Nevins Library's NEW Coloring Group for Adults! September 10th @ 6:30 PM. We will meet once a month,(mostly) on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Coloring Books and supplies will be provided, or feel free to bring your own. Please register for any of the following dates at the main desk! September 10,October 13 (Tuesday), November 19, December 10. Click here to register
Nevins Library Presents: The launch of Jay Atkinson’s newest book MASSACRE ON THE MERRIMACK Hannah Duston's Captivity and Revenge in Colonial America
September 11, 2015, 6pm-8pm
“A strong sense of place and vivid narration....Atkinson's storytelling skills are superb.” —Publishers Weekly
“Jay Atkinson is one of my favorite writers, and Massacre on the Merrimack, detailing an important yet little-known episode of captivity and revenge in colonial-era Massachusetts, benefits from his accomplished writing and keen-eyed historical perspective.” —Chuck Hogan, author of The Town
“A riveting and thrilling narrative of savagery, murder, and revenge…Atkinson also provides a nuanced perspective on the deeply troubling relationship between whites and Indians during the early years of the American experience. This book is an excellent read.” —Eric Jay Dolin, author of Leviathan and Fur, Fortune, and Empire
Jay Atkinson is the author of 8 books. His first book, Caveman Politics, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program selection; Ice Time was a Publishers Weekly Notable Book of the Year and a New England Independent Bookseller’s Association bestseller; and Legends of Winter Hill spent seven weeks on the Boston Globe hardcover bestseller list. Atkinson teaches writing at Boston University. He grew up hearing Hannah Duston's story in his hometown of Methuen, Massachusetts, which was part of Haverhill until 1726. Refreshments, Reading & Author Signing
Please join us in welcoming author Randy Susan Meyers to the Nevins Memorial Library! Saturday, Sept. 19th @ 1:00 PM
Her most recent novel, Accidents of Marriage received a starred review from Kirkus who wrote "Beautifully written, poignant and thought-provoking, this novel refuses to succumb to stereotypical reader expectations, making it even more memorable."
Meyers' debut novel, The Murderer's Daughters, was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Awards, named a "Must Read Book" and one of the "2011 Ten Best Works of Fiction" by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. It was also a nationwideTarget Book Club Pick.
Meyers' second novel, The Comfort of Lies, was defined by the Boston Globe as "Sharp and biting, and sometimes wickedly funny when the author skewers Boston's class and neighborhood dividing lines, but it has a lot of heart, too."
Meyers is a founding member of Beyond the Margins, a multi-writer site dedicated to the craft of writing and the business of publishing. She is also a regular contributor at The Huffington Post and teaches at Grub Street Writing Center. Click here to register
September 24th @ 7:00 pm - Michael Blanding, Author of The Map Thief
Maps have long elicited a special fascination--both as practical tools and as beautiful works of art. But to collectors the map trade can be cutthroat, with quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects. This is the story of antiquarian map dealder E. Forbes Smiley, who for years doubled as a map thief until he was finally arrested for slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. Contact: Kirsten Underwood 978-686-4080, ext 14 email@example.com
Author Michael Blanding will speak about "The Map Thief," followed by a question and answer session, and then he will sign and sell books. Click here to register
Every Hero Has a Story™This is the theme of the 2015 summer reading program for children (pre-K to grade 6). Online program registration will begin on June 24th at 5:00 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 of 5 age-appropriate books on their online reading logs by August 7th .
You can create your online reading logs beginning on June 13th. Go to www.readsinma.org and select the city of Methuen. Click on the button to create a log, and fill out the form. Don’t forget to write down your username and password. You will need it to add books to your reading log all summer long. Click Here to make a log entry
An Important Message
Adults in the community: Please click here for a special presentation from author Kate DiCamillo.
Kids in the City of Methuen: Pleaseclick here for a “must go there destination” this summer!
Free e-Books and Audiobooks! To download e-Book/Audiobook from MVLC click here To download an e-Book from the Mass Library e-Book Project click here
The Nevins Library is very excited to announce our latest project: The Nevins Buzz Blog! Check it out here: http://nevinsbuzz.wordpress.com/ We expect to have lots of great information for you here about library news, book reviews and recommendations, and lots lots more!!
So, do you ever hear people say that nobody goes to libraries anymore? Well, the only people that say that are people that don't go to libraries! Because if you come to the Nevins Library you know how busy we are...and it turns out that Libraries are the hottest spots in most towns in Massachusetts. Check out this infographic that shows you how our Commonwealth's Libraries stack up against some pretty famous tourist attractions! We would appreciate your feedback. Leave a comment in the comment box below.
What people are saying.. The library is not only a place for music, movies, games, books, computer use,reference materials, history information,and various research documents which have the ability for all ages to learn, grow and empower people with the knowledge of a variety of genres/subjects, etc. The library offers informational lessons, craft making times, story times, and other times dedicated to enrich and improve the lives of people of any age through the power of our local library resources. My family and I love and enjoy our library and the people who work there-we feel so lucky to have the ability to 'tap' into this valuable hotspot right in our own city. I have not only encouraged our children to engage in library actives but have encouraged many others to do the same. Try your local library-you will be surprised at what they have to offer and you will be glad you did. They have something for everyone. Oh and did I mention how beautiful the architectural design of our particular library has? Michelle D.
The Nevins Library is our second home! I have been coming here weekly, sometimes several times a week, since my oldest child started Babies 'n Books over 15 years ago. The variety of programs for young and old, the ability to request books from afar, the endless entertainment possibilities all make the Nevins hugely popular,but the people behind the desks make it Home. :) Thanks Nevins Memorial Library for all you do for me and my family! Judy M.
I always bring out of towners here to our library. Its beautiful! The stained glass, the woodwork, the fireplaces, the children's section. Everyone Ive brought here is favorably impressed! Lynn R.
I love the Nevins Memorial Library, as does my son! The staff is great, the book & DVD selection is great, the activities throughout the year are great! This is simply a great place to visit! Linda D.
I love going to the Nevins Library! Everyone that works there is friendly and really seem to enjoy their jobs. I love stopping in after errands on my days off from work to browse and borrow several books and magazines to keep myself entertained in the evening when there's nothing on tv and I'm tired of reading my career journals. Ann B.
The Nevins is a gorgeous place and on a lonely, cold afternoon sitting by the "fire" place reading was wonderful. The librarians are amazing and interesting ladies, and I always feel welcome. I have been to "big city NY, Boston, Chicago libraries and yes they are nice, but Nevins is right up there, both in services and character. Good for you. Donna R.