Adult Book Group -

    We next meet on Monday, November 5th at 6:30.  Our November book will be The Wife by Alafair Burke. Marrying an economics professor she met while catering an East Hampton dinner party, Angela finds her tragic past coming under scrutiny at the same time she is asked to defend her husband against wrongful accusations.   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, October 18, at noon in the Fireplace Room. The Mystery Book Club has chosen to read The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri! Camilleri introduces his character Inspector Montalbano. 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

    We will meet on Thursday, December 6, to discuss Alan Bradley's The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.

    Library will supply beverages.

  • Friends of the West Newbury Library
    Fall Book Sale
    Fall Book Sale - October 17 - 20
    Thousands of books for all ages, dvds, cds, books on cd, games and puzzles.
    New this year - West Newbury Night!  Wednesday, October 17th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM  Residents of West Newbury can come in the night before the sale opens to the public.
    Thursday, October 18          10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Friday, October 19               10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday, October 20            9:00 AM - NOON       $5.00/bag

    Book Drop Off
    November 10th 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. 

    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! September - October Exhibit
    The Common Thread
    Enjoy these remarkable works of art
    by these talented and inspiring painters!
    Jeanne Marie Blongiewicz
    Ann Morrill

    Chris Sanford
    Candace Schuller


    One common thread of this exhibit is the artists have all been students of Margo Pullman. They have studied painting in her West Newbury studio, working in the medium of their choice.

    Another common thread is the hours of effort each artist has made to develop their techniques, color palette and expressive brush strokes. Their individual style radiates with each pie

    (If you are interested in purchasing a piece or have a question, please contact Margo Pullman at the number provided in the introductory note to the exhibit)

    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!

  • National Friends of Libraries Week Proclamation
    October 21-28, 2018
    Whereas, Friends of the West Newbury Library raise money that enables our library to move from good to great -- providing the resources for additional programming, support for children’s summer reading, and special events throughout the year;
    Whereas, the work of the Friends highlights on an on-going basis the fact that our library is the cornerstone of the community providing opportunities for all to engage in the joy of life-long learning and connect with the thoughts and ideas of others from ages past to the present;
    Whereas, the Friends understand the critical importance of well funded libraries and advocate to ensure that our library gets the resources it needs to provide a wide variety of services to all ages including access to print and electronic materials, along with expert assistance in research, readers’ advisory, and children’s services;
    Whereas, the Friends’ gift of their time and commitment to the library sets an example for all in how volunteerism leads to positive civic engagement and the betterment of our community;
    Now, therefore, be it resolved that The Trustees of the West Newbury Library and the West Newbury Board of Selectmen proclaim October 21-28, 2018, as Friends of Libraries week in West Newbury and urges everyone to join the Friends of the Library and thank them for all they do to make our library and community so much better.