The Library will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 8th for Staff Appreciation Night
The Library will be closed on October 13th in observance of Columbus Day
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Discover Your Creativity This Fall!
October 4th - Saturday. Local Author Fair Welcome to our first Local Author Fair! Come and listen to local authors talk about their books and then have the opportunity to chat with them and to purchase books. This event is free and open to the public.
October 23rd. Do-It-Yourself Self-Publishing. Going it Alone as an Indie Author with Christopher Kellen and Ariele Sieling. Recent changes in the publishing industry have made self-publishing a viable way to publish a book and build a writing career. Local authors Ariele Sieling and Christopher Kellen, both self-published, take a closer look at strategies for creating and selling a book that is both a quality product and affordable for the writer. Designed for writers, readers, and people who would like to do things themselves, this event will approach strategies for navigating through the new world of publishing while creating a quality and affordable product. Click here to register
November 4th - The Passion for the Thing: Learning to Write Everyday." Jay Atkinson has published seven books, with an eighth scheduled for September 2015; his articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Poets & Writers magazine, Boston Globe, Men's Health, and many other publications. In this brief talk and Q & A, Jay will outline strategies for getting your stories down on paper; he learned many of these practical lessons from his writing teacher and mentor, the acclaimed Southern novelist, Harry Crews, who died in 2012. student at the University of Florida in the early 1980s. Looking his charge in the eye, Crews said, "That's the thing: to have the passion for the thing, and to remain true to it." Click here to register
November 21 - NaNoWriMo Lock-In
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. The Nevins is here to help as we host a lock-in for aspiring authors. We’ll provide the food and caffeine and the fellowship of other writers as you get closer to your 50,000 word count! Click here to register
October 14th @ 7:00PM - History of Ghost Hunting and Ghosts of the Merrimack Valley
This multimedia presentation by Ronald Kolek of Ghost Chronicles Radio and The New England Ghost Project will examine the rise of Ghost Hunting, the equipment and protocols, as well as a presentation of some of the cases they have investigated in the Merrimack Vallley. Click here to sign up for this program. Please call the Reference Dept at 978-686-4080 x 12 for more information.
Thursday, October 16th at 7pm: Peter Swanson, the author of The Girl With a Clock for a Heart, stops by to talk about his latest novel and take patron questions.
Books will be available for sale, and light refreshments will be served. For more information or to register for the program, please contact the Reader Services Department at (978) 686-4080, x16.
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
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New Exhibit “A Sad Sight that greeted Us”
Methuen Soldiers at the Battle of Spotsylvania, 1864
at Nevins Memorial Library
Developed and co-sponsored by The Methuen Historical Commission & the Nevins Memorial LIbrary
World War I Discussion Series
2014 marks the centennial of the outbreak of World War One. Join a discussion of the war's causes, the involvement of the United States, and the Great War's continuing legacy, with disussion leader Matthew McKeon.
Session One. Monday, September 8, 6:30-8:00 pm. The War Begins
Session Two. Monday, September 22, 6:30-8:00 pm. The Peace to End All Peace.
Materials and reading list will be provided at the Reference Desk. Please feel free to bring WWI artifacts to our second meeting. Please click here to register or for more information, please contact: Beth Safford 978-686-4080, x 12 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the Nevins Library
2014 Fall Book Sale
Preview Night - Friday, September 26th 5:00PM to 8:00PM (Entrance fee is $20.00 per person) Saturday, September 27th - 9:00AM to 5:00PM Sunday, September 28th - Noon to 4:00PM.
Our Book Sale concludes with Bargain Day on Monday, September 29th from 9:00AM to 8:00PM in which you can purchase a bag for $8.00 and fill it with as many book, DVDs, CDs or puzzles as you wish.
We will also have our special handmade literature based jewelry for sale on Saturday and Sunday of the Book Sale. In addition, light refreshments will be sold on Saturday.
Make sure you mark your calendar so you don’t miss out! Proceeds from this sale benefit library programs and services.
If anyone wishes to volunteer prior to the Book Sale, or help out the weekend of the event, please contact Carla Friedrich at 978-686-4080 ext. 33 or email@example.com.
Local Author Fair October 4th 1-4 PM The Nevins is looking for local authors! Anyone with a published book (self-published is fine) is invited to attend our first Local Author Fair on Saturday, October 4th. This is your opportunity to stand out from the crowd by briefly touting your book at this event, which is free and open to the public. You will also have the opportunity to sell copies and chat with other authors.
We ask that each author register in advance by calling the reference desk at 978-686-4080, ext 12, or click here to sign up through our event calendar. Also, we ask each author to commit to bringing at least five other people in order to ensure a good crowd for this event. Contact: Beth Safford 978-686-4080, ext 12 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Library Breaks Ground on Garden
The Trustees and Friends of the Nevins Memorial Library are pleased to announce that they will begin the construction of a new garden area on the library grounds during the week of June 2, 2014. Click here to read the full story!!
We need your help!! Many of you have helped us test drive the MA e-Book project and have had time to explore this valuable resource. Please take this survey to help us evaluate and improve your e-Book experience.
Haven't had a chance to use MA e-Books? Click on the MA eBook button to learn more.
Fizz, Boom, Read!™ - This is the theme of the 2014 summer reading program for children (pre-K to grade 6). Online program registration will begin on June 20th 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. 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.
Read Anywhere, Any Time!
It’s Here!! Take advantage of The Massachusetts eBook Project now! 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. Methuen residents can now download eBbooks from Baker & Taylor Axis 360 and primary documents, maps, and images from BiblioBoard on most “newer” digital devices. At the beach, in your yard, on vacation, or just curled up in your favorite comfy chair; you have to try this out! For more information contact the Reference Department at 978-686-4080 x12 or email at email@example.com Click on the links below to access this program.
Discover items to help with academic research as well as personal interests, from cooking to gardening at EBL
Baker & Taylor Axis 360 for fiction and non-fiction eBooks
Biblioboard for maps, documents and primary sources
FREE Downloadable Music - The Nevins Memorial Library is 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. You may download 5 per week! Visit our Freegal page to login and find the answers to the most frequently asked questions.
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.
"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.
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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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)
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