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Rita Wollmering

Grow your own organic vegetables.

On Thursday, March 24 at 7pm, Rita Wollmering will show you how to grow vegetables using organic methods, including practical steps like how to build your soil, fight diseases, and manage pests. Rita owns THE HERB FARMacy in Salisbury, MA,...

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Have you ever thought about becoming a farmer?

On Thursday, March 17 at 7pm, you can learn how. Andover resident, JoAnn Robichaud, will begin her sixth season...

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Grant Welker

The firing of the Market Basket CEO in late June of 2014 unleased a series of events that no one would have predicted.

On Thursday, March 10 at 7pm, Lowell Sun reporter, Grant Welker will discuss the book he co-wrote with Daniel Korschun, We Are Market Basket: The Story of the Unlikely Grassroots Movement That Saved a Beloved Business. After long-time CEO Arthur T. Demoulas was ousted by his...

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The Boys in the Boat

Andover Reads 2016 is underway.

Copies of The Boys in the Boat are ready and waiting to be checked out. The book chronicles the remarkable true story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys...

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Attention Aspiring Teen Filmmakers!

Use your phone to make a movie, and win stuff*!  

We're hosting a Teen Film Festival on June 4th. We know.  It seems really far away.  But it's not! Now's the time to get creative, and start brushing up on those skills that you'll need to make an awesome movie.  Here's where the library...

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Betsy Williams

Get started on your herb garden.

Are you interested in growing culinary herbs but aren't sure where to start? On Thursday, March 3 at 7pm, gather up your questions and seed catalogs, and local garden guru, Betsy Williams, will help you learn all you need to know to grow herbs successfully. You'll sniff, taste and discuss common...

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Get your game on at MHL's board game night.

The library will host an evening of board games for adults on Thursday, March 3 at 6pm in the Activity Room. Learn a new game or play an old favorite. Games and instruction provided. Please register...

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On Monday, February 29 at 6:30pm, MHL will screen Selma, the unforgettable true story that chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from...

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What is a Death Cafe?

A Death Cafe seeks to provide an unscripted, non-judgmental platform for those wishing to explore the many facets of this often taboo subject. Come on Wednesday, February 17 at 7pm with an open mind, a healthy curiosity, and a willingness to share your thoughts, feelings, and questions with...

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Find out why gardening is murder with mystery author, Neal Sanders.

On February 18 at 7pm, Neal Sanders presents a ‘husband’s point of view’ of gardening, filled with humor and insight from someone who gardens less from an abiding love of horticulture than for the love of a spouse. Neal retired from the corporate world in 2005, and his 'second act' is as a...

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