April 2024 Newsletter

Dear Library Friend,

Last month, as we changed seasons almost daily (or hourly), we did not let the weather stop us from having a wonderful March at Pope Memorial Library. In addition to a lot of new books on the shelves, our three active book groups met, we enjoyed the art exhibition by Fabiana Walsh, and we came together to knit, craft, and discuss cooking. We also held some fun special events, including a Jigsaw Puzzle Competition, an Easter Egg Hunt, and an Art Reception. 

At Pope Memorial Library, we truly are more than books!

On March 5th, we held our annual meeting. Open to the public, the meeting was well attended, and we welcomed our new board members, Sue Wilcox and Molly Haydock. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing board members Kathy Bergeron and Neill Osgood for their commitment to the library over the years. 

Our Community Partnerships

We could not do all we do for the MWV community without the wonderful support we receive from local businesses and organizations. Thank you....

In the next few weeks you will be receiving our Spring Appeal Letter. With so many wonderful things happening at the library, we have included a Library Update on the back of the letter. We hope you enjoy seeing our progress, made possible by library friends like you!

Have a great month, and we hope to see you soon and often.

Angela Callahan

Executive Director

Library News

Team Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

On March 2, we held our popular puzzle competition, which is a great event for the whole family. Our repeat winners finished in 50 minutes. We will hold the event again on Saturday, May 4th, at 1:00 pm.

Dine to Donate at Chef's Bistro

On March 7, Chef's Bistro in the heart of North Conway hosted our Dine to Donate event. We were delighted to welcome old library friends and make new ones as diners enjoyed fresh and delicious local eats in the warm and friendly atmosphere. As a fundraiser, a portion of the evening's sales were generously donated by Chef's Bistro to the Library.

Easter Egg Hunt

On March 25, we had a lot of fun as our egg hunters searched for candy-filled eggs throughout the building. The third annual library egg hunt, this great family event brought together approximately 50 children and was generously sponsored by MWV Kiwanis.

Spring Basket Raffle

Congratulations to Sarah Murphy, who won the spring basket raffle! Tickets for the basket were available for sale at the library, and the winner was drawn at the library egg hunt. Thank you again, Bavarian Chocolate Haus, for the special treat.

Library Events

There have been many changes at the library this month, including updates to our website. You will now find the monthly events calendar and an easy online registration for special events.

Sip & Paint

Join our first Sip & Paint FUNdraiser at the library this Spring. You will paint spring flowers on wine glasses! Bring your own “sip,” and we will provide two glasses, the paints and supplies, and the fun.

Apr 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Tacos & Trivia Jr Edition

Join us in the library for some delicious tacos and family-friendly trivia and games. The event starts at 5:45 pm and is recommended for ages 6 and up.

Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 pm  


Public Reception with Artist Rebecca Fullerton

Experience the allure of New Hampshire's White Mountains through the eyes of local painter and hiker Rebecca M. Fullerton. Her oil and watercolor paintings capture the beauty of our small but mighty mountains, rugged trails, and alpine summits.

Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 pm


What’s on this month

Wednesday, April 3, 10:30 am - Story Time

Thursday, April 4, 11:00 am - Book Group

Thursday, April 4, 1:00 pm - Craft & Chat

Friday, April 5, 10:30 am - Story Time

Monday, April 8, 11:00 am - Drop-in Tech Help

Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 am - Story Time

Friday, April 12, 10:30 am - Story Time

Sunday, April 14,1:00 pm - Paint & Sip

Monday, April 15, 11:00 am - Drop-in Tech Help

Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 pm - Tacos & Trivia Jr Edition

Wednesday, April 17, 10:30 am - Story Time

Friday, April 19, 10:30 am - Story Time

Monday, April 22, 11:00 am - Drop-in Tech Help

Tuesday, April 23, 4:00 pm - Banned And Challenged Books Discussion Group

Wednesday, April 24, 10:30 am - Story Time

Friday, April 26, 10:30 am - Story Time

Monday, April 29, 11:00 am - Drop-in Tech Help

Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 pm - Public Reception with artist Rebecca Fullerton

See all events on the website calendar.


Mark Your Calendars!

Friday, June 28

A Night at the Theatre

Join us for an evening filled with community, friendship, delicious food and drinks, and of course, an amazing performance of Harvey at the historic M&D Playhouse.

Saturday, August 10

Silent Disco

This summer, North Conway will hold its first Silent Disco! The event will have people of all ages dancing to music listened to on wireless headphones. With three channels to choose form, it is sure to be great fun for all ages.

Sunday, September 22

Bike for Books

Bike for Books is back this Fall. One of our most loved fundraisers, we are again back at Cranmore Mountain in September for this fun family event.

Library Programs

If you are looking to make new or strengthen existing connections within the library and your community, join one of book groups or stop in for some crafting or cooking.

Book Group

On the first Thursday of every month at 11:00 am the library hosts a book discussion where readers gather to talk about what they liked and disliked about our monthly read.

April 4, 11:00 am 

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

Banned and Challenged Books Discussion Group

Join us as we read some of the most challenged books from the American Library Association's annual list. We talk about book challenges and bans, explore the types of books and authors whose books are most challenged and discuss how to advocate for the Freedom to Read.

Tuesday, April 23 at 4:00 pm

Persepolis by Mariane Satrapi

Cookbook Club

Held bi-monthly, the club meets at the library on the third Wednesday of every other month. The group picks a theme each month, and then meets to share one of the recipes they have cooked. Join us for the best lunch in town!

April 17 at 12:30 pm

April's theme is Vegetarian Cooking

Story Time

Join us weekly on Wednesday and Friday mornings for Story Time at 10:30 am. Children of all ages with caregivers are welcome, and Story Time is free and open to the public.

Wednesdays & Fridays at 10:30

Coming to the Shelves

In March 2024 the Library added:

  • 18 new children’s books
  • 8 new DVDs
  • 8 new large print books
  • 50 new fiction books  (36 of them mysteries)
  • 17 new nonfiction books
  • 3 new young adult books

If you are wondering what's coming to shelves next, you can now see what's on order by visiting the website and looking for "COMING soon to shelves" on the left side of the homepage. Still not seeing that book you're hoping for? Don't forget our Adopt an Author program. If you'd like to support the growth of a collection rather than a specific author, let's talk.

If you have any used books, CDs, or DVDs (especially fiction books), please consider donating them to our lobby and Labor Day weekend Gigantic book sale.



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Tuesday       10 am - 7:30 pm

Wednesday  10 am - 4 pm

Thursday      10 am - 4 pm

Friday           10 am - 4 pm

Saturday       10 am - 3 pm 

Sunday         12 pm - 3 pm

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