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 central air is on so it’s a perfect place to cool down while meeting up with friends! "We want it to be a good old fashioned social hour". 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, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. at the Blaisdell Nottingham Library to discuss "Stiff" by Mary Roach.
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Okay, you're thinking, this must be some kind of a joke. A humorous book about cadavers? Yup, and it works. Mary Roach takes the age-old question, "What happens to us after we die?" quite literally. And in Stiff, she explores the "lives" of human cadavers from the time of the ancient Egyptians all the way up to current campaigns for human composting. Along the way, she recounts with morbidly infectious glee how dead bodies are used for research ranging from car safety and plastic surgery (you'll cancel your next collagen injection after reading this!), to the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin. Impossible (and irreverent) as it may sound, Roach has written a book about corpses that's both lively and fresh. She traveled around the globe to conduct her forensic investigations, and her findings are wryly intelligent. While the myriad uses for cadavers recounted are often graphic, Roach imbues her subject with a sense of dignity, choosing to emphasize the oddly noble purposes corpses serve, from organ donation to lifesaving medical research. Readers will come away convinced of the enormous debt that we, the living, owe to the study of the remains of the dead. And while it may not offer the answer to the ancient mystery we were hoping for, Stiff offers a strange sort of comfort in the knowledge that, in a sense, death isn't necessarily the end. (Spring 2003 Selection)
Next Evening Book Discussion on November 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Library Trustee Meeting
The Chesley Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet October 17 at 10:15 a.m. and November 24.
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 October 28 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.
The Book signing by Clay Sauls