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Saturday September 25, 2021
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Friends of the Nevins Library Fall Book Sale
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

t's time for the Book Sale!! Get ready to find some great titles for all ages at some really great prices. Books, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles and more - you'll have to check it out to see for yourself! This book sale is always extremely popular, and all proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Lois  978-686-4080  
LOCATION: The Great Hall
 
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Movie Matinee: Iron Giant (Ages 8-11)
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Registration is required!

Once a month we’ll show a favorite movie (age-appropriate and entertaining!); this month’s feature film is a modern animated classic full of heart, suspense, and great storytelling.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Sunday September 26, 2021
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Friends of the Nevins Library Fall Book Sale
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's time for the Book Sale!! Get ready to find some great titles for all ages at some really great prices. Books, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles and more - you'll have to check it out to see for yourself! This book sale is always extremely popular, and all proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Lois  978-686-4080  
LOCATION: The Great Hall
Monday September 27, 2021
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Friends of the Nevins Library Fall Book Sale - Bargain Day
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

It's time for the Book Sale!! Get ready to find some great titles for all ages at some really great prices. Books, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles and more - you'll have to check it out to see for yourself! This book sale is always extremely popular, and all proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

And because it is Bargain Day - you can simply purchase a bag for $8* and stuff it full with as many items as you can.

*Price subject to change.

CONTACT:  Lois  978-686-4080  
LOCATION: The Great Hall
Tuesday September 28, 2021
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Book Chatters: Summer Reads (Ages 9-11)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration is required!

This book group focuses on a different genre each month – except for September, when we’ll wrap up the summer by recommending books to each other! Let us know what books you’ve enjoyed lately and get some new ideas for books to read.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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Science Storytime: Musical Sounds (Ages 3-6)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Registration is required!

This program uses hands-on activities and children's picture books to show kids how fun and intriguing science can be.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday September 30, 2021
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Learn at the Library: Paper Structures (Ages 5-11)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration is required!

How about a change of venue to the library once a month for your homeschoolers?  Come enjoy different learning activities, and explore the rich resources the library has to offer. This month we will dabble in architecture, engineering, and construction.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday October 2, 2021
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Donuts with Dad: Monsters! (Ages 3-8)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Registration is required!

Children and their fathers, grandfathers, or uncles are invited to this tasty storytime — not only to listen to stories and make a craft, but also to enjoy donuts!

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Monday October 4, 2021
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Anime Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

No registration required!

Come for Pocky Sticks, stay for anime. If you are a fan of anime, or or just curious about it, this is the club for you. Come to watch and discuss your favorite anime, draw manga, or just hang out!

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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Stop Motion Animation Workshop (Ages 11-18)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration is required.

Learn how to make your own Claymation movies in this 6-week Stop Motion Animation Workshop! Each week, participants will work towards creating their own animation movie. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the chance to watch the movie they created.

This workshop is 6 weeks long, but feel free to only sign up for weeks that you are able to attend. Space is limited. Please use a personal email address (not a school email address), when signing up.

If your plans change after you register, and you won't be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x35, or email acochrane@nevinslibrary.org, to cancel your registration, so that teens on the waiting list can take your place.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x 35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Family Storytime: Hooray for Teachers! (Ages 3-8)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Registration is required!

This program falls on World Teachers’ Day, so let’s read some stories and make a craft about those hardworking heroes of education!

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday October 6, 2021
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Science Storytime: Oil & Water (Ages 3-6)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Registration is required!

This program uses hands-on activities and children's picture books to show kids how fun and intriguing science can be.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Junior Craft Club: Owl Puppets (Ages 5-8)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Registration is required!

Join us for this new crafting program, geared towards younger children, where we’ll make a different fun craft every month!

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

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

Attention wordsmiths!  The Nevins Library Adult Scrabble Club is back for another round of wordplay. Join us for a fun night of scrabble.  All competition levels are welcome.

The Adult Scrabble Club will meet every other Wednesday in the Trustees Room from 6:30-8:30pm.

Let the Games begin!

CONTACT:  Fran  978-686-4080  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Thursday October 7, 2021
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Book Babble (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, Book Babble is the group for you.

This month, we'll be reading Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen.

When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds himself in possession of an ancient amulet filled with magic once reserved for the Gods, and becomes the center of a conspiracy to overthrow the emperor and destroy Rome.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This Year's First Theme is Out of the Shadows: Stories of Great Women Who Stood Behind Famous Men

This Month's Book Is: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Despite her own major achievements--she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States--Anne Morrow Lindbergh is viewed merely as Charles Lindbergh's wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence.

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on ZOOM.  

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Friday October 8, 2021
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Books & Bubbles (Ages infant-2)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

What do little ones love? Books! What else do they love? Bubbles! This language-enrichment program features fun songs and fingerplays, stories, and everyone’s favorite finale: bubbles.  No registration is required, and big brothers and sisters can also attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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Books & Bubbles (Ages infant-2)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

What do little ones love? Books! What else do they love? Bubbles! This language-enrichment program features fun songs and fingerplays, stories, and everyone’s favorite finale: bubbles.  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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'What Is? Who Is?' Book Club: J.R.R. Tolkien & A.A. Milne (Ages 7-8)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Registration is required!

Join us for this fun book group, where we’ll talk about selections from everyone’s favorite nonfiction series, as well as related reading. Participants will also make a craft or receive collateral material about the topics. This month’s subjects are two legendary authors: J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings) and A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh and poetry for children).

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Stop Motion Animation Workshop (Ages 11-18)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration is required.

Learn how to make your own Claymation movies in this 6-week Stop Motion Animation Workshop! Each week, participants will work towards creating their own animation movie. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the chance to watch the movie they created.

This workshop is 6 weeks long, but feel free to only sign up for weeks that you are able to attend. Space is limited. Please use a personal email address (not a school email address), when signing up.

If your plans change after you register, and you won't be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x35, or email acochrane@nevinslibrary.org, to cancel your registration, so that teens on the waiting list can take your place.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x 35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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Science Storytime: Rolling Down Ramps (Ages 3-6)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Registration is required!

This program uses hands-on activities and children's picture books to show kids how fun and intriguing science can be.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday October 14, 2021
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Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe/Bilingual Storytime: El Otono/Fall (Ages 3-6)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Registration is required!

Ven únete a nosotros para un tiempo de cuentos parte de nuestra colección bilingue/español, y para que te lleves una manualdidad para hacer en casa.

Registración requerida, lo puede hacer en nuestra página de web www.nevinslibrary.org o llamando al 978-686-4080 x 26.

Si sus planes cambian después de haberse registrado y no puede asistir al programa, favor de notificarnos llamando al 978-686-4080 x 26 para cancelar su registración.

Nota: Personas que no se han vacunado contra el covid-19 (incluyendo niños mayores de 5 años) deberán usar mascarillas al asistir a los programas de la biblioteca. Padres, aun si han sido vacunados, favor de usar mascarillas al traer sus niños a cualquier programa de la biblioteca.

Come join for us for stories from our bilingual/Spanish language collection, and also get a craft to do at home.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Rainbow Club (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

Rainbow Club is an inclusive club for all LGBTQIA+ teens to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new discussion or activity for members to participate in. We'll also have the chance to learn more about LGBTQIA+ culture. We welcome any and all members who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
 
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LGBTQ+ Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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This Month's Book is: Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn                                                     

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction.  Capturing the rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, this novel is a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and turquoise seas. When plans for a new hotel threaten her village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman.

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Some meetings may be held on Zoom as noted below, or in the event of inclement weather. Arrangements may be made for a ZOOM link to the live meeting. 

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. If you are interested in joining this group, or having more information, contact Krista McLeod at the Nevins Library  (kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org). To confirm dates, book selections call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Saturday October 16, 2021
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Movie Matinee: 'Hocus Pocus' (Ages 8-11)
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Registration is required!

Once a month we’ll show a favorite movie (age-appropriate and entertaining) – this month’s feature film is a funny story that’s perfect for the Halloween season.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Monday October 18, 2021
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Movie Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

No registration required!

If you love movies, this is the club for you! Come to watch and talk about movies, and eat snacks! Club members will get to choose the movie during the meeting.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Stranger than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stranger than Fiction is a book club specifically for those who enjoy reading Non-Fiction. New members are always welcome!!

October's Book is The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel

A bit about the book:

The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk by mid-September.

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

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x12  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Tuesday October 19, 2021
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Stop Motion Animation Workshop (Ages 11-18)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration is required.

Learn how to make your own Claymation movies in this 6-week Stop Motion Animation Workshop! Each week, participants will work towards creating their own animation movie. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the chance to watch the movie they created.

This workshop is 6 weeks long, but feel free to only sign up for weeks that you are able to attend. Space is limited. Please use a personal email address (not a school email address), when signing up.

If your plans change after you register, and you won't be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x35, or email acochrane@nevinslibrary.org, to cancel your registration, so that teens on the waiting list can take your place.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x 35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Book Chatters: 'A Dash of Trouble' (Ages 9-11)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration is required!

This month we’ll enjoy the first book in the Love Sugar Magic series, where Leonora Logroño discovers that her mother, aunt, and four older sisters are brujas — witches of Mexican ancestry – who add sweet magic to the family bakery’s concoctions. Will Leo discover her own powers of enchantment…?

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Family Storytime: Apple Season (Ages 3-8)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Registration is required!

‘Tis the season to pick, eat, cook, and otherwise enjoy apples – so we’ll read some stories and make a craft about this favorite fall fruit.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For this meeting, we will be discussing Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

A bit about the book: 

On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the crypt, alone, to spend time with his son's body. Set over the course of that one night and populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead, Lincoln in the Bardo is a thrilling exploration of death, grief, the powers of good and evil, a novel - in its form and voice - completely unlike anything you have read before.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk approximately one month before the discussion.

New members are always welcome!
 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Craft Club: Craft Stick Picture Frames (Ages 9-11)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration is required!

Join us for this craft club geared towards older children, where every session features a different craft to make and take home.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

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

Attention wordsmiths!  The Nevins Library Adult Scrabble Club is back for another round of wordplay. Join us for a fun night of scrabble.  All competition levels are welcome.

The Adult Scrabble Club will meet every other Wednesday in the Trustees Room from 6:30-8:30pm.

Let the Games begin!

CONTACT:  Fran  978-686-4080  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Thursday October 21, 2021
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Learn at the Library: The Art of Henri Matisse (Ages 5-11)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration is required!

How about a change of venue to the library once a month for your homeschoolers?  Come enjoy different learning activities, and explore the rich resources the library has to offer. This month we will explore the work of the famous French artist Henri Matisse.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Halloween Story & Craft: Bats (Ages 5-8)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Registration is required!

Join us for this program about a favorite Halloween creature.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.
 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Forever Young-ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This book group is for adults who enjoy reading and talking about young adult literature.


This month we will be discussing Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay.

About the book:

A coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murder. Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story. Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth -- and the part he played in it.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison or Sarah  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Friday October 22, 2021
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Books & Bubbles (Ages infant-2)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

What do little ones love? Books! What else do they love? Bubbles! This language-enrichment program features fun songs and fingerplays, stories, and everyone’s favorite finale: bubbles.  No registration is required, and big brothers and sisters can also attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday October 23, 2021
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Candy Bar Bingo (Ages 9-11)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Registration is required!

In keeping with the Halloween candy season, we’re hosting a special Bingo game for older children — they bring in a full-size candy bar to put in the “pot,” and if they win a round of bingo then they’ll also win multiple candy bars!

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday October 26, 2021
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Halloween Books & Bubbles (Ages infant-2)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us for a special Halloween-themed session of Books & Bubbles – and of course you can dress up your kids for the program!  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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Stop Motion Animation Workshop (Ages 11-18)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration is required.

Learn how to make your own Claymation movies in this 6-week Stop Motion Animation Workshop! Each week, participants will work towards creating their own animation movie. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the chance to watch the movie they created.

This workshop is 6 weeks long, but feel free to only sign up for weeks that you are able to attend. Space is limited. Please use a personal email address (not a school email address), when signing up.

If your plans change after you register, and you won't be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x35, or email acochrane@nevinslibrary.org, to cancel your registration, so that teens on the waiting list can take your place.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x 35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
Wednesday October 27, 2021
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Science Storytime: Straw Rockets (Ages 3-6)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Registration is required!

This program uses hands-on activities and children's picture books to show kids how fun and intriguing science can be.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday October 28, 2021
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Special Preschool Storytime: Halloween! (Ages 2-6)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Registration is required!

Dress your preschoolers in their Halloween costumes and come celebrate with us! We’ll be reading Halloween stories and doing a little trick-or-treating at the library, as well. (Please register for just one of the two sessions being offered for this program.)

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Special Preschool Storytime: Halloween! (Ages 2-6)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Registration is required!

Dress your preschoolers in their Halloween costumes and come celebrate with us! We’ll be reading Halloween stories and doing a little trick-or-treating at the library, as well. (Please register for just one of the two sessions being offered for this program.)

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs. Parents, even if you're vaccinated, please wear a mask when you bring your kids to library events, for the safety of all children.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday November 2, 2021
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Stop Motion Animation Workshop (Ages 11-18)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration is required.

Learn how to make your own Claymation movies in this 6-week Stop Motion Animation Workshop! Each week, participants will work towards creating their own animation movie. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the chance to watch the movie they created.

This workshop is 6 weeks long, but feel free to only sign up for weeks that you are able to attend. Space is limited. Please use a personal email address (not a school email address), when signing up.

If your plans change after you register, and you won't be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x35, or email acochrane@nevinslibrary.org, to cancel your registration, so that teens on the waiting list can take your place.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x 35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
Wednesday November 3, 2021
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Adult Scrabble Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention wordsmiths!  The Nevins Library Adult Scrabble Club is back for another round of wordplay. Join us for a fun night of scrabble.  All competition levels are welcome.

The Adult Scrabble Club will meet every other Wednesday in the Trustees Room from 6:30-8:30pm.

Let the Games begin!

CONTACT:  Fran  978-686-4080  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Thursday November 4, 2021
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Book Babble (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, Book Babble is the group for you.

This month, we'll be reading I'll Be the One by Lyla Lee.Skye Shin has heard it all. Fat girls shouldn't dance. Wear bright colors. Shouldn't call attention to themselves. But Skye dreams of joining the glittering world of K-Pop, and to do that, she's about to break all the rules that society, the media, and even her own mother, have set for girls like her. She'll challenge thousands of other performers in an internationally televised competition looking for the next K-pop star, and she'll do it better than anyone else. When Skye nails her audition, she's immediately swept into a whirlwind of countless practices, shocking performances, and the drama that comes with reality TV. What she doesn't count on are the highly fat-phobic beauty standards of the Korean pop entertainment industry, her sudden media fame, and scrutiny, or the sparks that soon fly with her fellow competitor, Henry Cho. But Skye has her sights on becoming the world's first plus-sized K-pop star, and that means winning the competition, without losing herself.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x 35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This Year's First Theme is Out of the Shadows: Stories of Great Women Who Stood Behind Famous Men

This Month's Book Is: Jefferson’s Daughters by Catherine Kerrison

Thomas Jefferson fathered three girls: two white and free, one black and enslaved. This well-researched history about Martha, Maria, and Harriet tells the fascinating story of their very different lives at Monticello and beyond, as daughters of one of our most brilliant and complicated Founding Fathers.

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on ZOOM.  

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Monday November 8, 2021
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Anime Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

No registration required!

Come for Pocky Sticks, stay for anime. If you are a fan of anime, or or just curious about it, this is the club for you. Come to watch and discuss your favorite anime, draw manga, or just hang out!

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Stranger than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stranger than Fiction is a book club specifically for those who enjoy reading Non-Fiction. New members are always welcome!!

November's Book is Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins

A bit about the book:

An acclaimed cultural critic presents the story of her journey to understand her northern and southern roots, the Great Migration, and the displacement of black people across America.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk by mid-October.

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

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x12  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Tuesday November 9, 2021
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Stop Motion Animation Workshop (Ages 11-18)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration is required.

Learn how to make your own Claymation movies in this 6-week Stop Motion Animation Workshop! Each week, participants will work towards creating their own animation movie. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the chance to watch the movie they created.

This workshop is 6 weeks long, but feel free to only sign up for weeks that you are able to attend. Space is limited. Please use a personal email address (not a school email address), when signing up.

If your plans change after you register, and you won't be able to come to the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x35, or email acochrane@nevinslibrary.org, to cancel your registration, so that teens on the waiting list can take your place.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x 35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Rainbow Club (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

Rainbow Club is an inclusive club for all LGBTQIA+ teens to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new discussion or activity for members to participate in. We'll also have the chance to learn more about LGBTQIA+ culture. We welcome any and all members who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Monday November 15, 2021
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Movie Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

No registration required!

If you love movies, this is the club for you! Come to watch and talk about movies, and eat snacks! Club members will get to choose the movie during the meeting.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For this meeting, we will be discussing Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips.

A bit about the book: 

One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the Kamchatka peninsula at the northeastern edge of Russia, two sisters go missing. In the ensuing weeks, then months, the police investigation turns up nothing. Echoes of the disappearance reverberate across a tightly woven community, with the fear and loss felt most deeply among its women. Taking us through a year in Kamchatka, Disappearing Earth enters with astonishing emotional acuity the worlds of a cast of richly drawn characters, all connected by the crime: a witness, a neighbor, a detective, a mother. We are transported to vistas of rugged beauty -- densely wooded forests, open expanses of tundra, soaring volcanoes, and the glassy seas that border Japan and Alaska -- and into a region as complex as it is alluring, where social and ethnic tensions have long simmered, and where outsiders are often the first to be accused.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk approximately one month before the discussion.

New members are always welcome!
 

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

Attention wordsmiths!  The Nevins Library Adult Scrabble Club is back for another round of wordplay. Join us for a fun night of scrabble.  All competition levels are welcome.

The Adult Scrabble Club will meet every other Wednesday in the Trustees Room from 6:30-8:30pm.

Let the Games begin!

CONTACT:  Fran  978-686-4080  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Thursday November 18, 2021
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Decolonizing: Placing Indigenous Peoples in the Conversation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Decolonizing:  Placing Indigenous Peoples in the Conversation

An Evening with Claudia Fox Tree & Debby Irving

Courageous Conversations and Libraries Working Toward Social Justice present an online evening with Claudia Fox Tree (Arawak/Yurumein) and Debby Irving.

Join Claudia Fox Tree and Debby Irving for an online conversation as they explore how U.S. narratives have shaped their understanding of themselves, one another, and the complex world we live in.  No two conversations are alike as they gather with no agenda, simply modeling the conversations of a cross-racial relationship.  Current events, in their own lives and in the larger world, inspire the organic conversation they engage in.  Audience engagement and participation will be facilitated by a moderated question and answer session following their talk.

Professional educator, Claudia Fox Tree, M.Ed. (Arawak/Yurumein) teaches courses and workshops on transforming curriculum and culturally responsive teaching practices.  She also leads conversations "un-erasing" Native American First Nations People (FNP).  She gives voice to the Indigenous experiences (past and present) and asks allies and co-conspirators to come on the journey with her.  Her presentations feature discussions on identity, culture, contributions, stereotypes, and historical inaccuracies.

Debby Irving is a racial justice educator and writer and author of Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race.  Debby leads workshops and educates and consults with organizations seeking to create racial equity.

This program is hosted by Memorial Hall Library in collaboration with Courageous Conversations and libraries in Chelmsford, Groton, Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover, Tewksbury, Westford, and Wilmington, Libraries Working Towards Social Justice.

Please click HERE to register for this free Zoom presentation. 
 

CONTACT:  Sarah Sullivan  978-686-4080   ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Forever Young-ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This book group is for adults who enjoy reading and talking about young adult literature.


This month we will be discussing The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna. 

About the book:

In this world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice. Get ready for battle. Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death. Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki–near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire's greatest threat. Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she's ever known. But as she journeys to the capital to train for the biggest battle of her life, she will discover that the great walled city holds many surprises. Nothing and no one are quite what they seem to be–not even Deka herself.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison or Sarah  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
 
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LGBTQ+ Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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Please Note the change of date due to the holiday

This Month's Book is: MOVIE NIGHT - Supernova                                                    

A gay couple, one a musician, the other a novelist, embark on a road trip as dementia starts to take hold of one of them.  Starring Colin Firth & Stanley Tucci/2021

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Some meetings may be held on Zoom as noted below, or in the event of inclement weather. Arrangements may be made for a ZOOM link to the live meeting. 

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. If you are interested in joining this group, or having more information, contact Krista McLeod at the Nevins Library  (kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org). To confirm dates, book selections call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday December 1, 2021
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Adult Scrabble Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention wordsmiths!  The Nevins Library Adult Scrabble Club is back for another round of wordplay. Join us for a fun night of scrabble.  All competition levels are welcome.

The Adult Scrabble Club will meet every other Wednesday in the Trustees Room from 6:30-8:30pm.

Let the Games begin!

CONTACT:  Fran  978-686-4080  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Thursday December 2, 2021
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Book Babble (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, Book Babble is the group for you.

This month, we'll be reading American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. Story 1: All Jin Wing wants is to fit in. When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he suddenly finds that he's the only Chinese American student at the school. Jocki and his bullies pick on him constantly, and he has hardly any friends. Then, to make matters worse, he falls in love with an all-American girl." Story 2: "Born to rule over all the monkeys in the world, the story of the Monkey King is one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables. Adored by his subjects, master of the arts of kung-fu, he is the most powerful monkey on Earth. But the Monkey King doesn't want to be a monkey. He wants to be hailed as a god ..." Story 3: "Chin-Kee is the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, and he's ruining his cousin Danny's life. Danny's a basketball player, a popular kid at school, but every year Chin-Kee comes to visit, and every year Danny has to transfer to a new school to escape the shame. This year, though, things quickly go from bad to worse.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x 35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This Year's First Theme is Out of the Shadows: Stories of Great Women Who Stood Behind Famous Men

This Month's Book Is: Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

This is the ferocious story of the ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war--and who would not surrender either to the expectations of others, or to enemies of her husband.

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on ZOOM.  

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday December 9, 2021
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Rainbow Club (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

Rainbow Club is an inclusive club for all LGBTQIA+ teens to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new discussion or activity for members to participate in. We'll also have the chance to learn more about LGBTQIA+ culture. We welcome any and all members who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
 
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LGBTQ+ Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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This Month's Book is: Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur                                                

A National Bestseller and winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Romance! With nods to Bridget Jones and Pride & Prejudice, this debut is a delightful queer rom-com about a free-spirited social media astrologer who agrees to fake a relationship with an uptight actuary until New Year’s Eve—with results not even the stars could predict!

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Some meetings may be held on Zoom as noted below, or in the event of inclement weather. Arrangements may be made for a ZOOM link to the live meeting. 

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. If you are interested in joining this group, or having more information, contact Krista McLeod at the Nevins Library  (kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org). To confirm dates, book selections call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Monday December 13, 2021
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Anime Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

No registration required!

Come for Pocky Sticks, stay for anime. If you are a fan of anime, or or just curious about it, this is the club for you. Come to watch and discuss your favorite anime, draw manga, or just hang out!

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Stranger than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stranger than Fiction is a book club specifically for those who enjoy reading Non-Fiction. New members are always welcome!!

December's Book is The Library Book by Susan Orlean

A bit about the book:

Orlean re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history and delivers a love letter to the institution of libraries themselves.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk by mid-November.

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

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x12  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Wednesday December 15, 2021
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For this meeting, we will be discussing Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley.

A bit about the book: 

Paras, short for "Perestroika," is a spirited racehorse that has wandered all the way to the City of Light. She's dazzled and often mystified by the sights, sounds, and smells around her, and soon she meets an elegant dog named Frida, who knows how to get by without attracting attention. Paras and Frida coexist for a time in the city's lush green spaces, nourished by Frida's strategic trips to the vegetable market. But then Paras meets a human boy, Etienne, and discovers a new, otherworldly part of Paris: the ivy-walled house where the boy and his nearly-one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother live in seclusion.  But how long can a runaway horse stay undiscovered in Paris?

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk approximately one month before the discussion.

New members are always welcome!
 

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

Attention wordsmiths!  The Nevins Library Adult Scrabble Club is back for another round of wordplay. Join us for a fun night of scrabble.  All competition levels are welcome.

The Adult Scrabble Club will meet every other Wednesday in the Trustees Room from 6:30-8:30pm.

Let the Games begin!

CONTACT:  Fran  978-686-4080  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Thursday December 16, 2021
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Forever Young-ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This book group is for adults who enjoy reading and talking about young adult literature.


This month we will be discussing Parachutes by Kelly Yang. 

About the book:

They're called parachutes: teenagers dropped off to live in private homes and study in the US while their wealthy parents remain in Asia. Claire Wang never thought she'd be one of them, until her parents pluck her from her privileged life in Shanghai and enroll her at a high school in California. Suddenly she finds herself living in a stranger's house, with no one to tell her what to do for the first time in her life. She soon embraces her newfound freedom, especially when the hottest and most eligible parachute, Jay, asks her out. Dani De La Cruz, Claire's new host sister, couldn't be less thrilled that her mom rented out a room to Claire. An academic and debate-team star, Dani is determined to earn her way into Yale, even if it means competing with privileged kids who are buying their way to  the top. When her debate coach starts working with her privately, Dani's game plan veers unexpectedly off course. Desperately trying to avoid each other under the same roof, Dani and Claire find themselves on a collision course, intertwining in deeper and more complicated ways, as they grapple with life-altering experiences.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison or Sarah  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Monday December 20, 2021
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Movie Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

No registration required!

If you love movies, this is the club for you! Come to watch and talk about movies, and eat snacks! Club members will get to choose the movie during the meeting.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
Wednesday December 29, 2021
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Adult Scrabble Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention wordsmiths!  The Nevins Library Adult Scrabble Club is back for another round of wordplay. Join us for a fun night of scrabble.  All competition levels are welcome.

The Adult Scrabble Club will meet every other Wednesday in the Trustees Room from 6:30-8:30pm.

Let the Games begin!

CONTACT:  Fran  978-686-4080  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Thursday January 6, 2022
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Book Babble (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, Book Babble is the group for you.

This month, we'll be reading The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye. Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters -- the only two in Russia -- and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side. And so he initiates the Crown's Game, an ancient duel of magical skill -- the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar's most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death. Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter -- even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has? For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown's Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with -- beautiful, whip smart, imaginative -- and he can't stop thinking about her. And when Pasha, Nikolai's best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love ... or be killed himself. As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear ... the Crown's Game is not one to lose.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x 35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This Year's First Theme is Out of the Shadows: Stories of Great Women Who Stood Behind Famous Men

This Month's Book Is: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

This novel spins the tale of the long and stormy marriage between a world-famous novelist, who has reached the pinnacle of his profession, and his talented, frustrated wife.  They have a secret they have kept for decades…

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on ZOOM.  

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Monday January 10, 2022
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Anime Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

No registration required!

Come for Pocky Sticks, stay for anime. If you are a fan of anime, or or just curious about it, this is the club for you. Come to watch and discuss your favorite anime, draw manga, or just hang out!

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Stranger than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stranger than Fiction is a book club specifically for those who enjoy reading Non-Fiction. New members are always welcome!!

January's Book is How to be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery

A bit about the book:

A naturalist and adventurer discusses the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals who have profoundly affected her, exploring themes of learning to become empathetic, creating families, coping with loss, and the otherness and sameness of people and animals.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk by mid-December.

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

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x12  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Thursday January 13, 2022
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Rainbow Club (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

Rainbow Club is an inclusive club for all LGBTQIA+ teens to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new discussion or activity for members to participate in. We'll also have the chance to learn more about LGBTQIA+ culture. We welcome any and all members who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
 
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LGBTQ+ Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This month we have a ZOOM Meeting - MEET THE AUTHOR with Cheryl Savageau

We are honored to be joined with Cheryl Savageau for a conversation about her work. 

Cheryl Savageau is the author of the memoir Out of the Crazywoods and the poetry collections, Dirt Road Home, which was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and Mother/Land, which has been described as “one of the best literary depictions of New England to date.” Her children’s book, Muskrat Will Be Swimming was a Smithsonian Notable Book and won the Skipping Stones Book Award for Exceptional Multicultural and Ecology and Nature Books. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Arts Foundation. She has been a mentor to Native American writers through the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, and received their Mentor of the Year award in 1999. Cheryl Savageau teaches at the Middlebury Breadloaf School of English.

Contact kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org for the link to this program.

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

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday January 19, 2022
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For this meeting, we will be discussing They Called Us Enemy by George Takei.

A bit about the book: 

A graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk approximately one month before the discussion.

New members are always welcome!
 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday January 20, 2022
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Forever Young-ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This book group is for adults who enjoy reading and talking about young adult literature.


This month we will be discussing Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali. 

About the book:

Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O'Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend's cousin--a holy star in the Muslim community--attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year..

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison or Sarah  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Monday January 24, 2022
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Movie Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

No registration required!

If you love movies, this is the club for you! Come to watch and talk about movies, and eat snacks! Club members will get to choose the movie during the meeting.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
Thursday February 3, 2022
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Book Babble (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, Book Babble is the group for you.

This month, we'll be reading Love is a Revolution by Renée Watson. Harlem teenager Nala is looking forward to a summer of movies and ice cream until she falls in love with the very woke Tye and pretends to be a social activist.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x 35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This Year's First Theme is Out of the Shadows: Stories of Great Women Who Stood Behind Famous Men

This Month's Book Is: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

Mamah and Edwin Cheney commissioned the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wrights to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives. Fact & fiction blend in this historical novel.

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on ZOOM.  

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Monday February 7, 2022
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Anime Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

No registration required!

Come for Pocky Sticks, stay for anime. If you are a fan of anime, or or just curious about it, this is the club for you. Come to watch and discuss your favorite anime, draw manga, or just hang out!

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
Thursday February 10, 2022
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Rainbow Club (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

Rainbow Club is an inclusive club for all LGBTQIA+ teens to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new discussion or activity for members to participate in. We'll also have the chance to learn more about LGBTQIA+ culture. We welcome any and all members who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
 
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LGBTQ+ Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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This Month's Book is: Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile                                                

Brandi Carlile was born into a musically gifted, impoverished family on the outskirts of Seattle and grew up in a constant state of change. As an openly gay teenager, Brandi grappled with the tension between her sexuality and her faith when her pastor publicly refused to baptize her on the day of the ceremony. Shockingly, her small town rallied around hir in support and set her on a path to salvation through twisted, joyful, weird, and wonderful music.

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Some meetings may be held on Zoom as noted below, or in the event of inclement weather. Arrangements may be made for a ZOOM link to the live meeting. 

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. If you are interested in joining this group, or having more information, contact Krista McLeod at the Nevins Library  (kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org). To confirm dates, book selections call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Monday February 14, 2022
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Stranger than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stranger than Fiction is a book club specifically for those who enjoy reading Non-Fiction. New members are always welcome!!

February's Book is The Lonely Century: How To Restore Human Connection in a World That’s Pulling Apart by Noreena Hertz

A bit about the book:

An economist takes on the most urgent social issue of our time, exploring the evolution of the global loneliness crisis, the sweeping impact of social isolation during the coronavirus, and the opportunities a post-Covid world presents to reverse these trends-by finding new ways to reconnect with each other, our communities, and even our democracy.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk by mid-January.

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

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x12  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Wednesday February 16, 2022
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For this meeting, we will be discussing The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict.

A bit about the book: 

December 1926: England unleashes the largest manhunt in its history. The object of the search is not an escaped convict or a war criminal, but the missing wife of a WWI hero, up-and-coming mystery author Agatha Christie. When her car is found wrecked, empty, and abandoned near a natural spring, the country is in a frenzy. Eleven days later, Agatha reappears, claiming amnesia. She provides no answers for her disappearance. That is...until she writes a very strange book about a missing woman, a murderous husband, and a plan to expose the truth. What role did her unfaithful husband play? And what was he not telling investigators?

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk approximately one month before the discussion.

New members are always welcome!
 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday February 17, 2022
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Forever Young-ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This book group is for adults who enjoy reading and talking about young adult literature.


This month we will be discussing A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey.

About the book:

Seventeen-year-old Lila Reyes, furious when her parents send her to the English countryside to recover from grief and heartbreak, unexpectedly falls in love with a teashop clerk--and England, itself.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison or Sarah  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Monday February 21, 2022
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Movie Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

No registration required!

If you love movies, this is the club for you! Come to watch and talk about movies, and eat snacks! Club members will get to choose the movie during the meeting.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
Thursday March 3, 2022
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Book Babble (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, Book Babble is the group for you.

This month, we'll be reading Solo by Kwame Alexander. Seventeen-year-old Blade endeavors to resolve painful issues from his past and navigate the challenges of his former rockstar father's addictions, scathing tabloid rumors, and a protected secret that threatens his own identity.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x 35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This Year's Second Theme is Massachusetts Stories

This Month's Book Is: The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant

Dogtown was a real community on the high ground of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, populated by the downtrodden in 1800s society--widows, orphans, freed slaves, spinsters, drunks, whores, a witch or two, and, of course, dogs. This is a work of fiction loosely based on some of the stories that have been passed down the generations about life in this isolated and outcast community.

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on ZOOM.  

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday March 10, 2022
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Rainbow Club (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

Rainbow Club is an inclusive club for all LGBTQIA+ teens to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new discussion or activity for members to participate in. We'll also have the chance to learn more about LGBTQIA+ culture. We welcome any and all members who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
 
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LGBTQ+ Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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This Month's Book is: POETRY NIGHT - Poems by Mary Oliver and Ocean Vuong                                                

Join us to discuss, compare and contrast these very different poets who come from the LGBTQ+ community.

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Some meetings may be held on Zoom as noted below, or in the event of inclement weather. Arrangements may be made for a ZOOM link to the live meeting. 

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. 

If you are interested in joining this group, or having more information, contact Krista McLeod at the Nevins Library (kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org). To confirm dates, book selections call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Monday March 14, 2022
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Anime Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

No registration required!

Come for Pocky Sticks, stay for anime. If you are a fan of anime, or or just curious about it, this is the club for you. Come to watch and discuss your favorite anime, draw manga, or just hang out!

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Stranger than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stranger than Fiction is a book club specifically for those who enjoy reading Non-Fiction. New members are always welcome!!

March's Book is Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage by Brian Castner

A bit about the book:

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey -- and discovered the Passage he could not find.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk by mid-February.

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

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x12  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Wednesday March 16, 2022
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For this meeting, we will be discussing Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson.

A bit about the book: 

A chilling tale of psychological suspense and an homage to the thriller genre tailor-made for fans: the story of a bookseller who finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fiction’s most ingenious murders.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk approximately one month before the discussion.

New members are always welcome!
 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday March 17, 2022
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Forever Young-ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This book group is for adults who enjoy reading and talking about young adult literature.


This month we will be discussing The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee.  

About the book:

1890, Atlanta. By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel Caroline Payne, the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for 'the genteel Southern lady.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison or Sarah  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Monday March 21, 2022
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Movie Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

No registration required!

If you love movies, this is the club for you! Come to watch and talk about movies, and eat snacks! Club members will get to choose the movie during the meeting.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
Thursday April 7, 2022
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Book Babble (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, Book Babble is the group for you.

This month, we'll be reading Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko. Raised in isolation, Tarisai yearns for the closeness she could have as one of the Crown Prince's Council of 11, but her mother, The Lady, has magically compelled Tarisai to kill the Crown Prince.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x 35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This Year's Second Theme is Massachusetts Stories

This Month's Book Is: Dark Tide  by Stephen Puleo

Around noon on January 15, 1919 a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Like a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence, said another.  What it was, in fact, was a deadly tide of molasses sweeping through the crowded neighborhood and destroying everything in its path.  Narrative non-fiction at its best.

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on ZOOM.  

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Monday April 11, 2022
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Anime Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

No registration required!

Come for Pocky Sticks, stay for anime. If you are a fan of anime, or or just curious about it, this is the club for you. Come to watch and discuss your favorite anime, draw manga, or just hang out!

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Stranger than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stranger than Fiction is a book club specifically for those who enjoy reading Non-Fiction. New members are always welcome!!

April's Book is Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker

A bit about the book:

Tells the heartrending story of a midcentury American family with 12 children, 6 of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk by mid-March.

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

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x12  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Thursday April 14, 2022
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Rainbow Club (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

Rainbow Club is an inclusive club for all LGBTQIA+ teens to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new discussion or activity for members to participate in. We'll also have the chance to learn more about LGBTQIA+ culture. We welcome any and all members who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
 
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LGBTQ+ Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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This Month's Book is: This is Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism by Don Lemon                                                

Now, in an urgent, deeply personal, riveting plea, CNN anchor, Don Lemon, shows us all how deep our problems with race in America lie, and what we can do to begin to fix them. 

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Some meetings may be held on Zoom as noted below, or in the event of inclement weather. Arrangements may be made for a ZOOM link to the live meeting. 

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. If you are interested in joining this group, or having more information, contact Krista McLeod at the Nevins Library  (kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org). To confirm dates, book selections call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday April 20, 2022
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For this meeting, we will be discussing What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez.

A bit about the book: 

A woman describes a series of encounters she has with various people in the ordinary course of her life: an ex she runs into by chance at a public forum, an Airbnb owner unsure how to interact with her guests, a stranger who seeks help comforting his elderly mother, a friend of her youth now hospitalized with terminal cancer. In each of these people the woman finds a common need: the urge to talk about themselves and to have an audience to their experiences. The narrator orchestrates this chorus of voices for the most part as a passive listener, until one of them makes an extraordinary request, drawing her into an intense and transformative experience of her own.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk approximately one month before the discussion.

New members are always welcome!
 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday April 21, 2022
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Forever Young-ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This book group is for adults who enjoy reading and talking about young adult literature.


This month we will be discussing This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab.  

About the book:

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he's one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who's just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August's secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison or Sarah  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Monday April 25, 2022
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Movie Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

No registration required!

If you love movies, this is the club for you! Come to watch and talk about movies, and eat snacks! Club members will get to choose the movie during the meeting.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
Thursday May 5, 2022
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Book Babble (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, Book Babble is the group for you.

This month, we'll be reading Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x 35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This Year's Second Theme is Massachusetts Stories

This Month's Book Is: The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott

One of the more recent entries into the canon of books about the famous Lowell Mill Girls.  This is a moving historical novel about a bold young woman drawn to the looms of Lowell, Massachusetts -- and what happens when she arrives there…

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on ZOOM.  

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Monday May 9, 2022
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Anime Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

No registration required!

Come for Pocky Sticks, stay for anime. If you are a fan of anime, or or just curious about it, this is the club for you. Come to watch and discuss your favorite anime, draw manga, or just hang out!

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
 
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Stranger than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stranger than Fiction is a book club specifically for those who enjoy reading Non-Fiction. New members are always welcome!!

May's Book is Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, As Written By Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean

A bit about the book:

An exploration of human DNA and the stories it can tell describes how genes can explain why JFK's skin was bronze, Einstein was a genius, and why people with exceptional thumb flexibility can become world-class violinists.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk by mid-April.

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

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x12  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Thursday May 12, 2022
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Rainbow Club (Ages 12-18)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

No registration required!

Rainbow Club is an inclusive club for all LGBTQIA+ teens to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new discussion or activity for members to participate in. We'll also have the chance to learn more about LGBTQIA+ culture. We welcome any and all members who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
 
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LGBTQ+ Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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This Month's Book is: The Guncle by Steven Rowley                                                

A warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous gay sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the summer. 

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  Some meetings may be held on Zoom as noted below, or in the event of inclement weather. Arrangements may be made for a ZOOM link to the live meeting. 

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. If you are interested in joining this group, or having more information, contact Krista McLeod at the Nevins Library  (kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org). To confirm dates, book selections call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Monday May 16, 2022
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Movie Club (Ages 13-18)
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

No registration required!

If you love movies, this is the club for you! Come to watch and talk about movies, and eat snacks! Club members will get to choose the movie during the meeting.

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane  978-686-4080 x35  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Study Room
Wednesday May 18, 2022
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For this meeting, we will be discussing The Boy in the Field by Margot Livesey.

A bit about the book: 

One September afternoon in 1999, teenagers Matthew, Zoe, and Duncan Lang are walking home from school when they discover a boy lying in a field, bloody and unconscious. Thanks to their intervention, the boy’s life is saved. In the aftermath, all three siblings are irrevocably changed. Matthew, the oldest, becomes obsessed with tracking down the assailant, secretly searching the local town with the victim’s brother. Zoe wanders the streets of Oxford, looking at men, and one of them, a visiting American graduate student, looks back. Duncan, the youngest, who has seldom thought about being adopted, suddenly decides he wants to find his birth mother. Overshadowing all three is the awareness that something is amiss in their parents’ marriage. Over the course of the autumn, as each of the siblings confronts the complications and contradictions of their approaching adulthood, they find themselves at once drawn together and driven apart.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk approximately one month before the discussion.

New members are always welcome!
 

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday May 19, 2022
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Forever Young-ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This book group is for adults who enjoy reading and talking about young adult literature.


This month we will be discussing Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian.  

About the book:

It's 1989 in New York City, and for three teens, the world is changing. Reza is an Iranian boy who has just moved to the city with his mother to live with his stepfather and stepbrother. He's terrified that someone will guess the truth he can barely acknowledge about himself. Reza knows he's gay, but all he knows of gay life are the media's images of men dying of AIDS. Judy is an aspiring fashion designer who worships her uncle Stephen, a gay man with AIDS who devotes his time to activism as a member of ACT UP. Judy has never imagined finding romance... until she falls for Reza and they start dating. Art is Judy's best friend, their school's only out and proud teen. He'll never be who his conservative parents want him to be, so he rebels by documenting the AIDS crisis through his photographs. As Reza and Art grow closer, Reza struggles to find a way out of his deception that won't break Judy's heart -- and destroy the most meaningful friendship he's ever known. This is a bighearted, sprawling epic about friendship and love and the revolutionary act of living life to the fullest in the face of impossible odds.
 

Please note: Unvaccinated individuals (including children over the age of 5) should wear masks when they attend library programs.

 

CONTACT:  Alison or Sarah  978-686-4080  acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Thursday June 2, 2022
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This Year's Second Theme is Massachusetts Stories

This Month's Book Is: The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent

Another recent take on a well-worn Massachusetts story.  Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against their community. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.

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Book discussions will be held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on ZOOM.  

You may pick up books at the Main Desk (one month prior to their discussion) any time the Library is open or call to make an arrangement for Curbside Pickup. Some books are available as downloadable e-books, or in Large Print or Audio. If you wish to join this Book Group you may attend any meeting. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
Monday June 13, 2022
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Stranger than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stranger than Fiction is a book club specifically for those who enjoy reading Non-Fiction. New members are always welcome!!

June's Book is Spirit Run: A 6,000-mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Land by Noe Alvarez

A bit about the book:

The electrifying debut memoir of a son of working-class Mexican immigrants who fled a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in an Indigenous marathon from Canada to Guatemala, reimagining North America and his place in it.

Books will be available for pick up at the Main Desk by mid-May.

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

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x12  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Wednesday June 15, 2022
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group