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Wednesday May 24, 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. 

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Drop in for LGBTQ+  
    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 May 25, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Cupcake Decorating with Janna!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Learn so awesome decorating skills, create a yummy treat, and enjoy a fun story! Kids aged 6 -10 years old can register to decorate Please register as spaces is limited!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM An Evening with Author B.A. Shapiro  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Part of Amesbury Reads Community Reads Events!

New York Times bestselling author B.A. Shapiro will discuss her latest book, “The Muralist,” a thrilling novel of art, history, love, and politics that traces the life and mysterious disappearance of a brilliant young artist on the eve of World War II. The book was named a Book of the Month by the American Booksellers Association and received much critical acclaim, including starred reviews in Library Journal and Booklist. Books will be available for sale at the event.

B.A. Shapiro is the bestselling author of “The Muralist,” “The Art Forger”, “The Safe Room,” “Blind Spot,” “See No Evil,” “Blameless,” and “Shattered Echoes.” She has also written four screenplays and the non-fiction book, “The Big Squeeze.” “The Art Forger” won many awards, including The 2013 New England Book Award for Fiction. Shapiro has taught sociology at Tufts University and creative writing at Northeastern University. She lives in Boston with her husband, Dan, and their dog, Sagan.

Space is limited, sign up required.

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

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Saturday May 27, 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. 

   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 to1:00 pm.


Monday May 29, 2017
     Library Closed - Memorial Day Holiday  
   

The Library is closed today for the Memorial Day holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th at 10:00 am.


Tuesday May 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Storytime Adventure  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Different activities or explorations for ages 2 to 6 years old. Check out the website for details! We'll be doing apps, movies, building, and getting messy with art! 

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

Come play YuGiOh.  Please bring your own cards.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Open Mic Night  
    Contact: Lainie Senechal     emsenechal@gmail.com
   

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.

This months featured poet is Amesbury poet and artist, Muriel Angelil. Muriel has written poetry, children’s stories and technical articles in Art Therapy journals. Her journey as a poet was launched in 2013 when she joined the Open Mic group in Newburyport, MA. Her book entitled: “In Close Embrace”, includes seventy poems on family, travel, relationships, dance, art and her experiences as a young girl growing up in Alexandria, Egypt. Muriel Angelil illustrates the book with artwork and the title is a quote from Argentine Tango which she engaged in for ten years. She has also published a memoir entitled: “Back to the Past, A Daughter of the Nile”. Muriel Angelil has created an eBook with the help of Peter Fulton in which she reads her poems and is accompanied by music and illustrated by her art. The eBook can be seen on her website: murielangelil.com.

No sign up is required, however, space may be limited.

This will be the final meeting of the Poetry Open Mic until the fall.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday June 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM [busy]  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski     cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday June 3, 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. 

   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.

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lindsay's Puppet Pals  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

  Enjoy Lindsay's giant, hand-made puppets in a fantastic show! Lindsay’s highly interactive, comedic performances delight the young and the young at   heart! Great for ages toddler on up. Registration is not required. Thanks to Gwen's Birthday Fund for sponsoring this show!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday June 6, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Ellen Alden  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Ellen Alden, author of Yours Faithfully Florence Burke, will be at the library to talk about her fascinating new book. Based on nineteen original Civil War letters from her great, great grandfather to his wife and children, it is the story of one Irish immigrant in a million struggling to make it in America at a time when the nation is divided. Ellen Alden is a first time writer who has previously worked as an elementary school teacher and wine consultant. Ellen has travelled extensively in Europe, and lived two years abroad with her family before relocating to New England. Book will be available for purchase after the program.

Space is limited, sign up required.

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday June 7, 2017
   8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Teen Lounge Busy  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   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

Saturday June 10, 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.


Tuesday June 13, 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  -  7:00 PM Small Business Administration  
    Contact: Kim Butler     
    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday June 14, 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: The River of Doubt by Candice Millard

Summary: At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:30 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 June 15, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Beading Craft for 7-12th grade  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come create a necklace or bracelet with a large selection of beads.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness for Families  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Mindfulness and meditation have been shown to help kids focus, deal with frustration, and be calmer. Join Sheryl White as she leads 5 - 8 year olds and their adult through fun mindfulness exercises and teaches about how important being mindful is for us all. Registration is required as this class has a limited number. Please sign up as a family.  

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Friday June 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Undersea Fun Exploration Time!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   9783888148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come for some fun exploration focused on the sea! Create, play, and explore with Community Action! Great for ages 0 - 8 years old!


Saturday June 17, 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.

   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

Tuesday June 20, 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

Wednesday June 21, 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

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
   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 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

Saturday July 1, 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 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

Saturday July 8, 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 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
   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
   7:30 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
   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
   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.

   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

Saturday July 22, 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 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
   3:30 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: Rosemary, The Hidden Kennedy Daughter (2015); Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero (2003); and The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln (2008). 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

Saturday July 29, 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 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

Saturday August 5, 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 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

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   7:30 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 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

Saturday August 12, 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.

   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
   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
   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

Saturday August 19, 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.


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
   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 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.


Tuesday September 12, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mindfulness with Sally Palmer  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
    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
   7:30 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 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
   7:30 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
    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

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
   7:30 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

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
   7:30 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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