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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 Saturdays Memorial Day-Labor Day

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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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Summer Reading Family Night
Greg and Axel Magic Show
Wednesday, July 27th 5:30 p.m.

Greg and Axel

The Greg and Axel show is a totally unique entertainment experience that provides magic, comedy and one hilarious dog.
Axel will be accepting pet food donations for his furry friends at our local animal shelter.
No registration required.
Attendance limited to first 125 arrivals.

Sponsored by a GCC grant.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Book Sale

July Exhibit
2 Artists 2 Techniques

Sally Sargent

Sally Sargent is a Massachusetts artist who works in pastel, watercolor, mixed media and collage.  She has won many awards and honors with her work in over 80 private collections and several corporations in Texas, South Carolina and New England.
Priscilla Mavrikis-Walker

Priscillia Mavrikis-Walker, the owner of Fine Art Studio on School Street in Gardner, is skilled in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel. She has won numerous awards over the years and has sold her paintings all over the world.

July Adult Book Group
Wednesday, July 27th 4:30 p.m.

The Blind Assassin

In July the Book Group will be reading The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. In The Blind Assassin, Atwood stretches the limits of her accomplishments as never before, creating a novel that is entertaining and profoundly serious. The novel opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister drove a car off the bridge." They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister Laura's death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as the reader expects to settle into Laura's story, Atwood introduces a novel-within-a- novel. Entitled The Blind Assassin, it is a science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in dingy backstreet rooms. When we return to Iris, it is through a 1947 newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband, a distinguished industrialist.Told in a style that magnificently captures the colloquialisms and clichés of the 1930s and 1940s, The Blind Assassin is a richly layered and uniquely rewarding experience. The novel has many threads and a series of events that follow one another at a breathtaking pace. As everything comes together, readers will discover that the story Atwood is telling is not only what it seems to be--but, in fact, much more.

New members are always 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

Local History Room Closed
August 3rd & August 5th

Click here for Local History Room hours and information.

Summer Reading 2016
On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!

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Stop by the Children's Room to register.

On Your Mark

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Davis Farmland Discount Pass

Davis Farmland

This Discount Pass can be borrowed by anyone with a Library card in good standing!
The pass admits 4 guests with an $8.00 discount off general admission prices.
Click here for more info.

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.

*Please note there will be no research help on Wednesday, August 3rd*

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: July 21, 2016