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North Andover Reads: First Neighbors, Still Neighbors

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Welcome to North Andover Reads Fall 2021! – North Andover Reads: First Neighbors, Still Neighbors

North Andover Reads is a joint effort of the Stevens Memorial Library and the North Andover School District. Each year, books, programs, exhibits and more are chosen around a particular theme and highlight our R.A.I.S.E. initiative. This year North Andover Reads recognizes and celebrates our first neighbors, who are still our neighbors: the Indigenous Peoples. Through reading and talking, we hope to gain knowledge, leading to both empathy and respect.

Please join us. Everyone is welcome to read, attend a program, and visit exhibits.



Adults & Teens are reading Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley  , extra digital copies are available for Stevens Memorial Library card holders!

Children are reading We are still here! by Traci Sorell.

Check out our recommended reading lists for more book suggestions.

Watch for news of more programs in November.

Exhibits & Videos

Check back on our website as we post about art exhibits from the schools.

Watch a cooking demonstration by Reference Librarian Alison Horner.

10/28: Virtual Author Visit with John Forti “The Heirloom Gardener”

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

7 PM,  Virtual Author Visit with John Forti “The Heirloom Gardener : traditional plants & skills for the modern world”

These days, we all need some good news and a way to participate in meaningful change. The Heirloom Gardener is a book for gardeners who want to deepen their knowledge and improve life for families, pollinators and wildlife in their own backyards.  It’s a love poem to the earth; a map to the art of living intentionally and a guidepost for environmental gardeners and artisans.  It unearths old-ways, storied plants and artisanal life-skills; like seed-saving, herbalism, foraging, distillation, ethnobotany and organics which contribute to a new 21st century arts and crafts movement. With woodcuts from Caldecott Medal artist Mary Azarian, The Heirloom Garden offers a dose of wild hope for a weary nation. Register here