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.

NWPL Annual Meeting – October 5, 2017 @ 5pm

The annual meeting of the Corporators of the Norman Williams Public Library will take place at 5:00 on Thursday, October 5, on the Mezzanine. Please attend this vital meeting to help shape the future of our library. We hope to see you there. In addition to our meeting, we will hold a short reception to […]

Bench Explodes with Color!

Woodstock Elementary School students, under the direction of Charlet Davenport and WES art teacher Brooke Piana painted the new rocking horse bench, built by Ken Woodhead. Thank you ALL for joining in this community project, and thank you to the Woodstock Garden Club for this lovely donation to the NWPL Children’s Garden. This inventive bench […]

From the ED: Colonialists vs. Red Coats on the Mezz

This week I am thrilled to announce that NWPL has been loaned a one-of-a-kind, large-scale Revolutionary War chess set! The colonialist side is represented by blue chess pieces with George and Martha Washington serving as our “King” and “Queen” pieces. The British side has “Red Coats.” Bill Yates, a former 5th grade teacher from South […]

From the ED: Announcing new Programs Librarian

Please join me in congratulating Danelle. She has received a promotion and will take on the newly created, full-time role of NWPL Adult Services/Programs Librarian. Danelle will continue to serve on the adult circulation desk several days per week and very soon she will also work several days each week on NWPL adult programs. Danelle […]