The Library will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

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In the Spotlight

May 20th is World Bee Day

Happy Bee Day! The UN has chosen May 20th as World Bee Day. This date "coincides with the birthday of Anton Janša, who in the 18th century pioneered modern beekeeping techniques in his native Slovenia and praised the bees for...

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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which makes it a great time to check out the 2019 Asian Pacific American Literature Award Winners for all ages. These awards are...

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may the fourth be with you

Star Wars Reads for May the Fourth!

May the Fourth Be With You! It's always a great time to visit a galaxy far, far away but this weekend is especially good. If you want more Star Wars stories than you can find in the movies, the Force is with these recent books and comics from the Star Wars universe.

Edna Brown, 1922

Special Exhibit: Edna Brown, our second Head Librarian

Stop by the 1st floor exhibit case to see our spring display about the life and work of Edna Adelaide Brown.  Miss Brown, as she was affectionately known, served as Memorial Hall Library's second Head Librarian from 1906 until 1939.  Born in Providence, R.I. to a prominent merchant family with...

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N. Andover Hometown Sox Pitcher Robbie Robinson

"To Be Like Sandy Koufax" Researching Rookie Ball Players for Ancestry or Just for Fun!

Do you have a baseball player in your family history? Or, are you just a baseball history fanatic? A new record set available through our Ancestry Library Edition subscription is ...

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Happy 455th Birthday, Shakespeare!

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

William Shakespeare's exact date of birth is unknown, but he was baptized on April 26th, 1564. (However, April 23rd is generally accepted as his birthday, and it...

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New books in spanish

Nueva coleccion espanola / New Spanish Collection

¡Recientemente comenzamos una nueva colección de libros en español en MHL! La colección tiene ficción y no ficción para adolescentes y adultos. La colección es para hablantes nativos de español o para estudiantes de español que desean ampliar sus habilidades. Visite el segundo piso para conocer...

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game of thrones read list

Game of Thrones is ending! Here's what to read next!

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones premiered this week and there's only a handful of episodes left to answer all of our questions! Who will sit on the Iron Throne? Who will survive? Why wouldn't the showrunners include Lady Stoneheart, this librarian's favorite character, in the show...

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How Well Do You Know MHL?

How Well Do You Know MHL?

In honor of National Library Week, we've put together a fun quiz to test your knowledge of our favorite library, MHL. Click here to find out how well you know MHL!

barbara mcnamara

We welcome our new Library Director.

Barbara McNamara became Library Director on April 1st. She has worked at Memorial Hall Library for nearly 25 years, most recently as the Assistant Director for Circulation and Technical Services. She began her library career as a high school page in Seekonk, MA, her hometown, and...
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