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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!

May 2023 Mid-Month Sudoku

This month's Sudoku comes out in May, and true to their name, the Mayapples outside the library have begun to bloom. These native perennials are unique in that they only have one or two leaves and (if they do have two leaves instead of one) only one flower. If you are interested in native plants...

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May 2023 Puzzle: Picture book classics

With this month's puzzle we'd like to plug the Children's Book Week activities that are being run by Every Child a Reader, a nonprofit organization* that celebrates the powerful impact books...

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May 2023 Book of the Month - Take My Hand

May 2023 Book of the Month

May's Book of the Month is Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Named a MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2022 by Newsweek ∙ San Francisco Chronicle ∙ Essence ∙Yahoo! News ∙  Electric...

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April 2023 Mid-Month Sudoku

This month's Sudoku comes out in April, one of those oddball months that has 30 days. Lots of other months have 31 days, but do you know how many months have 28 days? 

All of them! Every month has 28 days. Some just continue on after reaching 28.

Enjoy this month's puzzle! ...

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April 2023 Puzzle: This puzzle has birds in it

April is a great time for bird watching! All kinds of waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, warblers, orioles, and other neat birds* are coming back to Massachusetts from wherever they migrated to last fall.

If you've ever wondered how and why birds migrate, read...

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April Book of the Month: Peach Blossom Spring

April 2023 Book of the Month

Called "an accomplished first novel" by NYT's Book Review and an MHL staff favorite, Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu is April's Book of the Month. Check out...

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March 2023 Mid-Month Sudoku

This month's Sudoku is being posted on March 15th, also known as the Ides of March. To mark this occasion, we present the following joke:

Caesar was famously killed on the Ides of March, but he wasn't expecting the attack until August 2. His final words embodied his dismay over...

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Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

March 2023 Book of the Month

Witty, charming, and heartwarming, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is an award winning, New York Times bestseller and a favorite of many MHL staff. Pick up your copy today, you won't be disappointed!...

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March 2023 Puzzle: Unusual Measures

This month's crossword features units of measure that you don't hear about every day. Have you ever needed to measure something but don't have the right tool? See if you can borrow it from our Library of Things collection! It's got:

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February 2023 Mid-Month Sudoku

With this month's Sudoku we kick off a series of INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT NUMBERS. This first installment is all about the number 1.

Did you know.....?

  • In the English language, there is a word with just ONE vowel which occurs 6 times: indivisibility.
  • The...
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