“Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books – even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.”

William Ewart Gladstone

Summer Reading 2022

The Adult Summer Reading Program is back!

Come into the library to sign-up and pick up your bingo card at the check out counter. The program will run from June 21 through August 26. The bingo boards have fun ways to earn a square (i.e. Read a book with a one-word title; Explore a new author…). Colored dot stickers are included with each bingo board. Participants will apply a dot to each square earned. Each bingo earns a small prize and raffle tickets to try for bigger prizes!

All participants will turn their boards in the last week, regardless of how many squares they fill, and are invited to attend the grand finale party from 3-4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 under the tent. The raffle tickets will be drawn and prizes handed out. Light refreshments will be served, too. 
Thanks to the following businesses for donating gift cards for prizes: Your Place & Ours, Jeff and Maria’s Ice Cream and Food, Hodgie’s Ice Cream, The Tap Brewing Company, Bradford Tavern, Brown Sugar by the Sea, Nunan Florist & Greenhouses, Jabberwocky Books, and Azul Mexican Restaurant. 

Book Clubs

The Library hosts four book club groups each month. Check out the book lists for each of the groups by clicking on the name of the book group.  Books are available at the library.

Mystery Book Club:
We meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:30am at the library. Please contact Sue for more information at 978-372-1732 or snakanishi@langleyadamslib.org. 

Wednesday Night Book Club :
We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the library. Please contact Lauren for more information at 978-372-1732 or ltowler@langleyadamslib.org.

Nichols Village Book Group:
We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3:15pm at the Nichols Village. Please contact Sue for more information at 978-372-1732 or snakanishi@langleyadamslib.org.

Overbooked: A (Mostly) YA Book Club for Adults: 
We meet on the 4th Monday of the month at 7pm, currently via Zoom. Please contact Darcy for more information at 978-372-1732 or dlepore@langleyadamslib.org.

The Knit-a-Bitters

The knitters (and/or those who crochet) meet every Monday night from 6-7:30 p.m., except when the library is closed for holidays or inclement weather. Beginners and advanced are welcome! For more information, please contact Laurel Puchalski at laurelpuchalski@gmail.com or call her at 978-373-1858.

The Italian Conversation Group

Do speak Italian , want to learn Italian, and/or have an interest in anything Italian? Then this is the group for you! The group meets during the school year on Wednesday afternoons from 3-4pm. It’s a come when you can scenario. The group does not meet during the school vacation weeks, when the library is closed, or in the summer. For further information, please contact our Adult Services Librarian Sue Nakanishi snakanishi@langleyadamslib.org or call 978-372-1732.

Reading Lists for Adults

Have you read everything by your favorite author? Try clicking on NoveList where you can find author read-a-likes and so much more.

Note: you’ll need your library card number for this.

Resources & Reference

Online Resources: Answers… to Go!

Looking for an article, or need information to help with a school project, click here to access our online databases. You will need your library card number and pin number to access these resources. If you need help, please call the library at 978-372-1732.

Career/Employment Resources:

Valley Works Career Center- Northern Essex Community College
Student Center- First Floor Room SC118
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830 
(978) 469-7827

Thanksgiving hours: OPEN 10-1:30 on Wednesday 11/23, CLOSED on Thursday 11/24 and Friday 11/25.