15 Greenwood Ave.
Conway, NH 03818
Phone: 603-447-5552

The History of the Concord Coach Presented by Peter James, 
May 6th, 10:30 AM. Viewing of real Concord Coach to Follow Program in Library Park, Free! 
Peter James from the Abbot-Downing Historical Society will do a multimedia presentation on Abbot & Downing and their world famous Concord Coaches. The talk will feature photographs of Concord Coaches and some of the many other types of horse drawn and motorized vehicles produced in 100 years that the company was in business. A special feature will be photographs and a description of the coaches  still remaining in New Hampshire. The presentation will end with a question and answer session. 

After the program a real Concord Coach will be on display in the Library Park, weather permitting, thanks to Sut and Margaret Marshall. For more information about the Abbot-Downing Historical Society visit their website: http://concordcoach.org/

Mon - Thurs  10:00-8:00 pm
Friday  10:00-5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00-5:00 pm

Still Time to Sign Up For The Poetry Slam at Frontside Grind , May 3rd, 6:00 PM 
Conway Public Library is partnering with Frontside Grind to present a Poetry Slam on May 3rd. There is still time to enter the contest. Come listen to local poets show off their talent! For more information contact Tessa
Out of the Shadows: A Closer Look at New Hampshire Black History, Presented by Jerri Anne Boggis, May 17, 5:30 PM, Free!
"Benjamin Thompson's Farewell" by Daniel G. LaMont ca. 1850. Oil on canvas. Depicts Concord, NH resident Benjamin Thompson, later Count Rumford, saying goodbye to his wife, Sarah Walker Rolfe Thompson, in 1775, before leaving for England. Their daughter Sarah is shown in the arms of the Thompson's slave Dinah. Image Courtesy of the New Hampshire Historical Society
How does a state with the motto "Live Free or Die" and a celebrated  legacy of abolitionism confront and understand its participation in  slavery, segregation, and the neglect of its African-American history?
This talk will discuss that question. It will also explore what could  happens if we move towards a truer more integrated understanding of  our history that could, once known, change the way we view human  dignity when it is free of historical stereotypes.
  JerriAnne Boggis, the Director of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail,
is a writer, educator, and community activist who works to correct the
historical record on the racial complexity and richness of New  Hampshire's diverse past.  Through the development of several  community programs that focus on history and race, Boggis has raised
the awareness of New Hampshire's little known people of color and  increase the visibility of Black history in the state. 

Learn How To Draw Comics by Rich Woodall, Professional Comic Artist, May 20th, 1:00 PM. Free!  
Professional comic book artists Rich Woodall will teach participants how to draw comics the way the pros do. Rich has worked with Dr. Seuss productions, Hasbro, and Looney Toons. 

This two hour program is recommended for children ages 10 and up and is limited to 12 participants. 

Upcoming Book Group Books
Our book group meets the third Monday of each month at 10:15 AM. Please find the upcoming selections below. We are always looking for new people to attend. 

Finding New Books in Our Catalog 

Are you trying to figure what are the newest titles in the Library collection? One the homepage of the library catalog, https://catalog.conwaypubliclibrary.org, click on the "New Books" link, located underneath the search bar, and this will generate a search for our newest titles. 
Promoting Services
Do we effectivly promote our services? What can we do better? Let us know what you think by answering our one questions survey. Click here.