Memorial Hall Library has a lot of programs and activities in store for adults in January.

Here are some of the featured programs on the calendar:



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 All events are sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit, or call 978-623-8430. Unless specified, programs are held at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover, MA.



Extra Day Added to the Friends’ Winter Book Sale

The Friends’ Winter Book Sale will be extended for an extra day of shopping. Preview Night is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There is a $20 charge, and Friends’ members get in free. Sale hours continue: Thursday, Jan. 24 from 1-4:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 27 from 1-4:30 p.m. (fill a bag for $5 or $7;CDs & DVDs 4/$1).

Shop for bargains and support the library at the same time. Join the Friends at

American History with Don Robb: The Five Frontiers of the American West

Don Robb’s next six-week course begins on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 1:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Don will explore the history (and the myths) of the American West from the perspective of five different frontiers: the Mining Frontier, the Railroad Frontier, the Ranching Frontier, the Farming Frontier, and the Indian Frontier. Each frontier affected each of the other frontiers, and together pioneered the vast area of plains and mountains from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. This program is a collaboration of MHL and The Center at Punchard.

Other January events at MHL:

Conversational English on Monday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon – For non-native speakers of English who have studied formal English and would like to practice their speaking and listening skills. New members welcome. To register, contact Carolyn Fantini at 978-475-4602.

Maker Morning@MHL on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 10-11 a.m. – Come and learn to use our 3D printer, vinyl cutters, poster printer and more. Meet at the Reference Desk. Register at

Career Networking Group on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 10-11:30 a.m. in Friends Alcove 1, Ground Level – Expand your network of business contacts, share ideas, and learn about effective job search strategies. Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley. 

All events are sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit, or call 978-623-8430. Unless specified, programs are held at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover.


New digital newspaper collection available

Memorial Hall Library is pleased to announce a new free addition to its digital newspaper collection.

The Boston Metropolitan News, updated daily, provides web-based access to current and archived issues of 163 newspapers in the Greater Boston area, including the Andover Townsman, The Eagle-Tribune, Tewksbury Advocate, Wilmington Advocate, North Andover Citizen, Lowell Sun, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Metro Boston, Boston Herald, and many others.

Patrons can easily search and browse current and archived news articles, editorials, reviews, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries and a variety of special sections. Boston Metropolitan News can be accessed at

The collection is available to anyone in the library and at home to Andover cardholders. Other newspapers offered by the library, including the New York Times and Boston Globe, can be found by visiting



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