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 meeting - Monday, November 30, 6:45 pm.
Library Trustee Meeting
The Chesley Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library on Friday, December 4, at 10:15 am.
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Afternoons or evenings…the choice is yours!
Afternoon & Evening Book Discussions
Our book discussions for adults will continue this fall and new participants are always welcome.
The holiday season is nearly upon us so (for some strange reason!) that can change our meeting schedules. The Afternoon Group is safe since we meet earlier in the month.
The Afternoon Group will meet here at the Chesley Memorial Library on Wednesday, December 2, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss “2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas” by Marie-Helene Bertino.
Books we have read for our afternoon group:
The Evening Group will be meeting in Nottingham on Wednesday, December 9, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. New members welcome to join at any time!
Books that we have read for our evening book group over the last 10 years are listed on Pinterest!
Teen Book Club
New members always welcome, and at every meeting members vote on what book to read next! Cookies will be served.
Monday's are Senior Cafe Day at Chesley Memorial Library all fall!
Meet a friend, make a friend! The Chesley Memorial Library Senior Café meets every Monday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Are you looking for a chance to get out and make new friends? Would you like to enjoy some home baked goodies? Local resident Boni Hibbard is still bringing her ukulele and leading sing-alongs (after we finish refreshments!) and is more than happy to take special requests. Boni will be leaving for Florida next month so make sure to join us before she says goodbye.
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, listen to local musicians, 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.
We now have passes for:
- Strawberry Banke
- Children's Museum of NH
- Boston MFA
- See Science Center (https://www.see-sciencecenter.org/educators/exhibits.aspx)
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- Canterbury Shaker Village
All passes are available at the library. Passes must be reserved ahead of time.
Call 942-5472 for more information.
Local Authors take note
Are you a local author? Have you finished your book? If you're interested in having the library host a book signing /launch for you please contact us at 942-5472 or email email@example.com.
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.
TUESDAY MOVIE DAYS AND NIGHTS
Join us for “Movie Tuesday” this month on December 29. Enjoy some popcorn and a movie on a big screen and just enjoy being with your friends at the library.
Action, Adventure, Comedy
When The Hood finds and invades International Rescue's secret base and traps most of the Tracy family, only young Alan Tracy and his friends can save the day.
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson
Bill Paxton, Anthony Edwards, Ben Kingsley
Tuesday, December 29 - 3pm
Holiday Inn: PG-13
At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.
Comedy, Drama, Musical
Director: Mark Sandrich
Claude Binyon (screenplay), Elmer Rice
Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds
Tuesday, December 29 - 7 pm
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100 Book Club
Give your child the tools to become a successful reader! Join the “100 Books Before Club” sponsored by the Chesley Memorial Library with help from Northwood School teachers. The program is open to any child from birth to the start of kindergarten. Reading aloud to children at birth strengthens their language skills and builds their vocabulary – two important tools for learning to read when they enter kindergarten. Sign up at the library. You can register at any time.
How does the program work?
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.