Henry County Reads is Back!

Let’s read as a community

After a four-year hiatus, the New Castle-Henry County Public Library is pleased to bring back the Henry County Reads program. Our continuing goal of Henry County Reads is to select books that will provide a catalyst for community conversations around a variety of topics. The book we chose for this year’s Henry County Reads is Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, which takes place in a place not much different than those found in Henry County. From birth to death, follow the adventures of the families in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire

Program Events

Thursday, September 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This is the first day of the Henry County Reads program!  Please stop by the main circulation desk to pick up your free copy of Our Town by Thornton Wilder (while supplies last). Watch the movie for free with your library card on Hoopla at https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11499863 and on Kanopy at https://www.kanopy.com/en/nchcpl/video/11057474

Saturday, September 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Join us in the library parking lot for the Henry County Reads Block Party KickoffWe will be giving out free copies of Our Town, a live DJ, Tropical Shaved Ice, hot dogs, and a special surprise guest!

at https://www.kanopy.com/en/nchcpl/video/11057474

Saturday, September 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Watch a big screen version of this year’s Henry County Reads selection in the library auditorium and enjoy free popcorn and bottled water!  Be sure to register through the library’s events calendar: https://nchcpl.librarycalendar.com/

Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Dan Denney leads us on a historical walk through South Mound Cemetery. Registration is preferred: https://nchcpl.librarycalendar.com/event/south-mound-historical-cemetery-walk

Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Monday, September 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

New Castle-Henry County Public Library and The Guyer Opera House are pleased to present Our Town performed by local actors!  The play will be in the NCHCPL Auditorium and admission is free. Seating is limited so patrons must register for the day they wish to see the play. Tickets can be picked up at the main circulation desk or at will-call.

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