All Together Now! Community Read: Braiding Sweetgrass

All Together Now is envisioned as a collaborative effort between the Library and community to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation. We are reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (both adult and YA versions) and the picture book The First Blade of Sweetgrass by Suzanne Greenlaw. Books are available at the Library.

Events will include book discussions around town led by Damian Costello, story times with Miss Leah and the opening of the East School House Exhibit, "Notkikad-akik Ederly: The Indigenous Archaeology of Hampton Falls" hosted by Hunter Stetz from the Hampton Falls Historical Society. More information can be found here: 

All Together Now is co-hosted with the Hampton Falls Historical Society and Recreation Commission.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hampton Falls Free Library and through a Community Project Grant through New Hampshire Humanities.


Full schedule of events:

Lunch and Read for Recreation Commission Summer Camp Participants
12 noon at Town Common/Lincoln Akerman School, 8 Exeter Rd, Hampton Falls, NH
This will be a Lunch & Read Program for the participants of the Recreation Commissions Summer Camp Program for the summer session of 2023. The HFFL Youth Services Librarian will be coming to read a number of books to the camp participants while they enjoy their midday meal. Including a concentration on Suzanne Greenlaw’s book The First Blade of Sweetgrass, followed by a quick discussion of the book.
Pre-registration for school age members of the community required to participate in the Summer Camp Program of Summer 2023

Braiding Sweetgrass Book Discussion
2 pm at The Meadows, 27 Brown Road, Hampton Falls, NH

Afternoon Storytime at the Library. Reading of The First Blade of Sweetgrass
3 pm at Hampton Falls Free Library, 7 Drinkwater Rd, Hampton Falls, NH
Join Youth Services Librarian, Miss Leah, for an all ages storytime of Suzanne Greenlaw’s The First Blade of Sweetgrass. With an opportunity for discussion of the concepts of the story as well as each family will be able to take home a free copy of the picture book. 
Pre-registration is not required, but recommended 

Historical Society Opening of The School House Museum hosting the exhibit titled "Notkikad-akik Edgerly: The Indigenous Archaeology of Hampton Falls"
4 - 6 pm at School House Museum, 7 Drinkwater Rd, Hampton Falls, NH    
Join the Hampton Falls Free Library and Historical Society for the opening of a new exhibit of Native American Artifacts and a brief discussion with the Historical Society Exhibit Curator Hunter Stetz. The exhibit consists of stone tools found at Edgerly Farms near the salt marsh between the 1930s and 1960s. This site alone demonstrates that the Seabrook-Hamptons Estuary was central to regional social and trade networks before Europeans settled the area in 1638. As a tangible reminder of New Hampshire’s "deep history," the exhibit hopes to generate awareness and discussion regarding the chapters absent from the state's history books.

Braiding Sweetgrass Book Discussion
6:30 pm at Hampton Falls Free Library, 7 Drinkwater Rd, Hampton Falls, NH

Event Details


Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:00pm


Hampton Falls Free Library
7 Drinkwater Road
Hampton Falls NH 03844

Hosted By:

Hampton Falls Free Library

Contact Info:

Hampton Falls Free Library 603-926-3682