Community Conversations Can We Talk About the Environment

The Goffstown Public Library Community Conversations series is designed to help us understand issues affecting our community and provide a starting point to open up conversations. Community Conversations bring together resources, experts, and concerned community members to discuss complicated issues in a gracious, safe space.

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The 2021 Community Conversations initiative is focused on the environment. Join us as we separate fact from fiction and foster a dialog to improve our town and planet for the future. This year's Community Conversations will explore the impact of our changing environment on the Goffstown community. Topics will include trash and recycling, stormwater, weather, global climate change, birds, bees, and much more!

For more information, please Email Dianne Hathaway, Goffstown Public Library Director, 497-2102.

Press Release

Schedule of Events

April through May

Cut the Carbon! with the Kill-A-Watt Energy Detector
Save on your electric bills and reduce your carbon footprint by borrowing the CUT CARBON! kit from the Goffstown Public Library. The CUT the Carbon! kit includes a Kill-A-Watt Energy Detector that you can use to calculate the monthly cost of your appliances and electric devices. Kill-A-Watt Energy Detectors are also great at determining which devices are using phantom energy, driving up your bill, and using valuable resources.

Additionally, the kit includes instructions on using the device, calculation sheets to determine your monthly costs, and energy-saving tips to help you cut the carbon. Request the kit with your library card.

This kit is powered by NHSaves in partnership with the New Hampshire State Library and is being offered as part of the Goffstown Public Library's 2021 Community Conversations about the Environment.

For virtual events, registration is required online. All virtual events will be held via Microsoft Teams and once registered, all participants will receive an email link to join the discussions.

All pre-recorded video presentations will appear on our our YouTube channel.

April

Adults

Teens

Kids

May

Adults

  • Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11 am - For the Love of Pollinators with pollinator expert and beekeeping educator Jodi Turner of Imagine That Honey.
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 1 pm - Let's Make - Soda Tab Keychains. Watch Let's Make - Soda Tab Keychains on YouTube.
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm - Evening Book Discussion - How To Be Alive by Colin Beavan. Please read the book before the discussion; online access is available with your library card through Hoopladigital and print copies will be available to borrow at the Library.
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm - Reduce, Reuse, and Reflect with Adam Jacobs, Director of Goffstown Department of Public Works. Watch a recording of the Reduse, Reuse, and Reflect event on YouTube.
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm - NHSaves Button Up Energy Workshop with Andy Duncan and Ted Stiles as representatives for the NHSaves Consortium. Watch a recording of the NHSaves Button Up Energy Workshop event YouTube.
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 9 am - Beautification Day with the Friends. Meet on the Library lawn and please bring your own garden tools if possible.
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm - Film Discussion: How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change. Please watch the video before the discussion; access to online streaming will be available from Saturday, May 15, 2021 through Monday, May 17, 2021 and DVDs will be available to borrow at the Library.
  • Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11 am - A Conversation with the State Climatologist with New Hampshire State Climatologist Mary Stampone, Ph.D.

Teens

Kids

  • May 1 - 27 - "Love our Earth" Bingo Board Challenge. Print your Bingo board.
  • Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9 am - DIY Field Notebook.

Resources

Downloadable PDFs of these resources -

Further Reading