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From this site you can search our online catalog, track your reading history, and even renew books. With just a few clicks you can download audio and e-books from Listen Up Vermont, access free online classes at Universal Classes, and find out about our services and upcoming programs and events!


      I have been displaying the newest fiction and non- fiction books, as well as AWARD WINNERS, in the front READING ROOM. This is where you will find the books that are hot off the presses and have made it onto the NY Times and Boston Globe best seller lists.  Let me know what you are looking for and I will be happy to help you find it.

      Many periodicals are in this room also.  Please enjoy the wide variety that we have .  You may borrow periodicals from TML , too.  ENJOY!



Saturday August 25th at 2:00pm

          — at the Newbury Town Hall

*To Celebrate the End of our Summer Reading Program


(Vermont Institute of Natural Science)

will present a program called:

” How Raptors Communicate,” with live raptors!

The Vermont Department of Libraries has given us a grant to support this program.  All are welcome.

    Notice that this is a Saturday, not Sunday.

NAMES  will be DRAWN FOR PRIZES FOR THOSE who have read, filled out forms, and had parents verify with a signature.

VERMONT READS Field Trip on September 8th to

Lowell,MA l National Historic Park

If you have read the Vermont Reads selection Bread and Roses, Too and/or attended the program about the Lawrence , MA 1912 Bread and Roses Strike, this trip will be the “icing on the cake” for you to learn about this historic period in our New England history.

      This trip will visit the Mill Girls Boarding House Museum & Immigration Exhibit. This is a free exhibit & within walking distance of the Visitor Center.  There is a free trolley shuttle service, too. You may also visit the Boott Cotton Mill Museum.  This is just a short walk from the Mill Girls  Boarding House, but costs $6.00,adults,$4.00,seniors and $3.00, students.

      DETAILS:Transport will be provided Butler Bus Service, a 21 passenger school bus with wheelchair capacity. Anyone wishing to carpool instead is welcome to meet us in Lowell.  Our first destination is the Visitors’ Center at 246 Market Street with  free parking in the adjoining lot at 304 Dutton Street.

        DEPARTURE from Newbury:The bus will leave from the Newbury Congregational Church parking lot at 7:00am.  We will make a rest stop in Hooksett, NH on I93.

      Arrive at Lowell at 10:00am, view an introductory film at the Center and have lunch.

 Next we will take the canal boat tour, which includes a trolley ride to the boat, from 12 to 2:00pm.  We have 20 seats reserved for this tour.  PLEASE SIGN UP SOON!  Bus riders have preference.  Cost $12/adults. #10/seniors,$8 students.

Call or email Peggy Hewes at the Baldwin Memorial Library (802 757-2693)to register.  The bus is filling fast.



9:00 to 2:30 for

BOOK SALE & Tenney T-Shirt Sale



at 12:30 in Tenney Memorial Library

This Free Workshop will inspire you with tips on how to prepare your home for the winter.  (Hard to believe it will ever be cold again, but you know it will come to us too soon.)


 Adult Art Classes at TML-

Continuing from April 26, Thursday through the summer

We are pleased to support local Artist/Artisan Karl Neubauer who  is offering a drawing skills class for beginner and intermediate adults at the Tenney Memorial Library  on Thursdays from 10:45am until @11:00 am-ish.  Instruction will include landscape drawing, perspective drawing,  figure drawing,  portraiture, and observational drawing.  You will experiment with many different media:  graphite, charcoal, pen and in and maybe just a hint of color.    Adult classes are $15.00 per person/per session-materials included.  You can go to fb.me/karlsartschool for more information.  Please contact Karl at 802 866-9094 to register.  All participants must be registered before attending classes.                         email karl@karl-art.com  

For the SUMMER: Every other Friday- July 6th & 20th, August 3rd & 17th -3 to 3:45ish.


                 Tenney Memorial Library T- Shirts

Historic 1896 Building Drawing on the Front

Thoughtful Quote on the Back


Stylishly Support your Library

  ***  We will be selling these charming t-shirts at the

UNCOMMON JAM on August 26th, as well as making our yummy sundaes with gourmet sauces.

         Come out on Sunday, August 26th to support your local library.  WE appreciate everything you do to help us.


” If you have a garden and a library,

you have everything

you need.”




Sizes from small through 3XL

        $15.00 for a good quality shirt

A Green Mountain Monogram Original

We will be selling our t-shirts at Uncommon Jam on Newbury Common on Sunday , August 26th,

from 1:00 to 6:00.

T- shirts are always available at the library, too.



As President Harry Truman said,” Not every reader is a leader, but every leader MUST be a reader.”
                     Let’s all try to become leaders in some fashion this year.


EVERY Thursday at 6 o’clock, you are welcome to come to the library  to enjoy a lively game of Scrabble.  Exercise your brain and get out of the house.  For more information contact Elizabeth Burnham: redburn70@gmail,com. (We have multiple boards and a SCRABBLE dictionary should any disputes arise.) All are welcome to join this low stress group.

   New Books for You!

Many new LARGE PRINT books have arrived.  For now, we have placed the newest LP books on the table in the Reading Room.  Enjoy! (Of course, we have a large section of LP books on the shelves.)

 New books arrive every week chosen from the Best Seller lists of the NY Times, suggestions from NPR, and, of course, Oprah’s picks.  Patrons’ requests also figure highly in choosing the books we order.

 Tenney also is very active in the inter-library loan system in Vermont, now called CLoVER. We are happy to  get you just about any book you desire.

                 OSIP   (Oxbow Senior Independence Program)

Can you give 1 hour on a Tuesday at 1:00 PM to read to these seniors?  A “chapter book” that could be continued each week would be great.  Your librarian, Mary Burnham, can help with suggestions. (Volunteers must pass a background check.)

  **** BEGINNING: Spanish Conversation Group***

        ***NOTE CHANGE OF DAY through JULY***

This class is for beginners. WEDNESDAYs from 5:00 to 6:00ish


  through JULY and August at  5-6:00

  All beginners are welcome at the library to start & continue your journey in  learning a new language.  No experience necessary.  This is a low stress, supportive class. 


                                Pre-School Story Time

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:30am

The preschoolers of “Watch Them Grow- Newbury” walk over two Tuesdays a month with their teachers to enjoy stories read by the librarian or community members. You never know who will attend these story times. (One time two goats visited the children.) All are welcome.

We have been expanding our collection of children’s books and have lots of new ones to pick from.  I especially like the reworking and parodies of some old favorites.  We have “The Seals on the Bus” instead of “The Wheels on the Bus”, for example.  Pretty funny!

The Circle of Presence Meditation Group

7:00 – 8:30 pm

In an effort to live mindfully and light-heartedly, we come together on Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. to enjoy some wisdom and participate in both sitting and walking meditation. Join this new mindful group. Bring your cushion if you like; chairs provided

                Newbury Book DiscussioGroup                                 1st Thursday of the month –

September 6th at 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Reading the ….

  VERMONT READS  for 2018  book. Here is your chance to discuss this book with others.  Please join the group.

If you have read the book, or even if you have not, you are welcome to come to discuss….

Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson, Vermont author, was chosen for this next book discussion.  Everyone is welcome to come and discuss this book. This is the VERMONT READS book for 2018

The Newbury Book Discussion group is sponsored by the Newbury Woman’s Club and meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.


 Pin and Needles Group

Every Thursdays
9:30 – 11:30 am

The Newbury Woman’s Club “Pins and Needles” group meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 AM. Everyone is welcome! Bring whatever handcraft you are currently working on – knitting, embroidery, felting, quilting, crewel, counted cross stitch, mending, and crochet – anything!  New  people are always welcome.

REMEMBER! We have PUBLIC COMPUTERS for your use, as well as WiFi, and a printer!

Remember, also, that we have FREE PASSES to all Vermont State Parks including Groton State Park AND FREE passes to Billings Farm Museum in Woodstock, Vermont.

We also have reduced cost passes to the Leahey ECHO Science Center in Burlington.

Just sign passes out at TML.


Please Support the Tenney Memorial Library

Dear Friends of the Tenney Memorial Library,

                   Be on the lookout for this year’s Tenney Memorial Library fund raising letter.

We are so grateful for your generosity.
Your support has made this a remarkable year.

Your generous donations enable us to continue offering library services, as well as special programs that benefit our entire community.

With your help 2018 will be an even greater year.

You can help us achieve our goals by using Amazon Smile which makes a donation to the library each time you make a purchase from them.

With gratitude,
Library Director and Trustees

Newbury Arts is participating in the V


t Crafts Council Open Studio Tour