On Tuesday, March 28 from 7 to 8pm, the library will host a community reception for Linda Flaherty Haltmaier, Andover's new Poet Laureate. Hear some of her poems and what she hopes to do for Andover. All are welcome. Linda Flaherty Haltmaier is an award-winning poet and screenwriter, and the winner of the Homebound Publications Poetry Prize for her full-length collection, "Rolling up the Sky" (2016). Her work has been shortlisted for the Princemere Poetry Prize and the Tucson Festival of the Book Literary Award. Her poems have appeared extensively in journals and anthologies including Wildness: Voices of the Sacred Landscape, All We Can Hold, Ink & Letters, and more. Her debut chapbook, "Catch and Release", was published by Finishing Line Press. A Harvard graduate, Linda has earned writing residencies at the Noepe Center for the Literary Arts and been a poetry contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
Memorial Hall Library will close at 5pm Monday, July 3rd and remain closed Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day.