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.
Presidents' Day Closing - February 15th
The library will be closed in honor of Presidents' Day, Monday, Feb. 15th and will re-open Tuesday at 10 am.
Moth-based Storytelling Night:
"True stories, told live. The Moth is a podcast that brings people together to tell different stories from their lives, all around a common theme. They can be funny, sad, heartwarming, or anywhere in between.
For Coe-Brown senior Meredith Roman's senior project, she will be holding a Moth-based storytelling night with the theme of "Love." The event will be held on Thursday, February 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Donations will be accepted to help support The Moth podcast, and everyone is welcome to come watch, listen, and tell stories. If you would like to tell a story, please contact Meredith at email@example.com. Hope to see you there!"
1000 Books Club! - Join at the library
New! Check out our Pinterest picks at pinterest.com/chesleylibrary/
(NOTE: If you're new to Pinterest, you will have to set up your own account to view all the categories available.)
CANDIDATES NIGHT - Tuesday, February 16, 7 p m at the Northwood Town Hall
There will be a CANDIDATES NIGHT on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at the Northwood Town Hall. It will begin at 7:00 PM. This will be an opportunity for all voters and interested people to meet those running for Northwood offices in the March elections. It will be moderated by former Moderator Robbie Robertson and all candidates will have an opportunity to speak briefly and answer questions from the audience. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Northwood Library and the Harvey Lake Woman’s Club.
FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE with a CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN - Saturday, February 13, at 1:00 p.m
Enter a world of pure imagination! Watch “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” at the Chesley Memorial Library on Saturday, February 13, at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy the original classic on the large screen and enjoy a special treat to pair up with your movie experience: a chocolate fountain! There will be a wide assortment of items for your dipping pleasure so bring your family and celebrate Valentine’s a day early.
The Social Black Bear - Tuesday, February 23 - 7pm (snow date of 2/25)
Lego Clubs will continue through the winter!
Lego Club will be held Wednesday's from 12 pm (noon) - 6 pm
The weather is still cold in January so maybe you’re looking for something inside to do with your family. LEGOs are out every Wednesday from 12:00-6:00 pm for your enjoyment. We have LEGOs for all ages so drop in and let your imagination be your guide. LEGO creations will
be on display until the next session so bring your family and friends back to see your masterpieces! Our LEGO Clubs is a “Makerspace Program” since “makerspaces” are areas where people gather to make and create. We will be offering a variety of makerspace programs next year with help from the New Hampshire State Library so we will keep you posted.
MAKER PLAY DAY - "Ozobots"
Monday's are Senior Cafe Day at Chesley Memorial Library all winter!
Meet your friends and neighbors at the Chesley Memorial Library Senior Café during this winter season! The 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 and a cup of coffee to warm you up? Try our Senior Café!
There will be no Senior Café on Monday, February 15, since the library will be closed for Presidents' Day.
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.
SIT 'n' SEW - Thursday, February 25, from 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Learn paper-piecing the Carol Doak way! Local resident Pam Williams and fellow seamstress from Lyndeborough, Carol Wright, will be at the Chesley Memorial Library on Thursday, February 25, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. to teach you how to paper-piece the easy way using Carol Doak's patented method.
Using this method, you can easily create quilt blocks which can then be joined together to create beautiful quilts or smaller projects such as wall hangings, trivets, tote bags, coasters, and more. The advantage to using Carol's method is that points are more easily attained, a tricky undertaking in the more traditional way of piecing.
The library has some Carol Doak books available to check out and Pam will bring some of her other books for you to review. We will demonstrate with the "Introduction to Paper Piecing Pattern" which is available for free on Carol's website (www.caroldoak.com) and is the only one we're allowed to use for teaching purposes. If you own a Carol Doak book, please feel free to print your own foundations on newsprint (or other thin paper) and bring them in, along with your choice of fabrics if you would like to create another block with your own fabrics. Two extra sewing machines will be available for people's use and all materials will be provided. No fee. Ages 10 and up.
Library Trustee Meeting
The Chesley Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library on Friday, February 12 at 10:15 am.
March 11 at 10:15 am.
April 15 at 10:15 am.
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 Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday, February 3, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant.
Books we have read for our afternoon group:
Junior Readers Book Club
Junior Book Club (ages 8-12) will meet on Thursday, March 3rd, from 5:00-6:00 at Chesley Memorial Library to discuss "The Island of Dr. Libris" by Chris Grabenstein. We will also be eating snacks and deciding what book to read next. Sign up at the library to get your copy of the book!
Where stories come to life! Billy Gillfoyle's spending the summer in a lakeside cabin that belongs to the mysterious Dr. Libris. But something strange is going on. Besides the security cameras everywhere, there's Dr. Libris's private bookcase. Whenever Billy opens the books inside, he can hear sounds coming from the island in the middle of the lake. The clash of swords. The twang of arrows. Sometimes he can even feel the ground shaking. It's almost as if the stories he's reading are coming to life! But that's impossible . . . isn't it?
Celebrate the power of imagination with this action-packed adventure that shows that sometimes the real story starts after you close the book!
Evening Book Club
The Evening Book Discussion Group will meet in Nottingham on Wednesday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell.
Books that we have read for our evening book group over the last 10 years are listed on Pinterest!
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.
Friends of the Northwood Libraries meeting:
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.
Many of our museum passes are still valid if you are looking for something to do this month.
The library 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. We can also provide you with information on when to visit the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester for free admission. Please call the library at 942-5472 for 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)
(to see the Lego city click here)
- Canterbury Shaker Village
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
click here for more fun facts!
Yes, we are a free WiFi spot.
The public WiFi is always on for your convenience.
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.
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.
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!