Monday's are Senior Cafe Day at Chesley Memorial Library
The Senior Café continues on Mondays through the spring from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Chesley Memorial Library.
What is a Senior Cafe? A place to gather and socialize for older folks from Northwood and surrounding towns. (We're handicap accessible so don't let that stop you from joining us.)
The heat is on so it’s a perfect place to keep warm while meeting up with friends!. Come share stories, pass time with old friends and meet new ones. There is no specific program planned for each week; we might talk about books, make decorations for the library, play Trivial Pursuit, or we might just visit and enjoy each others company. Light refreshments will be served.
Caretakers are welcome to stay with seniors for the café but can also enjoy some time away on their own if appropriate. Please call the library at 942-5472 if you would like more information.
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Story Time is back!
Wednesdays at 10:30 am
We'll read stories and follow with crafts afterwards.
No Story Time on the following dates:
Story Time ends Wednesday June 10th.
Get Caught Reading
Get Caught Reading at the Chesley Memorial Library! May is “Get Caught Reading Month” so we invite you to send in your photos of you, your family, and your friends reading…here at the library, at home, on vacation, wherever you are “caught” reading! We will post the photos on our library web site with your permission. “Get Caught Reading” is a nationwide public service campaign launched by the Association of American Publishers to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read.
Teen Book Club
Teen Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 9, from 5:30-6:45 to discuss "Divergent by Veronica Roth."
From Goodreads: In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Local Author: Angela Ross
Book Signing - SHREA
Journey of the Soul
was held on Saturday, April 11th 10:30 - 12:30
Teen author Angela Ross held her first of many to come book signing at the Chesley Memorial Library on Saturday, April 11, from 10:30am-
12:30 p.m. This former Coe-Brown Northwood Academy student is already the author of two books.
The turn out for this event was impressive and Angela handled the event like a pro, selling both of her books: “Shrea: A Journey of the Soul” and “Half-Blood Crest”.
Angela has three things she can't live without. The 17 year-old is never far from her laptop, which has her works in progress, as well as seeds for dozens of stories just waiting for her undivided attention. She also uses it to access the latest chapters of the anime' and manga that she loves. It also holds her second necessity, her favorite music. She enjoys singing and composing, and enjoys all types of music, especially Japanese pop and vocaloids. Third, and by no means least, Angela adores her extremely large cat, Chame'. He graciously shares his home in Center Barnstead with Angela and her family.
Northwood Fun Facts!
In 1897 -
The cost of tuition is $8.75 for 3 students to Coe’s Northwood Academy.
The library had 409 books
Did you know that in 1898 Northwood had 2 mules living in it and that there were 6 - one room school houses, with a total enrollment in the Northwood Schools of:
In 1902 -
Supplies that were furnished during the fever quarantine cost $125.19.
Tuition for 3 students to Northwood Seminary is $371.65
The Dog Constable made $8.50 a year.
The Library has 1038 books.
The town received the results of the 1900 nation-wide census.
Northwood has 1 mule and 10 oxen
The teacher bonus for 1907 was $6.00
Money made from registering automobiles and vehicles $775.00
The town had $241.83 cash on hand.
Dog licenses brought in $146.20.
The Mountain School was recommended to be closed by the state.
The school year is now 31 weeks.
The town now has three libraries:
1. The Knowlton Library located in the Ridge District, averaged 23 books loaned peer week.
2. The Centre Library averaged 21 books loaned per week.
3. The Narrows Library averaged 25 books loaned per week.
No Town Report Available
Northwood has three hogs in its town limits.
The Memorial Day Celebrations receive $50 from the town.
The Highway Department has $3000.00 to work with.
The rate of taxation in Northwood is $2.44 on $100.
The list of abatements given to soldiers and widows is $429.61.
Northwood had six schools.
Northwood has a total of seven teachers. The total teacher salary is $18.94.00
Tuition to high school is:
Coe’s Northwood Academy $1000.00
Austin Cate Academy $80.00
The library has 2073 books.
The town now has two police officers.
The town owned three portable mills valued at $2400.00.
The town has boats and launches worth $550.00.
The cost to teach music at 7 Northwood Schools is $200.00 a year.
The removal of brown moth nests from trees on highway and private property is $595.71.
The truant officer made $2.00 a year.
We now have open access to a genealogy website! ancestrylibrary.com
“Where did previous generations come from? How did they live? What did they fight for? And how did their lives affect yours? Historical records and photos hold so many answers about the fascinating people in history. Ancestry Library Edition puts them at your fingertips, enabling both research and inviting critical thinking. Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.”
The Chesley Memorial Library now has access to Ancestry Library Edition thanks to the Friends of the Northwood Libraries!
Stop in and use one of our public access computers to start your genealogy search today.
Lego Clubs Change!