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Monday December 17, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Family Lantern Making with Senior Housing  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Create a beautiful lantern with colors and pictures from a jar! A tealight makes it glow at this dark part of the year. This bright program will take place at the senior housing at Heritage Towers with residents, kids, and families all building together! Please register so we can look for you! Park on the street or at the library and walk up the road. All ages welcome!

    Location: Heritage Towers

Monday December 24, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Christmas Eve LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org

Tuesday December 25, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Christmas LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org

Wednesday December 26, 2018 -  Monday December 31, 2018
     Sock Snowmen!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   (978) 388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come on up to the Children's Room over school vaction to build a sock snowman!! It's a great project for all ages and we have all the supplies. Come in any time we are open as this project is drop-in!

    Location: APL Children's Room

Monday December 31, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM New Year's Eve LIBRARY CLOSES AT 5:00pm  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

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


Tuesday January 1, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM New Year's Day - Library Closed  

Wednesday January 2, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Amesbury Library Writers' Group  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Amesbury Library Writers' Group is an open group of writers who are currently working on writing projects. The purpose of the group is to meet to read and critique the writings of each group member. Each member is to be actively and regularly engaged in submitting their own work in progress for review, regularly reading the submissions of other members of the group, and regularly meeting in person to discuss their writings and the writings of the other group members. Writers in all genres are welcome to attend.

The group will meet the first Wednesday of every month. This group is open to anyone who would like to participate and an individual must attend two consecutive meetings of the group to have their work critiqued. This group will be run and facilitated by volunteeers.

    Location: APL Loft

Monday January 7, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday January 8, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stitch A Bit: Fiber Drop-In  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for a fiber drop-in! Bring knitting, crocheting, needle felting, quilting...whatever you're working on or might need help with! If you want to learn one of these skills we'll have needles, yarn, and ideas to help you start. If you're a seasoned knitter come on by to teach others or just work with others! This is for every age, every level. There will be monthly meetings and each month will have a special project that you can learn if you'd likeNo registration is required, just come on by! 

    Location: APL Loft

Wednesday January 9, 2019
   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 Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts? by Joshua Hammer

Summary:  The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, later became one of the world's greatest and most brazen smugglers.In 2012, thousands of Al Qaeda militants from northwest Africa seized control of most of Mali, including Timbuktu. They imposed Sharia law, chopped off the hands of accused thieves, stoned to death unmarried couples, and threatened to destroy the great manuscripts. As the militants tightened their control over Timbuktu, Haidara organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu is an inspiring account of the victory of art and literature over extremism.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Monday January 14, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday January 16, 2019
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Writing with author Molly Booth  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Author Molly Booth will be here every month through June to teach writing for teens.  Molly is the author of Saving Hamlet and Nothing Happened. 

Molly Booth (she/her/hers) writes books about Shakespeare and feelings. She's the author of Young Adult novels SAVING HAMLET and NOTHING HAPPENED, both published by Disney Hyperion. She graduated from Marlboro College and went onto study more Shakespeare at University of Massachusetts Boston. Molly is a freelance writer and editor and has been published on TheMarySue.com, McSweeneys.net, HelloGiggles.com, etc. She's the founder and artistic director of the Massachusetts educational nonprofit Brave New Shakespeare, which provides LGBTQIA+-inclusive Shakespeare-related arts activities for young people. She directs their theatre program, Brave New Players. She also speaks and teaches workshops at schools, colleges, bookstores, book fairs, camps, and libraries. Molly lives in Massachusetts, where she spends a lot of time with family and friends, and the rest attending to her queenly cat and loaf-of-bread-shaped dog.  ??


Monday January 21, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Library Closed  

Monday January 28, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Monday February 4, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday February 6, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Amesbury Library Writers' Group  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Amesbury Library Writers' Group is an open group of writers who are currently working on writing projects. The purpose of the group is to meet to read and critique the writings of each group member. Each member is to be actively and regularly engaged in submitting their own work in progress for review, regularly reading the submissions of other members of the group, and regularly meeting in person to discuss their writings and the writings of the other group members. Writers in all genres are welcome to attend.

The group will meet the first Wednesday of every month. This group is open to anyone who would like to participate and an individual must attend two consecutive meetings of the group to have their work critiqued. This group will be run and facilitated by volunteeers.

    Location: APL Loft

Monday February 11, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday February 12, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stitch A Bit: Fiber Drop-In  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for a fiber drop-in! Bring knitting, crocheting, needle felting, quilting...whatever you're working on or might need help with! If you want to learn one of these skills we'll have needles, yarn, and ideas to help you start. If you're a seasoned knitter come on by to teach others or just work with others! This is for every age, every level. There will be monthly meetings and each month will have a special project that you can learn if you'd like.  No registration is required, just come on by! 

    Location: APL Loft

Wednesday February 13, 2019
   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 Leavers by Lisa Ko

Summary:  "One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. Set in New York and China, the Leavers is the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away--and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past"--

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Monday February 18, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Presidents Day - Library Closed  

Wednesday February 20, 2019
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Writing with author Molly Booth  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Author Molly Booth will be here every month through June to teach writing for teens.  Molly is the author of Saving Hamlet and Nothing Happened. 

Molly Booth (she/her/hers) writes books about Shakespeare and feelings. She's the author of Young Adult novels SAVING HAMLET and NOTHING HAPPENED, both published by Disney Hyperion. She graduated from Marlboro College and went onto study more Shakespeare at University of Massachusetts Boston. Molly is a freelance writer and editor and has been published on TheMarySue.com, McSweeneys.net, HelloGiggles.com, etc. She's the founder and artistic director of the Massachusetts educational nonprofit Brave New Shakespeare, which provides LGBTQIA+-inclusive Shakespeare-related arts activities for young people. She directs their theatre program, Brave New Players. She also speaks and teaches workshops at schools, colleges, bookstores, book fairs, camps, and libraries. Molly lives in Massachusetts, where she spends a lot of time with family and friends, and the rest attending to her queenly cat and loaf-of-bread-shaped dog.  ??


Monday February 25, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Monday March 4, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday March 5, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS DAY IS AN APPROXIMATE START DATE. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES!

 

Come for a lively storytime with Clare for two year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!)

This program is a drop-in with no registration required! Children must to 2 years old to attend program, but younger siblings are welcome (please make sure they remain with their adult throughout the program)

We know it can be hard to get out of the house some days, but we ask that you try to arrive on-time to this program as late arrivals can be disruptive and can miss important announcements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SoulCollage Workshop  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

SoulCollage is an intuitive creative process, created by the late Seena Frost, a marital and family therapist, who combined her passions for creativity, spirituality, and psychotherapy. The process is simple: you will collect images and combine them on a 5" X 8" mat board. Part art project, part spiritual practice, SoulCollage allows you to deepen your understanding of yourself and tap into your inner wisdom. No artistic talent is necessary to enjoy this creative process. Your deck of cards is your unique reflection of yourself in the world, to be used for meditation and guidance. 

This workshop is facilitated by Eliza Goodell, a psychologist and SoulCollage facilitator. 

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday March 6, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Amesbury Library Writers' Group  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Amesbury Library Writers' Group is an open group of writers who are currently working on writing projects. The purpose of the group is to meet to read and critique the writings of each group member. Each member is to be actively and regularly engaged in submitting their own work in progress for review, regularly reading the submissions of other members of the group, and regularly meeting in person to discuss their writings and the writings of the other group members. Writers in all genres are welcome to attend.

The group will meet the first Wednesday of every month. This group is open to anyone who would like to participate and an individual must attend two consecutive meetings of the group to have their work critiqued. This group will be run and facilitated by volunteeers.

    Location: APL Loft

Thursday March 7, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

PLEASE NOTE: THIS DAY IS AN APPROXIMATE START DATE. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES!

 

Join Amy for an interactive storytime for 3 to 5 year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!) There is no registration for this program so please drop-in!

This program is for children aged 3 to 5 years old only. If younger siblings are not distracting, they can remain with their adult in the program or the adult and younger child can come up to the chidren's room during the storytime, returning at the craft/activity time (This may vary week to week!) 

We know that getting out of the house with a little one can sometimes be hard! Please try to be on time for this program. Late arrivals are disruptive and can miss important annoucements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday March 11, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Irish Volunteer  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Mark LaPointe will present a music presentation called " The Irish  
Volunteer."  This is a historical presentation told through song of the Irish  
immigration to America and their proud service within the ranks of the  
Union Army during the American Civil War. It is performed in period  
uniform and uses period instrumentation. A slide show of images  
accompanies the music as well.

Registration is required

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday March 12, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come for a lively storytime with Clare for two year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!)

This program is a drop-in with no registration required! Children must to 2 years old to attend program, but younger siblings are welcome (please make sure they remain with their adult throughout the program)

We know it can be hard to get out of the house some days, but we ask that you try to arrive on-time to this program as late arrivals can be disruptive and can miss important announcements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stitch A Bit: Fiber Drop-In  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for a fiber drop-in! Bring knitting, crocheting, needle felting, quilting...whatever you're working on or might need help with! If you want to learn one of these skills we'll have needles, yarn, and ideas to help you start. If you're a seasoned knitter come on by to teach others or just work with others! This is for every age, every level. There will be monthly meetings and each month will have a special project that you can learn if you'd like. No registration is required, just come on by! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday March 13, 2019
   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: Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

Summary:  In the shabby district called Tortilla Flat above Monterey, California lives a gang whose exploits compare to those of King Arthur's knights.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Thursday March 14, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy for an interactive storytime for 3 to 5 year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!) There is no registration for this program so please drop-in!

This program is for children aged 3 to 5 years old only. If younger siblings are not distracting, they can remain with their adult in the program or the adult and younger child can come up to the chidren's room during the storytime, returning at the craft/activity time (This may vary week to week!) 

We know that getting out of the house with a little one can sometimes be hard! Please try to be on time for this program. Late arrivals are disruptive and can miss important annoucements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday March 18, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday March 19, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come for a lively storytime with Clare for two year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!)

This program is a drop-in with no registration required! Children must to 2 years old to attend program, but younger siblings are welcome (please make sure they remain with their adult throughout the program)

We know it can be hard to get out of the house some days, but we ask that you try to arrive on-time to this program as late arrivals can be disruptive and can miss important announcements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Pleasure Grounds: Public Gardens Close to Home  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come on an armchair tour of public gardens north of Boston—gardens with important history and significant horticultural elements. Meet vicariously the ladies and gentlemen who created these gardens, including the editor/owner of the Atlantic Monthly magazine, a nephew of Isabella Stuart Gardener, and a former governor of Massachusetts. Enjoy the overall designs (several with Olmsted elements). See perennial borders, rose gardens, allées and drives, woodland paths, annual beds, water features, statuary, and tropical greenhouses. Learn about current horticultural practices and special plants at each property. And hear about the efforts to restore these landscapes. 

Lecturer Gail Anderson is a former journalist and a trained horticulturist. She worked at one of the featured gardens, Long Hill, for six years and has been photographing these gardens for up to 10 years. Gail has selected her most colorful shots for the lecture. She is now an independent speaker, not employed by any of the gardens.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday March 20, 2019
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Writing with author Molly Booth  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Author Molly Booth will be here every month through June to teach writing for teens.  Molly is the author of Saving Hamlet and Nothing Happened. 

Molly Booth (she/her/hers) writes books about Shakespeare and feelings. She's the author of Young Adult novels SAVING HAMLET and NOTHING HAPPENED, both published by Disney Hyperion. She graduated from Marlboro College and went onto study more Shakespeare at University of Massachusetts Boston. Molly is a freelance writer and editor and has been published on TheMarySue.com, McSweeneys.net, HelloGiggles.com, etc. She's the founder and artistic director of the Massachusetts educational nonprofit Brave New Shakespeare, which provides LGBTQIA+-inclusive Shakespeare-related arts activities for young people. She directs their theatre program, Brave New Players. She also speaks and teaches workshops at schools, colleges, bookstores, book fairs, camps, and libraries. Molly lives in Massachusetts, where she spends a lot of time with family and friends, and the rest attending to her queenly cat and loaf-of-bread-shaped dog.  ??


Thursday March 21, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy for an interactive storytime for 3 to 5 year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!) There is no registration for this program so please drop-in!

This program is for children aged 3 to 5 years old only. If younger siblings are not distracting, they can remain with their adult in the program or the adult and younger child can come up to the chidren's room during the storytime, returning at the craft/activity time (This may vary week to week!) 

We know that getting out of the house with a little one can sometimes be hard! Please try to be on time for this program. Late arrivals are disruptive and can miss important annoucements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday March 25, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Amesbury Library Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Genealogy Club meets the last Monday of the month, unless there is a holiday.  We help each other with research, brick walls, new websites and resources.  It is a great group of people that are at all levels of their research.  There are additional programs during some months that you would need to register for.  The meetings are free and open to the public.  You don't have to be an Amesbury resident in order come to the meetings or programs.  Please check the calendar for all programs.

 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday March 26, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come for a lively storytime with Clare for two year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!)

This program is a drop-in with no registration required! Children must to 2 years old to attend program, but younger siblings are welcome (please make sure they remain with their adult throughout the program)

We know it can be hard to get out of the house some days, but we ask that you try to arrive on-time to this program as late arrivals can be disruptive and can miss important announcements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Open Mic  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday March 27, 2019
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Feasting with Your Instant Pot  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The instant pot craze is here, are you onboard? For many of us, the instant pot is patiently waiting to be used. Whether yours is tucked away in a cupboard or still in the box, it’s time to take it out your electric pressure cooker and put it to use. Join chef Liz Barbour for a cooking class that will help take the mystery out of this amazing, time saving kitchen tool. Liz will demonstrate 2 recipes that you can recreate at home. Following her demonstration Liz will offer tasty samples for everyone to enjoy.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday March 28, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy for an interactive storytime for 3 to 5 year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!) There is no registration for this program so please drop-in!

This program is for children aged 3 to 5 years old only. If younger siblings are not distracting, they can remain with their adult in the program or the adult and younger child can come up to the chidren's room during the storytime, returning at the craft/activity time (This may vary week to week!) 

We know that getting out of the house with a little one can sometimes be hard! Please try to be on time for this program. Late arrivals are disruptive and can miss important annoucements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday April 1, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday April 2, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come for a lively storytime with Clare for two year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!)

This program is a drop-in with no registration required! Children must to 2 years old to attend program, but younger siblings are welcome (please make sure they remain with their adult throughout the program)

We know it can be hard to get out of the house some days, but we ask that you try to arrive on-time to this program as late arrivals can be disruptive and can miss important announcements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Most Nutritious Food you Consume Doesn’t Come on a Plate  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Karrah Briley from Complete Coaching as she takes you on a journey toward COMPLETE health in 2019. Each month she will cover a new and relevant topic that will consist of lecture, discussion and activities to help you progress in your health journey.

Let’s get started in April! When most people start on their health journey they think of diet and exercise as the most important factors. Come learn about primary food and how this concept is likely to bring you better health than all the kale you can eat.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday April 3, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Amesbury Library Writers' Group  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Amesbury Library Writers' Group is an open group of writers who are currently working on writing projects. The purpose of the group is to meet to read and critique the writings of each group member. Each member is to be actively and regularly engaged in submitting their own work in progress for review, regularly reading the submissions of other members of the group, and regularly meeting in person to discuss their writings and the writings of the other group members. Writers in all genres are welcome to attend.

The group will meet the first Wednesday of every month. This group is open to anyone who would like to participate and an individual must attend two consecutive meetings of the group to have their work critiqued. This group will be run and facilitated by volunteeers.

 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday April 4, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy for an interactive storytime for 3 to 5 year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!) There is no registration for this program so please drop-in!

This program is for children aged 3 to 5 years old only. If younger siblings are not distracting, they can remain with their adult in the program or the adult and younger child can come up to the chidren's room during the storytime, returning at the craft/activity time (This may vary week to week!) 

We know that getting out of the house with a little one can sometimes be hard! Please try to be on time for this program. Late arrivals are disruptive and can miss important annoucements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday April 8, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday April 9, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come for a lively storytime with Clare for two year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!)

This program is a drop-in with no registration required! Children must to 2 years old to attend program, but younger siblings are welcome (please make sure they remain with their adult throughout the program)

We know it can be hard to get out of the house some days, but we ask that you try to arrive on-time to this program as late arrivals can be disruptive and can miss important announcements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stitch A Bit: Fiber Drop-In  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for a fiber drop-in! Bring knitting, crocheting, needle felting, quilting...whatever you're working on or might need help with! If you want to learn one of these skills we'll have needles, yarn, and ideas to help you start. If you're a seasoned knitter come on by to teach others or just work with others! This is for every age, every level. There will be monthly meetings and each month will have a special project that you can learn if you'd like. This meeting we'll make small felt ornaments!  No registration is required, just come on by! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday April 10, 2019
   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: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Summary:   At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Thursday April 11, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy for an interactive storytime for 3 to 5 year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!) There is no registration for this program so please drop-in!

This program is for children aged 3 to 5 years old only. If younger siblings are not distracting, they can remain with their adult in the program or the adult and younger child can come up to the chidren's room during the storytime, returning at the craft/activity time (This may vary week to week!) 

We know that getting out of the house with a little one can sometimes be hard! Please try to be on time for this program. Late arrivals are disruptive and can miss important annoucements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday April 15, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Patriots Day - Library Closed  

Tuesday April 16, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come for a lively storytime with Clare for two year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!)

This program is a drop-in with no registration required! Children must to 2 years old to attend program, but younger siblings are welcome (please make sure they remain with their adult throughout the program)

We know it can be hard to get out of the house some days, but we ask that you try to arrive on-time to this program as late arrivals can be disruptive and can miss important announcements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday April 17, 2019
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Writing with author Molly Booth  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Author Molly Booth will be here every month through June to teach writing for teens.  Molly is the author of Saving Hamlet and Nothing Happened. 

Molly Booth (she/her/hers) writes books about Shakespeare and feelings. She's the author of Young Adult novels SAVING HAMLET and NOTHING HAPPENED, both published by Disney Hyperion. She graduated from Marlboro College and went onto study more Shakespeare at University of Massachusetts Boston. Molly is a freelance writer and editor and has been published on TheMarySue.com, McSweeneys.net, HelloGiggles.com, etc. She's the founder and artistic director of the Massachusetts educational nonprofit Brave New Shakespeare, which provides LGBTQIA+-inclusive Shakespeare-related arts activities for young people. She directs their theatre program, Brave New Players. She also speaks and teaches workshops at schools, colleges, bookstores, book fairs, camps, and libraries. Molly lives in Massachusetts, where she spends a lot of time with family and friends, and the rest attending to her queenly cat and loaf-of-bread-shaped dog.  ??


Thursday April 18, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy for an interactive storytime for 3 to 5 year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!) There is no registration for this program so please drop-in!

This program is for children aged 3 to 5 years old only. If younger siblings are not distracting, they can remain with their adult in the program or the adult and younger child can come up to the chidren's room during the storytime, returning at the craft/activity time (This may vary week to week!) 

We know that getting out of the house with a little one can sometimes be hard! Please try to be on time for this program. Late arrivals are disruptive and can miss important annoucements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM DJ and Author Carter Alan  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Monday April 22, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday April 23, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come for a lively storytime with Clare for two year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!)

This program is a drop-in with no registration required! Children must to 2 years old to attend program, but younger siblings are welcome (please make sure they remain with their adult throughout the program)

We know it can be hard to get out of the house some days, but we ask that you try to arrive on-time to this program as late arrivals can be disruptive and can miss important announcements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday April 24, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM CSI: Fact & Fiction  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Do popular crime shows on television accurately depict the role of forensic science in solving crimes? Discuss the myths and realities of crime scene investigations with Professor Mike Cross. You’ll learn the strengths and limitations of modern forensics and have the chance to test your own skills at crime solving!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday April 25, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy for an interactive storytime for 3 to 5 year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!) There is no registration for this program so please drop-in!

This program is for children aged 3 to 5 years old only. If younger siblings are not distracting, they can remain with their adult in the program or the adult and younger child can come up to the chidren's room during the storytime, returning at the craft/activity time (This may vary week to week!) 

We know that getting out of the house with a little one can sometimes be hard! Please try to be on time for this program. Late arrivals are disruptive and can miss important annoucements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Friday April 26, 2019
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Amesbury High School Promenade  
   

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


Saturday April 27, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 1918 Flu Epidemic with Lori Lyn Price  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Impact of the 1918 flu epidemic: A personal stories-based approach
The 1918 flu pandemic killed up to 100 million people worldwide in less than a year, disproportionately taking healthy young adults. The personal impact was devastating and wide-ranging, including immigration, families split apart, and openings for women in the workforce. This talk draws on stories and newspaper articles to explore the multi-faceted ways the 1918 flu epidemic impacted families, sometimes for generations. 

Registration is required

 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday April 29, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday April 30, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come for a lively storytime with Clare for two year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!)

This program is a drop-in with no registration required! Children must to 2 years old to attend program, but younger siblings are welcome (please make sure they remain with their adult throughout the program)

We know it can be hard to get out of the house some days, but we ask that you try to arrive on-time to this program as late arrivals can be disruptive and can miss important announcements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Open Mic  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday May 1, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Amesbury Library Writers' Group  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Amesbury Library Writers' Group is an open group of writers who are currently working on writing projects. The purpose of the group is to meet to read and critique the writings of each group member. Each member is to be actively and regularly engaged in submitting their own work in progress for review, regularly reading the submissions of other members of the group, and regularly meeting in person to discuss their writings and the writings of the other group members. Writers in all genres are welcome to attend.

The group will meet the first Wednesday of every month. This group is open to anyone who would like to participate and an individual must attend two consecutive meetings of the group to have their work critiqued. This group will be run and facilitated by volunteeers.

 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday May 2, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy for an interactive storytime for 3 to 5 year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!) There is no registration for this program so please drop-in!

This program is for children aged 3 to 5 years old only. If younger siblings are not distracting, they can remain with their adult in the program or the adult and younger child can come up to the chidren's room during the storytime, returning at the craft/activity time (This may vary week to week!) 

We know that getting out of the house with a little one can sometimes be hard! Please try to be on time for this program. Late arrivals are disruptive and can miss important annoucements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Softer Side of Celtic  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Softer Side of Celtic, with Jeff Snow, combines the music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England into a program that will keep you on the edge of your seat. There will be singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps a bit of foot stomping. Jeff’s concert is interactive, and he encourages questions and input from the audience. The typical concert includes music on the guitar, bouzouki and autoharp. 

A skilled guitar player, Jeff was featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He is a contributing writer to Acoustic Guitar Magazine and Autoharp Quarterly. Jeff has performed for audiences of all ages and in a variety of settings including concert halls, libraries, museums, churches, schools, and private homes. When not singing, playing or teaching Jeff can often be found on his bicycle, a golf course or a beach.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Saturday May 4, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Briggs Carriage Company with Lynn Davis  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Amesbury Room

Monday May 6, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday May 7, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come for a lively storytime with Clare for two year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!)

This program is a drop-in with no registration required! Children must to 2 years old to attend program, but younger siblings are welcome (please make sure they remain with their adult throughout the program)

We know it can be hard to get out of the house some days, but we ask that you try to arrive on-time to this program as late arrivals can be disruptive and can miss important announcements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Eat for Energy  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Karrah Briley from Complete Coaching as she takes you on a journey toward COMPLETE health in 2019. Each month she will cover a new and relevant topic that will consist of lecture, discussion and activities to help you progress in your health journey.

Join her in May for a talk on Eating for Energy. Let’s face it, life is BUSY! We need all the advantages we can get. The food we eat can be a tool for energy or lethargy. Learn how to incorporate more nutritious foods that will fuel your days and improve your energy levels.

This the second in a series of talks on nutrition and health. Attend one, two or all three programs!

Space is limited, sign up required.

 
    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday May 8, 2019
   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: Celine by Peter Heller

Summary:  A luminous, spine-tingling novel of suspense--the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Thursday May 9, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy for an interactive storytime for 3 to 5 year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!) There is no registration for this program so please drop-in!

This program is for children aged 3 to 5 years old only. If younger siblings are not distracting, they can remain with their adult in the program or the adult and younger child can come up to the chidren's room during the storytime, returning at the craft/activity time (This may vary week to week!) 

We know that getting out of the house with a little one can sometimes be hard! Please try to be on time for this program. Late arrivals are disruptive and can miss important annoucements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday May 11, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Essex County and the Mayflower Connection  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

As we approach the celebratory year of 2020 in New England, learn of the many Essex, Eng. links to the planners, promoters, sailors and emigrants with direct connections to the events of the Mayflower, experiencing how many of the original documents have been preserved and digitized.  Linda MacIver will be giving this presentation.  She is an educator, lecturer, librarian and genealogy researcher. She recently retired from a 27 year career at the Boston Public Library where she inaugurated the BPL patron genealogy classes in 2011. Linda is the Secretary of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council and a member of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists (MSOG) and the Essex (MA) Society of Genealogists (ESOG.) She serves as the New England Representative for the Essex (England!) Record Office. Linda has a BA in History from the University of New Hampshire, an MEd. from Boston University and earned her MLIS at Simmons College. 

Registration is required

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday May 13, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday May 14, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come for a lively storytime with Clare for two year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!)

This program is a drop-in with no registration required! Children must to 2 years old to attend program, but younger siblings are welcome (please make sure they remain with their adult throughout the program)

We know it can be hard to get out of the house some days, but we ask that you try to arrive on-time to this program as late arrivals can be disruptive and can miss important announcements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stitch A Bit: Fiber Drop-In  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for a fiber drop-in! Bring knitting, crocheting, needle felting, quilting...whatever you're working on or might need help with! If you want to learn one of these skills we'll have needles, yarn, and ideas to help you start. If you're a seasoned knitter come on by to teach others or just work with others! This is for every age, every level. There will be monthly meetings and each month will have a special project that you can learn if you'd like. This meeting we'll make small felt ornaments!  No registration is required, just come on by! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday May 15, 2019
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Writing with author Molly Booth  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Author Molly Booth will be here every month through June to teach writing for teens.  Molly is the author of Saving Hamlet and Nothing Happened. 

Molly Booth (she/her/hers) writes books about Shakespeare and feelings. She's the author of Young Adult novels SAVING HAMLET and NOTHING HAPPENED, both published by Disney Hyperion. She graduated from Marlboro College and went onto study more Shakespeare at University of Massachusetts Boston. Molly is a freelance writer and editor and has been published on TheMarySue.com, McSweeneys.net, HelloGiggles.com, etc. She's the founder and artistic director of the Massachusetts educational nonprofit Brave New Shakespeare, which provides LGBTQIA+-inclusive Shakespeare-related arts activities for young people. She directs their theatre program, Brave New Players. She also speaks and teaches workshops at schools, colleges, bookstores, book fairs, camps, and libraries. Molly lives in Massachusetts, where she spends a lot of time with family and friends, and the rest attending to her queenly cat and loaf-of-bread-shaped dog.  ??


Thursday May 16, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy for an interactive storytime for 3 to 5 year olds! We'll explore a different letter of the alphabet each week using stories, songs, science, math, engineering, and technology for some fabulous all around literacy building fun! Each week will end with activities and children will create an alphabet book over the year (no worries if you miss a letter!) There is no registration for this program so please drop-in!

This program is for children aged 3 to 5 years old only. If younger siblings are not distracting, they can remain with their adult in the program or the adult and younger child can come up to the chidren's room during the storytime, returning at the craft/activity time (This may vary week to week!) 

We know that getting out of the house with a little one can sometimes be hard! Please try to be on time for this program. Late arrivals are disruptive and can miss important annoucements. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday May 20, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Caregivers and little ones aged newborn to 23 months are welcome to come explore! We'll have a variety of sensory activities including tunnels, sensory bags and bottles, books, noise makers, and more. A great way to interact with your babies and to see how they explore the world. Children start exploring and absorbing the world as soon as they are born and they do it with all their senses! Create giggles and stimulate their brains at the same time. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. No registration and just come by with your child! 

    Location: Amesbury Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Amesbury Library Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Genealogy Club meets the last Monday of the month, unless there is a holiday.  We help each other with research, brick walls, new websites and resources.  It is a great group of people that are at all levels of their research.  There are additional programs during some months that you would need to register for.  The meetings are free and open to the public.  You don't have to be an Amesbury resident in order come to the meetings or programs.  Please check the calendar for all programs.

 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Monday May 27, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Memorial Day - Library Closed  

Tuesday May 28, 2019
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Open Mic  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday June 4, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Reduce Stress, Reduce Your Waistline  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Karrah Briley from Complete Coaching as she takes you on a journey toward COMPLETE health in 2019. Each month she will cover a new and relevant topic that will consist of lecture, discussion and activities to help you progress in your health journey.

Join Karrah in May for a talk on stress and eating habits. Are you stressed? I bet you answered, “Yes!” That’s how many of us feel in our day to day lives. Come learn how stress affects your health and some simple ways you can decrease it.

This is the third in a series of talks on nutrition and health. Attend one, two, or all three programs! 

Space is limited, sign up required. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday June 5, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Amesbury Library Writers' Group  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Amesbury Library Writers' Group is an open group of writers who are currently working on writing projects. The purpose of the group is to meet to read and critique the writings of each group member. Each member is to be actively and regularly engaged in submitting their own work in progress for review, regularly reading the submissions of other members of the group, and regularly meeting in person to discuss their writings and the writings of the other group members. Writers in all genres are welcome to attend.

The group will meet the first Wednesday of every month. This group is open to anyone who would like to participate and an individual must attend two consecutive meetings of the group to have their work critiqued. This group will be run and facilitated by volunteeers.

 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday June 8, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Staying Home Alone Safety  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

It’s hard not to worry when leaving your child home alone or in charge of younger siblings “Home Alone Staying Safe” will prepare your child to handle most situations, from an unexpected knock on the door to an emergency 911 call. This dynamic and interactive three-hour class for 9 to 12 year olds is serious business made fun.

Topics in this class include:

  • Safety to and from school
  • Basic self-defense moves and verbal assertiveness
  • Food/cooking safety
  • Chocking prevention and Heimlich maneuver
  • Basic first aid and handling emergencies
  • Handling fears
  • Lots of prevention!

REGISTRATION WILL START May 15th

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday June 11, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stitch A Bit: Fiber Drop-In  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for a fiber drop-in! Bring knitting, crocheting, needle felting, quilting...whatever you're working on or might need help with! If you want to learn one of these skills we'll have needles, yarn, and ideas to help you start. If you're a seasoned knitter come on by to teach others or just work with others! This is for every age, every level. There will be monthly meetings and each month will have a special project that you can learn if you'd like. This meeting we'll make small felt ornaments!  No registration is required, just come on by! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday June 12, 2019
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Writing with author Molly Booth  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Author Molly Booth will be here every month through June to teach writing for teens.  Molly is the author of Saving Hamlet and Nothing Happened. 

Molly Booth (she/her/hers) writes books about Shakespeare and feelings. She's the author of Young Adult novels SAVING HAMLET and NOTHING HAPPENED, both published by Disney Hyperion. She graduated from Marlboro College and went onto study more Shakespeare at University of Massachusetts Boston. Molly is a freelance writer and editor and has been published on TheMarySue.com, McSweeneys.net, HelloGiggles.com, etc. She's the founder and artistic director of the Massachusetts educational nonprofit Brave New Shakespeare, which provides LGBTQIA+-inclusive Shakespeare-related arts activities for young people. She directs their theatre program, Brave New Players. She also speaks and teaches workshops at schools, colleges, bookstores, book fairs, camps, and libraries. Molly lives in Massachusetts, where she spends a lot of time with family and friends, and the rest attending to her queenly cat and loaf-of-bread-shaped dog.  ??

   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: History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Summary:  Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counter-culture world. As she struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, Linda confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people do-and fail to do-for the people they love.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Monday June 24, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Amesbury Library Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Genealogy Club meets the last Monday of the month, unless there is a holiday.  We help each other with research, brick walls, new websites and resources.  It is a great group of people that are at all levels of their research.  There are additional programs during some months that you would need to register for.  The meetings are free and open to the public.  You don't have to be an Amesbury resident in order come to the meetings or programs.  Please check the calendar for all programs.

 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Thursday July 4, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Independence Day - Library Closed  

Wednesday July 10, 2019
   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: South of Broad by Pat Conroy

Summary:  Leopold Bloom King has been raised in a family shattered--and shadowed--by tragedy. Lonely and adrift, he searches for something to sustain him and finds it among a tightly knit group of outsiders. Surviving marriages happy and troubled, unrequited loves and unspoken longings, hard-won successes and devastating breakdowns, as well as Charleston, South Carolina's dark legacy of racism and class divisions, these friends will endure until a final test forces them to face something none of them are prepared for.
 
Spanning two turbulent decades, South of Broad is Pat Conroy at his finest: a masterpiece from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Monday July 29, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Amesbury Library Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Genealogy Club meets the last Monday of the month, unless there is a holiday.  We help each other with research, brick walls, new websites and resources.  It is a great group of people that are at all levels of their research.  There are additional programs during some months that you would need to register for.  The meetings are free and open to the public.  You don't have to be an Amesbury resident in order come to the meetings or programs.  Please check the calendar for all programs.

 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday August 14, 2019
   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: 

Summary:  

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Monday August 26, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Amesbury Library Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Genealogy Club meets the last Monday of the month, unless there is a holiday.  We help each other with research, brick walls, new websites and resources.  It is a great group of people that are at all levels of their research.  There are additional programs during some months that you would need to register for.  The meetings are free and open to the public.  You don't have to be an Amesbury resident in order come to the meetings or programs.  Please check the calendar for all programs.

 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Monday September 2, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Labor Day - Library Closed  

Wednesday September 11, 2019
   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: 

Summary:  

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday October 9, 2019
   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: 

Summary:  

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Monday October 14, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Columbus Day - Library Closed  

Monday November 11, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Veterans Day - Library Closed  

Wednesday November 13, 2019
   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: 

Summary:  

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday November 27, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving Eve -- LIBRARY CLOSES AT 5:00PM  
   

Library Closes at 5:00pm for Thanksgiving Holiday


Thursday November 28, 2019 -  Friday November 29, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving - Library Closed  

Wednesday December 11, 2019
   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: 

Summary:  

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday December 24, 2019 -  Wednesday December 25, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Christmas - Library Closed  

Tuesday December 31, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM New Year's Eve -- LIBRARY CLOSES AT 5:00pm  
   

New Year's Eve - -Library Closes at 5:00pm


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