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Thursday April 19, 2018
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Science Quest: Recycle Day (K-3rd grade)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

 

Participants will listen to stories, learn about recycling, play a game, and plant seeds.

 

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

 

 

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

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  afowler@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
 
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Let's Talk About Race: Race Conversations with Shay Stewart-Bouley and Debbie Irving
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Brought to you through a grant provided by The Castle Fund.

CONTACT:  Anna Gooding-Call  978-686-4080  agoodingcall@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: The Great Hall
Friday April 20, 2018
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Babies and Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 

This language enrichment program features songs, movement, books, and bubbles followed by a parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required and big brothers and sisters can come as helpers.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Storytime for 2s: Gardens
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday April 21, 2018
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Story & Craft: Bees (K-3rd grade)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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LEGO Block Party (K-4th grade)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday April 24, 2018
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OFF SITE: Creative Kids (3-5 year olds) @ MPS, 10 Ditson Place
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

THIS PROGRAM IS HELD OFF SITE @ MPS, 10 DITSON PLACE

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

 

Where: Methuen Public Schools Family Resource Center - 10 Ditson Place

When: Tuesday, April 24

Time: 10 am – 11 am

 

Space is limited

RSVP to Yola at 978-722-6000 ext 1131

 

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Methuen Public Schools Resource Center, 10 Ditson Place
 
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Family Storytime: Worms (3-8 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Book Chatters (4th-6th grade)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This book group focuses on a new selection each month. Please finish reading the book before the meeting. Call us at extension 26 to reserve a copy. Refreshments will be served. New members welcome! This month’s book is Gabriel Finley & the Raven's Riddle by George Hagen.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Study Room
Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Storytime for 3-5s: Rabbits
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday April 26, 2018
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Create Art (4th-6th grade)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Learn about art history and create original artwork. Each month we will explore an artistic style and then try our hand at it. This month we will focus on Word Art.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Teen Advisory Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Saturday April 28, 2018
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Rainbow Dance (3-5 year olds)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Monday April 30, 2018
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ScienceQuest: Medical Quackery
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The late 19th and early 20th century is considered the “Golden Age of Quackery”; a time when snake oil salesmen sold patent medicines to an unsuspecting public. This lecture presents many of the scientific and medical “quack” tonics and devices so prevalent during this time period as well as their modern counterparts. Can you tell scientific fact from fiction or will you fall prey to the snake oil hucksters of today?

Northern Essex Community College Professor Dr. Michael Cross will return for what is sure to be a very interesting discussion!

Reserve your seat now!

This program is brought to you through the Northern Essex Speakers Bureau

CONTACT:  Sarah  978-686-4080 x20  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday May 1, 2018
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Storytime for 3-5s: Children's Book Week
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

 

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make a craft. The theme this session is the Children's Choice Book Awards.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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Build with Me: Bug Box (3-5 year olds)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

Attention Wordsmiths: Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served. No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  (978)686-4080,Ext.16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday May 3, 2018
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LEGO Block Party (K-4th grade)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion
7:00 PM

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

A Town Like Alice  by Nevil Shute    

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

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

No need to register, just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Friday May 4, 2018
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Babies and Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 

This language enrichment program features songs, movement, books, and bubbles followed by a parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required and big brothers and sisters can come as helpers.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Storytime for 2s: Counting
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday May 5, 2018
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Yoga Storytime: Ducks (3-8 year olds)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This energetic, movement-based storytime incorporates yoga and breathing exercises. Little yogis will listen to stories, sing songs, and play games. The theme this month is Ducks.

Please only register for one time slot.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Yoga Storytime: Ducks (3-8 year olds)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

This energetic, movement-based storytime incorporates yoga and breathing exercises. Little yogis will listen to stories, sing songs, and play games. The theme this month is Ducks.

Please only register for one time slot.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Minecraft Free Play (2nd-6th grade)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Participants will pair up with a friend and play Minecraft in creative mode. Space is limited so be sure to register early.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Sunday May 6, 2018
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Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra's Spring Pops Concert
2:00 PM

Are you ready for the Spring Pops Concert? It will be a fun and energetic program that features favorites from across the entertainment industry, from Broadway hits, to Classical Ballet and Opera, as well as themes from Movies and TV!

Featuring this year’s winner of the Jeanne Selander Memorial Concerto Competition Avik Sarkar playing the 1st Movement of Chopin’s 1st Piano Concerto.

$10 Adult / $8 Senior / $5 Child & Student with ID

Ample Parking and Handicap Accessible 

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CONTACT:  Danielle  978-686-4080x12  dkimerer@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: The Great Hall
Tuesday May 8, 2018
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OFF SITE: Creative Kids (3-5 year olds) @ MPS, 10 Ditson Place
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

THIS PROGRAM IS HELD OFF SITE @ MPS, 10 DITSON PLACE

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

 

Where: Methuen Public Schools Family Resource Center - 10 Ditson Place

When: Tuesday, May 8

Time: 10 am – 11 am

 

Space is limited

RSVP to Yola at 978-722-6000 ext 1131

 

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Methuen Public Schools Resource Center, 10 Ditson Place
 
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Family Storytime: Tell Me a Story (3-8 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Storytime for 3-5s: Mother's Day
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make a craft. The theme this session is Mother's Day.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Teen Current Events Cafe
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Teen Space
Thursday May 10, 2018
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Scratch Club!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Anna  978-686-4080  agoodingcall@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Foster Care Information Session
7:00 PM

Foster Parenting is a service that allows people to assist needy children during times of crisis.  Learn how it affects children in the throes of difficult times and how you can make a significant positive influence in their lives.

The Massachusetts Department of Children & Families serves children of all ages — from infants to adolescents — from every community — who need a home.

You can be single, married, partnered, divorced, or widowed. You can rent or own a home. Time spent with you in a stable and secure environment gives a child a chance to heal. The rewards of providing daily care, guidance and acceptance to a child are immeasurable.

Every Parent Makes a Difference

CONTACT:  Kirsten  978-686-4080x12  kunderwood@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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GLBT Book Discussions
7:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Teen Creator Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Friday May 11, 2018
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Babies and Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 

This language enrichment program features songs, movement, books, and bubbles followed by a parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required and big brothers and sisters can come as helpers.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Storytime for 2s: Clouds
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday May 12, 2018
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Story & Craft: Butterflies (K-3rd grade)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Explore Ramadan (1st-5th grade)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Ramadan is a special time for Muslims around the word. Join Ummil-Khair for an interactive explanation of what Ramadan is, how it is observed, and what the experience is like for children.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Monday May 14, 2018
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

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

This Month the Book is: I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong

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

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

CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080x12  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Cookbook Book Club
6:30 PM

Calling All Cooks!

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

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

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

We will also discuss Restaurants we visited and critique them.

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

CONTACT:  Patricia Graham  978-686-4080 x16   pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Bookworms (1st-3rd grade)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

This book group is for newly independent readers. This month we will start The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl, followed by a brief discussion, and then an activity or craft related to the theme.

No one likes to wash windows, right? Well, when Billy joins the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company – whose owners just happen to be a giraffe, a pelican, and a monkey – he discovers a whole new (and adventurous) side to cleaning windows!

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Study Room
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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Storytime for 3-5s: Puddles
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

This month we will be discussing HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi

About the book:

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

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

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

Attention Wordsmiths.  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  978-686-4080,Ext. 16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday May 17, 2018
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Create Art (4th-6th grade)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Learn about art history and create original artwork. Each month we will explore an artistic style and then try our hand at it. This month we will focus on Modern Art.

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

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  afowler@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Friday May 18, 2018
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Babies and Books (up to 24 months)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 

This language enrichment program features songs, movement, books, and bubbles followed by a parent meet-and-greet time. No registration is required and big brothers and sisters can come as helpers.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Storytime for 2s: Peter Rabbit
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Participants will listen to stories, sing songs, and play a game. The theme this session is Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Saturday May 19, 2018
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Donuts with Dad: Construction Junction (3-6 year olds)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Children and their fathers, grandfathers, or uncles are invited to this fun story and activity time with the added bonus of yummy donuts and juice. The theme this session is Construction Junction.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Rainbow Dance (3-5 year olds)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday May 23, 2018
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Storytime for 3-5s: Flowers
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday May 24, 2018
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Poppy Project Kick Off!
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

To honor the 100th Anniversary of the First Armistice Day, the Nevins Library is introducing our Poppy Project.  We invite our community to help us make poppies for a large scale art project to remember those lost in World War I.  We will be knitting, crocheting, and creating poppies from felt. 

Look for drop in times between now and the beginning of November where the Library will provide supplies and you provide your talent!  Prefer to help with the project from home or with your own crafty group?  The Library has patterns available!  Please drop completed poppies off to Sarah at the Main Desk. 

We are Kicking Off the project on May 24th at 10am and again at 6:30pm with an introduction, some samples, and a chance for you to participate right away!  We will be serving refreshments at the Kick Off event.

Thank you for your help in making sure these Veterans are never forgotten. 

CONTACT:  Sarah  978-686-4080 x20  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Poppy Project Kick Off!
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

To honor the 100th Anniversary of the First Armistice Day, the Nevins Library is introducing our Poppy Project.  We invite our community to help us make poppies for a large scale art project to remember those lost in World War I.  We will be knitting, crocheting, and creating poppies from felt. 

Look for drop in times between now and the beginning of November where the Library will provide supplies and you provide your talent!  Prefer to help with the project from home or with your own crafty group?  The Library has patterns available!  Please drop completed poppies off to Sarah at the Main Desk. 

We are Kicking Off the project on May 24th at 10am and again at 6:30pm with an introduction, some samples, and a chance for you to participate right away!  We will be serving refreshments at the Kick Off event.

Thank you for your help in making sure these Veterans are never forgotten. 

CONTACT:  Sarah  978-686-4080 x20  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Teen Advisory Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Saturday May 26, 2018
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Family Movie: Peter Rabbit (all ages)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A little rabbit and his family live in Mr. McGregor's garden. When they are discovered, McGregor isn't happy! Come watch the 2018 film based on Beatrix Potter's classic story.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Storytime for 3-5s: Flowers
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Family Storytime: PJs (3-8 year olds)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Participants will listen to stories, play a game, or make a craft. The theme this session is PJs. Wear your PJs!

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday May 30, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths: Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served. No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  (978)686-4080,Ext.16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Book Chatters (4th-6th grade)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This book group focuses on a new selection each month. Please finish reading the book before the meeting. Call us at extension 26 to reserve a copy. Refreshments will be served. New members welcome! This month’s book is Masterminds: Criminal Destiny by Gordon Korman.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  978-686-4080 x26  
LOCATION: The Study Room
Thursday May 31, 2018
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Hiking the Camino de Santiago
7:00 PM

Theresa Fersch in hiking gear in a field of flowersTheresa Fersch didn't always consider herself an adventurer, but in 2015 she found herself in the middle of rural Spain hiking the Camino de Santiago.

The Camino is a 500-mile pilgrimage traveled by pilgrims for over 1,000 years. It is said to bring great physical, mental and spiritual growth to all who travel its routes and provide continuous examples of kindness, generosity, friendship, and love. The Camino gives people the opportunity to experience life as it is meant to be.

Join us as Theresa shares her own adventures in hiking this famous trail.

She has also written a book about her hike, Sunrise in Spain, and will have it available for purchase.

CONTACT:  Danielle  978-686-4080x12  dkimerer@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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Author Event: Nancy Thayer
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Please join us as we welcome Nancy Thayer back to the Nevins Library!  She will be talking about her latest book:  A Nantucket Wedding.

About the book:

A few years after losing her beloved husband, Alison is doing something she never thought she would do again: getting married. While placing the finishing touches on her summer nuptials, Alison is anxious to introduce her fiancé, David, to her grown daughters: Felicity, a worried married mother of two, and Jane, also married but focused on her career. The sisters have a somewhat distant relationship and Alison hopes that the wedding and the weeks leading up to the ceremony will give the siblings a chance to reconnect, as well as meet and get to know David’s grown children.

As the summer progresses, it is anything but smooth sailing. Felicity stumbles upon a terrible secret that could shatter her carefully cultivated world. Jane finds herself under the spell of her soon-to-be stepbrother, Ethan, who is as charming as he is mysterious. And even Alison is surprised (and slightly alarmed) by her new blended family. Revelations, intrigue, resentments—as the Big Day approaches, will the promise of bliss be a bust?

Books will be available for purchase.  Refreshments will be provided.

CONTACT:  Fran or Sarah  978-686-4080 x20  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: The Great Hall
 
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Bestseller Book Club
7:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Pat Graham  978-686-4080 x16  pgraham@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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Local Author Event: Dr. Robert E. Kellan
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Dr. Robert E. Kellan has been practicing opthamology in Methuen for just over 30 years.  He has now taken his personal experiences from developing an implant for cataract patients to setting up an eye center in Lithuania and put them into his first book IMPLANT.

A bit about this espionage thriller:

Internationally acclaimed eye surgeon Alex Kirby designed his cataract intraocular lens to help people recover their sight.  He never thought it could be adapted for surveillance or that he'd find himself deeply involved in the tangled world of international espionage.  In the field for the first time, Kirby quickly learns no mission goes according to plan, especially in a world of beautiful CIA agents and Russia's brutal Federal Security Force.  For the State Department's audacious plan to succeed, sacrifices will be required - possibly including Kirby's own life.

Come hear Dr. Kellan talk about this book, and the events that inspired him to write.  He is generously donating 20 books that will be signed to the first 20 people to arrive at this event!  Refreshements will be served. 

CONTACT:  Sarah  978-686-4080 x20  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday June 7, 2018
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Thursday Evening Book Discussion
7:00 PM

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

In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

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

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Teen Book Babble
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

No need to register, just drop in!

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Monday June 11, 2018
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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

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

This Month the Book is: Born Both: An Inter-Sex Life by Hida Viloria

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

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

 
CONTACT:  Tatjana  978-686-4080 x12  tsaccio@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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Teen Current Events Cafe
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Teen Space
 
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths.  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  978-686-4080,Ext. 16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday June 14, 2018
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GLBT Book Discussions
7:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Krista  978-686-4080 x10  kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org
 
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Teen Creator Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Tuesday June 19, 2018
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Teen Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

About the book:

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

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

New members are always welcome!  Refreshements will be served.

CONTACT:  Ellen or Sarah  978-686-4080  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
 
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Chappaquiddick Tragedy: Kennedy's Second Passenger Revealed
7:00 PM

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On July 19, 1969 Sen. Ted Kennedy reported an accident he had been in the previous night. No one believed the story he wrote in his police report, but, what really happened?

Join us as Donald F. Nelson talks about his book and presents his new theory of what really happened that night.

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A research physicist at Bell Labs for twenty-eight years with a PhD from the University of Michigan, Don Nelson has had a distinguished scientific career that has included basic research, teaching at Michigan, Southern Cal, Princeton, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and the publication of a book based on his research, Electric, Optic, and Acoustic Interactions in Dielectrics. Don lives in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Martha’s Vineyard with Margaret (Fuerstenau) Nelson, his wife of sixty-three years. They have two daughters and five grandsons. 

CONTACT:  Danielle  978-686-4080x12  dkimerer@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Thursday June 21, 2018
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Forever Young-Ish Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

( A Teen Fiction for Adults Book Group )

BRAND NEW BOOK CLUB!

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  afowler@nevinslibrary.org
LOCATION: Trustee Room
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths: Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served. No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  (978)686-4080,Ext.16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Thursday June 28, 2018
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Teen Advisory Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Amy  978-686-4080 ex. 35  nevinsteens@gmail.com
LOCATION: The Study Room
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths.  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  978-686-4080,Ext. 16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths: Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served. No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  (978)686-4080,Ext.16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths.  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  978-686-4080,Ext. 16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths: Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served. No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  (978)686-4080,Ext.16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths.  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  978-686-4080,Ext. 16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths: Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served. No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  (978)686-4080,Ext.16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths.  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  978-686-4080,Ext. 16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths: Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served. No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  (978)686-4080,Ext.16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths.  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  978-686-4080,Ext. 16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths: Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served. No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  (978)686-4080,Ext.16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday November 28, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths.  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  978-686-4080,Ext. 16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths: Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served. No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  (978)686-4080,Ext.16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org
Wednesday December 26, 2018
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Adult Scrabble
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attention Wordsmiths.  Join us for a fun night of Scrabble.  All competition levels welcome and refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:  Fran Magro  978-686-4080,Ext. 16  fmagro@nevinslibrary.org

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