Engaging Methuen Readers

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Ways to Help

The Atlantic (or Poseidon or Neptune) has decided that this year is going to be a big Hurricane year. With Harvey, Irma, impacting a wide swath of people and places.

Not everyone can take time and volunteer, or donate goods. But, as many charities in Houston, Florida, and beyond have said, donating money is a big help as well.

This post is only a partial list of the many organizations that are out there to be donated to. For a more complete list, please visit the full list that’s on our website (Seriously, there are a lot, lot more organizations that are doing amazing things listed there, and I’m keeping it updated as well).


There are always the big national charities that you can give a donation to help the relief effort, like the Red Cross, AmericaresSalvation Army. (Americares is one of the charities that operates in Puerto Rico and is helping them out).

GoFundMe has set up a page of campaigns that have been put up for Irma and Harvey. And again, they say that if people see Campaigns on there that don’t look legit to use their Report Campaign button so that they can take it down.

Also, please remember to check if your church, synagogue, mosque, etc. has something that they’re contributing to. A lot of places of faith already have large networks throughout the country (and world) that can get help to those who need it sometimes faster than the large national charities.

Most importantly, if you ever have a question about whether a charity is legit or not, the first place to go is Charity Navigator (I urge you to even check the charities I have listed here if you’re at all worried). They have all sorts of information about the charities, and if you can’t find the charity that has you feeling uneasy, perhaps think about giving somewhere else.

To all those in the areas hit, our thoughts and prayers are with you.


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Spring Tea & Garden Lecture @ Nevins Library

Spring Tea & Garden Lecture

Hosted by the Friends of the Nevins Library

Sunday April 23, 2017 2:00pm

Nevins Memorial Library

$15 per person;  Lecture by Laura Bibler, Garden Designer

Our Grandmothers Knew What They Were Doing!

Find inspiration for your garden from wisdom handed down from our grandmothers’ time. This presentation brings to life the design approach and sage advice of prominent garden writers of the early 20th Century. Their pearls of wisdom continue to inform us on color blending, cultural considerations and plant placement. Truly, our grandmothers knew what they were doing!

For tickets call 978-686-4080 ext 33 ♦

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Spring Book Sale 2017!

Friends of the Nevins Library

Spring Book Sale 2017

Come to our used book sale! Great Books. Great Bargains. Great Prices.


Friday March 17, 2017            5pm – 8pm     (Paid Preview Night*)

Saturday, March 18, 2017       9am – 5pm

Sunday, March 19, 2017         12noon – 4pm

Monday, March 20, 2017        9am – 8pm   (Bargain Day)


Books, puzzles, CDs & DVDs and more…


Nevins Memorial Library

305 Broadway (Rte 28)

Methuen, MA 01844

For more information call 978-686-4080 ext. 31

Proceeds benefit Library Programs & Services!

* $20 entrance fee is charged for the preview night on March 17th

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Friends of the Library Barnes & Noble Bookfair 2016

Save the Date!   December 3, 2016 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM  – Barnes & Noble Fundraiser to benefit the Friends of the Library! Click here to print the flyer and the coupon.  You must use the coupon to get credit for your purchase.  Thank you for supporting the Friends of Nevins Library!

Friends of the Library Book Sale announcement - December 3 at Barnes and Noble in Salem, New Hampshire


Get some early shopping done and make money for the library, what a deal!

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Indoor Miniature Golf Tournament

Friends of the Nevins Library will be sponsoring a

INDOOR Miniature Golf Tourament

Sunday, April 24, 2016    10:00AM to 4:00PM

Nevins Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen, MA

Come enjoy a day of fun and play on our 18 hole course located on
our main and lower floor of the library.
Practice your putting and contribute to a good cause all at the same time.

Cost $5.00 per person.   Refreshments will be available for purchase.

 Tickets can be purchased prior to the event at the Circulation Desk on the Main Floor.

 Proceeds benefit Phase II of our Garden Project

For more information call 978-686-4080 ext. 31