Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


June 6, 2013

Beehive buzzing with activity

New program gives adults chance to play


Memorial Hall Library and the Center at Punchard’s BoomerVenture are collaborating on a summer series for Boomer Bees in The Beehive. Boomer Bee programs are aimed at a 50-plus audience, but all adults are welcome. Events are free and registration is not required. Upcoming programs include:

Boomer Bee Book Group: “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery,” Thursday, June 13; “Lying Awake” by Mark Salzman, Thursday, July 11; “The Imperfectionists” by Tom Rachman, Thursday, Aug. 8; all at 7 p.m. To order the books, visit, or call Reference at 978-623-8401, ext. 31.

Busy Boomers Game Night: A fun night of games for the whole family; share your favorite or play one on hand, Thursday, June 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Busy Boomers: “Craft It,” Thursday, July 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Drop in for a creative night. Bring your own craft projects or play with supplies on hand. Knitting, crocheting, jewelry, quilting, paper crafts and more featured.

eBook How-To Sessions: Learn how to download free best-selling titles to read on your computer, iPhone, Android, Kindle or other compatible eBook reader. Bring your eBook reader and USB cord for a hands-on session with Overdrive, or Amazon login and password for Kindle user; sessions on Tuesdays, June 11 and 25, and July 9 and 25, all from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Artists Among Us Demonstrations: Watch local artists work on their craft, and learn some new ideas. Artists will answer questions and provide tips on how to get started with a new hobby. Rug Hooking Demo with Vicki Murphy and Gerry Deyermond, Wednesday, June 12, 10 to 11 a.m.; Wool Appliqué Demo with Vicki Murphy, Wednesday, July 10, 10 to 11 a.m.; Sewn Sock Animals Demo with Brooke Shoostine, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2 to 4 p.m.

The library is hoping to grow The Beehive and is seeking talented artists and writers to fill one- to four-hour time slots. To be considered, fill out the adult program recommendation form at

For a complete list of upcoming events, visit The Beehive calendar at

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