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New LGBTQ+ books for children and tweens

New LGBTQ+ books for children and tweens

Readers of all ages deserve books that represent their experiences, so this week we're featuring LGBTQ+ books for children and tweens. This list includes pictures books about the history of the rainbow flag and a Sunday morning in an inclusive church, as well as middle grade novels and comics...

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new lgbtq books for teens

New LGBTQ+ books for teens

This week's list of LGBTQ+ books features new fiction and nonfiction for teens! These titles feature not just coming out stories, but also science fiction, romance, and contemporary fiction that feature queer characters and creators.

For more recommendations, contact the Teen Services...

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LGBTQ+ books for adults

New LGBTQ+ books for adults

June is Pride month where we get to celebrate people of all gender identities and sexual orientations and remember those who have fought for equal rights for all. Over the month of June we will be highlighting recent books about and by LGBTQ+ people for adult, teens, and children. This list for...

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new mysteries and thrillers

May Thrills and Chills

Despite what the thermometer says, summer is almost here. And summer is a perfect time to reconnect with a favorite genre: mysteries and thrillers! This selection of new and upcoming releases in crime, mystery, and thriller are a great kick off to your summer reading list. These novels are from...

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Conversational english class

Conversational English Class Members Share their Thoughts

Our Conversational English class has wrapped up for the year. It meets from September to May in Memorial Hall. This class, facilitated by Carolyn Fantini, allows patrons who have studied English formally to practice their conversational skills. 

To read some works and reflections from...

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May 20th is World Bee Day

Happy Bee Day! The UN has chosen May 20th as World Bee Day. This date "coincides with the birthday of Anton Janša, who in the 18th century pioneered modern beekeeping techniques in his native Slovenia and praised the bees for...

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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which makes it a great time to check out the 2019 Asian Pacific American Literature Award Winners for all ages. These awards are...

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may the fourth be with you

Star Wars Reads for May the Fourth!

May the Fourth Be With You! It's always a great time to visit a galaxy far, far away but this weekend is especially good. If you want more Star Wars stories than you can find in the movies, the Force is with these recent books and comics from the Star Wars universe.

Edna Brown, 1922

Special Exhibit: Edna Brown, our second Head Librarian

Stop by the 1st floor exhibit case to see our spring display about the life and work of Edna Adelaide Brown.  Miss Brown, as she was affectionately known, served as Memorial Hall Library's second Head Librarian from 1906 until 1939.  Born in Providence, R.I. to a prominent merchant family with...

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N. Andover Hometown Sox Pitcher Robbie Robinson

"To Be Like Sandy Koufax" Researching Rookie Ball Players for Ancestry or Just for Fun!

Do you have a baseball player in your family history? Or, are you just a baseball history fanatic? A new record set available through our Ancestry Library Edition subscription is ...

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