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2/19 Historic Entrance Stairs project

The Historic Entrance Stairways are an important feature of the Library’s façade, part of its 1907 construction. Some repairs have been done over the years, however, the current issues with the stairs and brickwork require more than a repair this time.  This Spring there is a project to remove the stairs and rebuild them. The completed project maintains the facade, reusing the granite steps.  The project begins with the removal of the ½ walls and shrubs in the lawn. For more information on the project, visit the Historic Steps project here.


2/12 North Andover Reads 2024: The Other Road – Moving Towards a Greener Earth

What do Rachel Carson and Robert Frost have in common? Visit North Andover Reads 2024 to find out.  Join us and others across our Town to read, to attend a program, to have a conversation about “The Other Road: Moving Towards a Greener Earth.” Elementary students are hearing stories during Library time. Everyone is encouraged to read themselves or with others. The website has booklists for all ages, bingo sheets for the elementary grades to earn a special bead prize, an entry form for Teens to earn tickets for a gift card drawing, even adults have a winter bingo sheet for a drawing. See what events are planned. Check out the special section on beekeeping and suggestions for green activities you can do.

TUE 2/27 VIRTUAL Author Visit “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” with Laurie R. King

Tuesday, February 27 @ 7PM – 8PM on ZOOM

Wow, can you believe it’s been 30 years since the most amazing Sherlock Holmes retelling, “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” came out? And that the newest in the series, Book #18 (!), “The Lantern’s Dance”, just came out?! Join us over Zoom with author Laurie R. King as we discuss the origin story to this series, the taking on of an icon, the twists and turns of storytelling, and the impact (cultural, social, political, etc) of Holmes and Russell on our collective consciousnesses!

Event is virtual, register here.

Presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

WED 2/28 Toddler Time

Wednesday, February 28 @ 10:30AM – 11AM

Storytime for toddlers will include songs, stories, puppets, manipulatives and more to help lay the foundation for early literacy. Time for play/socialization will be available after the program. Siblings are welcome.

Weekly sign-up necessary! Sign up here.

This program is for children 18-36 months.

WED 2/28 Family Movie “The Lorax”

Wednesday, February 28 @ 2PM

Kids and their families can join us on Wednesday, February 28th at 2:00 pm for a Family Movie! No need to register, just drop in for the showing!

The Lorax (2012)

“A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.” (IMDB)

Rated PG. Run time 1 hr 26 mins.

THUR 2/29 TWEEN Recycled Art

Thursday, February 29 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM

It’s time to put your creative brain to work! We’ll supply you with all kinds of junk that you can turn into marvelous works of art. Old to new! Trash to treasure! The options are as endless as your imagination.

This program is for students in grades 4-8.

This program is a part of North Andover Reads in partnership with North Andover Public Schools.

THUR 2/29 VIRTUAL – Navigating Solo: Tools for Creating Your Plan for Aging Well

Thursday, February 29 @ 7PM – 8PM on ZOOM

Join Ailene Gerhardt, Board Certified Patient Advocate at Beacon Patient Solutions LLC, as she explores the unique considerations and planning needs of solo agers.  She will review specific needs related to healthcare, community and programs and resources available to support your journey.

This week’s topic is Bringing It All Together & Developing an Organized Solo Aging Plan.

Event is virtual, register here.

Presented in collaboration with the North Andover Senior Center.

SAT 3/2 Family Story Time

Saturday, March 2 @ 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Families can join us for a Saturday story time!

All ages are welcome. We will read some stories, sing songs, and provide activities for families to do together after the program.

Sign-up is necessary! Sign up here.

Today’s theme is: birds!

SUN 3/3 Sunday Movie “Five Night’s At Freddy’s”

Sunday, March 3 @ 2PM

Join us on Sunday at the Stevens for a weekly movie! This week we are showing Five Night’s at Freddy’s (2023)

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2/12: MVLC Mobile App: Apple & Android available

MVLC library users now have their choice of the MVLC Mobile App iOS version is available to download from the Apple App Store  or the MVLC Mobile App Android version and may be downloaded from the Google Play Store.  Users who have set up the previous mobile app on their devices will need to uninstall the old app and then go to the appropriate store to download the new app.

Drop-In Tech Help Hours

Do you have a new phone, tablet or other device? Or, one you would like learn more about it? Drop-In Tech Help is available Mondays 10:30am – 12:30pm and Wednesdays 6pm – 8pmMeet in the library Reading Room for personalized technology assistance. Bring your device, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc. and your questions! All skill levels welcome

OverDrive Log-in update

OverDrive now asks MVLC library patrons to enter their Library Card PIN when logging into the Libby app or on the OverDrive website. If you are not sure of your PIN or need assistance, please contact the Circulation Desk for assistance.   Call 978-688-9505 or email: