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TOWN MEETING is Tuesday May 5 at 7pm at NMRHS.

The Townsend Public Library will close at 6pm on Tuesday May 5th. Hope to see you there!

Friends of the Townsend Public Library SPRING Book Sale

Friday May 29, 2015 

Saturday May 30, 2015
9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
Contact  John King
Location: Meeting Hall A&B
Now accepting Book, DVD and CD Donations!
(No Encyclopedias, Text Books or VHS Tapes)
Bring to Library any time before Friday May 29th.
Join the Friends of the library!
$5 Friend
$10 Family
$25 Benefactor
$50.00 Supporter

 The Friend Group is now accepting Donations for Winter 2016 Sunday Hours!

E-mail John King for more information on the Sunday Hours program.

Go Green with Julie: green smoothie demo & tasting!

 Join Julie the “Happy Veg Head” Wednesday, May 6th @ 7pm in Meeting Hall A

This foodie will teach you how to create delicious and healthful green smoothies during her live demonstration!

~ Learn how to get started creating green smoothies 

~ Learn about the incredible health benefits of superfoods 

~ Create & taste 4 smoothies 

~ Leave with an informational recipe packet

A green smoothie is simple way to start your day with plenty of fresh veggies, leafy greens & fruit! Now Available

What is it? is a web-based video subscription service that provides courses for learning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills. 

Introduction to

How does it Work?

The Library's subscription allows patrons access from library computers or your desktop, mobile and tablet devices.  You will need your library card and your library card account PIN.


What's Available?

More than 3000+ courses with 129,942 video tutorials. Most tutorials last several hours but are broken into multiple chapters.

Software like MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator.

Web design: Web graphics, Interactive Design, Prototyping and more.

Social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress.

Photography: Lighting and Photographing a Still Life, Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light, GIMP:Essential Training

Business and career skills - productivity, marketing, time management and more.

Job Search Tools: with Resume design, Searching for Positions, Working with Recruiters and more.

Courses for all levels cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.  Courses may also include exercise files (practice), closed captioning and text transcripts.

You will be asked to create a LyndaLibrary account, which will allow you to track your progress through your tutorials. For Townsend Public Library cardholders only. 

You must enter through link below!

Townsend Public Library Portal

Our Seed Lending Library is Ready


A seed lending library is a seed bank collection that is made available to the public. A seed library is simple, such as a chest of drawers that house seeds. A place is provided for people to record what varieties of seed they've "checked out". Along with the seeds, planting tips and seed saving information is provided.
The idea is that you can "borrow" seeds for the season and let some of the crop mature to produce new seed. Then bring back some of that seed to the lending library for others to borrow!  Check out this great website. It explains why seeds matter.  

Click here to view our brochure on Seed Lending Library.

Townsend Library Genealogy Club - Second Thursday of the Month!

 Are you interested in genealogy? Join our group of researchers who will meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm!

We will provide laptops (or you can bring your own) and access to The database and the Heritage quest databases. Share stories, ideas and collaborate with others.

Currently In the Meeting Hall Gallery



                   Corridor Gallery                                                                                 Main Gallery                                                        

                         May 2nd - 28th                                                                                                 May 2nd - 30th




 Coming Soon!

Carrin Culotta, Judith Fava, Lee Muir-Haman Art Show

June 4th - July 28th


 *** NOTICE ***

We are currently seeking a fifth Gallery Committee member.

This is a volunteer town position which includes a monthly committee meeting, helping to plan, hang,

and take down art exhibits, as well as show receptions. No artistic ability is neccessary.  

If interested please contact the committee at, and/or come to a monthly meeting to learn more.

We meet in the Library's Trustee Conference Room @ 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.


See the Meeting Hall Gallery page for more information about art shows in the gallery.


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