Monday October 21, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sensory Playground

Young children, starting has newborns, explore the world with all five senses! Come let them explore through fun sensory activities that make noise, have many textures, shake and move....all the while socializing with other young ones! This informal play time ends with a giggle inducing bubble machine. Kids 0 - 23 months old and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory experience! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Young children, starting has newborns, explore the world with all five senses! Come let them explore through fun sensory activities that make noise, have many textures, shake and move....all the while socializing with other young ones! This informal play time ends with a giggle inducing bubble machine. Kids 0 - 23 months old and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory experience! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Truth in the Age of Fake News

Join Assistant Professor Kyle Moody, Fitchburg State University, for a talk on fake news and media consumption in the 21st century. This will cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from the history of yellow journalism to the role that reporters play in media consumption and circulation, along with how news is spread and affects us all in our modern times. Finally, it will include a brief discussion of "what can we do?" that will cover some basic strategies for information literacy to enable us to become better consumers of news media.

CONTACT: Aimie Westphal  978-388-8148 x614  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Join Assistant Professor Kyle Moody, Fitchburg State University, for a talk on fake news and media consumption in the 21st century. This will cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from the history of yellow journalism to the role that reporters play in media consumption and circulation, along with how news is spread and affects us all in our modern times. Finally, it will include a brief discussion of "what can we do?" that will cover some basic strategies for information literacy to enable us to become better consumers of news media.

CONTACT:
  Aimie Westphal
  978.388.8148 x614
  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday October 22, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Twos on Tuesday: Two Year Old STEAM Storytime

SPECIAL LOCATION! THIS STORYTIME WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT DOOR IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH! JOIN US FOR A FALL STORYTIME!

Join Clare for an interactive storytime for two year olds! Songs, stories, interactive felt boards, rhymes, and activity stations help kids explore science, art, reading, play, and fun...all things to help build early literacy! This storytime does not require registration, but we ask you arrive on time and bring only appropriate aged children. If you have younger siblings they are welcome to come. 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

SPECIAL LOCATION! THIS STORYTIME WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT DOOR IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH! JOIN US FOR A FALL STORYTIME!

Join Clare for an interactive storytime for two year olds! Songs, stories, interactive felt boards, rhymes, and activity stations help kids explore science, art, reading, play, and fun...all things to help build early literacy! This storytime does not require registration, but we ask you arrive on time and bring only appropriate aged children. If you have younger siblings they are welcome to come. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crazy 8s Math Club for K - 2nd Homeschoolers

Crazy 8s is a fun, interactive math club that is perfect to explore math with your whole body and mind! Each week focuses on a different application of math (such as music or games or measurement) It is a great way to see how math is used all through our life, work on some basic math skills, and learn some new ones. This is for homeschoolers and is for K - 2nd grade equivalent. Registration is required and we have a minimum of registrants to run the program! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Crazy 8s is a fun, interactive math club that is perfect to explore math with your whole body and mind! Each week focuses on a different application of math (such as music or games or measurement) It is a great way to see how math is used all through our life, work on some basic math skills, and learn some new ones. This is for homeschoolers and is for K - 2nd grade equivalent. Registration is required and we have a minimum of registrants to run the program! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Games for Teens

We have board games here or bring your own.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

We have board games here or bring your own.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Poetry Open Mic

The library hosts a monthly poetry open mic. Each month has a different featured poet who starts the night out with 20-30 minutes of reading. This is followed by a short question-and-answer session with him/her. Then after a short break, poets attending the event sign up to read on the open mic in a "first-come, first served" order. 

No registration is required, however, space may be limited and light refreshments are provided.

CONTACT: Erin Matlin  978-388-8148  ematlin@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

The library hosts a monthly poetry open mic. Each month has a different featured poet who starts the night out with 20-30 minutes of reading. This is followed by a short question-and-answer session with him/her. Then after a short break, poets attending the event sign up to read on the open mic in a "first-come, first served" order. 

No registration is required, however, space may be limited and light refreshments are provided.

CONTACT:
  Erin Matlin
  978.388.8148
  ematlin@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Stitch a Bit: Family Workshops

Come each month to do some stitching! There will be supplies for sewing few items, knitting, or other things, but each month there will be a specific project to work on with all supplies supplied! Open to everyone in the family to create and learn some new stitching techniques! THIS MONTH: Knitting snakes or make anything with this technique! Lead by creative stitcher Sarah Chapman. No registration required! 

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Come each month to do some stitching! There will be supplies for sewing few items, knitting, or other things, but each month there will be a specific project to work on with all supplies supplied! Open to everyone in the family to create and learn some new stitching techniques! THIS MONTH: Knitting snakes or make anything with this technique! Lead by creative stitcher Sarah Chapman. No registration required! 

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Wednesday October 23, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Creative Movement for 3 - 5 Year Olds

Get some wiggles out, learning how your body moves, and pretend you're a dinosaur, race car, or jumping frog! Julie will lead 3 to 5 year olds in a creative movement class that is perfect for little toes and jumping feet! Registration is required for this free program and please only sign up children in the age range! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Get some wiggles out, learning how your body moves, and pretend you're a dinosaur, race car, or jumping frog! Julie will lead 3 to 5 year olds in a creative movement class that is perfect for little toes and jumping feet! Registration is required for this free program and please only sign up children in the age range! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge


 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Amesbury High School/Amesbury Library Book Club

The Amesbury High School Bookworms Book Club with be collaborating with the Amesbury Public Library Teen Department. 

We will be meeting the last Wednesday of the month at Amesbury High School.

We will have the book list ready for you for the rest of the school year in September.  This is for 9th-12th Grade

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury High School

The Amesbury High School Bookworms Book Club with be collaborating with the Amesbury Public Library Teen Department. 

We will be meeting the last Wednesday of the month at Amesbury High School.

We will have the book list ready for you for the rest of the school year in September.  This is for 9th-12th Grade

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury High School

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Community of Stitchers

Do you have a sewing, cross-stitch, knitting, crotchet or other craft project you are working on? Bring it to a meeting of our new Community of Stitchers where you can work on your project, get advice from your fellow creators, and show off your work! Our local stitching enthusiast and advanced knitter, Sarah Chapman, will be on hand at each meeting to help attendees with their projects. All experience levels are welcome and no registration is required. Come enjoy a creative evening with us!

CONTACT: Aimie Westphal  978-388-8148 x614  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Do you have a sewing, cross-stitch, knitting, crotchet or other craft project you are working on? Bring it to a meeting of our new Community of Stitchers where you can work on your project, get advice from your fellow creators, and show off your work! Our local stitching enthusiast and advanced knitter, Sarah Chapman, will be on hand at each meeting to help attendees with their projects. All experience levels are welcome and no registration is required. Come enjoy a creative evening with us!

CONTACT:
  Aimie Westphal
  978.388.8148 x614
  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday October 24, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Three to Five Year Old STEAM Storytime

SPECIAL LOCATION! THIS STORYTIME WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT DOOR IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH! JOIN US FOR A FALL STORYTIME!

Join Amy for an interactive storytime with science experiments, stories, songs, and activity stations! This program will cause laughs, inspire curiosity, and grow early literacy skills. There is no registration, but we ask that you respectfully arrive on time and only bring appropriately aged children. 

CONTACT: Amy Caira   978-388-8148  acaira@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

SPECIAL LOCATION! THIS STORYTIME WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT DOOR IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH! JOIN US FOR A FALL STORYTIME!

Join Amy for an interactive storytime with science experiments, stories, songs, and activity stations! This program will cause laughs, inspire curiosity, and grow early literacy skills. There is no registration, but we ask that you respectfully arrive on time and only bring appropriately aged children. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Caira 
  978.388.8148
  acaira@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Friday October 25, 2019
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9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose (0 - 23 mos)

Caregivers bring your little ones (0 - 23 month old) to an interactive, fast-paced program! We have songs, rhymes, bounces, musical instruments, puppets, books, and end with a social time! Literacy starts at birth and this a fun way to build all those skills that will lead to reading and understanding words! No registration is required, but it is a first come first seat basis!  

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Caregivers bring your little ones (0 - 23 month old) to an interactive, fast-paced program! We have songs, rhymes, bounces, musical instruments, puppets, books, and end with a social time! Literacy starts at birth and this a fun way to build all those skills that will lead to reading and understanding words! No registration is required, but it is a first come first seat basis!  

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Saturday October 26, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Literature and Social Issues Teen Discussion with Author Molly Booth

Join Teen Author Molly Booth for a lively discussions.  

A discussion group for teenagers that reads poems and flash fiction together as a jumping off point to talk about human rights in the United States, which could include topics such as: LGBTQIA+ rights, racial justice, immigrants’ rights, disability rights, prison reform, etc. This series of discussions will tie what we read with the world we’re experiencing every day in the U.S.

 

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Join Teen Author Molly Booth for a lively discussions.  

A discussion group for teenagers that reads poems and flash fiction together as a jumping off point to talk about human rights in the United States, which could include topics such as: LGBTQIA+ rights, racial justice, immigrants’ rights, disability rights, prison reform, etc. This series of discussions will tie what we read with the world we’re experiencing every day in the U.S.

 

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Monday October 28, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sensory Playground

Young children, starting has newborns, explore the world with all five senses! Come let them explore through fun sensory activities that make noise, have many textures, shake and move....all the while socializing with other young ones! This informal play time ends with a giggle inducing bubble machine. Kids 0 - 23 months old and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory experience! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Young children, starting has newborns, explore the world with all five senses! Come let them explore through fun sensory activities that make noise, have many textures, shake and move....all the while socializing with other young ones! This informal play time ends with a giggle inducing bubble machine. Kids 0 - 23 months old and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory experience! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Genealogy Club

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

 

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room

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

 

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Tuesday October 29, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Twos on Tuesday: Two Year Old STEAM Storytime

Join Clare for an interactive storytime for two year olds! Songs, stories, interactive felt boards, rhymes, and activity stations help kids explore science, art, reading, play, and fun...all things to help build early literacy! This storytime does not require registration, but we ask you arrive on time and bring only appropriate aged children. If you have younger siblings they are welcome to come. 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Join Clare for an interactive storytime for two year olds! Songs, stories, interactive felt boards, rhymes, and activity stations help kids explore science, art, reading, play, and fun...all things to help build early literacy! This storytime does not require registration, but we ask you arrive on time and bring only appropriate aged children. If you have younger siblings they are welcome to come. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crazy 8s Math Club for K - 2nd Homeschoolers

Crazy 8s is a fun, interactive math club that is perfect to explore math with your whole body and mind! Each week focuses on a different application of math (such as music or games or measurement) It is a great way to see how math is used all through our life, work on some basic math skills, and learn some new ones. This is for homeschoolers and is for K - 2nd grade equivalent. Registration is required and we have a minimum of registrants to run the program! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Crazy 8s is a fun, interactive math club that is perfect to explore math with your whole body and mind! Each week focuses on a different application of math (such as music or games or measurement) It is a great way to see how math is used all through our life, work on some basic math skills, and learn some new ones. This is for homeschoolers and is for K - 2nd grade equivalent. Registration is required and we have a minimum of registrants to run the program! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday October 30, 2019
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Paint Afternoon for Teens

Melanie will be here for a paint afternoon.  We will be doing a Halloween scene.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Melanie will be here for a paint afternoon.  We will be doing a Halloween scene.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday October 31, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Three to Five Year Old STEAM Storytime

Join Amy for an interactive storytime with science experiments, stories, songs, and activity stations! This program will cause laughs, inspire curiosity, and grow early literacy skills. There is no registration, but we ask that you respectfully arrive on time and only bring appropriately aged children. 

CONTACT: Amy Caira   978-388-8148  acaira@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Join Amy for an interactive storytime with science experiments, stories, songs, and activity stations! This program will cause laughs, inspire curiosity, and grow early literacy skills. There is no registration, but we ask that you respectfully arrive on time and only bring appropriately aged children. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Caira 
  978.388.8148
  acaira@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday November 2, 2019
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Block Building Saturdays

Come build at the Library! We'll have all kinds of blocks, Lego of all sizes to create and build! If you build something sturdy, put it on display for the month in the Children's Room! All ages welcome to this drop-in, all day event!

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdpmbrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Children's Room

Come build at the Library! We'll have all kinds of blocks, Lego of all sizes to create and build! If you build something sturdy, put it on display for the month in the Children's Room! All ages welcome to this drop-in, all day event!

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdpmbrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Children's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A Feast for the Eyes: Cooking and Culinary Masterpieces in Art

Indulge in works that depict dining and drink through the centuries. Images include busy kitchens, heroic chefs, lush banquets and religious and symbolic associations with food. All ages 8+ are welcome and no registration is required. Come learn about and share your interpretations of works of art!

This program is part of a new monthly series of Interactive Art Appreciation Talks. Each month, Jane Oneail from Culturally Curious will lead interactive art appreciation talks at the Amesbury Public Library that will mix art historical facts with audience discussion. There will be a new topic each month, check the calendar for more information.

About the Presenter: Jane Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is a NH native and has worked at some of the state’s most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator.

CONTACT: Aimie Westphal  978-388-8148 x614  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge
There are 20 spaces available.

Indulge in works that depict dining and drink through the centuries. Images include busy kitchens, heroic chefs, lush banquets and religious and symbolic associations with food. All ages 8+ are welcome and no registration is required. Come learn about and share your interpretations of works of art!

This program is part of a new monthly series of Interactive Art Appreciation Talks. Each month, Jane Oneail from Culturally Curious will lead interactive art appreciation talks at the Amesbury Public Library that will mix art historical facts with audience discussion. There will be a new topic each month, check the calendar for more information.

About the Presenter: Jane Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is a NH native and has worked at some of the state’s most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator.

CONTACT:
  Aimie Westphal
  978.388.8148 x614
  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

There are 20 spaces available.

Monday November 4, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sensory Playground

Young children, starting has newborns, explore the world with all five senses! Come let them explore through fun sensory activities that make noise, have many textures, shake and move....all the while socializing with other young ones! This informal play time ends with a giggle inducing bubble machine. Kids 0 - 23 months old and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory experience! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Young children, starting has newborns, explore the world with all five senses! Come let them explore through fun sensory activities that make noise, have many textures, shake and move....all the while socializing with other young ones! This informal play time ends with a giggle inducing bubble machine. Kids 0 - 23 months old and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory experience! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Pizza Picks: Book Buffet

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to a feast of pizza and words! Come enjoy so Flatbread pizza and then browse the book "buffet": Read snippets of books and descriptions, discuss different titles, decide what looks tasty and perhaps take a new read home. Amy will have all titles ready for the tasting! Each month is a different theme: November is Action and Adventure! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to get! All free!

CONTACT: Amy Caira  978-388-8148  acaira@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Loft

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to a feast of pizza and words! Come enjoy so Flatbread pizza and then browse the book "buffet": Read snippets of books and descriptions, discuss different titles, decide what looks tasty and perhaps take a new read home. Amy will have all titles ready for the tasting! Each month is a different theme: November is Action and Adventure! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to get! All free!

CONTACT:
  Amy Caira
  978.388.8148
  acaira@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Loft


Tuesday November 5, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Twos on Tuesday: Two Year Old STEAM Storytime

Join Clare for an interactive storytime for two year olds! Songs, stories, interactive felt boards, rhymes, and activity stations help kids explore science, art, reading, play, and fun...all things to help build early literacy! This storytime does not require registration, but we ask you arrive on time and bring only appropriate aged children. If you have younger siblings they are welcome to come. 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Join Clare for an interactive storytime for two year olds! Songs, stories, interactive felt boards, rhymes, and activity stations help kids explore science, art, reading, play, and fun...all things to help build early literacy! This storytime does not require registration, but we ask you arrive on time and bring only appropriate aged children. If you have younger siblings they are welcome to come. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crazy 8s Math Club for K - 2nd Homeschoolers

Crazy 8s is a fun, interactive math club that is perfect to explore math with your whole body and mind! Each week focuses on a different application of math (such as music or games or measurement) It is a great way to see how math is used all through our life, work on some basic math skills, and learn some new ones. This is for homeschoolers and is for K - 2nd grade equivalent. Registration is required and we have a minimum of registrants to run the program! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Crazy 8s is a fun, interactive math club that is perfect to explore math with your whole body and mind! Each week focuses on a different application of math (such as music or games or measurement) It is a great way to see how math is used all through our life, work on some basic math skills, and learn some new ones. This is for homeschoolers and is for K - 2nd grade equivalent. Registration is required and we have a minimum of registrants to run the program! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Games for Teens

We have board games here or you can bring your own.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

We have board games here or you can bring your own.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday November 6, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Amesbury Library Writers' Group

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

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

 

CONTACT: Aimie Westphal  978-388-8148  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Loft

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Aimie Westphal
  978.388.8148
  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Loft

Thursday November 7, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Three to Five Year Old STEAM Storytime

Join Amy for an interactive storytime with science experiments, stories, songs, and activity stations! This program will cause laughs, inspire curiosity, and grow early literacy skills. There is no registration, but we ask that you respectfully arrive on time and only bring appropriately aged children. 

CONTACT: Amy Caira   978-388-8148  acaira@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Join Amy for an interactive storytime with science experiments, stories, songs, and activity stations! This program will cause laughs, inspire curiosity, and grow early literacy skills. There is no registration, but we ask that you respectfully arrive on time and only bring appropriately aged children. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Caira 
  978.388.8148
  acaira@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Monday November 11, 2019
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9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Veterans Day - Library Closed
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Twos on Tuesday: Two Year Old STEAM Storytime

Join Clare for an interactive storytime for two year olds! Songs, stories, interactive felt boards, rhymes, and activity stations help kids explore science, art, reading, play, and fun...all things to help build early literacy! This storytime does not require registration, but we ask you arrive on time and bring only appropriate aged children. If you have younger siblings they are welcome to come. 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Join Clare for an interactive storytime for two year olds! Songs, stories, interactive felt boards, rhymes, and activity stations help kids explore science, art, reading, play, and fun...all things to help build early literacy! This storytime does not require registration, but we ask you arrive on time and bring only appropriate aged children. If you have younger siblings they are welcome to come. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crazy 8s Math Club for K - 2nd Homeschoolers

Crazy 8s is a fun, interactive math club that is perfect to explore math with your whole body and mind! Each week focuses on a different application of math (such as music or games or measurement) It is a great way to see how math is used all through our life, work on some basic math skills, and learn some new ones. This is for homeschoolers and is for K - 2nd grade equivalent. Registration is required and we have a minimum of registrants to run the program! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Crazy 8s is a fun, interactive math club that is perfect to explore math with your whole body and mind! Each week focuses on a different application of math (such as music or games or measurement) It is a great way to see how math is used all through our life, work on some basic math skills, and learn some new ones. This is for homeschoolers and is for K - 2nd grade equivalent. Registration is required and we have a minimum of registrants to run the program! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday November 13, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Crafternoon

We are emptying our closets and brining out all different craft supplies.  If you like Steampunk we have materials for that, if you like painting we have materials for that, if you like making jewelry we have tons of beads for that, if you like doing paper crafts we have all kinds of paper to do that.  Let you imagination soar!

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

We are emptying our closets and brining out all different craft supplies.  If you like Steampunk we have materials for that, if you like painting we have materials for that, if you like making jewelry we have tons of beads for that, if you like doing paper crafts we have all kinds of paper to do that.  Let you imagination soar!

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
APL Evening Book Group

This month we are reading: Killers of the Flower Moon: Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Drann

Summary: In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

No registration recquired; all are welcome.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148 x3  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room

This month we are reading: Killers of the Flower Moon: Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Drann

Summary: In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

No registration recquired; all are welcome.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148 x3
  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APL Board of Trustees Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Amesbury Public Library Board of Library Trustees. Takes place at the Amesbury Senior Community Center, 68 Elm Street, Amesbury, MA

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

 
CONTACT: Erin Matlin  978-388-8148  ematlin@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Senior Community Center

Monthly meeting of the Amesbury Public Library Board of Library Trustees. Takes place at the Amesbury Senior Community Center, 68 Elm Street, Amesbury, MA

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

 
CONTACT:
  Erin Matlin
  978.388.8148
  ematlin@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Senior Community Center

Thursday November 14, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Three to Five Year Old STEAM Storytime

Join Amy for an interactive storytime with science experiments, stories, songs, and activity stations! This program will cause laughs, inspire curiosity, and grow early literacy skills. There is no registration, but we ask that you respectfully arrive on time and only bring appropriately aged children. 

CONTACT: Amy Caira   978-388-8148  acaira@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Join Amy for an interactive storytime with science experiments, stories, songs, and activity stations! This program will cause laughs, inspire curiosity, and grow early literacy skills. There is no registration, but we ask that you respectfully arrive on time and only bring appropriately aged children. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Caira 
  978.388.8148
  acaira@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday November 16, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Social Justice Storytime

Join us for a storytime focusing on awareness and change as we explore issues of social justice through books and exploration! Aimed at 4 - 7 year olds, this program will focus on topics such as families, immigration, race, and other topics that bring up important questions and discussion for kids. There will also be a handout for adults about how to continue the discussions at home. 

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Join us for a storytime focusing on awareness and change as we explore issues of social justice through books and exploration! Aimed at 4 - 7 year olds, this program will focus on topics such as families, immigration, race, and other topics that bring up important questions and discussion for kids. There will also be a handout for adults about how to continue the discussions at home. 

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Monday November 18, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sensory Playground

Young children, starting has newborns, explore the world with all five senses! Come let them explore through fun sensory activities that make noise, have many textures, shake and move....all the while socializing with other young ones! This informal play time ends with a giggle inducing bubble machine. Kids 0 - 23 months old and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory experience! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Young children, starting has newborns, explore the world with all five senses! Come let them explore through fun sensory activities that make noise, have many textures, shake and move....all the while socializing with other young ones! This informal play time ends with a giggle inducing bubble machine. Kids 0 - 23 months old and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory experience! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Genealogy Club

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

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room

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

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Tuesday November 19, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Twos on Tuesday: Two Year Old STEAM Storytime

Join Clare for an interactive storytime for two year olds! Songs, stories, interactive felt boards, rhymes, and activity stations help kids explore science, art, reading, play, and fun...all things to help build early literacy! This storytime does not require registration, but we ask you arrive on time and bring only appropriate aged children. If you have younger siblings they are welcome to come. 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Join Clare for an interactive storytime for two year olds! Songs, stories, interactive felt boards, rhymes, and activity stations help kids explore science, art, reading, play, and fun...all things to help build early literacy! This storytime does not require registration, but we ask you arrive on time and bring only appropriate aged children. If you have younger siblings they are welcome to come. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crazy 8s Math Club for K - 2nd Homeschoolers

Crazy 8s is a fun, interactive math club that is perfect to explore math with your whole body and mind! Each week focuses on a different application of math (such as music or games or measurement) It is a great way to see how math is used all through our life, work on some basic math skills, and learn some new ones. This is for homeschoolers and is for K - 2nd grade equivalent. Registration is required and we have a minimum of registrants to run the program! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Crazy 8s is a fun, interactive math club that is perfect to explore math with your whole body and mind! Each week focuses on a different application of math (such as music or games or measurement) It is a great way to see how math is used all through our life, work on some basic math skills, and learn some new ones. This is for homeschoolers and is for K - 2nd grade equivalent. Registration is required and we have a minimum of registrants to run the program! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Games for Teens

We have board games here or bring your own!

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

We have board games here or bring your own!

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Stitch a Bit: Family Workshops

Come each month to do some stitching! There will be supplies for sewing few items, knitting, or other things, but each month there will be a specific project to work on with all supplies supplied! Open to everyone in the family to create and learn some new stitching techniques! Lead by creative stitcher Sarah Chapman. No registration required! 

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Come each month to do some stitching! There will be supplies for sewing few items, knitting, or other things, but each month there will be a specific project to work on with all supplies supplied! Open to everyone in the family to create and learn some new stitching techniques! Lead by creative stitcher Sarah Chapman. No registration required! 

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Wednesday November 20, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Creative Movement for 3 - 5 Year Olds

Get some wiggles out, learning how your body moves, and pretend you're a dinosaur, race car, or jumping frog! Julie will lead 3 to 5 year olds in a creative movement class that is perfect for little toes and jumping feet! Registration is required for this free program and please only sign up children in the age range! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Get some wiggles out, learning how your body moves, and pretend you're a dinosaur, race car, or jumping frog! Julie will lead 3 to 5 year olds in a creative movement class that is perfect for little toes and jumping feet! Registration is required for this free program and please only sign up children in the age range! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Amesbury High School/Amesbury Library Book Club

The Amesbury High School Bookworms Book Club with be collaborating with the Amesbury Public Library Teen Department. 

We will be meeting the last Wednesday of the month at Amesbury High School.

We will have the book list ready for you for the rest of the school year in September.  This is for 9th-12th Grade

CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury High School

The Amesbury High School Bookworms Book Club with be collaborating with the Amesbury Public Library Teen Department. 

We will be meeting the last Wednesday of the month at Amesbury High School.

We will have the book list ready for you for the rest of the school year in September.  This is for 9th-12th Grade

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury High School

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Community of Stitchers

Do you have a sewing, cross-stitch, knitting, crotchet or other craft project you are working on? Bring it to a meeting of our new Community of Stitchers where you can work on your project, get advice from your fellow creators, and show off your work! Our local stitching enthusiast and advanced knitter, Sarah Chapman, will be on hand at each meeting to help attendees with their projects. All experience levels are welcome and no registration is required. Come enjoy a creative evening with us!

CONTACT: Aimie Westphal  978-388-8148 x614  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Do you have a sewing, cross-stitch, knitting, crotchet or other craft project you are working on? Bring it to a meeting of our new Community of Stitchers where you can work on your project, get advice from your fellow creators, and show off your work! Our local stitching enthusiast and advanced knitter, Sarah Chapman, will be on hand at each meeting to help attendees with their projects. All experience levels are welcome and no registration is required. Come enjoy a creative evening with us!

CONTACT:
  Aimie Westphal
  978.388.8148 x614
  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday November 21, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Three to Five Year Old STEAM Storytime

Join Amy for an interactive storytime with science experiments, stories, songs, and activity stations! This program will cause laughs, inspire curiosity, and grow early literacy skills. There is no registration, but we ask that you respectfully arrive on time and only bring appropriately aged children. 

CONTACT: Amy Caira   978-388-8148  acaira@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Join Amy for an interactive storytime with science experiments, stories, songs, and activity stations! This program will cause laughs, inspire curiosity, and grow early literacy skills. There is no registration, but we ask that you respectfully arrive on time and only bring appropriately aged children. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Caira 
  978.388.8148
  acaira@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Monday November 25, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sensory Playground

Young children, starting has newborns, explore the world with all five senses! Come let them explore through fun sensory activities that make noise, have many textures, shake and move....all the while socializing with other young ones! This informal play time ends with a giggle inducing bubble machine. Kids 0 - 23 months old and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory experience! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Young children, starting has newborns, explore the world with all five senses! Come let them explore through fun sensory activities that make noise, have many textures, shake and move....all the while socializing with other young ones! This informal play time ends with a giggle inducing bubble machine. Kids 0 - 23 months old and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory experience! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday November 26, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Twos on Tuesday: Two Year Old STEAM Storytime

Join Clare for an interactive storytime for two year olds! Songs, stories, interactive felt boards, rhymes, and activity stations help kids explore science, art, reading, play, and fun...all things to help build early literacy! This storytime does not require registration, but we ask you arrive on time and bring only appropriate aged children. If you have younger siblings they are welcome to come. 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Join Clare for an interactive storytime for two year olds! Songs, stories, interactive felt boards, rhymes, and activity stations help kids explore science, art, reading, play, and fun...all things to help build early literacy! This storytime does not require registration, but we ask you arrive on time and bring only appropriate aged children. If you have younger siblings they are welcome to come. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Poetry Open Mic

The library hosts a monthly poetry open mic. Each month has a different featured poet who starts the night out with 20-30 minutes of reading. This is followed by a short question-and-answer session with him/her. Then after a short break, poets attending the event sign up to read on the open mic in a "first-come, first served" order. 

No registration is required, however, space may be limited and light refreshments are provided.

CONTACT: Erin Matlin  978-388-8148  ematlin@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

The library hosts a monthly poetry open mic. Each month has a different featured poet who starts the night out with 20-30 minutes of reading. This is followed by a short question-and-answer session with him/her. Then after a short break, poets attending the event sign up to read on the open mic in a "first-come, first served" order. 

No registration is required, however, space may be limited and light refreshments are provided.

CONTACT:
  Erin Matlin
  978.388.8148
  ematlin@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

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

Library Closes at 5:00pm for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday November 28, 2019 - Friday November 29, 2019
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving - Library Closed
Monday December 2, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sensory Playground

Young children, starting has newborns, explore the world with all five senses! Come let them explore through fun sensory activities that make noise, have many textures, shake and move....all the while socializing with other young ones! This informal play time ends with a giggle inducing bubble machine. Kids 0 - 23 months old and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory experience! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Young children, starting has newborns, explore the world with all five senses! Come let them explore through fun sensory activities that make noise, have many textures, shake and move....all the while socializing with other young ones! This informal play time ends with a giggle inducing bubble machine. Kids 0 - 23 months old and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory experience! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Pizza Picks: Book Buffet

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to a feast of pizza and words! Come enjoy so Flatbread pizza and then browse the book "buffet": Read snippets of books and descriptions, discuss different titles, decide what looks tasty and perhaps take a new read home. Amy will have all titles ready for the tasting! Each month is a different theme: December is International Books! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to get! All free!

CONTACT: Amy Caira  978-388-8148  acaira@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Loft

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to a feast of pizza and words! Come enjoy so Flatbread pizza and then browse the book "buffet": Read snippets of books and descriptions, discuss different titles, decide what looks tasty and perhaps take a new read home. Amy will have all titles ready for the tasting! Each month is a different theme: December is International Books! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to get! All free!

CONTACT:
  Amy Caira
  978.388.8148
  acaira@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Loft


Tuesday December 3, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Twos on Tuesday: Two Year Old STEAM Storytime

Join Clare for an interactive storytime for two year olds! Songs, stories, interactive felt boards, rhymes, and activity stations help kids explore science, art, reading, play, and fun...all things to help build early literacy! This storytime does not require registration, but we ask you arrive on time and bring only appropriate aged children. If you have younger siblings they are welcome to come. 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Join Clare for an interactive storytime for two year olds! Songs, stories, interactive felt boards, rhymes, and activity stations help kids explore science, art, reading, play, and fun...all things to help build early literacy! This storytime does not require registration, but we ask you arrive on time and bring only appropriate aged children. If you have younger siblings they are welcome to come. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Games for Teens

We have board games or bring your own!

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

We have board games or bring your own!

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday December 4, 2019
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LGBTQ Drop in for Teens

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

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

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

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wacky Wednesday: Soap Making!

Make an awesome aquarium soap! Kids aged 8 - 12 and their adults can come to create with Kulina Folk Art! This glycerin based soap allows you to put in scents, colors, and fun items! This is a great family program, but register all who want to make an individual soap. Registration is required!

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Make an awesome aquarium soap! Kids aged 8 - 12 and their adults can come to create with Kulina Folk Art! This glycerin based soap allows you to put in scents, colors, and fun items! This is a great family program, but register all who want to make an individual soap. Registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge


 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Amesbury Library Writers' Group

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

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

 

CONTACT: Aimie Westphal  978-388-8148  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Loft

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Aimie Westphal
  978.388.8148
  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Loft

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Community of Stitchers

Do you have a sewing, cross-stitch, knitting, crotchet or other craft project you are working on? Bring it to a meeting of our new Community of Stitchers where you can work on your project, get advice from your fellow creators, and show off your work! Our local stitching enthusiast and advanced knitter, Sarah Chapman, will be on hand at each meeting to help attendees with their projects. All experience levels are welcome and no registration is required. Come enjoy a creative evening with us!

CONTACT: Aimie Westphal  978-388-8148 x614  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Do you have a sewing, cross-stitch, knitting, crotchet or other craft project you are working on? Bring it to a meeting of our new Community of Stitchers where you can work on your project, get advice from your fellow creators, and show off your work! Our local stitching enthusiast and advanced knitter, Sarah Chapman, will be on hand at each meeting to help attendees with their projects. All experience levels are welcome and no registration is required. Come enjoy a creative evening with us!

CONTACT:
  Aimie Westphal
  978.388.8148 x614
  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday December 5, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Three to Five Year Old STEAM Storytime

Join Amy for an interactive storytime with science experiments, stories, songs, and activity stations! This program will cause laughs, inspire curiosity, and grow early literacy skills. There is no registration, but we ask that you respectfully arrive on time and only bring appropriately aged children. 

CONTACT: Amy Caira   978-388-8148  acaira@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Join Amy for an interactive storytime with science experiments, stories, songs, and activity stations! This program will cause laughs, inspire curiosity, and grow early literacy skills. There is no registration, but we ask that you respectfully arrive on time and only bring appropriately aged children. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Caira 
  978.388.8148
  acaira@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunflowers and Starry Nights: Inside the Genius of Van Gogh

Come escape the winter winds and lose yourself in sunflowers and starry skys. This program will look at the life and work of one of the world’s most famous artists, exploring his influences, his innovations and his incredible legacy. All ages 8+ are welcome and no registration is required. Come learn about and share your interpretations of works of art!

This program is part of a new monthly series of Interactive Art Appreciation Talks. Each month, Jane Oneail from Culturally Curious will lead interactive art appreciation talks at the Amesbury Public Library that will mix art historical facts with audience discussion. There will be a new topic each month, check the calendar for more information.

About the Presenter: Jane Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is a NH native and has worked at some of the state’s most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator.

CONTACT: Aimie Westphal  978-388-8148 x614  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Come escape the winter winds and lose yourself in sunflowers and starry skys. This program will look at the life and work of one of the world’s most famous artists, exploring his influences, his innovations and his incredible legacy. All ages 8+ are welcome and no registration is required. Come learn about and share your interpretations of works of art!

This program is part of a new monthly series of Interactive Art Appreciation Talks. Each month, Jane Oneail from Culturally Curious will lead interactive art appreciation talks at the Amesbury Public Library that will mix art historical facts with audience discussion. There will be a new topic each month, check the calendar for more information.

About the Presenter: Jane Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is a NH native and has worked at some of the state’s most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator.

CONTACT:
  Aimie Westphal
  978.388.8148 x614
  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

There are 20 spaces available.

Saturday December 7, 2019
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Block Building Saturdays

Come build at the Library! We'll have all kinds of blocks, Lego of all sizes to create and build! If you build something sturdy, put it on display for the month in the Children's Room! All ages welcome to this drop-in, all day event!

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdpmbrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Children's Room

Come build at the Library! We'll have all kinds of blocks, Lego of all sizes to create and build! If you build something sturdy, put it on display for the month in the Children's Room! All ages welcome to this drop-in, all day event!

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdpmbrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Children's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Literature and Social Issues Teen Discussion with Author Molly Booth

Join Teen Author Molly Booth for a lively discussions.  

A discussion group for teenagers that reads poems and flash fiction together as a jumping off point to talk about human rights in the United States, which could include topics such as: LGBTQIA+ rights, racial justice, immigrants’ rights, disability rights, prison reform, etc. This series of discussions will tie what we read with the world we’re experiencing every day in the U.S.

 

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Join Teen Author Molly Booth for a lively discussions.  

A discussion group for teenagers that reads poems and flash fiction together as a jumping off point to talk about human rights in the United States, which could include topics such as: LGBTQIA+ rights, racial justice, immigrants’ rights, disability rights, prison reform, etc. This series of discussions will tie what we read with the world we’re experiencing every day in the U.S.

 

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Tuesday December 10, 2019
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Stitch a Bit: Ornament Making

All ages are welcome to make a felt ornament! Create sometime simple from the patterns provided or try your hand at your own design. A great program for all ages from kids to adults! No sewing experience needed! No registration required.

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room

All ages are welcome to make a felt ornament! Create sometime simple from the patterns provided or try your hand at your own design. A great program for all ages from kids to adults! No sewing experience needed! No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Wednesday December 11, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Decorate Holiday Cookies

We will be decoraing holiday cookies.  We will supply all of the materials for decorating.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

We will be decoraing holiday cookies.  We will supply all of the materials for decorating.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
APL Evening Book Group

This month we are reading: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Summary:  In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148 x3  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room

This month we are reading: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Summary:  In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

Registration is not needed: all are welcome

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148 x3
  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APL Board of Trustees Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Amesbury Public Library Board of Library Trustees. Takes place at the Amesbury Senior Community Center, 68 Elm Street, Amesbury, MA

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

 
CONTACT: Erin Matlin  978-388-8148  ematlin@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Senior Community Center

Monthly meeting of the Amesbury Public Library Board of Library Trustees. Takes place at the Amesbury Senior Community Center, 68 Elm Street, Amesbury, MA

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

 
CONTACT:
  Erin Matlin
  978.388.8148
  ematlin@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Senior Community Center

Thursday December 12, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Teen Services Meeting for Librarians
CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge
CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
9th Annual Cookie Walk

Don't miss our 9th Annual Cookie Walk on Thursday, December 12th! Doors open at 6:30pm - purchase a tin and fill it with delicious, homemade cookies baked by volunteers! First-come, first-served - the event will last as long as we have cookies left.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library, a nonprofit organization that supports the Library with funding for programs, materials and other resources.

CONTACT: Erin Matlin  978-388-8148  ematlin@amesburylibrary.org

Don't miss our 9th Annual Cookie Walk on Thursday, December 12th! Doors open at 6:30pm - purchase a tin and fill it with delicious, homemade cookies baked by volunteers! First-come, first-served - the event will last as long as we have cookies left.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library, a nonprofit organization that supports the Library with funding for programs, materials and other resources.

CONTACT:
  Erin Matlin
  978.388.8148
  ematlin@amesburylibrary.org

Saturday December 14, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Social Justice Storytime

Join us for a storytime focusing on awareness and change as we explore issues of social justice through books and exploration! Aimed at 4 - 7 year olds, this program will focus on topics such as families, the eviroment, immigration, race, and other topics that bring up important questions and discussion for kids. There will also be a handout for adults about how to continue the discussions at home. 

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Join us for a storytime focusing on awareness and change as we explore issues of social justice through books and exploration! Aimed at 4 - 7 year olds, this program will focus on topics such as families, the eviroment, immigration, race, and other topics that bring up important questions and discussion for kids. There will also be a handout for adults about how to continue the discussions at home. 

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Monday December 16, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Holiday Greens Workshop session 1

Registration for this program will begin on Monday December 2nd, 2019 at 10:00am.

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Registration for this program will begin on Monday December 2nd, 2019 at 10:00am.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Holiday Greens Workshop session 2

Registration for this program will begin on Monday December 2nd, 2019 at 10:00am.

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Registration for this program will begin on Monday December 2nd, 2019 at 10:00am.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Holiday Greens Workshop session 3

Registration for this program will begin on Monday December 2nd, 2019 at 10:00am.

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Registration for this program will begin on Monday December 2nd, 2019 at 10:00am.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Greens Workshop session 4

Registration for this program will begin on Monday December 2nd, 2019 at 10:00am.

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Registration for this program will begin on Monday December 2nd, 2019 at 10:00am.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday December 17, 2019
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Games for Teens

We have board games or bring your own!

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

We have board games or bring your own!

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday December 18, 2019
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Amesbury High School/Amesbury Library Book Club

The Amesbury High School Bookworms Book Club with be collaborating with the Amesbury Public Library Teen Department. 

We will be meeting the last Wednesday of the month at Amesbury High School.

We will have the book list ready for you for the rest of the school year in September.  This is for 9th-12th Grade

CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury High School

The Amesbury High School Bookworms Book Club with be collaborating with the Amesbury Public Library Teen Department. 

We will be meeting the last Wednesday of the month at Amesbury High School.

We will have the book list ready for you for the rest of the school year in September.  This is for 9th-12th Grade

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury High School

Tuesday December 24, 2019 - Wednesday December 25, 2019
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9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Christmas - Library Closed
Tuesday December 31, 2019
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
New Year's Eve -- LIBRARY CLOSES AT 5:00pm

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

 
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Noon Year's Eve Party

Have some fun at the library to celebrate the new year for those too young to stay up to the other 12 o'clock! Have some cookies and juice, a dance party, and a fun balloon drop as well as some fireworks inspired crafts! A great event for preschool aged but all families are invited!

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Have some fun at the library to celebrate the new year for those too young to stay up to the other 12 o'clock! Have some cookies and juice, a dance party, and a fun balloon drop as well as some fireworks inspired crafts! A great event for preschool aged but all families are invited!

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday January 4, 2020
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Block Building Saturdays

Come build at the Library! We'll have all kinds of blocks, Lego of all sizes to create and build! If you build something sturdy, put it on display for the month in the Children's Room! All ages welcome to this drop-in, all day event!

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdpmbrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Children's Room

Come build at the Library! We'll have all kinds of blocks, Lego of all sizes to create and build! If you build something sturdy, put it on display for the month in the Children's Room! All ages welcome to this drop-in, all day event!

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdpmbrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Children's Room

Monday January 6, 2020
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Pizza Picks: Book Buffet

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to a feast of pizza and words! Come enjoy so Flatbread pizza and then browse the book "buffet": Read snippets of books and descriptions, discuss different titles, decide what looks tasty and perhaps take a new read home. Amy will have all titles ready for the tasting! Each month is a different theme! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to get! All free!

CONTACT: Amy Caira  978-388-8148  acaira@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Loft

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to a feast of pizza and words! Come enjoy so Flatbread pizza and then browse the book "buffet": Read snippets of books and descriptions, discuss different titles, decide what looks tasty and perhaps take a new read home. Amy will have all titles ready for the tasting! Each month is a different theme! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to get! All free!

CONTACT:
  Amy Caira
  978.388.8148
  acaira@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Loft

Wednesday January 8, 2020
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LGBTQ Drop In for Teens

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

CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

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

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday January 22, 2020
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Reading Corner

Come in out of the cold and spend the afternoon reading.  We will provide the books and hot chocolate and you find a spot in the Teen Lounge to curl up and read.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Come in out of the cold and spend the afternoon reading.  We will provide the books and hot chocolate and you find a spot in the Teen Lounge to curl up and read.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Monday January 27, 2020
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Genealogy Club

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

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room

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

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Saturday February 1, 2020
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Block Building Saturdays

Come build at the Library! We'll have all kinds of blocks, Lego of all sizes to create and build! If you build something sturdy, put it on display for the month in the Children's Room! All ages welcome to this drop-in, all day event!

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdpmbrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Children's Room

Come build at the Library! We'll have all kinds of blocks, Lego of all sizes to create and build! If you build something sturdy, put it on display for the month in the Children's Room! All ages welcome to this drop-in, all day event!

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdpmbrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Children's Room

Monday February 3, 2020
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Pizza Picks: Book Buffet

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to a feast of pizza and words! Come enjoy so Flatbread pizza and then browse the book "buffet": Read snippets of books and descriptions, discuss different titles, decide what looks tasty and perhaps take a new read home. Amy will have all titles ready for the tasting! Each month is a different theme! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to get! All free!

CONTACT: Amy Caira  978-388-8148  acaira@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Loft

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to a feast of pizza and words! Come enjoy so Flatbread pizza and then browse the book "buffet": Read snippets of books and descriptions, discuss different titles, decide what looks tasty and perhaps take a new read home. Amy will have all titles ready for the tasting! Each month is a different theme! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to get! All free!

CONTACT:
  Amy Caira
  978.388.8148
  acaira@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Loft

Wednesday February 5, 2020
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Reading Corner

Come in out of the cold and spend the afternoon reading.  We will provide the books and hot chocolate and you find a spot in the Teen Lounge to curl up and read.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Come in out of the cold and spend the afternoon reading.  We will provide the books and hot chocolate and you find a spot in the Teen Lounge to curl up and read.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday February 19, 2020
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LGBTQ Drop In for Teens

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

CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

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

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Monday February 24, 2020
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Genealogy Club

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

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room

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

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Monday March 2, 2020
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Pizza Picks: Book Buffet

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to a feast of pizza and words! Come enjoy so Flatbread pizza and then browse the book "buffet": Read snippets of books and descriptions, discuss different titles, decide what looks tasty and perhaps take a new read home. Amy will have all titles ready for the tasting! Each month is a different theme! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to get! All free!

CONTACT: Amy Caira  978-388-8148  acaira@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Loft

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to a feast of pizza and words! Come enjoy so Flatbread pizza and then browse the book "buffet": Read snippets of books and descriptions, discuss different titles, decide what looks tasty and perhaps take a new read home. Amy will have all titles ready for the tasting! Each month is a different theme! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to get! All free!

CONTACT:
  Amy Caira
  978.388.8148
  acaira@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Loft

Wednesday March 4, 2020
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Reading Corner

Come in out of the cold and spend the afternoon reading.  We will provide the books and hot chocolate and you find a spot in the Teen Lounge to curl up and read.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Come in out of the cold and spend the afternoon reading.  We will provide the books and hot chocolate and you find a spot in the Teen Lounge to curl up and read.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday March 7, 2020
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Block Building Saturdays

Come build at the Library! We'll have all kinds of blocks, Lego of all sizes to create and build! If you build something sturdy, put it on display for the month in the Children's Room! All ages welcome to this drop-in, all day event!

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdpmbrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Children's Room

Come build at the Library! We'll have all kinds of blocks, Lego of all sizes to create and build! If you build something sturdy, put it on display for the month in the Children's Room! All ages welcome to this drop-in, all day event!

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdpmbrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Children's Room

Wednesday March 11, 2020
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LGBTQ Drop In for Teens

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

CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

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

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Monday March 30, 2020
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Genealogy Club

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

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room

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

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Saturday April 4, 2020
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Block Building Saturdays

Come build at the Library! We'll have all kinds of blocks, Lego of all sizes to create and build! If you build something sturdy, put it on display for the month in the Children's Room! All ages welcome to this drop-in, all day event!

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdpmbrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Children's Room

Come build at the Library! We'll have all kinds of blocks, Lego of all sizes to create and build! If you build something sturdy, put it on display for the month in the Children's Room! All ages welcome to this drop-in, all day event!

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdpmbrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Children's Room

Monday April 6, 2020
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Pizza Picks: Book Buffet

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to a feast of pizza and words! Come enjoy so Flatbread pizza and then browse the book "buffet": Read snippets of books and descriptions, discuss different titles, decide what looks tasty and perhaps take a new read home. Amy will have all titles ready for the tasting! Each month is a different theme! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to get! All free!

CONTACT: Amy Caira  978-388-8148  acaira@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Loft

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to a feast of pizza and words! Come enjoy so Flatbread pizza and then browse the book "buffet": Read snippets of books and descriptions, discuss different titles, decide what looks tasty and perhaps take a new read home. Amy will have all titles ready for the tasting! Each month is a different theme! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to get! All free!

CONTACT:
  Amy Caira
  978.388.8148
  acaira@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Loft

Wednesday April 8, 2020
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LGBTQ Drop In for Teens

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

CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

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

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Tuesday April 21, 2020
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom's WWII Letters

Corinne's discovery of more than 100 letters brought unexpected insights and connections.

In May 2017, she found her mother's stash of letters from 16 servicemen that she had corresponded with in 1944-1945. Most of the men were from her mother's hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, or from her college roommate's hometown of Trenton, New Jersey. Nearly all of the writers were now gone and could no longer offer information or explanations for what they had written. Corinne began to trace the soldiers' family trees with one goal in mind: to return the letters in person to their children. Learn about her on-going project, and hear some of the stories of the men, their experiences, and what their relatives have to say today. This presentation links history and genealogy to present-day research and diligence. It revisits a time that we may not want to forget. And it may prompt audience members to wonder for themselves what treasures may be lurking in their own old family boxes -- and how they can share the information with others.

Corinne H. Smith is a writer and a poet who has worked as a librarian for more than 30 years. Along the way, she earned a degree in outdoor teacher education. She is the author of Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau's Last Journey, the first book to follow Henry Thoreau's 1861 trip from Massachusetts to Minnesota; and a biography and activity book for middle-schoolers, Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life and Ideas, With 21 Activities. She lives in north central Massachusetts. She works at The Shop at Walden Pond. She also serves as an interpreter and blog writer for Thoreau Farm: The Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau in Concord.is a writer and a poet who has worked as a librarian for more than 30 years. Along the way, she earned a degree in outdoor teacher education. She is the author of Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau's Last Journey, the first book to follow Henry Thoreau's 1861 trip from Massachusetts to Minnesota; and a biography and activity book for middle-schoolers, Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life and Ideas, With 21 Activities. She lives in north central Massachusetts. She works at The Shop at Walden Pond. She also serves as an interpreter and blog writer for Thoreau Farm: The Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau in Concord.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge
There are 22 spaces available.

Corinne's discovery of more than 100 letters brought unexpected insights and connections.

In May 2017, she found her mother's stash of letters from 16 servicemen that she had corresponded with in 1944-1945. Most of the men were from her mother's hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, or from her college roommate's hometown of Trenton, New Jersey. Nearly all of the writers were now gone and could no longer offer information or explanations for what they had written. Corinne began to trace the soldiers' family trees with one goal in mind: to return the letters in person to their children. Learn about her on-going project, and hear some of the stories of the men, their experiences, and what their relatives have to say today. This presentation links history and genealogy to present-day research and diligence. It revisits a time that we may not want to forget. And it may prompt audience members to wonder for themselves what treasures may be lurking in their own old family boxes -- and how they can share the information with others.

Corinne H. Smith is a writer and a poet who has worked as a librarian for more than 30 years. Along the way, she earned a degree in outdoor teacher education. She is the author of Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau's Last Journey, the first book to follow Henry Thoreau's 1861 trip from Massachusetts to Minnesota; and a biography and activity book for middle-schoolers, Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life and Ideas, With 21 Activities. She lives in north central Massachusetts. She works at The Shop at Walden Pond. She also serves as an interpreter and blog writer for Thoreau Farm: The Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau in Concord.is a writer and a poet who has worked as a librarian for more than 30 years. Along the way, she earned a degree in outdoor teacher education. She is the author of Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau's Last Journey, the first book to follow Henry Thoreau's 1861 trip from Massachusetts to Minnesota; and a biography and activity book for middle-schoolers, Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life and Ideas, With 21 Activities. She lives in north central Massachusetts. She works at The Shop at Walden Pond. She also serves as an interpreter and blog writer for Thoreau Farm: The Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau in Concord.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

There are 22 spaces available.

Saturday April 25, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Genealogy Questions/Issues with Lynn Davis
Who are you ????
 
Submit your genealogy/family tree puzzles and hopefully get an answer on the spot.  This program will allow you to bring your family tree questions and learn how to find the answers, and hopefully get an answer.  Using local and on line resources, Lynn will attempt to answer and assist you with your family tree questions.  Do you have a relative you think was a veteran?  Want to find proof?  Do you have a blank on your family tree and want to have it filled in?    The purposes of this session is for you to bring your questions and puzzles to the program and see if we can get answers.  
 
Please send your questions or issues that you are having to mwalker@amesburylibrary.org before the session and we will try to have the answer for you the day of the program!
CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room
There are 12 spaces available.
Who are you ????
 
Submit your genealogy/family tree puzzles and hopefully get an answer on the spot.  This program will allow you to bring your family tree questions and learn how to find the answers, and hopefully get an answer.  Using local and on line resources, Lynn will attempt to answer and assist you with your family tree questions.  Do you have a relative you think was a veteran?  Want to find proof?  Do you have a blank on your family tree and want to have it filled in?    The purposes of this session is for you to bring your questions and puzzles to the program and see if we can get answers.  
 
Please send your questions or issues that you are having to mwalker@amesburylibrary.org before the session and we will try to have the answer for you the day of the program!
CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

There are 12 spaces available.

Friday May 1, 2020
Monday May 4, 2020
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Pizza Picks: Book Buffet

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to a feast of pizza and words! Come enjoy so Flatbread pizza and then browse the book "buffet": Read snippets of books and descriptions, discuss different titles, decide what looks tasty and perhaps take a new read home. Amy will have all titles ready for the tasting! Each month is a different theme! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to get! All free!

CONTACT: Amy Caira  978-388-8148  acaira@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Loft

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to a feast of pizza and words! Come enjoy so Flatbread pizza and then browse the book "buffet": Read snippets of books and descriptions, discuss different titles, decide what looks tasty and perhaps take a new read home. Amy will have all titles ready for the tasting! Each month is a different theme! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to get! All free!

CONTACT:
  Amy Caira
  978.388.8148
  acaira@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Loft

Wednesday May 13, 2020
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LGBTQ Drop In for Teens

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

CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

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

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Monday May 18, 2020
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Was Great-Grandma a Suffragist?
This talk explores the multi-facted suffrage movement from the 1830s to 1920. Tips for researching suffragist ancestors will be provided.
 

Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLA, has worked on her personal genealogy for 20 years and recently completed a master’s degree in history with an emphasis on history of medicine. She loves sharing her passion for social history, genealogy, and bringing ancestors to life by placing them in historical and social context. More information about Lori can be found at bridgingthepast

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room
There are 21 spaces available.
This talk explores the multi-facted suffrage movement from the 1830s to 1920. Tips for researching suffragist ancestors will be provided.
 

Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLA, has worked on her personal genealogy for 20 years and recently completed a master’s degree in history with an emphasis on history of medicine. She loves sharing her passion for social history, genealogy, and bringing ancestors to life by placing them in historical and social context. More information about Lori can be found at bridgingthepast

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

There are 21 spaces available.

Monday June 29, 2020
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Genealogy Club

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

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room

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

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Monday July 27, 2020
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Genealogy Club

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

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room

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

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Monday August 31, 2020
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Genealogy Club

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

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room

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

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room


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