Greater Andover Days Art Contest

Enter the GAD Art Contest today!

The contest is open to all student, amateur, or professional artists. We welcome submissions from artists of all levels. Local and area residents are welcome to participate! Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division. There will be one best in show winner who will receive $150 and the opportunity to have their own future gallery show and reception at the Andover Public Library.

Please make payment at:

• • Click on “2023 Greater Andover Days” to bring up registration options

• It is $10 per piece, limit of one piece per category

Deadline for entries: Friday, September 22, 2023 Judging will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023. (If your entry is not accepted, please pick it up by September 24 – 26.)

Art will be on display at the Andover Public Library during Greater Andover Days starting Friday, September 29 through October 14.

Questions? Please email Andover Public Library at or call 316.558.3500

Click here for the brochure and registration information: GAD Art Contest

or pick up your brochure at the library!

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August 2023 Books Coming to Screens

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

(Season two)


Teens Charlie and Nick discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love in this coming-of-age series.

August 3rd/ Netflix/ Put on hold

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland

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If You Enjoyed “It Ends With Us”, Try These Books!

If you’re a fan of Colleen Hoover and you’ve either read all of her books, or you’re on the waiting list for her most popular titles, here are some other books and authors you might enjoy.

Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

Bearded, bad-boy barber Knox prefers to live his life the way he takes his coffee: Alone. Unless you count his basset hound, Waylon. Knox doesn’t tolerate drama, even when it comes in the form of a stranded runaway bride. Naomi wasn’t just running away from her wedding. She was riding to the rescue of her estranged twin to Knockemout, Virginia, a rough-around-the-edges town where disputes are settled the old-fashioned way … with fists and beer. Usually in that order. Too bad for Naomi her evil twin hasn’t changed at all. After helping herself to Naomi’s car and cash, Tina leaves her with something unexpected. The niece Naomi didn’t know she had. Now she’s stuck in town with no car, no job, no plan, and no home with an 11-year-old going on thirty to take care of. There’s a reason Knox doesn’t do complications or high-maintenance women, especially not the romantic ones. But since Naomi’s life imploded right in front of him, the least he can do is help her out of her jam. And just as soon as she stops getting into new trouble he can leave her alone and get back to his peaceful, solitary life. At least, that’s the plan until the trouble turns to real danger.

Put on hold

 The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Cover image When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman’s carefully calculated theories on love into chaos. As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn’t believe in lasting romantic relationships–but her best friend does, and that’s what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like anyself-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees. That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor–and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when Stanford’s reigning lab tyrant agrees to keepher charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire, putting Olive’s career on the Bunsen burner, Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support and even more unyielding…six-pack abs. Suddenly their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion. And Olive discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.

Put on hold

Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy

Cover image  Mackenzie Cabot has spent most of her twenty years pleasing the other people around her so she is going to Garnet College in the expensive beachside town of Avalon Bay in South Carolina when she would really rather focus on her growing internet business; Cooper Hartley is a local boy who usually tends bar and disdains the rich, spoiled college kids he sees every day–but MacKenzie and Cooper fall for each other, until money and family come between them.

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Twisted Love by Ana Huang

Cover imageAlex Volkov is a devil blessed with the face of an angel and cursed with a past he can’t escape. Driven by a tragedy that has haunted him for most of his life, his ruthless pursuits for success and vengeance leave little room for matters of the heart. But when he’s forced to look after his best friend’s sister, he starts to feel something in his chest: A crack. A melt. A fire that could end his world as he knew it. Ava Chen is a free spirit trapped by nightmares of a childhood she can’t remember. But despite her broken past, she’s never stopped seeing the beauty in the world…including the heart beneath the icy exterior of a man she shouldn’t want. Her brother’s best friend. Her neighbor. Her savior and her downfall. Theirs is a love that was never supposed to happen-but when it does, it unleashes secrets that could destroy them both…and everything they hold dear.

Put on hold

The Reunion by Meghan Quinn

Cover imageWhen the Chance siblings, all unable to find love, reunite to plan the ultimate fiftieth anniversary party for their parents, they all must contend with romantic entanglements, sibling rivalries and the definitive end of their childhood.

Put on hold 



Only Love Can Hurt Like This by Paige Toon

Cover imageWhen Wren realizes her fiancé is in love with someone else, she thinks her heart will never recover. On the other side of the world, Anders lost his wife four years ago and is still struggling to move on. While spending the summer with her dad and stepfamily on their farm in Indiana, Wren crosses path with Anders. Their worlds are turned upside down– but she doesn’t know that Anders is keeping a secrets. If he acts on any feelings he has for Wren, it will have serious fallout for everyone.

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Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

Cover imageFive summers to fall in love. One moment to fall apart. A weekend to get it right. A magazine writer has to make a choice when she returns to the lake she grew up on, and to the man she thought she’d never have to live without, in this achingly nostalgic debut. They say you can never go home again, and for Persephone Fraser that has felt too true for the last decade, ever since she made the biggest mistake of her life. Instead of glittering summers on the lakeshore of her childhood, she spends them in a stylish apartment in the city, going out with friends, and keeping everyone a safe distance from her heart. Until the day she gets a call that sends her racing back to Barry’s Bay and into the orbit of Sam Florek. For five summers, through hazy afternoons on the water and warm summer nights working in his family restaurant and curling up together with books-medical textbooks for him and work-in-progress horror short stories for her-Percy and Sam had been inseparable. And slowly that friendship turned into something breathtakingly more, before it fell spectacularly apart. When Percy returns to the lake to attend Sam’s mother’s funeral, their connection is as undeniable as it had always been. Percy must confront the decisions she’s made and the years she’s spent punishing herself for them, in order to determine, once and for all, whether their love might be bigger than the biggest mistakes of their past. Told over the course of five years and one weekend, Every Summer After is a big, sweeping look at love and the people and choices that mark us forever.

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Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

Cover imageMISHA I can’t help but smile at the lyrics in her letter. She misses me. In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed. It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever… And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us. Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am. We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it? Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances? F*ck it. I need to meet her. I just don’t expect to hate what I find. RYEN He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch. Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his phone number or picture or something. He could be gone forever. Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.

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Cover Lookalikes: The Quintessential Rom-com Cover

You ever notice how many covers look alike? Or maybe you can’t remember the book you read but you remember the basic details of the cover. We’re showcasing cover lookalikes every other week with a different trend each time. Today’s cover collection is the quintessential rom-com cover, with the two characters on either side of the cover with that distant rom-com cartoon style that all over the place these days!

Cover Lookalikes (2) You can Tell We're Not Dating (Yet) Because We're On Opposite Sides of the Cover
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