Patrons are discovering Indieflix

IndieFlix Web Banner(1)I checked our statistics for the newest service in the Library, Indieflix, today and found that for the 10 days in March after our subscription started, there were 37 films viewed by Jackson patrons and 97 films viewed by patrons of all three libraries in the coop. On Friday April 25th at 6:30 pm we will have a demo of Indieflix and film showing for adults interested in learning more about the service.

Create a book poem at the Library!

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It’s easy! Create a poem using book spines. Stop in to see examples and watch the Library’s Facebook page for more! You can create your own at home and email us the picture to share if you like. What a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month at the Library.

Friends Annual Meeting and Allagash Program

Please join the Friends of the Jackson Public Library as they host Tim Caverly and his presentation Allagash Tails and Tales on Tuesday April 15th, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Public Library, located at 52 Main Street in Jackson, NH. This program will be followed by a short annual meeting of the Friends of the Jackson Public Library and all are welcome to attend.

This is a multi-media presentation is narrated by Maine author, and former Allagash Supervisor, Tim Caverly. The program includes music, scenic and historic photographs as well as stories detailing Tim’s experiences while living along our Nation’s Wild and Scenic River. The audience will learn about the north woods in a whole new way. Books will be available at the program for purchase and signing.

Tim has spent his whole life in the Maine outdoors. At an early age he first learned about nature by living on a small farm in Cornville. Then, when his dad became a fire warden with the Maine Forest Service, Tim continued to spend time outside by helping his father extinguish wildfires. Tim’s experience in the woods continued in 1960 when his brother Buzz became a ranger in Baxter State Park. Tim would visit the park as often as possible, shadowing his brother as they hiked around and over mile high Mt. Katahdin.

At eighteen, Tim was finally old enough to be appointed to his own ranger’s job and he began working summers at Sebago Lake State Park. During the winters he attended the University of Maine at Machias, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and received his teaching certificate. After college Tim continued to work for the park service, spending thirty-two years with the Department of Conservation.

During his career he was the manager of Aroostook and Cobscook Bay State Parks and spent eighteen years as Regional Supervisor of the Allagash Region. In 1999 Tim retired from state service and began a 2nd career in the Millinocket school system.

Tim currently lives in Millinocket with his wife Susan and Misty Dog their golden retriever. Tim has written five books; one of which, An Allagash Haunting, has been made into a stage play and adapted in a “over the air” radio broadcast. Through his “New England Reads” program Tim encourages others to read and explore our spectacular natural world.

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The presentation is free and open to the public although a $5.00 donation is suggested. For more information, please contact the Jackson Public Library at 603-383-9731. Following the program there will be a short business meeting of the Friends.

NEW – IndieFlix movie streaming service!


Indieflix is a website that offers movie streaming of independent films. The Friends of the Jackson Public Library have paid for our first year’s membership in conjunction with our partners in the Northern New Hampshire Library Coop (Madison and Tamworth.)
Use this link to sign up for your account
You’ll need to click “create new account” in the top right of the screen and enter your 14 digit library card. If you don’t have one of the new cards with the 14 digits yet, come in and get one so you can use this awesome service. You’ll next need to provide your name, email and create a password. Simple!

This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, IndieFlix offers a viewing experience you can’t get anywhere else.

  • Film-festival hits — View films from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more!
  • Find the right film for you — Sort by language, genre, or film length with easy-to-use filters
  • Support filmmakers — Viewing films on IndieFlix directly supports the filmmakers who made them
  • Available everywhere — Watch movies on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a Web browser! Also available on Roku, xBox, and Apple TV via Apple devices

Website scavenger hunt winner

Congratulations to the winner of our “Get Familiar With the New Website by Completing a Scavenger Hunt Contest” Trish Ashworth! She gets a weekend in Boston and tickets to see the Celtics at the end of the month. Please bookmark the website and check for updated information often.

Site upgrade imminent

Hello Jackson!

Your friendly Library Webmaster here to say that the cancellation of tonight’s Gardening program has got me thinking about how to improve the Library’s calendar. I know it has not been behaving lately so I am going to spend the next hour or so working on it. If things are looking strange, that is why. I’ll comment below when I am done messing around. Meanwhile, drive carefully!


Welcome to the new Library website

The Jackson Public library has a new website! On Friday, Feb. 21 stop by the library, chat with us, meet the developer and get started searching for everything related to the library.
As an added incentive to get you started on our new site, enter our scavenger hunt (link opens a new page) for a chance to win 2 tickets to see the Boston Celtics vs the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, March 30 along with an overnight stay at a personal residence in Boston. Click on the words “Scavenger Hunt” to get started. Have fun and good luck!

Spring gardening presentations at the library

The Jackson Public Library, in conjunction with the NH Cooperative Extension, will hold a series of 6 weekly Spring Gardening presentations keyed to “Gardening in the North Country”. These presentations will take place at the Library located in Jackson village on Rt. 16A. The sessions will be held weekly on Wednesdays evenings starting on March 5th running through April 9th. They will all take place at 7pm.

These presentations are aimed at anyone who would like to learn about gardening and also to enhance the knowledge of those who have gardened here in the valley for years. The presenters will be Olivia Saunders MS Soil Science, agent at the UNH Cooperative Extension in Conway, Ann Bennett Jackson resident gardener and author of weekly gardening articles for the Mt. Ear newspaper for 35 years, Jackie Hamblet Certified NH Master Gardener and Dr. David Walker, who lives in the valley and raises and shows prize dahlias.

The presentations will culminate on April 9th with an open forum round table where questions and topic ideas will be taken from those in the audience. These programs are free and open to the public. For more information call the Library at 383-9731.

Presentation Schedule:
March 5th – Hot Ideas for Your Cold Soil: Soil Preparation & Composting, Olivia Saunders, MS Soil Science, agent at the UNH Cooperative Extension in Conway
March 12th – Seed Starting and Seed Saving, Olivia Saunders, MS Soil Science, agent at the UNH Cooperative Extension in Conway
March 19th – Basic organic practices for the everyday gardener, Jackie Hamblet, Certified NH Master Gardener
March 26th – Growing and Showing Dahlias, Dr. David Walker, who lives in the valley and raises and shows prize dahlias
April 2nd – Season Extension “making the most of a short growing season”, Ann Bennett, Jackson resident gardener and author of weekly gardening articles for the Mt. Ear newspaper for 35 years
April 9th – Round-table discussion on gardening with thoughts about forming a group to meet monthly at the Library during the growing season for that purpose.