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Thursday September 21, 2017
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Recycle Studio (2nd-6th grade)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Remember the three R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle. Before tossing things in the recycling bin, we will reuse and create a new item.

Please Note: This program has been switched from September 25 to September 21.

 

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 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
Friday September 22, 2017
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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
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, and play a game. A new theme for each session.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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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
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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Story & Craft (K-3rd grade)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Participants will listen to stories, play games, and make a craft. This session’s theme is Apples.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Literacy Tutor Orientation
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Want to become a Tutor for Literacy Volunteers of Methuen?

Come learn more about how you can help a student who wants to improve their English Language skills at this (or one of our other) Orientation Sessions.

Next Orientations:

Wednesday, September 27, 7-8pm

Thursday, September 28, 10-11am

 

For more information, contact Kathleen:

978-686-4080 x32 or LitVolMeth@gmail.com

 
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LEGO Block Party (K-4th grade)
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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

LOCATION: Garden Room
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
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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STEM Squid Dissection (4th-6th grade)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Squid are common marine creatures living off our coast. Come learn about the anatomy of a squid using dissection techniques under the guidance of marine educator Cynde McInnis. Perfect for a future marine biologist!

Please Note: This program has been switched from September 21 to September 25.

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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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
Tuesday September 26, 2017
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Family Storytime (3-8 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make a craft. The theme this session is Animal Stories. It's a zoo in here!

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. Call us at extension 26 to reserve a copy. Refreshments will be served. New members welcome! This month we will talk about the best books you read in summer 2017.

LOCATION: The Study Room
Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Storytime for 3-5s
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make a craft. A new theme for each session.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Create Art (4th-6th grade)
4:00 PM - 5:00 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 color.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Parent/Child Beginning Knitters
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you and your child want to learn to knit together? Please contact the Miss Shirley at the Children’s Desk directly for information.

LOCATION: The Study Room
 
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Literacy Tutor Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Want to become a Tutor for Literacy Volunteers of Methuen?

Come learn more about how you can help a student who wants to improve their English Language skills at this (or one of our other) Orientation Sessions.

Next Orientation:

Thursday, September 28, 10-11am

 

For more information, contact Kathleen:

978-686-4080 x32 or LitVolMeth@gmail.com

Thursday September 28, 2017
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Literacy Tutor Orientation
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Want to become a Tutor for Literacy Volunteers of Methuen?

Come learn more about how you can help a student who wants to improve their English Language skills at this (or one of our other) Orientation Sessions.

 

For more information, contact Kathleen:

978-686-4080 x32 or LitVolMeth@gmail.com

 
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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 Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet (The Secrets of Droon series) by Tony Abbott.

Best friends Eric, Julie, and Neal can't resist climbing down the magical staircase that has mysteriously opened up in the floor of Eric's basement - never realizing how much adventure lies ahead. They find themselves in Droon, a world of courageous wizards, evil sorcerers, and a lot of very bizarre creatures. Before they know it, they are involved in a desperate struggle between forces of good and evil - and they have to help out if they ever want to find their way home!

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 September 30, 2017
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Donuts with Dad (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
Monday October 2, 2017
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 AM

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.

Please note we will be meeting on Monday, Oct. 2nd since the second Monday of the month falls on the Columbus Day holiday.

This month the theme is:  Matters of Life and Death:  Mortality

This month the Book is: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast 

A graphic memoir by a long-time New Yorker cartoonist celebrates the final years of her aging parents' lives through four-color cartoons, family photos and documents that reflect the artist's struggles with caregiver challenges. 

If a copy is needed, it can be picked up at the main desk.

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 October 3, 2017
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Storytime for 3-5s
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

 

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, play a game, and make a craft. Please just pick one session for each theme. Today our theme is Counting.

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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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

Thursday October 5, 2017
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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.

Fall Series: It Takes A Village…

Sometimes it does take people other than biological or adoptive parents to help raise a child, or boost a teen through those difficult years.  Here are five novels which illuminate the idea of unconventional families and adults who are helping kids that may not be their own.

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

Two brothers are called home to Maine to help a sister with a troubled teenage son. As they return to the landscape of their childhood, the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.

 
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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
Friday October 6, 2017
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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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Storytimes for 2s
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, and play a game. This session's theme is Nursery Rhymes.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday October 7, 2017
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Children's Event at Methuen Memorial Music Hall
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This free event will take place off-site at Methuen Memorial Music Hall (192 Broadway Methuen, MA 01844). Doors open at 9:30 am.

This family-friendly event has free admission and is geared towards elementary school-aged children to introduce them to the pipe organ, a cultural treasure of the Merrimack Valley. 

This year’s event is a community collaboration between radio station 98.1 FM in Lawrence, the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, and the Nevins Library. The program will feature two stories: Crow and Little Bird, a tale about a greedy bird who invites a guest to dinner, and The Fox and the Hen with Mozart and Bach, a story about a chicken who aspires to be a professional ballerina in spite of the fact that the show’s manager is a fox!

Each story will be set to music accompanied by organist Joyce Painter Rice and read in English by Kathy Moran-Wallace from the Nevins Library and in Spanish by George Richardson from radio station 98.1 FM. Spanish translations for the event were done by Gladys Linares-Medina and George Richardson.

LOCATION: Methuen Music Hall
 
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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 October 10, 2017
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Family Storytime (3-8 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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

LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday October 11, 2017
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Storytime for 3-5s
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

 

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, play a game, and make a craft. Please just pick one session for each theme. Today our theme is Counting.

 

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 October 12, 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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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 Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse  by Louise Erdrich                                  
For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved Native American tribe, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Now, nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of his physical identity, for he is a woman who has lived as a man.

 

 
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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 October 13, 2017
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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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Storytimes for 2s
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, and play a game. This session's theme is Firefighters.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday October 14, 2017
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Methuen Magical History Tour
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come to the Nevins Library and start your self-guided “Magical History Tour” finding some of the wonderful historical monuments and sites in the downtown area. 

Using an app for your phone you can take a walk around the city and find out what things were like over 100 years ago at the sites on the tour. 

We’ll get you started and then finish here at the library with some snacks and some prizes for the winners. Along the way stop by some of our local businesses and they’ll help you win prizes for your participation and maybe there will be some specials along the way too. 

This is a fun way to learn about our local lore while getting some exercise. 

This program is open to teams of all ages, families are welcome as well anyone wishing to participate.  The route should take about an hour to walk and begins and ends at the library.  While a smart phone (iPhone/Android) is recommended it is not required. 

Hope you’ll join us for a fun event.  Please call the Reference Desk for more information or to register for this fun tour.

 
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Story & Craft (K-3rd grade)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Participants will listen to stories, play games, and make a craft. This session’s theme is Pumpkins.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday October 17, 2017
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Storytime for 3-5s
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

 

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, play a game, and make a craft. Please just pick one session for each theme. Today our theme is Leaves in Fall.

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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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.

October's Selection will be Cooking Mediterranean:  The Ultimate Mediterranean Cookbook, The New Mediterranean Family Table, Live to Eat, Mediterranean Cooking Fresh, and so many more!

Wednesday October 18, 2017
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Read for the Record Day (3-5 year olds)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us to be a part of the world’s largest shared reading experience! Read for the Record® brings together over 2 million people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes around the world to read the same book. This year we’ll be reading Quackers, by Liz Wong, a charming story about a kitten who grows up believing that he is a duck. When he meets another cat, though, he realizes that he can be whoever he wants to be – a duck and a cat -- and that happiness lies in being true to himself.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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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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Create Art (4th-6th grade)
4:00 PM - 5:00 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 Pumpkin Painting. Please be sure to register so we have enough craft materials.

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
Thursday October 19, 2017
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Let's Explore the Moon! (K-6th grade)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We observe earth's moon every day in the sky. Come find out what NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has discovered about the moon, listen to moon folktales, and participate in hands-on discovery stations related to volcanoes and asteroids.

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 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
Friday October 20, 2017
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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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Storytimes for 2s
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, and play a game. This session's theme is Pumpkins.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday October 21, 2017
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Donuts with Dad (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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Adulting: Basic Cooking Skills
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Whether you're just about to hit college or you're getting your first apartment, you're bound to need some critical skills! Chief among these is the fine art of eating without draining your bank account on takeout and fast food. Join us and expert Pat Graham as she shows you how to make delicious meals with nothing but some gumption, a few staples, and a hot plate.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Monday October 23, 2017
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Be Happy! The Science of Happiness and How to be Happier
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you ever find yourself wishing you could feel happier?  Many of us do and we think we will feel happier as a result of something - such as finding a new job, finishing a project, losing 10 pounds, etc.  However, psychologists and neurologists are now realizing that happiness can be more readily achieved through changing the way we think.  Lizzie Linn Casanave, professor of philosophy at Northern Essex Community College, will explain this revolutionary concept and provide you with practical tools for achieving this new mindset.

This program is brought to you through the NECC Speakers Bureau.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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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
Tuesday October 24, 2017
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Build with Me (3-5 year olds)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

This program features a parent/child building time to create a wooden object using child-sized hammers, screwdrivers, and glue. This session we will share stories about boats and then build one together. Space is limited for this program so be sure to register early.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Family Storytime (3-8 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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

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 Scat by Carl Hiaasen.

LOCATION: The Study Room
Wednesday October 25, 2017
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Storytime for 3-5s
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

 

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, play a game, and make a craft. Please just pick one session for each theme. Today our theme is Leaves in Fall.

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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K'NEX Club (4th-6th grade)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you like to build things and enjoyed playing with LEGOs, this club is for you. Teams will face a new challenge each session.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday October 26, 2017
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Bookworms (2nd-3rd grade)
4:00 PM - 5:00 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 Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist: Lunch Walks Among Us by Jim Benton. Franny K. Stein has a problem: she’s the new kid in school and she’s different – really different – from her classmates. After all, she’s a mad scientist who loves dark, spooky, creepy stuff and specializes in icky scientific experiments – but when danger strikes, Franny’s classmates discover that it’s very helpful to have a mad scientist on hand!

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 October 27, 2017
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International Observe the Moon Night (K-6th)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join avid astronomer Bill Toomey as he leads families in a tour of the moon on the front lawn of the library. Participants will get a chance to look at the moon through a telescope as well as binoculars. If you own a pair of binoculars suitable for bird watching, bring them along to the event.

This program is dependent upon the weather. If it is rainy or the sky is obscured by clouds the event will not take place.

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Saturday October 28, 2017
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Yoga Storytime (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.

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
 
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Adulting: Financial Literacy
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Checking, Savings, Retirement, Budgets - The world of finance is a complicated place. It's critical for us to learn the best ways to save and use the money we earn. As a part of our adulting series we will have a representative from Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union will speak on financial basics and how you can improve the way you take care of your hard earned money.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday October 31, 2017
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Storytime for 2s: Halloween
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Come celebrate the holiday with some gentle Halloween tales, fingerplays and songs. We will end the program with a parade through the library to show off our costumes!

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Storytime for 3-5s: Halloween
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make a craft. The theme for this sesssion is Halloween. At the end of the program we will parade through the library to show off our costumes!

LOCATION: Garden Room
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
Thursday November 2, 2017
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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.

Heft  by Liz Moore

Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life in a rich school, as the poor kid with a difficult home life. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel’s mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur’s.  Profound change is about to take place. 

 
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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
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
Tuesday November 7, 2017
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Meteorology with NBC Boston Weatherman Matt Noyes
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join NBC Boston weatherman Matt Noyes to learn all about the weather! From snow and sleet to sun and heat, Matt can explain why it happens and how weather forecasters predict it. A lifelong Haverhill resident, Matt is currently Chief Meteorologist for NBC Boston and has been at the network and its sister network NECN since 2002. He is a Cornell graduate and a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. All ages are welcome at this program.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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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

Wednesday November 8, 2017
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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 November 9, 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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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.

Last Watch of the Night by Paul Monette
Andover native Paul. Monette provides this third autobiographical installment of his life with AIDS and in the gay rights movement.  Originally published in 1995, this is still a relevant and moving narrative.

 

 
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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 November 13, 2017
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 AM

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

 
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ScienceQuest: Radioactivity in Your Life
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you aware of your exposure to radiation?  Is this something you should be worried about?  We always worry about nuclear power plants, but smoke detectors, cigarettes, and even table salt contain radioactive material.  Learn how you encounter radiation in your daily life and whether this exposure should concern you. 

Our speaker tonight is Mike Cross, Ph.D.  He is department chair of Natural Sciences at Northern Essex Community College where he teaches chemistry and forensic science.  He believes that education should be fun and exciting and he enjoys incorporating demonstrations and magic tricks into his teaching.

We are pleased to present this program with the Northern Essex Community College Speakers Bureau, and is funded by a grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

LOCATION: Garden Room
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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The Real Story on Fake News
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We hear about it all the time, but what does "fake news" really mean? Join our panelists, Dr. Melissa Zimdars of Merrimack College and Dr. Kyle Moody of Fitchburg State University for a discussion of what fake news is, how it came to be, and what it means for you.

LOCATION: The Great Hall
Thursday November 16, 2017
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Author Event: Ted Reinstein
7:00 PM

Ted Reinstein is coming back to the Nevins Library!

He'll be talking about his new book New England General Stores: Exploring an American Classic:

The general store, as old as America itself, harkens back to a simpler time and a more innocent and rural nation. It was a homey and familiar place where you could buy the paper, penny candy, four-penny nails, or simply tarry on a cold winter morning over a cup of hot coffee with a neighbor or two.

Co-authors Ted Reinstein and Anne-Marie Dorning profile some of New England’s most beloved and longtime landmark stores, many of which have played out a real-life “Rocky,” rising up from the retail mat against seemingly overwhelming odds. This book looks at how, where, and why this has all happened, by focusing on individual historic stores and their still-unfolding stories.

Ted Reinstein is best known in New England as a journalist and reporter for Chronicle, Boston’s celebrated (and America’s longest-running, locally-produced) TV news-magazine. He has two other books, A New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories, and Wicked Pissed: New England’s Most Famous Feuds (I think he likes Subtitles a Lot!!). This, his third book, is written with Anne-Marie Dorning, former ABC journalist and his wife.

Books will also be available for purchase & signing.

LOCATION: The Great Hall
 
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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
Saturday November 18, 2017
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Adulting: Applying to College
2:30 AM - 3:30 AM

As part of our ongoing adulting series, the Nevins Library presents a program that will tell you everything you need to know about getting into college, including application secrets and tips directly from the pros at Northern Essex Community College. This is a free program and all are welcome!

LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday November 21, 2017
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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.

November's Selection will be Chef Bobby FlayBar American Cookbook, Throw Down!, Mesa Grill Cookbook, Barbecue Addiction, Cooks American, From my Table to Your Table, Grilling for Life

Saturday November 25, 2017
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Adulting: Sewing Basics
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Sewing skills are sadly a rare thing these days. When you pop a button on a sweater, can you sew it back on? When the pants you bought are a bit too long, do you know how to hem them? This class is an opportunity for you to learn the basics of sewing.

LOCATION: Garden Room
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
Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Author Event: Elin Hildebrand
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Elin is coming back!

We are so excited to welcome BestSelling Author and Nevins Library Favorite Elin Hilderbrand yet again!

You might remember from last year's visit that she announced the Winter Trilogy would be expanded and include a fourth book.  Well, here's that book:  WINTER SOLSTICE!

About the book: 

t's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they've experienced in years. And Bart's safe return isn't the family's only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life with Isabelle; Patrick is getting back on his feet after paying his debt to society; Ava thinks she's finally found the love of her life; and Kelly is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But it just wouldn't be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly. A celebration of everything we love--and some of the things we endure--about the holidays, WINTER SOLSTICE is Elin Hilderbrand at her festive best.

 

Copies of Elin's books will be available for purchase and signing.  (They make excellent holiday gifts!) 

Refreshments will be served.

**This is expected to be a well-attended event, and parking will be tight.  PLEASE carpool with friends and family if possible.  Additional parking is available around the corner on High Street or across the street at the police station.  Thank you.**

 

 

 

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
Thursday November 30, 2017
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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 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

Thursday December 7, 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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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.

All I Love and Know by Judith Frank

Daniel and Matt have a good life together in Northampton, MA.  A family tragedy that leaves them the guardians of two young children is the catalyst in this story about the meaning of love and family.

 
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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
Saturday December 9, 2017
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Adulting: Bullet Journals
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bullet Journals are a recent trend that are an organized, creative take on the regular planner. Bullet Journals are entirely customizable to your desires and needs. This course will give you the basics of how to create your own, personal Bullet Journal. Bullet Journals are often exercises in mental wellness and health.

For the purpose of this event, please bring the following supplies: A dotted or grid notebook, any assortment of pens, a pencil, and a ruler.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Monday December 11, 2017
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 AM

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 December 13, 2017
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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
 
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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
Thursday December 14, 2017
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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.

A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym
A novel of manners in a long British tradition, this gentle tale follows the story of a bored 1950’s housewife, who is tempted by a stranger with a secret.  Pym’s novels are of their place and time, and may shed light on an earlier and more naïve time.

 
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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
Saturday December 16, 2017
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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
Tuesday December 19, 2017
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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.

December's Selection will be Annual Cookie Swap: Assorted Cookie Cookbooks like The Joy of Cooking, Christmas Cookies, The Christmas Cookie, Cookies for Christmas, PS Send More Cookies,  and so many more!!

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
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
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
Thursday December 28, 2017
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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 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

Thursday January 4, 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.

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

In a small Colorado town, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone…a pregnant teenage girl has nowhere to go…and out in the country, two brothers, elderly bachelors, work the family homestead, the only world they've ever known. From these unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together.

 
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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
Monday January 8, 2018
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 AM

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 January 10, 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 January 11, 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.

Movie Night:  “Freeheld” starring Ellen Page
Participants will view the film at home and we will gather to discuss the story and characters of this 2015 film about a New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.  Based on a true story

 

 
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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 January 16, 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.

January's Selection will be The Most Exciting Cookbooks of 2016 by Epicurious: My Two Souths, The Del Posto Cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey, Small Victories,  and so many more!

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
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
Thursday January 25, 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 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
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

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
Monday February 12, 2018
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 AM

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 February 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 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
Saturday February 17, 2018
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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
Tuesday February 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.

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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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
Thursday February 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
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
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 AM

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
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 AM

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 AM

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 AM

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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