Family Day at the Museum – March 8th from 10:00 am to 2:00pm
The public is invited to attend Painting the World’s “Family Day at the Art Museum” located in the Children’s Department. All of the artwork on display was inspired by reproductions of famous artists from around the world. This cooperative school and library project was conducted at the Donald P. Timony Grammar School by Ms. Lisa Desharnais, the Tenney Grammar School by Ms. Carol Licciardi, St. Monica's School by Mrs. Michaud and Mrs. Korbey and Ms. Amy Dorsheimer, a children’s librarian at the Nevins Memorial Library. Art related programs have also been conducted by the staff at the Nevins Memorial Library. We look forward to your visit to view the children's artwork. Please click here to register for the two interactive art lessons. The art gallery will be on display until, Saturday, March 29th.
March 11 @ 7pm- Book Talk and Signing with Aurhor Ted Reinstein
While most notably recognized as a reporter and on-air personality for WCVB's Chronicle, Ted has recently written a book detailing some of his travels around this New England region. His book, New England Notebook, is a collection of some of the unusual spots and characters that give New England its unique flavor. Ted will speak about his book and some of his adventures on the road as a reporter in Boston. He will have books available for signing and light refreshments will be served.
Volunteer to be a tutor for the Literacy Volunteers of Methuen. If reading this is easy for you...won't you please help someone who can't read it at all? Volunteer to be a tutor for the Literacy Volunteers of Methuen! For more information about becoming a tutor click here
The Trustees of the Nevins Memorial Library announce that they have opened applications for the Walter “Red” Winn Memorial Scholarships for 2014. The awards will be a minimum of $250.00. Please submit applications to the Library by May 2, 2014.
Walter “Red” Winn was a lifelong resident of the Merrimack Valley, and gave many years of service to the City of Methuen through his work, volunteer activities, and selfless devotion to the people of the community. His work at the Nevins Memorial Library, the Tenney Gatehouse, the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Cedars Home, and Phillips Academy brought him into contact with hundreds of people each year, all of whom remember him with great respect and love. He gave many hours of volunteer service to the Methuen Historical Society, the Festival of Trees, the Methuen Historic District Commission, youth sports, and other groups and activities in the community too numerous to list. Red was devoted to family and friends, and exemplified the qualities of integrity, honesty, hard work, loyalty, and kindness. Red passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on March 9, 2008. The Trustees of the Nevins Memorial Library established this scholarship in his memory in 2008, to help a Methuen student going on to continue his/her education in a 2 or 4 year college, or a trade or professional school. The student who best exemplifies the qualities embodied by Walter “Red” Winn, will be chosen by a committee made up of family, library staff, and Trustees. Special consideration may be given to individuals who have volunteered or worked at the Nevins Library.
Looking for teen programs? There's more than just summer programs here at the library! Click here for the teen program page
Book Signing and Author Visit by Leslea Newman, March 13th at 7pm
Please join us for a special evening with author Leslea Newman as she speaks about her poem cycle, October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard.
In October of 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay college student was brutally beaten and murdered in Laramie, Wyoming just for being who he was. Newman’s poems imagine the prospectives of the land, the fence where he was tied and left to die, the night sky, his family and more as they witnessed the last hours of his life. Click here to register. For more information, please contact Anna Tschetter at 978-686-4080 x 35 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, March 19th at 7pm:Edziu Polonka and local author Lynda Healey join us to talk about A Leap to Freedom,which chronicles Mr. Polonka's journey from Communist Poland to the United States in January, 1989. Books will be available for sale, and light refreshments will be served.
For more information or to sign up, please call the Reader Services Department at (978) 686-4080, x16
March 26th at 6:30pm: New Movie Wednesday! Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in the story of Author P.L. Travers as she reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. For more information, please contact the Circulation Department at (978) 686-4080, x16, or Click Here to Register
Thursday, April 10th at 7pm-Award-winning, best selling author Hank Phillippi-Ryan returns to the Nevins Library to talk about her latest novel, The Wrong Girl, a spine-chilling, heart-wrenching suspense novel that explores a terrifying scenario striking at the heart of every family. Books will be available for sale, and refreshments will be served.
The Nevins Library is proud is host the Lewis Hine Project, Stories of the Lawrence Children. Please come and view this traveling photograph collection and stories of the Lawrence children on our first floor until March 31.
Monday, April 28that 6:30pm:Best-sellingauthor William Landay, author of the gripping crime drama Defending Jacob, joins us to talk about his works and answer your questions! Books will be available for sale and refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Circulation Department or Click here to register.
Help us make history by taking part in the Massachusetts eBook Project. Nevins Library is proud to be one of 50 pilot libraries as Massachusetts prepares to provide eBooks and other digital content to every resident statewide.
Be a part of history as state of Massachusetts seeks to provide ebooks and other digital content to all state residents. We are proud to be one of the pilot libraries for this historic undertaking. Methuen residents can now download ebooks from Baker & Taylor Axis 360 and primary documents, maps, and images from BiblioBoard on most “newer” digital devices.
For questions please call the Reference Dept. at 978-686-4080 x13 or x12. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nevins Library is pleased to announce that you may access online versions of Methuen High School's Yearbooks spanning the years from 1928 through the present. These yearbooks were digitized in partnership with the Boston Public Library and the Digital Commonwealth with the help of Methuen High's Assistant Principal Arthur Nicholson, Media Specialist Paula Cross, and Nevins Library Reference Librarian Beth Safford. We are still in need of yearbooks dated 1932, 1936, and 2004. These yearbooks will be digitized and given back to you. Please call Beth at 978-686-4080 x12 for more information.
The Nevins Library Staff has been caught reading BANNED BOOKS! All of the books you see our staff reading have been challenged in public or school libraries in the United States sometime in the last ten years. In some cases they have been removed from schools and libraries, in other cases libraries have fought these challenges successfully and have kept these books on the shelf so that anyone who wishes to read them can have access. We support Freedom of Speech and the Freedom to Read! For more information about Banned Books Week visit the American Library Association web site at http://www.ala.org/bbooks/about
"What should I read next"? The Nevins Memorial Library is pleased to provide our readers with this service that helps to match readers with books that they may like, based on other books they have read and enjoyed. Click here for more information.
Founded in 2002, The Methuen Fun Hockey League enjoyed its best season in 2012-2013. The Nevins Memorial Library is an active partner in the league's "Skate & Read" program. Nevins Memorial Library hosted the preseason "Skate & Read" party in January, where the players could chat with librarians, choose a book or two, and enjoy refreshments, including cake shaped like a hockey rink. During the season, the library also hosted a showing of a famous hockey movie, which attracted 25 players and their parents.
Methuen fire fighters and Sheehan's Towing of Methuen also made generous donations to "Skate & Read." MFHL coach Jon Anderson, CEO of Secret Weapon Stick Wax, arranged for former Boston Bruins great Rick Middleton to skate with Methuen youngsters and talk about "Skate & Read". MFHL had a great group of teen mentors this year: Brianna Fotino, Methuen High; Connor Donahue, Pinkerton Academy; Madison Fotino, Methuen High; Liam Atkinson, New England Academy; Jovanni Geha, Methuen High; Sean McDonough, Essex Aggie HS; Casey Pedro, Central Catholic, and Evan Leclerc, St. John's Prep. Their coaching and role model behavior was exemplary.
39 fun leaguers between the ages of 4 and 14 read 107 age appropriate books from the "Skate & Read" list in just eight weeks!
For more information on "Skate & Read" and the Methuen Fun Hockey League, contact head coach Jay Atkinson at email@example.com
The Methuen Rotary area will be transformed!
The MassDOT Highway Division is designing major improvements at the I-93/Route 110/Route 113 Interchange, also known as the Methuen Rotary, which will include replacing the rotary with a partial cloverleaf interchange. Click here to learn more.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover- Ever wonder what antics transpired when Bart the Bear and Mikey the Moose chaperoned a July stuffed animal sleepover at the library? Follow the link to the kids blog to see if they slept or stayed awake and got into mischief! (access)
Exciting News for WIFI users! Now you can print directly from your laptop! Just follow this link. This link will only work from our network inside the Nevins Memorial Library building.
Download a Book to your computer, E-Reader, MP3 player, or burn to a CD and Listen Today! Ipad, Ipod, Iphones and Tablets can download the Kindle App or the Nook App and follow the instructions on the right.
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FREE Downloadable Music - The Nevins Memorial Library is now offering free downloadable music from Freegal. Freegal offers access to songs from Sony Music's catalog. Hundreds of thousands of songs are available in over 100 genres. Visit our Freegal page to login and find the answers to the most frequently asked questions.