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Tuesday January 24, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, January 10th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, January 10th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, January 10th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, January 10th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Watch a movie in the teen room! Movies are picked in the evening. Call at 5pm to find out the title.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

 

    Location: Teen Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly Great Books discussion group.  Open to new members.

Book selection: The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan


Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday January 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Cupcake Wars  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Compete to see who can decorate the best cupcake...and then yes, you can eat it.

    Location: Teen Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Day with the Junior Friends  
   

The Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library invited children ages 6 and up to join them
for a board game day.  Please register starting Januar 11th at 9:00 a.m. at www.mhl.org,
space is limited

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Julie Pike     pikejjep@yahoo.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday January 26, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids Make: Icy Orbs  
   

Kids in grades 3-5 can stop in any time between 3:30-4:30 to make an Icy Orb!  Find out what happens when you add salt to ice and use food coloring to make a beautiful though fragile sculpture.  Please register to help us prepare supplies for all attendees.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale Preview Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Friends' Winter Book Sale Preview Night. $20 per person admission charge. Current Friends' members admitted free.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to Facebook  
    Contact: Stephanie Aude   978-623-8436   saude@mhl.org
   
Learn to make an account, develop a profile and connect with friends by posting photos and messages. If you have a laptop or a mobile device, please bring it with you; if not, you can practice with one of ours.
    Location: Activity Room

Friday January 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference     rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Friends of MHL Winter Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Around the World  
   

We will explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games. Whether you are a native speaker who would like to meet other parents in the community who raise their children bilingually, or you would like to expose your child to different languages and cultures at an early age, join us for this fun event.

    Location: Activity Room
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Teen Magic the Gathering Tournament  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Teens, bring your Magic decks for a tournament!

    Location: Teen Room
   2:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Free Form Fridays  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Check out the Activity Room for fun teen programs on Friday afternoons!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday January 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference     rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Friends of MHL Winter Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Petits Francais  
   

During this 45 minute program, children will develop their oral comprehension and speaking skills of the French language through songs, movement and simple story.  All children ages birth to 4, wanting to engage the French language, are welcome.  

Please pick up a token in the Children's Room on the day of the program beginning at 10:30am as space is limited.  Adults and children need tokens.  For more information please contact Beth Kerrigan at bkerrigan@mhl.org.

 

 

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday January 29, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference     rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Friends of MHL Winter Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Here to Stay Meeting  
    Contact: Rich Leonard   857-719-4352   
    Location: Activity Room

Monday January 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginners' Chess for All Ages  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Glenn Davidson leads this seminar which teaches the fundamentals of chess, the most popular game of strategy in the world. In one hour participants will learn the basics of playing chess, including:

  • Setting up the chess men;

  • Using the pawns;

  • Chess pieces and how they move to win;

  • Special moves;

  • Ten tips for playing a better game;

  • How to win a game of chess in 4 moves.

Limited to 50 people. All ages welcome. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday January 31, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Board Games  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Looking for a new game to play, or someone new to play with? Drop by the teen room and check out our collection!

    Location: Teen Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Watch a movie in the teen room! Movies are picked in the evening. Call at 5pm to find out the title.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

 

    Location: Teen Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM eBook How-To  
    Contact: Reference     rdesk@mhl.org
   

Learn how to download free best-selling titles to read on your computer, iPhone, Android, Kindle, or other compatible eBook reader. Bring your eBook reader, library card, and your questions for a hands-on session with OverDrive.  Kindle users should bring their Amazon login and password, and iPad users their Apple ID. Please register and also email gdeyermond@mhl.org which device you will bring to the session. Limited to 4 registrants. Meets in the Circulation Area.

    Location: Teen Room

Wednesday February 1, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Death Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Refreshments and socializing from 6:30-7:00pm. Program begins promptly at 7:00pm. To learn more about Death Cafes, visit deathcafe.com for more information.

Join other adults for Memorial Hall Library's fifth evening of open, lively, and insightful discussion about death. While not a support group nor a venue for bereavement, a Death Cafe seeks to provide an unscripted, non-judgmental platform for those wishing to explore the many facets of this often taboo subject. Come with an open mind, a healthy curiosity, and a willingness to share your thoughts, feelings, and questions with other like-minded individuals. Facilitated by Andover resident, Richard Davis.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly nonfiction book discussion group. Open to new members.

Book selection: Dark Money:  the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right by Jane Mayer (2016)

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday February 2, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Stephanie Aude   978-623-8436   saude@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club usually meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome.  Register for each session online or call 978-623-8400.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM AlphaBuddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on January 19th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Groundhog Day Pudding Cups  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8433   ya@mhl.org
   

Make an adorable pudding cup for Groundhog Day. Then eat it!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room

Friday February 3, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots on the Move program demonstration  
   

Join Amy Rothstein from Acelleron Maternal Health and Wellness for a demonstration of their program Tots on the Move.  This program is geared towards children 10 mos and up.   The program consists of events, activities, and playdates.  Join Amy to find out more about the program.  Participants can register directly with Amy at amyrothstein1023@gmail.com

 

 

  

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday February 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday February 5, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 55 High Street Condo Association Meeting  
    Contact: Mary Beth Nason   978-474-0953   
    Location: Activity Room

Monday February 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Dungeons & Dragons for Teens  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Character creation starts at 3pm; game play starts at 3:30pm!

Open to all teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sai Maa Meditation Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

This group led by Andover resident, Irina Dobrina, centers around the teachings and philosophy of Sai Maa, a world-renowned spiritual master, healer, and humanitarian, who embraces a unique fusion of Eastern spiritual wisdom, Western therapeutic knowledge, and energetic mastery.

For details and information about the group, please contact Irina at SaiMaaMeditationAndover@gmail.com. New members always welcome.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday February 7, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM VAB (Volunteen Advisory Board)  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Help us make the library better for teens! We do crafts, displays, and more!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, January 24th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, January 24th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, January 24th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, January 24th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-823-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Come watch a movie in the Teen Room! Josie will pick the movie around 5:30pm!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fish On! Andover 2017: Fishing Boston's North Shore from Shore, Kayak, SUP & Boat  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Fly Fishing & Light Tackle from Shore, Kayak, SUP & Boat

Joe Gugino and Matt Zimmermann of Why Knot Fishing will discuss all manner of fly fishing for striped bass.

Why Knot Fishing was started by Joe Gugino and Matt Zimmermann in the spring of 2014, but actually started a few years earlier when they started fishing together all the time. Over time they made many connections locally on the North Shore of Massachusetts and all over New England. They realized that not only did they love fishing, but they loved engaging with the fishing community just as much.

When the company was first founded, there wasn’t a clear direction other than uniting the local fishing community. What started off as an informal group of anglers getting together and having fun, has now evolved into official tournaments and year-round meet-ups to engage the fishing community. They are deeply committed to Catch & Release and Take A Kid Fishing philosophies, and partner with and support as many conservation initiatives as possible.

Fish On! Andover 2017, a four week fishing series on Tuesdays in February, is sponsored by the Friends of MHL. Fishing videos are shown each week from 6-7pm. Weekly prizes are awarded. Seminars begin at 7pm.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult Coloring Group  
    Contact: Reference     rdesk@mhl.org
   

Adults are welcome to drop in and do some coloring in the Reference Room. No registration required. All supplies provided.

    Location: Reference Room

Wednesday February 8, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Create @ MHL: Rock Art  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

MHL staff members, Gerry Deyermond and Vicki Murphy, will show you how to create simple, personal, ready-to-frame works of art, perfect for gift giving, using rocks, sticks, glue and sharpies. All materials provided.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Friends Alcove 2
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Winter Fun with the Junior Friends  
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited to join the Junior Friends ofr Memorial Hall Library for some winter games
and crafts.  We will have valentine crafts and games. No registration required.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Beth Mazin     bmazin@mhl.org
    Location: Trustees Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Night Readers  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This book discussion program is geared to children between the ages of 9-12 (with a favorite adult)!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD ONLY who will be attending.   Also, please request and read the book before the meeting.   There will be a new book preview at the meeting too!  Registration for this program will begin on Wednesday, January 11th at 9:00 am.

This month's Night Readers selection will be When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin.  "Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller.  Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother--before it's too late."

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday February 9, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM eBook How-To  
    Contact: Reference     rdesk@mhl.org
   

Learn how to download free best-selling titles to read on your computer, iPhone, Android, Kindle, or other compatible eBook reader. Bring your eBook reader, library card, and your questions for a hands-on session with OverDrive.  Kindle users should bring their Amazon login and password, and iPad users their Apple ID. Please register and also email gdeyermond@mhl.org which device you will bring to the session. Limited to 4 registrants. Meets in the Circulation Area.

    Location: Teen Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM DIY Bath bombs  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Make your own fizzy bath bombs.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids Make: Dazzling Kaleidoscope  
   

Kids in grades 3-5 can stop in any time between 3:30-4:30 to make a Dazzling Kaleidoscope!  Discover how light and reflection make beautiful patterns using things you can find around the house!  Please register to help us prepare supplies for all attendees.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM MHL's Thursday Movie: Suffragette  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Free film screenings in Memorial Hall. Films may not be appropriate for all audiences.

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. Stars Carey Mulligan, Anne-marie Duff, and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Sarah Gavron. Rated PG-13. Running time is 106 minutes.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday February 11, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Seed Starting Seminar with Jen Valentine  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Jen Valentine of Valentine & Sons Seed Company will share the best ways to start seeds for the garden. This is not a planting workshop, but detailed handouts will be provided.

Valentine & Sons Seed Company, founded in 2007 in Mont Vernon, NH, is dedicated to preserving history through traditional plants and foods. They offer hundreds of varieties of 18th, 19th, & early 20th century seeds and plants. In 2009, they started their heritage livestock program, and raise poulty which are used at historical sites, living history events, educational programs, and backyards. Visit www.vnsseed.com.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Each session we will enjoy three to four picture books together. Group activities such as songs, finger plays and story related craft will complement the listening experience during this 30 minute program for children ages 3-5.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday February 12, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Afternoon  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

An afternoon for adults to learn and play board games in the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM New England String Quartet: Love  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The New England String Quartet will present a collection of classical and popular selections, including all-time favorite music pieces, with a pre-concert history lovers talk. The concert will also feature selections from their recording, Family Album, and works by contemporary composers.

Established in Boston in 2007, the New England String Quartet is dedicated to expanding the contemporary chamber music tradition through performances, recordings, educational activities and community outreach projects. The ensemble seeks to develop collaborations with contemporary composers, soloists and other ensembles. Members of the quartet conduct extensive research on chamber music pedagogy, performance, and compositional styles. The quartet established a public access television program Intermezzo, featuring chamber music performances, interviews with artists and composers, and educational presentations. The show is intended to cultivate a new generation of chamber musicians who are well-informed about both contemporary and classical music traditions.
Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday February 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tech @ MHL: A MacBook Primer  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Thinking about getting a new MacBook or recently purchased one? Have you only used Windows in the past? Come learn all about MacOS, MacBooks, and included software like Safari. Systems librarian, Theo Kontos, will go over the basics of navigating on a Mac and cover need-to-know topics like iCloud, Apple IDs, and updating your computer. Feel free to bring a MacBook with you to follow along. Limit 12. Registration required.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Valentine  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Make a Valentine for someone you care about or yourself!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Cookies and Book-ies  
   

Share cookies and discuss a book...families with kids Grades K-2 are welcome to register online, space is limited!  This month's we will be celebrating strong female characters with the book  Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman.  Please order and read the book before our meeting.  Register online the name of the adult and child who will attend.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday February 14, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Curiosity Club  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8445   kbears@mhl.org
   

Curiosity Club is a new program geared to children between the ages of 6-7.  We will share stories and STEAM activities that center around a single subject that is sure to "pique your curiosity!"  You never know what you'll find out in the Curiosity Club!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on January 31st at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-823-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Come watch a movie in the Teen Room! Josie will pick the movie around 5:30pm!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fish On! Andover 2017 Wicked Chunking: Surf Edition  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Chunking is smelly, messy, and unattractive. But, done properly, it’s a method that will produce striped bass from keepers to cows on a consistent basis. You will learn field-tested tips and tricks that will help you land more quality fish in less time.

Julio Silva is an all species, all methods angler. He fishes for anything that swims via shore, boat, kayak, and skishing. He's been blogging for 7 years and delivering fishy seminars for 5 years. He was the president of the Plum Island Surfcasters for four years. He's combined his science and technology background to create a fishing journal app that allows you to manage your trips, fish, spots, and gear in an integrated way, from any device, securely. He has rods like his wife has shoes. His vice is hunting large predatory fish from shore with tasty chunks of meat.

Fish On! Andover 2017, a four week fishing series on Tuesdays in February, is sponsored by the Friends of MHL. Fishing videos are shown each week from 6-7pm. Weekly prizes are awarded. Seminars begin at 7pm.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday February 15, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pokeball Terrariums  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Make you very own Pokeball terrarium with a pokemon inside!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Book Club  
   

If you like to read, cook, eat or talk then this club is for your family.  Each month we will select a book for all to read together.  Books will be chosen for their diversity and culture.  We encourage you to make and eat a meal related to the country or culture represented by the book and then we'll all join together for a discussion and dessert.  This is appropriate for families with children ages 5 and up.  Our next book will take us to Colombia: Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown:  When a man brings to a remote village two burros, Alfa and Beto, loaded with books the children can borrow, Ana's excitement leads her to write a book of her own as she waits for the BibliBurro to return.   Please register the name of each attendee and reserve and read the book before our meeting.  Also please send along any food allergies and alternatives/ideas for dessert to Beth at bkerrigan@mhl.org. 

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Film Screening & Discussion: The House We Live In  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

A screening of The House We Live In, the third episode of the 2003 PBS series, Race - The Power of an Illusion. A discussion will follow, led by Rev. Lee Bluemel of North Parish Unitarian Universalist of North Andover, and by Dr. Damany Fisher, a history teacher at Phillips Academy in Andover.

About the 2003 series Race - The Power of an Illusion from Larry Adelman, Executive Producer
Race is one topic where we all think we're experts. Yet ask 10 people to define race or name "the races," and you're likely to get 10 different answers. Few issues are characterized by more contradictory assumptions and myths, each voiced with absolute certainty. In producing this series, we felt it was important to go back to first principles and ask, What is this thing called "race?" - a question so basic it is rarely raised. What we discovered is that most of our common assumptions about race - for instance, that the world's people can be divided biologically along racial lines - are wrong. Yet the consequences of racism are very real. How do we make sense of these two seeming contradictions? Our hope is that this series can help us all navigate through our myths and misconceptions, and scrutinize some of the assumptions we take for granted. In that sense, the real subject of the film is not so much race but the viewer, or more precisely, the notions about race we all hold. We hope this series can help clear away the biological underbrush and leave starkly visible the underlying social, economic, and political conditions that disproportionately channel advantages and opportunities to white people. Perhaps then we can shift the conversation from discussing diversity and respecting cultural difference to building a more just and equitable society.

RACE -THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION was produced by California Newsreel, in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS). Major funding was provided by the Ford Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Diversity Fund. Additional funding was provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Lida and Alejandro Zaffaroni, Akonadi Foundation, the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, and Nu Lambda Trust.

This event is sponsored by Memorial Hall Library, in collaboration with a local group, Courageous Conversations, and the newly formed SURJ Merrimack Valley.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday February 16, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Stephanie Aude   978-623-8436   saude@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club usually meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome.  Register for each session online or call 978-623-8400.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Social Media Beyond Facebook  
    Contact: Justin Termini   978-623-8435   jtermini@mhl.org
   

Are you already a Facebook user, but want to learn more about some other social media platforms? Come to this class for a brief overview of Instagram, SnapChat, and Twitter. If you have a mobile device, please bring it with you; if not, you can practice with one of the library's devices.

    Location: Friends Alcove 2
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM AlphaBuddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on February 2nd at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Thinking Thursday  
   

Thinking Thursday combines stories and science for children ages 5-8.  We will share a story about a
specific science concept, do some simple experiments and a craft.  Please register starting February 2
at 9:00 a.m., space is limited.

    Location: Activity Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Mafia!  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Mafia card game - outwit your friends!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Temple Place Condo Association  
    Contact: Rick Whitney   646-279-4808   
    Location: Activity Room

Friday February 17, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Around the World  
   

We will explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games. Whether you are a native speaker who would like to meet other parents in the community who raise their children bilingually, or you would like to expose your child to different languages and cultures at an early age, join us for this fun event.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool music with Peter Sheridan  
   

Peter Sheridan has been a children's musician for twenty years providing music to many libraries, daycare centers and schools in the area. He plays guitar, accordion, harmonica and an assortment of other instruments along with using puppets and books in his program.  Peter has also been a featured children's performer at First Night celebrations in Portsmouth, NH for the past six years.  Please register online the name of each person attending two weeks before.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday February 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Petits Francais  
   

During this 45 minute program, children will develop their oral comprehension and speaking skills of the French language through songs, movement and simple story.  All children ages birth to 4, wanting to engage the French language, are welcome.  

Please pick up a token in the Children's Room on the day of the program beginning at 10:30am as space is limited.  Adults and children need tokens.  For more information please contact Beth Kerrigan at bkerrigan@mhl.org.

 

 

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday February 19, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Winter Wonder-Lanterns Workshop  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

In this adult/child workshop, you'll turn milk cartons, cereal boxes and other recycled items into glowing artworks of a winter scene. You will describe your ideas of wintertime through light, shadow, color, and shape as you create your own hanging and tabletop sculptures. 

Green Art Workshop is a hands-on, eco-conscious program that brings teaching artists into classrooms and community centers. In their workshops, participants create imaginative personal and collaborative projects as they re-envision everyday materials. They encourage critical thinking and environmental awareness throughout the creative process.  Limited to 20 adult/child participants. Sponsored by The Friends of Memorial Hall Library.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday February 20, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Tuesday February 21, 2017
   8:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Town I.T. Meeting  
    Contact: Trish Fitzpatrick     pfitzpatrick@andoverma.gov
    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   2:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, February 7th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, February 7th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  2:45 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, February 7th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:45 PM  -  3:00 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, February 7th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bella Beads Teen Program  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Make a necklace, bracelet, keychain or whatever you like with Bella Beads' supplies and instruction.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-823-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Come watch a movie in the Teen Room! Josie will pick the movie around 5:30pm!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fish On! Andover 2017 Fly Fishing the Great North Woods of New Hampshire  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Using Errol, New Hampshire as a base of operations, this presentation will take you to the upper Androscoggin River, the Dead Diamond watershed, and some of the numerous lakes and ponds. Famous for its place in New Hampshire’s logging history, the Androscoggin River is now a popular fly fishing destination and is one of the few rivers in New Hampshire that can be fished from a drift boat. The presentation will discuss when is the best time to fish these waters and what flies work best at different times of the season.

David Kolesar is a licensed New Hampshire fly fishing guide and a partner in New Hampshire Rivers Guide Service and the Northeast Fly Fishing School. He spends the fishing season guiding anglers throughout New Hampshire, with excursions to Massachusetts and Connecticut. Drift boat operations are conducted on the large rivers of northern New Hampshire.

David is certified by the International Federation of Fly Fishers as a fly casting instructor and also teaches fly casting and fly fishing for L.L. Bean’s Burlington, MA store. He has been a volunteer fly fishing instructor with New Hampshire Fish and Game’s Let’s Go Fishing program for over twenty-five years. David ties his own flies and is a past president of the United Fly Tyers, one of the oldest fly tying clubs in the U.S. He can also be found as a demonstration fly tyer at the International Fly Tying Symposium, The Fly Fishing Show, the International Federation of Fly Fishers festivals and other events. He is a member of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild and has fly fished many national and international locations, including Alaska, Brazil, and the Bahamas.

Fish On! Andover 2017, a four week fishing series on Tuesdays in February, is sponsored by the Friends of MHL. Fishing videos are shown each week from 6-7pm. Weekly prizes are awarded. Seminars begin at 7pm.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Pub Trivia at Andolini's  
    Contact: Anna   978-623-8432   atschetter@mhl.org
   

It's the return of Pub Trivia! Join us for trivia at Andolini's just down the street at 19 Essex Street. Bring a team and all of your favorite facts! 

The Friends of the Library generously offered a $50 cash prize to the winning team! 


Wednesday February 22, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Retired Educators Association of MA  
    Contact: Steve Rittenberg   617-872-9879   steritt@comcast.net
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Super Smash Bros. Tournament  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Teens, test your Smash skills against your friends! Prize for the winner!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Julie Pike     pikejjep@yahoo.com
    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Social Media Beyond Facebook  
    Contact: Renata Sancken   978-623-8433   rsancken@mhl.org
   
Are you already a Facebook user, but want to learn more about some other social media platforms? Come to this class for a brief overview of Instagram, SnapChat, and Twitter. If you have a mobile device (smart phone or tablet), please bring it with you; if not, you can practice with one of the library's devices.
    Location: Friends Alcove 2

Thursday February 23, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Magic show  
   

Patrick Adams, Magician Extraordinaire will be here to dazzle us with his talents.  Join us for this fun event for families.  

    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Candy Sushi - make and eat!  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Make - and then EAT - some delicious sushi rolls made from candy and rice krispies.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of MHL Board Meeting  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Friends of MHL's Board of Directors.

Friends members are welcome to attend.
 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday February 24, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Director's Roundtable  
    Contact: Beth Mazin   978-623-8411   
    Location: Activity Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Ukulele Workshop  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Teens, come learn to play ukulele from Julie! You don't have to have a ukulele to learn!

 

Registration is required and space is limited. Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday February 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday February 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

Find the book in our library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Dungeons & Dragons for Teens  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Character creation starts at 3pm; game play starts at 3:30pm!

Open to all teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday February 28, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-823-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Come watch a movie in the Teen Room! Josie will pick the movie around 5:30pm!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fish On! Andover 2017 Top Water Fishing the Rocks: Tactics, Tides & Gear  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Brian O'Connor will discuss how to pick your rock, fishing tactics, location, time and tide, equipment and lure selections.

Brian grew up in Massachusetts and has been fishing since he was seven years old. He started fishing for striped bass at Crane's Beach in the mid-90s. Since then, he has expanded his fishing and knowledge base to include all of Cape Ann and its gorgeous, rocky shores. Learning from some of the best rock fisherman on the East Coast, Brian has sharpened his skills on the treacherous shores of Cape Ann by perfecting new skills he learned over the years to make fishing the rocks pleasant and enjoyable. 

Fish On! Andover 2017, a four week fishing series on Tuesdays in February, is sponsored by the Friends of MHL. Fishing videos are shown each week from 6-7pm. Weekly prizes are awarded. Seminars begin at 7pm.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM eBook How-To  
    Contact: Reference     rdesk@mhl.org
   

Learn how to download free best-selling titles to read on your computer, iPhone, Android, Kindle, or other compatible eBook reader. Bring your eBook reader, library card, and your questions for a hands-on session with OverDrive.  Kindle users should bring their Amazon login and password, and iPad users their Apple ID. Please register and also email gdeyermond@mhl.org which device you will bring to the session. Limited to 4 registrants. Meets in the Circulation Area.

    Location: Teen Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly Great Books discussion group.  Open to new members.

Book selection: Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday March 1, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly nonfiction book discussion group. Open to new members.

Book selection: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (2016)
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 2, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Addison Gallery Tour  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join us for a special morning tour of Taking Shape: Sculpture at the Addison, led by Curator Susan Faxon. The exhibit features a selection of works in wood, bronze, ceramic, marble, stone, and mixed media from the museum’s significant sculpture collection.

Registration is required. Meet in the front lobby of the Addison Gallery of American Art (on the campus of Phillips Academy) at 11am.

   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM AlphaBuddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on February 16th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Andover Democratic Committee  
    Contact: Joe Thibodeau   978-886-8089   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday March 4, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Town Manager Budget Presentations  
    Contact: Wendy Adams   978-623-8225   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday March 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sai Maa Meditation Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

This group led by Andover resident, Irina Dobrina, centers around the teachings and philosophy of Sai Maa, a world-renowned spiritual master, healer, and humanitarian, who embraces a unique fusion of Eastern spiritual wisdom, Western therapeutic knowledge, and energetic mastery.

For details and information about the group, please contact Irina at SaiMaaMeditationAndover@gmail.com. New members always welcome.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of MHL Board Meeting  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Friends of MHL's Board of Directors.

Friends members are welcome to attend.
 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday March 7, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, February 21st at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, February 21st at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, February 21st at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, February 21st at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday March 8, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM eBook How-To  
    Contact: Reference     rdesk@mhl.org
   

Learn how to download free best-selling titles to read on your computer, iPhone, Android, Kindle, or other compatible eBook reader. Bring your eBook reader, library card, and your questions for a hands-on session with OverDrive.  Kindle users should bring their Amazon login and password, and iPad users their Apple ID. Please register and also email gdeyermond@mhl.org which device you will bring to the session. Limited to 4 registrants. Meets in the Circulation Area.

    Location: Teen Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games with the Junior Friends  
   

Children ages 6 and up are invited to join the Junior Friends for a selection of board games, such as checkers and Sorry.
Please register starting February 22nd at 9:00 AM, at www.mhl.org, space is limited.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Beth Mazin     bmazin@mhl.org
    Location: Trustees Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 9, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Stephanie Aude   978-623-8436   saude@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome.  Register for each session online or call 978-623-8400.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Gardening with Children Panel  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

A panel of educators will share their knowledge and enthusiasm about the importance of nurturing the next generation of gardeners. Panelists include Linda Shottes Bouchard, Executive Director of SHED, Leigh Hartwell and Melanie Cutler from the Andover High School's Sustainable Garden Project, and  Hannah Traggis, the Garden to Table educator and coordinator for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Families are welcome.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday March 10, 2017
   8:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday March 11, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Raising Chickens in the Backyard  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   straina@mhl.org
   

In this 90 minute program, Jen Valentine of Valentine & Sons Seed Company will explain the wonders of raising both regular and heritage poultry in your backyard, including rearing chicks, flock management, coop design, and basic medical issues. She'll bring along some of her heritage hens, too.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Each session we will enjoy three to four picture books together. Group activities such as songs, finger plays and story related craft will complement the listening experience during this 30 minute program for children ages 3-5.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday March 12, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends' Concert Series: Pianist Michael Arnowitt  
    Contact: Reference     rdesk@mhl.org
   

Pianist Michael Arnowitt will perform a program of Chopin's 24 Preludes. Michael has performed twice as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared with the Kiev Chamber Orchestra, the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, and many others. An accomplished classical and jazz pianist, he has performed in concert with the Ying Quartet, and has toured Canada and the United States giving duo performances with Beverley Johnston of Toronto, one of the world’s leading classical percussionists. He was born in Boston and now resides in Montpelier, Vermont. His music can be found at www.mapiano.com

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday March 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday March 14, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Curiosity Club  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8445   kbears@mhl.org
   

Curiosity Club is a new program geared to children between the ages of 6-7.  We will share stories and STEAM activities that center around a single subject that is sure to "pique your curiosity!"  You never know what you'll find out in the Curiosity Club!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on February 28th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult Coloring Group  
    Contact: Reference     rdesk@mhl.org
   

Adults are welcome to drop in and do some coloring in the Reference Room. No registration required. All supplies provided.

    Location: Reference Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Beekeeper: Barbara MacPhee  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Master gardener and beekeeper Barbara MacPhee will share her extensive knowledge about the family, home and products of bees, along with her research on Colony Collapse Disorder. She was awarded Beekeeper of the Year in 2009.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of MHL and Spade and Trowel Garden Club.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday March 15, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Foster's Pond Corporation Annual Meeting  
    Contact: Steve Cotton   978-475-5679   
   

The business meeting will be followed by a talk by the Andover Historical Society’s Jane Cairns, who will share stories of Ann Foster and Martha Carrier, near neighbors of Foster’s Pond, as well as other Andover residents accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

Sponsored by the Foster's Pond Corporation and Memorial Hall Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday March 16, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM AlphaBuddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on March 2nd at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday March 18, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday March 19, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Andover Community Trust Information Session  
    Contact: Denise Johnson   978-276-9228   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday March 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

Find the book in our library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Andover Community Trust Information Session  
    Contact: Denise Johnson   978-276-9228   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday March 21, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, March 7th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, March 7th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, March 7th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, March 7th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM eBook How-To  
    Contact: Reference     rdesk@mhl.org
   

Learn how to download free best-selling titles to read on your computer, iPhone, Android, Kindle, or other compatible eBook reader. Bring your eBook reader, library card, and your questions for a hands-on session with OverDrive.  Kindle users should bring their Amazon login and password, and iPad users their Apple ID. Please register and also email gdeyermond@mhl.org which device you will bring to the session. Limited to 4 registrants. Meets in the Circulation Area.

    Location: Teen Room

Wednesday March 22, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Julie Pike     pikejjep@yahoo.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 23, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Tech Services Meeting  
    Contact: Clare Curran-Ball     ccball@mhl.org
    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

An evening for adults to learn and play board games in the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Joan Butler: The Armchair Gardener  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Joan Butler will share her favorite nurseries and other helpful information for gardeners of all ages.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of MHL and Village Garden Club.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday March 25, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday March 26, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends' Concert Series: The David Zoffer Differential  
    Contact: Reference     rdesk@mhl.org
   

Multi-instrumentalist, David Zoffer, will be featured as keyboardist, guitarist, vocalist, bassist, and composer on his sophisticated pop/jazz/blues/fusion tunes, using character-driven male and female vocals, jazzy harmonies, funk and rock rhythms, tight arrangements, dynamic forms and story lines. Electric Joni Mitchell, the Police, Steely Dan and Frank Zappa are all influences in this music. You can hear Zoffer's roots in classic jazz and classic rock from his hometown of Pittsburgh, along with the craftsmanship he learned studying jazz composition at Oberlin Conservatory and New England Conservatory (NEC). This has allowed Zoffer to have the range to be both a featured rock and jazz artist at NYC clubs like the Bitter End, and also to be a crossover jazz/classical guest performer/featured composer/arranger/soloist with the Handel and Haydn Society and Boston Philharmonic. He will be accompanied by female vocalist, Burcu Gulec, as well as other area musicians.

Zoffer chairs NEC's Prep and Continuing Education Jazz Department, and serves on the faculty of the Contemporary Improvisation Department. He is an Associate Professor of Contemporary Writing and Production at the Berklee College of Music, and Jazz Ensemble Director at the Walnut Hill School. He is one of the most important music educators in the Boston area, having taught and played with many of the leading lights of the 21st century music scene from Boston, such as Grace Kelly, Peter Evans, Steven Fiefke and Jake Sherman.

His music can be heard at www.davidzoffer.com.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday March 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday March 28, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly Great Books discussion group.  Open to new members.

Book selection: The Inheritors by William  Golding


Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday March 29, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Organic Gardening 101 with Rita Wollmering  
   

Rita Wollmering will present a program of organic gardening basics. Families are welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday March 30, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM AlphaBuddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on March 16th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday March 31, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Lock-In  
    Contact: Stephanie Aude     saude@mhl.org
   

Register for an evening of after-hours genealogy research with exclusive access to databases, computers, microfilm and the Andover Room.  A light dinner will be served. Space is limited. Registration required. $10 fee.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday April 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday April 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sai Maa Meditation Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

This group led by Andover resident, Irina Dobrina, centers around the teachings and philosophy of Sai Maa, a world-renowned spiritual master, healer, and humanitarian, who embraces a unique fusion of Eastern spiritual wisdom, Western therapeutic knowledge, and energetic mastery.

For details and information about the group, please contact Irina at SaiMaaMeditationAndover@gmail.com. New members always welcome.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday April 4, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, March 21st at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, March 21st at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, March 21st at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, March 21st at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday April 5, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly nonfiction book discussion group. Open to new members.

Book selection: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: and their race to save the world’s most precious manuscripts by Joshua Hammer (2016)

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday April 6, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

An evening for adults to learn and play board games in the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Conservation Commission's Annual Overseer Meeting  
    Contact: Kevin Porter   978-273-8156   kjporter725@comcast.net
    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday April 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Each session we will enjoy three to four picture books together. Group activities such as songs, finger plays and story related craft will complement the listening experience during this 30 minute program for children ages 3-5.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Monday April 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday April 11, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Curiosity Club  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8445   kbears@mhl.org
   

Curiosity Club is a new program geared to children between the ages of 6-7.  We will share stories and STEAM activities that center around a single subject that is sure to "pique your curiosity!"  You never know what you'll find out in the Curiosity Club!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on March 28th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Herb Gardens with Suzanne Crooker  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Suzanne Crooker will present a program on herb gardens. She has worked in the vegetable department at Mahoney's for over a decade.

Sponsored by Friends of MHL and Spade and Trowel Garden Club

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday April 12, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Beth Mazin     bmazin@mhl.org
    Location: Trustees Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday April 13, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Stephanie Aude   978-623-8436   saude@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome.  Register for each session online or call 978-623-8400.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM AlphaBuddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on March 30th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Andover Community Trust Forum  
    Contact: Priscilla Loring   978-852-7742   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday April 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday April 16, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday April 17, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Tuesday April 18, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   2:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, April 4th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, April 4th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  2:45 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, April 4th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:45 PM  -  3:00 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, April 4th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday April 19, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday April 20, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday April 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

Find the book in our library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Greg Maichack: The Art of Pastel Workshop  
    Contact: Reference     rdesk@mhl.org
   

Become inspired to create beautiful pastel paintings by exploring America’s foremost modernist pastel painter of flowers.

The Pastel Art of Georgia O’Keeffe: Modern American Abstraction

Focusing on the calla lily, participants work in tandem with the artist, Gregory Maichack. Also, topics such as her landscapes, shells and more will be covered. From sheer beginners with no experience to advanced students, all will experiment with hundreds of pastels learning pastel handling techniques O’Keeffe used in her pastel art. Scumbling, feathering, blending, slurring, edges, and layering will be mastered in this direct tactile medium of pure and nuanced color. How layering is accomplished without fixatives for achieving O’Keeffe’s “clean” look will be a focus as well as building an abstract foundation through Leonardo da Vinci’s revolutionary drawing technique.

All materials provided. Space is limited to 16 participants. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday April 25, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly Great Books discussion group.  Open to new members.

Book selection: Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe


Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday April 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Julie Pike     pikejjep@yahoo.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday April 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM AlphaBuddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on April 13th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends' Spring Book Sale Preview Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Friends' Spring Book Sale Preview Night. $20 per person admission charge. Current Friends' members admitted free.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday April 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Friends of MHL Spring Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday April 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Friends of MHL Spring Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday April 30, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends' Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Friends of MHL Spring Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday May 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sai Maa Meditation Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

This group led by Andover resident, Irina Dobrina, centers around the teachings and philosophy of Sai Maa, a world-renowned spiritual master, healer, and humanitarian, who embraces a unique fusion of Eastern spiritual wisdom, Western therapeutic knowledge, and energetic mastery.

For details and information about the group, please contact Irina at SaiMaaMeditationAndover@gmail.com. New members always welcome.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Andover Annual Town Meeting  

Tuesday May 2, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, April 18th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, April 18th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, April 18th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, April 18th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Andover Annual Town Meeting  

Wednesday May 3, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly nonfiction book discussion group. Open to new members.

Book selection: Black Hole Blues and Other Songs From Outer Space by Janna Levin (2016)

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday May 4, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

An evening for adults to learn and play board games in the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends' Annual Meeting: Stephen Collins as William Shakespeare  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Actor Stephen Collins will make Shakespeare's words come alive, from the evil machinations of Richard III, to the philosophical bantering of Falstaff, to the brilliant oratory of Brutus and Antony. Shakespeare's tragedies, comedies, histories, and sonnets are all represented in this exciting show.  A brief annual meeting of the Friends of MHL will precede the performance. All Friends' members are welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday May 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday May 7, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MVMTA Honors Recital  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Enjoy an afternoon of piano music played by students of the Merrimack Valley Music Teachers Association.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday May 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Andover Annual Town Meeting  

Tuesday May 9, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Curiosity Club  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8445   kbears@mhl.org
   

Curiosity Club is a new program geared to children between the ages of 6-7.  We will share stories and STEAM activities that center around a single subject that is sure to "pique your curiosity!"  You never know what you'll find out in the Curiosity Club!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on April 25thth at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Andover Annual Town Meeting  

Wednesday May 10, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Death Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Refreshments and socializing from 6:30-7:00pm. Program begins promptly at 7:00pm. To learn more about Death Cafes, visit deathcafe.com for more information.

Join other adults for Memorial Hall Library's sixth evening of open, lively, and insightful discussion about death. While not a support group nor a venue for bereavement, a Death Cafe seeks to provide an unscripted, non-judgmental platform for those wishing to explore the many facets of this often taboo subject. Come with an open mind, a healthy curiosity, and a willingness to share your thoughts, feelings, and questions with other like-minded individuals. Facilitated by Andover resident, Richard Davis.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday May 11, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Stephanie Aude   978-623-8436   saude@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome.  Register for each session online or call 978-623-8400.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM AlphaBuddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on April 27th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday May 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Each session we will enjoy three to four picture books together. Group activities such as songs, finger plays and story related craft will complement the listening experience during this 30 minute program for children ages 3-5.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Monday May 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

Find the book in our library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday May 16, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, May 2nd at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, May 2nd at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, May 2nd at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, May 2nd at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Andover Home for Aged People  
    Contact: Louise McKallagat   508-631-1021   
    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday May 17, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM *Trustees' Reception  
    Contact: Stefani Traina     straina@mhl.org
    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday May 18, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday May 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday May 23, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Preservation Awards  
    Contact: Karen Herman     kvwherman@verizon.net
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly Great Books discussion group.  Open to new members.

Book selection: Man and Superman: a comedy and a philosophy by George Bernard Shaw


Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday May 24, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Julie Pike     pikejjep@yahoo.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday May 25, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listners is a story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult. We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday May 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday May 29, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Tuesday May 30, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for children ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a short movie and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday May 31, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday June 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday June 2, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday June 3, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday June 4, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday June 5, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of MHL Board Meeting  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Friends of MHL's Board of Directors.

Friends members are welcome to attend.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday June 6, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday June 7, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group of eight to eleven-year-olds.  We share snacks
conversation, and plan projects and programs for youner children.  For more information please contact
Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly nonfiction book discussion group. Open to new members.

Book selection: The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan (2016)

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday June 8, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday June 9, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday June 10, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday June 11, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday June 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sai Maa Meditation Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

This group led by Andover resident, Irina Dobrina, centers around the teachings and philosophy of Sai Maa, a world-renowned spiritual master, healer, and humanitarian, who embraces a unique fusion of Eastern spiritual wisdom, Western therapeutic knowledge, and energetic mastery.

For details and information about the group, please contact Irina at SaiMaaMeditationAndover@gmail.com. New members always welcome.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday June 13, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday June 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday June 15, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday June 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday June 17, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday June 18, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday June 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

Annual book selection meeting.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday June 20, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday June 21, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday June 22, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday June 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday June 24, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday June 25, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday June 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly Great Books discussion group.  Open to new members.

Book selection: Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë


Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Julie Pike     pikejjep@yahoo.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday June 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday June 30, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday July 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday July 2, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday July 3, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library closes at 5pm  
   

The library closes at 5pm.


Tuesday July 4, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Wednesday July 5, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday July 6, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday July 7, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday July 8, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday July 9, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday July 10, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday July 11, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday July 13, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday July 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday July 15, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Each session we will enjoy three to four picture books together. Group activities such as songs, finger plays and story related craft will complement the listening experience during this 30 minute program for children ages 3-5.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday July 16, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday July 17, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday July 18, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Julie Pike     pikejjep@yahoo.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday July 20, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday July 21, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday July 22, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday July 23, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday July 24, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday July 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday July 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday July 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday July 30, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday July 31, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday August 3, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Friday August 4, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday August 5, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday August 6, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday August 7, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday August 10, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday August 11, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday August 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Each session we will enjoy three to four picture books together. Group activities such as songs, finger plays and story related craft will complement the listening experience during this 30 minute program for children ages 3-5.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday August 13, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday August 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Wiggle Words