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Library Hours:

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 8pm
Wednesday: 9am - 8pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday (September - June): 9am - 2pm
For seasonal and holiday closings, please see our online calendar.

Can We Talk About Race?

Courageous Community Conversations* programs are designed to help us understand racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown and surrounding communities. We invite you to participate in the final discussion event this month, and/or to read any of the recommended titles listed below, and join us as we grow into understanding and connection.

Courageous Community Conversations

“Repair, Restore, Heal” Community Conversation
Wednesday, 5/22 at 7 p.m. Location: Saint Anselm College in the NH Institute of Politics

This will be a guided discussion on how we will repair and prepare ourselves through local laws, institutions, and systems to become a more welcoming community.

Registration is required at

Food will be served.
Babysitting is available on request, email

Book cover of Color of Law by Richard Rothstein.

Suggested reading:  NH Diversity Commission’s report, their Legislative & Budgetary Recommendations, and the book Color of Law by Richard Rothstein.


For book lists, and more information about this series, please visit


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Courageous Community Conversations

New Museum Pass – Canterbury Shaker Village

A free pass to Canterbury Shaker Village is now available to Goffstown Public Library cardholders, thanks to the Friends of the Library. Reservations for Canterbury Shaker Village passes can be made at the Museum Passes menu link at, or by visiting – the museum opens for the season on May 4.

The Canterbury Shaker Village museum was founded in 1969 to preserve the heritage of the Canterbury Shakers. The Village has 25 restored original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement.

Canterbury Shaker Village Herb Garden and Laundry

Canterbury Shaker Village Pass Details:

Admission with pass: FREE.
Children 5 years & under: FREE.
Maximum # of people allowed with each pass: 2 adults and 2 children. Additional family members are admitted for $9.50/adults and $4.50/children ages 6-17 (this is half-price of regular admission). NOT valid for members-only events, discounts at Store or Cafe, or for events that require additional fee or registration..


  • May 4 – September 1: Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm
  • September 2 – October 20: 7 days/week: 10am – 5pm
  • October 26 – November 24: Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Please visit for the most up-to-date museum hours, closings, exhibit information and facility calendar.

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