New and Noteworthy

Stevens Memorial Library – Closing at 2pm, today, Saturday 1/18

Due to the impending storm, the Stevens Memorial Library will be closing at 2pm today, Saturday 1/18.  Remember you can always log into the Library website, 24×7 to access our electronic resources or download ebooks from Overdrive.  Stay safe.

Holiday Hours

The library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Sunday, 1/19 Jackie Robinson – A Civil Rights Story

Sunday, January 19 @ 2PM

Historian Anthony Guerriero will lead a talk on Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson is one of the iconic players in MLB history. His arrival in 1947 changed the game of baseball and American society.

Free, all welcome.

Sunday at the Stevens

Join us for Sunday at the Stevens! All programs are free, all are welcome, no registration is required. Monthly schedules are available at the Reference Desk, ext. 42016. Upcoming Sundays are:

January 12: Downton Abbey
2:00pm PG (2019)
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early twentieth century.

January 19: Jackie Robinson – A Civil Rights Story
Historian Anthony Guerriero will lead a talk on Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era.

January 26: Rocketman
2:00pm R (2019)
A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.

Thank you to the Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library for their support.

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:

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 »