CIVICS: Get Engaged. Get Involved.

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Join the Goffstown Public Library for the 2022 Community Conversations focusing on Civics. We will investigate how citizens can and should work together to solve public problems. Our series of programs will include book discussions, trivia, events in partnership with the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College and the Geisel Library at Saint Anselm College, along with empowering explorations and conversations about how we the people can and should steer the ship of our democracy.


The full schedule of events can be found at and include opportunities for engagement for all ages, along with book lists, resources for further learning, and links to informational websites.

See all the Community Conversation programs and events, and register to attend at the Goffstown Public Library calendar at

Experts in their fields have been invited to present at events including:
James T McKim
James T. McKim
Dr. Quixada Moore-Vissing
Dr. Quixada Moore-Vissing
Robert D. Putnam
Robert D. Putnam
Shaylyn Romney Grrett
Shaylyn Romney Grrett
Democracy starts and ends with the will of the people — but what happens when only a very few people actually engage in the democratic process? How much do we as individuals know about the workings of our government? Australian writer and director David Stevens wrote
The Truth is still the Truth, even if no one believes it.
A lie is still a lie, even if everyone believes it.

How can and does civic discourse move forward if different citizens have different definitions of what the truth is? How can we communicate with those with whom we vehemently disagree without vilifying them or demeaning ourselves? These questions —and myriad others— are at the core of this year’s Goffstown Public Library community conversation.
We hope you will join us.
Elizabeth at the Library
Elizabeth Weilbacher
Head of Adult Services

For more information, please contact Library Director, Dianne Hathaway at, or 603-497-2102.