- G.A.R. BOOK GROUPS
Adult Book Group -
We next meet on Monday, December 3rd at 6:30. Our December book will be In the Midst of Winter by by Isabel Allende.In the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn, 60-year-old human rights scholar Richard Bowmaster hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes a far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz, a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile, for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia.Click here to order a copy for yourself.
All are welcome; please join us.
Visit the Book Club Page for all the details.
New Book Club! - Who Done It?
Do you love mysteries?
We meet on Thursday, December 6th, at noon in the Fireplace Room. The Mystery Book Club has chosen to read The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley! Bradley introduces his character eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce. Click to order a copy of the book. Click on the image to order a copy of the book.
For extra reading, if you have time, read the next book in the series
Library will supply beverages.
- Friends of the West Newbury Library
Fall Book Sale
November 10th from 10:00 - Noon across the street at the old Town Hall
Book Drop OffSupport your library. Fundraisers and donations to the Friends of the Library pay for over a dozen discount museum passes for your use and programs and entertainment for all ages.
The Friends are a 501(c)(3) corporation and donations are tax deductible.
JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Many of you joined last year at this time, so it's time to renew! Join now, support your library. Download this form and mail it or drop it off at the library.
- Library Update! Special Quilt on display - one week only!
We are so fortunate to have on display this beautiful quilt, created by Sue Emanuelson, featuring a pelican with a border of soft colors and tranquil textures.
The quilt has traveled from library to senior center to church in the last few weeks. You may view it for this week and there is information on how to purchase raffle tickets (but not in the library).
The winning raffle ticket will be drawn November 23 during the Festival of Wreaths and Trees at Old South Presbyterian Church. All proceeds go to the Pelican Intervention Fund, established through the Essex County Community Foundation. The Fund supports the 12-step , extended-stay addiction recovery programs for Greater Newburyport residents.
- NEW in OVERDRIVE
NEW! Now magazines can come to you!
Overdrive now offers a collection of popular magazines. These are available in digital format alongside the ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video already found in the Overdrive shared collection. 50 popular titles are available.
Magazines are searchable by title and also in the collection. These are able to be borrowed simultaneously so no waiting list! Click here to see all the available magazines.
Magazine titles are accessed and read through the OverDrive app, in a web browser (via OverDrive Read), or in the Libby app. Readers can also download magazines on Libby for offline use.
Overdrive now has a collection of 25 Gaiam workout videos including some kid-friendly ones. These are also simultaneous use. Check them out!