New and Noteworthy

Friends of the Library Book Sale 5/3 – 5/5

Save the dates: May 3, 4 and 5 are the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. Donationsmay be dropped off in the Library’s lower lobby when the Library is open. Volunteers, who help setup the book sale, earn book sale credits. Volunteers are needed Apr 27 – May 2. Signup at http://www.friendsofstevensmemlib-na.org/ 

4/24 Telescope Demonstration

Wednesday, April 24 @ 7:00PM

Join Jim Zebrowski, President of the Aldrich Astronomical Society for a demonstration on our new telescope. Learn how the telescope works and how to find objects in the night sky. There will be a presentation and time for questions.

Free, all welcome.

Ask about checking out our telescope!

5/12 Everest the Hard Way with Ed Webster

Sunday, May 12 @ 2:30PM

Ed Webster, mountaineer, presents a riveting lecture and breathtaking slideshow.
In 1988, Ed Webster achieved and survived the Impossible — a brand new route up Mt. Everest’s remote Kangshung East Face in Tibet. A climb accomplished without any of the usual norms of oxygen bottles, radios, and Sherpa assistance. Their 1988 International Everest Expedition is to this day the smallest team (just four friends with no outside help) to pioneer one of Mt. Everest’s major routes.

Free, all welcome.

5/18 Animal Education Series – Project Coyote

Saturday, May 18 @ 1:00PM

North Andover Police Dept. Animal Control Officer & Stevens Memorial Library

Learn about the most misunderstood and remarkable animal in North America!
Project Coyote’s Massachusetts representative, John Maguranis, will present on coyotes and cover topics such as their natural behavior, habits, identification, myths & facts, diet. He will also speak about their origin and history along with pet & human safety coupled with community hazing techniques.

This program does not include live animals.

Registration Required – register here

For adults and teens grade 6 & up.

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

Third Tuesday Book Discussion

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

May 21, One Goal by Amy Bass

June 18, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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 »