Library Events

Calendar of Events

Sorry, but you've got a pretty old browser. Things may not look right.
All Library/Community Events    All Programs    All Months    All Years   

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Tech @ MHL: Tech Drop-In  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Bring your simple technology questions to this drop-in session. We can help with the basics for iPads, cellphones, laptops, Kindles and other e-readers. Please make sure to bring your chargers and pertinent usernames and passwords. Assistance is limited in time depending on the number of people in attendance, but if you have more specific questions, we can schedule a one on one class too.

    Location: Teen Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Andover Cultural Council Meeting  
    Contact: Denise Johnson     978-808-5530
   

Emancipating the Artist

Are you into Art? Music? Multimedia? Looking for ways to build your audience and reputation locally and far-reaching? Do you have an artistic project you want to get produced?

Andover Cultural Council Chair Demetrius Spaneas will present a free talk to artists of all genres. As arts funding becomes less and less available, artists must find new oceans to navigate to produce their projects and get them in front of audiences. Mr. Spaneas will discuss his own methods of production and brainstorm with participants on their own artistic projects.

Mr. Spaneas is an international multi-award-winning composer/performer who has produced concerts, festivals, collaborative expositions, and cultural diplomacy projects in 16 countries on three continents. He’s shared the stage with greats like Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and the Funk Brothers, was the Con Edison/Exploring the Metropolis Resident Composer of New York City, and has been artist-in-residence for numerous international festivals and cultural and academic institutions.

Creative production can lead to great artistic achievement!

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@gmail.com
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday December 14, 2017
   8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM Andover Arts & Culture Alliance Meeting  
    Contact: Molly Foley     mjfoley14@gmail.com
    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Stephanie Aude   978-623-8436   saude@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome. 

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group Postponed  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The December 14 meeting is postponed to December 21.

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley. The group meets in Friends Alcove 1 on the Ground Level, one flight up from the rear doors of the library, or take the elevator to G.

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
   

Little Listeners is a story time for children ages 3-5.  We will share stories, songs, and a
simple craft.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's Room
before coming into the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 1,000 Blank White Cards  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Learn to play the game where you make up all the cards AND all the rules!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Thinking Thursday  
   

Thinking Thursday is a program from ages 5-8 which combines stories and science.  We will
share a story, do some simple experiments, and a craft.  Please register starting November 30th
at 9:00 a.m. at www.mhl.org, space is limited.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday December 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mornings: Preschool music with Peter Sheridan  
   

Peter Sheridan has been a children's musician for twenty years providing music to many libraries, daycare centers and schools in the area. He plays guitar, accordion, harmonica and an assortment of other instruments along with using puppets and books in his program.  Peter has also been a featured children's performer at First Night celebrations in Portsmouth, NH for the past six years.  Please register online the name of each adult and child attending, two weeks before.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Free Form Fridays  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Join us every Friday for WiiU Games in the Activity Room (Super Smash Bros., Just Dance, Mario Kart) and crafts in the Teen Room.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids Coloring Craze  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Are you crazy about coloring?  Are you going into Grades 3-5?  This is the program for you!  There will be lots of coloring pages available for you to color with colored pencils, markers, and gel pens!  Every person that attends will be given a raffle ticket for a drawing at the end.  Come color with us and let your creativity fly!  Registration is required! 

Image result for coloring pages for adults

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday December 17, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Bigger Yoga  
   

Bigger Yoga (ages 5-9) with Stand Tall Family Yoga

Not your average yoga class!   A lively form of yoga that  involves child friendly yoga poses, games, stories, songs and mini relaxation to end the class. . Teaches breathing techniques and stretching. Space is limited so please sign up online the name of the child attending.   Thank you to The Friends of Memorial Hall Library for sponsoring this special event!

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Little Yoga  
   

Little Yoga (ages walkers - 5 with parent or caregiver) with Stand Tall Family Yoga

Not your average yoga class!   A lively form of yoga that  involves child friendly yoga poses, games, stories, songs and mini relaxation to end the class. Perfect for littles who aren't quite ready to sit still for long periods of time and need to get their wiggles out. Teaches breathing techniques and stretching. Space is limited so please sign up online the Family name and the number of children and adults attending.   Thank you to The Friends of Memorial Hall Library for sponsoring this special event!

    Location: Activity Room

Monday December 18, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

Find the item in our catalog.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM DIY Gift Box  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Make some personalized gift boxes for all of your holiday presents.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Volunteen Advisory Board (VAB)  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Looking for volunteer hours and a way to make the library better for teens? Join VAB!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens: Grinch Jello Cups  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

If you're currently in Grades 4 or 5, register to come to the library on 
Tuesday, December 19th at 4:00 pm and make a Grinch Jello Cup
to enjoy during the holiday season!  Dr. Suess would love to have one of these treats for sure!

Register online the name of the child who will be attending.

 How To Make Grinch Jello Cups

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Join us for a movie in the Teen Room! All movies will be rated PG-13 or lower. Stop by around 5:45pm to help us pick out a title.

Open to grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Decorate a tile  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Decorate some ceramic tiles with Sharpie markers.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room

Thursday December 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group Rescheduled  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley. The group meets in Friends Alcove 1 on the Ground Level, one flight up from the rear doors of the library, or take the elevator to G.

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons for Teens  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Learn how to play the classic role-playing tabletop game! Create or work on your character from 2:30pm to 3:00pm. The story starts at 3:00pm.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Amy Martin   978-623-8440   amartin@mhl.org
   

Join us for an evening storytime for ages 4 - 7. We'll read stories, sing songs and make a craft. Kids can feel free to wear their pajamas! Please come to the Children's Room Desk starting at 6:00 to pick up a token to that there is enough room in the program. 

    Location: Activity Room

Friday December 22, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Free Form Fridays  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Join us every Friday for WiiU Games in the Activity Room (Super Smash Bros., Just Dance, Mario Kart) and crafts in the Teen Room.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday December 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Sunday December 24, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Monday December 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  
   

The library is closed for the holiday.


Tuesday December 26, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Perler Beads  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Use our perler beads to make some awesome pixelated creations.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Join us for a movie in the Teen Room! All movies will be rated PG-13 or lower. Stop by around 5:45pm to help us pick out a title.

Open to grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Legomania  
   

Legomania is a program for children ages 5 and up who love to build with Lego's.
We will share a story, which will introduce the Lego challenge of the day.  Everyone
will build freely for about 30 minutes, then each child will have the opportunity to
share information about their creation with the group.  Please register starting
December 14th at 9:00 a.m., space is limited

    Location: Memorial Hall
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Craft Buffet  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Missed a craft this month or just want to be creative using our supplies? Come to craft buffet!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room

Thursday December 28, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Drop-in cartoons and cereal  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Take a break from being at home and join us for cartoons and cereal in the Teen Room!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Teen Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens Gr. 4 & 5: New Year's Wishing Wands  
   

Tweens!  If you're currently in Grades 4 or 5, join us for New Year's Wishing Wands.  Using card stock, star shapes, sparkles and contact paper make a wand for the New Year.  Please register online as space and supplies are limited.

    Location: Activity Room

Friday December 29, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Noon Year's Eve  
   

Children ages 5-7 are invited to celebrate "Noon Year's Eve."  We will share a story, make a craft,
exchange New Year's wishes, and then at noon make a lot of noise!  Please register starting
December 15th at 9:00 a.m., at www.mhl.org, space is limited.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Free Form Fridays  
    Contact: Anna/Renata   978-623-8432   ya@mhl.org
   

Join us every Friday for WiiU Games in the Activity Room (Super Smash Bros., Just Dance, Mario Kart) and crafts in the Teen Room.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday December 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday January 1, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  

Wednesday January 3, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly nonfiction book discussion group. Open to new members.

Book selection: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday January 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley. The group meets in Friends Alcove 1 on the Ground Level, one flight up from the rear doors of the library, or take the elevator to G.

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons for Teens  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8432   atschetter@mhl.org
    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Jennessa Durrani Life by Design  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Are you living a life by your own conscious design?  Has everything been placed just right to give you the balance, space and time needed to help you flourish?  Would you say you are thriving, or surviving?

It is so easy to get caught up in the right now, that we lose focus of what we really want and need in our lives.  We seldom have the time and space to take a pause, breathe and focus on what we want our life to look like and how we want to spend our valuable time.

Join our presenter, Jennessa Durrani, for a fun, two hour, interactive workshop to help you set your sights on your life by design and begin to put the pieces together.  

The evening will include fun exercises and guided meditation with the goal of leaving with a clear view of how you want your future to look--what you want to avoid--and what you can't wait to add.

Jennessa Durrani is an entrepreneur, business owner, wife and mother to two crazy boys.  Along with leading her booming corporate event planning company—Celebrate that she founded 15 years ago; Jennessa works closely with women to help them design the life they want to live through her blog, public speaking, workshops, and online programs. Her audiences benefit from her extensive business background and creative flair. And they can't help but have fun along the way, as Jennessa lends her positive personality, exceptional humor, and high energy to every project and engagement.

Before starting her first business, Jennessa spent 10 years at a corporate interior design and architecture firm in Boston. She worked in several areas of the company over this decade, including design, sales, marketing, project management, and operations management. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Iowa State University's College of Design and an MBA from Northeastern University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society - the highest honor a business student can receive.

Jennessa has been published in The Boston Business Journal, More, Women’s Business, The Andovers and the Andover Townsman and pens a blog as Just Jennessa sharing her ideas, tips and hacks for helping busy families. Celebrate has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of the top 25 Event Management firms in the Boston area for more than 10 years.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Movie @ MHL: The Glass Castle  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Stars Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Namoi Watts. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton; rated PG-13;running time 127 minutes; 2017; Lionsgate.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday January 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Screening of Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its affect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.

The 78 minute documentary, Bag It will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

Sponsored by Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday January 7, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Afternoon  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

An afternoon for adults to learn and play board games in the Activity Room. Facilitated by Andover resident, John Totten.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Indian Association of Merrimack Valley  
    Contact: Pushpak Patel   857-919-2273   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday January 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens, gr. 4 & 5: Perler beads  
   

Tweens!  If you're currently in Grades 4 or 5, join us for Perler bead creations. Please register online as space and supplies are limited.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Planning for Your Future: Navigating Current and Future Expenses  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Planning for Your Future: Navigating Current and Future Expenses while Staying on Track for The Retirement You Deserve

Join Mathew Fabiani, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, for an informative 45 minute discussion on:

  • Savings Strategies
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • The Great Unknown: RETIREMENT

Bring your questions or come to listen and learn. Space is limited. Registration required.

Mathew Fabiani, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor?, is a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. He has provided financial advice, education and wealth management to individuals, families, and private businesses for nearly 10 years. Mathew grew up in Andover and graduated from Providence College with a BA in Economics. He currently lives in Charlestown, MA, with his wife, Amy.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday January 9, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of MHL Board Meeting  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Friends of MHL's Board of Directors.

Friends members are welcome to attend.
 

    Location: Memorial Hall

Wednesday January 10, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Merrimack Valley Planning Commission  
    Contact: Kathryn Forina   978-623-8650   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Tech @ MHL: Tech Drop-In  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Bring your simple technology questions to this drop-in session. We can help with the basics for iPads, cellphones, laptops, Kindles and other e-readers. Please make sure to bring your chargers and pertinent usernames and passwords. Assistance is limited in time depending on the number of people in attendance, but if you have more specific questions, we can schedule a one on one class too.

    Location: Teen Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Beth Mazin     bmazin@mhl.org
    Location: Trustees Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@gmail.com
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday January 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Stephanie Aude   978-623-8436   saude@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome. 

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday January 15, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  

Tuesday January 16, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens, gr. 4 & 5: Snow globes  
   

Tweens!  If you're currently in Grades 4 or 5, join us for snow globe making. Please register online as space and supplies are limited.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.  We will
share stories, sings songs, watch a short movie, and make a craft.  Children may wear
their pajamas and bring stuffed animal or blanket.  No registration required, but please pick
up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday January 17, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Wingmasters: North American Birds of Prey  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

This program is recommended for children aged 6 and up.

Birds of prey are also known as raptors, and they are hunting birds characterized by hooked beaks and powerful grabbing feet armed with sharp talons (the word raptor comes from a Latin word that means "to seize"). Raptors can also boast the best eyesight and the sharpest hearing in the animal kingdom. Raptors include hawks, falcons and owls, and this presentation, which incorporates 5-6 live birds of prey gives an overview of these different categories. The program is designed to explain predation, the birds' place at the top of the food web, their different hunting adaptations and their status in a rapidly changing world. Because many birds of prey are declining in number, this presentation also features one or more of the endangered raptors that WINGMASTERS cares for, and explains why these species face an uncertain future.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Thursday January 18, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley. The group meets in Friends Alcove 1 on the Ground Level, one flight up from the rear doors of the library, or take the elevator to G.

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3.  We will share
stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for each attendee
in the Children's Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons for Teens  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8432   atschetter@mhl.org
   

In Old Staff Room.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids Coloring Craze  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Are you currently in Grades 3-5 and crazy about coloring?  This is the program for you!  There will be lots of coloring pages available for you to color with colored pencils, markers, and gel pens!  Come color with us and let your creativity fly!  Registration is required! 

Image result for coloring pages for adults

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parent to Parent Book Discusssion  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Andover Health teacher, Cheryl Todisco, and an MHL YA librarian will facilitate a discussion of Posted by John David Anderson. Parents and teens/tweens are invited to read and discuss the book.

Sponsored by Parent to Parent Andover and Memorial Hall Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Andover Home for Aged People  
    Contact: Louise McKallagat   508-631-1021   
    Location: Activity Room

Saturday January 20, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM School Committee Informal Forum  
    Contact: Shannon Scully    617-967-6688   shannon.scully@andoverma.us
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday January 21, 2018
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Green Art Workshop: Winter Wonderland-Scapes  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Imagine sledding down slopes, making snow angels, or sipping hot cocoa. Then turn that winter scene into a one-of-a-kind haiku book or painting using found text, images and natural watercolors. For kids ages 8 & up with a favorite adult. Registration required. Limited to 10 adult/child pairs.

Presented by Green Art Workshops. Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday January 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

Find the item in our catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday January 23, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.  We will
share stories, sings songs, watch a short movie, and make a craft.  Children may wear
their pajamas and bring stuffed animal or blanket.  No registration required, but please pick
up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly Great Books discussion group.  Open to new members.

Find the item in our catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday January 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Tech @ MHL: ebook Drop-In  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Free ebooks! The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium and Memorial Hall Library are offering free ebooks and digital audiobooks through OverDrive. Want to learn how to download them? Come to this free drop-in session and bring your charged tablet or e-reader, library card and app store login or Amazon login information.

    Location: Teen Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Julie Pike     pikejjep@yahoo.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday January 25, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3.  We will share
stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for each attendee
in the Children's Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-in Book Chat  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Drop in and chat with staff librarians, Kim Lynn and Clare Curran about new fiction.

    Location: Teen Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens, Gr. 4 & 5: Jeweled Q-Tip Snowflakes  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

If you're currently in Grades 4 or 5, register to come to the library on Thursday, January 25th at 4:00 pm to make some Jeweled Q-Tip Snowflakes that you can proudly display in your windows at home!  Register online the name of the child who will be attending.

Image result for q-tip snowflakes

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale Preview Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Friends' Winter Book Sale Preview Night. $20 per person admission charge. Current Friends' members admitted free.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday January 26, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Friends of MHL Winter Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday January 27, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Friends of MHL Winter Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday January 28, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Winter Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Friends of MHL Winter Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday January 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Andover Special Town Meeting  
   

The Special Town Meeting will be held at the AHS Collins Center Auditorium, Shawsheen Road.


Tuesday January 30, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM What Will We Dewey?  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

What Will We "Dewey" is an exciting new program for children in Grades 2-3.  Each time we meet we will explore a group of numbers in the Dewey Decimal System through stories and activities.  You will be amazed at all the exciting things you will "Dewey" in this program!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD that will be attending.

Image result for dewey decimal system for kids

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.  We will
share stories, sings songs, watch a short movie, and make a craft.  Children may wear
their pajamas and bring stuffed animal or blanket.  No registration required, but please pick
up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday January 31, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Night Readers  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8401 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

This book discussion program is geared to children between the ages of 9-12 (with a favorite adult)!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD ONLY who will be attending.   Also, please request and read the book before the meeting.   There will be light refreshments and a new book preview at the meeting too!     

This month's Night Readers selection will be The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.  Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him.  So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? 

Image result for war that saved my life

 

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday February 1, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley. The group meets in Friends Alcove 1 on the Ground Level, one flight up from the rear doors of the library, or take the elevator to G.

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3.  We will share
stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for each attendee
in the Children's Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons for Teens  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8432   atschetter@mhl.org
   

In Old Staff Room

   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Thinking Thursday  
   

Thinking Thursday is a program which combines science and stories for children ages 5-8.  We will
share a story, do some simple experiments, and a craft.  Please register starting January 18th at 9:00 a.m.
at www.mhl.org, space is limited.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Examining Whiteness  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Recent events from Charlottesville to the NFL to the White House have raised awareness about white supremacy and how it operates in today’s society. It has raised an opportunity to examine what it means to be white, and to participate in a system that supports white supremacy. This workshop will explore the history and construction of whiteness, what it means to be white in today’s world, and how people who are white can disrupt racism and whiteness personally, interpersonally, and systemically. Facilitated by Rev. Julie A Mavity Maddalena.

Rev. Julie A Mavity Maddalena is a PhD candidate in Religious Studies and Director of Spiritual Life at Brooks School in North Andover, where she has facilitated Examining Whiteness workshops.  Her research interests include Critical Studies of Whiteness and Critical Race Theories and Theologies.

Sponsored by Courageous Conversations and Memorial Hall Library

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday February 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Book Bingo  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8400 x39   kbears@mhl.org
   

Join us as we play 4-5 rounds of bingo and the prizes you could win are books!!  This program is open to the whole family!  Please register EACH PERSON who will be attending the program.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Sunday February 4, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Afternoon  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

An afternoon for adults to learn and play board games in the Activity Room. Facilitated by Andover resident, John Totten.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday February 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of MHL Board Meeting  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Friends of MHL's Board of Directors.

Friends members are welcome to attend.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday February 6, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fish On! Andover 2018  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

American Shad Fishing in the Merrimack River with Eric Roach

Come learn about the incredible world-class fishery right here in eastern Massachusetts. Join us for a discussion of fishing the exciting spring run of American Shad in the Merrimack River. The focus of the presentation will be on fishing the lower Merrimack, from Essex Dam in Lawrence to the mouth of the river.  Topics will include specific locations to fish, times to fish, rod/reel/line choices, lures to use, presentation, techniques, and other important shad-fishing nuances.  

Eric Roach has 18 years of experience fishing for spring-run shad. A regular at Rocks Village, he has spent countless hours unlocking the secrets of the lower Merrimack. He loves to share his knowledge with other shad anglers and will surely offer you something to help improve your success this spring.

Fishing videos from 6:00-7:00pm. Seminar starts at 7:00pm. Weekly door prizes!

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.  We will
share stories, sings songs, watch a short movie, and make a craft.  Children may wear
their pajamas and bring stuffed animal or blanket.  No registration required, but please pick
up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Winter Fun with the Junior Friends  
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited to join the Junior Friends for some Valentine, Chinese New Year
and winter games and crafts.  No registration required.  Parents are required to stay with their children.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Snow: American Impressionism and John Twachtman  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Assistant Curator, Stephanie Sparling Williams, will lead a close-looking session focused on two of John Twachtman’s winter scenes. Both Hemlock Pool (1900), and Country House in Winter (1901) are jewels in the Addison’s permanent collection. Space limited. Registration required.

Meet in the lobby of the Addison Gallery of American Art on the campus of Phillips Academy. A collaboration of the Addison Gallery and Memorial Hall Library.

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly nonfiction book discussion group. Open to new members.

Book selection: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday February 8, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Stephanie Aude   978-623-8436   saude@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome. 

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3.  We will share
stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for each attendee
in the Children's Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Documentary Screening & Discussion  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

A screening of Alice's Ordinary People, a film about civil rights activist, Alice Tregay, will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Craig Dudnick.

After completing Evanston’s Living History, I was approached by Alice Tregay to make a second documentary; this one to honor the selfless activists of the Chicago Freedom Movement.

I first met Alice when she contributed many wonderful photographs of her brother, former Evanston Fire Chief Sanders Hicks, to my Evanston film. I had no idea at that time of her status as heroine of the Civil Rights Movement.

It was a pleasure to spend time with Alice and her colleagues, recording firsthand accounts of historical events—including some important items that the historical texts omitted. We hope that Alice’s Ordinary People, will inspire future generations to “take up the mantle and continue the fight.”

Alice’s life story reads like a history of the movement. Early on she fought the “Willis Wagons.” The second class structures were built to relieve overcrowding in those Chicago schools which served the African American community. Their very existence perpetuated segregation.

In 1966, Dr. King came to Chicago. Alice and her husband James Tregay, marched with him, often at great personal risk. It was at this time that Dr. King joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the Reverend James Bevel to form Operation Breadbasket. Breadbasket fought racism on many fronts, but its main task was jobs for African Americans, particularly from those businesses drawing profits from the African American community.

Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her “ordinary people” spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class, that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns. This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent democrat), to the election of Harold Washington, mayor, and to making Barack Obama, our first African American President.

Alice’s contribution is unique in American history, and an hour program can only tell so much. It is my hope that one day a book will also be written on this important subject.    ---Craig Dudnick

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday February 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday February 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday February 13, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM What Will We Dewey?  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

What Will We "Dewey" is an exciting new program for children in Grades 2-3.  Each time we meet we will explore a group of numbers in the Dewey Decimal System through stories and activities.  You will be amazed at all the exciting things you will "Dewey" in this program!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD that will be attending.

Image result for dewey decimal system for kids

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fish On! Andover 2018  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Sweetwater Fishing Opportunities with Tim Moore

Moore will discuss a few of his favorite northeast freshwater fishing opportunities, northern pike, black crappie, and white perch. He will share the techniques, tools, and tactics he uses to locate and catch these pike in the spring and fall, as well as crappie and white perch through open water and ice fishing. “These three fish alone could keep an angler busy all year. I hope to spark some of the same interest that I have in them with other anglers,” says Moore.

Tim Moore is a full-time NH fishing guide, outdoor writer, and the producer of the YouTube fishing shows Tim Moore Outdoors TV and In Season Outdoors TV. He has held multiple state fishing records and currently holds one NH state record and one ice fishing world record. He has been featured on television shows such as NH’s Wildside TV, Field & Stream’s Hook Shots, and Across the Ice Belt with Ice Team on FSN. He has also been featured in or on the cover of magazines such as Coastal Angler Magazine, Northwoods Sporting Journal, and the Ice Team Digital Magazine, Outdoor Life, and In-Fisherman Magazine.

Fishing videos from 6:00-7:00pm. Seminar starts at 7:00pm. Weekly door prizes!

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.  We will
share stories, sings songs, watch a short movie, and make a craft.  Children may wear
their pajamas and bring stuffed animal or blanket.  No registration required, but please pick
up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday February 14, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Beth Mazin     bmazin@mhl.org
    Location: Trustees Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@gmail.com
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday February 15, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley. The group meets in Friends Alcove 1 on the Ground Level, one flight up from the rear doors of the library, or take the elevator to G.

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM MVLC Reference Group Meeting  
    Contact: Dean Baumeister     dbaumeister@mhl.org
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3.  We will share
stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for each attendee
in the Children's Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM AlphaBuddies  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Alpha-Buddies is a program geared to children between the ages of 4-5 (and a favorite adult).  We will share stories and activities that center around a single letter of the alphabet!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD who will be attending the program.

Image result for alphabet clipart

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons for Teens  
    Contact: Anna Tschetter   978-623-8432   atschetter@mhl.org
    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM School Committee Informal Forum  
    Contact: Shannon Scully    617-967-6688   shannon.scully@andoverma.us
    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday February 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mornings: Preschool music with Peter Sheridan  
   

Peter Sheridan has been a children's musician for twenty years providing music to many libraries, daycare centers and schools in the area. He plays guitar, accordion, harmonica and an assortment of other instruments along with using puppets and books in his program.  Peter has also been a featured children's performer at First Night celebrations in Portsmouth, NH for the past six years.  Please register online the name of each adult and child attending, two weeks before.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday February 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday February 19, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading with Annie  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Annie is back!!  Annie is a gorgeous therapy dog who loves to be read to by children!  Annie is planning to visit us a lot over the next few months.  She loves to sit and listen to children who are able to read on their own and may need a little bit of practice with their new skill. Annie will meet with (four) different children each time she visits for a period of 15 minutes with each child.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot so you can pick out a book to read to Annie.  Also, please note that only the child who is reading to Annie is allowed in the room during the session.  Please register online the name of the child who will be reading to Annie.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Pub Trivia at Andolini's  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join us for another night of trivia at Andolini's just down the street at 19 Essex Street. Bring a team and all of your favorite facts! $50 cash prize to the winning team, courtesy of the Friends of MHL.


Wednesday February 21, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Death Cafe  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Refreshments and socializing from 6:30-7:00pm. Program begins promptly at 7:00pm. To learn more about Death Cafes, visit deathcafe.com for more information.

Join other adults for another evening of open, lively, and insightful discussion about death. While not a support group nor a venue for bereavement, a Death Cafe seeks to provide an unscripted, non-judgmental platform for those wishing to explore the many facets of this often taboo subject. Come with an open mind, a healthy curiosity, and a willingness to share your thoughts, feelings, and questions with other like-minded individuals. Facilitated by Andover resident, Richard Davis.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday February 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday February 25, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends' Concert Series: Gerry Johnston  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Combining his love of classical and jazz, along with an eclectic interest in various styles of music, Gerry Johnston has made a particular specialty of performing selections from “The American Songbook” on classical guitar. These jazz and popular standards are widely known and loved across generational lines. His repertoire also includes a number of traditional classical guitar works. http://gerryjohnston.com/guitar/

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday February 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

Find the item in our catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fish On! Andover 2018  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Captain Brian Coombs: Striped Bass, Boston Harbor and Beyond

Capt. Brian Coombs is an insured, USCG-licensed captain. He has been fishing the local waters since he was a young boy and has vast experience in fishing from Boston Harbor to Cape Cod and the Islands. Capt. Brian is dedicated to sharing his  knowledge of fishing and all the excitement of the sport. He is constantly employing new techniques and forever tinkering with the latest gear available. If Brian is not out on the water fishing, he is thinking about fishing! Find him on the web at Get Tight Sport Fishing and on Facebook.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

Fishing videos from 6:00-7:00pm. Seminar starts at 7:00pm. Weekly door prizes!

    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.  We will
share stories, sings songs, watch a short movie, and make a craft.  Children may wear
their pajamas and bring stuffed animal or blanket.  No registration required, but please pick
up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly Great Books discussion group.  Open to new members.

Find the item in our catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday February 28, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Julie Pike     pikejjep@yahoo.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 1, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley. The group meets in Friends Alcove 1 on the Ground Level, one flight up from the rear doors of the library, or take the elevator to G.

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3.  We will share
stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for each attendee
in the Children's Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids Coloring Craze  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Are you currently in Grades 3-5 and crazy about coloring?  This is the program for you!  There will be lots of coloring pages available for you to color with colored pencils, markers, and gel pens!  Come color with us and let your creativity fly!  Registration is required! 

Image result for coloring pages for adults

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday March 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday March 4, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Afternoon  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

An afternoon for adults to learn and play board games in the Activity Room. Facilitated by Andover resident, John Totten.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday March 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of MHL Board Meeting  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Friends of MHL's Board of Directors.

Friends members are welcome to attend.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM What Will We Dewey?  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

What Will We "Dewey" is an exciting new program for children in Grades 2-3.  Each time we meet we will explore a group of numbers in the Dewey Decimal System through stories and activities.  You will be amazed at all the exciting things you will "Dewey" in this program!  Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD that will be attending.

Image result for dewey decimal system for kids

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.  We will
share stories, sings songs, watch a short movie, and make a craft.  Children may wear
their pajamas and bring stuffed animal or blanket.  No registration required, but please pick
up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly nonfiction book discussion group. Open to new members.

Book selection: Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 8, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Stephanie Aude   978-623-8436   saude@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome. 

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday March 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday March 11, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends' Concert Series: The Kelly Girls  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Kelly Girls, a lively and talented four piece, all-female band based in Massachusetts, play traditional, contemporary and original Celtic tunes, ballads, folk and pub songs. They have been entertaining audiences for many years, with their rousing renditions of songs and tunes rooted in Irish, Scottish, American and Canadian musical traditions. Their talented members, Nancy Beaudette, Christine Hatch, Aisling Keating and Melinda Kerwin, are accomplished on fiddle, banjo, bodhran, tin-whistle, flute, ukulele, harmonica, bouzouki, guitar and mandolin.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday March 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.  We will
share stories, sings songs, watch a short movie, and make a craft.  Children may wear
their pajamas and bring stuffed animal or blanket.  No registration required, but please pick
up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday March 14, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Beth Mazin     bmazin@mhl.org
    Location: Trustees Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@gmail.com
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 15, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley. The group meets in Friends Alcove 1 on the Ground Level, one flight up from the rear doors of the library, or take the elevator to G.

    Location: Friends Alcove 1

Friday March 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mornings: Preschool music with Peter Sheridan  
   

Peter Sheridan has been a children's musician for twenty years providing music to many libraries, daycare centers and schools in the area. He plays guitar, accordion, harmonica and an assortment of other instruments along with using puppets and books in his program.  Peter has also been a featured children's performer at First Night celebrations in Portsmouth, NH for the past six years.  Please register online the name of each adult and child attending, two weeks before.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday March 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday March 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

Find the item in our catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.  We will
share stories, sings songs, watch a short movie, and make a craft.  Children may wear
their pajamas and bring stuffed animal or blanket.  No registration required, but please pick
up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday March 21, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM American Painting and Sculpture in the 1940s  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Assistant Curator Stephanie Sparling Williams for a close look at several works in the Addison’s permanent collection made in the 1940s. Explore works by artists such as Josef Albers, Jacob Lawrence, Jackson Pollock, Hans Hofmann, and Irene Rice Pereira, and engage in an intimate conversation with the curator and those in attendance. Space is limited. Registration required.

Meet in the lobby of the Addison Gallery of American Art on the campus of Phillips Academy. A collaboration of the Addison Gallery and Memorial Hall Library.


Thursday March 22, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Monday March 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday March 27, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.  We will
share stories, sings songs, watch a short movie, and make a craft.  Children may wear
their pajamas and bring stuffed animal or blanket.  No registration required, but please pick
up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly Great Books discussion group.  Open to new members.

The Return of the Soldier by Dame Rebecca West. Find the item in our catalog.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday March 28, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Julie Pike     pikejjep@yahoo.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday March 29, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley. The group meets in Friends Alcove 1 on the Ground Level, one flight up from the rear doors of the library, or take the elevator to G.

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening with Author Marie Bostwick  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Marie Bostwick is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of uplifting historical and women’s fiction, including the popular Cobbled Court Quilt and Too Much,Texas series of books. An unabashed advocate of happy endings, Marie crafts strong female characters who feel like friends, bringing messages of hope and encouragement to reader’s lives.

When not traveling the country to speak at quilt shows, libraries, and conferences, Marie and her husband live in Oregon. They have three grown sons, two daughters-in-love, and four adorable and extremely advanced grandchildren.

Copies of her books will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends' Concert Series: Meghan Jacoby & Svetlana Krasnova  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Flutist, Meghan Jacoby and pianist, Svetlana Krasnova have performed with chamber ensembles and orchestras worldwide. Their program will include works for flute and piano. They both teach at Powers Music School. Jacoby also serves on the faculty of Phillips Academy and Concord Academy. meghanjacoby.com  powersmusic.org/svetlanakrasnova

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday March 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday April 1, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library closed  

Monday April 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday April 3, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.  We will
share stories, sings songs, watch a short movie, and make a craft.  Children may wear
their pajamas and bring stuffed animal or blanket.  No registration required, but please pick
up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday April 4, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly nonfiction book discussion group. Open to new members.

Book selection: Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 by Charles Murray

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday April 5, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday April 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday April 8, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Afternoon  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

An afternoon for adults to learn and play board games in the Activity Room. Facilitated by Andover resident, John Totten.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday April 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of MHL Board Meeting  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Friends of MHL's Board of Directors.

Friends members are welcome to attend.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Tuesday April 10, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.  We will
share stories, sings songs, watch a short movie, and make a craft.  Children may wear
their pajamas and bring stuffed animal or blanket.  No registration required, but please pick
up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday April 11, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Beth Mazin     bmazin@mhl.org
    Location: Trustees Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@gmail.com
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday April 12, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Stephanie Aude   978-623-8436   saude@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome. 

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley. The group meets in Friends Alcove 1 on the Ground Level, one flight up from the rear doors of the library, or take the elevator to G.

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday April 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday April 15, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends' Concert Series: Sandro Russo  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Acclaimed Italian-born concert pianist, Sandro Russo, is best known for his idiomatic interpretations of the romantic piano literature. His program will showcase multiple facets of the 19th and 20th century repertoire.  

Acclaimed for his profound sense of poetry and distinctive style, Russo has been in demand as a soloist in many venues around the world. He unanimously receives accolades for his sparkling virtuosity and his playing has often been referred to as a throwback to the grand tradition of elegant pianism and beautiful sound. Composer Lowell Liebermann wrote of him, “Sandro Russo is a musician's musician and a pianist's pianist. There is no technical challenge too great for him, but it is his musicianship that ultimately makes the greatest impression. His interpretations reveal a unique and profound artist at work.”

Born in San Giovanni Gemini, Italy, Mr. Russo displayed exceptional musical talent from an early age. In 1995, he graduated summa cum laude from the V. Bellini Conservatory, and earned the Pianoforte Performing Diploma from the Royal College of Music in London with honors. Soon after Mr. Russo moved to the United States in 2000, he won the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition, and has ever since performed in such prestigious concert halls as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Weill and Zankel halls at Carnegie Hall, Salle Cortot in Paris, Teatro Politeama in Palermo and the Konzerthaus Berlin.

His recitals include performances for The Rachmaninoff Society, the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, Concerts Grand in Santa Rosa (CA), the American Liszt Society, the Houston International Piano Festival, the Husum Festival of Piano Rarities in Germany and the Chetham's International Piano Festival in Manchester (U.K.), among others.

Mr. Russo has appeared as a soloist with the Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava, the Jacksonville Symphony in Florida and the Brussels Chamber Orchestra at the opening gala of The Music Festival of the Hamptons in 2008. He also gave three highly praised performances of the Rachmaninoff 3rd Concerto in Palermo, Italy and was the featured soloist with the New York Asian Symphony for a Japan tour.

His performances have aired on major radio stations in the US and abroad. His latest recording, Rachmaninov – Solo Piano Works, released on the Steinway & Sons label, has received great critical acclaim and has been chosen “Disc of the Month” by Italy’s The Classic Voice magazine. He is a Steinway Artist. www.sandrorussopianist.com

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday April 16, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  

Tuesday April 17, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Pub Trivia at Andolini's  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join us for another night of trivia at Andolini's just down the street at 19 Essex Street. Bring a team and all of your favorite facts! $50 cash prize to the winning team, courtesy of the Friends of MHL.


Thursday April 19, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids Coloring Craze  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Are you currently in Grades 3-5 and crazy about coloring?  This is the program for you!  There will be lots of coloring pages available for you to color with colored pencils, markers, and gel pens!  Come color with us and let your creativity fly!  Registration is required! 

Image result for coloring pages for adults

    Location: Activity Room

Friday April 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mornings: Preschool music with Peter Sheridan  
   

Peter Sheridan has been a children's musician for twenty years providing music to many libraries, daycare centers and schools in the area. He plays guitar, accordion, harmonica and an assortment of other instruments along with using puppets and books in his program.  Peter has also been a featured children's performer at First Night celebrations in Portsmouth, NH for the past six years.  Please register online the name of each adult and child attending, two weeks before.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday April 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday April 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

Find the item in our catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday April 24, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Party  
   

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.  We will
share stories, sings songs, watch a short movie, and make a craft.  Children may wear
their pajamas and bring stuffed animal or blanket.  No registration required, but please pick
up tokens in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly Great Books discussion group.  Open to new members.

Find the item in our catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday April 25, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Room in Use  
    Location: Memorial Hall
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Julie Pike     pikejjep@yahoo.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday April 26, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley. The group meets in Friends Alcove 1 on the Ground Level, one flight up from the rear doors of the library, or take the elevator to G.

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends' Spring Book Sale Preview Night  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Friends' Spring Book Sale Preview Night. $20 per person admission charge. Current Friends' members admitted free.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Friday April 27, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Friends of MHL Spring Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday April 28, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Friends of MHL Spring Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday April 29, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friends' Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

The Friends of MHL Spring Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the Library.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Monday April 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Andover Annual Town Meeting  
   

Annual Town Meeting begins at AHS Collins Center Auditorium, Shawsheen Road.


Tuesday May 1, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Andover Annual Town Meeting  
   

Annual Town Meeting begins at AHS Collins Center Auditorium, Shawsheen Road.


Wednesday May 2, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly nonfiction book discussion group. Open to new members.

Book selection: The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas J. Preston

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday May 3, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday May 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday May 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversational English  
    Contact: Carolyn Fantini   978-475-4602   
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Andover Annual Town Meeting  
   

Annual Town Meeting begins at AHS Collins Center Auditorium, Shawsheen Road.


Tuesday May 8, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Andover Annual Town Meeting  
   

Annual Town Meeting begins at AHS Collins Center Auditorium, Shawsheen Road.


Wednesday May 9, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Beth Mazin     bmazin@mhl.org
    Location: Trustees Room

Thursday May 10, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Stephanie Aude   978-623-8436   saude@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome. 

    Location: Memorial Hall
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Career Networking Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join this free group to expand your network of business contacts, to share ideas, and to learn about effective job search strategies.  Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley. The group meets in Friends Alcove 1 on the Ground Level, one flight up from the rear doors of the library, or take the elevator to G.

    Location: Friends Alcove 1
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids Coloring Craze  
    Contact: Kim Bears   978-623-8440   kbears@mhl.org
   

Are you currently in Grades 3-5 and crazy about coloring?  This is the program for you!  There will be lots of coloring pages available for you to color with colored pencils, markers, and gel pens!  Come color with us and let your creativity fly!  Registration is required! 

Image result for coloring pages for adults

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday May 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday May 14, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday May 15, 2018
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Little Listeners is a half-hour program geared to children between the ages of 3-5.  We will share some stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft to take home. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room. 

    Location: Activity Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Andover Home for Aged People  
    Contact: Louise McKallagat   508-631-1021   
    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday May 16, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   10:25 AM  -  10:55 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   978-623-8440   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

A half hour program to introduce children ages 2 and 3 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.
 

    Location: Activity Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way for Toddlers  
    Contact: Beth Kerrigan   (978) 623-8400 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for 2's and 3's with a caregiver.  We will share a few stories, songs, and a simple craft.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Acitivity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday May 17, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Friday May 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Mornings: Preschool music with Peter Sheridan  
   

Peter Sheridan has been a children's musician for twenty years providing music to many libraries, daycare centers and schools in the area. He plays guitar, accordion, harmonica and an assortment of other instruments along with using puppets and books in his program.  Peter has also been a featured children's performer at First Night celebrations in Portsmouth, NH for the past six years.  Please register online the name of each adult and child attending, two weeks before.

    Location: Memorial Hall

Saturday May 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday May 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

Find the item in our catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday May 22, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Preservation Awards  
    Contact: Karen Herman     kvwherman@verizon.net
    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly Great Books discussion group.  Open to new members.

Find the item in our catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday May 23, 2018
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Little Listeners  
    Contact: Children's Room   978-623-8401 x39   bkerrigan@mhl.org
   

For those who cannot attend a morning or evening story time join us for a special mixed ages (2-5) program. We'll share stories, songs and a craft during this 30 minute program.  No registration required, but attendance is first come first serve.  Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library  
   

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library is a program for children ages 8-11 who love the
library and working with others.  We meet once a week to plan programs for younger children
and do small projects to help the library.  For more information, contact Kate Belczyk at kbelczyk@mhl.org,
or 978-623-8440.

    Location: Activity Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Trustees Tea  
    Contact: Stefani Traina     straina@mhl.org
    Location: Memorial Hall
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Julie Pike     pikejjep@yahoo.com
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday May 24, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

    Location: Activity Room
   9:50 AM  -  10:20 AM Wiggle Words  
   

A half hour program to introduce children Birth to 2 to books and the library using rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Please pick up a token in The Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.

 

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday May 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts  
   

Join us for a story time for preschoolers and their families (including a craft).  After stories enjoy donut holes, coffee and juice.  No registration but please pick up a token for each person attending in the Children's Room.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday May 28, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  

Wednesday June 6, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly nonfiction book discussion group. Open to new members.

Book selection: Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission by Bret Baier

Find this book in the library catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday June 11, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Users Group  
    Contact: Fred Snell   978-686-3647   fredsnell@gmail.com
    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday June 12, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Pub Trivia at Andolini's  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join us for another night of trivia at Andolini's just down the street at 19 Essex Street. Bring a team and all of your favorite facts! $50 cash prize to the winning team, courtesy of the Friends of MHL.


Wednesday June 13, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@gmail.com
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday June 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Discover Your Past Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Stephanie Aude   978-623-8436   saude@mhl.org
   

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month.  Novices to advanced researchers are welcome. 

    Location: Memorial Hall
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday June 18, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

Annual book selection meeting.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly Great Books discussion group.  Open to new members.

Find the item in our catalog.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday June 27, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM A.C.O.D.  
    Contact: Julie Pike     pikejjep@yahoo.com
    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday July 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library closes at 5pm  

Wednesday July 4, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  

Wednesday July 11, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@gmail.com
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday July 12, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday July 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday August 8, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@gmail.com
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday August 9, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday August 14, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Pub Trivia at Andolini's  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join us for another night of trivia at Andolini's just down the street at 19 Essex Street. Bring a team and all of your favorite facts! $50 cash prize to the winning team, courtesy of the Friends of MHL.


Monday August 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

    Location: Activity Room

Saturday September 1, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  

Sunday September 2, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  

Monday September 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  

Tuesday September 4, 2018
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Andover Home for Aged People  
    Contact: Louise McKallagat   508-631-1021   
    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday September 12, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@gmail.com
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday September 13, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday September 17, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday October 8, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  

Tuesday October 9, 2018
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Andover Home for Aged People  
    Contact: Louise McKallagat   508-631-1021   
    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@gmail.com
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday October 11, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday October 15, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday October 16, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Pub Trivia at Andolini's  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join us for another night of trivia at Andolini's just down the street at 19 Essex Street. Bring a team and all of your favorite facts! $50 cash prize to the winning team, courtesy of the Friends of MHL.


Thursday November 8, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Sunday November 11, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Library closed  

Monday November 12, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@gmail.com
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday November 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday November 21, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closes at 5pm  

Thursday November 22, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  

Friday November 23, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library closed  

Tuesday December 11, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Pub Trivia at Andolini's  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join us for another night of trivia at Andolini's just down the street at 19 Essex Street. Bring a team and all of your favorite facts! $50 cash prize to the winning team, courtesy of the Friends of MHL.


Wednesday December 12, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critique Group Meeting  
    Contact: Marianne Knowles   978-475-7442   mpknowles85@gmail.com
   

A group for adults who write or illustrate children’s books. The group meets monthly to provide constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Membership is open and meetings are free. Interested writers and illustrators are asked to please review group guidelines on the web site and RSVP to the facilitator before attending.

    Location: Activity Room

Thursday December 13, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join Memorial Hall Library writers' group for writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other's works in progress.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday December 17, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group  
    Contact: Reference   978-623-8430   rdesk@mhl.org
   

Join our monthly morning book discussion group. Open to new members.

    Location: Activity Room

Monday December 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Library closes at noon  

Tuesday December 25, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed  

Monday December 31, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library closes at 5pm  

Number of Events Matching Selected Criteria = 448
Today is  Wednesday December 13, 2017

[https://www.mhl.org/]