March Events at the Andover Public Libraries

Mini Art Show, Paint Night, and more

By Michaela Hoover
Mini blank canvases sit ready for patrons to decorate them during the March Mini Art Show. Caption and photo: Michaela Hoover

March is full of fun activities at the Andover Libraries!

At the Andover Public Library, which is located by the town offices, we will have a lot of special events this month.

We need artists for our Mini Art Show! Starting March 1, pick up a mini canvas at the library, take it home and fill it with beautiful art, bring it back by the 30th to be featured in our Mini Art Show Opening on April 1. Everyone is welcome to participate.

We will have “Paint Night” art sessions at the library as well, where materials will be available to decorate your canvas here. The first will be Saturday, March 11, from 10 to noon, and the second will be Wednesday, March 22, from 6 to 8 PM.

Young library patrons sit and listen intently during Wednesday morning story time. Caption and photo: Michaela Hoover

We will have two special Story Times too. Saturday, March 18 at 10 AM is Story Time with an EMT. We will listen to a story, do a craft, and get a tour of an ambulance. Wednesday, March 22, at 10 AM is Story Time with a Police Officer. We will listen to a story from an Andover Police Officer and do a simple craft.

Our Mini Art Show will have its grand opening on Saturday, April 1 from 10 to noon. We will have art displayed throughout the whole library, as well as mini refreshments. Please come by and celebrate all our artists.

We continue to have Story Time for young children every Wednesday morning at 10 AM. The William A. Bachelder Library, located near the Andover Congregational Church, will be continuing its Story Time for children every Tuesday morning at 10 AM.

The Book Club will be meeting at the Bachelder Library on Wednesday, March 22 at 7 PM. We will be discussing the book, The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett. The story follows the Vignes twins; sisters who grow up in a southern Black community, run away at the age of 16, and ultimately become estranged. Many years later, one sister is back living in their hometown and the other is living as a white woman, with a family who knows nothing of her past. Their lives become intertwined once again as their daughters meet. You won’t want to miss reading this incredible story. Copies of the book will be available for loan from both libraries.

Happy March and Happy Reading!