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Levi Heywood Memorial Library

55 West Lynde Street

Gardner, MA 01440

phone: 1-978-632-5298



Monday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.*
*Closed Memorial Day weekend -
Labor Day weekend

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During inclement weather call 978-632-5298 for Library closings/delays or check our facebook page

Wireless Printing
In Library wireless printing from laptops $.10/page


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Vincent: A Portrait by the Postman Roulin
and Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 18th 6:30 p.m.


Join the Friends of the Library at 6:30 p.m. for a brief business meeting. The meeting will be followed by Vincent: A Portrait by the Postman Roulin, written and performed by Ted Zelawski.

This event is free and open to the public.

Drop-in Knitting Club
Mondays 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sept. 18th - Dec. 18th

Knitting Club

An opportunity for knitters, crocheters, and quilters to gather and work on their current projects and share information and ideas. No registration required. Please bring your own materials.

Workers' Struggles
An International Labor Movement Exhibit
from the collection of Stephen Lewis
October 3rd - October 28th


The posters in this month's exhibit are from a collection of more than 6800 owned by Stephen Lewis, himself a retired union leader and continuing activist. The posters are from several countries, and address many different issues.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Gardner Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by IBEW Local 103, Roofers Local 33, and Asbestos Workers Local 6.

October Adult Book Group
Wednesday, October 25th 4:30 p.m.

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In October the Book Group will be reading The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. The Underground Railroad, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, is a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.

New members welcome.
Copies of the book are available at the Main Circulation Desk.

For more information about the Book Group,
call Ann at 978-632-7638

New Fax Service @ the Library


The Levi Heywood Memorial Library is pleased to announce we are now providing fax service to the public! Patrons can send faxes from the Reference Desk for a fee of $1.00 for the 1st page and $.50 for each additional page.
To view our Fax Policy click here

Genealogy Research Help
Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


The Levi Heywood Memorial Library, in cooperation with the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society, is offering individual help with genealogical research.  A representative of CMGS will be in the Local History Room on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Stop by with your family research questions.

Pumpkin Decorating
Saturday, October 28th
9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Call or stop by the Children's Room to register.


Registration required.
For ages 2-12.
All supplies will be provided.

Not-Too-Spooky Storytime &
Pumpkin Bowling
Friday, October 27th 10:00 a.m.

Spooky Storytime

Join us for some not-too-spooky stories and pumpkin bowling before trick-or-treating at Gardner's annual Falloween Stroll.

Read to Rosie the French Mastiff


Kids ages 5 and up can sign up for a 15 minute session between 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. on the following Saturdays:
October 21st
November 4th

Read to Dolce the Goldendoodle

Sign up now!
Call or stop by the Children's Room to register.


Kids ages 5 and up can sign up for a 15 minute session with Dolce between 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:
October 10th & 24th
November 14th & 28th
December 12th

Fall Storytime
Oct. 31st- Dec. 14th

Registration Begins October 23rd
Call or stop by the Children's Room to register.

Fall Storytime

Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3)
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Registration required.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Registration required.

Drop-in Storytime (Ages 2-5)
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Home Day Cares are welcome.
No registration is required.

*Please note there will be no Storytime the week of 11/20-11/24

Drop-in Lego Club

For kids in grades K-5
Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month
September - May
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

What's New?

For a list of ALL recently added items click here
(list is in alphabetical order by title)

The following DVDs have recently been added to our collection. The current month's list will be updated as new titles are added so check back throughout the month. Please feel free to place a hold on any of these titles either online through My Account, in person at the Library, or over the phone.





Last Updated: October 12, 2017