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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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Discuss Shakespeare's Othello.

On Sunday, April 9 at 3pm, Friends' board member and retired educator, Kathleen Dolan, will lead a discussion of Shakespeare's Othello, using clips from the 1965 film version, starring Sir Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith. Sign up...

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In case you missed it.

Couldn't attend one of our recent events? You'll find the programs about school gardens, German genealogy, and the Bay Circuit Trail on Andover TV's video archive.

The Sisters in Crime are turning 30.

On Friday, April 7 at 10am, join us for tea and treats in the Teen Room, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this 3,600 member organization of women crime writers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians. Meet our special guest, mystery author...

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The family that grows together....

On Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30pm, Rita Wollmering of the HERB FARMacy in Salisbury, will cover the basics of organic gardening, as well as practical steps to build your soil, fight diseases and manage pests, all while having fun as a family. Families encouraged. Sign up...

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Meet Andover's new Poet Laureate.

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...

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Have you ever hiked the Bay Circuit Trail?

On Monday, March 27 at 7pm, videographers, Dan and Marilyn Brielmann, will share their beautifully shot documentary videos about this wonderful 230 mile resource with 16 miles of trails in Andover. They will be joined by Andover resident, Alan French, the founder and former chairman and...

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Journey into German Genealogy.

On Wednesday, March 22nd at 7pm, professional German-English translator, Katherine Schober, will discuss the history and variety of the German states over time, and offer practical tips for deciphering old German script, as well. She'll share how to locate vital records and how to use surnames...

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Dreaming of Spring? Take a visual tour of these beautiful gardens.

Do you enjoy touring beautiful gardens? On Thursday, March 23 at 7pm, Jana Milbocker and Joan Butler, of Enchanted Gardens, will show you the best public gardens, nursery display gardens, and private gardens open to the public...

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