Upcoming Events

May 6: Girls' Night Out!

Fundraiser at Chef's Market & Bistro

Wednesday 6 May 2015 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Gather! Gossip! Give!

Join us from 5 to 6:30 PM at the Chef's Market & Bistro

$5 donation- will go to the North Conway Library as the featured non-profit of the night.

Gift bags from Fields of Ambrosia for the first 20 Ladies

Full bar at the Chef's Market

Small plates & dinner specials:  Buy one - get second for 1/2 price

Featured wine & cocktail

Presented by Valley Women & Fields of Ambrosia & Chef's Market & North Conway Library

 

 

 


May 7: Book Group: "The Burgess Boys" by Elizabeth Strout

This is an open group; everyone is welcome!

Thursday 7 May 2015 10:30am to 11:30am

The North Conway Library's Book Group is reading "The Burgess Boys" by Elizabeth Strout and will discuss it on Thursday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

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

Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were young, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could.

But when their sister Susan urgently calls them home, the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood. Long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationships begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.

With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers long after they turn the final page. Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout’s newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for “Olive Kitteridge,” now a mini-series on HBO.

The Library Book Group is an open book discussion group that reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library in North Conway Village.

Contact the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or stop by for more information or to reserve your copy of "The Burgess Boys."


ALWAYS needed: Donations for Book Sale

Gently Used Books, Audio Books, Music CDs, DVDs Needed!

Monday Jun 15 2015 12:00am to Friday Jul 3 2015 5:00pm

The North Conway Library has its huge Annual Book & Art Sale on the second weekend of July (July 11+12, 2015!) every year and is looking for donations year-round.

If you would like to donate books, audio books on CD, music CDs, or DVDs, please drop them off at the library any time the library is open all year long!

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

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)
  • Bibles
  • Condensed Books ("Reader's Digest")
  • 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.

Please drop off donations only when the library is open. Please do NOT drop off in front of closed doors, when the library is closed ;-)

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.


Annual Book & Art Sale: July 11 & 12

Whole weekend of great deals for books, CDs, DVDs, art, etc.

Saturday Jul 11 2015 9:00am to Sunday Jul 12 2015 3:00pm

Annual Gigantic Book & Art Sale

The North Conway Public Library is having its Annual Gigantic Book & Art Sale on Saturday & Sunday, July 11 & 12. The sale will be held on the library's property on Main Street in North Conway Village from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days.

There will be thousands of books from every category: adult, children, fiction, nonfiction, antique & rare books, coffee table books, hardcover, paperbacks, and audio books (books on CD). We also sell DVDs, music CDs, and some computer games and software for children and adults.

Outside, on the front lawn, there will be a huge art show with local artists and crafters, who exhibit and sell their art.

Space is still available if you are an artist looking to exhibit alongside other artists and crafters; contact the library immediately to reserve your space!

For more information call the North Conway Library at (603) 356-2961 or email us at ncpl@myfairpoint.net .

DONATIONS of books, CDs, DVDs in good, sellable condition can be accepted UNTIL Thursday, July 2, 5 pm. Or AFTER the sale, beginning on July 15.



Bike for Books - Oct.3

No. Conway Mountain Bike Adventure Rides

Saturday 3 October 2015 8:00am to 3:00pm

Bike for BooksA Fun Fundraiser for the North Conway Library

presented by Merrill Lynch/ Andy Orsini


Join the North Conway Public Library on Oct. 3 for a day of mountain biking in the White Mountains at “Bike for Books: Mountain Bike Adventure Rides!

The Bike for Books MTB Adventure Rides offer biking enthusiasts of all levels and abilities a great opportunity to explore the varied trails and terrain along well-marked routes in North Conway & the White Mountain National Forest.

North Conway serves up some of the best riding in New Hampshire. For over a decade, NEMBA has been working to create a wonderful assortment of trails for beginners and experts alike.  So whether it's cruising along gently wooded fire roads, biking on single tracks through magnificent forests, along rivers, around picturesque ponds, or negotiating the technical rocky descents on the edge of the White Mountains, there is something for everyone.

Several route options will be marked for all levels of riders, from novice to expert and some kid-friendly family loops, too. You can ride for an hour or do the epic ride with all the technically challenging hero options which takes about 4 to 6 hours for even the strongest riders.

Have fun learning new trails at your own pace- on your own or with a group of your friends.

After the ride, join other riders for the included pizza lunch, hot soup, fresh coffee, and delicious desserts.

Bike for Books is a fundraiser for the North Conway Library and fundraising by participants is encouraged with prizes for top fundraisers.

Highlights of the event:

  • Self-guided rides on marked trails
  • Different route options for all ages & abilities:
    • 2 & 4 mile loops in Whitaker Woods (easy; for kids & novice riders)
    • 18 mile intermediate loop
    • 27 mile advanced loop with several technically challenging add-on loops
  • Signed trails showcase the best North Conway has to offer
  • Covered Bridge snack stop with food & drink at halfway point
  • Skill course
  • After ride pizza lunch with hot soup, delicious desserts, and fresh coffee
  • Mechanical support tent by local bike shop
  • Optional fundraising with prizes for top fundraisers instead of registration fee

Registration: 8-11 a.m.

Costs: Adults $25, couples $45, families $55, kids 16 +under $15. Or raise pledges instead!

Along with the great riding, the Mount Washington Valley offers many other activities for the whole family: great hiking in the White Mountains, canoeing and kayaking in the Saco River, shopping in the tax-free outlet stores, and much more. The blue ribbon fair in Fryeburg, Maine (10 miles away) will start the next day.

You can come and bike for an hour or all day; easy or difficult routes- it’s all your choice!

Riders should be on mountain bikes with knobby tires and children should have some off-road cycling experience. Joe Jones, the bike shop next to the Library, offers mountain bike rentals for the event for $10 (as supplies last).

Registration forms may be picked up at the North Conway Library or downloaded here.  Online registration is available at BikeReg.com .

Instead of paying a registration fee, you can also raise money for the North Conway Library. Top fundraisers will get prizes. Download a pledge form. Collect cash, checks, or let friends donate online. More info on {cms_selflink page='bike' text='NorthConwayLibrary.com/BfB'}.

Check-in & registration on the day of the event will be held at the Whitaker Woods Homesite in North Conway (off Route 16, across from White Mountain Oil) from 8 to 11 a.m.

FMI check {cms_selflink page='bike' text='here'} or contact the library at (603) 356-2961.


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