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Methuen Day 2019

2019 Methuen Day

Saturday October 5th, 10 am – 4 pm

Come downtown to celebrate our City and all it has to offer.

It will be a day that Methuen families and citizens of all ages will enjoy, featuring demonstrations, interactive activities and a wide array of refreshments. Residents will learn about Methuen’s local organizations, businesses, and civic groups.

Methuen Day will also feature historical tours, a scavenger hunt, local talent performances, a parade and more.  Fun for all!

For more information, email or visit the City of Methuen webpage.



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Double Yarn Whammie!

Yarn Swap!

Saturday June 8, 2019  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

To help celebrate World Knit in Public Day, we will be hosting our first ever Yarn Swap!

We will be taking yarn starting at 9:30 AM.  Around 10:15, or when everything and everyone is settled and ready to start, we will distribute numbers so we know our “picking order”.  We will proceed like in a Yankee Swap until everyone has gone through once.  Then, whatever is left is up for grabs!

Please bring only clean and moth-free yarn to swap only.

To register for this event, CLICK HERE.

For World Knit in Public Day,  we invite everyone to come and knit or crochet at the library! Meet up with fellow knitters, enjoy the library space and grounds, and knit to your hearts content. 

For more information, contact Sarah at 978-686-4080 x20  or

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What’s Coming Out On Free Comic Book Day

May the Fourth be with you! This upcoming combo Star Wars and Free Comic Book Day is going to be an extravaganza of geekery. Schedule a trip to your local comic book shop, but first, read up on some of the hottest free titles hitting the ground next month. Click on the images on the right to go read the books that relate to the comics that you can get for free on May the 4th.



Before you read the Season 3 Riverdale teaser, be sure to pick up a copy of Archie, volume 1 by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples.





Deadly Class

FCBD_2019_Deadly_ClassBefore they had a morbid, violent TV show, the Deadly Class was a morbid, violent comic book! Start with Reagan Youth.







This is a take-off on Sheets, a comic about a girl who must make friends with her household ghost. Get a copy from the library!





My Favorite Thing Is Monsters


The Ignatz Award-winning graphic novel from Fantagraphics is available through the Nevins Library. However, a one-shot will also be part of the Free Comic Book Day festivities.






FCBD_2019_LumberjanesAnyone who hasn’t been reading Lumberjanes has been missing out. Be sure to grab this free comic about girl power and friendship, but first, read Beware the Kitten Holy to get acquainted with the series.






Animals can talk, but that doesn’t mean that they have anything nice to say to us. Check out the graphic novel before you pick up the free version of this fascinating comic!





The Overstreet Guide To Collecting


Don’t be fooled by the cover! This Free Comic Book Day version of the classic collectible guide is all business. If you want to know which free comics you should be picking up for your retirement portfolio, then check out the full Overstreet Guide.




Lucy and Andy Neanderthal


Life’s pretty boring in the Neolithic age…except that it’s really not! Join Andy and Lucy on an all-ages adventure through humankind’s past, complete with mammoths, saber-toothed cats, and more. Get the book first so you know these charming kids’ characters.


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Book Spine Poetry 2019

I can’t resist sneaking in book spine poetry before the end of National Poetry Month…

What in the world is going on?
It’s raining frogs
And then there’s this
Waking up
Breaking the spell

∼ Sue, Reference Desk

For more quirky book spine poetry, check out last year’s entries.