New and Noteworthy

9/19, Wed.: Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Avast, ye scurvy dogs! September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Festivities begin at 2:30pm

Games

Crafts

Scavenger Hunt

Assorted Pirate-y Activities

Come dressed as a pirate, be prepared to walk the plank!

9/18: Regular library schedule

The Library is open its regular schedule.  The Library has adjusted due dates and extended hold pickup dates because the Library was closed.  Please visit or call the Main Circulation Desk, if you have a question.

9/26: Teen Wednesday – Bytes of Code @ 2:40PM

Bytes of Code Class : Open to ages 11-18, 2:40 – 3:40pm
Learn about coding and animation, digital art, digital music, and more in these hour-long coding sessions!
Registration not required—20 Chromebooks available—or bring your own laptop!
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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:

September 18, All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani,

October 16, Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard, and

November 20, The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan.

Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a copy!

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 »