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World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

The United Nations has designated June 20th as World Refugee Day. This is a day to show public support for refugees around the world. In honor of World Refugee Day, here are some moving true stories of refugees. Walk a mile in...

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Although the American Civil War is generally considerd to have ended on June 2, 1865, slavery was not completely abolished in the United States until June 19th, 1865. This date marked the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas. (The 1863 Emancipation Proclamation only ended slavery in...

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Boston Public Library Abolitionist Papers Project
NARA Citizen Archivist Dashboard

Citizen Archivists: Crowd-Sourced Transcription And Why Genealogists Should Care

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club's June meeting focused on the important topic of document transcription. Contemporary libraries, archives and museums use crowd-sourced transcription...

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LGBTQ History Makers

LGBTQ History Makers

June is Pride Month, when we celebrate the accomplishments of the LGBTQ community. The month of June was chosen to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which are generally considered the beginning of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement. Here are biographies and memoirs about 10 LGBTQ people...

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New Museum Pass: Boston Harbor Islands Ferry

New Museum Pass: Boston Harbor Island Discount Ferry Passes

Thanks to our generous Friends of MHL, we're excited to offer a new museum pass to Andover cardholders. Our newest pass is for...

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Listen Up, Andover!

And the winner for The 2018 Best Audiobook of the Year Audie Award goes to…..

Lincoln in the Bardo narrated by Nick Offerman, David Sedaris and a full cast. Published by Random House Audio, the recording of George Saunders’...

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Remembering Phillip Roth

Remembering Phillip Roth

American author Phillip Roth passed away on May 22nd, 2018 at the age of 85. Roth was one of America's most-awarded authors, having won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times, the National Book Award twice, the National Book Critics Circle award, and received a Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Here...

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2017 Nebula Nominees and Winners

On May 20, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America announced their Nebula Awards for works released in 2017. There are some amazing titles in all formats on the list such as the conclusion to an epic apocalyptic trilogy, a...

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Get Outside with MHL!

Winter finally seems over - fingers crossed - so it's time to take full advantage of our beautiful Massachusetts scenery and nature. There are lots of ways that Memorial Hall Library can help you do this! Of course a walk to the library is always nice but if you'd like to explore...

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Royal Romance Reads

Royal Romance Reads

Were you left off the guest list for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding? No worries: here are some royal romance novels that will transport you without the cost of a British Airways flight!

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