Nonfiction Book Club -

    We will be meeting Thursday, December 8, 10:30-12:00. 
    For all you readers who love nonfiction, join our newest book group.  We will be discussing
    The rainbow comes and goes : a mother and son on life, love, and loss by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt.

    For more info visit our Book Club Page.

    Adult Book Group -
    Looking ahead to November 7th, we will be reading and discussing Call the Darkness Light by Nancy Zaroulis.

    Visit the Book Club Page for all the details.

  • Library Update!
    We are in motion!
    We want to thank everyone who supported the Library Special Article at the last Annual Town Meeting.

    The Children's Room has undergone a transformation!  In the next couple of months, Yogibos and new tables and chairs will be ordered. We could not have done it without you!

     The Teen Space will also be receiving more new furniture in the coming year as we enter our second year of the grant "Serving Teens and Tweens" (a grant brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners).
    The walkway was completed as well. As you look at the entry of the Library, the walkway to the right was funded by the Community Preservation Act Funds as voted upon at the last Annual Town Meeting. The walkway to the left was funded by the Trustees of the West Newbury Library. The landscaping also funded by the Trustees of the library.
    More changes:
    Week of October 25 - The Windows will begin to be replaced in the rooms in the rear of the Library
    Week of November 7 - The DVD and CD collections are moving into new moveable book case units. They will be housed in the Adult fiction/non-fiction room. A new reading area will be created in the current DVD space. This will be funded by State Aid funds.

    As always, if you have any questions, please ask the staff! We are here to help you!
  • Friends of the West Newbury Library
    FALL BOOK SALE - October 19 - 22, 2016

    Our book sale will be held October 19 - 22
    Wednesday, Oct. 19 - 9:00 AM - Friends Preview
    Wednesday, Oct. 19 - 10:00 - 6:00 Open to public
    Thursday, Oct. 20 - 10:00 - 6:00

    Friday, Oct. 21 - 10:00 - 5:00
    Saturday, Oct. 22 - 9:00 - 12:00  -  Fill a bag for $5.00

    Book Drop Off
    Drop off your books and donations on Saturday, November 5th from 10:00 - Noon.

    On the First Saturday of each month (except Jan & Feb) the Friends gratefully accept donations of gently used, newer books, dvds and cds and books on cd from 10:00 am - Noon at the old Town Hall across from the library.  Sorry, we cannot accept encyclopedias, textbooks, moldy or damaged books, magazines, condensed books or vhs videos.
    Because of space limitations, the library cannot accept donations at any other time.  Please do not leave boxes outside the library.

    Many of you joined last year at this time, so it's time to renew!   Join now, help us out and get first chance at the book sale.  Download this form and mail it or drop it off at the library.

  • Art Show - Paintings by Willie Hayduk
    September - October 2016

    The G.A.R. Memorial Library is pleased to have Willie Hayduk's oil and watercolor paintings on exhibit for September and October. Willie's painting are landscapes and florals.

    Currently living in West Newbury, Willie was born in the Netherlands, grew up in New York, and lived many years in Cape Cod. She has been a juried artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association and the Yarmouth Art Guild.

    Please do come in and enjoy her work! She can be contacted if anyone is interested in her work.

  • NEW at the Library
    The Library has many online resources for you to use from downloading a book or song to learning a language. Sometimes it may be overwhelming to try to learn which resources are most useful to YOU.

    The Library now has quick videos on how to get started on some of these resources. In most cases, there is a short introduction with additional videos on how to get started. Instructions on how to download books also include specific devices. We list these resources below with links to the  videos. You'll also see them on Resources and Databases and Downloadable Books as a nifty side slider page! And within those pages, there are also links to the videos. We hope they will help you!

    Ancestry Library (Genealogy) - Video
    Axis 360 (Downloadable Books) - Video
    Biblioboard (downloadable Books) - Video
    Freegal (downloadable Music) - Video
    Gale Virtual Reference (online encyclopedias and reference sources) - Video
    Mango Languages (learning languages online) - Video
    Novelist (read-alikes, books, authors) - Video
    Overdrive (downloadable books) - Video
    Rocket Languages (learning languages online) - Video
    TumbleBooks Library (ebooks for kids)  - Video

    New! ValueLine (investments, stocks) - Video

    Also videos on how to use some of the more common social media!
    Facebook - Video
    Goodreads - Video
    Instagram - Video
    New!  Pinterest - Video
    Twitter - Video
  • October Programs
    Peter Guralnick on: How Sam Phillips Saved My Life
    Thursday October 20, 2016
    6:30 PM until 7:45 PM

    Peter Guralnick will be talking about his latest book, Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll, a biography of the visionary genius who discovered Elvis Presley, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rufus Thomas, Ike Turner, and Charlie Rich, among others. He’ll also look forward to taking questions and talking about his many other books about American roots music, starting with Feel Like Going Home, published the month he and his wife, Alexandra moved to West Newbury in 1971.

    Slightly Scary Readings - the Nevertheless Writers
    Thursday October 27, 2016
    6:30 PM until 7:45 PM

    Join us for "Slightly Scary Readings" by the Nevertheless Writers in celebration of Halloween!

    The award-winning authors (Holly Robinson, Elizabeth Atkinson, Edith Maxwell, Nancy Crochiere, and Susan Paradis) will leave plenty of time for your questions about writing and publishing. Free, family-friendly, and open to the public.


We welcome your suggestions and comments on programs and activities you'd like to see here at the library.  Stop in and see us or email Susan Babb, Library Director, at sbabb@mvlc.org