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Hugo Award

2017 Hugo Awards

The winners of the 2017 Hugo Awards, for outstanding science fiction and fantasy works, were announced on Friday, August 11th. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the prestigious award. The full list of winners can be found on the...

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The forest is calling...

Get outside this summer!

Summer is a wonderful time to explore the great outdoors and we're very lucky in Massachusetts to have some beautiful landscapes. Whether you're looking for the mountains, the ocean, the forest, or just something off the beaten path, New England has something for you. Take a look at some of...

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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

Happy birthday, Harry Potter! The famous fictional wizard's birthday is July 31st, and 2017 also marks the 20th year since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher/Sorcerer's Stone in 1997. To celebrate, here are some books for readers of all ages to check out, after they've...

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Live every week like it's Shark Week

Books & Movies for Shark Week

Are you a fan of Discovery Channel's Shark Week? This year Shark Week, which aims to clear up misconceptions about sharks and promote oceanic conservation, will begin on Sunday, July 23. This year the Discover Channel hopes to finally answer the question everyone's been wondering:...

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Summer reading

A summer reading list of lists

We love reading in the summer here at MHL. Obviously, we love reading any time of year, but there is something particularly special about books and sunshine. Whether you're on the beach, in the woods, or just at your house, there's nothing like a good book during a vacation. I find it ...

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Read the New York Times more easily!

Looking for more ways to read the news? We have a new subscription available to patrons in the library and to Andover cardholders at home: The New York Times Direct Digital Access! Instead of our searchable New York Times access which we still have, this provides daily access to the full text of...

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Books for Fans of American Gods

Books for Fans of American Gods

Neil Gaiman's beloved 2001 novel American Gods has recently been adapted for television. The long-awaited adaptation, helmed by Bryan Fuller, recently finished its first season on Starz. Whether you're a longtime fan of Neil Gaiman or someone who stumbled across the show, here are some...

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New Museum Passes

New Museum Passes

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Did you know that MHL has over 20 different museum passes offering free or discounted admission to local museums and parks? You can view the full list of passes and reserve a pass online. You can choose...

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Mind Reading: New Science & Fiction About Autism

Mind Reading: New Science & Fiction About Autism

How do biology and the environment impact brain development and behavior?  Scientific, political, and narrative writing about how people around us are hardwired is endlessly fascinating and helpful in the move towards inclusion and acceptance. The demand for new stories and information about...

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Help us Build a Better World of Readers this summer!

It's coming!  Summer Reading 2017 at Memorial Hall Library!  Check out this video to find out all you need to know to join, have fun, build your reading skills and help us build a Lego tower this summer!  The fun starts June 26th!  Check out our ...

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