• Paint Night!

    Maxfield Library is hosting another celestial-themed paint night! 

    Join us on Tuesday, July 23 at 5pm to create an out-of-this-world painting you get to take home! Sign-up is required and a $10 materials fee will be collected at the time of registration. Our last paint night event was such a success and filled up quickly - be sure to reserve your seat by signing up early!

  • Plant & Seed Swap

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    Saturday, July 6th from 10-12
    Maxfield Public Library’s Community Room
    Not enough room in your garden? Did your tomato starts fail? Would you like to grow a variety of flower you can’t find anywhere else?
    Bring in well-cared for flowers and veggies that you’d like to trade or seeds that you have saved and swap out for something new!
  • Apollo 11 LiveStream

    Join us Monday, July 15 at 4pm for a guided livestreamed recreation of Apollo 11's journey to see how this mision was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston. 
  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    Have you ever wanted your own teen book club? What about helping us create programs for teens and add to our books and movie collections based on your suggestions? Maxfield Library wants to hold monthly meetings with you! Come to our first Teen Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday, July 30th from 6-7pm. Incoming 6th-12th graders are invited to share ideas to improve the library’s youth and teen services, and your time spent on the teen advisory board can go toward your volunteer hours. And, yes, we’ll have snacks!

Telescope Training

On Wednesday, July 10th from 6:30-7:30, Curtiss Rude will give a free demonstration on our telescope and answer your night sky questions. If weather permits, Curtiss will set up in our parking lot for after-hours sky viewing.

Because seats may be limited, advanced sign-up is required. Call 798-5153 or stop by the desk.

Introduction to Observational Astronomy

Curtiss Rude, a member of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, will present an introduction to observational astronomy on Wednesday, July 24 from 6-7pm. Learn how and why what we see in the night sky changes with time within a single night and from night-to-night throughout the year. And learn how astronomical weather affects the quality of viewing through a telescope.

Help Break a World Record!

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Maxfield Library is among thousands around the world taking part in this event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the liftoff of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
Whether you are launching a model rocket with an engine, one made from paper and a drinking straw or something in between, your launch counts toward the Global Rocket Launch. Any type of rocket is welcome, and no launch is too small. 

Stop by the library on Tuesday, July 16, at either 3pm or 6pm to launch a new world record!

Maxfield Library Presents: Family Movie Nights!

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Join us for our Family Movie Nights all through the summer! All movies begin at 5:30 and you're encouraged to bring your own dinner!

Thursday, June 27: Zathura
Thursday, July 11: The Sandlot
Thursday, July 18: Muppets from Space!

Check out our telescope!

The Library has recieved a gift of an Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch Astronomical Telescope  with a zoom eye piece and supportive material and an instruction manual. The telescope is easy to use and is robust. There is nothing to assemble.  The telescope is of manageable size, but has a relatively large optical tube. This means that the Moon and deep sky objects will show far more detail than one could see with the common "beginners" telescopes. It also has a large field of view that allows the object to stay in the eyepiece longer. This is a quality instrument, reviewed by a number of astronomical publications and found quite worthy.

Many thanks to  the New Hampshire Astronomical Society and Loudon resident Curtiss Rude for the generous gift.