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Poppy Project Unveiling and Art Installation

Poppy Project Unveiling

November 11th, 2018

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This Veterans Day, Sunday November 11, marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I.  To honor those Veterans, and all of our country’s Veterans, members of our Methuen Community (and beyond!) have volunteered their time and creativity in making this display of poppies.  Please join us as we officially open the Poppy Project Art Installation at the Nevins Library to the public for viewing.

Over 2, 000 (!) knitted, crocheted, and felt poppies will adorn the WWI Memorial Tree in Methuen, the eagle sculpture in front of the Library, and the library interior.

We would like to thank the many, many people and organizations who helped support this project in different ways, including the VFW Post 8349 Auxiliary, the Lawrence Ladies Lodge of the Sons of Italy, the Essex Art Center, and the Methuen Senior Activity Center.

Refreshments will be available.  The Art Installation will be available for viewing until Thanksgiving.

For more information, contact Sarah Sullivan at 978-686-4080 x20 or ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org


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World War I Project with Marc LePlante

World War I Project w/ Marc LePlante

Tuesday October 30th, 2018 at 7:00 PM

All summer we’ve asked you to help us with the community Poppy Project to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the First Armistice Day in November, and to remember those lost in World War I.

Now we welcome Lawrence City Councilor Marc LaPlante as he talks about some of those veterans from Methuen and the Merrimack Valley who fought in World War I.

For more information and to see some of the Tribute Video segments go to the Project’s Facebook Page HERE.  To register for this program, CLICK HERE.  For questions, contact Danielle at 978-686-4080×12 or dkimerer@nevinslibrary.org


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The Poppy Project @ NL

Nevins Library Poppy Project

This Summer we need your help creating felt, crocheted, and knitted poppies for a large scale art project to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the First Armistice Day and remember those lost in World War I.

To honor the 100th Anniversary of the First Armistice Day, the Nevins Library is introducing our Poppy Project. We invite our community to help us make poppies for a large scale art project to remember those lost in World War I. We will be knitting, crocheting, and creating poppies from felt.

We’ll have drop in times between now and the beginning of November where the Library will provide supplies and you provide your talent!

Or if you prefer to help with the project from home or with your own crafty group? The Library has patterns available! Please drop completed poppies off to Sarah at the Main Desk.

We are kicking off the project on May 24th at 10 am and again at 6:30 pm with an introduction, some samples, and a chance for you to participate right away! We will also be serving refreshments at the Kick Off event.

Thank you for your help in making sure these Veterans are never forgotten.

For more information call: (978)686-4080 x20 for Sarah or x26 for Shirley