September Calendar

Lots happening this month! You can download the calendar here  Sept 2015 calendar

Wednesday, September 2 – NYAA meets at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, September 9 – Story Time starts at 10:00 am (the topic is Hello Friends)!  Book Club meets at 1:00 pm; Friends Trivia Night at the Stone Church in Newmarket at 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 10 – Story Time at 10:00 am (Hello Friends), the Library Board of Trustees meet at 6:30 pm

Friday, September 11 – Family Movie Night – showing Home at 7:00 pm, water & popcorn provided

Monday, September 14 – Garden Club meets at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 16 – Story Time at 10:00 am (Dinosaurs)

Thursday, September 17 – Story Time at 10:00 am (Dinosaurs)

Saturday, September 19Town Wide Yard Sale!  8:00 am – 12 noon

Monday, September 21 – Book Club meets at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, September 23 – Story Time at 10:00 am (Moon & Stars)

Thursday, September 24 – Story Time at 10:00 am (Moon & Stars)

Wednesday, September 30 – Story Time at 10:00 am (Apples), Library Lecture Series at 7:00 pm – “Hiking the Appalachian Trail”

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Trivia Night in Newmarket on September 9th

Please join us for Trivia Night at the Stone Church in Newmarket on Wednesday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Geeks-who-drink-logoThe entry fee is $5.00 and you can join our library team! A percentage of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library. Come help us raise money and share your trivia knowledge.

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Town Wide Yard Sale will be held on Sept. 19

The Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, September 19th from 8:00 am to noon.

yard saleMore details and the signup form are available here:

Yard Sale Signup Form

The Annual Fall Festival will be held at the library on Saturday, October 17th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm


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Summer Reading Wrap Up Photos

Thank you to everyone who turned out for our Summer Reading Wrap Up event held on Thursday, August 13th at Town Hall.

We appreciate our ice cream scoopers – Kim Crisp, Chris Fernandes and Lee Woodworth. Thank you also to the Boston Museum of Science who gave us a grant to present their program “Heroes in the Sky” in their portable planetarium – everyone enjoyed the program!

All the raffle winners were announced too! Here are some pictures:

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Butterfly Heroes!

Jerry Schneider, butterfly expert, came to talk to us on August 5th. We learned all about butterflies, moths and their migrations.

Following the presentation, the children decorated t-shirts. See how they came out:


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Thanks to our Police Officers!

Our Super Hero Police Officers joined us on July 30th – they read, talked to us about their work, and the State Police shared a search and rescue dog with us.


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More on Summer Reading this month!

On July 23, our Super Hero Fire Fighters came to read, talk about their jobs, and show us how to use the hoses to put out fires. Thank you to Jeff, Justin, Natalie and Joseph!


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Summer Reading this month!

On July 9th, we enjoyed a presentation by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire on High Flying Heroes! Here are some of our participants and the kites they made:

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On July 16th, we had our Super Hero readers (rising 7th graders) come talk about their favorite books,  Mrs. Lieberman read to our group as well! Lots of wonderful suggestions – see Teen Section of this website for the listing of their recommendations.

Rosemary Jack HBeth

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In memory of Doris Goerner 1924-2015


We are sad to report the passing of our former librarian, Doris Goerner this past week. She had worked at the library from 1974 until March of this year.

Doris was a very dedicated staff member – she loved the library, reading mysteries, and helping our patrons here. She also enjoyed being part of our Afternoon Book Club.

Here is her obituary:

Doris H. Goerner

NEWFIELDS – Doris H. Goerner, 90, of Old Lee Road, died at home on Sunday morning, April 26, 2015, in the comfort and company of her family.Born November 12, 1924, in Ogunquit, Maine the daughter of Goodale and Hazel (Pender) Dixon, she lived in Newfields since 1950. She was a librarian at the Newfields Public Library for 41 years.

Doris was the widow of the late Robert E. Goerner who died April 3, 1997. Her surviving family are her daughters Lois Klein and her husband Matthew of Fletcher, S.C.; Janet Rawn and her husband Jim of Durham, N.H.; her Granddaughters Susan Santy and her husband Chad of Alton, N.H.; Sara Perillo and her husband Todd of Belpasso, Italy; Maggie Fuentes and her husband Ed of Kearny, N.J.; Jessica Ward and her husband Brett of Farmington, N.H.; her Great Granddaughters Kendall Santy of Alton, N.H.; and Victoria Perillo of Tuftonboro, N.H.; her three sisters: Patience Dixon of North Berwick, Maine; Louise Ford of North Berwick, Maine; and Betty Naimey of Surfside Beach, S.C.; and her brother George Dixon and his wife Pam of Ogunquit, Maine.

Visiting hours will be held at the Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home, 77 Exeter Street, Newmarket on Thursday, April 30th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. funeral service, and then burial in the Newfields Cemetery.

It was Doris’s wish that should friends desire memorials be made to the American Cancer Society .

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Books for Babies Breakfast held on April 11th

Welcome to our newest community members! Our annual Books for Babies Breakfast was held on Saturday, April 11. Parents picked books that the library has dedicated to their child. Years from now they can come back to find their book in our collection!

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Jen Marshall and Mila, Hallie Stanisewski and Camden, Nancy Morris and Gradon

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Brian and Ali Johnson with Reid

Welcome everyone! Glad we can get them off to a good start here at the library.

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