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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.

The October featured poet will be Son Rivers. He has been enjoying poetry since he was a very young Greg Perry. Besides reading and writing it, he has work-shopped and taught it, read it at open mics, often as a featured reader, published it in journals and books, and won some awards for it. He has transcreated the works of others such as Cold Mountain, Lal Ded, the Kena Rishi, and Lao Tzu. He has even edited the two million words of Thoreau’s Journals into a transcendental day book. Nonduality has his attention these days and his recent poems reflect the topic. Most importantly, he has been enjoying long trips to Virginia lately, visiting his lovely eight-month old granddaughter. He will read from his new collection,‘Rivers in Wonderland’, which is dedicated his granddaughter.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday October 26, 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 for 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

Canals of the Merrimack with Bill Gerber

This presentation provides an overview of the Merrimack River as an artery of transportation, and show and describes what remains of the system today. Before they were adapted to power New England mills, the falls and rapids of the Merrimack River were serious obstructions to travel. These impediments, and the absence of good roads, drove more than a decade of efforts to improve river navigability. Between 1792 and 1848, nine companies constructed 13 canals, incorporating 36 locks, along the main river channel between Concord NH and the sea or, via the Middlesex Canal, to Boston. Lesser improvements were made by a few of these companies at several more rapids. Additional canals were built by still other firms near the mouths of the Nashua and Piscataquog Rivers, and possibly at one or more industrial sites.  Registration is required.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

    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 Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday come play Dungeons and Dragons.  

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
   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 for 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
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Freeplay Family Build  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Lego Freeplay allows you to use your imagination to bulid! We have lots of blocks for young and old and some challenges as well! All ages are welcome to drop in to the loft and build. Completed projects will be displayed in the Children's Room for a month. 

    Location: APL Loft

Monday November 6, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 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! Thank you to Flatbread for the donation!

    Location: APL Loft
   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
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Family Craft Day!  
   

Come up to the Children's Room for a day of creating! Schools out, so we're hosting our annual bean mosaic making. Great for the whole family (tweens and adults   included!) We'll have some other activities as well out all day! 

   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 Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

 Every Tuesday come play Dungeons and Dragons.  

This program is for 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Exploration Time with Community Action  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun exploration time hosted by Community Action alll about farms! Ages 0 - 8 years old are invited to come explore with hands-on activities and a crafts. No registration required. 

    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: 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: Amesbury Room
   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
   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 for 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

Friday November 10, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Veterans Day (Observed) LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org

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 Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday come play Dungeons and Dragons.  

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
   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 for 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 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 Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday come play Dungeons and Dragons.  

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
   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 for 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 Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday come play Dungeons and Dragons.  

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

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paint afternoon with Melanie for Teens  
    Contact: Margie   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Melanie Rogers for a paint afternoon where she will guide us to a beautiful creation.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

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

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

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

Join Amy for 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

Friday December 8, 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 December 9, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 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! Thank you to Flatbread for the donation!

    Location: APL Loft

Monday December 11, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Holiday Greens Workshop (session one)  
   

REGISTRATION for this popular program will begin on Monday November 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

Come join us for a night of crafting, and decorating for the holidays. 

We will be making live centerpieces made of greenery & berries. This would be a great gift for someone or to use in your own home. 

 

We will supply the materials, the only thing that we ask you to bring is a pair of clippers. 

 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Holiday Greens Workshop (session two)  
   

REGISTRATION for this popular program will begin on Monday November 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

Come join us for a night of crafting, and decorating for the holidays. 

We will be making live centerpieces made of greenery & berries. This would be a great gift for someone or to use in your own home. 

 

We will supply the materials, the only thing that we ask you to bring is a pair of clippers. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holiday Greens Workshops  
   

REGISTRATION for this popular program will begin on Monday November 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

Come join us for a night of crafting, and decorating for the holidays. 

We will be making live centerpieces made of greenery & berries. This would be a great gift for someone or to use in your own home. 

 

We will supply the materials, the only thing that we ask you to bring is a pair of clippers. 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

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 Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Every Tuesday come play Dungeons and Dragons.  

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: Amesbury Room
   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
   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 for 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.
Registration is required.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

    Location: Amesbury Room

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

Every Tuesday come play Dungeons and Dragons.  

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.


Monday January 1, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM New Year's Day Holiday LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org

Tuesday January 2, 2018
   9:30 AM Teen Winter Reading Program  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Teen Winter Reading Program will run from January 2, 2018- February 28, 2018.  Check out books and receive a raffle ticket for a prize. Other ways to earn a raffle ticket...write a book review or come to a program.

Prizes to be announced. 

For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the APL

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday January 3, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In  
    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

Tuesday January 9, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday January 10, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hot Chocolate Bar  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will have all kinds of food items to go in your hot chocolate.  Come in and warm up with your own hot chocolate creation.

Participating in this program will earn you a raffle ticket for prizes.

For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the APL.

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


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday January 15, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Martin Luther King Jr. Day LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org

Tuesday January 16, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

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

Wednesday January 17, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In  
    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

Monday January 22, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Wolves, Dogs, and Humans  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Nick Shrewsbury, of North by East Training, will be giving a talk and slideshow on the worlds of wolves and mushing, with personal stories from each. Nick has worked with canines as a staff member of Mission: Wolf, a manager for Tsali Sled-Racing Kennel, and the founder of North by East Training in Boxford. Topics of the talk will include: information about Mission: Wolf Sanctuary, a home to 36 wolves in the Colorado Rockies; stories from a year spent training sled dogs for a thirty mile race; the psychology of "wildness" and leadership in the human, dog, and wolf worlds; the essence of healthy communication; wolf ecology, behavior, and politics. There will be a Q&A time to address topics of specific interest after the talk.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday January 23, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday January 24, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Decorate Cupcakes  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come decorate cupcakes.  We will have all kinds of ingredients to add to your cupcakes.

Participating in this program will earn you a raffle ticket for prizes.

For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the APL

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday January 29, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Wolves, Dogs, and Humans (Snow Date)  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday January 30, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday January 31, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In  
    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

Tuesday February 6, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Role of the Honeybee in Our Environment  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Kenneth Warchol, Worcester County Bee Inspector, for this narrated visual presentation.  You will travel right inside a beehive to better understand the mysterious social insect and the role that it plays in humanity’s survival on Earth.  Learn about the challenges honeybees face in our environment and find out how we can help this insect that is essential to our own survival. Ken will bring samples of a variety of honeys for everyone to taste. 

Ken Warchol became involved with the Massachusetts Federation of Beekeepers in the 1970's.  He is considered the bee whisperer and he is a Worcester County Bee Inspector.  He is a 6th generation caretaker of bees; his family’s practice originated in Poland in the 1840's.  In 1999, Ken was chair of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Worcester County Bee Association, the oldest county beekeeping association in the country. Warchol has continued to speak to a wide variety of interest groups and beekeeping associations throughout New England mostly about honeybee abnormalities and disease.  He has published several articles in the American Bee Journal.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Winter Sugar Painting  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will be creating snowflakes out of sugar.

Participating in this program will earn you a raffle ticket for prizes.

For 7th-12the Grade.

Funded by the Friends of the APL

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday February 13, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday February 14, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday February 19, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Presidents' Day Holiday LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday February 21, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fruit Snowmen  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come make edible snowmen.  We will use bananas, apples, grapes and pretzels.

You will earn a Winter Reading Program raffle ticket for a prize when you come to this program.

For 7th - 12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the APL

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday February 28, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Heathly and Allergen Free Baking  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Paula Castner will share her extensive knowledge and recipes for turning some of your favorite baked goods into healthier alternatives. Learn how to revamp your recipes to accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies. No cooking, but samples and handouts of the recipes will be provided.

 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday March 1, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Kelly Girls  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Kelly Girls are a lively and talented four piece all female band. They play traditional, contemporary and original Celtic tunes, ballads, folk and pub songs. Enjoy their rousing renditions of songs and tunes rooted in Irish, Scottish, American and Canadian musical traditions. They play fiddle, banjo, bodhran, tin-whistle, flute, ukulele, harmonica, bouzouki, guitar and mandolin. Harmonies, stories and stage shenanigans will undoubtedly entertain one and all!

The girls have been performing in New England, Canada and Ireland for many years for all kinds of parties, weddings, festivals, and special occasions and love to take their music on the road. Get ready to kick up your heels, dance, clap and sing-along with The Kelly Girls! 

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Storytime Revisited  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   margiewalker10@comcast.net
   

Who says storytime is just for kids?  7th-12th graders come and listen to a story and share a snack.  

If there is a book that you would like to read that would be great!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday March 14, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday March 22, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Heartbeat: A Native American Music Experience with Craig Harris  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Percussionist, educator,and the author of Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music, Craig Harris leads this exciting multimedia, participatory, and stereotype-defying celebration of American Indian music.Combining archival recordings, a video montage, thought-provoking storytelling, and collective music-making, this 90-minute program celebrates the rich diversity of Indigenous music from the "heartbeat" of powwow drums and the “warble” of wooden flutes to the electrifying sounds of Native infused rock, jazz, reggae, country music, blues, hip-hip, and electronic dance music. 

Craig Harris has written music-oriented articles, reviews, and photographs for newspapers, magazines, and websites for more than four decades. A skilled percussionist, Harris has appeared in concert and/or on recordings with Rod MacDonald, C.J. Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Zydeco Band, Jonathan Edwards, Greg Brown, Don White, Melanie, Rick Danko (The Band), and Merl Saunders. He currently plays with the Gaea Star Band, with whom he cohosts the weekly Gaea Crystal Radio Hour for the Dream Vision 7 Radio Network. Applehead/SONY released their CD, Who We Are in November 2015. Possessing a Master’s in education, Harris taught music in public and charter schools for a quarter of a century before launching his multicultural, participatory, and fun-for-all-ages Drum Away the Blues program in 2009.
 

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Tuesday March 27, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday March 28, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In  
    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

Tuesday April 3, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday April 4, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Storytime Revisited  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   margiewalker10@comcast.net
   

Who says storytime is just for kids?  7th-12th graders come and listen to a story and share a snack.  

If there is a book that you would like to read that would be great!

    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
   

 

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 Merrimack Hat Corporation. The Merrimack 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 Merrimack Hat Corporation was a vital part of Amesbury's economy. Explore the different hats that were made through photographs.  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 entertains 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

Tuesday April 10, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday April 11, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday April 16, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Patriot's Day Holiday LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org

Tuesday April 17, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday April 24, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday April 25, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In  
    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

Tuesday May 1, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Storytime Revisited  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   margiewalker10@comcast.net
   

Who says storytime is just for kids?  7th-12th graders come and listen to a story and share a snack.  

If there is a book that you would like to read that would be great!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday May 8, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday May 9, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday May 15, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Friday May 18, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Promenade for Amesbury High School  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

The library will be closing at 3:00 so that we can prepare for the Junior Class promenade.


Tuesday May 22, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday May 23, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In  
    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

Monday May 28, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Memorial Day LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org

Tuesday May 29, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday June 5, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday June 6, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hungrytown  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Folk duo Hungrytown, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson met in New York City, where they had already been performing regularly–Hall as a jazz singer, and Anderson as a drummer for a variety of garage bands. Their introduction to folk music came later, when a close friend entrusted to them her collection of 1960's folk albums and her guitar. Inspired by the grit and true-to-life experiences she heard in these traditional ballads, Hall was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Anderson’s flair for musical arrangement. Soon afterwards, Hall released two solo albums, Sings! (1999) and Sunday Afternoon (2002), both produced by Anderson. In the winter of 2003, the duo quit their boring desk jobs, moved to the green hills of Vermont, and decided to pursue a full-time career as touring musicians.

They released their first CD, Hungrytown, in 2008; Any Forgotten Thing in 2011; and Further West in 2015. The couple continue to spend more than half of each year on the road, especially roads in North America, Europe and New Zealand. Hungrytown’s music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including the Independent Film Channel’s hit series, Portlandia.
 
This concert will take place outside in front of the Library, by the fountain. In case of inclement weather it will be inside the library downstairs.
 
 
    Location: Outside the Library

Tuesday June 12, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dundgeon's and Dragons  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D.  For 7th-12th grade.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday June 13, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ Drop In  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   


 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday June 18, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Social and Political Evolution of American Music  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday July 4, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Independence Day LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org

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

Wednesday August 8, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Ukulele Workshop for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Ukulele Workshop for Adults  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday September 3, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Labor Day LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org

Monday October 8, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Columbus Day LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org

Monday November 12, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Veterans Day (Observed) LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org

Thursday November 22, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org

Friday November 23, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving LIBRARY CLOSED  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org

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

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