New and Noteworthy

Service – In Their Footsteps : North Andover Reads

Join family, friends, and neighbors to read, watch, listen, and gather during North Andover Reads, Oct. 1 to Nov. 21. Visit the Library’s website Calendar and North Andover Reads Brochures are available at the Library, or call Reference at extension 42016.   All events are free, all are welcome. Please check if registration is required.

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CANCELLED Author Bethany Dorau and “A Newburyport Marine in World War I”

Author Bethany Dorau’s visit has been cancelled due to weather concerns. Please stay tuned for a rescheduled date.

Join us to hear how questions about a local monument led to Bethany’s discovery of letters and diaries. And, how she used this material to write the book that tells the story of young Eben Bradbury, lost at the Battle of Belleau Wood.

Stay tuned for a new date!
Community Meeting Room
Free, all are welcome.
For more information, contact the Reference Desk, ext. 42016

Tues., Nov. 19: Don Mullan, The Christmas Truce project and other humanitarian efforts

What connects the Christmas Truce of 1914, the Great Green Wall in Africa, Race Amity, and the Irish Troubles?  Don Mullan is the answer. Don Mullan, Hope Initiatives International, speaks about the Christmas Truce, the efforts to have the Flanders area named a UNESCO World Heritage site, and other humanitarian efforts.

Tues., Nov. 19 7:00 pm at the North Andover High School
Free, all are welcome.
Registration recommended, using the Library calendar.

For more information, contact the Reference Desk, ext. 42016.

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Sunday at the Stevens

Join us for Sunday at the Stevens this month as part of North Andover Reads.  All programs are free, all are welcome, no registration is required. Monthly schedules are available at the Reference Desk, ext. 42016. Upcoming Sundays are:

November 17: Joyuex Noel
2:00 pm PG – 13
In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other’s way of life. This 2005 epic war drama film based on the Christmas truce is depicted through the eyes of French, Scottish, & German soldiers.

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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:

1st Tuesday, December 3, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

January 21, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

February 18, The Pioneers by David McCullough

March 17, There There by Tommy Orange

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 »