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. This year’s theme Service – In Their Footsteps celebrates the many people who served in World Wars I and II as soldiers, nurses, ambulance drivers, code breakers, phone operators and more. Learn about them as we recognize service, part of North Andover’s R.A.I.S.E. initiative.  Information is online on 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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Tuesday, 10/22 @ 7PM Veterans Panel

Join hosts Andy Van Horn and Brian Sheehy, North Andover High teachers, and a group of local veterans for a roundtable discussion about their experiences serving our country.

Free, all welcome.

North Andover Reads:

Wednesday, 10/23 @ 2:30PM Children’s Room Harry Potter Halloween

Wednesday October 23rd @ 2:30pm Harry Potter Halloween!

Come in your Halloween costume or Wizarding cloak and join us for Harry Potter themed fun!

Free, all children welcome.

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:

October 27: Small Planet Dancers perform: The Greatest Generation – A Tribute to the Heroes of WWII
2:00 pm at the NAHS Gym
This program honors the American people during World War II. It incorporates the history of the war through dance routines set to Big Band music & performed in authentic military costumes & 1940’s dress.  Included are reading about the unsung heroes of the war.

November 3: BOOK SALE! 

November 10: They Shall Not Grow Old
2:00 pm R (2018)
A documentary by Peter Jackson about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war. There will be a discussion after the screening with light refreshments.

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.

Thank you to the Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library, the Stevens Memorial Library Board of Trustees, and the North Andover Public Schools 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:

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 »