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Monday January 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Special Activity Time (3 to 5 year olds) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

Our Special Activity Time (S.A.T.) will be held in the Children's Department. Parent and child pairs will play and explore together.  Each table will have a new activity to do together.  Record each activity you visit and tell us what your child learned and liked the best at each station.  When you have completed 4 activities, turn in your activity sheet at the Children's Department desk. Your child will then choose a book to take home for their personal library for participating in this grant activity. The books are provided by our community partner, the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) which works in conjunction with the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council.

       
 
rec_knitting 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Craft: Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

We are going to try knitting this month!  We will supply some yarn and together we can learn this new (and supposedly very easy) method

of knitting that involves straws.  Please come and join us, no matter if this will be your first attempt or if you are already an experienced knitter. 

Feel free to bring your own knitting projects too, if you'd just like to knit in good company!

 

This is open to everyone in grades 7 - 12.

    Location: Garden Room
       
Tuesday January 27, 2015 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
       
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Block Party (K to 4th grade) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext 26   
   

Come create anything you wish using our new LEGOS. There are 10,000 pieces to choose from as you put together your masterpiece. We will take a picture of you and your creation before you leave. All LEGOS must stay at the library so we may offer this program throughout the year.

    Location: Garden Room
       
 
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 is a double header. We will read and discuss Box of Shocks by Chris McMahen (This is a Tumblebook ebook. Go to the children's ebook page, click on the Tumblebook icon, select chapter books and advanced readers). Since you may have gotten new books over the holidays,please bring any other book you wish to share with the group too. 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: Oliver has helicopter parents—they love him, but they seriously cramp his style. He decides to fill an old wooden box with souvenirs from some of his outrageous and daring exploits. That way, he'll never forget the zombies, the killer dogs and the crazy cows, and his parents will never know that he once jumped from a bridge with the police in hot pursuit. But the biggest shock comes when Oliver realizes that the most terrifying things of all can't be controlled or contained.

    Location: Garden Room
       
Wednesday January 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 3 to 5 year olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

 

Join us at storytime to explore the library with stories, songs, fingerplays and a simple craft activity.

    Location: Garden Room
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Lessons: Learning From Our Creative Experiences Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-686-4080, ext 12   mmeill@mvlc.org
   

Join Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord for a talk about art and creativity. Susan believes that everyone is creative and that exercising our creativity makes us happer and more fully human. In this illustrated talk she shares her 35 year history in the arts (calligraphy, book-making, digital compositions) and the hard-won truths she has learned: the importance of patience, the development of the critical eye, making peace with the desire for perfection, and the idea that an artist's best teacher is the work itself. Her goal is to put the audience in touch with their own creative experiences whether they be art, crafts, music, writing, cooking, gardening, fashion, or home decorating.

    Location: Garden Room
       
Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Storytime for 3 to 5 year olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

 

Join us for our afternoon storytime to explore the library with stories, songs, fingerplays and a simple craft activity.

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

 

Calling all 4th to 6th graders… Have you ever wanted to make a toy ball? In this program, everyone will make a small polymer ball. Once we have our test object made, we will explore its properties. How high does it bounce? Can a ping pong ball bounce higher? Come explore with us.

    Location: Garden Room
       
Friday January 30, 2015 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
       
 
misc_smiley 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
Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Puzzle Day! (3 to 5 year olds) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Depart   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

Bring your children to this unique playtime where we pair floor puzzles with some great stories. Parents/ Caregivers read a story to their child, then we put together the theme related puzzle. Come join the fun!

    Location: Garden Room
       
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Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Block Party (K to 4th grade) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext 26   
   

Come create anything you wish using our new LEGOS. There are 10,000 pieces to choose from as you put together your masterpiece. We will take a picture of you and your creation before you leave. All LEGOS must stay at the library so we may offer this program throughout the year.

    Location: Garden Room
       
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Babble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

This month we will be discussing Sara Farizan's If You Could Be Mine:

Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They’ve shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love—Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed if their relationship came to light.

So they carry on in secret—until Nasrin’s parents announce that they’ve arranged for her marriage. Nasrin tries to persuade Sahar that they can go on as they have been, only now with new comforts provided by the decent, well-to-do doctor Nasrin will marry. But Sahar dreams of loving Nasrin exclusively—and openly.

This book group is for those in grades 9-12.  Pizza and soda will be served.  New members are always welcome!

 

    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: 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.
 

 

Friday February 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_smiley 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 February 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Love & Logic Parent Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

The Nevins Memorial Library is cosponsoring a series of workshops for parents with the Michael B. Christensen Community and Family Support Center at GLCAC Inc. Mary Ann Fleming and her staff will conduct the sessions and provide free child care and activities for the child while the adults attend the workshops. All workshops are free of charge and will take place in the Study Room located in the lower level of the library.  Please register online to attend individual workshops that fit your needs.

This week's topic is: Teaching Kids to Listen . . . the First Time

    Location: Garden Room
   
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM It's Building Day (3 to 5 year olds) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

If they come, we will build it! Our playtime session will begin with some great books related to building things.Then children will use their imagination and hands-on experimentation to build anything they wish using recyled boxes, blocks, legos. Come join the fun.

       
 
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   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

Guys, the Teen Space needs a bit of redecorating, don't you think?  Let's figure out what we'd like to see in the space and get to work making it happen!  Also, there are some events coming up that could use some teen volunteer help.  Please come if you are interested!  Snacks will be served. 

    Location: The Study Room
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.
 

Friday February 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_smiley 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 February 14, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Anti-Valentine's Day Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

 

Are you sick of all the red and pink hearts?  Not at all into Valentine's Day?

Let's get together and celebrate ANTI-Valentine's Day.

We will make some yummy treats, play some silly games, and just have fun.  Sound good? 

Please register for this event - Open to grade 7 and up!

    Location: Garden Room
       
Tuesday February 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM LEGO Block Party (K to 4th grade) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext 26   
   

Come create anything you wish using our new LEGOS. There are 10,000 pieces to choose from as you put together your masterpiece. We will take a picture of you and your creation before you leave. All LEGOS must stay at the library so we may offer this program throughout the year.

    Location: Garden Room
       
 
lib_book3 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   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

This month the book club will be talking about The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.

This is the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

This book club is for those in grades 7-9, and snacks will be served.  All are welcome!

    Location: The Study Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookbook Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pat Graham   978-686-4080 x16   
   
New Cookbook Club!!   1st Meeting is Tuesday, February 17th at 7:00 pm in the Trustee Room.

Check out a copy of the selected book at the library, first month is appetizers, pick a recipe, (we keep track to avoid duplicates) and prepare it for the program. We’ll sample lots of good food, talk about what worked, what didn’t, how to make it easier and healthier.

 

 

    Location: Trustee's Room
       
Wednesday February 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM E-Book Information NIght Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kirsten Underwood   978-686-4080, ext 14   kunderwood@mvlc.org
   

Kirsten Underwood, Head of Reference, will answer your e-book questions and explain the many ways that the library can help you download books for free!

    Location: The Great Hall
       
Friday February 20, 2015 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

It's craft time!  Come with your friends to make a cool craft here at the library.  All materials will be provided. 

Let's decorate Coffee/Hot Chocolate Mugs with Sharpies! 

Open to grades 7 and up!

Please register so that we have enough materials for everyone.  Thanks!

    Location: Garden Room
       
Saturday February 21, 2015 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
       
Monday February 23, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah   978-686-4080   nevinsteens@gmail.com
   

If you like writing for fun or have dreams of becoming an author, please join the Teen Writing Club!  This is an informal group that meets monthly, works on improving our writing skills with different writing exercises and has fun! 

 

    Location: Trustee's Room
Friday February 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_smiley 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 February 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Love & Logic Parent Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

The Nevins Memorial Library is cosponsoring a series of workshops for parents with the Michael B. Christensen Community and Family Support Center at GLCAC Inc. Mary Ann Fleming and her staff will conduct the sessions and provide free child care and activities for the child while the adults attend the workshops. All workshops are free of charge and will take place in the Study Room located in the lower level of the library.  Please register online to attend individual workshops that fit your needs.

This week's topic is: Avoiding Power Struggles

    Location: Garden Room
   
Thursday March 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
   
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.

 

 

Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Love & Logic Parent Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

The Nevins Memorial Library is cosponsoring a series of workshops for parents with the Michael B. Christensen Community and Family Support Center at GLCAC Inc. Mary Ann Fleming and her staff will conduct the sessions and provide free child care and activities for the child while the adults attend the workshops. All workshops are free of charge and will take place in the Study Room located in the lower level of the library.  Please register online to attend individual workshops that fit your needs.

This week's topic is:  Limits Create Happier Parents, Happier Kids, and Happier Families

    Location: Garden Room
   
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.

 

Saturday March 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Love & Logic Parent Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-686-4080 ext. 26   
   

The Nevins Memorial Library is cosponsoring a series of workshops for parents with the Michael B. Christensen Community and Family Support Center at GLCAC Inc. Mary Ann Fleming and her staff will conduct the sessions and provide free child care and activities for the child while the adults attend the workshops. All workshops are free of charge and will take place in the Study Room located in the lower level of the library.  Please register online to attend individual workshops that fit your needs.

This week's topic is:  What to do When Your Kids Leave You Speechless

    Location: Garden Room
       
Thursday April 2, 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:  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.

 

 

 

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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
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:  ~~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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