New and Noteworthy

Saturday, 9/21 @ 10:30AM – Get To Know Your ACO!

Katie Kozikowski has been North Andover’s Animal Control Officer (ACO) since April 2018. As an ACO, Katie has worked with a large number or organizations that handle both domestic and wild animals.

During this discussion there will be ample time for questions while also covering the day to day responsibilities, common encounters with wildlife, important animal laws enforceable by Animal Control and how to become an ACO.

Free, all welcome.


Thursday, 9/26 @ 7PM – What’s The Buzz: Helping Honeybees and Other Pollinators

Join Massachusetts Beekeepers Association 2018 Beekeeper of the Year, Mel Gadd for a talk about being a beekeeper and how the public (those who cannot keep bees) can support honeybees and native pollinators.

Take a look at the bees in his observation hive, and taste some local honey!

Free, all welcome.

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:

September 22 movie: Instant Family
PG – 13 (2018)

September 29 speaker: Salem Witch Trials & “Saltonstall’s Trial” with Author and Playwright Michael Cormier

Free, all are welcome.

Thanks to the Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library for supporting Sundays at the Stevens.

Thursday: Drop – In Tech Help 6 – 8pm

Thursdays 6 – 8pm in the Reading Room

Every 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

Third Tuesday Book Discussion

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

September 17, The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta

October 15, The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

November 12, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a copy or call extension 42016.

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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Remote Printing Available

Print jobs can be sent to the Library remotely; you do not need to be using one of the library’s computers to print something on the Library’s public printer. So whether you are in the Library working on your laptop, Continued »

Wed. Evening Knitters

Calling all knitters and those who want to learn. Drop-in and join other knitting enthusiasts at the Library any Wednesday evening. Continued »