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Thursday January 18, 2018
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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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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
Friday January 19, 2018
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Babies and Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 

A language enrichment program featuring movement, books, and bubbles followed by a parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required and big brothers and sisters can come as helpers.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Storytime for 2s: Winter
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, and play a game. The theme this session is Winter.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday January 20, 2018
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Yoga Storytime: Yoga Bunny (3-8 year olds)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This energetic, movement-based storytime incorporates yoga and breathing exercises. Little yogis will listen to stories, sing songs, and play games. The theme this month is Yoga Bunny. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel to use during the program.

LOCATION: The Great Hall
 
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Science Quest: Minecraft Eco Challenge (2nd-6th grade)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Participants will pair up with a friend and participate in timed challenges related to earth, sea, and sky. Please register early as space is limited.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant number LG-80-15-0041-15).

LOCATION: Children's Department
Monday January 22, 2018
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Science Quest: What's It Like to Live in Space? (1st-4th grade)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

 

Find out what it’s like to live in space aboard the International Space Station. Then design your own model for a new space station.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant number LG-80-15-0041-15).

 

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Family Storytime: Polar Bears (3-8 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Participants will listen to stories, play a game, or make a craft. The theme this session is Polar Bears.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Book Chatters (4th-6th grade)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This book group focuses on a new selection each month. Please finish reading the book before the meeting. Call us at extension 26 to reserve a copy. Refreshments will be served. New members welcome! This month’s book is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Read the book before the movie comes out!

LOCATION: The Study Room
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Storytime for 3-5s: Building Day
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, play a game, and make a craft. The theme this month is Building Day.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday January 25, 2018
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Bookworms (2nd-3rd grade)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

This book group is for newly independent readers. Part of a short chapter book will be read aloud, followed by a brief discussion, and then an activity or craft related to the story. Everyone is encouraged to check out a copy of the book to finish at home. This month we will start The Chicken Squad by Susan Doreen Cronin.

Chickens who are detectives? A terrified squirrel who doesn’t know a square from a circle? UFOs in the back yard? It’s up to four chickens, named Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie – otherwise known as the Chicken Squad -- to figure out who or what scared that squirrel!

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Create Art (4th-6th grade)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Learn about art history and create original artwork. Each month we will explore an artistic style and then try our hand at it. This month we will focus on Cubism.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Teen Advisory Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is an exclusive club for teens in grades 8-12 only! The Teen Advisory Group - or TAG - is a group that helps make the library an even better place for teens. If you've ever had thoughts about different programs or events the library could run for teens, or if you wanted to help make the teen space a better place to hang out, then this is your chance. All ideas will be heard and you'll get a chance to make them happen!

LOCATION: The Study Room
Saturday January 27, 2018
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Take and Make Craft (all ages)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

There will be a take and make craft available as long as supplies last today!

LOCATION: Children's Department
 
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LEGO Block Party (K-4th grade)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Bring your imagination and have fun creating! The library supplies lots of LEGOs to build with. We will take pictures of what you build to put on our Facebook page.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Monday January 29, 2018
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Oscar Movie Series
6:00 PM

Watch an Oscar Nominated Movie with us!

It is time for our annual Oscar Movie Series.  This year we will screen FIVE Oscar nominated films - one a week - leading up to the Oscar Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 4th.

Stay tuned for details after the Oscar Nominations have been announced! 

Refreshments will be served.  Free! 

Start time subject to change.

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: The Great Hall
Tuesday January 30, 2018
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Build with Me: Geoboard (3-5 year olds)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This program features a parent/child building time to create a wooden object using child-sized tools. This month we will build a Geoboard.

LOCATION: The Study Room
Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Science Quest: Bee-Bots (1st-2nd grade)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

Listen to a story about honey bees. Then program the Bee-Bots to move about in a backyard setting. Can you make your bee “dance”?

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant number LG-80-15-0041-15).

LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday February 1, 2018
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion
7:00 PM

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.

Glitter & Glue by Kelly Corrigan

After college Kelly Corrigan took off for Australia to see things and do things and Become Interesting.  But it didn’t turn out the way she planned…eventually her choice was clear -- get a job or go home. So Kelly took a job as a live-in nanny for two motherless children. Suddenly her own mother’s voice was everywhere, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her through a terrain as foreign as any she had ever trekked. 

 
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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
Friday February 2, 2018
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Babies and Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This language enrichment program features songs, movement, books, and bubbles followed by a parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required and big brothers and sisters can come as helpers.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Storytime for 2s: Pets
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, and play a game. The theme this session is Pets.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday February 3, 2018
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Romance Author Panel
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Love is in the air, and in the library!  Come and meet a panel of wonderful romance authors, here to talk about their latest books!  We can fall in love with their characters, get swept away by their settings, and ask the eternal question:  Will they or won't they?

Scheduled to appear:

Loreen Augeri:  The author of three historical romance novels, she will be talking about her most recent book: Not a Gentleman.  In this book, Nicholas has captured Juliana in order to deliver her to her betrothed, but their hearts are reaching for each other instead. 

Patricia Barletta:  The second book in her Auriano Curse series, Moon Shadow, finds Antonio, Duke of Auriano is on his way to Paris to visit his sister, but when a highwayman steals the moonstone pendant that curbs the devastating effects of the family curse, he vows to find the thief and retrieve what is his. When Solange Delacroix steals from the handsome stranger her precarious life tips into spiral of danger.

J.B. Mullins:  Her debut is titled Dear, and this is where we meet Amanda and Steven.  These two imperfect people are instantly drawn together, which in turn, leads them toward spiritually intimate awakenings that will be disastrous if either of them are not fully prepared and ready.

Satin Russell:  Her second romantic suspense novel is Secret Need where Liz wants nothing to do with Alex - her childhood bully.  However, he finds her intriguing and would love for her to give him a chance.  But when they discover big secrets in their small Maine town, they are forced to rely on each other to survive.

The books will be available for purchase and signing.  Refreshments will be served.

**Snow date for this event will be Saturday, February 24 at 1pm**

        

LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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OFF SITE: Creative Kids (3-5 year olds) @ MPS, 10 Ditson Place
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

THIS PROGRAM IS HELD OFF SITE @ MPS, 10 DITSON PLACE

Parents/Caregivers, come join us for our new and exciting Early Literacy Program for children ages 3-5 years old. Parents/Caregivers and children will come together to listen to stories and participate in creative art activities. Each child will receive a free book!

 

Where: Methuen Public Schools Family Resource Center - 10 Ditson Place

When: Tuesday, February 6

Time: 10 am – 11 am

 

Space is limited

RSVP to Yola at 978-722-6000 ext 1131

 

This program is sponsored by Methuen Public Schools FRC, GLCAC's CFCE Program, Nevins Memorial Library, and AFC Urgent Care.

LOCATION: Methuen Public Schools Resource Center, 10 Ditson Place
 
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Oscar Movie Series
6:00 PM

Watch an Oscar Nominated Movie with us!

It is time for our annual Oscar Movie Series.  This year we will screen FIVE Oscar nominated films - one a week - leading up to the Oscar Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 4th.

Stay tuned for details after the Oscar Nominations have been announced! 

Refreshments will be served.  Free! 

Start time subject to change.

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: The Great Hall
 
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Bookworms (1st-3rd grade)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

This book group is for newly independent readers. Part of a short chapter book will be read aloud, followed by a brief discussion, and then an activity or craft related to the story. Everyone is encouraged to check out a copy of the book to finish at home. This month we will start The Notebook of Doom: Rise of the Balloon Goons by Troy Cummings.

You’ve seen those big, tall, floppy balloon figures outside of stores, right? And you might think they’re a little creepy, right? Well, when you read about Alexander Bopp’s adventures in this book, you’ll find out that you are right: those balloons are bad-guy goons, but how will Alexander convince anyone to help him defeat them?

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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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

Wednesday February 7, 2018
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Storytime for 3-5s: Colors
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make a craft. The theme this session is Colors.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Science Quest: Backyard Animals (K-4th grade)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn about how birds and other mammals in our backyards live during the winter months. Participants will make eco-friendly birdfeeders and learn how to take part in the Audubon Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) taking place February 16-19.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant number LG-80-15-0041-15).

 

 

Thursday February 8, 2018
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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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GLBT Book Discussions
7:00 PM

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 held on the following Thursday evening. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voicemail ,and announced on WCCM-Radio. 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 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors.

Becoming Nicole  by Amy Ellis Nutt
“Why IS it such a big deal to everyone what somebody has in their pants?” Excellent question, posed by an unusually astute transgender girl, the subject of Amy Ellis Nutt’s emotional and illuminating Becoming Nicole. It’s also a little ironic, since Nicole’s story makes a bit of a deal of it, but in a much different way than other stories we’ve heard and read.

 
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Teen Creator Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Whether you like to write, draw, knit, build, code - basically just create - this is the club for you! Bring your supplies to the library and work among other creative teens. We'll chat about what we're working on, share advice and work on our projects together.

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. There's no need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
Friday February 9, 2018
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Babies and Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This language enrichment program features songs, movement, books, and bubbles followed by a parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required and big brothers and sisters can come as helpers.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Storytime for 2s: Family & Friends
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, and play a game. The theme this session is Family & Friends.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Monday February 12, 2018
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ScienceQuest: The Science of Chocolate - The Secret Indulgence
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Chocolate: The Secret Indulgence

Learn which chemicals elicit biochemical reactions in the human brain, making chocolate the perfect indulgence. During the presentation, you will also learn how to taste chocolate for quality and how to eat it, too!

We will have chocolate available for tasting. 

Our presenter is Dr. Mike Cross, department chair of Natural Sciences at Northern Essex Community College where he teaches chemistry and forensic science.  This event is brought to you through the Northern Essex Community College Speakers Bureau.

Registration is required for this free program!

 

 

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 Book is: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

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

Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Science Quest Family Storytime: The Night Sky (3-8 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Participants will listen to stories, play a game, or make a craft. The theme this session is The Night Sky.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant number LG-80-15-0041-15).

 

 

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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Storytime for 3-5s: Valentine's Day
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make a craft. The theme this session is Valentine's Day.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Teen Current Events Cafe
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you ever feel like your opinions about current events aren't taken serious, then you should come and visit our Current Events Cafe! Every month we'll share some snacks and chat about the latest events in the news. We'll talk everything from local to global news. Everything is up for discussion here.

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. No need to register, just drop in.

LOCATION: Teen Space
Thursday February 15, 2018
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Oscar Movie Series
6:00 PM

Watch an Oscar Nominated Movie with us!

It is time for our annual Oscar Movie Series.  This year we will screen FIVE Oscar nominated films - one a week - leading up to the Oscar Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 4th.

Stay tuned for details after the Oscar Nominations have been announced! 

Refreshments will be served.  Free! 

Start time subject to change.

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: The Great Hall
 
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Create Art (4th-6th grade)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Learn about art history and create original artwork. Each month we will explore an artistic style and then try our hand at it. This month we will focus on Pointillism.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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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
Friday February 16, 2018
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Babies and Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This language enrichment program features songs, movement, books, and bubbles followed by a parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required and big brothers and sisters can come as helpers.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Storytime for 2s: Birds
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, and play a game. The theme this session is Birds.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday February 17, 2018
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Story & Craft: Polar Bears (K-3rd grade)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Participants will listen to stories, play a game, and make a craft. The theme this session is Polar Bears.

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday February 20, 2018
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Hula Hooplah (K-6th grade)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

 

Learn how to hula hoop with Miss Ashley. If you already know how, that’s great! We will focus on learning different sets of tricks as well.

 

LOCATION: The Great Hall
 
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Welcome all anime otakus! Once a month our anime club meets at the library to try out a new series. Gather round as we eat pocky and watch something new, or maybe a classic anime title! Even if you're new to anime and want to explore, this club is great for you!

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Cookbook Book Club
6:30 PM

Calling All Cooks!

Come join the Nevin's Library's Cookbook Book Club with Pat Graham.

Check out a copy of the selected book or books at the Main Desk, pick a recipe, (email it to me to avoid duplicates) and prepare it for the program.

We'll sample lots of good, interesting foods, talk about what worked, what didn't and how to make it easier and healthier.

We will also discuss Restaurants we visited and critique them.

February's Selection will be Chef Anthony Bourdain: Appetites, The Nasty Bits, Medium Raw, A Cook's Tour, No Reservations, Kitchen Confidential, Les Halles Cookbook

Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Yoga Storytime: Love (3-8 year olds)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This energetic, movement-based storytime incorporates yoga and breathing exercises. Little yogis will listen to stories, sing songs, and play games. The theme this session is Love.

 

LOCATION: The Great Hall
 
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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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Oscar Movie Series
6:00 PM

Watch an Oscar Nominated Movie with us!

It is time for our annual Oscar Movie Series.  This year we will screen FIVE Oscar nominated films - one a week - leading up to the Oscar Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 4th.

Stay tuned for details after the Oscar Nominations have been announced! 

Refreshments will be served.  Free! 

Start time subject to change.

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: The Great Hall
Thursday February 22, 2018
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Build with Me: Trinket Box (3-5 year olds
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This program features a parent/child building time to create a wooden object using child-sized tools. This month we will build a Trinket Box.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Story & Craft: Ice (K-3rd grade)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Participants will listen to stories, play a game, and make a craft. The theme this session is Ice.

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Teen Advisory Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is an exclusive club for teens in grades 8-12 only! The Teen Advisory Group - or TAG - is a group that helps make the library an even better place for teens. If you've ever had thoughts about different programs or events the library could run for teens, or if you wanted to help make the teen space a better place to hang out, then this is your chance. All ideas will be heard and you'll get a chance to make them happen!

LOCATION: The Study Room
Friday February 23, 2018
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LEGO Block Party (K-4th grade)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Bring your imagination and have fun creating! The library supplies lots of LEGOs to build with. We will take pictures of what you build to put on our Facebook page.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday February 24, 2018
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Donuts with Dad: Families (3-6 year olds)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Children and their fathers, grandfathers, or uncles are invited to this fun story and activity time with the added bonus of yummy donuts and juice.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Alice's Ordinary People: Film Showing and Discussion with Filmmaker Craig Dudnick
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Though national leaders of the Civil Rights Movement may loom large, the everyday activists working at the ground level were no less important. Alice Tregay and other members of the Chicago Freedom Movement played an integral role in the national struggle for Civil Rights. And though they may not appear in many history textbooks, their accomplishments changed the course of American history.

Join us to view "Alice's Ordinary People," a documentary by filmmaker Craig Dudnick that details the extraordinary things that can be accomplished through grassroots community activism. Craig Dudnick will also be present to discuss the film and the way that ordinary activists influenced the course of history during the struggle for equality in the 1960s.

LOCATION: The Great Hall
Monday February 26, 2018
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Oscar Movie Series
6:00 PM

Watch an Oscar Nominated Movie with us!

It is time for our annual Oscar Movie Series.  This year we will screen FIVE Oscar nominated films - one a week - leading up to the Oscar Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 4th.

Stay tuned for details after the Oscar Nominations have been announced! 

Refreshments will be served.  Free! 

Start time subject to change.

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: The Great Hall
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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Family Storytime: Owls (3-8 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Participants will listen to stories, play a game, or make a craft. The theme this session is Owls.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Book Chatters (4th-6th grade)
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM

This book group focuses on a new selection each month. Please finish reading the book before the meeting. Call us at extension 26 to reserve a copy. Refreshments will be served. New members welcome! This month’s book is The Losers Club by Andrew Clements.

LOCATION: The Study Room
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Storytime for 3-5s: Fairy Tales
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make a craft. The theme this session is Fairy Tales.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion
7:00 PM

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.

Spring Series: The World Down Under

Australia is a fascinating, mysterious, yet familiar country.  As an English-speaking, developed nation in the British Commonwealth, it is a sister nation to ours.  However, its vastly different history, landscape, wildlife, and attitudes make it a very alien country that draws our interest and deserves our attention.

The Secret River by Kate Grenville

In 1806 William Thornhill, an illiterate English bargeman steals a load of wood and is deported to the New South Wales colony in what would become Australia. This sweeping historical novel is the story of his deep love for the small, exotic corner of his new world, and his gradual realization that if he wants to make a home for his family, he must forcibly take the land from the people who came before him.

 
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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
Friday March 2, 2018
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Babies and Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This language enrichment program features songs, movement, books, and bubbles followed by a parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required and big brothers and sisters can come as helpers.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Storytime for 2s: Clap, Tap, and Dance
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, and play a game. The theme this session is Clap, Tap, and Dance.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday March 3, 2018
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Yoga Storytime: Dr. Seuss (3-8 year olds)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This energetic, movement-based storytime incorporates yoga and breathing exercises. Little yogis will listen to stories, sing songs, and play games. The theme this session is Dr. Seuss.

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Coyotes in the Suburbs with Dr. Jon Way
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Have you seen a coyote in your backyard? Maybe you've seen a coywolf! Join us for a lively talk from Dr. Jon Way exploring humankind's old companion, the wily coyote, and its new sibling, the coyote-wolf hybrid. 

Dr. Way is the author of the books Suburban Howls (available through MVLC) and My Yellowstone Experience. A Cape Cod native, Dr. Way earned a Ph.D. at Boston College in the study of coyotes and is the founder of Eastern Coyote Research

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

Participants will pair up with a friend and play Minecraft in creative mode. Space is limited so be sure to register early.

LOCATION: Children's Department
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

Thursday March 8, 2018
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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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GLBT Book Discussions
7:00 PM

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 held on the following Thursday evening. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voicemail ,and announced on WCCM-Radio. 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 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors.

The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg
In her masterful novel, Elizabeth Berg inhabits the adventurous heart of George Sand, making sense of a puzzling legend who dared to live and write against the grain

 

 
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Teen Creator Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Whether you like to write, draw, knit, build, code - basically just create - this is the club for you! Bring your supplies to the library and work among other creative teens. We'll chat about what we're working on, share advice and work on our projects together.

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. There's no need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
Monday March 12, 2018
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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.

 

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

Wednesday March 14, 2018
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Teen Current Events Cafe
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you ever feel like your opinions about current events aren't taken serious, then you should come and visit our Current Events Cafe! Every month we'll share some snacks and chat about the latest events in the news. We'll talk everything from local to global news. Everything is up for discussion here.

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. No need to register, just drop in.

LOCATION: Teen Space
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
Monday March 19, 2018
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Plant-Based Foods and You with Tracie Hines
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presenter Tracie HinesCurious about a healthy plant-based diet? Research suggests that a vegetarian or primarily plant-based diet can prevent many chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Better yet, eating a plant-focused diet is an easy way to slash greenhouse gas emissions, saving the Earth at the same time as it saves your health.

Join us and Certified Plant-Based Chef and Food for Life Instructor Tracie Hines as we explore the wonderful world of plant-based cuisine. Tracie will share tips for nutrition and cooking, including recipes to take home, and discuss the many health and ecological benefits of plant-focused eating. Whether you're a carnivore, vegetarian, or vegan, this program will satisfy your palate!

 

 

Tracie Hines is a Certified Plant-Based Chef, Certified Food for Life Instructor, and holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition as well as a B.A. Environmental Studies, M.R.P., Environmental Policy. Tracie worked in the conservation field for over 20 years and now teaches group classes in plant-based nutrition and cooking in and around Boston and leads plant-based tours to the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. More information at www.sageplantpoweredhealth.com

LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday March 20, 2018
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Welcome all anime otakus! Once a month our anime club meets at the library to try out a new series. Gather round as we eat pocky and watch something new, or maybe a classic anime title! Even if you're new to anime and want to explore, this club is great for you!

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Cookbook Book Club
6:30 PM

Calling All Cooks!

Come join the Nevin's Library's Cookbook Book Club with Pat Graham.

Check out a copy of the selected book or books at the Main Desk, pick a recipe, (email it to me to avoid duplicates) and prepare it for the program.

We'll sample lots of good, interesting foods, talk about what worked, what didn't and how to make it easier and healthier.

We will also discuss Restaurants we visited and critique them.

March's Selection will be Italian Cuisine: The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, Italian Mom's North End Italian Cookbook, Tasting Rome, Fabio's 30 Minute Italian,  and many more.

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
Thursday March 22, 2018
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Teen Advisory Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is an exclusive club for teens in grades 8-12 only! The Teen Advisory Group - or TAG - is a group that helps make the library an even better place for teens. If you've ever had thoughts about different programs or events the library could run for teens, or if you wanted to help make the teen space a better place to hang out, then this is your chance. All ideas will be heard and you'll get a chance to make them happen!

LOCATION: The Study Room
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

Thursday April 5, 2018
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion
7:00 PM

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.

The Road From Coorain by Jill Ker Conway

In a classic memoir, Jill Ker Conway tells the story of her astonishing journey into adulthood—a journey that would ultimately span immense distances and encompass worlds, ideas, and ways of life that seem a century apart.  This is her story of growing up at Coorain, her parents' thirty thousand windswept acres in the Australian outback, moving to Sydney to go to school, and finally making a life-altering move to America.

 
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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
Monday April 9, 2018
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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.

 

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

Wednesday April 11, 2018
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Teen Current Events Cafe
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you ever feel like your opinions about current events aren't taken serious, then you should come and visit our Current Events Cafe! Every month we'll share some snacks and chat about the latest events in the news. We'll talk everything from local to global news. Everything is up for discussion here.

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. No need to register, just drop in.

LOCATION: Teen Space
Thursday April 12, 2018
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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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GLBT Book Discussions
7:00 PM

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 held on the following Thursday evening. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voicemail ,and announced on WCCM-Radio. 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 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors.

Lily and the Octopus  by Steven Rowley    
Ted—a gay, single, struggling writer is stuck: unable to open himself up to intimacy except through the steadfast companionship of Lily, his elderly dachshund. When Lily’s health is compromised, Ted vows to save her by any means necessary.

 
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Teen Creator Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Whether you like to write, draw, knit, build, code - basically just create - this is the club for you! Bring your supplies to the library and work among other creative teens. We'll chat about what we're working on, share advice and work on our projects together.

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. There's no need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
Tuesday April 17, 2018
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Welcome all anime otakus! Once a month our anime club meets at the library to try out a new series. Gather round as we eat pocky and watch something new, or maybe a classic anime title! Even if you're new to anime and want to explore, this club is great for you!

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Cookbook Book Club
6:30 PM

Calling All Cooks!

Come join the Nevin's Library's Cookbook Book Club with Pat Graham.

Check out a copy of the selected book or books at the Main Desk, pick a recipe, (email it to me to avoid duplicates) and prepare it for the program.

We'll sample lots of good, interesting foods, talk about what worked, what didn't and how to make it easier and healthier.

We will also discuss Restaurants we visited and critique them.

April's Selection will be Recipies from your own Favorite Cookbook or Family Recipe. (Participants must bring the cookbook to the program).

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
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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Let's Talk About Race: Race Conversations with Shay Stewart-Bouley and Debbie Irving
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

How do we talk about color? First, we have to start the conversation! Join anti-racism activists Shay Stewart-Bouley, director of Community Change Inc. and author of the blog Black Girl in Maine, and Debbie Irving, author of the award-winning book Waking Up White. Together, these longtime friends will converse about race and class, unpacking one of the thorniest and most complex problems facing American society. In the second part of the program, the audience will be invited to participate in the discussion.

LOCATION: The Great Hall
Thursday April 26, 2018
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Teen Advisory Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is an exclusive club for teens in grades 8-12 only! The Teen Advisory Group - or TAG - is a group that helps make the library an even better place for teens. If you've ever had thoughts about different programs or events the library could run for teens, or if you wanted to help make the teen space a better place to hang out, then this is your chance. All ideas will be heard and you'll get a chance to make them happen!

LOCATION: The Study Room
Thursday May 3, 2018
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion
7:00 PM

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.

A Town Like Alice  by Nevil Shute    

Nevil Shute’s most beloved novel, a tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback. A modern classic.

 
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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
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

Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Teen Current Events Cafe
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you ever feel like your opinions about current events aren't taken serious, then you should come and visit our Current Events Cafe! Every month we'll share some snacks and chat about the latest events in the news. We'll talk everything from local to global news. Everything is up for discussion here.

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. No need to register, just drop in.

LOCATION: Teen Space
Thursday May 10, 2018
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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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GLBT Book Discussions
7:00 PM

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 held on the following Thursday evening. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voicemail ,and announced on WCCM-Radio. 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 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors.

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine Prose
Paris in the 1920s shimmers with excitement, dissipation, and freedom. It is a place of intoxicating ambition, passion, art, and discontent, where jazz venues like the Chameleon Club draw expats, artists, libertines, and parvenus looking to indulge their true selves

 

 
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Teen Creator Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Whether you like to write, draw, knit, build, code - basically just create - this is the club for you! Bring your supplies to the library and work among other creative teens. We'll chat about what we're working on, share advice and work on our projects together.

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. There's no need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
Monday May 14, 2018
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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.

 

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

Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Welcome all anime otakus! Once a month our anime club meets at the library to try out a new series. Gather round as we eat pocky and watch something new, or maybe a classic anime title! Even if you're new to anime and want to explore, this club is great for you!

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Cookbook Book Club
6:30 PM

Calling All Cooks!

Come join the Nevin's Library's Cookbook Book Club with Pat Graham.

Check out a copy of the selected book or books at the Main Desk, pick a recipe, (email it to me to avoid duplicates) and prepare it for the program.

We'll sample lots of good, interesting foods, talk about what worked, what didn't and how to make it easier and healthier.

We will also discuss Restaurants we visited and critique them.

May's Selection will be Mexican Cuisine: Casa Marcela, Mexican Culture & Recipes of Mexico, Mexican Today, Gran Cocina Latina,  and many more.

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
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
Thursday May 24, 2018
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Teen Advisory Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is an exclusive club for teens in grades 8-12 only! The Teen Advisory Group - or TAG - is a group that helps make the library an even better place for teens. If you've ever had thoughts about different programs or events the library could run for teens, or if you wanted to help make the teen space a better place to hang out, then this is your chance. All ideas will be heard and you'll get a chance to make them happen!

LOCATION: The Study Room
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

Thursday June 7, 2018
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion
7:00 PM

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.

In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

Here is Bill Bryson’s report on what he found in Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity.

 
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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
Monday June 11, 2018
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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.

 

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

Wednesday June 13, 2018
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Teen Current Events Cafe
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you ever feel like your opinions about current events aren't taken serious, then you should come and visit our Current Events Cafe! Every month we'll share some snacks and chat about the latest events in the news. We'll talk everything from local to global news. Everything is up for discussion here.

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. No need to register, just drop in.

LOCATION: Teen Space
Thursday June 14, 2018
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GLBT Book Discussions
7:00 PM

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 held on the following Thursday evening. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voicemail ,and announced on WCCM-Radio. 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 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors.

Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmer
This is the work of new author Priya Parmar.  In this biographical novel Parmer exquisitely captures the champagne-heady days of prewar London and the extraordinary lives of sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf.

 
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Teen Creator Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Whether you like to write, draw, knit, build, code - basically just create - this is the club for you! Bring your supplies to the library and work among other creative teens. We'll chat about what we're working on, share advice and work on our projects together.

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. There's no need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
Tuesday June 19, 2018
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Welcome all anime otakus! Once a month our anime club meets at the library to try out a new series. Gather round as we eat pocky and watch something new, or maybe a classic anime title! Even if you're new to anime and want to explore, this club is great for you!

This program is for teens in grades 7-12. No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: Garden Room
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
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
Thursday June 28, 2018
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Teen Advisory Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is an exclusive club for teens in grades 8-12 only! The Teen Advisory Group - or TAG - is a group that helps make the library an even better place for teens. If you've ever had thoughts about different programs or events the library could run for teens, or if you wanted to help make the teen space a better place to hang out, then this is your chance. All ideas will be heard and you'll get a chance to make them happen!

LOCATION: The Study Room

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