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Freedom to Read - Freedom to Write

Read-out for Salman Rushdie and Banned Books Week

2022-09-22 18:00:00 2022-09-22 19:00:00 America/New_York Freedom to Read - Freedom to Write This special event will read-out the work of Salman Rushdie and support all authors who face threats or restrictions on their work. Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room

Thursday, September 22
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-09-22 18:00:00 2022-09-22 19:00:00 America/New_York Freedom to Read - Freedom to Write This special event will read-out the work of Salman Rushdie and support all authors who face threats or restrictions on their work. Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room

This special event will read-out the work of Salman Rushdie and support all authors who face threats or restrictions on their work.

This year, with book challenges on the rise, PTL will bring our community together in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas.
The event will feature a time of short readings by Salman Rushdie, followed by the reading of a community letter of support to be delivered to Salman Rushdie through a PTL contact.

Join us in celebration of Rushdie's work and in support of the Freedom to Read and the Freedom to Write!

Check out our many book displays in September featuring the top 10 most challenged books in the US in 2021.

The Peterborough Town Library Trustees affirm the Freedom to Read Statement and the Library Bill of Rights.View them here!


This event will feature readers from the following organizations who stand in support of the Freedom to Read:

Monadnock Writers' Group

Mariposa Museum

GoMonadnock

The Revolution Ethics Project

Monadnock Underground

Peterborough Players

Monadnock Summer Lyceum

Avenue A

MacDowell

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Community | Author events |

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Peterborough Town Library

Phone: 603-924-8040

Hours
Mon, Sep 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Sep 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Sep 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Sep 22 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Sep 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 24 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, Sep 25 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

Tue, Sep 27, 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.

Tue, Sep 27, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Learn how to get better pictures of the region and friends/family that you are proud to share! Once you have these pictures learn some ways to back up the pictures for easy sharing!

Wed, Sep 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - River Terrace/Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Sep 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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!

Fri, Sep 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
This month we will be discussing, "Three Ordinary Girls: The Remarkable Story of Three Dutch Teenagers Who Became Spies, Saboteurs, Nazi Assassins--and WWII Heroes " by Tim Brady.

Fri, Sep 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for longer stories, laughter, and a fun activity! Click on the event title for more information.

Mon, Oct 03, 9:00am - 11:30am
Outside PTL
Join the Library Trustees for a volunteer gardening day at the library.

Tue, Oct 04, 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, Oct 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - River Terrace/Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Oct 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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!

Fri, Oct 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for longer stories, laughter, and a fun activity! Click on the event title for more information.

Fri, Oct 07, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Community Art Gallery
Join us on First Friday for the opening of Mia Stendahl's exhibit - Little Biographies!

Tue, Oct 11, 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.

Tue, Oct 11, 6:15pm - 9:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
The Film Club meets the second Tuesday of the month and watches films from all genres and eras.

Wed, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - River Terrace/Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Oct 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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!

Thu, Oct 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, Oct 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!

Fri, Oct 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for longer stories, laughter, and a fun activity! Click on the event title for more information.

Mon, Oct 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library
An exploration of what it means to read poetry.

Tue, Oct 18, 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, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - River Terrace/Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Oct 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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!

Thu, Oct 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, Oct 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.

Fri, Oct 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for longer stories, laughter, and a fun activity! Click on the event title for more information.

Sat, Oct 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Peterborough Town Library - Community Art Gallery
Join Mia for a talk in our Community Gallery about the paintings in her exhibit!

Wed, Oct 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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, Nov 02, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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!

Mon, Nov 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Michelle (Shelly) Dunn wants to share her love of Yoga! Dunn will welcome folks of all ages to her accessible class.

Tue, Nov 08, 6:15pm - 9:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
The Film Club meets the second Tuesday of the month and watches films from all genres and eras.

Wed, Nov 09, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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!

Thu, Nov 10, 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, Nov 10, 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!

Wed, Nov 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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!

Thu, Nov 17, 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, Nov 17, 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.

Wed, Nov 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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, Nov 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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, Dec 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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!

Thu, Dec 08, 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, Dec 08, 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!

Wed, Dec 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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!

Thu, Dec 15, 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, Dec 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.

Wed, Dec 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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!