Kevin Gardner: Discovering New England Stone Walls

Kevin Gardner

Saturday, October 25, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Kevin’s informal talk covers a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, The Granite Kiss (Countryman Press), touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics.  He explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape.  Other topics may include: differences in approach between historical and contemporary wall-builders, a discussion of restoration tips and techniques, and information about design, acquisition of materials, preservation, and analysis. There is always a generous question-and-answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties.


Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.  He often brings along his collection of books about stonework, and copies of The Granite Kiss will be available for sale.

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“Pub” Trivia Round Two starts Monday, October 20th.


Join other trivia fans once a week to test your knowledge of random facts with an evening of exciting trivia!  All new topics will include: history, geography, Canaan history, popular culture, and some fun surprises!

Come with a team of four, or as an individual.

Light refreshments available, and prizes for the weekly winners.

Starts: Monday, October 20th

Where: at the library!

Days: Mondays: October 20, 27, November 3, 10

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Sauerkraut Making Demonstration

How Do I Series Presents:

Make Sauerkraut

with Ray Kulig

Saturday, October 18
1:00 pm -2:30 pm
Canaan Town Library
Learn the techniques behind making this popular German
dish and get to sample some too!

Class size is limited to no more than 12 people.
Call the library at 523-9650 to sign up and for more

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