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“Summer Eats” at the Nevins Library

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Once again, the Methuen Public Schools are participating in the Summer Food Service Program.    Free meals for children will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times listed below.  The Nevins Library is proud to be a new site for the Summer Eats program.  Enjoy a free lunch on our lovely library grounds.  We have leafy trees to sit under, sunny steps to sit on, a whimsical children’s garden, and picnic tables in the shade for a proper summertime meal.  Bon Appetit!

Tenney Street Park
141 Tenney Street
Methuen, MA 01844
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019
Breakfast: 8:30 am – 9:30 am & Lunch 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

***NEW SITE***
Nevins Memorial Library
305 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844
July 8, 2019 to August 15, 2019
Lunch only 11:30 am – 12:30 pm



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Astroids: Friends or Foes?

Asteroids: Friends or Foes?

Wednesday July 24, 2019 at 7pm

This Summer is all about A Universe of Stories.

And so we welcome Kelly Beatty to tell us all about Asteroids and their stories.

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.

To register for this program, CLICK here.  For more information, contact Danielle at 978-686-4080 x12 or

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Farmers Market + Nevins Library = Food for Mind and Body

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This year the Groundwork Farmers Market is at the Nevins Library on Fridays through October 26, 2019.  Get your fresh produce outside, then come inside and get your share of books, DVDs, games, music, magazines and fun programming.  Fuel for your mind and body!

The Groundwork Farmers Market runs from June 5th through October 26th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM and may also be found on Wednesdays at the Campagnone North Common, Lawrence and on Saturdays at the Lawrence Catholic Academy parking lot, 101 Parker Street, Lawrence.

All the farmers accept SNAP/EBT/food stamps as well as debit, credit, and cash; coupon program for the farmers market from Hospital Holy Family, WIC coupons, and coupons for the elderly are also welcome.

For any questions or for more information, email here or call (978) 974-0770.

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Geeking Out At The Library Of Things

Libraries of things are all the rage, and now Nevins Library has hopped onboard with our brand new Radon Detection Unit! Come to the library to borrow this spiffy device and ensure that your basement isn’t leaking poisonous radon gas into your home.

You’ve heard of libraries that loan cake pans, tools, and Rokus. Now take a look at the awesome things that Nevins Library loans.

WiFi Hot Spots

Ever wished you could take the Internet with you? Now you can! Our two wifi hot spots work anywhere there’s T-Mobile coverage. That includes mountaintops, the open road, and your very favorite beach.


The electronic stuff in your house or apartment may be guzzling more power than you think. If you’re trying to lower your electricity bill, the Kill-A-Watt should be your first stop. Luckily, we can loan you one for free!


This recent addition to the Nevins collection made a big splash last year among families with young astronomers. Whether you’re a hobbyist, a student, or just curious, this telescope is a loan not to be missed!

Bike Lock

We want your stay at the Nevins Library to be safe and secure. That means locking up your bike while you enjoy our collection. This loan stays at the library, so make sure to bring it back when you leave!

Charging Cords

Among our most popular items! Charging cords stay in the library too, but while you’re here, they can make sure that your device’s battery is topped up and ready to go. Android and iPhone cords are both available, as well as universal wall converters.

Board Games

The children’s room loans this gorgeous collection of child-appropriate board games for in-library use. Enjoy chess, Guess Who, and Battleships, among many others!

Themed Activity Kits

If your kids are ready to get out of the library, then it’s time to take some activities with you! These kits include puzzles, games, and of course great books for reading together.


Find out more about all of these great loanable things at the Nevins Library web page!

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2019 Free Fun Fridays!

Ack, no school, now what to do???  No worries, once again the Highland Street Foundation is offering Free Fun Fridays this summer so everyone may enjoy all the cultural treasures Massachusetts has to offer for free.

Each Friday during the summer months (June 28 – August 30) there are several museums and outdoor activities that you can visit free of charge. That’s right I said FREE so check it out!  You can pick up a schedule of the 100 participating museums, zoos and cultural venues that are participating in the Free Fun Fridays at any of the public service desks at the library or click here

This year, three new venues have joined the lineup: the Museum of Printing in Haverhill (July 5), Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro (Aug. 30), and Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield (Aug. 30).

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston (June 28), the Hall at Patriot Place (July 12), the Chatham Shark Center (Aug 2) and the Boston Harbor Islands (Aug 9) are on my to-see list this summer.  What’s on yours?



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A Sweet Deal: Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser 2019

Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser 2019

The Donuts have returned!!!

Come on in and place your order at the Main Desk right NOW!!

Cost per dozen is $10.00, and please note that all orders must be pre-paid.

Orders may be placed up till Monday, June 17th, 2019.

Donuts will arrive at approximately 1:00PM on June 19th. So, if you feel you didn’t pre-order enough, we will have additional dozens on hand for just those situations. Bon appétit!!

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Friends of the Library and the programs they support.