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Andover Reads meets the MHL Monday Movie.

Andover Reads presents the feature film Race on Monday, June 20 at 6:30pm. It chronicles Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history, which thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis...

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planting the kindness meditation flags

Kindness meditation flags at the library

Have you seen all those flags planted in front of the library? They're part of The Loving Kindness Project at Wood Hill Middle School. Next time you're in, have a look! They'll be here for the next week.

A statement from the Wood Hill Middle School:

The Loving...

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Peter Grinspoon

Dr. Peter Grinspoon discusses his memoir of addiction, Free Refills.

On Tuesday, June 14 at 7pm, Dr. Peter Grinspoon will discuss his memoir, Free Refills, which recounts the dark days of his secret addiction to prescription drugs. He is proudly nine years clean and works at an inner city clinic in Boston. Copies of his book will be available, courtesy...

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Merrimack River

Have you always wanted to learn how to row? Here's your chance!

On Saturday, June 11, the Friends of MHL and the Essex Rowing Club are partnering to offer two workshops at the Essex Rowing Clubhouse, 656 Lowell Street in Methuen. Learn how to crew like the “Boys in the Boat!” Get a feel for rowing on the rowing machines, then head outside and  learn about...

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Thomas Eakins, The Biglin Brothers Racing

Andover Reads presents the athlete in art through the ages.

Olympians in ancient Greece embodied the ideals of physical strength and moral virtue, and served as the perfect subject for sculptors to capture in both marble and bronze. On Thursday, June 16 at 7pm in Memorial Hall, Addison Gallery Curatorial Assistant, Kelley Tialiou, will explore artists'...

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Merrimack River

Learn to row at the Essex Rowing Club!

Have you ever wanted to learn to row? Now's your chance! Sign up for one of the two rowing workshops we're offering on Saturday, June 11 at the Essex Rowing Club, 656 Lowell Street in Methuen....

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Teen Filmmakers! Submit Your Films!

The Teen Phone Film Fest is on June 4th, which is just around the corner.  Get those last minute edits in, upload your short film to Vimeo or YouTube (or something else! Your choice!), and send the link to ya@mhl.  Oh, and in case you're more of a picture person, we'...

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Charles Sheeler, Yachts, 1924

All Hands on Deck! Images of Boating Culture in American Art.

On Wednesday, June 1st at 11am, join us for an off-site program at the Addison Gallery of American Art, 180 Main St., Andover. The role of boating in American culture will be explored through paintings, watercolors, photographs, and sketches by such artists as Mary Cassatt, Stuart Davis, Lyonel...

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Molly Eberth & Meg Gibson

Meet some of the rowers among us.

On Wednesday, June 1st at 7pm, Andover High students on the rowing teams from middle school through varsity will talk about their connection to rowing, and their experiences on the team. The athletes row out of the Essex Rowing...

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Duke Ellington star

Jazz up your week at MHL.

On Tuesday, May 17 at 7pm, the Andover High Jazz Bands will rock Memorial Hall with the music and sounds enjoyed by the rowers in The Boys in the Boat. The evening includes a special set by professional musicians, the Jazz Punishers. We promise to get your toes tapping!