Monday November 30, 2020
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10:00 AM
Storytime Take-Out!

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED AND PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM YOU ARE ALL SET FOR PICK UP THIS WEEK. WE ARE FULL AT THE MOMENT AND WILL OPEN REGISTRATION IF SPOTS OPEN UP!

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

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED AND PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM YOU ARE ALL SET FOR PICK UP THIS WEEK. WE ARE FULL AT THE MOMENT AND WILL OPEN REGISTRATION IF SPOTS OPEN UP!

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside PickUp

Tuesday December 1, 2020 - Saturday December 5, 2020
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10:00 AM
Let it Snow Shadowboxes for Teens

How it works:  You will pick up your Let it Snow Kit starting on Tuesday, December 1  from 10:00-7:00 during curbside.  

All supplies are provided. 

Once you get to the library please call 978-388-8148 to let us know that you are here to pick up your Teen Kit.  Someone will bring it out to you.

Parents can pick up kits for their teens.

If you can take a picture of your artwork,we will add it to our Virtual Art/Craft Show.

Register early as supplies are limited.

 

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside PickUp

How it works:  You will pick up your Let it Snow Kit starting on Tuesday, December 1  from 10:00-7:00 during curbside.  

All supplies are provided. 

Once you get to the library please call 978-388-8148 to let us know that you are here to pick up your Teen Kit.  Someone will bring it out to you.

Parents can pick up kits for their teens.

If you can take a picture of your artwork,we will add it to our Virtual Art/Craft Show.

Register early as supplies are limited.

 

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside PickUp


Wednesday December 2, 2020
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Make and Take: Card Making

For the past several years, we have partnered with the Amesbury Council on Aging to provide a holiday greeting in the Meals on Wheels meals in December. We'd love to continue that tradition! Come down from 10am - 6pm or while supplies last to grab a make and take bag! Inside you will find two blank cards and lots of things to decorate (you supply the glue and markers/crayons!). One card is for you to keep and give to someone you care about, the other is to BRING BACK TO US! They need to be returned to the library by December 14th to get there on time! 

HOW TO RETURN: Drop in the box at the end of our ramp during our regular curbside pick-up hours (Mon - Wed 9:30am - 8pm, Thur - Sat 9:30 - 5pm) Weather permitting from December 3rd - 12th. OR on December 14th we will have another Make and Take and have box for you to drop them in outside the front of the library (weather permitting!)

You can always make more cards at home and bring them in as well! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148x4  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: In front of the library

For the past several years, we have partnered with the Amesbury Council on Aging to provide a holiday greeting in the Meals on Wheels meals in December. We'd love to continue that tradition! Come down from 10am - 6pm or while supplies last to grab a make and take bag! Inside you will find two blank cards and lots of things to decorate (you supply the glue and markers/crayons!). One card is for you to keep and give to someone you care about, the other is to BRING BACK TO US! They need to be returned to the library by December 14th to get there on time! 

HOW TO RETURN: Drop in the box at the end of our ramp during our regular curbside pick-up hours (Mon - Wed 9:30am - 8pm, Thur - Sat 9:30 - 5pm) Weather permitting from December 3rd - 12th. OR on December 14th we will have another Make and Take and have box for you to drop them in outside the front of the library (weather permitting!)

You can always make more cards at home and bring them in as well! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148x4
   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: In front of the library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
VIRTUAL Make a Felt Ornament for Adults

Looking for a new new holiday tradition or just want a simple sewing project? Join talented sticher Sarah Chapman for an online workshop on sewing felt ornaments! This program is for adults and all levels of sewing skill (including none!)  After registering, you will need to come to the library a couple of days before to pick up a kit that will contain everything you need to create some awesome ornaments!  Then log-on to the Zoom call (we'll send you the link that morning) on December 2nd and get a tutorial from Sarah, see what others are working on, grab a hot beverage, and enjoy a good chat! You can make any shape or style that you choose, but there will also be patterns to choose from!  

The kits for this program are made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioner

 

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

Looking for a new new holiday tradition or just want a simple sewing project? Join talented sticher Sarah Chapman for an online workshop on sewing felt ornaments! This program is for adults and all levels of sewing skill (including none!)  After registering, you will need to come to the library a couple of days before to pick up a kit that will contain everything you need to create some awesome ornaments!  Then log-on to the Zoom call (we'll send you the link that morning) on December 2nd and get a tutorial from Sarah, see what others are working on, grab a hot beverage, and enjoy a good chat! You can make any shape or style that you choose, but there will also be patterns to choose from!  

The kits for this program are made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioner

 

CONTACT:
  Aimie Westphal
  978.388.8148
   awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual


Monday December 7, 2020
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10:00 AM
Storytime Take-Out!

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

 You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED AND PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM YOU ARE ALL SET FOR PICK UP THIS WEEK. WE ARE FULL AT THE MOMENT AND WILL OPEN REGISTRATION IF SPOTS OPEN UP!

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

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

 You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED AND PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM YOU ARE ALL SET FOR PICK UP THIS WEEK. WE ARE FULL AT THE MOMENT AND WILL OPEN REGISTRATION IF SPOTS OPEN UP!

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside PickUp

Tuesday December 8, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL Family Stitch a Bit: Make a Felt Ornament

Join Stitch a Bit founder Sarah Chapman for an online workshop on sewing felt ornaments! This program is for the whole family and even for those who haven't sewn before! When you register your familiy, you will need to come to the library a couple of days before to pick up a kit that will contain everything you need to create some awesome ornaments!  Then log-on to the Zoom call (we'll send you the link that morning) and get a tutorial from Sarah, see what others are working on, and enjoy a hot beverage! Great for kids and adults to create together! You can create any shape and design you want!

Make sure to tell us know many will be sewing so we get you the right number of kits! Please note: these kits will contain sharp needles so adult help is suggested!

The kits for this program are made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioner

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

Join Stitch a Bit founder Sarah Chapman for an online workshop on sewing felt ornaments! This program is for the whole family and even for those who haven't sewn before! When you register your familiy, you will need to come to the library a couple of days before to pick up a kit that will contain everything you need to create some awesome ornaments!  Then log-on to the Zoom call (we'll send you the link that morning) and get a tutorial from Sarah, see what others are working on, and enjoy a hot beverage! Great for kids and adults to create together! You can create any shape and design you want!

Make sure to tell us know many will be sewing so we get you the right number of kits! Please note: these kits will contain sharp needles so adult help is suggested!

The kits for this program are made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioner

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual


Wednesday December 9, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Evening Book Group

Join us virtually as we discuss Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk  by Kathleen Rooney

Summary:  A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop. Lillian figures she might as well take her time. For now, after all, the night is still young...

 

Registration requested. A link for Zoom will be sent out day of the meeting.

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Join us virtually as we discuss Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk  by Kathleen Rooney

Summary:  A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop. Lillian figures she might as well take her time. For now, after all, the night is still young...

 

Registration requested. A link for Zoom will be sent out day of the meeting.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual


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

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

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

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

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

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

 
CONTACT:
  Erin Matlin
  978.388.8148
   ematlin@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Senior Community Center

Thursday December 10, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(Virtual Art Talk) Edward Hopper: Sunlight and Solitude

Join us for a virtual art talk! Whether it is a bustling city or a Cape Cod beach, Edward Hopper’s iconic paintings capture a feeling of stillness and quiet tension. Learn more about Hopper’s career, early influences and how his work relates to the work of other artists from the same generation.

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.

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.

CONTACT: Aimie Westphal  978-388-8148 x614  awestphal@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 92 spaces available.

Join us for a virtual art talk! Whether it is a bustling city or a Cape Cod beach, Edward Hopper’s iconic paintings capture a feeling of stillness and quiet tension. Learn more about Hopper’s career, early influences and how his work relates to the work of other artists from the same generation.

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.

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.

CONTACT:
  Aimie Westphal
  978.388.8148 x614
   awestphal@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 92 spaces available.

Monday December 14, 2020 - Saturday December 19, 2020
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9:30 AM
Scratch Art Kit for Teens

With Scratch Art you use a wood skewer to make designs on the black paper.  Underneath the black paper is a rainbow of color.  

You can hang it in your window and it looks like stain glass.

Pickup starts on Monday, December 14 and ends on Saturday, December 19.  You will pick up the kit during curbside hours.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:30-7:00.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:30-4:00 (on Saturday we are closed from 1:00-2:00 for lunch)

Parents can pick up kits for their teens.

Supplies are limited so register today.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside PickUp
There are 6 spaces available.

With Scratch Art you use a wood skewer to make designs on the black paper.  Underneath the black paper is a rainbow of color.  

You can hang it in your window and it looks like stain glass.

Pickup starts on Monday, December 14 and ends on Saturday, December 19.  You will pick up the kit during curbside hours.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:30-7:00.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:30-4:00 (on Saturday we are closed from 1:00-2:00 for lunch)

Parents can pick up kits for their teens.

Supplies are limited so register today.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside PickUp

There are 6 spaces available.

Monday December 14, 2020
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Make and Take: Stained Glass

WEATHER PERMITTING!

This Make and Take involves creating a fake stained glass window that you can hang in your own window! Use the color paper and outlines to create something completely unique! Bags will be out from 10am - 6pm (or until supplies last!) Great for kids 3 and up! Contactless pick-up at the bottom of the front steps of the Library!

ALSO: At the table will be a drop off box for our cards that we will be sending to Meals on Wheels from our last Make and Take! Didn't get one? If you want to make a card at home from your own supplies feel free to drop that off in the box! 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148x4  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: In front of the library

WEATHER PERMITTING!

This Make and Take involves creating a fake stained glass window that you can hang in your own window! Use the color paper and outlines to create something completely unique! Bags will be out from 10am - 6pm (or until supplies last!) Great for kids 3 and up! Contactless pick-up at the bottom of the front steps of the Library!

ALSO: At the table will be a drop off box for our cards that we will be sending to Meals on Wheels from our last Make and Take! Didn't get one? If you want to make a card at home from your own supplies feel free to drop that off in the box! 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148x4
   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: In front of the library

Thursday December 17, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Holiday Greens Workshop (session 1)

 

Join us virtually for our popular Holiday Greens Workshop.

All registrants will pick up a kit that will include the greens, container, cones and other accent pieces a few days before the session. Sarah will guide the participants in making their own arrangements during the Zoom session. 

These centerpiece arrangements are nice as a gift or to decorate your own home for the holidays.

 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. (please only sign up for one session) Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.


 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

 

Join us virtually for our popular Holiday Greens Workshop.

All registrants will pick up a kit that will include the greens, container, cones and other accent pieces a few days before the session. Sarah will guide the participants in making their own arrangements during the Zoom session. 

These centerpiece arrangements are nice as a gift or to decorate your own home for the holidays.

 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. (please only sign up for one session) Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.


 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual


 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Virtual Holiday Greens Workshop (session 2)

 

Join us virtually for our popular Holiday Greens Workshop.

All registrants will pick up a kit that will include the greens, container, cones and other accent pieces a few days before the session. Sarah will guide the participants in making their own arrangements during the Zoom session. 

These centerpiece arrangements are nice as a gift or to decorate your own home for the holidays.

 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. (please only sign up for one session) Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.


 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

 

Join us virtually for our popular Holiday Greens Workshop.

All registrants will pick up a kit that will include the greens, container, cones and other accent pieces a few days before the session. Sarah will guide the participants in making their own arrangements during the Zoom session. 

These centerpiece arrangements are nice as a gift or to decorate your own home for the holidays.

 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. (please only sign up for one session) Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.


 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Holiday Greens Workshop (session 3)

 

Join us virtually for our popular Holiday Greens Workshop.

All registrants will pick up a kit that will include the greens, container, cones and other accent pieces a few days before the session. Sarah will guide the participants in making their own arrangements during the Zoom session. 

These centerpiece arrangements are nice as a gift or to decorate your own home for the holidays.

 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. (please only sign up for one session) Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.


 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

 

Join us virtually for our popular Holiday Greens Workshop.

All registrants will pick up a kit that will include the greens, container, cones and other accent pieces a few days before the session. Sarah will guide the participants in making their own arrangements during the Zoom session. 

These centerpiece arrangements are nice as a gift or to decorate your own home for the holidays.

 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. (please only sign up for one session) Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.


 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual


Friday December 18, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Holiday Greens Workshop (session 4)

 

Join us virtually for our popular Holiday Greens Workshop.

All registrants will pick up a kit that will include the greens, container, cones and other accent pieces a few days before the session. Sarah will guide the participants in making their own arrangements during the Zoom session. 

These centerpiece arrangements are nice as a gift or to decorate your own home for the holidays.

 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. (please only sign up for one session) Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.


 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

 

Join us virtually for our popular Holiday Greens Workshop.

All registrants will pick up a kit that will include the greens, container, cones and other accent pieces a few days before the session. Sarah will guide the participants in making their own arrangements during the Zoom session. 

These centerpiece arrangements are nice as a gift or to decorate your own home for the holidays.

 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. (please only sign up for one session) Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.


 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Holiday Greens Workshop (session 5)

 

Join us virtually for our popular Holiday Greens Workshop.

All registrants will pick up a kit that will include the greens, container, cones and other accent pieces a few days before the session. Sarah will guide the participants in making their own arrangements during the Zoom session. 

These centerpiece arrangements are nice as a gift or to decorate your own home for the holidays.

 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. (please only sign up for one session) Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.


 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

 

Join us virtually for our popular Holiday Greens Workshop.

All registrants will pick up a kit that will include the greens, container, cones and other accent pieces a few days before the session. Sarah will guide the participants in making their own arrangements during the Zoom session. 

These centerpiece arrangements are nice as a gift or to decorate your own home for the holidays.

 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. (please only sign up for one session) Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.


 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual


Saturday December 19, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Holiday Greens Workshop (session 6)

 

Join us virtually for our popular Holiday Greens Workshop.

All registrants will pick up a kit that will include the greens, container, cones and other accent pieces a few days before the session. Sarah will guide the participants in making their own arrangements during the Zoom session. 

These centerpiece arrangements are nice as a gift or to decorate your own home for the holidays.

 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. (please only sign up for one session) Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.


 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

 

Join us virtually for our popular Holiday Greens Workshop.

All registrants will pick up a kit that will include the greens, container, cones and other accent pieces a few days before the session. Sarah will guide the participants in making their own arrangements during the Zoom session. 

These centerpiece arrangements are nice as a gift or to decorate your own home for the holidays.

 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. (please only sign up for one session) Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.


 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Holiday Greens Workshop (session 7)

 

Join us virtually for our popular Holiday Greens Workshop.

All registrants will pick up a kit that will include the greens, container, cones and other accent pieces a few days before the session. Sarah will guide the participants in making their own arrangements during the Zoom session. 

These centerpiece arrangements are nice as a gift or to decorate your own home for the holidays.

 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. (please only sign up for one session) Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.


 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 2 spaces available.

 

Join us virtually for our popular Holiday Greens Workshop.

All registrants will pick up a kit that will include the greens, container, cones and other accent pieces a few days before the session. Sarah will guide the participants in making their own arrangements during the Zoom session. 

These centerpiece arrangements are nice as a gift or to decorate your own home for the holidays.

 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Registration is required. (please only sign up for one session) Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.


 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 2 spaces available.

Tuesday December 22, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Cookbook Club

Do you enjoy cooking? Join us for our Virtual Cookbook Club on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Sign up and choose a recipe* to make from the chosen cookbook! Cookbooks will be available for curbside pickup at the library during curbside pickup hours: http://amesburylibrary.org/curbside-pickup/. Please register before coming to pickup a cookbook. We will discuss the cookbook, how the making of the recipe went and more over a Zoom meeting. (The Zoom link will be emailed to everyone the day of the meeting.) For our December meeting, the cookbook will be Cooking at home with Bridget & Julia by Bridget Lancaster. 

For ages 18+.

*Choose whichever recipe you would like from the cookbook. You do not need to tell us which one you choose ahead of time. If you take pictures of what you make for the meeting, please email them to cookbookclub@amesburylibrary.org so we can share them at the meeting. (This is not a requirement, but is helpful when sharing the recipe you made.)

Registration for this event is now open.

CONTACT: Sarah & Dorothy  (978) 388-8148   cookbookclub@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Do you enjoy cooking? Join us for our Virtual Cookbook Club on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Sign up and choose a recipe* to make from the chosen cookbook! Cookbooks will be available for curbside pickup at the library during curbside pickup hours: http://amesburylibrary.org/curbside-pickup/. Please register before coming to pickup a cookbook. We will discuss the cookbook, how the making of the recipe went and more over a Zoom meeting. (The Zoom link will be emailed to everyone the day of the meeting.) For our December meeting, the cookbook will be Cooking at home with Bridget & Julia by Bridget Lancaster. 

For ages 18+.

*Choose whichever recipe you would like from the cookbook. You do not need to tell us which one you choose ahead of time. If you take pictures of what you make for the meeting, please email them to cookbookclub@amesburylibrary.org so we can share them at the meeting. (This is not a requirement, but is helpful when sharing the recipe you made.)

Registration for this event is now open.

CONTACT:
  Sarah & Dorothy
  (978) 388.8148 
   cookbookclub@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual


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

The Library is Closed today. 

Wednesday December 30, 2020
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Make and Take: Sock Snowpeople!

WEATHER PERMITTING!

Come the front of the library for contactless pick-up on this fun winter craft: create a snowperson from socks and rice! No sewing needed and there will items to decorate your snowperson (you can also use items from home!) Make sure to take some pictures and share it with kids@amesburylibrary.org! 

10am - 6pm or until supplies last!

Example picture from Darkroom and Dearly. 

CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  kids@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: In front of the library

WEATHER PERMITTING!

Come the front of the library for contactless pick-up on this fun winter craft: create a snowperson from socks and rice! No sewing needed and there will items to decorate your snowperson (you can also use items from home!) Make sure to take some pictures and share it with kids@amesburylibrary.org! 

10am - 6pm or until supplies last!

Example picture from Darkroom and Dearly. 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
   kids@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: In front of the library

Thursday December 31, 2020
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Library Closes at 5:00pm -- New Year's Eve

The Library is Closes at 5:00pm today. 

Wednesday January 6, 2021
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10:00 AM
Snowman/Penguin Kit for Teens

How it works:  You will pick up your Penguin/Snowman Kit  starting on Wednesday, January 6  from 10:00-7:00 during curbside.  

All supplies are provided.

Once you get to the library please call 978-388-8148 to let us know that you are here to pick up your Teen Kit.  Someone will bring it out to you.

Parents can pick up kits for their teens.

If you can take a picture of your artwork,we will add it to our Virtual Art/Craft Show.

Register early as supplies are limited.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesbrylibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside PickUp
There are 5 spaces available.

How it works:  You will pick up your Penguin/Snowman Kit  starting on Wednesday, January 6  from 10:00-7:00 during curbside.  

All supplies are provided.

Once you get to the library please call 978-388-8148 to let us know that you are here to pick up your Teen Kit.  Someone will bring it out to you.

Parents can pick up kits for their teens.

If you can take a picture of your artwork,we will add it to our Virtual Art/Craft Show.

Register early as supplies are limited.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
   mwalker@amesbrylibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside PickUp

There are 5 spaces available.

Monday January 11, 2021
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10:00 AM
Storytime Take-Out!

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 12/28/2020

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SIX WEEK SESSION AND YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE 1/11/2021 EVENT FORM TO BE PART OF THIS SESSION

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

 You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

You will need an active library card for this program, but you can always get one through an online application as well if you don't have one already! 

 

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

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 12/28/2020

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SIX WEEK SESSION AND YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE 1/11/2021 EVENT FORM TO BE PART OF THIS SESSION

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

 You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

You will need an active library card for this program, but you can always get one through an online application as well if you don't have one already! 

 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside PickUp

Tuesday January 12, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Who are you ???? Virtual
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.

Registration is required.  We will email you the ZOOM link the day of the program.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  9783888148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 8 spaces available.
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.

Registration is required.  We will email you the ZOOM link the day of the program.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  9783888148
   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 8 spaces available.

Wednesday January 13, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Evening Book Group

Join us virtually as we discuss Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Summary: Bookstore owner A. J. Fikry is offered the chance to make his life over when a mysterious and unexpected package arrives on the heels of the theft of his most prized possession, a rare collection of Edgar Allan Poe poems.

 

Registration requested. A link for Zoom will be sent out day of the meeting.

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Join us virtually as we discuss Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Summary: Bookstore owner A. J. Fikry is offered the chance to make his life over when a mysterious and unexpected package arrives on the heels of the theft of his most prized possession, a rare collection of Edgar Allan Poe poems.

 

Registration requested. A link for Zoom will be sent out day of the meeting.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Friday January 15, 2021

Lets keep ourselves warm and snug with some books this winter! This event will have virtual programs for each age group (kids, teens, adults) to do some fun activities while keeping track of minutes read! We'll have a sweet treat for completion and some virtual or make and take events through out! Sign up anytime and participate until March 15th. 

REGISTRATION LINKS COMING SOON! 

LOCATION: Virtual

Lets keep ourselves warm and snug with some books this winter! This event will have virtual programs for each age group (kids, teens, adults) to do some fun activities while keeping track of minutes read! We'll have a sweet treat for completion and some virtual or make and take events through out! Sign up anytime and participate until March 15th. 

REGISTRATION LINKS COMING SOON! 

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday January 19, 2021
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10:00 AM
Storytime Take-Out!

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 12/28/2020

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SIX WEEK SESSION AND YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE 1/11/2021 EVENT FORM TO BE PART OF THIS SESSION

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

 You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

You will need an active library card for this program, but you can always get one through an online application as well if you don't have one already! 

 

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

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 12/28/2020

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SIX WEEK SESSION AND YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE 1/11/2021 EVENT FORM TO BE PART OF THIS SESSION

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

 You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

You will need an active library card for this program, but you can always get one through an online application as well if you don't have one already! 

 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside PickUp

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Cookbook Club

Do you enjoy cooking? Join us for our Virtual Cookbook Club on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Sign up and choose a recipe* to make from the chosen cookbook! Cookbooks will be available for curbside pickup at the library during curbside pickup hours: http://amesburylibrary.org/curbside-pickup/. Please register before coming to pickup a cookbook. We will discuss the cookbook, how the making of the recipe went and more over a Zoom meeting. (The Zoom link will be emailed to everyone the day of the meeting.) For our January meeting, the cookbook will be Where Cooking Begins by Carla Lalli Music. 

For ages 18+.

*Choose whichever recipe you would like from the cookbook. You do not need to tell us which one you choose ahead of time. If you take pictures of what you make for the meeting, please email them to cookbookclub@amesburylibrary.org so we can share them at the meeting. (This is not a requirement, but is helpful when sharing the recipe you made.)

Registration for this event will open after our December 2020 meeting.

CONTACT: Sarah or Dorothy  978-388-8148  cookbookclub@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Do you enjoy cooking? Join us for our Virtual Cookbook Club on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Sign up and choose a recipe* to make from the chosen cookbook! Cookbooks will be available for curbside pickup at the library during curbside pickup hours: http://amesburylibrary.org/curbside-pickup/. Please register before coming to pickup a cookbook. We will discuss the cookbook, how the making of the recipe went and more over a Zoom meeting. (The Zoom link will be emailed to everyone the day of the meeting.) For our January meeting, the cookbook will be Where Cooking Begins by Carla Lalli Music. 

For ages 18+.

*Choose whichever recipe you would like from the cookbook. You do not need to tell us which one you choose ahead of time. If you take pictures of what you make for the meeting, please email them to cookbookclub@amesburylibrary.org so we can share them at the meeting. (This is not a requirement, but is helpful when sharing the recipe you made.)

Registration for this event will open after our December 2020 meeting.

CONTACT:
  Sarah or Dorothy
  978.388.8148
   cookbookclub@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday January 20, 2021
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10:00 AM
Gratitude/Kindness/Dream Jar for Teens

How it works:  You will pick up your Gratitude/ Kindness/Dream Jar Kit  starting on Wednesday, January 20  from 10:00-7:00 during curbside.  

All supplies are provided.  You will get a jar, gel pen, paper and stickers to decorate your jar!

Once you get to the library please call 978-388-8148 to let us know that you are here to pick up your Teen Kit.  Someone will bring it out to you.

Parents can pick up kits for their teens.

If you can take a picture of your artwork,we will add it to our Virtual Art/Craft Show.

Register early as supplies are limited.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesbrylibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside PickUp
There are 14 spaces available.

How it works:  You will pick up your Gratitude/ Kindness/Dream Jar Kit  starting on Wednesday, January 20  from 10:00-7:00 during curbside.  

All supplies are provided.  You will get a jar, gel pen, paper and stickers to decorate your jar!

Once you get to the library please call 978-388-8148 to let us know that you are here to pick up your Teen Kit.  Someone will bring it out to you.

Parents can pick up kits for their teens.

If you can take a picture of your artwork,we will add it to our Virtual Art/Craft Show.

Register early as supplies are limited.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
   mwalker@amesbrylibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside PickUp

There are 14 spaces available.

Saturday January 23, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
VIRTUAL Multigenerational Small Acts Mobile Making

Mobiles: Expressing and receiving gratitude is good for our physical and mental health. With this in mind, we’ll reflect on the people that bring joy, beauty, wisdom, and more to our lives. Then, using collage and other craft techniques, we’ll make mobiles inspired by these individuals. Once complete, your unique artwork will be ready to gift to your special person.
ALL AGES ARE WELCOME AND WE ENCOURAGE THE WHOLE FAMILY TO GET INVOLVED!
Please note that art supply kits will need to be picked up at the library prior to the workshop. Participants are also encouraged to gather a few discarded picture books, magazines, catalogues, and/or pieces of colorful junk mail to use in their project(s).
You can sign up for Art Card immediately after this to keep the creativity going!
 
KITS CAN BE PICKED UP AT CURBSIDE PICK UP STARTING ON JANUARY 20th. 
 
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. It is co-sponsored by Friends of the Amesbury Library.
CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Mobiles: Expressing and receiving gratitude is good for our physical and mental health. With this in mind, we’ll reflect on the people that bring joy, beauty, wisdom, and more to our lives. Then, using collage and other craft techniques, we’ll make mobiles inspired by these individuals. Once complete, your unique artwork will be ready to gift to your special person.
ALL AGES ARE WELCOME AND WE ENCOURAGE THE WHOLE FAMILY TO GET INVOLVED!
Please note that art supply kits will need to be picked up at the library prior to the workshop. Participants are also encouraged to gather a few discarded picture books, magazines, catalogues, and/or pieces of colorful junk mail to use in their project(s).
You can sign up for Art Card immediately after this to keep the creativity going!
 
KITS CAN BE PICKED UP AT CURBSIDE PICK UP STARTING ON JANUARY 20th. 
 
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. It is co-sponsored by Friends of the Amesbury Library.
CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual


 
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11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
VIRTUAL Multigenerational Small Acts of Art Card Making
Art Cards Expressing and receiving gratitude is good for our physical and mental health. With this in mind, we’ll reflect on the people that bring joy, beauty, wisdom, and more to our lives. Then, using collage and other craft techniques, we’ll make art cards inspired by these individuals. Once complete, your unique artwork will be ready to gift to your special person.
note that art supply kits will need to be picked up at the library prior to the workshop. 
ALL AGES ARE WELCOME AND WE ENCOURAGE THE WHOLE FAMILY TO GET INVOLVED!
Participants are also encouraged to gather a few discarded picture books, magazines, catalogues, and/or pieces of colorful junk mail to use in their project(s).
Register for both this and the previous session to be creative all morning!
 
KITS CAN BE PICKED UP AT CURBSIDE PICK UP STARTING ON JANUARY 20th. 
 
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. It is co-sponsored by Friends of the Amesbury Library.
CONTACT: Clare Dombrowski  978-388-8148  cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Art Cards Expressing and receiving gratitude is good for our physical and mental health. With this in mind, we’ll reflect on the people that bring joy, beauty, wisdom, and more to our lives. Then, using collage and other craft techniques, we’ll make art cards inspired by these individuals. Once complete, your unique artwork will be ready to gift to your special person.
note that art supply kits will need to be picked up at the library prior to the workshop. 
ALL AGES ARE WELCOME AND WE ENCOURAGE THE WHOLE FAMILY TO GET INVOLVED!
Participants are also encouraged to gather a few discarded picture books, magazines, catalogues, and/or pieces of colorful junk mail to use in their project(s).
Register for both this and the previous session to be creative all morning!
 
KITS CAN BE PICKED UP AT CURBSIDE PICK UP STARTING ON JANUARY 20th. 
 
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. It is co-sponsored by Friends of the Amesbury Library.
CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual


Monday January 25, 2021
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10:00 AM
Storytime Take-Out!

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 12/28/2020

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SIX WEEK SESSION AND YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE 1/11/2021 EVENT FORM TO BE PART OF THIS SESSION

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

 You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

You will need an active library card for this program, but you can always get one through an online application as well if you don't have one already! 

 

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

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 12/28/2020

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SIX WEEK SESSION AND YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE 1/11/2021 EVENT FORM TO BE PART OF THIS SESSION

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

 You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

You will need an active library card for this program, but you can always get one through an online application as well if you don't have one already! 

 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside PickUp

Monday February 1, 2021
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10:00 AM
Create Greeting Cards for Teens

How it works:  You will pick up your Greeting Card Kit starting on Monday, February 1  from 10:00-7:00 during curbside.  

All supplies are provided.  

Once you get to the library please call 978-388-8148 to let us know that you are here to pick up your Teen Kit.  Someone will bring it out to you.

Parents can pick up kits for their teens.

If you can take a picture of your artwork,we will add it to our Virtual Art/Craft Show.

Register early as supplies are limited.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesbrylibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside PickUp
There are 14 spaces available.

How it works:  You will pick up your Greeting Card Kit starting on Monday, February 1  from 10:00-7:00 during curbside.  

All supplies are provided.  

Once you get to the library please call 978-388-8148 to let us know that you are here to pick up your Teen Kit.  Someone will bring it out to you.

Parents can pick up kits for their teens.

If you can take a picture of your artwork,we will add it to our Virtual Art/Craft Show.

Register early as supplies are limited.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
   mwalker@amesbrylibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside PickUp

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM
Storytime Take-Out!

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 12/28/2020

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SIX WEEK SESSION AND YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE 1/11/2021 EVENT FORM TO BE PART OF THIS SESSION

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

 You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

You will need an active library card for this program, but you can always get one through an online application as well if you don't have one already! 

 

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

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 12/28/2020

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SIX WEEK SESSION AND YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE 1/11/2021 EVENT FORM TO BE PART OF THIS SESSION

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

 You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

You will need an active library card for this program, but you can always get one through an online application as well if you don't have one already! 

 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside PickUp

Monday February 8, 2021
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10:00 AM
Storytime Take-Out!

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 12/28/2020

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SIX WEEK SESSION AND YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE 1/11/2021 EVENT FORM TO BE PART OF THIS SESSION

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

 You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

You will need an active library card for this program, but you can always get one through an online application as well if you don't have one already! 

 

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

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 12/28/2020

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SIX WEEK SESSION AND YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE 1/11/2021 EVENT FORM TO BE PART OF THIS SESSION

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

 You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

You will need an active library card for this program, but you can always get one through an online application as well if you don't have one already! 

 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside PickUp

Wednesday February 10, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Evening Book Group

Join us virtually as we discuss Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Summary:  In Deacon King Kong, McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood's Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters--caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York--overlap in unexpected ways. When the truth does emerge, McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that the best way to grow is to face change without fear, and that the seeds of love lie in hope and compassion.

Registration requested. A link for Zoom will be sent out day of the meeting.

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Join us virtually as we discuss Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Summary:  In Deacon King Kong, McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood's Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters--caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York--overlap in unexpected ways. When the truth does emerge, McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that the best way to grow is to face change without fear, and that the seeds of love lie in hope and compassion.

Registration requested. A link for Zoom will be sent out day of the meeting.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Monday February 15, 2021
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10:00 AM
Storytime Take-Out!

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 12/28/2020

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SIX WEEK SESSION AND YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE 1/11/2021 EVENT FORM TO BE PART OF THIS SESSION

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

 You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

You will need an active library card for this program, but you can always get one through an online application as well if you don't have one already! 

 

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

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 12/28/2020

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SIX WEEK SESSION AND YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE 1/11/2021 EVENT FORM TO BE PART OF THIS SESSION

Bring storytime home with you!! This program is intended as a “take-out” version of our storytimes for ages 2 to 6 years old. 

What it is: Each week we will provide you with a storytime packet. Our themes will follow the alphabet! You will have script with rhymes, song, instructions for science experiments, and whatever else activity we have as well as when to read the books we give you as well! You will also have a bag of stuff to go along with that! First off, you will get a pizza box felt board to keep from week to week. You will also get felt pieces, other props, and/or craft or science experiment supplies. You will also have books to go along with the themes. You ONLY have to return the books. You keep everything else.

 You can then pick it up that week starting on Monday at 10am just like you would our curbside books. Call the main number 978-388-8148 when you are in the parking lot and we’ll bring it out to you!

You will need an active library card for this program, but you can always get one through an online application as well if you don't have one already! 

 

CONTACT:
  Clare Dombrowski
  978.388.8148
   cdombrowski@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside PickUp

Tuesday February 16, 2021
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10:00 AM
Sea Glass Creations for Teens

How it works:  You will pick up your Sea Glass Kit starting on Tuesday, February 16  from 10:00-7:00 during curbside.  

All of the supplies will be provided.

Once you get to the library please call 978-388-8148 to let us know that you are here to pick up your Teen Kit.  Someone will bring it out to you.

Parents can pick up kits for their teens.

If you can take a picture of your artwork,we will add it to our Virtual Art/Craft Show.

Register early as supplies are limited.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside PickUp
There are 9 spaces available.

How it works:  You will pick up your Sea Glass Kit starting on Tuesday, February 16  from 10:00-7:00 during curbside.  

All of the supplies will be provided.

Once you get to the library please call 978-388-8148 to let us know that you are here to pick up your Teen Kit.  Someone will bring it out to you.

Parents can pick up kits for their teens.

If you can take a picture of your artwork,we will add it to our Virtual Art/Craft Show.

Register early as supplies are limited.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside PickUp

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Cookbook Club

Do you enjoy cooking? Join us for our Virtual Cookbook Club on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Sign up and choose a recipe* to make from the chosen cookbook! Cookbooks will be available for curbside pickup at the library during curbside pickup hours: http://amesburylibrary.org/curbside-pickup/. Please register before coming to pickup a cookbook. We will discuss the cookbook, how the making of the recipe went and more over a Zoom meeting. (The Zoom link will be emailed to everyone the day of the meeting.) For our February meeting, the cookbook will be The complete cooking for two cookbook by the editors at America's Test Kitchen. 

For ages 18+.

*Choose whichever recipe you would like from the cookbook. You do not need to tell us which one you choose ahead of time. If you take pictures of what you make for the meeting, please email them to cookbookclub@amesburylibrary.org so we can share them at the meeting. (This is not a requirement, but is helpful when sharing the recipe you made.)

Registration for this event will open after our January 2021 meeting.

CONTACT: Sarah or Dorothy  978-388-8148  cookbookclub@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Do you enjoy cooking? Join us for our Virtual Cookbook Club on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Sign up and choose a recipe* to make from the chosen cookbook! Cookbooks will be available for curbside pickup at the library during curbside pickup hours: http://amesburylibrary.org/curbside-pickup/. Please register before coming to pickup a cookbook. We will discuss the cookbook, how the making of the recipe went and more over a Zoom meeting. (The Zoom link will be emailed to everyone the day of the meeting.) For our February meeting, the cookbook will be The complete cooking for two cookbook by the editors at America's Test Kitchen. 

For ages 18+.

*Choose whichever recipe you would like from the cookbook. You do not need to tell us which one you choose ahead of time. If you take pictures of what you make for the meeting, please email them to cookbookclub@amesburylibrary.org so we can share them at the meeting. (This is not a requirement, but is helpful when sharing the recipe you made.)

Registration for this event will open after our January 2021 meeting.

CONTACT:
  Sarah or Dorothy
  978.388.8148
   cookbookclub@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday March 10, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Evening Book Group

Join us virtually as we discuss Weight of a Piano by Chris Candor

Summary:  A tour-de-force about two women and the piano that inexorably ties their lives together through time and across continents, for better and for worse.

In 1962, in the Soviet Union, eight-year-old Katya is bequeathed what will become the love of her life: a Blüthner piano, built at the turn of the century in Germany, on which she discovers everything that she herself can do with music and what music, in turn, does for her. Yet after marrying, she emigrates with her young family from Russia to America, at her husband's frantic insistence, and her piano is lost in the shuffle.

 In 2012, in Bakersfield, California, twenty-six-year-old Clara Lundy loses another boyfriend and again has to find a new apartment, which is complicated by the gift her father had given her for her twelfth birthday, shortly before he and her mother died in a fire that burned their house down: a Blüthner upright she has never learned to play. 

Registration requested. A link for Zoom will be sent out day of the meeting.

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Join us virtually as we discuss Weight of a Piano by Chris Candor

Summary:  A tour-de-force about two women and the piano that inexorably ties their lives together through time and across continents, for better and for worse.

In 1962, in the Soviet Union, eight-year-old Katya is bequeathed what will become the love of her life: a Blüthner piano, built at the turn of the century in Germany, on which she discovers everything that she herself can do with music and what music, in turn, does for her. Yet after marrying, she emigrates with her young family from Russia to America, at her husband's frantic insistence, and her piano is lost in the shuffle.

 In 2012, in Bakersfield, California, twenty-six-year-old Clara Lundy loses another boyfriend and again has to find a new apartment, which is complicated by the gift her father had given her for her twelfth birthday, shortly before he and her mother died in a fire that burned their house down: a Blüthner upright she has never learned to play. 

Registration requested. A link for Zoom will be sent out day of the meeting.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Monday April 5, 2021
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom's WWII Letters Virtual

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.

Registration is required.  A ZOOM link will be sent to you the day of the program.

CONTACT: Margie Walker  978-388-8148  mwalker@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 18 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.

Registration is required.  A ZOOM link will be sent to you the day of the program.

CONTACT:
  Margie Walker
  978.388.8148
   mwalker@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 18 spaces available.

Wednesday April 14, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Evening Book Group

Join us virtually as we discuss Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Summary:  This powerful novel transports readers to the breathtaking world of "Out of Africa" 1920s Kenya revealing the extraordinary adventures of Beryl Markham, a woman before her time. Brought to Kenya from England by pioneering parents dreaming of a new life on an African farm, Beryl is raised unconventionally, developing fierce will and a love of all things wild. But after everything she knows and rusts dissolves, headstrong young Beryl is flung into a string of disastrous relationships and becomes caught up in a passionate love triangle with the irresistible safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and the writer Baroness Karen Blixen. Brave and audacious and contradictory, Beryl will risk everything to have Denys's love, but it's ultimately her own heart she must conquer to embrace her true calling and her destiny: to fly.

Registration requested. A link for Zoom will be sent out day of the meeting.

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Join us virtually as we discuss Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Summary:  This powerful novel transports readers to the breathtaking world of "Out of Africa" 1920s Kenya revealing the extraordinary adventures of Beryl Markham, a woman before her time. Brought to Kenya from England by pioneering parents dreaming of a new life on an African farm, Beryl is raised unconventionally, developing fierce will and a love of all things wild. But after everything she knows and rusts dissolves, headstrong young Beryl is flung into a string of disastrous relationships and becomes caught up in a passionate love triangle with the irresistible safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and the writer Baroness Karen Blixen. Brave and audacious and contradictory, Beryl will risk everything to have Denys's love, but it's ultimately her own heart she must conquer to embrace her true calling and her destiny: to fly.

Registration requested. A link for Zoom will be sent out day of the meeting.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday May 12, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Evening Book Group

Join us virtually as we discuss 

Summary:  

Registration requested. A link for Zoom will be sent out day of the meeting.

CONTACT: Sarah Seamans  978-388-8148  sseamans@amesburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Join us virtually as we discuss 

Summary:  

Registration requested. A link for Zoom will be sent out day of the meeting.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Seamans
  978.388.8148
   sseamans@amesburylibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual


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