The Newbury Public Library Presents:

Flight of Remembrance

Book Presentation and Signing by author Marina Dutzmann Kirsch

Monday June 27th, 7pm

The Newbury Vets Hall


A finalist in the non-fiction category of the USA Best Book Awards, written by the daughter of the protagonists, Flight of Remembrance tells the story of Rolf Dutzmann and Lilo Wassull—two people fatefully positioned “on the other side” of World War II.  Against the backdrop of World War II, tragedy and devastation in Latvia, Poland and Germany and three decades of European history, this true narrative provides a window into the palpitating heart of wartime upheaval through the lives of its protagonists.

The author will discuss the book’s subject matter, protagonists, sources of inspiration, and special research accompanied by World War II era photographs.

Free and open to the public.  Signed books will be available for purchase (cash or checks accepted.)


On Your Mark, Get Set... READ!

The Newbury Public Library Summer Reading Program

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m.

July 6 – Yo-Yo Guy – aka John Higby – An interactive performance with yo-yos, a unicycle, and a giant yo-yo that the Yo-Yo Guy will walk on! For all ages.

July 13 – Kite Making – Come decorate and fly a kite with us! Supplies provided.

July 20 – Library Olympics – Put your skills to the test during our Library Olympics.

July 27 – Stardancer Studios – Based in Newport, Stardancer Studios will lead us in two fun, aerobic dance classes. 1 pm - Grades K-2; 2 pm - Grades 3-5. No experience necessary.

August 3 – Malik the Magic Guy – Magic, comedy and controlled mayhem, all rolled in to one family-friendly show, featuring magic with sporting equipment, and demonstrations of games and activities from other cultures, as well as magic focused on resources and benefits of the library.

August 10 – End of Summer Reading Program Bash at Mount Sunapee – Join us for a free round of miniature golf, ice cream, and the announcement of all final reading rewards and the winner of the grand prize!

All events are FREE and open to grades K-5 and their families. Sign up is recommended – call or stop in!


Monday July 25th, 7pm

The Newbury Vets Hall

 MOSQUITO RAIN is a story of discovery as travel writer Dan Szczesny (THE NEPAL CHRONICLES and THE ADVENTURES OF BUFFALO AND TOUGH COOKIE) searches Alaska for the true meaning of its nickname: The Last Frontier.  Whether he's finding a hidden salmon-fishing spot, walking inside a glacier, or watching eagles soar over Valdez Bay, Szczesny's Alaska is terrifying and beautiful: a land of equal parts danger and wonder.


Wednesday, July 13th, 3:30pm

Gregory Heyworth: How I'm Discovering the Secrets of Ancient Texts

How could our lost classics rewrite what we know about the past?

Join us in our third monthly Discovery Café, as we view Heyworth’s TED talk, and discuss history's lost texts and the scientists who seek to save them. This is an informal discussion, where questions and debate are encouraged.  Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served.

Call 763-5803 for more info!

Discovery Café will be an ongoing monthly series where we view TED talks, and discuss the topics explored.