There are plenty of activities and events going on in February for adults at the Memorial Hall Library.


American history with Don Robb: The five frontiers of the American West

Local historian, Don Robb, will explore the history (and the myths) of the American West from the perspective of five different intersectional frontiers: the Mining Frontier, the Railroad Frontier, the Ranching Frontier, the Farming Frontier, and the Indian Frontier. Each frontier affected the others and the exploration and settlement of the vast area of plains and mountains from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. The classes run on Thursdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. through March 7 in Memorial Hall. A collaboration of Memorial Hall Library and The Center at Punchard.


Fish On! Andover 2019:

Tuesday nights in February mean fishing at Memorial Hall Library. Watch fishing videos from 6-7 p.m. and pick up free fishing publications. Seminars start at 7 p.m. and are sponsored by the Friends of MHL. The series features weekly door prizes. This year’s lineup includes:

Freshwater Surfcasting on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. Julio Silva covers the fresh water species that you can target from terra firma using surfcasting knowledge and techniques. When you are waiting for the tide to turn, why not fish the nearby pond, lake, or river? The strikes by freshwater fish can be explosive! You will learn species-specific techniques and spots that will catch you more fish.


Other February events at MHL:

Conversational English on Monday, Feb. 25 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 on Tuesday, Feb. 26 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, Feb. 28 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, MA.



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