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Monday July 22, 2019
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Babies & Books (up to 24 months)
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday July 23, 2019
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Ask a Vet: How to Choose and Care for a Pet (Ages 3-8)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Have your children been begging for a pet? Do they understand different types of pets’ needs, and what it takes to care for one? Bring them to this program featuring local veterinarian Dr. Kerry Gaspar, who can help them think about what kind of pet they might want and what’s involved in being a loving, responsible pet owner.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Family Storytime: I Scream, You Scream... (Ages 3-8)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

… we all scream for ice cream! July 23 is Vanilla Ice Cream Day – but who wants to limit themselves to one flavor? Let’s read some stories, play a game, and make a craft about all sorts of icy cold treats that make summer so tasty.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday July 24, 2019
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Let's Make a Solar Oven (Ages 9-11)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If we’re going to weather the heat of summer sunshine, let’s put it to good use! In this hands-on science program, you’ll learn how to build a simple solar oven to harness the sun’s rays and make sweet and savory treats.

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

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

 
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Asteroids: Friends or Foes?
7:00 PM

This Summer is all about A Universe of Stories.

And so we welcome Kelly Beatty to tell us all about Asteroids and their stories.

What are Asteroids? How are Asteroids and Meteorites related? What can we learn about Asteroids from the missions that NASA and JAXA (Japanese Space Exploration program) are readying to land on asteroids? Not to mention, when might one of them strike Earth with enough force to create widespread damage?

Join us as Kelly Beatty helps us explore the science (and science fiction) surrounding asteroids. Examples of meteorites will be on display as well.


Kelly Beatty has been explaining the science and wonder of astronomy to the public since 1974. An award-winning writer and communicator, he specializes in planetary science and space exploration as Senior Contributing Editor for Sky & Telescope magazine. Beatty enjoys sharing his passion for astronomy with a wide spectrum of audiences, from children to professional astronomers, and you'll occasionally hear his interviews and guest commentaries on National Public Radio and The Weather Channel.

CONTACT:  Danielle  978-686-4080x12  dkimerer@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday July 25, 2019
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Science Tellers: Aliens -- Escape from Earth! (Ages 5-10)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

What are “science tellers”? Well, they are storytellers who also know how to make science fun – and in this program they’ll take you on an action-packed alien adventure that uses science experiments for special effects. It's totally out of this world!

Thank you to the Friends of the Nevins Library for funding this program!

Registration is required!

Please note: The Library’s parking lot might be crowded for this event, so carpooling is a good idea if possible. If our lot is full, please use the parking area in front of the police department (across the street from the library) or park on High Street.

If your plans change after you register, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration, so that children on the waiting list will be able to take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Great Hall
Friday July 26, 2019
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Little Bookworms @ Nevins Farm MSPCA (Ages infant-5)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring your young animal lovers to the Nevins Farm MSPCA, where they will listen to stories and meet animal friends. This program takes place outside, so you might want to have a blanket or folding chairs to sit on; in case of inclement weather (rain or extreme heat) the program will be cancelled. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Offsite: Nevins Farm MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen
Monday July 29, 2019
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Start Your Week with Stories: Tiger Tales (Ages 3-8)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

In honor of Internaitonal Tiger Day, we’ll enjoy some stories, a game, and a craft about these gorgeous animals – and what better way to start your week than with a Monday morning storytime?

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Family Movie: Monsters vs. Aliens (school-age audience)
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

In this computer-animated homage to '50s sci-fi movies, a woman becomes a giant after being struck by a meteorite – so  the U.S. government makes her join a team of monsters who must defeat an alien that wants to take over Earth.

Please note: This movie runs 1 hour 34 minutes and is rated PG. Parents must stay with their children for the entire screening.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Great Hall
Tuesday July 30, 2019
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Bilingual Playgroup (Ages 3-5)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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


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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Sensory-Friendly Story & Craft: Amazing Animals (Ages 3-8)
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Come enjoy a story and make a craft about interesting animals. We welcome children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities, as well as their typically developing peers.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Henna How-To
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Back by popular demand! Learn all about the history and art of henna, then style a henna tattoo of your very own. Teens will need to have a permission slip signed in order to participate in this event. Forms can be picked up ahead of time at the front desk or signed when dropped off.

For teens in grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Amy Fowler-Popoloski  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Read to Therapy Dogs Luna and Joy (Ages 5-9)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Reading aloud to dogs gives children a nonjudgmental listener (and furry friend), which builds their confidence and interest in reading. Whether your children are just beginning to read, are struggling, or are already proficient, they’ll enjoy having a 15-minute reading session with a calm, well-trained dog – and the dog will enjoy it, too!

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Patio
Wednesday July 31, 2019
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Rockabye Beats Concert (Ages infant-6)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Come sing, dance, and get a little loco with musician and educator Marcos Valles, who has a wonderful knack for connecting with children through music. This unique interactive performance includes Spanish language songs, freestyle dance, instrument “show and tell,” music jams, and more – an event that entertains children and adults alike.

Registration is required!

Thank you to the Friends of the Nevins Library for funding this program!

 

Please note: The Library’s parking lot might be crowded for this event, so carpooling is a good idea if possible. If our lot is full, please use the parking area in front of the police department (across the street from the library) or park on High Street.

If your plans change after you register, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration, so that children on the waiting list will be able to take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Great Hall
Thursday August 1, 2019
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Didgeridoo Down Under: Intergalactic Extravaganza! (All ages)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years and is known for its otherworldly sound. But this program is more than music – it’s a high-energy, interactive show that also features comedy, science, Aussie culture, and audience participation as you move and groove to the rhythms of the didge!

Thank you to the Friends of the Nevins Library for funding this program!

 

Please note: The Library’s parking lot might be crowded for this event, so carpooling is a good idea if possible. If our lot is full, please use the parking area in front of the police department (across the street from the library) or park on High Street.

If your plans change after you register, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration, so that children on the waiting list will be able to take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Great Hall
 
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Oreo Taste Testing
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

There’s a bunch of Oreo flavors out there these days. Do you think you’re up for the challenge of identifying all the flavors we’ve found? Come and find out! We will provide all the cookies for you to taste. Flavors will also be ranked from best to worst according to you!

For students in grades 7-12.

 

CONTACT:  Amy Fowler-Popoloski  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
Friday August 2, 2019
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Out of This World Art (Ages 6-11)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Enjoy making space-themed products such as celestial glitter jars, constellation glass magnets, and telescopes.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Little Bookworms @ Nevins Farm MSPCA (Ages infant-5)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring your young animal lovers to the Nevins Farm MSPCA, where they will listen to stories and meet animal friends. This program takes place outside, so you might want to have a blanket or folding chairs to sit on; in case of inclement weather (rain or extreme heat) the program will be cancelled. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Nevins Farm MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen
Monday August 5, 2019
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Start Your Week with Stories: Stop, Slow, Go! (Ages 3-8)
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Red, yellow, green and stop, slow, go – these are the features of traffic lights that we’ll find in the stories, game, and craft for this program. And what better way to start your week than with a Monday morning storytime?

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday August 6, 2019
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Babies & Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This language-enrichment program features 30 minutes of songs, movement, books, and bubbles, followed by an optional parent meet-and-greet time.

No registration is required, and big brothers and sisters can also attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Glow Sticks and Lava Slime (Ages 6-11)
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Please register for only ONE of these Glow Sticks and Lava Slime programs (the other takes place on August 8).

Make bubbling slime! Build colorful creations from glow sticks! Get icky and inventive! If you like glow sticks and goo, this is the program for you.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Planet Sun Catchers
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Catch some summer sun with this planetary craft. Using some recycled material, you'll have a chance to make some colorful decorations. They'll look amazing on any sunny window.

For teens in grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Amy Fowler-Popoloski  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Family Storytime: Summer Scenery (Ages 3-8)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Oceans and meadows, forests and flowers – the summer offers so much beauty to enjoy. We’ll read some stories, play a game, and make a craft that celebrates the scenery of summer.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday August 7, 2019
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Kick-Off to Kindergarten (children entering K and their families)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Before you know it, kids all over town will be entering kindergarten – an exciting (and maybe scary) prospect for children and parents. In this program, which helps prepare children and their families for starting off in the Methuen Public Schools, participants will listen to stories, meet the superintendent, climb on a school bus, and more!

 

Please note: The Library’s parking lot might be crowded for this event, so carpooling is a good idea if possible. If our lot is full, please use the parking area in front of the police department (across the street from the library) or park on High Street.

If your plans change after you register, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration, so that children on the waiting list will be able to take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Great Hall
 
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Babies & Books (up to 24 months)
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

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

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

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

Thursday August 8, 2019
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Bilingual Playgroup (Ages 3-5)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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


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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Painting Party
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Led by an expert, you’ll recreate a stunning painting step by step. All level of skills are welcome, even the beginner!

For teens in grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Amy Fowler-Popoloski  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Glow Sticks and Lava Slime (Ages 6-11)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Please register for only ONE of these Glow Stick and Lava Slime programs (the other one takes place on August 6).

Make bubbling slime! Build colorful creations from glow sticks! Get icky and inventive! If you like glow sticks and goo, this is the program for you.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Friday August 9, 2019
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Sweet Treats: Cupcakes and Chocolate (Ages 9-11)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn how to decorate cupcakes, create some chocolate treats, and (best of all) enjoy the results!

Allergy alert: Ingredients may contain milk, eggs, wheat, soy, nuts, and tree nuts.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Little Bookworms @ Nevins Farm MSPCA (Ages infant-5)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring your young animal lovers to the Nevins Farm MSPCA, where they will listen to stories and meet animal friends. This program takes place outside, so you might want to have a blanket or folding chairs to sit on; in case of inclement weather (rain or extreme heat) the program will be cancelled. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Nevins Farm MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen
Monday August 12, 2019
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Babies & Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Beloved Books: Leo Lionni (Ages 3-8)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

In this storytime, children listen to stories, play games, and make crafts that focus on a popular book, author, illustrator, or story character. This month we’ll enjoy some stories by Leo Lionni, author of such favorites as Frederick, A Color of His Own, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse.

CONTACT:  Children's Departmen  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday August 13, 2019
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Museum of Science: Super-Cold Science (Ages 5 and up)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Amazing things happen when matter changes temperature. With the help of a Museum of Science educator and an intensely cold liquid, participants experience the extreme, even bizarre effects that heat and temperature have on solids, liquids, and gases. It’s a super-cool event!

Allergy alert: Latex balloons will be used in this program.

This program was provided by the financial support of contributors to the Traveling Programs Scholarships at the Museum of Science.

 

Please note: The Library’s parking lot might be crowded for this event, so carpooling is a good idea if possible. If our lot is full, please use the parking area in front of the police department (across the street from the library) or park on High Street.

If your plans change after you register, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration, so that children on the waiting list will be able to take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Great Hall
 
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Read to Therapy Dogs Luna and Joy (Ages 5-9)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Reading aloud to dogs gives children a nonjudgmental listener (and furry friend), which builds their confidence and interest in reading. Whether your children are just beginning to read, are struggling, or are already proficient, they’ll enjoy having a 15-minute reading session with a calm, well-trained dog – and the dog will enjoy it, too!

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Patio
Wednesday August 14, 2019
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Grade School End-of-Summer Celebration featuring Magician Scott Jameson (Ages 5-11)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

This program is supported by a grant from the Methuen Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Please note: The Library’s parking lot might be crowded for this event, so carpooling is a good idea if possible. If our lot is full, please use the parking area in front of the police department (across the street from the library) or park on High Street.

If your plans change after you register, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration, so that children on the waiting list will be able to take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Great Hall
 
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Literacy Volunteers of Methuen New 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 one of these upcoming orientation sessions!

Literacy Volunteers of Methuen, an affiliate of Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts, provides free, confidential, student-centered one-on-one tutoring, primarily to ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) students from Methuen and the surrounding area. 

Tutors are trained twice a year, in the fall and spring, and after their training, they are matched with a student that they will meet at the tutor's and student's mutual convenience, typically for two hours a week for at least nine months or longer.

The next six-week training session will begin on September 18.

For more info, contact Kathleen at 978-686-4080 x32 or LitVolMeth@gmail.com

CONTACT:  Kathleen  978-686-4080 x32  LitVolMeth@gmail.com
Thursday August 15, 2019
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Preschoolers' End-of-Summer Celebration: Alien Costume Party (Ages infant-5)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

School-aged children aren’t the only ones who have to shift into the school year – lots of younger children also transition to the rhythms of autumn schedules. Bring your little ones to enjoy some other-worldly games and activities as summer winds down – and maybe even dress them up for the event in an alien-inspired costume!

Please note: The Library’s parking lot might be crowded for this event, so carpooling is a good idea if possible. If our lot is full, please use the parking area in front of the police department (across the street from the library) or park on High Street.

If your plans change after you register, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration, so that children on the waiting list will be able to take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Great Hall
Friday August 16, 2019
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Little Bookworms @ Nevins Farm MSPCA (Ages infant-5)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring your young animal lovers to the Nevins Farm MSPCA, where they will listen to stories and meet animal friends. This program takes place outside, so you might want to have a blanket or folding chairs to sit on; in case of inclement weather (rain or extreme heat) the program will be cancelled. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Nevins Farm MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen
Friday August 16, 2019 - Saturday August 17, 2019
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Teen Lock-In
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The summer is coming to an end. We’ll be celebrating by having an all-night party inside the library. We’ll have games, crafts, snacks, and prizes. This summer will end with a blast! This is an overnight program. Teens will be invited to stay from 8pm to 8am on August 17th. 

Teens will need a permission slip filled out to participate in the overnight. Slips can be obtained at the front desk before the event, or signed by a parent when dropped off at the event.

For teens in grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Amy Fowler-Popoloski  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday August 20, 2019
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Home Alone, Staying Safe (Ages 9-11)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Are you worried about leaving your child home alone? Then you’ll be interested in this class, which prepares kids (ages 9-11) to handle most home-alone situations, covering topics including basic self-defense, first aid, and common-sense safety.  Presented by South Shore Safety health educators, this dynamic and interactive class is serious business made fun.

The cost is $40; you must register. Also, to secure your registration you’ll need to bring a payment (check or cash) to the Children’s Department by August 15.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Read to Therapy Dogs Luna and Joy (Ages 5-9)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration for this program begins July 15 at 12 noon.

Reading aloud to dogs gives children a nonjudgmental listener (and furry friend), which builds their confidence and interest in reading. Whether your children are just beginning to read, are struggling, or are already proficient, they’ll enjoy having a 15-minute reading session with a calm, well-trained dog – and the dog will enjoy it, too!

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Patio
Wednesday August 21, 2019
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LEGO Block Party (Ages 5-9)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday August 22, 2019
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Read & Play: Numbers and Counting (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Story & Craft: Planets (Ages 5-8)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday September 3, 2019
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

In September we don't have a title. We'll be Discussing books we have read during the summer.
 

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

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

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

Wednesday September 18, 2019
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

It's our first meeting of the season!  Today we will be discussing THE ALICE NETWORK by Kate Quinn

About the book:

In an enthralling historical novel, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

Books will be available to pick up at the Main Desk on July 15th (but won't be due until we meet).  New members are always welcome! 

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

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

Thursday September 19, 2019
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Let's Learn about Radon!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Nevins Library recently added a Radon Detector to our collection for Methuen residents to borrow.  But why is it important to know if radon is in your home? 

What does radon do and where does it come from?  Dr. Michael Cross from Northern Essex Community College Department of Natural Sciences will be here to answer these questions and more. 

CONTACT:  Sarah  978-686-4080 x20  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday October 1, 2019
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

October's Title is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday October 2, 2019
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Wednesday October 16, 2019
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing THE DINNER LIST by Rebecca Serle

About the book:

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

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

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

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

Wednesday October 30, 2019
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Assume nothing.

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


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

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

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin

About the book:

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

 

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

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Wednesday December 18, 2019
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing CLOCK DANCE by Anne Tyler

About the book:

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

 

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

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

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

Tuesday January 7, 2020
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

January's Title is The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday January 15, 2020
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

About the book:

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

 

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

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

February's Title is Varina by Charles Frazier

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


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

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

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing WASHINGTON BLACK by Esi Edugyan

About the book:

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

 

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

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

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

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

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


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

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

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday March 18, 2020
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing THE ITALIAN TEACHER by Tom Rachman

About the book:

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

 

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

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday April 7, 2020
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

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

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

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


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

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

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing THERE THERE by Tommy Orange

About the book:

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

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

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday May 5, 2020
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday May 20, 2020
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing WARLIGHT by Michael Ondaatje

About the book:

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

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

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday June 2, 2020
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

June's Title is Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

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

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


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

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

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday June 17, 2020
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Today we will be discussing AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones

About the book:

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

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

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

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