The author of “Mary’s Farm” column in Yankee Magazine and other books, Edie Clark will be presenting a lecture on New England: Myth or Reality? on Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00 pm.
The six states known as New England – they have been romanticized in art and literature for more than 200 years, creating a reality that is touched by myth. How has this myth-making affected the region? She will focus on the work of Robert Frost, Norman Rockwell, Wallace Nutting and more recently, Yankee magazine.
The library has several of Edie’s books that are available to be checked out: The Place He Made, Saturday Beans & Sunday Suppers: kitchen stories from Mary’s Farm and What There Was Not to Tell: A story of love and War.
Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council
Our next movie night for children will be held on Friday, October 24th at 7:00 pm.
Showing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (rated PG). Popcorn & water are provided.
You can download the October 2014 calendar here:
October 14 Calendar
Any time that you shop on Amazon, you can help our library!
What is Amazon Smile?
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
Just select Friends of the Newfields Public Library as your charity!
This fall we will be offering three story times for our youngest library lovers! Our new Children’s Librarian, Mary Duquette will be on board for these programs:
Toddler Time - for children ages 17 months through age 3 – on 10:00 am on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am, starting on September 10th – lots of music, movement, nursery rhymes and reading
Baby Lapsit - for infants through approximately 17 months – on Thursday mornings at 9:30 am, starting on September 11th – a half hour program with music, instruments, finger plays, nursery rhymes and stories
Preschool Story Time – for children ages 4 & 5 – on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am, a longer program with music, lots of reading, and a craft activity
Here is our new tool shed for the community gardens! Now you can find everything you need much easier and it will be dry. Our thanks to Erik Mikkelsen for selecting this as his Eagle Scout project! We still have a few garden plots available for this summer.
Come see the knit graffiti around Newfields – check out displays at the library, Main Street Art, the Country Store, and the elementary school! More information about Womenade is available in the library. “The Mitten” by Jan Brett inspired the knitting for our town.
What is this all about? Here is the press release:
Exeter, NH, March 28th, 2014 – It’s a craze called graffiti knitting and ‘tag’it for Womenade is striking again on April 1.For the last few months, women and men from all over have been busy crocheting and knitting getting ready to “tag” the public libraries in SAU 16.
“It is street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn on things like trees, street signs, railings and even library book return boxes,” explained Kari Lazerowich, Womenade Board Member. Volunteers are coming out on the morning of April 1st to decorate the local public libraries with their handiwork. The library knitting groups at each library took inspiration from a children’s book and created imaginative yarn graffiti to decorate each building. In addition to adorning the libraries Womenade has also created ‘tag’it passports for kids (and kids at heart) to pick up at their local library. The passports are then stamped for visiting the libraries, viewing the knit-graffiti and reading the books that inspired the knit-graffiti.