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New York Times gamesDid you know? You can use your Andover library card to enjoy games and puzzles from the New York Times, including the iconic Crossword. Visit https://mhl.org/nyt-games to get started!

September 2023 Book of the Month: The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty

September 2023 Book of the Month

Called A Best Book of the Year by the New York Times and NPR, September's Book of the Month is The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty. Winner of the National Book Award in 2022, it is...

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August 2023 Mid-Month Sudoku

This puzzle drops on August 15, which is also known as National Lemon Meringue Pie Day. In honor of this fact, we searched "Lemon Meringue Pie" in New York Times Cooking to see what came...

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August Book of the Month - The Little Italian Hotel, by Phaedra Patrick

August 2023 Book of the Month

Called charming and uplifting by Booklist magazine, The Little Italian Hotel by Phaedra Patrick is a perfect read for the sunny days of August!

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August 2023 Puzzle: Seen on Highways

If you are planning a long road trip, games like The Alphabet Game and Ghost can help keep boredom at bay, but be sure to also load up on audiobooks! If your car has a CD...

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July 2023 Mid-Month Sudoku

This month's Sudoku comes with surefire way to make money using unassailable numbers logic: Ask a friend if you can borrow a dollar. If they say yes, tell them to give you just fifty cents of it. When they ask why, explain that that way they'll owe you fifty cents, and you'll owe them fifty...

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July 2023 Puzzle: Vile Characters

All the bad guys in this month's puzzle come from books (and film, and in at least one case, a play). Love them or hate them, they're often the characters most responsible for keeping us immersed in a story, so let's give them credit for that, anyway. If you've been reading like a fiend lately,...

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July Book of the Month - Fellowship Point

July 2023 Book of the Month

Set on the coast of Maine and called "A magnificent storytelling feat" by the Boston Globe and "a must-read books of the year" by Time Magazine, Fellowship Point by Alice Elliot...

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June 2023 Mid-Month Sudoku

As Sudoku solvers who know and appreciate the numbers 1 through 9, we thought you might enjoy these helpful conversions for people who struggle with the metric system:

  • 1 million microphones = 1 megaphone
  • 2000 mockingbirds = 2 kilomockingbirds
  • 1 millonth of a...
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June 2023 Puzzle: It's all happening at the zoo

June is a great time to go to a zoo! We have passes that give you reduced admission to the Franklin Park Zoo, the Stoneham Zoo, the New England Aquarium and other neat places. Visit https://mhl.org/museum-passes for more information and to make...

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June 2023 Book of the Month, The Guncle

June 2023 Book of the Month

Called "a laugh out-loud heart warmer" by Oprah Daily and named an NPR Book of the Year, The Guncle by Steven Rowley is June's Book of the Month.

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