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Wednesday September 17, 2014
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Crafternoon with Sarah  
   

Come to the teen room for a craft with Sarah!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/    

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

Night Readers is a popular book discussion program for children between the ages of 9-12 (with a favorite adult).  It will be held on Wednesday, September 17th from 7:00-8:00 pm.   Please register online (child's name only), and request and read the book before the meeting.  This month's selection is Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday September 18, 2014
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends' Fall Book Sale Preview Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday September 19, 2014
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall
   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
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Senator Finegold Office Hours  
    Contact: Vanessa Gatlin   617-722-1612   
    Location: Activity Room

Saturday September 20, 2014
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Friends' Fall 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 September 21, 2014
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM African American and Black Mothers Group Meeting  
    Contact: Cleo Thompson   978-749-2792   
    Location: Activity Room

Monday September 22, 2014
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Civil Air Patrol Change of Command Ceremony  
    Contact: Antoinette Fisher   978-683-3630   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday September 23, 2014
   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
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Animal Cracker Club  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This program is geared to children ages 5-6.  We will share some stories, rhymes, and a simple craft that center around a popular animal.  There will also be an animal cracker snack to share too!  Please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program!

    Location: Activity Room
   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  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/    


Wednesday September 24, 2014
   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  -  2:00 PM Jones Library Visit  
    Contact: Beth Mazin     bmazin@mhl.org
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Afternoon Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  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  
   

The Junior Friends are a group of 8-11 year-old volunteers who
work together to prepare programs and do other projects to help the
library.  There will be a small snack. 

    Location: Memorial Hall
   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 25, 2014
   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
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Alpha-Buddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This popular program is for children ages 4-5 (with a favorite adult) who love to play with the letters of the alphabet!  Join us as we share stories, songs, games, and a simple craft centered around  one letter of the alphabet.  Please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program!

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Banned Book Week Button Making  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Make some buttons to show your support for the freedom to read whatever you want!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/    


Friday September 26, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Siblings and families of children on the spectrum  
   

Carrie Breaux, Director of the Spotlight program of the Northeast ARC will address siblings and families with children on the Autism spectrum.  All are welcome to this workshop for parents/adults who are interested in this topic.  This is the third in a series for the month of September.  Workshops do not include child care. This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  Please register online individually for each workshop.

 Future dates and topics include:  

Tuesday, September 30th  7-8:30pm:  Transitions and person centered planning

    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Guess that Banned Book Contest  
   

Guess the banned or challenged book in our final program for Banned Book Week!

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Saturday September 27, 2014
   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  -  3:00 PM Legomania  
   

Legomania is a program for children ages 5 and up who love to
build with Lego's.  We will share a story, which will introduce the
theme, then build for 40 minutes.  At the end we will share our creations
with the group, and put them on display in the Children's Room.  Please register,
space is limited.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday September 29, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM MHL's Monday Movie: The Book Thief  
    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 times vary depending on the film. Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

The Book Thief

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. Stars Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson. Rated PG-13.

See Internet Movie Database for more information.

Free copies of the book will be available while supplies last.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday September 30, 2014
   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
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Picture Book Pals  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This program is for children ages 5-6.  Join us as we focus on some popular picture book characters through stories, songs, games, and a simple craft.  Please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program.

    Location: Activity Room
   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  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/    

   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Transition and person centered planning for children on the spectrum  
   

Carrie Breaux, Director of the Spotlight program of the Northeast ARC will discuss transitions and person centered planning.  All are welcome to this workshop for parents/adults who are interested in this topic.  This is the last in a series for the month of September.  Workshops do not include child care. This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  Please register online individually for each workshop.

 

    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:  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday October 1, 2014
   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 with Sarah  
   

Come to the teen room for a craft with Sarah!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/    

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

Weekly meeting of Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library, ages 8-11.
For more information, email Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Linda King: The Joy of Getting It Done  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Do you, or someone you know, feel disorganized, want to use time more effectively, struggle to keep up with tasks and to-do's, spend too much time online, or want to change, but don't know where to start? This program can help! Certified Life Coach, Linda King, will share 10 simple techniques to implement change in your life. Learn how to meet your goals by putting effective systems in place. Leave with a realistic, achievable approach to meeting the challenges that hold you back. Register online.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

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

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

Book selection:   The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday October 2, 2014
   8:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Town of Andover/CIP Discussions  
    Contact: Sandy Cassano   978-623-8225   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Photo Editing for Beginners  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Learn how to work with digital photos, from transferring and storing your images to basic editing and advanced manipulation. Staff librarian, Curtis Wyant, will also demonstrate how to save and share photos on the web. Register online or call 978-623-8401 x31.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Volunteen Advisory Board (VAB) Meeting  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Help the VolunTeen Advisory Board make the library a better place for teens! Meets the first Thursday of the month; new teens and tweens welcome!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/VAB

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Zoning Board of Appeals  
    Contact: Barbara Burke    978-623-8315   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday October 3, 2014
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Wood Hill Middle School Team Leaders Meeting  
    Contact: Patrick Bucco   978-623-8925   
    Location: Activity Room

Saturday October 4, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Monday October 6, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make iPad Origami with Foldify  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Learn how to design your own custom origami with the Foldify iPad app. Then print and fold!

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 October 7, 2014
   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 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  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/    

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Seances: Searching for the Spirits  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join ‘mentalist and mindbender’ Rory Raven for an interactive lecture-demonstration on the history of séances. Raven, originator of the Providence Ghost Walk, and author of four books about Rhode Island’s history, has nurtured a life-long interest in all things psychic and paranormal. His goal is to reproduce the kind of effects parapsychologists have been researching for years – live and onstage. Presented in conjunction with the Andover Historical Society Bewitched in Andover series. Register online.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday October 8, 2014
   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 Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library, ages 8-11.
For more information, email Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday October 9, 2014
   8:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Town of Andover/CIP Discussions  
    Contact: Sandy Cassano   978-623-8225   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   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. Will meet in Teen 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
   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 October 13, 2014
     Library closed  
   

Library closed for the holiday.


Tuesday October 14, 2014
   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
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Animal Cracker Club  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This program is geared to children between the ages of 5-6.  We will share some stories, rhymes, and a simple craft that center around a popular animal.  There will also be an animal cracker snack to share too!  Please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program!

    Location: Activity Room
   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  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/    

   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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Coachman's Ridge Annual Meeting  
    Contact: Jean Hutchinson   978-683-4101   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday October 15, 2014
   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 Candy Corn Craft  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Candy corn craft for teens! Stop by!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/    

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

Weekly meeting of Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library, ages 8-11.
For more information, email Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org.

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

Weekly meeting of Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library, ages 8-11.
For more information, email Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM North Sea Gas: The Very Best of Scotland  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

One of Scotland's most popular and enduring bands, North Sea Gas formed over 30 years ago, and is still traveling the world, bringing their brand of Scottish traditional, contemporary, and self-penned, music to the people.  This highly entertaining Scottish folk trio offers high energy instrumentals, history, great craic, (fun banter) and tremendous three part harmonies, giving the “Gas” show  universal appeal!  

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

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday October 16, 2014
   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: 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
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM LWV @ the Library  
    Contact: Stefani Traina   978-623-8401, x49   straina@mhl.org
   

Dive into local, state and national issues on the third Thursday of every month with Memorial Hall Library and the League of Women Voters of Andover/North Andover. We’ll discuss a wide variety of timely topics.  All are welcome. In the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Peep your Favorite Book - Halloween Edition!  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Make book dioramas out of marshmallow Peeps and other supplies!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/    

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Andover Gardens Condo Association Meeting  
    Contact: George Lee   978-475-4929   
    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Transit Oriented Development Forum/Community Planning  
    Contact: Kathryn Forina   978-623-8310   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday October 17, 2014
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Find-Out Friday  
   

Find-Out Friday combines stories and science for ages 5-8.  Each month
we will share a story, do some experiments and a simple craft.  In October
we will be talking about leaves, the changing of the seasons, and apples.
Please register, space is limited.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday October 18, 2014
   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
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Book Bingo  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Join us as we play 4-5 rounds of bingo and the prizes you could win are books!  There will be books for all ages available to win, so bring the whole family for an hour of fun!  Please register online the name of each person who will be attending the program.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday October 20, 2014
   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 Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Computer User's Group  
    Presented by the Andover Senior Center.
    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Health Meeting  
    Contact: Denise Paul     dpaul@andoverma.gov
    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday October 21, 2014
   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 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  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/    


Wednesday October 22, 2014
   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 Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library, ages 8-11.
For more information, email Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org.

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

Weekly meeting of Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library, ages 8-11.
For more information, email Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crafts With MHL Staff  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

MHL staff members demonstrate some of their favorite crafts, such as wool appliqué, rug hooking, jewelry making, paper collages, and more! Try your hand, learn new techniques, and get ideas. Finished work will be on display. Register online or call 978-623-8401, x31.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday October 23, 2014
   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  -  8:00 PM 40,000 Names in the Family Tree  
    Contact: Kim Lynn   978-623-8401 x36   klynn@mhl.org
   

Robert (Bob) Hanscom, a resident of Andover since 1999, has been doing genealogical research ever since he was 12 years old. Over the years, he has built a computer database of nearly 40,000 names from all branches of his family. Learn about his research, connections to early Andover families (Osgood, Farnum, Abbott, Ingalls, Dane, Holt, Russell, Hutchinson, Johnson, and Farrington), and so much more. Register online or call 978-623-8401, x31.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday October 24, 2014
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Boggle Fun!  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Play Boggle in the Teen Room!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/


Saturday October 25, 2014
   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!


Sunday October 26, 2014
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Eyran Katsenelenbogen: Jazz and Classical Highlights  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Following his recent concert tour in China, Andover resident and international pianist Eyran (Rani) Katsenelenbogen returns to MHL to perform a program featuring Latin jazz, classical themes, folk songs and blues pieces, highlighting the work of Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Jobim, Desmond, Corea, Piazzolla and others.    

Reserve your free seat online or call 978-623-8401 x 31.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday October 27, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Halloween String Dolls  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Make tiny ghosts, zombies, skeletons, and other spooky characters from embroidery floss!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/

 

   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM MHL's Monday Movie: About Time  
    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.

About Time

A young man with the ability to time travel discovers that finding true love isn't as easy as he thought it would be. In the harsh morning light following a depressing New Year's Eve party, however, he discovers a family secret that will change his life forever. Stars Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Margot Robbie. Rated R.

See Internet Movie Database for more information.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday October 28, 2014
   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
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Picture Book Pals  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This program is for children ages 5-6.  Join us as we focus on some popular picture book characters through stories, songs, games, and a simple craft.  Please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program.

    Location: Activity Room
   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  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come to the teen room to watch a movie!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/    

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Book Discussion: The Last of the Doughboys  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

A panel discussion of The Last of the Doughboys and WWI will be led by Andover historians, Don Robb and Joan Patrakis. Register online or call 978-623-8401, x31. Nonperishable food items will be collected to benefit local veterans.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    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:  This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday October 29, 2014
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Buying & Selling on eBay  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Learn the basics of buying, selling, and managing payments with PayPal in this introductory class. Staff librarian, Curtis Wyant, will walk you through the process. Register online or call 978-623-8401 x31.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday October 30, 2014
   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: 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 popular program is for children ages 4-5 (with a favorite adult) who love to play with the letters of the alphabet!  Join us as we share stories, songs, games, and a simple craft centered around  one letter of the alphabet.  Please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program!

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Powdermill Square Annual Meeting  
    Contact: David Bales     bales106@comcast.net
    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday October 31, 2014
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hallowteen Party!  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Come to our Hallowteen party! Costumes encouraged!

http://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/


Saturday November 1, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday November 2, 2014
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM An Afternoon with Author Richard Rubin  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Author Richard Rubin will discuss his book The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War. A decade long odyssey to recover the story of a forgotten generation, and their Great War, led Rubin across the United States and France, through archives, private collections, battlefields, literature, propaganda, and even music. At the center of it all were the last of the last, the men and women he met and interviewed. His book is a moving meditation on character, grace, aging, and memory. Register online or call 978-623-8401, x31.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of MHL and Town of Andover Veterans' Services.

Nonperishable food items will be collected to benefit local veterans.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday November 3, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM NaNoWriMo Kick-off Party  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 13   ya@mhl.org
   

November is National Novel Writing Month! Join us in the Teen Room to get started on your novel and learn more about writing!

   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 November 4, 2014
   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
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Animal Cracker Club  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This program is geared to children between the ages of 5-6.  We will share some stories, rhymes, and a simple craft that center around a popular animal.  There will also be an animal cracker snack to share too!  Please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program!

    Location: Activity Room
   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

Wednesday November 5, 2014
   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
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mock Trial Teacher's Orientation  
    Contact: Amy Osborn   617-338-0567   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Buying & Selling on Craigslist  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Learn how to buy and sell items locally using online classifieds site Craigslist. Staff librarian, Curtis Wyant, will walk you through the process. Register online or call 978-623-8401 x31.

 

 

    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:   David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

This month's meeting will be in Friends Alcove 2.

 

    Location: Friends Alcove 2

Thursday November 6, 2014
   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 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
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Alpha-Buddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This popular program is for children ages 4-5 (with a favorite adult) who love to play with the letters of the alphabet!  Join us as we share stories, songs, games, and a simple craft centered around  one letter of the alphabet.  Please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program!

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Zoning Board of Appeals  
    Contact: Barbara Burke    978-623-8315   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday November 7, 2014
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM NaNoWriMo Write-in  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 13   ya@mhl.org
   

November is National Novel Writing Month! Join us in the Teen Room to work your novel, learn about writing, and get some writing snacks!


Monday November 10, 2014
   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  
    Presented by the Andover Senior Center.
    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday November 11, 2014
     Library closed  
    Library closed for the holiday.

Wednesday November 12, 2014
   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
   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 13, 2014
   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: Friends Alcove 2
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: 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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM NaNoWriMo Workshop with Author Marcella Pixley  
   

Join us for a NaNoWriMo author workshop with YA author Marcella Pixley. Author of Freak and Without Tess, Pixley will shares tops and exercises!

   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 November 15, 2014
   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
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Book Bingo  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Join us as we play 4-5 rounds of bingo and the prizes you could win are books!  There will be books for all ages available to win, so bring the whole family for an hour of fun!  Please register online the name of each person who will be attending the program.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday November 16, 2014
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Jeff Buckridge's Uke Joint Concert  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Andover Public School teacher, and professional guitarist, Jeff Buckridge, picked up the ukulele while in Hawaii, and from there Uke Joint was born. Along with bassist, Ed Spargo, saxophone, clarinet and flute player, Dr. Jared Sims, and drummer, Erick Cifuentes, Jeff will perform and improvise a repertoire that includes jazz standards from Duke Ellington, Django Reinhart, and Chick Corea, pop songs from the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Stevie Wonder, and world music that includes Latin, Reggae, Hawaiian, and African influences.  

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

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday November 17, 2014
   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 Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM MHL's Monday Movie: Heaven Is for Real  
    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 Friends of MHL.

A young boy suffers a near-death experience in which he claims to have visited heaven. Stars Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church, Connor Corum. Rated PG.

See Internet Movie Database for more information.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday November 18, 2014
   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
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Picture Book Pals  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This program is for children ages 5-6.  Join us as we focus on some popular picture book characters through stories, songs, games, and a simple craft.  Please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program.

    Location: Activity Room
   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
   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 November 19, 2014
   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
   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 20, 2014
   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  -  8:30 PM LWV @ the Library  
    Contact: Stefani Traina   978-623-8401, x49   straina@mhl.org
   

Dive into local, state and national issues on the third Thursday of every month with Memorial Hall Library and the League of Women Voters of Andover/North Andover. We’ll discuss a wide variety of timely topics.  All are welcome. In the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday November 25, 2014
   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 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
   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:  Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday November 26, 2014
     Library closed at 5pm  
   

Library closing at 5pm for the holiday.

   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

Thursday November 27, 2014
     Library closed  
   

Library closed for the holiday.


Saturday November 29, 2014
   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 December 1, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up Party  
    Contact: Clare or Anna   978-623-8401 x 13   ya@mhl.org
   

Finish up your novel and celebrate your achievement!

   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 2, 2014
   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
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Animal Cracker Club  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This program is geared to children between the ages of 5-6.  We will share some stories, rhymes, and a simple craft that center around a popular animal.  There will also be an animal cracker snack to share too!  Please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program!

    Location: Activity Room
   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

Wednesday December 3, 2014
   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
   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:   Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Friends Alcove 2

Thursday December 4, 2014
   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
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Alpha-Buddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This popular program is for children ages 4-5 (with a favorite adult) who love to play with the letters of the alphabet!  Join us as we share stories, songs, games, and a simple craft centered around  one letter of the alphabet.  Please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program!

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Zoning Board of Appeals  
    Contact: Barbara Burke    978-623-8315   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday December 6, 2014
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends' Holiday Book Sale & Silhouette Portraits  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Shop for holiday gifts and support Memorial Hall Library at the same time. 

Jean Comerford of Portraits in Silhouette will be at the Library for one day only. Her hand-cut silhouettes make beautiful gifts and keepsakes. Prices: $30 per silhouette, $15 per copy, and $30-$42 per frame.  Non-refundable prepayment required for original silhouette upon registration. Space is limited. Contact Stefani at straina@mhl.org or978-623-8401, x49 for appointments. Fundraiser for the Friends of MHL.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday December 7, 2014
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MVMTA Piano Showcase  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday December 8, 2014
   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  
    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 December 9, 2014
   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
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Picture Book Pals  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This program is for children ages 5-6.  Join us as we focus on some popular picture book characters through stories, songs, games, and a simple craft.  Please register online the name of the child who will be attending the program.

    Location: Activity Room
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to Pinterest  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Do you have piles of magazine pages of ideas you may want to do or places to visit? Or a Bulletin board so full that pages are falling off?  Come learn about Pinterest, the virtual bulletin board. Learn how to pin your favorite recipes, craft projects, places to visit, things to do, and more. The possibilities are endless!

Register online or call 978-623-8401, x31.

    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:  Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday December 10, 2014
   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
   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 11, 2014
   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: Friends Alcove 2
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: 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
   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 December 15, 2014
   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 Dinner by Herman Koch

Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM MHL's Monday Movie: The Grand Budapest Hotel  
    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 adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous Hungarian hotel between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody. Rated R. 

See Interntet Movie Database for more information.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday December 17, 2014
   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 18, 2014
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM LWV @ the Library  
    Contact: Stefani Traina   978-623-8401, x49   straina@mhl.org
   

Dive into local, state and national issues on the third Thursday of every month with Memorial Hall Library and the League of Women Voters of Andover/North Andover. We’ll discuss a wide variety of timely topics.  All are welcome. In the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday December 20, 2014
   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

Wednesday December 24, 2014
     Library closes at noon  
    The library will close at noon for the Christmas holiday.

Thursday December 25, 2014
     Library closed  
   

Library closed for the holiday.


Saturday December 27, 2014
   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!


Wednesday December 31, 2014
     Library closes at 5:00 pm  
   

The library will close at 5:00 pm.


Thursday January 1, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday January 5, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday January 7, 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:   Embracing Defeat by John W. Dower
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday January 8, 2015
   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: Friends Alcove 2
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: 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

Sunday January 11, 2015
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tutti Bassi: Two Cellists Go For Baroque  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Sarah Freiberg, a tenured member of the Handel and Haydn Society, has performed with early music groups throughout the country, and teaches in the Historical Performance program at Boston University. Colleen McGary-Smith performs with Boston Baroque, the Handel and Haydn Society and freelances on both modern and baroque cello as well as viola da gamba. Their program will take you on a fascinating and fun musical tour of 18th century Europe.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday January 12, 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

Wednesday January 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

Monday January 19, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Wednesday January 21, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Circ/ILL Meeting  
    Contact: Gerry Deyermond     gdeyermond@mhl.org
    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday January 22, 2015
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale Preview Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday January 23, 2015
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday January 24, 2015
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday January 25, 2015
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday January 26, 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 Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    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 January 27, 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:  Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday January 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 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 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 February 4, 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 Future of the Mind by Dr. Michio Kaku
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday February 5, 2015
   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: 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

Wednesday February 11, 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 February 12, 2015
   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
   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 February 16, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for Presidents' Day.


Thursday February 19, 2015
   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: 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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM MHL's Monday Movie: Belle  
    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.

Belle

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.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday February 24, 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:  The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday February 25, 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 March 2, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday March 4, 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:   Beyond Religion by Dalai Lama
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 5, 2015
   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: 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
   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
   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
   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

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

Thursday March 19, 2015
   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: Memorial Hall

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

Monday March 30, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday April 1, 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 Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday April 2, 2015
   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: Memorial Hall

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
   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 April 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 April 9, 2015
   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

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

Thursday April 16, 2015
   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: Memorial Hall

Monday April 20, 2015
     Library closed  
   

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


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

Tuesday April 28, 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:  On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday April 29, 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 April 30, 2015
   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
   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

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

Wednesday May 6, 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 Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

 

    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

Wednesday May 13, 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 May 14, 2015
   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: Friends Alcove 2
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: 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

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

Monday May 25, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the Memorial Day holiday.


Tuesday May 26, 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:  Henry IV Part One by William Shakespeare

Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday May 27, 2015
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Maddy St. Amand   978-685-2441   maddyknows@verizon.net
    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

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.


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
   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

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

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
   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

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  -  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

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

Monday October 12, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

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

Wednesday November 4, 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

Wednesday November 11, 2015
     Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the Veterans Day holiday.


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

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.


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

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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