easter eggs, decorated by drawing on the egg with beeswax and immersing it in a series of liquid dyes. This is fun, relaxing and the results are beautiful, no matter your artistic level.  Janet King will teach this craft on Wed. March 21 from 2-4pm.  There’s a limit of 8 so please sign-up. 783-4386.

Preparing Local Food Systems for Climate Change: A Permaculture in an Uncertain Environmental Future Tues., March 27 at 7pm
This presentation will examine how changing precipitation and temperature patterns in New Hampshire, across the US, and around the globe may affect food supply and distribution in the future. The presenter, Chris Skoglund, will introduce the concept of permaculture and explore how that framework can be applied to household or community-scale food systems with the emphasis on reducing the consumption of fossil fuels.



The last Monday of the month.  Come be involved in this BIG group – join in an ice breaker activity and learn more about each other. Let’s enjoy some Ice Cream sundae!

Elkins Public Library

BUILD A BETTER WORLD! Check out our YouTube movie of the amazing fun we have here at the Library!

Teen Advisory Group

The Last Monday of the month!
Elkins Public Library
Join us to make sundaes and discuss the latest Young Adult releases and hang out. Bring board games or things you want share!

Call Mrs. Baker at 783-4386

LIBRARIES ROCK! 2018 Summer Reading!
The Library is a PERFECT place for children and families to come together to enjoy reading!

WINTER WARM UP! Thurs. MARCH 1 at 11:00am. It’s that time of year again! Join us as we welcome Simon Brooks, award winning storyteller of folk and fairy tales, myths and legends. After the show, we’ll sit together and eat homemade macaroni and cheese and fruit treats.  Fun for everyone!  Thank you to the Friends of EPL for the cookie treats, volunteering and for funding the show! Check out Simon’s website at