Fly Fishing and Traveling in Argentina on September 16th

Please join us on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 pm.

We are pleased to have Mark Foley of First Cast Fly Fishing present a slide show about fly-fishing and traveling in Argentina.  At age 29, Mark spent one year hiking and fishing the Andes mountain range and he is a former Argentina Orvis endorsed fly-fishing lodge manager.  During his presentation, he will take us on a fly-fishing journey from Tierra del Fuego to the border of the Bolivian rainforest. We will see spectacular pictures of the Andes, wildlife such as the Andean Condor, and of course, lots of photos of wild trout and Golden Dorado.  Lastly, Mark will share a few secrets on how to travel on a dime, yet travel in comfort.

Mark Foley

Posted in Other | Leave a comment

September Calendar

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

Monday, September 1 – Library is closed for Labor Day

Tuesday, September 2Our new hours begin! See below for details. Library Board of Trustees meet at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, September 10 – Toddler Time begins at 10:00 am, Daytime Book Club meets at 1:00 pm, LEGO Club meets from 3:15-4:30 pm for children in grades 1-5

Thursday, September 11 – Baby Lapsit Program begins at 9:30 am, Preschool Story Time begins at 10:30 am

Monday, September 15 – Evening Book Club meets at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 16 – Fly-Fishing in Argentina presentation by Mark Foley at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 17 – Toddler Time at 10:00 am, Friends of the Library meet at 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 18 – Baby Lapsit meets at 9:30 am, Preschool Story Time meets at 10:30 pm

Wednesday, September 24 – Toddler Time meets at 10:00 am, LEGO Club meets from 3:15-4:30 for children in grades 1-5

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



Posted in Other | Leave a comment

Town Wide Yard Sale is September 27th

The Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, September 27th from 8:00 am – 12 noon. If you would like to participate, you can fill out the form below – return to the library or mail to 76 Main Street, Newfields (NOT the PO Box listed on the form). Held rain or shine.

This is a great opportunity to clean out your house and garage as well as help the library!

Town Wide Yardsale Form


Posted in Other | Leave a comment

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


Posted in Other | Leave a comment

New Hours effective Tuesday, September 2nd

We are making a few changes to our library schedule to make our hours more convenient for you. Starting on Tuesday, September 2nd, we will be open:

Mondays & Fridays          12:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays   10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesdays                       10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturdays                             9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Posted in Other

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.

Posted in Other

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.




Posted in Other

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!


Posted in Other | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Other

Our New Telescope!

Thanks to a very generous donation from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, we now have a new telescope that can be checked out (soon)! We join about 80 other libraries in the state that offer this unique item to share.

Keep posted for a Star Gazing event to be held in the near future!

The library staff will try out the telescope and learn exactly how to use it before it can be checked out. Then we can give you the right information for successful star gazing in your own backyard.

Here is a picture of Pete and Gerry Smith who delivered our telescope on July 13th.IMG_2928

Posted in Other