Winter is upon us which means inclement weather can occur at any time as we New Englanders know. Please call ahead in stormy weather to ensure
the library is open 942 - 5472.
the library is open 942 - 5472.
Important Update: OverDrive
OverDrive (The New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium) now requires a PIN number to access your account.
Your PIN number is the last four digits of your primary phone number.
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.
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.
We've gone social! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter.
Cornerstone VNA "Circle of Caring" Volunteer Program
Thursday, February 19 from 6:30 - 7:30pm at Chesley Memorial Library.
Cornerstone VNA, a non-profit home, health and hospice agency is currently seeking individuals to join our "Circle of Caring" by becoming a companion volunteer. Companion volunteering is a rewarding experience that enriches the lives of others in our community as well as the lives of our volunteers. To learn more, we invite you to attend our Volunteer Information Session. Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP: Erika Lee, Assistant Director of Advancement 603-332-1133 x203 by February 18th if possible.
To learn more email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or go to www.cornerstonevna.org
BOOK RETURN POLICY
Our book return is emptied prior to opening daily. Items put in during open hours or after closing will be checked in the next business day.
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.
Yes, we are a free WiFi spot.
The public WiFi is always on for your convenience.
Afternoons or evenings…the choice is yours!
Afternoon Book Discussion
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet at the Chesley Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 4, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss “The Daughter of Time” by Josephine Tey.
From Amazon: “Voted greatest mystery novel of all time by the Crime Writers’ Association in
1990, Josephine Tey recreates one of history’s most famous crimes in her classic bestselling
novel. Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes
fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the Wicked Uncle of history. Could such a sensitive, noble face actually belong to one of the world’s most heinous villains—a venomous hunchback who may have killed his brother’s children to make his crown secure? Or could Richard have been the victim, turned into a monster by the usurpers of England’s throne? Grant determines to find out once and for all, with the help of the British Museum and an American scholar, what kind of man Richard Plantagenet really was and who killed the Little Princes in the Tower.”
Evening Book Discussion
The Northwood/Nottingham Evening Book Discussion Group will meet here in
Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “One Summer: America, 1927” by Bill Bryson.
From Amazon: “The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Babe Ruth was closing in on the home run record. In Newark, New Jersey, Alvin
“Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole for twelve days, and in Chicago, the gangster Al Capone
was tightening his grip on bootlegging. The first true “talking picture,” Al Jolson’s The Jazz
Singer, was filmed, forever changing the motion picture industry. All this and much, much more
transpired in the year Americans attempted and accomplished outsized things—and when the
twentieth century truly became the American century. One Summer transforms it all into
narrative nonfiction of the highest order.”
Library Trustee Meeting
The Chesley Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet Friday, March 13, 10:15 am
Come to our Drop-in Craft - Kids Crafts will continue to be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays throughout the spring
from 4 - 6 p.m.
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:
Feb. 25th and
Story Time ends Wednesday June 10th.
Lego Clubs Change!
YA Book Signing