Andover library to host wide range of events

September 11, 2016 by  

Many activities and programs will be held at Memorial Hall Library in Andover this month.

The Library has recently purchased two 4.5-inch Orion StarBlast telescopes and will be holding a presentation on their use, followed by an outdoors session on Tuesday, September 13. John Root and Jim Zebrowski of the Aldrich Astronomical Society will teach a technique called star-hopping. Soon, the telescopes will be available for borrowing privileges.

There will be two career networking group sessions, one on Thursday, September 15 and other two weeks later on September 29, from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Arleen Bradley, a certified career coach, will facilitate the sessions where attendees will be able to learn effective job search strategies, share ideas, and expand their network of business contacts.

Beginning at 7:00 pm on Monday, September 19, James Pocock, the great-nephew of George Pocock, who was a rowing shell builder and featured in the book ‘The Boys in the Boat’, will discuss the development of the sport of rowing in the United States, talk about his great-uncle, and reveal stories that were not covered in the book.

The Library might benefit from the assistance of a local printing company to advertise these and many other programs that include book discussions and sales, adult board games, and practicing conversational English by means of posters that can be hung throughout the Library.