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Tuesday July 25, 2017
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Tie Dye Shirts (5th & 6th grade)
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

 

Get in the mood for summer! Come learn to tie dye a shirt. Participants need to bring a white tshirt to create their work of art. (White or a light pastel colored shirt work the best with these dyes). Registration is required

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Teen Tye Dye
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

An old classic! Bring a clean white shirt to the library and we'll have everything you need to make a colorful masterpiece you can wear!

Please wear clothes you do not mind getting messing, in case of accidents with the dye.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Science Quest: Family Event – Bugs Galore (3 to 8 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Are you an expert bug hunter? If so, join us while we search for bugs in the library (using fake bugs)! We'll read some stories about creepy crawlers, how they may be small but mighty. Create some snail slime with your grown up partner during our hands on science activity.

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
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Science Quest: Wingmasters-The World of Owls (1st to 6th grade)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Come see a variety of owls and separate fact from fiction. Owls are superbly adapted nocturnal hunters who use their specialized powers of sight, hearing and flight to survive and thrive in the wild.  Today you will have an opportunity to see several live owls up close and personal. Because the owls are nocturnal, this is a rare treat. Please be aware that this is a program geared for school-aged children; sudden movements and loud noises startle the birds. 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Nevins Memorial Library.

Parking at the library will be crowded during this event. Please use the lot in front of the Quinn Public Safety Building (across the street from the library) or on High Street for overflow parking. Carpooling with friends is encouraged.

Parents, if your plans change after you register, please call us at 978-686-4080 ext. 26. This will allow us to offer your spot to another family on our waiting list. Thank you :-)

 

LOCATION: The Great Hall
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Teen Coding Club
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to participate in a summer-long coding program. Learn the ins and outs of HTML and CSS to build your own digital creations. All participants must be registered and have a signed permission form, which can be downloaded HERE.

Teens who attend this class must also attend the July 19th class as the lessons are connected.

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Learn to Hula Hoop with Ms. Ashley (Grades 3 to 6)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Come learn to Hula Hoop with Ms. Ashley! You will learn some basic moves and then progress to some tricks.

Lots of fun and a good workout too! Registration is required.

LOCATION: The Great Hall
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Adult Scrabble Club
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.

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Thursday July 27, 2017
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Henry Hikes Storytime (3 to 8 years old)
10:00 AM - 10:45 PM

 

Come celebrate the 200th birthday of Henry David Thoreau while we read the Henry series by D.B.Johnson. Together we will build a cabin and play period games.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Nevins Ink (Writing Club for 4th to 6th grade)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Calling all creative writers and illustrators! Come share your talent and help create the summer edition of Nevins Ink. If you like to write, you can submit poems, short stories and more. If you like to draw, you can submit your illustrations in color. Our Writing Topic for this session is Story and Art.

Save the date for the  Nevins Ink Launch Party:
On August 10th at 6:30 pm, we will have a launch night celebration to mark the publication of our literary works. Everyone with a piece appearing in the Nevins Ink publication will be notified so you may make plans for family members and friends to attend this special evening.

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Teen Cosplay Workshop
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The art of Cosplay (Costume Play) has exploded in the US over the past few years. From Pokemon to Batman, a costume has been made and displayed. If you ever thought about making your own cosplay, or building up your cosplay skills, come to the library and learn from Mink the Satyr. She'll show of what she knows and inspire you to create your own amazing cosplays!

Check out Mink's cosplay skills on her Facebook page.

LOCATION: The Great Hall
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Scratch Club!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Scratch CatAttention all kids in third through seventh grade! If you like computers, you'll love Scratch, the kid-friendly programming game where you make the rules. Want to generate your own movie, game or program? This is where to do it! Join us to tinker with Scratch and impress your friends with your awesome creations.

Please bring a laptop if you can. We also have a few laptops here that you can use. If you're not comfortable with a computer, that's OK! We'll show you how to use one.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Monday July 31, 2017
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Build a Better Animal (Grade 1 to 4)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

 

Different animals have some interesting traits like bigger teeth or crazy spikes. We will read about some of the traits and design an animal of our own.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
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Wump Mucket Puppets presents BEE HAPPY (3 to 8 year olds)
10:00 AM - 10:35 AM

 

The BEE HAPPY show (30 minutes) features a cast of hand-crafted puppets featuring a brand new character QB the Queen Bee (learning about bees),

COLEMAN'S GREEN TEAM (how to be kinder to our planet), and lots more puppet FUN!  Created and performed by former Andover resident Terrence Burke, the fun-loving cast of Wump Mucket Puppets have been charming audiences of all ages with their silliness and songs since 2010. 
 
It's a perfect family activity for children ages 3-8 and their parents and/or grandparents.  Admission is FREE and open to the public.
 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Nevins Memorial Library.

Parking at the library will be crowded during this event. Please use the lot in front of the Quinn Public Safety Building (across the street from the library) or on High Street for overflow parking. Carpooling with friends is encouraged.

Parents, if your plans change after you register, please call us at 978-686-4080 ext. 26. This will allow us to offer your spot to another family on our waiting list. Thank you :-)

 

LOCATION: The Great Hall
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Family Storytime: Construction Equipment (3 to 8 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

 

Gear up for our Vehicle Day at the library by reading stories, construct a building to withstand the wrecking ball and design your own dump truck!

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
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Build a Better World with Awesome Vehicles
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Come and spend the morning in the park playing games, creating crafts and exploring real big machines right here at the library. 
All families are welcome!  (If it is raining the event will take place in the hall). Please register to attend this event.

Parking at the library will be crowded during this event. Please use the lot in front of the Quinn Public Safety Building (across the street from the library) or on High Street for overflow parking. Carpooling with friends is encouraged.

Parents, if your plans change after you register, please call us at 978-686-4080 ext. 26. This will allow us to offer your spot to another family on our waiting list. Thank you :-)

LOCATION: In the Park
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Teen Coding Club
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to participate in a summer-long coding program. Learn the ins and outs of HTML and CSS to build your own digital creations. All participants must be registered and have a signed permission form, which can be downloaded HERE.

Teens who attend this class must also attend the August 9th class as the lessons are connected.

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Teen Murder Mystery Party
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you consider yourself a super slueth? Have a knack for solving puzzles? Maybe seen a few too many episodes of Law & Order? Then maybe you should join us at the library for a special murder mystery party. You will take on one of the roles of a party-goer and mingle with the othe guests until the mystery is solved!

LOCATION: Garden Room
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What's in Front of My House? (1st to 4th grade)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

What do you see when you leave your house? What makes your street special? There are so many questions and the answers will be different for each of you, so let's talk about it!

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Thursday August 3, 2017
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Brain Building Day (3 to 5 year olds)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come participate in a variety of reading and play activities that help support your child’s learning 

and language development. Each child in attendance will get a free book from our community

partner, the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council. This month’s Theme: Dinosaurs

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Scratch Club!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Scratch CatAttention all kids in third through seventh grade! If you like computers, you'll love Scratch, the kid-friendly programming game where you make the rules. Want to generate your own movie, game or program? This is where to do it! Join us to tinker with Scratch and impress your friends with your awesome creations.

Please bring a laptop if you can. We also have a few laptops here that you can use. If you're not comfortable with a computer, that's OK! We'll show you how to use one.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Coral Reefs: Rainforests of the Oceans
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Deb Gustafson, certified scuba diver and award-winning Environmental educator will visit the Nevins Library with her gorgeous underwater photographs of reefs and ruins from her travels around the world documenting the sea life and stresses in the underwater world. 

She has been to several underwater wrecks and reefs in both Fiji and the Grand Cayman Islands and brought back some incredible images of coral and the effects of climate on these creatures.  These are really beautiful photos and they provide for us a glimpse of a place many of us will never see in person.  We hope you can join us to hear her talk and as always, refreshments will be served.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Friday August 4, 2017
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Babies and Books (Up to 24 months) No Registration Needed
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

 

A language enrichment program featuring songs, movement, books & bubbles. A parent meet & greet time too!

No registration is required and big brothers and sisters can come as “helpers.”

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Sunshine Stories with Shannon Molloy (3 to 5 year olds)
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

 

We are pleased to welcome Shannon Molloy and her Sunshine Stories program. One of the stories being shared at this event is the tale of If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff and create a simple craft related to the story. Come meet Shannon and receive a book from her at the end of the program. She is sure that you will catch her love of reading for fun and pass it along to all of your friends!

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Minecraft Free Play in Creative Mode (2nd to 6th grade)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

All players will play Minecraft in creative mode. Space is limited. You must sign up to play.

Due to the popularity of this program, we ask that you only sign up for one program time this summer Thanks!

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Tuesday August 8, 2017
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Community Helpers (3 to 5 year olds)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

There are many people who help make our community a better place every single day. Come learn about community helpers, sing songs, and do a craft together. Best of all, learn what you can do to be a helper!

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Science Quest: Family Event – The Solar Eclipse is Coming! (1st to 6th grade)
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Come learn facts about the sun, discuss how the sun affects life on Earth and what happens when an eclipse takes place. We will also make a sun treat.

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Teen CD Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Making art out of recycled materials is the way to go! We'll be taking old compact discs and create beautiful pieces of art!

Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy!

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Fiber Art on the Loom (1st to 6th grade)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

We'll weave wool from sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas along with several colorful synthetic yarns into a unique wall hanging to enjoy in the Children's Room.

Let's be creative!

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Wednesday August 9, 2017
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Kick-Off to Kindergarten
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Calling all children in Methuen who are entering Kindergarten in September. You are invited with your family and younger siblings to attend the event. We will gather in the hall to hear a story about going to Kindergarten. Then everyone (weather permitting) will read the storywalk Not a Box by Antoinette Portis on their way to the park. We’ll have a variety of activities in the park for you to explore with your child. If it rains, all event will be in the Great Hall. A free book about going to Kindergarten will be given to children who are starting in the Fall of 2017. Thanks to the Michael B. Christensen Community and Family Support Center for providing the books.

This program is being sponsored by the Nevins Memorial Library, The Methuen Public Schools and the Michael B. Christensen Community and Family Support Center, a part of the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. which is the lead Agency for CFCE.

LOCATION: The Great Hall
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Teen Coding Club
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to participate in a summer-long coding program. Learn the ins and outs of HTML and CSS to build your own digital creations. All participants must be registered and have a signed permission form, which can be downloaded HERE.

Teens who attend this class must also attend the August 2nd class as the lessons are connected.

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Drop-In Craft Night (3 to 8 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

The air-conditioned Children's Room is a great place to be after lots of fun in the sun! The library will have a variety of craft materials and directions to construct/create some new masterpieces. So come join the fun. Parents are asked to assist young children if they need a helping hand.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Adult Scrabble Club
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.

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Thursday August 10, 2017
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Building with K’NEX (4th to 6th grade)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come learn how to build with K'NEX. There will be a bridge building challenge activity. Can your bridge hold the weight of encyclopedias?

 

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Building with Nature (1st to 4th)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Let’s go outside! This storytime will feature a nature walk, collecting found items, and creating from what we find.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Nevins Ink (Writing Club for 4th to 6th grade)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Tonight is the launch night celebration to mark the publication of our 2017 summer literary work. Everyone with a piece appearing in the Nevins Ink publication will be notified so you may make plans for family members and friends to attend this special evening. All of the authors and illustrators will share something from the publication with the audience. The evening will end with light refreshments.

Please remember attendance for this event is limited to the family and friends of the 4th to 6th grade contributors. Registration is required for this event.

 

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Friday August 11, 2017
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Teddy’s Backyard Adventure (2 to 5 year olds) Bring a Stuffed Animal Friend
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Teddy bear fans will listen to some nature based stories, go on a nature scavenger hunt, play some games and participate in a simple craft activity.

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Yoga for Kids (4th to 6th grade)
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Calling all yogis! Life can be stressful, so we’re going to take this time to breathe deep and learn some relaxation methods.

We can’t leave before having some fun with silly poses, including partner work, though.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Teen Lock-In Finale
8:00 PM - 11:55 PM

To celebrate the end of an amazing summer or reading and fun we are inviting teens to spend a night locked in the library! Running from 8pm to 8am we'll have all kinds of games, activities and snacks to fuel you through the night. See the library in a way you never have before!

Make sure to wear comfy clothes! Parents must sign a permission form for any registered teen. Teens must be picked up from the library at 8am on Saturday, August 12th.

LOCATION: Teen Space
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Tuesday August 15, 2017
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LEGO Block Party (1st to 4th grade)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Bring your imagination and have fun creating things. The library supplies lots and lots of LEGO

blocks to build with. Before you leave, we take pictures of what you built to post on our website.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Wednesday August 16, 2017
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Teen Coding Club
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to participate in a summer-long coding program. Learn the ins and outs of HTML and CSS to build your own digital creations. All participants must be registered and have a signed permission form, which can be downloaded HERE.

Teens who attend this class must also attend the August 23rd class as the lessons are connected.

LOCATION: The Study Room
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End of the Summer Party featuring Scott Jameson
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Join us for our end of the Summer event, magician & juggler Scott Jameson, for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and the audience will travel through time. Don’t miss it!

This program is funded by the Friends of the Nevins Memorial Library.

Parking at the library will be crowded during this event. Please use the lot in front of the Quinn Public Safety Building (across the street from the library) or on High Street for overflow parking. Carpooling with friends is encouraged.

Parents, if your plans change after you register, please call us at 978-686-4080 ext. 26. This will allow us to offer your spot to another family on our waiting list. Thank you :-)

LOCATION: The Great Hall
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Monday August 21, 2017
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Solar Eclipse Party
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Come join us to see the amazing and rare total solar eclipse as it happens on August 21 2017.

Libraries across the country are encouraging patrons to join together to witness this event in nature that hasn’t happened in the Continental United States since 1979. 

This year the solar eclipse takes place across the Midwest of the United States. We’ll be able to see a partial eclipse here, weather permitting, but thanks to modern technology, we’ll also be able to show the total eclipse live, as it happens.

In addition to the live feed from NASA TV, we’ll have activities related to astronomy, storytimes about the stars and planets.  We'll have some cool glasses to watch the eclipse safely and even  a dramatic portrayal of what is really happening during the eclipse.  We’ll also be serving some fun snacks that may make you ponder the stars.

This is an All Ages event so bring your curiosity and your enthusiasm for space (and maybe your parents), and maybe we’ll go to infinity and beyond.

LOCATION: The Great Hall
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
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Science Quest: Blizzards: Outwit the Elements (1st to 6th grade)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
A blizzard is coming! Engineer a tree house to withstand high winds and save snowboarders from a wild mountain avalanche. With two exciting activities, this hands-on workshop gives

participants a chance to plan, build, and test their designs against the forces of nature. 

Please sign up for this program only once to allow others a chance to attend. There is a program at 10:00 am and a program at 11:00am. 

This program was funded by a grant from the Museum of Science in Boston.

 

LOCATION: The Great Hall
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Teen Coding Club
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to participate in a summer-long coding program. Learn the ins and outs of HTML and CSS to build your own digital creations. All participants must be registered and have a signed permission form, which can be downloaded HERE.

Teens who attend this class must also attend the August 16th class as the lessons are connected.

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Science Quest: Blizzards: Outwit the Elements (1st to 6th grade)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
A blizzard is coming! Engineer a tree house to withstand high winds and save snowboarders from a wild mountain avalanche. With two exciting activities, this hands-on workshop gives participants a chance to plan, build, and test their designs against the forces of nature. 

Please signup for this program, only once to allow others a chance to attend. There is a program at 10:00 am and a program at 11:00am.

This program was funded by a grant from the Museum of Science in Boston.

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Adult Scrabble Club
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.

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Thursday August 24, 2017
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Scratch Club!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Scratch CatAttention all kids in third through seventh grade! If you like computers, you'll love Scratch, the kid-friendly programming game where you make the rules. Want to generate your own movie, game or program? This is where to do it! Join us to tinker with Scratch and impress your friends with your awesome creations.

Please bring a laptop if you can. We also have a few laptops here that you can use. If you're not comfortable with a computer, that's OK! We'll show you how to use one.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Monday August 28, 2017
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Email Basics
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Excel on multiple devicesWhat is email and how does it work? In this class, we'll examine what makes email special and how it can be useful to you.

Feel free to bring your laptop or device if you want to set up your very own email account!

For immediate tech help, try our one-on-one tech help sessions, available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday or by special appointment. For more information, contact Anna at agoodingcall@nevinslibrary.org or call the library at (978)686-4080

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Tuesday September 5, 2017
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Bestseller Book Group
7:00 PM

Come join the Bestseller Book Club (formerly the Romance 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 Genre of Bestseller to read and discuss!

September's Title is a Best Mystery: A Death Along the River Fleet by Susanna Calkins

Lucy Campion, a printer's apprentice in 17th Century London, encounters a young woman suffering from amnesia and the victim of an assault. When the woman reveals she is a nobleman's daughter, Lucy must decide how far she will go to protect the woman.

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

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Wednesday September 6, 2017
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Adult Scrabble Club
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.

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Thursday September 7, 2017
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you love to read and can't wait to tell someone about your latest title, then come join us for Book Babble. We'll read a new book each month and talk all about it over a slice of hot pizza! Book Babble meets on the 1st Thursday of every month and is open to teens in grades 7-12.

We will not be discussing a specific book this month, but will instead chat about what we read over the summer and get to know one another. 

No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Saturday September 9, 2017
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Author Event: Jo Piazza O'Mara
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

We are very excited to welcome local author Jo Piazza O'Mara back to the Nevins Library! 

She will be here to talk about SONGS IN THE NIGHT, a sequel to GARDEN OF HOPE.

About the book:

Songs in the Night, a sequel to Garden of Hope, continues to follow the lives of the gregarious, fun-loving Agosti family.  Joe, now the patriarch of the family, prayerfully guides his sisters and their children as they weather multiple trials; trials that would test the family’s faith and their close bond. 

When accusations of a serious crime are made, when the story behind a mysterious ring is discovered and when a horrific car accident occurs - the family is shaken to its core.

The legacy of faith from the grandparents to the third generation highlights God’s faithfulness and sovereignty. Songs in the Night is a story of testing, trials, and hope. A selection of the family's treasured Italian recipes are included in the back of this book.

 

Jo will have copies of her books available for purchase and signing.  Refreshments will be served.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Wednesday September 13, 2017
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Author Event: Hank Phillippi Ryan
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Hank Phillippi Ryan is coming back!  Our last scheduled event was upended by the winter weather, but we should not have that problem this time! 

Hank will be here to talk about her latest novel, now available in paperback:  SAY NO MORE.

A little about the book:

When Boston reporter Jane Ryland reports a hit and run, she soon learns she saw more than a car crash--she witnessed the collapse of an alibi, and now she's under pressure to tell all to the police. She's also digging up the inside scoop for an expose of sexual assaults on Boston's college campuses for the station's new documentary unit, and is working with a victim to reveal her heartbreaking experience on camera. But, a disturbing anonymous message--SAY NO MORE--has Jane really and truly scared. 

Homicide detective Jake Brogan is on the hunt for the murderer of Avery Morgan, a hot-shot Hollywood screenwriter. As Jake chips his way through a code of silence as shatterproof as any street gang, he'll learn that one newcomer to the neighborhood may have a secret of her own.

A young woman faces a life-changing decision--should she go public about her assault? What's really going on behind closed doors at a prestigious Boston college? And when will the killer strike again? Jane and Jake--now semi-secretly engaged and beginning to reveal their relationship to the world--are both on a high-stakes quest for answers. Can they handle the consequences of the truth?

Books will be available for purchase & signing.  Refreshements will be served.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Wednesday September 20, 2017
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This is the first meeting of our monthly Wednesday Afternoon Book Group for the 2017-18 season! 

Come ready to talk about your favorite reads from the summer!  You may want to bring something to take notes with too, as this will no doubt lengthen our lists of books we'd each like to read. 

Our group meets regularly on the third Wednesday of the month at 1pm. 

Books will be available to pick up for our October meeting.  Refreshements will be served.

New members are always welcome!

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Adult Scrabble Club
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.

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Thursday September 21, 2017
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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 not be discussing a specific book, but will instead chat about teen fiction in general, and get to know each other.

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

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Friday September 22, 2017
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Friends of the Nevins Library Book Sale Preview Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come browse the Nevins Library Spring Book Sale, and find great books at great prices.

The Book Sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Nevins Library and proceeds go to help support library programs and activities for all ages.  Fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, puzzles, DVDs, and CDs will be available.

This is a Paid Preview night with a $20 Admission fee to get in.

LOCATION: The Great Hall
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Saturday September 23, 2017
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Friends of the Nevins Library Book Sale
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Come browse the Nevins Library Spring Book Sale, and find great books at great prices.

The Book Sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Nevins Library and proceeds go to help support library programs and activities for all ages.  Fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, puzzles, DVDs, and CDs will be available.

LOCATION: The Great Hall
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Apps!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nokia phone with appsApps are for everyone! Bring your mobile device and prepare to try out the most useful, innovative, fun and educational apps for all ages.

Remember your device's username or Apple ID and password!

 

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Sunday September 24, 2017
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Friends of the Nevins Library Book Sale
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come browse the Nevins Library Spring Book Sale, and find great books at great prices.

The Book Sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Nevins Library and proceeds go to help support library programs and activities for all ages.  Fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, puzzles, DVDs, and CDs will be available.

Yes, we're open on Sunday just for this!! So come on in and browse for your favorite books!!

LOCATION: The Great Hall
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Monday September 25, 2017
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Friends of the Nevins Library Book Sale Bargain Bag Day
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Come browse the Nevins Library Spring Book Sale, and find great books at great prices.

The Book Sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Nevins Library and proceeds go to help support library programs and activities for all ages.  Fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, puzzles, DVDs, and CDs will be available.

This is Bargain Bag day. Buy a grocery bag for $8 from the Friends and fill it with as many books as you can! 

LOCATION: The Great Hall
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Borrowing Library E-Books
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mobile phone with e-book on itDid you know that you can get free e-books from the library on your smartphone? It's true! Whether you listen to audiobooks or read print, you can get free ebooks from Nevins, the Boston Public Library, and more!

Join us to learn all about this great feature and to download your first library book.

For immediate tech help, try our one-on-one tech help sessions, available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday or by special appointment. For more information, contact Anna at agoodingcall@nevinslibrary.org or call the library at (978)686-4080

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Tuesday October 3, 2017
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Bestseller Book Group
7:00 PM

Come join the Bestseller Book Club (formerly the Romance 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 Genre of Bestseller to read and discuss!

October's Title is Best Horror: Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

In Hex, acclaimed Dutch author Thomas Heuvelt portrays an idyllic Hudson Valley town similar to others in the region -- except that the other villages aren't haunted.

Black Spring is home to the ghost of Katherine van Wyler, an alleged witch who was tortured and hanged in the 1600s. Eyes and lips sewn shut, she visits the town's residents, ominously coming and going in their houses whenever she wants. But for residents to leave Black Spring would be to invite disaster, so the town's leader's have taken measures to keep it quarantined. Then a group of boys decides Katherine needs an Internet presence, and horrendous chaos breaks out.

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

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Thursday October 5, 2017
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you love to read and can't wait to tell someone about your latest title, then come join us for Book Babble. We'll read a new book each month and talk all about it over a slice of hot pizza! Book Babble meets on the 1st Thursday of every month and is open to teens in grades 7-12.

This month we will be discussing Code Name Verity by Elizabth Wein.

No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Wednesday October 18, 2017
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This month we will be discussing THE WANGS VS. THE WORLD by Jade Chang

About the book:

A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every cent -- and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together.

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Adult Scrabble Club
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.

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Thursday October 19, 2017
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

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

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Monday October 23, 2017
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Learn Your iPad
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

iPadsCongratulations! You have an iPad! Now what? Learn what you can do with this fun and versatile device in this beginner's class. We'll turn the iPad on and off, connect the iPad to wifi, and download an app.

To fully appreciate this session, please bring your iPad, Apple ID, and password with you.

For immediate tech help, try our one-on-one tech help sessions, available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday or by special appointment. For more information, contact Anna at agoodingcall@nevinslibrary.org or call the library at (978)686-4080

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Wednesday November 1, 2017
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Adult Scrabble Club
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.

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Thursday November 2, 2017
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you love to read and can't wait to tell someone about your latest title, then come join us for Book Babble. We'll read a new book each month and talk all about it over a slice of hot pizza! Book Babble meets on the 1st Thursday of every month and is open to teens in grades 7-12.

This month we will be discussing Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Saturday November 4, 2017
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Try Free, Open Source Software!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Open Source symbolIf you're not familiar with the Open Source movement, then prepare to be amazed! Some of the best software is available for free, including LibreOffice, a clone of Microsoft Office; Gimp, which is similar to Photoshop; and Linux, the Internet's alternative operating system. These programs are the brainchildren of off-duty engineers who work together to make software accessible to everyone.

Stop by to try some of their most successful projects!

 

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Tuesday November 7, 2017
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Bestseller Book Group
7:00 PM

Come join the Bestseller Book Club (formerly the Romance 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 Genre of Bestseller to read and discuss!

November's Title is Best Romance: Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

Three friends and former college bandmates struggle with the midlife difficulties of managing the sexuality, independence, and secrets of their young-adult children against painful memories of a friend who soared and fell without them.

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

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Wednesday November 15, 2017
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This month we will be discussing A CIRCLE OF WIVES by Alice LaPlante

About the book:

When Dr. John Taylor turns up dead in a hotel room, the local police uncover enough incriminating evidence to suspect foul play.  A renowned reconstructive surgeon and a respected family man, Dr. Taylor was beloved and admired.  But beneath his perfect facade was a hidden life - in fact, multiple lives.  Dr. Taylor was maried to three very different women in three separate cities.

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Adult Scrabble Club
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.

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Thursday November 16, 2017
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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 Salt to the Sea by Ruya Sepetys.

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

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Monday November 27, 2017
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Twitter Basics
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

TwitterEveryone's using Twitter, but describing its appeal can be tricky...until you try it for yourself! In this class, we'll learn about the joy of blogging in 140 characters, as well as how Twitter affects the world we all live in.

For immediate tech help, try our one-on-one tech help sessions, available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday or by special appointment. For more information, contact Anna at agoodingcall@nevinslibrary.org or call the library at (978)686-4080

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Adult Scrabble Club
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.

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Tuesday December 5, 2017
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

Come join the Bestseller Book Club (formerly the Romance 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 Genre of Bestseller to read and discuss!

December's Title is Best Science Fiction: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Reunited as adults in the hipster mecca San Francisco as the planet falls apart around them, childhood friends Patricia Delfine, who is magically gifted, and Laurence Armstead, an engineering genius, discover that something bigger than either of them has brought them together to either save the world, or plunge it into a  new dark age.

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

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Thursday December 7, 2017
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you love to read and can't wait to tell someone about your latest title, then come join us for Book Babble. We'll read a new book each month and talk all about it over a slice of hot pizza! Book Babble meets on the 1st Thursday of every month and is open to teens in grades 7-12.

This month we will be discussing The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Wednesday December 13, 2017
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Adult Scrabble Club
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.

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This month we will be discussing THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS: THE EXTRAORDINARY TALE OF THE LAST TRUE HERMIT by Michael Finkel

About the book:

In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest.  He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food.  Based on extensive interivews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life--why did he leave? what did he learn? -- as well as the challenges he faced since returning to the world.  It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determine to live his own way, and succeeded.

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Thursday December 21, 2017
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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 Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle.

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

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Wednesday December 27, 2017
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Adult Scrabble Club
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.

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Tuesday January 2, 2018
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

Come join the Bestseller Book Club (formerly the Romance 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 Genre of Bestseller to read and discuss!

January's Title is Best Young Adult: Salt to the Sea by  Ruta Sepetys

Titanic. Lusitania. Wilhelm Gustloff. All major maritime disasters, yet the last is virtually unknown. Ruta Sepetys changes that in her gripping historical novel. Told in short snippets, Salt to the Sea rotates between four narrators attempting to escape various tragedies in 1945 Europe. Powerful and haunting, heartbreaking and hopeful.

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

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Thursday January 4, 2018
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you love to read and can't wait to tell someone about your latest title, then come join us for Book Babble. We'll read a new book each month and talk all about it over a slice of hot pizza! Book Babble meets on the 1st Thursday of every month and is open to teens in grades 7-12.

This month we will be discussing The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis.

No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Wednesday January 17, 2018
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This month we will be discussing MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON by Elizabeth Strout

About the book:

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation.  Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her.  Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters.

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Thursday January 18, 2018
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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 Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.

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

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Thursday February 1, 2018
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you love to read and can't wait to tell someone about your latest title, then come join us for Book Babble. We'll read a new book each month and talk all about it over a slice of hot pizza! Book Babble meets on the 1st Thursday of every month and is open to teens in grades 7-12.

This month we will be discussing Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.

No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Tuesday February 6, 2018
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

 

Come join the Bestseller Book Club (formerly the Romance 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 Genre of Bestseller to read and discuss!

February's Title is Best Literature: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Tells the story of the Buendia family, set against the background of the evolution and eventual decadence of a small South American town.

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

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Thursday February 15, 2018
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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 Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman.

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

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This month we will be discussing THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND by Katarina Bivald

About the book:

Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, sho traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy.  When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy's funeral has just ended.  Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist -- even if they don't understand her peculiar need for books.

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Thursday March 1, 2018
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you love to read and can't wait to tell someone about your latest title, then come join us for Book Babble. We'll read a new book each month and talk all about it over a slice of hot pizza! Book Babble meets on the 1st Thursday of every month and is open to teens in grades 7-12.

This month we will be discussing Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza.

No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

 

Come join the Bestseller Book Club (formerly the Romance 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 Genre of Bestseller to read and discuss!

March's Title is Best Thriller/Suspense: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

When a terrible crime committed on the night of a dinner party casts suspicion on a  young couple who seem to have it all, Detective Rasbach discovers that the panicked duo had been hiding dangerous secrets from each other for years.

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

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Thursday March 15, 2018
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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 Crank by Ellen Hopkins.

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

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Wednesday March 21, 2018
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This month we will be discussing CELINE by Peter Heller

About the book:

A luminous, spine-tingling novel of suspense -- the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past.  Working out of her jewel box of an apartment at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, Celine has made a career of tracking down missing persons, and she has a better record at it than the FBI.  But when a young woman, Gabriela, asks for her help, a world of mystery and sorrow opens up.

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Tuesday April 3, 2018
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

 

Come join the Bestseller Book Club (formerly the Romance 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 Genre of Bestseller to read and discuss!

April's Title is Best Western: Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

Refusing to marry the grim, brutal, Elder Tull, Jane Withersteen is dismayed when her Utah ranch and hired hands are targeted in retaliation, and the mysterious gunfighter Lassiter offers Jane protection and a chance at 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

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Thursday April 5, 2018
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you love to read and can't wait to tell someone about your latest title, then come join us for Book Babble. We'll read a new book each month and talk all about it over a slice of hot pizza! Book Babble meets on the 1st Thursday of every month and is open to teens in grades 7-12.

This month we will be discussing Alex & Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz.

No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Wednesday April 18, 2018
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This month we will be discussing THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS by Christina Henriquez

About the book:

A boy and a girl who fall in love.  Two families whose hopes collide with destiny.  An extraordinary novel that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.  Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico.  One day, their beautiful fifteen year old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on whether she'll ever be the same.  An so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better.  When Mayor Toro, whose family is from Panama, sees Maribel in a Dollar Tree store, it is love at first sight.  It's also the beginnins of a friendship between the Rivera and Toro families, whose web of guilt and love and responsibility is at this novel's core.

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Thursday April 19, 2018
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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 Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff.

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

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Thursday May 3, 2018
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you love to read and can't wait to tell someone about your latest title, then come join us for Book Babble. We'll read a new book each month and talk all about it over a slice of hot pizza! Book Babble meets on the 1st Thursday of every month and is open to teens in grades 7-12.

This month we will be discussing Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova.

No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Tuesday May 8, 2018
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

 

Come join the Bestseller Book Club (formerly the Romance 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 Genre of Bestseller to read and discuss!

May's Title is Best Historical Fiction: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Set during World War II Europe, this novel is sobering without being sentimental. The tension builds as the alternating, parallel stories of Werner and Marie-Laure unfold, and their paths cross.

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

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Wednesday May 16, 2018
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This month we will be discussing HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi

About the book:

Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geopgraphies and -- with outstanding economy and force -- captures the troubled spirit of our own nation.

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Thursday May 17, 2018
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

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

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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Tuesday June 5, 2018
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

 

Come join the Bestseller Book Club (formerly the Romance 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 Genre of Bestseller to read and discuss!

June's Title is Best African-American Fiction: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Chronicles the daring survival story of a cotton plantation slave in Georgia, who, after suffering at the hands of both her owners and fellow slaves, races through the (in this book literal not metaphorical) underground railroad with a relentless slave-catcher close behind.

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

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Thursday June 7, 2018
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you love to read and can't wait to tell someone about your latest title, then come join us for Book Babble. We'll read a new book each month and talk all about it over a slice of hot pizza! Book Babble meets on the 1st Thursday of every month and is open to teens in grades 7-12.

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

No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
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Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This month we will be discussing THE LIFE WE BURY by Allen Eskens

About the book:

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class.  His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person.  With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject.  There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.  Iverson is a dying Vietnam veteran -- and a convicted murderer.

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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Thursday June 21, 2018
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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 Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro.

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

LOCATION: Trustee Room
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