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Author Event: Jerry Thornton

Author Event: Jerry Thornton

Monday April 8th at 7pm

How do the Patriots do it? Eleven Super Bowls, and now 6 Rings.

Come hear Jerry Thornton talk all about the modern history of 15+ years of football dominance as seen through the Patriots’ Super Bowls.


Jerry Thornton writes daily for Barstool Sports and co-hosts their NFL podcast, Laces Out, and is a stand-up comic. He’s also the bestselling author of From Darkness to Dynasty: The First 40 Years of the New England Patriots as well.

To register for this event, CLICK HERE.  For further information contact Danielle at 978-686-4080×12 or  dkimerer@nevinslibrary.org
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Author Event: Jane Healey “The Beantown Girls”

Author Event: Jane Healey

Thursday March 28th, 2019 7pm-8pm

Please welcome author Jane Healey to the Nevins Library!  She will be discussing her newest book THE BEANTOWN GIRLS!

A bit about the book:

A novel of love, courage, and danger unfolds as World War II’s brightest heroines—the best of friends—take on the front lines.

1944: Fiona Denning has her entire future planned out. She’ll work in city hall, marry her fiancé when he returns from the war, and settle down in the Boston suburbs. But when her fiancé is reported missing after being shot down in Germany, Fiona’s long-held plans are shattered.

Determined to learn her fiancé’s fate, Fiona leaves Boston to volunteer overseas as a Red Cross Clubmobile girl, recruiting her two best friends to come along. There’s the outspoken Viviana, who is more than happy to quit her secretarial job for a taste of adventure. Then there’s Dottie, a shy music teacher whose melodious talents are sure to bring heart and hope to the boys on the front lines.

Chosen for their inner strength and outer charm, the trio isn’t prepared for the daunting challenges of war. But through it all come new friendships and romances, unforeseen dangers, and unexpected dreams. As the three friends begin to understand the real reasons they all came to the front, their courage and camaraderie will see them through some of the best and worst times of their lives.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Refreshments will be served.

To register for this event, CLICK HERE.  For more information, contact Sarah or Fran at 978-686-4080 x16 or ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org


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Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains

Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains

Monday March 25th at 7pm @ Nevins Library

A sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp, and suddenly a leisurely hike turns into a treacherous endeavor for those who hike the White Mountains.

In the past decade, inexpensive but sophisticated navigation devices and mobile phones have led to alarming levels of overconfidence on the trail. Adding to this worrisome trend, the increasing popularity of ventures into mountainous terrain has led hikers seeking solitude—or an adrenaline rush—into increasingly remote or risky forays.

Join us and hear stories from Sandy Stott, former editor of Appalachian Mountain Club’s journal Appalachia, about the hikers who climb the mountains, and the steadfast Search and Rescuers who help save countless lives every year.

 


Sandy Stott is the author of Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains, a former editor of Appalachian Mountain Club’s journal Appalachia, a longtime English teacher, and a lifelong wanderer in the White Mountains.

To register for this event, CLICK HERE.  For more information, contact Danielle at 978-686-4080×12 or dkimerer@nevinslibrary.org


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Asteroids: Friends or Foes?

February 28th @ 7 PM

Since the first spotting of a ‘minor planet’ in 1801, astronomers have discovered more than 750,000 small rocky bodies orbiting between Mars and Jupiter. Asteroids.

What are Asteroids? How are Asteroids and Meteorites related? What can we learn about Asteroids from the missions that NASA and JAXA (Japanese Space Exploration program) are readying to land on asteroids? Not to mention, when might one of them strike Earth with enough force to create widespread damage?

Join us as Kelly Beatty helps us explore the science (and science fiction) surrounding asteroids. Examples of meteorites will be on display as well.


Kelly Beatty has been explaining the science and wonder of astronomy to the public since 1974. An award-winning writer and communicator, he specializes in planetary science and space exploration as Senior Contributing Editor for Sky & Telescope magazine. Beatty enjoys sharing his passion for astronomy with a wide spectrum of audiences, from children to professional astronomers, and you’ll occasionally hear his interviews and guest commentaries on National Public Radio and The Weather Channel.


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Author Event: Carla Neggers

Author Event: Carla Neggers

Saturday September 29th 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Best-selling author Carla Neggers will be visiting the Nevins Library to talk about her new book, IMPOSTOR’S LURE, the latest in the popular series featuring FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan.

About the book:

Newlyweds Emma and Colin are suspicious when prosecutor Tamara McDermott is a no-show at a Boston dinner party. Matt Yankowski, head of HIT, Emma and Colin’s small, elite Boston-based team, is a friend of Tamara’s, and he needs them to find her.  In London, a woman who was supposed to meet Emma’s art-detective grandfather to talk about forgeries is discovered near death. Her husband, who stayed behind in Boston, has vanished. The couple’s connection to Tamara adds to the puzzle.  As the search for Tamara intensifies, a seemingly unrelated murder leads Emma, Colin and HIT deep into a maze of misdirection created by a clever, lethal criminal who stays one step ahead of them.  As Emma draws on her expertise in art crimes and Colin on his experience as a deep-cover agent, the investigation takes a devastating turn that tests the strengths of their families and friendships as well as their FBI colleagues as never before. Impostor’s Lure is full of clever twists that will keep readers guessing right to the stunning conclusion!

Carla is the author of more than 75 novels, which have been translated into dozens of languages and sold in over 35 countries.  Copies of this book and others will be available for purchase and signing.  Refreshments will be served.

To register for this program, CLICK HERE.  For more information, contact Sarah at 978-686-4080 x20 or ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org


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Author Event: Dennis DiZoglio

Author Event & Book Launch: Dennis A. DiZoglio

Wednesday Aug 29, 2018 at 7pm

In 1994, Dennis A. DiZoglio became Methuen’s first modern Mayor. Now he has written a book “The Value of Political Capital” chock full of his stories, experiences, and insights.

Join us as Mr. DiZoglio talks about his book and his time in public service in Methuen and beyond.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing, and refreshments will be served.

To register for this event, CLICK HERE.  For more information, contact:  Krista at 978-686-4080  or kmcleod@nevinslibrary.org


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Author Visit: Peter Swanson

Author Event: Peter Swanson

Wednesday August 1st, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

 

Best Selling author Peter Swanson is returning to the Nevins Library with his latest thriller ALL THE BEAUTIFUL LIES.

A bit about this page-turner, which has been called “a diabolically clever tale of obsession, revenge, and cold-blooded murder”:

Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, in an “otherworldly” way. She has always been kind and attentive, if a little aloof in the last few years.  Days before his college graduation, Alice calls with shocking news. His father is dead and the police think it’s suicide. Devastated, Harry returns to his father’s home in Maine. There, he and Alice will help each other pick up of the pieces of their lives and uncover what happened to his father.

Shortly after he arrives, Harry meets a mysterious young woman named Grace McGowan. Though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger to his family. But she isn’t the only attractive woman taking an interest in Harry. The sensual Alice is also growing closer, coming on to him in an enticing, clearly sexual way.

Mesmerized by these two women, Harry finds himself falling deeper under their spell. Yet the closer he gets to them, the more isolated he feels, disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding dangerous—even deadly—secrets . . . and that neither one is telling the truth.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Refreshments will be served.

To register for this event, CLICK HERE.  For further information, contact Sarah at 978-686-4080 x20 or ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org