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


    We next meet on Monday, April 1st at 6:30.  Our April book will be the national bestseller Three Junes by Julia Glass. 

    Reveals the interconnected lives, loves, and relationships of different generations of the McLeod family over the course of three crucial summers.
     
      Click here to order a copy for yourself.

    All are welcome; please join us.

    Visit the Book Club Page for all the details.



    Who Done It?
    Do you love mysteries? Do you love meeting authors in person?
    Edith Maxwell will join us for this discussion!

    We meet on Thursday, March 21, at noon in the Fireplace Room. The Mystery Book Club has chosen to read Delivering the Truth by Edith Maxwell!
    All are invited, even if you have not read the book!

    Library will supply beverages.

  • Friends of the West Newbury Library
    Book Drop Off
    March 9th 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.  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 Director, G.A.R. Memorial Library (West Newbury)
    Positive, enthusiastic individual with a strong commitment to public service needed to direct the operations of a long established and active library serving a town of 4,500 residents.   This library is an important and innovative center for community activities, and the position provides an opportunity to interact closely with all ages and interests.  This position oversees a staff of full and part time employees and volunteers, administers the library's budget and strategic plan, and manages its collection and community programming.  The Director also works collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and interacts with the public as well as various municipal committees and personnel.  This position will remain open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to respond no later than March 29, 2019.

    Qualifications
    Six years of experience, three of which are administrative, as well as knowledge of municipal operations and strong technology skills required.   MLS strongly preferred

    Salary
    Minimum salary $65,000 with typical municipal benefits

    Submit letter of application, resume, and names of three professional references to the West Newbury Library Board of Trustees at garlibrarydirector@gmail.com.
     
  • "Art Students Figuring it Out"
    Presented by Pentucket High Art students
    Drawing the human figure is considered to be one of the most challenging subject matters for artists.  Pentucket High Art students enrolled in "The Figure and The Portrait" examine how the human figure has been presented by artists from prehistoric through current times. Considering the political and social climate of a period with the art of the same time support students in connecting the past with the present.  It also helps them in communicating through their own art work.  In this exhibit students used a variety of approaches and mediums to strengthen their figure drawing ability, from direct observation.   

     
  • BICENTENNIAL QUILT
    Bicentennial Quilt (left)

    Heather Karp and quilter Amy Friend (right)



    Please view the Bicentennial Quilt project/talk as a rolling slideshow!

     



    Installed in the Library on March 14, 2019!