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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.

51PM+6OaFRL._SY346_About June O’Donal

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.”

North Conway Library presents: “The History of Weather Observation on Mount Washington” With Ed Bergeron

Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7 PM

Weather Discovery Center, North Conway

The North Conway Public Library is pleased to invite you to the first event of the 2016 Thursday Night Program Series. Ed Bergeron will present “The History of Weather Observation on Mount Washington” on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Weather Discovery Center on Main Street in North Conway Village.

The fact that Mount Washington has been touted as having the “world’s worst weather” by many weather experts and due to how (extreme) weather is in the news almost daily, this event is sure to be very interesting especially to the residents of our valley.

Ed Bergeron will explore early occupation of the summit right after the Civil War by the Army Signal Service until they abandoned the summit in 1892.

He will address the interest in observing weather at the summit by agencies like the Smithsonian, Harvard, MIT, US Weather Bureau and Blue Hills Observatory.

Last but not least, Ed Bergeron will discuss the hardy and adventurers who re-occupied the summit in 1932, the creation of Mount Washington Observatory and the World Record Wind observed in April 1934.

Ed Bergeron, a retired civil engineer, hobby pilot and photographer, is the NOAA/ National Weather Service cooperative observer for North Conway and he reports his observations to the NWS in Gray, ME each morning. He is a long-time Valley resident and is on various nonprofit boards including the Mount Washington Observatory.

Bergeron will share all of the above, answer your questions and more on Thursday night, Jan. 21, 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 call the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or visit http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com .

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The North Conway Public Library is a privately funded library that is free and open to the public.  The library receives no regular funding from the town of Conway, the State of New Hampshire, or the federal government, and depends on donations, corporate sponsors, and fundraising programs to raise funds for materials and programs. Visit NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information.

Kearsarge resident Jenn McAdams wins North Conway Library’s iPad mini

Jenn McAdams of Kearsarge won the North Conway Public Library’s Second Annual iPad mini Raffle.

“The odd thing is we were just about to buy a new iPad as our old one has been getting very slow lately,’’ said Jenn’s husband, Terry, when notified of the win. The drawing was held on Dec. 23, 2015 at the Library.

A total of $820 was raised with proceeds benefitting the North Conway Public Library, said Library Director Andrea Masters. Tickets sold for $5 each or 6 for $20.

“I was happy to make a donation to the library when buying my raffle tickets,’’ said Jenn McAdams, a former teacher, who also makes her home in Nova Scotia. “It was icing on the cake that I won.’’

McAdams is a huge fan of the Library and its staff. “I often brag about this library to friends, about how much better this library is than the large city libraries where it is a rarity for someone to go above and beyond.

“Even though we live in the Mount Washington Valley for only six months of the year, I love this library. I am there at least once a week, often twice a week. The collection of books is wonderful and I have read many new books I would not even have known about if it weren’t for the large display of non-fiction books near checkout. I have learned many fun and interesting things as a result.’’

Andrea Masters, whose assistant Joan Kurtz pulled the winning ticket, thanked everyone who participated in the raffle. “Unfortunately, there can only be one winner and people know this. Yet, we collected more than $800. That tells me that their love of our Library and supporting us is a driving force. Thank you!’’

The North Conway Public Library is a privately funded library that is free and open to the public.   The library receives no regular funding from the town of Conway, the state of New Hampshire, or the federal government. The Library depends on donations, corporate sponsors, and fundraising efforts like this.  For more information, visit NorthConwayLibrary.com or call the Library at (603) 356-2961.

North Conway Public Library presents Theater Night Gala “The Wiz”- Nov. 9

The North Conway Public Library has partnered with Arts in Motion Theater Co. again to present the Tony-Award-winning musical The Wiz on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse in North Conway Village. The event will benefit the North Conway Public Library.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, prepared by the best local chefs, will be offered at 5:30 p.m., and the performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Playhouse. Ticket price is $40 per person and includes the buffet, performance, a 50/50 raffle, and a Chinese auction.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at North Conway Public Library. Reception-only tickets will be available at a price of $25.

The Wiz is the Motown remake of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” with soul music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The North Conway Public Library is a privately funded library that is free and open to the public; large enough to offer a broad selection and small enough to respond to the reading needs and preferences of its users. The library receives no regular funding from the town of Conway, the State of New Hampshire, or the federal government; therefore, it depends on donations, corporate sponsors, and fundraising programs like this. For more information and to reserve your tickets, visit http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com or call the library at 603-356-2961.

 

Looking for Artists & Crafters for North Conway Library’s Book & Art Sale, July 12+13

Calling all artists and crafters: The North Conway Public Library will be hosting a two day outdoor art & craft sale in conjunction with their gigantic annual book sale on the weekend of July 12 and 13 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.

Upcoming Events at N. Conway Public Library!

 
Adopt an Author!

Have a favorite author?
Join our Adopt-an-Author Program and always get his/her books first!

 

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 Upcoming Programs:
 


On the White Mountain Paper Trail: Charting Adventure with Maps and Guidebooks


Presentation with Peter Crane on April 17


Library Book Group
Thursday, April 3: Share your favorite book of 2013
May 1: “Citizens of London” by Lynne Olson
 
Author Luncheon
May 6: Julia Spencer-Fleming is back!
 
NCPL in Winter

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March 29, 2014

Dear Melody,

If you have a favorite author and you are tired of having to wait for his or her newest books, join our Adopt-an-Author Program and you will get the new books first- right when they are published!
 
Or do you want a brand new book that the library doesn’t have? Donate $15 towards the purchase and we will buy it for you!
 
Both offers are a win-win for you AND the library! And as a thank-you, we will place a bookplate in the book with your name on it.
 
You will find more information on both programs below, including a list of authors that have been adopted already and a list of best-selling authors we are hoping to find adoptive patrons for.
 
Also below, some blurbs on our upcoming programs like our book groups (always open to new members!) and  Peter Crane’s presentation of Charting Adventures in the White Mountains with maps and guidebooks on Thursday, April 17.

And we have some BIG news: We were able to schedule an Author Luncheon with favorite mystery author Julia Spencer-Fleming! Hooray- she is back! She will be with us on Tuesday, May 6, for a luncheon at Black Cap Grille. Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more details.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the library and/or at our programs.


Best-

Andrea 

 


Adopt-an-Author

Program

Do you have a favorite author?

Are you on a waiting list for your favorite author’s latest book? Wait no longer!

Join our Adopt-an-Author Program and you will get his/her books first! As books are released, they will be ordered and reserved for you. You will have them in your hands the day they get published.

The cost per book is only $15. In addition to showing support for the library and the author, you will be recognized as a sponsor with a plate in the book and in our catalog.

If you prefer to listen to your favorite author, the cost is $20 per audio CD since books on CD are much more expensive.

Below are two lists: authors that have been adopted already and very popular, best-selling authors that want to get adopted- by YOU!

Want a new book that we don’t have?

Donate $15 towards the purchase of a book and we will buy it for you!  You will also be recognized as a donor with a plate in the book and in our catalog.

  

Contact the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or email ncpl@myfairpoint.net to find out which authors are still available or if you like any other information! 

 

These best-selling authors have new books coming out in the next few months and would like to get adopted:

Please remember that ANY author can be adopted. But we are surprised that the following authors have not found adoptive readers since they are so popular. Or their adoptive parents have moved away…

In general, we are always looking for readers who adopt mystery authors. Or books on CD.

New book coming out in April 2014:

  • Barr, Nevada
  • Clark, Mary Higgins
  • French, Nicci
  • Gross, Andrew
  • Iles, Greg
  • Johansen, Iris
  • Quick, Amanda
  • Roberts, Nora
  • Danielle Steel
  • Woods, Stuart
  • Bradford, Barbara Taylor
  • Donoghue, Emma
  • Glass, Julia

New book coming out in May 2014:

  • Brown, Dale
  • Castle, Richard
  • Cussler, Clive
  • Deaver, Jeffery
  • Finder, Joseph
  • Giffin, Emily
  • Hunter, Stephen
  • Jackson, Lisa
  • Lescroart, John T
  • Parker, Robert/Atkins, Ace (Spenser Series)
  • Patterson, James
  • Preston, Douglas
  • Rollins, James
  • Sandford, John
  • Reichl, Ruth

New book coming out in June 2014: 

  • Andrews, Mary Kay
  • Deaver, Jeffery
  • Frank, Dorothea Benton
  • Galbraith, Robert
  • Gardiner, Meg
  • Grimes, Martha
  • Hilderbrand, Elin
  • Pearson, Ridley
  • See, Lisa
  • Wiggs, Susan

New book coming out summer-fall 2014

  • Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • Kathy Reichs
  • David Ellis
  • Hank Philippi Ryan
  • Laura Lippman
  • Louise Penny
  • Robert Parker (Jesse Stone Series)
  • Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Archor Mayer
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • WEB Griffin
  • Anna Quindlen
  •  Suzanne Brockmann
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • Judith A Jance
  • MC Beaton
  • Jeffrey Archer
  • James Grippando
  • Randy Wayne White

Nonfiction:

  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • Bill O’Reilly

 

 

Adopted Authors

 


The following authors have already been adopted by patrons in our library:

  • Jeff Abbott
  • David Baldacci
  • Alex Berensen
  • Steve Berry
  • Maeve Binchy
  • Chris Bohjalian
  • C.J. Box
  • Lillian Jackson Braun
  • Dan Brown
  • Alafair Burke
  • Linda Castillo
  • Lee Child
  • Barbara Cleverly
  • Harlan Coben
  • Michael Connelly
  • Pat Conroy
  • Bernard Cornwell
  • Catherine Coulter
  • Robert Crais
  • Deborah Crombie
  • Diane Mott Davidson
  • Barbara Delinsky
  • Maria De Los Santos
  • Janet Evanovich
  • Linda Fairstein
  • Lisa Gardner
  • Elizabeth George
  • Tess Gerritsen
  • Emily Giffin
  • Malcolm Gladwell (on CD)
  • Sue Grafton
  • John Grisham
  • Brian Haig
  • Kristin Hannah
  • Alice Hoffman
  • David Hosp
  • Stephen Hunter
  • Craig Johnson
  • Laurie R. King
  • Wally Lamb
  • Debbie Macomber
  • Henning Mankell
  • Carol O’Connell
  • Rosamunde Pilcher
  • David Sedaris
  • Nicholas Sparks
  • Charles Todd
  • Lisa Unger
  • Jennifer Weiner
  • Jacqueline Winspear
Almost ALL these authors can still get adopted as audio books (books on CD)!

If you would like to adopt an author that is not on the list, please call 356-2961 or email ncpl@myfairpoint.net as soon as possible.

 


Thursday Night Program Series

“On the White Mountain Paper Trail: Charting Adventure with Maps and Guidebooks”


with Peter Crane

Thursday, April 17

7:00 p.m.

at the Weather Discovery Ctr.

The White Mountains have long been a haven for recreational hikers. Parallel to the rise of hiking as a past-time, has been the appearance and development of maps and guidebooks to serve area travelers. Come explore these resources with Peter Crane and his program “On the White Mountain Paper Trail: Charting Adventure with Maps and Guidebooks” on Thursday, April 17 at 7 pm at the Obs-Weather Discovery Center in North Conway.

This hiking adventure program explores how those critical resources for WhiteMountain visitors have evolved over time and how the challenges and interests of mountain hikers are reflected in these essential works. The roles of changing technologies, too, from transportation to navigation, can be traced in hiking maps and guides.

Peter Crane serves as Curator of the Mount Washington Observatory’s Library, which features books, maps, prints, photos, and other material relating to the Observatory, Mount Washington, and the White Mountains. Peter has lived in the White Mountains for more than thirty-five years, and served the U.S. Forest Service, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Observatory, both on top of Mount Washington, and at the Weather Discovery Center. Peter did his undergraduate work at Harvard University and received his Doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Please join us on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Weather Discovery Center (“Obs”) in North Conway, no reservations necessary. There will be time after the presentation for questions and discussions.

 There is no charge for the program, although donations are greatly appreciated. Refreshments will be served. Coffee is generously provided by Frontside Grind of North Conway.

For more information about the library or the Thursday Night Program Series, please visit http://www.northconwaylibrary.com, contact the library at 603-356-2961, or e-mail ncpl@myfairpoint.net

Please join us!

 


Book Discussion

Thursday, April 3

10:30 a.m.

“Bring your favorite book of 2013”

 

This is an open group!

The next meeting of the North Conway Library’s Book Group will take place on Thursday, April 3 at 10:30 am at the Library on Main Street in North Conway.

All participants are asked to bring in one or two of their favorite books from the past year to share and discuss.  This way everybody will go home with great book recommendations.

That Thursday, copies of the book for the next discussion on May 1 will also be at hand: “The Citizens of London-The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour” by Lynne Olson. More about this book in the blurb below.

The TGIF Book Group is an open book discussion group that reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library in North Conway Village.

Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member.

Contact the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or check the library’s website at http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information.

Please join us!

 

 


Book Discussion

Thursday, May 1

10:30 a.m.

“Citizens of London”

by Lynne Olson


 

This is an open group!

The North Conway Library’s Book Group will read “Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour by Lynne Olson in April and discuss it on Thursday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

 

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

The acclaimed author Lynne Olson reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, the handsome, chain-smoking head of CBS News in Europe; Averell Harriman, the hard-driving millionaire who ran FDR’s Lend-Lease program in London; and John Gilbert Winant, the shy, idealistic U.S. ambassador to Britain.

Each man formed close ties with Winston Churchill-so much so that all became romantically involved with members of the prime minister’s family.

Deeply human, brilliantly researched, and beautifully written, Citizens of London is a new triumph from a fantastic writer who is one of the finest in her field.

The Library Book Group is an open book discussion group that reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library in North Conway Village.

Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member.

Contact the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or check the library’s website at http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information.

Please join us!

 

 

New Adult Titles  
at the Library:

Purchases February 2014

 

New Fiction Titles (Novels):

Alcott, Kate: The daring ladies of Lowell
Beaton, M. C.: Death of a policeman
Berenson, Alex: The counterfeit agent
Brockmann, Suzanne: Do or die
Evanovich, Janet: Chase
Fike, Carl: Adrift
Fike, Carl: Fortress Texas
Hoffman, Alice: The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Kellerman, Jonathan: Killer
LaPlante, Alice: A circle of wives
Lee, Patrick: Runner
Lippman, Laura: After I’m gone
McCall Smith, Alexander: The forever girl
Morris, Virginia: How to care for aging parents
Nesbo, Jo: Cockroaches
Patterson, James: Private L.A.
Perry, Karen: The innocent sleep
Robb, J.D.: Concealed in death
Swanson, Peter: The girl with a clock for a heart  

 

New Nonfiction Titles:

Allen, Jonathan: HRC- State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton
Baxter, Meredith: Untied- A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering
Bradshaw, John: Cat sense- How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
Buchholz, Rachel: True love- 24 Surprising Stories of Animal Affection
Chua, Amy: The triple package- How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America
Edsel, Robert: The monuments men
Heald, Bruce: New Hampshire and the Revolutionary War
Jacobsen, Annie: Operation Paperclip- The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
Latham, William: How to find your family roots
Morgan, Ann Haven: Field book of ponds and streams
Peppe, Helen: Pigs can’t swim
Piper, Andrew: Book was there: Reading in Electronic Times
Pollock, Polly: Basketmaking
Porter, Lucinda K: Hepatitis C treatment one step at a time
Senior, Jennifer: All joy and no fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
Sixsmith, Martin: Philomena
Walker, Johnny: Code name Johnny Walker-The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy
501 must-visit destinations
Lonely Planet’s best in travel 2014
Consumer protection in New Hampshire
Simon and Schuster’s Guide to rocks & minerals
Smithsonian: Trees (East) 

 

New DVDs  
at the Library

 (Feb. 2014)

All is lost (Robert Redford)

Blue is the warmest color
Dallas Buyers Club (Oscar winner)
Ender’s game
Game of thrones- season 3
Gravity (Oscar winner)
Nebraska (Oscar nominee)
Sherlock: Season 1
Sherlock: Season 2

 

New Books on CD

at the Library (Feb. 2014)

 

Caldwell, Gail: Let’s take the long way home

Cussler, Clive: The storm
Macomber, Debbie: The man you’ll marry
Quindlen, Anna: Good dog. Stay
Roth, Geneen: Women, food and God
Ryan, Tom: Following Atticus (2nd copy) 

 

Our Annual Corporate Sponsors


Please patronize and thank these businesses for their generosity, for making this newsletter possible, and for helping the Library improve and expand the services it can offer you!

White Mountain Oil 
Merrill Lynch  

About us


We are a privately funded library which is free and open to the public. We don’t receive any regular funding from the town of Conway, the State of NH, or the federal government; therefore we depend on your donations, our corporate sponsors and our fundraising programs!

 

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North Conway, NH 03860
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North Conway Public Library presents: “East Indies Sea Trek”

Thursday Night Program Series at the Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7 p.m. Weather Discovery Center

Would you like to take a nine day trip around the Indonesian ‘Spice Islands’?

If you do, why not come to the North Conway Library program for an “East Indies Sea Trek” with Theo & Melanie Stibbons.

The Stibbons took this trip a couple of years ago and want to share all about it with you! The NCPL Falltrip commences from the island of Bali and travels as far as the island of Flores aboard a traditional wooden Pinisi sailing schooner. Along the way you will visit the islands of Lombok, Sumbawa & Komodo, the home of the remarkable and unique ’Dragons’ – the largest lizards in the world. These deadly creatures are protected in their natural habitat by National Park Rangers who themselves have come under attack. You will also visit communities who rarely have contact with western visitors – including an island inhabited almost entirely by sea gypsies.

sail_spicePlease join the Stibbons for an experience of remarkable scenery and wildlife, both above and below the water.

Theo and Melanie Stibbons are retired school teachers from the UK, who spend 6 months of the year in North Conway enjoying skiing, hiking and cycling. They have given many presentations for the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Please join us on Thursday, February 6 at 7 p.m. at the Weather Discovery Center children(“Obs”) in North Conway for a trip around the Spice Islands.  There will be time after the presentation for questions and discussions.

For more information about the library or the Thursday Night Program Series, please visit http://www.northconwaylibrary.com, contact the library at 603-356-2961, or e-mail ncpl@myfairpoint.net. No reservation is necessary for the programs.

There is no charge for the program series, although donations are greatly appreciated. Refreshments will be served. Coffee is generously provided by Frontside Grind of North Conway.

Get Into the Christmas Spirit with N. Conway Public Library!

Do you need something to get you in the spirit of Christmas? Come and join the North NCPL FallConway Public Library for a winter gala on Sunday, December 8th. The evening will begin with a champagne and dessert reception at the Eastern Slope Inn at 5:30 PM. During the reception several unique items will be offered in a silent auction. You can do some of your Christmas shopping while feasting on heavenly desserts and support the library with this fundraiser!

Tickets for the event are $25 and include the reception and the play.
They need to be purchased in advance at the library or from a trustee.
Some reception-only tickets are available as well; they are $$20 and their number is limited. For more information about the library or this event, or to purchase your tickets, visit http://www.northconwaylibrary.com, contact the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or ncpl@myfairpoint.net, or mail to PO Box 409, North Conway, NH 03860.

At seven o’clock, we will adjourn to the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse to see a production of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry, produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. Original music and musical arrangements are by Kevin Connors. The production is inspired by the classic American film It’s a Wonderful Life and performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors from Arts in Motion perform the dozens of characters in the play as well as produce the sound effects. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play premiered in 1996 and has since been produced around the country to critical acclaim.

 

TGIF Book Discussion: One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus- November 1

The North Conway Library’s TGIF Book Group will read One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus and discuss it on Friday, November 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

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

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a most colorful group of NCPL Fallpioneer women who, with the support of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial “Brides for Indians” program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man’s world. Toward that end, May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. This is an American western with a most unusual twist, loaded with humor and intelligent reflection.

The TGIF Book Group is an open book discussion group that reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the first Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library in North Conway Village.

Contact the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or check the library’s website at http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information or to reserve your copy of One Thousand White Women. Please join us.

North Conway Public Library Presents Fly-Fishing and Traveling in Argentina Program

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Thursday, August 22 at 7 pm at the Weather Discovery Center in North Conway Village

The North Conway Public Library is pleased to have Mark Foley of First Cast Fly Fishing present a 60 minute program about fly-fishing and traveling in Argentina.  The program will take place on Thursday night, August 22, at 7 pm at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center on Main Street in North Conway Village.

At age 29, Mark spent one year hiking and fishing the Andes Mountain Range and working as a fly-fishing lodge manager in Argentina.  During his presentation, he will take us on a fly-fishing journey from Tierra del Fuego to the border of the Bolivian rainforest. We will see spectacular pictures of the Andes, wildlife such as the Andean Condor, and of course, lots of photos of wild trout and Golden Dorado.  Lastly, Mark will share a few secrets on how to travel on a dime, yet travel in comfort.

Come and experience fly-fishing and traveling in Argentina on Thursday, August 22.  There will be time for questions after the presentation.

There is no charge for the program although donations are greatly appreciated. Refreshments will be served.  Coffee is generously provided by Frontside Grind of North Conway.

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 .