Engaging Methuen Readers

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Memory Cafe: A Celebration of Holidays

A Celebration of Holidays

Friday December 13, 2019  at 1:00 PM

Get into the season at December’s Memory Café

There will be music to listen to, and we’ll create festive cards too!

This event is a welcoming place for individuals experiencing memory changes and their care partners.

For information on this, or upcoming memory cafe events, contact Kirsten  978-686-4080 x14 or

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Baked Goods to the Rescue!

The Friends’ of the Nevins Library present:

An Old Fashioned Bake Sale

Tuesday November 26th, 2019

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Get ready for Thanksgiving with the Friends’ of the Nevins Library. We’ll have goodies of all kinds. From Coffee Cakes to cookies, to breads and rolls!  Come and get something delicious for a good cause!

Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards will be accepted!

Let Us Do Your Baking!

For more information contact Lois Jacobs at 978-686-4080.

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Program: Boost Your Brain with Healthy Cooking

In Partnership with Methuen Village the Nevins Library Presents:

Boost Your Brain with Healthy Cooking

Monday November 14th 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come learn how to boost your brain health by eating well!

There’s no question that eating a diet rich in brain healthy foods can benefit people at any and every age. It reduces inflammation, regulates blood sugar, promotes heart health, and scientists are now finding it may have an effect on delaying the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Hear from experts why making more healthful and mindful food choices can benefit you.

Dinner will be served as part of the presentation. A tasty conclusion to an educational program!

To register for this program, CLICK HERE.  For more information, contact Kirsten at 978-686-4080 x14 or

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Paint & Sip with Friends!

 The Friends of the Nevins Library presents

Paint & Sip

Sunday, November 10, 2019

12:30 – 3 PM

Join us for a fun evening of painting.  Paint a wineglass with holiday designs, sports logos, and more.

$30 Per Person


Snacks, cups, and ice will be supplied by the Friends of Nevins Library

Talk & Lesson given by: Lisa Buglione-Desharnais, Artist & Teacher

Tickets may be purchased at the Nevins Circulation Desk

Event to be held at:

St. Andrews Church

90 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844

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Burgers for Benefits

Friends Fuddrucker’s Fundraiser

Fuddruckers Logo

On Tuesday October 15th visit the Fuddruckers at 436 Broadway, Methuen MA  from 5-8PM and present the flyer below and the Friends of the Nevins Library will receive

20% of your total meal price!!!!

Burgers for a very good cause!!!

To print out the flyer, either click on it, or click HERE.

Friends' Fudrucker's Fundraiser Flyer 2019

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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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A Plethora of Little Free Libraries!

With his first little library built in 2009, Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin started a movement. By the year 2012 there were over 2,000 little free libraries across the globe, each to inspire reading and build community.

Nevins Memorial Library, wanting to reach everyone in the community, decided to start a little free library program within Methuen. With the help of the Methuen Rotary Club, and Diane Debs a community representative, we did just that. Twelve months later we have ten little free library boxes throughout the community. Each was completed with the assistance of many through donations of materials and time. We received donations from Home Depot, Absolute Glass, Sherwin-Williams, The Party Connection, and New England Builders.  Methuen High School students designed and painted unique scenes on each little library.

The ten little free libraries are placed in parks and neighborhoods throughout the city and can be accessed by anyone interested in reading (or donating) a book. Below is a list of the locations of the little libraries.  We hope that they are enjoyed by all!

If you have any questions, or would like to assist with the little libraries through donation or stewardship, please contact us at Nevins Library, 978-686-4080.

Locations of Little Free Libraries in Methuen, MA

1. Marsh School

2. Gill Ave. Park

3. Shorty De Gaspe Park

4. Riverside Park

5. Veterans Park

6. St. Andrews Church

7. Rail Trail at MSPCA

8. Park at Lawrence and Chelmsford Sts.

9. Pleasant Valley Gardens

10. Still looking for a site on Howe St.