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The Trustees of the Colby Memorial Library will meet Wednesday May 18th at 1PM at the library.  

Here are current events and news as reported in this week's Carraige Towne News online edition. Also follow us on Facebook for more. 
Tuesday June 7th at 7PM
Join us for a photographic remembrance of the Boston music scene in the late 1960 and early 1970s when you could see The Who, Led Zeppelin and others at the Boston Tea Party for under $5.00. Danville’s Dr. Carl Manikian was there with his camera and will share some stories. If you liked the WBCN and the Revolution film, you won’t want to miss this.
Friends' Cinco de Mayo Raffle
Win a $50 gift certificate to Fuego Resturant, Margarita glasses, hot peppers and spice, a pinata and more.
Tickets are available at the library for $1 each or 6 for $5. The Friends help the library fund museum passes and other programs.

The Cookbook Club - Jewish American Recipes
The Cookbook Club is back after a winter break.  Check out our cookbooks and magazines for inspiration and then bring an entree for the group. This month the group will meet May 21 at 11:30. The theme is Jewish American cooking.
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Over a million free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, and music are available with no wait! 
Go to to get started. 
You will need an email address and your library card number. 
Selections may be viewed or listened to on your computer or on a host of digital devices. Items may be downloaded with WIFI and then streamed later on a device without a connection.
Borrow up to ten items a month and also Bonus Borrows that don't count against your total.

Knitting Group 
After a long break, the library's knitting and handcrafting hour is returning every second Saturday at 10:15 downstairs in the library. These gathering are not intended as lessons but Dottie BIllbrough will be on hand to offer encouragement.
Curbside Pick-up Available on Request
Happy New Year! As covid cases continue to soar, we would like to remind everyone that curbside pick-up is available upon request. For visitors, please wear a mask. Thanks!
Colby Display
The Colby Memorial Library and the Danville Heritage Commission invite you to the library to view their exhibit celebrating Lester Colby, the library’s greatest benefactor. Visitors will enjoy stories about the family and view numerous personal artifacts that were donated to the library by Colby family members and to the Town of Danville by the Hawke Historical Society.
Items curated by The Heritage Commission include a Colby family bible, Lester’s great-great grandfather’s military canteen from the 1800s, Lester’s mother Lucy Spofford Colby’s handcrafts including a quilt and needlework bookmarks as well as photographs of the family homestead and mill. The library also has a detailed book of family history compiled by descendants. Lester Colby’s replicated journal entries, from when he was 12, offers a rare glimpse at life in Danville in the 1870s.

We Need More Friends!
If you are a library lover or new to town and looking to get involved, consider joining the Friends of the Colby Memorial Library. The Friends sponsor several fundraisers a year and support the library by donating funds for museum passes, programming and more. Last year, the Friends paid for the design of our library logo that you may have seen on the cover of our new brochure, which was paid for by American Recovery Plan Act funding.
The Friends meet every third Saturday at 10 a.m. at the library.  Annual membership is $5. The next meeting is November 20th at 10am.
Curbside Pick-up
With Covid-19 cases not declining in Danville, we'd like to remind you, that in addition to being open our regular hours, we also offer curbside pick-up. Please call us at 382-6733 to arrange services.
Patrons may place holds directly in the library catalog, by emailing us at or calling 382-6733. We will call you when your order is ready.
Not sure what you want? We can help! We're happy to make recommendations based on what you like. We also have lists in our catalog of our newest titles as well as lists curated by genre. Holds may be placed directly from the lists.
Outdoor Storytimes
Join Nancy and and Carolyn for their popular Thursday  Storytimes - fun stories, activities and crafts.
Toddlers at 10:00 a.m.
Pre-K -K at 11:30 a.m.
Storytimes are held indoors and outdoors depending on weather and other conditions. Please call us at 603-382-6733 to register or for more information.
Mystery Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30. Call Carolyn for more information on the current book. 

  • See Author Jamie Ford at the PAC Monday 5/16
    The Colby Memorial Library is pleased to join our neighboring libraries and the Timberlane Regional High School in a discussion series that will explore the discrimination, cultural conflicts and tensions experienced by Japanese Americans, some of whom were held in military-style camps in remote parts of the country, in the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
    In 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which stripped Japanese Americans of their civil rights and led to the internment of some 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent. This moment in history is often overlooked when discussing racism and civil rights. To help us understand and learn from what is considered one of the most shameful periods in American history, ten New Hampshire public libraries, two high schools and the Wright Museum will gather, locally and together, to explore this topic.
    Initially conceived in 2019 by the Timberlane Regional High School and the Plaistow Public library and planned for May of 2020, this project, funded by a Community Project Major Grant from the New Hampshire Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities., has been on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We feel it is even more timely now, as a surge of discrimination and violence against Asian Americans has arisen in the wake of the pandemic.
    Residents are invited to attend an author event with Jamie Ford at the Timberlane Performing Arts Center in Plaistow on May 16th at 6:30. Ford was awarded the Asian Pacific Award for Literature. Dr. David Sakura, a third generation Japanese American, who was sent with his family to an internment camp, will speak at the Plaistow Public Library on May 11th. Please register for these events and for more information about this series visit
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