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Saturday September 21, 2019
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LEGO Block Party (Grades K-4)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Registration is required!

Bring your imagination and have fun creating! The library supplies lots of LEGOs to build with and, if you'd like, we can put photos of what you create on our Facebook page.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list will be able to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Monday September 23, 2019
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'I Survived' Book Group: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (Grades 2-4)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration is required!

This new book group will discuss a different book from the popular “I Survived” series each month. In September we’ll look at the story of 10-year-old George, whose grand adventure sailing on the Titanic turns into a struggle for survival that he never could have imagined.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday September 24, 2019
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Babies & Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This language-enrichment program features 30 minutes of songs, movement, books, and bubbles, followed by an optional parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required, and big brothers and sisters can also attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Read & Play: Alphabet (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration is required!

Your preschoolers will enjoy this fun half hour of stories, songs, and activities that encourage a love of books and promote early literacy skills.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday September 25, 2019
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Babies & Books (up to 24 months)
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

This language-enrichment program features 30 minutes of songs, movement, books, and bubbles, followed by an optional parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required, and big brothers and sisters can also attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Study Room
Thursday September 26, 2019
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Science Explorers: All about Apples (Ages 3-5)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration is required!

Using picture books and hands-on activities, this program encourages young children to explore the worlds of science and math.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.
 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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How Well Do You Know Your Best Friend? (Grades 4-6)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration is required!

Bring your best friend to this fun “quiz show” program and find out just how well you know each other!

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Offshore Wind: Its Present And Future
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Offshore wind farmDid you know that the coast of Massachusetts gets more wind on average than the Great Plains? It's true!

Better yet, it might someday make Massachusetts an energy powerhouse.

Join us and Amber Hewett of the National Wildlife Federation for a presentation about the potential and promise of offshore wind power in our state.

CONTACT:  Anna  978-686-4080  agoodingcall@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday September 28, 2019
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Donuts with Dad: Feelings & Emojis
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Registration is required!

In this program, children and their fathers, grandfathers, or uncles are invited to this tasty storytime about feelings -- not only to listen to stories and make a craft, but also to enjoy donuts and juice!

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list will be able to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Monday September 30, 2019
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Storytime for 3-5s: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Registration is required!

Aren’t we lucky to live in a part of the world where our seasons all have something wonderful to offer? In this storytime we’ll celebrate the fun we had this summer and the lovely colors and cool weather we look forward to in the fall.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday October 1, 2019
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Babies & Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This language-enrichment program features 30 minutes of songs, movement, books, and bubbles, followed by an optional parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required, and big brothers and sisters can also attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Read & Play: Counting (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration is required!

Your preschoolers will enjoy this fun half hour of stories, songs, and activities that encourage a love of books and promote early literacy skills.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

Come join the Bestseller Book Club as we read through the Bestsellers you may have missed. We meet the 1st Tuesday of each Month at 7pm, and every month we will have a different Bestseller to read and discuss!

October's Title is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young business executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are suddenly ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined when, while visiting Roy’s parents in their small Louisiana town, Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years in prison for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend and Roy’s best man at her wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. When, after five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together, Celestial is faced with a soul-wrenching decision: whether to let go or to try to rebuild a marriage that has lost its underpinnings.
 

Books are available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to this meeting.

New members are always welcome! For more Information contact: Pat Graham 978-686-4080 x16

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Book Chatters: Summer Reads (Grades 4-6)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration is required!

This book group focuses on a new genre each month – except this month, when we’ll talk about the books we read over the summer. Share what you liked or disliked about your summer reads, and we’ll all come away with ideas for our to-read lists! Refreshments will be served, and new members are always welcome.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list will be able to attend.

CONTACT:  Chlildren's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Study Room
Wednesday October 2, 2019
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Babies & Books (up to 24 months)
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

This language-enrichment program features 30 minutes of songs, movement, books, and bubbles, followed by an optional parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required, and big brothers and sisters can also attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Study Room
 
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths!  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.  Please contact Fran Magro at (978) 686-4080, Ext.16 or email fmagro@nevinslibrary.org with any questions.  No sign up required.

Thursday October 3, 2019
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Science Explorers: A Fall Safari (Ages 3-5)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Registration is required!

Using picture books and hands-on activities, this program encourages young children to explore the worlds of science and math.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Thursday Evening Book Discussions
7:00 PM

This Month's Book is: A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
A novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in our country, now called the Republic of Gilead, a mono-theocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by enslaving women.
 

Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk any time the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be rescheduled as time and space permit. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s website. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org. All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on the availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 x10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, then this is the group for you. Join us as we discuss a book each month over some fresh, hot pizza.

This month we will be discussing Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy Fowler-Popoloski  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Friday October 4, 2019
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Babies & Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This language-enrichment program features 30 minutes of songs, movement, books, and bubbles, followed by an optional parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required, and big brothers and sisters can also attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Read & Play: Counting Some More (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration is required!

Your preschoolers will enjoy this fun half hour of stories, songs, and activities that encourage a love of books and promote early literacy skills. (Please note that this session will feature different books and activities from the “Counting” program earlier in the week.)

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Monday October 7, 2019
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Storytime for 3-5s: World Smile Day (Ages 3-5)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Registration is required!

Nothing brightens someone’s day more than a smile, so let’s celebrate that with stories, games, and a craft to enjoy World Smile Day.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

We are a Non-Fiction Book Group that usually meets at the library on the 2nd Monday of the month. We’ll read across all topics within nonfiction (ex. Biographies, True Crime, Travelogues) except for religion and politics. Some months we’ll be discussing a single title, other months there will be a theme and a list of suggested books on that topic from which participants can choose.

This Month the Theme Is: Books to Screen

This Month our Book is: Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 Series by Ed Asinof

Please Note that this meeting is on the 7th and not the 14th since we will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.

If you have any questions please call Tatjana Saccio at 978-686-4080 x12 or email her at tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org   

 

Or visit the Book Group's webpage: Stranger Than Fiction

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x13  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
Tuesday October 8, 2019
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Babies & Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This language-enrichment program features 30 minutes of songs, movement, books, and bubbles, followed by an optional parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required, and big brothers and sisters can also attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Read & Play: The Five Senses (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration is required!

Your preschoolers will enjoy this fun half hour of stories, songs, and activities that encourage a love of books and promote early literacy skills.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Family Storytime: The Awesome Octopus (Ages 3-8)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Registration is required!

The octopus is one of the most interesting creatures in the ocean – smart, strange-looking, and a great subject for a story! Join us for this storytime where we’ll read books, play a game, and make a craft about this remarkable animal.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list will be able to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday October 10, 2019
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DIY: Decoupage Halloween Centerpiece
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Pat Graham for a spooky fun Halloween craft night! 

For this craft, we will decoupage a 12" Wooden Pumpkin and a 6" cat to decorate for Halloween.

We will provide images, but feel free to bring your own! 

**Seating and materials are limited.  Please register to secure your seat in this program**

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: The Great Hall
 
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Teen Rainbow Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome to our Teen Rainbow club, an inclusive club for all LGBT+ youth to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new activity for members to participate in and learn more about LGBT+ culture. We welcome any and all members from grades 7-12 who identify as a member of the LGBT+ community or are an ally. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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LGBTQ Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this month for the Nevins Library LGBTQ Book Group, where we read books by, about, or involving members of the LGBTQ community.

This month's book is The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco. It is 1887, and Alma Rosales is on the hunt for stolen opium. Trained in espionage by the Pinkerton Detective Agency but dismissed for bad behavior and a penchant for going undercover as a man, Alma now works for Delphine Beaumond, the seductive mastermind of a West Coast smuggling ring. When product goes missing at their Washington Territory outpost, Alma is tasked with tracking the thief and recovering the drugs.

Pick up your copy up to one month in advance at the circulation desk.

CONTACT:  Krista McLeod  978-686-4080  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Friday October 11, 2019
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Babies & Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This language-enrichment program features 30 minutes of songs, movement, books, and bubbles, followed by an optional parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required, and big brothers and sisters can also attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Read & Play: More about the Five Senses (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration is required!

Your preschoolers will enjoy this fun half hour of stories, songs, and activities that encourage a love of books and promote early literacy skills. (Please note that this session will feature different books and activities from the “Five Senses” program earlier in the week.)

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday October 12, 2019
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Sensory Storytime (Ages 4 and up)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Registration is required!

This relaxed and interactive storytime is designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities, as well as their typically developing peers. Come for the half-hour program and then, if you’d like, stay even longer to socialize with other parents attending the program. Also, feel free to have your child bring a comfort or transitional item with them.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list will be able to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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LEGO Block Party (Grades K-4)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Registration is required!

Bring your imagination and have fun creating! The library supplies lots of LEGOs to build with and, if you'd like, we can put photos of what you create on our Facebook page.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list will be able to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday October 15, 2019
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Storytime for 3-5s: Love a Dog (Ages 3-5)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Registration is required!

In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, we’ll read stories, play a game, and do a craft to celebrate how wonderful our canine friends are.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

If you are a fan of Japanese animation, or even if you’re just curious about a new sort of storytelling, then join us for our monthly anime group. Once a month the club meets and watches a few episodes over snacks and talks about their favorite shows. It’s a great way to explore new shows. This group is for teens in grades 7-12No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday October 16, 2019
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing THE DINNER LIST by Rebecca Serle

About the book:

When Sabrina arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past, and well, Audrey Hepburn. As the appetizers are served, wine poured, and dinner table conversation begins, it becomes clear that there's a reason these six people have been gathered together.

Books will be available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to our meeting.  New members are always welcome! 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Babies & Books (up to 24 months)
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

This language-enrichment program features 30 minutes of songs, movement, books, and bubbles, followed by an optional parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required, and big brothers and sisters can also attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Study Room
 
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths!  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.  Please contact Fran Magro at (978) 686-4080, Ext.16 or email fmagro@nevinslibrary.org with any questions.  No sign up required.

Thursday October 17, 2019
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Bilingual Playgroup (Ages 3-5)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Registration is required!

Come enjoy this English/Spanish bilingual storytime presented by our community partner, the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement program (CFCE).

You don't have to be bilingual to attend -- all are welcome!

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list will be able to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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7 Steps to Manage Your Memory
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

In Partnership with Methuen Village the Nevins Library Presents a Lunch and Lecture.

Come have lunch & learn as Dr. Andrew Budson of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center, talks about memory & thinking, and the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Please make sure to register. Lunch is being provided by Methuen Village and we want to have enough for everyone.

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Andrew E. Budson, M.D. has written 5 books on the topic of memory and thinking, and is Chief of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology, Associate Chief of Staff for Education, and Director of the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System, Associate Director for Research at the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, and Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Medical Director of the Boston Center for Memory, located in Newton, Massachusetts.

CONTACT:  Kirsten  978-686-4080 x14  kunderwood@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Harry Potter Party (Grades 4-6)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration is required!

Celebrating the world of Harry Potter never goes out of style – come join us for some Potter party fun!

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM

(A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group)

While teen fiction has a specific audience in mind, adults have come to love all that there is to read there. This is your chance to read and discuss teen fiction with likeminded adults. Whether you actively read teen fiction already, or are curious to dip your toes into the water, this is the group for you! We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

This month we will be discussing Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Participants must be 18 or older. If you are a teen, check out Book Babble!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-685-4080 x35  afowlerpopoloski@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Author Event: Hallie Ephron
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We are pleased to welcome bestselling author Hallie Ephron back to the Nevins Library!  She will be here to discuss her latest thriller Careful What You Wish For.

A little about the book: 

Emily Harlow is a professional organizer who helps people declutter their lives; she’s married to man who can’t drive past a yard sale without stopping. He’s filled their basement, attic, and garage with his finds.  Like other professionals who make a living decluttering peoples’ lives, Emily has devised a set of ironclad rules. When working with couples, she makes clear that the client is only allowed to declutter his or her own stuff. That stipulation has kept Emily’s own marriage together these past few years. She’d love nothing better than to toss out all her husband’s crap. He says he’s a collector. Emily knows better—he’s a hoarder. The larger his “collection” becomes, the deeper the distance grows between Emily and the man she married.  Luckily, Emily’s got two new clients to distract herself: an elderly widow whose husband left behind a storage unit she didn’t know existed, and a young wife whose husband won’t allow her stuff into their house. Emily’s initial meeting with the young wife takes a detour when, after too much wine, the women end up fantasizing about how much more pleasant life would be without their collecting spouses.

But the next day Emily finds herself in a mess that might be too big for her to clean up. Careful what you wish for, the old adage says . . . now Emily might lose her freedom, her marriage . . . and possibly her life.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:  Sarah or Fran  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Friday October 18, 2019
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Babies & Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This language-enrichment program features 30 minutes of songs, movement, books, and bubbles, followed by an optional parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required, and big brothers and sisters can also attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Read & Play: Pumpkins (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration is required!

Your preschoolers will enjoy this fun half hour of stories, songs, and activities that encourage a love of books and promote early literacy skills.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday October 19, 2019
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Donuts with Dad: Pirates (Ages 3-6)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Registration is required!

In this program, children and their fathers, grandfathers, or uncles are invited to this tasty storytime about pirates -- not only to listen to stories and make a craft, but also to enjoy donuts and juice!

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list will be able to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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OFF-SITE: Spooky Stories at Greycourt (All ages)
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Once again a Nevins librarian will be at Methuen’s annual Greycourt fall festival to read aloud some (not too spooky) Halloween stories. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Greycourt State Park, 37 Pleasant St., Methuen
Monday October 21, 2019
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'I Survived' Book Group: The Shark Attacks of 1916
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration is required!

This new book group will discuss a different book from the popular “I Survived” series each month. In October we’ll look at the story of 10-year-old Chet, who is lucky enough to live by the cool waters of New Jersey’s Matawan creek during the oppressively hot summer of 1916. When terrifying shark attacks begin happening at the New Jersey shore, Chet doesn’t think he needs to fear a shark attack in his freshwater creek. Or does he?

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Alzheimer's is not normal aging.

It's a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

 

Join us to learn about:

  • The impact of Alzheimer's
  • The difference between Alzheimer's and dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease stages and risk factors
  • Current research and treatments available to address some symptoms
  • Alzheimer's Association resources

This is an education program presented by the Alzheimer's Association.

CONTACT:  Sarah  978-686-4080 x20  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday October 24, 2019
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Storytime for 3-5s: Apple Season! (Ages 3-5)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Registration is required!

It’s the season for all things apple: apple picking, apple pie, applesauce, apple crisp, apple cider, apple etc. – so let’s read stories, play a game, and do a craft about this favorite fall fruit.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Story & Craft: Spiders (Grades K-3)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration is required!

Come join for us for arachnid-themed stories and crafts.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Monday October 28, 2019
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Seeds Everywhere! (Grades K-3)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Registration is required!

This fun nature program is inspired by “Plum Landing,” PBS Kids’ online science education website that’s full of great ideas and activities for learning about the natural world.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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Storytime for 3-5s: Five Little Pumpkins (Ages 3-5)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Registration is required!

“Five little pumpkins, sitting on a gate…” – this favorite Halloween song inspires the stories, game, and craft at this storytime.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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Babies & Books: Halloween (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Dress your baby in a costume for this special Halloween edition of Babies & Books! 

This language-enrichment program features 30 minutes of songs, movement, books, and bubbles -- and maybe even a costume parade -- followed by an optional parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required, and big brothers and sisters can also attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths!  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.  Please contact Fran Magro at (978) 686-4080, Ext.16 or email fmagro@nevinslibrary.org with any questions.  No sign up required.

Thursday October 31, 2019
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Halloween for 2s (Age 2)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Registration is required!

Bring your 2-year-old in a costume for a special Halloween storytime – including trick-or-treating in the library!

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Halloween for 3-5s (Ages 3-5)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Registration is required!

Dress your preschooler in a costume for a special Halloween storytime – including trick-or-treating in the library!

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Monday November 4, 2019
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

We are a Non-Fiction Book Group that usually meets at the library on the 2nd Monday of the month. We’ll read across all topics within nonfiction (ex. Biographies, True Crime, Travelogues) except for religion and politics. Some months we’ll be discussing a single title, other months there will be a theme and a list of suggested books on that topic from which participants can choose.

This Month the Theme Is: True Crime

 

Please Note that this meeting is on the 4th and not the 11th since we will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day.


If you have any questions please call Tatjana Saccio at 978-686-4080 x12 or email her at tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org   

Or visit the Book Group's webpage: Stranger Than Fiction

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x13  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

Come join the Bestseller Book Club as we read through the Bestsellers you may have missed. We meet the 1st Tuesday of each Month at 7pm, and every month we will have a different Bestseller to read and discuss!

November's Title is The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.

You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement-a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. 

You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.

Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage – and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.


Books are available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to this meeting.

New members are always welcome! For more Information contact: Pat Graham 978-686-4080 x16

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Thursday Evening Book Discussions
7:00 PM

This Month's Book is: Symphony for the City of the Dead by MT Anderson
In the midst of WWII, composer Dmitri Shostakovich wrote the Leningrad Symphony to rouse, rally, eulogize, and commemorate his fellow Russians. This is the true story of a city under siege, the triumph of bravery and defiance, and is a look at the power and meaning of music.

Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk any time the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be rescheduled as time and space permit. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s website. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org. All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on the availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 x10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, then this is the group for you. Join us as we discuss a book each month over some fresh, hot pizza.

This month we will be discussing One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy Fowler-Popoloski  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths!  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.  Please contact Fran Magro at (978) 686-4080, Ext.16 or email fmagro@nevinslibrary.org with any questions.  No sign up required.

Thursday November 14, 2019
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Teen Rainbow Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome to our Teen Rainbow club, an inclusive club for all LGBT+ youth to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new activity for members to participate in and learn more about LGBT+ culture. We welcome any and all members from grades 7-12 who identify as a member of the LGBT+ community or are an ally. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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LGBTQ Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this month for the Nevins Library LGBTQ Book Group, where we read books by, about, or involving members of the LGBTQ community.

This month's book is Flagrant Conduct: the Story Of Lawrence v. Texas by Dale Carpenter. No one could have predicted that the night of September 17, 1998, would be anything but routine in Houston, Texas. Even the call to police that a black man was "going crazy with a gun" was hardly unusual in this urban setting. Nobody could have imagined that the arrest of two men for a minor criminal offense would reverberate in American constitutional law, exposing a deep malignity in our judicial system and challenging the traditional conception of what makes a family. Indeed, when Harris County sheriff’s deputies entered the second-floor apartment, there was no gun. Instead, they reported that they had walked in on John Lawrence and Tyron Garner having sex in Lawrence’s bedroom.

Pick up your copy up to one month in advance at the circulation desk.

CONTACT:  Krista McLeod  978-686-4080  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

If you are a fan of Japanese animation, or even if you’re just curious about a new sort of storytelling, then join us for our monthly anime group. Once a month the club meets and watches a few episodes over snacks and talks about their favorite shows. It’s a great way to explore new shows. This group is for teens in grades 7-12No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin

About the book:

If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life
It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.  A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next.

 

Books will be available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to our meeting.  New members are always welcome! 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday November 21, 2019
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM

(A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group)

While teen fiction has a specific audience in mind, adults have come to love all that there is to read there. This is your chance to read and discuss teen fiction with likeminded adults. Whether you actively read teen fiction already, or are curious to dip your toes into the water, this is the group for you! We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

This month we will be discussing Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Participants must be 18 or older. If you are a teen, check out Book Babble!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-685-4080 x35  afowlerpopoloski@nevinslibrary.org
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

Come join the Bestseller Book Club as we read through the Bestsellers you may have missed. We meet the 1st Tuesday of each Month at 7pm, and every month we will have a different Bestseller to read and discuss!

December's Title is Elanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. 


Books are available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to this meeting.

New members are always welcome! For more Information contact: Pat Graham 978-686-4080 x16

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday December 4, 2019
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths!  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.  Please contact Fran Magro at (978) 686-4080, Ext.16 or email fmagro@nevinslibrary.org with any questions.  No sign up required.

Thursday December 5, 2019
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Thursday Evening Book Discussions
7:00 PM

This Month's Book is: The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
The book that launched a national conversation about what we eat and the consequences that our food choices have on ourselves and the world. Ten years after publication, this book continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk any time the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be rescheduled as time and space permit. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s website. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org. All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on the availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 x10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, then this is the group for you. Join us as we discuss a book each month over some fresh, hot pizza.

This month we will be discussing The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy Fowler-Popoloski  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Monday December 9, 2019
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

We are a Non-Fiction Book Group that usually meets at the library on the 2nd Monday of the month. We’ll read across all topics within nonfiction (ex. Biographies, True Crime, Travelogues) except for religion and politics. Some months we’ll be discussing a single title, other months there will be a theme and a list of suggested books on that topic from which participants can choose.

This Month the Theme Is: Historical "Heroes"


If you have any questions please call Tatjana Saccio at 978-686-4080 x12 or email her at tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org   

Or visit the Book Group's webpage: Stranger Than Fiction

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x13  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday December 12, 2019
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Teen Rainbow Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome to our Teen Rainbow club, an inclusive club for all LGBT+ youth to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new activity for members to participate in and learn more about LGBT+ culture. We welcome any and all members from grades 7-12 who identify as a member of the LGBT+ community or are an ally. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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LGBTQ Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this month for the Nevins Library LGBTQ Book Group, where we read books by, about, or involving members of the LGBTQ community.

This month's book is The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark. Creeper, a scrappy young teen, is done living on the streets of New Orleans. Instead, she wants to soar, and her sights are set on securing passage aboard the smuggler airship Midnight Robber. Her ticket: earning Captain Ann-Marie’s trust using a secret about a kidnapped Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black God’s Drums.

Pick up your copy up to one month in advance at the circulation desk.

CONTACT:  Krista McLeod  978-686-4080  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Tuesday December 17, 2019
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

If you are a fan of Japanese animation, or even if you’re just curious about a new sort of storytelling, then join us for our monthly anime group. Once a month the club meets and watches a few episodes over snacks and talks about their favorite shows. It’s a great way to explore new shows. This group is for teens in grades 7-12No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday December 18, 2019
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing CLOCK DANCE by Anne Tyler

About the book:

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother, yet the prospect is dimming. So, when Willa receives a phone call from a stranger, telling her that her son's ex-girlfriend has been shot, she drops everything and flies across the country to Baltimore. The impulsive decision to look after this woman and her nine-year-old daughter will lead Willa into uncharted territory--surrounded by eccentric neighbors, plunged into the rituals that make a community a family, and forced to find solace in unexpected places.

 

Books will be available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to our meeting.  New members are always welcome! 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths!  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.  Please contact Fran Magro at (978) 686-4080, Ext.16 or email fmagro@nevinslibrary.org with any questions.  No sign up required.

Thursday December 19, 2019
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM

(A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group)

While teen fiction has a specific audience in mind, adults have come to love all that there is to read there. This is your chance to read and discuss teen fiction with likeminded adults. Whether you actively read teen fiction already, or are curious to dip your toes into the water, this is the group for you! We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

This month we will be discussing If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Participants must be 18 or older. If you are a teen, check out Book Babble!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-685-4080 x35  afowlerpopoloski@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday January 2, 2020
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Thursday Evening Book Discussions
7:00 PM

This Month's Book is: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
An American classic.  Plath’s autobiographical novel about how one young woman slides into deep depression and suicidal action.  Sometimes the thing we must resist most is our own power of self-destruction.

Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk any time the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be rescheduled as time and space permit. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s website. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org. All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on the availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 x10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, then this is the group for you. Join us as we discuss a book each month over some fresh, hot pizza.

This month we will be discussing Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy Fowler-Popoloski  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Tuesday January 7, 2020
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

Come join the Bestseller Book Club as we read through the Bestsellers you may have missed. We meet the 1st Tuesday of each Month at 7pm, and every month we will have a different Bestseller to read and discuss!

January's Title is The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money – and maybe get him killed. But if he’s clever enough, he’ll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won’t find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can’t resist.

But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what’s at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we’ll go to make thing right.
 

Books are available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to this meeting.

New members are always welcome! For more Information contact: Pat Graham 978-686-4080 x16

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday January 9, 2020
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Teen Rainbow Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome to our Teen Rainbow club, an inclusive club for all LGBT+ youth to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new activity for members to participate in and learn more about LGBT+ culture. We welcome any and all members from grades 7-12 who identify as a member of the LGBT+ community or are an ally. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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LGBTQ Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this month for the Nevins Library LGBTQ Book Group, where we read books by, about, or involving members of the LGBTQ community.

This month's movie is Far From The Tree, directed by Rachel Dretzin. Based on the NY Times bestselling book by Andrew Solomon, Far from the Tree examines the experiences of families in which parents and children are profoundly different from one another in a variety of ways.

Pick up your copy up to one month in advance at the circulation desk.

CONTACT:  Krista McLeod  978-686-4080  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Monday January 13, 2020
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

We are a Non-Fiction Book Group that usually meets at the library on the 2nd Monday of the month. We’ll read across all topics within nonfiction (ex. Biographies, True Crime, Travelogues) except for religion and politics. Some months we’ll be discussing a single title, other months there will be a theme and a list of suggested books on that topic from which participants can choose.

This Month the Theme Is: Adventure/Survival


If you have any questions please call Tatjana Saccio at 978-686-4080 x12 or email her at tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org   

Or visit the Book Group's webpage: Stranger Than Fiction

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x13  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday January 15, 2020
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing A GIRL NAMED ZIPPY by Haven Kimmel

About the book:

Named "Zippy" for the way she would bolt around her home, Kimmel's witty memoir takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent post-war period, where people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards.

 

Books will be available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to our meeting.  New members are always welcome! 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday January 16, 2020
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM

(A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group)

While teen fiction has a specific audience in mind, adults have come to love all that there is to read there. This is your chance to read and discuss teen fiction with likeminded adults. Whether you actively read teen fiction already, or are curious to dip your toes into the water, this is the group for you! We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

This month we will be discussing The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Participants must be 18 or older. If you are a teen, check out Book Babble!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-685-4080 x35  afowlerpopoloski@nevinslibrary.org
Tuesday January 21, 2020
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

If you are a fan of Japanese animation, or even if you’re just curious about a new sort of storytelling, then join us for our monthly anime group. Once a month the club meets and watches a few episodes over snacks and talks about their favorite shows. It’s a great way to explore new shows. This group is for teens in grades 7-12No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

Come join the Bestseller Book Club as we read through the Bestsellers you may have missed. We meet the 1st Tuesday of each Month at 7pm, and every month we will have a different Bestseller to read and discuss!

February's Title is Varina by Charles Frazier

“Her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects the secure life of a Mississippi landowner. Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, place Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history”.


Books are available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to this meeting.

New members are always welcome! For more Information contact: Pat Graham 978-686-4080 x16

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday February 6, 2020
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Thursday Evening Book Discussions
7:00 PM

This Month's Book is: The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
A truthful, simple and beautiful story set in a post-apocalyptic world, where one man resists his fate.

Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk any time the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be rescheduled as time and space permit. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s website. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org. All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on the availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 x10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, then this is the group for you. Join us as we discuss a book each month over some fresh, hot pizza.

This month we will be discussing Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy Fowler-Popoloski  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Monday February 10, 2020
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

We are a Non-Fiction Book Group that usually meets at the library on the 2nd Monday of the month. We’ll read across all topics within nonfiction (ex. Biographies, True Crime, Travelogues) except for religion and politics. Some months we’ll be discussing a single title, other months there will be a theme and a list of suggested books on that topic from which participants can choose.

This Month the Theme Is: Micro-Histories

 

If you have any questions please call Tatjana Saccio at 978-686-4080 x12 or email her at tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org   

Or visit the Book Group's webpage: Stranger Than Fiction

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x13  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday February 13, 2020
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Teen Rainbow Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome to our Teen Rainbow club, an inclusive club for all LGBT+ youth to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new activity for members to participate in and learn more about LGBT+ culture. We welcome any and all members from grades 7-12 who identify as a member of the LGBT+ community or are an ally. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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LGBTQ Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this month for the Nevins Library LGBTQ Book Group, where we read books by, about, or involving members of the LGBTQ community.

This month's book is The Absolutist by John Boyne. It is September 1919: twenty-one-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a package of letters to the sister of Will Bancroft, the man he fought alongside during the Great War. But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. He can no longer keep a secret and has finally found the courage to unburden himself of it. As Tristan recounts the horrific details of what to him became a senseless war, he also speaks of his friendship with Will - from their first meeting on the training grounds at Aldershot to their farewell in the trenches of northern France. The intensity of their bond brought Tristan happiness and self-discovery as well as confusion and unbearable pain.

Pick up your copy up to one month in advance at the circulation desk.

CONTACT:  Krista McLeod  978-686-4080  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

If you are a fan of Japanese animation, or even if you’re just curious about a new sort of storytelling, then join us for our monthly anime group. Once a month the club meets and watches a few episodes over snacks and talks about their favorite shows. It’s a great way to explore new shows. This group is for teens in grades 7-12No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing WASHINGTON BLACK by Esi Edugyan

About the book:

Washington Black is an eleven-year-old field slave who knows no other life than the Barbados sugar plantation where he was born. When his master's eccentric brother chooses him to be his manservant, Wash is terrified of the cruelties he is certain await him. But Christopher Wilde, or "Titch," is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor, and abolitionist. He initiates Wash into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky; where two people, separated by an impossible divide, might begin to see each other as human; and where a boy born in chains can embrace a life of dignity and meaning. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Titch abandons everything to save him. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic, where Wash, left on his own, must invent another new life.

 

Books will be available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to our meeting.  New members are always welcome! 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday February 20, 2020
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM

(A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group)

While teen fiction has a specific audience in mind, adults have come to love all that there is to read there. This is your chance to read and discuss teen fiction with likeminded adults. Whether you actively read teen fiction already, or are curious to dip your toes into the water, this is the group for you! We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

This month we will be discussing Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Participants must be 18 or older. If you are a teen, check out Book Babble!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-685-4080 x35  afowlerpopoloski@nevinslibrary.org
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

Come join the Bestseller Book Club as we read through the Bestsellers you may have missed. We meet the 1st Tuesday of each Month at 7pm, and every month we will have a different Bestseller to read and discuss!

March's Title is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year old Rill Foss and her 4 younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shanty boat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge-until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage., the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents-but they quickly realize the dark truth. At mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.

Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.


Books are available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to this meeting.

New members are always welcome! For more Information contact: Pat Graham 978-686-4080 x16

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday March 5, 2020
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Thursday Evening Book Discussions
7:00 PM

This Month's Book is: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
From the author of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country and visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.

Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk any time the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be rescheduled as time and space permit. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s website. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org. All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on the availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 x10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, then this is the group for you. Join us as we discuss a book each month over some fresh, hot pizza.

This month we will be discussing Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy Fowler-Popoloski  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Monday March 9, 2020
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

We are a Non-Fiction Book Group that usually meets at the library on the 2nd Monday of the month. We’ll read across all topics within nonfiction (ex. Biographies, True Crime, Travelogues) except for religion and politics. Some months we’ll be discussing a single title, other months there will be a theme and a list of suggested books on that topic from which participants can choose.

This Month the Theme Is: Hustles, Hoaxes, and Heists


If you have any questions please call Tatjana Saccio at 978-686-4080 x12 or email her at tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org   

Or visit the Book Group's webpage: Stranger Than Fiction

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x13  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday March 12, 2020
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Teen Rainbow Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome to our Teen Rainbow club, an inclusive club for all LGBT+ youth to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new activity for members to participate in and learn more about LGBT+ culture. We welcome any and all members from grades 7-12 who identify as a member of the LGBT+ community or are an ally. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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LGBTQ Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this month for the Nevins Library LGBTQ Book Group, where we read books by, about, or involving members of the LGBTQ community.

This month's book is Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan. Long Black Veil is the story of Judith Carrigan, whose past is dredged up when the body of her college friend Wailer is discovered 20 years after her disappearance in Philadelphia’s notorious and abandoned Eastern State Penitentiary. Judith is the only witness who can testify to the innocence of her friend Casey, who had married Wailer only days before her death. The only problem is that on that fateful night at the prison, Judith was a very different person from the woman she is today. In order to defend her old friend and uncover the truth of Wailer’s death, Judith must confront long-held and hard-won secrets that could cause her to lose the idyllic life she’s built for herself and her family.

Pick up your copy up to one month in advance at the circulation desk.

CONTACT:  Krista McLeod  978-686-4080  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Tuesday March 17, 2020
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

If you are a fan of Japanese animation, or even if you’re just curious about a new sort of storytelling, then join us for our monthly anime group. Once a month the club meets and watches a few episodes over snacks and talks about their favorite shows. It’s a great way to explore new shows. This group is for teens in grades 7-12No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday March 18, 2020
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing THE ITALIAN TEACHER by Tom Rachman

About the book:

Rome, 1955. The artists gather for a picture at a party in an ancient villa. Bear Bavinsky, creator of vast canvases, larger than life, is at the centre of the picture. His wife, Natalie, edges out of the shot. From the side of the room watches little Pinch - their son. At five years old he loves Bear almost as much as he fears him. After Bear abandons their family, Pinch will still worship him, striving to live up to the Bavinsky name; while Natalie, a ceramicist, cannot hope to be more than a forgotten muse. By the end of a career of twists and compromises, Pinch will enact an unexpected rebellion that will leave forever his mark upon the Bear Bavinsky legacy.

 

Books will be available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to our meeting.  New members are always welcome! 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday March 19, 2020
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM

(A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group)

While teen fiction has a specific audience in mind, adults have come to love all that there is to read there. This is your chance to read and discuss teen fiction with likeminded adults. Whether you actively read teen fiction already, or are curious to dip your toes into the water, this is the group for you! We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

This month we will be discussing My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Aston & Jodi Meadows

Participants must be 18 or older. If you are a teen, check out Book Babble!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-685-4080 x35  afowlerpopoloski@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday April 2, 2020
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Thursday Evening Book Discussions
7:00 PM

This Month's Book is: Molokai by Alan Brennert
A richly imagined novel, set in Hawaii more than a century ago.  A spirited 7-year-old girl dreams of visiting far-off lands.  Those dreams are stolen when she is quarantined on the famous Molokai Island – the home of Hawaii’s Leper Colony.

Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk any time the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be rescheduled as time and space permit. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s website. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org. All books announced are tentative, based on the availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 x10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, then this is the group for you. Join us as we discuss a book each month over some fresh, hot pizza.

This month we will be discussing Dry by Neil & Jarrod Shusterman. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy Fowler-Popoloski  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Tuesday April 7, 2020
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

Come join the Bestseller Book Club as we read through the Bestsellers you may have missed. We meet the 1st Tuesday of each Month at 7pm, and every month we will have a different Bestseller to read and discuss!

April's Title is The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Grace opens it where she discovers a dozen photographs-each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.

Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photos, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal. 


Books are available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to this meeting.

New members are always welcome! For more Information contact: Pat Graham 978-686-4080 x16

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday April 9, 2020
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Teen Rainbow Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome to our Teen Rainbow club, an inclusive club for all LGBT+ youth to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new activity for members to participate in and learn more about LGBT+ culture. We welcome any and all members from grades 7-12 who identify as a member of the LGBT+ community or are an ally. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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LGBTQ Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this month for the Nevins Library LGBTQ Book Group, where we read books by, about, or involving members of the LGBTQ community.

This month's book is Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX by Ginny Gilder. Course Correction recounts the physical and psychological barriers Gilder overcame as she transformed into an elite athlete who reached the highest echelon of her sport. Set against the backdrop of unprecedented cultural change, Gilder’s story personalizes the impact of Title IX, illustrating the life-changing lessons learned in sports but felt far beyond the athletic arena. Heartfelt and candid, Gilder recounts lessons learned from her journey as it wends its way from her first glimpse of an oar to the Olympic podium in 1984, carries her through family tragedy, strengthens her to accept her true sexual identity, and ultimately frees her to live her life on her terms.

Pick up your copy up to one month in advance at the circulation desk.

CONTACT:  Krista McLeod  978-686-4080  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Monday April 13, 2020
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

We are a Non-Fiction Book Group that usually meets at the library on the 2nd Monday of the month. We’ll read across all topics within nonfiction (ex. Biographies, True Crime, Travelogues) except for religion and politics. Some months we’ll be discussing a single title, other months there will be a theme and a list of suggested books on that topic from which participants can choose.

This Month the Theme Is: History's Mysteries


If you have any questions please call Tatjana Saccio at 978-686-4080 x12 or email her at tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org   

Or visit the Book Group's webpage: Stranger Than Fiction

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x13  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing THERE THERE by Tommy Orange

About the book:

As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything.

Books will be available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to our meeting.  New members are always welcome! 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday April 16, 2020
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM

(A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group)

While teen fiction has a specific audience in mind, adults have come to love all that there is to read there. This is your chance to read and discuss teen fiction with likeminded adults. Whether you actively read teen fiction already, or are curious to dip your toes into the water, this is the group for you! We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

This month we will be discussing A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo

Participants must be 18 or older. If you are a teen, check out Book Babble!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-685-4080 x35  afowlerpopoloski@nevinslibrary.org
Tuesday April 21, 2020
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

If you are a fan of Japanese animation, or even if you’re just curious about a new sort of storytelling, then join us for our monthly anime group. Once a month the club meets and watches a few episodes over snacks and talks about their favorite shows. It’s a great way to explore new shows. This group is for teens in grades 7-12No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday May 5, 2020
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

Come join the Bestseller Book Club as we read through the Bestsellers you may have missed. We meet the 1st Tuesday of each Month at 7pm, and every month we will have a different Bestseller to read and discuss!

May's Title is Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson

Hen and her husband Lloyd have settled into a quiet life in a new house outside of Boston. Hen is an illustrator and works out of a studio nearby, and has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder. Finally, she’s found some stability and peace. 

But when they meet the neighbors next door, that calm begins to erode as she spots a familiar object displayed on the husband’s office shelf. The trophy looks exactly like the one that went missing from the home of a young man killed 2 years ago. She knows, due to her fascination with this unsolved murder. 

Could the neighbor be the killer, or is it the beginning of another psychotic episode like she’s suffered in the past. 


Books are available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to this meeting.

New members are always welcome! For more Information contact: Pat Graham 978-686-4080 x16

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday May 7, 2020
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Thursday Evening Book Discussions
7:00 PM

This Month's Book is: Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
In 1898, the United States annexed the Hawaiian Islands.  The history before and after that event is intriguing, bizarre, and obscure to us mainlanders.  With her trademark wit and wise-cracking, Sarah Vowell tells us all we should know about the tales and traditions of our 50th state.

Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk any time the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be rescheduled as time and space permit. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s website. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org. All books announced are tentative, based on the availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 x10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, then this is the group for you. Join us as we discuss a book each month over some fresh, hot pizza.

This month we will be discussing Here to Stay by Sara Farizan. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy Fowler-Popoloski  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Monday May 11, 2020
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

We are a Non-Fiction Book Group that usually meets at the library on the 2nd Monday of the month. We’ll read across all topics within nonfiction (ex. Biographies, True Crime, Travelogues) except for religion and politics. Some months we’ll be discussing a single title, other months there will be a theme and a list of suggested books on that topic from which participants can choose.

This Month the Theme Is: Defining Times


If you have any questions please call Tatjana Saccio at 978-686-4080 x12 or email her at tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org   

Or visit the Book Group's webpage: Stranger Than Fiction

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x13  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday May 14, 2020
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Teen Rainbow Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome to our Teen Rainbow club, an inclusive club for all LGBT+ youth to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new activity for members to participate in and learn more about LGBT+ culture. We welcome any and all members from grades 7-12 who identify as a member of the LGBT+ community or are an ally. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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LGBTQ Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this month for the Nevins Library LGBTQ Book Group, where we read books by, about, or involving members of the LGBTQ community.

This month's book is Less by Andrew Sean Greer. Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last. A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.

Pick up your copy up to one month in advance at the circulation desk.

CONTACT:  Krista McLeod  978-686-4080  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Tuesday May 19, 2020
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

If you are a fan of Japanese animation, or even if you’re just curious about a new sort of storytelling, then join us for our monthly anime group. Once a month the club meets and watches a few episodes over snacks and talks about their favorite shows. It’s a great way to explore new shows. This group is for teens in grades 7-12No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday May 20, 2020
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing WARLIGHT by Michael Ondaatje

About the book:

Just after World War II, 14-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time.

Books will be available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to our meeting.  New members are always welcome! 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday May 21, 2020
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM

(A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group)

While teen fiction has a specific audience in mind, adults have come to love all that there is to read there. This is your chance to read and discuss teen fiction with likeminded adults. Whether you actively read teen fiction already, or are curious to dip your toes into the water, this is the group for you! We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

This month we will be discussing Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

Participants must be 18 or older. If you are a teen, check out Book Babble!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-685-4080 x35  afowlerpopoloski@nevinslibrary.org
Tuesday June 2, 2020
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

Come join the Bestseller Book Club as we read through the Bestsellers you may have missed. We meet the 1st Tuesday of each Month at 7pm, and every month we will have a different Bestseller to read and discuss!

June's Title is Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.
 
Frances Welty, a romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart. She’s immediately intrigued by fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer-or should she run while she still can?

It’s not long before every guest is asking the exact same question.


Books are available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to this meeting.

New members are always welcome! For more Information contact: Pat Graham 978-686-4080 x16

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday June 4, 2020
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Thursday Evening Book Discussions
7:00 PM

This Month's Book is: The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Narrated in a bold, unforgettable voice, and set against the lush, panoramic backdrop of Hawaii, this is a debut novel about an unconventional family forced to come together and re-create its own identity.

Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk any time the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be rescheduled as time and space permit. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s website. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org. All books announced are tentative, based on the availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 x10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, then this is the group for you. Join us as we discuss a book each month over some fresh, hot pizza.

This month we will be discussing Caraval by Sstephanie Garber. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy Fowler-Popoloski  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Monday June 8, 2020
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

We are a Non-Fiction Book Group that usually meets at the library on the 2nd Monday of the month. We’ll read across all topics within nonfiction (ex. Biographies, True Crime, Travelogues) except for religion and politics. Some months we’ll be discussing a single title, other months there will be a theme and a list of suggested books on that topic from which participants can choose.

This Month the Theme Is: Leader's Choice


If you have any questions please call Tatjana Saccio at 978-686-4080 x12 or email her at tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org   

Or visit the Book Group's webpage: Stranger Than Fiction

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x13  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday June 11, 2020
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Teen Rainbow Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome to our Teen Rainbow club, an inclusive club for all LGBT+ youth to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new activity for members to participate in and learn more about LGBT+ culture. We welcome any and all members from grades 7-12 who identify as a member of the LGBT+ community or are an ally. No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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LGBTQ Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this month for the Nevins Library LGBTQ Book Group, where we read books by, about, or involving members of the LGBTQ community.

This month's book is Calypso by David Sedaris. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

Pick up your copy up to one month in advance at the circulation desk.

CONTACT:  Krista McLeod  978-686-4080  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Tuesday June 16, 2020
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

If you are a fan of Japanese animation, or even if you’re just curious about a new sort of storytelling, then join us for our monthly anime group. Once a month the club meets and watches a few episodes over snacks and talks about their favorite shows. It’s a great way to explore new shows. This group is for teens in grades 7-12No need to register. Just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday June 17, 2020
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones

About the book:

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

Books will be available to pick up at the Main Desk for one month prior to our meeting.  New members are always welcome! 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday June 18, 2020
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM

(A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group)

While teen fiction has a specific audience in mind, adults have come to love all that there is to read there. This is your chance to read and discuss teen fiction with likeminded adults. Whether you actively read teen fiction already, or are curious to dip your toes into the water, this is the group for you! We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

This month we will be discussing They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Participants must be 18 or older. If you are a teen, check out Book Babble!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-685-4080 x35  afowlerpopoloski@nevinslibrary.org

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