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
Book Donation Drop Off
Saturday, September 24 from 9 - 1

Donate newer, gently used items in good condition to the Friends of the Library for their book sale. Drop off your items at the Old Town Hall building across from the library between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Before you donate, remember, if you wouldn't give it to a friend, don't give it to the Friends!

Sorry, we cannot accept encyclopedias, reference books, textbooks, magazines, VHS videos or any moldy or musty items. Items that we do not accept can be put into the book donation containers in the parking lot behind the 1910 (Town Office) Building.

Order now! Last chance to get a brick this year!
Order by September 30th
The Friends of the Library will be putting in one more order this year for custom commemorative bricks for the walkway in front of the library. Make your family a part of our family here at the library. Makes a great remembrance, Click here to place your order. It's tax deductible and helps support more programs at the library.
Check out this new feature on Wowbrary

Wowbrary is a free weekly email showcasing the newest books, audiobooks and movies at our library. It also includes digital eBooks, eaudiobooks, and emagazines. On-order items will now be featured so you can get on the list early for that next great read. Want to try it out? Sign up here.
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Saturday, September 24 at Noon via Zoom

Rebecca Whittaker, research assistant in Criminal Ethnic and Community Studies at UMass Boston, will discuss the plight of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. She hopes to use her position as an outsider to bring attention to a serious issue that is too often overlooked by the general public and mainstream media.

This event is hosted by the Brockton Public Library and all are welcome.
If you do not receive the link, please check your junk mail folder.

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.

Yoga Thursdays coming in October! Check our calendar!
Music with Mrs. K
Monday, September 19 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 here to sign up.

Monday, September 26th from 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 your creations in the Library for the next month. Families welcome. Please drop in.

Family Storytime 
Tuesdays 10:00 and Wednesday at 10:30 starting September 27th
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. 
This session will be held out back on the Library lawn, weather permitting.

Middle/High School Drop-in Homework Help: Start the new school year with support from West Newbury Teen Librarian, Kelly Scott
Mondays from 3- 5 PM

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 any Monday. Nut-free Snacks available.

Early Release Day - Teen Movie at the Library: Animé
Friday, September 23 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Popcorn and snacks served. Sign up here and join us for Animé.

Mass Teen Choice Book Award
Vote now through September 23

The only book award in Mass where YOU choose the winner! Teens Grades 7 - 12 across Massachusetts are invited to vote for their top books. Click here for all the information and the book list. Which book do you think should win?
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
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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