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Friday October 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for 2's Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

Join us for our morning storytime to explore the library with stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities.

Please register for this event.

    Location: Garden Room
       
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Halloween Babies and Books (up to 24 months) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

Come join us for a gentle Halloween Babies & Books. You can dress your little one up in a costume too!

This is a program designed for babies and toddlers up to age two with their grown-ups. This program is designed to promote early literacy through rhymes, songs and stories read aloud. This special time will also introduce the baby's caregivers to the range of books and music available at the library for you to share with your little one at home.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters can "Help Out"

No Registration Required 

    Location: Garden Room
Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Craft: Halloween Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080 x 35   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

We are getting into the Halloween Spirit with this month's craft!   We will be making fun Halloween decorations and enjoying Halloween Candy!.  All materials (and candy!) will be provided.

Open to those in grades 7 and up

    Location: Garden Room
       
Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Chatters (4th to 6th grade) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

     Children in 4th to 6th grade are invited to join our book discussion group. This month we will read Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris GrabImage of itemenstein.

     Refreshments will be served.  Bring a friend! To get more details about the program or to get a copy of the book, please contact the Children's Department

     978-686-4080 ext. 26.    

     Summary: "Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello),

      with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape"
-- Provided by publisher.

    Location: Garden Room
       
Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
anim_squirrel 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Harvest Tales by Nicolette Nordin Heavey (3 to 5 year olds) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

Come join us for a special treat. Storyteller Nicolette will share some harvest tales that require lots of audience participation. Ms. Heavey will end her program with a simple craft.

This program is being funded by the GreaterLawrence Community Action Council and the Michael B. Christensen Community and Family Support Center.

    Location: Garden Room
       
 
holiday_witch.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Halloween Bash (4th to 6th grade) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

Enter if you dare...there will be slightly scary stories told in the twilight followed by a team scavenger hunt. There will be games activities like wrap the mummy, Mr. Bones relay, decorate cookies   and a craft. Register to attend below.

    Location: Garden Room
       
 
rec_Scrabble 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fran Magro   978-686-4080, Ext.19   fmagro@mvlc.aorg
    Attention Wordsmiths! Please join us for a fun night of Scrabble. All competition levels are welcome and light refreshments will be served.
Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_dfl_pumpkin_trans 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Gentle Halloween Storytime for 2 year olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

Please come in costume to celebrate the holiday with gentle Halloween tales, songs, fingerplays and a grand march around the library. Register below for this event.

 

 

    Location: Garden Room
       
 
z_cust_dfl_pumpkin_trans 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Gentle Halloween Storytime for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

Please come in costume to celebrate the holiday with gentle Halloween tales, songs, fingerplays and a grand march around the library. Register below for this event.

    Location: Garden Room
       
Monday November 3, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carla Friedrich   978-686-4080 ext 33   
    The Friends of the Library meet to plan activities and programs to raise funds and support Nevins Library activities and programs. Open to all members of the Friends of the Nevins Library.
Tuesday November 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for 2 year olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

  

  Join us for our morning storytime to explore the library with stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities.

  Please register for this event.

    Location: Garden Room
       
 
lib_book_quill 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing - The Passion for the Thing: Learning to Write Everyday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-686-4080, x 12   mmeill@mvlc.org
   

Jay Atkinson has published seven books, with an eighth scheduled for September 2015; his articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Poets & Writers magazine, Boston Globe, Men's Health, and many other publications. In this brief talk and Q & A, Jay will outline strategies for getting your stories down on paper; he learned many of these practical lessons from his writing teacher and mentor, the acclaimed Souther novelist, Harry Crews, who died in 2012. Crews's most cherished piece of advice was delivered early on, when Jay was a young writing student at the University of Florida in the early 1980s. Looking his charge in the eye, Crews said, "That's the thing: to have the passion for the thing, and to remain true to it."

    Location: Garden Room
       
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Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Monster Bash Party (3 - 5 year olds) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext 26   
   

           Come to our Monster Bash Party!

    

     Come celebrate with some of our favorite monster themed books like Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly. We will also sing and dance and make   

     some monster feet to wear. Lots of fun for families with children 3 to 5 year olds. Please register.

    Location: Garden Room
       
 
rec_Scrabble 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fran Magro   978-686-4080, Ext.19   fmagro@mvlc.aorg
    Attention Wordsmiths! Please join us for a fun night of Scrabble. All competition levels are welcome and light refreshments will be served.
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Babble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080 x 35   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

This month, we will be discussing Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg.

Tired of being known as "The Gay Kid", Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite all-male Massachusetts prep school - but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences.

Pizza and soda will be provided, as always.

Open to those in grades 9 - 12.

    Location: The Study Room
 
lib_bookflipping Thursday Evening Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Fall Series: Survival Stories
The human capacity for survival is amazing.  Much literature is devoted to survival stories…men, women and even children beating the odds to make it through impossible situations against improbable odds.  Sometimes people act with nobility, sometimes they do not.  This fall we explore several tales of survival, both fiction and non-fiction.

Tonight's selection: One Amazing Thing  by  Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni                                                              
In an unnamed U.S. city a small, diverse group of people becomes trapped in the Indian Consulate by an earthquake.  To survive and quell the panic, they begin to tell stories of “one amazing thing” in their lives that they have kept secret.  The power of stories to save us and transform our lives is the theme here. 

 

 

Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Babies and Books (up to 24 months) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

  A program designed for babies and toddlers up to age two with their grown-ups. This program is designed to promote early literacy through rhymes, songs and stories  

  read aloud. This special time will also introduce the baby's caregivers to the range of books and music available at the library for you to share with your little one at home.

  Big Brothers and Big Sisters can "Help Out".  No Registration Required 

    Location: Garden Room
Saturday November 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Donuts With Dads (3 to 6 years old) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

   Children ages 3-6 and their fathers, grandfathers or uncles are invited to join us for a fun story and activity time with an added bonus of sweet, yummy donuts and juice!

  Please register online or call the Children's Department for more information.

    Location: Garden Room
       
 
lib_book_signing 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM NaNoWriMo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-686-4080, x 12   esafford@mvlc.org
   

Join us for a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) writing session. We will be hosting two writing sessions on November 8th and November 29th and a lock-in on Friday night, November 21st. Snacks and inspiration will be served as you and your fellow writers get ever closer to that 50,000 word count!

For more information on this event, go to nanowrimo.org.

    Location: The Study Room
       
Monday November 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_teens 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TAG: Teen Advisory Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080 x 35   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

This is YOUR chance to make a difference at the library!  TAG members play a big part in what happens at the library for teens - from ideas for new books & resources to decorating our Teen Space.  Also, TAG members earn points by attending meetings - and these points are turned in for prizes at the end of the year. 

Snacks will be served!

    Location: The Study Room
Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:00 AM  -  11:00 PM Brain Building in Progress! (3 to 6 year olds) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext 26   
   

  Stop by the Nevins library to participate in a variety of reading and play activities that help support your child’s learning and language development. We will present the activities in  

  this program using two different sized groups; everyone as one large group and in small self-paced parent/child pairs. Please register for this event.

   Each child in attendance will get a free book from our community partner, the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant in conjunction with the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council.
 

    Location: Garden Room
       
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM K'NEX Club (4th to 6th grade) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext 26   
   

 

  If you like to build things and enjoy playing with LEGOS, this club is for you!

  Every month there will be a different challenge to build with a small team.

    Location: Garden Room
       
Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM GLBT Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Books are available one month prior to the discussion.  You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk anytime the Library is open.  Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out.  In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening.  Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voice mail, and announced on WCCM-Radio.  Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org .  All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on availability of multiple copies.  To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors. 


Tonight's Selection: Maurice  by E.M. Forster
Set in the elegant Edwardian world of Cambridge undergraduate life, this classic novel introduces us to Maurice Hall when he is fourteen and follows him through his early adult life.  In a highly structured society, Maurice is a conventional young man in every way—except that he is gay. 

Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for 2 year olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

  

  Join us for our morning storytime to explore the library with stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities.

  Please register for this event.

    Location: Garden Room
       
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Babies and Books (up to 24 months) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

  A program designed for babies and toddlers up to age two with their grown-ups. This program is designed to promote early literacy through rhymes, songs and stories  

  read aloud. This special time will also introduce the baby's caregivers to the range of books and music available at the library for you to share with your little one at home.

  Big Brothers and Big Sisters can "Help Out". 

  No Registration Required 

    Location: Garden Room
Tuesday November 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for 2 year olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

  

  Join us for our morning storytime to explore the library with stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities.

  Please register for this event.

    Location: Garden Room
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM *The Book Club to be Named Later Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080 x 35   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

This month we will discuss The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.

It happens at the start of every November:  The Scorpio Races.  Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.  Some riders live; others die.  Nineteen year old Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the races, both trying to keep hold long enough to reach the finish line.

Snacks will be provided!

This book discussion group is open to those in grades 7-9.

    Location: The Study Room
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Book Club (2nd to 4th grade) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext 26   
   

   

    Come explore different American Girl Doll story every month. Come listen to a story, play a game or make a fun craft activity

    related to the book.   Bring your doll too!

    Location: Garden Room
       
Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fran Magro   978-686-4080, Ext.19   fmagro@mvlc.aorg
    Attention Wordsmiths! Please join us for a fun night of Scrabble. All competition levels are welcome and light refreshments will be served.
Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080 x 35   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

Do you have a story to tell or a poem to share?  Do you enjoy writing fan-fiction?  This is the group for you!  We will work together with different writing prompts and exercises and have fun writing whatever it is that we need to write.

Open to those in grades 7-12.

    Location: Trustee's Room
Friday November 21, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM NaNoWriMo Lock-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-686-4080, x 12   esafford@mvlc.org
   

Join us for our first ever NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Lock-in. As the library doors close for the night on Friday, you and your fellow writers will have access to all the help the library can offer to assist you in reaching that 50,000 word count! For more information on National Novel Writing Month, check out nanowrimo.org. For our lock-in we will bo offering pizza, coffee, snacks, wireless or computer access, the support of your fellow writers, and more!

    Location: Garden Room
       
Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Start U. Reading with Dora the Explorer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

    Dora the Explorer is Coming!

   The MEFA U.Fund, Start U. Reading Series will feature Dora the Explorer at the

   Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen November 22 at 10:00 am.

   Children are invited to participate in an engaging story time and related activities with their favorite literary character. 

All participants will have an opportunity to meet Dora, have their photo taken, and receive a goody bag filled with materials and a brand new book. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras for photos of their children with Dora. This program is FREE of charge. Please register online to attend this event.

    Location: The Great Hall
       
Monday November 24, 2014 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Craft: T-Shirt Bracelets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080 x 35   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

 

This month, we will be making "Braided T-Shirt Bracelets". 

Please bring a T-Shirt with you.  This shirt will be cut up, so make sure it isn't one you'll want to wear again!  All other materials will be provided. 

Program is open for those in grade 7 and up.

    Location: Garden Room
       
Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for 2 year olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

  

  Join us for our morning storytime to explore the library with stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities.

  Please register for this event.

    Location: Garden Room
Saturday November 29, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM NaNoWriMo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-686-4080, x 12   esafford@mvlc.org
   

Join us for a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) writing session. We will be hosting two writing sessions on November 8th and November 29th and a lock-in on Friday night, November 21st. Snacks and inspiration will be served as you and your fellow writers get ever closer to that 50,000 word count!

For more information on this event, go to nanowrimo.org.

    Location: Trustee's Room
       
Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carla Friedrich   978-686-4080 ext 33   
    The Friends of the Library meet to plan activities and programs to raise funds and support Nevins Library activities and programs. Open to all members of the Friends of the Nevins Library.
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Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fran Magro   978-686-4080, Ext.19   fmagro@mvlc.aorg
    Attention Wordsmiths! Please join us for a fun night of Scrabble. All competition levels are welcome and light refreshments will be served.
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Babble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080 x 35   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

This month we will discuss I Am Malala:  The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban by Malala Yousafzai.

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out.  Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.  On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price.

Pizza and soda will be provided.

This book discussion proup is open to those in grades 9-12.

    Location: The Study Room
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Thursday Evening Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Fall Series: Survival Stories
The human capacity for survival is amazing.  Much literature is devoted to survival stories…men, women and even children beating the odds to make it through impossible situations against improbable odds.  Sometimes people act with nobility, sometimes they do not.  This fall we explore several tales of survival, both fiction and non-fiction.

Tonight's Selection:  Wave  by Sonali Deraniyagala
Being a survivor can bring the greatest grief; Sonali Deraniyagala knows this well, and relates her true story with unblinking clarity.  On December 26, 2004 the author and her family were vacationing  in Sri Lanka when the Indian Ocean Tsunami hit the resort where they were staying.  Her loss was staggering, and she shares her struggle to survive after she survived in this book.
 

 

 

Monday December 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_teens 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TAG: Teen Advisory Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080 x 35   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

This is YOUR chance to make a difference at the library!  TAG members play a big part in what happens at the library for teens - from ideas for new books & resources to decorating our Teen Space.  Also, TAG members earn points by attending meetings - and these points are turned in for prizes at the end of the year. 

Snacks will be served!

    Location: The Study Room
Tuesday December 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening with Author Elin Hilderbrand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Megan Carney   (978) 686-4080, x16   mcarney@mvlc.org
   

Best selling author Elin Hilderbrand joins us to talk about her latest novel, Winter Street, and take questions from our patrons.  Books will be available for sale, and light refreshments will be served.

 

For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact the Reader Services Department at (978) 686-4080, x16.

    Location: Great Hall
       
Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM GLBT Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Books are available one month prior to the discussion.  You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk anytime the Library is open.  Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out.  In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening.  Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voice mail, and announced on WCCM-Radio.  Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org .  All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on availability of multiple copies.  To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors. 


Tonight's Selection: Design for Living by Noel Coward
A play set in the 1930’s, this story takes us from Paris to Manhattan with the tale of a tempestuous love triangle between a vivacious interior designer, Gilda, playwright Leo and artist Otto – three people unashamedly in love with each other.  They are trapped in what Coward called “a three-sided erotic hodgepodge.”
 

Tuesday December 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM *The Book Club to be Named Later Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080 x 35   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

This month we will discuss Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer - a fiery young lady.  Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audobon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage.

Snacks will be provided!

This book group is open to those in grades 7-9.

    Location: The Study Room
Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fran Magro   978-686-4080, Ext.19   fmagro@mvlc.aorg
    Attention Wordsmiths! Please join us for a fun night of Scrabble. All competition levels are welcome and light refreshments will be served.
Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080 x 35   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

Do you have a story to tell or a poem to share?  Do you enjoy writing fan-fiction?  This is the group for you!  We will work together with different writing prompts and exercises and have fun writing whatever it is that we need to write.

Open to those in grades 7-12.

    Location: Trustee's Room
Monday January 5, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carla Friedrich   978-686-4080 ext 33   
    The Friends of the Library meet to plan activities and programs to raise funds and support Nevins Library activities and programs. Open to all members of the Friends of the Nevins Library.
Thursday January 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Thursday Evening Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Fall Series: Survival Stories
The human capacity for survival is amazing.  Much literature is devoted to survival stories…men, women and even children beating the odds to make it through impossible situations against improbable odds.  Sometimes people act with nobility, sometimes they do not.  This fall we explore several tales of survival, both fiction and non-fiction.

Tonight's selection: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Rich in historical detail, this is a compelling story of intrigue and survival. In exchange for a temporary stay of execution a young female spy captured in Nazi-occupied France writes a confession of her activities in the Resistance.

 

 

Thursday January 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM GLBT Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Books are available one month prior to the discussion.  You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk anytime the Library is open.  Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out.  In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening.  Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voice mail, and announced on WCCM-Radio.  Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org .  All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on availability of multiple copies.  To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors. 


Tonight :  Annual Poetry Night
Members are asked to come and share their favorite poetry.  If you write your own poetry, share it with us…if you have favorite GLBT poets, bring samples of their work to read.  Bring any poem that speaks to you. 

 

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Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Thursday Evening Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Fall Series: Survival Stories
The human capacity for survival is amazing.  Much literature is devoted to survival stories…men, women and even children beating the odds to make it through impossible situations against improbable odds.  Sometimes people act with nobility, sometimes they do not.  This fall we explore several tales of survival, both fiction and non-fiction.

Tonight's selection: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The classic novel of survival on a desert island.  If you read this in school, read it again for a different perspective; this story of a group of boys who must choose humanity or living as animals is as relevant today as it was when published in 1954.
 

 

Thursday February 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM GLBT Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Books are available one month prior to the discussion.  You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk anytime the Library is open.  Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out.  In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening.  Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voice mail, and announced on WCCM-Radio.  Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org .  All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on availability of multiple copies.  To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors. 


Tonight's Selection :  Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America by Rachel Hope Cleaves
Conventional wisdom holds that same-sex marriage is a purely modern invention, but as Cleaves demonstrates in this eye-opening book, same-sex marriage is hardly new.
 

Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Spring Series: Africa -- Colonialism & Beyond
The history of Africa has been overshadowed over the last 200 years by the European colonization that dominated all parts of the continent.  This is a huge story, and one that is often not very well understood by Americans.  We take a very brief look at the experience of Africa from the perspective of colonialism and its effect on blacks and whites.  

Toight's selection:  King Leopold’s Ghost  by Adam Hochschild
This selection provides a vivid account of an episode in the modern history of Africa that was the epitome of tragedy; the looting of the Congo and the destruction of its peoples by King Leopold of the Belgians.  The story is told through a succession of biographical sketches of the principal villains and heroes.

 

 

Thursday March 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM GLBT Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Books are available one month prior to the discussion.  You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk anytime the Library is open.  Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out.  In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening.  Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voice mail, and announced on WCCM-Radio.  Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org .  All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on availability of multiple copies.  To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors. 


Tonight: Movie Night
Title to be announced.

 

Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Spring Series: Africa -- Colonialism & Beyond
The history of Africa has been overshadowed over the last 200 years by the European colonization that dominated all parts of the continent.  This is a huge story, and one that is often not very well understood by Americans.  We take a very brief look at the experience of Africa from the perspective of colonialism and its effect on blacks and whites.  

Toight's selection:  The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver      
In 1959 an American missionary and his family move to the Belgian Congo. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is an epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

 

 

 

Thursday April 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM GLBT Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Books are available one month prior to the discussion.  You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk anytime the Library is open.  Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out.  In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening.  Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voice mail, and announced on WCCM-Radio.  Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org .  All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on availability of multiple copies.  To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors. 


Tonight's Selection:  She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders  by Jennifer Finney Boylan   
This bestseller is the story of a person changing genders.  By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Boylan explores the territory that lies between men and women, examines changing friendships and rejoices in the power of family.

 

Thursday May 7, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Spring Series: Africa -- Colonialism & Beyond
The history of Africa has been overshadowed over the last 200 years by the European colonization that dominated all parts of the continent.  This is a huge story, and one that is often not very well understood by Americans.  We take a very brief look at the experience of Africa from the perspective of colonialism and its effect on blacks and whites.  

Toight's selection:  ~~Things Fall Apart by Chinue Achebe
 One of Achebe's many achievements in this acclaimed novel is his unsentimental rendering of Nigerian tribal life before and after the coming of colonialism. Achebe sketches a world in which violence, war, and suffering exist, but are balanced by a strong sense of tradition, ritual, and social coherence.
 

 

Thursday May 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM GLBT Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Books are available one month prior to the discussion.  You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk anytime the Library is open.  Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out.  In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening.  Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voice mail, and announced on WCCM-Radio.  Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org .  All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on availability of multiple copies.  To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors. 


Tonight's Selection:  Carry the One by Carol Anshaw
Following a shocking accident, three siblings and their friends move through 25 years of life in this story, showing how one life affects another, and how people who thrive and those who self-destruct are closer to each other than we might expect.  One of the siblings explores her sexual orientation and seeks to find satisfying love and family life.
 

 

Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Thursday Evening Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Spring Series: Africa -- Colonialism & Beyond
The history of Africa has been overshadowed over the last 200 years by the European colonization that dominated all parts of the continent.  This is a huge story, and one that is often not very well understood by Americans.  We take a very brief look at the experience of Africa from the perspective of colonialism and its effect on blacks and whites.  

Toight's selection: Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight  by Alexandra Fuller
This is an intensely moving journey through a white African girl's childhood. Fuller was brought up in Africa during the Rhodesian civil war (1971-1979), a world where children over five learned how to load a rifle, clean all the guns in the house, and shoot-to-kill.  The narrative focuses on the wartime relationships between blacks and whites through a child's watchful eyes.
 

 

Thursday June 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM GLBT Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Krista I. McLeod   978-686-4080 ext 10   kmcleod@mvlc.org
   
Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Books are available one month prior to the discussion.  You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk anytime the Library is open.  Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out.  In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening.  Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voice mail, and announced on WCCM-Radio.  Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org .  All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on availability of multiple copies.  To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors. 


Tonight's Selection:  The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
This elegant and haunting new novel also examines the relationships among siblings and in-laws.  In this story, Barrett Meeks is a poetically-minded man in his late thirties who has just been dumped by his boyfriend via text message.  He moves in to share a Brooklyn apartment with his older brother, Tyler and Tyler’s wife, Beth.
 

 

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