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2019 Pura Belpre Awards

2019 Pura Belpre Awards

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15-October 15th each year. (This date range was chosen to include the independence days of several Latin American countries.) Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates "the histories,...

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Oxford English Dictionary Online

MHL is evaluating this service on a trial basis

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history & pronunciation of over 600,000 words. It is available remotely to Andover cardholders for a trial. If you ...

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Shining city on a hill

Once Upon A Time In Boston - A Gritty City Literary Timeline

Consider Boston, a shining "city on a hill." John Winthrop, the Puritan Bay Colony Governor, set the bar high quoting the New Testament to ascribe grand aspirations to a small peninsula sourounded by swampland.  Nineteenth century engineers that filled in what we now call the Back Bay...

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Get Ready to Rock with Stingray Qello

Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay: Stingray Qello Concert Archive

Hello Andover!  Are you ready to rock?
When it comes to great concert footage and music documentaries, we are here to give the people what they want!  Stingray Qello is the world's largest collection...

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hugo award winners

2019 Hugo Award Winners

The winners of the 2019 Hugo Awards were announced this weekend in Dublin at WorldCon. The awards are named for the editor of the science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, Hugo Gernsback, and are given by the World Science Fiction Society. They represent the best science fiction, fantasy, and...

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additions to our Digitization Station

Additions to our Digitization Station

We've added some items to our Digitization Station!

First, for those who have 110 film negatives to scan, we've purchased an adapter that works with our 120 film guide and scanner

Second, for those...

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Toni Morrison (1931-2019)

Remembering Toni Morrison

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Toni Morrison, a Nobel prize-winning author whose works have touched and inspired millions of readers. To honor her memory, why not revisit one of her novels or try one you haven't read before?

Paradise lost -- at least to Andover World Edition - Gems for Genealogy and History Research World Edition  is the latest addition to ...

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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. To celebrate, here are some books for readers of all ages to check out, after they've finished reading (and maybe re-reading) J.K. Rowling's modern-day classic fantasy series.


Books for Fans of Big Little Lies

Books for Fans of Big Little Lies

If you're a fan of HBO's Big Little Lies series, you've probably already read Liane Moriarty's book that inspired the show. But now that season 2 has...

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