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Tuesday August 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YuGiOh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play YuGIOh for teens.  Bring your cards or use the ones that we have.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday August 24, 2016 Go To Top
rec_games 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play board or video games for teens.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Thursday August 25, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Crocheting with Kelseigh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

                                                                                          

 

Kelseigh will be showing 7th and 8th graders how to crochet.  We will be making a scarf.  The crochet club will meet once a month.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Best Selling Author Tess Gerritsen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Amesbury Public Library is proud to welcome New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen! A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D. While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller, was followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. Tess’s first medical thriller, Harvest, was released in hardcover in 1996, and it marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list. Her books have been published in 40 countries, and more than 30 million copies have been sold around the world. Her series of crime novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit television series “Rizzoli & Isles,” starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. Now retired from medicine, Tess writes full time. She lives in Maine.

This program will take place after the library closes for the day; please enter through the ramp door entrance.

Space is limited, sign up required.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
   
Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We are now in our Summer hours. The library will be open 10:00-1:00PM.

Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YuGiOh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

YuGiOh for teens.  Bring your cards or use ours.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
rec_games 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play board or video games for teens.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
lib_book3 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Reading Glasses 20/30 Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara Kelso   978-388-8148   skelso@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join the Reading Glasses Book Group for 20s and 30s readers! The Amesbury Public Library and the Newburyport Public Library have partnered to offer this great group that meets the last Wednesday night of the month. Each month we read a fiction title and then meet at a local restaurant for food, drinks, and discussion.

No sign up is required.

August 2016 selection:

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
It is Enniscorthy in the southeast of Ireland in the early 1950s. Eilis Lacey is one among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Eilis heads for unfamiliar Brooklyn to a crowded boarding house. Slowly, the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life—until she begins to realize that she has found a sort of happiness.

 

    Location: Port Tavern, Newburyport
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed -- Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is Closed today. We will re-open on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10:00am.

Saturday September 10, 2016 Go To Top
nat_bush.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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 September 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Amesbury Public Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   ematlin@mvlc.org   978-388-8148
   

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 14, 2016 -  Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Amesbury History in Pictures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Stroll the Riverwalk and look at photographs of historic Amesbury.  Each photograph will have a caption for you to learn about the city you call home.

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Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Steampunk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Steampunk is not only a fiction genre, but a fashion trend, crafting and a maker movement.  Steampunk blends together science fiction and fantasy to create a world of advanced technology in a quasi-victorian setting.

All supplies will be provided.

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@mvlc.org
   

This month we are reading: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Summary: "The story follows Hetty 'Handful' Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined"-- Provided by publisher.
 

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
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.

http://www.amesburylibrary.org/trustees.html    
Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 7th & 8th Grade Zentangle Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

                                               

Come learn the art of Zentangle.  We will meet in the loft on the 3rd floor.

 

    Location: APL Loft
Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Read to a Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Purdy   978-388-8148 x4   dpurdy@amesburylibrary.org
   

What better way to get comfortable reading, than to read to a dog! Yes, we'll have a real, live certificated reading dog at the library once a month of kids aged 5 - 10 years old to read aloud to. Sign up in the Children's Room or by calling to register for a 10 minute session.  

    Location: APL Loft
Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Two year old storytime for the fall will be filled with apples, animals, vehicles, and more as we explore literacy through books, stories, interactive media, songs, hands-on activities, and a tie-in craft. This storytime is intended for children aged two years old and we ask that you bring only appropriately aged children so we can all enjoy the activities! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Get in the Game Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will be playing video,card and board games.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
z_cust_amesbury 5:00 PM Friends of the APL Flatbread Fundraiser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join the Friends of the APL at Flatbread Pizza in Downtown Amesbury for some great pizza and help them raise some dough! 

 

The mission of the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library, as a volunteer organization, is to support the Library and staff, to enhance the resources and services of the Library, and to enrich our community. We focus our attention on the local and extended community of library patrons and accomplish our mission through collaboration, fundraising, allocation of funds, and sponsorship of programs for the community.

As Friends of the Amesbury Public Library, we believe in: literacy, life-long learning, and the enjoyment of reading. We also believe that the Library is more than bricks, bookshelves, and whispers; it is people, programs and an island of trust. These fundamental beliefs underlie and support our commitment to fulfilling the Mission of the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

    Location: Flatbread, Amesbury
 
ent_microphone2 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Open Mic Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lainie Senechal     emsenechal@gmail.com
   

The Library will be hosting a monthly poetry series with an open mic! Each month there will be a featured poet and reading followed by open discussion and reading. Lainie Senechal, Amesbury Poet Laureate, will host this event. The first featured poet is Rhina Espaillat, award-winning poet and translator. Stop by and listen to some great poetry or bring a poem you have written that you would like to read for the group. Light refreshments will be served.

No registration required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday September 21, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_dfl_open_book 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Use Your Words Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

You are going to create a newsletter by teens for teens.  You can write stories, poems, draw pictures, photograph,make puzzles, and trivia.

I will put the newsletter together from the information that you provide me.  We will work on it during the program and it will come out the following month.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime: 3 to 5 year olds! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Clare for stories, actions, puppets, songs, and whatever she can dream up for a fun and interactive storytime! Ages 3 to 5 year olds and their parents will enjoy this literacy building program and will end it all with a tie-in craft to take home. Please bring only appropriately aged children to this storytime and be considerate to others and arrive on time! No registration required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:20 AM Three to Fives on Thursday: Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Polly for a delightful, literacy building, entertaining, interactive storytime for 3 to 5 years old. There will be books, puppets, songs, interactive fun, and a tie-in craft to take home. This a drop-in program designed specificially for 3 to 5 years old and we ask you bring only children of appropriate age. Join us this fall so learning fun!  

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
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misc_teaching 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Admissions Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join James Obernesser, a college admissions consultant and founder of Your Way To College, as he talks about the challenges for students and how parents can respond in the complex world of college admissions today.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
        There are 29 spaces available.
Friday September 23, 2016 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 are in for interactive time that is sure to produce some giggles and start everyone on the path to literacy! Join us for puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, 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    
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalekr@amesburylibrary.org
   

This months guest speaker is Kendra Nedjar. Kendra will introduce us to websites that we might not know about for genealogy.

 

The Genealogy Club will meet the last Monday of the month. We will offer suggestions for genealogy, offer speakers, and webinars. Everyone is here to help one another.

Suggestions are always welcome!

    Location: Amesbury Room
Tuesday September 27, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Two year old storytime for the fall will be filled with apples, animals, vehicles, and more as we explore literacy through books, stories, interactive media, songs, hands-on activities, and a tie-in craft. This storytime is intended for children aged two years old and we ask that you bring only appropriately aged children so we can all enjoy the activities! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
misc_new_blue 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM TEDx Amesbury Public Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The goal of TEDx Amesbury Public Library is to introduce TED talks to our community. Each quarter we will show a series of dynamic TED talks on a central theme and then have a short discussion on what we have seen. Our September meeting will focus on the theme of education perspectives.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics, from science to business to global issues, in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
        There are 12 spaces available.
Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM 7th & 8th Grade Learn to Paint Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

                                               

Melanie Rogers from Melanie's Paint Night will be here to show you how to paint.  She will bring a painting and show you step by step how to paint it.  All of the supplies will be provided.

 

 

    Location: APL Loft
 
lib_book3 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Reading Glasses 20/30 Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join the Reading Glasses Book Group for 20s and 30s readers! The Amesbury Public Library and the Newburyport Public Library have partnered to offer this great group that meets the last Wednesday night of the month. Each month we read a fiction title and then meet at a local restaurant for food, drinks, and discussion.

No sign up is required.

September 2016 selection:

The Good House by Ann Leary

The Good House by Ann Leary

The Good House tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston’s North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She’s also a raging alcoholic. Hildy’s family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place—“if they invite you over for dinner, and it’s not a major holiday,” she advises “run for your life”—and now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key to her drinking problem. As if battling her demons wasn’t enough to keep her busy, Hildy soon finds herself embroiled in the underbelly of her New England town, a craggy little place that harbors secrets. There’s a scandal, some mysticism, babies, old houses, drinking, and desire—and a love story between two craggy sixty-somethings that’s as real and sexy as you get. An exceptional novel that is at turns hilarious and sobering, The Good House asks the question: What will it take to keep Hildy Good from drinking for good?

 

    Location: Flatbread, Amesbury
Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime: 3 to 5 year olds! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Clare for stories, actions, puppets, songs, and whatever she can dream up for a fun and interactive storytime! Ages 3 to 5 year olds and their parents will enjoy this literacy building program and will end it all with a tie-in craft to take home. Please bring only appropriately aged children to this storytime and be considerate to others and arrive on time! No registration required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:20 AM Three to Fives on Thursday: Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Polly for a delightful, literacy building, entertaining, interactive storytime for 3 to 5 years old. There will be books, puppets, songs, interactive fun, and a tie-in craft to take home. This a drop-in program designed specificially for 3 to 5 years old and we ask you bring only children of appropriate age. Join us this fall so learning fun!  

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Friday September 30, 2016 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 are in for interactive time that is sure to produce some giggles and start everyone on the path to literacy! Join us for puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, 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    
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Amesbury Public Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   ematlin@mvlc.org   978-388-8148
   

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 October 4, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Two year old storytime for the fall will be filled with apples, animals, vehicles, and more as we explore literacy through books, stories, interactive media, songs, hands-on activities, and a tie-in craft. This storytime is intended for children aged two years old and we ask that you bring only appropriately aged children so we can all enjoy the activities! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
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Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Wacky Wednesday!! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Purdy   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

  It’s early release and tweens (aged 8 – 12) should find their way to the library for events! This Wednesday, they will be making Movable Mummies! Make sure to wrap them correctly and then pose them however you’d like! A great pre-Halloween treat (oh, and there will be treats to munch on as well!) Please register so we know how many to prepare for! 

    Location: APL Loft
       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Tiny Houses: A Very Different Approach To Home Ownership Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Isa Bauer, project manager and lead designer from Tiny House Northeast for this presentation on the basics of planning for and owning a tiny house on wheels; both its challenges and advantages, offering insights unique from the currently popular tiny house themed TV shows. From approximately how much to where to live, it addresses options for their general design, and heat, hot water and electricity choices, among other components. Living in a tiny house year-round is a topic of rapidly developing debate. Learn why something so cute and compact could cause so much discussion!

Tiny House Northeast, is a New England and upper NY State tiny house design-build business. Isa Bauer earned a M.A. in Regional Economic and Social Development with a concentration in Sustainable Development, including green building materials and construction methods research. Isa has owned a tiny house since she was 19-years old, as do several of the Tiny House Northeast team.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime: 3 to 5 year olds! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Clare for stories, actions, puppets, songs, and whatever she can dream up for a fun and interactive storytime! Ages 3 to 5 year olds and their parents will enjoy this literacy building program and will end it all with a tie-in craft to take home. Please bring only appropriately aged children to this storytime and be considerate to others and arrive on time! No registration required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Friday October 7, 2016 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 are in for interactive time that is sure to produce some giggles and start everyone on the path to literacy! Join us for puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, 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    
Saturday October 8, 2016 Go To Top
nat_bush.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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 October 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed -- Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is Closed today. We will re-open on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 10:00am.

Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Two year old storytime for the fall will be filled with apples, animals, vehicles, and more as we explore literacy through books, stories, interactive media, songs, hands-on activities, and a tie-in craft. This storytime is intended for children aged two years old and we ask that you bring only appropriately aged children so we can all enjoy the activities! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Steampunk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Steampunk is not only a fiction genre, but a fashion trend, crafting and a maker movement.  Steampunk blends together science fiction and fantasy to create a world of advanced technology in a quasi-victorian setting.

All supplies will be provided.

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
lib_book3 6:30 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: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Summary: Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives--Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America--until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
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.

http://www.amesburylibrary.org/trustees.html    
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime: 3 to 5 year olds! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Clare for stories, actions, puppets, songs, and whatever she can dream up for a fun and interactive storytime! Ages 3 to 5 year olds and their parents will enjoy this literacy building program and will end it all with a tie-in craft to take home. Please bring only appropriately aged children to this storytime and be considerate to others and arrive on time! No registration required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Friday October 14, 2016 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 are in for interactive time that is sure to produce some giggles and start everyone on the path to literacy! Join us for puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, 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    
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nat_leaf_green 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Story Hike at Woodsom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amesbury Trails and the Amesbury Library for a short hike at Woodsom farms. Enjoy the sounds and smells of Autumn and listen to some stories with a lovely view of the changing foliage. All ages are welcome. Strollers will be difficult, but backpacks for little ones are welcome. Please register so we know how many to expect! 

    Location: Woodsom Farm
       
Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Read to a Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Purdy   978-388-8148 x4   dpurdy@amesburylibrary.org
   

What better way to get comfortable reading, than to read to a dog! Yes, we'll have a real, live certificated reading dog at the library once a month of kids aged 5 - 10 years old to read aloud to. Sign up in the Children's Room or by calling to register for a 15 minute session.  

    Location: APL Loft
Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Two year old storytime for the fall will be filled with apples, animals, vehicles, and more as we explore literacy through books, stories, interactive media, songs, hands-on activities, and a tie-in craft. This storytime is intended for children aged two years old and we ask that you bring only appropriately aged children so we can all enjoy the activities! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Get in the Game Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will be playing video,card and board games.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
holiday_ghost 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Haunted History of New England Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Teacher and historian Christopher Daley will present his one hour slide and video presentation. This program melds historical fact together with legend and myth to produce an interesting and fascinating new look at events that really happened — and the stories of haunting that followed them. The topics addressed in the lecture will be Mercy Brown "The Vampire" of Exeter Rhode Island, the cursed Freetown State Forest in Massachusetts, the horrors of  the Lizzie Borden House in Fall River Massachusetts, the Nine Men's Misery in Cumberland Rhode Island, a haunted forest in the wilds of Connecticut, the ghostly happenings at Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire, accused witch Giles Corey and the “Curse of Salem”, the spirits of Burial Hill in Plymouth Massachusetts and evidence of ghosts at the John Alden House in Duxbury Massachusetts.

Space is limited, sign up reqired.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_dfl_open_book 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Use Your Words Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

You are going to create a newsletter by teens for teens.  You can write stories, poems, draw pictures, photograph,make puzzles, and trivia.

I will put the newsletter together from the information that you provide me.  We will work on it during the program and it will come out the following month.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
holiday_pumpkin 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Halloween Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for some silly Halloween stories, a spooky song or two, and pumpkin shaped cookie decorating! All ages are welcome. You can come as you are or put on a costume! The librarian might just ask a witch to stand in for her that day! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime: 3 to 5 year olds! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Clare for stories, actions, puppets, songs, and whatever she can dream up for a fun and interactive storytime! Ages 3 to 5 year olds and their parents will enjoy this literacy building program and will end it all with a tie-in craft to take home. Please bring only appropriately aged children to this storytime and be considerate to others and arrive on time! No registration required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Friday October 21, 2016 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 are in for interactive time that is sure to produce some giggles and start everyone on the path to literacy! Join us for puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, 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    
Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Celebrate Archaeology Month with Emerson Baker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

The Salem Witch Trials and Gallows Hill

Emerson Baker, Professor of History at Salem State University and member of the Gallows Hill Project, will discuss the recent confirmation of Proctor’s Ledge as the execution site of the Salem witch trials. The team drew upon historic documents, oral traditions and modern technology to confirm the location. Baker will also discuss some of the findings of his recent book, A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience.

Emerson "Tad" Baker II is a historical archaeologist and professor of history at Salem State College.  Author of  “A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Witch Trials and the American Experience.

Registration is required.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

    Location: Amesbury Room
        There are 21 spaces available.
 
misc_familytree 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

The Genealogy Club will meet the last Monday of the month. We will offer suggestions for genealogy, offer speakers, and webinars. Everyone is here to help one another.

Suggestions are always welcome!

    Location: Amesbury Room
Tuesday October 25, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Two year old storytime for the fall will be filled with apples, animals, vehicles, and more as we explore literacy through books, stories, interactive media, songs, hands-on activities, and a tie-in craft. This storytime is intended for children aged two years old and we ask that you bring only appropriately aged children so we can all enjoy the activities! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
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ent_microphone2 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Open Mic Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lainie Senechal     emsenechal@gmail.com
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Reading Glasses 20/30 Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join the Reading Glasses Book Group for 20s and 30s readers! The Amesbury Public Library and the Newburyport Public Library have partnered to offer this great group that meets the last Wednesday night of the month. Each month we read a fiction title and then meet at a local restaurant for food, drinks, and discussion.

No sign up is required.

October 2016 selection:

The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent

The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent

Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha’s courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.

 

    Location: Port Tavern, Newburyport
Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime: 3 to 5 year olds! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Clare for stories, actions, puppets, songs, and whatever she can dream up for a fun and interactive storytime! Ages 3 to 5 year olds and their parents will enjoy this literacy building program and will end it all with a tie-in craft to take home. Please bring only appropriately aged children to this storytime and be considerate to others and arrive on time! No registration required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Friday October 28, 2016 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 are in for interactive time that is sure to produce some giggles and start everyone on the path to literacy! Join us for puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, 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    
Tuesday November 1, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Two year old storytime for the fall will be filled with apples, animals, vehicles, and more as we explore literacy through books, stories, interactive media, songs, hands-on activities, and a tie-in craft. This storytime is intended for children aged two years old and we ask that you bring only appropriately aged children so we can all enjoy the activities! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Thursday November 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime: 3 to 5 year olds! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Clare for stories, actions, puppets, songs, and whatever she can dream up for a fun and interactive storytime! Ages 3 to 5 year olds and their parents will enjoy this literacy building program and will end it all with a tie-in craft to take home. Please bring only appropriately aged children to this storytime and be considerate to others and arrive on time! No registration required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Saturday November 5, 2016 Go To Top
nat_bush.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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
 
rec_legoguy 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Free Build Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come and build with the Library Lego! You can create an item around our theme for just build with other people here! All creations will be displayed in the Children's Room for a month. We encourage families to build together and all ages are welcome (we have large blocks and small!). Just bring your creativity any time between 2:30pm and 4:30pm!

    Location: APL Loft
Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Amesbury Public Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematlin@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 November 8, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Two year old storytime for the fall will be filled with apples, animals, vehicles, and more as we explore literacy through books, stories, interactive media, songs, hands-on activities, and a tie-in craft. This storytime is intended for children aged two years old and we ask that you bring only appropriately aged children so we can all enjoy the activities! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday November 9, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Steampunk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Steampunk is not only a fiction genre, but a fashion trend, crafting and a maker movement.  Steampunk blends together science fiction and fantasy to create a world of advanced technology in a quasi-victorian setting.

All supplies will be provided.

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
lib_book3 6:30 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: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Summary: "Catch-22" is like no other novel we have ever read. It has its own style, its own rationale, its own extraordinary character. It moves back and forth from hilarity to horror. It is outrageously funny and strangely affecting. It is totally original. It is set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy. Its hero is a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. (He has decided to live forever even if he has to die in the attempt.)

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
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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.

http://www.amesburylibrary.org/trustees.html    
Thursday November 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime: 3 to 5 year olds! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Clare for stories, actions, puppets, songs, and whatever she can dream up for a fun and interactive storytime! Ages 3 to 5 year olds and their parents will enjoy this literacy building program and will end it all with a tie-in craft to take home. Please bring only appropriately aged children to this storytime and be considerate to others and arrive on time! No registration required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 7th & 8th Grade Colorful Bookmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

                                               

You will be creating paint chip sample bookmarks.

 

    Location: APL Loft
Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed -- Veteran's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is Closed today. We will re-open on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00am.

Tuesday November 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Two year old storytime for the fall will be filled with apples, animals, vehicles, and more as we explore literacy through books, stories, interactive media, songs, hands-on activities, and a tie-in craft. This storytime is intended for children aged two years old and we ask that you bring only appropriately aged children so we can all enjoy the activities! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
holiday_cornucopia 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Brain Healthy Foods During the Holidays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday November 16, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Parent Appy Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Wondering what are the best apps for you kids? Perhaps you're buying a new tablet for the holidays and wondering what to stock it with? Join Clare as she shows and allows you to explore some great apps (many free!) that are educational and get use of this ever changing technology. This one will focus on ages 2 to 10 years old. Please bring a tablet or phone if you have it, but Clare will also have one projected for all to see! Register so we know many to expect!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Thursday November 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime: 3 to 5 year olds! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Clare for stories, actions, puppets, songs, and whatever she can dream up for a fun and interactive storytime! Ages 3 to 5 year olds and their parents will enjoy this literacy building program and will end it all with a tie-in craft to take home. Please bring only appropriately aged children to this storytime and be considerate to others and arrive on time! No registration required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Saturday November 19, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Read to a Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Purdy   978-388-8148 x4   dpurdy@amesburylibrary.org
   

What better way to get comfortable reading, than to read to a dog! Yes, we'll have a real, live certificated reading dog at the library once a month of kids aged 5 - 10 years old to read aloud to. Sign up in the Children's Room or by calling to register for a 15 minute session.  

    Location: APL Loft
Tuesday November 22, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Two year old storytime for the fall will be filled with apples, animals, vehicles, and more as we explore literacy through books, stories, interactive media, songs, hands-on activities, and a tie-in craft. This storytime is intended for children aged two years old and we ask that you bring only appropriately aged children so we can all enjoy the activities! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday November 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closes today at 5:00 pm for the Thanksgiving Holiday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library will close at 5:00pm today for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:00am.

Thursday November 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed -- Thanksgiving Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is Closed today. We will re-open on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:00am.

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Friday November 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed -- Thanksgiving Holiday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is Closed today. We will re-open on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:00am.

Monday November 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

LenaSalina holds one hour introductory sessions that teaches people the basics of preservation.  Between the presentation, the handouts, and access to our website, participants should be able to go home and start to take steps that will ensure the longest life for their materials. 

The Genealogy Club will meet the last Monday of the month. We will offer suggestions for genealogy, offer speakers, and webinars. Everyone is here to help one another.

Suggestions are always welcome!

Registration is required.

    Location: Amesbury Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday November 29, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Two year old storytime for the fall will be filled with apples, animals, vehicles, and more as we explore literacy through books, stories, interactive media, songs, hands-on activities, and a tie-in craft. This storytime is intended for children aged two years old and we ask that you bring only appropriately aged children so we can all enjoy the activities! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
ent_microphone2 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Open Mic Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lainie Senechal     emsenechal@gmail.com
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday November 30, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Reading Glasses 20/30 Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join the Reading Glasses Book Group for 20s and 30s readers! The Amesbury Public Library and the Newburyport Public Library have partnered to offer this great group that meets the last Wednesday night of the month. Each month we read a fiction title and then meet at a local restaurant for food, drinks, and discussion.

No sign up is required.

November 2016 selection:

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a bright yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.

    Location: Flatbread, Amesbury
Thursday December 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime: 3 to 5 year olds! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Clare for stories, actions, puppets, songs, and whatever she can dream up for a fun and interactive storytime! Ages 3 to 5 year olds and their parents will enjoy this literacy building program and will end it all with a tie-in craft to take home. Please bring only appropriately aged children to this storytime and be considerate to others and arrive on time! No registration required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Saturday December 3, 2016 Go To Top
nat_bush.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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
 
rec_legoguy 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Free Build Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come and build with the Library Lego! You can create an item around our theme for just build with other people here! All creations will be displayed in the Children's Room for a month. We encourage families to build together and all ages are welcome (we have large blocks and small!). Just bring your creativity any time between 2:30pm and 4:30pm!

    Location: APL Loft
Monday December 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Amesbury Public Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematlin@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 December 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Two year old storytime for the fall will be filled with apples, animals, vehicles, and more as we explore literacy through books, stories, interactive media, songs, hands-on activities, and a tie-in craft. This storytime is intended for children aged two years old and we ask that you bring only appropriately aged children so we can all enjoy the activities! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Thursday December 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime: 3 to 5 year olds! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Clare for stories, actions, puppets, songs, and whatever she can dream up for a fun and interactive storytime! Ages 3 to 5 year olds and their parents will enjoy this literacy building program and will end it all with a tie-in craft to take home. Please bring only appropriately aged children to this storytime and be considerate to others and arrive on time! No registration required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
holiday_xmastree 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holiday Music Past and Present with Deborrah Wyndham Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

In this special holiday program acclaimed pianist Deborrah Whyndham will not only perform her most elaborate arrangements of familiar holiday songs both popular and traditional, but also demonstrate rare holiday pieces including their background and history. Deborrah also plays ragtime, stride and boogie woogie plus a more refined contemporary classical style for an exciting mix of original arrangements of songs such as “Greensleeves”, Sleigh Ride”, “White Christmas”, and “Winter Wonderland”. Celebrate the season with one of the most active and acclaimed pianists in a fun and informative program for all ages!

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
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Friday December 9, 2016 -  Saturday December 10, 2016 Go To Top
nat_stars Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

Bring a stuffed animal to spend a night at the library and see what silly antics those creatures can get into! When you come to pick them up in the morning they will have note and perhaps a treat for you and lots of pictures so you know what they did while you were gone! All ages are welcome to bring in a stuffy (one per child, please!) any time on Friday between 10am - 5pm and then pick up anytime on Saturday 10am - 5pm. 

    Location: APL Children's Room
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM TEDx Amesbury Public Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The goal of TEDx Amesbury Public Library is to introduce TED talks to our community. Each quarter we will show a series of dynamic TED talks on a central theme and then have a short discussion on what we have seen. This months theme is Consumerism.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics, from science to business to global issues, in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Steampunk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Steampunk is not only a fiction genre, but a fashion trend, crafting and a maker movement.  Steampunk blends together science fiction and fantasy to create a world of advanced technology in a quasi-victorian setting.

We will be making this Steampunk tin.  All supplies will be provided.

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
lib_book3 6:30 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: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Summary: Flowers for Algernon is a character study of one man, Charlie Gordon. Charlie is a 32-year-old developmentally disabled man who has the opportunity to undergo a surgical procedure that will dramatically increase his mental capabilities.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
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.

http://www.amesburylibrary.org/trustees.html    
Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_gift 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 7th & 8th Grade Cookies in a Jar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

                                               

We will provide the jars, ingredients, material and ribbon to make a festive cookie jar. 

    Location: APL Loft
Monday December 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

The Genealogy Club will meet the last Monday of the month. We will offer suggestions for genealogy, offer speakers, and webinars. Everyone is here to help one another.

Suggestions are always welcome!

    Location: Amesbury Room
Tuesday December 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Get in the Game Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will be playing video,card and board games.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday December 21, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_dfl_open_book 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Use Your Words Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

You are going to create a newsletter by teens for teens.  You can write stories, poems, draw pictures, photograph,make puzzles, and trivia.

I will put the newsletter together from the information that you provide me.  We will work on it during the program and it will come out the following month.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Saturday December 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed - Christmas Holiday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed for the Christams Eve holiday. We will be open again Tuesday, December 27.

Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed -- Christmas Holiday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is Closed today. We will re-open on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 10:00am.

Wednesday December 28, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Reading Glasses 20/30 Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join the Reading Glasses Book Group for 20s and 30s readers! The Amesbury Public Library and the Newburyport Public Library have partnered to offer this great group that meets the last Wednesday night of the month. Each month we read a fiction title and then meet at a local restaurant for food, drinks, and discussion.

No sign up is required.

December 2016 selection:

The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger

The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger

In The Newlyweds, we follow the story of Amina Mazid, who at age twenty-four moves from Bangladesh to Rochester, New York, for love. A hundred years ago, Amina would have been called a mail-order bride. But this is an arranged marriage for the twenty-first century: Amina is wooed by—and woos—George Stillman online.  For Amina, George offers a chance for a new life and a different kind of happiness than she might find back home. For George, Amina is a woman who doesn’t play games. But each of them is hiding something: someone from the past they thought they could leave behind. It is only when they put an ocean between them—and Amina returns to Bangladesh—that she and George find out if their secrets will tear them apart, or if they can build a future together.

    Location: Port Tavern, Newburyport
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Saturday January 7, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Free Build Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come and build with the Library Lego! You can create an item around our theme for just build with other people here! All creations will be displayed in the Children's Room for a month. We encourage families to build together and all ages are welcome (we have large blocks and small!). Just bring your creativity any time between 2:30pm and 4:30pm!

    Location: APL Loft
Saturday February 4, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Free Build Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come and build with the Library Lego! You can create an item around our theme for just build with other people here! All creations will be displayed in the Children's Room for a month. We encourage families to build together and all ages are welcome (we have large blocks and small!). Just bring your creativity any time between 2:30pm and 4:30pm!

    Location: APL Loft
Saturday March 4, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Free Build Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come and build with the Library Lego! You can create an item around our theme for just build with other people here! All creations will be displayed in the Children's Room for a month. We encourage families to build together and all ages are welcome (we have large blocks and small!). Just bring your creativity any time between 2:30pm and 4:30pm!

    Location: APL Loft
Saturday April 1, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Free Build Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come and build with the Library Lego! You can create an item around our theme for just build with other people here! All creations will be displayed in the Children's Room for a month. We encourage families to build together and all ages are welcome (we have large blocks and small!). Just bring your creativity any time between 2:30pm and 4:30pm!

    Location: APL Loft
Saturday May 6, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Free Build Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come and build with the Library Lego! You can create an item around our theme for just build with other people here! All creations will be displayed in the Children's Room for a month. We encourage families to build together and all ages are welcome (we have large blocks and small!). Just bring your creativity any time between 2:30pm and 4:30pm!

    Location: APL Loft
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