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

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


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

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

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Friday August 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Fiction Friday  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

In the Fiction Friday group adults are invited to come hear about select new releases coming out. This is more of a book share than a book group. You’ll receive book recommendations, book lists to take home, and you may even select some free books to take home with you.

If you have a title you’ve loved and would like to talk about there will be a brief period at the end of the meeting for sharing.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

No registration is required.

 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

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

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


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

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

    Location: Amesbury Room

Monday September 4, 2017
     Library Closed - Labor Day Holiday  
   

The Library is closed today for the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5th at 9:30am.


Tuesday September 5, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YuGiOh and Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday we will either be playing YuGiOh or Dungeons and Dragons.  Please bring your own cards. 

This program is for 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday September 6, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday September 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 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 September 11, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Twos on Tuesday! Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Clare in an interactive storytime for two year olds! We will read, sing, move, play, and end it all with a craft! Each week will be a different theme and is drop-in with no registration required. Please bring only children who are two years old (baby siblings are welcome to come and stay on adult's lap) and arrive on time so as not to disturb other children. This is a great way to have a group activity for your child and provides some wonderful early literacy experiences! 

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

Every Tuesday we will either be playing YuGiOh or Dungeons and Dragons.  Please bring your own cards. 

This program is for 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Sally Palmer  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

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

This month we are reading: Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry

Summary:

A ravishing first novel, set in vibrant, tumultuous turn-of-the-century New York City, where the lives of four outsiders become entwined, bringing irrevocable change to them all.

As these strangers’ lives become increasingly connected, their stories and secrets unfold. Moving from the Coney Island seashore to the tenement-studded streets of the Lower East Side, a spectacular human circus to a brutal, terrifying asylum, Church of Marvels takes readers back to turn-of-the-century New York—a city of hardship and dreams, love and loneliness, hope and danger. In magnetic, luminous prose, Leslie Parry offers a richly atmospheric vision of the past in a narrative of astonishing beauty, full of wondrous enchantments, a marvelous debut that will leave readers breathless.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

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

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

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


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

0 – 23 month olds and their adult caregivers can come enjoy an interactive babytime with puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, a few giggles, and a social play time at the end. No registration is required, but attendance is on a first come basis. 

   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Three to Five Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy of an awesome storytime with stories, books, interactive rhymes, songs, and movement. It all ends with a tie-in activity based on our theme. Please bring only children in the 3 to 5 year old range to this program as we base our programs developmentally to give the best literacy building activities! Please arrive on time so as not to distract other attendees. This is a drop-in program with no registration required. Check out the list of themes on our website! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sharpie Art for 7-9th Grade  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

You will make beautiful creations with Sharpies on canvas.  We will provide the materials you come with you imagination.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Friday September 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Community Action Exploration Time!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-1356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Community Action in this fun exploration time for ages 0 - 8 years old. Drop by the see what they have planned! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday September 16, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pizza Picks! Pizza and Books for 5th and 6th grade  
    Contact: Amy Caira   978-388-8148   acaira@amesburylibrary.org
   

5th and 6th graders can come to discuss their favorite books! Bring something you've been reading and would recommend (or something you wouldn't). Get some recommendations from other readers and enjoy some pizza for lunch. An informal discussion group that will meet monthly. Please register so we know how much pizza to order!

    Location: APL Loft

Monday September 18, 2017 -  Friday September 22, 2017
     Fairy and Gnome Week  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come up to the Children's Room to create a fairy or gnome of your own! Enjoy other whimsical activities and enter to win a family packet (4 tickets) to the Portsmouth Fairy House Tour that weekend. Fun for all ages, all week! 

    Location: APL Children's Room

Monday September 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Community Information Days -- Shared Living Collaborative  
    Contact: Erin Matlin    978-388-8148   ematlin@amesburylibrary.org
   

Stop by the library today and meet "Shared Living Collaborative".  The Shared Living Collaborative Inc. (SLC) provides a variety of foster-care, in-home, day and residential services to children and adults with developmental disabilities primarily in the Merrimack Valley area.

   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Teen Trivia/Board Games  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play some board games or maybe try some trivia.  For 7th-12th Grade

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: Amesbury Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Medicare 101  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Gerald Lodge, Field Sales Represetative for Tufts Health Plan Medicare preferred will provide an overview of Medicare. He will talk about what to do, when to do it, and cost options. Gerald Lodge is a Community Development Representive for Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred. He has spent over 30 years working in the Medicare Health Plan Industry, 20 years of those with Tufts. Gerald educates thousands of people each year on the complexities of Medicare, and helps them understand the Health plan options available. Whether it be through presentations in the Community, Business workplace, or through one on one conversations over the phone or face to face, Gerald is passionate about helping people navigate through the Medicare experience.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Twos on Tuesday! Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Clare in an interactive storytime for two year olds! We will read, sing, move, play, and end it all with a craft! Each week will be a different theme and is drop-in with no registration required. Please bring only children who are two years old (baby siblings are welcome to come and stay on adult's lap) and arrive on time so as not to disturb other children. This is a great way to have a group activity for your child and provides some wonderful early literacy experiences! 

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

Every Tuesday we will either be playing YuGiOh or Dungeons and Dragons.  Please bring your own cards. 

This program is for 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   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

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Creative Movement with Julie  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join the talented Julie for creative movement. Your 3 to 5 year olds will be moving and leaping and grooving as they jump over pretend lily pads, walk like superheros, and learn how to become more aware of their bodies. This free class is only open to 3 to 5 year olds as we don't want younger siblings to get injured. Registration is required since this is a popular program! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

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

0 – 23 month olds and their adult caregivers can come enjoy an interactive babytime with puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, a few giggles, and a social play time at the end. No registration is required, but attendance is on a first come basis. 

   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Three to Five Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy of an awesome storytime with stories, books, interactive rhymes, songs, and movement. It all ends with a tie-in activity based on our theme. Please bring only children in the 3 to 5 year old range to this program as we base our programs developmentally to give the best literacy building activities! Please arrive on time so as not to distract other attendees. This is a drop-in program with no registration required. Check out the list of themes on our website! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Cupcakes with Janna!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Back with some awesome designs and yummy decorations, Janna will show 6 - 10 year olds how to have some sugar-filled fun! Registration is required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Friday September 22, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Flower Pot Fairy and Gnome Houses  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Kids get out of school early today so come on down to the Library to create a flower pot house to take home! Using a pot as a base, you'll be able to create with natural and recycled materials a dwelling fit for a fairy or gnome. This activity ends our Fairy and Gnome week so make sure you've made a little creature as well! These houses can be as fancy or simple as you want. No registration is required and just drop in between 1:30pm and 4pm to take advantage of our supplies. All ages are welcome. If the weather is nice, we'll be outside! 

    Location: APL Children's Room

Monday September 25, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Genealogy Club Swedish Genealogy  
    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.

Marilyn O'Brien will be here to speak about how to research your Swedish ancestry.  Registration is required.

“Tips for Researching Your Swedish Ancestors” will be presented by Marilyn O’Brien at Amesbury Public Library, on Monday, September 25th, at 5:30 pm. This presentation combines pictures of Sweden with digital images of records that provide information useful in exploring the lives of your Swedish ancestors. Techniques for locating places of residence, as well as the records that can be found there, will be demonstrated. A handout that includes useful resources, including websites and translations of common Swedish genealogical words, will be provided. The presenter is proud to be half Swedish-American, and has done extensive Swedish genealogical research for over thirty-five years, has visited Sweden, and has met many cousins there. Much of her training was provided by genealogists from Sweden. She has been a member of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Swedish Ancestral Research Association, and Shrewsbury Genealogy Club for many years.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Twos on Tuesday! Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Clare in an interactive storytime for two year olds! We will read, sing, move, play, and end it all with a craft! Each week will be a different theme and is drop-in with no registration required. Please bring only children who are two years old (baby siblings are welcome to come and stay on adult's lap) and arrive on time so as not to disturb other children. This is a great way to have a group activity for your child and provides some wonderful early literacy experiences! 

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

Every Tuesday we will either be playing YuGiOh or Dungeons and Dragons.  Please bring your own cards. 

This program is for 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   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

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

0 – 23 month olds and their adult caregivers can come enjoy an interactive babytime with puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, a few giggles, and a social play time at the end. No registration is required, but attendance is on a first come basis. 

   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Three to Five Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy of an awesome storytime with stories, books, interactive rhymes, songs, and movement. It all ends with a tie-in activity based on our theme. Please bring only children in the 3 to 5 year old range to this program as we base our programs developmentally to give the best literacy building activities! Please arrive on time so as not to distract other attendees. This is a drop-in program with no registration required. Check out the list of themes on our website! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

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

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

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

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Twos on Tuesday! Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Clare in an interactive storytime for two year olds! We will read, sing, move, play, and end it all with a craft! Each week will be a different theme and is drop-in with no registration required. Please bring only children who are two years old (baby siblings are welcome to come and stay on adult's lap) and arrive on time so as not to disturb other children. This is a great way to have a group activity for your child and provides some wonderful early literacy experiences! 

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

Every Tuesday we will either be playing YuGiOh or Dungeons and Dragons.  Please bring your own cards. 

This program is for 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make a Light Up Stuffie!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Create your own creature with a light-up feature! In this class you will design a plush toy, make a simple circuit, and stuff and  finish your plush toy. Your final stuffed toy will have an L.E.D. light wherever you decide: on its nose, eye, heart, or belly button. This program is for 9 - 12 year olds. It is a 4 week program and attendees must be able to attend all four. Please register on the first date October 4th for whole session. REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

 

    Location: APL Loft

Thursday October 5, 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  -  10:50 AM Three to Five Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy of an awesome storytime with stories, books, interactive rhymes, songs, and movement. It all ends with a tie-in activity based on our theme. Please bring only children in the 3 to 5 year old range to this program as we base our programs developmentally to give the best literacy building activities! Please arrive on time so as not to distract other attendees. This is a drop-in program with no registration required. Check out the list of themes on our website! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Best Selling Author Joseph Finder  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Jospeh Finder is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen suspense novels, most recently "The Switch" published in June. He is best know for his Nick Heller series who was introduced in "Vanished" (2009) and returned in "Buried Secrets" (2011). Joe’s novels "High Crimes" (1998) and "Paranoia" (2004) have been adapted as major motion pictures. "Killer Instict" (2006) won the International Thriller Writers’ Thriller Award for Best Novel; "Buried Secrets" won the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel, while "Company Man" (2005) won the Barry Award for Best Thriller.

A founding member of the International Thriller Writers, Joe is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Russian Research Center, and lives in Boston with his wife and their dog Mia.

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

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Saturday October 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 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 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.


Tuesday October 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Twos on Tuesday! Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Clare in an interactive storytime for two year olds! We will read, sing, move, play, and end it all with a craft! Each week will be a different theme and is drop-in with no registration required. Please bring only children who are two years old (baby siblings are welcome to come and stay on adult's lap) and arrive on time so as not to disturb other children. This is a great way to have a group activity for your child and provides some wonderful early literacy experiences! 

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

Every Tuesday we will either be playing YuGiOh or Dungeons and Dragons.  Please bring your own cards. 

This program is for 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Creative Movement with Julie  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join the talented Julie for creative movement. Your 3 to 5 year olds will be moving and leaping and grooving as they jump over pretend lily pads, walk like superheros, and learn how to become more aware of their bodies. This free class is only open to 3 to 5 year olds as we don't want younger siblings to get injured. Registration is required since this is a popular program! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make a Light Up Stuffie!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Create your own creature with a light-up feature! In this class you will design a plush toy, make a simple circuit, and stuff and  finish your plush toy. Your final stuffed toy will have an L.E.D. light wherever you decide: on its nose, eye, heart, or belly button. This program is for 9 - 12 year olds. It is a 4 week program and attendees must be able to attend all four. Please register on the first date October 4th for whole session. REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

 

    Location: APL Loft
   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 Other Wes Moore: one name- two fates by Wes Moore

Summary: Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.

 

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk



 

 

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

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

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


Thursday October 12, 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  -  10:50 AM Three to Five Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy of an awesome storytime with stories, books, interactive rhymes, songs, and movement. It all ends with a tie-in activity based on our theme. Please bring only children in the 3 to 5 year old range to this program as we base our programs developmentally to give the best literacy building activities! Please arrive on time so as not to distract other attendees. This is a drop-in program with no registration required. Check out the list of themes on our website! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Cookie Purses 7-9th Grade  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will be making purses out of cookies.  Come join the fun!

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Friday October 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Community Action Exploration Time!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-1356   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Community Action in this fun exploration time for ages 0 - 8 years old. Drop by the see what they have planned! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday October 14, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pizza Picks! Pizza and Books for 5th and 6th grade  
    Contact: Amy Caira   978-388-8148   acaira@amesburylibrary.org
   

5th and 6th graders can come to discuss their favorite books! Bring something you've been reading and would recommend (or something you wouldn't). Get some recommendations from other readers and enjoy some pizza for lunch. An informal discussion group that will meet monthly. Please register so we know how much pizza to order!

    Location: APL Loft

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Twos on Tuesday! Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Clare in an interactive storytime for two year olds! We will read, sing, move, play, and end it all with a craft! Each week will be a different theme and is drop-in with no registration required. Please bring only children who are two years old (baby siblings are welcome to come and stay on adult's lap) and arrive on time so as not to disturb other children. This is a great way to have a group activity for your child and provides some wonderful early literacy experiences! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Things That Go Bump in the Night: The History and Impact of the Horror Film  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make a Light Up Stuffie!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Create your own creature with a light-up feature! In this class you will design a plush toy, make a simple circuit, and stuff and  finish your plush toy. Your final stuffed toy will have an L.E.D. light wherever you decide: on its nose, eye, heart, or belly button. This program is for 9 - 12 year olds. It is a 4 week program and attendees must be able to attend all four. Please register on the first date October 4th for whole session. REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

 

    Location: APL Loft
   6:30 PM Pumpkin Cookie Decorating  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

Thursday October 19, 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  -  10:50 AM Three to Five Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy of an awesome storytime with stories, books, interactive rhymes, songs, and movement. It all ends with a tie-in activity based on our theme. Please bring only children in the 3 to 5 year old range to this program as we base our programs developmentally to give the best literacy building activities! Please arrive on time so as not to distract other attendees. This is a drop-in program with no registration required. Check out the list of themes on our website! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Cupcakes with Janna!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Back with some awesome designs and yummy decorations, Janna will show 6 - 10 year olds how to have some sugar-filled fun! Registration is required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Twos on Tuesday! Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Clare in an interactive storytime for two year olds! We will read, sing, move, play, and end it all with a craft! Each week will be a different theme and is drop-in with no registration required. Please bring only children who are two years old (baby siblings are welcome to come and stay on adult's lap) and arrive on time so as not to disturb other children. This is a great way to have a group activity for your child and provides some wonderful early literacy experiences! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make a Light Up Stuffie!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

 Create your own creature with a light-up feature! In this class you will design a plush toy, make a simple circuit, and stuff and  finish your plush toy. Your final stuffed toy will have an L.E.D. light wherever you decide: on its nose, eye, heart, or belly button.  This program is for 9 - 12 year olds. It is a 4 week program and attendees must be able to attend all four. Please register on the  first date October 4th for whole session. REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

 

    Location: APL Loft
   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

Thursday October 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Three to Five Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy of an awesome storytime with stories, books, interactive rhymes, songs, and movement. It all ends with a tie-in activity based on our theme. Please bring only children in the 3 to 5 year old range to this program as we base our programs developmentally to give the best literacy building activities! Please arrive on time so as not to distract other attendees. This is a drop-in program with no registration required. Check out the list of themes on our website! 

    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
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Teen Trivia/Board Games  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play some board games or maybe try some trivia.  For 7th-12th Grade

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Twos on Tuesday! Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Clare in an interactive storytime for two year olds! We will read, sing, move, play, and end it all with a craft! Each week will be a different theme and is drop-in with no registration required. Please bring only children who are two years old (baby siblings are welcome to come and stay on adult's lap) and arrive on time so as not to disturb other children. This is a great way to have a group activity for your child and provides some wonderful early literacy experiences! 

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

Every Tuesday we will either be playing YuGiOh or Dungeons and Dragons.  Please bring your own cards. 

This program is for 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday November 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Three to Five Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy of an awesome storytime with stories, books, interactive rhymes, songs, and movement. It all ends with a tie-in activity based on our theme. Please bring only children in the 3 to 5 year old range to this program as we base our programs developmentally to give the best literacy building activities! Please arrive on time so as not to distract other attendees. This is a drop-in program with no registration required. Check out the list of themes on our website! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mindfulness for Preschool Educators  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Sheryl White as she gives tips, activities, and information about using mindfulness with preschoolers. Great program for daycare providers and educators. Certificates will be provided. Please register so we know the number in advance. 

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Saturday November 4, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 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 November 6, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Twos on Tuesday! Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Clare in an interactive storytime for two year olds! We will read, sing, move, play, and end it all with a craft! Each week will be a different theme and is drop-in with no registration required. Please bring only children who are two years old (baby siblings are welcome to come and stay on adult's lap) and arrive on time so as not to disturb other children. This is a great way to have a group activity for your child and provides some wonderful early literacy experiences! 

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

Every Tuesday we will either be playing YuGiOh or Dungeons and Dragons.  Please bring your own cards. 

This program is for 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday November 8, 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: Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

Summary: For fifty years, Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Her daughter, Trudy, was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier and went to live with him in Minnesota. Trudy's sole evidence of the past is an old photograph: a family portrait showing Anna, Trudy, and a Nazi officer, the Obersturmfuhrer of Buchenwald.

Driven by the guilt of her heritage, Trudy, now a professor of German history, begins investigating the past and finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother's life.

Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war, and a poignant mother/daughter drama, Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

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

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

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


Thursday November 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Three to Five Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy of an awesome storytime with stories, books, interactive rhymes, songs, and movement. It all ends with a tie-in activity based on our theme. Please bring only children in the 3 to 5 year old range to this program as we base our programs developmentally to give the best literacy building activities! Please arrive on time so as not to distract other attendees. This is a drop-in program with no registration required. Check out the list of themes on our website! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Recycle Buffet 7-9th Grade  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will have a buffet of all things recyclable.  Come create some fun treasures!

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Dave Wedge  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Author Dave Wedge will be at the library to discuss his newest book "The Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight Against ALS." While everyone knows of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral craze that swept the nation in summer 2014, too few know the truly inspirational story behind it. Pete Frates was a man at war with his own body. A man whose love for others was unshakable. A man who refused to fight alone, and in so doing mobilized a global army to combat one of the most devastating diseases on earth: ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. When disease crippled Frates, the former Boston College baseball star turned tragedy into inspiration. Pete’s story is a testament to the power of love, the steadfastness of family, the generosity of strangers, and the compassion of crowds. Half of the authors’ proceeds will go to the Frates family. Books will be available for sale and signing after the talk.

Dave Wedge is an author and writer based in Boston. He writes for VICE and was an investigative journalist for the Boston Herald for 14 years. His first book, "Boston Strong: A City's Triumph Over Tragedy," written with New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman, was adapted into the film "Patriots Day," starring Mark Wahlberg. Wedge and Sherman are also currently working on a book and film about the Deflategate scandal and the New England Patriots' miraculous comeback win in Super Bowl LI. Dave has also written for Esquire, Newsweek, DigBoston, Boston magazine, and Noisey. He's also hosted on WRKO 680-AM and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, FOX, E! and CBS.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

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.


Monday November 13, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Trivia/Board Games  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play some board games or maybe try some trivia.  For 7th-12th Grade

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Twos on Tuesday! Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Clare in an interactive storytime for two year olds! We will read, sing, move, play, and end it all with a craft! Each week will be a different theme and is drop-in with no registration required. Please bring only children who are two years old (baby siblings are welcome to come and stay on adult's lap) and arrive on time so as not to disturb other children. This is a great way to have a group activity for your child and provides some wonderful early literacy experiences! 

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

Every Tuesday we will either be playing YuGiOh or Dungeons and Dragons.  Please bring your own cards. 

This program is for 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Mosiac Workshop  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Delight in the ancient art of stained glass mosaics and learn how to make a stained glass mosaic suncatcher! Leslie Doherty, Ways of Color artist/owner, has over 25 years of experience designing, creating and teaching stained glass art. Combining her Masters of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy with her expertise in the art of stained glass, Leslie has welcomed opportunities to work in a myriad of settings with diverse populations. Ways of Color has been featured in The Boston Globe Magazine, “A Touch of Glass” and Merrimack Valley Home Magazine. Leslie has also been a featured artist at the Newburyport Art Association and The Saltbox Gallery in Topsfield. She currently exhibits and creates at Potlatch Studio and Gallery in Amesbury.

No experience is necessary and each student leaves with a feeling of success and empowerment through the creation of a unique piece of art!

Space is limited, sign up required. Please sign up just one session!

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mosiac Workshop  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Delight in the ancient art of stained glass mosaics and learn how to make a stained glass mosaic suncatcher! Leslie Doherty, Ways of Color artist/owner, has over 25 years of experience designing, creating and teaching stained glass art. Combining her Masters of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy with her expertise in the art of stained glass, Leslie has welcomed opportunities to work in a myriad of settings with diverse populations. Ways of Color has been featured in The Boston Globe Magazine, “A Touch of Glass” and Merrimack Valley Home Magazine. Leslie has also been a featured artist at the Newburyport Art Association and The Saltbox Gallery in Topsfield. She currently exhibits and creates at Potlatch Studio and Gallery in Amesbury.

No experience is necessary and each student leaves with a feeling of success and empowerment through the creation of a unique piece of art!

Space is limited, sign up required. Please sign up just one session!

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Creative Movement with Julie  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join the talented Julie for creative movement. Your 3 to 5 year olds will be moving and leaping and grooving as they jump over pretend lily pads, walk like superheros, and learn how to become more aware of their bodies. This free class is only open to 3 to 5 year olds as we don't want younger siblings to get injured. Registration is required since this is a popular program! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday November 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Three to Five Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy of an awesome storytime with stories, books, interactive rhymes, songs, and movement. It all ends with a tie-in activity based on our theme. Please bring only children in the 3 to 5 year old range to this program as we base our programs developmentally to give the best literacy building activities! Please arrive on time so as not to distract other attendees. This is a drop-in program with no registration required. Check out the list of themes on our website! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Cupcakes with Janna!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Back with some awesome designs and yummy decorations, Janna will show 6 - 10 year olds how to have some sugar-filled fun! Registration is required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Friday November 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Fiction Friday  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Twos on Tuesday! Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Clare in an interactive storytime for two year olds! We will read, sing, move, play, and end it all with a craft! Each week will be a different theme and is drop-in with no registration required. Please bring only children who are two years old (baby siblings are welcome to come and stay on adult's lap) and arrive on time so as not to disturb other children. This is a great way to have a group activity for your child and provides some wonderful early literacy experiences! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

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
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Twos on Tuesday! Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Clare in an interactive storytime for two year olds! We will read, sing, move, play, and end it all with a craft! Each week will be a different theme and is drop-in with no registration required. Please bring only children who are two years old (baby siblings are welcome to come and stay on adult's lap) and arrive on time so as not to disturb other children. This is a great way to have a group activity for your child and provides some wonderful early literacy experiences! 

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

Every Tuesday we will either be playing YuGiOh or Dungeons and Dragons.  Please bring your own cards. 

This program is for 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   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 November 29, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday November 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Three to Five Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy of an awesome storytime with stories, books, interactive rhymes, songs, and movement. It all ends with a tie-in activity based on our theme. Please bring only children in the 3 to 5 year old range to this program as we base our programs developmentally to give the best literacy building activities! Please arrive on time so as not to distract other attendees. This is a drop-in program with no registration required. Check out the list of themes on our website! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday December 2, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 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 December 4, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Twos on Tuesday! Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Clare in an interactive storytime for two year olds! We will read, sing, move, play, and end it all with a craft! Each week will be a different theme and is drop-in with no registration required. Please bring only children who are two years old (baby siblings are welcome to come and stay on adult's lap) and arrive on time so as not to disturb other children. This is a great way to have a group activity for your child and provides some wonderful early literacy experiences! 

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

Every Tuesday we will either be playing YuGiOh or Dungeons and Dragons.  Please bring your own cards. 

This program is for 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Victorian Christmas Traditions  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

"Victoria Yule" (aka Anne Barrett) welcomes you into her parlor as she shares her plans for the 1895 Christmas season. Learn the history of many Christmas traditions, passed down to her from "Grandmama and Grandpapa."  She'll read Dickens, display toys and handmade gifts that her family will be exchanging around the Christmas tree, and in her clear soprano, sing songs of the season. Travel back in time to Christmas 1895 with this fun, creative and engaging performance! 

Anne Barrett has been presenting to audiences large and small for over 10 years, researching and developing all of her own material with a focus on creating presentations that are interesting, educating and entertaining. She writes a newspaper history column, serves as Vice President of her local historical society, as well as writing and publishing the society's newsletter, Local Lore. She was also named Storyteller of the Year by the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau for her work in creating and presenting historical context presentations for North Shore Music Theater audiences.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday December 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Three to Five Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy of an awesome storytime with stories, books, interactive rhymes, songs, and movement. It all ends with a tie-in activity based on our theme. Please bring only children in the 3 to 5 year old range to this program as we base our programs developmentally to give the best literacy building activities! Please arrive on time so as not to distract other attendees. This is a drop-in program with no registration required. Check out the list of themes on our website! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday December 9, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pizza Picks! Pizza and Books for 5th and 6th grade  
    Contact: Amy Caira   978-388-8148   acaira@amesburylibrary.org
   

5th and 6th graders can come to discuss their favorite books! Bring something you've been reading and would recommend (or something you wouldn't). Get some recommendations from other readers and enjoy some pizza for lunch. An informal discussion group that will meet monthly. Please register so we know how much pizza to order!

    Location: APL Loft

Monday December 11, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Trivia/Board Games  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play some board games or maybe try some trivia.  For 7th-12th Grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Twos on Tuesday! Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Clare in an interactive storytime for two year olds! We will read, sing, move, play, and end it all with a craft! Each week will be a different theme and is drop-in with no registration required. Please bring only children who are two years old (baby siblings are welcome to come and stay on adult's lap) and arrive on time so as not to disturb other children. This is a great way to have a group activity for your child and provides some wonderful early literacy experiences! 

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

Every Tuesday we will either be playing YuGiOh or Dungeons and Dragons.  Please bring your own cards. 

This program is for 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Creative Movement with Julie  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join the talented Julie for creative movement. Your 3 to 5 year olds will be moving and leaping and grooving as they jump over pretend lily pads, walk like superheros, and learn how to become more aware of their bodies. This free class is only open to 3 to 5 year olds as we don't want younger siblings to get injured. Registration is required since this is a popular program! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    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: Brain on Fire: my month of madness by Susannah Cahalan

Summary: When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened?

In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. “A fascinating look at the disease that . . . could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” (People),

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

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

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

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


Thursday December 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Three to Five Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy of an awesome storytime with stories, books, interactive rhymes, songs, and movement. It all ends with a tie-in activity based on our theme. Please bring only children in the 3 to 5 year old range to this program as we base our programs developmentally to give the best literacy building activities! Please arrive on time so as not to distract other attendees. This is a drop-in program with no registration required. Check out the list of themes on our website! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Everything Chocolate 7-9th Grade  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come to the chocolate festival.  You will be amazed.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday December 18, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Henry Lukas, from the Spellman Musean will be taking about the history of the postage stamp and post in MA.

Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History Mission Statement
The Spellman Museum is a center of learning for people of all ages. It preserves, enhances and expands its collections, library, and facilities and provides programs and activities as a philatelic trust for the lifelong education and inspiration of the general public; promotes the hobby of stamp collecting; and, is a resource to engage historians, the curious, and the researcher.
Revised by Trustees October 2015. Approved by Corporation  April 2016.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YuGiOh and Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday we will either be playing YuGiOh or Dungeons and Dragons.  Please bring your own cards. 

This program is for 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday December 21, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Cupcakes with Janna!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Back with some awesome designs and yummy decorations, Janna will show 6 - 10 year olds how to have some sugar-filled fun! Registration is required! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

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
   7:00 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

Saturday April 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hat Fashion Tea Party  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

This is part of the 350 Celebration of the City of Amesbury.

Join us for a presentation of the hats that were made at the Merrimack Hat Factory here in Amesbury.  "The Hattery" consists of a sampling of high fashion ladies' hats, men's hats, novelties and memorabilia produced by the Merrimac Hat Corporation. The Merrimac Hat Factory rose from humble beginnings in 1856 to become the largest maker of hats and hat bodies in the U.S. in 1946. For over 100 years the Merrimac Hat Corporation was a vital part of Amesbury's economy. Explore the different hats that were made through photogrpahs.  The Merrimack Hat Factory closed in 1971.  Suzanne Cote of the Hat Museum will have some of the hats on display.

At noon we will have an old fashion tea party.  We will serve different types of tea, tea sandwiches and dessert.

Rita Parisi will present the 1908 Tea.  In 1908 the world was on the cusp of change.  The traditions of the Victorians were giving way to the modern way of thinking.  The automobile, airplane, changes in fashion, entertainment and social conventions were altering the landscape of people's lives forever.  Mrs. Gordon enterains you during her afternoon tea as she tells you about her recent trip to Boston.  Then engage in an open discussion as she shares with you her latest issue of Ladies Home Journal.

Rita Parisi has been entertaining New England audiences for 15 years. 

 

    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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