To Kill A Mockingbird Film & Discussion

On March 10, the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education will screen To Kill a Mockingbird as part of a multi-year statewide program designed to foster conversations with the public on law, justice, and civics. The screening and post-movie discussion will take place in the Library Arts Center at Richards Free Library.  

The community discussion accompanying the film showing will be led by Andrea Thorpe, Barbara Parker, and Eliza Bates. This program is supported by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant. 

The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Light snacks will be provided. To register, please contact Andrea Thorpe at

Eliza Bates is a junior at Newport Middle High School. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, spending time with friends and family, and working with children.

Barbara L. Parker is a licensed New Hampshire attorney and received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. She has been a practicing attorney for over 28 years and for 25 of those years she has owned her own practice in Newport. Barbara has participated in the “A Lawyer in Every School” program and donates countless hours to the NH Pro Bono program.

Andrea Thorpe is the director of the Richards Free Library in Newport. She has hosted New Hampshire Humanities programs for 35 years.