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Saturday November 25, 2017
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LEGO Block Party (K-4th grade)
10:00 AM

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
 
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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
Tuesday November 28, 2017
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Family Storytime (3-8 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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

LOCATION: Garden 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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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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Bookworms (2nd-3rd grade)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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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 December 2, 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
Tuesday December 5, 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: Cats
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

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

Wednesday December 6, 2017
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Storytime for 3-5s: Holidays of Light
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, play a game, and make a craft. The theme this month is Holidays of Light: Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. Children will learn about these major holiday celebrations that take place all over the world in December.

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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DIY Boxwood Tree
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn how to build and decorate your own Christmas Boxwood Tree. 

You'll need to bring:

  • clippers
  • a shallow bowl (no larger than 5" across and 6" deep)
  • any festive decorations
  • ribbon

We will also learn how to sugar fruit for decorative purposes and make a common bow - so bring your wired ribbon!

***There is a $20 charge for this program, payable at the Main Desk BY MONDAY DECEMBER 4***

LOCATION: The Great Hall
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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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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. The theme this month is Animals in Winter. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel to use during the program.

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: Garden Room
 
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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 PM

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

This month the theme is:  By the Skin of My Teeth (Adventure/Survival)

This month the Book is:  The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

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 December 12, 2017
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Build with Me: Robots (3-5 year olds)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

LOCATION: The Study Room
 
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Family Storytime: Cold and Cozy Animals (3-8 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Participants will listen to stories, play a game, or make a craft. The theme this session is Cold and Cozy Animals.

LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday December 13, 2017
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Create Art (4th-6th grade)
4:00 PM - 4:45 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 Printmaking.

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
 
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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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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 Magician's Boy by Susan Cooper.

Even though he works for the Magician, the Boy hasn’t been allowed to learn any magic at all – but magic sure would have been useful when he finds himself stranded in the Land of Story, full of nursery rhymes and fairy tales and misadventures! Could it be, though, that cleverness and courage count for more than magic when it comes to saving the day?

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.

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
Friday December 15, 2017
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Holiday Babies and Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Wear red and green to celebrate for this holiday version of Babies and Books! 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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Holiday Storytime for 2s
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, and play a game. The theme this session is A Holiday Celebration. Wear red and green!

LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday December 16, 2017
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Story & Craft: Reindeer (K-3rd grade)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Participants will listen to stories, play games, and make a craft. This theme this session is Reindeer.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Apps!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

 

LOCATION: The Study Room
 
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Rainbow Dance (3-5 year olds)
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

 

Preschool-aged children begin to meet each other at library storytimes, preschool, dance classes, and soccer and T-ball games. As a group, they bring a diverse range of upbringings, abilities, and behaviors to these social situations. The common need they all share is to develop social-emotional skills such as learning how to overcome challenges, relating to other children, and learning to feel self-confident and secure.

Rainbow dance is a fun play-filled program led by certified trainer Robin Grealey. She will help your child develop emotional and social skills needed to thrive in the world. A wide variety of activities will be used in each program, such as parachute play, storytelling, repetitive movements set to cultural music, and improvisation. Space is limited to deliver a positive playful experience for your child. Registration is required. This series of Rainbow Dance programs is being funded by a grant from our local Coordinated Family and Community Engagement program whose lead agency is the Greater Lawrence Community Action, Inc.

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Teen Holiday Party
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, join us for a party full of games, gifts, music and food! We’ll be celebrating the holiday season in style! We'll decorate cookies, create tree ornaments and swap gifts.

Anyone attending is asked to bring a small gift equaling $15 or less to participate in a yankee swap!

 

LOCATION: The Great Hall
Monday December 18, 2017
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Science Quest: Rocks and Volcanoes (1st-4th grade)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This hands-on class will explore where volcanoes are located and how they affect the earth’s surface. We will create a “volcano,” analyze the “lava flows," examine rocks, and make a crystal garden.

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

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday December 19, 2017
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Creative Kids (3-5 year olds) @ MPS, 10 Ditson Place
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Where: 10 Diston Place Methuen, MA 01844

Space is limited. RSVP to Yola at 978-722-6000 x1131

 
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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!!

 
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas (3-5 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

 

Come listen to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in your PJs. Then we will meet our special Christmas guest by the fireplace!

 

LOCATION: Garden Room
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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LEGO Block Party (K-4th grade)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Book Chatters (4th-6th grade)
12:00 PM - 1:00 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 we will eat pizza and discuss The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.

LOCATION: The Study 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 December 28, 2017
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Family Science Activity (K-4th grade)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Come explore hands-on science stations that focus on the themes earth, sea, and sky. We will have parent/child activities to do together such as building a watershed.

 

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

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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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 PM

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

 

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

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

Wednesday 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 PM

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

 

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

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

Wednesday 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
Saturday February 24, 2018
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Alice's Ordinary People: Film Showing and Discussion with Filmmaker Craig Dudnick
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: The Great Hall
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 PM

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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

This month we will be discussing Crank by Ellen Hopkins.

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

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

Curious about a healthy plant-based diet? Join us and Certified Plant-Based Chef and Food for Life Instructor Tracie Hines as we explore the wonderful world of plant-based cuisine. Tracie will share tips for plant-based nutrition and cooking, including recipes to take home, followed by your questions. Whether you're a carnivore, vegetarian, or vegan, this program will satisfy your palate!

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

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

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

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Cookbook Book Club
6:30 PM

Calling All Cooks!

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

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

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

We will also discuss Restaurants we visited and critique them.

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

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

This month we will be discussing CELINE by Peter Heller

About the book:

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

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Road From Coorain by Jill Ker Conway

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

 
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
Monday April 9, 2018
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Teen Space
Thursday April 12, 2018
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Scratch Club!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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GLBT Book Discussions
7:00 PM

Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk any time the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voicemail ,and announced on WCCM-Radio. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org. All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on the availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

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

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

 
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Teen Creator Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Cookbook Book Club
6:30 PM

Calling All Cooks!

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

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

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

We will also discuss Restaurants we visited and critique them.

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

Wednesday April 18, 2018
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

About the book:

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

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

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

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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

This month we will be discussing Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Town Like Alice  by Nevil Shute    

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

 
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

No need to register, just drop in!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Teen Space
Thursday May 10, 2018
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Scratch Club!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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GLBT Book Discussions
7:00 PM

Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk any time the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voicemail ,and announced on WCCM-Radio. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org. All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on the availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

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

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

 

 
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Teen Creator Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: The Study Room
Monday May 14, 2018
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Cookbook Book Club
6:30 PM

Calling All Cooks!

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

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

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

We will also discuss Restaurants we visited and critique them.

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

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

This month we will be discussing HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi

About the book:

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

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

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

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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

This month we will be discussing Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

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

 
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

No need to register, just drop in!

LOCATION: The Study Room
Monday June 11, 2018
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk any time the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voicemail ,and announced on WCCM-Radio. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org. All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on the availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

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

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

 
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Teen Creator Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the book:

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

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

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

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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

This month we will be discussing A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro.

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

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

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

LOCATION: The Study Room

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