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Friday December 2, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   2:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Free Form Fridays  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8401 x 56   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 December 3, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends' Holiday Book Sale & Silhouette Portraits  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Shop for holiday gifts and support the library at the same time! Gift quality books for all ages will be available at bargain prices, including fiction, nonfiction, children's and oversized books.

Jean Comerford of Portraits in Silhouette will be on hand from 9am-3pm. Her hand-cut silhouettes make beautiful gifts and keepsakes. Prices are $35 for the first silhouette, and $15 per copy. Frames are $35-$45. Contact Stefani at straina@mhl.org or 978-623-8401, x49 for appointments. A deposit of $35, payable to the Friends of MHL, is required upon registration, and can be mailed to Memorial Hall Library, Attn: Stefani Traina, 2 N. Main St., Andover, MA 01810.  A fundraiser for the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Class is full for the 2016-2017 session. If you're interested in learning more about the 2017-2018 session, please email ya@mhl.org.

    Location: Teen Room
   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
   3:50 PM  -  4:30 PM Chinese Language Storytime  
   

Chinese reading program for children birth-6 including group activities such as Chinese stories, rhymes and simple crafts. Please pick up a token in the Children's Room as attendance is first come first served.  The room limit is 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday December 4, 2016
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MVMTA Winter 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 December 5, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen DIY Gift Boxes  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8401, x56   ya@mhl.org
   

Cut and fold your own decorative paper gift boxes.

 

Open to all teens in grades 6-12.

   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 December 6, 2016
   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   978-623-8401 x39   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 November 22nd at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Watch a movie in the Teen Room. Titles are picked the day of, so give us a call!

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  -  8:00 PM An Evening with Andover Author Ellen Alden  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Ellen Alden was sifting through her attic and discovered a leather box filled with Civil War era letters from her great, great grandfather. These letters written to his wife and children from the lines of the Virginia battlefields, tell the story of an Irish immigrant farmer forced to seek a better life in America. Similar to the challanges that immigrants still face today, this story speaks of the sacrifices families make to improve their lives. Ellen will discuss her new novel, Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke: An Irish Immigrant Story, which is based on the letters she found in her attic. Visit www.ellenalden.com. Copies of her book will be available.

Ellen B. Alden is a graduate of St. Michael's College. She has degrees from Pepperdine University and studied at Merrimack College. She resides in Andover with her husband, three children and two dogs.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday December 7, 2016
   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  -  4:15 PM Teen Crafts for a Cause  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8401, x56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come make pet toys to donate to the MSPCA!


Open to all teens in grades 6-12, registration required.

NOTE: We will be making a special trip to the Cormier Youth Center for this program. We will leave the library at 3pm to walk to the CYC and will return to the library at 4:10.

   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Make a Present with the Junior Friends  
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited to make a present with the Junior Friends.  We will help you to make
a variety of small crafts which can be gifts for friends and family.  Please register starting November 23rd
at 9:00 AM, space is limited.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM School Nurse Focus Group  
    Contact: Erica Nichols   978-886-3166   
    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM An Introduction to Jewish Genealogy with Marilyn Okonow  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Come learn how to research your family history. Learn what resources are available online and in local archives. Make this the year you start!

Marilyn Okonow took the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston’s award-wining course, Foundations of Genealogical Research, six years ago, and already has 2,500 family members in her family file. She traveled to Poland in April 2010, when she went to her ancestral towns on her mother's side and found her great-grandfather's birth record from 1862.

She is currently the Outreach Coordinator for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston. She is also the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Vilna Shul/Boston’s Center for Jewish Heritage in Boston and is also the founder of the Vilna Shul Genealogical Project. She has located over 500 living descendants of the original Vilna Shul founders from the early 1900s in the West End of Boston. She is researching PREDMIECKI- Bransk/Bialystok/Orle, Poland; DIENSTFREUND-Jaroslaw, Poland; LIPSHITZ/HANDMAN/ARONSON/PLAGOFF, Polatsk, Belarus, and Odessa, Ukraine.

In Marilyn’s former life, she was a professional singer, pianist and arranger. She is currently the musical director for the Tremble Clefs, a chorus for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers, under the auspices of Jewish Family and Childrens’ Service. She lives in Needham with her husband Dale, and has two children.

Co-sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of Hadassah and Memorial Hall Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday December 8, 2016
   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: Kim Lynn   978-623-8401 x36   klynn@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 978-623-8401, x31.

    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 Listeners is a story time for children ages 3-5.  We will share stories, songs and a simple craft.
No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room beforehand.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Teen Escape the Room!  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8401, x56   ya@mhl.org
   

Solve puzzles from the Breakout EDU box to test your skills and see if you have what it takes to ESCAPE!

 

Open to all teens in grades 6-12.

   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Thinking Thursday  
   

Thinking Thursday combines stories and science for ages 5-8.  We will share a story, do some simple
experiments, and a craft.  Please register starting November 23rd at 9:00 a.m., space is limited.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM MHL's Thursday Movie: The Finest Hours  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. Based on the book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. Stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Holiday Grainger. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Rated PG-13. Running time 117 minutes; 2016.

    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
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Andover Community Garden Association Annual Meeting  
    Contact: Ann Knowles   978-475-5256   ann@andovergarden.com
   

Annual meeting for the Andover Community Garden Association.

    Location: Friends Alcove 2

Friday December 9, 2016
   2:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Free Form Fridays  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8401 x 56   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 December 10, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Class is full for the 2016-2017 session. If you're interested in learning more about the 2017-2018 session, please email ya@mhl.org.

    Location: Teen Room
   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 December 11, 2016
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Star Wars  
   

Celebrate the release of Star Wars:  Rogue One!  Join in by dressing as your favorite character for the costume contest.  Learn about the history of Star Wars, and explore the traveling Star Wars museum.  Bring your show and tell items, and test your knowledge in a trivia contest.  Watch Star Wars Pop Culture Videos & more!

For ages 6 and up, families welcome!

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday December 12, 2016
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Dungeons & Dragons for Teens  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Learn about tabletop role-playing games and have an adventure! Character creation from 3 - 3:30; story goes from 3:30 to 4:30pm.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12; new players welcome!

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday December 13, 2016
   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
   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, November 29th 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, November 29th 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, November 29th 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, November 29th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Watch a movie in the Teen Room. Titles are picked the day of, so give us a call!

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   978-623-8401 x31   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 tdonnelly@mhl.org which device you will bring to the session. Limited to 4 registrants. Meets in the Circulation Area.

   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.

The Judgement, The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka

Find in the catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday December 14, 2016
   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
   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  -  4:15 PM Random Fandom: Anime  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8401, x56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come celebrate your favorite anime and manga series!

Open to all teens in grades 6-12.

   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 December 15, 2016
   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   978-623-8401 x31   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.

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listeners is a story time for children ages 3-5.  We will share stories, songs and a simple craft.
No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room beforehand.

    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 December 1st at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Teen Star Wars Celebration  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8401, x56   ya@mhl.org
   

Celebrate Star Wars by making a perler bead lightsaber keychain!

 

Open to all teens in grades 6-12.


Friday December 16, 2016
   2:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Free Form Fridays  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8401 x 56   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 December 17, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Class is full for the 2016-2017 session. If you're interested in learning more about the 2017-2018 session, please email ya@mhl.org.

    Location: Teen Room
   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 as space is limited.  Adults and children need tokens.  For more information please contact Beth Kerrigan at bkerrigan@mhl.org.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Monday December 19, 2016
   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  -  4:15 PM Teen Craft: Story Lanterns  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8401, x56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come make a story lantern!

 

Open to all teens in grades 6-12.


Tuesday December 20, 2016
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Watch a movie in the Teen Room. Titles are picked the day of, so give us a call!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room

Wednesday December 21, 2016
   5:15 PM  -  6:15 PM Teen Craft: DIY Felt Handwarmers  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8401, x56   ya@mhl.org
   

Stay warm this winter with your own DIY felt handwarmer! (Or make one to give as a gift!)

 

Open to all teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday December 22, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Gingerdead Men  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8401 x56   ya@mhl.org
   

Teens, come decorate (and eat) zombie gingerbread men!

 

Open to teens in grades 6-12.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday December 23, 2016
   2:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Free Form Fridays  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8401 x 56   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 December 24, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Sunday December 25, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday December 26, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Tuesday December 27, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Teen Craft: Coloring  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8401, x56   ya@mhl.org
   

Drop in for some fun adult coloring sheets.

 

Open to all teens in grades 6-12.

   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, December 13th 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, December 13th 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, December 13th 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, December 13th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Anna or Renata   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Watch a movie in the Teen Room. Titles are picked the day of, so give us a call!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room

Wednesday December 28, 2016
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Drop-In Button-Making  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8401, x56   ya@mhl.org
   

Drop by the Teen Room any time this afternoon to use our button maker to create your own buttons.

 

Open to all teens in grades 6-12.


Friday December 30, 2016
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Flashback Friday: Old-School Cartoons & Cereal  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8401, x56   ya@mhl.org
   

Unwind at the library with some of your favorite cartoons & cereal of yesterday.


Saturday December 31, 2016
   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 January 1, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday January 2, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Wednesday January 4, 2017
   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: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday January 5, 2017
   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

Saturday January 7, 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 January 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tech @ MHL: Windows 10  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Have you recently updated your computer or purchased a new one and are confused with the new Windows 10? Come learn the ins and outs with systems librarian, Theo Kontos. We’ll discuss new features like Cortana and the Edge browser and how to quickly find the settings you need. Feel free to bring a laptop, but it is not required. 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
   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 January 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 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
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Pinterest for Beginners  
    Contact: Gerry Deyermond   978-623-8421   gdeyermond@mhl.org
   
Movie buff? Crafter? Traveler? Chef? Fashionista? Whatever your interest, you can collect articles, pictures, websites and more and save them to one place so you can easily retrieve the information! How do I do that? Pinterest! What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a place to organize and share online images, websites etc. that you find interesting or inspiring. Learn how Pinterest works and how you can start your own Pinterest bulletin board. Meets in Friends Alcove 2.
    Location: Friends Alcove 2
   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, December 27th 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, December 27th 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, December 27th 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, December 27th 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
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Andover Home for Aged People  
    Contact: Louise McKallagat   508-631-1021   
    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday January 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  -  11:30 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 tdonnelly@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
   3:30 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 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 January 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
   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
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM MHL's Thursday Movie: The Light Between Oceans  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8400   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat. Stars Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Derek Cianfrance. Rated PG-13. Running time is 133 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 January 14, 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 January 16, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Tuesday January 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 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
   7:00 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 January 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
   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

Thursday January 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
   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
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Thinking Thursday  
   

Thinking Thursday combines stories and science for children ages 5-8.  We will share a story, do some
simple experiments, and make a craft.  Space is limited, so please register starting January 5th at 9:00 a.m.

    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

Saturday January 21, 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Legomania  
   

Legomania is a program for children ages 5 and up who love to build with Lego's.  We will share a story,
then build freely for about 30 minutes.  Each child will have an opportunity to talk about their creation
with the group before putting the Lego's on display in the Children's Room.  Please register starting January 7th
at 9:00 at www.mhl.org, space is limited.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday January 23, 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

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
   6:30 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
   3:45 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: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.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
   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
   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

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

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

Monday January 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conservation Commission Open Space & Recreation Plan Update  
    Contact: Alix Driscoll   978-475-7095   alixd@verizon.net
   

A workshop to solicit public input for the update of the Open Space and Recreation Plan for Andover.

    Location: Memorial Hall

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
   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
   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

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

Monday February 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 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
   3:30 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
   6:30 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
   10:25 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
   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
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM MVLC Tech Services  
    Contact: Barbara McNamara     bmcnamara@mhl.org
    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
   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
   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
   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  -  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 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
   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

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
   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

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

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

The library is closed for the holiday.


Tuesday February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 7th 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 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.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
   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

Friday February 24, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Director's Roundtable  
    Contact: Beth Mazin   978-623-8411   
    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

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
   6:30 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 tdonnelly@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
   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 16th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room

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 tdonnelly@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
   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 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
   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  -  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 March 11, 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

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
   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 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   
    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
   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
   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 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

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
   6:30 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: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.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
   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

Saturday March 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

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

Dave Zoffer, chair of New England Conservatory's Prep/Continuing Education Jazz Department and faculty member at the Berklee College of Music will play a program of jazz featuring some of the finest musicians in the Boston area. Dave, an accomplished pianist and guitarist, has been part of Boston's Jazz scene since 1994.

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
   6:30 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

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
   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
   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

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
   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 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
   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
   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 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
   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 4th 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 4th 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 4th 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 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
   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: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.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
   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

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

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
   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

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
   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 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
   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
   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
   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: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.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
   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.