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Thursday May 5, 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 Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Join us for an interactive babytime for 0 - 23 month olds and their caregivers. Puppets, books, songs, musical instruments, and movement make this early literacy program fun for everyone. A great way to start your child on a life-long path to literacy. Program followed by a short play and social time. Registration is not required, but space is limited. Ramp door opens only for this program at 9:30am. 

Babytime Info    
    Location: Amesbury Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Time for Tales Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

This storytime is short-ish and sweet-ish! As the weather gets warmer come by the library for some stories, songs, and activity with Miss Polly before heading out to play! Ages 2 to 6 years old are welcome for this early literacy good time! No registration is required, just drop on in!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
misc_new_blue 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Art from Recycled Magazines for 7th & 8th Grades Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

 

You can recycle magazines by cutting them up and making art.  We will provide templates for you to create your art work.

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

    Location: APL Loft
Saturday May 7, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_amesbury 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Friends of the APL Event: Make a Mother's Day or Spring Card Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Kids are Welcome! Bring a child to the Friends of the APL Make a Card Day! 

We'll have all of the supplies on hand for kids to make a special Mother's Day or Happy Spring Card. 

Location: Amesbury Library

***If you renew or join the Friends during one of the Saturday events you will receive a coupon to pick a free book from the Friends Used Book shop!  Plus, you will be entered for the chance to win gift cards or gift baskets from the following local businesses: Crave, The Hollow Cafe, The Noshery, Nest, Cider Hill Farm and more!

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

This storytime is designed for children ages 4 and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing 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.

    Location: Amesbury Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Free Play! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

All ages are welcome to come build with Lego in the Library. We have bins to choose from and encourage adults and kids to build! We also have Duplo for the littlest hands.  We’ll put creations on display in the Children’s Room. The first Saturday of the month!  Just come on by anytime between 2:30pm - 4pm!

    Location: APL Loft
Monday May 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_new_yellow 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Outside the Lines Adult Coloring Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@mvlc.org
   

Coloring isn't just for kids anymore! Coloring has been shown to reduce stress, increase calmness and zen in your life.

Join our new adult coloring group "Outside the Lines" for an evening of relaxation and art. We will meet once a month on the second Monday of the month. We will provide adult level coloring pages, colored pencils and markers, soft music, and light refreshments. You may also bring your own coloring books and materials if you would like.

Drop in anytime between 6:00 and 6:30 and color until 7:30. No sign up required!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Tuesday May 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Yu Gi Oh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Come play Yu Gi Oh every Tuesday in the Teen Lounge.  Please bring your own cards, if you have them. For 7th-12th grade.

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

    Location: APL Loft
 
trans_train 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Culture Kids! Ethiopia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Moulton   978-388-8148 x4   pmoulton@mvlc.org
   

Travel around the world with Miss Polly as you explore a different country each month! Travel to the African continent and visit Ethiopia through the eyes of special guests! Passengers on this journey must be ages 6 – 10. Registration is required. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
        There are 3 spaces available.
Wednesday May 11, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Yea or Nay Game Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Yea or Nay is a video, board and card game club where teens will review the games.  Some of the time we will be playing the games.  Teens will say yea or nay so that other people will get their take on the game.

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 Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez
 

Summary:Cristina Henríquez’s powerful novel The Book of Unknown Americans captures readers with the quiet beauty of her characters and their profoundly wrought experiences as immigrants in America. The story takes place in a run-down apartment building in Delaware, home to nine families who arrived in the States from various South and Central American countries, each looking to better the lives of the next generation. In alternating chapters, these men and women share stories of how their adopted country has left its mark on them, for better and worse. The close bond that develops between the Rivera and Toro families drives the novel forward, particularly the relationship between their children Mayor and Maribel, as closely held secrets and feelings of guilt, love, hope, and despair are unpacked with warmth and compassion. With her cast of “unknown Americans,” Henriquez has crafted a novel that is inspiring, tragic, brave, and above all, unforgettable.

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    
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Thursday May 12, 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 Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Join us for an interactive babytime for 0 - 23 month olds and their caregivers. Puppets, books, songs, musical instruments, and movement make this early literacy program fun for everyone. A great way to start your child on a life-long path to literacy. Program followed by a short play and social time. Registration is not required, but space is limited. Ramp door opens only for this program at 9:30am. 

Babytime Info    
    Location: Amesbury Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Time for Tales Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

This storytime is short-ish and sweet-ish! As the weather gets warmer come by the library for some stories, songs, and activity with Miss Polly before heading out to play! Ages 2 to 6 years old are welcome for this early literacy good time! No registration is required, just drop on in!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Friday May 13, 2016 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Creative Movement with Julie! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

What better time of year to get those little bodies moving! Join Miss Julie for a fantastic class which will have you 3 to 5 year old moving and grooving! Registration is required as this program is extremely popular!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Amesbury High School Promenade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Library will close at 3:00 today for the Amesbury High School Promenade.

Saturday May 14, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_amesbury 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Friends of the APL Event: Bake Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come and check out the Friends of the APL Bake Sale!

There are sure to be a lot of yummy treats! 

Location: Amesbury Public Library (outside)

Rain Location: APL Teen Lounge

***If you renew or join the Friends during one of the Saturday events you will receive a coupon to pick a free book from the Friends Used Book shop!  Plus, you will be entered for the chance to win gift cards or gift baskets from the following local businesses: Crave, The Hollow Cafe, The Noshery, Nest, Cider Hill Farm and more!

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
 
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Read To A Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Purdy   978-388-8148 ext.4   dpurdy@mvlc.org
   

Sign up to read to Scout, our visiting listening dog! He will be coming by on the second Saturday of each month January-May to listen to young readers.

This program are for those independent readers ages 5-10 years old that need to work on their reading skills. They should be able to read somewhat on their own already.

Please sign up by calling or dropping by the Children's Room. Time slots are 15 mintues long

Monday May 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM First Parish Burying Ground of Newbury Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Donald Jarvis has been working at the First Parish Burying Ground of Newbury cleaning it out and uncovering many graves that have been buried.  He will discuss the history of the burying ground and goals of what the future holds for this sacred place.  Many of the first settlers of Amesbury are connected to this cemetery.  Located on High Rd in Newbury, Massachusetts. The First Parish Cemetery is home to several First Settler's as well as several veterans that have served in wars including American Revolution War, Civil War, World War I and World War II. 

He will also talk about the data that is being collected at the burying ground.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
        There are 17 spaces available.
Tuesday May 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Busy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Yu Gi Oh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Come play Yu Gi Oh every Tuesday in the Teen Lounge.  Please bring your own cards, if you have them. For 7th-12th grade.

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
misc_rocks3 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Discovering New England Stone Walls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@mvlc.org
   

Join local author and historian Kevin Gardner for this informal talk about New England stone walls. He will explain how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. A Q&A will follow the talk, during which participants are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own property. Kevin will bring along books on stonework and copies of his book The Granite Kiss will be for sale after the talk.

Space is limited, sign up required.  This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
        There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday May 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Mad Science: Sound of Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

For ages 3 to 5 years old explore the science of music! Create an instrument and experiment with how we hear and how music is made! Mad Science always puts on a great hands on workshop that is entertaining and educational! Registration is required!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
       
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Steampunk for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.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
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Thursday May 19, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed for Staff Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematlin@mvlc.org
   

The Library will be closed for an all day staff training. The book drop is located at the entrance of the building for returning items. We will be open regular hours Friday, May 20 (10:00-5:00)

 

 

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
Friday May 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arline   978-388-6995   arlineferguson@gmail.com
   

This month we are reading Samual Adams: A Life by Ira Stoll

Sam Adams is remembered as more than just a brewmaster in Boston. The author builds the case that he was the true genius of the American Revolution, from the Sons of Liberty to the writing of the Constitution.

All are welcome 

    Location: Amesbury Room
 
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids Poetry Reading Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Join us to hear the winners of our 14th Annual Poetry Contest read their poems (K - 5th graders). Everyone is welcome to this event!

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
Saturday May 21, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_amesbury 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Friends of the APL Event: Book Shop Blitz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

***If you renew or join the Friends during one of the Saturday events you will receive a coupon to pick a free book from the Friends Used Book shop!  Plus, you will be entered for the chance to win gift cards or gift baskets from the following local businesses: Crave, The Hollow Cafe, The Noshery, Nest, Cider Hill Farm and more!

 

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
Monday May 23, 2016 Go To Top
anim_whale1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Spring Exploration Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Join Laura from Community Action for this wonderful story with lots of activities to enjoy! Spring is the theme and you can explore all the color and flowers of the season with you child aged 0 - 8 years old! Registration not required

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
misc_familytree 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Amesbury Library Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Wendy Renda from the Daughter's of the American Revolution (DAR), Newbury Branch, Haverhill, MA will present an information on the DAR.  How to become a member, history of the DAR and materials relating to it.

Registration is required.

    Location: Amesbury Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
Tuesday May 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Yu Gi Oh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Come play Yu Gi Oh every Tuesday in the Teen Lounge.  Please bring your own cards, if you have them. For 7th-12th grade.

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
office_dollarsign 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Understanding and Protecting Your Credit Report Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@mvlc.org
   

Please join RTN Federal Credit Union for “Understanding & Protecting Your Credit Reports” financial education seminar.  Credit is an important foundation for your financial wellbeing. Learn what impacts your credit and how to improve your credit health, as well as how to recognize and protect yourself from identity theft.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
        There are 24 spaces available.
Wednesday May 25, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Yea or Nay Game Club for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Yea or Nay is a video, board and card game club where teens will review the games.  Some of the time we will be playing the games.  Teens will say yea or nay so that other people will get their take on the game.

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

    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@mvlc.org
   

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

No sign up is required.

At this meeting we will be reading and discussing New York Times Bestselling novel Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng. This page-turning debut is a moving portrait of culture and flawed family relationships in the wake of unexpected chaos and tragedy.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

 

    Location: Flatbread, Amesbury
Thursday May 26, 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 Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Join us for an interactive babytime for 0 - 23 month olds and their caregivers. Puppets, books, songs, musical instruments, and movement make this early literacy program fun for everyone. A great way to start your child on a life-long path to literacy. Program followed by a short play and social time. Registration is not required, but space is limited. Ramp door opens only for this program at 9:30am. 

Babytime Info    
    Location: Amesbury Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Time for Tales Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

This storytime is short-ish and sweet-ish! As the weather gets warmer come by the library for some stories, songs, and activity with Miss Polly before heading out to play! Ages 2 to 6 years old are welcome for this early literacy good time! No registration is required, just drop on in!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
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z_cust_amesbury 6:00 PM Friends of the APL Event: Poets and Pastries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After a brief welcome address at 7 p.m., four poets Alfred Nichol, Poet Laureate of Amesbury Lainie Senechal, Kirun Kapur, and Harrison Gardner
will read selections from their work. After they read, patrons will be welcome to read their own poetry for everyone.

Light Refreshments and Music provided by The Rhythmics (a cappella group)

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
Monday May 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed -- Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is Closed today. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 10:00am.

Wednesday June 1, 2016 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Anime for Teens.  The group will select the Anime that they would like to watch.

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
 
misc_new_blue 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Jennifer Traficanti, from the Massachusetts Adoption Exchange will present an informational meeting on the Foster Care and  adoption process.

Registration is required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
        There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday June 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jewelry Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Jessica Gingerich will show us how to make jewelry.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

    Location: APL Loft
Monday June 6, 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 June 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Introduction to Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Richard Doyle will present a basic genealogy program for people just starting to do their research.  We will show you how to use Ancestry.com for yout searches.  You are encouraged to bring your laptop or Ipad to the program.  The program is for 4 weeks.

When you register for one class you are registered for all 4.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

    Location: Amesbury Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_new_blue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Steampunk 7th-12th grade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.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@mvlc.org
   

This month we are reading: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

Summary: In his fifteenth book, The Sandcastle Girls, he brings us on a very different kind of journey. This spellbinding tale travels between Aleppo, Syria, in 1915 and Bronxville, New York, in 2012—a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author’s Armenian heritage, making it his most personal novel to date.

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 June 9, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Alison O'Leary Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@mvlc.org
   

Join author Alison O'Leary for a talk about her new book "So Close to Home: a True Story of an American Family's Fight for Survival During World War II", co-written with Michael Tougias ("The Finest Hours").  An inspiring historical narrative, So Close to Home tells the story of the Downs family. On May 19, 1942 the ship they were traveling on was hit by a German U-boat torpedo in the Gulf of Mexico close to Louisiana. Hear about their struggle against sharks, hypothermia, drowning, and dehydration in their effort to survive the aftermath of this deadly attack off the American coast.

Alison O'Leary is a longtime journalist, having worked for newspapers from Austin, Texas, to Carson City, Nevada, and many in Massachusetts, including the Boston Globe. She was editor of Boston Parents Paper and Skirt! magazine. Today, O'Leary is an author, Internet content provider, freelance book editor and publicist and lives in Plymouth. Books will be available for purchase after the talk.

Space is limited, sign up required. This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
        There are 30 spaces available.
Monday June 13, 2016 Go To Top
rec_runner.GIF Kids' Summer Reading Registration STARTS! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Registration is open for SUMMER READING! 

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z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF Teen Summer Reading Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

"Our Neighbors' Table ~ Amesbury Library ~ Community"  Teen Summer Reading Program registration begins today. 

 
misc_new_yellow 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Outside the Lines Adult Coloring Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@mvlc.org
   

Coloring isn't just for kids anymore! Coloring has been shown to reduce stress, increase calmness and zen in your life.

Join our new adult coloring group "Outside the Lines" for an evening of relaxation and art. We will meet once a month on the second Monday of the month. We will provide adult level coloring pages, colored pencils and markers, soft music, and light refreshments. You may also bring your own coloring books and materials if you would like.

Drop in anytime between 6:00 and 6:30 and color until 7:30. No sign up required!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday June 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Introduction to Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Richard Doyle will present a basic genealogy program for people just starting to do their research.  We will show you how to use Ancestry.com for yout searches.  You are encouraged to bring your laptop or Ipad to the program.  The program is for 4 weeks.

When you register for one class you are registered for all 4.

    Location: Amesbury Room
 
ent_guitar01 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Muscians Howie Newman and Jackie Damsky Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@mvlc.org
   

Howie Newman and Jackie Damsky, longtime performers on the New England acoustic music scene, play funny original songs (suitable for all ages) as well as well-known covers. It’s a very lively show with great musicianship and tight harmonies.

If the weather is favorable this concert will take place in front of the library by the fountain. If there is inclement weather it will be held inside the library in the downstairs program space.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Friday June 17, 2016 Go To Top
anim_whale1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ocean Exploration Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Join Laura from Community Action for this wonderful story with lots of activities to enjoy! Oceans are the theme and you can explore underwater with you child aged 0 - 8 years old! Registration not required

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Saturday June 18, 2016 Go To Top
elect_multimedia 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Touch and See: Coding, Robots, and Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

In collaboration with Code & Circuit, we're offering a technology Touch and See for all sort of tools for kids (and adults) to learn about coding, robots, and new apps. We will have BeeBots, Dash and Dot, Ozobot, and more! Learn about what Code & Circuit has to offer and just have some fun experiementing. All ages welcome and drop anytime!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Tuesday June 21, 2016 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_02 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Imagine Learn Sing with Joppa Flats Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Discover moths and butterflies! This hands-on workshop for 3 to 6 year olds and their parents offers an opportunity to learn about things with wings! Regsitration is required and please bring only appropriately aged children! A great way to dive into summer!

    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@mvlc.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 June meeting will focus on the theme of delaying or ending aging.

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 June 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Introduction to Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Richard Doyle will present a basic genealogy program for people just starting to do their research.  We will show you how to use Ancestry.com for yout searches.  You are encouraged to bring your laptop or Ipad to the program.  The program is for 4 weeks.

When you register for one class you are registered for all 4.

    Location: Amesbury Room
Friday June 24, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arline   978-388-6995   arlineferguson@gmail.com
   

This month we are reading  A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka

Historical fiction used to tell the story of Polands past, present and future.

All are welcome 

    Location: Amesbury Room
Monday June 27, 2016 Go To Top
rec_runner.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids Summer Reading: Drop-in Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Come on by the Children's Room for some crafts! Build some fun items connected to our theme (Ready Set READ!). All ages are welcome!

    Location: APL Children's Room
 
misc_familytree 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Amesbury Library Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

This month Kelly Turner will present Preserving your Scrapbooks and Photographs. 

 Join us for an informative presentation on the care of your precious family photographs and scrapbooks. Learn valuable tips on how to take care of your treasured keepsakes with ease and with little cost.

Kelly Turner received her Master of Information and Library Science degree at Simmons College in Boston and currently serves at the Preservation Librarian at the State Library of Massachusetts. She performs intensive repairs on books, photographs, maps, atlases, documents and otherhistorical material on a daily basis. Ms. Turner actively serves on several committees for the State Library and is the previous President of the Beta
Phi Mu-Beta Beta Chapter Honor Society at Simmons College.

Registration is required.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

    Location: Amesbury Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
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Tuesday June 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 Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Bring babies (and toddlers) aged 0 - 23 months to our Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime! We'll read some stories, sing songs, play instruments, have puppet activities and just have some interactive fun! All this is followed by a social playtime. A great activity this summer before the park or a place to walk to in the cool of morning! Registration is not required, but space can be limited. Ramp door opens at 9:30am for this program!

    Location: Amesbury Room
Wednesday June 29, 2016 Go To Top
rec_runner.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stretch and Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Moulton   9783888148   pmoulton@mvlc.org
   

Enjoy stories and movement as Ms. Polly shares tales and action. This all age storytime is great for the whole famly and is outside under the library tree making it a great way to spend a summer morning! Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy! If rain, we'll be inside!

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
 
misc_familytree 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Introduction to Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

Richard Doyle will present a basic genealogy program for people just starting to do their research.  We will show you how to use Ancestry.com for yout searches.  You are encouraged to bring your laptop or Ipad to the program.  The program is for 4 weeks.

When you register for one class you are registered for all 4.

    Location: Amesbury Room
 
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@mvlc.org
   

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

No sign up is required.

At this meeting we will be reading and discussing Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain.

This satire follows the surviving members of the heroic Iraq war Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media-intensive "Victory Tour" at Texas Stadium. Asked to be part of the Dallas Cowboys' halftime show on Thanksgiving, Specialist Billy Lynn, one of the eight surviving men of the Bravo Squad, finds his life forever changed by this event. A National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2012.

No sign up is required.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

    Location: Port Tavern, Newburyport
Monday July 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed -- Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is Closed today. We will re-open on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 10:00am.

Tuesday July 5, 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 Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Bring babies (and toddlers) aged 0 - 23 months to our Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime! We'll read some stories, sing songs, play instruments, have puppet activities and just have some interactive fun! All this is followed by a social playtime. A great activity this summer before the park or a place to walk to in the cool of morning! Registration is not required, but space can be limited. Ramp door opens at 9:30am for this program!

    Location: Amesbury Room
 
rec_legoguy 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Lego Wars! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Purdy   9783888148   dpurdy@mvlc.org
   

Does your family have what it takes to win Lego Wars? Challanges are timed and completed as family teams (anyone you bring can be your family!). We recommend this for ages 5 years and up!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Wednesday July 6, 2016 Go To Top
rec_runner.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stretch and Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Moulton   9783888148   pmoulton@mvlc.org
   

Enjoy stories and movement as Ms. Polly shares tales and action. This all age storytime is great for the whole famly and is outside under the library tree making it a great way to spend a summer morning! Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy! If rain, we'll be inside!

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
Thursday July 7, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fruit Rollup Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.org
   

       

We will be making different items out of Fruit Rollups and chocolate.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

    Location: APL Loft
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mr. Lemoncello's Library Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Have you read Mr. Lemoncello's Library? Try your hand at your own olympic adventure in this after hours scavanger hunt! If you're going into 4th - 6th grade join us for this fantaastic event. You and your teammates will get clues to solve all over the library! Registration is required as we have a limited number of spots for those brave enough to attempt the game!

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
Monday July 11, 2016 Go To Top
rec_runner.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids Summer Reading: Drop-in Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Come on by the Children's Room for some crafts! Build some fun items connected to our theme (Ready Set READ!). All ages are welcome!

    Location: APL Children's Room
Tuesday July 12, 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 Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Bring babies (and toddlers) aged 0 - 23 months to our Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime! We'll read some stories, sing songs, play instruments, have puppet activities and just have some interactive fun! All this is followed by a social playtime. A great activity this summer before the park or a place to walk to in the cool of morning! Registration is not required, but space can be limited. Ramp door opens at 9:30am for this program!

    Location: Amesbury Room
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Wednesday July 13, 2016 Go To Top
rec_runner.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stretch and Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Moulton   9783888148   pmoulton@mvlc.org
   

Enjoy stories and movement as Ms. Polly shares tales and action. This all age storytime is great for the whole famly and is outside under the library tree making it a great way to spend a summer morning! Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy! If rain, we'll be inside!

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Steampunk 7th-12th grade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@mvlc.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@mvlc.org
   

This month we are reading: Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

Summary: Set in rural Grace County, North Carolina in a time of state-mandated sterilizations and racial tension,Necessary Lies tells the story of these two young women, seemingly worlds apart, but both haunted by tragedy. Jane and Ivy are thrown together and must ask themselves: how can you know what you believe is right, when everyone is telling you it's wrong?

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    
Friday July 15, 2016 Go To Top
trans_car 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Drive-in Theater! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Purdy   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Create your own cardboard car with all our different supplies. Deck it out with flowers or put flames up the side. Then have a seat inside and watch a half an hour movie! Ages 2 to 5 are welcome for this adventure. Registration is required as we only have limited parking spaces!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Monday July 18, 2016 Go To Top
rec_runner.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids Summer Reading: Drop-in Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Come on by the Children's Room for some crafts! Build some fun items connected to our theme (Ready Set READ!). All ages are welcome!

    Location: APL Children's Room
 
rec_legoguy 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Lego Wars! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Purdy   9783888148   dpurdy@mvlc.org
   

Does your family have what it takes to win Lego Wars? Challanges are timed and completed as family teams (anyone you bring can be your family!). We recommend this for ages 5 years and up!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
Tuesday July 19, 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 Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Bring babies (and toddlers) aged 0 - 23 months to our Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime! We'll read some stories, sing songs, play instruments, have puppet activities and just have some interactive fun! All this is followed by a social playtime. A great activity this summer before the park or a place to walk to in the cool of morning! Registration is not required, but space can be limited. Ramp door opens at 9:30am for this program!

    Location: Amesbury Room
Wednesday July 20, 2016 Go To Top
rec_runner.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stretch and Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Moulton   9783888148   pmoulton@mvlc.org
   

Enjoy stories and movement as Ms. Polly shares tales and action. This all age storytime is great for the whole famly and is outside under the library tree making it a great way to spend a summer morning! Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy! If rain, we'll be inside!

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
 
rec_runner.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sciencetellers! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
rec_runner.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids Summer Reading: Drop-in Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Come on by the Children's Room for some crafts! Build some fun items connected to our theme (Ready Set READ!). All ages are welcome!

    Location: APL Children's Room
 
misc_familytree 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Amesbury Library 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.



Color Me Included

The African Americans of Hampton's First Church and its Descendant Parishes, 1670-1826
by Deborah B. Knowlton, M.Div.

 

Color Me Included is the result of the three-year historical and spiritual search of minister Deborah Knowlton, as she transcribed clergy records from the Archives of the First Congregational Church of Hampton, New Hampshire. In these handwritten, primary sources, she discovered details of the lives of African Americans, captured over 156 years by twelve ministers. The records informed the author’s research, as she rediscovered the names and partial histories of over twenty-seven African American men, women and children of Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kingston, North Hampton, Seabrook, Kensington, Kingston, East Kingston, Sandown, and Danville, New Hampshire.

About the Author

Deborah Knowlton lived as a child on a farm that straddled the town line between Hampton Falls and Exeter, New Hampshire. Educated locally, she attended the University of New Hampshire and Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Center, Massachusetts. She felt the call to ordained ministry in the Exeter Congregational Church and has served parishes over the last thirty-eight years in New Hampshire and Connecticut. She currently serves the First Congregational Church in Hampton. As she read through the ancient church records during the church’s 375th anniversary year, she was inspired by what they revealed. Although the history of each parish she served was complex and beautiful, her investigation into Hampton’s eighteenth-century African American members felt like discovering neighbors she never knew. Color Me Included is her first book.

Registration is required

Suggestions are always welcome!

    Location: Amesbury Room
        There are 17 spaces available.
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Tuesday July 26, 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 Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Bring babies (and toddlers) aged 0 - 23 months to our Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime! We'll read some stories, sing songs, play instruments, have puppet activities and just have some interactive fun! All this is followed by a social playtime. A great activity this summer before the park or a place to walk to in the cool of morning! Registration is not required, but space can be limited. Ramp door opens at 9:30am for this program!

    Location: Amesbury Room
 
rec_runner.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pinto Bella Hoops Hula Hoops! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   


Watch an amazing performance of hula hooping! With precision and grace, Pinto Bella creates shapes and speed with multiple hoops. Then give it a try yourself! This program will be outside, alternate location in case of rain.  

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
Wednesday July 27, 2016 Go To Top
rec_runner.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stretch and Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Moulton   9783888148   pmoulton@mvlc.org
   

Enjoy stories and movement as Ms. Polly shares tales and action. This all age storytime is great for the whole famly and is outside under the library tree making it a great way to spend a summer morning! Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy! If rain, we'll be inside!

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
 
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@mvlc.org
   

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

No sign up is required.

At this meeting we will be reading and discussing The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.

This satire follows the surviving members of the heroic Iraq war Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media-intensive "Victory Tour" at Texas Stadium. Asked to be part of the Dallas Cowboys' halftime show on Thanksgiving, Specialist Billy Lynn, one of the eight surviving men of the Bravo Squad, finds his life forever changed by this event. A National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2012.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

 

 

 

 

No sign up is required.

    Location: Flatbread, Amesbury
Monday August 1, 2016 Go To Top
rec_runner.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids Summer Reading: Drop-in Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Come on by the Children's Room for some crafts! Build some fun items connected to our theme (Ready Set READ!). All ages are welcome!

    Location: APL Children's Room
 
anim_owl 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Wingmasters: OWLS! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Join Wingmasters for an awesome display of power, speed, and smarts! Live owls, facts, and stories will make this program a hit. This is probably best for ages 5 and up, but families are welcome. We are working in connection with the senior housing in Amesbury and so will hold this program as an intergenerational program at the Heritage Towers right down the street from the Library. 

Tuesday August 2, 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 Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Bring babies (and toddlers) aged 0 - 23 months to our Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime! We'll read some stories, sing songs, play instruments, have puppet activities and just have some interactive fun! All this is followed by a social playtime. A great activity this summer before the park or a place to walk to in the cool of morning! Registration is not required, but space can be limited. Ramp door opens at 9:30am for this program!

    Location: Amesbury Room
 
trans_firetruck3 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM National Night Out! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Join us and the Amesbury Police Dept for the annual National Night Out at the Amesbury High School. This great family evenet includes activities, awesome big trucks, hot rod cars, free food, and entertainment. Come on down at any time in the evening and visit us! Rain or shine!

    Location: Amesbury High School
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
rec_runner.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stretch and Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Moulton   9783888148   pmoulton@mvlc.org
   

Enjoy stories and movement as Ms. Polly shares tales and action. This all age storytime is great for the whole famly and is outside under the library tree making it a great way to spend a summer morning! Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy! If rain, we'll be inside!

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
nat_nest.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Family Egg Drop! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Did your family sign up for the egg drop (register here by July 15th!)? Today is the day to test them out! We'll be dropping them out the Children's Room window to the ground below! Turn in your creation at the registration table where you will receive your egg. Gather at the Library Tree to see them come out and drop!

    Location: APL Children's Room
Monday August 8, 2016 Go To Top
rec_runner.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids Summer Reading: Drop-in Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Come on by the Children's Room for some crafts! Build some fun items connected to our theme (Ready Set READ!). All ages are welcome!

    Location: APL Children's Room
Tuesday August 9, 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 Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Bring babies (and toddlers) aged 0 - 23 months to our Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime! We'll read some stories, sing songs, play instruments, have puppet activities and just have some interactive fun! All this is followed by a social playtime. A great activity this summer before the park or a place to walk to in the cool of morning! Registration is not required, but space can be limited. Ramp door opens at 9:30am for this program!

    Location: Amesbury Room
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Wednesday August 10, 2016 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM End of Summer Kids' Ice Cream Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@mvlc.org
   

Join us for a celebration of all the reading, listening, and exporing you've done at the Library this summer! Free ice cream sundaes from Hodgie's and so awesome entertainment by comedic performer Henry Lappan. Fun for the whole family so bring everyone! If the weather is icky, we will be inside the Transportation Center!

    Location: Outside the Amesbury Library
 
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
   



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 August 25, 2016 Go To Top
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@mvlc.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.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Amesbury Library 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
Wednesday August 31, 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: Sara Kelso   978-388-8148   skelso@mvlc.org
   

Join our newest Book Group “Reading Glasses” for adults in their 20’s and 30’s! The Amesbury Public Library and the Newburyport Public Library are partnering to offer this great new group that will meet the last Wednesday night of the month. Each month we will read a fiction title and then meet at a local restaurant for food, drinks, and discussion.

No sign up is required.

    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.

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 Go To Top
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
   



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 22, 2016 Go To Top
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@mvlc.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
Tuesday September 27, 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@mvlc.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
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Wednesday September 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: Sara Kelso   978-388-8148   skelso@mvlc.org
   

Join our newest Book Group “Reading Glasses” for adults in their 20’s and 30’s! The Amesbury Public Library and the Newburyport Public Library are partnering to offer this great new group that will meet the last Wednesday night of the month. Each month we will read a fiction title and then meet at a local restaurant for food, drinks, and discussion.

No sign up is required.

    Location: Flatbread, Amesbury
Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 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
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
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
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@mvlc.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
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.

Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
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
   



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    
Monday October 24, 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
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: Sara Kelso   978-388-8148   skelso@mvlc.org
   

Join our newest Book Group “Reading Glasses” for adults in their 20’s and 30’s! The Amesbury Public Library and the Newburyport Public Library are partnering to offer this great new group that will meet the last Wednesday night of the month. Each month we will read a fiction title and then meet at a local restaurant for food, drinks, and discussion.

No sign up is required.

    Location: Port Tavern, Newburyport
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   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 November 9, 2016 Go To Top
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
   



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    
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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.

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.

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
   

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
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: Sara Kelso   978-388-8148   skelso@mvlc.org
   

Join our newest Book Group “Reading Glasses” for adults in their 20’s and 30’s! The Amesbury Public Library and the Newburyport Public Library are partnering to offer this great new group that will meet the last Wednesday night of the month. Each month we will read a fiction title and then meet at a local restaurant for food, drinks, and discussion.

No sign up is required.

    Location: Flatbread, Amesbury
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   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 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@mvlc.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
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
   



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    
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
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.

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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: Sara Kelso   978-388-8148   skelso@mvlc.org
   

Join our newest Book Group “Reading Glasses” for adults in their 20’s and 30’s! The Amesbury Public Library and the Newburyport Public Library are partnering to offer this great new group that will meet the last Wednesday night of the month. Each month we will read a fiction title and then meet at a local restaurant for food, drinks, and discussion.

No sign up is required.

    Location: Port Tavern, Newburyport
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