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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!


                    APRIL 14th@ 2:00 PM

Ron Krupp,”Woodchuck Gardner,” will join us just as the urge to start seeds begins to seep into our sun-starved souls.  Ron Krupp will be here to talk and give guidance about both veggies and flowers that will do well for us in Vermont. You may know him from his books The Woodchuck Gardner and The Woodchuck Gardner Returns. (We have both of these on our shelves.) Ron will also hold a Q & A and have copies of his book for purchase and autographing. Please join us!



Although our most excellent book sales take place in July and late September of the yea, we are HAPPY to accept donations all year round. No textbooks or “smelly” books, please.  This year, in addition to keeping up our collection, we have a number of things that need attention in our beautiful building.  Roof tiles, plaster problems, front and side doors need restoration, painting in a few spots indoors and out, etc.  Successful Book Sales can help defer these expenses.  We appreciate all of your support.

Watch this space for more information.

   March is “Women in Science Month”


Your local libraries: Tenney, Baldwin, and Haverhill, will have book lists for you, and announcement of STEAM (The A is for ART.) workshops from White Mountain Science sponsored by Court Street Arts and the Haverhill Library Association.  The first workshop will be held on March 31st to coincide with the celebration of women in science.

Discover the female “hidden figures” in all sorts of scientific fields.


Looking ahead to April which is both

“Poetry Month”, and also  Shakespeare’s birthday on the 23rd. WS was born 454 years ago and still influences our language and culture. Did you know he invented over 3,000 words and sayings?  Really!  You may be “talking Shakespeare” and you do not even know it!

For “Poetry Month”  at the TML, I am asking you,our patrons, to think about  a favorite poem and  make a copy for the library.  In imitation or Orlando in Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”, who hung poems from every tree in the forest of Arden to express his love for Rosalind, I will endeavor to hang poems all over our library so that others may share your likes.  If you have any questions please email or call me.

This Figure, that thou here feeft put,
It was for gentle Shakefpeare cut;
Wherein the Grauer had a ftrife
with Nature, to out-doo the life:
O, could he but haue drawne his wit
As well in braffe, as he hath hit
His face; the Print would then furpaffe
All, that vvas vvrit in braffe.
But, fince he cannot, Reader, lookeNot on his Picture, but his Booke.

Baldwin Memorial Librarian, Peggy Hewes, and I, are wondering if there are people out there who would be interested in reading some Shakespeare together.  Please do not be afraid of the language!  If you are interested please contact me, or Peggy, at our libraries and we will see if we can set up a time and dates that works for everyone.  I promise you will enjoy the experience. (I have been known to get 7th graders enjoying The Bard.)

Learn an Elizabethan dance, practice Elizabethan compliments and insults.  Contrary to popular misconceptions, Shakespeare did NOT write in Old English, but in an early version of the English language that we speak today.  You can understand his language! Part of the problem is that there was not a dictionary of one kind of accepted spelling.  We might call the Elizabethans “creative spellers.”

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.


Starting on the first Thursday of February (the 1st)at 6 o’clock,and every Thursday thereafter, you are welcome to come to the library  to enjoy a lively game of Scrabble.  Exercise your brain and get out of those winter doldrums.  For more information contact Elizabeth Burnham: redburn70@gmail,com. (We have multiple boards and a SCRABBLE dictionary should any disputes arise. All welcome to this low stress group.



      Please contact Connie Philleo and she will make an appointment for you to see one of our trained tax preparers.  Call Connie at 802 866-9008.  Slots are available on Wednesdays & Fridays. You will be told what to bring and given a specific time to be at the library. (Appointments will be on days that TML is not open to the public starting in February and going through though mid-April.)

              * *  Tenney Memorial Library has copies of federal tax forms, both 1040 & 1040EZ, as well as several copies of the instructional booklet.**


                                on The Mantle in the Reading Room

                             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.

                             VERMONT READS -2018

Late Breaking News….Tenney Memorial Library has been awarded a grant to support Vermont Reads 2018!

The 2018 book has been chosen! It is Vermont’s own Katherine Paterson’s Bread and Roses, TooThis is the true story of the time Vermonters took the children of the striking mill workers from Lawrence, MA into their homes to protect them from the violence that their parents were subjected to as they protested to get better working conditions and higher wages.  This story makes us proud to be Vermonters. (We will again be collaborating with the Newbury Woman’s Club and the Baldwin Memorial Library to sponsor these programs, as well as the Newbury Historical Society).  Watch this space for details and when you can get your copy of the book.

Thanks to the librarians at the Bradford Public Library, Katherine Paterson will be speaking about her book at the Bradford Academy.  Watch this space for the date and time.  (Bread and Roses, Too will be available for you to read before Paterson’s talk.)

                           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.)

    Family Outdoor Adventure Group is taking a vacation.  Look for information in the future.  Meanwhile, get outdoors and enjoy VERMONT!

Now for something a little bit different……..

           Interested in BEE KEEPING?

If you have ever wondered about being a bee keeper now is your chance to think about this seriously.  On Thursday, March 15th, from 7-9:00pm, The Connecticut River Valley Beekeepers will present: ” What you need to know to become a bee keeper, and how to find information to help you.  This meeting is at the Grafton County Complex, Rt. 10, Haverhill, NH.  Call Ezra Mann, 802-478-0671, or email him at crvba17@gamil.com


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

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

 Every Thursday at  5:00 to 6:00.  All beginners are welcome at the library to begin your journey in  learning a new language.  No experience necessary.  This will be 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. Librarian, Mary Burnham, recently attended the Red Clover Book Conference and brought back the 10 Red Clover Award winners to share with our youngest patrons. Lots of non-fiction children’s books included these days.Adults will enjoy these books , too.

NEW! NES After School Program “Books & Reading”

We are welcoming the After School Program on two Tuesday each month to partake in USSR (Uninterrupted Sustained Silent Reading) and some Book Talks at Tenney.



The Circle of Presence Meditation Group

7:00 – 8:30 pm

In an effort to live mindfully and light-heartedly, we come together on Monday 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 –

April 5th at 7:00 – 8:00 pm

The Nix  was chosen for the next book discussion.

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

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!


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