The John Curtis Free Library is located at 534 Hanover St. For information, call 781-826-2972. See the library’s calendar of events for the latest information and for more details: hanovermass.com/library/?page_id=8.

Boston Bruins PJ Drive

The John Curtis Free Library has teamed up with the Boston Bruins to participate in the 13th annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive to benefit Department of Children and Families’ Wonderfund and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive runs from Feb. 1 through March 15. The library will be collecting new pairs of pajamas for babies, children and teens.

The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 13,000 pairs of new pajamas. Many of the pajamas donated go to local DCF offices in the area in which they were collected, benefitting local kids and teens.

Bruins forward P.J. Axelsson and his wife, Siw, started the PJ drive during the Boston Bruins 2007-08 season as a way to give back to their community. The couple collected 1,600 pairs of pajamas for Cradles to Crayons which connects with social service agencies across the state to identify specific children in need. Last year, libraries from across the Commonwealth collected 13,022 new pairs of pajamas, a new record for the drive. In total, over 20,000 pairs of pajamas were collected by 251 groups, 136 of which were libraries.

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners works with the Boston Bruins to coordinate library participation in the drive. Libraries from around the state use the Massachusetts Library System’s delivery service, typically used to send books and other library materials, to send their PJs to area collection locations which increases libraries’ ability to participate in the drive.

The collection box for pajamas is located in the library’s main entrance foyer. For more information, call 781-826-2972, ext. 4, or email lcampbell@ocln.org.

 

 

ONGOING

Shake Your Soul: Come have fun, dance to great music and feel good in your body! Shake Your Soul is a holistic approach to movement and dance that leaves you feeling energized, creative and peaceful. It is a unique and invigorating approach to body-spirit fitness, promoting cardiovascular health, toning, and flexibility; reducing stress and tension. It can be as vigorous or gentle as you choose. Facilitator Emily Browder Melville is a member of the Voice and Creative Arts Therapies Departments at South Shore Conservatory.

NHS tutoring: 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays. National Honor Society high school students from Hanover are paired with Hanover Middle School students who need assistance with their school work. This program will run until April. The help may be subject specific or just general help with schoolwork. Contact High School senior John Donovan at jdonovan18@hanoverstudents.org or via cell at 781-738-8990 for details or to reserve a time slot. Location in the library may vary.

Hoopla Digital Media Service: The John Curtis Free Library announced the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audio books, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital with a valid library card.

Card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.

To learn more about this new offering, go to the library's website at hanovermass.com/library.