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Tuesday September 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Creative Movement with Julie  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

3 to 5 year olds come and get some wiggles out and learn how move your body! Jump over imaginary puddles, stomp like dinosaurs, drive sports cars! Julie leads this fun and free workshop. Please only bring children 3 to 5 years old as we don't want those younger to get hurt! Registration is required for this popular event! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Games for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D and other games.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Open Mic  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Amesbury Public Library Poetry Series opens this fall on September 25th with a reading of poems about Amesbury in celebration of the town's 350th Anniversary. Amesbury's current and former poet laureates will be the featured readers. Amesbury's first poet laureate, Lainie Senechal, will read poems about her childhood in Amesbury and poems describing the beauty of Amesbury's Lake Attitash, where she now resides. Amesbury's current poet laureate, Stephen R. Wagner will read poems from series he has been writing about Amesbury's historical treasures and businesses that are located in Amesbury. Readers on the open mic are welcomed (but not required) to bring poems about Amesbury that they, or others, have written.

The reading is free and open to the public. 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. Stephen R. Wagner, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event.

No registration is required, however, space may be limited.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday September 26, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Girls Who Code Q& A  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Girls Who Code is a program for girls 6th - 12th grade to learn some great coding skills while having fun and creating an app! The program will start on Oct 10th and runs for 10 weeks at Code and Circuit in town. This evening provides an opportunity to meet the facilitators and ask any questions! Just drop-in with questions (you can also register for the program that night as well)

    Location: Amesbury Room

Thursday September 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday September 29, 2018
   9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This interactive storytime for 0 - 23 month olds and their caregivers will have you singing, clapping, and bouncing! It's a great way to start the path of literacy through song and word recognition! After the program, a social play time allows children to interact and adults to socialize. No registration is required but space can be limited on the day. 

    Location: Amesbury Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Abolitionists of Noyes Academy  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

In 1835, abolitionists opened one of the nation's first integrated schools in Canaan, NH, attracting eager African-American students from as far away as Boston, Providence, and New York City. Outraged community leaders responded by raising a mob that dragged the academy building off its foundation and ran the African-American students out of town. New Hampshire's first experiment in educational equality was brief, but it helped launch the public careers of a trio of extraordinary African-American leaders: Henry Highland Garnet, Alexander Crummell, and Thomas Sipkins Sidney. Dan Billin plumbs the depths of anti-abolitionist sentiment in early nineteenth-century New England, and the courage of three young friends destined for greatness. 

Information about John Greenleaf Whittier, the Quaker poet and prominent abolitionist. He was born in Haverhill, Mass., and lived in Amesbury. The same year that Noyes Academy was shut down by a mob, Whittier was attacked in Concord, N.H., during one of his anti-slavery speaking tours.

Raised in the Lakes Region, Dan Billin earned a BA in Communications from Brigham Young University. He worked as a newspaper reporter for the Valley News in Lebanon, New Hampshire for seventeen years. Billin's passion for history and nose for a story led him to uncover a wealth of detail about the shocking and largely forgotten tale of the birth and death of Noyes Academy.

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library
Registration is required

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday October 1, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Amesbury Room
   6:30 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 at 6:30 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 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Terrific Tuesday for Tweens!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Tweens 8-12 years old! Looking for something to do after your first 90-minute release day of the school year? Come join us for a Terrific Tuesday craft and make your own Raffia Basket! Use templates to weave Raffia fiber into your own basket that you can customize with colors of your choice and by adding in beads!

    Location: Amesbury Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Christine Remus as Susannah Martin  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Was Susannah North Martin a Witch? Come listen to the tale of Susannah North Martin - a 70 year old Amesbury resident convicted of Witchcraft during the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. This one hour performance by Christine Remus will tell the tale of Goody Martin before, during and after the fatal 19th July 1692.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday October 3, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Character Development with Author Molly Booth for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
Join Author Molly Booth for a character workshop! Using Storymatic, Haikubes, Shakespeare, and other fun creative tools, we'll develop heroes, villains, and every kind of character in between. Writers can bring characters they've already created to work with or use this workshop to generate brand new ones! 
 

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library

 
    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday October 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday October 6, 2018
   9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This interactive storytime for 0 - 23 month olds and their caregivers will have you singing, clapping, and bouncing! It's a great way to start the path of literacy through song and word recognition! After the program, a social play time allows children to interact and adults to socialize. No registration is required but space can be limited on the day. 

    Location: Amesbury Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Freeplay!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come and build! We'll have lots of blocks, both big and small to create with so bring the whole family (we encourage families to build together)! We'll have challenges or you can just use your imagination! If you want to display your creations, we'll keep them in the Children's Room for two weeks! Just drop by any time between 2:30pm - 4pm. 

    Location: APL Loft

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

Tuesday October 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Games for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D and other games.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Pumpkin Patch Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Amy in the Pumpkin Patch next door at the First Congregational Church for a fun season storytime! You'll hear pumpkin stories, sing some songs, and enjoy sitting among the pumpkins. Afterwards you can purchase pumpkins or come over to the Library for a pumpkin craft to take home! This is aimed at 2 to 6 year olds, but everyone is welcome to the annual tradition! If it rains, we'll be inside the Library! 

    Location: Outside the Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM GIRLS WHO CODE  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Make a Mobile App! Girls 6th to 12th grade will design and build a mobile app for Apple or Android in this 10 week Girl Who Code Club. This free program is fun and friendly and requires no coding experience! You'll learn everything you need to know as the club progresses. You also get to choose what kind of an app to make! This will take place every Wednesday for 10 weeks (skipping Oct 31st and Nov 21st) ending on December 19th. It takes place at Code & Circuit located at 36 Main Street, Amesbury and you must register here for this program. Check out https://girlswhocode.com/clubs/ for more info!

* Meet facilitators & ask questions at Amesbury Public Library, September 26, 5:30 – 6 PM * 

    Location: Code and Circuit
   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: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Summary: An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world
  Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom's labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done "with both the heart and the hands"; and about the inevitable disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work.

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 October 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Halloween Painted Jar for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come make Halloween painted jar.

Funded by the Friends of the APL.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Michael Tougias  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias will be talking about his newest book "Above & Beyond: JFK and the U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis." In this presentation Michael first chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and then outlines the steps President Kennedy made to reach a decision on a course of action. Books will be available for sale and signing after the presentation.

Michael Tougias is a NY Times Bestselling author and co-author of 29 books. He is best known for his book "The Finest Hours" which is a major motion picture. His first maritime book, "Ten Hours Until Dawn", a true story of heroism off the coast of Massachusetts during the Blizzard of 1978, was selected by the American Library Association as one of the “Top Books of the Year." When he is not writing he is either fishing on the ocean or trout fishing in northern rivers. Michael splits his time between Florida, Massachusetts and a cabin in Vermont.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Friday October 12, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Exploration Time with Community Action  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Join Community Action of Haverhill for a fun hands-on exploration time for kids 0 - 8 years old! Drop-in program!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday October 13, 2018
   9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This interactive storytime for 0 - 23 month olds and their caregivers will have you singing, clapping, and bouncing! It's a great way to start the path of literacy through song and word recognition! After the program, a social play time allows children to interact and adults to socialize. No registration is required but space can be limited on the day. 

    Location: Amesbury Room
   2:00 PM Putting Human Faces on the Textile Industry: The Workers of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Daily life for the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company's textile worker was not easy. Robert Perreault sheds light on how people from a variety of European countries as well as from French Canada made the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society and how that change affected families, cultures, the nature of work, and relationships among workers themselves.

Robert B. Perreault has worked as a research assistant/oral history interviewer, librarian/archivist, freelance writer, historical tour guide, public speaker, photographer, and conversational French teacher to promote Manchester's history and New England's Franco-American culture since 1973. His works of nonfiction and fiction, written in French, in English or in both languages, include seven books and more than 160 articles, essays, and short stories published in the US, Canada and France. Perreault holds an MA in French with specialization in New England Franco-American studies from Rhode Island College and an MFA in Creative Writing/Fiction from Southern New Hampshire University. In June 2012, Manchester's Centre Franco-Américain named him "Franco-American of the Year."

Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

Registration is required

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday October 15, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Amesbury Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM CULTIVATING A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR TEEN!  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come explore some simple ways you can improve your communication and connection with the teens in your life.
Learn how to meet them where they are, with compassion, humor, and empathy, and create a loving and trusting relationship to last a lifetime!

Jennifer Dryden, CPC, of Jump-Start Life, Health & Wellness Coaching, is a certified life coach and homeschooling mom with 8 years’ experience working with families and teens.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday October 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday October 17, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Allies Drop In for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   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  -  7:15 PM Fall Harvest Storytime and Cookie Decorating  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come for some silly (and not too spooky) stories of the season. Aimed at ages 2 - 6 years old, but great fun for the whole family! When we've finished the stories, songs, and activities with Clare, it's time to decorate homemade ginger pumpkin cookies! Wear your costume if you’d like! No registration required!

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday October 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Charles Harold Davis and theRise and Fall of the Carriage Industry  
    Contact: Meghan Petersen     mpetersen@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come view the new installation of the Charles Harold Davis Collection in the library and join local historian Jay Williamson as he explores the relationship of  landscape painter and Amesbury native Charles Harold Davis to the rise and fall of Amesbury's booming carriage business. LIght refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Saturday October 20, 2018
   9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

This interactive storytime for 0 - 23 month olds and their caregivers will have you singing, clapping, and bouncing! It's a great way to start the path of literacy through song and word recognition! After the program, a social play time allows children to interact and adults to socialize. No registration is required but space can be limited on the day. 

    Location: Amesbury Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Freeplay!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come and build! We'll have lots of blocks, both big and small to create with so bring the whole family (we encourage families to build together)! We'll have challenges or you can just use your imagination! If you want to display your creations, we'll keep them in the Children's Room for two weeks! Just drop by any time between 2:30pm - 4pm. 

    Location: APL Loft

Monday October 22, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday October 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Creative Movement with Julie  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

3 to 5 year olds come and get some wiggles out and learn how move your body! Jump over imaginary puddles, stomp like dinosaurs, drive sports cars! Julie leads this fun and free workshop. Please only bring children 3 to 5 years old as we don't want those younger to get hurt! Registration is required for this popular event! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Games for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D and other games.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday October 24, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Sensory Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Aimed at ages 3 years old and up, this storytime is for everyone but is welcoming to those kids on the autism spectrum, kids with sensory processing disorders, or anyone who needs to move a little more. Each month we'll have storytime with books, songs, and interactive items. Participants follow along with their own picture schedules and can be interact at their own comfort level. Come join us for some fun with Clare! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

Thursday October 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Decorate Halloween Cupcakes for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will be providing the cupcakes!  You come with your ghoulish imagination.

This program is funded by the Friends of the APL.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday October 27, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Staying Home Alone Safety  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

Topics in this class include:

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

REGISTRATION WILL START OCTOBER 1st


Monday October 29, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Amesbury Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Amesbury Library 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
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Pizza Picks for 5th & 6th Grade  
    Contact: Amy Caira   978-388-8148   acaira@amesburylibrary.org
   

5th and 6th graders can come for some lively discussion and pizza! Bring a book to discuss and talk about and be ready to share some of your favorite readings. Please register so that we know how much pizza to bring! Thank you Flatbread for the donation!

    Location: APL Loft

Tuesday October 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Open Mic  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

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. Stephen Wagner, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday October 31, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Allies Drop In for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   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 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Jenna Blum is the New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us. She is also one of Oprah's Top 30 Women Writers. Jenna is based in Boston, where she has taught fiction and master novel workshops at Grub Street Writers since 1997. She earned her M.A. in creative writing from Boston University, where she also taught. From 1993-1997, Jenna interviewd Holocaust survivors for the Steven Spielberg Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. She is a professional public speaker and has written the screenplay for Those Who Save Us.

Jenna will be speaking about her newest book The Lost Family - a vivid portrait of marriage, family, and the haunting grief of World War II that spans a generation from the 1960's to the 1980's.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Saturday November 3, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Freeplay!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come and build! We'll have lots of blocks, both big and small to create with so bring the whole family (we encourage families to build together)! We'll have challenges or you can just use your imagination! If you want to display your creations, we'll keep them in the Children's Room for two weeks! Just drop by any time between 2:30pm - 4pm. 

    Location: APL Loft

Monday November 5, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Amesbury Room
   6:30 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 at 6:30 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 6, 2018
     All Day Craft: Bean Art  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Day off from school come to the library to create! We'll have bean art and other fall activities to entertain you all day (along with books, audiobooks, tablets and more to take out!)

    Location: APL Children's Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Games for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D and other games.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Tales From the Home of the World's Worst Weather  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

Bitter cold, dense fog, heavy snow, and record winds: Mount Washington is known worldwide for its unpredictable and dangerous weather. For a mountain its size, why is Mt. Washington called the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather”?

Join Mount Washington Observatory's Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. We will explore how the mountain's weather works and what it can tell us about New England’s own weather patterns. This program will include interactive demonstrations, weather instruments, stunning photography, and video footage from the summit.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday November 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

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

Tuesday November 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Sensory Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Aimed at ages 3 years old and up, this storytime is for everyone but is welcoming to those kids on the autism spectrum, kids with sensory processing disorders, or anyone who needs to move a little more. Each month we'll have storytime with books, songs, and interactive items. Participants follow along with their own picture schedules and can be interact at their own comfort level. Come join us for some fun with Clare! 

    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: Nightwoods by Charles Frazier

Summary:  Set in small-town North Carolina in the early 1960s. With his brilliant portrait of Luce, a young woman who inherits her murdered sister's troubled twins, Frazier has created his most memorable heroine. Before the children, Luce was content with the reimbursements of the rich Appalachian landscape, choosing to live apart from the small community around her. But the coming of the children changes everything, cracking open her solitary life in difficult, hopeful, dangerous ways. In a lean, tight narrative, 

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 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

It is the most famous duel in American history, but what prompted the sitting Vice President and the former Treasury Secretary to settle their differences with guns blazing? Rick Beyer, author of Rivals Unto Death, explores their intricate thirty-year rivalry that led to their deadly encounter, following them through battlefields, courtrooms, bedrooms, and arguably the wildest presidential election in history - all the way to their day of destiny in Weehawken, New Jersey.

Rick Beyer is a New York Times bestselling author and an award winning documentary producer, and a long-time history enthusiast. His independent documentary, The Ghost Army, premiered on PBS in 2013 and  won a CINE Golden Eagle Award. It tells the story of an extraordinary WWII unit that used creativity and illusion to fool the Germans.  He also has co-authored a bestselling book on the unit that is being developed as a Hollywood film.  Rick has produced numerous other documentaries and is  the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told series of history books. He has also made numerous media appearances, and frequently speaks to audiences on subjects that include innovation, filmmaking, and the quirky tales that make history come alive. He is an adjunct faculty member in the communications department of Lasell College.

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Saturday November 17, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Freeplay!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come and build! We'll have lots of blocks, both big and small to create with so bring the whole family (we encourage families to build together)! We'll have challenges or you can just use your imagination! If you want to display your creations, we'll keep them in the Children's Room for two weeks! Just drop by any time between 2:30pm - 4pm. 

    Location: APL Loft

Monday November 19, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Amesbury Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Pizza Picks for 5th & 6th Grade  
    Contact: Amy Caira   978-388-8148   acaira@amesburylibrary.org
   

5th and 6th graders can come for some lively discussion and pizza! Bring a book to discuss and talk about and be ready to share some of your favorite readings. Please register so that we know how much pizza to bring! Thank you Flatbread for the donation!

    Location: APL Loft

Tuesday November 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday November 21, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving Holiday LIBRARY CLOSES AT 5pm  
    Contact: Erin Matlin   978-388-8148   ematilin@amesburylibrary.org
   

The Library will Close at 5:00pm today for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 


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 November 26, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Amesbury Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Amesbury Library Genealogy Club/Care and Handling of Family Treasures  
    Contact: Amesbury Public Library   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   
Becky Geller, Preservation Specialist from The Northeast Document Conservation Center will be here to talk about caring for your family treasures.  Please bring a treasure that you would like to know how to preserve for generations to come.
 
Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library
Registration is required
    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday November 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Creative Movement with Julie  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

3 to 5 year olds come and get some wiggles out and learn how move your body! Jump over imaginary puddles, stomp like dinosaurs, drive sports cars! Julie leads this fun and free workshop. Please only bring children 3 to 5 years old as we don't want those younger to get hurt! Registration is required for this popular event! 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Games for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

Come play D&D and other games.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Open Mic  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

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. Stephen Wagner, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday November 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Decorate Ugly Sweaters for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will provide the supplies - you create the ugly sweater.  

Funded by the Friends of the APL

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Monday December 3, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Playground!  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Amesbury Room
   6:30 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 at 6:30 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 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Twos on Tuesday: Storytime for Two Year Olds  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148 x4   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday December 5, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Allies Drop In for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   9783888148   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 December 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Ornaments for Teens  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

We will be decoating ornaments.  All supplies will be provided.

Funded by the Friends of the APL

    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM 8th Annual Friends of the Library Cookie Walk  
   

Join us for the 8th Annual Friends of the Library Cookie Walk!

Stop by the library and fill a tin with some yummy cookies! All funds raised go the Friends of the APL! 

 


Monday December 10, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Holiday Greens Workshops  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Holiday Greens Workshops  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holiday Greens Workshops  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday December 11, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Creative Movement with Julie  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

3 to 5 year olds come and get some wiggles out and learn how move your body! Jump over imaginary puddles, stomp like dinosaurs, drive sports cars! Julie leads this fun and free workshop. Please only bring children 3 to 5 years old as we don't want those younger to get hurt! Registration is required for this popular event! 

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

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

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday December 12, 2018
   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: A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

Summary:  Visiting Florence with her prim and proper cousin Charlotte as a chaperone, Lucy Honeychurch meets the unconventional, lower-class Mr Emerson and his son, George. Upon her return to England, Lucy becomes engaged to the supercilious Cecil Vyse, but she finds herself increasingly torn between the expectations of the world in which she moves and the passionate yearnings of her heart. More than a love story, A Room with a View (1908) is a penetrating social comedy and a brilliant study of contrasts - in values, social class, and cultural perspectives - and the ingenuity of fate.

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 13, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lessons Learned From A Christmas Carol  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

In this lecture Dustin Pari takes a timeless Dickens’ classic and explores the underlying themes and the dynamic relationships of the characters. The audience is transported to a simpler time, all while being shown the truth about themselves and those in their lives. Sure to bring a smile to even ole’ Scrooge himself, Lessons Learned From A Christmas Carol is a great motivational twist on a true classic.

Dustin Pari grew up in Providence and has worked for CBS and FOX locally. He is best known as a paranormal researcher and lecturer and has appeared numorous times on Ghost Hunters. He is also a motivational lecturer at middle schools, high schools, coorporate meetings and libraries; Dustin delivers a positive message that is entertaining and life changing. 

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Wednesday December 19, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Sensory Storytime  
    Contact: Clare Dombrowski   978-388-8148   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
   

Aimed at ages 3 years old and up, this storytime is for everyone but is welcoming to those kids on the autism spectrum, kids with sensory processing disorders, or anyone who needs to move a little more. Each month we'll have storytime with books, songs, and interactive items. Participants follow along with their own picture schedules and can be interact at their own comfort level. Come join us for some fun with Clare! 

    Location: Amesbury Room

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

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

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


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

Wednesday January 9, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts? by Joshua Hammer

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

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday January 15, 2019
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Feasting with Your Instant Pot  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-388-8148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

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

Wednesday February 13, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: The Leavers by Lisa Ko

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

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

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

Thursday February 28, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Softer Side of Celtic  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

Space is limited, sign up required.

    Location: Amesbury Public Library

Monday March 11, 2019
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Irish Volunteer  
    Contact: Margie Walker   978-388-8148   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

Registration is required

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday March 13, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

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

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Tuesday March 19, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Pleasure Grounds: Public Gardens Close to Home  
    Contact: Kim Butler   9783888148   kbutler@amesburylibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday April 10, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

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

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

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

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

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

Registration is required

 

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday May 8, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: Celine by Peter Heller

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

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

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

As we approach the celebratory year of 2020 in New England, learn of the many Essex, Eng. links to the planners, promoters, sailors and emigrants with direct connections to the events of the Mayflower, experiencing how many of the original documents have been preserved and digitized.

Registration is required

    Location: APL Teen Lounge

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

Wednesday June 12, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

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

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

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

Wednesday July 10, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: South of Broad by Pat Conroy

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

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday August 14, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: 

Summary:  

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

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

Wednesday September 11, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: 

Summary:  

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

Wednesday October 9, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: 

Summary:  

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

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

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

Wednesday November 13, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: 

Summary:  

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

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

Wednesday December 11, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM APL Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah Seamans   978-388-8148 x3   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
   

This month we are reading: 

Summary:  

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Amesbury Room

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

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