Monday January 27, 2020
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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 January 28, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:40 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 - 7:45 PM
Family Stitch a Bit

This great program for families, kids, and everyone is a great way to learn sewing or just work on a cool project. Each month Sarah Chapman will bring in a project to do! We supply all the supplies and all you need to do is bring your creative juices! It's a great way to spend a winter evening. Come any time for this drop-in program. 

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

This great program for families, kids, and everyone is a great way to learn sewing or just work on a cool project. Each month Sarah Chapman will bring in a project to do! We supply all the supplies and all you need to do is bring your creative juices! It's a great way to spend a winter evening. Come any time for this drop-in program. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Open Mic Night

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.

Featured Poet: Ellie O'Leary (Amesbury Poet Laureate)

CONTACT: Aimie Westphal  978-388-8148 x614  awestphal@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.

Featured Poet: Ellie O'Leary (Amesbury Poet Laureate)

CONTACT:
  Aimie Westphal
  978.388.8148 x614
  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday January 29, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Music with Melanie

Come join Melanie from Community Action for a fun music program for 0 - 5 year olds. Free and all welcome!

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

Come join Melanie from Community Action for a fun music program for 0 - 5 year olds. Free and all welcome!

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 reading A Wrinkle in Time. 

 A Wrinkle in Time Movie Tie-In Edition (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet Book 1) by [L'Engle, Madeleine]

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

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 reading A Wrinkle in Time. 

 A Wrinkle in Time Movie Tie-In Edition (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet Book 1) by [L'Engle, Madeleine]

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

This is for 9th-12th Grade

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury High School

Thursday January 30, 2020
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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 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

 
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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

Monday February 3, 2020
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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 some 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: February is Realistic Fiction & Historical Fiction! In addition to our suggestions, feel free to bring a book you're currently enjoying to share with the group (does NOT need to match the monthly 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 some 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: February is Realistic Fiction & Historical Fiction! In addition to our suggestions, feel free to bring a book you're currently enjoying to share with the group (does NOT need to match the monthly 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


Tuesday February 4, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:40 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  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

We have board games or bring your own!

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

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

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wacky Wednesday: Shrinky Dinks!

Another Wacky Wednesday for 8 - 12 year olds brings the fun! Create colorful shrinky dink heart and other shaped pins! Make a card to go with them for a great gift! Please register for this fun event! 

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Another Wacky Wednesday for 8 - 12 year olds brings the fun! Create colorful shrinky dink heart and other shaped pins! Make a card to go with them for a great gift! Please register for this fun event! 

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge


 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
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 x614  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

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 x614
  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday February 6, 2020
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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 February 8, 2020
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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

Monday February 10, 2020
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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 February 11, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:40 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

Wednesday February 12, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
APL Evening Book Group

This month we are reading: Arcadia by Lauren Groff

Summary:  In the fields and forests of western New York State in the late 1960s, several dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding what becomes a famous commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House.

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: Arcadia by Lauren Groff

Summary:  In the fields and forests of western New York State in the late 1960s, several dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding what becomes a famous commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House.

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

Thursday February 13, 2020
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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

Friday February 14, 2020
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Creative Movement with Julie!

Winter is a great time to jive and move! 3 to 5 year olds can join talented teacher Julie for creative movement where you will jump like frogs, stomp like dinosaurs, and have fun moving time! Registration is required! 

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

Winter is a great time to jive and move! 3 to 5 year olds can join talented teacher Julie for creative movement where you will jump like frogs, stomp like dinosaurs, and have fun moving time! Registration is required! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge


Saturday February 15, 2020
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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

Monday February 17, 2020
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President's Day -- Library Closed

The Library is Closed today.

Tuesday February 18, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:40 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  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

We have board games or bring your own!

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

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

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 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: Amesbury Room

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: Amesbury Room

Thursday February 20, 2020
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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
Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is one of the most beautiful and most famous works of art in the world. Dive into Michelangelo’s inspiration and process (did he really lie down as he painted the ceiling?) and consider how the masterwork has been altered by time and restoration. Registration is requested.

This program is part of a monthly series of interactive art appreciation talks. Each month, Jane Oneail from Culturally Curious will lead interactive art 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: Reference Area
There are 13 spaces available.

The Sistine Chapel is one of the most beautiful and most famous works of art in the world. Dive into Michelangelo’s inspiration and process (did he really lie down as he painted the ceiling?) and consider how the masterwork has been altered by time and restoration. Registration is requested.

This program is part of a monthly series of interactive art appreciation talks. Each month, Jane Oneail from Culturally Curious will lead interactive art 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: Reference Area

There are 13 spaces available.

Friday February 21, 2020
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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

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Exploration Time

Community Action brings the fun at this exploration time for 0 - 5 years! Explore games, interactive toys, crafts, and more. Free and just drop by!

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

Community Action brings the fun at this exploration time for 0 - 5 years! Explore games, interactive toys, crafts, and more. Free and just drop by!

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Saturday February 22, 2020
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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. 
This month we will focus race and seperation and the history of how that was the law in our country for many years. 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
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. 
This month we will focus race and seperation and the history of how that was the law in our country for many years. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 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.

 Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

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

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.

 Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Monday February 24, 2020
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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 February 25, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:40 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 - 7:45 PM
Family Stitch a Bit

This great program for families, kids, and everyone is a great way to learn sewing or just work on a cool project. Each month Sarah Chapman will bring in a project to do! We supply all the supplies and all you need to do is bring your creative juices! It's a great way to spend a winter evening. Come any time for this drop-in program. 

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

This great program for families, kids, and everyone is a great way to learn sewing or just work on a cool project. Each month Sarah Chapman will bring in a project to do! We supply all the supplies and all you need to do is bring your creative juices! It's a great way to spend a winter evening. Come any time for this drop-in program. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Wednesday February 26, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Music with Melanie

Come join Melanie from Community Action for a fun music program for 0 - 5 year olds. Free and all welcome!

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

Come join Melanie from Community Action for a fun music program for 0 - 5 year olds. Free and all welcome!

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. 

Hardcover The Goldfinch Book

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

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. 

Hardcover The Goldfinch Book

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

This is for 9th-12th Grade

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury High School

Thursday February 27, 2020
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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

Friday February 28, 2020
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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

Monday March 2, 2020
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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 some 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: March is Humor & Drama! In addition to our suggestions, feel free to bring a book you're currently enjoying to share with the group (does NOT need to match the monthly 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 some 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: March is Humor & Drama! In addition to our suggestions, feel free to bring a book you're currently enjoying to share with the group (does NOT need to match the monthly 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


Tuesday March 3, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:40 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  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

We have board games or bring your own!

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

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

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
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 x614  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

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 x614
  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday March 5, 2020
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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

Friday March 6, 2020
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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 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

Monday March 9, 2020
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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 March 10, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:40 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

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

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

This month we are reading: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Summary:  The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

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: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Summary:  The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

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

Thursday March 12, 2020
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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
Fierce Females

Women have long been the subject of art, often depicted as nothing more than objects of desire. How do images of women change when women become the creators? This program examines the history of women in art in brief and then explores the lives, careers and works of several major women artists from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, including Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt. Registration is requested.

This program is part of a monthly series of interactive art appreciation talks. Each month, Jane Oneail from Culturally Curious will lead interactive art 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: Reference Area
There are 15 spaces available.

Women have long been the subject of art, often depicted as nothing more than objects of desire. How do images of women change when women become the creators? This program examines the history of women in art in brief and then explores the lives, careers and works of several major women artists from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, including Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt. Registration is requested.

This program is part of a monthly series of interactive art appreciation talks. Each month, Jane Oneail from Culturally Curious will lead interactive art 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: Reference Area

There are 15 spaces available.

Friday March 13, 2020
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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 March 14, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 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.

 Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

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

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.

 Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Library

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Monday March 16, 2020
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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 March 17, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:40 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  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

We have board games or bring your own!

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

Wednesday March 18, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Creative Movement with Julie!

Winter is a great time to jive and move! 3 to 5 year olds can join talented teacher Julie for creative movement where you will jump like frogs, stomp like dinosaurs, and have fun moving time! Registration is required! 

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

Winter is a great time to jive and move! 3 to 5 year olds can join talented teacher Julie for creative movement where you will jump like frogs, stomp like dinosaurs, and have fun moving time! Registration is required! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 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: Amesbury Room

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: Amesbury Room

Thursday March 19, 2020
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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

Friday March 20, 2020
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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 March 21, 2020
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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. 
This month we will focus women's right to vote and make suffragists sashes to have our own parade in celebration of 100 years of women's right to vote. 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
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. 
This month we will focus women's right to vote and make suffragists sashes to have our own parade in celebration of 100 years of women's right to vote. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Monday March 23, 2020
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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 March 24, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:40 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

Wednesday March 25, 2020
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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.

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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.

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This is for 9th-12th Grade

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury High School

Thursday March 26, 2020
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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

Friday March 27, 2020
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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

Monday March 30, 2020
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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 March 31, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:40 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  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

We have board games or bring your own!

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

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

This great program for families, kids, and everyone is a great way to learn sewing or just work on a cool project. Each month Sarah Chapman will bring in a project to do! We supply all the supplies and all you need to do is bring your creative juices! It's a great way to spend a winter evening. Come any time for this drop-in program. 

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

This great program for families, kids, and everyone is a great way to learn sewing or just work on a cool project. Each month Sarah Chapman will bring in a project to do! We supply all the supplies and all you need to do is bring your creative juices! It's a great way to spend a winter evening. Come any time for this drop-in program. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Wednesday April 1, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
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 x614  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

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 x614
  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Thursday April 2, 2020
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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

Friday April 3, 2020
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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 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

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Second Nature Craft and Activity

This program is intergenerational and will take place at the Senior Community Center! Please check back for description and registration details. 

This program is intergenerational and will take place at the Senior Community Center! Please check back for description and registration details. 

Monday April 6, 2020
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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 some 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: April is Poetry & Fiction in Verse! In addition to our suggestions, feel free to bring a book you're currently enjoying to share with the group (does NOT need to match the monthly 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 some 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: April is Poetry & Fiction in Verse! In addition to our suggestions, feel free to bring a book you're currently enjoying to share with the group (does NOT need to match the monthly 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


Tuesday April 7, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:40 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

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

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

This month we are reading: Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Summary:  Two Chinese-American sisters—Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister’s protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. Lucia impetuously plows ahead, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth.

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: Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Summary:  Two Chinese-American sisters—Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister’s protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. Lucia impetuously plows ahead, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth.

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

Thursday April 9, 2020
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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

Friday April 10, 2020
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Creative Movement with Julie!

Winter is a great time to jive and move! 3 to 5 year olds can join talented teacher Julie for creative movement where you will jump like frogs, stomp like dinosaurs, and have fun moving time! Registration is required! 

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

Winter is a great time to jive and move! 3 to 5 year olds can join talented teacher Julie for creative movement where you will jump like frogs, stomp like dinosaurs, and have fun moving time! Registration is required! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Monday April 13, 2020
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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 April 14, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:40 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  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

We have board games or bring your own!

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

Wednesday April 15, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 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: Amesbury Room

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: Amesbury Room

Thursday April 16, 2020
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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
Frank Lloyd Wright and NH’s Zimmerman House

America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, created iconic modern buildings like Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum. This interactive presentation will offer an introduction to Wright’s career and explore his final house type, the Usonian, in depth, with special emphasis on the Zimmerman House, the only Wright-designed home in New England that is open to the public. Registration is requested.

This program is part of a monthly series of interactive art appreciation talks. Each month, Jane Oneail from Culturally Curious will lead interactive art 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: Reference Area
There are 19 spaces available.

America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, created iconic modern buildings like Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum. This interactive presentation will offer an introduction to Wright’s career and explore his final house type, the Usonian, in depth, with special emphasis on the Zimmerman House, the only Wright-designed home in New England that is open to the public. Registration is requested.

This program is part of a monthly series of interactive art appreciation talks. Each month, Jane Oneail from Culturally Curious will lead interactive art 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: Reference Area

There are 19 spaces available.

Monday April 20, 2020
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Patriot's Day -- Library Closed

The Library is Closed today.

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.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amesbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency and the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

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.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amesbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency and the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

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!
 
This program is funded by the Amesbury Public Library Charitable Trust.
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!
 
This program is funded by the Amesbury Public Library Charitable Trust.
CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday April 28, 2020
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Games for Teens

We have board games or bring your own!

CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

We have board games or bring your own!

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

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

This great program for families, kids, and everyone is a great way to learn sewing or just work on a cool project. Each month Sarah Chapman will bring in a project to do! We supply all the supplies and all you need to do is bring your creative juices! It's a great way to spend a winter evening. Come any time for this drop-in program. 

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

This great program for families, kids, and everyone is a great way to learn sewing or just work on a cool project. Each month Sarah Chapman will bring in a project to do! We supply all the supplies and all you need to do is bring your creative juices! It's a great way to spend a winter evening. Come any time for this drop-in program. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Wednesday April 29, 2020
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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. 

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

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. 

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

This is for 9th-12th Grade

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury High School

Friday May 1, 2020
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Promenade -- Library Closes at 3:00pm

The Library Closes at 3:00pm today for the High School Promenade. 

The Library Closes at 3:00pm today for the High School Promenade. 

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 some 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: May is Science Fiction & Fantasy! In addition to our suggestions, feel free to bring a book you're currently enjoying to share with the group (does NOT need to match the monthly 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 some 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: May is Science Fiction & Fantasy! In addition to our suggestions, feel free to bring a book you're currently enjoying to share with the group (does NOT need to match the monthly 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 6, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
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 x614  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

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 x614
  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: APL Teen Lounge

Wednesday May 13, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
APL Evening Book Group

This month we are reading: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Summary:  A Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their Californian hometown to celebrate the eldest daughter, Hadia's, wedding - a match of love rather than tradition. It is here, on this momentous day, that Amar, the youngest of the siblings, reunites with his family for the first time in three years. Rafiq and Layla must now contend with the choices and betrayals that lead to their son's estrangement - the reckoning of parents who strove to pass on their cultures and traditions to their children; and of children who in turn struggle to balance authenticity in themselves with loyalty to the home they came from.

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: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Summary:  A Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their Californian hometown to celebrate the eldest daughter, Hadia's, wedding - a match of love rather than tradition. It is here, on this momentous day, that Amar, the youngest of the siblings, reunites with his family for the first time in three years. Rafiq and Layla must now contend with the choices and betrayals that lead to their son's estrangement - the reckoning of parents who strove to pass on their cultures and traditions to their children; and of children who in turn struggle to balance authenticity in themselves with loyalty to the home they came from.

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

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

This program was funded by the Amesbury Public Library Charitable Trust.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Amesbury Room
There are 14 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

This program was funded by the Amesbury Public Library Charitable Trust.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

There are 14 spaces available.

Wednesday May 20, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 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: Amesbury Room

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: Amesbury Room

Monday May 25, 2020
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Memorial Day -- Library Closed

The Library is Closed today. 

Tuesday May 26, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Family Stitch a Bit

This great program for families, kids, and everyone is a great way to learn sewing or just work on a cool project. Each month Sarah Chapman will bring in a project to do! We supply all the supplies and all you need to do is bring your creative juices! It's a great way to spend a winter evening. Come any time for this drop-in program. 

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

This great program for families, kids, and everyone is a great way to learn sewing or just work on a cool project. Each month Sarah Chapman will bring in a project to do! We supply all the supplies and all you need to do is bring your creative juices! It's a great way to spend a winter evening. Come any time for this drop-in program. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury Room

Wednesday May 27, 2020
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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

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

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

Image result for warcross book

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

This is for 9th-12th Grade

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Amesbury High School

Wednesday June 10, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
APL Evening Book Group

This month we are reading: Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

Summary:  Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality--not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.

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: Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

Summary:  Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality--not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.

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

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

Friday July 3, 2020
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Library Closed -- Independence Day Holiday

The Library is Closed today. 

Saturday July 4, 2020
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Library Closed -- Independence Day

The Library is Closed today. 

Wednesday July 8, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
APL Evening Book Group

This month we are reading: We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

Summary:  It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety.

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: We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

Summary:  It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety.

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

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

Monday September 7, 2020
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Library Closed -- Labor Day

The Library is Closed today. 

Monday October 12, 2020
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Library Closed -- Columbus Day

The Library is Closed today. 

Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Library Closed -- Veteran's Day

The Library is Closed today. 

Wednesday November 25, 2020
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Library Closes at 5:00pm --Thanksgiving Holiday

The Library is Closes at 5:00pm today.  

Thursday November 26, 2020
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Library Closed--Thanksgiving Day

The Library is Closed today. 

Friday November 27, 2020
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Library Closed--Thanksgiving Holiday

The Library is Closed today. 

Friday December 18, 2020
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Carol Sing Along at Heritage Towers

Families are welcome to the sing- along at Heritage Towers to bring some smiles to the residents' faces! Sing traditional holiday songs and enjoy a snack afterwards! A great way to spread some holiday cheer! Meet directly at Heritage Towers at 180 Main St to the main entrance. 

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

Families are welcome to the sing- along at Heritage Towers to bring some smiles to the residents' faces! Sing traditional holiday songs and enjoy a snack afterwards! A great way to spread some holiday cheer! Meet directly at Heritage Towers at 180 Main St to the main entrance. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

Thursday December 24, 2020
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Library Closed-- Christmas Eve

The Library is Closed today. 

Friday December 25, 2020
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Library Closed-- Christmas Day