New and Noteworthy

Local Authors Fair, 7/31, 4pm-8pm Stevens Estate

Come to the historic Stevens Estate at Osgood Hill on Tuesday, July 31st.  Stop by between the hours of 4pm and 8pm to chat with local authors about their writing process and experience getting published.  Light refreshments will be served.

Tomorrow!! 7/19 @ 7pm – Hungrytown Singers and Songwriters

Singer / songwriter duo Rebecca and Ken, better known as Hungrytown, are known for their clever lyrics and layered harmony. In this workshop they share techniques for keeping your creative momentum from the first inspiration to the final edits. No musical background needed, no instruments needed!  Free and all are welcome.

Library summer hours

The Library is on summer hours begin this week. The Library is closed Saturday and Sunday until Labor Day. Weekend museum passes may be picked up on Friday. Ebooks, Freegal music, and other digital resources are available all the time. To learn more about the many digital resources, visit or call the Library’s Reference Desk at ext. 42016.

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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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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 »