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Saturday August 27, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday August 28, 2016
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chinese Language Storytime  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday September 1, 2016
   2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Back to School Snacks  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8401 x 56   atschetter@mhl.org
   

Celebrate the beginning of school with some snacks in the teen room! (Until we run out!)

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

 

    Location: Teen Room

Friday September 2, 2016
   2:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Super Smash Bros/Mario Kart (Free Form Fridays)  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Join us in the Activity Room for Super Smash Bros/Mario Kart!

Open to teens in grades 6 -12.

    Location: Activity Room

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

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

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

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

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

Note: By registering you are signing up for all 4 sessions. If you choose not to continue, please let straina@mhl.org know.

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

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

Watch a movie in the teen room! Titles are picked Tuesday afternoon.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

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

Wednesday September 7, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Northern Essex Register of Deeds Office Hours  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Northern Essex Register of Deeds, M. Paul Iannuccillo and members of his staff will be on hand to answer questions about the Northern Essex Registry of Deeds, including information about the Massachusetts Homestead Act. The Register will also provide "Consumer Alert' information on ongoing scams concerning deed copies, UCC filings on solar panel installation, and rental scams. An online workstation will be available to provide real-time status of your mortgage discharge, print a copy of your deed or provide a demonstration of the Registry's new user-friendly website www.lawrencedeeds.com. No appointment necessary.

This is one of many community outreach initiatives sponsored by the Northern Essex Registry of Deeds. One of Register Iannuccillo's goals is to provide convenient opportunities for residents to learn more about how to utilize the vast assets available. Although Registry staff cannot provide legal advice, they will be able to answer basic questions, provide general information, and take a document back to their office for recording. Declaration of Homestead forms will be available, as well as assistance for those who wish to file one.

The Northern Essex Registry of Deeds, located at 354 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, is the principal office for real property in Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and North Andover. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Customer Service Department at 978-557-1900 or by email to northernessexcustomerservice@sec.state.ma.us.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Button Swag  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8401 x 56   atschetter@mhl.org
   

Make some new buttons for a new school  year!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

 

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

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

Book selection: The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan
 
Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday September 8, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Kimberly Lynn   978-623-8401   klynn@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Friday September 9, 2016
   2:15 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY Glitter Tattoos (Free Form Fridays)  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8401 x 56   atschetter@mhl.org
   

Join us in the Activity Room for DIY Glitter Tattoos!

Open to teens in grades 6 -12.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday September 10, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Girls Who Code Registration  
    Contact: Anna   978-623-8401 x 56   atschetter@gmail.com
   

Please register for the club after you have filled out the informational form here.

I will not be able to take all registrants; only the first 12 who have filled out the above surveys. I will email you on 9/10 if you have been accepted into the program.

    Location: Teen Room

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

Join us for a Dungeons & Dragons campaign! Never played before and interested in learning how, or are a seasoned player? Both types and everyone in between is welcome.

Open to grades 6 - 12.

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Watch a movie in the teen room! Titles are picked Tuesday afternoon.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Backyard Astronomy: Using the New Library Telescopes  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall Library has two new telescopes for lending, thanks to the Friends of MHL and the Aldrich Astronomical Society. We’ll start in Memorial Hall with a family friendly presentation by Jim Zebrowski and John Root, from the Aldrich Astronomical Society, about how to observe objects from your own backyard, using a technique called star-hopping. Weather permitting, we’ll head outside for a session with the telescopes.

 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday September 14, 2016
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Librar  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who would like to plan programs
and do small project to help the Children's Room.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39,
or at kbelczyk@mhl.org.

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

Join other adults for Memorial Hall Library's third evening of open, lively, and insightful discussion about death. While not a support group nor a venue for bereavement, a Death Cafe seeks to provide an unscripted, non-judgmental platform for those wishing to explore the many facets of this often taboo subject.

Come with an open mind, a healthy curiosity, and a willingness to share your thoughts, feelings, and questions with other like-minded individuals. Facilitated by Andover resident, Richard Davis.

To learn more about Death Cafes, visit deathcafe.com for more information.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday September 15, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Perler Beads  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8401 x 56   atschetter@mhl.org
   

Make whatever you'd like with our Perler (or melt/fuse) beads in the teen room!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12. 

    Location: Teen Room

Friday September 16, 2016
   2:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Super Smash Bros/Mario Kart (Free Form Fridays)  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Join us in the Activity Room for Super Smash Bros/Mario Kart!

Open to teens in grades 6 -12.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday September 17, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Monday September 19, 2016
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Find the book in our library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Writing to Heal Workshop Session 3  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

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

 

    Location: Trustees Room
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM MVLC Meeting  
    Contact: Eric Graham     egraham@mvlc.org
    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

Watch a movie in the teen room! Titles are picked Tuesday afternoon.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Coachman's Ridge Annual Meeting  
    Contact: Jean Hutchinson   978-683-4101   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday September 21, 2016
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM International Day of Peace Meditation with Amy  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

To celebrate the International Day of Peace, Children's Room staff member, Amy Martin, will lead a special meditation class.

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

    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Random Fandom: Pokemon!  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8401 x 56   ya@mhl.org
   

This month's Random Fandom will be Pokemon. Make some awesome crafts and let us know what you've caught playing Pokemon Go!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

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

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who would like to plan programs
and do small project to help the Children's Room.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39,
or at kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM You Have Your DNA Matches - Now What? Part I  
    Contact: Kimberly Lynn   978-623-8401   klynn@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday September 22, 2016
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM AlphaBuddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on September 8th at 9:00 am.

 
    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Thinking Thursday  
   

Thinking Thursday (formerly Find-Out Friday) combines stories and science for ages 5-8.  We will share a story,
do some simple experiments, and make a craft.  Space is limited, so please register at www.mhl.org starting
September 8th at 9:00 a.m.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday September 23, 2016
   2:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Magic the Gathering Tournament (Free Form Fridays)  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8401 x 56   atschetter@mhl.org
   

Join us in the Activity Room for a Magic the Gathering tournament!

Open to teens in grades 6 -12.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday September 24, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room
   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 for the day, such as bridges or space ships, then build freely
for about half an hour.  At the end, each child will have the opportunity to talk about their creation
with the group before putting it on display in the Children's Room.  Space is limited, please register
starting September 10th at 9:00 a.m.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday September 25, 2016
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chinese Language Storytime  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Monday September 26, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Dungeons & Dragons for Teens  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8401 x 56   atschetter@mhl.org
   

Join us for a Dungeons & Dragons campaign! Never played before and interested in learning how, or are a seasoned player? Both types and everyone in between is welcome.

Open to grades 6 - 12.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Educational Circles: A Support Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The goal of Educational Circles is to bring the community together to talk about the difficult questions surrounding the stigma of mental health and addiction. Topics of mental health, addiction, family dynamics in times of crisis and post crisis, healing at home, developing coping skills and healthy activities will be discussed. Guest speakers will be invited to talk about hoarding, major mental illness, substance abuse and addiction, the use of Narcan, accessing services, and the availability of services throughout the state.

In addition, creating small circle conversations to discuss and try activities that focus on movement and mindfulness will allow families to try new things and walk a path that is in support of coping with difficult moments. 

This series is sponsored by the Town of Andover and Memorial Hall Library. Contact Community Support Coordinator, Sobhan Namvar for more information.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday September 27, 2016
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Writing to Heal Workshop Session 4  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Instructor

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

    Location: Trustees Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Coloring  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8401 x 56   atschetter@mhl.org
   

Check out some of our coloring books for a relaxing afternoon.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

 

    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Curiosity Club  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Curiosity Club is a new program geared to children between the ages of 6-7.  We will share stories and STEAM activities that center around a single subject that is sure to "pique your curiosity!"  You never know what you'll find out in the Curiosity Club!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on September 13th at 9:00 am.

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

Watch a movie in the teen room! Titles are picked Tuesday afternoon.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Republicans and Democrats Before, During, and After the 1930s  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Local lecturer, Don Robb will discuss the two major U.S. political parties and how they changed over time.

    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.

http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/extras/ac/jacket/small/r/8270Beowulf  Seamus Heaney Translation
http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/extras/ac/jacket/small/r/254450Grendel by John Gardner. Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday September 28, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  6:30 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who would like to plan programs
and do small project to help the Children's Room.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39,
or at kbelczyk@mhl.org.

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

Thursday September 29, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  6:30 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Merrimack Valley Jewish Coalition for Literacy Meeting  
    Contact: Claire Shaby   978-886-5193   
    Location: Activity Room

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

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room
   2:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Super Smash Bros/Mario Kart (Free Form Fridays)  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8401 x 56   atschetter@mhl.org
   

Join us in the Activity Room for Super Smash Bros/Mario Kart!

Open to teens in grades 6 -12.

    Location: Activity Room

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

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

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

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday October 3, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sai Maa Meditation Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, September 20th at 9:00 am.

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

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, September 20th at 9:00 am.

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

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, September 20th at 9:00 am.

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

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, September 20th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Girl Scout Sign-Ups  
    Contact: Heather Gaspar     heathergaspar2@gmail.com
    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday October 5, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM CIP Meeting  
    Contact: Donna Walsh     dwalsh@andoverma.gov
    Location: Memorial Hall
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who would like to plan programs
and do small project to help the Children's Room.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39,
or at kbelczyk@mhl.org.

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

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

Book selection:  The triumph of seeds: how grains, nuts, kernels, pulses and pips, conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history by Thor Hanson (2015)

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday October 6, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM CIP Meeting  
    Contact: Donna Walsh     dwalsh@andoverma.gov
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM AlphaBuddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on September 22nd at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Powdermill Condo Association Annual Meeting  
    Contact: David Bales   978-475-3395   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday October 8, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Monday October 10, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

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

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

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

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

Quarterly meeting of the MVLC Program Planners.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Curiosity Club  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Curiosity Club is a new program geared to children between the ages of 6-7.  We will share stories and STEAM activities that center around a single subject that is sure to "pique your curiosity!"  You never know what you'll find out in the Curiosity Club!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on September 27th at 9:00 am.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Planning Board Meeting  
    Contact: Kathryn Forina   978-623-8310   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Andover Home for Aged People  
    Contact: Louise McKallagat   508-631-1021   lmckallagat@comcast.net
    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday October 12, 2016
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who would like to plan programs
and do small project to help the Children's Room.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39,
or at kbelczyk@mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday October 13, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Kim Lynn   978-623-8401 x36   klynn@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome.  Register for each session online or call 978-623-8401, x31.

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

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Executive Service Corps  
    Contact: Claudia Bach   978-470-0437   
    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday October 15, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday October 16, 2016
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Afternoon  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends' Concert Series: Lyle Brewer  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Andover native and expert guitarist, Lyle Brewer has been a staple of the Boston music scene for the last decade. He picked up a guitar at age 12, played with the local band Grimis, attended the New England Conservatory, and now teaches at the Berklee College of Music. His latest album, Juno, “showcases the cool sophistication of his guitar playing, not to mention his evolution as a songwriter.” (Boston Globe) Visit his website www.lylebrewermusic.com.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday October 17, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Find the book in our library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday October 18, 2016
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM You Have Your DNA Matches - Now What? Part II  
    Contact: Kimberly Lynn   978-623-8401   klynn@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday October 19, 2016
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who would like to plan programs
and do small project to help the Children's Room.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401 x39,
or 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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Managing the Ecology of Attention with Adam J. Cox PhD  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Keys to Focus, Organization, and Performance from Preschool through College
Presented by Adam J. Cox, Ph.D.

The education of youth must transcend traditional notions of intelligence. Harnessing the power of executive functions is the best way to active a person’s full capability, as it pertains to both academic and social development. Building executive functions is part of a child-centered approach to education, emphasizing the benefits of dynamic brain development and the power of learned behavior. Many have said that it is the single most important concept in child development today – the fulcrum on which success tilts.

This presentation will address the eight pillars of executive function (Initiation, Attention, Flexibility, Working Memory, Organization, Planning, Self-monitoring, Emotional Control), as described in Dr. Cox's book, No Mind Left Behind. Cox will discuss in detail how to help youth navigate important developmental hurdles, both academic and social, that are caused by aspects of executive dysfunction.

Dr. Cox will focus describe the elements of an ecology of attention – and how schools and families can integrate these elements into a positive, effective approach to coaching young learners.

Cox's ideas have been incorporated by families and schools worldwide. No Mind Left Behind is translated into multiple languages, and was the first trade book on executive functions published in North America. His practical advice emphasizes immediate, measurable steps for improving academic achievement. Each of his pillars of executive function is amply illustrated with “real life” examples, and many academic coaching strategies. Please do not miss this unique opportunity to learn how to build the capability of the important young people in your life.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL and Andover Parent to Parent.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday October 20, 2016
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM AlphaBuddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on October 6th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Thinking Thursday  
   

Thinking Thursday (formerly Find-Out Friday) combines stories and science for ages 5-8.  We will share a story,
do some simple experiments, and make a craft.  Space is limited, so please register at www.mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday October 24, 2016
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Educational Circles: A Support Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The goal of Educational Circles is to bring the community together to talk about the difficult questions surrounding the stigma of mental health and addiction. Topics of mental health, addiction, family dynamics in times of crisis and post crisis, healing at home, developing coping skills and healthy activities will be discussed. Guest speakers will be invited to talk about hoarding, major mental illness, substance abuse and addiction, the use of Narcan, accessing services, and the availability of services throughout the state.

In addition, creating small circle conversations to discuss and try activities that focus on movement and mindfulness will allow families to try new things and walk a path that is in support of coping with difficult moments. 

This series is sponsored by the Town of Andover and Memorial Hall Library. Contact Community Support Coordinator, Sobhan Namvar for more information.

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Curiosity Club  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Curiosity Club is a new program geared to children between the ages of 6-7.  We will share stories and STEAM activities that center around a single subject that is sure to "pique your curiosity!"  You never know what you'll find out in the Curiosity Club!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on October 11th at 9:00 am.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Caronel Court Condo Association Annual Meeting  
    Contact: John Gustin   603-622-7000, x6200   jgustin@evergreenmgt.com
   

Caronel Court Condo Association annual meeting.

    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:  The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday October 26, 2016
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

This book discussion program is geared to children between the ages of 9-12 (with a favorite adult)!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD ONLY who will be attending.   Also, please request and read the book before the meeting.   There will be a new book preview at the meeting too!  Registration for this program will begin on Wednesday, September 28th at 9:00 am.

This month's Night Readers selection will be Pax by Sara Pennypacker.  "Pax was only a kit when his family was killed, and “his boy” Peter rescued him from abandonment and certain death. Now the war front approaches, and when Peter’s father enlists, Peter has to move in with his grandpa. Far worse than being forced to leave home is the fact that Pax can’t go. Peter listens to his stern father—as he usually does—and throws Pax’s favorite toy soldier into the woods. When the fox runs to retrieve it, Peter and his dad get back in the car and leave him there—alone. But before Peter makes it through even one night under his grandfather’s roof, regret and duty spur him to action; he packs for a trek to get his best friend back and sneaks into the night." 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday October 27, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday October 29, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday October 30, 2016
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends' Concert Series: John & Chris Boehmer  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

John and Chris Boehmer are singer-songwriters from Andover who write lyric-based contemporary acoustic music. In 2012 they formed a musical duo that takes full advantage of their voices in harmony.  With John's exquisite finger style guitar playing and Chris' rich alto, their sound is reminiscent of Richard and Linda Thompson.  John and Chris recently released The Half-Known World.  Visit www.Boehmersongs.com.  

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chinese Language Storytime  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Monday October 31, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday November 1, 2016
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Financial Aid & College Planning Workshop  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday November 2, 2016
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room
   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 Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer (2013)

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday November 3, 2016
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM AlphaBuddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on October 20th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening with Author Ted Reinstein  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Ted Reinstein returns to MHL to discuss his new book, Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds. New England is as dotted with colorful and fascinating feuds as it is with low stone walls and big, red barns. And many of them go back just as far! For instance, did you know that the Breeds and the Bunkers are still fighting over a hill? Or that the revolution is still being fought—by Lexington and Concord?! From the colonial era, through early aviation (CT claims the Wright Bros. are wrong), to Red Sox-Yankees and present-day food fights, Ted Reinstein tells us who’s really “Wicked Pissed” in New England, and why. Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday November 5, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Monday November 7, 2016
   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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Curiosity Club  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday November 9, 2016
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Prepping for the Holidays with Betsy Williams  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Learn how to use fresh fruits and vegetables, woody herbs from your garden and locally sourced evergreens and berries for holiday decorating.  Using several seasonal arrangements as examples, we’ll discuss gathering, preparing and using traditional plant material to decorate for Thanksgiving and December's holiday celebrations. Handouts will be available. One arrangement will be offered as a door prize. 

Betsy Williams teaches, lectures and writes about living with herbs and flowers. A life long gardener, herb grower and cook, Betsy trained as a florist in Boston and England. She combines her floral, gardening and cooking skills with an extensive knowledge of history, plant lore and seasonal celebrations. An entertaining lecturer, she weaves stories and legends throughout her informative talks and demonstrations.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday November 10, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Kim Lynn   978-623-8401 x36   klynn@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome.  Register for each session online or call 978-623-8401, x31.

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

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Mother Connection 19th Annual Preschool Fair  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Mother Connection and Memorial Hall Library present the 19th Annual Preschool Fair, an opportunity for parents to learn about and talk with area preschool representatives.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Friday November 11, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Saturday November 12, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday November 13, 2016
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM David Polansky: Music Through the Decades  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

David Polansky brings alive the music of George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael and others in this musical journey  through the decades from 1890 through 1960. A career musician and children’s performer, he has played with Sandler and Young, Phyllis Diller, Henny Youngman, Ray Bolger, Arthur Fiedler, The Platters, The Coasters, and many others. Visit davidpolansky.com.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday November 14, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Educational Circles: A Support Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The goal of Educational Circles is to bring the community together to talk about the difficult questions surrounding the stigma of mental health and addiction. Topics of mental health, addiction, family dynamics in times of crisis and post crisis, healing at home, developing coping skills and healthy activities will be discussed. Guest speakers will be invited to talk about hoarding, major mental illness, substance abuse and addiction, the use of Narcan, accessing services, and the availability of services throughout the state.

In addition, creating small circle conversations to discuss and try activities that focus on movement and mindfulness will allow families to try new things and walk a path that is in support of coping with difficult moments. 

This series is sponsored by the Town of Andover and Memorial Hall Library. Contact Community Support Coordinator, Sobhan Namvar for more information.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Activity Room

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

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

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

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

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

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, November 1st at 9:00 am.

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

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, November 1st at 9:00 am.

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

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, November 1st at 9:00 am.

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

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, November 1st at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday November 16, 2016
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

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

Thursday November 17, 2016
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Thinking Thursday  
   

Thinking Thursday (formerly Find-Out Friday) combines stories and science for ages 5-8.  We will share a story,
do some simple experiments, and make a craft.  Space is limited, so please register at www.mhl.org.

    Location: Activity Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

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

Join other adults for Memorial Hall Library's fourth evening of open, lively, and insightful discussion about death. While not a support group nor a venue for bereavement, a Death Cafe seeks to provide an unscripted, non-judgmental platform for those wishing to explore the many facets of this often taboo subject.

Come with an open mind, a healthy curiosity, and a willingness to share your thoughts, feelings, and questions with other like-minded individuals. Facilitated by Andover resident, Richard Davis.

To learn more about Death Cafes, visit deathcafe.com for more information.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday November 19, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday November 20, 2016
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chinese Language Storytime  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Monday November 21, 2016
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Find this book in our library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

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

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

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

The library closes at 5pm today.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

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

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday November 26, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

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

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

Join us as we play 4-5 rounds of bingo and the prizes you could win are books!!  This program is open to the whole family!  Please register the name of EACH PERSON who will be attending the program.  Registration begins on Saturday, November 12th at 9:00 am.

 
    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday November 28, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book selection: The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday November 30, 2016
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday December 1, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

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

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on November 17th at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday December 3, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends' Holiday Book Sale & Silhouette Portraits  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday December 4, 2016
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Afternoon  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MVMTA Winter Recital  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday December 5, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sai Maa Meditation Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

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

 

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

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

Friends members are welcome to attend.
 

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

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

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

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

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Curiosity Club  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Curiosity Club is a new program geared to children between the ages of 6-7.  We will share stories and STEAM activities that center around a single subject that is sure to "pique your curiosity!"  You never know what you'll find out in the Curiosity Club!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on November 22nd at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday December 7, 2016
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday December 8, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Kim Lynn   978-623-8401 x36   klynn@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome.  Register for each session online or call 978-623-8401, x31.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday December 10, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Monday December 12, 2016
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Educational Circles: A Support Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The goal of Educational Circles is to bring the community together to talk about the difficult questions surrounding the stigma of mental health and addiction. Topics of mental health, addiction, family dynamics in times of crisis and post crisis, healing at home, developing coping skills and healthy activities will be discussed. Guest speakers will be invited to talk about hoarding, major mental illness, substance abuse and addiction, the use of Narcan, accessing services, and the availability of services throughout the state.

In addition, creating small circle conversations to discuss and try activities that focus on movement and mindfulness will allow families to try new things and walk a path that is in support of coping with difficult moments. 

This series is sponsored by the Town of Andover and Memorial Hall Library. Contact Community Support Coordinator, Sobhan Namvar for more information.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday December 13, 2016
   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, November 29th at 9:00 am.

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

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, November 29th at 9:00 am.

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

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, November 29th at 9:00 am.

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

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie. Registration for this session will begin on Tuesday, November 29th at 9:00 am.

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

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

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

Find in the catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday December 14, 2016
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday December 15, 2016
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM AlphaBuddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.  Registration for this program begins on December 1st at 9:00 am.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday December 17, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday December 18, 2016
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chinese Language Storytime  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Monday December 19, 2016
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Find the book in our library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

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

Saturday December 24, 2016
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday December 31, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday January 1, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday January 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday January 4, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Book selection: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday January 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1

Monday January 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 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 11, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

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

The library is closed for the holiday.


Thursday January 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1

Monday January 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Find the book in our library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday January 24, 2017
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Book selection: The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan


Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

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

Thursday January 26, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale Preview Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday January 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Educational Circles: A Support Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The goal of Educational Circles is to bring the community together to talk about the difficult questions surrounding the stigma of mental health and addiction. Topics of mental health, addiction, family dynamics in times of crisis and post crisis, healing at home, developing coping skills and healthy activities will be discussed. Guest speakers will be invited to talk about hoarding, major mental illness, substance abuse and addiction, the use of Narcan, accessing services, and the availability of services throughout the state.

In addition, creating small circle conversations to discuss and try activities that focus on movement and mindfulness will allow families to try new things and walk a path that is in support of coping with difficult moments. 

This series is sponsored by the Town of Andover and Memorial Hall Library. Contact Community Support Coordinator, Sobhan Namvar for more information.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday February 1, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

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

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday February 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1

Monday February 6, 2017
   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 8, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday February 9, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM MVLC Tech Services  
    Contact: Barbara McNamara     bmcnamara@mhl.org
    Location: Memorial Hall
   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 February 12, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM New England String Quartet: Love  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401, x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

Thursday February 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1

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

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

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

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

Find the book in our library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Educational Circles: A Support Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The goal of Educational Circles is to bring the community together to talk about the difficult questions surrounding the stigma of mental health and addiction. Topics of mental health, addiction, family dynamics in times of crisis and post crisis, healing at home, developing coping skills and healthy activities will be discussed. Guest speakers will be invited to talk about hoarding, major mental illness, substance abuse and addiction, the use of Narcan, accessing services, and the availability of services throughout the state.

In addition, creating small circle conversations to discuss and try activities that focus on movement and mindfulness will allow families to try new things and walk a path that is in support of coping with difficult moments. 

This series is sponsored by the Town of Andover and Memorial Hall Library. Contact Community Support Coordinator, Sobhan Namvar for more information.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday February 28, 2017
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Book selection: Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday March 1, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1

Monday March 6, 2017
   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 March 8, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 9, 2017
   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 March 12, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends' Concert Series: Pianist Michael Arnowitt  
    Contact: Reference     rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

Thursday March 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1

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

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

Find the book in our library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday March 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Educational Circles: A Support Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The goal of Educational Circles is to bring the community together to talk about the difficult questions surrounding the stigma of mental health and addiction. Topics of mental health, addiction, family dynamics in times of crisis and post crisis, healing at home, developing coping skills and healthy activities will be discussed. Guest speakers will be invited to talk about hoarding, major mental illness, substance abuse and addiction, the use of Narcan, accessing services, and the availability of services throughout the state.

In addition, creating small circle conversations to discuss and try activities that focus on movement and mindfulness will allow families to try new things and walk a path that is in support of coping with difficult moments. 

This series is sponsored by the Town of Andover and Memorial Hall Library. Contact Community Support Coordinator, Sobhan Namvar for more information.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday March 28, 2017
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Book selection: The Inheritors by William  Golding


Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1

Monday April 3, 2017
   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 5, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

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

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

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

Wednesday April 12, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday April 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   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 April 16, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

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

Find the book in our library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Educational Circles: A Support Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The goal of Educational Circles is to bring the community together to talk about the difficult questions surrounding the stigma of mental health and addiction. Topics of mental health, addiction, family dynamics in times of crisis and post crisis, healing at home, developing coping skills and healthy activities will be discussed. Guest speakers will be invited to talk about hoarding, major mental illness, substance abuse and addiction, the use of Narcan, accessing services, and the availability of services throughout the state.

In addition, creating small circle conversations to discuss and try activities that focus on movement and mindfulness will allow families to try new things and walk a path that is in support of coping with difficult moments. 

This series is sponsored by the Town of Andover and Memorial Hall Library. Contact Community Support Coordinator, Sobhan Namvar for more information.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday April 25, 2017
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Book selection: Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe


Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday April 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Sarah Paterson     sarah.paterson@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday April 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends' Spring Book Sale Preview Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday May 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday May 3, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

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

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday May 4, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Stephen Collins as William Shakespeare  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

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

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

Wednesday May 10, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@verizon.net
   

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday May 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   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 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Find the book in our library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday May 22, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Educational Circles: A Support Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The goal of Educational Circles is to bring the community together to talk about the difficult questions surrounding the stigma of mental health and addiction. Topics of mental health, addiction, family dynamics in times of crisis and post crisis, healing at home, developing coping skills and healthy activities will be discussed. Guest speakers will be invited to talk about hoarding, major mental illness, substance abuse and addiction, the use of Narcan, accessing services, and the availability of services throughout the state.

In addition, creating small circle conversations to discuss and try activities that focus on movement and mindfulness will allow families to try new things and walk a path that is in support of coping with difficult moments. 

This series is sponsored by the Town of Andover and Memorial Hall Library. Contact Community Support Coordinator, Sobhan Namvar for more information.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday May 23, 2017
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8401 x31   rdesk@mhl.org
   

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

Book selection: Man and Superman: a comedy and a philosophy by George Bernard Shaw


Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

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

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

The library is closed for the holiday.


Thursday June 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday June 2, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday June 3, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday June 4, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday June 5, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

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

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

Friends members are welcome to attend.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday June 6, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday June 7, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

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

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

Book selection: The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan (2016)

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday June 8, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Friday June 9, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday June 10, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday June 11, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday June 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday June 13, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday June 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday June 15, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday June 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday June 17, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday June 18, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday June 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

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

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

Annual book selection meeting.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday June 20, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday June 21, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday June 22, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday June 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday June 24, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday June 25, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday June 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

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

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

Book selection: Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë


Find this book in the library catalog.
 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

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

Thursday June 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday June 30, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday July 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday July 2, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday July 3, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library closes at 5pm  
   

The library closes at 5pm.


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

The library is closed for the holiday.


Wednesday July 5, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday July 6, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday July 7, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday July 8, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday July 9, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday July 10, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday July 11, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday July 13, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Friday July 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday July 15, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday July 16, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday July 17, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday July 18, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday July 20, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday July 21, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday July 22, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday July 23, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday July 24, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday July 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday July 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday July 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday July 30, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday July 31, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday August 3, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday August 4, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday August 5, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday August 6, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday August 7, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday August 10, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

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

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

    Location: Activity Room

Friday August 11, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday August 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday August 13, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday August 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday August 17, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday August 18, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday August 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday August 20, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday August 21, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday August 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday August 24, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday August 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday August 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday August 27, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday August 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday August 30, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday August 31, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Hall Windows Project  
    Contact: Vicki Murphy     vmurphy@mhl.org
   

Memorial Hall and the Trustees' Room will be closed for a window renovation project.

    Location: Memorial Hall

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

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

The library is closed for the holiday.


Wednesday September 13, 2017
   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 September 14, 2017
   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 9, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Wednesday October 11, 2017
   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 12, 2017
   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 November 8, 2017
   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 9, 2017
   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 11, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Wednesday November 22, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library closes at 5pm  
   

The library closes at 5pm today.


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

The library is closed for the holiday.


Wednesday December 13, 2017
   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 14, 2017
   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 December 24, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


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

The library is closed for the holiday.


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