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AMANDA SABGA/Staff photoSam Path, of Andover, watches his astronaut float during a rocket-and-space themed event at Memorial Hall Library earlier this summer.

Upcoming Memorial Hall Library activities for adults:

Maker Morning

On Tuesdays, Aug. 20 and 27, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., learn how to use the 3D printer, vinyl cutters, poster printer and other devices at the library.

Device Advice

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., bring your technology questions to the library reference desk.

Get help with the basics for iPads, cellphones, laptops, Kindles and other e-readers. Bring your chargers, usernames and passwords. If you’re unable to attend, stop by the reference desk anytime for device assistance.


Upcoming Memorial Hall Library programs for children:

ScienceTellers: Aliens!

On Thursday, Aug. 15, be part of an adventure from outer space at 2:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

During a meteor shower, something mysterious falls toward Earth, but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with visitors from another planet. Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens.

This action-packed and educational alien adventure uses science experiments for special effects and is out of this world. Register at, the family name and how many adults and children will attend.

Kindergarten kickoff

Is your child heading off to kindergarten this fall? On Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m., join staff from the Children’s Room for an hour of fun activities and friendship as they give you and your child a taste of what kindergarten will be like.

There will be activities centered around kindergarten readiness, and a raffle for a backpack full of goodies. Children may also meet their new school librarian and principal.

Register online at

Dads and Doughnuts

On Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m., ages 2 to 5. Story time for preschoolers and their families. After stories and a craft, share coffee, juice, and doughnuts. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.

Musical Mornings

With Peter Sheridan on Friday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. A children’s musician for 20 years, Sheridan performs at many libraries, day care centers and schools. He plays guitar, accordion, harmonica and other instruments, and uses puppets and books in his program. No registration needed.

Reading with Annie

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., for children able to read on their own. Annie is a therapy dog who loves to be read to. Sessions are 15 minutes long, and only the child who is reading is allowed in the room with Annie and her handler. Register at


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