New and Noteworthy

1/21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

1/18 & 1/19 Office Hours for MA Representative Tram Nguyen

Newly elected MA State Representative Tram Nguyen will be conducting office hours –

Friday, January 18 from 10 am – 12 pm  &

Saturday, January 19 from 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm.

In the Stevens Memorial Library Reeve Room.

2/7 All About Streaming

Thursday, February 7 @ 7:00 pm

Cutting the Cord

Join us for a presentation by Allison Palmgren, Technology Librarian at Morrill Memorial Library, as she explains popular movie and TV streaming services. Learn about streaming videos and different media streaming devices as well as how to use the internet for your home phone. 

There will be time for questions!

2/9 Small Plants, Big Bang

Saturday, February 9 at 10:30 am

North Andover Garden Club & Stevens Memorial Library

Small Plants, Big Bang

Spring is an ideal time to be transplanting woody plants. Jen Kettell, certified arborist & horticulturist, will introduce you to new & old favorites that make the most of small spaces.  

In the excitement to create a beautiful outdoor living space, many gardeners overplant (in number or size). Learn about the long-term consequences of overplanting, and how to avoid it by introducing the smaller gems of the plant world into your garden. Design your next garden bed with some unique native groundcovers, dwarf conifers, and more!  

2/10 Songs of Emigration

Sunday, February 10 @ 2:30 pm

Songs of Emigration: Storytelling Through Irish Music

Through traditional music Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki relays some of the adventures, misadventures, and emotions experienced by Irish emigrants. The focus is on songs about leaving Ireland and the universal feeling of homesickness.

Jordan discusses the historical context of these songs, interspersing their stories with tunes from Ireland that made their way into New England’s  musical repertoire, played on fiddle and guitar.

Thursday: Drop – In Tech Help 6 – 8pm

Thursdays 6 – 8pm in the Reading Room

2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of the month enjoy one on one assistance with technology.  Bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone and ask any question!

  • E-books, E-magazines
  • 30+ E-library resources (art, music, travel, investment, etc.)
  • Social Media
  • Streaming services

Sunday at the Stevens

Join us for Sunday at the Stevens each week. Some weeks it is a movie, other weeks are a special speaker. All are welcome, no registration required. Monthly schedules are available at the Reference Desk, ext. 42016. Upcoming Sundays are:

January 20 movie: Uncle Drew
PG – 13 (2018)
2:00 pm

January 27 movie: I am Bolt
PG (2016)

February 2 movie: Adrift
PG – 13 (2018)

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Third Tuesday Book Discussion

Join us every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm for a book discussion, our upcoming titles are:

February 19,  A Piece of The World  by Christina Baker Kline

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program

Reading to a child is one of the most powerful ways to boost their skills. The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps a child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge — all important skills that help prepare a child for learning to read and entering kindergarten. Join us at Stevens for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading incentive program for children ages birth to 5 years. Visit the Children’s Room to get more information about the program and check out some books. If you read just 3 books a day you will reach the 1,000 books goal in one year!

OverDrive “Kids’ Room”

Did you know MVLC’s OverDrive collection has children’s materials?  A new feature, OverDrive Kid’s Room, makes it easy to search just children’s materials. Look for the Kids link on MVLC’s OverDrive main page. All children’s materials are still included in OverDrive’s main index, too; they can be found using OverDrive’s Advance Search feature. Continued »

Library news: pick your method

The Library has added another way to get news of its events and services: Twitter. Find us and follow us at @StevensMemLib.  Don’t miss a Stevens program you would have enjoyed; pick a news channel that keeps you up-to-date. Continued »

Symphony: online catalog, My Account, & email notices

Symphony is the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium’s (MVLC) new system. Read below for more on the Online catalog, My Account, and email notices, or contact the Reference Desk (x42016) with questions.

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