Gardening for Winter Interest Lecture on October 8th

Please join the Newfields Garden Club for a presentation on Gardening for Winter Interest by Andi Ross at 7:00 pm.

Gardening in New England means 6 months of rest from garden chores. Let’s extend the season’s visual delight. This talk will wow you with thrilling winter interest from plants, structures and ornaments.

About Andi:

“I love presenting to gardeners. I can’t think of anything I would rather be doing at this stage of my life! 23 years ago I joined a garden club to counterbalance a high powered career. This re-awakened a love of gardening from my childhood. I began to study voraciously and frankly, never stopped. I was inspired to re-invent my work life which led to establishing & operating my own landscape design business flourishing for 15 years. I feel blessed that I can give back all that I have learned from my business, my education, my travels and my own gardening experiences. I truly love designing talks to entertain, inspire & education.”

Andi is a creative landscape designer, private garden coach, horticulturalist, botanical artist, oil painter and now a sought after speaker. She is passionate about all things plants, a self-identified plant geek.

Andi has earned dozens of certificates, accreditations and other credentials in horticulture, landscape design, organic land care and more. She takes at least 50 hours of courses annually to maintain her many accreditations and to keep up with new research, updated techniques and propagation of new plants. She attended Rhode Island School of Design as a young adult.




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October Calendar

You can download the October 2014 calendar here:

October 14 Calendar

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Fall Festival Held on September 27th

Thank you to everyone who turned out for our Fall Festival last Saturday! Our Chocolate Making Basket raffle has been extended until October 4th - so you can still stop by to get a chance at winning this fun basket with Lindt chocolate and molds to create some special sweets.


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Shop Amazon Smile and help the library!

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 The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, 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!

Thank you.


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September Calendar

You can download a copy of this calendar here: September 2014 calendar

Thursday, September 25 – Baby Lapsit meets at 9:30 am, Preschool Story Time meets at 10:30 am

Friday, September 26 – Family Movie Night at 7:00 pm – popcorn & water are provided!

Saturday, September 27 – Townwide Yard Sale from 8:00 am – 12 noon and Fall Festival from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, sponsored by Friends of the Library



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Story Times for Children start September 10th

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


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Here is our new shed!

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 MikkelseIMG_3376n for selecting this as his Eagle Scout project! We still have a few garden plots available for this summer.

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Come see the Graffiti Knitting at the library (and around town)!

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.




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Great Pancake Breakfast!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 29th at NES. We raised Trustees Pancake 2014ErikIMG_3258IMG_3261IMG_3262IMG_3268IMG_3263over $600 to help fund Erik Mickelson’s Eagle Scout project – building a new tool shed for our community gardens!

We appreciate the hard work of our Trustees in putting this event together – Kim Crisp, Win Fream and Lisa Cloyd. Erik helped get food items donated, Charlotte and Leroy Legg kindly donated cooking and food supplies, and Natalie Fream flipped hundreds of pancakes!


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Books and Babies Event on March 15

Please see below for some pictures from our Books and Babies Breakfast held on Saturday, March 15th. If you know of someone in Newfields having a baby or adopting in 2014, please let us know so we can include them in the this special event in the future.IMG_3209IMG_3214IMG_3215IMG_3220

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