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Summer Hours Schedule

The Library is on its Summer Hours Schedule. The Library is closed Saturday and Sunday until Labor Day, Sept. 2. Plan an evening visit Monday through Thursday when the Library is open until 9 pm. OverDrive and other online resources (E-Library) are available 24 x 7 with your Library card. Weekend museum passes may be picked up on Friday.

 

7/22, Mon., Summer Eats Lunch & Snack

The Summer Eats program welcomes all children ages 1 – 18 years to Lunch between 12:00 and 1:00 pm and/or a Snack between 3:00 and 3:30 on Monday, July 22nd in the Library’s Community Meeting Room. All are welcome to this free program.  Children under 12 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. Summer Eats is each Monday from July 8th until August 12th. The full schedule and days’ menus are on the Library’s website calendar.

Summer Eats is a joint effort of the MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Project Bread, the Child Nutrition Outreach Program, the North Andover Public Schools, and the Stevens Memorial Library.  Questions, contact the Library Reference Desk, ext. 42016 or Erika Murphy at MurphyE@nak12.com

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

July 8 – August 16 Summer at the Stevens Events

 

  • Tuesday, July 23 @ 6PM Virtual Reality Demonstration – Have you ever wanted to try virtual reality? Join Brookline Interactive Group for a virtual reality demonstration where each participant can sign up to play a 5min game. Come early or stay late to watch your friends play! Ages 11 – 18 years. *Registration Required* http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=STEVENSML&curID=395814 This program is 2 hours long, if you do not wish to stay for the entire event you can pick your 5 min slot, on the day before or the day of the event stop by the reference desk to pick a spot.
  • Thursday, July 25 @ 7PM Sally Ride – Join us for an evening with historical re-enactor Sheryl Faye as she tells the story of Sally Ride, the first female astronaut. Free, all welcome.
  • Tuesday, July 30 @ 6pm  K9 Demonstration – Officer Sewade and Mojo of the North Andover Police Department will discuss Mojo’s role within the department including an obedience demonstration, how to locate explosive materials, and criminal apprehension. Officer Sewade will also discuss how K9’s are chosen for their role as a member of the Police Department. @ the North Andover High School Cafeteria
  • Thursday, August 1 @ 7PM The Penguin Lady – Renowned penguin expert,
    TED speaker, and award-winning author Dyan deNapoli (AKA The Penguin Lady) will be sharing her experience of The Great Penguin Rescue where she helped manage the rescue of 40,000 penguins from the Treasure oil spill in South Africa. Free, for adults and teens ages 12 yrs and up. Continued »

July 8 – August 16 Summer at the Stevens KIDS Events

All events will be held @ the North Andover High School Cafeteria

  • Wednesday, July 24 @ 7PM Tom Sieling, Musician – Tom Sieling performs humorous and engaging children’s songs on guitar, banjo, harmonica and a drum machine. Fun for all ages! Free, all welcome.
  • Wednesday, July 31 @ 7PM Marcus the Magician – Come see Marcus the Magician perform an energetic and funny magic show. Prepare to be captivated and mesmerized! For ages 3 and up. Free, all welcome.
  • Wednesday, August 7 @ 7PM Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals – Lindsay brings her larger than life Puppet Pals to child and family audiences across New England. Filled with silliness, active audience engagement, and memorable characters, this series of charming short stories will delight the young and the young at heart! For ages 4 and up. Free, all welcome.
  • Wednesday. August 14 @ 7PM Wildlife Encounters – Derek Small and his team of wildlife experts will bring live animals to the program, including a coatimundi and an alligator snapping turtle. Plus you can see the difference between a porcupine and a hedgehog! For ages 3 and up. Free, all welcome.

Thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring Summer at the Stevens.

Third Tuesday Book Discussion

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

August 20, An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz

September 17, The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta

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 »