Monday's are Senior Summer Cafe Day at Chesley Memorial Library
The Chesley Memorial Library is hosting a Senior Summer Café every Monday from July 14 through August 25, from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
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 central air is on so it’s a perfect place to cool down while meeting up with friends! "We want it to be a good old fashioned social hour". 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 other’s 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.
Lego Clubs Change - Starting July 9th, Lego Club will be held Wednesday's from 10:30 - 6:30pm!
We've got over a thousand Lego pieces to use. Come build towers, dragons, trucks, cars, airplanes,rockets - let your imagination run free. Have fun at the CML library.
Library Trustee Meeting
The Chesley Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet - August 8th at 10:15 a.m.
Friends of the Northwood Libraries
Would you like to join the Friends of the Northwood Libraries? By joining, you are showing the community that you feel the library is an important institution in the Northwood community. You can help support the libraries by participating in fundraising activities and volunteering your services. The Friends support, improve, and promote the Chesley Memorial Library.
Friends of the Library Meeting
July 22 at 6:30pm
Coe Brown's Summer Reading Books are now available
at this library. See List
Kids, Come join us Thursday, Aug. 7 - 6 pm for "Just Like Mary Poppins!"
Mary Poppins (aka Linda Peck) will pop into the Chesley Memorial Library with her carpet bag full of hats, scarves, umbrellas that fly, a giant hat rack, and more, ready to tell magical stories that will delight audience members of all ages.
Join us on Thursday, August 7, at 6:00 p.m. for this FREE performance.
Funding for the Kids, Books, and the Arts event is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Summer Reading Raffle Winners
PreK - 2 Marley Thorn
3-5 Ellias Angviano
6+ Piper Leduke
Adult Stacy Sweet
PreK - 2 Montana Spead
3-5 Brennan Gonya
6+ Madison Cunningham
Adult Norma Carlson
We now have passes for:
- Squam Lake
- Strawberry Banke
- Children's Museum of NH
- Boston MFA
available at the library. Passes must be reserved ahead of time.
Call 942-5472 for more information.
SUN, SAND AND STORIES
It’s time for sun, sand, and stories! The Chesley Memorial Library and the Northwood Recreation Department will co-sponsor a summer story time at Mary Waldron Beach on Tuesdays (July 8 through August 5, weather permitting) at 10:45 a.m. The kids want to swim, you want to relax at the beach, but you still want to encourage reading so let us bring story time to you. All ages welcome; no registration required; approximately thirty minutes long.
CHESLEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM
“Fizz, Boom, Read!” at the Chesley Memorial Library this summer. Join us for fun crafts and activities such as: Lego challenges, bouncy balls, paint swirls, pinwheels and windmills, lava lamps, and homemade rootbeer floats. Ages preschool through grade 12.
Program begins July 9 to Aug 13th.
10:30 - 12:30 PreK - 2nd Grade Families with multiple age groups may
choose to come
1:30 - 3:30 Grade 3 - 5th together.
Just pick a group!
4:30 - 6:30 Grade 6 and up
Junior Book Club
BOOKS ARE READY TO PICKUP NOW!
Students entering grades 3 & 4 are invited to join our Junior Book Club.
Junior Book Club will meet at the Chesley Memorial Library on July 24th, from 5:30 - 6:30.
We will be reading "Kidnapped at Birth" by Loise Sachar. Copies are ready for pickup at the library. When you pick up your copy of the book vote for what we'll read next in August. At the meeting we'll discuss the story while enjoying snacks and crafting with friends. Use your time with us to fulfill your summer reading requirements!
BOOK HAS BEEN CHOSEN FROM THE 3RD & 4TH GRADE NORTHWOOD ELEMENTARY SUMMER READING LISTS. Join us, have some fun and get your required school reading done.
Afternoons or evenings…the choice is yours!
Afternoon Book Discussion
The Afternoon Book Discussion will meet at the Chesley Memorial Library on Wednesday, August 6,
to discuss “The Giver” by Lois Lowry.
From Lois Lowry website:
"It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened."
Thus opens this haunting novel in which a boy inhabits a seemingly ideal world: a world without conflict, poverty, unemployment, divorce, injustice, or inequality. It is a time in which family values are paramount, teenage rebellion is unheard of, and even good manners are a way of life.
December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve year old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas watches his friend Fiona named Caretaker of the Old and his cheerful pal Asher labeled the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man -the man called only the Giver -he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world.
Told with deceptive simplicity, this is the provocative story of a boy who experiences something incredible and undertakes something impossible. In the telling it questions every value we have taken for granted and reexamines our most deeply held beliefs.
It's A Teddy Bear Sleepover at Chesley Memorial Library!
Held Friday, June 20th at 6pm.
Click here to View our Teddy Bear Sleepover slide shows
Cake Decorating Class
August Classes have been cancelled.
Want to learn how to decorate cake borders, frost flowers, and more? Learn basic cake decorating techniques at the Chesley Memorial Library in two easy sessions. Bring your own cake to practice on or help decorate the cake provided for the class.
Saturday, August 2 and 9, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
Registration is required. (A minimum of 5 participants required)
The class is geared towards adults but teens are welcome. There is no cost for the class but you must register by July 29 for the second class.
Evening Book Discussion
The Evening Book Discussion will meet on Tuesday, July 29, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand.
From Amazon: On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.
Yes, we are a free WiFi spot.
The public WiFi is always on for your convenience.
The Coolest Place in Northwood - the library is air conditioned. Please come in, choose a book and enjoy!
More At the Northwood Library
There's more than books at Chesley Memorial, Northwood's Public Library, we carry a wide range of magazines (Read them while at the library or take them home to enjoy at your leisure).
We've got Books on CD, DVDs and would be more than happy to procure any materials we currently don't have on-site.
Reserve or to Renew books:
Go online to www.chesleylib.com
Select Library Catalog -
login with your library card number,
use the last 4 digits of your phone
number as your PIN.
Call us at 942-5472 or email us at
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