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

Library Receives Grant For Newspaper Digitization. Seeks Donors to Fully Fund and Complete the Project
The Conway Public Library recently received a $3,600 grant from the Henney Historical Fund for the purpose of digitizing a significant portion of its historic newspaper collection. Working with Advantage Preservation of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the Library plans to digitize a portion of its microfilm collection of the North Conway Reporter and make it available through the Internet. Researchers will be able to access the digitized content this spring. This initial investment is part of a long-term goal to digitize the entire Reporter collection, which published continuously for about 100 years starting in the 1890s. Library Director David Smolen said, "We thank the Henney Historical Fund for their support of this project, which will vastly improve access to an important collection of local history information."

There are many advantages to using historic newspapers in a digitized form over traditional microfilm. Researchers would be able to perform keyword searching of the Reporter for the first time so the speed by which information can be found would be much greater. In addition to this, one would no longer need a specific date to find information in a timely manner. As the collection would be searchable over the Internet, the material would always be available for use.

The first portion of this project will digitize 24 of the 70 reels of microfilm. The Library is now  seeking contributions from the community to digitize the additional 46 reels. One reel of film costs $125 to digitize. If you are interested in sponsoring the digitization of one reel of film (or more), please contact Library Director David Smolen at 447-5552 for more information.


Downloading E-Books Presented by David Smolen. March 12th, 6:00 PM
Are you interested in downloadable books and audio books but not sure how to get started? Library Director David Smolen will give a tour of the New Hampshire Downloadable Books website and show you how to get started. Any and all questions are welcome. Bring your mobile device and we can download the app.   This program is free! 


Leprechaun Trap Engineering
Challenge. March 16th. Drop In Anytime Between 12-3 PM

Create a leprechaun trap out of recycled  materials, Legos, or any other craft supplies and catch the leprechaun in action! Let your 
Imagination and building skills be your guide. Good luck!


 
Book Talk and Quilt Viewing
Presented by Author Jen Daly. 
March 23rd,  1:00 PM 
  • Say hello to the seasons with quilted decor for your walls, pillows, tables, and more.
  • Build your skills with twenty sewing projects, from small and simple to more advanced quilts.
     
  • Capture the colors of nature with sweet embroidery, patchwork, and wool appliqué.
Jen Daly is a pattern designer, quilting instructor and blogger from New Hampshire. She has been sewing all her life and quilting since 2003.

She uses simple blocks and lots of scrappy fabrics to make traditionally inspired quilts, often embellished with wool appliqué and embroidery. And once in a while, she loves to indulge her contemporary side by experimenting with modern fabrics, colors and design.

Her designs have been featured in magazines, calendars, and the Moda Bake Shop. You can purchase my patterns at my Etsy shop, JenDalyQuilts and I'm also currently at work on my first book with C&T Publishing.

 
Maker Madness. Wednesdays in March, 3:30-4:30. Free! 

March 6th -- Alcohol Inks -- Learn how to use vibrant alcohol inks to move imaginative designs on ceramic tile. 

March 13th -- Leprechaun Traps -- Prevent some mischievous leprechaun magic by creating a special trap for St Patrick's Day. 

March 20th -- Bird Feeders -- Care for your feathered friends while they prepare for spring with DIY feeders & nests! 

March 27th -- April Fools Pranks -- Release your inner trouble-maker and create your own April Fools gags and pranks! 

For more information on MAKER MADNESS contact Jeff Beavers 


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

 
Meeting Room Reservations Now Performed Exclusively Online
With the launch of the library's new website on February 1st, we now book meeting space exclusively online. If a space is already booked for a time/date it won't let you reserve it. All requests are vetted by a staff member before it becomes official. Click here to reserve your meeting today. 

Library Now Offering Pass To Jackson Ski Touring
The Library now offers a pass to Jackson Ski Touring. The pass allows one person per day free access to the trails. A valid CPL card is required to use. 

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Digital Magazine Service Has Something For Everyone 
Enjoy a wide variety of popular magazines through our Overdrive downloadable book service. Checking out magazines does not count toward the normal three check out limit. Visit https://nh.overdrive.com/nh-conway/content and start checking out today. For more information contact David.