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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!

Teen Art Show Tonight at 7PM

One Night Only! Teen Art Show!

Tonight's the night!  Come see exceptional art created by Andover teens - pencil, charcoal, oils, pastels, watercolors, ink and ceramics.  It's one night only, though, don't miss out!   7 - 8:30.  Light refreshments served.

Ruben Sanca

What does it take to be an Olympic athlete?

On Monday, May 16 at 7pm, Rúben Sança, a distance runner who represented Cape Verde at the 2012 London Olympic Games, will share his experience of what it means to compete at the Olympic level. He is currently training for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the marathon, an event in which he owns a...

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Stephen Collins

Enjoy a little theater of the 1930s, '40s, '50s.

On Thursday, May 12 at 7pm, actor Stephen Collins kicks off Andover Reads 2016 when he brings to life three rich decades of American theater heavily influenced by the Great Depression, the era of the rowers in The Boys in the Boat. The Friends of MHL annual meeting is...

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Two local opportunities to shred your unwanted paper.

We know many of you miss our annual shredding day, so here are two upcoming local events where you can shred your documents. Andover's Zero Waste Day is Saturday, May 7, 9am to noon in the Brickstone Square...

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MHL's 2016 Book Cart Drill Team

MHL's Book Cart Drill Team is Chasing Gold

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Get Your Seeds Today at the Andover Seed Library - while they last!

We are excited that a seed shipment arrived today from Fedco, a cooperative seed company located in Maine. It includes a wide assortment of vegetables, herbs and flowers - all your favorite varieties, grown here in the North and well suited to our climate. It's easy to borrow seeds from our Seed...

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Twenty years ago on Mount Everest, the most dangerous place on earth, a tragic event unfolded.

The MHL Monday Movie on April 25 at 6:30pm  is Everest, which recounts the story of the morning of May 10,1996, when climbers from two commercial expeditions started their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a...

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