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From the Director: Story Time

Today I had the wonderful experience of reading to the preschoolers from the Woodstock Christian Child Care center. The 3, 4 & 5 year-olds were bundled up against the cold when they arrived after their walk from the Congregational Church. As soon as the coats, hats, scarves, boots and mitts were off they flew around […]

Snowflake Watch: Tues. Dec. 12

Information about library program cancellations or closures will be posted here on Tuesday, Dec. 12 in the morning. Cancellations: A vigil marking the fifth anniversary of the Newton / Sandy Hook tragedy and the Las Vegas concert shootings has been cancelled due to weather. (Info provided by Paul Regan).

From the Exec. Dir.: Holiday Time at the Library

On behalf of all of us at the Norman Williams Public Library I would like to wish all of our library patrons of all faiths a joyous holiday season! This time of year when the days are so short, and the nights so long, the public library can offer a warm, bright, lively space. Stop […]

Thank you for making #GivingTuesday a resounding success

Tuesday was #GivingTuesday in Woodstock and all over the globe. The website www.givingtuesday.org describes the day as “a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the […]

#GivingTuesday on Nov 28 – Matching Gifts for NWPL

In celebration of #GivingTuesday on November 28th Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering to support the Norman Williams Public Library and other nonprofits. On #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $50,000 of funds raised for NWPL on Facebook. Facebook is also waiving its […]

A Note of Thanksgiving From the Director

I hope I can adequately express to you how happy I felt during the welcome reception given for me by the Friends of the Norman Williams Public Library on Monday, November 13th. It was inspiring and uplifting to see the Reading Room filled with such bright energy and beautiful smiles on a dark, wintry afternoon. […]

Library Open During Stone Work via Ramp

The library front steps are being restored to their 1883 splendor. We will be open during the construction and will have access to the front door via the ramp on the west side of the building. We expect the work to take a couple weeks or so, to be finished before Thanksgiving. If you have any […]

Northern Stage is Sharing Scores and Tickets with NWPL

Our friends at Northern Stage in White River Junction have donated a copy of each script (and one musical soundtrack) from their current 20th anniversary season of shows to the Norman Williams Public Library. These scripts and CD have been added to the NWPL collection and are available for circulation.  These include scripts for A Doll’s House […]

Dave Sullivan crossword in The Chronicle of Higher Education

NWPL’s own Dave Sullivan is a man of many talents. One of his passions is creating crossword puzzles. These occasionally show up in national newspapers, such as The New York Times. This week Dave’s work is puzzling readers of The Chronicle of Higher Education. If you’d like to have a go at the puzzle, let […]

Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

The English author Kazuo Ishiguro has been named winner of the 2017 Nobel prize in literature, praised by the Swedish Academy for his “novels of great emotional force”, which it said had “uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”. , , , full story in The Guardian.