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Children’s Story Time: Lounge and Listen on the Lawn at North Conway Public Library

no co public library.jpgWith children out of school for the summer, it’s a great time to encourage summer reading and learning! Visit the North Conway Public Library Tuesday afternoons July 11th-August 15th for their weekly Children’s Story Time. The story times begin at 2pm every Tuesday and with stories appropriate for children ages 3-8 with siblings welcome.

Weather permitting, the story times will be held outside on the library’s lawn, and will take place inside during inclement weather. The story times are free to residents and visitors and there is no registration necessary to attend. In addition to the story time, there will be games and a free weekly raffle for participating!

For more information, please call the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961, stop by the library on Main Street in North Conway Village, or visit them on the web at www.NorthConwayLibrary.com.

Gigantic Annual Book Sale at North Conway Public Library

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On Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th, The North Conway Public Library will host its Annual Gigantic Book Sale from 9am to 3pm. While many of the books available to purchase are donated privately by community members, approximately 10% of the available books are for sale as library discards.

Shoppers can browse through a selection of thousands of books of every category: adult, children, young adult, fiction, nonfiction, antique & rare books, coffee table books, hardcovers, paperbacks, and audio books (books on CD). In addition to books, there will be DVDs and music CDs available for purchase.

For more information, call the North Conway Library at (603) 356-2961 or email them at info@northconwaylibrary.com.

Dine to Donate at Flatbread for the North Conway Public Library

On Tuesday, July 4th from 4pm until closing, Flatbread Pizza Company in North Conway will donate money to the North Conway Public Library when you purchase pizzas.

Come in for great pizza for a great cause! The Flatbread Pizza Company is located in North Conway Village in the Eastern Slope Inn plaza on Main Street.

There will be a 50/50 raffle put on by the North Conway Library also, so come in and test your luck for a great cause!

For those who would like to participate and donate to the cause but prefer to spend the night at home, call Flatbread Pizza Company at 603-356-4470 to order take-out, and the library will still get its share! Their menu is available online at https://www.flatbreadcompany.com/north-conway/.

For more information, please call the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or visit them on the web at www.NorthConwayLibrary.com.

About North Conway Public Library

The North Conway Public Library is a privately funded, non-profit organization founded in 1887 and formally incorporated in 1905. It proudly serves the residents of North Conway, New Hampshire and surrounding communities.

The library receives no regular funds from the Town of Conway, the State of New Hampshire, or the federal government, so their major sources of support are through donations, fundraisers, and bequests.  Community involvement, donation, and support are always humbly and greatly appreciated to keep the library at its best to support literacy and a love for community, learning, and literature!

 

 

 

North Conway Library Presents: “Cranky Americans” with June O’Donal

Written by Andrea Masters, North Conway Library 

The North Conway Public Library is pleased to invite you to the third event of the 2017 Thursday Night Program Series. June O’Donal will give a presentation on “Cranky Americans”, a unique discussion of historical political conflicts, on Thursday, April 20th at 7 p.m. at the Weather Discovery Center in North Conway Village. The program centers around the conflicts and ideas expressed in her published four-book series, The Fryeburg Chronicles.

Topics of discussion will include rural versus urban, Loyalist versus Patriot, big government versus small government, and slavery versus abolition. Some conflicts still ring true in today’s political climate such as unwanted immigrants. We all may have more in common than you think!

Please bring an open mind and leave your tar and feathers at home. No reservations are necessary for this event. The program is free of charge, although donations to the Library are greatly appreciated. Homemade cookies will be served and coffee is generously provided by Frontside Grind of North Conway.

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June O’Donal lives in Denmark, Maine and is well known for her historical fiction series, but also has a personal dedication to preserving the history of Maine and New Hampshire. She is a museum educator at the Remick Country Doctor Museum in Tamworth, vice-president of the Fryeburg Historical Society, and Director of the Hazel and Owen Currier Doll Museum of Fryeburg. She will have her books available for sale at this event.

For more information about the program, please visit www.northconwaylibrary.com, call the North Conway Library at 603-356-2967, or email info@northconwaylibrary.com.

 

 

North Conway Library’s Book Group reads “The House Girl” by Tara Conklin on February 9

noco-public-libraryNORTH CONWAY—  The North Conway Library’s Book Group is reading “The House Girl” by Tara Conklin and will discuss it on Thursday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

This is an open book discussion group. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member.

The Library Book Group reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the SECOND Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library in North Conway Village.

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The House Girl is an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia.

Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre–Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. In her research, she learns about Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine.

Featuring two remarkable, unforgettable heroines, Tara Conklin’s The House Girl is riveting and powerful, literary fiction at its very best.

Check the library’s website at www.NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information or call the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 to reserve your copy of “The House Girl.”

Annual Book & Art Sale

The North Conway Public Library invites artists and crafters to participate in its Annual Book & Art Sale on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 2015 on the library’s lawn, 2719 White Mountain Highway, North Conway.

The two-day craft fair is part of the library’s gigantic annual book sale. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on both days. Take advantage of this already successful event that draws in a lot of visitors and display & sell your own art.

All are welcome to display their creations including painters, photographers, jewelry makers, potters and sculptors as well as handcrafters. Exhibitors need to bring their own tables and/or tents.

Space is limited so please register early for the best spots. You can sign up for the whole weekend or for a single day only. Registration is $50 if payment received before June 30 and $60 thereafter for both days. Single-day participation is $40 only.

Registration forms are available for pick up at the library in North Conway Village or can be downloaded at http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com. Call the library at (603) 356-2961 for more information.

“Adventure Travels in Slovenia & Croatia” Presentation

North Conway Library presents: Adventure Travels in Slovenia & Croatia”  With Steve & Sally Swenson Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7 p.m. At the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

The North Conway Public Library is pleased to invite you to the last event of the 2015 Thursday Night Program Series. Steve & Sally Swenson will present “Adventure Travels in Slovenia & Croatia,” a slide show based on their recent trip to the Croatian – Adriatic coast with its islands.

They will talk about their 2-week adventure trip “Jewels of Croatia” which was organized by the Sierra Club. It included different activities every day, hiking, cycling, kayaking and canoeing among them, and living on a boat for three days.

Steve Swenson says, that “this physical variety agreed with our aging bodies. An additional bonus was that we did not have to provide our own bikes or camping gear since we usually bring our own bicycles for a touring-camping adventure.”

They added a visit to the alpine Lake Bled in Slovenia, in the Julian Alps, which was another jewel.

Steve and Sally Swenson have retired from the local school system and still enjoy an active life style. They have lived in the Mount Washington Valley for 35 years but have been traveling all over the world extensively including many trips to central Europe and New Zealand, typically for bicycle touring and camping adventures.

The Swenson will share all of the above, answer your questions and more on Thursday night, April 16, at 7 pm at the Weather Discovery Center on Main Street in North Conway Village; no reservations necessary.

The program is free of charge, although donations to the Library are greatly appreciated.  Homemade cookies will be served and coffee is generously provided by Frontside Grind of North Conway.

For more information about the program, please visit http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com, or call the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961.

 

Bike for Books with the N. Conway Public Library!

Join the North Conway Public Library on Sept. 27 for a day of mountain biking in the White Mountains at “Bike for Books Mountain Bike Adventure Rides.”

The Bike for Books MTB Adventure Rides offer biking enthusiasts of all levels and abilities a great opportunity to explore the varied trails and terrain along well-marked routes in North Conway & the White Mountain National Forest.

North Conway serves up some of the best riding in New Hampshire. For over a decade, NEMBA has been working to create a wonderful assortment of trails for beginners and experts alike.  So whether it’s cruising along gently wooded fire roads, biking on single tracks through magnificent forests, along rivers, around picturesque ponds, or negotiating the technical rocky descents on the edge of the White Mountains, there is something for everyone.

Several route options will be marked for all levels of riders, from novice to expert and some kid-friendly family loops, too. You can ride for an hour or do the epic ride with all the technically challenging hero options which takes about 4 to 6 hours for even the strongest riders.

Have fun learning new trails at your own pace- on your own or with a group of your friends.

After the ride, join other riders for the included pizza lunch, hot soup, fresh coffee, and delicious desserts.

Bike for Books is a fundraiser for the North Conway Library and fundraising by participants is encouraged with prizes for top fundraisers. Fundraisers will also receive raffle tickets to win a brand new Specialized mountain bike. The more pledges raised, the greater the chances to win!

For more information or to download your registration or pledge form, check http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com/BfB . Or register online at http://www.BikeReg.com  .

Registration: 8 – 11 a.m. at Whitaker Woods Homesite

Costs: Adults $25, couples $45, families $55, kids 16 +under $15. Or raise pledges instead!

Highlights of the event:

  • Self-guided rides on marked trails
  • Different route options for all ages & abilities:
    • 2 & 4 mile loops in Whitaker Woods (easy; for kids & novice riders)
    • 20 mile intermediate loop
    • 27 mile advanced loop with several technically challenging add-on loops
  • Signed trails showcase the best North Conway has to offer
  • Covered Bridge snack stop with food & drink at halfway point
  • Skill course
  • After ride pizza lunch with hot soup, delicious desserts, and fresh coffee
  • Mechanical support tent by local bike shop
  • Optional fundraising with prizes for top fundraisers (and increased chances to win a Specialized mountain bike!) instead of registration fee
  • Raffle drawing for a new Specialized mountain bike

North Conway Public Library Annual Gigantic Book & Art Sale

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The North Conway Public Library is having its Annual Gigantic Book & Art Sale on Saturday & Sunday, July 13 & 14. The sale will be held on the library’s property on Main Street in North Conway Village from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. Come rain or shine!

There will be hundreds, if not thousands, of books from every category: adult, children, fiction, nonfiction, antique & rare books, coffee table books, hardcovers, paperbacks, and audio books on CD. Videos, mostly DVDs, music CDs, puzzles, games, and some video games will also be for sale.

While the summer book sale is an old favorite and standby, this is the second year that library will be providing space for local artists to display their works for an Art Show.

Space is still available if you are an artist looking to exhibit alongside other artists and crafters; contact the library immediately to reserve your space!

The library is accepting donations of previously loved books, CDs, and DVDs through Monday, July 8. Unfortunately we cannot accept donations during the sale weekend or the week before, but bring them by as soon as you can and we’ll love to have them. If you miss the deadline for this sale, bear in mind that we accept used books in good condition throughout the year for this event and will be happy to accept your donations for next year’s sale again after July 15.

For more information call the North Conway Library at (603) 356-2961 or check http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com .

Donations still needed for North Conway Library’s Annual Book and Art Sale

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The North Conway Library is gearing up for its huge Annual Book & Art Sale on the weekend of July 13 & 14 and is looking for donations.

If you have any unwanted books, audio books on CD, music CDs, or DVDs, please drop them off at the library as soon as possible. The books should be in good condition, and no textbooks, encyclopedias, bibles, or Reader’s Digest condensed editions, please. Audiobooks on CD, music CDs, and DVDs (no VHS, please) should also be in good, sellable condition.

The library will be accepting donations of previously loved books through Monday, July 8. Please bring them by as soon as you can since we would love to have them. If you miss the deadline for the drop off for this sale, just bear in mind that we accept used books throughout the year for this event and will be happy to accept your donations for next year’s sale again after July 15.

This gigantic Book & Art Sale will take place on Saturday & Sunday, July 13 & 14. The sale will be held on the library’s property on Main Street in North Conway Village from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. Come rain or shine!

There will be hundreds, if not thousands, of books from every category: adult, children, fiction, nonfiction, antique & rare books, coffee table books, hardcovers, paperbacks, and audio books on CD. Videos, mostly DVDs, music CDs, puzzles, games, and some video games will also be for sale.

While the summer book sale is an old favorite and standby, this is the second year that library will be providing space for local artists and crafters to display and sell their works at an Art Show on the library’s property. Space is still available if you are an artist or crafter looking to exhibit alongside other artists and artisans;
contact the library immediately to reserve your space!

For more information call the North Conway Library at (603) 356-2961 or check http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com . Book donations can be dropped off any time the library is open until July 8; please do not leave donations when the library is closed. The library appreciates your support and donations!

Looking for Artists & Crafters for North Conway Library’s Book & Art Sale

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Calling all artists and crafters: The North Conway Public Library will be hosting a two day outdoor art sale
in conjunction with their gigantic annual book sale on the weekend of July 13 and 14 from 9 am to 2 pm. 
 If you are a painter or photographer, do watercolors or drawings, pottery, sculptures, jewelry or any other art or craft and would like to exhibit and sell your art, rent some space at the North Conway Library’s Book & Art Sale this year!
Exhibitors need to bring their own tables and/or tents.
Take advantage of this already successful event that draws in a lot of visitors and display & sell your own art.
Sign up soon since space will be limited.  Sign up by June 30 for a discounted rate of $50.
Registration forms are available for pick up at the library in North Conway Village or can be sent via email.
Please call the library at (603) 356-2961 for more information, check out the library’s website at
http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com, or e-mail ncpl@myfairpoint.net  for an application.

Enjoy lunch with author, Katrina Kenison!

Author Luncheon with White Birch Books

 

 

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1785 Inn Luncheon Menu

First – how often have you had lunch at the 1785 Inn? Ever? Well, it’s because they rarely, if ever, serve lunch. We are very pleased to be able to offer this special opportunity to enjoy lunch in the beautiful award-winning dining room with the fantastic view over the intervale AND a chance to support the North Conway Public Library AND a chance to meet a wonderful author who happens to be from New Hampshire. The trifecta!!!

Menu options:

1) Vegetable Quiche with garden salad

or

2) Chicken Piccata with vegetables

Raffle Prize
In order to raise more money for the library, we will be raffling off a collection of all three of Katrina Kenison’s books. For a $2 ticket, you could go home with all her books and support the library. Awesome!
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 Luncheon, next week (Wed. January 9th), at the 1785 Inn (!!!) with author Katrina Kenison. Read more for all the details!
Luncheon with Katrina Kenison
Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Noon at the 1785 Inn
Tickets: $20 – proceeds benefit the North Conway Public Library
Many of you may be familiar with Katrina Kenison because of her second book, The Gift of an Ordinary Day – an intimate memoir of a family in transition with boys becoming teenagers, careers Katrina Kenisonending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small New England town. The book really resonated with many of our customers and I was excited to see Kenison’s new book and then to get the opportunity to have her here.

Hew new book, Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment, picks up a few years later. With candor and warmth, Kenison reflects on the inevitable changes wrought by time: the death of a dear friend, children leaving home, recognition of her own physical vulnerability, and surprising shifts in her marriage. She finds solace in the notion that midlife is also a time of unprecedented opportunity for growth as old roles and responsibilities fall away, and unanticipated possibilities appear on the horizon.

Kenison has traced the seasons of family life through three books: Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry, The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir, and Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in ContentmentA graduate of Smith College, Kenison spent many years working in publishing, first as an in-house editor at Houghton Mifflin Company in New Haven, New York, and Boston, and then, from 1990 through 2006, as the series editor of The Best American Short Stories. She co-edited, with John Updike, The Best American Short Stories of the Century. She is also the author, with her yoga teacher, Rolf Gates, of Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga. Her writing has appeared in O The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Country Living, Family Circle, Redbook, and other publications. She lives in rural New Hampshire with her family and their faithful border collie, Gracie.

Get your tickets now!!!!
This is a great opportunity and if you go, you will have a fantastic time. Katrina Kenison is a wonderful speaker!
You can buy your tickets at the bookstore by stopping in or calling us at 356-3200 OR stop by the North Conway Library or call them at 356-2961. Tickets need to be purchased in advance!
Thank you!
-Laura
Laura Lucy / PO Box 399 / North Conway, New Hampshire 03860 / 603-356-3200