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.
Holiday Notice: We will be closing at 4pm on Wednesday, November 26 (the day before Thanksgiving), closed Thanksgiving day and will re-open again on Saturday, November 29th at 10am. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Monday's are Senior Cafe Day at Chesley Memorial Library
The Senior Café continues on Mondays through the fall, 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.
Afternoons or evenings…the choice is yours!
Afternoon Book Discussion
The Afternoon Book Discussion will meet at the Chesley Memorial Library - November 5 at 2 p.m. to discuss "The Piano Shop on the left bank" by Carhart.
Discovering a Forgotten Passion in
a Paris Atelier
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD.
Walking his two young children to school every morning, Thad Carhart passes an unassuming little storefront in his Paris neighborhood. Intrigued by its simple sign—Desforges Pianos—he enters, only to have his way barred by the shop’s imperious owner. Unable to stifle his curiosity, he finally lands the proper introduction, and a world previously hidden is brought into view. Luc, the atelier’s master, proves an indispensable guide to the history and art of the piano.
Intertwined with the story of a musical friendship are reflections on how pianos work, their glorious history, and stories of the people who care for them, from amateur pianists to the craftsmen who make the mechanism sing. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank is at once a beguiling portrait of a Paris not found on any map and a tender account of the awakening of a lost childhood passion
Evening Book Discussion
The Evening Book Discussion will meet on Wednesday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m.
"Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend."
"I am not imaginary...
Budo is lucky as imaginary friends go. He's been alive for more than five years, which is positively ancient in the world of imaginary friends. But Budo feels his age and thinks constantly of the day when eight-year-old Max Delaney will stop believing in him. When that happens, Budo will disappear.Max is different from other children. Some people say he has Asperger’s, but most just say he’s “on the spectrum.” None of this matters to Budo, who loves Max unconditionally and is charged with protecting him from the class bully, from awkward situations in the cafeteria, and even in the bathroom stalls. But he can’t protect Max from Mrs. Patterson, a teacher in the Learning Center who believes that she alone is qualified to care for this young boy.
When Mrs. Patterson does the unthinkable, it is up to Budo and a team of imaginary friends to save Max—and Budo must ultimately decide which is more important: Max’s happiness or his own existence.
Matthew Dicks' Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend is a triumph of courage and imagination that touches on the truths of life, love, and friendship as it races to a heartwarming . . . and heartbreaking conclusion. "
Library Trustee Meeting
The Chesley Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet Friday, November 21 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
Will meet Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Cake Decorating Class
Registration is required. (A minimum of 5 participants required)
Classes went great! Everyone had a great time and learned alot. Watch this site for future class announcements.
Want to learn how to decorate cake borders, frost flowers, and more? We had to cancel the second cake decorating class this summer because we did not have enough participants. If you were interested in learning basic cake decorating techniques but just did not have the time during the busy summer season, please let us know…we can schedule another session during the fall or winter. The class is geared towards adults but teens are welcome. There is no cost for the class but you must register.
Pictures from first class this summer...
Pictures from second class held in September...
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.
Movies at Chesley Memorial Library
On Saturday, November 11th we will be showing a children's movie from 10:30 - 12:30. Popcorn will be available!
The Book signing by Clay Sauls