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Stephen Collins

The Friends' Annual Meeting will feature Stephen Collins as Shakespeare.

On Thursday, May 4 at 7pm, actor Stephen Collins will make Shakespeare's words come alive, from the evil machinations of Richard III, to the philosophical bantering of Falstaff, to the brilliant oratory of Brutus and Antony. Shakespeare's tragedies, comedies, histories, and...

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High Point Seattle

Why worry about stormwater runoff?

 On Tuesday, April 25 at 7pm, attend a free public workshop to learn about the importance of managing stormwater, its impact on our water resources, and what can be done locally to mitigate its effects, including landscaping and gardening techniques, rainwater harvesting, and...

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dog with computer

Shopping for a new computer?

Are you looking to purchase a new computer in the future or upgrade the one you have? On Tuesday, April 25 at 10am, systems librarian Theo Kontos will teach you what to look for in a new computer, go over some of the parts, and touch briefly on upgrading/repairing the machine...

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Much Ado About Nothing

MHL's Thursday Movie: Much Ado About Nothing.

On Thursday, April 20 at 6:30pm, we'll continue our celebration of Shakespeare with Josh Whedon's 2013 film, a modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words. The film stars Alexis Denisof, Amy...

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Write some poetry with Andover's Poet Laureate.

On Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm, Andover’s new Poet Laureate, Linda Flaherty Haltmaier, will lead a poetry writing workshop for adults.  She’ll explore different ways to create poems, from 3-word prompts to Found poetry (using a page of text as a source). Come and write a poem or...

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Shakespeare folio

Did Shakespeare really write all those plays?

Why is there no writing in Shakespeare's hand?  How is it that we have so many plays said to be written by a man named Shakespeare?  Did Shakespeare even write his plays? On Sunday, April 23 at 2pm, we'll celebrate Shakespeare's birthday and find out about this and more as...

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"A Quiet Revolution" documentary about A Better Chance.

On Wednesday, April 12 at 7pm, the library will host a screening of a feature-length documentary, "A Quiet Revolution," by Tom and Charles Dey, about the founding of the national organization, A Better Chance. The film is about a group of people who came together fifty years ago to create change...

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Show us your face!

Enter MHL's First BookFace Contest for National Library Week!

Share your love of reading and enter our BookFace Contest any time during National Library Week, April 9-16th! See our display at the reference desk for suggested books, or find your own book with a great cover. Then take your own bookface selfie! Every photo emailed to ...

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Jeff Nathan

Feeling silly?

Join Andover Author Jeff Nathan for some crazy family fun on Saturday April 8th at 2pm at The Silly Laughing Musical Fun Poetry Show!  Register online to join in the fun!

Spring flowers

Vacation Week Fun for Families

School may be out but the library will be hopping this April Vacation Week.  Join us for the Magic of Science show, Kid's Coloring Craze and a visit with Author Julia Walsh.  See the schedule below and sign up online!