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Marilyn Okonow

Jewish Genealogy uncovered.

On Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm, Marilyn Okonow will share how to start finding your ancestors without leaving home, using websites and local resources. Discover how to organize your data, and how to build your family tree! She is the Outreach Coordinator for the Jewish Genealogical Society of...

Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke

Andover author Ellen Alden will share her first novel.

On Tuesday, December 6 at 7pm, first time author Ellen Alden will share her novel, Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke, based on Civil War era letters she discovered in her family's attic. RSVP... Read more

Star wars

Star Wars Symposium

Celebrate the release of Star Wars:  Rogue One!  Join in by dressing as your favorite character for the costume contest.  Learn about the history of Star Wars, and explore the traveling Star Wars museum.  Bring your show and tell items, and test your knowledge in a trivia contest.  Watch Star... Read more

Make a present

It's the holiday season!

It's the perfect time to create a special gift with the help of our Junior Friends!  Join us on Wednesday, December 7 at 3:45pm for Make a Present with the Junior Friends.  Ages 3 and up should register online  now.  For questions please call Miss... Read more

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In the Spotlightsee all


People already read James Patterson's books - and in staggering numbers. Last year, he and his team of writers had 36 books land on the New York Times bestseller list. But Mr. Patterson is after an even bigger audience. Now he writes for people who have abandoned reading for television, video games, movies and social media. Recently Mr. Patterson introduced a new line of short and propulsive novels called BookShots that can be read in a single sitting. Mr. Patterson writes some of the books himself, writes some with others, and hand picks the rest. You can find BookShots in the Adult......

10 Dysfunctional Families in Fiction to Help you Cope with Yours

Tolstoy's famous opening to Anna Karenina states, "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." The holidays are on their way and with them, a fair share of family functions . . . and dysfunction. We all hope for happy family gatherings but sometimes... Read more

New and Notable Music Releases


Adam & the Ants--Kings of the Wild Frontier
A reissue of Adam Ant’s breakthrough 2nd album from 1980. He’ll be... Read more

Wanted: Your Ideas!

Have a suggestion for how we can improve our services? Is there a program you would like to see here at MHL?

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