Afternoons or evenings…the choice is yours!
Afternoon & Evening Book Discussions
Afternoon Book Club
Our book discussions for adults will continue this summer and new participants are always welcome.
The Afternoon Group will meet Wednesday, July 6, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss any nonfiction book they’ve been reading.
Books we have read for our afternoon group:
Evening Book Club
Evening Book Discussion Group will meet at the Chesley Memorial Library on Wednesday, September 7, to discuss “Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell. It’s a long book but we have all summer to read it! New members always welcome!
Books that we have read for our evening book group over the last 10 years are listed on Pinterest!
Junior Book Club
Thursday, August 4th from 5:00-6:00 pm
Excited for the Olympics in Rio? Kids ages 8-12 are invited to join Junior Book Club in reading Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein.
You can pick up a copy of the book at any time at the desk. Junior Book Club will meet Thursday, August 4th (the day before the Opening Ceremony in Rio!) from 5:00-6:00. Snacks will be provided.
1000 Books Club! - You can register at any time even if you were unable to attend the kickoff event
Give your child the tools to become a successful reader! Join the “1000 Books 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. You can register at any time even if you are unable to attend the kickoff event. If you signed up for the “100 Books Before Club” you will be rolled into the “1000 Books Club” and already be registered for this new phase.
New! Check out our Pinterest picks at pinterest.com/chesleylibrary/
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
was a delight to watch and thrilled kids young and old.
Friends of the Northwood Libraries meeting:
Monday's are Senior Cafe Day at Chesley Memorial Library all year long!
Summer heat is here and it may be hot outside, but it’s cool in the library so meet your friends and neighbors at the Chesley Memorial Library! The Senior Café meets every Monday from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Would you like to enjoy some home baked goodies and a glass of lemonade or iced tea while you socialize? How about singing some old time favorite songs accompanied by Boni Hibbard playing the ukulele? You can experience it all at the Senior Café!
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.)
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.
Library Trustee Meeting
The Chesley Memorial Library Board of Trustees will not meet in July.
The Chesley Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library on Friday, August 19, at 10:15 a.m.
The library still has the following museum and local attraction passes available: Boston Museum of Fine Arts,
Canterbury Shaker Village,
Children’s Museum of NH,
SEE Science Center,
and Strawbery Banke.
Each pass works a little differently…some let you in free while others provide discounted admission. Some different passes will be purchased this summer so check our web site (chesleylib.com) or call the library at 942-5472 for updated information regarding passes. We can also provide you with information on when to visit the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester for free admission.
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).
Better Homes and Gardens
Early American Life
Every Day With Rachael Ray
Field & Stream
Love of Quilting
Martha Stewart Living
National Geographic Kids
Rodale’s Organic life
Saturday Evening Post
This Old House
We have audiobooks, DVDs, and would be more than happy to procure any materials we currently don't have on-site!
Do you want to learn how to knit or crochet? Do you need help with knitting or crocheting projects? Join local artisan Norma Heroux at the Chesley Memorial Library on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. No registration required, all ages welcome. If you are interested but can’t make it on Wednesdays, please let a library staff member know what days/times would be convenient for future consideration.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, we are a free WiFi spot.
The public WiFi is always on for your convenience.
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.
OverDrive (The New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium) requires a PIN number to access your account.
Your PIN number is the last four digits of your primary phone number.
We've gone social! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter.
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.
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
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