Chesley Memorial Library News
STUFFED ANIMAL CLINIC
your stuffed animals need a checkup? Bring them to the Chesley
Memorial Library’s Stuffed Animal Clinic on Saturday, March 31,
from 10:30-11:30 a.m. to get them in perfect health for the
spring! Local veterinarian Heather Johnson will be on hand to
perform wellness checks on your stuffed animals. She will
even patch them up with band aids, stitch up “minor wounds,”
and/or “prescribe medication” if needed! Small and large
stuffed friends welcome!
SPRING FLING WRITERS GROUP
Winter Writers had too much fun to call it quits so they are
back for a spring writing session! Local writers — whether
beginner, much published, or somewhere in between — are invited
to a free weekly writers’ workshop on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:30
pm at the Chesley Memorial Library through April 10.
Sessions include group critique, writing exercises, and craft
discussion. Some participants may want to come early or stay
late for some quiet writing time. All genres welcome. Get
some writing done this spring, learn from each other, and have
some fun, too! Local writers will take turns leading the group
sessions with Becky and Adi Rule popping in to lead some of the
sessions as well.
you want to learn how to knit or crochet? Do you need help with
knitting or crocheting projects? Don’t miss this
opportunity to receive free lessons at the Chesley Memorial
Library! Local artisan Norma Heroux will provide free lessons at
the library Thursdays in March from 5:00-7:00 p.m. No
Spring weather is getting closer so it’s getting easier to get
out and about… barring any nor’easters, of course! Why not
meet your friends and neighbors at the Chesley Memorial Library?
The Senior Café meets every Monday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. so drop
by to enjoy some delicious treats and a cup of tea or coffee
while you socialize. You might even want to come early or
stay later to check out the library’s books, movies, or
Join Mrs. Blake for Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Preschoolers of all ages can listen to a story and make a craft
to take home. Story Time provides parents and caregivers
with the opportunity to talk, read, and play together at the
library which helps young children prepare for kindergarten.
Registration is encouraged but new participants are always
welcome at any time. Please call 942-5472 or check out our
web site (www.chesleylib.com) for
Evening Book Discussion Group will meet at the library on
Wednesday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “Grit” by Angela
Duckworth. The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet
at the library on Wednesday, April 4, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss
“Blackberry Winter” by Margaret Mead. New members welcome!
library’s museum passes were in frequent use over February
vacation, so maybe you didn’t get the chance to use one. Maybe
you could plan an afterschool trip or a weekend adventure this
month! The library has passes for: Boston Museum of Fine Arts,
Children’s Museum of NH, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center,
Seacoast Science Center, and the SEE Science Center. Each
pass works a little differently… some let you in free while
others provide discounted admission. Call the library at
942-5472 for updated information regarding passes. We can also
provide you with information on when to visit the Currier Museum
of Art in Manchester for free admission.
@ YOUR LIBRARY/MAGFORMERS/BRAINFLAKES
LEGOs are out every Wednesday from 12:00-6:00 pm for your
enjoyment. Why a LEGO Club at the library? LEGO Clubs will
give children a chance to learn from play. We also have
Magformers and Brainflakes available to build with so let your
imagination be your guide.
Northwood Hires Two Police Officers
Last week the Northwood Police Commission signed on two new
officers and welcomed them to the department. From left:
Commissioner Rich Cummings, Officer Sean Desmond, Police Chief
Glendon Drolet, Commissioner John Schlang, and Officer Daniel
Letter To The Editor
Over 600 Northwood voters braved the blizzard - or voted
absentee before the storm - to vote. And the results were
gratifying to me.
First, I was re-elected to the Budget Committee where it is my
honor to serve. Thank you. (And a shout out to Grace Mattern who
stepped forward as a write-in candidate to fill the fourth
Second, voters took my advice and voted to expand the size of
the Select Board from 3 to 5. We will see how that works out.
the other hand, voters ignored the advice of the Northwood
Republican Committee and did not re-elect either Rick Wolf or
Tim Jandebeur. Nor did they defeat the proposed school operating
Since almost all of their other recommendations agreed with
those of the Budget Committee, it’s hard to see what - if any -
influence their yellow sheet had.
the other hand, I want thank The Suncook Valley Sun for
providing a forum where I and many others could share our
opinions in the run-up to the election.
now we go forward with new members on the Select and School
Boards - Beth Boudreau, Amy Hanavan and Brian Winslow,
respectively. And a new police cruiser and backhoe on order.
looking forward to the new year - and waiting for my signs to
melt out of the snowbanks.