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The Library will be open Sundays through April 26

Townsend Public Library will have Sunday hours for the 2015 winter months. We will be open from 1:00pm-5:00pm starting on Sunday January 4 and running every Sunday through April 26. 

Thank you to our donors who together provided the Friends of the Library with funds to open on Sundays.  If you have the opportunity, please be sure show your appreciation to these generous donors.


March 22       Friends of the Library Collection Jars

March 29       Townsend Amanda E. Dwight Entertainment Fund

April 5              Closed Easter Sunday

April 12            Linda M. Blaschke, D.M.D. Pediatric Dentistry

Life Lessons Learned on the Pacific Crest Trail

Life Lessons Learned on the Pacific Crest Trail- Sunday March 29 @ 3:00pm
Meeting Hall A

From April to September of 2013, Wendy Johnston backpacked the entire 2,700 mile long Pacific Crest Trail from the US/Mexican Border to the US/Canadian border through California, Oregon, and Washington. Join Wendy for a powerful talk focusing on the reasons she hikes long trails, some of the adversity she has overcome (both in life and on the trail), and the universal lessons that she has learned on her long hikes, as well as a slideshow of photos taken along her PCT hike. A question and answer session will follow. It is Wendy’s hope that you will leave inspired and encouraged to follow your own dreams!

This talk is paid for by the TPL Endowment





Cooking Liz Barbour NEW DATE AND TIME! Sunday April 12th at 1:30PM

Rise and shine in your own time, pull up a seat, unfold the paper and pour a cup of coffee…you’re not going anywhere fast.   Brunch is being served!  Envision a table laden with sweet and savory dishes that offer variety and belly filling deliciousness.  Join Chef Liz Barbour for a discussion about the beginnings of “brunch”, where to go for a great brunch, and how to host an effortless brunch for family and friends.  Discussion will be followed by a cooking demonstration of 2  of Liz’s favorite brunch recipes.  Recipes and tasting included.

This event was piad for by the TPL Endowment

Tax Forms Information

TO GET INSTRUCTIONS FOR FORMS 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ (and other tax documents)

The IRS is not sending instruction books to libraries this year. Following are the three options you have for viewing/obtaining instructions: - to view and download   - to order tax products to be delivered by U.S. mail           
1-800-829-3676 - to order tax products to be delivered by U.S. mail 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

HBMS Student Art Show

March 4th - 27th, 2015

Hawthorne Brook Middle School and the Gallery Committee celebrate wonderful student artwork in the 2nd annual HBMS Art Show.

 * Coming Soon *

North Middlesex Regional High School Student Art Exhibit

April 2nd - 28th  

This exhibit features a range of student work from the 2D, 3D and Digital art courses.  


Opening Ceremony & Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Thursday, April 2nd @ 5 - 7 p.m.

Please show your support for the arts at NMRHS!


You are invited to the annual North Middlesex High School Student Art Exhibit opening reception. 

National Art Honor Society (NAHS) will once again host the "Empty Bowls" ice cream social benefit fundraiser to help end hunger.

Handmade/handpainted ceramic bowls will be sold with free ice cream sundae! (See attatched coupon to save $1 off the purchase of a bowl).

Proceeds from the fundraiser will support local organizations.


Come enjoy live music as well! 



 *** 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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