Perspectives Book Groups

Welcome to New Hampshire Humanities' new book groups initiative, Perspectives!

Through this program, participants engage with diverse perspectives in the humanities through literature to build understanding and empathy, and to support a culture of reading in the Granite State. Easy to book and coordinate, Perspectives offers facilitated group book discussions in virtual or in-person settings. We welcome applications from all New Hampshire libraries, established book groups, or community organizations. New Hampshire Humanities provides expert facilitators and free copies of books -- you provide the eager readers! This year, a number of our books are related to the theme of our 2022 initiative, A More Perfect Union. 

Who can apply?

Private nonprofit organizations; institutions of higher education; state, local, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments; institutions of the federal government; groups of persons that form an association to carry out a project; and individuals are welcome to apply to host a book group.  Organizations or groups that apply to the councils for funding must be constituted for nonprofit purposes. It is not necessary that such organizations or groups be incorporated or have tax‑exempt status. This program must serve residents of New Hampshire.

Learn more by clicking on any of the following:

Book Groups Application        

Book Groups Forms

Book Groups Toolkit

For more information about hosting a book group in your area, please contact Sue Butman at bookgroups@nhhumanities.org.


 

"I am very excited to learn about this program that New Hampshire Humanities has supported. In this period of political strife, unrest, and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to have programs that help us reflect about our past to appreciate our diverse cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, and other identities. Thank you!" 

- Book group participant reflection after reading Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

 

 

Perspectives book groups are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the 2021 American Rescue Plan.

Book Groups Events
Perspectives Book Group - The Women With Silver Wings
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Raymond, NH
Perspectives Book Group - The Women With Silver Wings
Perspectives Book Group - Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Barrington, NH
Perspectives Book Group - Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Richmond, NH
Perspectives Book Group - When All Is Said
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Manchester, NH
Perspectives Book Group - Black Elk Speaks
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Hampstead, NH
Perspectives Book Group - The Remains of the Day
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Dunbarton, NH
Perspectives Book Group - Black Elk Speaks
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Dunbarton, NH
Perspectives Book Group - White Teeth
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Dover, NH
Perspectives Book Group - Gilded Suffragists

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