Memorial Hall Library programs for children in August:


ScienceTellers: Aliens!

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

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late!

Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world! Register online at, the family name and how many adults and children will be attending the program.


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 little taste of what kindergarten will be like. There will be activities centered around kindergarten readiness, including a raffle for a backpack full of goodies. Children may also meet their new school librarian and principal. Register online at to join in the fun.


August events in the Children’s Room

Book Bingo on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for children ages 8 to 11. Play four to five rounds of bingo to win books. Sign up at

Make It Take It Tuesdays for kids 3 and older with an adult. On Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., join us for a drop-in craft program. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.

Dads and Donuts on Saturdays, Aug. 10 and 24, at 10 a.m., for 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 is 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. The sessions are 15 minutes long and only the child who is reading is allowed in the room with Annie and her handler. Register at


Memorial Hall Library activities for adults in August:

Death Cafe

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, join other adults for Andover’s 15th Death Cafe.

The evening will feature open, lively, and insightful discussion about death. While not a support group nor a venue for bereavement, a Death Cafe seeks to provide an unscripted, non-judgmental platform for those wishing to explore the many facets of death. Come with an open mind, a healthy curiosity, and a willingness to share your thoughts, feelings, and questions with other like-minded individuals.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the event at 7 p.m. Seating is limited. Sign up at



Maker Morning

On Tuesdays, Aug. 13, 20 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., learn how to use the 3D printer, vinyl cutters, poster printer and other devices at the library.


Pub trivia

On Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m., Memorial Hall Library will host trivia at Andolini’s. Test your knowledge and try to win a cash prize of $50.


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.

Computer Users Group on Monday, Aug. 12, at 1:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall – Topic: Selling on eBay & Craigslist. Facilitated by librarians — a collaboration of the library and the Center at Punchard.

Discover Your Past Genealogy Club on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall.




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