Monday, January 7, 2013
Memorial Hall Library card holders can access a large collection of eBooks and audio books.
It's 2013 and in this futuristic-sounding year, it only makes sense that you can now borrow a book from the library without leaving your house. Memorial Hall Library is promoting an online service called OverDrive, a site that hosts an online lending system for Merrimack Valley libraries. Andover residents with library cards can visit the Merrimack Valley OverDrive site to borrow from a collection of a large variety of ebooks and audio books. Library patrons can borrow up to 5 titles at a time and lending periods vary between titles. But, for those library debtors, the system will not allow anyone to borrow ebooks or audio books with an outstanding library debt over $10. To find out more and begin borrowing visit mvlc.lib.overdrive.com.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Work crews are opening up the library to provide more seating for patrons this summer, among a host of improvements to the ground floor.
Friday, July 27, 2012
What is Happening on the Ground Floor of the Library? Memorial Hall Library recently garnered funding for improvements to the ground floor of the library. These improvements include more seating for patrons, better display of nonfiction materials, electrical work, painting, solar shades, lighting improvements, some new carpeting, and shelving configuration changes, according to Library Director Beth Mazin. Work has now started and expected to be complete by the end of October. The library is making these changes because, simply, there is a need for more room for people and a better way to display non‐fiction books. This space reorganization will enable the library to meet both those needs. When the addition to the library was designed and …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A Star Wars Symposium is coming to the Memorial Hall Library later this month.
The Friends of Memorial Hall Library present a Star Wars Symposium on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Come dressed as a favorite character for the costume contest, learn about the history of Star Wars, join in a trivia contest, and more. This is intended for ages 6 and up, families welcome! Please register at www.mhl.org/eventcalendar. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. For more information on the Star Wars Symposium and other Children’s Room programs, visit www.mhl.org/kids/programs.htm, or call The Children’s Room at 978-623-8401 x39. Programs are held at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover, MA.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Memorial Hall Library and the Friends of the Library will kick off their 13th annual month-long series of fishing programs in February.
Fish On! Andover 2012 runs on Tuesday evenings from Feb. 7 through Feb. 28. The programs begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Each week features fishing movies at 6 p.m., door prizes, and a room filled with free fishing catalogs, magazines, and maps. Fish On! will feature presentations by the following fishing experts on Tuesday evenings in February: The Hatch and Body Language of Trout” on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Get ready to take notes on this very informative and fun way of looking at fly fishing techniques & fly selection. Interactive & great for all ages and skill levels. Presented by Marla Blair, author and fly fishing guide and instructor. Marla is the author of “Positive Fly Fishing” published by Lyons Press. “…
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Here are five things you need to know today, Nov. 1.
Here are five things you need to know today: School Closed: Andover Public Schools are once again closed today due to the power outages in town. Fortunately, students were already off today so only parent conferences and teacher meetings were canceled. Halloween in November: Halloween was postponed until Saturday, Nov. 5. due to the major power outages throughout town. It will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 5. Trash Pick Up Normal: Trash Pickup was not affected by the storm on Saturday and will continue a normal schedule this week. Gas Prices: Luckily, some of the lowest priced gas in Andover can be found at the station that are actually open. The Mobil on Route 133 is still closed. Here are some of the lowest unleaded gas prices …
Monday, October 31, 2011
The Andover Library currently has power and is a defacto shelter for those without power.
With roughly 75 percent of the town without power, it is a fortunate fact that Andover's Memorial Hall Library does. Library Director Beth Mazin said it is being used as a defacto shelter right now and is a haven for those without power. Mazin said the library is available for all residents to charge cell phones, laptops and other electronics as well as to use the internet. Library will stay open this week from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and is welcoming residents who need to use the libraries resources. Town offices are closed today as well as many downtown shops. However, both the Gulf Gas Station on Main Street and Mobil Gas Station on Main Street are open. The Mobil on Route 133 is closed.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Here are some of the upcoming events at Memorial Hall Library.
Popular TV shows like A&E’s “Hoarders” depict the painful lives of people who are unable to part with their belongings. While most of us aren’t suffering to this extreme, many can use tips to reduce clutter and to get more organized. Memorial Hall Library is offering two programs this September to help get you back on track. Is your stuff taking over and starting to own you? Join us for “Downsizing Your STUFF” on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Learn the top ten reasons why our drawers, closets, and garages get filled with STUFF and what you CAN DO about it. This light-hearted, humorous, and helpful talk will be presented by Dave Downs, entertainer, speaker, and retired teacher. Sponsored by the Friends of MHL. Registration required: visit www.…