New and Noteworthy

5/25-5/27 Memorial Day weekend hours

The Library is closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday in recognition of Memorial Day. The Library opens Tuesday, 5/28, at its regular time. OverDrive and other online resources (E-Library) are available with your Library card.

6/5 North Andover Sustainability Committee and Stevens Memorial Library present “Just Eat It”

Wednesday, June 5 @ 6:30 pm

The North Andover Sustainability Committee (NASC) and Green Schools North Andover, invite you to view the movie “Just Eat It”.

This documentary on food waste in North America, provides a segue into discussing the recent MA Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP) grant awarded to the North Andover Public School district to begin a waste food reduction program.

Come watch this fascinating movie and hear what North Andover school staff & students have begun doing about it. Free, all welcome.

5/1 – 6/9 North Andover Reads – America’s Other Tradition: Race Amity

Co-sponsored by Stevens Memorial Library & North Andover Public School District

North Andover Reads

North Andover Race Amity Day – June 9, 2019

Wednesday, May 29 @ 7 pm & Thursday, June 6 @7 pm
Join us for a screening of the documentary An American Story: Race Amity and the Other Tradition.
Learn about the people who throughout time provide a counterweight example of friendship and collaboration to the history of racism. This is “the Other Tradition.” Their often unknown stories are to be celebrated and offer a source of inspiration for today.
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Family Book Discussion
Thursday, May 30 @ 4 PM
Join us for a book discussion of Wishree by Katherine Applegate.
Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood wishtree — people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches.  You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red’s experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever.

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

Third Tuesday Book Discussion

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

June 18, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

July 16, Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

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 »