Sat., Jan. 28, 2017 from 11am-12pm
Meet Peter Zheutlin, New York Times best selling author of “Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway,” and learn about the extraordinary story of one man who has driven more than 1 million miles to rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse and neglect and given them a second chance at life and love. For years, Greg Mahle struggled to keep the last of his family-run restaurants afloat in Ohio. When it finally closed, he was broke and unsure what to do next. Then a stranded van-load of puppies changed his life forever. Journalist Peter Zheutlin travels with Greg from Ohio to the Gulf Coast on his Rescue Road Trips to bring hard-luck dogs from the deep South to loving “forever families” up north, with the help of many selfless volunteers along the way. Please register online. * Sponsored by the Friends of the Newbury Town Library

Bonita LeFlore
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
Genealogy Club meets at 5:30pm, to be followed by GUEST SPEAKER: Bonita LeFlore at 6pm

Bonita LeFlore, local Georgetown author, will speak at Genealogy Club on Feb. 2. Her discussion and reading from her debut novel, The Last Daughter of Elizabeth Light, will focus on how the research of her family history led to writing a fictional family saga. As the novel works backward from Lizzie Kurtz, a modern woman, to her family’s connection to Mary Wollstonecraft and the women’s rights movement of the late 1700s, it reveals the indelible impression left on each generation by the one before it. These eight women and one man are inexorably connected by more than just a bloodline. This event is free and open to the general public. Sign up online to reserve your seat.


With Dr. Peter Grinspoon 
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at 11am
Join us as Dr. Grinspoon shares his surprising, moving, and darkly funny story of overcoming a hidden prescription medication addiction to live honestly and cleanly.

By any measure, Dr. Peter Grinspoon was a success: a Harvard-educated M.D. with a thriving practice; two great kids and an accomplished wife; a pillar of his community. However, beneath that picture-perfect facade, he was an addict secretly… (click to read more)

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If you’ve done some family research but didn’t get very far, or if you’re just wondering how to begin looking for your ancestors, come to Genealogy Club! You will receive ideas, resources and motivation to help you uncover the life stories of your ancestors.

We look forward to having special events with professional genealogists to speak about particular issues, or just to give tips and suggestions for planning and organizing your family research.  We’ll discuss what to do when you hit a wall, how to locate military records, and talk about DNA analysis. Ancestry.com is available for your use at all library computers.

The Genealogy Club meets on the first Thursday of the month and is open to anyone with an interest in discovering who you are and where you came from. Register today and bring your family history to life!

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Are you an Amazon shopper? Every time you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate .05% to Friends of Newbury Town Library.
All you need to do is start shopping with your regular account at smile.amazon.com and then choose “Friends of Newbury Town Library” as your charity. For more info, go to the Friends of the NTL’s website!


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Check out a cake pan with your library card!
Stop in to see our full lineup!

January International Art Exhibit:
For the month of January, we will have on exhibit international posters of peace from the art collection of Stephen Lewis. Please stop in during normal open hours for viewing. (Want to learn more? Check out this great interview with Stephen Lewis at another of his exhibits at Tunxis Community College:

Guest Lecturer: LANCE HIDY
“Ansel Adams as an Environmentalist”
Thurs., Feb. 9th from 6-7pm
Northern Essex Community College Graphic Design professor, Lance Hidy, will give a presentation on environmentalist and photographer Ansel Adams. Click here for more information.  Space is limited – reserve your seat today!

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The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Meets Thursday, Jan. 26,  6-7pm.
New members always welcome!


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WEDNESDAY TECH HELP  – additional times!
Get answers to questions about all things technical!
Confused by that device that was supposed to change your life? Need help with word processing & spreadsheets, internet browsing, and email? Not sure how to safely store your documents, photos and music? Bring your questions and device for one on one assistance from Mike Olson during the following times in the following locations:

12-2pm at the library
5-7pm at the library EXCEPT: 3rd Wed. of the month 5-7pm session takes place at PITA Hall

No registration necessary.

PITA Hall is located at 8 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury, MA 01951

If you can’t make it to the library for Wednesday’s Tech Help Sessions, Mike Olson will answer your questions and post resources on the NTL Tech Help Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/NTLTechHelp/

There are no stupid questions!

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