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.
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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.
It's Pasta Making Time Aain! Come learn how to craft perfect pasta dough, make Ravioli, Tortellini and different flavored pastas. Thursday, April 24th 6:30 pm in the Great Hall. You will need an apron, a container to transport pasta home in and a rolling pin. If you have a pasta maker please bring it. For more information please call Pat Graham @978-686-4080 ext. 17 or sign up firstname.lastname@example.org/calendar of events. Suggested donation for this program is $15.00
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.
Preschool Storytime Lottery- It’s time to register your favorite little one in our spring storytime lottery. Programs for 2 year olds and 3 to 5 year olds are being offered. Please stop by the Children’s Department or call 978-686-4080 ext. 26. to get further information about the program and register for the lottery. Registration will take place from April 15th to April 30th. Classes will begin on the week of May 5th.
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
April 29th @ 7:00 PM- Please join us as we welcome Sarah Dubois, Certified Health Coach, to help de-stress our lives. This interactive workshop explores lifestyle habits that deplete energy and contribute to increasing everyday stress. Topics include the pitfalls of sugar and caffeine, how to get better sleep and how to feel energized. Everyone will leave with some easy tips to add to their lives. Click here to register
May Mysteries: If you like mystery novels, you're going to love our two author visits this May!
Saturday, May 10th at 1pm: Authors Liz Mugavero, Edith Maxwell, and Barbara Ross join us to talk about their latest novels and tell us what it takes to write a magical mystery.
Thursday, May 15th at 7pm: Authors Jessie Crockett and Leah Perry stop by to talk about their works and how they craft their mysteries.
These programs promise to be a lot of fun, and you may get some great ideas for beach reads for the summer! Books will be available for sale and refreshments will be served at both events. For more information or to sign up for these programs, please call the Reader Services Department at (978) 686-4080, x16.
Community Awareness and Informational Workshops Certificates of attendance will be given at the end of each workshop.
Thursday, May 15, 2014-6:00-7:30pm -Differentiated Instruction: Participants will learn techniques that will help all students access curriculum and activities. Please RSVP to Bari Glazer at 978-722-9075 email@example.com
Thursday, May 22, 2014 6:00-7:00 PM- Center for Disease control: Autism Case Training: Early Warning Signs of Autism: Participants will view and engage in the module which includes a case study, handouts and videos. Please RSVP to Bari Glazer at 978-722-9075 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, May 29, 2014- 6:00-700PM"Why Can't You Just Behave?" : Participants will review the elements of behavior and effective behavior management strategies.
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.
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.
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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