Friends Book Sale
October 26 - 29 at the Old Town Hall Bldg. across from the library.
Looking for Volunteers!  Check out available times and if you would like to volunteer, Click Here, or contact the Library at 978-363-1105 or email
Our biggest fundraiser. Come out and support your library for more programs and passes
Thank You!
Autumn Yoga for Calm and Stability with Sharon Gordon
Thursdays beginning October 6th
This six week series is perfect for beginners to the more experienced practitioner. We will focus on slow, mindful movement to create a sense of calm and stability in the body and mind. Click on our calendar to read more about Sharon.
Please bring a mat, beach towel and two yoga blocks. $5/per class paid directly to Sharon Gordon by cash or check. Drop-in, take one, some or all 6 classes.

10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/3, 11/10 & 11/17 at Old Town Hall (491 Main Street, across from the library)
Please note: No yoga on October 27!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Newbury Library.
Digging into Native History in NH
Tuesday, October 4th at 6:00 PM via Zoom
Abenaki history has been reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value on the Indian experience, and a strategy of self-preservation that required many Abenaki to go "underground," concealing their true identities for generations to avoid discrimination and persecution. Professor Robert Goodby reveals archaeological evidence that shows their deep presence here, inches below the earth's surface.
This is a virtual program. Please Register and you will receive the Zoom link 24 hours prior to the event. If you do not receive the Zoom link, please check your junk folder.

The Challenge of Democratic Legitimacy in Turbulent Times with Professor Rachael V. Cobb
Friday, October 7 at 10:00 via Zoom
There's been a lot of talk about voter fraud in the last election - we know it has been debunked but what are the root causes of the rumors that swirled, the impact on our trust in the system, and what the effect of such distrust has on our democracy? Join Prof. Rachael V. Cobb in discussing these issues that have plagued us historically but especially in the last few years.

This is a virtual event.
Please register for this event here and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom.
This event is hosted by the Ashland Public Library in partnership with other local area libraries.
Music with Mrs. K
Mondays, October 3, 17 & 24 from 4:30-5:15 PM
Join Mrs. K (Katrina Mancini) from Family Community Connection for a fun interactive music class.
We'll sing songs, play instruments, dance with scarves and more. Meant for children - infants to age 8.
Class will be held outside behind the children's room (weather permitting). Bring a blanket to sit on. Please click on our calendar to sign up for each class.

Family Storytimes - Now on Fridays too!
Tuesdays 10:00
Wednesdays at 10:30
and Fridays at 10:30
Come join Miss Kate for a fun storytime. Let's have fun listening to
stories, singing songs, doing fingerplays and playing a game. You can pick up a craft kit at the library and enjoy creating something at home. 
Storytimes will be held out back on the Library lawn, weather permitting.

Reading with Lulu  
Tuesdays, Oct. 11, 18 & 25
4:00-5:00 PM
Come and read to Lulu, our lovable therapy dog.
Lulu is certified through the Pets and People Foundation and she is a wonderful listener.
Contact the library to sign up for your 15 minute spot.


New StoryWalk book - Chester!
Another month, another StoryWalk. This month's book is "Chester " by Melanie Watt. Melanie Watt is best known for her books about Scaredy Squirrel. Try this book and tell me what you think. Chester thought he could write a better book than Melanie! Would you like to try it - come in the Library & see MIss Kate.

Beginning Book Busters  
Wednesday, October 19 
4:00-4:30 PM
Join Miss Kate and have fun reading a book, telling jokes & riddles & creating something to take home. Just come to the Library - the book & craft will be waiting for you. Grades Kindergarten and Grade 1. Space limited. Please sign up
Book will be announced soon


Middle/High School Drop-in Homework Help with Teen Librarian, Kelly Scott
Mondays from 3- 5 PM, Tuesdays after Monday holiday

Help with organization and time management, support for all 5 core classes, research projects, tips on decreasing stress and anxiety, college and career readiness.

Have a group project? Meet at the Library! No registration needed. Drop-in 3-5 pm. Nut-free Snacks available.
What's Happening?

Are you an artist? Would you like to exhibit here at the library?
We're looking for artists who would like to exhibit and share their talent with the community. Photos, artwork, fiber crafts, other hobbies . . . come talk with us. Exhibit are usually on display for a month. Contact Corinn by email at or by phone at 978-363-1105.

Who Done It? Mystery Book Group
Thursday, October 6 at Noon
Love mysteries? Join this lively group at the library to discuss this month's selection, Open Season by C.J. Box. All are welcome. Click here to request a copy of the book.

Going On Around Town
SAGE Center Lunch and Learn Speaker Series with Veterans' Agent, Karen Tyler
Thursday, October 6 at 11:30 am
At this Lunch and Learn Speaker Series, you will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about Veterans' benefits, including Local Benefits (Ch. 115), VA Benefits (disability, pensions, aid and attendance), State Benefits (annuities and tax abatements). Please call the SAGE Center at 978-363-1104 or email to register.
Location: SAGE Center | Suggested donation $5

West Newbury Garden Club - An Apple a Day
Thursday, October 6, 6:45 p.m.
381 Main Street, West Newbury, MA
​Nancy Riggs will share her love of apples - apple trees’ lovely blossoms, its famous fruit and the history of apple production and industry. This presentation includes an “apple tasting” with five in-season varieties of apples from the orchard. Visit their website :

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