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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!

SAVE the DATE – Sunday, February 25 at 2:00pm

Vermont Humanities sponsors “All the Film’s a Stage” presented by Rick Winston. You may have enjoyed Rick’s take on the films of Alfred Hitchcock  the last time he visited the area.  This time Rick will take us into “grueling rehearsals, opening-night jitters, personalities: films about the world of theater which have long been a staple.   Join Rick Winston in an exploration of how cinema has portrayed what goes into a theater production, from audition to rehearsal to performance.  Clips from several films, both American and foreign will be featured, including such classics as All About Eve, Children of Paradise, and Topsy-Turvy.This event is free and open to the public.  TML is fully accessible


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.




 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.


RESCHEDULED as teacher has the flu. Now on Saturday, FEBRUARY 24th at 10:00am.

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP-Saturday, February 24th- 10:00-11:00 at Tenney Memorial Library

Kick off winter break with some coding fun! Parent/child teams are invited to explore coding together & discover a few ways to begin to be creators & critical thinkers within the digital world…not just consumers of it.  We will use Chromebooks and iPads to check out online coding resources. You will have plenty of time to explore together!

Open to parent/child teams with children in grades K-6.  Space is limited, so please RSVP to Mary Burnham, librarian at Tenney Memorial Library by February 23rd. (No drop-ins, please.)



      Please contact Connie Pinneo and she will make an appointment for you to see one of our trained tax preparers.  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!

 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.

One of My Favorite Author’s Has Gone to That BIG Library in the Sky

            I’d like to introduce you to her. Do you know Ursula LeGuin?  Looooong before Harry Potter appeared in our lives, LeGuin introduced Ged, “the greatest sorcerer of all of Earthsea.” Her first book in the cycle, The Wizard of Earthsea,is a classic coming-of-age tale. Ged, was once called Sparrowhawk, and as “a reckless youth, hungry for knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow on the world.” This is a story of his being tested, how he tamed an ancient dragon, and restored balance to the world.

          To quote the dust jacket of the book: ” With millions of copies of the Earthsea cycle sold worldwide, Ursula LeGuin has earned a treasured place on the shelves of fantasy lovers, alongside other beloved authors such as J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.”  I hope you will be pleased to discover her works, too,and you will read her books and enjoy them as I have over the years.  (Suitable for 7th graders and up AND adults, too.)

                             VERMONT READS -2018

The 2018 book has been chosen! It is Vermont’s own Katherine Pateron’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 soace for details and when you can get your copy of the book.

                           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!


  **** 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 -March 1st

                          at 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Still Alice  was chosen for the next book discussion of 2018 – February 1st

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