The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it many challenges, including finding fresh food. If you want to explore local food options and support local farmers, Northeast Harvest is a 'buy local' program supported by the Essex Agricultural...Read more
During this time of uncertainty, many of us have found solace and calm by spending as much time as possible outdoors, enjoying nature and starting vegetable gardens. I planted early this year, and I get pleasure from watching my sturdy seedlings capture every scrap of warm sunshine. Meanwhile,...Read more
Do you know about Sync? Teens aged 13+ can get free audiobook downloads starting now through July 1. Each week two new audiobooks will be available for download. This week is The 57 Bus Dashka Slater and Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson.
Digging around in my pantry looking for dinner inspiration, I unearthed several heads of garlic wishing they had a place to grow! Garlic is an allium. Alliums don’t grow when days are short and nights are long, but, when spring comes and days lengthen, alliums spring into action. We...
We in The Children's Room are missing our little friends so much! We wish we could see you but since we can't here are some online story times, authors sharing their books, and websites for some family fun! And if you need some suggestions of books to read email...Read more
Are you feeling restless? Do you want to get gardening, begin digging, grow something, but not sure if you can? Warm, early spring afternoons and self-quarantine can do that to you!
This year, when spring is unusually early, the request to self-quarantine poses several logistical...Read more
Spring came early this year, and with it, the itch to get gardening! Yes, it’s earlier than usual to think of planting outdoors in our area. Nights are still cold, but many days are fairly warm. Garden clean-up can certainly begin, and compost spread around the base of perennials and in the...Read more
With concerns about COVID-19, unpredictable weather, and the notion that being home with a good book is really nice, there are plenty of reasons why accessing library materials from home is a great idea! If you can't get the library for whatever reason, don't worry. MHL has a number of resources...Read more
Gardeners may be familiar with the terms naturescaping, xerioscaping, invasive species, and native plant landscaping but what do they really mean? And where can you find out more information about them? MHL and the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium have robust gardening collections and events...Read more
If you've been using the MHL Mobile app, you might have noticed that it no longer works quite as well as it once did. The bad news is, support for that app has been discontinued. The good news is, we have a new app that will help you with all your MHL account needs! It's called MVLC Mobile. You...Read more