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Adult | Children's Room | Tweens (grades 4-5) | Teens (grades 6-12) | Community
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Make@MHL Tech Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Want to try out MHL’s new makerspace? Come and learn to use our 3D printer, vinyl cutters, poster printer, and more. We’ll also have our HTC Vive station set up so if you’ve ever wanted to try virtual reality, this is your chance! Space is limited.

Please meet at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor. Because of the nature of this program, we cannot guarantee late arrivals will be able to participate.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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End of the Season Roundtable with Betsy Williams
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come and share your successes and failures this past growing season. What do you do about hungry critters? How do you preserve the bounty? Pickling? Freezing? Canning? Do you save seeds? Expert gardener, Betsy Williams will facilitate the discussion.

Sponsored by the Andover Seed Library at Memorial Hall Library.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 15 spaces available.
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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Town Manager CIP Meeting
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Walsh    dwalsh@andoverma.gov
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Tech @ MHL: Tech Drop-in
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Reference Room
 
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Coachman's Ridge Annual Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jean Hutchinson  978-683-4101  
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Nonfiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Book selection: Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education by Charles J. Sykes

Find this book in the library catalog.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Thursday October 4, 2018
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American History with Don Robb: The Civil War Era, 1850-1880
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

In 1861, both the Union and the Confederacy claimed to be fighting for freedom. Both used the same marching song, 'The Battle Cry of Freedom.'

Join Andover historian, Don Robb, for a fascinating series and discover: why compromise failed, the real causes of the war, why we remember battles such as Antietam, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Spotsylvania, how the war changed America, and what Reconstruction meant to African Americans and the South.

Registration is required. Sign up at Memorial Hall Library or at the Senior Center.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
There are many spaces available.
 
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Girl Scout Information Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:  Heather Gaspar    heathergaspar2@gmail.com
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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An Evening with Ted Reinstein
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Journalist and author, Ted Reinstein, returns to share his newest book, New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic, co-authored with his wife, Anne-Marie Dorning. The general store is as old as America itself. It conjures a country-like place where kids come in to buy penny candy, and adults to buy everything from fresh vegetables to four-penny nails. It was a place to pick up mail, the newspaper, and perhaps tarry a bit on a chilly morning to chat over a cup of coffee and a warm wood stove. Long before “Cheers,” the general store was the vital and inviting heart of a community, where everyone not only knew your name, but how you took that coffee, how many kids you had, and hey, how’s your dad doing, anyway?

But far from becoming mere relics with a roof, many iconic general stores are still very much open, very much in business, and very much still the heart of their communities. What’s more, like the diner, general stores have seen a resurgence all across New England. They are being renovated, reopened and reimagined for our time. Today, many general stores are prized more than ever as that vanishing but all-important “third place” in a community. In profiling the colorful stories of some of New England’s most iconic general stores, the remarkable, ongoing story of this region itself comes to life.

About the Authors

Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV/Boston’s award-winning—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced—nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he is a regular contributor for the station’s political roundtable show and sits on WCVB’s Editorial Board. He is the also the author of Globe Pequot’s New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories, and Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds.
Anne-Marie Dorning is an Emmy Award–winning journalist and writer. She has covered presidential elections, breaking news stories around the nation, and the Olympic Games overseas. This is her first collaboration on a full-length book. In her “spare” time, Anne-Marie works in communications at a New England college. She is also the mother of two amazing girls and lives west of Boston.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
There are many spaces available.
 
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Movie on the Roof Deck: Beetlejuice
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bring the family and enjoy a spooky Halloween film series on the roof deck!

Beetlejuice (1988) is rated PG. Running time 92 minutes; directed by Tim Burton; stars Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder.

Inclement weather cancels the event.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
Monday October 8, 2018
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Library closed
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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Make@MHL Tech Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Want to try out MHL’s new makerspace? Come and learn to use our 3D printer, vinyl cutters, poster printer, and more. We’ll also have our HTC Vive station set up so if you’ve ever wanted to try virtual reality, this is your chance! Space is limited.

Please meet at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor. Because of the nature of this program, we cannot guarantee late arrivals will be able to participate.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Learn Ukulele with Julie Stepanek
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. In this workshop for adults, you'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play some fun and easy songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. She'll bring 24 right handed and 2 left handed ukes. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Cultural Council
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Patrick Lawlor  978-623-8217  
LOCATION: Trustees Room
 
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Critique Group Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Marianne Knowles  978-475-7442  mpknowles85@gmail.com
LOCATION: Activity Room
Thursday October 11, 2018
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Career Networking Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Friends Alcove 1
 
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Discover Your Past Genealogy Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Discover Your Past Genealogy Club Field Trip to The Andover Center for History and Culture, 97 Main Street, Andover. The topic is World War I Research for Genealogy and viewing the Center's exhibit Under the Stars and Stripes: Andover During World War I. Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Stephanie Aude  978-623-8436  saude@mhl.org
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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American History with Don Robb: The Civil War Era, 1850-1880
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

In 1861, both the Union and the Confederacy claimed to be fighting for freedom. Both used the same marching song, 'The Battle Cry of Freedom.'

Join Andover historian, Don Robb, for a fascinating series and discover: why compromise failed, the real causes of the war, why we remember battles such as Antietam, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Spotsylvania, how the war changed America, and what Reconstruction meant to African Americans and the South.

This session meets in Alcove 2. Take the elevator to G.

Registration is required. Sign up at Memorial Hall Library or at the Senior Center.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
There are many spaces available.
 
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Make@MHL Open Hours
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Want to try out MHL’s new makerspace? Come and learn to use our 3D printer, vinyl cutters, poster printer, and more. We’ll also have our HTC Vive station set up so if you’ve ever wanted to try virtual reality, this is your chance! Space is limited.

Please meet at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor. Staff will escort you to the space.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
 
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Movie on the Roof Deck: Gremlins Cancelled
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tonight's movie is cancelled due to weather.

Bring the family and enjoy a spooky Halloween film series on the roof deck!

Gremlins (1984) is rated PG. Running time106 minutes; directed by Joe Dante; stars Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton and Judge Reinhold.

Inclement weather cancels the event.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
 
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Writers' Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Sunday October 14, 2018
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Kabeyun Camp Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Mary Merrill  781-771-1926  
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Jeff Buckridge's Uke Joint
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Jeff Buckridge's Uke Joint is a jazz trio including bass and drums where the ukulele takes on the role traditionally held by the guitar. Jeff is a professional jazz and blues guitar player and educator who, after visiting Hawaii some 15 years ago was "bitten by the ukulele bug." Since that time he has been performing and recording his own style of ukulele that includes jazz, reggae, flamenco and pop influences. He has also been teaching music in the Andover Public School system for nearly 20 years.

About the Band

This concert features a special guest appearance by acclaimed jazz singer Lydia Harrell (who also plays ukulele!). She has performed with the Boston Pops, won the 2015 Duke Ellington Jazz Vocal competition, and has numerous other recording and performance credits. On bass is Mik Mersha, who performs with the award-winning Cubano rock combo, Los Sugar Kings. Drummer Erick Cifuentes grew up in Guatemala and performs around New England in Latin, Jazz, Funk, and R&B bands. He is also a regular visiting artist at the Berklee College of Music.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
There are many spaces available.
Monday October 15, 2018
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Conversational English
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Carolyn Fantini  978-475-4602  
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Morning Book Group
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month's selection is The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain.

Find the item in our catalog.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Computer Users Group
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The Computer Users Group will meet in the new MHL Makerspace, where Theo Kontos will demonstrate some of the new technology at MHL.

Meet at the Reference Desk on Level 1. Staff will escort you to Make@MHL.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
 
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Your Hearing: Why You're Losing It & Why What You Don't Know May Hurt You
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Untreated hearing loss is a huge risk factor (500%) in the development of dementia. This program goes beyond hearing aids to cover cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, movie theater access, Bluetooth streaming, amplified and captioned phones, making your home more accessible and ways to keep your life vibrant.

Presented by Jonathan O'Dell, Assistive Technology Manager and Training Specialist for the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Make@MHL Tech Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Want to try out MHL’s new makerspace? Come and learn to use our 3D printer, vinyl cutters, poster printer, and more. We’ll also have our HTC Vive station set up so if you’ve ever wanted to try virtual reality, this is your chance! Space is limited.

Please meet at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor. Because of the nature of this program, we cannot guarantee late arrivals will be able to participate.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Historic Mill Distric Task Force Meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kathryn Forina  978-623-8650  
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Pub Trivia at Andolini's
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
 
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Andover Gardens Annual Meeting
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Lee Giurgiu  978-885-0974  
LOCATION: Activity Room
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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Tech @ MHL: ebook Drop-in
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Learn how to download free ebooks and digital audiobooks through OverDrive. 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. Ask at Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Friends' Membership Committee
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
CONTACT:  Stefani Traina    
LOCATION: Trustees Room
 
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Andover Home for Aged People
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Louise McKallagat  508-631-1021  
LOCATION: Activity Room
Thursday October 18, 2018
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American History with Don Robb: The Civil War Era, 1850-1880
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

In 1861, both the Union and the Confederacy claimed to be fighting for freedom. Both used the same marching song, 'The Battle Cry of Freedom.'

Join Andover historian, Don Robb, for a fascinating series and discover: why compromise failed, the real causes of the war, why we remember battles such as Antietam, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Spotsylvania, how the war changed America, and what Reconstruction meant to African Americans and the South.

Registration is required. Sign up at Memorial Hall Library or at the Senior Center.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
There are many spaces available.
 
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Cancelled: All in the Family: One Hour Genealogy Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Because the library has no heat, the building gets chilly in the evening. This class is cancelled and will be rescheduled when our heat is restored.

Introduction to Ancestry.com Library Edition. Reference and Local History Librarian, Stephanie Aude will lead a one hour session. All levels are invited. Space is limited. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Cancelled: Movie on the Roof Deck: Ghostbusters
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Due to the predicted chilly weather, the screening is cancelled.

Bring the family and enjoy a spooky Halloween film series on the roof deck!

Ghostbusters (1984) is rated PG. Running time105 minutes; directed by Ivan Reitman; stars Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Sigourney Weaver and Harold Ramis.

Inclement weather cancels the event.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
 
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Cancelled: The White House Documentary
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The film screening has been cancelled due to issues with the presenter.

Directed by Fabia Mendoza, The White House focuses on a personal artistic endeavor led by Fabia's husband, Ryan Mendoza. An offbeat homage to Detroit, the award-winning film features Detroit musicians, urban activists, television personalities, artists, employers and many others who want to save their city from the ravages of urban decay and neglect. The film chronicles the moving of a family house where civil rights activist Rosa Parks once stayed. The house belonged to Rosa Parks’ brother and first caught the attention of  Mendoza in 2016 in Detroit. After he deconstructed the house and rebuilt it in Berlin to save it from demolition, Brown University offered to bring the house to Providence to feature the life and times of Rosa Parks at the WaterFire Arts Center. The University subsequently canceled its support by citing the house as an object of an outside dispute.  Read about the film here.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Monday October 22, 2018
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Conversational English
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Carolyn Fantini  978-475-4602  
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Make@MHL Open Hours
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Want to try out MHL’s new makerspace? Come and learn to use our 3D printer, vinyl cutters, poster printer, and more. We’ll also have our HTC Vive station set up so if you’ve ever wanted to try virtual reality, this is your chance! Space is limited.

Please meet at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor. Staff will escort you to the space.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
 
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Cancelled: Every Drop Counts: Rain Gardens with Trevor Smith
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The program is cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date, due to the library having no heat.

Water is both the stuff of mystery and an essential part of everyday life. In the face of climate change, water is becoming too scarce and too plentiful. Water bans, flooding and erosion are increasingly common as this life-giving resource seems to turn against us. Get reacquainted with water and learn simple methods to capture, reuse and slow storm water and runoff. In this two-hour workshop, Trevor Smith of Land Escapes Design will discuss rain harvesting and rain gardens as ways to make the most of every drop.

 The Andover Seed Library Lecture Series is sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Make@MHL Tech Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Want to try out MHL’s new makerspace? Come and learn to use our 3D printer, vinyl cutters, poster printer, and more. We’ll also have our HTC Vive station set up so if you’ve ever wanted to try virtual reality, this is your chance! Space is limited.

Please meet at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor. Because of the nature of this program, we cannot guarantee late arrivals will be able to participate.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Renovation of the Senior Center at Punchard Public Informational Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn about the exciting proposed renovation of the Senior Center at Punchard in Andover. Bring your questions.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Great Books Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

This month's selection: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

Find the item in our catalog.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  andovergreatbooks@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Activity Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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A.C.O.D.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The meeting has been moved to the Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street.

CONTACT:  Julie Pike    pikejjep@yahoo.com
 
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Addison Gallery Tour
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Gallery Tour of Contemplating the View: American Landscape Photographs

Curator Allison Kemmerer will lead visitors through the galleries to discuss the themes and works presented in this exhibition, which features images of the American landscape, both natural and manmade, by photographers such as Carleton Watkins, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Robert Adams, Lois Conner, Marcia Resnick, and Katherine Wolkoff.

Meet in the lobby of the Addison Gallery of American Art on the campus of Phillips Academy. Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
Thursday October 25, 2018
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Career Networking Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Friends Alcove 1
 
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Make@MHL: Rock Art
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Create rock art with staff members Vicki Murphy and Gerry Deyermond. Space is limited. Registration required.

Meet at the Reference Desk and staff will escort you to the Makerspace. Late arrivals may not be able to participate.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
 
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Addison Gallery Tour
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gallery Tour of Contemplating the View: American Landscape Photographs

Curator Allison Kemmerer will lead visitors through the galleries to discuss the themes and works presented in this exhibition, which features images of the American landscape, both natural and manmade, by photographers such as Carleton Watkins, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Robert Adams, Lois Conner, Marcia Resnick, and Katherine Wolkoff.

Meet in the lobby of the Addison Gallery of American Art on the campus of Phillips Academy. Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
There is 1 space available.
 
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American History with Don Robb: The Civil War Era, 1850-1880
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

In 1861, both the Union and the Confederacy claimed to be fighting for freedom. Both used the same marching song, 'The Battle Cry of Freedom.'

Join Andover historian, Don Robb, for a fascinating series and discover: why compromise failed, the real causes of the war, why we remember battles such as Antietam, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Spotsylvania, how the war changed America, and what Reconstruction meant to African Americans and the South.

Registration is required. Sign up at Memorial Hall Library or at the Senior Center.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
There are many spaces available.
 
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Cancelled: Write Poetry with Andover's Poet Laureate
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

This event is cancelled because the library has no heat and the building gets quite chilly in the evening. It will be rescheduled once our heat is restored.

Try your hand at writing a poem or two. Linda Flaherty Haltmaier will guide you through exercises to get the creative juices flowing.

Celebrate the release of Linda's newest poetry collection, To the Left of the Sun on Thursday, November 1 at 7:00pm in Memorial Hall.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Cancelled: Movie on the Roof Deck: Poltergeist
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This event is cancelled.

Bring the family and enjoy a spooky Halloween film series on the roof deck!

Poltergeist (1982) is rated PG. Running time 114 minutes; directed by Tobe Hooper; screenplay by Steven Spielberg and Michael Grais; stars JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, and Craig T. Nelson.

Inclement weather cancels the event.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
Sunday October 28, 2018
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Squeezebox Stompers: Let the Bon Temps Rouler!
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The Squeezebox Stompers will perform their spicy blend of Ragin' Cajun, Sizzlin' New Orleans Music, and Stomper Originals. Get ready for an afternoon delight of rousing music.  Be ready to tap your feet, dance in your seat, and feel the sultry heat of the Squeezebox Stompers.  Let the Good Times Roll!

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
There are 58 spaces available.
Monday October 29, 2018
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Conversational English
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Carolyn Fantini  978-475-4602  
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Room in Use
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Cancelled: Foster Parenting Information Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This session is cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Foster Parenting is a service that allows people to assist needy children during times of crisis. Children come into care almost every single day in the Lawrence, Methuen, Andover and North Andover area. Hear from a foster parent and social worker about how you can make a significant, positive influence in their lives.

The Massachusetts Department of Children & Families serves children of all ages — from infants to adolescents — from every community — who need a home. You can be single, married, partnered, divorced, or widowed. You can rent or own a home. Time spent with you in a stable and secure environment gives a child a chance to heal. The rewards of providing daily care, guidance and acceptance to a child are immeasurable. Every Parent Makes a Difference.

Sponsored by Massachusetts DCF and Memorial Hall Library.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 25 spaces available.
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Make@MHL Tech Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Want to try out MHL’s new makerspace? Come and learn to use our 3D printer, vinyl cutters, poster printer, and more. We’ll also have our HTC Vive station set up so if you’ve ever wanted to try virtual reality, this is your chance! Space is limited.

Please meet at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor. Because of the nature of this program, we cannot guarantee late arrivals will be able to participate.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
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Living While Dying: A Documentary
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Note: The film screening has been moved to The Senior Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover, MA.

In a world that sees death as something to vanquish, the 45-minute documentary, Living While Dying, by filmmaker, Cathy Zheutlin, presents an alternative: people living with terminal illness who greet the inevitable with courage, humor, creativity and acceptance. Though the subject is difficult, the film is surprisingly uplifting.

Death is a big mystery, yet the outcome is 100% certain. Dispelling traditional fears and expectations about death, Living While Dying invites us to reimagine and set the stage for our own inevitable endings. It offers profound opportunities to uncover value, grace, and meaning for all stages of life.

Zheutlin travels from Portland to Australia to Bali as she explores and unravels her own fears with an open, upbeat style. Along the way, she meets an Aboriginal elder and a “death walker” in Australia, and she witnesses a mass cremation in Bali. Because it's personal, she invites her 90-year old mom to an outside the box moment - sitting inside a box, a coffin, to talk with her about her end-of-life wishes.

Says Zheutlin, “It's not really about dying at all. It’s about asking: ‘How am I living today, because I actually could die tomorrow...Is the life I am living today the life I truly want?’

A discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
There are 8 spaces available.

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