April Vacation Week - MOVIE NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY !
Yes, we are a free WiFi spot.
The public WiFi is always on for your convenience.
April is Library Card Month
April is National Library Month
Unlimited possibilities @ your library: celebrate National Library Week April 12-18
This week, the Chesley Memorial Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming. Libraries are doing their part to close the digital divide and level the playing field by providing free access to information and technologies that many in their communities would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Libraries help to ensure the American dream and promote democracy by providing service to all regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic status.
Please support your local Libraries!
Lost your Library Card? Get it replaced during the month of April for FREE!
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.
Friends of the
Library Trustee Meeting
The Chesley Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet Friday, April 17, 10:15 am
Come to our Drop-in Craft
Kids Crafts will continue to be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays throughout the spring from 4 - 6 p.m.
April 14th we will be making steppingstones for the children's garden.
No class Wednesday April 22nd
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.
Afternoons or evenings…the choice is yours!
Afternoon Book Discussion
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet at the Chesley Memorial Library on Wednesday,May 6, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss The Other Typist" by Suzanne Rindell.
A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR!
Keira Knightly is to produce and star in the movie adaption of The Other Typist!
A haunting debut novel set against the background of New York City in the 1920s…
“From the first page [I] was absorbed…Suzanne Rindell’s story of a 1920s police stenographer who becomes increasingly obsessed with a glamorous new typist reminds me at points of Notes on a Scandal and Patricia Highsmith, but has creepy charms all its own.”--The Paris Review
Confessions are Rose Baker’s job. A typist for the New York City Police Department, she sits in judgment like a high priestess. Criminals come before her to admit their transgressions, and, with a few strokes of the keys before her, she seals their fate. But while she may hear about shootings, knifings, and crimes of passion, as soon as she leaves the room, she reverts to a dignified and proper lady. Until Odalie joins the typing pool.
As Rose quickly falls under the stylish, coquettish Odalie’s spell, she is lured into a sparkling underworld of speakeasies and jazz. And what starts as simple fascination turns into an obsession from which she may never recover.
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?
Teen Book Club
Teen Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 9, from 5:30-6:45 to discuss "Divergent by Veronica Roth."
From Goodreads: In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
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