New and Noteworthy

1/9: North Andover Sustainability Committee Movie Screening – Before the Flood

Wednesday, January 9 @ 6:30 PM

North Andover Sustainability Committee & Stevens Memorial Library present Before the Flood.

Join us for a screening of the award winning documentary Before The Flood.  A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Rated PG

Free, all welcome.

1/13 – From Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Social and Political History of American Music

Sunday, January 13 @ 2:30 pm

Using recorded music, film clips, and images Kevin Comtois, author and lecturer, will trace the evolution of American music from the early slave spirituals, to the various strains of  American popular and topical music of the last thirty years.

An emphasis will be placed on the social and political context of the music and the messages the songs were attempting to convey.

Free, all welcome.

 

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:

December 23 movie: Christopher Robin
PG (2018) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4575576/
2:00 pm

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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:

January 22,  Evicted by Matthew Desmond. Continued »

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 »