We're Grateful for . . .
Generous community
Ravenous readers
Activities and programs
Talking about books and movies
Everyone helping each other
Family and friends of the Library
Understanding and cooperation
Letting us serve YOU!
We hope you have
a Happy, Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving
Curbside Pickup Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10 - 7
Thursday 10 - 4
Friday 10 - 2
Saturday 9 - 1

Please visit this page for details about how curbside pickup works. We are always happy to put together a package of books, movies, etc. for you, just give us a call or email.
Reminder: Please return all items in our book drop, even DVDs.

Closed Veteran's Day, Wednesday, November 11th

Another new Story Walk.

This one has bragging and promises, plus a special bet, but it's really about the importance of a name.

After you read it - please let Miss Kate know.
You can knock on the door or email her at kgove@westnewburylibrary.org

Are you Crafty?
Request a craft kit from Miss Kate. Check them out and see which ones you'd like to try. Call the library or email Miss Kate.
Nov. 9-14 - Owl puppet
Nov. 16-21 - Make a Thanksgiving card

Silver Promises: Peace Medals In North America
Thursday, November 12
6:00 - 7:30 PM

When Lewis and Clark began their famed journey in 1804, they brought with them 89 medals to give as gifts to Native American leaders. The medals were peace medals, offered by the new United States in the tradition of earlier British, French, and Spanish colonial governments.

This presentation, led by author and professor Sam Redman, explores the history of peace medals from the point of view of both the Euro-Americans who used them as diplomatic tools and the Native Americans who valued them as important adornments and status symbols.

This is a Zoom event. Register here.
Native American Storytelling Wednesday, November 18
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
West Newbury, as well as much of northern Massachusetts, was once part of the greater Abenaki Confederacy. Join Native American Storyteller, Anne Jennings, for traditional Abenaki and other Northeast Woodlands lesson stories, which are meant to entertain as well instruct.
Anne is a dyed-in-the-wool New Englander with both European and Abenaki heritage whose storytelling skills have been polished by more than 30 years of experience as a performing storyteller. With Master’s degrees in Storytelling and in History, Anne also brings a wealth of cultural and historical knowledge to enrich her retelling of timeless Native American stories.

This is a Zoom event. Register here.
What's Happening?

Thinking about family? During our shutdown Ancestry Library has made their database available from home to our patrons thru December 31st. You will need your library card number and PIN. Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website.

Beginning and professional genealogists can use Heritage Quest to trace family histories and American culture.
Click here for a quick tutorial.

Enjoy Tracy's updated reviews and recommendations of some of the newest books and audiobooks - Visit her Joy of Books blog.

BookPage - The November issue of BookPage is here. If you'd like a paper copy, contact the library and we can put a copy in your next pickup.
Activities for All
Days are getting shorter but we're still just as busy
November Programs

All programs are virtual and require registration. Please visit our website (www.westnewburylibrary.org) and register via our event calendar or call (978-363-1105) or email (ask@westnewburylibary.org) the library.


Monday, November 9
G.A.R. Book Group - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This longstanding book club meets on the first Monday of each month. November’s read is What We Carry by Maya Shanbhag Lang. All are welcome!
Contact the library to join.

Tuesdays November 10 & 17
Family Storytime - 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Join Miss Kate on Zoom for a fun story time! Miss Kate’s has some great books, songs and fingerplays you can enjoy together. Sign up each week for the link! Ages infant and up.

Thursday, November 12
Who Done It? Mystery Book Group - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Are you a Mystery fan? Ready to figure out who done it? Join this lively group and tackle a new kind of mystery each month. October’s read is The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain. Please contact the library by phone or email to sign up and join this group. All are welcome.

Thursday, November 12
Dragon Eye Glass Magnet Workshop - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Craft along with the Teen Advisory Group! During this virtual workshop we'll be making Dragon eye glass magnets and supply kits will be available for registered participants at the Merrimac Public Library for pick up from November 9-12. Kits will include 2 glass cabochons, magnets and toothpicks. Teens will need to supply their choice of nail polish colors, including black. Email: kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org to reserve a kit.

Wednesday, November 18
Creative Writing - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Do you write for fun? Then join the Creative Writing Club and meet fellow writers! We will be discussing what we like to write, the craft itself, and even have an in-club writing exercise. Email Kristen at ​kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org​ if you’re interested. We will be meeting via zoom.

Many thanks to the Friends of the West Newbury Library for their generous support!