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Adult | Children's Room | Tweens (grades 4-5) | Teens (grades 6-12) | Community
Saturday June 23, 2018
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Planning Meeting/MPA
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
CONTACT:  Tanya Ballinger  617-470-2327  
LOCATION: Activity Room
Sunday June 24, 2018
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Bigger Yoga
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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
There is 1 space available.
 
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Little Yoga
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

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

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Pajama Party
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, a short movie, and a craft.  No registration required,
but please pick up a token in the Children's Room before proceeding to the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Great Books Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Find the item in our catalog.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Friends' Membership Committee
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Stefani Traina    straina@mhl.org
 
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Little Listeners
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Book Group Organizational Meeting
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jim Sutton    jesutton10@gmail.com
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Summer Reading Kickoff Library Rocks
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Kick off the library summer reading program Libraries Rock by decorating a rock of your own
to keep or give to a friend. Ages 5 and up.  Drop in any time between 4:00 and 4:45 p.m.,
no registration required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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A.C.O.D.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Pike    pikejjep@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Girl Scout Training
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Heather Gaspar    heathergaspar2@gmail.com
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Thursday June 28, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, and a simple craft.  No registration required, but please pick
up one token per person in the Children's Room before going to the Activity Room.

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

Little Listeners is a story time for children ages 3-5 with their favorite adult.  We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up one token per person in the Children's Room
before going into the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Friday June 29, 2018
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Around the World
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

We will explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games. Whether you are a native speaker who would like to meet other parents in the community who raise their children bilingually, or you would like to expose your child to different languages and cultures at an early age, join us for this fun event.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Free Form Fridays
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Free Form Fridays: Join us in the Activity Room to play Super Smash Brothers and do a drop-in activity in the Teen Room. Different activities every week!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Saturday June 30, 2018
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Dads and Donuts
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Dads and Donuts is a Saturday morning story time for preschoolers and their
Dads (or other favorite adult).  We will share stories, songs, a craft, and a
snack.  No registration required, but please pick up a token in the Children's
Room before coming into the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Let's Rock 'n' roll --and READ! with Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Kick off summer reading at MHL! Get into the rhythm of reading at the library with original songs & stories for the whole family! Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley will perform folk-rockin’ tunes on guitar, harmonica, congas, spoons and more. Marty Kelley will read his children's books, including The Rules and Summer Stinks. The award-winning musician and best-selling author/illustrator will keep everyone singing, reading & laughing along.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
There are many spaces available.
 
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Legomania
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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 an opportunity to talk about
their creation before putting it on display in the Children's Room.  Please register at www.mhl.org
starting June 16th at 9:00 a.m., space is limited.

LOCATION: Memorial Hall
There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Library closes at 5pm
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

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

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Volunteen Advisory Board (VAB)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Looking for volunteer hours? Want to make a difference at the library? Join VAB! Our Volunteen Advisory Board helps the teen librarians choose programs and materials, and helps with special projects around the Teen Room.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Library closed
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday July 5, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, and a simple craft.  No registration required, but please pick
up one token per person in the Children's Room before going to the Activity Room.

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

Little Listeners is a story time for children ages 3-5 with their favorite adult.  We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up one token per person in the Children's Room
before going into the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Dungeons and Dragons for Teens
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Create a character and learn about tabletop RPGs at 2:30pm or come for the campaign’s start at 3:00pm. All in grades 6 through 12 are welcome; no RPG experience necessary!

Open for teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna or Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Trustees Room
Friday July 6, 2018
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Free Form Fridays
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Free Form Fridays: Join us in the Activity Room to play Super Smash Brothers and do a drop-in activity in the Teen Room. Different activities every week!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Monday July 9, 2018
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Escape from Memorial Hall!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ever tried an Escape Room? Test out your puzzle-solving skills to escape from Memorial Hall!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  (978) 623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Summer Readers
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Read and discuss a book with a summer theme!  Come hear other book suggestions to keep you reading all summer long.  If you have completed  Grades 3-5 sign up today!  Request the book and read it before attending.  This month we will read and discuss The Penderwicks: a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits and a very interesting boy,  by Jeanne Birdsall.  While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Board Game Evening
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

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

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Reading with Annie
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Reading with Annie
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Reading with Annie
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Reading with Annie
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a movie night in the Teen Room! 

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Renata/Anna  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Pajama Party
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, a short movie, and a craft.  No registration required,
but please pick up a token in the Children's Room before proceeding to the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Foster Care Information Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Foster Parenting is a service that allows people to assist needy children during times of crisis.  Learn how it affects children in the throes of difficult times and how you can make a significant positive influence in their lives. The Massachusetts Department of Children & Families serves children of all ages — from infants to adolescents — from every community — who need a home. You can be single, married, partnered, divorced, or widowed. You can rent or own a home. Time spent with you in a stable and secure environment gives a child a chance to heal. The rewards of providing daily care, guidance and acceptance to a child are immeasurable. Every Parent Makes a Difference.

Sponsored by Massachusetts DCF and Memorial Hall Library.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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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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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Little Listeners
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Lip Sync Battle for Teens
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you have a great lip sync routine? Show off to all your friends!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Passport Club Rocks
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

The Passport Club Rocks is a program for children ages 7-10 which combines stories and
music.  Each session we will look at a musical instrument, such as the drum, in different
cultures, then make something to take home.  Please register at www.mhl.org starting June 27th
at 9:00 a.m., space is limited.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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
 
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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: The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Find this book in the library catalog.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Friends Alcove 2
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Discover Your Past Genealogy Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Stephanie Aude  978-623-8436  saude@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, and a simple craft.  No registration required, but please pick
up one token per person in the Children's Room before going to the Activity Room.

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

Little Listeners is a story time for children ages 3-5 with their favorite adult.  We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up one token per person in the Children's Room
before going into the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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In-Be-Tweens: Beaded Suncatchers
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

In-Be-Tweens!  If you've currently left Grades 4 or 5, join us as we create a beaded suncatcher that you can hang in your room!        
Please register online as space and supplies are limited.

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CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Chocolate Taste Test
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Test your chocolate skills! Can you tell the difference between brand name and store brand chocolates?

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Thinking Thursday
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Thinking Thursday combines stories and science for children ages 5-8.  We will share a story, do some simple
experiments, and make something to take home.  Please register at www.mhl.org starting June 28th at 9:00 a.m.,
space is limited.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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
Friday July 13, 2018
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Free Form Fridays
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Free Form Fridays: Join us in the Activity Room to play Super Smash Brothers and do a drop-in activity in the Teen Room. Different activities every week!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Saturday July 14, 2018
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Chinese Language Storytime
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children Birth to 6 and their caregivers are invited to join us for Chinese stories, songs, and simple crafts.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.  For more information, please call The Children’s Room at 978-623-8440 or email

 andover-ma@chinesestorytime.org.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Sunday July 15, 2018
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Bigger Yoga
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Little Yoga
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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
Registration will begin on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Monday July 16, 2018
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Move & Groove Family Dance Party
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

For ages 3 - 7, along with their family and caregivers. Join us for a dance party! Move to the music, groove to the rhythm and have fun with your family! Children must be attended by an adult. Registration begins on July 2nd at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Amy Martin  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Find the item in our catalog.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Suncatcher Mosaics
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Make your own suncatcher mosiac!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

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

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Kids Coloring Craze
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you just left Grades 3-5?  Are you 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!  Register online the child's name! 

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CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Volunteen Advisory Board (VAB)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Looking for volunteer hours? Want to make a difference at the library? Join VAB! Our Volunteen Advisory Board helps the teen librarians choose programs and materials, and helps with special projects around the Teen Room.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

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

Join us for a movie night in the Teen Room! 

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Renata/Anna  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Pajama Party
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, a short movie, and a craft.  No registration required,
but please pick up a token in the Children's Room before proceeding to the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Little Listeners
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Family Magic Show with Scott Jameson
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

See the show audiences are calling "Superb!", "A blast!" and "Heartwarming fun for the whole family." Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched at the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities. Don't miss it! For ages 5 and up. 

CONTACT:  Amy Martin  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Faux Enamel Pins for Teens
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Love the enamel pin crazy that's happening but want to custom make yours? Make our "Faux Enamel Pins" with Shrinky Dinks!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Night Readers
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 a new book preview at the meeting too!     

This month's Night Readers selection will be the 2018 Newbery Award winner HELLO, UNIVERSE by Erin Entrada Kelly.  "In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his loud and boisterous family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister Gen is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just act normal so that he can concentrate on basketball. They aren’t friends -- at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well." 

Click on the cover below to reserve the book!

Hello, Universe

CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make @MHL: Rock Art
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Create simple, personal works of art using rocks, sticks, glue and sharpies. Staff members Gerry Deyermond and Vicki Murphy will provide instruction and help. All supplies are included. Space is limited and registration is required.

The program is in our new Makerspace, which is technically in a staff only area. Take the elevator to G and gather nearby. Staff will escort you to the program.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, and a simple craft.  No registration required, but please pick
up one token per person in the Children's Room before going to the Activity Room.

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

Little Listeners is a story time for children ages 3-5 with their favorite adult.  We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up one token per person in the Children's Room
before going into the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Friday July 20, 2018
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Musical Mornings: Preschool music with Peter Sheridan
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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
 
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Free Form Fridays
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Free Form Fridays: Join us in the Activity Room to play Super Smash Brothers and do a drop-in activity in the Teen Room. Different activities every week!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Saturday July 21, 2018
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Wiggle Words
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Monday July 23, 2018
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Northern Essex Registry of Deeds Community Outreach Office Hours
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Register Iannuccillo and Registry staff from the Northern Essex Registry of Deeds will be on hand in the Activity Room, Lower Level, to provide information and services. No appointment necessary. They can:

  • Answer questions about the Massachusetts Homestead Act;
  • Verify if a Declaration of Homestead has been recorded on your property, and if not, why you should record one;
  • Request a copy of your current deed, Declaration of Homestead or other recorded documents;
  • Provide information about consumer alerts;
  • Provide free notary services.

Copies of the Massachusetts Registry of Deeds Directory, information booklets about each city and town in the district, and monthly statistics will be available, as well. Visit www.lawrencedeeds.com for more information.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Songwriting Bootcamp with the Real School of Music
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Work with instructors from Andover's Real School of Music to learn the basics of songwriting! Some instruments and equipment provided; feel free to bring your own.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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R.E.A.M./Preparing Active Public School Educators for Retirement
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Steve Rittenberg  617-872-9879  
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

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

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Reading with Annie
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Reading with Annie
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Reading with Annie
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Slime Making on the Roof Deck
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Still crazy about slime? Come make some on the Roof Deck!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12. 

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Reading with Annie
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Vehicle Night
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the parking lot behind the library for our annual Vehicle Night event.  Bring your cameras and your kids!  Visit vehicles from the Town's public works, police and fire departments.  Enter to win a door prize in The Children's Room.  Please note:  the parking lot will close for parking at 5pm that night.  All cars will need to move by then to make room for the Vehicles.  

 
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Teen Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a movie night in the Teen Room! 

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Renata/Anna  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Pajama Party
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, a short movie, and a craft.  No registration required,
but please pick up a token in the Children's Room before proceeding to the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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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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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Little Listeners
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Passport Club Rocks
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

The Passport Club Rocks is a program for children ages 7-10 which combines
stories and music.  We will look at different kinds of instruments, such as the drum,
in different cultures, then make something to take home.  Please register at www.mhl.org
starting July 11th at 9:00 a.m., space is limited.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Cultivating a Great Relationship with Your Teen
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come explore some simple ways you can improve your communication and connection with the teens in your life. Learn how to meet them where they are, with compassion, humor, and empathy, and create a loving and trusting relationship to last a lifetime. This session will be informal and interactive, with an opportunity to brainstorm and offer ideas that will leave participants more hopeful and inspired.

Jennifer Dryden, CPC, of Jump-Start Life, Health & Wellness Coaching, is a certified life coach and homeschooling mom with 8 years’ experience working with families and teens.

Space is limited. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 14 spaces available.
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, and a simple craft.  No registration required, but please pick
up one token per person in the Children's Room before going to the Activity Room.

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

Little Listeners is a story time for children ages 3-5 with their favorite adult.  We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up one token per person in the Children's Room
before going into the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Book Bingo
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us as we play 4-5 rounds of bingo and the prizes you could win are books!  This program is for children ages 8-11. 
Register online the NAME OF THE CHILD attending the program.

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CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Friday July 27, 2018
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Around the World
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

We will explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games. Whether you are a native speaker who would like to meet other parents in the community who raise their children bilingually, or you would like to expose your child to different languages and cultures at an early age, join us for this fun event.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Free Form Fridays
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Free Form Fridays: Join us in the Activity Room to play Super Smash Brothers and do a drop-in activity in the Teen Room. Different activities every week!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Teen DIY Nail Art
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Want to try out some nail art stencils or techniques? Drop by the teen room (or roof deck, weather permitting) for some DIY manicures.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12. 

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
Saturday July 28, 2018
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Dads and Donuts
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Dads and Donuts is a Saturday morning story time for preschoolers and their favorite
adult.  We will share stories, songs, a simple craft, and a snack.  No registration required,
but please pick up one token per person in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity
Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Legomania
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Legomania is a program for children ages 5 and up who love to build with Lego's.
We will share a story first, which will introduce the Lego "challenge" of the day,
then build freely for about 30 minutes.  Each child will have an opportunity to talk
about their creation before putting it on display in the Children's Room.  Please register
at www.mhl.org starting July 14th at 9:00 a.m., space is limited.

LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Monday July 30, 2018
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Peace Out! Mindful Story Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Join us for stories, mindfulness, gentle movement and fun, calming activities. Kids can come dressed in comfortable clothes that they can move around in. For ages 4 - 7.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Kid's Ukulele Workshop
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn ukulele basics with Julie. She will also teach students how to play a few popular songs! Ukuleles provided.   Children entering grades 1-5 should register online as space is limited.

CONTACT:  Renata/Anna  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Teen Ukulele Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn ukulele basics with Julie. She will also teach students how to play a few popular songs! Ukuleles provided. 

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Renata/Anna  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

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

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Jungle Jim---Libraries Rock!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

“Libraries Rock” is the 2018 summer reading theme developed by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). To fit with this totally awesome theme, Jungle Jim's new show is titled “80s Rock the Library.” Jungle Jim’s tubular balloon magic show combined with comedy, improv and rad elements from 1980s classics makes this one righteous show you won’t want to miss!

CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Hogwarts Orientation
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Still waiting on your Hogwarts letter? It's arrived here at MHL! Learn all you need about Hogwarts and prepare for your wizarding journey!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a movie night in the Teen Room! 

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Renata/Anna  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Pajama Party
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, a short movie, and a craft.  No registration required,
but please pick up a token in the Children's Room before proceeding to the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Let's Talk about Music
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join reference librarian, Jesse Light, for a meander through the extensive music collection here at the library. This wide-ranging and interactive session will cover many facets of the music here, including how he decides what to buy, what genres are his personal favorites, and how you can request an addition to the collection.

Meets in Alcove 1 on Level G.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Friends Alcove 1
There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday August 1, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Little Listeners
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Magic the Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bring your Magic and/or Yu-Gi-Oh! decks and challenge your friends. Everyone will get either a Magic or Yu-Gi-Oh! booster pack!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Nonfiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

So Far From GodJoin our monthly nonfiction book discussion group. Open to new members.

Book selection: So Far from God: The U.S. War with Mexico 1846-1848 by John S.D. Eisenhower

Find this item in the library catalog.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Thursday August 2, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Tour of the Andover High School Sustainable Garden
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

We'll take a tour of the Andover High School Sustainable Garden and see all the great work being done by students and community members at the garden. Meet at the entrance to Andover High School. Heavy rain cancels. Space is limited.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, and a simple craft.  No registration required, but please pick
up one token per person in the Children's Room before going to the Activity Room.

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

Little Listeners is a story time for children ages 3-5 with their favorite adult.  We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up one token per person in the Children's Room
before going into the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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In-Be-Tweens: Sea Turtle Shell Craft
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

In-Be-Tweens!  If you've just left Grades 4 or 5, join us as we create a Sea Turtle Shell Craft for you to display!    Please register online as space and supplies are limited.

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CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Dungeons and Dragons for Teens
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Create a character and learn about tabletop RPGs at 2:30pm or come for the campaign’s start at 3:00pm. All in grades 6 through 12 are welcome; no RPG experience necessary.

Open for teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna or Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Trustees Room
Friday August 3, 2018
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Free Form Fridays
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Saturday August 4, 2018
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Andover Baptist Church Team Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Carlo Cadet   978-853-5653  
LOCATION: Activity Room
Monday August 6, 2018
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Move & Groove Family Dance Party
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

For ages 3 - 7, along with their family and caregivers. Join us for a dance party! Move to the music, groove to the rhythm and have fun with your family! Children must be attended by an adult. Registration begins on July 2nd at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen: Learn to Draw Comics with Andy and Veronica Fish
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you interested in learning to draw your own comics? Professional artists Andy and Veronica Fish, who have worked on comics like Archie Comics and books like How to Draw Superheroes.

Open to teens in grades 6-12. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Board Game Evening
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

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

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Reading with Annie
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Reading with Annie
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Reading with Annie
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Reading with Annie
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Volunteen Advisory Board (VAB)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Looking for volunteer hours? Want to make a difference at the library? Join VAB! Our Volunteen Advisory Board helps the teen librarians choose programs and materials, and helps with special projects around the Teen Room.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

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

Join us for a movie night in the Teen Room! 

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Renata/Anna  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Pajama Party
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, a short movie, and a craft.  No registration required,
but please pick up a token in the Children's Room before proceeding to the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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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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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Little Listeners
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Family Music with Rob Duquette
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Rob Duquette sings and plays several musical instruments in this program for children ages 3 and up and their families.  Please register online the family name and number of adults and children who will attend, beginning July 25th at 9:00 a.m. as space is limited.

 

LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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An Evening with Author Elizabeth Berg
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Memorial Hall Library is excited to be hosting New York Times bestselling author, Elizabeth Berg! She'll share her newest book, The Story of Arthur Truluv, and talk about her writing journey. Copies of her books will be available, courtesy of the Andover Bookstore.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
There are 117 spaces available.
 
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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 August 9, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Discover Your Past Genealogy Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Stephanie Aude  978-623-8436  saude@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Tour of the Giving Garden
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We'll tour the Giving Garden, an organic garden located at the Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center, 660 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Fran Fink, one of the founders of the project, will lead the tour. They are always looking for volunteers to help with the project.

The Giving Garden was created by a group from South Church in Andover with the goal of becoming an interfaith, inter-generational mission to serve the poor while connecting people to the environment. Ninety percent of the garden harvests are delivered immediately to the warehouse of Neighbors in Need, which operates food pantries 4 days a week in Lawrence and Methuen. Most produce is offered to pantry guests the next morning, ensuring that families in need have access to fresh, healthy, organic produce. The balance of the harvest is provided to the kitchen at Rolling ridge in lieu of a payment for use of the land.

Sponsored by the Andover Seed Library at Memorial Hall Library.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
There are 22 spaces available.
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, and a simple craft.  No registration required, but please pick
up one token per person in the Children's Room before going to the Activity Room.

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

Little Listeners is a story time for children ages 3-5 with their favorite adult.  We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up one token per person in the Children's Room
before going into the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Kids Coloring Craze
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you just left Grades 3-5?  Are you 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!  Register online the child's name! 

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CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Solar Oven S’Mores & Friendship Bracelets
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Missing the fun of summer camp? Join us on the roof deck for solar oven s’mores (weather permitting) & friendship bracelets!

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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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
Friday August 10, 2018
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Free Form Fridays
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Saturday August 11, 2018
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Chinese Language Storytime
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children Birth to 6 and their caregivers are invited to join us for Chinese stories, songs, and simple crafts.  Please pick up a token in the Children's Room for each attendee before entering the Activity Room.  For more information, please call The Children’s Room at 978-623-8440 or email

 andover-ma@chinesestorytime.org.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Monday August 13, 2018
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Girls Who Code Info Session
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you interested in learning more about MHL's Girls Who Code program? Come to this session to learn more about when to register.

Open to girls/nonbinary teens and their parents/guardians.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
Tuesday August 14, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

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

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Book Bingo
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us as we play 4-5 rounds of bingo and the prizes you could win are books!  This program is for children ages 8-11. 
Register online the NAME OF THE CHILD attending the program.

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CONTACT:  Kim Bears  978-623-8440  kbears@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a movie night in the Teen Room! 

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Renata/Anna  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Pajama Party
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Pajama Party is an evening story time for preschoolers and their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, a short movie, and a craft.  No registration required,
but please pick up a token in the Children's Room before proceeding to the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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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
Wednesday August 15, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  Please pick up one token for
each attendee in the Children's Room before coming to the Activity Room.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Little Listeners
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. 

CONTACT:  Beth Kerrigan  978-623-8440  bkerrigan@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Teen “Nailed It!”
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy the tasty fun of Netflix's "Nailed It" by attempting to decorate a Pinterest-worthy cake.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Death Cafe
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join us at 6:30pm for socializing and refreshments, followed by a prompt event start at 7:00pm.

Join other adults for Andover's eleventh Death Cafe - an 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.

Hosted by Andover resident, Richard Davis. Seating is limited - please pre-register online.

Contact Stefani Traina at straina@mhl.org or 978-623-8451 for further information and/or visit www.deathcafe.com.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
There are 42 spaces available.
Thursday August 16, 2018
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Wiggle Words
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Tour of The Stevens-Coolidge Place
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We'll meet at the property and take a private tour of the gardens and house at The Stevens-Coolidge Place at 137 Andover Street, North Andover. Horticulturalist and Superintendent, Kevin Block, will discuss the history, future and the horticulture behind it all. Space is limited. Please register online.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL & the Andover Seed Library at Memorial Hall Library.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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Make Way for Toddlers
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Make Way for Toddlers is a story time for children ages 2 and 3 with their favorite adult.
We will share stories, songs, and a simple craft.  No registration required, but please pick
up one token per person in the Children's Room before going to the Activity Room.

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

Little Listeners is a story time for children ages 3-5 with their favorite adult.  We will share stories, songs,
movement and a craft.  No registration required, but please pick up one token per person in the Children's Room
before going into the Activity Room.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Friday August 17, 2018
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Free Form Fridays
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Teen End of Summer Ice Cream Party
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the end of summer reading with an ice cream party on the roof deck (weather permitting). Non-dairy option will be available.

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
Monday August 20, 2018
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Peace Out! Mindful Story Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Join us for stories, mindfulness, gentle movement and fun, calming activities. Kids can come dressed in comfortable clothes that they can move around in. For ages 4 - 7.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-623-8440  amartin@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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: I Robot by Isaac Asimov.

 

Find the item in our catalog.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Teen Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a movie night in the Teen Room! 

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Renata/Anna  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Northern Essex Registry of Deeds Community Outreach Office Hours
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Register Iannuccillo and Registry staff from the Northern Essex Registry of Deeds will be on hand in the Activity Room, Lower Level, to provide information and services. No appointment necessary. They can:

  • Answer questions about the Massachusetts Homestead Act;
  • Verify if a Declaration of Homestead has been recorded on your property, and if not, why you should record one;
  • Request a copy of your current deed, Declaration of Homestead or other recorded documents;
  • Provide information about consumer alerts;
  • Provide free notary services.

Copies of the Massachusetts Registry of Deeds Directory, information booklets about each city and town in the district, and monthly statistics will be available, as well. Visit www.lawrencedeeds.com for more information.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights about how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association. The Walk to End Alzheimer's is Sunday, September 16, 2018.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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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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A.C.O.D.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Pike    pikejjep@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Activity Room
Friday August 24, 2018
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Free Form Fridays
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Tuesday August 28, 2018
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Teen Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a movie night in the Teen Room! 

Open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

CONTACT:  Renata/Anna  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Teen Room
Friday August 31, 2018
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Free Form Fridays
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Anna/Renata  978-623-8432  ya@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Saturday September 1, 2018
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Library closed
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday September 2, 2018
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Library closed
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday September 3, 2018
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Library closed
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday September 4, 2018
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Andover Home for Aged People
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Louise McKallagat  508-631-1021  
LOCATION: Activity Room
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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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: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Find this book in the library catalog.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Saturday September 8, 2018
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Andover Day
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come by and visit the library table at Andover Day, Andover's biggest block party!

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
Monday September 10, 2018
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Computer Users Group
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Fred Snell  978-686-3647  fredsnell@gmail.com
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Friends of MHL Board Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Monthly meeting of the Friends of MHL's Board of Directors. Friends' members are welcome to attend.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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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 September 13, 2018
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Discover Your Past Genealogy Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Stephanie Aude  978-623-8436  saude@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
Monday September 17, 2018
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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: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon

Find the item in our catalog.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Thursday September 20, 2018
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All in the Family: One Hour Genealogy Classes
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Getting Started: documenting your ancestry with vital records. 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
There are 12 spaces available.
Monday September 24, 2018
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Conversational English
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Carolyn Fantini  978-475-4602  
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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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: Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Find this book in our library catalog.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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A.C.O.D.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Pike    pikejjep@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Activity Room
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Friends' Fall Book Sale Preview Night
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Merrimack Valley Jewish Coalition for Literacy
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Claire Shaby  978-886-5193  claire_shaby@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Activity Room
Friday September 28, 2018
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Friends' Fall Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference    rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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Around the World
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

We will explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games. Whether you are a native speaker who would like to meet other parents in the community who raise their children bilingually, or you would like to expose your child to different languages and cultures at an early age, join us for this fun event.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Saturday September 29, 2018
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Friends' Fall Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference    rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Sunday September 30, 2018
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Friends' Fall Book Sale
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference    rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Monday October 1, 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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Friends of MHL Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting of the Friends of MHL's Board of Directors. Friends' members are welcome to attend.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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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
Monday October 8, 2018
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Library closed
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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Andover Home for Aged People
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Louise McKallagat  508-631-1021  
LOCATION: Activity Room
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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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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Discover Your Past Genealogy Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Stephanie Aude  978-623-8436  saude@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
 
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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
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
CONTACT:  Fred Snell  978-686-3647  fredsnell@gmail.com
LOCATION: Activity Room
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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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
Thursday October 18, 2018
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All in the Family: One Hour Genealogy Classes
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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
There are 12 spaces available.
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
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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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: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Find the item in our catalog.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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A.C.O.D.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Pike    pikejjep@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Activity Room
Friday October 26, 2018
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Around the World
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

We will explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games. Whether you are a native speaker who would like to meet other parents in the community who raise their children bilingually, or you would like to expose your child to different languages and cultures at an early age, join us for this fun event.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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
Monday November 5, 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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Computer Users Group
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Fred Snell  978-686-3647  fredsnell@gmail.com
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Friends of MHL Board Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Monthly meeting of the Friends of MHL's Board of Directors. Friends' members are welcome to attend.

CONTACT:  Reference  978-623-8430  rdesk@mhl.org
LOCATION: Memorial Hall
Wednesday November 7, 2018