Ticket Sale Begins: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

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Tickets for our second annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre go on sale Tuesday, March 17! The show will be held at the Stuyvesant Town Hall on the evening of Saturday, April 18 at 6:00pm. When a mysterious death shakes up a wedding, everyone's a suspect. Was it the jealous best friend? The obsessed ex? The frustrated wedding planner? You're part of the action in this hilarious, exciting show, performed and produced by the library's own Teen Advisory Board. The cost for dinner and a show is $15 for adults and $7 for children. All proceeds from this event will go directly back into the active teen programming at the library. Reserve quickly space is limited!

Teen Movie Marathon

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 5:30pm

Back by popular demand, join us for the second season of the BBC hit show based on Arthur Conan Doyle's arrogant, elusive sleuth and his arch nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Warning: massive cliffhanger ahead. Dinner will be provided. And probably tea courtesy of Mrs. Hudson. BYO crumpits or scones to share!

Learning about Lincoln

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Abraham Lincoln was born in a Kentucky log cabin and ended up living in the White Hosue as our 16th president! Children ages 3 and up are invited to visit the library for a special interactive program presented by Lisanne Jensen. Activities will include songs about "Honest Abe" with finger play and movement, stories, a Presidential craft, and Lincoln logs to play with. The program is presented as part of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train event taking place in Stuyvesant on April 25. Visit www.facebook.com/LincolnFuneralTrain2015. Registration is required, the program is designed for ages 3 and up.


Announcing The Big Read

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MHLS libraries will all be participating in the sixth OverDrive Big Library Read, the global digital book club where millions of people from around the world have the ability to read the same eBook at the same time.

This time around, OverDrive users will be able to read Shakespeare Saved my Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard, by Laura Bates, without any wait lists or holds. The eBook title will be available from March 17 through March 31st simultaneously for users who would like to join. During the week of March 23, OverDrive will also be doing a Twitter chat with Bates, where readers will be able to ask her questions about her book and her personal and professional life. You can borrow the book here.

Shakespeare Saved my Life is Bates’ autobiography about working with inmates in solitary confinement, teaching them the works of William Shakespeare. Her fascinating life’s story is sure to captivate you as she shares the unlikely friendship she formed with Larry Newton, a convicted murderer with multiple escape attempts to his name.


To find out more about The Big Read, click here. 

Library Advocacy: Support Your Library!

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