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Special Program Note:

Join us on Friday, April 2 at 5 pm when Dr. Whitney Howarth (Plymouth State University) will explore the nexus between violence, empire, and the hot drinks revolution. In this interactive talk we will discuss the Atlantic slave-sugar trade, the Islamic origins of alchemy, café culture in colonial days, indigenous resistance to tea plantations, and the seductive tale of the coffee bean in Latin America.
Barbara Visciano, a teacher at Dover Adult Learning Center, recently wrote about her experience hosting our Connections program. Using picture books, facilitator Bill Badgley explored the concepts of liberty and justice in U.S. history and posed the essential question: what does it mean to be an American?
Please join us this Sunday, March 21st at 2 pm, in partnership with New Hampshire PBS and the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, for a free screening and discussion of the new PBS documentary The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song. Panelists include Shayla Harris, co-producer and co-director of the film.
Listen to Conversations on Hemingway from PBS and explore aspects of his life and work with the filmmakers behind the upcoming documentary. This virtual series explores Hemingway’s work through the lens of childhood, journalism, war, gender, and the natural world. And don’t forget to join us on April 1 for a special screening!


Dr. Tricia Peone, Public Programs Director

The Italian Studies Program at UNH presents Chef and TV host Mary Ann Esposito on Wednesday, March 31 at 6 pm EDT. Mary Ann Esposito's talk, “There is no such thing as Italian Food,” will focus on the diversity of Italian regional foods, the gastronomic centers in Italy, and the role that Italian products have had in shaping Italian-American cuisine. Register

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