New and Noteworthy

Summer Hours Schedule begins

The Library’s Summer Hours Schedule begins this week. 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.

6/27 Summer Kick-Off with music by The Ukulele Scramble

Thursday, June 27 @ 7pm

Join us for a musical summer kick off with The Ukulele Scramble!

Richard Perlmutter and Robin Hoffman update, revise and rewrite lyrics for many of these songs, often humorously, and perform them on a variety of ukuleles and other small stringed instruments.

Free, all welcome.

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

6/29 Summer Kick-Off with WiggleKids!

Saturday, June 29 @ 10:30am to 12:00pm

Special event only: The Library’s Children’s Room will be taken over by WiggleKids! A musical, active, and inclusive way to burn energy and have fun. Arrive at 10:30am to make sure you can hit every station in the circuit!  (No regular Library services will be available during this time.)

For ages birth – 13 years

Free, all welcome.

Thank you 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:

June 18  June 25, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

July 16, Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

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 »