Press December 4, 2023

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Phone: 978-526-7711 
Public Wifi: MBTSLibraryWifi / Password: library1887 

The Library is a Pet Free Zone 

The library loves your dogs, but for the safety and comfort of all of our visitors, pets must stay outside the library unless they are a service animal or are part of a scheduled library program. 

Need to pick up holds while on a walk? Use the dog leash hitch on the side of the building or call us at 978-526-7711 and we will bring your items out to you. 

Thank you for your cooperation. 

News & Events for Kids and Families

*To register for the programs below and more: or call 978-526-7711 

*Make a Graham Cracker Gingerbread House  

Thursday, December 14 at 5:30PM 

Families are invited to the library to come make their own gingerbread house out of graham crackers. Design your own candy wonderland! Registration is required. 

Early Childhood Partners CFCE’s presents Seaside Saturday! 

Saturday, December 16 at 10:00—11:00AM 

Please join us for a winter themed story time and craft! Designed for children ages 0-6 and their adult. Registration requested but not required at

News & Events for Adults

*To register for the programs below and more: or call 978-526-7711  

*Dementia Friends Presentation 

Thursday, December 7 at 5:30-7:00PM 

Visit the library for a free information session and discussion led by volunteer Dementia Friends Champions, Abby Considine and Carrie Johnson. You’ll learn what dementia is, what it’s like to live with it, and some tips for communicating with people who have dementia. Please register at 

Dementia Friends is a global movement developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom and now underway in Massachusetts and across the United States. To learn more, visit or contact Beth Soltzberg at 

*Art Across Asia: When the Tiger Smoked a Pipe: The Art of Korea (Virtual) 

Sunday, December 10 at 2:30—4:00PM 

Join us on Zoom for When the Tiger Smoked a Pipe: The Art of Korea with Ginny Meyer and the Asian Art Museum in San Fransico. 

Korean stories of long ago begin “When the tiger smoked a pipe…” Explore the varied and fascinating art that Koreans have produced for thousands of years. Renowned throughout Asia for their ceramics and textiles, Korea also has created, adapted, and refined a broad spectrum of art forms. Today Korea is one of the leaders in contemporary art production.  

This program is made possible through a partnership with the Chelmsford Public Library and other MA libraries. 

Made by Hand: Pom Pom Garlands 

Monday, December 11 at 3:00—4:00PM 

Join us in the Reference Room to create your own pom pom garlands for your festive decorations. No registration or experience needed. Come enjoy some tea and crafting with your community. 

*Virtual Gallery Talk with the Addison Gallery (Virtual) 

Tuesday, December 12 at 2:00—3:00PM 

Curators Gordon Wilkins and Rachel Vogel will lead participants on a virtual tour through the works and themes presented in the exhibition Free Association: New Acquisitions in Context. 

This exhibition demonstrates how recently acquired works complement the Addison’s current holdings, drawing out new narratives, juxtapositions, and conversations across time and media. The entire second floor is given over to nine thematic galleries—the American West, interiors, the street, light, the body and nature, queer modernism, classical mythology, Bauhaus legacies, and the grid–each anchored by new acquisitions situated in conversation with works that entered the Addison’s collection at earlier moments in its nearly 100-year history. Taken together, this constellation of installations offers new ways of looking at a collection that is endlessly generative and constantly reinterpreted. 

Free Association: New Acquisitions in Context will be on display at the Addison from September 1, 2023–February 11, 2024. The Addison Gallery of American Art is located at 3 Chapel Ave, Andover, MA on the campus of Phillips Academy. 

This program is made available through a partnership with the Memorial Hall Library in Andover and will be recorded. A link to the recording will be sent to everyone who registers.