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Tuesday May 24, 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  -  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 just learning to read on their own, or who may need a little bit of practice with their new skill.  Annie will meet with (four) kids each time she comes for 15 minutes at a time.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.  Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, May 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 just learning to read on their own, or who may need a little bit of practice with their new skill.  Annie will meet with (four) kids each time she comes for 15 minutes at a time.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.  Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, May 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 just learning to read on their own, or who may need a little bit of practice with their new skill.  Annie will meet with (four) kids each time she comes for 15 minutes at a time.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.  Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, May 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 just learning to read on their own, or who may need a little bit of practice with their new skill.  Annie will meet with (four) kids each time she comes for 15 minutes at a time.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.  Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, May 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 2-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, a brief movie, and a craft.  Children may wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.  No registration
is necessary, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room beforehand.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Rebecca or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Join us for a movie night. We pick the movies at about 6:00pm.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

 

    Location: Teen 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:  A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday May 25, 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
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM AIEA  
    Contact: Barbara McNamara     bmcnamara@mhl.org
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes! Game for Teens  
    Contact: Anna or Rebecca   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Use code-breaking skills and trial and error to play this awesome bomb-difusing co-operative video game!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

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

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group for ages 8-11.  We plan
programs for younger children and do projects to help the library.  To register, please
contact Children's Librarian Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Death Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday May 26, 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.

    Location: Friends Alcove 2
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Each week 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
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Andover Reads 2016: Book Discussion at Center at Punchard  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Discuss The Boys in the Boat with the monthly book club at The Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court. Registration required.

Sponsored by Memorial Hall Library and The Center at Punchard.

   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM DIY Magnetic Poetry Kits  
    Contact: Anna or Rebecca   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Make your own Magnetic Poetry Kit!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Appleseed/Applesauce Author Artist Night  
   

Join the authors and artists from the Andover Schools, published in the Spring edition of Appleseed and Applesauce Literary Magazines, as they share their works at this public reading.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday May 27, 2016
   8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 8th Grade Visit to Memorial Hall  
    Contact: David Piscia     dpiscia@aps1.net
    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Around the World  
   

We will explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games. Whether you are a native speaker who would like to meet other parents in the community who raise their children bilingually, or you would like to expose your child to different languages and cultures at an early age, join us for this fun event. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room as space is limited.   Please join us in wishing Irina O'Brien farewell (for a few years) as she and her family move onto a new adventure.  Irina created this program and we have loved having her and will miss her and her talents! Thank you Irina! 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:05 AM  -  11:05 AM Literacy Storytime  
   

Join members of the Massachusetts Coordinated Family and Community Engagement for a preschool literacy story time.  CFCE is a local family based organization funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.  All preschool ages 3-5 are welcome to attend with an adult.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Free Form Fridays  
    Contact: Anna or Rebecca   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come play the WiiU, watch a movie, or just hang out in the Activity Room on Friday afternoons!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday May 28, 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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Girls Who Code Presentation Practice  
    Contact: Anna   978-623-8401 x56   ya@mhl.org
    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday May 30, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Tuesday May 31, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Doherty 8th Grade visit  
    Contact: Ken Matteucci     kmatteucci@aps1.net
    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Rebecca or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Join us for a movie night. We pick the movies at about 6:00pm.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

 

    Location: Teen Room

Wednesday June 1, 2016
   8:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Doherty 8th Grade visit  
    Contact: Ken Matteucci     kmatteucci@aps1.net
    Location: Memorial Hall
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Andover Reads 2016 at the Addison Gallery  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

All hands on deck! Images of Boating Culture in American Art
Join us for an off-site program at the Addison Gallery of American Art, 180 Main St., Andover. The role of boating in American culture will be explored through paintings, watercolors, photographs, and sketches by such artists as Mary Cassatt, Stuart Davis, Lyonel Feininger, Winslow Homer, John La Farge, Fitz Henry Lane, Charles Sheeler, and Stuart Travis from the Addison's collection and beyond. Join Curatorial Assistant Kelley Tialiou and learn the ropes! RSVP is recommended.

Sponsored by the Addison Gallery of American Art and Memorial Hall Library.

   3:00 PM Summer Community Service Info Session for Teens and Parents  
    Contact: Rebecca or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Learn about our summer community service program for middle and high school students. This year we will be helping you design your own volunteer program and connecting to you organizations and communities members in Andover that will help you achieve your goals and make our town better!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12 as well as their parents for questions and information.

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

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a volunteer group for ages 8-11.  We plan
programs for younger children and do projects to help the library.  To register, please
contact Children's Librarian Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 or kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Andover Reads 2016: An Evening with Andover High Rowers  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Andover High students on the rowing teams from middle school through varsity will talk about their connection to rowing, and their experiences on the team. The athletes row out of the Essex Rowing Club, Inc. and are coached by Hallie Woods, Travis Gardner and Patrick Scott.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

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

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

Book selection:   Moral Tribes by Joshua David Greene
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday June 2, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Air Plant Terrariums  
    Contact: Anna or Rebecca   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Make an air plant terrarium! What's an air plant? It's a plant that doesn't need soil to grow!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

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

Thinking Thursday (formerly Find-Out Friday) combines stories and science for ages 5-8.  We will share
a story, then do some simple experiments and a craft.  Please register starting May 19th at 9:00 a.m.,
space is limited. 

    Location: Activity Room

Friday June 3, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Free Form Fridays  
    Contact: Anna or Rebecca   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come play the WiiU, watch a movie, or just hang out in the Activity Room on Friday afternoons!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday June 4, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Buying & Selling on eBay Cancelled  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

This class has been cancelled.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Phone Short Film Festival and Reception  
    Contact: Rebecca or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday June 6, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons & Dragons for Teens  
    Contact: Anna or Rebecca   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Go on a magical journey of adventure with your Dungeon Master aka Teen Librarian Anna! Level up, kill some baddies, and have a great time storytelling. Need with help character creating or have questions? Email Anna at atschetter@mhl.org.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Andover Class of '76 High School Reunion Meeting  
    Contact: Wayne Garrod   978-475-6857   smumoose1@yahoo.com
    Location: Trustees 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: Activity Room

Tuesday June 7, 2016
   3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM VAB (Volunteen Advisory Board) Meeting  
    Contact: Anna or Rebecca   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Helps us make the library better for teens! We pick books, plan programs, and make displays!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Rebecca or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Join us for a movie night. We pick the movies at about 6:00pm.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

 

    Location: Teen 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 gdeyermond@mhl.org which device you will bring to the session.

    Location: Friends Alcove 2

Wednesday June 8, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Random Fandom  
    Contact: Anna or Rebecca   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

A new craft every month featuring a different fandom!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Make a Present for Dad  
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited to make a present for Father's Day, with the help of the Junior Friends
of Memorial Hall Library.  Please register starting May 25th at 9:00 a.m. at www.mhl.org, space is limited.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Summer Community Service Info Session for Teens and Parents  
    Contact: Rebecca or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Learn about our summer community service program for middle and high school students. This year we will be helping you design your own volunteer program and connecting to you organizations and communities members in Andover that will help you achieve your goals and make our town better!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12 as well as their parents for questions and information.

    Location: Teen Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM *Shawsheen River Watershed Association Annual Meeting  
    Contact: Bob Marsh   978-470-3363   
    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 9, 2016
   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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Tie Dye  
    Contact: Anna and Rebecca   978.623.8401 x56   ya@mhl.org
   

Get ready for summer with a custom made tie dyed t-shirt!  You bring the shirt, and we supply everything else. 

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Friday June 10, 2016
   10:05 AM  -  11:05 AM Literacy Storytime  
   

Join Ms Mary Ann of the Massachusetts Coordinated Family and Community Engagement for a preschool literacy story time.  CFCE is a local family based organization funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.  All preschool ages 3-5 are welcome to attend with an adult.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee.  Join us for this last session as Ms Mary Ann is retiring!  Come say goodbye and happy retirement!

    Location: Activity Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Free Form Fridays  
    Contact: Anna or Rebecca   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come play the WiiU, watch a movie, or just hang out in the Activity Room on Friday afternoons!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday June 11, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Buying & Selling on Craigslist Cancelled  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

This class has been cancelled.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Rowing Workshop at Essex Rowing Club  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Learn how to crew like the "Boys in the Boat" in this program for teens and adults. All teens under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Get a feel for rowing on the rowing machines, then head outside and learn about the boats. The session will end on the Merrimack River where you can experience the team work and coordination it takes to win an Olympic medal. And maybe have a little competition!

This event, co-sponsored by Memorial Hall Library and Essex Rowing Club takes place rain or shine at the Essex Rowing Clubhouse, 656 Lowell Street, Methuen, MA. No transportation provided. Participants meet at the facility.

A non-refundable registration fee of $10 (cash or check payable to Friends of MHL) for each registrant is required for this program. Drop off at the library or mail to: Stefani Traina, Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover, MA 01810.

Limited to 27 participants.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

   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
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games for Adults  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Learn and play board games with other adults in the Activity Room. Facilitated by Andover resident, John Totten.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Rowing Workshop at Essex Rowing Club  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Learn how to crew like the "Boys in the Boat" in this program for teens and adults. All teens under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Get a feel for rowing on the rowing machines, then head outside and learn about the boats. The session will end on the Merrimack River where you can experience the team work and coordination it takes to win an Olympic medal. And maybe have a little competition!

This event, co-sponsored by Memorial Hall Library and Essex Rowing Club takes place rain or shine at the Essex Rowing Clubhouse, 656 Lowell Street, Methuen, MA. No transportation provided. Participants meet at the facility.

A non-refundable registration fee of $10 (cash or check payable to Friends of MHL) for each registrant is required for this program. Drop off at the library or mail to: Stefani Traina, Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover, MA 01810.

Limited to 27 participants.


Monday June 13, 2016
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Exam Cram (with food!)  
    Contact: Rebecca or Anna   978.623.8401 x56   ya@mhl.org
   

Welcome to Exam Cram! Bring yourself or your study group, and prepare for your final exams in style.  We'll have snacks on hand to keep your energy up, and index cards handy in case you forgot yours at home.  

    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 more information about Sai Maa, please visit www.sai-maa.com/about-sai-maa. For details and information about the group, please contact Irina at SaiMaaMeditationAndover@gmail.com.
New members always welcome.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday June 14, 2016
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book to Movie Club  
    Contact: Anna or Rebecca   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Join us the 2nd Tuesday of every month for our new Book to Movie Club. We will discuss a book we've all read from 6:00 to 6:30pm and then watch the movie adaptation!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12. Book and movie title coming soon!

    Location: Teen Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM An Evening with Author Peter Grinspoon, M.D.  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

By any measure, Dr. Peter Grinspoon was a success: a Harvard-educated M.D. with a thriving practice; two great kids and an accomplished wife; a pillar of his community. However, beneath that picture-perfect façade, he was an addict secretly consuming dangerous amounts of prescription medication every day. And when two detectives showed up at his office after a suspicious pharmacist busted him for filling a prescription in the name of his eighteen-year-old nanny, the façade crumbled.    

Having lied his way to success for years, despite his addiction, he believed he could manage his way out of this mess by fiat. Instead, he wound up in rehab with an unlikely mix of medical professionals and OxyContin and heroin addicts. His ego and the disease of addiction kept him see-sawing precariously between relapse and recovery—with his family and career in freefall—until he finally truly hit bottom. Free Refills is the harrowing, moving, and darkly funny story of how Grinspoon finally overcame his addiction to live honestly (and cleanly), became a much more compassionate doctor, and even came to counsel other physicians struggling with addiction. 

About The Author: Peter Grinspoon, M.D. currently practices as a primary care physician at an inner city clinic in Boston and is on staff at Mass General Hospital. He teaches medicine at Harvard Medical School, and today he is proudly nine years clean.

His book will be available for purchase, courtesy of the Andover Bookstore.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday June 15, 2016
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Andover Reads 2016 Book Discussion  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join us for a discussion of The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. Staff members will lead the discussion, which will include video clips and other information. All are welcome, even if you haven't read the book.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM T-shirt Beach Tote DIY  
    Contact: Anna or Rebecca   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Transform an old T-shirt into a cute beach tote for the summer! No sewing required.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12. Bring a T-shirt or be at the mercy of the weird T-shirts Anna can provide!

    Location: Teen Room

Thursday June 16, 2016
   5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Room Bingo!  
    Contact: Rebecca or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Play bingo and win prizes!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM 16 in '16 Reading Challenge: Book Swap  
    Contact: Kimberly Lynn   978-623-8401   klynn@mhl.org
   

Adults are invited to bring a gently used book to leave for someone else (we'll provide a card for you to write a brief message about what you thought of the book) and you get to take a gently used book to keep! Come to the Reference Desk.

The 16 in '16 Reading Challenge encourages adults to read 16 books in 2016!  For more information see http://www.mhl.org/16in16.

Location: Level 1, Reference Room

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Andover Reads 2016: The Athlete in Art through the Ages  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Athlete in Art through the Ages: From Myron's Discobolus to Eakins's Rowers 

In ancient Greek civilization, Olympians embodied the ideals of physical strength and moral virtue, and therefore served as the perfect subject for sculptors to capture, both in marble and in bronze. This lecture will explore artists' fascination with the subject of sport from antiquity up to the present day, focusing on key examples in American art, including Thomas Eakins's rowing and boxing series and Eadweard Muybridge's photographic studies of the body in motion. 

Kelley Tialiou is the Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian | Archivist at the Addison Gallery of American Art.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday June 17, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Around the World  
   

We will explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games. Whether you are a native speaker who would like to meet other parents in the community who raise their children bilingually, or you would like to expose your child to different languages and cultures at an early age, join us for this fun event.  Please note the change in date...we will return to the last Friday next month.  This month we welcome Ms Rachel Aghara as our new leader!  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room as space is limited.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Free Form Fridays  
    Contact: Anna or Rebecca   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come play the WiiU, watch a movie, or just hang out in the Activity Room on Friday afternoons!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday June 18, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Girls Who Code Presentations  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
    Location: Memorial Hall
   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 June 20, 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.

Annual book selection meeting.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons & Dragons for Teens  
    Contact: Anna or Rebecca   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Go on a magical journey of adventure with your Dungeon Master aka Teen Librarian Anna! Level up, kill some baddies, and have a great time storytelling. Need with help character creating or have questions? Email Anna at atschetter@mhl.org.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Andover Reads 2016: Race  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree, Jeremy Irons. Directed by Stephen Hopkins; Focus Features;  Rated PG-13; 134 minutes; 2016.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

Free film screenings in Memorial Hall. Films in this series may not be appropriate for all audiences. Start time varies depending on the film.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday June 21, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
    Contact: Beth Mazin     bmazin@mhl.org
   

The library is closed for an oil tank removal project.


Wednesday June 22, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Hold for Plant and Facilities Project  
    Contact: Beth Mazin     bmazin@mhl.org
    Location: Activity Room
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Hold for Plant and Facilities Project  
    Contact: Beth Mazin     bmazin@mhl.org
    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Doctor Who Competitive Coloring Contest  
    Contact: Anna and Rebecca   978.623.8401 x56   ya@mhl.org
   

Let's take something that supposed to be relaxing and turn it into a contest!  Points for speed, neatness, and creativity!

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

Thursday June 23, 2016
   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.

    Location: Friends Alcove 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Seed Saving Seminar: Tips & Tricks  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@gmail.com
   

Jen Valentine of Valentine & Sons Seed Co. LLC will share tips and tricks you'll need to grow, harvest, dry and store your own seeds this summer. This program is for all levels of gardeners.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday June 25, 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
   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

Sunday June 26, 2016
   4:00 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

Monday June 27, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Party!  
    Contact: Anna or Rebecca   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Sign up for our Magic-themed summer reading program for teens and have some snacks!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening with World Champion Rower Ellen Minzner  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

World Champion rower, US Paralympic coach, and Lawrence native, Ellen Minzner, will share her experience breaking through to the elite level of the sport, and about her current role coaching athletes with disabilities to the Paralympics in Rio in September 2016.  Her passion for rowing developed during her sophomore year in college at Villanova University, and after graduation, she went on to win the 1995 world championships in lightweight pair (two female rowers) in Tampere, Finland, and took another gold medal at the 1996 worlds in Scotland. She helped start a rowing program in Lawrence that began with just six kids, and has grown to over 80 youth from the Merrimack Valley. She served as the executive director of the Greater Lawrence Community Boating Program, and founder of both the Greater Lawrence Rowing Club and the Lawrence Celebration Regatta. She is currently the outreach director for Community Rowing Boston (CRI), a non-profit organization with a mission of "Rowing for All."  As the director of the Row Boston, Adaptive Rowing, and Veterans Rowing programs there, Ellen facilitates program development and support for long-term growth and sustainability. Her goal is to provide the highest-level experience to people without traditional access to the water.  And of course, to win in Rio.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday June 28, 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Rebecca or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Join us for a movie night. We pick the movies at about 6:00pm.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

 

    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:  Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday June 29, 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to Microsoft Word Cancelled  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

This class is cancelled.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday June 30, 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

Saturday July 2, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Sunday July 3, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday July 4, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Tuesday July 5, 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for ages 3-5 and their families.  We will share stories, songs, a short movie
and a craft.  Children may wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday July 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 Wiggle Words  
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday July 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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listeners is a story time for preshoolers ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room before
going into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM 16 in '16 Reading Challenge: Plate Decorating Program  
    Contact: Kimberly Lynn   978-623-8401   klynn@mhl.org
   

Adults are invited to make a book quote plate.  We'll provide the dishes and Sharpies.  Bring your favorite quote or find one here!  Finish it up at home (to set the marker) with our instructions.

The 16 in '16 Reading Challenge encourages adults to read 16 books in 2016!  For more information see http://www.mhl.org/16in16.

Location: Level 1, Reference Room


Friday July 8, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Find-Out Friday  
   

Find-Out Friday combines stories and science for ages 5-8.  We will share a story, do some simple experiments,
and a craft.  This month we will be talking about sinking and floating, and making boats.  Please note that this
program will be repeated on July 22nd.  Please sign up for only one.  Registration for this session will begin on
June 24th at 9:00 AM at www.mhl.org, space is limited.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday July 9, 2016
   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 July 11, 2016
   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 more information about Sai Maa, please visit www.sai-maa.com/about-sai-maa. For details and information about the group, please contact Irina at SaiMaaMeditationAndover@gmail.com.
New members always welcome.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday July 12, 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bella Beads  
    Contact: Rebecca or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Create a necklace, bracelet, keychain, or whatever you can imagine out of beads!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday July 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
   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
   4:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Olympia: Screening of the Film by Leni Riefenstahl  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

A screening of Leni Riefenstahl's groundbreaking and controversial film Olympia, about the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Running time is 3 hours, 17 minutes. The film is in German and there are no subtitles. Light refreshments served.

    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 July 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
   10:00 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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listeners is a story time for preshoolers ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room before
going into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Meditation with Amy  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Children's Room staff member, Amy Martin, will lead this class, which will include several types of meditation.

Amy is an experienced registered yoga teacher, and earned a 200 hour certification in Hatha Yoga in 2010. She is certified to teach yoga for seniors and children as well as chakra and restorative yoga. Amy particularly loves teaching beginners. She makes sure to lead the class through a much-loved progressive meditation for deep relaxation. She is a lead teacher at the Yoga Teacher Training program at Advanced Health Massage & Yoga in Billerica, specializing in meditation, energy anatomy and yoga for PTSD. She has a B.A. in Psychology and continues her studies in yoga and wellness as a lifelong practice.

    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 July 16, 2016
   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
   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
which will introduce the Lego challenge of the day, and then build freely for about half an hour.  At the end
each child will have an opportunity to share their creation with the group before putting it on display in the
Children's Room.  Please register starting July 2nd at 9:00 AM at www.mhl.org, as space is limited.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday July 18, 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.



 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday July 19, 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Guard Up Swordsmanship  
    Contact: Rebecca or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Join us for an exciting, interactive program of swordsmanship and skill! Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

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

Pajama Party is an evening story time for ages 3-5 and their families.  We will share stories, songs, a short movie
and a craft.  Children may wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday July 20, 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Cancelled  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The class is cancelled.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The 1936 Olympics Revisited: A Lecture by Don Robb  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

With the Olympic Season upon us, it's a great time to review the Olympics of 1936, and explore how Hitler used those games as a public relations attempt to spread  propaganda and hide the truth about his Third Reich. Local historian Don Robb will explore:

  • Why Germany was ripe for Hitler to take power in the 1930s;
  • How his Nazi Party grew from an insignificant gang of malcontents into the most powerful political party in Germany;
  • What the Nazi regime meant to the German people;
  • How Hitler planned to use the Berlin Olympics to demonstrate the superiority of Germany and the German race;
  • How some Hungarian Jews, an African-American, and some rowers from the  University of Washington tarnished the image of Hitler and his theory of Aryan superiority.
    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday July 21, 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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listeners is a story time for preshoolers ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room before
going into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Andover Reads 2016 Book Discussion  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join us for a discussion of The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. Staff members will lead the discussion, which will include video clips and other information. All are welcome, even if you haven't read the book.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Friday July 22, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Find-Out Friday  
   

Find-Out Friday combines stories and science for ages 5-8.  We will share a story, do some simple experiments,
and a craft.  This month we will be talking about sinking and floating, and making boats.  Please note that this is
a repeat of the July 8th program.  Registration begins on July 8th at 9:00 AM, space is limited.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday July 23, 2016
   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 July 25, 2016
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM MHL's Monday Movie: Brooklyn  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Stars Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson. Directed by John Crowley; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Rated PG-13;111 minutes; 2015.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

Free film screenings in Memorial Hall. Films in this series may not be appropriate for all audiences. Start time varies depending on the film.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday July 26, 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for ages 3-5 and their families.  We will share stories, songs, a short movie
and a craft.  Children may wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday July 27, 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
   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 An Evening with Author Kristen Harnisch  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Author Kristen Harnisch will discuss her newest book, The California Wife, the sequel to The Vintner's Daughter. Both a sequel and a stand-alone, it begins in the same scene in which her first novel ended. Harnisch takes readers back to 1897, when Sara Thibault has returned to France following the devastating end to her relationship with Philippe Lemieux, the vintner with whom she fell in love in California.Reunited and soon to be wed, Sara and Philippe struggle to manage two vineyards, his much-esteemed Eagle’s Run in Napa Valley and her humble family vineyard, St. Martin, in the Loire Valley. Philippe, used to making his own decisions, doesn’t always include Sara, and she, fully aware of her talents as a vintner, challenges his omissions head-on at home and in the streets with other Suffragettes. Troubles abound: the specter of Prohibition threatens their livelihood as do rival vintners, and ghosts from Philippe’s past might unravel the family he has just begun to build. As tensions mount, Sara welcomes the proximity of her dear friend Marie, a midwife who is the first woman selected to study surgery at Cooper Medical College in San Francisco. From managing a new marriage to managing new businesses, from the Paris World’s Fair in 1900 to a small vineyard in France, from the rough streets of San Francisco to its newest college, Sara and her family charge into the 20th century—and readers will readily follow, rooting for them through every page. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Kristen Harnisch drew upon her extensive research and her experiences living in San Francisco and visiting the Loire Valley and Paris to create the stories for her novels. Ms. Harnisch has a degree in economics from Villanova University and currently resides in Connecticut with her husband and three children.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday July 28, 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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listeners is a story time for preshoolers ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room before
going into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday July 29, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Around the World  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday July 30, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM 16 in '16 Reading Challenge: Drop in Bookmark Making for Adults  
    Contact: Kimberly Lynn   978-623-8401   klynn@mhl.org
   

Adults are invited to make a bookmark.  We'll provide the materials.

The 16 in '16 Reading Challenge encourages adults to read 16 books in 2016!  For more information see http://www.mhl.org/16in16.

Location: Level 1, Reference Room

   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday July 31, 2016
   4:00 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

Monday August 1, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Children's Music with Wayne Potash  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401   amartin@mhl.org
   

Join us for a family concert with Wayne Potash! 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday August 2, 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Andover Reads 2016 Book Discussion  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join us for a discussion of The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. Staff member Carol Plate will lead the discussion, which will include video clips and other information. All are welcome, even if you haven't read the book.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday August 3, 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Night Readers  
    Contact: Kim Bears   (978) 623-8401 x 39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This book discussion program is geared to children between the ages of 9-12 (with a favorite adult)!  Please register online the name of the child who will be attending.   Also, please request and read the book before the meeting.   There will be a new book preview at the meeting too! 

This month's Night Readers selection will be

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday August 4, 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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listeners is a story time for preshoolers ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room before
going into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Andover Reads 2016 Book Discussion  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join us for a discussion of The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. Staff members will lead the discussion, which will include video clips and other information. All are welcome, even if you haven't read the book.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Friday August 5, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Find-Out Friday  
   

Find-Out Friday combines stories and science for ages 5-8.  We will share a story, do some simple experiements
and a craft.  Please register starting July 22nd at 9:00 AM, at www.mhl.org, space is limited.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday August 6, 2016
   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 August 9, 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for ages 3-5 and their families.  We will share stories, songs, a short movie
and a craft.  Children may wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday August 10, 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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday August 11, 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: Kimberly Lynn   978-623-8401   klynn@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall Library's Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month from 10am to 11am. Everyone is welcome, whether you're just getting started or have been researching your family for years. Most meetings will have a predetermined topic to discuss. Participants will learn from and help each other. Register for each session online from the Calendar of Events.

Preregistration is appreciated.  Please call 978-623-8401 x31 or by going to the online calendar of events

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

Little Listeners is a story time for preshoolers ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room before
going into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM 16 in '16 Reading Challenge: Decorated Clipboard Making for Adults  
    Contact: Kimberly Lynn   978-623-8401   klynn@mhl.org
   

Adults are invited to make a decorated clipboard.  We'll provide the materials. 

The 16 in '16 Reading Challenge encourages adults to read 16 books in 2016!  For more information see http://www.mhl.org/16in16.

Location: Level 1, Reference 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 August 13, 2016
   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
   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 which
will introduce the Lego challenge of the day, then build freely for about half an hour.  At the end each child will
have the opportunity to share their creation with the group before putting it on display in the Children's Room.
Please register starting July 30th at 9:00 AM, at www.mhl.org, as space is limited.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday August 15, 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.



 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday August 16, 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for ages 3-5 and their families.  We will share stories, songs, a short movie
and a craft.  Children may wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.  No registration required.

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

Pajama Party is an evening story time for ages 3-5 and their families.  We will share stories, songs, a short movie
and a craft.  Children may wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday August 17, 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

Thursday August 18, 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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listeners is a story time for preshoolers ages 3-5 and their favorite adult.  We will share stories,
songs, and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room before
going into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday August 20, 2016
   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 August 22, 2016
   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 more information about Sai Maa, please visit www.sai-maa.com/about-sai-maa. For details and information about the group, please contact Irina at SaiMaaMeditationAndover@gmail.com.
New members always welcome.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday August 24, 2016
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Friday August 26, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Around the World  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday August 27, 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 August 28, 2016
   4:00 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

Monday August 29, 2016
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM MHL's Monday Movie: Spotlight  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. Stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber. Directed by Tom McCarthy; Rated R; Universal Studios;111 minutes; 2015.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

Free film screenings in Memorial Hall. Films in this series may not be appropriate for all audiences. Start time varies depending on the film.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday September 3, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Sunday September 4, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday September 5, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Tuesday September 6, 2016
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Writing to Heal Workshop  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Writing to Heal: using blog, personal essay and memoir to make peace with the past

Have you ever wondered if you should write a memoir about your life? Or considered sharing some of your personal thoughts online through a blog or a personal reflection essay? Are you not sure where to start - or even if these would be good outlets for you? Are you concerned about how writing about your personal story will affect your friends and family? Do you find that writing about the past stirs up intense feelings, but you still want to write? How do you balance delving into the past with living well in the present? What audience do you want to reach, and how would you reach them?

In this four-part workshop for the non-professional writer, we will work together to discern how you can use your writing in a more targeted and effective way to achieve your goals. In order to do that, you will spend some time discerning what those goals are and how writing can help you reach them. We'll discuss various methods of publishing and how they accomplish your particular goals. You will receive a long list of resources on writing, creativity, healing, self-care, and publishing. You will leave the class with greater clarity about what you want to write, how (or if) you want to publish, your goals for your writing, and a plan to produce the writing you long to create.

Instructor
Lora Freeman Williams is a freelance writer and life coach. She has her B.A. in English/Communications, and she began writing professionally in 1987. She owns The Writers' Life Academy, an online company and community for supporting writers in their professional and personal goals for their writing. She started The Freelance Writers' Connection group on LinkedIn in 2008, and the group now numbers over 40,000 international members. She published her own memoir "The Wilderness of Motherhood: a memoir of hope and healing" in 2014; she has ghost-written one other memoir; she has also used her blogs for both professional and personal expression (thewildernessofbreastcancer.wordpress.com; thewildernessofmotherhood.wordpress.com are two examples) and has contributed personal essays to other blogs and websites. She is a contributing essayist to "The Zen of Midlife Mothering," published in 2014.

    Location: Trustees Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Andover Home for Aged People  
    Contact: Louise McKallagat   508-631-1021   lmckallagat@comcast.net
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday September 8, 2016
   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  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Kimberly Lynn   978-623-8401   klynn@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall Library's Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month from 10am to 11am. Everyone is welcome, whether you're just getting started or have been researching your family for years. Most meetings will have a predetermined topic to discuss. Participants will learn from and help each other. Register for each session online from the Calendar of Events.

Preregistration is appreciated.  Please call 978-623-8401 x31 or by going to the online calendar of events

    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 September 10, 2016
   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 September 13, 2016
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Writing to Heal Workshop  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Writing to Heal: using blog, personal essay and memoir to make peace with the past

Have you ever wondered if you should write a memoir about your life? Or considered sharing some of your personal thoughts online through a blog or a personal reflection essay? Are you not sure where to start - or even if these would be good outlets for you? Are you concerned about how writing about your personal story will affect your friends and family? Do you find that writing about the past stirs up intense feelings, but you still want to write? How do you balance delving into the past with living well in the present? What audience do you want to reach, and how would you reach them?

In this four-part workshop for the non-professional writer, we will work together to discern how you can use your writing in a more targeted and effective way to achieve your goals. In order to do that, you will spend some time discerning what those goals are and how writing can help you reach them. We'll discuss various methods of publishing and how they accomplish your particular goals. You will receive a long list of resources on writing, creativity, healing, self-care, and publishing. You will leave the class with greater clarity about what you want to write, how (or if) you want to publish, your goals for your writing, and a plan to produce the writing you long to create.

Instructor
Lora Freeman Williams is a freelance writer and life coach. She has her B.A. in English/Communications, and she began writing professionally in 1987. She owns The Writers' Life Academy, an online company and community for supporting writers in their professional and personal goals for their writing. She started The Freelance Writers' Connection group on LinkedIn in 2008, and the group now numbers over 40,000 international members. She published her own memoir "The Wilderness of Motherhood: a memoir of hope and healing" in 2014; she has ghost-written one other memoir; she has also used her blogs for both professional and personal expression (thewildernessofbreastcancer.wordpress.com; thewildernessofmotherhood.wordpress.com are two examples) and has contributed personal essays to other blogs and websites. She is a contributing essayist to "The Zen of Midlife Mothering," published in 2014.

    Location: Trustees Room
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM MVLC Meeting  
    Contact: Eric Graham     egraham@mvlc.org
    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday September 14, 2016
   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

Saturday September 17, 2016
   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 September 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.



 

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Boys in the Boat...The Rest of the Story  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

George Yeomans Pocock’s great-nephew, James Pocock, will speak about his personal memories of his great uncle, the development of the sport of rowing in America, and tell many rich stories that are omitted in the book.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday September 20, 2016
   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
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Writing to Heal Workshop  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Writing to Heal: using blog, personal essay and memoir to make peace with the past

Have you ever wondered if you should write a memoir about your life? Or considered sharing some of your personal thoughts online through a blog or a personal reflection essay? Are you not sure where to start - or even if these would be good outlets for you? Are you concerned about how writing about your personal story will affect your friends and family? Do you find that writing about the past stirs up intense feelings, but you still want to write? How do you balance delving into the past with living well in the present? What audience do you want to reach, and how would you reach them?

In this four-part workshop for the non-professional writer, we will work together to discern how you can use your writing in a more targeted and effective way to achieve your goals. In order to do that, you will spend some time discerning what those goals are and how writing can help you reach them. We'll discuss various methods of publishing and how they accomplish your particular goals. You will receive a long list of resources on writing, creativity, healing, self-care, and publishing. You will leave the class with greater clarity about what you want to write, how (or if) you want to publish, your goals for your writing, and a plan to produce the writing you long to create.

Instructor
Lora Freeman Williams is a freelance writer and life coach. She has her B.A. in English/Communications, and she began writing professionally in 1987. She owns The Writers' Life Academy, an online company and community for supporting writers in their professional and personal goals for their writing. She started The Freelance Writers' Connection group on LinkedIn in 2008, and the group now numbers over 40,000 international members. She published her own memoir "The Wilderness of Motherhood: a memoir of hope and healing" in 2014; she has ghost-written one other memoir; she has also used her blogs for both professional and personal expression (thewildernessofbreastcancer.wordpress.com; thewildernessofmotherhood.wordpress.com are two examples) and has contributed personal essays to other blogs and websites. She is a contributing essayist to "The Zen of Midlife Mothering," published in 2014.

    Location: Trustees Room

Wednesday September 21, 2016
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM You Have Your DNA Matches - Now What? Part I  
    Contact: Kimberly Lynn   978-623-8401   klynn@mhl.org
   

Dr. Sandy Murray presents, "You Have Your DNA Matches - Now What?"  Utilizing DNA test results in our genealogy research is incredibly rewarding but initially can be very confusing. It requires good data organization along with record keeping for both the results and your contacts but it is well worth it. We will cover the basic biology and terminology used in analyzing the four types of DNA (Y-DNA, mtDNA, autosomal DNA and X DNA), compare the three major DNA-testing companies with respect to advantages, disadvantages and prices, and discuss “ethnicity/admixture” results that the companies advertise. We will compare match lists and the analytical tools available at each company (or not). We will then introduce working with chromosome browsers and matrix tools and how to transfer results to the free site, GEDmatch, so that results from different companies can be compared. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday September 24, 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 September 25, 2016
   4:00 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

Tuesday September 27, 2016
   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
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Writing to Heal Workshop  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Writing to Heal: using blog, personal essay and memoir to make peace with the past

Have you ever wondered if you should write a memoir about your life? Or considered sharing some of your personal thoughts online through a blog or a personal reflection essay? Are you not sure where to start - or even if these would be good outlets for you? Are you concerned about how writing about your personal story will affect your friends and family? Do you find that writing about the past stirs up intense feelings, but you still want to write? How do you balance delving into the past with living well in the present? What audience do you want to reach, and how would you reach them?

In this four-part workshop for the non-professional writer, we will work together to discern how you can use your writing in a more targeted and effective way to achieve your goals. In order to do that, you will spend some time discerning what those goals are and how writing can help you reach them. We'll discuss various methods of publishing and how they accomplish your particular goals. You will receive a long list of resources on writing, creativity, healing, self-care, and publishing. You will leave the class with greater clarity about what you want to write, how (or if) you want to publish, your goals for your writing, and a plan to produce the writing you long to create.

Instructor
Lora Freeman Williams is a freelance writer and life coach. She has her B.A. in English/Communications, and she began writing professionally in 1987. She owns The Writers' Life Academy, an online company and community for supporting writers in their professional and personal goals for their writing. She started The Freelance Writers' Connection group on LinkedIn in 2008, and the group now numbers over 40,000 international members. She published her own memoir "The Wilderness of Motherhood: a memoir of hope and healing" in 2014; she has ghost-written one other memoir; she has also used her blogs for both professional and personal expression (thewildernessofbreastcancer.wordpress.com; thewildernessofmotherhood.wordpress.com are two examples) and has contributed personal essays to other blogs and websites. She is a contributing essayist to "The Zen of Midlife Mothering," published in 2014.

    Location: Trustees Room

Wednesday September 28, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  6:30 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday September 29, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  6:30 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends' Fall Book Sale Preview Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday September 30, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday October 1, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday October 2, 2016
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday October 4, 2016
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday October 5, 2016
   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

Saturday October 8, 2016
   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 October 10, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Tuesday October 11, 2016
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM *MVLC Program Planners Meeting  
    Contact: Stefani Traina   978-623-8401, x49   straina@mhl.org
   

Quarterly meeting of the MVLC Program Planners.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Andover Home for Aged People  
    Contact: Louise McKallagat   508-631-1021   lmckallagat@comcast.net
    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday October 12, 2016
   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

Thursday October 13, 2016
   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
   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 October 15, 2016
   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 October 17, 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.



 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday October 18, 2016
   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  -  8:00 PM You Have Your DNA Matches - Now What? Part II  
    Contact: Kimberly Lynn   978-623-8401   klynn@mhl.org
   

Dr. Sandy Murray presents Part II of "You Have Your DNA Matches - Now What?"  Utilizing DNA test results in our genealogy research is incredibly rewarding but initially can be very confusing. It requires good data organization along with record keeping for both the results and your contacts but it is well worth it. We will cover the basic biology and terminology used in analyzing the four types of DNA (Y-DNA, mtDNA, autosomal DNA and X DNA), compare the three major DNA-testing companies with respect to advantages, disadvantages and prices, and discuss “ethnicity/admixture” results that the companies advertise. We will compare match lists and the analytical tools available at each company (or not). We will then introduce working with chromosome browsers and matrix tools and how to transfer results to the free site, GEDmatch, so that results from different companies can be compared.  Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday October 19, 2016
   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
   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

Tuesday October 25, 2016
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday October 26, 2016
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Night Readers  
    Contact: Kim Bears   (978) 623-8401 x 39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This book discussion program is geared to children between the ages of 9-12 (with a favorite adult)!  Please register online the name of the child who will be attending.   Also, please request and read the book before the meeting.   There will be a new book preview at the meeting too! 

This month's Night Readers selection will be

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday October 28, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Around the World  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday October 29, 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 October 30, 2016
   4:00 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

Tuesday November 1, 2016
   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  -  8:00 PM Financial Aid & College Planning Workshop  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Jim Femia, a Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS) and member of the National Institute of Certified College Planners (NICCP) will cover the following topics at this free workshop for students and parents:

· How families of ALL income levels are receiving financial aid.

· Why some families incorrectly assume they could never qualify for aid.

· Which colleges give you the best financial aid packages…more gift aid and fewer loans.

· Learn how to avoid costly mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS Profile.

· How some parents are sending their student to a private university for less than a state school.

· How students can position themselves to be the best candidate and receive more FREE money and less loans.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday November 2, 2016
   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

Saturday November 5, 2016
   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 November 8, 2016
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday November 9, 2016
   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
   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 November 10, 2016
   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
   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 November 11, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Saturday November 12, 2016
   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

Tuesday November 15, 2016
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday November 16, 2016
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Saturday November 19, 2016
   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 November 20, 2016
   4:00 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

Monday November 21, 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.



 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday November 22, 2016
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday November 23, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library closes at 5pm  
   

The library closes at 5pm today.

   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

Thursday November 24, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Friday November 25, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Around the World  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday November 26, 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

Tuesday November 29, 2016
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday November 30, 2016
   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

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 Memorial Hall Library at the same time! Gift quality books for all ages and small gift items will be available at bargain prices.

Jean Comerford of Portraits in Silhouette will be at the Library. Her hand-cut silhouettes make beautiful gifts and keepsakes. Prices TBD.  Non-refundable prepayment required for original silhouette upon registration. Space is limited. Contact Stefani at straina@mhl.org or 978-623-8401, x49 for appointments. Fundraiser for the Friends of MHL.

    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

Tuesday December 6, 2016
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday December 7, 2016
   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

Thursday December 8, 2016
   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
   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 December 10, 2016
   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

Wednesday December 14, 2016
   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

Saturday December 17, 2016
   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 December 18, 2016
   4:00 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

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.



 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday December 21, 2016
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.com
    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.


Friday December 30, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Around the World  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

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

The library is closed for the holiday.


Wednesday January 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday January 26, 2017
   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

Friday January 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   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   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday January 29, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

The library is closed for the holiday.


Wednesday February 22, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday March 22, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.com
    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.


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

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

Wednesday May 24, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Monday May 29, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Wednesday June 28, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Sunday July 2, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday July 3, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Tuesday July 4, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Saturday September 2, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Sunday September 3, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday September 4, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday October 9, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Saturday November 11, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Thursday November 23, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Sunday December 24, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday December 25, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


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