The NH Astronomical Society has given the library an Orion StarBlast 4.5″ telescope to be loaned out to patrons. All you have to do is be a registered patron and come in to check it out. It comes with an instruction book, a flashlight, and three eyepieces. The library also has a CD-ROM on Astronomy you can check out.
For online instruction, try Sky and Telescope Magazine.
If you own your own telescope, and/or if you’d like to check out what’s up through lots of ‘scopes, come to the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium on the first Friday of each month (when the weather is clear). The New Hampshire Astronomical Society holds a sky watch at the Planetarium that is open to the public and members enjoy helping newcomers.
Marc’s web site has a “Clear Sky Clock” that describes Tamworth’s weather conditions in terms of astronomical viewing.