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What's New at The Madbury Public Library


Holiday Hours:

Wednesday December 24, 10 am - 2pm

** Closed December 25

Wednesday December 31, 10 am - 2pm

** Closed January 1



  Begins Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Madbury Public Library
6:00-8:00 PM

Making Sense of the American Civil War is a scholar–led series (part lecture, part discussion) that explores both the Civil War and the economic and political culture of mid-19th century America.  We will talk about the writings of key decision makers, commentary by historians, and literary renderings of life on the “home front.”

The four discussions, held on January 14, February 11, March 11, and April 8, will be facilitated by Dr. Denise Askin, Professor Emerita of St. Anselm College. Attendees will read the novel March by Geraldine Brooks, Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson, and selected readings from America’s War, edited by Edward Ayers.  You do not need to attend all sessions in order to participate. 

Materials will be available at the Madbury Public Library beginning December 17.    Pre-registration is recommended though not required.

More information available at the library.  Please call or email us with questions, or to register.



In December, our ever changing book shelf will have a holiday theme.

Crafting books, novels, movies, and more!



New Movies @ The Library

Please note that all movies now circulate for 7 days. 

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    We have many more new movies @ the library not showcased above. 

Stop in and check one out!


        Story Time Returns January 5.

We'll have take home crafts available during school vacation week!

Every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 am join Miss Crystal for stories, crafts, and fun!




Our Book Groups meet every month to discuss interesting, current, thought-provoking books. New members are always welcome! Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the library.

The DAYTIME BOOK GROUP will meet again on Monday, December 22
 3:00 pm.

Join them for a discussion of The Round House by Louise Erdrich

The EVENING BOOK GROUP will meet again on Tuesday, January 13, 7:00 pm.

They will discuss The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas



FRIENDS of the Madbury Library NEWS



Friends of the Madbury Library meet on

the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. 

Our next meeting is Thursday, January 8.


Open to all! The group will discuss future plans and fundraising idea.

Click on the link to learn more:.

Madbury Library Building Program  





Interested in writing? Join the Madbury Library Writing Group! Whether you write memoir, poetry or fiction, this a wonderful opportunity to share your work and receive input from other group members. Newcomers are always welcome to join the group for a fun, low-key and rewarding experience! We meet the second Monday of every month at 5:15 pm.  The next meeting will be Monday, January 13.

Click on the link below for a poem in honor of Kristin Valentine, and our new logo.

Poem for Kristin Valentine.


Quilting Group

The Madbury Quilters will next meet on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm.



The Trustees usually meet on the third Monday of the month at 9:00 am.  

The next meeting will take place on January 26.



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Compute what Madbury Library has saved you!


Check out these websites for reading suggestions:

What's Next: Books in Series thanks to What's Next™: Books in Series Database of Kent District Library.

New York Times Best Sellers



Need Information about The Affordable Care Act?

Beginning in October 2013, people without health insurance, who are not eligible for coverage through their employer, Medicaid, or Medicare, can apply for coverage available through state-based exchanges. There are many websites with information to help you navigate this complex issue - a few are listed below.

www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform - general information and a timeline of expected implementation dates for different elements.

www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/bystate/nh.html - this site is NH specific.

http://kff.org/health-reform/ - this non-government site includes a health insurance subsidy calculator which estimates what you can expect to pay for health insurance.

www.healthcare.gov - this has a questionnaire that will help you learn if you qualify for lower cost insurance.

http://nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthinsurance.html - Scroll down to Specific Conditions for information about the Affordable Care Act.

The library has four public access computers. Staff can provide basic instructions on how to search for information and how to find specific websites.