Summer Reading ends August 11th. Be sure to log your books or bring in your paper log to be counted for the Topsfield Fair prize and the Grand prize
G.A.R. Library new hours
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 10-7pm
Thursday & Friday 10-5 pm
Saturdays 9-1 pm YEAR-ROUND!!
Monarch Butterfly Demonstration
Thursday, August 11 at 11:00 AM

Monarch butterfly season has arrived in West Newbury! Join local Monarch Way Station gardener Hannah Sparks as she shares information about the life cycle of monarch butterflies, plants to support monarchs (and other pollinators), and how to raise and release monarchs.

In this demonstration participants will get to see monarchs in all their stages: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. You will learn about how to find monarch eggs and how to raise them at home and how to support this native pollinator that has recently been listed as at risk of extinction.

All ages welcome!
An Introduction to Ayurveda
Thursday, August 18 at 6:00 PM via Zoom.

Learn the basics of Ayurveda, discover your unique constitution and learn simple Ayurvedic practices to support whole-self wellness for yourself and your loved ones.

What is Ayurveda?
  • The 5 elements
  • The Gunas
  • The Doshas
  • What is my dosha?
  • Signs of imbalance
  • Ayurvedic self-care practices
  • Dosha balancing foods, spices, and recipes

Presented by West Newbury resident, Sharon Gordon, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and Yoga teacher.

This is a virtual event. Please register for the Zoom link. You will receive the link 24 hours prior to the event. If you do not receive the link, please check your junk mail folder.
Family Story Time
Tuesday, August 9 at 10:00 AM

Join Miss Kate on the Library lawn (weather permitting) and have fun
listening to stories, trying fingerplays, singing songs and playing games.
We'll have craft kits ready to take home. Please drop in. All listeners welcome.

Reading with Lulu
Wednesday, August 10 at 4:00 PM

Sign up for your 15 minutes of reading to Lulu. Lulu is an Australian/Shepard mix therapy dog. She is a great listener and she loves everyone!
Lulu is a certified therapy dog through Pets and People Foundation.

Monday, August 22 4:00-5:00 pm
Let's have fun with Legos. Join Miss Kate and create a wonderful Lego scene.
We provide the Legos and you bring your imagination. We display it in the Library for the next month. Families welcome. Please drop in.
Who Done It? Our Mystery Book Group
Thursday, August 11 at Noon

Are you a Mystery fan? Ready to find out who done it?Join this lively group and tackle a new kind of mystery each month. We begin at the beginning and read the first book in a series. For August we are reading and discussing Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. Our August meeting will be held at the Library. Please contact the library by phone or email to sign up. All are welcome.

A New Story Walk Book
Farewell to Shady Glade

Another month, another Story Walk.This month's book is "Farewell to Shady Glade" by Bill Peet. Unfortunately Shady Glade is being destroyed and all the animals must find a new home. Raccoon has a plan... they should take the train to find a new home.

Did you know Bill Peet was an illustrator for Walt Disney Studios? He wrote and illustrated many books and this is a good one. It is too long for our StoryWalk signs so it starts by the Library door. Start reading there and continue along the Children's Room and beyond. Read it and let us know if you like it too.
What's Happening?

NEW in our Library of Things! Borrow a record player!
Records, LPs, remember those? West Newbury resident John McGrath, a lifelong music enthusiast, generously donated a curated collection of his favorite record albums so that residents could enjoy the unique sound quality and experience of listening to vinyl records. And the Friends of the Library funded a new record player. We hope you'll enjoy these new resources.

Bonus Borrows are back! You can access these audiobook, eBook, comics, and video titles from hoopla Instant without using your borrows. From August 1-31, choose from hundreds of titles in themes including STEAM Learning, Female Leads, Thrills & Chills, Bingeworthy Series, All Things British, Children's Clubhouse, and more. Click here to go to Hoopla.

Going On Around Town

Please Join Us! Ceremony for Designation as a Purple Heart Community - National Purple Heart Day
Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 1pm
Ceremony in Recognition of West Newbury’s Designation as a Purple Heart Community. Join us at the Bandstand or Annex , 381 Main Street West Newbury, MA 01985

Thank you for reading. We welcome your comments and suggestions!