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Levi Heywood Memorial Library

55 West Lynde Street

Gardner, MA 01440

phone: 1-978-632-5298
The Library will be closed Monday, January 20th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.


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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Adult Coloring Club & Puzzlemaking
Jan. 15th * Jan. 29th 
Mar. 4th * Mar. 18th * Apr. 1st
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Adult Coloring Club

Have you heard?
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore!
It's a relaxing, stress-relieving, and fun way to spend an hour on a cold winter night.

Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
Light refreshments will be served.

January Art Exhibit
"The Ideal House" Ukraine in the USA
Fermata Arts Foundation

Fermata Arts Foundation Fermata Arts Foundation

The Fermata Arts Foundation, in celebration of the 240th anniversary of Kryvyi Rih, one of the most populous cities in the Ukraine, has organized a traveling exhibit of children's art. The exhibit, which consists of 40 drawings made by students at 14 different schools in Kryvyi Rih, focuses on one topic, the "ideal house."
Fermata Arts Foundation
January Adult Book Group
Wednesday, January 29th 4:30 p.m.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts

In January, the Book Group will be reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain. A former Wall Street attorney, business coach and creator of demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in today's culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples to counsel readers on how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations and empower introverted children.

February Book- Readers' Choice

Books available at the Main Circulation Desk.

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

Literacy Volunteers of Montachusett Area
Tutor Training

Tutor Training

Volunteer Tutor Training Sessions 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.-
Jan. 28, Jan. 30, Feb. 4, Feb. 6, Feb. 11, Feb. 13

If you are 18 years old or older and have a high school diploma or equivalency, or higher, you can become a volunteer tutor and help someone learn to speak, read, and write English. Space is limited. Please apply by January 21. Applications and more information are available at or contact the office, 978-343-8184 or

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.

Young Adult Writing Club
For Teens 13-17
Meet in the YA Reading Area

2nd & 4th Wednesdays
February - April

Young Adult Writers Club

Join librarian and self-published author, Chad Lorion, for a discussion of fiction writing -
topics will include:
- Character Arcs
- Sources of Inspiration
- Outlining vs. Headlighting
- Perspective and Point-of-View

Pajamas & A Movie
Thursdays in January
10:00 a.m.

Pajamas and a movie

Join us on Thursday mornings in January for pajamas and a movie in the Children's Room!

*NEW* HeritageQuest Online


HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.
18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin? Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online.
The collection includes five core date sets: U.S. Federal censuses, genealogy and local history books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's bank records, U.S. Congressional Serial Sets
Free Theater Tickets for Friends of the Library Members

The Friends of the Library are giving away free tickets to the Stratton Players production of Four Weddings & An Elvis by Nancy Frick.
Show Dates:
1/24/2020- 2/1/2020
Friday & Saturday Nights @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee 1/26/2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

Four Weddings & An Elvis

While supplies last. Limit to 2 tickets per Friends of the Library member. Tickets can be picked up in the Children's Room.
Show location:
 Alumni Center for the Performing Arts, Applewild School, 98 Prospect St., Fitchburg, MA

Download the New CW MARS App
For iOS & Android


Download the new secure CW MARS app to easily view checked out items, renew items, search the catalog, view and place holds, and more!

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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.


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


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: January 15, 2020