The Quest for Happiness

Saturday, May 6, 1:00 pm at the library

The ancient Greek philosophers defined eudaimonia as living a full and excellent life. In this illustrated talk, Plymouth State University Professor of Philosophy, Maria Sanders explores how ideas of happiness have changed in Western civilization through the ages, while comparing and contrasting major concepts of well-being throughout the world. Can money buy happiness? To what extent does engaging in one’s community impact happiness? When worldwide surveys of happiness are conducted, why doesn’t the United States make the top ten?

This program sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.


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Bookends Spring Meeting


Join our book club!

Who is it for?  

Kids in grades 4-6/who can read and discuss

Maximum participation: 12

What is it?

A book club for kids in the middle grades who are interested in reading and discussing GOOD BOOKS!

What are we reading?

Our May book is:

The Watsons Go To Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

Where & When is the meeting?

Saturday, May 20, 10:00 am @ the library

BOOKEND club participants will receive their OWN copy (to keep!) of the book club selection, a bookmark, and discussion questions.

Pick up your copy TODAY at Canaan Town Library!

Supported by The Friends of Canaan Town Library

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Another way to support the Friends of the Canaan Town Library

Amazon Smile is a great way to give a little something to an organization you love.  You can support The Friends of the Canaan Town Library every time you shop on by visiting and choosing the Friends from the list of available organizations.  After that, each time you shop on Amazon Smile (it looks and acts the same as Amazon) you will be donating to the Friends of the Library.

Here’s some more information from Amazon:

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

The Friends support our library in many ways including: purchasing equipment, providing museum passes, supporting our programming, and volunteering at events.  By choosing to support the Friends with Amazon Smile, you can help with these projects and others.

For more information about our great Friends, visit our Friends of the Canaan Town Library page.

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Spring Trivia Time

Do you have what it takes?
Come with a team of 4, or as an individual!

Light refreshments available, and prizes for the weekly winners.

This round of Trivia starts Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 pm and will run for four weeks:

March 7

March 14

March 21

March 28

Co-hosted with the Recreation Department.

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