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Remembering Mary Oliver

Remembering Mary Oliver's Wild & Precious Life

Beloved and critically acclaimed American poet Mary Oliver died of lymphoma on January 17, 2019. Her works, such as "Wild Geese" and "The Summer Day," are known for their accessible language and their celebration of the natural world. In...

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Celebrate the Great Outdoors with AVIS!

The AVIS & MHL Great Outdoors Reading Program!

In 2019, the Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS) is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a year-long offering of special events. AVIS is the second oldest land trust in the country and has been protecting open space in Andover for the enjoyment of all.​ ...

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Happy Birthday, Alexander Hamilton!

Happy Birthday, Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton, the $10 Founding Father, was believed to have been born on January 11th, 1755. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, he founded the National Bank of America. Posthumously, he inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical, Hamilton. In honor of Alexander...

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New Year, New Skills

New Year, New Skills

This year, do you want to learn something new? MHL can help! We have some great online instructional resources, like Pronunciator to help learn a new language,...

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What To Read After Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

What To Read After Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Did the newest Spider-Man movie, Into the Spider-Verse, open your eyes to some fun new Spider-People? Great news: we've got some books about them! The library is your portal to the multiverse.

Purl One, Read Too

Purl One, Read Too

As the weather grows colder, crafters look for ways to keep themselves and their loved ones warm. If you'd like to learn how to knit, or expand your knitting skills, our new subscription to CreativeBug can help you! It has hours of...

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Staff Favorites 2018

It's almost the end of the year so the staff at MHL wants to share our favorite books we've read. There's something for everyone on this list from fiction to nonfiction, to picture book readers to adults!

If you're looking for even more recommendations, take a look at some of these...

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Goodreads Best Books of 2018

Goodreads Choice Best Books of 2018

Looking for some good books? Here are the best books of 2018 in a variety of genres, as voted on by members of the online book community Goodreads

Giftmatch

Struggling with holiday shopping? Let us help!

Not sure what to get that hard-to-shop-for someone? Let MHL's expert staff help you out! Fill out a Giftmatch form for your gift recipient and we'll recommend some books, music, or movies they might like. (Or if you're shopping for yourself, you can always...

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Easy as Pie

Easy as Pie

'Tis the season for baking, if you're fortunate enough to have a working oven this year! Looking for some new recipes (to try for yourself, or to casually send to loved ones with better kitchen abilities than you)? Check out MHL's cookbook collection.

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