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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!

February 2023 Puzzle: "Lunchtime Doubly So"

The themed answers in this month's crossword are all movies or TV shows that feature a certain special type of travel. If you enjoy having a movie night, take a look at our Binge Box collection! Each box contains 4 to 6 DVDs on a theme. Current binge boxes include:

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The Maid

February 2023 Book of the Month

The Maid by Nita Prose has been named ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The Washington Post, The Guardian, Glamour, Elle, PopSugar, Newsweek, Kirkus Reviews and more than a few MHL staff. A murder...

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January 2023 Mid-Month Sudoku

Okay, Sudoku fans—this month's puzzle comes with a party trick that involves numbers. You can do this with one person but it's more fun if you have a group.

Tell the group you can read their minds. Offer to demonstrate:

  1. Ask each person to think of a number from 1 to 10....
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January 2023 Puzzle: Mystery solvers

This month's crossword features famous mystery solvers from literature, movies, and television. Later this month, the Mystery Writers of America will announce nominees for this year's prestigious Edgar Awards. If mysteries are your thing,...

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2022 Book of the Month picks

Book of the Month Picks for 2022

This year's Book of the Month program was very successful. We will be continuing it in 2023!

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December 2022 Mid-Month Sudoku

With this month's Sudoku comes another bad joke shared by Stephen King on Twitter:

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December 2022 Puzzle: Familiar magazines

This crossword features some magazines that have been around for decades. MHL has print subscriptions to all of them,* but you can also read recent issues online by visiting https://mvlc.overdrive.com/library/magazines or by using the...

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December Book of the Month: 84, Charing Cross Road

December 2022 Book of the Month

December's Book of the Month pick is 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, a charming collection of letters spanning 20 years between an author in New York City and a London bookseller. A perfect read with a cup of tea on a chilly winter day....

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November 2022 Mid-Month Sudoku

With this month's Sudoku we'd like to share something we think is oddly interesting: Sudoku is played with the numbers 1 through 9. Almost half of these (2, 3, 5 and 7) are prime numbers, but only one of them (2) is even. Indeed, 2 is the only prime number that is even—all the others...

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November Book of the Month - H Is for Hawk

November 2022 Book of the Month

H Is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald has has appeared on more than 25 best book of the year lists including NPR, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Called "... a soaring wonder of a book" by The Boston Globe, it is our pick for November's Book of the...

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