Granite State Fair, Long Story Short: Community events this week

Trivia Night with Civics 101 in Madbury

Oyster River Community Read, a grassroots collaboration aimed at using books as tools to help foster connections and build common understandings among community members, will run Sept.13 through Nov. 13, reading Eric Klinenberg’s book “Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and The Decline of Civic Life,” which explores the ways in which accessible public spaces help foster critical connections among diverse individuals and increase community resilience . Copies of the book will be available through the Durham, Madbury, Lee, Newmarket, and Newfields libraries and/or can be purchased through local booksellers or online.

The kick-off event will feature a trivia night hosted by New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Civics 101” podcast held at The Barn at Powder Major’s Farm in Madbury on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 pm Trivia will include questions on public spaces and will feature a book giveaway and refreshments. To RSVP and see the full calendar of events, visit

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