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The Boys in the Boat

Don't miss the boat! The Boys in the Boat, that is.

The last two book discussions are Tuesday, August 2nd at 7pm and Thursday, August 4th at 11am in Memorial Hall. Come and share your thoughts and insights about the 1936 Olympic rowing team that captured the hearts of the nation. Everyone is welcome, even if you haven't read the book. RSVP online...

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Check out the new monthly board game night for adults.

Here's your chance to learn some new games and enjoy a relaxing evening with other adults. On Thursday, August 4th at 6pm in the Activity Room, Andover resident and board game enthusiast, John Totten will be on hand to facilitate. RSVP...

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Monday Movie @ MHL: Brooklyn

The Monday movie on July 25th at 7pm is about an Irish immigrant who lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Stars Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall...

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Kristen Harnisch

Meet author Kristen Harnisch.

On Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm, author Kristen Harnisch will discuss the inspiration behind her two historical novels,The Vintner's Daughter and The California Wife. She will discuss how she made the transition from banker to at-home mom to author, and share the pleasures and...

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Would you like to be the first Andover Poet Laureate?

A poem begins with a lump in the throat, a homesickness or love-sickness.  It is a reaching out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment.”
       -Robert Frost...

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Green burial

Did you say green burial? What on (in) earth do you mean?

On Thursday, July 28 at 7pm, join other adults for an overview presentation on 'green' burials, co-hosted by Candace Currie of the Green Burial Council and Mount Auburn Cemetery, Ruth Faas, owner of Mourning Dove Studio of Arlington...

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1936 Olympic summer games poster

Revisit the 1936 Olympics with local historian, Don Robb.

On Wednesday, July 20 at 7pm, Don Robb will explore how Hitler used the 1936 Olympics as a public relations attempt to spread  propaganda and hide the truth about his Third Reich. His presentation will cover topics such as, why Germany was ripe for Hitler to take power in the 1930s; how his Nazi...

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Olympia The Complete Original Version

Watch Olympia, the film by Leni Riefenstahl.

On Wednesday, July 13 at 4pm, the library will screen Leni Riefenstahl's controversial film, Olympia, in Memorial Hall. About the 1936 Olympics, the film was mentioned in The Boys in the Boat. Running time is 3+ hours. The film is in German with subtitles and contains...

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Tranquility Lotus Flower

Meditation for everyone.

On Thursday, July 14 at 7pm, learn how to relax through meditation with MHL staff member, Amy Martin, a certified yoga teacher. She'll explain the body's system of life energy, the practice of vipassana, which trains the mind to focus awareness on one thing at a time, and she'll lead a guided...

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Andover Cultural Caper

So many things to find in July, so little time!

Downtown Andover is full of clues this July, with three scavenger hunts for families and children. The Children's Room is sending Jungle Gym Giraffe, our Bruins-clad summer reading mascot, to a different downtown location every week. Kids who spot him can come to the Children's Room to fill out...

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