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Thursday Evening Book Discussions
Fall Series: Survival StoriesThe human capacity for survival is amazing. Much literature is devoted to survival stories…men, women and even children beating the odds to make it through impossible situations against improbable odds. Sometimes people act with nobility, sometimes they do not. This fall we explore several tales of survival, both fiction and non-fiction.

Tonight's selection: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Rich in historical detail, this is a compelling story of intrigue and survival. In exchange for a temporary stay of execution a young female spy captured in Nazi-occupied France writes a confession of her activities in the Resistance.



When: Jan 8, 2015 7 PM to Jan 8, 2015 9 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19 )
Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting
The Friends of the Library meet to plan activities and programs to raise funds and support Nevins Library activities and programs. Open to all members of the Friends of the Nevins Library.

When: Jan 5, 2015 7 PM to Jan 5, 2015 8 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19 )
GLBT Book Discussions
Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk anytime the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voice mail, and announced on WCCM-Radio. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org . All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors.

Tonight's Selection: Carry the One by Carol Anshaw
Following a shocking accident, three siblings and their friends move through 25 years of life in this story, showing how one life affects another, and how people who thrive and those who self-destruct are closer to each other than we might expect. One of the siblings explores her sexual orientation and seeks to find satisfying love and family life.



When: May 14, 2015 7 PM to May 14, 2015 9 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 14 May 2015 19 )
GLBT Book Discussions
Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk anytime the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voice mail, and announced on WCCM-Radio. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org . All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors.

Tonight's Selection: She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan
This bestseller is the story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Boylan explores the territory that lies between men and women, examines changing friendships and rejoices in the power of family.



When: Apr 9, 2015 7 PM to Apr 9, 2015 9 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19 )
Thursday Evening Book Discussions
Spring Series: Africa -- Colonialism & BeyondThe history of Africa has been overshadowed over the last 200 years by the European colonization that dominated all parts of the continent. This is a huge story, and one that is often not very well understood by Americans. We take a very brief look at the experience of Africa from the perspective of colonialism and its effect on blacks and whites.

Toight's selection: Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
This is an intensely moving journey through a white African girl's childhood. Fuller was brought up in Africa during the Rhodesian civil war (1971-1979), a world where children over five learned how to load a rifle, clean all the guns in the house, and shoot-to-kill. The narrative focuses on the wartime relationships between blacks and whites through a child's watchful eyes.



When: Jun 4, 2015 7 PM to Jun 4, 2015 9 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Jun 2015 19 )
Thursday Evening Book Discussions
Fall Series: Survival StoriesThe human capacity for survival is amazing. Much literature is devoted to survival stories…men, women and even children beating the odds to make it through impossible situations against improbable odds. Sometimes people act with nobility, sometimes they do not. This fall we explore several tales of survival, both fiction and non-fiction.

Tonight's selection: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The classic novel of survival on a desert island. If you read this in school, read it again for a different perspective; this story of a group of boys who must choose humanity or living as animals is as relevant today as it was when published in 1954.



When: Feb 5, 2015 7 PM to Feb 5, 2015 9 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19 )
Thursday Evening Book Discussions
Spring Series: Africa -- Colonialism & BeyondThe history of Africa has been overshadowed over the last 200 years by the European colonization that dominated all parts of the continent. This is a huge story, and one that is often not very well understood by Americans. We take a very brief look at the experience of Africa from the perspective of colonialism and its effect on blacks and whites.

Toight's selection: King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild
This selection provides a vivid account of an episode in the modern history of Africa that was the epitome of tragedy; the looting of the Congo and the destruction of its peoples by King Leopold of the Belgians. The story is told through a succession of biographical sketches of the principal villains and heroes.



When: Mar 5, 2015 7 PM to Mar 5, 2015 9 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19 )
Thursday Evening Book Discussions
Spring Series: Africa -- Colonialism & BeyondThe history of Africa has been overshadowed over the last 200 years by the European colonization that dominated all parts of the continent. This is a huge story, and one that is often not very well understood by Americans. We take a very brief look at the experience of Africa from the perspective of colonialism and its effect on blacks and whites.

Toight's selection: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
In 1959 an American missionary and his family move to the Belgian Congo. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is an epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.



When: Apr 2, 2015 7 PM to Apr 2, 2015 9 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19 )
Thursday Evening Book Discussions
Spring Series: Africa -- Colonialism & BeyondThe history of Africa has been overshadowed over the last 200 years by the European colonization that dominated all parts of the continent. This is a huge story, and one that is often not very well understood by Americans. We take a very brief look at the experience of Africa from the perspective of colonialism and its effect on blacks and whites.

Toight's selection: ~~Things Fall Apart by Chinue Achebe
One of Achebe's many achievements in this acclaimed novel is his unsentimental rendering of Nigerian tribal life before and after the coming of colonialism. Achebe sketches a world in which violence, war, and suffering exist, but are balanced by a strong sense of tradition, ritual, and social coherence.



When: May 7, 2015 7 PM to May 7, 2015 9 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 07 May 2015 19 )
GLBT Book Discussions
Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk anytime the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voice mail, and announced on WCCM-Radio. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org . All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors.

Tonight's Selection: The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
This elegant and haunting new novel also examines the relationships among siblings and in-laws. In this story, Barrett Meeks is a poetically-minded man in his late thirties who has just been dumped by his boyfriend via text message. He moves in to share a Brooklyn apartment with his older brother, Tyler and Tyler’s wife, Beth.



When: Jun 11, 2015 7 PM to Jun 11, 2015 9 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19 )
GLBT Book Discussions
Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk anytime the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voice mail, and announced on WCCM-Radio. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org . All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors.

Tonight: Movie Night
Title to be announced.



When: Mar 12, 2015 7 PM to Mar 12, 2015 9 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19 )
GLBT Book Discussions
Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk anytime the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voice mail, and announced on WCCM-Radio. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org . All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors.

Tonight's Selection : Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America by Rachel Hope Cleaves
Conventional wisdom holds that same-sex marriage is a purely modern invention, but as Cleaves demonstrates in this eye-opening book, same-sex marriage is hardly new.



When: Feb 12, 2015 7 PM to Feb 12, 2015 9 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19 )
Open Mic Nights
We host Open Mic Nights the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays of the month. Check out our website or facebook for more information on times and themes.

When: Dec 27, 2014 7 PM to Dec 27, 2014 10 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Dec 2014 19 )
Project Giving Tree

This year, the Chil dren’s Department will be collecting items for Lazarus House Ministries, Inc. emergency shelter and soup van. If you attend a Children’s program or visit the library please consider making a donation to our annual charitable project. The following items are great choices: canned soups and stews; hot & cold cups; paper plates & napkins; plastic forks, spoons, knives; Styrofoam soup bowls; any type of children’s hat, scarves or mittens; toothpaste & toothbrushes; bars of soap; hand soap in dispensers; and shampoo & conditioner. The tree located in the Children’s Department will have small ornaments that list items in need. Donations can be dropped off in the Children’s Room until January 31, 2015. Thanks for your support!



When: Dec 30, 2014 12 AM in Methuen, Massachusetts (Tue, 30 Dec 2014 00 )
GLBT Book Discussions
Book discussions are held at the Library on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Books are available one month prior to the discussion. You may pick up books at the previous meeting, or you may get them at the Main Desk anytime the Library is open. Please bring your library card to the meeting to check books out. In the case of cancellation for bad weather or any other reason, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday evening. Cancellation information is posted on the Library’s voice mail, and announced on WCCM-Radio. Additional Book Discussion information is available on our website at www.nevinslibrary.org . All books announced in this flyer are tentative, based on availability of multiple copies. To confirm dates, book selections, or for more information call the Library at 978-686-4080 ext. 10.

The Nevins Library GLBT group is open to any adult (18+) who is interested in reading quality fiction, non-fiction and biography on GLBT topics and themes or by gay/lesbian authors.

Tonight : Annual Poetry Night
Members are asked to come and share their favorite poetry. If you write your own poetry, share it with us…if you have favorite GLBT poets, bring samples of their work to read. Bring any poem that speaks to you.



When: Jan 15, 2015 7 PM to Jan 15, 2015 9 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19 )
Art Lessons: Learning From Our Creative Experiences

Join Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord for a talk about art and creativity. Susan believes that everyone is creative and that exercising our creativity makes us happer and more fully human. In this illustrated talk she shares her 35 year history in the arts (calligraphy, book-making, digital compositions) and the hard-won truths she has learned: the importance of patience, the development of the critical eye, making peace with the desire for perfection, and the idea that an artist's best teacher is the work itself. Her goal is to put the audience in touch with their own creative experiences whether they be art, crafts, music, writing, cooking, gardening, fashion, or home decorating.
Location: Garden Room



When: Jan 28, 2015 7 PM to Jan 28, 2015 8 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19 )
Teen Craft: Knitting

We are going to try knitting this month! We will supply some yarn and together we can learn this new (and supposedly very easy) method

of knitting that involves straws. Please come and join us, no matter if this will be your first attempt or if you are already an experienced knitter.

Feel free to bring your own knitting projects too, if you'd just like to knit in good company!

This is open to everyone in grades 7 - 12.
Location: Garden Room



When: Jan 26, 2015 4 PM to Jan 26, 2015 5 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16 )
TAG: Teen Advisory Group

This is a great group to join if you have ideas for events at the library, or if you'd like to volunteer to help at a library program. There is an event that we'd like to host this spring that could only be made better with teen volunteers - let's start planning now!
Location: The Study Room



When: Jan 12, 2015 4 PM to Jan 12, 2015 5 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16 )
*The Book Club to be Named Later

This month we will be discussing The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne:

Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.

Snacks will be served.

This book group is for those in grade 7-9.
Location: The Study Room



When: Jan 20, 2015 4 PM to Jan 20, 2015 5 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16 )
Book Babble

This month the Book Babble crew will discuss Paper Towns by John Green - a book which is currently being made into a movie.

One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin “Q” Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q’s neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

This book group is open to those in 9-12 grades. Pizza and soda will be served. Come join the fun!
Location: The Study Room



When: Jan 8, 2015 7 PM to Jan 8, 2015 8 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19 )
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (3 to 6 year olds)

Wear your PJ’s and bring a blanket to cuddle up with and listen to some wonderful Christmas stories.

Cookies, hot cocoa and a special surprise provided. Registration Required
Location: Garden Room



When: Dec 22, 2014 6 PM to Dec 22, 2014 7:15:00 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18 )
Teen Craft: Holiday Treats

Let's get together and make some fun holiday sweet treats! There will be a couple different treats to choose from, if you like.

Please note that there may be some peanut-related ingredients involved in this program.

This is open to those in grades 7-12!

**Please register below so that we can be sure there are plenty of ingredients for everyone!**
Location: Garden Room



When: Dec 22, 2014 4 PM to Dec 22, 2014 5 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16 )
Love & Logic Parent Workshop

The Nevins Memorial Library is cosponsoring a series of workshops for parents with the Michael B. Christensen Community and Family Support Center at GLCAC Inc. Mary Ann Fleming and her staff will conduct the sessions and provide free child care and activities for the child while the adults attend the workshops. All workshops are free of charge and will take place in the Study Room located in the lower level of the library. Please register online to attend individual workshops that fit your needs.

This week's topic is: Handling Misbehavior Without Breaking a Sweat
Location: Garden Room



When: Jan 3, 2015 9 AM to Jan 3, 2015 10 AMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Sat, 03 Jan 2015 09 )
E-Book Information NIght

Kirsten Underwood, Head of Reference, will answer your e-book questions and explain the many ways that the library can help you download books for free!
Location: The Great Hall



When: Jan 15, 2015 7 PM to Jan 15, 2015 8 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19 )
Teen Writing Club

Do you enjoy writing for fun? Do you want to come together with others who enjoy writing? Come and practice the craft of writing with us! We work with different writing prompts and exercises to help improve our writing.
Location: Trustee's Room



When: Jan 15, 2015 7 PM to Jan 15, 2015 8 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19 )
Storytime for 2 year olds

Join us for our morning storytime to explore the library with stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities.

Please register for this event.
Location: Garden Room



When: Jan 13, 2015 10 AM to Jan 13, 2015 10 AMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10 )
Storytime for 3 to 5 year olds

Join us at storytime to explore the library with stories, songs, fingerplays and a simple craft activity.
Location: Garden Room



When: Jan 6, 2015 6 PM to Jan 6, 2015 7:15:00 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 18 )
Brain Building in Progress! (3 to 5 year olds)

Stop by the Nevins library to participate in a variety of reading and play activities that help support your child’s learning and language development. We will present the activities in this program using two different sized groups; everyone as one large group and in small self-paced parent/child pairs. Please register for this event.

Each child in attendance will get a free book from our community partner, the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant in conjunction with the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council.

Location: Garden Room



When: Jan 22, 2015 1 PM to Jan 22, 2015 2:15:00 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13 )
Babies and Books (up to 24 months)

A program designed for babies and toddlers up to age two with their grown-ups. This program is designed to promote early literacy through rhymes, songs and stories read aloud. This special time will also introduce the baby's caregivers to the range of books and music available at the library for you to share with your little one at home.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters can "Help Out".

No Registration Required
Location: Garden Room



When: Jan 23, 2015 11 AM to Jan 23, 2015 12 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11 )
American Girl Book Club (2nd to 4th grade)

Come explore different American Girl Doll story every month. Come listen to a story, play a game or make a fun craft activity

related to the book. Bring your doll too!
Location: Garden Room



When: Jan 13, 2015 4 PM to Jan 13, 2015 5 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16 )
Babies and Books (up to 24 months)

A program designed for babies and toddlers up to age two with their grown-ups. This program is designed to promote early literacy through rhymes, songs and stories read aloud. This special time will also introduce the baby's caregivers to the range of books and music available at the library for you to share with your little one at home.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters can "Help Out".

No Registration Required
Location: Garden Room



When: Jan 16, 2015 11 AM to Jan 16, 2015 12 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11 )
Babies and Books (up to 24 months)

A program designed for babies and toddlers up to age two with their grown-ups. This program is designed to promote early literacy through rhymes, songs and stories read aloud. This special time will also introduce the baby's caregivers to the range of books and music available at the library for you to share with your little one at home.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters can "Help Out".

No Registration Required
Location: Garden Room



When: Jan 30, 2015 11 AM to Jan 30, 2015 12 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11 )
Special Activity Time (3 to 5 year olds)

Our Special Activity Time (S.A.T.) will be held in the Children's Department. Parent and child pairs will play and explore together. Each table will have a new activity to do together. Record each activity you visit and tell us what your child learned and liked the best at each station. When you have completed 4 activities, turn in your activity sheet at the Children's Department desk. Your child will then choose a book to take home for their personal library for participating in this grant activity. The books are provided by our community partner, the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) which works in conjunction with the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council.



When: Jan 26, 2015 10 AM to Jan 26, 2015 11 AMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10 )
Upcycle It : Arts & Crafts (3 to 5 year olds)

Come create whatever you like with the variety of craft material provided by the library. The possibilities are endless!

Please register for this event.
Location: Garden Room



When: Jan 12, 2015 10 AM to Jan 12, 2015 11 AMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10 )
Donuts With Dads (3 to 6 years old)

Children ages 3-6 and their fathers, grandfathers or uncles are invited to join us for a fun story and activity time with an added bonus of sweet, yummy donuts and juice!
Please register online or call the Children's Department for more information.
Location: Garden Room



When: Jan 10, 2015 9 AM to Jan 10, 2015 10:15:00 AMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 09 )
Comics Chat

Do you love to read comics? Let's have a meet-up and talk about what's new in comics, what we've been reading, and what we'd like to

recommend to others!

Bring in any comics that you'd like to swap with others!

Image from boutiquesandgeeks.wordpress.com
Location: YA Lounge



When: Jan 24, 2015 2 PM to Jan 24, 2015 3 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14 )
Readers Theater (2nd to 4th grade)

Do you like to act? Come join our Reader's Theater group. Our scripts are read aloud with lots of expression. There are no lines to memorize! This month we will be acting out the tale for The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka.
Location: Garden Room



When: Jan 22, 2015 4 PM to Jan 22, 2015 5 PMin Methuen, Massachusetts (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16 )

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