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Monday January 25, 2021
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Take and Make Blackout Poetry (13+)

Create blackout poetry! During the month of January, take home a blackout poetry kit. Kits are located at the curbside pick up location and circulation desk. Your take and make blackout poetry kit will include recycled book pages and instructions that tell how to create blackout poetry.

If you'd like, email your completed poem to our teen services librarian, Alison, at acochrane@nevinslibrary.org. She'll share your poems on this Nevins Memorial Library Young Adult Facebook Page!

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
 
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FIND IT ON FACEBOOK Get on Board! (Infants & Toddlers)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Join us as we read aloud from our large collection of board books; you can also find the videos on the library's website when your schedule allows.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday January 26, 2021
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Take and Make Blackout Poetry (13+)

Create blackout poetry! During the month of January, take home a blackout poetry kit. Kits are located at the curbside pick up location and circulation desk. Your take and make blackout poetry kit will include recycled book pages and instructions that tell how to create blackout poetry.

If you'd like, email your completed poem to our teen services librarian, Alison, at acochrane@nevinslibrary.org. She'll share your poems on this Nevins Memorial Library Young Adult Facebook Page!

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
 
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FIND IT ON FACEBOOK Books & Bubbles (Ages infant-3)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

This language-enrichment program features fun songs and fingerplay, stories, and everyone’s favorite finale: bubbles! The program will be posted on the Children’s Department Facebook page and on the library's website.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday January 27, 2021
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Take and Make Blackout Poetry (13+)

Create blackout poetry! During the month of January, take home a blackout poetry kit. Kits are located at the curbside pick up location and circulation desk. Your take and make blackout poetry kit will include recycled book pages and instructions that tell how to create blackout poetry.

If you'd like, email your completed poem to our teen services librarian, Alison, at acochrane@nevinslibrary.org. She'll share your poems on this Nevins Memorial Library Young Adult Facebook Page!

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
 
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VIRTUAL PROGRAM Preschool Learning at Home (Adult program)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Registration is required!

It might be fair to say that learning is never as much fun as when you’re a preschooler – every interaction, exploration, game, and question builds little ones’ brains and  awareness of their world!  Please join us for a conversation with a local Montessori preschool educator, who will build awareness of how playing and learning are simultaneous for children and also discuss ways to make learning fun at home. The program will also include a Q&A with the presenter.

To attend this event you must click here to register. You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the program, to be used at the time of the event. (You will also receive an email reminder the day before the program.)

Never used Zoom before? Here's a quick tutorial to help you out:  https://youtu.be/p2VFLFFdXYg.
 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Online
Thursday January 28, 2021
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Take and Make Blackout Poetry (13+)

Create blackout poetry! During the month of January, take home a blackout poetry kit. Kits are located at the curbside pick up location and circulation desk. Your take and make blackout poetry kit will include recycled book pages and instructions that tell how to create blackout poetry.

If you'd like, email your completed poem to our teen services librarian, Alison, at acochrane@nevinslibrary.org. She'll share your poems on this Nevins Memorial Library Young Adult Facebook Page!

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
Friday January 29, 2021
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Take and Make Blackout Poetry (13+)

Create blackout poetry! During the month of January, take home a blackout poetry kit. Kits are located at the curbside pick up location and circulation desk. Your take and make blackout poetry kit will include recycled book pages and instructions that tell how to create blackout poetry.

If you'd like, email your completed poem to our teen services librarian, Alison, at acochrane@nevinslibrary.org. She'll share your poems on this Nevins Memorial Library Young Adult Facebook Page!

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
Saturday January 30, 2021
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Take and Make Blackout Poetry (13+)

Create blackout poetry! During the month of January, take home a blackout poetry kit. Kits are located at the curbside pick up location and circulation desk. Your take and make blackout poetry kit will include recycled book pages and instructions that tell how to create blackout poetry.

If you'd like, email your completed poem to our teen services librarian, Alison, at acochrane@nevinslibrary.org. She'll share your poems on this Nevins Memorial Library Young Adult Facebook Page!

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
Monday February 1, 2021 - Saturday February 27, 2021
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Popcorn and a Movie! (All ages)

Let us treat you to a bag of (microwave) popcorn each time you come in to check out DVDs! (Through February, while supplies last; one bag per family, per visit.)

Monday February 1, 2021
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Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting
6:00 PM

Monthly Friends of Nevins Memorial Library Meeting

Will be via Zoom.

To get a Zoom Link Email Krista McLeod before the Meeting

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday February 2, 2021 - Friday February 12, 2021
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Book a Craft: Snowmen (All ages)

If you liked our Take-and-Make craft bags, you’ll love this bigger and better version — it includes books! We’ll feature a different theme every couple of weeks, and the books in the bag will be checked out to you — but of course the crafts are all yours to keep. Call the Children’s Desk at 978-686-4080 x26 to “book” your bag and schedule when to pick it up, either in the Children's Department or at Curbside Pick-Up. (Available while supplies last.)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Curbside & Children's Department
Tuesday February 2, 2021
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Virtual Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

This Month's Title is Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

To join this meeting, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Dsf5USPKLqWgFTGG8​

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* next month's book for you!

 
*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only. 

CONTACT:  Pat  978-686-4080  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday February 3, 2021
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VIRTUAL PROGRAM 'What Is? Who Is? Book Club: LEGO & Nintendo (Ages 7-8)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Registration is required!
Join us for this “Zoomed” book group, where we’ll talk about selections from everyone’s favorite nonfiction series, as well as related reading. Participants will also receive fun collateral material about the subject. This month's titles are "What Is LEGO?" and "What Is Nintendo?"

To register, please click here; after you register we’ll be in touch about getting you a copy of the book, and 24 hours before the program we will send you a Zoom link to join the group.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to join the program, please cancel your registration (just click on the word "cancel" at the bottom of your confirmation email).

Never used Zoom before? Here's a quick tutorial to help you out:  https://youtu.be/p2VFLFFdXYg.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Online
 
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Mindfulness Series - Gratitude Meditation
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn how to cultivate self-love, confidence, compassion, focus, concentration, stress & anxiety relief, help with navigating difficult emotions and change, and more.

Led by Amy Rutledge, a Meditation Guide, Artist, and Actor, the Sessions are 30 minutes with an intro, guided practice, and time for Q&A.

All sessions are from 7pm-7:30pm

Go to these links to sign up via Zoom:

Feb. 3 - Gratitude Meditation

Feb. 10 - Compassion

Feb. 17 - Self-Love Meditation

Feb. 24 - Creative Visualization for Goal Setting

In Partnership with the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence Public Library, and Merrimack Valley YMCA.

CONTACT:    978-686-4080  
LOCATION: Online
Thursday February 4, 2021
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Virtual Teen Book Babble Ages 13-18
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Regristration is required!

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, then this is the group for you. Join us as we discuss a book each month via Zoom!

Cover image for Let's Talk about LoveThis month, we are discussing Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann

 
Striking a perfect balance between heartfelt emotions and spot-on humor, this debut introduces Alice, a college student who's afraid of explaining her asexuality and has given up on finding love--until love finds her.

Click here so Alison can put the book on hold for you. Anyone between the ages 13-18 are welcome to sign up. However, Alison can only reserve books for teens with a Merrimack Valley Library Consortium library card.

To participate in this program, you must click here to register.  You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the program, to be used at the time of the event. (You will also receive email reminders when the date of the program is approaching.)

 

 

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

This Year's Theme is Seven Novels from Seven Continents

This Month's Book Is: The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick

Róisín and François are immediately drawn to each other when they meet at a remote research base on the frozen ice sheets of Antarctica. At first glance, the pair could not be more different, yet tragedy and the longing for a fresh start, which they share, as well as an indelible but unknown bond that stretches back centuries, connect them to each other.

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To join this meeting and get the book put on hold for you, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/JYqTJQRsSzfPkZMR6

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* the book for you!

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

This book group for adults meets on the first Thursday evening of each month September through June. We meet from 7 – 9 pm.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday February 5, 2021
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VIRTUAL Reader's Advisory Ages 13-18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration is required!

Not sure what to read next? Come to one of our monthly Reader's Advisory sessions! Here, you can talk about what books you've enjoyed so far and recieve suggestions for the next book you'll read!

To attend this event, you must click here to register. You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the program, to be used at the time of the event. (You will also receive email reminders when the date of the program is approaching.)

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Virtual Author Event: Robin Cook with Hank Phillippi Ryan
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Nevins Library is thrilled to join Flint Memorial Library in presenting this Author Event!
 
About the Author: Dr. Robin Cook is the author of 37 worldwide bestsellers which have sold hundreds of millions of copies. Most of Dr. Cook’s books explore various medical, ethical, and public policy issues and have included topics ranging from the supply of organs for transplantation (Coma) to medical nanotechnology (Nano) and the spread of disease (Outbreak, Contagion, Pandemic). Dr. Cook's most recent book is Genesis, which deals with using ancestral DNA to aid forensics. There have also been almost a dozen theatrical movies, television movies, and mini-series made from Dr. Cook’s work.
 
Recognition of Dr. Cook’s work includes a 1982 Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2012 James McConaughy Award, both given by his alma mater Wesleyan University, the 2002 Author of Vision Award given by the RP International, and the 2014 Literary Legend Award given by the Florida Heritage Book Festival. In 2014 he was also the recipient of the first annual Robert B. Parker mystery writer’s award. In 2004 he was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. by President George W. Bush. Dr. Cook divides his time between his home base in Naples, Florida, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, Martha's Vineyard in the summer, and Boston, Massachusetts.
 
About the Facilitator: Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of 12 thrillers, winning five Agathas and the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and 37 EMMYs for TV investigative reporting. The Murder List (2019) won the Anthony Award for Best Novel, and is an Agatha, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee. Her newest psychological standalone is The First to Lie. The Publishers Weekly starred review says "Stellar. Ryan could win her sixth Agatha with this one."
 
Books will be available for sale before and during the event from our bookstore partner Haley Booksellers.
 
CONTACT:  Sarah  978-686-4080 x20  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday February 6, 2021
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FIND IT ON FACEBOOK Special Storytime: Cold & Cozy Animals (All ages)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Join us for some stories about animals in winter; this program will be posted on the Children’s Department Facebook page and on the library's website.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Online
Monday February 8, 2021
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FIND IT ON FACEBOOK Staff Storytime with Ms. Gladys
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Enjoy this monthly read-aloud of  stories from our collection of Spanish-language and bilingual books.
The program will be posted on the Children’s Department Facebook page and on the library's website.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Nevins Library Park
 
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Virtual Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

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

February's Book is Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell

To join this meeting, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/oniAT7LKuo19gVTY8

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* next month's book for you!

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

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only. 

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x12  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday February 9, 2021
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VIRTUAL PROGRAM Book Chatters: 'The Lightning Thief' (Ages 9-11)
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Registration is required!

We'll "Zoom" this book group, which focuses on a different genre each month. In February we’ll discuss the first book in Rick Riordan’s classic series about Percy Jackson, a boy who discovers he is the son of Poseidon and embarks on adventures involving other demigods, monsters, and Greek gods. Join us for a conversation about this story, and invite a friend to participate, too!

To register, please click here; after you register we’ll be in touch about getting you a copy of the book, and 24 hours before the program we will send you a Zoom link to join the group.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to join the program, please cancel your registration (just click on the word "cancel" at the bottom of your confirmation email) 

Never used Zoom before? Here's a quick tutorial to help you out:  https://youtu.be/p2VFLFFdXYg.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Online
 
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Norman Rockwell: Inclusion, Exclusion and Evolving Views on Race
7:00 PM

Toward the end of his career, Rockwell painted several poignant works about race in America that can be seen as an extension of his earlier sense of the power of inclusion and exclusion.

Join us as Jane Oneail teaches us all about Norman Rockwell and his evolving views on race during his career.

Please sign up through Zoom HERE You will then get an email with the link that will let you join the program on the specified date and time. You will also get a reminder a week, and then a day before the program.

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Jane Oneail is an independent scholar and holds a master's in Art History from Boston University and a master's in Art in Education from Harvard University. Jane is a New Hampshire native and has worked at some of the state's most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Jane has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at the NH Institute of Art.

CONTACT:  Kathleen Kenny  978-686-4080 x14  kkenny@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday February 10, 2021
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Mindfulness Series - Compassion
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn how to cultivate self-love, confidence, compassion, focus, concentration, stress & anxiety relief, help with navigating difficult emotions and change, and more.

Led by Amy Rutledge, a Meditation Guide, Artist, and Actor, the Sessions are 30 minutes with an intro, guided practice, and time for Q&A.

All sessions are from 7pm-7:30pm

Go to these links to sign up via Zoom:

Feb. 3 - Gratitude Meditation

Feb. 10 - Compassion

Feb. 17 - Self-Love Meditation

Feb. 24 - Creative Visualization for Goal Setting

In Partnership with the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence Public Library, and Merrimack Valley YMCA.

CONTACT:    978-686-4080  
LOCATION: Online
Thursday February 11, 2021
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FIND IT ON FACEBOOK Books & Bubbles (Ages infant-3)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Books & Bubbles (Ages infants-3)
This language-enrichment program features fun songs and fingerplay, stories, and everyone’s favorite finale: bubbles! The program will be posted on the Children’s Department Facebook page and on the library's website.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Online
 
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Virtual Teen Rainbow Club Ages 13-18
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration is required!

Welcome to our Teen Rainbow club, an inclusive club for all LGBT+ youth to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new discussion or activity for members to participate in and learn more about LGBT+ culture. We welcome any and all members who identify as a member of the LGBT+ community or are an ally.

To attend this event, you must click here to register. You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the program, to be used at the time of the event. (You will also receive email reminders when the date of the program is approaching.)

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Virtual LGBTQ+ Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this month for the Nevins Library LGBTQ Book Group, where we read books by, about, or involving members of the LGBTQ community. Our group discusses mostly fiction books, but have been known to throw in a nonfiction title now and again. 

This month's book is Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

A smart, thoughtful, and timely novel which explores two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places—and be true to themselves—in a rapidly evolving world.

To join this meeting, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/ezq1GP8tNw8vUJH8A

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* next month's book for you!

 
*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday February 12, 2021
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VIRTUAL PROGRAM Little Bookworms with the Nevins Farm MSPCA (Ages infant-5)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Registration is required!
We’re happy to continue hosting this popular “Zoomed” program once a month with the Nevins Farm MSPCA! First we’ll enjoy some stories and songs with the Children's Department staff, and then we’ll take a virtual visit to the Nevins Farm MSPCA to see some animals there. 

To attend this event, you must click here to register. You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the program, to be used at the time of the event. (You will also receive email reminders when the date of the program is approaching.)

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to join the program, please cancel your registration (just click on the word "cancel" at the bottom of your confirmation email).
 

Never used Zoom before? Here's a quick tutorial to help you out:  https://youtu.be/p2VFLFFdXYg.
 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Online
 
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Virtual Teen Anime Club Ages 13-18
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

If you are a fan of Japanese animation, or even if you’re just curious about a new sort of storytelling, then join us for our monthly anime group. Once a month the club meets and watches a few episodesof a show and talks about their favorite shows. It’s a great way to explore new shows. 

You will need the Teleparty app to participate. Click here to download the app.

The link to join the Teleparty will be posted on the Nevins Memorial Library Young Adult Facebook Page 30 minutes before the program begins. 

 
CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
Saturday February 13, 2021
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FIND IT ON FACEBOOK Snacktivity: Pancakes (Ages 9-11)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Join us for our “cooking show” – we’ll demonstrate how to make sweet and savory snacks using ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen. This program will be posted on the Children’s Department Facebook page and on the library's website, so you can watch it as many times as you like and follow along if you decide to try your hand at making the treats!

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday February 16, 2021
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FIND IT ON FACEBOOK The Roots of Black Music in America (Ages 8 and up)

This entertaining and educational program, presented by singer/guitarist Karlus Trapp, is a 100-year journey back through time to hear the music of America's black musical giants -- a joyful show full of singing and dancing! This delightful program will be available on the Children’s Facebook page, the Teens’ Facebook page, and the library’s website February 15-28.

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday February 17, 2021
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FIND IT ON FACEBOOK Special Storytime: Star Wars (All ages)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Did you know we’re having a virtual visit with Star Wars characters on February 20? To get your kids revved up for that program, join us for some stories about the Star Wars saga – and then go register them for our "Virtual Visit with Star Wars Characters"! This Special Storytime will be posted on the Children’s Department Facebook page and on the library's website.


 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Online
 
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VIRTUAL: Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This month, we will be discussing American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson.

About the book:

It's 1986, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's brilliant, but she's also a young black woman working in an old boys' club. Her career has stalled out, she's overlooked for every high-profile squad, and her days are filled with monotonous paperwork. So when she's given the opportunity to join a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic, revolutionary president of Burkina Faso whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention, she says yes. Yes, even though she secretly admires the work Thomas is doing for his country. In the year that follows, Marie will observe Thomas, seduce him, and ultimately have a hand in the coup that will bring him down. But doing so will change everything she believes about what it means to be a spy, a lover, a sister, and a good American.

We will meet to discuss this book on Zoom.  Please join us!  To register for this book group, please fill out this form (if you haven't already): https://forms.gle/7yr6Hti2hdZGv6Zz6  This way we can send you the Zoom link prior to the meeting, and order* the next month's book for you in the format you prefer!

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Mindfulness Series - Self-Love Meditation
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn how to cultivate self-love, confidence, compassion, focus, concentration, stress & anxiety relief, help with navigating difficult emotions and change, and more.

Led by Amy Rutledge, a Meditation Guide, Artist, and Actor, the Sessions are 30 minutes with an intro, guided practice, and time for Q&A.

All sessions are from 7pm-7:30pm

Go to these links to sign up via Zoom:

Feb. 3 - Gratitude Meditation

Feb. 10 - Compassion

Feb. 17 - Self-Love Meditation

Feb. 24 - Creative Visualization for Goal Setting

In Partnership with the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence Public Library, and Merrimack Valley YMCA.

CONTACT:    978-686-4080  
LOCATION: Online
Thursday February 18, 2021 - Saturday February 27, 2021
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Book a Craft: Winter Friends (All ages)

If you liked our Take-and-Make craft bags, you’ll love this bigger and better version — it includes books! We’ll feature a different theme every couple of weeks, and the books in the bag will be checked out to you — but of course the crafts are all yours to keep. Call the Children’s Desk at 978-686-4080 x26 to “book” your bag and schedule when to pick it up, either in the Children's Department or at Curbside Pick-Up. (Available while supplies last.)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Curbside & Children's Department
Thursday February 18, 2021
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VIRTUAL: 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 Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.

About the book:

Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes and unruly red hair, she couldn't stick out more if she tried. Park is the boy at the back of the bus. Black T-shirts, headphones, head in a book - he thinks he's made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor... never to Eleanor. Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall for each other. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're young, and you feel as if you have nothing and everything to lose.

We will meet to discuss this book on Zoom.  Please join us!  To register for this book group, please fill out this form (if you haven't already): https://forms.gle/MMFbarPih9VGGgZn9  This way we can send you the Zoom link prior to the meeting and order* the next month's book for you in the format you prefer!

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

CONTACT:  Sarah or Alison  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday February 19, 2021
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Virtual Movie Watch Party Ages 13-18
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are a fan of movies, then join us for our monthly Movie Watch Party. Once a month the club meets and watches a movie via Netflix or Disney+ and chats about the movie.

You will need the Teleparty app to participate. Click here to download the app.

The link to join the Teleparty will be posted on the Nevins Memorial Library Young Adult Facebook Page 30 minutes before the program begins. 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
Saturday February 20, 2021
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VIRTUAL PROGRAM A Virtual Visit with Star Wars Characters (All ages)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration is required!
Join us for a “Zoomed” visit with Star Wars characters from the 501st Garrison and Alderaan Base! They’ll read aloud some of their favorite stories and then have a Q&A where they’ll answer questions that kids have submitted beforehand — sure to be fun!

To register for program and to submit questions, please click here: https://bit.ly/starwarsvisit. Once we receive the form, we will send you a link to the program.

Never used Zoom before? Here's a quick tutorial to help you out:  https://youtu.be/p2VFLFFdXYg.
 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Online
Monday February 22, 2021
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FIND IT ON FACEBOOK Books & Bubbles (Ages infant-3)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Books & Bubbles (Ages infants-3)
This language-enrichment program features fun songs and fingerplay, stories, and everyone’s favorite finale: bubbles! The program will be posted on the Children’s Department Facebook page and on the library's website.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday February 23, 2021
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Jigsaw Puzzle Swap
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Let's Swap Puzzles! Do you enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles, but need something new to work on? Do you have a pile of puzzles you've already done and just don't want to look at anymore? Let's Swap!

We will host a puzzle swap on Tuesday 2/23, Wednesday 2/24, Thursday 2/25 and Saturday 2/27 in our fireplace room. Bring in your complete puzzles (no one likes a puzzle with a piece missing) and take home new-to-you puzzles. Any leftover puzzles will be given to the Friends of the Library for a future book sale.

We will be observing library guidelines respecting social distancing and capacity limits. Update your puzzle stash to help get through the winter blues.

CONTACT:  Sarah Sullivan  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
 
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VIRTUAL PROGRAM PJ Storytime (All ages)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Wrap up your day with this evening storytime get your kids in their pjs and ready for bed, and we’ll provide the bedtime stories (also wearing our comfy pjs)! The program will be posted on the Children’s Department Facebook page and on the library's website.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday February 24, 2021
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Jigsaw Puzzle Swap
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Let's Swap Puzzles! Do you enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles, but need something new to work on? Do you have a pile of puzzles you've already done and just don't want to look at anymore? Let's Swap!

We will host a puzzle swap on Tuesday 2/23, Wednesday 2/24, Thursday 2/25 and Saturday 2/27 in our fireplace room. Bring in your complete puzzles (no one likes a puzzle with a piece missing) and take home new-to-you puzzles. Any leftover puzzles will be given to the Friends of the Library for a future book sale.

We will be observing library guidelines respecting social distancing and capacity limits. Update your puzzle stash to help get through the winter blues.

CONTACT:  Sarah Sullivan  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Mindfulness Series - Creative Visualization for Goal Setting
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn how to cultivate self-love, confidence, compassion, focus, concentration, stress & anxiety relief, help with navigating difficult emotions and change, and more.

Led by Amy Rutledge, a Meditation Guide, Artist, and Actor, the Sessions are 30 minutes with an intro, guided practice, and time for Q&A.

All sessions are from 7pm-7:30pm

Go to these links to sign up via Zoom:

Feb. 3 - Gratitude Meditation

Feb. 10 - Compassion

Feb. 17 - Self-Love Meditation

Feb. 24 - Creative Visualization for Goal Setting

In Partnership with the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence Public Library, and Merrimack Valley YMCA.

CONTACT:    978-686-4080  
LOCATION: Online
Thursday February 25, 2021
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Jigsaw Puzzle Swap
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Let's Swap Puzzles! Do you enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles, but need something new to work on? Do you have a pile of puzzles you've already done and just don't want to look at anymore? Let's Swap!

We will host a puzzle swap on Tuesday 2/23, Wednesday 2/24, Thursday 2/25 and Saturday 2/27 in our fireplace room. Bring in your complete puzzles (no one likes a puzzle with a piece missing) and take home new-to-you puzzles. Any leftover puzzles will be given to the Friends of the Library for a future book sale.

We will be observing library guidelines respecting social distancing and capacity limits. Update your puzzle stash to help get through the winter blues.

CONTACT:  Sarah Sullivan  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
 
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FIND IT ON FACEBOOK Science Sleuths: Let's Build a Bridge (Ages 3-6)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This program uses children’s picture books and hands-on activities to show kids how fun and intriguing science can be! The program will be posted on Facebook and on the library's website.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Childrens Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Online
Saturday February 27, 2021
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Jigsaw Puzzle Swap
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Let's Swap Puzzles! Do you enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles, but need something new to work on? Do you have a pile of puzzles you've already done and just don't want to look at anymore? Let's Swap!

We will host a puzzle swap on Tuesday 2/23, Wednesday 2/24, Thursday 2/25 and Saturday 2/27 in our fireplace room. Bring in your complete puzzles (no one likes a puzzle with a piece missing) and take home new-to-you puzzles. Any leftover puzzles will be given to the Friends of the Library for a future book sale.

We will be observing library guidelines respecting social distancing and capacity limits. Update your puzzle stash to help get through the winter blues.

CONTACT:  Sarah Sullivan  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
Tuesday March 2, 2021
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Virtual Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

This Month's Title is The Dutch House by Ann Patchet

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

To join this meeting, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Dsf5USPKLqWgFTGG8​

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* next month's book for you!

 
*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only. 

CONTACT:  Pat  978-686-4080  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday March 4, 2021
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Virtual Teen Book Babble Ages 13-18
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Regristration is required!

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, then this is the group for you. Join us as we discuss a book each month via Zoom!

Cover image for Will Grayson, Will GraysonThis month, we are discussing Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.

 
When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.

Click here so Alison can put the book on hold for you. Anyone between the ages 13-18 are welcome to sign up. However, Alison can only reserve books for teens with a Merrimack Valley Library Consortium library card.

To participate in this program, you must click here to register.  You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the program, to be used at the time of the event. (You will also receive email reminders when the date of the program is approaching.)

 

 

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

This Year's Theme is Seven Novels from Seven Continents

This Month's Book Is: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

Worldwide bestselling "dazzling storyteller" Isabel Allende brings us a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past, to 1970s Chile and Brazil.

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To join this meeting and get the book put on hold for you, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/JYqTJQRsSzfPkZMR6

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* the book for you!

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

This book group for adults meets on the first Thursday evening of each month September through June. We meet from 7 – 9 pm.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday March 5, 2021
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VIRTUAL Reader's Advisory Ages 13-18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration is required!

Not sure what to read next? Come to one of our monthly Reader's Advisory sessions! Here, you can talk about what books you've enjoyed so far and recieve suggestions for the next book you'll read!

To attend this event, you must click here to register. You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the program, to be used at the time of the event. (You will also receive email reminders when the date of the program is approaching.)

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
Monday March 8, 2021
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Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting
6:00 PM

Monthly Friends of Nevins Memorial Library Meeting

Will be via Zoom.

To get a Zoom Link Email Krista McLeod before the Meeting

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Virtual Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

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

March's Book is Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh

To join this meeting, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/oniAT7LKuo19gVTY8

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* next month's book for you!

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

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only. 

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x12  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday March 11, 2021
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Virtual Teen Rainbow Club Ages 13-18
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration is required!

Welcome to our Teen Rainbow club, an inclusive club for all LGBT+ youth to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new discussion or activity for members to participate in and learn more about LGBT+ culture. We welcome any and all members who identify as a member of the LGBT+ community or are an ally.

To attend this event, you must click here to register. You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the program, to be used at the time of the event. (You will also receive email reminders when the date of the program is approaching.)

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Virtual LGBTQ+ Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this month for the Nevins Library LGBTQ Book Group, where we read books by, about, or involving members of the LGBTQ community. Our group discusses mostly fiction books, but have been known to throw in a nonfiction title now and again. 

This month's book is On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

An epistolary novel, which is a moving testament to the relationship between an immigrant mother and her son. This is a story of survival, truth-telling and the hardships that families endure.  One of the most highly-anticipated novels of 2019. 

To join this meeting, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/ezq1GP8tNw8vUJH8A

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* next month's book for you!

 
*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday March 12, 2021
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Virtual Teen Anime Club Ages 13-18
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

If you are a fan of Japanese animation, or even if you’re just curious about a new sort of storytelling, then join us for our monthly anime group. Once a month the club meets and watches a few episodesof a show and talks about their favorite shows. It’s a great way to explore new shows. 

You will need the Teleparty app to participate. Click here to download the app.

The link to join the Teleparty will be posted on the Nevins Memorial Library Young Adult Facebook Page 30 minutes before the program begins. 

 
CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday March 17, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This month, we will be discussing Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner.

About the book:

Toby Fleishman thought he knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost fifteen years separated: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, the occasional moment of tension in their co-parenting negotiations. He could not have predicted that one day, in the middle of his summer of sexual emancipation, Rachel would just drop their two children off at his place and simply not return. As Toby tries to figure out where Rachel went, all while juggling his patients at the hospital, his never-ending parental duties, and his new app-assisted sexual popularity, his tidy narrative of the spurned husband with the too-ambitious wife is his sole consolation. But if Toby ever wants to truly understand what happened to Rachel and what happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen things all that clearly in the first place.

We will meet to discuss this book on Zoom.  Please join us!  To register for this book group, please fill out this form (if you haven't already): https://forms.gle/7yr6Hti2hdZGv6Zz6  This way we can send you the Zoom link prior to the meeting, and order* the next month's book for you in the format you prefer!

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday March 18, 2021
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VIRTUAL: 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 Scythe by Neal Schusterman.

About the book:

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

We will meet to discuss this book on Zoom.  Please join us!  To register for this book group, please fill out this form (if you haven't already): https://forms.gle/MMFbarPih9VGGgZn9  This way we can send you the Zoom link prior to the meeting and order* the next month's book for you in the format you prefer!

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

CONTACT:  Sarah or Alison  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday March 19, 2021
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Virtual Movie Watch Party Ages 13-18
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are a fan of movies, then join us for our monthly Movie Watch Party. Once a month the club meets and watches a movie via Netflix or Disney+ and chats about the movie.

You will need the Teleparty app to participate. Click here to download the app.

The link to join the Teleparty will be posted on the Nevins Memorial Library Young Adult Facebook Page 30 minutes before the program begins. 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday April 1, 2021
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Virtual Teen Book Babble Ages 13-18
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Regristration is required!

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, then this is the group for you. Join us as we discuss a book each month via Zoom!

Cover image for My Lady JaneThis month, we are discussing My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand.

 
Edward is the King of England. He's also dying, which is inconvenient, as he's only sixteen and he'd rather be planning his first kiss than who will inherit his crown. Jane, Edward's cousin, is far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately, Edward has arranged to marry her off to Gifford secure the line of succession. And Gifford is, well, a horse. That is, he an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated) who becomes a chestnut steed every morning, but wakes as a man at dusk, with a mouthful of hay. Very undignified. The plot thickens as the three are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy, and have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it's off with their heads?

Click here so Alison can put the book on hold for you. Anyone between the ages 13-18 are welcome to sign up. However, Alison can only reserve books for teens with a Merrimack Valley Library Consortium library card.

To participate in this program, you must click here to register.  You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the program, to be used at the time of the event. (You will also receive email reminders when the date of the program is approaching.)

 
 
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This Year's Theme is Seven Novels from Seven Continents

This Month's Book Is: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Winter 1945. WWII. Four refugees. Four stories. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies, war. As thousands desperately flock to the coas tin the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. But not all promises can be kept...

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To join this meeting and get the book put on hold for you, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/JYqTJQRsSzfPkZMR6

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* the book for you!

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

This book group for adults meets on the first Thursday evening of each month September through June. We meet from 7 – 9 pm.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday April 2, 2021
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VIRTUAL Reader's Advisory Ages 13-18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration is required!

Not sure what to read next? Come to one of our monthly Reader's Advisory sessions! Here, you can talk about what books you've enjoyed so far and recieve suggestions for the next book you'll read!

To attend this event, you must click here to register. You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the program, to be used at the time of the event. (You will also receive email reminders when the date of the program is approaching.)

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
Tuesday April 6, 2021
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Virtual Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

This Month's Title is The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

To join this meeting, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Dsf5USPKLqWgFTGG8​

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* next month's book for you!

 
*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only. 

CONTACT:  Pat  978-686-4080  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday April 8, 2021
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Virtual Teen Rainbow Club Ages 13-18
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration is required!

Welcome to our Teen Rainbow club, an inclusive club for all LGBT+ youth to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new discussion or activity for members to participate in and learn more about LGBT+ culture. We welcome any and all members who identify as a member of the LGBT+ community or are an ally.

To attend this event, you must click here to register. You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the program, to be used at the time of the event. (You will also receive email reminders when the date of the program is approaching.)

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Virtual LGBTQ+ Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this month for the Nevins Library LGBTQ Book Group, where we read books by, about, or involving members of the LGBTQ community. Our group discusses mostly fiction books, but have been known to throw in a nonfiction title now and again. 

This month's book is Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

A timely memoir about one boy’s struggle to stay true to himself despite the pressure from his family, his community and his church to conform to their version of what is “right.”  Choose to read the book, or view the film adaptation.

To join this meeting, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/ezq1GP8tNw8vUJH8A

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* next month's book for you!

 
*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday April 9, 2021
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Virtual Teen Anime Club Ages 13-18
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

If you are a fan of Japanese animation, or even if you’re just curious about a new sort of storytelling, then join us for our monthly anime group. Once a month the club meets and watches a few episodesof a show and talks about their favorite shows. It’s a great way to explore new shows. 

You will need the Teleparty app to participate. Click here to download the app.

The link to join the Teleparty will be posted on the Nevins Memorial Library Young Adult Facebook Page 30 minutes before the program begins. 

 
CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday April 15, 2021
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VIRTUAL: 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 I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson.

About the book:

At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them. Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways . . . but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor. The early years are Noah's to tell; the later years are Jude's. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they'll have a chance to remake their world. This radiant, award-winning novel from the acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

We will meet to discuss this book on Zoom.  Please join us!  To register for this book group, please fill out this form (if you haven't already): https://forms.gle/MMFbarPih9VGGgZn9  This way we can send you the Zoom link prior to the meeting and order* the next month's book for you in the format you prefer!

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

CONTACT:  Sarah or Alison  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday April 16, 2021
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Virtual Movie Watch Party Ages 13-18
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are a fan of movies, then join us for our monthly Movie Watch Party. Once a month the club meets and watches a movie via Netflix or Disney+ and chats about the movie.

You will need the Teleparty app to participate. Click here to download the app.

The link to join the Teleparty will be posted on the Nevins Memorial Library Young Adult Facebook Page 30 minutes before the program begins. 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday April 21, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This month, we will be discussing The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune.

About the book:

Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He's tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world. Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light. The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place―and realizing that family is yours.

We will meet to discuss this book on Zoom.  Please join us!  To register for this book group, please fill out this form (if you haven't already): https://forms.gle/7yr6Hti2hdZGv6Zz6  This way we can send you the Zoom link prior to the meeting, and order* the next month's book for you in the format you prefer!

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday May 4, 2021
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Virtual Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

This Month's Title is The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

A story of three young women on a journey in search of family amidst the destruction of the post-Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who rediscovers their story and its connection to her own students' lives.

To join this meeting, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Dsf5USPKLqWgFTGG8​

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* next month's book for you!

 
*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only. 

CONTACT:  Pat  978-686-4080  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday May 6, 2021
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Virtual Teen Book Babble Ages 13-18
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Regristration is required!

If you’re a fan of books and just can’t stop talking about the last one you read, then this is the group for you. Join us as we discuss a book each month via Zoom!

Cover image for PrideThis month, we are discussing Pride by Ibi Zoboi.

 
Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can't stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding. But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick's changing landscape, or lose it all. In a timely update of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, critically acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic.

Click here so Alison can put the book on hold for you. Anyone between the ages 13-18 are welcome to sign up. However, Alison can only reserve books for teens with a Merrimack Valley Library Consortium library card.

To participate in this program, you must click here to register.  You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the program, to be used at the time of the event. (You will also receive email reminders when the date of the program is approaching.)

 

 

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

This Year's Theme is Seven Novels from Seven Continents

This Month's Book Is: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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To join this meeting and get the book put on hold for you, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/JYqTJQRsSzfPkZMR6

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* the book for you!

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

This book group for adults meets on the first Thursday evening of each month September through June. We meet from 7 – 9 pm.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday May 7, 2021
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VIRTUAL Reader's Advisory Ages 13-18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration is required!

Not sure what to read next? Come to one of our monthly Reader's Advisory sessions! Here, you can talk about what books you've enjoyed so far and recieve suggestions for the next book you'll read!

To attend this event, you must click here to register. You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the program, to be used at the time of the event. (You will also receive email reminders when the date of the program is approaching.)

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday May 13, 2021
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Virtual Teen Rainbow Club Ages 13-18
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration is required!

Welcome to our Teen Rainbow club, an inclusive club for all LGBT+ youth to come hang out and have fun. Each month we'll have a new discussion or activity for members to participate in and learn more about LGBT+ culture. We welcome any and all members who identify as a member of the LGBT+ community or are an ally.

To attend this event, you must click here to register. You will then receive a confirmation email containing a link to the program, to be used at the time of the event. (You will also receive email reminders when the date of the program is approaching.)

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Virtual LGBTQ+ Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this month for the Nevins Library LGBTQ Book Group, where we read books by, about, or involving members of the LGBTQ community. Our group discusses mostly fiction books, but have been known to throw in a nonfiction title now and again. 

This month's book is The Green Road by Anne Enright

The story of an Irish family, scattered by time and circumstance, that come back to Western Ireland on a Christmas Day, to face family ties and the weight of the past.  

To join this meeting, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/ezq1GP8tNw8vUJH8A

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* next month's book for you!

 
*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday May 14, 2021
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Virtual Teen Anime Club Ages 13-18
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

If you are a fan of Japanese animation, or even if you’re just curious about a new sort of storytelling, then join us for our monthly anime group. Once a month the club meets and watches a few episodesof a show and talks about their favorite shows. It’s a great way to explore new shows. 

You will need the Teleparty app to participate. Click here to download the app.

The link to join the Teleparty will be posted on the Nevins Memorial Library Young Adult Facebook Page 30 minutes before the program begins. 

 
CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday May 19, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This month, we will be discussing A Good Neighborhood by Therese Ann Fowler.

About the book:

In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who’s headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans―a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter―raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace. With little in common except a property line, these two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers.

We will meet to discuss this book on Zoom.  Please join us!  To register for this book group, please fill out this form (if you haven't already): https://forms.gle/7yr6Hti2hdZGv6Zz6  This way we can send you the Zoom link prior to the meeting, and order* the next month's book for you in the format you prefer!

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

CONTACT:  Sarah or Ellen  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday May 20, 2021
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VIRTUAL: 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 Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson.

About the book:

Jasmine and Chelsea are sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they decide to start a Women's Rights Club. They post everything online—poems, essays, videos of Chelsea performing her poetry, and Jasmine's response to the racial macroaggressions she experiences—and soon they go viral. But with such positive support, the club is also targeted by online trolls. When things escalate, the principal shuts the club down. Jasmine and Chelsea will risk everything for their voices—and those of other young women—to be heard.

We will meet to discuss this book on Zoom.  Please join us!  To register for this book group, please fill out this form (if you haven't already): https://forms.gle/MMFbarPih9VGGgZn9  This way we can send you the Zoom link prior to the meeting and order* the next month's book for you in the format you prefer!

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

CONTACT:  Sarah or Alison  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday May 21, 2021
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Virtual Movie Watch Party Ages 13-18
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are a fan of movies, then join us for our monthly Movie Watch Party. Once a month the club meets and watches a movie via Netflix or Disney+ and chats about the movie.

You will need the Teleparty app to participate. Click here to download the app.

The link to join the Teleparty will be posted on the Nevins Memorial Library Young Adult Facebook Page 30 minutes before the program begins. 

CONTACT:  Alison Cochrane    acochrane@nevinslibrary.org
Tuesday June 1, 2021
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Virtual Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

This Month's Title is The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes

Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.

To join this meeting, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Dsf5USPKLqWgFTGG8

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* next month's book for you!

 
*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only. 

CONTACT:  Pat  978-686-4080  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday June 3, 2021
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This Year's Theme is Seven Novels from Seven Continents

This Month's Book Is: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Fans of the HBO mini-series  might be surprised to find out that this story was originally set in a suburb of Sydney, Australia. This domestic drama focuses on three women, all of whom have children at the same preschool. Right from the start -- thanks to a modern 'Greek Chorus' that narrates the action --  we know that someone is going to end up dead. Ultimately the most important message in this book is that we all tell lies, not only to friends and family, but most importantly, to ourselves.

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To join this meeting and get the book put on hold for you, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/JYqTJQRsSzfPkZMR6

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* the book for you!

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

This book group for adults meets on the first Thursday evening of each month September through June. We meet from 7 – 9 pm.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday June 10, 2021
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Virtual LGBTQ+ Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this month for the Nevins Library LGBTQ Book Group, where we read books by, about, or involving members of the LGBTQ community. Our group discusses mostly fiction books, but have been known to throw in a nonfiction title now and again. 

This month's book is In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

A new kind of memoir, Machado looks back at a dynamic, yet harrowing relationship through the lens of a range of literary devices and settings.  She examines how another person can influence the person you become.

To join this meeting, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/ezq1GP8tNw8vUJH8A

This form will be used to send you the Zoom link for our meeting AND to order* next month's book for you!

 
*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday June 16, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This month, we will be discussing Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore.

About the book:

It’s New Year’s Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight she will turn nineteen, and the year ahead promises to be one of consequence. Should she go to London to study economics, or remain at home in Brooklyn to pursue her passion for music and be with her boyfriend? As the countdown to the New Year begins, Oona faints and awakens thirty-two years in the future in her fifty-one-year-old body. Greeted by a friendly stranger in a beautiful house she’s told is her own, Oona learns that with each passing year she will leap to another age at random. And so begins Oona Out of Order...

We will meet to discuss this book on Zoom.  Please join us!  To register for this book group, please fill out this form (if you haven't already): https://forms.gle/7yr6Hti2hdZGv6Zz6  This way we can send you the Zoom link prior to the meeting, and order* the next month's book for you in the format you prefer!

*Please note that we are able to order books for Merrimack Valley Library card holders only.

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

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