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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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.
Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to vote for the Flume Award, the NH Teen Readers' Choice Award. Vote for your favorite from ten selected titles downstairs in the teen room. Voting takes place through October 22nd.
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
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 November 17. We are planning to show “Legend of the Guardians” for kids at 3:00 p.m. that day and “Grumpy Old Men” that night at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy some popcorn and a movie on a big screen and just enjoy being with your friends at the library.
We have a movie suggestion box at the front desk so please help us out by letting us know what movies you want to see…we do have to make sure that our movie license is valid for any movie we show.
Legend of the Guardians: PG
When a young owl is abducted by an evil Owl army, he must escape with new-found friends and seek the legendary Guardians to stop the menace.
Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham
Tuesday, November 17 - 3pm
Grumpy Old Men: PG-13
A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood, only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.
Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret
Tuesday, November 17 - 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.
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 Northwood had 2 mules living in it and that there were 6 - one room school houses, with a total enrollment in the Northwood Schools of:
In 1902 -
Supplies that were furnished during the fever quarantine cost $125.19.
Tuition for 3 students to Northwood Seminary is $371.65
The Dog Constable made $8.50 a year.
The Library had 1038 books.
The town received the results of the 1900 nation-wide census.
Northwood has 1 mule and 10 oxen.
The teacher bonus for 1907 was $6.00
Money made from registering automobiles and vehicles $775.00
The town had $241.83 cash on hand.
Dog licenses brought in $146.20.
The Mountain School was recommended to be closed by the state.
The school year is now 31 weeks.
The town now has three libraries:
1. The Knowlton Library located in the Ridge District, averaged 23 books loaned peer week.
2. The Centre Library averaged 21 books loaned per week.
3. The Narrows Library averaged 25 books loaned per week.
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Northwood has three hogs in its town limits.
The Memorial Day Celebrations receive $50 from the town.
The Highway Department has $3000.00 to work with.
The rate of taxation in Northwood is $2.44 on $100.
The list of abatements given to soldiers and widows is $429.61.
Northwood had six schools.
Northwood has a total of seven teachers. The total teacher salary is $18.94.00
Tuition to high school is:
Coe’s Northwood Academy $1000.00
Austin Cate Academy $80.00
The library has 2073 books.
The town now has two police officers.
The town owned three portable mills valued at $2400.00.
The town has boats and launches worth $550.00.
The cost to teach music at 7 Northwood Schools is $200.00 a year.
The removal of brown moth nests from trees on highway and private property is $595.71.
The truant officer made $2.00 a year.