Nevins Library will close at 3:00 pm on July 3rd and will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
June 15th will be the last Saturday open for summer.
A CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT!!!
The Nevins Library in Methuen, MA will host a Civil War encampment on our grounds Saturday, June 22nd from 9am-8pm and Sunday, June 23rd from 9am-4pm.
The 6th Massachusetts Regiment The 6th Maine Artillery Regiment
The 1st New Hampshire Cavalry Regiment General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant President Abraham Lincoln
Experience Living History, Drills, Cavalry, Cannon Fire, a Pie-Eating Contest, Performances and Children's Games!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 9:00am: Flag Raising and Call to Colors 10:00am: Pie Eating Contest for kids judged by Morrgan Sweeney-Charlton (outside)
11:30am: “Civil War Artifacts” with Don Hunt (Garden Room)
12:30pm: “Civil War in Literature” by Bob Duffy (Garden Room) 1:30pm: “Letters, Horses, and Cigars” presented by General Ulysses S. Grant (Garden Room)
3pm: “Liberty is Our Motto: Songs & Stories of the Hutchinson Family Singers” presented by Steve Blunt (Garden Room)
After Sunset: Lantern Tour of Camp with Bob Duffy ALL DAY: Cannon Demonstrations every hour on the hour from 9am - 4pm Spinning and Lace Demonstrations Children’s Games Military Drills Suttler’s Tent Penny Candy Sale Table by the Friends of the Library
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 10:30am: A Speech about the Emancipation Proclamation given by Philip Chatwin as Abraham Lincoln (Garden Room)
11:30am: “The Homefront” by Bob Duffy (Garden Room) 12:30pm: “Growing Up Lincoln” presented by Philip Chatwin as Abraham Lincoln (Garden Room- to be followed by a children’s craft)
1:30pm: “The General’s Horses” presented by General Ulysses S. Grant (outside)
2:15pm: “The Execution of the Notorious Spy Willie Tappet” (outside)
2:30pm: A presentation of Civil War Art panels by Frank Ford (Garden Room)
ALL DAY: Cannon Demonstrations every hour on the hour from 12 Noon - 3pm Spinning and Lace Demonstrations Children’s Games Military Drills Suttler’s Tent
It promises to be a fun and educational weekend for the whole family. All events are free and open to the public. The encampment is part of the library’s year-long project, “Methuen Remembers the Civil War.” For more information, please call the library at (978) 686-4080.
June 11th to June 21st
Have your Massachusetts library card when checking out materials and be entered into a raffle for a $25.00 gift card to the Olive Garden!
Order the newest non-fiction books here!
Sizzling Hot Programs for Summer - Sign Up Now!
Dig Into Reading™ - This is the theme of the 2013 summer reading program for children (pre-K to grade 6). Online program registration will begin on June 24th at 4:00 pm. Click here to sign up for programs using our online registration system.
To participate in a special prize drawing for items in the Boston Bruins "When You Read, You Score" program or get the prize incentive to the Topsfield Fair, children in grades K to 6 must meet a minimum reading goal on their online reading logs. Details are available in the Children's Department. Click here to establish and add books to your online summer reading log.
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.
Keeping and Raising Chickens with Amanda MunsieJune 27th @ 7:00 PM
Amanda Munsie will join us to talk about the importance of knowing how and where our chickens come from. By raising her own chickens, Amanda is able to control the diet and environment they enjoy thereby insuring the quality of her eggs and chickens. Come hear how she does this and listen to the important message of seeking out locally grown products. For more information please call the Reference Desk at 978-686-4080 x13 Click here to register
An Evening with J. Courtney Sullivan-Thursday, July 11th at 7pm:Best-selling author J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Commencement and Maine, joins us to talk about her latest novel, The Engagements. Books will be available for sale, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call the Circulation Department at (978) 686-4080, x16.
The survey is open for teens in grade 7 - 12 from April 15th to May 1st. Paper surveys available at the Main Desk.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.