Meetinghouse Readings 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Schedule

July 7:    Steve ALMOND (All the Secrets of the World, Candyfreak) / Bianca STONE (The Mobius Strip Club of Grief)  

July 14:  Ernest HEBERT (Whirlybird Island, Spoonwood) / Matthew OLZMANN (Constellation Route)

July 21:  Justin BIGOS (Double Clothesline, Mad River) / Morgan TALTY (Night of the Living Rez)

Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm, Canaan Street, Canaan, NH.

Superb entertainment by some of the nation’s finest writers.

Free admission.

Books available to purchase, provided by the Norwich Bookstore.

Hosted by the Canaan Town Library.

We will be monitoring all town, state, and federal recommendations for masking, seating and distancing within the Meetinghouse.

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Visit the Library

Starting Tuesday, March 22, we are in Phase 4 of our Phases of Operations. Masks are optional inside the library. Our weekly hours are 1-8 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, 1-5 pm Thursday, 9-12 pm Fridays, and 9-1 pm Saturdays. All hours are now walk-ins with no appointment necessary. We are offering Library Take Out, our contact-less pick up service every day that we are open.

Visitors during Walk-In Hours will follow the following rules:

  • Library Take Out will be offered every day the library is open.
  • Access for browsing, checking out materials, copy and fax services, and computer use.
  • Walk-In Hours will be limited to 15 bodies in the library at a time with suggested 30 minute visits. Monday 1-8 pm, Tuesday 1-8 pm, Wednesday 1-8 pm, Thursday 1-5 pm, Friday 9-12 pm, Saturday 9-1 pm.
  • During Walk-Ins if the building is at capacity when you arrive, you will be asked to wait outside the library for availability.  Library staff will let you know when space is available and you may enter.
  • Masks are optional (disposable masks provided) to enter the building.
  • Patrons are encouraged to sanitize hands upon entering the building.
  • Practice Social distancing of 6 ft.
  • Disposable masks and hand sanitizer will be made available at no cost.
  • Meeting Room is not available for public use.
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the library.
  • IF YOU FEEL SICK please use library services safely from home.
  • Safety Measures in place for Phase 4:
    • Social Distancing of 6 ft between patrons and staff will be required.
    • The circulation desk will have a plexiglass sneeze guard.
    • The public computer terminals will be separated by a plexiglass guard wall.
    • Surfaces will be sanitized and cleaned according to CDC guidelines.

To see all of the Phases of Operation

Library Take Out is a great option!  We are now offering Library Take Out every day that the library is open. Patrons are welcome to call: 523-9650, email:, or use our online catalog to place materials on hold.

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Summer Reading Bingo!

Whaley Great Bingo for folks ages preschool to age 12.

Beat the Heat Beach Read Bingo for folks ages twelve and up.

Try and fill in a bingo by reading along with your bingo card. You have until the end of August to finish your card, turn it in (with your name on it), and get a chance to win a prize.

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Basement Bookies Read

Join us to discuss The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah on Wednesday, July 27. Stay tuned for the location of this outdoor meeting.

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Basement Bookies Read

Join us for our discussion of Jessica Shattuck’s The Women in the Castle, Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 pm. We are scheduled to meet at the Methodist Church Vestry, but may take advantage of the weather and change our location to an outdoor spot. Stay tuned!

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