April Calendar

You can download the calendar here: April 15 Calendar

Wednesday, April 1 – Baby & Toddler Time at 10:00 am, Garden Club meets at 7:00 pm

Thursday, April 2 – Preschool Story Time at 10:30 am

Wednesday, April 8 – Baby & Toddler Time at 10:00 am, Daytime Book Club meets at 1:00 pm to discuss Waiting by Ha Jin, Library Board of Trustees meets at 6:30 pm

Thursday, April 9 – Preschool Story Time at 10:30 am, LEGO Club meets from 3:15-4:30 pm

Saturday, April 11 – Books for Babies Breakfast from 10:00-11:30 am

Wednesday, April 15 – Baby & Toddler Time at 10:00 am, Friends of the Library meet at 7:00 pm

Friday, April 17 – Family Movie Night at 7:00 pm showing Big Hero 6, popcorn & water provided

Monday, April 20 – Evening Book Club meets at 6:30 pm to discuss The Husband’s Secret

Wednesday, April 22 (EARTH DAY) – Baby & Toddler Time at 10:00 am, Lecture at 7:00 pm – Get Your Dirt On! Vegetable Gardening Made Easy (see details below)

Thursday, April 23 – Preschool Story Time at 10:30 am, LEGO Club meets from 3:15-4:30 pm

Wednesday, April 29 – ALL PRESCHOOLERS Story Time at 10:00 am

Thursday, April 30 – For all children: SAVE A SEAL Program at Town Hall at 2:00 pm

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Great Pancake Breakfast!

Thank you to everyone who turned out on Saturday, March 21 for the Trustees Annual Pancake Breakfast! We raised about $400 for new raised beds for our Library Community Gardens.

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Get Your Dirt On! Vegetable Gardening Made Easy

This is the next topic in our Library Lecture Series – please join us on Wednesday, April 22, Earth Day at 7:00 pm!

Our speaker will be Amy Antonucci, permaculturist, organic gardener and lecturer.

Come learn about growing your own vegetables here in NH.  Soil building organically, crops to plant, smart water use, using vertical space and weed-less gardening will be discussed.  How to get more enjoyment and veggies from your garden with less work is the goal.  Whether you are starting your first garden or are a seasoned grower, we will have tips and techniques to help you be more successful.  There will also be time for questions so bring yours!

Growing your own vegetables is a low-cost way to insure you are eating higher quality food with less negative impacts on the environment than what you get at the store.  And it is so satisfying and fun!

Amy  worked in organic agriculture for over ten years and now co-owns a permaculturally managed homestead in Barrington NH.  She is a certified permaculture designer, and keeps bees, poultry and dairy goats.  She especially loves her gardens and helping others learn to grow food for themselves!

This lecture is being co-sponsored by the Newfields Garden Club

 

 

 

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March Calendar

Here’s what is happening this month! You can download a copy of this calendar:

March 2015 calendar

Wednesday, March 4 – Baby and Toddler Time at 10:00 am

Thursday, March 5 – CHILIS Conference, no Preschool Story Time

Monday, March 9 – Library Board of Trustees meet at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 11 - Baby & Toddler Time at 10:00 am, Daytime Book Club meets at 1:00 pm to discuss “My Year with Eleanor”, J. Dennis Robinson speaks at 7:00 pm on his new book, “Mystery on the Isles of Shoals: Closing the Case on the Smuttynose Murders of 1873″ – copies of his book will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served

Thursday, March 12 – Preschool Story Time at 10:30 am, Afterschool Activity “Read the Book, See the Movie” from 3:15-4:30 pm – we will be discussing James and the Giant Peach (collaboration with NES Librarian, Mrs. Lieberman)

Monday, March 16 – Evening Book Club meets at 6:30 pm to discuss “Flower Children”

Tuesday, March 17 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Wednesday, March 18 – Babies and Toddler Time at 10:00 am, Friends of the Library meet at 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 19 – Preschool Story Time at 10:30 am, Afterschool Activity “Read the Book, See the Movie” from 3:15-4:30 pm – we will be watching the movie James and the Giant Peach

Friday, March 20 – Family Movie Night at 7:00 pm – showing Penguins of Madagascar - water and popcorn will be provided

Saturday, March 21 – The Library Board of Trustees will be hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast at NES from 8:00-11:00 am

Wednesday, March 25 – Babies and Toddlers Story Time at 10:00 am

Thursday, March 26 – Preschool Story Time at 10:30 am, Afterschool Activity: LEGO Club from 3:15-4:30 pm

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LEGO Contest Pictures

Thanks to all the children who participated in our first Annual LEGO Contest today: Sam, Megan, Aselin, Tristan, Sophia, Lydia, Cecilia, Tegan, Charlie, Jacob, Anna and Sarah.

Our winners were Aselin Fream and the team of Charlie Sununu and Jacob Brown. Congratulations to all who participated! Wonderful creativity was happening at the Paul Memorial Library on this snowy Saturday.

Here are some pictures from the event:

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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 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!

Thank you.

 

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Happy Birthday Doris!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to wish Doris a happy 90th birthday on Friday!

Doris

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Boo Parade held on October 30th

Lots of cowboys, witches and little animals joined us for our annual Boo Parade on October 30th. We had fun decorating bags, trick-or-treating to the Country Store, Town Hall and the Police Station and returning to the library for Halloween songs and stories. Thanks to our Children’s Librarian, Miss Mary for leading it!

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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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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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