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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 June - August

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Mobile Printing
Print from computers & mobile devices $.10/page

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


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Special Storytime and Movie Showing of
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
Saturday, April 20th 10:00 a.m.

Lorax Storytime and Movie

Celebrate Earth Day with us!
Join us in the Greenwood Meeting Room for a special Storytime and movie showing of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.
Light refreshments will be served.
No registration required.

The Friends of the Library Present
Clairvoyant Moll Pitcher
Wednesday, April 24th 6:00 p.m.

Moll Pitcher

Heywood Wakefield Historical Walking Tour
Saturday, May 4th
10:30 a.m. - noon
Meet in the Greenwood Meeting Room

Heywood Wakefield Building

Jay Janell, local history librarian, will lead a walking tour of the Heywood Wakefield factory.  As we walk among the former mill buildings, we will learn about 150 years of furniture manufacturing, from raw lumber to finished products.  Participants should wear comfortable shoes and gather in the Greenwood Meeting Room.  A selection of maps, photographs, and artifacts will be on display before and after the tour.

April Art Exhibit
Angela Narkevicius Branon

Angela Narkevicius Branon

Angela Narkevicius Branon was born in a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany after World War II. At the age of five she immigrated to the United States with her family and settled in Gardner, Massachusetts. She loved both art and science, but decided that science would be the more practical career choice. All her focus was in that direction until the age of 28 when she couldn’t ignore art’s siren call. She enrolled in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and graduated with a BFA from Tufts University.  She dabbled in art throughout her nursing career and upon retirement she was able to once again devote her time to her art. Her artwork will be on display in the Library's Exhibit Gallery for the month of April.

April Adult Book Group
Wednesday, April 24th 4:30 p.m.

The Library Book

In April, the Book Group will be reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean. This book reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire, while exploring the crucial role that libraries play in modern American culture.

May Book: Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat

Books available at the Main Circulation Desk.

New members welcome.
For more information about the Book Group,
call Ann at 978-632-7638

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.

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 Spring Storytime
March 19th - May 9th*


The Children’s Department offers storytime sessions in the spring, fall, and winter.  Sessions include age-appropriate themed stories and activities including music, movement, and crafts.  New participants are always welcome.  Please note the age limitations outlined below for the specific storytime sessions.

For more information please contact the Children’s Room at 978-632-5298

Drop-in Storytime (Ages 2-5)
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Drop-in Infant Storytime (Ages 0-2)
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Drop-in Storytime (Ages 2-5)
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

**Please note that library policy requires that a parent or responsible caregiver accompany children under the age of 8.**

*Please note there will be no Storytime the weeks of April 1st & April 8th and no infant storytime on Wednesday, April 17th

Jr. Knitting Club Volunteers Needed!

Knitting Volunteers Needed

Do you know how to knit? Are you comfortable teaching beginning knitters? We are looking for volunteers to help with our Jr. Knitting Club of 4th- 6th graders. If interested in volunteering, please contact Melissa by calling the Children's Room or by emailing her at

Jr Book Club
for Grades 5 - 7

April Book:
The School for Good and Evil

Jr Book Club meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month October - May
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration required
Copies of the book are available in the Children's Room

Drop-in Knitting Club
Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Adult 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.


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

Mobile Printing
@ the Library


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PrinterOn has mobile printing apps for iOS and Android devices that let you search for and print to all PrinterOn locations. For more information visit:

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Black & white printing $.10/page cash only


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: March 12, 2019