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Peter Sheridan

Musical Mornings with Peter Sheridan!

Update!  NEW episode for Halloween! 
Peter Sheridan is sharing some videos with us because he misses seeing all the children!  We hope this adds some sunshine to your day!

Visit Peter's...

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Voting in the U.S.A. Past & Present: a booklist

Voting in America

October 24 is the Massachusetts deadline to register to vote in the November 3 presidential and state elections.  While you can find information about voting on the Town of Andover website, you can check out these books...

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New Horror and Thriller Fiction

It's that time of year when the ghosts, ghouls, witches, and monsters come out to play. Or at least they do in fiction! We've rounded up a list of some recent spooky books for your Halloween reading. Whether you like a classic ghost story, a contemporary thriller, or weird fiction there's...

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October 2020 Mid-Month Sudoku

Whether you're a sudoku novice or a seasoned pro, try your hand at MHL's mid-month sudoku!  A new puzzle will be released on the 15th of each remaining month in 2020 as a complement to the crossword released on the 1st of each month as part of our Elect to Connect series.  If you're feeling...

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Memoirs for Indigenous Peoples' Day

Memoirs For Indigenous Peoples' Day

MHL is closed on Monday, October 12th in obserance of the holiday that Massachusetts formally recognizes as Columbus Day, but that some states and cities observe as Indigenous Peoples' Day, in honor of the history of the Native Americans who were already living in North America when Columbus...

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MacArthur Fellowship 2020

2020 MacArthur Fellows

The MacArthur Foundation has announced its list of 2020 Fellows, who win what is often referred to as the MacArthur "genius" grant. Congratulations to this year's Fellows! You can read the full list on the MacArthur Foundation's...

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The Teen Room is now on Discord!

With school in Andover going hybrid and limited in-person services, the Teen Room is trying to find new ways to serve students in grades 6 through 12. While tween and teen patrons can visit the library until we reach capacity or...

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Banned Books Week 2020

Banned Books Week 2020

Each year, the American Library Association documents the challenges libraries receive for books in their collections. This means that community members have tried, sometimes successfully, to have a book removed from a library's collection. When this happens, it makes it harder for community...

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October 2020 Puzzle

While Halloween will look different this year, we hope you'll get in the seasonal spirit with this autumnal crossword puzzle.  If you enjoy the spookiness of the season as well as crosswords, you might enjoy Parnell Hall's mystery ...

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Latinx Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Latinx Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Looking for some out of this world fiction? Here are some great science fiction and fantasy novels for teens and adults written by Latinx authors. (If you're not familiar with the term "Latinx," it's a...

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