Kids ages 8 to 12 are invited to pick up copies of Many Hands by Angeli Perrow and Muskrat Will Be Swimming by Cheryl Savageau to read ahead of time.

Then, on Wednesday, October 20 at 4PM, join us at the library for pizza and to talk about the books. At 4:40 or so, author of Many Hands Angeli Perrow will join us virtually to answer readers’ questions, and to talk about Native basketmaking, show some Native musical instruments, and teach the song called “Many Hands.”

Presenter: Angeli Perrow is the author of 20 books for children, including the picture books Captain’s Castaway and Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue and the popular Key Mystery Series. She was born in Rockland, Maine, and has lived in the state most of her life. Trained as a teacher, she taught elementary school for thirty years. Now retired, her time is dedicated to writing, gardening, painting, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

Perrow has some Maine Native ancestry and that interest led to the writing of Many Hands, the 2010 winner of the Lupine Award. To research her book, Perrow interviewed a Native master basket maker to learn about the craft of creating fancy baskets. You can find out more about the author and her books at

This program is part of “Wabanaki History, Ecology & Experiences,” a series of programs exploring Indigenous history and experiences in what is now called northern New England, a collaboration between the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth and the Chocorua Lake Conservancy, made possible through a generous grant from The Tamworth Foundation. For more information, visit or

“Many Hands” kids’ book group on 10/20
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