Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Delvena Theatre Company performs "Meet Julia Child!" at the Friends of Memorial Hall Library Annual meeting.
Do you enjoy watching Top Chef or Chopped? Do your friends call you a “foodie”? Do you pair wine with each of your courses? Whether your passion is cooking, eating, or learning about food, Julia Child has probably influenced you with her culinary genius. The Friends of Memorial Hall Library invite you to Meet Julia Child! The Beloved French Chef on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 pm with a performance by Delvena Theatre Company. Delvena is back by popular demand (past shows at MHL include A Christmas Carol, Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks, and Where ‘Ya Been, Amelia? This live performance will feature Lynne Moulton as Julia Child doing what she did best. You’ll learn more about her life – from her privileged childhood in California when she …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
In collaboration with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library, this program looks at women photographers from Margaret Bourke-White to Cindy
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Visit MHL this January for several exciting events.
Brush the snow off your feathers for two seasonal bird programs at Memorial Hall Library this January. Local penguin expert and award-winning author, Dyan deNapoli will speak about the world’s largest animal rescue, and author, naturalist, and photographer John Rockwood will give a multi-media presentation on the Winter Birds of New England. Fly over to Memorial Hall Library this January for an exciting programming series! The Great Penguin Rescue on January 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Please register for this program at mhl.org/eventcalendar or 978-623-8401, x31. Snow date January 29. While working as a Senior Penguin Aquarist at Boston’s New England Aquarium, Dyan flew to South Africa to help supervise the rehabilitation of 20,000 penguins …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Library staff to provide additional assistance during this time.
Memorial Hall Library's elevator will be out of service for approximately two weeks during the installation of new, modern controls that will make the elevator more reliable. The elevator will be unavailable between 12/10 and 12/26. Library staff will assist visitors in retrieving books and other items during this time. Library staff will be available at the parking lot entrance to answer questions or to help retrieve reserve items and materials from other floors. All services, except the elevator, will be available during regular library hours. Please note the following holiday hours: Please Hold Donations until 1/2/13 The Friends of Memorial Hall Library will be unable to accept donations of books, movies, and music from December …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Let's Create programming series for adults features four hands-on art projects.
Memorial Hall Library invites you to get creative this October with four adult programs featuring different hands-on craft and art projects. With the “Let’s Create” series, come try something new, or improve your skills with something you already enjoy doing. Participants will leave with a finished project from each program. There’s still time for hand-made holiday presents, thank you cards, and hostess gifts! Space is limited. To register, please visit mhl.org/eventcalendar or call 978-623-8401, x31 or 32. “Let’s Create: Mosaics” on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00 pm Join mosaic and stained glass artist Leslie Doherty for a hands-on lesson with glass tile mosaics. Participants will create a trivet or small wall plaque to keep. Come …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Memorial Hall Library will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of poet Anne Bradstreet, early settler and founder of the new town of Andover.
On Sunday, September 23 at 2pm, Andover’s Susan Lenoe will enact Anne Bradstreet’s tumultuous life, one in which she raised eight children, wrote hundreds of pages of poetry, and supported her husband, Simon Bradstreet, in his public life as secretary and deputy governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1630, eighteen-year-old Anne sailed with her husband and other Puritans, including John Winthrop, to the wild shores and forests of New England. In 1646, after living in several areas in the Massachusetts colony, including Cambridge and Ipswich, the Bradstreets made the Andover area their home until Anne’s death in 1672. In the 17th century, most women could not even read, let alone write, yet Anne was one of the first poets in …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Memorial Hall Library's 7th annual vehicle night rescheduled to Wednesday, Aug. 1.
Don’t miss Memorial Hall Library’s 7th Annual Vehicle Night on Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Vehicles from Public Works, the Fire Department and the Police Department will be available for viewing and visiting. Visit the Children’s Room for refreshments and door prizes. Please note that the Library lot will be closed to all traffic beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing during this event. Vehicle Night is sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library with support from the Department of Public Works and the Fire and Police Departments. For more information on Vehicle Night 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 …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Magician Scott Jameson will be visiting Memorial Hall Library this week.
The 2012 Kids Summer Reading program will kick off tomorrow at Memorial Hall Library with a performance by magician Scott Jameson. Library staff hail the show as a "extraordinary family oriented performance full of magic, music, and juggling that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the edge of your seats!" The show is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 26, and begins at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and space is limited. To register visit the Memorial Hall Library website.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Summer Reading for All at Memorial Hall Library
Memorial Hall Library is celebrating reading for pleasure with summer reading programs for children, teens, and adults. Visit the library for exciting programs, chances to win prizes, and to find great books! CALLING ALL DREAMERS! The Memorial Hall Library Children’s Room invites you to join us for a summer of fun! This summer, we will explore the themes of dreams, space, and creatures of the night as part of the statewide summer reading program Dream Big---Read! Summer reading is a great way to keep up your child’s reading skills while having fun at the same time. All children from birth to age 11 can participate in the reading program. Kids can register in person at the library or register online at www.mhl.org/kids beginning Monday, …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Andover Patch is running an informational session about Patch and how the site can be used to improve your life.
Andover Patch is inviting residents to attend a session Tuesday at the library which feature everything about the website from the basics of Patch to how the site can be useful during a crisis. Editor Brendan Lewis will be presenting, along with other staff from Andover Patch and North Andover Patch, at Memorial Hall Library next Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. The informational session will explain how you can use some of the more basic functions on Patch, such as becoming user, adding your own calendar events, commenting and more. The session will also go into how Andover Patch can be useful during emergencies such as wide-spread power outages, snow storms or hurricanes. Stop by to answer your own questions about Patch, provide feedback on …