Mrs. Soini’s Retirement Party!

September 16, 2019

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Mrs. Soini is retiring and we want to thank her for her many years of dedication to the New Ipswich Library, so….

We’re having a

PARTY

at the Library!

Monday, September 30th, 6pm-8pm

Mrs. Soini’s last day at work will be Monday, September 30th, and we want her last day to be more fun than usual! We will celebrate her and her service that night with cake and other goodies. Stop by to visit and to say thank you.

She will be missed by so many!

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We are Hiring a Library Director!

September 16, 2019

The New Ipswich Library is inviting qualified individuals to submit applications for the position of Library Director, as our beloved director of many years, Anne Soini, is retiring at the end of September.

The ideal candidate will bring an openness to new ideas and growth as the number one goal for the New Ipswich Library is to develop and expand what we are able to offer to our community.

We are looking for a progressive-minded person with excellent communication skills and a strong knowledge of library operations and technology. We desire someone who thrives on working with the public and who will complement our dedicated and experienced staff. The candidate must be able to make independent decisions throughout the workday that best reflect the mission of the library, as well as the needs of the community and staff.

Preferred candidates will have an ALA-accredited degree in library and information sciences and four years of supervisory experience.

Salary is negotiable. This position will require a maximum of 24 hours per week including occasional evenings and Saturdays, in addition to attendance at monthly programs.

Employment is subject to a background check.

The New Ipswich Library is a 501(c)3 organization governed by a Board of Trustees composed of volunteers appointed and elected by the Board. The Library receives funding from a trust fund in addition to funds received via an annual town warrant article.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to nilibrarydirectorsearch@gmail.com by October 15, 2019. No phone calls please.

 


Book Club Pick for October 2019

September 5, 2019

The New Ipswich Library’s Adult Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month. Books are agreed upon by members of the group and topics vary.

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In October, we’ll discuss Sujata Massey’s The Widows of Malabar Hill. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 2nd, at 7pm. No registration is required, but if you’d like to borrow a copy of the book, please contact The New Ipswich Library at 603-878-4644.


Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom’s WWII Letters

September 3, 2019

“Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom’s WWII Letters”

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Join us at the New Ipswich Library on Thursday, September 19th, at 7:00 p.m.

In May 2017, Corinne Smith found her mother’s stash of more than 100 letters from 16 servicemen she had corresponded with in 1944-1945. Corinne began to trace the soldiers’ family trees with one goal in mind: to return the letters in person to their children. This
presentation links history and genealogy to present-day research and diligence. It revisits a time that we may not want to forget. And it may prompt others to wonder for themselves what treasures lurk in their own old family boxes, and how they can share the information with others.

Corinne H. Smith is a writer who is originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She served for several years on the board of The Blair County Genealogical Society in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Her first book was a self-published family history titled “From Saxony to the Lehigh Valley: The Descendents of Ludwig Hossfeld” (1992). Since then, she
has written several books about American author Henry David Thoreau. She is a former librarian and lives in Gardner, Massachusetts.

Sponsored by the Stearns-Burton Lecture Fund.

This talk is free and open to the public, but a donation for the ​St. Vincent-DePaul Food Pantry in Greenville is always appreciated.


Book Club Pick for September 2019

August 8, 2019

The New Ipswich Library’s Adult Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month. Books are agreed upon by members of the group and topics vary.

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In September, we’ll discuss Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 4th, at 7pm. No registration is required, but if you’d like to borrow a copy of the book, please contact Anne Soini at 603-878-4644.


Making Space for Pollinators

July 22, 2019

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Jerry Schneider – “Making Space for Pollinators”

Thursday, August 1st, 11:00am

New Ipswich Library

Thanks to The Stearns Burton Lecture Fund, Jerry Schneider, “The Butterfly Guy”, will be presenting “Making Space for Pollinators” at the New Ipswich Library on Thursday, August 1st, at 11am!

Jerry Schneider, inventor of the award-winning Butterfly Game, has presented nature programs in schools and libraries for the past thirteen years throughout the Eastern US. His programs helps inspire youths and adults alike to pay more attention to our friends, the butterflies, bees, bats, and other pollinators. Audiences learn how to create and maintain pollinator habitats. In recent years, a number of schools have built butterfly gardens on the Monarch’s migration path. In Vermont, legislators are working on a bill to help protect bees.

The program concludes with a wonderful T-shirt craft. Children may purchase heavy cotton T-shirts for $4.00 or bring their own.

Mr. Schneider, a former teacher and children’s librarian, invented The Butterfly Game in 2001. It received a Parents Publication Award in 2004. Jerry was a steering committee member of the Vermont Butterfly Atlas Project, a 5 year study of butterfly populations in Vermont. He lives in Hardwick, Vermont.

This program is suitable for children ages 5 and up, and the presentation will take around 50-60 minutes. The program is sponsored by the Stearns Burton Lecture Committee.


Book Club Pick for August 2019

July 11, 2019

The New Ipswich Library’s Adult Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month. Books are agreed upon by members of the group and topics vary.

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In August, we’ll discuss Lisa See’s The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 7th, at 7pm. No registration is required, but if you’d like to borrow a copy of the book, please contact Anne Soini at 603-878-4644.