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Friday May 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Booked Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker     
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Monday May 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_usflag 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Memorial Day LIBRARY CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
Tuesday May 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_frog 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime Adventures! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

FELT STORIES Ages 2 - 6 years join us for a fun, interactive, program with a different focus each week! This week we'll tell stories with our felt board and play with many different ones around the room with Clare. No registration is required and this is a great stop on the way to the playground as the spring weather arrives!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Booked Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker     
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Open Mic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The library hosts a monthly poetry series with an open mic. Each month there will be a featured poet followed by a discussion, an open mic and light refreshments. Stephen Wagner, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event.

David Surette will be the featured poet for May. He is the author of five collections: Wicked Hard, The Immaculate Conception Mothers’ Club, Young Gentlemen’s School, Easy to Keep, Hard to Keep In and Stable which was named an Honor Book at the 2005 Massachusetts Book Awards. Surette will be reading from his new book, Malden, selected and new poems about growing in his Malden, Massachusetts neighborhood of the 60’s and 70’s. He has been an instructor at the Cape Cod Writers’ Conference, a keynote speaker at New England Young Writers’ Conference at Bread Loaf, and a contributor at the Bread Loaf Writing Conference. He has featured at poetry venues across New England such as the Boston Poetry Slam, Tapestry of Voices, and The Poetry Hoot. He teaches and coaches varsity hockey at East Bridgewater Junior High School. He lives on Cape Cod.

No registration is required, however, space may be limited.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
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Thursday May 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

0 – 23 month olds and their adult caregivers can come enjoy an interactive babytime with puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, a few giggles, and a social play time at the end. No registration is required, but attendance is on a first come basis. 

For more information about our babytimes    
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Amesbury Eats After Hours - Christine Sismondo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meghan Petersen   978-388-8148   mpetersen@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Christine Sismondo, author of America Walks into a Barfor a funny and surprising look at the history and culture of the American tavern. We’ll meet at Crave on May 31 where you can sample some classic american cocktails and snacks while you listen. No registration required. Suggested donation $10. 

    Location: Crave
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Friday June 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM [booked] Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Saturday June 2, 2018 Go To Top
nat_bush.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This half hour storytime is designed for children ages 4 and up on the autism spectrum, with sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their neurotypical peers. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of our other storytimes, this program of stories, songs, and activities might be just what you are looking for. Everyone is welcome! Registration is not required. If you have questions or would like more information about how the program is run, please feel free to contact the Children's Librarian, Clare Dombrowski. 

 

    Location: Amesbury Room
Monday June 4, 2018 Go To Top
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to prewalkers are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your pre-walker! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Amesbury Public Library meet once a month on the first Monday night of the Month from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Amesbury Room. All Friends members are welcome to attend. 

To find out more about the Friends or to become a member click here.

    Location: Amesbury Room
Tuesday June 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 AM  -  7:00 PM Stories of the North Shore with Jim McAllister Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
For more than a decade Jim McAllister's “Essex County Chronicles" history column was a popular feature of the Salem News. Jim's weekly offerings showcased aspects of the region's military, religious, political, cultural, maritime and industrial history, as well as its architecture, important residents, and even folklore.  

Join the former columnist and current author, teacher, and tour guide - at the Amesbury Library on Tuesday, June 5 at 5:30 as he shares some of his favorite North Shore stories. These will include Marbleheader John Glover's critical contributions during the American Revolution; little known stories surrounding Nathaniel Hawthorne and John Greenleaf Whittier; fascinating facts about Rockport's famous Motif #1;  and a collection of other anecdotes gathered from the annals of Beverly, Newburyport,  Ipswich and other North Shore communities.
 
Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   
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Wednesday June 6, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hungrytown Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Folk duo Hungrytown, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson met in New York City, where they had already been performing regularly–Hall as a jazz singer, and Anderson as a drummer for a variety of garage bands. Their introduction to folk music came later, when a close friend entrusted to them her collection of 1960's folk albums and her guitar. Inspired by the grit and true-to-life experiences she heard in these traditional ballads, Hall was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Anderson’s flair for musical arrangement. Soon afterwards, Hall released two solo albums, Sings! (1999) and Sunday Afternoon (2002), both produced by Anderson. In the winter of 2003, the duo quit their boring desk jobs, moved to the green hills of Vermont, and decided to pursue a full-time career as touring musicians.

They released their first CD, Hungrytown, in 2008; Any Forgotten Thing in 2011; and Further West in 2015. The couple continue to spend more than half of each year on the road, especially roads in North America, Europe and New Zealand. Hungrytown’s music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including the Independent Film Channel’s hit series, Portlandia.
 
This concert will take place outside in front of the Library, by the fountain. In case of inclement weather it will be inside the library downstairs.
 
 
    Location: Outside the Library
        There are 49 spaces available.
Thursday June 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Amesbury Public Library Annual Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematlin@amesburylibrary.org
   

Friends of the Amesbury Public Library Annual Meeting!

Featuring author Carrie Firestone

Carrie Firestone is the co-founder of ForwardCT, an organization aimed at promoting civic engagement. A former New York City high school teacher, she moved to Connecticut where her passion for community service led her to spearhead service projects including Project Housewarming, an effort to provide furniture and housewares for Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria. Most recently, Carrie launched The Unlikelies Challenge, a contest that awards grants to teens with promising community service project ideas. In addition to her service work, Carrie is a published author who writes young adult novels. 

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
Friday June 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM [booked] Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Monday June 11, 2018 Go To Top
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to prewalkers are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your pre-walker! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday June 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Celebrate diversity in a bully free zone.  All LBGTQIA teens (plus teen allies) in grades 7-12 are welcome! Come make crafts, draw, play board games and talk while meeting new people. 

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: Talk Funny Girl by Roland Merullo

Summary: In one of the poorest parts of rural New Hampshire, teenage girls have been disappearing, snatched from back country roads, never to be seen alive again.  For seventeen-year-old Marjorie Richards, the fear raised by these abductions is the backdrop to what she lives with her own home, every day.  Marjorie has been raised by parents so intentionally isolated from normal society that they have developed their own dialect, a kind of mountain hybrid of English that displays both their ignorance of and disdain for the wider world.  Marjorie is tormented by her classmates, who call her "The Talk-funny girl," but as the nearby factory town sinks deeper into economic ruin and as her parents fall more completely under the influence of a sadistic cult leader, her options for escape dwindle.  But then, thanks to a loving aunt, Marjorie is hired by a man, himself a victim of abuse, who is building what he calls "a cathedral," right in the center of town. 

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM APL Board of Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees. Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank Conference Room, 43 Main Street, Amesbury.

For information and minutes of past meetings, please visit the Trustees' Page on the library's website.

Monday June 18, 2018 Go To Top
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to prewalkers are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your pre-walker! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
ent_note 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Social and Political Evolution of American Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Kevin Comtois will use recorded music, film clips and still images in this presentation that will trace the evolution of American music from the early slave spirituals, through the hugely popular minstrelsy in the late 19th century, to the blues and jazz that developed at the opening of the 20th Century, to the Rock n Roll that was created in the late 40s and early 50s, and ending with the various strains of American popular and topical music of the last thirty years that resulted from the evolution of rock and roll. Throughout the presentation an emphasis will be placed on the social and political context of the music and the messages the songs were attempting to convey. 

Kevin Comtois teaches Advanced Placement United States History, Advanced Placement American Government, American Civics and advises the Model United Nations Club at the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro, MA. Since 1999 Kevin taught at Northern Essex Community College (NECC), Merrimack College, Quincy College, and The Tsongas Industrial History CenterIn 2015 Kevin published his first book titled Troubadours and Troublemakers: the Evolution of American Protest Music. He currently lives with his wife Maxine in Methuen MA.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
        There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday June 20, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Storytelling in a Jar for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will provide the prompts - you provide the story!

Snacks funded by the Friends of the APL

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
Monday June 25, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Groovy Summer Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come on up to the Children's Room for some groovy crafts! Each week will be a fun project to create and take home! All ages are welcome as we'll have projects accessible for preschool to 6th grade!

    Location: APL Children's Room
 
misc_familytree 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Amesbury Library Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   margiewalker10@comcast.net
   
Genealogy Club meeting the last Monday of the month.  Come share what you are working.  We have webinars, speakers and help each other get further along in our our search for our family information.
    Location: Amesbury Room
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Tuesday June 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Medicare 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Get to know the basics of Medicare with this presentation by Community Development expert Gerald Lodge from Tufts Health. Gerald Lodge has spent over 30 years working in the Medicare Health Plan Industry, 20 of those years with Tufts. Whether it be through presentations in the community, business workplace, or through one on one conversations over the phone or face to face, Gerald is passionate about helping people navigate through the Medicare experience.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday June 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop in for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
Celebrate diversity in a bully free zone.  All LBGTQIA teens (plus teen allies) in grades 7-12 are welcome! Come make crafts, draw, play board games and talk while meeting new people. 

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
 
ent_conductor 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

The whole family is invited to a musical storytime! Wear your PJs and get cozy as we read stories, sing songs, and end with a lullaby. A perfect way to kick off the summer with it's long daylight! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Friday June 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This interactive storytime for 0 - 23 month olds and their caregivers will have you singing, clapping, and bouncing! It's a great way to start the path of literacy through song and word recognition! After the program, an social play time allows children to interact and adults to socalize. No registration is required but space can be limited on the day. 

Monday July 2, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Groovy Summer Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come on up to the Children's Room for some groovy crafts! Each week will be a fun project to create and take home! All ages are welcome as we'll have projects accessible for preschool to 6th grade!

    Location: APL Children's Room
Wednesday July 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_usflag 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Independence Day LIBRARY CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
Thursday July 5, 2018 Go To Top
food_turnip 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Veggie Orchestra Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This family program will have you looking at vegetables in a whole new way....as musical instruments! Come watch a short video of The Vegetable Orchestra and then try to make some crazy and beautiful sounds yourself. We'll try to play together and see what we come up with at the end! A fun family evening recommended for ages 5 and up as there are power tools! Registration is required so we know how many vegetables to plan on. Thank you to Heron Pond Farm for some veggie help! 

Friday July 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This interactive storytime for 0 - 23 month olds and their caregivers will have you singing, clapping, and bouncing! It's a great way to start the path of literacy through song and word recognition! After the program, an social play time allows children to interact and adults to socalize. No registration is required but space can be limited on the day. 

Monday July 9, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Groovy Summer Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come on up to the Children's Room for some groovy crafts! Each week will be a fun project to create and take home! All ages are welcome as we'll have projects accessible for preschool to 6th grade!

    Location: APL Children's Room
 
ent_conductor 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

The whole family is invited to a musical storytime! Wear your PJs and get cozy as we read stories, sing songs, and end with a lullaby. A perfect way to celebrate the long daylight of summer!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Amesbury Public Library meet once a month on the first Monday night of the Month from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Amesbury Room. All Friends members are welcome to attend. 

To find out more about the Friends or to become a member click here.

    Location: Amesbury Room
Tuesday July 10, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paintbucket 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sheet Music Art for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

You will be using sheet music as your back drop for your painting.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
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Wednesday July 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop in for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
Celebrate diversity in a bully free zone.  All LBGTQIA teens (plus teen allies) in grades 7-12 are welcome! Come make crafts, draw, play board games and talk while meeting new people. 

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
 
lib_bookpurple 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Author Molly Booth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Teen author Molly Booth will be spending an afternoon with is.  She has written 2 books Saving Hamlet  and Nothing Happened.  She will be talking about her books and writing.

Come join us for a fun afternoon.

 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: Americanah by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie

Summary: Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland. 

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM APL Board of Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees. Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank Conference Room, 43 Main Street, Amesbury.

For information and minutes of past meetings, please visit the Trustees' Page on the library's website.

Thursday July 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Decorate Cookies for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   


Come decorate musical cookies.  We will provide all of the materials.

Funded by the Friends of the APL.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
 
misc_hammer 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Silver Mining and Smithing in Amesbury Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This family and multigenerational program will involve a short exploration by the library archivist about the silver mine that was active in Amesbury. Then we'll take a short walk down the street to Old Newbury Crafters to see a working silversmith who have been carrying on the tradition in Amesbury for 100 years! This will be an amazing experience to learn about the community we live in. Ages 6 and up (with adults). Please register (either as a family group or individual)

 
 
ent_guitar01 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author and DJ Carter Alan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Carter Alan, longtime DJ and music director at WZLX in Boston, comes to the Library for a discussion of his latest book, “The Decibel Diaries: a Journey Through Rock in 50 Concerts.” Carter will share stories of his lifetime in rock with a tour through fifty concerts; from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young playing in the rain when Nixon resigned to Talking Heads and the first stirrings of punk in the basement bars of New York and Boston to the bluegrass angel, Alison Krauss.  He will tell us what it was like to be at these concerts and how each show related to the artist’s career, his or her place in music, and the music’s place in the wider world.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Space is limited, sign up required.

 

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
  Location Map
Friday July 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This interactive storytime for 0 - 23 month olds and their caregivers will have you singing, clapping, and bouncing! It's a great way to start the path of literacy through song and word recognition! After the program, an social play time allows children to interact and adults to socalize. No registration is required but space can be limited on the day. 

Monday July 16, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Groovy Summer Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come on up to the Children's Room for some groovy crafts! Each week will be a fun project to create and take home! All ages are welcome as we'll have projects accessible for preschool to 6th grade!

    Location: APL Children's Room
Tuesday July 17, 2018 Go To Top
anim_whale1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Whales! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Learn about whales that live in the ocean right off our shores! Seacoast Science Center will explore their world and talk about about the musical song of their voice. Great for ages 4 and up and their families. There won't be a live whale, but there will be lots of things to interact with! Please register as our space is limited. 

Thank you to the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library for funding this program

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday July 18, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Storytelling in a Jar for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will provide the prompts - you provide the story!

Snacks funded by the Friends of the APL

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
Thursday July 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Kindness Rocks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The world needs more kindness! Join Laura Klain, a certified life coach, for this Kindness Rocks program. We will work on creating a set of heartfelt letters of encouragement and/or kindness rocks to leave in public spaces or take home and give to loves ones and send more kindness out into the world. Everyone will get to paint a rock and find out more about this great initiative.

This program will take place outside the library, weather permitting.

This program is open to all ages, however, space is limited; sign up is required. Please sign up for only ONE session!

    Location: Outside the Library
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Kindness Rocks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The world needs more kindness! Join Laura Klain, a certified life coach, for this Kindness Rocks program. We will work on creating a set of heartfelt letters of encouragement and/or kindness rocks to leave in public spaces or take home and give to loves ones and send more kindness out into the world. Everyone will get to paint a rock and find out more about this great initiative.

This program will take place outside the library, weather permitting.

This program is open to all ages, however, space is limited; sign up is required. Please sign up for only ONE session!

    Location: Outside the Library
  Location Map
Friday July 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This interactive storytime for 0 - 23 month olds and their caregivers will have you singing, clapping, and bouncing! It's a great way to start the path of literacy through song and word recognition! After the program, an social play time allows children to interact and adults to socalize. No registration is required but space can be limited on the day. 

Monday July 23, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Groovy Summer Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come on up to the Children's Room for some groovy crafts! Each week will be a fun project to create and take home! All ages are welcome as we'll have projects accessible for preschool to 6th grade!

    Location: APL Children's Room
Tuesday July 24, 2018 Go To Top
ent_drum3 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM K - 2nd Grade Drum Around the World with Zach Field! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This workshop will allow kids K - 2nd to listen and play all kinds of drums with Zach Field from Zach Field Drum Studio! This free program has limited space so please register. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
ent_drum3 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM 3rd - 4th Grade Drum Around the World with Zach Field! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This workshop will allow kids 3rd -4th to listen and play all kinds of drums with Zach Field from Zach Field Drum Studio! This free program has limited space so please register. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday July 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop in for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
Celebrate diversity in a bully free zone.  All LBGTQIA teens (plus teen allies) in grades 7-12 are welcome! Come make crafts, draw, play board games and talk while meeting new people. 

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
 
misc_questionmark_blue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Bad Art! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Calling all artistic or not so artistic families for a fun night of BAD ART! That's right, we'll give you all sorts of art supplies and as a family you will come up some art, 2d or 3d...but there's a catch! It has to be bad! Ever heard of the Museum of Bad Art? Well, we're going to make one right in the Library! Everyone will put their work on display and then vote on the worst piece! This is sure to be fun, funny, and full of family (remember a family can be whatever you want it to be: parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents...even friends who are as close as family!)

Friday July 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This interactive storytime for 0 - 23 month olds and their caregivers will have you singing, clapping, and bouncing! It's a great way to start the path of literacy through song and word recognition! After the program, an social play time allows children to interact and adults to socalize. No registration is required but space can be limited on the day. 

Monday July 30, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Groovy Summer Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come on up to the Children's Room for some groovy crafts! Each week will be a fun project to create and take home! All ages are welcome as we'll have projects accessible for preschool to 6th grade!

    Location: APL Children's Room
 
misc_familytree 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Amesbury Library Genealogy Club Hidden History: Puritans and Quakers in 17th Century New England Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   margiewalker10@comcast.net
   

Plymouth Rock and the Puritan landing in 1620 figure prominently in Massachusetts history, but the century and a half between that event and the American Revolution of 1775 is largely a mystery. Few people are aware of the shocking events that occurred in 17th Century New England. 

What was colonial life like for the first generation of American-born settlers? How did the Puritans govern? Why did they react so violently to the Religious Society of Friends? Who were the original proponents of religious toleration and equality on American soil? 

Olga Morrill is a retired librarian who has spent the past 4 ½ years researching the history of the Quakers in 17th century northern New England. She will discuss actual occurrences involving real people in Puritan New England. The Quakers did face brutality, but they had some supporters, including people who stepped in to protect them here in Old Newbury and Salisbury. 

Morrill will tell the stories of some of these incidents and people from the area, as well as discussing her book Vagabond Quakers: Northern Colonies.

 

 

Genealogy Club meeting the last Monday of the month.  Come share what you are working.  We have webinars, speakers and help each other get further along in our our search for our family information.
    Location: Amesbury Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
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Tuesday July 31, 2018 Go To Top
ent_conductor 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

The whole family is invited to a musical storytime! Wear your PJs and get cozy as we read stories, sing songs, and end with a lullaby. A perfect way to celebrate the long daylight of summer!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday August 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Ukulele Workshop for 5th-12th Grade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

If you are in the 5th-12th grade and want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join musician and teacher Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum, and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play some fun and easy songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of Julie's.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Ukulele Workshop for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join musician and teacher Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum, and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play some fun and easy songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of Julie's.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Thursday August 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Didgeridoo Down Under Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

DDU is a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is much more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun – perfect for kids and families! All ages welcome to this after-hours program at the Library!

Thank you to Amesbury Youth Funding for providing funds for this program. 

Friday August 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This interactive storytime for 0 - 23 month olds and their caregivers will have you singing, clapping, and bouncing! It's a great way to start the path of literacy through song and word recognition! After the program, an social play time allows children to interact and adults to socalize. No registration is required but space can be limited on the day. 

Monday August 6, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Groovy Summer Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come on up to the Children's Room for some groovy crafts! Each week will be a fun project to create and take home! All ages are welcome as we'll have projects accessible for preschool to 6th grade!

    Location: APL Children's Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Amesbury Public Library meet once a month on the first Monday night of the Month from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Amesbury Room. All Friends members are welcome to attend. 

To find out more about the Friends or to become a member click here.

    Location: Amesbury Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018 Go To Top
trans_towtruck 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM National Night Out Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Amesbury Police Dept and the Amesbury Library team up for a fabulous family friendly night out! See fire trucks, police cars, boats, and fast cars up close. Enjoy games and free food! Open to the whole community, this takes place rain or shine outside at the Amesbury High School! 

    Location: Amesbury High School
Wednesday August 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none APL Board of Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Trustees do not meet in the month of August. 


For information and minutes of past meetings, please visit the Trustees' Page on the library's website.

 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Pizza and Anime for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come watch Anime, with a musical theme and enjoy some pizza.

Funded by the Friends of the APL.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
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Thursday August 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Music Trivia Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: Amesbury Public Library
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Friday August 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This interactive storytime for 0 - 23 month olds and their caregivers will have you singing, clapping, and bouncing! It's a great way to start the path of literacy through song and word recognition! After the program, an social play time allows children to interact and adults to socalize. No registration is required but space can be limited on the day. 

Monday August 13, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Groovy Summer Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come on up to the Children's Room for some groovy crafts! Each week will be a fun project to create and take home! All ages are welcome as we'll have projects accessible for preschool to 6th grade!

    Location: APL Children's Room
Tuesday August 14, 2018 Go To Top
anim_parrot1.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Celebration Ice Cream Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

alling all summer readers and their families for a fun filled evening of Hodgie's ice cream and Creature Teachers with some live musical animals! All ages are welcome to this free event which will also have games and fun! We will be outside the library for this community event. If rain, we will be in an alternate location. 

Thank you to the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library for funding this program

    Location: Outside the Library
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Wednesday August 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop in for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
Celebrate diversity in a bully free zone.  All LBGTQIA teens (plus teen allies) in grades 7-12 are welcome! Come make crafts, draw, play board games and talk while meeting new people. 

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
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Friday August 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Green Art: Musical Mobiles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This intergenerational program is for grades 3 to adult! Forage through vintage kitchen gadgets, mis-cut keys, metal scraps, and more! Then, learn how to construct a whimsical kinetic sound sculpture for a special place inside or outside your home. In collaboration with the Council on Aging, this program is a great place to bring a grandparent, aunt, grandchild, or anyone! Space is limited so please register. Thank you to the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library and the Friends of the Council on Aging.

 
    Location: Senior Community Center
Monday August 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_familytree 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Amesbury Library Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   margiewalker10@comcast.net
   
Genealogy Club meeting the last Monday of the month.  Come share what you are working.  We have webinars, speakers and help each other get further along in our our search for our family information.
    Location: Amesbury Room
  Location Map
Monday September 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Labor Day LIBRARY CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
Wednesday September 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Allies Drop In for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
Celebrate diversity in a bully free zone.  All LBGTQIA teens (plus teen allies) in grades 7-12 are welcome! Come make crafts, draw, play board games and talk while meeting new people. 

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

 
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
Monday September 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Amesbury Public Library meet once a month on the first Monday night of the Month from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Amesbury Room. All Friends members are welcome to attend. 

To find out more about the Friends or to become a member click here.

    Location: Amesbury Room
Wednesday September 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM APL Board of Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees. Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank Conference Room, 43 Main Street, Amesbury.

For information and minutes of past meetings, please visit the Trustees' Page on the library's website.

Thursday September 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Black Out Poetry for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

  Come create Blackout Poetry.  Book pages will be provided.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
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Saturday September 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_new_red 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Briggs Carriage Company Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Briggs Carriage Company - a personal history and quest for information and acquisition!  I will review the family history leading up to the creation of the Carriage company and follow it thru to the last rolling stock being sold.  I will present records and documentation from the company as well as I will bring for display several parts of Briggs trolley's  that I have acquired over time.   

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
        There are 21 spaces available.
Tuesday September 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  11:00 PM Hops & History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meghan Petersen     mpetersen@amesburylibrary.org
Wednesday September 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Allies Drop In for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
Celebrate diversity in a bully free zone.  All LBGTQIA teens (plus teen allies) in grades 7-12 are welcome! Come make crafts, draw, play board games and talk while meeting new people. 

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

 
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
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Saturday September 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rory Raven - Mentalist & Mindbender Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Rory Raven is a master mentalist who has been astonishing audiences for over a decade. Neither a psychic nor a magician, his knowledge of theater and the inner workings of the mind enables him to perform amazing demonstrations--- exploring the powers of the mind, both real and imagined. Join us for an evening of incredible experiences that will be sure to leave you wondering: how does he do it?

This program is geared for adults and high school age teens.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
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Tuesday September 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Open Mic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The library hosts a monthly poetry series with an open mic. Each month there will be a featured poet followed by a discussion, an open mic and light refreshments. Stephen Wagner, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
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Saturday September 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Abolitionists of Noyes Academy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

In 1835, abolitionists opened one of the nation's first integrated schools in Canaan, NH, attracting eager African-American students from as far away as Boston, Providence, and New York City. Outraged community leaders responded by raising a mob that dragged the academy building off its foundation and ran the African-American students out of town. New Hampshire's first experiment in educational equality was brief, but it helped launch the public careers of a trio of extraordinary African-American leaders: Henry Highland Garnet, Alexander Crummell, and Thomas Sipkins Sidney. Dan Billin plumbs the depths of anti-abolitionist sentiment in early nineteenth-century New England, and the courage of three young friends destined for greatness. 

Information about John Greenleaf Whittier, the Quaker poet and prominent abolitionist. He was born in Haverhill, Mass., and lived in Amesbury. The same year that Noyes Academy was shut down by a mob, Whittier was attacked in Concord, N.H., during one of his anti-slavery speaking tours.

Raised in the Lakes Region, Dan Billin earned a BA in Communications from Brigham Young University. He worked as a newspaper reporter for the Valley News in Lebanon, New Hampshire for seventeen years. Billin's passion for history and nose for a story led him to uncover a wealth of detail about the shocking and largely forgotten tale of the birth and death of Noyes Academy.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
        There are 19 spaces available.
Monday October 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Amesbury Public Library meet once a month on the first Monday night of the Month from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Amesbury Room. All Friends members are welcome to attend. 

To find out more about the Friends or to become a member click here.

    Location: Amesbury Room
Wednesday October 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Allies Drop In for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
Celebrate diversity in a bully free zone.  All LBGTQIA teens (plus teen allies) in grades 7-12 are welcome! Come make crafts, draw, play board games and talk while meeting new people. 

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

 
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
Monday October 8, 2018 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Columbus Day LIBRARY CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
Wednesday October 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM APL Board of Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees. Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank Conference Room, 43 Main Street, Amesbury.

For information and minutes of past meetings, please visit the Trustees' Page on the library's website.

Thursday October 11, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Halloween Painted Jar for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come make Halloween painted jar.

Funded by the Friends of the APL.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Michael Tougias Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias will be at the Library to talk about his newest book "Above & Beyond: JFK and the U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis." In this multimedia presentation Michael first chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and then outlines the steps President Kennedy made to reach a decision on a course of action. Special emphasis is given to the heroes of the crisis: the U-2 pilots who flew unarmed over Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on the island. 

Books will be available for sale and signing after the presentation.

Michael J. Tougias is a NY Times Bestselling author and co-author of 29 books. He is best known for his seven survival at sea books such as "A Storm Too Soon", "Rescue of the Bounty", "Fatal Forecast", and "The Finest Hours" which is now a major motion picture by Disney. His first maritime book, "Ten Hours Until Dawn", a true story of heroism off the coast of Massachusetts during the Blizzard of 1978, was selected by the American Library Association as one of the “Top Books of the Year." Michael also gives inspirational presentations for business groups and colleges sharing what he has learned from survivors and rescuers about overcoming adversity, making sound decisions and leadership. When he is not writing he is either fishing on the ocean or trout fishing in northern rivers. Michael splits his time between Florida, Massachusetts and the cabin in Vermont with the porcupine still living in the outhouse.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
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Saturday October 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Putting Human Faces on the Textile Industry: The Workers of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Daily life for the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company's textile worker was not easy. Robert Perreault sheds light on how people from a variety of European countries as well as from French Canada made the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society and how that change affected families, cultures, the nature of work, and relationships among workers themselves.

Robert B. Perreault has worked as a research assistant/oral history interviewer, librarian/archivist, freelance writer, historical tour guide, public speaker, photographer, and conversational French teacher to promote Manchester's history and New England's Franco-American culture since 1973. His works of nonfiction and fiction, written in French, in English or in both languages, include seven books and more than 160 articles, essays, and short stories published in the US, Canada and France. Perreault holds an MA in French with specialization in New England Franco-American studies from Rhode Island College and an MFA in Creative Writing/Fiction from Southern New Hampshire University. In June 2012, Manchester's Centre Franco-Américain named him "Franco-American of the Year."

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
        There are 21 spaces available.
Monday October 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM CULTIVATING A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR TEEN! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come explore some simple ways you can improve your communication and connection with the teens in your life.
Learn how to meet them where they are, with compassion, humor, and empathy, and create a loving and trusting relationship to last a lifetime!

Jennifer Dryden, CPC, of Jump-Start Life, Health & Wellness Coaching, is a certified life coach and homeschooling mom with 8 years’ experience working with families and teens.

    Location: Amesbury Room
Wednesday October 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Allies Drop In for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
Celebrate diversity in a bully free zone.  All LBGTQIA teens (plus teen allies) in grades 7-12 are welcome! Come make crafts, draw, play board games and talk while meeting new people. 

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

 
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
Thursday October 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Charles Harold Davis and theRise and Fall of the Carriage Industry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meghan Petersen     mpetersen@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come view the new installation of the Charles Harold Davis Collection in the library and join local historian Jay Williamson as he explores the relationship of  landscape painter and Amesbury native Charles Harold Davis to the rise and fall of Amesbury's booming carriage business. LIght refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
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Saturday October 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Passport Fair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
Thursday October 25, 2018 Go To Top
food_cupcake.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Decorate Halloween Cupcakes for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will be providing the cupcakes!  You come with your ghoulish imagination.

This program is funded by the Friends of the APL.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
Monday October 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_familytree 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Amesbury Library Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   margiewalker10@comcast.net
   
Genealogy Club meeting the last Monday of the month.  Come share what you are working.  We have webinars, speakers and help each other get further along in our our search for our family information.
    Location: Amesbury Room
  Location Map
Tuesday October 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Open Mic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The library hosts a monthly poetry series with an open mic. Each month there will be a featured poet followed by a discussion, an open mic and light refreshments. Stephen Wagner, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
Wednesday October 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Allies Drop In for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
Celebrate diversity in a bully free zone.  All LBGTQIA teens (plus teen allies) in grades 7-12 are welcome! Come make crafts, draw, play board games and talk while meeting new people. 

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

 
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
Monday November 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Amesbury Public Library meet once a month on the first Monday night of the Month from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Amesbury Room. All Friends members are welcome to attend. 

To find out more about the Friends or to become a member click here.

    Location: Amesbury Room
Monday November 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Veterans Day (Observed) LIBRARY CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
Wednesday November 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Allies Drop In for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
Celebrate diversity in a bully free zone.  All LBGTQIA teens (plus teen allies) in grades 7-12 are welcome! Come make crafts, draw, play board games and talk while meeting new people. 

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

 
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM APL Board of Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees. Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank Conference Room, 43 Main Street, Amesbury.

For information and minutes of past meetings, please visit the Trustees' Page on the library's website.

Thursday November 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_ballet_box.gif 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

It is the most famous duel in American history, but what prompted the sitting Vice President and the former Treasury Secretary to settle their differences with guns blazing? Rick Beyer, author of Rivals Unto Death, explores their intricate thirty-year rivalry that led to their deadly encounter, following them through battlefields, courtrooms, bedrooms, and arguably the wildest presidential election in history - all the way to their day of destiny in Weehawken, New Jersey.

Rick Beyer is a New York Times bestselling author and an award winning documentary producer, and a long-time history enthusiast. His independent documentary, The Ghost Army, premiered on PBS in 2013 and  won a CINE Golden Eagle Award. It tells the story of an extraordinary WWII unit that used creativity and illusion to fool the Germans.  He also has co-authored a bestselling book on the unit that is being developed as a Hollywood film.  Rick has produced numerous other documentaries and is  the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told series of history books. He has also made numerous media appearances, and frequently speaks to audiences on subjects that include innovation, filmmaking, and the quirky tales that make history come alive. He is an adjunct faculty member in the communications department of Lasell College.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
  Location Map
Wednesday November 21, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving Holiday LIBRARY CLOSES AT 5pm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Library will Close at 5:00pm today for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Thursday November 22, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving LIBRARY CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
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Friday November 23, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving LIBRARY CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
Monday November 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_familytree 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Amesbury Library Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   margiewalker10@comcast.net
   
Genealogy Club meeting the last Monday of the month.  Come share what you are working.  We have webinars, speakers and help each other get further along in our our search for our family information.
    Location: Amesbury Room
  Location Map
Tuesday November 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Open Mic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The library hosts a monthly poetry series with an open mic. Each month there will be a featured poet followed by a discussion, an open mic and light refreshments. Stephen Wagner, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
Thursday November 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Decorate Ugly Sweater Cookies for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will provide the cookies and decorations - you create the ugly sweater.  

Funded by the Friends of the APL

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
Monday December 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Amesbury Public Library meet once a month on the first Monday night of the Month from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Amesbury Room. All Friends members are welcome to attend. 

To find out more about the Friends or to become a member click here.

    Location: Amesbury Room
Wednesday December 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Allies Drop In for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
Celebrate diversity in a bully free zone.  All LBGTQIA teens (plus teen allies) in grades 7-12 are welcome! Come make crafts, draw, play board games and talk while meeting new people. 

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

 
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
Thursday December 6, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Ornaments for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will be decoating ornaments.  All supplies will be provided.

Funded by the Friends of the APL

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
Wednesday December 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM APL Board of Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees. Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank Conference Room, 43 Main Street, Amesbury.

For information and minutes of past meetings, please visit the Trustees' Page on the library's website.

Wednesday December 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_pride_flag 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Allies Drop In for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
Celebrate diversity in a bully free zone.  All LBGTQIA teens (plus teen allies) in grades 7-12 are welcome! Come make crafts, draw, play board games and talk while meeting new people. 

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

 
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
  Location Map
Monday December 24, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Christmas Eve LIBRARY CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
Tuesday December 25, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Christmas LIBRARY CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
Monday December 31, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM New Year's Eve LIBRARY CLOSES AT 5:00pm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Library will Close at 5:00pm for the New Year's Holiday.

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