Children’s Room

“Rumpelstiltskin,” Saturday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m. Fairy Tale Players will present the classic story. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun; register at

Pajama Party, Tuesdays, Jan. 20 and 27, 6:30 p.m. The 45-minute sessions for ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult, include bedtime stories, quiet songs and games, and a short film.

The Junior Friends, Wednesdays, Jan. 21 and 28, 3:30 p.m. Members ages 8 to 11 meet every Wednesday to plan library activities, exchange ideas and have fun. Call Kate Belczyk at 978-623-8401, ext. 39, for more information. 

Literacy Story Time, Fridays, Jan. 16 and 23, 10 a.m. Massachusetts Coordinated Family and Community Engagement will conduct preschool literacy story times for ages 3 to 5, with an adult. Online registration requested.

Alpha-buddies, Thursday, Jan. 22, 1:30 p.m. Celebrate a single letter of the alphabet through stories, songs, games and activities; for ages 4 to 5, with an adult. Online registration requested.  

Find-Out Friday, Friday, Jan. 23, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Investigate science topics through stories, experiments and activities; for ages 5 to 8. Online registration requested.   

Around the World in 30 minutes, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m. Explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games. For native speakers and those who want to expose their child to different languages and cultures at an early age; for infants through age 5, with an adult. 

Night Readers, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m. This month’s selection is “The House of Dies Drear” by Virginia Hamilton; open to ages 9 to 12 and a favorite adult. Read the book before the meeting and come for a great discussion, light refreshments and a new book preview. Register child’s name online.

Dads and Doughnuts, Saturday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. This story time targets dads and children ages 2 to 5, although all are welcome). After stories, songs, rhymes and a craft, share coffee, juice and doughnuts.

Teen Room — Grades six through 12

Movie Nights, every Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Crafternoon with Sarah, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m.

Thumb Print Art, Thursday, Jan. 22, 3 p.m.

Sharpie Art Picture Frames, Monday, Jan. 26, 3 p.m.

Crossover Book Club, featuring “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 3 p.m. Students in grades five through seven can enter a life-sized maze based on the book and answer questions to find their way out. Online registration requested.

All programs and activities are at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Events are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Register online at or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31, for more information. Teens can also check out the blog for news, events and other fun stuff at and follow the Teen Room on Instagram @mhlteenroom.

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