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WED 5/18 Delayed Opening

Wednesday, May 18 we will be closed in the morning for an all staff meeting. We will be open from 1pm – 9pm.

WED 5/18 @ 7PM Virtual Author Visit – An Evening With Erica Ferencik & Sy Montgomery

Wednesday, May 18 @ 7PM – 8PM ONLINE

Award-winning author Erica Ferencik (Girl In Ice) and bestselling author Sy Montgomery (The Hawk’s Way) discuss their latest new books.

About The Books: In Girl In Ice, an American linguist is tasked to go to a remote climate science research center off the coast of Greenland where a young girl has thawed from the ice alive speaking a language no one understands. In The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce BeautyMontgomery — a vegetarian animal-lover — takes up falconry to get close to the wild hearts of these magnificent birds of prey.

About The Authors: There is nowhere on earth Erica Ferencik won’t go to take you out of your head and into the great wild world. An award-winning novelist, Ferencik writes adventure novels featuring women who brave not only internal struggles but face extreme challenges in their environment: remote forests, steaming jungles, and desolated icescapes. To research The River at NightInto the Jungle, and her latest, Girl In Ice, Ferencik ventured deep into the remote forests of the Allagash Territory in Northern Maine, rafted the Amazon River in the jungles of Peru, and explored the desolate iceberg-packed fjords of Greenland. To research her 33 books, Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire, swum with octopuses, electric eels and piranhas, and worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba. She is a four-time national bestseller, perhaps best known for her The Soul of an Octopus, a finalist for the National Book Award.

Register directly on Zoom HERE

This virtual event is presented in collaboration with Tewksbury Public Library. This event will last approximately 1 hour. See full details at our website calendar.

THUR 5/19 7PM Virtual First Ladies Series – The Adventures of Louisa Catherine Adams

Thursday, May 19 @ 7PM – 8PM ONLINE – Register directly on Zoom HERE

The day is March 4th 1825, and Louisa Catherine Adams has not accompanied her husband, John Quincy Adams, to his inauguration as the sixth President of the United States. In a rare moment of solitude, Louisa reflects on the events of her tumultuous life in the public eye. From her childhood in England and France, to her adventures as the wife of an American diplomat in Europe where she charmed heads of state from Berlin to St. Petersburg, Louisa’s memories provide a glimpse into international politics during the Age of Revolutions. When Louisa and John Quincy returned to the United States, the flair for entertaining and political savvy Louisa displayed as the couple moved between Boston and Washington, DC, eventually assisted her husband in becoming President of the United States. In this moment, now that John Quincy has won the coveted office for which they both worked so hard, why is she not standing by his side?

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TUE 5/24 @ 7PM Book Discussion “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett

Tuesday, May 24 @ 7PM – 8PM In Person

Join us every third Tuesday for a book discussion. We will be meeting on the fourth Tuesday in May due to Town Meeting.

This month we are reading The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Stop by the reference desk to pick up a copy!

Storytime Returns!

We are thrilled to announce that Storytimes will be starting back up the week of 4/19!

Space is limited, and will be on a first come first served basis. Storytime is approximately 1 hr.

Mondays @10:30am Oh Baby! Lapsit (ages 0-18 months)
This infant program will provide early literacy opportunities for caregivers and babies through a story time with interactive song, movement, and fingerplay.  This program is meant to benefit both caregivers and babies and meet friends in our community. Siblings are welcome.

Wednesdays @10:30am Wiggleworms Toddler Time (ages 18-36 months)
Storytime for toddlers will include songs, stories, felt boards, and other visual methods of storytelling.  Presenter will include music and movement interspersed with shared reading experiences to engage this very active age. Siblings are welcome.

Fridays @10:30am On Our Own Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5 years)
Storytime for preschool age will include songs, stories, felt boards, and other visual methods of storytelling.  Music and movement interspersed with shared reading increased the preschoolers’ stamina and attention span for longer stories/activities. Siblings welcome.

Drop-In Tech Help

Drop-In Tech Help

Mondays 6pm – 8pm

Meet in the library Reading Room for personalized technology assistance. Bring your device, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc. and your questions! All skill levels welcome

Employment Support: searching, resume prep, interview skills and more

Visit the Employment Support page to assist in job searches, resume prep, and career and business development. The page is accessible at home, all you need is your library card number and pin. Check out the page by clicking here. Continued »

Don’t have a library card? Sign-up now!

Don’t have a library card? Visit the Library during its open hours or send an email to Stevens-Circulation@northandoverma.gov . Include your full name, North Andover address, and a phone number.  A library staff member will respond when available to get you started using the Library’s many resources.

Reading Recommendations

Not sure what to read next? Fill out a Reader Request for personalized book recommendations, for all ages. Indicate your preferred format: print and audiobooks, e-books and e-audiobooks. You should receive a follow up within 2 days and provide you with at least 3 titles.

Donation questions?

When the Library is open, donations may be left in the Library’s lower lobby, on the Donations Book Case.   (Please do not leave donations outside when the building is closed.) Donations must be in good condition. Please, NO vhs tapes, magazines, or text books. Questions about donations can be emailed to the Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library care  of ADLarson@att.net   We appreciate the many wonderful donations given in the past to the Library.

Library news: pick your method

Add Stevens to one of your regular news methods to receive the latest Library information.  Follow the Library on FaceBook, Twitter, or email news via the website (sign up on the main page.) Library events are also found on the NACAM.gov channel Bulletinboard.  Recorded programs are available on our Youtube channel.  And, you’re always welcome to call the Library when it’s open: the Reference Desk, ext. 42016.   Look for “StevensMemLib” whatever source you use (there’s another Stevens Memorial in Ashburnham, MA).