Engaging Methuen Readers

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Celebrate Hanukkah with these luminous books

May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind. 

~Author Unknown

Check out our display of non-fiction books to celebrate this special festival of light!




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It’s not too late — Get Gifts from B & N AND support the Nevins Library

Image result for barnes & noble bookfairIt’s not too late to order items online from Barnes & Noble and support the Nevins Library. Even if you missed the grand event on Saturday Dec. 1st at the Salem, NH Barnes & Noble store, you can still order items online from B&N  from 12/3/18 through 12/6/18 and a percentage of the proceeds will go to benefit the Friends of the Library.

All you have to do is visit and enter Bookfair ID 12437794 at checkout.  It’s a win-win situation!

In the past years, the Friends of the Library have used the proceeds from this fundraiser to purchase more books for our collection as well as to fund many diverse programs for kids to adults.

I know many of my friends and family will be getting books from me for Christmas this year! 🙂




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LibraryReads: Hall of Fame Authors for November 2018


November 2018: HALL OF FAME Authors

Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

by Louise Penny

Published: 11/27/2018 by Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781250066206

“Gamache tries to understand why someone connected to a mysterious will is killed, while he and Beauvoir race against time to stop a deadly shipment of drugs from hitting the streets. Penny digs deep into her familiar characters in what may be her most personal book.”

David Singleton, Charlotte Mecklenberg Public Library, Charlotte, NC

Night of Miracles: A Novel

by Elizabeth Berg

Published: 11/13/2018 by Random House
ISBN: 9780525509509

“An equally delightful follow-up to The Story of Arthur Truluv. A heartwarming tale of life in a small town with an ensemble cast of likeable characters.”

Claudia Silk, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT


Nine Perfect Strangers

by Liane Moriarty

Published: 11/16/2018 by Flatiron Books
ISBN: 9781250069825

“Can ten days at a special health resort change you forever? Can you lose weight, gain inner peace, become a better you? Nine people are thrown together at a remote health resort, with intriguing developments.”

Jennifer Ohzourk, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel

by Lee Child

Published: 11/6/2018 by Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780399593512

“Another home run from Child. While visiting his father’s birthplace in New Hampshire, Reacher can’t help but intervene when a member of a local gang attempts to assault a waitress. He soon uncovers more suspicious happenings in the town. Fast-paced, great plot, and compelling characters.”

Laura Scott, Park Ridge Public Library, Park Ridge, IL

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It’s baaack! 2018 Winter B & N Bookfair for Nevins Library

2018 Winter Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Saturday, December 1, 2018

9:00AM to 9:00PM

Barnes & Noble 
125 S. Broadway Rt. 28 Salem, NH

Come Shop with us for the Perfect Holiday Gift!

Just pick up a voucher at the Reference or Main Desks in the Library, or print it out from the image below. And when you pay for your items, give them the voucher and a percentage of your purchases will go to benefit the Friends of the Nevins Memorial Library.

That’s Not All — — You’ll also be able to Make a Holiday Craft with a Librarian!  Visit the Friends Welcome Table and learn about our Events

Gift Wrapping will be Available

Can’t Attend our Bookfair at Barnes & Noble?  Visit to support us online from 12/01/18 to 12/06/18 by entering Bookfair ID 12437794 at checkout.

A Percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit Friends of the Nevins Library.

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Native American Heritage Books: Non-Fiction


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Cookbook Book Club

Cookbook Book Club

3rd Tuesday of Each Month, 6:30 PM

Calling All Cooks!

Come join the Nevin’s Library’s Cookbook Book Club (say that 10 times fast!) with Pat Graham.

Check out a copy of the selected book or books at the Main Desk, pick a recipe, (email it to Pat to avoid duplicates) and prepare it for the program.

We’ll sample lots of good, interesting foods, talk about what worked, what didn’t and how to make it easier and healthier.

We will also discuss Restaurants we visited and critique them.

November’s Selection will be Favorite Family Thanksgiving Recipes that could be served to company!

Click Here for November’s meeting.  For more information, contact Patricia Graham at 978-686-4080 x16  or