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Saturday January 31, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us the last Saturday of each month at 10am for a story time targeting Dads and children
ages 2-5 (although all are welcome).  After we share some stories, songs, rhymes and a
craft we will share some coffee, juice, and donuts.  Come for some fun and friendship!

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Fairy Tale Players  
   

All ages are welcome to see this local community theater present their version of the fairy tale Rumplelstiltskin.  Please register online the name of every person attending.  Thanks to the Friends of Memorial Hall Library for sponsoring this family event!

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday February 2, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Creative Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Grab your craft supplies for a fun, monthly craft night! Meet other crafters, and work on your own projects! Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts.
 

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

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

Friends members are welcome to attend.
 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday February 3, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fish On! Andover 2015  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Free fishing series. Weekly door prizes!

Aaron Douyard: Targeting Bass in Local Waters

Fishing videos 6-7 pm. Speaker at 7 pm.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

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

Pajama Party is our evening story time for preschoolers and their
favorite adult.  Wear your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, and share
stories, songs, and a simple craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night  
   
Attention kids in grades 6-12! 

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!

   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, USB cord, 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 February 4, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

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.  No registration
required.

    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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

Weekly meeting of the Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library, ages 8-11.
We will share a snack and plan future events.

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

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

Book selection:   The Future of the Mind by Dr. Michio Kaku
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday February 5, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Trustees Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Volunteen Advisory Board  
    Contact: Clare and Anna     ya@mhl.org
   

Attention kids in grades 6-12! 

Do you want to do fun projects, help us out in the Teen Room and plan fun programs for little kids? 

Come to our VAB meetings! Snacks and Drinks are always served! Bring a friend too! 

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Meditation - The Whys and Hows  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Come explore the whys and hows of meditation, getting a glimpse into how it can help you calm your mind, ease anxiety, improve your everyday quality of life, and be the foundation for profound personal growth and healing. This talk by David Eyerman is appropriate for those who:
- have wanted to try meditation but don't know where to start;
- have tried meditating before and were frustrated;
- have experience with meditation and are looking to expand and deepen your practice;
The workshop will include a short guided meditation practice, lecture and open discussion.

David Eyerman is a licensed acupuncturist and co-owner of the Clear and Now Holistic Healing Center located in Andover, MA.  He has been a student of meditation for nearly twenty years, and leads weekly sessions in his office, and offers weekend intensives on meditation and personal growth.His underlying approach is one of empowering individuals to be the champions of their own health and works as a guide to have them arrive at a place of balance. For more information about David and Clear and Now, visit the website www.clearandnowhealing.com.

Sponsored by Memorial Hall Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday February 6, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 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 register online, adults and children need to register separately.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday February 7, 2015
   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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Norbert: What Can Little Me Do?  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join us for an author event for the book Norbert: What Can Little Me Do?, written by Julie Freyermuth and illustrated by her mother Virginia. Their book is about Julie's dog Norbert, a 3-lb therapy dog who discovers that you don't need to be big to make a big difference in the world. The hour-long program includes a slideshow, interactive book reading followed by Q&A with the author, a brief talk and live drawing session with the illustrator, an introduction to Norbert as a registered therapy dog and what he does, and even a few cool tricks by Norbert. Books available for purchase and signing at the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Legomania  
   

Legomania is a program for chidlren ages 5 and up who love
to build with Lego's.  This month we will be meeting at an
earlier time, 1:00 p.m.  Each child will build on their own base,
then share their creation with the group before putting it on
display in the Children's Room.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Stories, songs and chants from around the world  
   

Sharon Kennedy is a Grammy- nominated storyteller who will be leading the Mass. Humanities program, "Family Adventures in Reading" for six Saturdays at the library beginning on March 7. On Feb. 7, at 2:30 pm, she will perform "Stories, Songs, and Chants from Around the World." 
Come to hear her stories and sing along with her. All families are invited. Children five years and older would be just right for this program. Sharon has told stories on NPR and on ABC- TV's "Good Morning America." Her program in Andover will include stories from Russia, China, and Africa. We welcome everyone to come and to think about joining us for the six Saturdays in March and April. (March 7, 14, 29; April 4,11,18)

Please register online the name of EACH person attending the Feb. 7th program. Registration for FAIR in March begins soon.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday February 8, 2015
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Albino Mbie & Friends  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Albino Mbie, born in Maputo, Mozambique, built his first guitar at 16 from a 5-liter oilcan, scrap wood, and electrical wire. An African Scholar at the Berklee College of Music, he won first place in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition in the category of World Music. His music reflects influences from Mozambique, and the roots of jazz, combining rhythmic patterns and musical concepts to create a unique Moz-Jazz sound.

Reserve your free seat online or call 978-623-8401, x31.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday February 9, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Computer User's Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
   

Presented by the Andover Senior Center.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM MHL's Monday Movie: The Fault in Our Stars  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Free film screenings in Memorial Hall. Light refreshments provided. Films in this series may not be appropriate for all audiences. Start time varies depending on the film. Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff. Directed by Josh Boone; Fox 2000 Pictures; Rated PG-13;126 minutes; 2014

See the Internet Movie Database for more information.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday February 10, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Sign up for this two-part course on Microsoft Excel 2010. Learn to create and format spreadsheets, work with formulas, and create charts and graphs. Staff librarian, Curtis Wyant, will provide hands-on help. Computers provided by the library.
Note: by registering, you are registering for Part 1 and Part 2 of this class (2/10 and 2/17).
Limit 8, in the Teen Room.

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fish On! Andover 2015  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Free fishing series. Weekly door prizes!

Fishing videos 6-7 pm. Speaker at 7 pm.

Ron Powers: Boston Bass and the 'Supporting Cast.'

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

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

Pajama Party is our evening story time for preschoolers and their
favorite adult.  Wear your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, and share
stories, songs, and a simple craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night  
   
Attention kids in grades 6-12! 

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!


Wednesday February 11, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

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.  No registration
required.

    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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Crafternoon  
    Contact: Clare and Anna     ya@mhl.org
   

Attention kids in grades 6-12!

Join us for a fun craft with Sarah!

 

 

 

    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Junior Friends Valentine Party  
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited to join the Junior Friends at a small Valentine
Party.  We will make cards and small presents to give to family and friends.  Please
register, space is limited.

    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 February 12, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   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.  Most meetings will have a predetermined topic to discuss. Register for each session online or call 978-623-8401, x31.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, 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  -  2:15 PM Alpha-Buddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This program is geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (with a favorite adult).  We will celebrate a single letter of the alphabet through stories, songs, games, and activities.  Space is limited, so please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program.  (Adults do not need to register their names.)

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Valentine Craft  
    Contact: Clare and Anna     ya@mhl.org
   

Attention kids in grades 6-12!

Join our special guest crafter Vicki, to make a lovely felt valentine for someone special!

 

 

 

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Chocolate: The Perfect Drug  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Chemistry Instructor, Mike Cross, of Northern Essex Community College, will explain which chemicals elicit biochemical reactions in the human brain, making chocolate the perfect drug. You will also learn why it’s good for you, which kinds are best for you, how much is healthy to eat, how to taste chocolate for quality, and how to eat it. A simple chocolate tasting will follow. Space is limited. Registration required.

Sponsored by Friends of MHL.

    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 February 13, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 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 register online, adults and children need to register separately.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday February 16, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for Presidents' Day.


Tuesday February 17, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Bingo  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This popular program is for children between the ages of 8-11.  We will be playing the exciting game of bingo and the prizes you can win are books!  Registration is required.  *Please register online the name of the child who will be attending.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fish On! Andover 2015  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Free fishing series. Weekly door prizes!

Eric Harrison: Unique Kayak Fishing Opportunities: Cod & Carp

Fishing videos 6-7 pm. Speaker at 7 pm.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

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

Pajama Party is our evening story time for preschoolers and their
favorite adult.  Wear your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, and share
stories, songs, and a simple craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night  
   
Attention kids in grades 6-12! 

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!


Wednesday February 18, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

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.  No registration
required.

    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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Build A Tardis  
    Contact: Clare and Anna     ya@mhl.org
   

Attention kids in grades 6-12!

Calling ALL Doctor Who fans!

Join us in the teen room to build a TARDIS! 

 

 

 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday February 19, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Trustees 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, USB cord, 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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Candy Land  
    Contact: Clare and Anna   978-623-8401   ya@mhl.org
   

Come and join our teen volunteers as they put on a life size game of Candy Land for kids! All ages welcome! 

 

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM LWV @ the Library  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Andover Conservation Commission has charted a course to actively manage some of its forested parcels. Andover lands that were once cleared for farming and agriculture have shown amazing growth over the last forty to fifty years. However, the lack of a productive understory (new growth), is a concern. Kevin Porter, Vice-Chairman of the Conservation Commission, will use Andover forests to lead a discussion of the pros and cons of management versus letting nature take its course.

The LWV @ the Library discussion series aims to promote thoughtful discussion of important civic issues. Free and open to the public. Please register, as space is limited.
    Location: Activity Room

Saturday February 21, 2015
   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
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Children's Author Festival  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8401 x40   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

This new event will feature almost a dozen local authors for children.  Each author will have a short time to read their book and answer questions.  All will be available to meet and sign books.  Bring your copy or purchase that day.  A list of authors, book titles and schedule of readings will be available soon. 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday February 22, 2015
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sleep Your Way to a Healthy Heart  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Dr. Kenneth Sassower is a triple Board-certified neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, who specializes in sleep disorders and epilepsy.  Dr. Sassower will provide an informative lecture about medical research connecting sleep apnea, hypertension and heart health, as well as strategies for preventing and treating a wide range of sleep issues. Audience questions will follow his talk. This event is part of Hadassah’s national campaign initiative “Every Beat Counts: Hadassah's Heart Health Program™.

Sponsored by Hadassah of Merrimack Valley & Memorial Hall Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday February 23, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Book selection:  The Scarlet Sisters by Myra MacPherson

Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marble Magnets  
    Contact: Clare and Anna     ya@mhl.org
   

Attention kids in grades 6-12!

Come and make a marble magnet! Bring a friend or two!

 

 

 

 

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM MHL's Monday Movie: Belle  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, and Emily Watson. Directed by Amma Asante; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Rated PG; 104 minutes; 2013.

See the Internet Movie Database for more information.

 Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday February 24, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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.  For birth-5 with an adult.  No registration.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fish On! Andover 2015  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Free fishing series. Weekly door prizes!

Craig Kimberley: Capturing the Catch

Fishing videos 6-7 pm. Speaker at 7 pm.

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

Pajama Party is our evening story time for preschoolers and their
favorite adult.  Wear your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal, and share
stories, songs, and a simple craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night  
   
Attention kids in grades 6-12! 

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!

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

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

Book selection:  The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday February 25, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

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.  No registration
required.

    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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

Weekly meeting of the Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library, ages 8-11.
We will share a snack and plan future events.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Maddy St. Amand   978-685-2441   maddyknows@verizon.net
    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Night Readers  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This book discussion program is geared to children between the ages of 9-12 (with a favorite adult)!  Please register online the name of the child 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 Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff.  "Sam is almost 11 when he discovers a locked box in the attic above his grandfather Mack’s room, and a piece of paper that says he was kidnapped. There are lots of other words, but Sam has always had trouble reading. He’s desperate to find out who he is, and if his beloved Mack is really his grandfather. At night he’s haunted by dreams of a big castle and a terrifying escape on a boat. Who can he trust to help him read the documents that could unravel the mystery? Then he and the new girl, Caroline, are paired up to work on a school project, building a castle in Mack’s woodworking shop. Caroline loves to read, and she can help. But she’s moving soon, and the two must hurry to discover the truth about Sam."

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday February 26, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday February 27, 2015
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Find-Out Friday  
   

Find-Out Friday combines stories and science for ages 5-8.  We will
share a story, some simple experiments and a craft.  Please register,
space is limited.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday February 28, 2015
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Town Selectmen/Finance Committee Meeting  
    Contact: Wendy Adams   978-623-8225   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us the last Saturday of each month at 10am for a story time targeting Dads and children
ages 2-5 (although all are welcome).  After we share some stories, songs, rhymes and a
craft we will share some coffee, juice, and donuts.  Come for some fun and friendship!

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM STEAM : Owl Moon  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Our popular early literacy program is back!!  Parents and children will participate in a number of actvities that center around the Caldecott winning book Owl Moon by Jane Yolen.  After sharing the story together, parents and children will try out a variety of activities that involve science, engineering, art, and mathematics all of which are meant to enhance the literary experience.  Registration is required to attend this program.  Please register online the name of EACH person attending the program. 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday March 2, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cassette Tape Wallet Craft  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Make a wallet out of a cassette tape - retro style!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Creative Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Grab your craft supplies for a fun, monthly craft night! Meet other crafters, and work on your own projects! Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday March 3, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their
families.  We will share stories, a short film and a craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night  
   
Attention kids in grades 6-12! 

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!

   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, USB cord, 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 March 4, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

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.  No registration
required.

    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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

Weekly meeting of the Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library.  This is a group of
8-11 year-old volunteers who plan programs and do other projects to help the library. 
If interested please contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org or 978-623-8401 x39.
 

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

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

Book selection:   Beyond Religion by Dalai Lama
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 5, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Trustees Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM VAB - Volunteen Advisory Board Meeting  
    Contact: Anna or Clare   978-686-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Join the Volunteen Advisory Board to help make the library better for teens!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/VAB


Friday March 6, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 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 register online, adults and children need to register separately.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday March 7, 2015
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Town Selectmen/Finance Committee Meeting  
    Contact: Wendy Adams   978-623-8225   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Adventures in Reading  
   

Mass Humanities presents Family Adventures in Reading (FAIR) a six week program for families with children age 6 and older.  Enjoy beautiful picture books and great stories with your family and storyteller Sharon Kennedy.  Sharon is a Grammy- nominated storyteller who has told stories on NPR and on ABC- TV's "Good Morning America." Her program in Andover will include stories from Russia, China, and Africa. She will lead families and children in discussions about children's stories on topics such as fairness, courage and dreams.  Healthy snacks will be provided.  This is a six week program:  March 7, 14, 28; April 4, 11 & 18.  Families who attend regularly will receive a canvas book bag and a free book.   Space is limited.  When you sign up you will be registered for all six weeks. Questions?? please email Beth Kerrigan at bkerrigan@mhl.org.

 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday March 9, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Computer User's Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
   

Presented by the Andover Senior Center.

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

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

Friends members are welcome to attend.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday March 10, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their
families.  We will share stories, a short film and a craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night  
   
Attention kids in grades 6-12! 

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Researching Your Irish Ancestors with Mary Ellen Grogan  
    Contact: Kim Lynn   978-623-8401 x36   klynn@mhl.org
   

Mary Ellen Grogan is a professional genealogist living in Boston who specializes in Massachusetts and Irish genealogical and historical records. Mary Ellen first researched in Dublin archives in 1984. (Her Reader’s Card for the National Library of Ireland is number 151.) She has both participated in and led research tours in Ireland. A teacher by nature, Mary Ellen enjoys sharing her knowledge and giving others the opportunity to be successful in their research. Register online or call 978-623-8401, x31.

 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday March 11, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   1:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Tech Week Program  
   

Celebrate Teen Tech Week with an awesome tech program of fun and craft!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/

 

 

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

Weekly meeting of the Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library.  This is a group of
8-11 year-old volunteers who plan programs and do other projects to help the library. 
If interested please contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org or 978-623-8401 x39.
 

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 12, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   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.  Most meetings will have a predetermined topic to discuss. Register for each session online or call 978-623-8401, x31.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, 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  -  2:15 PM Alpha-Buddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This program is geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (with a favorite adult).  We will celebrate a single letter of the alphabet through stories, songs, games, and activities.  Space is limited, so please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program.  (Adults do not need to register their names.)

    Location: Activity Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Alpha-Buddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This program is geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (with a favorite adult).  We will celebrate a single letter of the alphabet through stories, songs, games, and activities.  Space is limited, so please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program.  (Adults do not need to register their names.)

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Vintage Video Game Play  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come play vintage video games like Pac-Man on our iPads!!

 


Friday March 13, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 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 register online, adults and children need to register separately.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday March 16, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Book selection:  Clever Girl by Tessa Hadley

Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Foster's Pond Corporation Annual Meeting  
    Contact: Steve Cotton   978-475-5679   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday March 17, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their
families.  We will share stories, a short film and a craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night  
   
Attention kids in grades 6-12! 

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!


Wednesday March 18, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

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.  No registration
required.

    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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Doctor Who Club  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Calling all Whovians! Come to our Doctor Who Club and celebrates all things Doctor Who fandom!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/

 

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

Weekly meeting of the Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library.  This is a group of
8-11 year-old volunteers who plan programs and do other projects to help the library. 
If interested please contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org or 978-623-8401 x39.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 19, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Trustees 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, USB cord, 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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday March 21, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday March 22, 2015
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble performs traditional and original Klezmer music throughout New England and New York. Since 1995, Brian Bender (vocals, accordion, trombone, melodica), David Tasgal, (fiddle, clarinet, cello), and Anna Sobel (poyk, fiddle, dumbek, vocals, tabla) have entertained audiences with their lively repertoire that includes both traditional folk songs and dances, as well as original compositions.  

Reserve your free seat online or call 978-623-8401 x31.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

 

 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday March 23, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday March 24, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their
families.  We will share stories, a short film and a craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night  
   
Attention kids in grades 6-12! 

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!

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

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

Book selection:  The Heart of the Matter by Graham Green

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday March 25, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

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.  No registration
required.

    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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

Weekly meeting of the Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library.  This is a group of
8-11 year-old volunteers who plan programs and do other projects to help the library. 
If interested please contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org or 978-623-8401 x39.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Maddy St. Amand   978-685-2441   maddyknows@verizon.net
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 26, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday March 28, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us the last Saturday of each month at 10am for a story time targeting Dads and children
ages 2-5 (although all are welcome).  After we share some stories, songs, rhymes and a
craft we will share some coffee, juice, and donuts.  Come for some fun and friendship!


Monday March 30, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pom Pom Pandemic Craft  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Make all sorts of yarn pom poms!!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM MHL's Monday Movie: Frozen  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sprightly sister Anna teams up with Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale, The Snow Queen. Starring the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, and Jonathan Groff. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Walt Disney Pictures; Rated PG; 108 minutes; 2013. See the Internet Movie Database for more information.

Kids are welcome to come in costume!

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday March 31, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their
families.  We will share stories, a short film and a craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night  
   
Attention kids in grades 6-12! 

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!


Wednesday April 1, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

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.  No registration
required.

    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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Peep your Favorite Books  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 13   ya@mhl.org
   

Turn your favorite book into a Peep-diorama!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/

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

Weekly meeting of the Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library.  This is a group of
8-11 year-old volunteers who plan programs and do other projects to help the library. 
If interested please contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org or 978-623-8401 x39.
 

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

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

Book selection:   The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday April 2, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Trustees Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM VAB - Volunteen Advisory Board Meeting  
    Contact: Anna or Clare   978-686-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Join the Volunteen Advisory Board to help make the library better for teens!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/VAB


Saturday April 4, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday April 5, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday April 6, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Mini-Gumball Machine!  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 13   ya@mhl.org
   

Make a mini "Gumball" machine for candy!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Creative Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Grab your craft supplies for a fun, monthly craft night! Meet other crafters, and work on your own projects! Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts.
 

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

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

Friends members are welcome to attend.
 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday April 7, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their
families.  We will share stories, a short film and a craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday April 8, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

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.  No registration
required.

    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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

Weekly meeting of the Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library.  This is a group of
8-11 year-old volunteers who plan programs and do other projects to help the library. 
If interested please contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org or 978-623-8401 x39.
 

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday April 9, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   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.  Most meetings will have a predetermined topic to discuss. Register for each session online or call 978-623-8401, x31.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, 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  -  2:15 PM Alpha-Buddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This program is geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (with a favorite adult).  We will celebrate a single letter of the alphabet through stories, songs, games, and activities.  Space is limited, so please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program.  (Adults do not need to register their names.)

    Location: Activity Room

Friday April 10, 2015
   5:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Genealogy Lock-in  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Register for an evening of after-hours genealogy research with exclusive access to databases, computers, microfilm and local history materials.  A light dinner will be served.  Registration is $10 and can be done online or call 978-623-8401 x31.


Monday April 13, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Computer User's Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
   

Presented by the Andover Senior Center.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday April 14, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their
families.  We will share stories, a short film and a craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday April 15, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

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.  No registration
required.

    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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Doctor Who Club  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 13   ya@mhl.org
   

Do you love Doctor Who? Join us for our Doctor Who club to talk about all things Whovian!

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

Weekly meeting of the Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library.  This is a group of
8-11 year-old volunteers who plan programs and do other projects to help the library. 
If interested please contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org or 978-623-8401 x39.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday April 16, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Trustees Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday April 18, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Monday April 20, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the Patriot's Day holiday.


Tuesday April 21, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Bingo  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their
families.  We will share stories, a short film and a craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday April 22, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

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.  No registration
required.

    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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Iron Chef  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 13   ya@mhl.org
   

Test your skills in assembling a snack and dessert! Judges will pick the winner!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Night Readers  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This book discussion program is geared to children between the ages of 9-12 (with a favorite adult)!  Please register online the name of the child 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 April 23, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday April 25, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us the last Saturday of each month at 10am for a story time targeting Dads and children
ages 2-5 (although all are welcome).  After we share some stories, songs, rhymes and a
craft we will share some coffee, juice, and donuts.  Come for some fun and friendship!


Monday April 27, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Book selection:  The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go

Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Toaster Pastry felt phone case  
   

Make a phone case out of felt that looks like a toaster pastry or Pop-Tart!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM MHL's Monday Movie: The Hundred-Foot Journey  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. Directed by Lasse Hallström. Stars Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Amit Shah, Charlotte Le Bon. Touchstone Pictures;Rated PG; 122 minutes; 2014.

See Internet Movie Database for more information.

Sponsored by Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday April 28, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their
families.  We will share stories, a short film and a craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Reception  
    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:  On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday April 29, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

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.  No registration
required.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

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.  No registration
required.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

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.  No registration
required.

    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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Maddy St. Amand   978-685-2441   maddyknows@verizon.net
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday April 30, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 2
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

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

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday May 1, 2015
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Friends' Spring Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the library. Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday May 2, 2015
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Friends' spring Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the library. Sponsored by 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

Sunday May 3, 2015
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Friends' Spring Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the library. Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday May 4, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Creative Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Grab your craft supplies for a fun, monthly craft night! Meet other crafters, and work on your own projects! Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday May 5, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their
families.  We will share stories, a short film and a craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday May 6, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   1:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

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

Book selection:   The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday May 7, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday May 11, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Computer User's Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
   

Presented by the Andover Senior Center.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday May 12, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday May 13, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   1:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday May 14, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   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.  Most meetings will have a predetermined topic to discuss. Register for each session online or call 978-623-8401, x31.

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

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

    Location: Trustees Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, 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  -  2:15 PM Alpha-Buddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This program is geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (with a favorite adult).  We will celebrate a single letter of the alphabet through stories, songs, games, and activities.  Space is limited, so please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program.  (Adults do not need to register their names.)

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday May 16, 2015
   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 May 18, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
   

Reserved as a make up day in the event of a snow cancellation.

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

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

Book selection:  My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM MHL's Monday Movie: Chef  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. Directed by Jon Favreau. Stars Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara. Sony Pictures Entertainment; Rated R; 114 minutes; 2014.

See Internet Movie Database for more information.

Sponsored by Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday May 19, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Preservation Awards  
    Contact: Karen Herman     kvwherman@verizon.net
    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday May 20, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   1:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday May 21, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday May 23, 2015
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM STEAM :  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Our popular early literacy program is back!!  Parents and children will participate in a number of actvities that center around the.  After sharing the story together, parents and children will try out a variety of activities that involve science, engineering, art, and mathematics all of which are meant to enhance the literary experience.  Registration is required to attend this program.  Please register online the name of EACH person attending the program. 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday May 25, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the Memorial Day holiday.


Tuesday May 26, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

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

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

Book selection:  Henry IV Part One by William Shakespeare

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday May 27, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   1:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Maddy St. Amand   978-685-2441   maddyknows@verizon.net
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday May 28, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories.  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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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, but attendance is first come first serve.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday May 30, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us the last Saturday of each month at 10am for a story time targeting Dads and children
ages 2-5 (although all are welcome).  After we share some stories, songs, rhymes and a
craft we will share some coffee, juice, and donuts.  Come for some fun and friendship!


Monday June 1, 2015
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Creative Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Grab your craft supplies for a fun, monthly craft night! Meet other crafters, and work on your own projects! Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday June 3, 2015
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Book selection:   The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Monday June 8, 2015
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Computer User's Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
   

Presented by the Andover Senior Center.

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

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

Friends members are welcome to attend.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday June 10, 2015
   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 11, 2015
   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

Monday June 15, 2015
   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

Thursday June 18, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM MVLC Reference Group  
    Contact: Beth Mazin     bmazin@mhl.org
    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday June 23, 2015
   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:  Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday June 24, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Maddy St. Amand   978-685-2441   maddyknows@verizon.net
    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday June 30, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday July 2, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Friday July 3, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Saturday July 4, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Sunday July 5, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday July 6, 2015
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Creative Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Grab your craft supplies for a fun, monthly craft night! Meet other crafters, and work on your own projects! Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday July 7, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday July 8, 2015
   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 9, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   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

Tuesday July 14, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday July 15, 2015
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Night Readers  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This book discussion program is geared to children between the ages of 9-12 (with a favorite adult)!  Please register online the name of the child 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 July 16, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Tuesday July 21, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday July 22, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Maddy St. Amand   978-685-2441   maddyknows@verizon.net
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday July 23, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Tuesday July 28, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday July 30, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Monday August 3, 2015
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Creative Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Grab your craft supplies for a fun, monthly craft night! Meet other crafters, and work on your own projects! Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday August 4, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday August 6, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Tuesday August 11, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday August 12, 2015
   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 13, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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
   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

Tuesday August 18, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday August 20, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Wednesday August 26, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Maddy St. Amand   978-685-2441   maddyknows@verizon.net
    Location: Activity Room

Saturday September 5, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Sunday September 6, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday September 7, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Wednesday September 9, 2015
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Night Readers  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This book discussion program is geared to children between the ages of 9-12 (with a favorite adult)!  Please register online the name of the child 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
   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

Monday September 14, 2015
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Creative Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Grab your craft supplies for a fun, monthly craft night! Meet other crafters, and work on your own projects! Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday September 15, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday September 17, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Tuesday September 22, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday September 23, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Maddy St. Amand   978-685-2441   maddyknows@verizon.net
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday September 24, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Tuesday September 29, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday October 1, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Monday October 5, 2015
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Creative Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Grab your craft supplies for a fun, monthly craft night! Meet other crafters, and work on your own projects! Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday October 6, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday October 8, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Monday October 12, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Tuesday October 13, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday October 14, 2015
   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 October 15, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Tuesday October 20, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday October 22, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Tuesday October 27, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday October 28, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Maddy St. Amand   978-685-2441   maddyknows@verizon.net
    Location: Activity Room

Monday November 2, 2015
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Creative Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Grab your craft supplies for a fun, monthly craft night! Meet other crafters, and work on your own projects! Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday November 3, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday November 4, 2015
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Night Readers  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This book discussion program is geared to children between the ages of 9-12 (with a favorite adult)!  Please register online the name of the child 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
   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 5, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Tuesday November 10, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday November 11, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the Veterans Day holiday.


Thursday November 12, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Tuesday November 17, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday November 18, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Maddy St. Amand   978-685-2441   maddyknows@verizon.net
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday November 19, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Tuesday November 24, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday November 25, 2015
     Library closes at 5:00 pm  
   

The library will close at 5:00 pm.


Thursday November 26, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Tuesday December 1, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday December 3, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Monday December 7, 2015
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Creative Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Grab your craft supplies for a fun, monthly craft night! Meet other crafters, and work on your own projects! Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday December 8, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 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.  Pick up a token early as space is limited to 30 adults and children.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday December 9, 2015
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday December 10, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 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

Wednesday December 16, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Maddy St. Amand   978-685-2441   maddyknows@verizon.net
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday December 24, 2015
     Library closes at noon  
   

The library will close at noon.


Friday December 25, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the Christmas holiday.


Saturday December 26, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the Christmas holiday.


Sunday December 27, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the Christmas holiday.


Thursday December 31, 2015
     Library closes at 5:00 pm  
   

The library will close at 5:00 pm.


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