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Friday April 26, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_sale.png 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

Join the Friends of the Library for bargains galore at their Annual Book Sale on Friday April 26 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM, and Saturday April 27 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Snap up recent bestsellers at a bargain price for your summer vacation reading, and support the Friends.  Proceeds from the Book Sale allow the Friends to provide funding for family passes to area attractions and for programs and performers for children, adults and teens.  

    Location: Copeland Room
Saturday April 27, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_sale.png 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

Join the Friends of the Library for bargains galore at their Annual Book Sale on Friday April 26 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM, and Saturday April 27 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Snap up recent bestsellers at a bargain price for your summer vacation reading, and support the Friends.  Proceeds from the Book Sale allow the Friends to provide funding for family passes to area attractions and for programs and performers for children, adults and teens.  

    Location: Copeland Room
 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@oclnorg
   

Join Mrs. Gimmett for a family story hour on Saturday, April 27th at 10:30 AM. Grab a loved one and snuggle up for a few spring stories and the chance to "Go Bananas!" No registration is necessary. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Monday April 29, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Join Miss Sandy on Monday mornings for drop-in Toddler Time! Toddler time is 15-20 minutes of short stories, songs, rhymes, puppet visits, scarves and egg shakers. This program is best suited for kids ages 0-3. Registration is not required.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Bedtime story hour is back this winter and spring!  Put on your coziest PJs, grab a stuffed animal friend and join Miss Amy for 30 minutes of silly stories, songs, rhymes and the chance to “Go Bananas!” This program is suited for kids ages 4 and up. Registration is not required. Our story hour programs are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Wednesday May 1, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:15 AM  -  10:35 AM Registered Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Toddler times for the winter and spring are back beginning on Wednesday, January 16 and running through Wednesday, May 8! Toddler time is 15-20 minutes of short stories, songs, rhymes, puppet visits, scarf waving and egg shaking! This program is perfect for kids ages 0-3. Registration is required for toddler time and begins on January 9. Once a child is registered, they hold a spot for the entire 10-week session.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 11:00 AM  -  11:20 AM Registered Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Toddler times for the winter and spring are back beginning on Wednesday, January 16 and running through Wednesday, May 8! Toddler time is 15-20 minutes of short stories, songs, rhymes, puppet visits, scarf waving and egg shaking! This program is perfect for kids ages 0-3. Registration is required for toddler time and begins on January 9. Once a child is registered, they hold a spot for the entire 10-week session.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
rec_lego_head.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ready… Set… Lego! Our library Lego Club returns for the winter and spring, so get ready to use your imagination and build, build, build! Lego Club is for children in kindergarten and up, but we will have Duplos available for any younger friends who wish to create. Children attending the club must be accompanied by an adult. This program is from 3:30-4:30 and no registration necessary. A BIG thank you to all of the community members who donated the supplies that make this club possible.

 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Popular Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

Join us for an evening of spirited conversation.  This month's title is What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman.  This award winning crime novel is set in Baltimore and is a gripping tale of deception and family betrayal.   Registration is not required for this program, and all are welcome to join the discussion, facilitated by Library Director Deb Grimmett.  


 

    Location: Wales Room
Thursday May 2, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Registered Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Preschool Story Hour is back for the winter and spring beginning on Thursday, January 17th and running through Thursday, May 9th! Preschool Story Hour is for children ages 3.5 -5 and who are able to separate from their parent/caregiver for the first part of the program. This program consists of 30 minutes of longer stories, rhymes and the chance to "Go Bananas" followed by a craft. Preschool story hour is a registered event and sign-ups begin on Wednesday, January 9th. Once a child is registered, they will hold a spot for the entire 15-week session. Our story hours are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
holiday_balloons.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult Craft Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We have stuff!  You have the creativity!  We will be painting a simple wooden frame and then decorating as you wish. Registration is required and will start April 18th. 

Monday May 6, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_open.png 10:15 AM Book Talk - Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

Book Talk is a literary book discussion group sponsored by the Friends of the Library and facilitated by Beth Stone Anderson Godfrey.  All are welcome to join the group for a morning of spirited conversation and friendship.  The book to be discussed this month is Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.  Books may be reserved at the Library.

    Location: Copeland Room
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lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Join Miss Sandy on Monday mornings for drop-in Toddler Time! Toddler time is 15-20 minutes of short stories, songs, rhymes, puppet visits, scarves and egg shakers. This program is best suited for kids ages 0-3. Registration is not required.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Bedtime story hour is back this winter and spring!  Put on your coziest PJs, grab a stuffed animal friend and join Miss Amy for 30 minutes of silly stories, songs, rhymes and the chance to “Go Bananas!” This program is suited for kids ages 4 and up. Registration is not required. Our story hour programs are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
elect_tablet_phone.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Appy Hour - Learn about Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Roberts   781-982-2139   abref@ocln.org
   

Want to check the weather? Find deals at the supermarket? Learn a language? Read a book? Get directions? Play a game? There’s an app for that, and for just about anything you can think of!

If you are curious about apps and what your smartphone or tablet can do, please join Reference Librarian Sarah Roberts for Appy Hour on Monday, May 6 th at 7:00pm, or Thursday, May 23rd at 10:30am. We will sip on sparkling cider as we learn about what an app actually is, how to find and download apps, and how apps can make our lives easier, more organized and more fun!

You do not need to bring anything with you to this program, but you are more than welcome to bring your smartphone and/or app-enabled device such as your ipad or Kindle Fire so we can assist you with downloading apps of interest to you. Areas of interest to be covered may include library-sponsored apps, weather, shopping, games, photography, social media, news, and health apps.  Do you have apps you love and use regularly? Join us and spread the word!

Registration is not necessary for these workshops. Adults, teens and ‘tweens are welcome. If you are unable to attend please stop by the library, call or email to make an appointment with Sarah for help with device advice, apps, accessing our digital collections or any other relevant questions. Questions may be directed to Reference Librarian Sarah Roberts at 781-982-2139 or via email at abref@ocln.org.

    Location: Copeland Room
Tuesday May 7, 2019 Go To Top
people_smiley.png 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What is the Teen Advisory Board?  A group of more than twenty teens who meet once a month to share their input on the Nero Young Adult Room, plan programs, eat pizza, and enjoy some serious laughter as they take a break from their crazy lives of school, sports and more. Interested in joining TAB?  Contact Amy or Sandy!

Wednesday May 8, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:15 AM  -  10:35 AM Registered Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Toddler times for the winter and spring are back beginning on Wednesday, January 16 and running through Wednesday, May 8! Toddler time is 15-20 minutes of short stories, songs, rhymes, puppet visits, scarf waving and egg shaking! This program is perfect for kids ages 0-3. Registration is required for toddler time and begins on January 9. Once a child is registered, they hold a spot for the entire 10-week session.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 11:00 AM  -  11:20 AM Registered Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Toddler times for the winter and spring are back beginning on Wednesday, January 16 and running through Wednesday, May 8! Toddler time is 15-20 minutes of short stories, songs, rhymes, puppet visits, scarf waving and egg shaking! This program is perfect for kids ages 0-3. Registration is required for toddler time and begins on January 9. Once a child is registered, they hold a spot for the entire 10-week session.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Thursday May 9, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Registered Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Preschool Story Hour is back for the winter and spring beginning on Thursday, January 17th and running through Thursday, May 9th! Preschool Story Hour is for children ages 3.5 -5 and who are able to separate from their parent/caregiver for the first part of the program. This program consists of 30 minutes of longer stories, rhymes and the chance to "Go Bananas" followed by a craft. Preschool story hour is a registered event and sign-ups begin on Wednesday, January 9th. Once a child is registered, they will hold a spot for the entire 15-week session. Our story hours are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Monday May 13, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 10:15 AM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

All are welcome to attend the regular business meeting of the Friends of the Library.  The Friends provide funding and support for library activities, including programs for children, teens and adults.  The Friends also sponsor passes to many area attractions.  The group welcomes new members.

    Location: Copeland Room
 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Join Miss Sandy on Monday mornings for drop-in Toddler Time! Toddler time is 15-20 minutes of short stories, songs, rhymes, puppet visits, scarves and egg shakers. This program is best suited for kids ages 0-3. Registration is not required.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Bedtime story hour is back this winter and spring!  Put on your coziest PJs, grab a stuffed animal friend and join Miss Amy for 30 minutes of silly stories, songs, rhymes and the chance to “Go Bananas!” This program is suited for kids ages 4 and up. Registration is not required. Our story hour programs are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Tuesday May 14, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book.png 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Twixt Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

For this month, teens are invited to choose their own book to read and bring to book club. Teens should meet in the Anderson Room and be ready to discuss!

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
objects_magnifying_glass.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Mystery Book Discussion Group is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and facilitated by Beth Stone Anderson Godfrey.  All are welcome to join this group for spirited discussions about mysteries, classic and modern.  The book to be discussed this month is The Winner by David Baldacci.  Books may be reserved at the Library.

    Location: Copeland Room
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Saturday May 18, 2019 Go To Top
lib_writing_book.png 11:00 AM Abington Author Visit - Dori Jamieson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children, and children-at-heart, are invited to join Abington resident and new children's author Dori Jamieson for a story time in Sheila's Garden at 11:00 AM.  Dori will share her story A Bird's Eye View, which details the adventures of Robbie the Robin.  Books will be available for purchase and autographing at the conclusion of the program.  In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Copeland Room.  

    Location: Sheila's Garden
Monday May 20, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Join Miss Sandy on Monday mornings for drop-in Toddler Time! Toddler time is 15-20 minutes of short stories, songs, rhymes, puppet visits, scarves and egg shakers. This program is best suited for kids ages 0-3. Registration is not required.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
people_meeting.png 6:30 PM Board of Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

This is the regular public meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.  Please note that this month's meeting will be held at Abington High School prior to the Special and Annual Town Meeting.

    Location: Abington High School
 
lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Bedtime story hour is back this winter and spring!  Put on your coziest PJs, grab a stuffed animal friend and join Miss Amy for 30 minutes of silly stories, songs, rhymes and the chance to “Go Bananas!” This program is suited for kids ages 4 and up. Registration is not required. Our story hour programs are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM Special and Annual Town Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Special and Annual Town Meeting for the Town of Abington is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM at Abington High School.

    Location: Abington High School
Tuesday May 21, 2019 Go To Top
food_soup.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM APL Tests Cookbooks: A Book and Food Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Sampson   781-982-2139   abadultprogram@ocln.org
   

The  cooking challenge for May is any recipe from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat or Magnolia Table by Joana Gaines. .  Pick up a copy of the cookbooks here at the library, choose a recipe to make, and share it with the group on Tuesday, May 21 from 7:00 - 8:15. Recipes may contain ingredients to which some people have allergies or sensitivities.

    Location: Copeland Room
Wednesday May 22, 2019 Go To Top
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Non-Fiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Non-Fiction Book Club is an evening book discussion group which has been enjoying exploring a variety of Non-Fiction titles since 2012.  All are welcome to join our spirited discussions.  This month's discussion title is Double Cross:  The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre.  This discussion will be facilitated by Library Director Deb Grimmett   

    Location: Wales Room
Thursday May 23, 2019 Go To Top
elect_tablet_phone.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Appy Hour - Learn about Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Roberts   781-982-2139   abref@ocln.org
   

Want to check the weather? Find deals at the supermarket? Learn a language? Read a book? Get directions? Play a game? There’s an app for that, and for just about anything you can think of!

If you are curious about apps and what your smartphone or tablet can do, please join Reference Librarian Sarah Roberts for Appy Hour on Monday, May 6 th at 7:00pm, or Thursday, May 23rd at 10:30am. We will sip on sparkling cider as we learn about what an app actually is, how to find and download apps, and how apps can make our lives easier, more organized and more fun!

You do not need to bring anything with you to this program, but you are more than welcome to bring your smartphone and/or app-enabled device such as your ipad or Kindle Fire so we can assist you with downloading apps of interest to you. Areas of interest to be covered may include library-sponsored apps, weather, shopping, games, photography, social media, news, and health apps.  Do you have apps you love and use regularly? Join us and spread the word!

Registration is not necessary for these workshops. Adults, teens and ‘tweens are welcome. If you are unable to attend please stop by the library, call or email to make an appointment with Sarah for help with device advice, apps, accessing our digital collections or any other relevant questions. Questions may be directed to Reference Librarian Sarah Roberts at 781-982-2139 or via email at abref@ocln.org.

    Location: Copeland Room
Monday May 27, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library will be closed all day today.

Monday June 3, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Join Miss Sandy on Monday mornings for drop-in Toddler Time! Toddler time is 15-20 minutes of short stories, songs, rhymes, puppet visits, scarves and egg shakers. This program is best suited for kids ages 0-3. Registration is not required.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Bedtime story hour is back this winter and spring!  Put on your coziest PJs, grab a stuffed animal friend and join Miss Amy for 30 minutes of silly stories, songs, rhymes and the chance to “Go Bananas!” This program is suited for kids ages 4 and up. Registration is not required. Our story hour programs are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Tuesday June 4, 2019 Go To Top
people_smiley.png 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What is the Teen Advisory Board?  A group of more than twenty teens who meet once a month to share their input on the Nero Young Adult Room, plan programs, eat pizza, and enjoy some serious laughter as they take a break from their crazy lives of school, sports and more. Interested in joining TAB?  Contact Amy or Sandy!

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Wednesday June 5, 2019 Go To Top
rec_lego_head.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ready… Set… Lego! Our library Lego Club returns for the winter and spring, so get ready to use your imagination and build, build, build! Lego Club is for children in kindergarten and up, but we will have Duplos available for any younger friends who wish to create. Children attending the club must be accompanied by an adult. This program is from 3:30-4:30 and no registration necessary. A BIG thank you to all of the community members who donated the supplies that make this club possible.

 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Popular Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

Join us for an evening of spirited conversation.  This month's title is The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews.  This book is deceptive; it appears to be a simple beach read, but it also includes layers of mystery, intrigue, and racial tensions.  Registration is not required for this program, and all are welcome to join the discussion, facilitated by Library Director Deb Grimmett.  

 

    Location: Wales Room
Monday June 10, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Join Miss Sandy on Monday mornings for drop-in Toddler Time! Toddler time is 15-20 minutes of short stories, songs, rhymes, puppet visits, scarves and egg shakers. This program is best suited for kids ages 0-3. Registration is not required.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Bedtime story hour is back this winter and spring!  Put on your coziest PJs, grab a stuffed animal friend and join Miss Amy for 30 minutes of silly stories, songs, rhymes and the chance to “Go Bananas!” This program is suited for kids ages 4 and up. Registration is not required. Our story hour programs are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Saturday June 15, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_closed.png Summer Saturday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139+   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays in the summer.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 7, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Monday June 17, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Join Miss Sandy on Monday mornings for drop-in Toddler Time! Toddler time is 15-20 minutes of short stories, songs, rhymes, puppet visits, scarves and egg shakers. This program is best suited for kids ages 0-3. Registration is not required.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Bedtime story hour is back this winter and spring!  Put on your coziest PJs, grab a stuffed animal friend and join Miss Amy for 30 minutes of silly stories, songs, rhymes and the chance to “Go Bananas!” This program is suited for kids ages 4 and up. Registration is not required. Our story hour programs are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM Board of Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

This is the regular public meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

    Location: Wales Room
Tuesday June 18, 2019 Go To Top
trans_rocket.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Reading Kick-Off! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Join us for a celebration to kick-off the annual Summer Reading Program at the Abington Public Library on Tuesday, June 18th from 2pm to 4pm!  This year, the Summer Reading theme for children, teens and adults is A Universe of Stories. Children and teens age 0-18 can register to be one of our summer readers and help us earn enough reading hours to sponsor a Black Rhino and a Giant Panda! Be sure to register, pick up the summer reading goodies, participate in a few special activities, visit our photo booth that is sure to be out of this world, and more! A Universe of Stories is sponsored by the Abington Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Wednesday June 19, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_star.png 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Magic by Scott Jameson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Join magician, Scott Jameson for a one-of-a-kind magic show with a special outer-space twist on Wednesday, June 19th at 11:00 AM. Watch and be amazed as Scott performs tricks that might include pulling an umbrella out of thin air or bringing a drawing to life! Audience participation, laughter and a ton of fun are guaranteed. This program is open to all ages. Registration is required and begins on June 3rd. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Copeland Room
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Non-Fiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Non-Fiction Book Club is an evening book discussion group which has been enjoying exploring a variety of Non-Fiction titles since 2012.  All are welcome to join our spirited discussions.  This month's discussion title is Red Notice:  a true story of high finance, murder, and one man's fight for justice by Bill Browder.  This discussion will be facilitated on a volunteer basis by former Library Trustee Will Adamczyk.   

    Location: Wales Room
Thursday June 20, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Board Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

We're breaking out the board games on Thursday, June 20th from 12:00-5:00 PM! Grab your loved ones and bring some friends because the Anderson Story Room will be game-central here at the library! No registration is necessary.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
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Saturday June 22, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_closed.png Summer Saturday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139+   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays in the summer.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 7, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Monday June 24, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Sandy for toddler time every Monday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Join Miss Sandy on Monday mornings for drop-in Toddler Time! Toddler time is 15-20 minutes of short stories, songs, rhymes, puppet visits, scarves and egg shakers. This program is best suited for kids ages 0-3. Registration is not required.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

The summertime classic is back! Join Miss Amy every Monday evening at 6:30 for a bedtime story hour. Come in your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal as we end the night with some fun stories and songs! Bedtime story hour is for ages 4 and up and is located in the Anderson Story Room. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Tuesday June 25, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Kids ages 3-5 are invited to come by the library every Tuesday at 2:30 PM for a drop-in story hour beginning on June 25th! Join Miss Amy for some fun songs, a few favorite stories and a simple craft! Children should be able to separate from their parent/caregiver for the first portion of the program, and then everyone joins in for craft. Our story hours are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
holiday_balloons.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Craft Night with Heather Beck Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Metalsmith Heather Beck returns to APL and we are offering a program especially for our adults to design and make a copper bookmark with Heather's guidance. There is room for 12 participants and registration for this program is required. Registration will start on June 4th. 

Wednesday June 26, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Amy for toddler time every Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
rec_paint_palette.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crafternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

The first crafternoon of the summer is on Thursday, June 26th at 3:30 PM! Kids entering 1st grade and up are invited to come listen to a story and then head to the tables to do some crafting that is sure to be out of this world. Registration is required and begins on June 18th. Our craft programs are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Thursday June 27, 2019 Go To Top
ent_note.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Circle of Songs with Hugh Hanley Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Early childhood educator, music specialist and entertainer Hugh Hanley returns to the Abington Public Library on Thursday, June 27th at 10:30 AM! Circle of Songs is a fifty-minute program consisting of songs, finger-plays, rhymes and other fun activities. We might even get to sing a few of our toddler time favorites! This program is geared towards children ages 0-5. Registration is required and begins on June 3rd. This program is funded by the Anderson Foundation Cultural Series. 

    Location: Copeland Room
 
lib_reading.png 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Bunch 1st Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Kids entering grades 4-6 are invited to dine while discussing this summer’s featured book. The first meeting will include games, book-related activities and the big reveal of this summer’s book choice! We ask that participants bring a nut-free bagged lunch and beverage to the meeting. What could be better than an afternoon of books and food?! Registration is required and begins on June 3rd.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Saturday June 29, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_closed.png Summer Saturday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139+   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays in the summer.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 7, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Monday July 1, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Sandy for toddler time every Monday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
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lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

The summertime classic is back! Join Miss Amy every Monday evening at 6:30 for a bedtime story hour. Come in your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal as we end the night with some fun stories and songs! Bedtime story hour is for ages 4 and up and is located in the Anderson Story Room. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Tuesday July 2, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Kids ages 3-5 are invited to come by the library every Tuesday at 2:30 PM for a drop-in story hour beginning on June 25th! Join Miss Amy for some fun songs, a few favorite stories and a simple craft! Children should be able to separate from their parent/caregiver for the first portion of the program, and then everyone joins in for craft. Our story hours are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Wednesday July 3, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library Closing at 5:00 PM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library will close early, at 5:00 PM today.

 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Amy for toddler time every Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
rec_lego_head.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Summer Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Ready… Set… Lego! Our library lego club continues throughout the summer, so get ready to use your imagination and build, build, build!  During the summer, lego club is for children entering 1st grade and up, but we will have Duplos available for any younger friends who wish to create. Children attending the club must be accompanied by an adult. This program is from 3:30-4:30 PM and no registration is necessary. A BIG thank you to all of the community members who donated the supplies that make this club possible.

    Location: Copeland Room
Thursday July 4, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library will be closed all day today.

Friday July 5, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library will be closed all day today.

Saturday July 6, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_closed.png Summer Saturday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139+   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays in the summer.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 7, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Monday July 8, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Sandy for toddler time every Monday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

The summertime classic is back! Join Miss Amy every Monday evening at 6:30 for a bedtime story hour. Come in your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal as we end the night with some fun stories and songs! Bedtime story hour is for ages 4 and up and is located in the Anderson Story Room. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Tuesday July 9, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Kids ages 3-5 are invited to come by the library every Tuesday at 2:30 PM for a drop-in story hour beginning on June 25th! Join Miss Amy for some fun songs, a few favorite stories and a simple craft! Children should be able to separate from their parent/caregiver for the first portion of the program, and then everyone joins in for craft. Our story hours are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Wednesday July 10, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Amy for toddler time every Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
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lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Popular Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

Join us for an evening of spirited conversation.  This month's title is The High Season by Judy Blundell. The author shares the story of "the summer bummer", which is main character Ruthie's daughter's description of the annual rental of Ruthie's Long Island family home.  In order to pay the taxes, the family must vacate their home during the best time of year.  Challenges and new beginnings happen for the family between Memorial Day and Labor Day.   Registration is not required for this program, and all are welcome to join the discussion, facilitated by Library Director Deb Grimmett.  

 

    Location: Wales Room
Thursday July 11, 2019 Go To Top
rec_paint_palette.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rocket to the Moon with the Pop-Up Art School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Launch yourself into summer by attending a workshop with educators from the Pop-Up Art School on Thursday, July 11th at 1:00 PM. Based on the classic silent film by George Melies, kids entering grades 3-6 will have the chance to build their own simple machine that will propel a rocket into the eye of the man in the moon! Registration is required and begins on June 18th. This program is funded by the Anderson Foundation.

    Location: Copeland Room
 
holiday_balloons.png 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Adult Craft Afternoon with Pop Up Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We are pleased to offer a paint afternoon for our teens, going into grade 7, and adults with Pop Up Art. And we have chosen a very fun and colorful llama to paint. We will start with 15 spaces for teens and adults each. Registration is required and will start June 18th. 

Friday July 12, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rocket Storywalk with Self-Help, Inc. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

What is a story walk? A story walk is a fun journey that combines a children's story with outdoor walking routes! On July 12th from 1:00-2:00 PM Self Help, Inc. will be offering a story walk with the theme "Rocket to the Moon". This program is best suited for children ages 0-5, but all ages are welcome. This program is weather permitting. No registration is required.

    Location: Sheila's Garden
Saturday July 13, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_closed.png Summer Saturday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139+   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays in the summer.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 7, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Monday July 15, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Sandy for toddler time every Monday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

The summertime classic is back! Join Miss Amy every Monday evening at 6:30 for a bedtime story hour. Come in your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal as we end the night with some fun stories and songs! Bedtime story hour is for ages 4 and up and is located in the Anderson Story Room. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Tuesday July 16, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Kids ages 3-5 are invited to come by the library every Tuesday at 2:30 PM for a drop-in story hour beginning on June 25th! Join Miss Amy for some fun songs, a few favorite stories and a simple craft! Children should be able to separate from their parent/caregiver for the first portion of the program, and then everyone joins in for craft. Our story hours are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Wednesday July 17, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Amy for toddler time every Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
ent_masks.png 2:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Hampstead Stage Company Presents: The Jungle Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Join Mowgli the "man cub" and his friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther as they go on an adventure through the wild when members of the Hampstead Stage Company return to perform a rendition of The Jungle Book on Wednesday, July 17th at 2:00 PM. Head to the Abington Library for an afternoon of wild animals, danger, a battle of good v. evil and lots of adventure! This program is geared towards kids entering 1st grade and up. Registration is required and begins on June 19th. Funding for this program is provided by the fund in memory of Melba Smith.

    Location: Copeland Room
Thursday July 18, 2019 Go To Top
ent_note.png 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Sing-a-Long with Mama Steph Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Get ready to sing along with Mama Steph on Thursday, July 18th at 11:15 AM! Musician, singer, songwriter and entertainer Mama Steph returns to the library for an afternoon of songs (old and new), puppets, and laughter. There’s definitely not a better way to spend a morning than singing and dancing! This program will take place in the Copeland Room. Registration for children ages 0-5 begins on June 27th. This program is funded by the Anderson Foundation.

    Location: Copeland Room
Friday July 19, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Beat the heat and head to the library for a family movie event! Grab a friend and settle in with popcorn or other nut-free snacks and enjoy the selected movie. Due to licensing we cannot reveal the name here, but feel free to call or email to find out the title! Our movie license is provided by the Joyce Lee Bumpus Fund. No registration is required.

    Location: Copeland Room
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Saturday July 20, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_closed.png Summer Saturday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139+   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays in the summer.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 7, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Monday July 22, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Sandy for toddler time every Monday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

The summertime classic is back! Join Miss Amy every Monday evening at 6:30 for a bedtime story hour. Come in your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal as we end the night with some fun stories and songs! Bedtime story hour is for ages 4 and up and is located in the Anderson Story Room. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM Board of Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

This is the regular public meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

    Location: Wales Room
Tuesday July 23, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Kids ages 3-5 are invited to come by the library every Tuesday at 2:30 PM for a drop-in story hour beginning on June 25th! Join Miss Amy for some fun songs, a few favorite stories and a simple craft! Children should be able to separate from their parent/caregiver for the first portion of the program, and then everyone joins in for craft. Our story hours are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
food_soup.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM APL Tests Cookbooks: A Book and Food Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Sampson   781-982-2139   abadultprogram@ocln.org
   

The  cooking challenge for July is TBD. .  Pick up a copy of the cookbooks here at the library, choose a recipe to make, and share it with the group on Tuesday, July 23 from 7:00 - 8:15. Recipes may contain ingredients to which some people have allergies or sensitivities.

    Location: Copeland Room
Wednesday July 24, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Amy for toddler time every Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
objects_hammer.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge Building Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

We're breaking out our K'Nex once more to see what we can create on Wednesday, July 24th from 3:30-4:30 PM. Kids entering grades 3-6 are welcome to exercise their engineering skills and spend an hour designing various types of bridges using our K'nex collection. Registration for this program is required and begins on July 3rd.

    Location: Copeland Room
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Non-Fiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Non-Fiction Book Club is an evening book discussion group which has been enjoying exploring a variety of Non-Fiction titles since 2012.  All are welcome to join our spirited discussions.  This month's discussion title is Rawhide Down:   the near assassination of Ronald Reagan by Del Quentin Wilber.  This discussion will be facilitated on a volunteer basis by Library Trustee Chair Henry DiCarlo.   

    Location: Wales Room
Thursday July 25, 2019 Go To Top
anim_frog.png 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Museum of Science Presents: Reptiles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

On Thursday, July 25th, kids going into grades K and up will have the opportunity to get a closer look at the appearances and behavior of live reptiles! Educators from the Museum of Science will be at the library to answer questions like: Are reptiles slimy? What do they feel like? What biological features do different reptiles have in common? Come and get to know some of the exciting animals from the Museum's Live Animal Care Center! Registration for this program is required and begins on July 3. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Copeland Room
Saturday July 27, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_closed.png Summer Saturday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139+   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays in the summer.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 7, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Monday July 29, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Sandy for toddler time every Monday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
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lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

The summertime classic is back! Join Miss Amy every Monday evening at 6:30 for a bedtime story hour. Come in your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal as we end the night with some fun stories and songs! Bedtime story hour is for ages 4 and up and is located in the Anderson Story Room. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Tuesday July 30, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Kids ages 3-5 are invited to come by the library every Tuesday at 2:30 PM for a drop-in story hour beginning on June 25th! Join Miss Amy for some fun songs, a few favorite stories and a simple craft! Children should be able to separate from their parent/caregiver for the first portion of the program, and then everyone joins in for craft. Our story hours are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Wednesday July 31, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Amy for toddler time every Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
objects_crayon.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crafternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

The second crafternoon of the summer is on Wednesday, July 31st at 3:30 PM! Kids entering 1st grade and up are invited to come listen to a story and then head to the tables to do some crafting that is sure to be out of this world. Registration is required and begins on July 17th. Our craft programs are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Thursday August 1, 2019 Go To Top
ent_note.png 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Rolie Polie Guacamole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

On Thursday, August 1st we'll welcome the popular children's band Rolie Polie Guacamole to our library for the first time! Be prepared to get up and start groovin' to the music because the Copeland Room is sure to be rockin' all morning! This program is best suited for children ages 3 and up. Registration is required and begins on July 17th. This program is funded by the Anderson Foundation.

    Location: Copeland Room
 
rec_lego_head.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Summer Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Ready… Set… Lego! Our library lego club continues throughout the summer, so get ready to use your imagination and build, build, build!  During the summer, lego club is for children entering 1st grade and up, but we will have Duplos available for any younger friends who wish to create. Children attending the club must be accompanied by an adult. This program is from 3:30-4:30 PM and no registration is necessary. A BIG thank you to all of the community members who donated the supplies that make this club possible.

    Location: Copeland Room
Friday August 2, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Beat the heat and head to the library for a family movie event! Grab a friend and settle in with popcorn or other nut-free snacks and enjoy the selected movie. Due to licensing we cannot reveal the name here, but feel free to call or email to find out the title! Our movie license is provided by the Joyce Lee Bumpus Fund. No registration is required.

    Location: Copeland Room
Saturday August 3, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_closed.png Summer Saturday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139+   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays in the summer.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 7, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Monday August 5, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Sandy for toddler time every Monday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

The summertime classic is back! Join Miss Amy every Monday evening at 6:30 for a bedtime story hour. Come in your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal as we end the night with some fun stories and songs! Bedtime story hour is for ages 4 and up and is located in the Anderson Story Room. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Tuesday August 6, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Bunch 2nd Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Kids entering grades 4-6 are invited to dine while discussing this summer’s featured book. The second meeting will include a discussion of this summer's book, a few activities, and lunch! ! We ask that participants bring a nut-free bagged lunch and beverage to the meeting. Registration is required and will begins on June 3rd. What could be better than an afternoon of books and food?!

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Kids ages 3-5 are invited to come by the library every Tuesday at 2:30 PM for a drop-in story hour beginning on June 25th! Join Miss Amy for some fun songs, a few favorite stories and a simple craft! Children should be able to separate from their parent/caregiver for the first portion of the program, and then everyone joins in for craft. Our story hours are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
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Wednesday August 7, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Amy for toddler time every Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
ent_stage.png 2:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Act!vated Story Theatre Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Get ready for some excellent storytelling when Act!vated Story Theatre returns to the Abington Public Library on Wednesday, August 7th at 2:00 PM to close out our summer reading program! Dennis and Kimberly Goza will perform two well-known stories from their collection of fables, folk tales and fairy tales. Get ready to experience The Tortoise and the Hare and Egyptian Cinderella like never before. There might even be some audience participation! This program is for kids entering grades 1 and up. Registration is required and begins on July 17th. Funding for this program is provided by the Anderson Foundation.

    Location: Copeland Room
 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM No Meeting of the Popular Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Popular Fiction Book Discussion Group will not meet in August.  Please see the calendar for September 4th for information on our next meeting.  

 

    Location: Wales Room
Saturday August 10, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_closed.png Summer Saturday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139+   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays in the summer.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 7, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Monday August 12, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Sandy for toddler time every Monday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

The summertime classic is back! Join Miss Amy every Monday evening at 6:30 for a bedtime story hour. Come in your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal as we end the night with some fun stories and songs! Bedtime story hour is for ages 4 and up and is located in the Anderson Story Room. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Thursday August 15, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_balloons.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Adult Craft Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We have stuff!  You have the creativity!    Adult Craft nights are for adults and teens 16+. Registration  will start August 1.

Saturday August 17, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_closed.png Summer Saturday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139+   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays in the summer.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 7, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Monday August 19, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Sandy for toddler time every Monday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
Saturday August 24, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_closed.png Summer Saturday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139+   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays in the summer.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 7, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Monday August 26, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Drop-in Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

Children from birth to age 3 are welcome to drop by and join Miss Sandy for toddler time every Monday at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is a 20-minute program that includes finger plays, songs and stories! No registration is required. This program will take place in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Anderson Story Room
 
lib_reading.png 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Hindle   781-982-2139   abchildrens@ocln.org
   

The summertime classic is back! Join Miss Amy every Monday evening at 6:30 for a bedtime story hour. Come in your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal as we end the night with some fun stories and songs! Bedtime story hour is for ages 4 and up and is located in the Anderson Story Room. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Anderson Story Room
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Wednesday August 28, 2019 Go To Top
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Non-Fiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Non-Fiction Book Club is an evening book discussion group which has been enjoying exploring a variety of Non-Fiction titles since 2012.  All are welcome to join our spirited discussions.  This month's discussion title is The Lost City of the Monkey God:  A True Story by Douglas Preston.  This discussion will be facilitated by Library Director Deb Grimmett.   

    Location: Wales Room
Saturday August 31, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_closed.png Summer Saturday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139+   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library is closed on Saturdays in the summer.  Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 7, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Monday September 2, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_closed.png Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library will be closed all day today.

Wednesday September 4, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Popular Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

Join us for an evening of spirited conversation.  This month's title is Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton.  In this novel, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana to uncover her roots after her beloved grandmother's death.  Traveling in time between the present and Havana in 1958, this story deals with courage and the perilous political climate in Cuba.  Registration is not required for this program, and all are welcome to join the discussion, facilitated by Library Director Deb Grimmett.  

 

    Location: Wales Room
Saturday September 7, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_open.png Saturday Hours Resume - Library Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139+   ablib@ocln.org
   

Welcome back to Saturday hours at the Library.  The Library is open today from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Saturday hours will continue through mid-June 2020, with the exception of holidays.

Monday September 9, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM Board of Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

This is the regular public meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

    Location: Wales Room
Wednesday September 25, 2019 Go To Top
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Non-Fiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Non-Fiction Book Club is an evening book discussion group which has been enjoying exploring a variety of Non-Fiction titles since 2012.  All are welcome to join our spirited discussions.  This month's discussion title is Isaac's Storm:  a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history  by Erik Larson.  This discussion will be facilitated by Library Director Deb Grimmett.   

    Location: Wales Room
Wednesday October 2, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Popular Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

Join us for an evening of spirited conversation.  This month's title is When the Men Were Gone by Marjorie Herrera Lewis.  This historical novel is based on the story of Tylene Lewis, who battled for the right to coach Texas high school football, and to the boys in school during World War II.   Registration is not required for this program, and all are welcome to join the discussion, facilitated by Library Director Deb Grimmett.  

 

    Location: Wales Room
Wednesday November 6, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Popular Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

Join us for an evening of spirited conversation.  This month's title will be announced soon.   Registration is not required for this program, and all are welcome to join the discussion, facilitated by Library Director Deb Grimmett.  

 

    Location: Wales Room
Monday November 11, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library will be closed all day today.

Wednesday November 27, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_turkey.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Library Closing Early at 1:00 PM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library will close early, at 1:00 PM today.

Thursday November 28, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_turkey.png Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library will be closed all day today.

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Tuesday December 24, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_gingerbread_man.png Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library will be closed all day today.

Wednesday December 25, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_gingerbread_man.png Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library will be closed all day today.

Tuesday December 31, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_sparkler.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Library Closing Early at 1:00 PM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library will close early, at 1:00 PM today.

Wednesday January 1, 2020 Go To Top
holiday_sparkler.png Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Grimmett   781-982-2139   ablib@ocln.org
   

The Library will be closed all day today.

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