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Donations for Book Sale Accepted Year-Round!

Gently Used Books, Books on CD, Music CDs, DVDs Needed- Now!

Thursday Dec 1 2016 2:00pm to Friday Jun 30 2017 5:00pm

The North Conway Library has its huge Annual Book Sale on the second weekend of July every year (July 8+9, 2017) and is accepting donations year-round until June 30th. Unlimited donations will be accepted until June 15, then only individual books, no bulk, no boxes full of books. And no books after June 30. Really. Instead, please bring your gently used items by as soon as you can.

If you would like to donate books, audio books on CD, music CDs, or DVDs, please drop them off at the library as soon as possible (!!).

The books should be in good condition, and no textbooks, encyclopedias, or Reader's Digest condensed editions, please. Audiobooks on CD, music CDs, and DVDs should also be in good, sellable condition. No cassettes or VHS movies, please.

Book donations can be dropped off any time when the library is open; please do not leave donations when the library is closed. The library appreciates your support and donations!

Unfortunately, we cannot accept:

  • Damaged or unclean books, including:
    • damaged spines
    • torn covers & pages
    • water damage
    • mold, smoke damage
    • books written in or marked or highlighted
    • smelly books (basement or barn storage)
  • Reader's Digest- condensed books
  • Discards from other libraries (other than the North Conway Library)
  • Bibles (sorry but they really don't sell)
  • Travel Guides more than 3 years old
  • Computer books more than 3 years old
  • Encyclopedias more than 3 years old
  • Text books more than 3 years old
  • Cassettes (books on tape or music tapes)
  • VHS movies
  • Magazines more than 2 years old, including but not limited to:
    • National Geographic
    • American Heritage

If you are not sure if your donations are suitable, just give us a call at 356-2961.

Since we are a 501(c)(3) organization, your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS. Please ask for your donation receipt at drop off.

 


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Friday Dec 2 2016 12:00am to Friday Feb 3 2017 12:00am

Book Discussion Group: Schedule 2017

Open group! Meets 2nd Thursday of each month

Friday Jan 13 2017 12:00am to Tuesday Nov 14 2017 12:00am

North Conway Library’s Book Group

The Library's Book Group meets on the SECOND Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library from October to June with a hiatus during the busy summer months from July-Sept.

The group reads mostly fiction but a few times a year we discuss a nonfiction book.

This is an open book discussion group. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member!

Titles for the Book Discussion Group in 2017

Jan. 12: A Man called Ove by Frederik Backman

Feb. 9: The House Girl by Tara Conklin

March 9: The Room by Emma Donoghue

April 13: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

May 11: Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

June 8: The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

July-September: Summer Hiatus

Oct. 12: 1 Book 1 Valley Pick

Nov. 9 Boys in the Boat

 

 


Feb. 9: Book Group: "The House Girl" by Tara Conklin

This is an open group - everybody welcome!

Thursday 9 February 2017 10:30am to 11:30am

North Conway Library’s Book Group discusses "The House Girl" by Tara Conklin on Feb. 9, 2017

NORTH CONWAY—  The North Conway Library's Book Group is reading "The House Girl" by Tara Conklin and will discuss it on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

This is an open book discussion group. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member.

The Library Book Group reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the SECOND Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library in North Conway Village.

The House Girl

Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in an elite Manhattan law firm, is given a difficult, highly sensitive assignment that can make her career: find the “perfect plaintiff” to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for the descendants of American slaves.

An unexpected lead comes from her father, renowned artist Oscar Sparrow, who tells her about a controversy currently rocking the art world. Art historians now suspect that the revered paintings of Lu Anne Bell, an antebellum artist known for her humanizing portraits of slaves from her plantation Bell Creek, were actually the work of her house slave, Josephine. A descendant of Josephine’s would be the perfect face for the firm’s lawsuit—if Lina can find one.  But nothing is known about Josephine’s fate following Lu Anne Bell’s death in 1852.  Did Josephine die at Bell Creek?  Was she sold? Or did she escape?  Searching for clues in old letters and plantation records, Lina begins to piece together Josephine’s story—a journey that leads her to question her own life, including the full story of her mother’s mysterious death twenty years before.

Alternating between antebellum Virginia and modern-day New York, this searing tale of art and history, love and secrets explores what it means to repair a wrong, and ask whether truth is sometimes more important than justice.

Call the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 to reserve your copy of "The House Girl."

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Future Titles for the Book Discussion Group

Jan. 12, 2017 A Man called Ove by Frederik Backman

Feb. 9: The House Girl by Tara Conklin

March 9: The Room by Emma Donoghue

April 13: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

May 11: Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

June 8: The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

July-September: Summer Hiatus

Oct. 12: 1 Book 1 Valley Pick

Nov. 9 Boys in the Boat


Feb 21+28 + March 7: Too Young To Retire?

3-Part Workshop: Rebalance, Recharge, and Love the Rest of Your Life

Tuesday Feb 21 2017 6:00pm to Tuesday Mar 7 2017 9:00pm

“Too Young to Retire”:

Rebalance, Recharge and Love the Rest of Your Life

Are you over 50 and concerned about how to spend the many years ahead? Feel you can’t afford or don’t want a “traditional” retirement and aren’t sure about what’s next? Could it be time to reorder your priorities?

This interactive, lively 3-session workshop will help you re-frame the next phase of your life by exploring “encore” opportunities that can give you joy and meaning, wellness, and fun! We will discuss money, work on your terms, volunteering, unique travel and learning opportunities and more.

Betsy Gemmecke, our standout facilitator, will offer many new ideas which will spark your imagination and help you get you clear about what is important to you. You will leave with ideas to shape a future that reflects your values, desires, skills and perhaps untapped talents!

This 3 session program will be held here at the North Conway Library from 6-7:30 pm on Tuesday nights of Feb. 21, Feb. 28 and March 7. We appreciate a suggested donation of $50 to the Library for this program (negotiable). Please register ahead of time by contacting the Library at 603-356-2961 or via email at andrea@northconwaylibrary.com .

About Betsy Gemmecke, our facilitator

Betsy Gemmecke, MSW, is a “Too Young to Retire” certified facilitator, and a certified Professional Career Development Coach, who has over 30 years’ experience in counseling, education and career development for people of all ages. She initiated and volunteers with the Conway Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Granite State College when not playing or travelling.


 

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