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Repair Cafe @ Nevins Library

Repair Cafe @ Nevins Library

Saturday, November 10th

 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Has that broken toaster or lamp been bothering you? Bring it to the library! Our first repair cafe will host a variety of volunteers who will try to fix your gadget for free.

Stop by for fun, friendly conversation, refreshments, and, of course, to save that beloved fixture from the trash.

For more information on what can be brought in, contact Anna Gooding-Call at 978-686-4080 x12 or agoodingcall@nevinslibrary.org
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Welcome to StoryWalk 2018!

Welcome to StoryWalk 2018!

The Children’s Department has once again created a “Story Time Walk” for young children around our lovely library grounds.  The big colorful pages from Jarrett Krosoczka’s storybook Punk Farm, with its band of rockin’ farm animals, will have kids cheering and singing along as they make their way from page to page.

Nature lovers of all ages may also enjoy strolling the grounds to view the blooming day lilies and the beautifully landscaped trees and shrubs from around the world.  These were planted here by Henry Nevins when he and his family established the library in memory of his father, David Nevins Sr, in 1883.  Maps including the names and locations of the Library trees are available at the Reference Desk.


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All The Places We Are

by Danielle Kimerer

Here at the Nevins Library
There are many ways to get
Books that can indeed carry
You from Boston to Tibet

But did you know that we have got
Programs of all forms
From a Boxwood in a pot
To a weatherman on storms?

It is therefore quite great
Then for me to say
That there are more than eight
Places through which our message we convey

First, we have our website proper
It has Slides and Posts galore
For any program looker, shopper
And if you stay awhile, even more

We then have the site on which you’re reading this
Through book and program posts we aim
For you to find your bliss
And if your TBR pile grows, we’re not to blame…

Have you read our Newsletter yet?
It comes out once every fourth week
Has events for all ages you can bet,
And gives you more of what you seek

Or if you prefer to read in print
Our illustrious director has a MethuenLife column/section
Of all our programs you can get a hint
And have time for a bit of coffee-fueled reflection

We also have a Facebook page
You can like, follow, and such
Come take a look or engage
We’d like that very, very much

Our Twitter has lots of info, that’s true
With hashtags, mentions, and more, by threefold
Hey, there’s even a weekly haiku
Going out to all 1000+ followers we currently hold!!

Our Instagram may just make you tarry
Over pictures of our books and displays
Or here and there of our beautiful library
We love any and all praise

We have two Tumblrs
Nevins Teens and A Book A Day
I promise we’re not mumblers
Join us, read a meme, stay and play

The LoopWeekly we’re sometimes in
And usually we’re on the Commonwealth Calendar at MassBook
The former will give you a grin
The latter also has the whole state over which you can look

Okay I’m done, this time I swear
We’re all waiting to see you today
Whether it’s on your way home, or just getting some air
All the books you could want and not one cent to pay



Ways to Follow the Nevins Library

Nevins Buzz
Facebook
Twitter
Nevins Teen Tumblr
A Book A Day Tumblr
Instagram
Methuen Life
LoopWeekly
Commonwealth Calendar


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Introducing the Library Renewal Line!

We are very excited to announce our newest service available to our patrons.  We call it The Library Renewal Line, and it’s actually quite simple really.  Now you, as our patron, have the ability to dial 978-683-3175 from any phone, and with your library card number, can do all sorts of things.  Just a few things this automated service can help you do:

  • Renew some or all of the items checked out on your card
  • Check due dates on any item you have checked out
  • Check the hold status of items you have requested

To use this service, you just need a phone connection and your library card number.  You don’t need your PIN number, and the library doesn’t even have to be open for you to call.  This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and on all holidays!

So keep this number handy:  978-683-3175 and use it as often as you need!

The LibraryRenewal Line

 


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Methuen Magical History Tour

Methuen Magical History Tour

Saturday October 14th, 2017

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Come to the Nevins Library and start your “Magical History Tour” finding some of the wonderful historical monuments and sites in the downtown area.

Using an app for your phone you can take a walk around the city and find out what things were like over 100 years ago at the sites on the tour.

We’ll get you started and then finish here at the library with some snacks and some prizes for the winners. Along the way stop by some of our local businesses and they’ll help you win prizes for  participation and maybe there will be some specials along the way too.

This is a fun way to learn about our local lore while getting some exercise.

This program is open to teams of all ages; families are welcome as well anyone wishing to participate.  The route should take about an hour to walk and begins and ends at the library.  While a smart phone (iPhone/Android) is recommended it is not required.

Hope you’ll join us for a fun event.  CLICK HERE to register online, or call the Reference Desk at 978-686-4080 x12 for more information and to register for this fun tour.

 


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For a good time, stroll the library grounds!

Once again, the Nevins Library Children’s Department has created a “Story Time Walk” by posting the pages from the highly original picture book, “Not a Box” by Antoinette Portis, around the outside of the library.  To an imaginative bunny, a box is not always just a box!  Go from page to page and explore the lovely library grounds.

Nature lovers of all ages may enjoy strolling the grounds to view the blooming day lilies and the beautifully landscaped trees and shrubs from around the world. These were planted here by Henry Nevins when he and his family established the library in memory of his father, David Nevins Sr, in 1883. Maps including the names and locations of the Library trees are available at the Reference Desk.

Whether you’re doing the Story Time Walk, or just having a ramble, stop by and see the majestic turn-of-the century 8 foot-tall Blue Heron sculpture that has recently been resurrected on our property.  The statue, made of white bronze, was original to the Nevins Family homestead and had been in storage for years until it was re-discovered in pieces.  The statue has been painstakingly restored and dedicated to the memory of Red Winn, a long-time and beloved Nevins Library employee and groundskeeper. See the July 2017 issue of Methuen Life for an article on our other recent dedications and the stunning new/old Heron sculpture.

Happy strolling!