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A summer reading list of lists

We love reading in the summer here at MHL. Obviously, we love reading any time of year, but there is something particularly special about books and sunshine. Whether you're on the beach, in the woods, or just at your house, there's nothing like a good book during a vacation. I find it ...

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Read the New York Times more easily!

Looking for more ways to read the news? We have a new subscription available to patrons in the library and to Andover cardholders at home: The New York Times Direct Digital Access! Instead of our searchable New York Times access which we still have, this provides daily access to the full text of...

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Books for Fans of American Gods

Books for Fans of American Gods

Neil Gaiman's beloved 2001 novel American Gods has recently been adapted for television. The long-awaited adaptation, helmed by Bryan Fuller, recently finished its first season on Starz. Whether you're a longtime fan of Neil Gaiman or someone who stumbled across the show, here are some...

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New Museum Passes

New Museum Passes

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Did you know that MHL has over 20 different museum passes offering free or discounted admission to local museums and parks? You can view the full list of passes and reserve a pass online. You can choose...

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Mind Reading: New Science & Fiction About Autism

Mind Reading: New Science & Fiction About Autism

How do biology and the environment impact brain development and behavior?  Scientific, political, and narrative writing about how people around us are hardwired is endlessly fascinating and helpful in the move towards inclusion and acceptance. The demand for new stories and information about...

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Help us Build a Better World of Readers this summer!

It's coming!  Summer Reading 2017 at Memorial Hall Library!  Check out this video to find out all you need to know to join, have fun, build your reading skills and help us build a Lego tower this summer!  The fun starts June 26th!  Check out our ...

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LGBTQ Pride Flag

June is LGBTQ Pride Month

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, when we take time to especially celebrate the achievements of the LGBTQ community.in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots of June 1969. Here are some great books for all ages featuring LGBTQ characters. For even more great LGBTQ books, check out the...

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Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

After gracing the pages of DC Comics for over 75 years, Wonder Woman has come to the big screen! Here are some great books if the movie left you wanting even more Wonder Woman, or to read on your way to the theater! Catch up on her latest comic adventures or learn more about the history of the...

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A true crime primer

If you spend your Friday nights watching Dateline or your morning commutes listening to podcasts like My Favorite Murder or The...

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Cutting Back: My apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto

Great Travel Fiction: Independent of Mileage and Means

Independent of mileage and means, great travel writing toys with identity and belonging in a way that is provocative and transforming. Geography is imbued with agency and is bound to the characters’ worldview. The impulse to explore is at the heart of all stories that reject the most powerful...

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