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Saturday June 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours  
   

We are now in our Summer hours. The library will be open today from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.


Monday June 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids' Summer Program: Build a Craft  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for some creative activities! We'll create magnetic robots, indoor gardens, rock pets, rockets, monster books, and more! This is for all ages and is drop-in any time in the morning. No registration is required to build here! 

    Location: APL Children's Room

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YuGiOh  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play YuGiOh.  Bring your own cards or use ours.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

*Note we will be meeting on Tuesday this month only.  Genealogy Club meeting the last Monday of the month.  Come share what you are working.  We have webinars, speakers and help each other get further along in our our search for our family information.

Speaker: 
History Under Our Feet: MA Archaeology/J. Kevin "Quack" Quackenbush

Have you ever wanted to know what daily life was like thousands of years ago?

Now is your chance to get hands on experience!

The Amesbury Public Library will be hosting a program on MA archaeology, History Under Our Feet. Come enjoy this dynamic presentation where you’ll get to see and hold archaeological finds from our own region.

Join Archaeologist J. Kevin “Quack” Quackenbush at the library for a hands-on discussion of archaeology and the ancient peoples of Massachusetts and the surrounding areas. Quack, as he prefers to be called, is an avocational archaeologist as well as a former Trustee at the Massachusetts Archaeological Society and chairman of their MAS Education Committee. He comes not with just knowledge but actual ancient artifacts primarily from the New England area, and many are marvels to see!

The interests and momentum of the crowd will shape the discussion so no two presentations by Quack are ever the same. Learn how ancient man survived on a daily basis, what they used for tools/weapons, what they ate, what they wore, how they worked with fire, and much more.

 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Drop in for teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Friday June 30, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime  
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

0 – 23 month olds and their adult caregivers can come enjoy an interactive babytime with puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, a few giggles, and a social play time at the end. No registration is required, but attendance is on a first come basis. Enjoy some fun summer literacy and sign up for our summer reading for 0 - 4 years or 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. 


Saturday July 1, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours  
   

We are now in our Summer hours. The library will be open today from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Monday July 3, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids' Summer Program: Build a Craft  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for some creative activities! We'll create magnetic robots, indoor gardens, rock pets, rockets, monster books, and more! This is for all ages and is drop-in any time in the morning. No registration is required to build here! 

    Location: APL Children's Room

Tuesday July 4, 2017
     Library Closed - Independence Day  
   

The Library is closed today for Independence Day. We will reopen on Wednesday, July 5th at 10:00 am.


Wednesday July 5, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Dropin for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday July 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids' Summer Program: Fairy tale Engineering  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Ages 6 to 10 years old can explore a traditional fairytale through engineering. Each week is separate so you can sign up for one or for all of them! We’ll tell the stories before we start to build! Registration is required as we have limited supplies! Build a bridge that will hold all three Billy Goats Gruff (as a challenge they are actually heavy bags of flour!)

    Location: APL Loft

Friday July 7, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime  
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

0 – 23 month olds and their adult caregivers can come enjoy an interactive babytime with puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, a few giggles, and a social play time at the end. No registration is required, but attendance is on a first come basis. Enjoy some fun summer literacy and sign up for our summer reading for 0 - 4 years or 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. 


Saturday July 8, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours  
   

We are now in our Summer hours. The library will be open today from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Monday July 10, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids' Summer Program: Build a Craft  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for some creative activities! We'll create magnetic robots, indoor gardens, rock pets, rockets, monster books, and more! This is for all ages and is drop-in any time in the morning. No registration is required to build here! 

    Location: APL Children's Room

Tuesday July 11, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids' Summer Program: Building Playground  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

A great time to just play with all kinds of building supplies including blocks, Lego, magnet blocks, and more! Drop in anytime between 9:30 – 11am to have some fun exploring. Ages 0 – 8 years old a great fit for this program, particularly on a rainy day! 

    Location: APL Loft
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YuGiOh  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play YuGiOh.  Bring your own cards or use ours.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


This month we are reading: House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure

Summary:In 1886 New York, a respectable architect shouldn't have any connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city, but when John Cross's son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent's Gents, Cross must pay it back himself. All he has to do is use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won't solve. The take better include some cash too, the bigger the payout, the faster this will be over.

With a newfound talent for sniffing out vulnerable and lucrative targets, Cross becomes invaluable to the gang. But Cross's entire life has become a balancing act, and it will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down and for his family to go down too.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM APL Board of Trustees Meeting  
   

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

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


Thursday July 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids' Summer Program: Fairy tale Engineering  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Ages 6 to 10 years old can explore a traditional fairytale through engineering. Each week is separate so you can sign up for one or for all of them! We’ll tell the stories before we start to build! Registration is required as we have limited supplies! The Frog Prince needs some help! Engineer a hook to grab the golden ball or make the frog's eyes glow!

    Location: APL Loft
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Canvas Art for 7th-12th Grade  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will make art using Sharpies and rubbing alcohol.  We will supply the materials.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Friday July 14, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime  
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

0 – 23 month olds and their adult caregivers can come enjoy an interactive babytime with puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, a few giggles, and a social play time at the end. No registration is required, but attendance is on a first come basis. Enjoy some fun summer literacy and sign up for our summer reading for 0 - 4 years or 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Create Your Own Video Game  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Rhode Island Computer Museum is coming to visit us with computers and design tools to create a game. Use Kudo to engineer a game and, if you like, do some Minecraft programming at the end. Ages 9 and up. Registration Required. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday July 15, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours  
   

We are now in our Summer hours. The library will be open today from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    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 July 17, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids' Summer Program: Build a Craft  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for some creative activities! We'll create magnetic robots, indoor gardens, rock pets, rockets, monster books, and more! This is for all ages and is drop-in any time in the morning. No registration is required to build here! 

    Location: APL Children's Room

Tuesday July 18, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids' Summer Program: Building Playground  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

A great time to just play with all kinds of building supplies including blocks, Lego, magnet blocks, and more! Drop in anytime between 9:30 – 11am to have some fun exploring. Ages 0 – 8 years old a great fit for this program, particularly on a rainy day! 

    Location: APL Loft
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YuGiOh  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play YuGiOh.  Bring your own cards or use ours.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids' Summer Program: Origami  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

 Origami with Michael LaFosse of Origamido! Learn some techniques and new folds to make some wonderful paper art. All levels are welcome. Ages 8 and up and  registration  required as space is limited. Funded by Amesbury Youth Funding. 

This origami bat was folded by Michael LaFosse in 1989. 

 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Dropin for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday July 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids' Summer Program: Fairy tale Engineering  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Ages 6 to 10 years old can explore a traditional fairytale through engineering. Each week is separate so you can sign up for one or for all of them! We’ll tell the stories before we start to build! Registration is required as we have limited supplies! This week you will either build the tallest tower you can or create an elevator to reach Repunzel! 

    Location: APL Loft

Friday July 21, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime  
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

0 – 23 month olds and their adult caregivers can come enjoy an interactive babytime with puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, a few giggles, and a social play time at the end. No registration is required, but attendance is on a first come basis. Enjoy some fun summer literacy and sign up for our summer reading for 0 - 4 years or 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. 


Saturday July 22, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours  
   

We are now in our Summer hours. The library will be open today from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Monday July 24, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids' Summer Program: Build a Craft  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for some creative activities! We'll create magnetic robots, indoor gardens, rock pets, rockets, monster books, and more! This is for all ages and is drop-in any time in the morning. No registration is required to build here! 

    Location: APL Children's Room

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids' Summer Program: Building Playground  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

A great time to just play with all kinds of building supplies including blocks, Lego, magnet blocks, and more! Drop in anytime between 9:30 – 11am to have some fun exploring. Ages 0 – 8 years old a great fit for this program, particularly on a rainy day! 

    Location: APL Loft
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YuGiOh  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play YuGiOh.  Bring your own cards or use ours.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Creature Teachers  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Creature Teachers is back with some awesome LIVE animals! Once again you will see, hear, and perhaps touch animals from around the world as you learn about their strange habits, cool communities, and awesome habitats. This is best for ages 5 and up and is presented in collaboration with the Amesbury Housing Authority. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. LOCATION: Heritage Towers at 180 Main St. 

    Location: Heritage Towers

Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids' Summer Program: Fairy tale Engineering  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Ages 6 to 10 years old can explore a traditional fairytale through engineering. Each week is separate so you can sign up for one or for all of them! We’ll tell the stories before we start to build! Registration is required as we have limited supplies! This week we build a cage to trap the witch, but with exact measuring won't hold Hansel and Gretel!

    Location: APL Loft
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Kate Larson  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Do you know the story of Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest daughter of Joe and Rose Kennedy? Come hear Kate Larson, author of the 2016 Massachusetts Book Award book “Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter," tell us Rosemary’s story. Kate Larson brings Rosemary alive as a girl adored but left far behind by her competitive siblings. She reveals both the sensitive care Rose and Joe gave to Rosemary and then, as the family’s standing reached an apex, the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly difficult in her early twenties. Finally, Larson illuminates Joe’s decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty-three and the family’s complicity in keeping the secret. Copies of the book will be available for sale after the talk.

Kate Larson is the author of three critically acclaimed biographies. She has been a consultant and interpretive specialist for numerous museum and public history initiatives focusing on the lives and contributions of women in the making of our national identity. Dr. Larson holds two degrees from Simmons College, an MBA from Northeastern University, and a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire. She lives in Winchester, Massachusetts.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Friday July 28, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime  
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

0 – 23 month olds and their adult caregivers can come enjoy an interactive babytime with puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, a few giggles, and a social play time at the end. No registration is required, but attendance is on a first come basis. Enjoy some fun summer literacy and sign up for our summer reading for 0 - 4 years or 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. 


Saturday July 29, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours  
   

We are now in our Summer hours. The library will be open today from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Monday July 31, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids' Summer Program: Build a Craft  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for some creative activities! We'll create magnetic robots, indoor gardens, rock pets, rockets, monster books, and more! This is for all ages and is drop-in any time in the morning. No registration is required to build here! 

    Location: APL Children's Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Genealogy Club meeting the last Monday of the month.  Come share what you are working.  We have webinars, speakers and help each other get further along in our our search for our family information.

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids' Summer Program: Building Playground  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

A great time to just play with all kinds of building supplies including blocks, Lego, magnet blocks, and more! Drop in anytime between 9:30 – 11am to have some fun exploring. Ages 0 – 8 years old a great fit for this program, particularly on a rainy day! 

    Location: APL Loft
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YuGiOh  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play YuGiOh.  Bring your own cards or use ours.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM National Night Out  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join the Library and the Amesbury Police Dept in the ever popular National Night Out at the Amesbury High School! Enjoy awesome cars and trucks, free food, and some great entertainment. A fun time for the whole family and a great way to celebrate this community and its safety!

    Location: Amesbury High School

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Dropin for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Friday August 4, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime  
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

0 – 23 month olds and their adult caregivers can come enjoy an interactive babytime with puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, a few giggles, and a social play time at the end. No registration is required, but attendance is on a first come basis. Enjoy some fun summer literacy and sign up for our summer reading for 0 - 4 years or 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. 


Saturday August 5, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours  
   

We are now in our Summer hours. The library will be open today from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Monday August 7, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids' Summer Program: Build a Craft  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for some creative activities! We'll create magnetic robots, indoor gardens, rock pets, rockets, monster books, and more! This is for all ages and is drop-in any time in the morning. No registration is required to build here! 

    Location: APL Children's Room

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids' Summer Program: Building Playground  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

A great time to just play with all kinds of building supplies including blocks, Lego, magnet blocks, and more! Drop in anytime between 9:30 – 11am to have some fun exploring. Ages 0 – 8 years old a great fit for this program, particularly on a rainy day! 

    Location: APL Loft
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YuGiOh  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play YuGiOh.  Bring your own cards or use ours.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids' Summer Celebration  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

  Celebrate summer and our summer program with ice cream, games, and an awesome performance by Sciencetellers! They will take you on a trip on a pirate ship using science experiments along the way. This event is great for the whole family and includes free ice cream. Funding for this fun program provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Library and Amesbury Youth Funding!

    Location: Outside the Library

Thursday August 10, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Create a bag out of recycled materials  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will be creating a bag out of recycled materials.

 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Friday August 11, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime  
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

0 – 23 month olds and their adult caregivers can come enjoy an interactive babytime with puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, a few giggles, and a social play time at the end. No registration is required, but attendance is on a first come basis. Enjoy some fun summer literacy and sign up for our summer reading for 0 - 4 years or 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. 


Saturday August 12, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours  
   

We are now in our Summer hours. The library will be open today from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    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 August 14, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids' Summer Program: Build a Craft  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for some creative activities! We'll create magnetic robots, indoor gardens, rock pets, rockets, monster books, and more! This is for all ages and is drop-in any time in the morning. No registration is required to build here! 

    Location: APL Children's Room

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids' Summer Program: Building Playground  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

A great time to just play with all kinds of building supplies including blocks, Lego, magnet blocks, and more! Drop in anytime between 9:30 – 11am to have some fun exploring. Ages 0 – 8 years old a great fit for this program, particularly on a rainy day! 

    Location: APL Loft
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YuGiOh  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play YuGiOh.  Bring your own cards or use ours.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Summary: Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family—which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother—he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years. 

Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk



 


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Friday August 18, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime  
    Contact: Clare A. Dombrowski   9783881356   kids@amesburylibrary.org
   

0 – 23 month olds and their adult caregivers can come enjoy an interactive babytime with puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, a few giggles, and a social play time at the end. No registration is required, but attendance is on a first come basis. Enjoy some fun summer literacy and sign up for our summer reading for 0 - 4 years or 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. 


Saturday August 19, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours  
   

We are now in our Summer hours. The library will be open today from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Thursday August 24, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Museum of Science Rocket Workshop  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Build and experiment with balloon rockets in the main floor of the library! Can you get your rocket all the up to the top of the string? How can you change it? Ages 7 and up can come create and learn about rocket building from the Boston Museum of Science educators. Funded by a grant from the museum. Registration is required as we can only have so many rocket builders! 

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Saturday August 26, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours  
   

We are now in our Summer hours. The library will be open today from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Monday August 28, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Genealogy Club meeting the last Monday of the month.  Come share what you are working.  We have webinars, speakers and help each other get further along in our our search for our family information.

    Location: Amesbury Room

Monday September 4, 2017
     Library Closed - Labor Day Holiday  
   

The Library is closed today for the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5th at 10:00 am.


Monday September 11, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Amesbury Public Library meet once a month on the first Monday night of the Month from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Amesbury Room. All Friends members are welcome to attend. (Today we are meeting on the second Monday due to the Labor Day Holiday)

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

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Sally Palmer  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come and meet Sally Palmer, Mindful Stress Reduction Educator, Topsfield, MA to learn about Mindful Awareness and how Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction can improve your health and reduce stress. We will discuss how to become more aware of stress as it arises in the body and mind, and the consequences and underlying symptoms that come to the surface.. A slide presentation, and handouts with exercises will be available for patrons.

Sally received her training and education from the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society and Mindful Schools of CA for grades K-12 curriculum. By learning and practicing simple exercises each day you can change your brain and your relationship to stress. The benefits of regular practice have been validated in clinical studies for individuals suffering with anxiety, depression, chronic illness and pain.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM APL Board of Trustees Meeting  
   

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.


Tuesday September 19, 2017
   6:00 PM Friends of the APL: Flatbread Fundraiser  
   

Come to Flatbread in Amesbury and help raise some dough! 

Check back as the event nears for more details.

In the meantime -- become a friend! Check out the link below for more information! 

http://amesburylibrary.org/friends/

    Location: Flatbread, Amesbury

Monday September 25, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Genealogy Club meeting the last Monday of the month.  Come share what you are working.  We have webinars, speakers and help each other get further along in our our search for our family information.

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Open Mic Night  
    Contact: Lainie Senechal     esenechal@verizon.net
   

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday October 2, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Amesbury Room

Thursday October 5, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Best Selling Author Joseph Finder  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Jospeh Finder is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen suspense novels, most recently "The Switch" published in June. He is best know for his Nick Heller series who was introduced in "Vanished" (2009) and returned in "Buried Secrets" (2011). Joe’s novels "High Crimes" (1998) and "Paranoia" (2004) have been adapted as major motion pictures. "Killer Instict" (2006) won the International Thriller Writers’ Thriller Award for Best Novel; "Buried Secrets" won the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel, while "Company Man" (2005) won the Barry Award for Best Thriller. A founding member of the International Thriller Writers, Joe is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Russian Research Center, and lives in Boston with his wife and their dog Mia, a dropout from Seeing Eye dog school.

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

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Monday October 9, 2017
     Library Closed - Columbus Day Holiday  
   

The Library is closed today for the Columbus Day holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, October 10th at 10:00 am.


Wednesday October 11, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM APL Board of Trustees Meeting  
   

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.


Tuesday October 17, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Things That Go Bump in the Night: The History and Impact of the Horror Film  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

For generations, audiences have thrilled to the suspense, creepiness, and good old-fashioned 'jump scares' that horror films offer. From vampires and witches to creatures and aliens, from the supernatural to the insane, different horror stories pull from a wide variety of fear factors to make moviegoers' blood run cold! Come hear about horror cinema's scariest moments, legendary stars and characters, and behind-the-scenes trivia about the making of classic terror films. All who dare to show up receive a free raffle ticket for cool movie-themed door prizes!

Frank Mandosa hosts talks and programs on a variety of film topics such as slapstick comedy, silent films, directors and actors, and film adaptations. He teaches high school English and co-hosts the Stoughton Media Access Center cable show Reel Life. 

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Open Mic Night  
    Contact: Lainie Senechal     esenechal@verizon.net
   

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday October 30, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Genealogy Club meeting the last Monday of the month.  Come share what you are working.  We have webinars, speakers and help each other get further along in our our search for our family information.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Monday November 6, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM APL Board of Trustees Meeting  
   

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.


Saturday November 11, 2017
     Library Closed - Veterans Day Holiday  
   

The Library will be closed today for the Veterans Day holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 13th at 10:00 am.


Wednesday November 22, 2017
     Library Closes today at 5:00 pm for the Thanksgiving Holiday  
   

The Library will close at 5:00pm today for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10:00am.


Thursday November 23, 2017
     Library Closed - Thanksgiving Day  
   

The Library will be closed today for the Thankgiving. We will reopen on Saturday, November 25th at 10:00 am.


Friday November 24, 2017
     Library Closed - Thanksgiving Holiday  
   

The Library will be closed today for the Thankgiving holiday. We will reopen on Saturday, November 25th at 10:00 am.


Monday November 27, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Genealogy Club meeting the last Monday of the month.  Come share what you are working.  We have webinars, speakers and help each other get further along in our our search for our family information.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Open Mic Night  
    Contact: Lainie Senechal     esenechal@verizon.net
   

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday December 4, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM APL Board of Trustees Meeting  
   

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

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


Monday December 25, 2017
     Library Closed - Christmas Day  
   

The Library will be closed today for Christmas Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 26th at 10:00 am.


Wednesday January 10, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday February 14, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday March 14, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday April 11, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday May 9, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday June 13, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday July 11, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

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