• G.A.R. BOOK GROUPS
    Adult Book Group -

    We will next meet on September 10th at 6:30. No August meeting. We are reading Two Sisters: a father, his daughters, and their journey into the Syrian jihad by Asne Seierstad.  Click here to order a copy.


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    r October book will be Little Fires Everywhere by New York Times best selling author Celeste Ng.    Click here to order a copy for yourself.

    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, August 16th, at noon in the Fireplace Room. The Mystery Book Club has chosen to read The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey! Tey wrote this book in 1929 and introduced her character Inspector Alan Grant.

    For extra reading, if you have time, read the next book in the series

     Library will supply beverages.
     
  • Friends of the West Newbury Library
    No book drop until September
    Book Drop Off
    September 8th from 10:00 - Noon across the street at the old Town Hall
     
    Please donate your newer, gently used books, dvds, books on cd, and puzzles.  Our next Book Drop Off will be in September.  Click on the Friends page for all the details.  Please do not leave boxes outside the library. 

    Support 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!
    July

    Check our Calendar of Events for programs for all ages! something for everyone!

    "Libraries Rock!"
    2018 Summer Reading Started June 25th but you can still sign up at the Library
    Programs for all ages - click on your link to find out the reqirements and all the programs and happenings.  Sign up at the library where you can also pick up programs, reading logs and BINGO Sheets.

    Adult Program   -  Download and Print your BINGO Sheet
    Teen Program  
    Summer reading starts June 25th and ends August 9th.  Submit the requested data to be entered for weekly prizes.  Children 5 - 12 can also read to win Topsfield Fair packets.

    The winners for Week 3 are:
    Amy Martell (Adult Program)
    Emily Haas (Teen Program)
    McKenna Peirce (Children's Program)

    Libraries Rock! is sponsored by the G.A.R. Memorial Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
  • New Resource for the Library!
    If you love checking out our cookbooks, you'll love this!
     
    New Database!
     
    174 Country Cookbooks in One Online Resource!

    Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. It's a moveable feast in a digital cookbook.
    Keep topics include:
    • Daily Meals
    • Food Inventions
    • Food Quotes
    • Herbs and Spices
    • Recipes
    • Sauces
    • Tea and Coffee
    • and More!
  • 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.

    Just in!  Overdrive now has a collection of 25 Gaiam workout videos including some kid-friendly ones.  These are also simultaneous use.  Check them out!