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War, Justice, and Nonviolence: Perspectives and Paradoxes

NH Humanities presents Kent McConnell, Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 PM

How and why are wars fought? What is a just war? Historian Kent McConnell will guide us through these challenging topics, which are especially pressing in light of the war in Ukraine and the possiblity of a wider global conflict. This program is part of Oyster River Community Read's Community Conversations on the Crisis in Ukraine. For a complete schedule visit ORCRead.org.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, May 21, 10:00-1:30

Do You Have Books to Donate?

Donations Accepted May 14, 15, 18 (See details Below)

Drop off gently used books with a volunteer during the following times:

Saturday, May 14, 10:00-1:30
Monday, May 16, 3:00-5:00
Wednesday, May 18, 1:00-4:00

We kindly ask that you do not bring items outside of these times. Also, textbooks, encyclopedias, water damaged or mildewed items not accepted.

Plant Walk on the

GatSaturday, May 21, 10:00

Two New Children's Programs

Wednesday's in May!

Join us for 2 new children's programs:

Yoga Story Time- Wednesdays at 11:00- Bring a yoga mat or a blanket and join Miss Kayla for books, movement activities, and yoga!

  After School Lego Club- Wednesdays at 3:30- Drop in to free build with Legos or try one of our Lego challenges! 

 

Daytime Book Group

Monday, May 23, 3:30 PM

Join us  in person or via Zoom for a discussion of  Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race around the World by Matthew Goodman. If you'd like to join us virtually, contact us at 743-1400 or library@madburylibrary.org and we'll send you the link. We have multiple copies of the book available for check out, and new members are always welcome. 

We Got a Grant...

And Madbury will have a preschool playground!

 After many months of planning, we are excited to announce that the library has been awarded a grant for just over $14,000, to install a natural playground outside the Children's Room. The funds are part of the American Rescue Act Plan (ARPA)  and the award comes from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the NH State Library, The grant funds will be combined with other money raised--especially Lorraine Morong memorial funds--to create a story time circle near the building and a full outdoor play and learning space.

Read the full press release here.

Writing Group is Back

Join us the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM

Do you have a story, poem, essay, or even a play to share?  This easygoing group is eager to welcome you on Wednesday, April 6.

Story Trail

New Story Trail Coming in May!

 

It won't be long...just a little trail maintenance and dry weather and we'll be ready for another Story Trail season. First up, Crunch the Shy Dinosaur.

 

Our Building Wins Another Award!

AIA NH 2021 Design Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) of New Hampshire have chose Placework of Portsmouth for a 2021 Merit Award for Excellence in Architectural Design. In their announcement the judges cited the "choice of simple and clean details that feel both new and in keeping with the town offices." Congratulations to lead designer Brian Murphy and the entire Placework team.

The Story Trail is up!

Read "Crunch the Shy Dinosaur"

Walk along and read Crunch the Shy Dinosaur on the Story Trail! A huge thank you to Jim Davis for his help setting up the trail! 

Our Spring Hours

Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00-7:00; Thursdays, 10:00-5:00; Saturdays, 10:00-2:00

Also, masks are no longer required but they are recommended. Thank you, Madbury, for your cooperation with our mandates during this past year!

Two Preschool Story Times Every Week!

Monday & Thursday Mornings at 10:30

Join Miss Kayla on Mondays; Miss Jacky on Thursdays! 

 

 

Oyster River Community Read

Community Conversations on the Crisis in Ukraine, April & May 2022

 Go to ORCRead.org for more information.

Looking for Study or Meeting Space?

We have two rooms available for your schedule.

Our Small Meeting Room or Community Room are available for study or work space. Please call 743-1400 to schedule.  More information here.

Check out the Virtual Library

Story Time Videos and More!

Click here to visit the virtual library and watch story time videos!