Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. It may take ingenuity to interest browsers in a memoir by a middle-aged mother who, 11 years ago, was suddenly widowed, then became a Unitarian-Universalist minister, and now works as chaplain to game wardens in Maine. But good memoir writing does not depend on celebrity or adventure—who'd have thought that a self-confessed recovering neurotic like Anne Lamott or a monastically inclined poet like Kathleen Norris would make it big?—and Braestrup's insightful essays are extraordinarily well written, mingling elements of police procedural and touching love story with trenchant observations about life and death. Alert to comic detail even in grisly circumstances (bears, for example, like to play ball with human skulls), she tells stories of lost children, a suicide, drunken accidents and a murder, always with compassion and a concern for the big questions inescapably provoked by tragic events. Why did Dad die? her children ask, and her response describes not only her theology but also her reason for being a chaplain: Nowhere in scripture does it say 'God is a car accident' or 'God is death.' God is justice and kindness, mercy, and always—always—love. So if you want to know where God is in this or in anything, look for love.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Check out our link from the spring art show!
National Library Week Art Show
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
We will be reading Child of the Jungle by Sabine Kuegler. The book club will meet Monday, September 15th at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be provided. Please contact the library at 778-8169 to reserve your copy.
In 1980, when Kuegler was seven, she accompanied her German linguist parents into the Papuan (New Guinea) jungle to live with the Fayu, a Stone Age tribe of naked people with bones through their noses. She felt immediately at home and by her own account had an idyllic childhood till she was 17, even though the Fayu were split into four mutually hostile subtribes in a culture of "hate, fear and tribal war," where children "knew no security or innocence" and had "little love, no forgiveness and no peace." After years of close friendship with Fayu children, eventually Kuegler was sent to boarding school in Switzerland, had a baby shortly after she graduated, married, divorced, sank into depression and attempted suicide. Young readers, and anthropologists, too, will find this account of a most unusual childhood engrossing and will root for the survival of the Fayu.
- From Publishers Weekly -
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
All Things Considered, July 29, 2008 · With the economy slowing, many Americans are doing research in the public library. Boyd County, Ky., Library Director Debbie Cosper says public-use computers are always full and people are checking out books rather than buying them.
-The Wright Place
-Me and Ollies
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
China's Lost Girls
Inside the U.S. Secret Service
In the Womb
Volcano, Nature's Inferno
Tiger's of the Snow
Asteroids, Deadly Impact
July 10th - Molly Klemarczyk, Lucy Klemarczyk
July 17th - Katie Woodworth, Justin McGowan
Teens - Be sure to come in and check out the new Young Adult section in the front of the library. We have all of the new Stephenie Meyer books, information about book club events and more!
Come to the Newfields Town Hall on Thursday, July 24th at 10:00 am for the experience of a lifetime! Join us as we welcome the Wildlife Encounters Traveling Zoo and some of their Australian animals for a presentation of "Creatures Down Under", as a part of "G'Day for Reading Summer Camp 2008! While here, you will meet up-close, learn about, and maybe even TOUCH Australian Wildlife including birds, tree frogs, goannas, snakes (crikey!) and best of all - the beautiful marsupials! Be sure not to miss your chance to meet the only traveling Wallaby Joeys in Northern New England!
For more information, please call the library at 778-8169. Many thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this event!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
June 28th, 9am
Thursday, May 29, 2008
If you are going into 6th grade or above you can participate in the Teen Read this summer. Since this age group has outgrown the traditional Summer Reading Program, this is a nice alternative. Here’s how it works. For every chapter read in a Newfields Library Book, teens can put their name in a drawing that will be held each Thursday morning. Prizes include gift cards to Blockbuster, the Country Store and more! Not sure what you want to read? Ask a librarian! We have a list of age appropriate books at the front desk.
The Newfields Public Library invites your child to participate in the 2008 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “G’Day for Reading.” This annual program is designed to encourage reading for pleasure in a relaxed environment, far from the pressures of the classroom. Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins Thursday, July 10th. Children who sign up will receive a bookmark and a chart to record their reading progress during the summer. Those completing the program will be given official certificates to honor their accomplishments. Here’s a chance to have your kids explore Australia!
Musician and storyteller Steve Blunt kicks off Summer Reading July 14th at 6:30pm at Town Hall. Don’t miss Creatures Down Under July 24th at the library. We will have a baby wallaby and other Australian animals visit us that day!! So get your kangaroos and didgeridoos and get down under at the Newfields Public Library. For more information, please call the library at 778-8169.
Calendar of Events
Registration and Crafts
July 10th 10am Library
Summer Reading Kickoff- Storyteller and Musician Steve Blunt
July 14th 6:30pm Town Hall
July 17th 10am Library
Wildlife Adventures - Creatures Down Under
July 24th 10am Library
July 31st 10am Library
Surf’s Up-Barrier Reef Party
August 7th 10am Library
We will kick off our first Teen Book Club by reading the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. This is for kids going into 7th grade and above. Our first meeting will be Thursday, July 17th at 2pm. Call the library to reserve your copy.
Friday, April 25, 2008
The 4th and 5th grade book club is reading From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. We will be meeting Wednesday, May 21st at 3:15 pm. Snacks will be provided. Copies of the book are available at the front desk. We hope to see you there!
The Newfields Public Library Book Club is reading Kirsty's Vineyard by Anna Jacobs. We will meet Monday, May 19th at 6:30pm. Copies of the book are available at the front desk or by calling the library at 778-8169. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
We still have plots available for anyone who wishes to participate in the community garden this summer. For $25, gardeners will be given a 5' by 30' bed, fully prepared for your organically grown flowers or vegetables. Please call the library at 778-8169 to reserve your plot.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
We will be reading The Report Card by Andrew Clements. The book club will meet Wednesday, April 23rd at 3:15pm. Snacks will be provided! Sign up at the front desk to reserve your book or call 778-8169. Parents are also encouraged to attend!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
"Reach For The Stars" is a reading incentive program sponsored by Educational Development Corporation, the parent company of Usborne Books At Home. Children of all reading levels participate and read for 10 days. Children read for a minimum of 30 minutes a day. (Non-readers are read to for 15 minutes a day). The children are sponsored by their parents/family members who wish to promote reading and encourage literacy. At the end of the 10 day program, the child (with parental/adult help), chooses Usborne books that equal half of what they have collected in pledges. The other half goes to the Newfields Public Library Children's section. Usborne gives back 100% of all pledges raised in this program.
Please stop by the library to sign-up and pick up your reading logs. Prizes are awarded to the child who reads the most minutes in both categories, and to the child who collects in the most pledges.
Support the Newfields Public Library through reading and "Reach For The Stars" !
Monday, March 3, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
We will be reading Rules by Cynthia Lord. The book club will meet Wednesday, March 19th at 6:30pm. Snacks will be provided! Sign up at the front desk to reserve your book or call 778-8169. Parents are also encouraged to attend!
"The first-person narrative is very engaging, and readers will identify with Catherine's struggles and cheer for her at the end. This is a great book to help students gain some understanding about autism, while also providing a good read. The author is the mother of an autistic child. Recommended."
- Library Media Connection
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Come join us on Tuesday afternoons for our brand new Scrapbook Club! Open to patrons that are in sixth grade or above, we will learn about layouts and design to make YOUR scrapbook unique! The Scrapbook Club will meet every Tuesday from 3:30-5 beginning March 25th. It will be full of friendship and laughter and a wonderful way to unwind after a long school day. Space is limited to 8 participants so sign up today! Each member will receive a FREE scrapbook kit that includes a scrapbook, stickers, scissors, paper, etc. We hope to see you there!
The Newfields Public Library Book Club is currently reading The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman. We will be discussing this book on Monday, March 17th at 6:30pm. Stop by the library to get a copy of the book! Anyone is welcome to join and refreshments will be provided.