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Monday July 6, 2020
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6 Word Story

S​ix-word stories can be humorous,dramatic, suspenseful—whatever you want them to be!​

Ernest Hemingway was the first to try this creative medium with a sad story: “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.” William Shatner also tried his hand at it with this:​"Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket."

The ​Tri-Town Libraries Teen AdvisoryGroup (TAG) are hosting their own 6 word story contest, the theme being “life during quarantine”. Residents of Groveland, Merrimac & West Newbury who are in grades 6-12 (for Fall 2020) may submit only one original 6 word story per student. There will be 2 winners and 2 runners up. Submissions are open from June 22 - July 13.

Email your entries to any one of the 3 Teen Librarians: mmccabe@langleyadamslib.org, kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org or tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-636-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
 
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Origami Craft Challenge
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Origami Challenge    Monday - Friday

Pick up a origami kit at the Library on Monday or Wednesday.

Try making something. Take a picture of your creation and send it

to Miss Kate at kgove@westnewburylibrary.org. We'll put your name in

the raffle.

 

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
Wednesday July 8, 2020
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Creative Writing Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you find yourself writing for fun? Are you a fan of fanfiction? Or are you a poet (and you didn't even know it)? Then join the Creative Writing Club and meet fellow writers! We will be discussing what we like to write, the craft itself, and even have an in-club writing exercise.

Email Kristen at ​kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org​ if you’re interested. We will be meeting via zoom.

 

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
 
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Composing the Poem: Our Lives Line by Line
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Handbooks abound: Here, on Zoom, is guidance on nurturing an image, idea or story line by line into full-fledged poetry. Poet Zara Raab offers salient readings, as well as commentary and guidance, both formal and informal, for daring spirits who would try their hand at capturing a part of their lives in poetry and verse, whether it be the excitement of spring, a morning’s birdsong, the grief of loss, or the celebration of transformative events.

Zara Raab’s books include Swimming the Eel and Fracas & Asylum. Her book reviews and poems appear in small magazines and newspapers, including The Hudson Review. A member of the Powow River Poets, based in Newburyport, she recently earned an M.F.A. in poetry in Boston. She lives in Amesbury, Mass.

This is a 6 week class running from July 8 - August 12.

Space is limited. please sign up!

 

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday July 9, 2020
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Trivia Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Compete by yourself or with the family as we put your Pop Culture/Mythology knowledge to the test!


Email Kristen at ​kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org​ if you’re interested. We will be meeting via zoom.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Monday July 13, 2020
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6 Word Story

 ​S​ix-word stories can be humorous,dramatic, suspenseful—whatever you want them to be!​

Ernest Hemingway was the first to try this creative medium with a sad story: “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.” William Shatner also tried his hand at it with this:​"Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket."

The ​Tri-Town Libraries Teen AdvisoryGroup (TAG) are hosting their own 6 word story contest, the theme being “life during quarantine”. Residents of Groveland, Merrimac & West Newbury who are in grades 6-12 (for Fall 2020) may submit only one original 6 word story per student. There will be 2 winners and 2 runners up. Submissions are open from June 22 - July 13.

Email your entries to any one of the 3 Teen Librarians: mmccabe@langleyadamslib.org, kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org or tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-636-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
Tuesday July 14, 2020
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Family Storytime  Tuesday, July 14th at 10:00 AM

Let's Zoom into a fun time as Miss Kate tells stories,

sings songs (badly get your earplugs ready), does fingerplays and

gives you craft ideas. Please email me kgove@westnewburylibrary.org and get your Zoom meeting notice.

Everyone welcome.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are 49 spaces available.
Wednesday July 15, 2020
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Composing the Poem: Our Lives Line by Line
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Handbooks abound: Here, on Zoom, is guidance on nurturing an image, idea or story line by line into full-fledged poetry. Poet Zara Raab offers salient readings, as well as commentary and guidance, both formal and informal, for daring spirits who would try their hand at capturing a part of their lives in poetry and verse, whether it be the excitement of spring, a morning’s birdsong, the grief of loss, or the celebration of transformative events.

Zara Raab’s books include Swimming the Eel and Fracas & Asylum. Her book reviews and poems appear in small magazines and newspapers, including The Hudson Review. A member of the Powow River Poets, based in Newburyport, she recently earned an M.F.A. in poetry in Boston. She lives in Amesbury, Mass.

This is a 6 week class running from July 8 - August 12.

Space is limited. please sign up!

 

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Monday July 20, 2020 - Friday July 24, 2020
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Jungle Jim's Wild About Balloons Magic Show

Jungle Jim's Wild about Balloons Magic Show  July 20-24

(30 minutes and suitable for all ages)

Giant animals, silly magic and a 6-foot balloon. This is a recording

of Jungle Jim's show. To view this please email or call the Library and

we will give you the link. It will be available for 5 days only.

This program is courtesy of the Friends of the West Newbury Library

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
Tuesday July 21, 2020
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Graphic Novel Book Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you like superheroes, anime, or comics? Then you’ll love our Graphic Novel Book Club where we talk about great stories and artwork! This summer we’ll be reading ​Raven ​by Kami Garcia, Hawkeye Vol.​ 1 by Matt Fraction, and ​Pumpkinheads ​by Rainbow Rowell.

Email Kristen at ​kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org​ if you’re interested. We will be meeting via zoom.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  9787-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Wednesday July 22, 2020
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Creative Writing Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you find yourself writing for fun? Are you a fan of fanfiction? Or are you a poet (and you didn't even know it)? Then join the Creative Writing Club and meet fellow writers! We will be discussing what we like to write, the craft itself, and even have an in-club writing exercise.

Email Kristen at ​kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org​ if you’re interested. We will be meeting via zoom.

 

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
 
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Composing the Poem: Our Lives Line by Line
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Handbooks abound: Here, on Zoom, is guidance on nurturing an image, idea or story line by line into full-fledged poetry. Poet Zara Raab offers salient readings, as well as commentary and guidance, both formal and informal, for daring spirits who would try their hand at capturing a part of their lives in poetry and verse, whether it be the excitement of spring, a morning’s birdsong, the grief of loss, or the celebration of transformative events.

Zara Raab’s books include Swimming the Eel and Fracas & Asylum. Her book reviews and poems appear in small magazines and newspapers, including The Hudson Review. A member of the Powow River Poets, based in Newburyport, she recently earned an M.F.A. in poetry in Boston. She lives in Amesbury, Mass.

This is a 6 week class running from July 8 - August 12.

Space is limited. please sign up!

 

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Monday July 27, 2020
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Harry Potter Craft Challenge
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Harry Potter Craft Challenge  July 27 - July 31

Make something Harry Potter would like to see or use.

Miss Kate will have some random items in a kit that might

inspire you. Come to the Library and show me your

finished project or send a picture of it to kgove@westnewburylibrary.org

As always this will earn you a raffle ticket.

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
Wednesday July 29, 2020
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Composing the Poem: Our Lives Line by Line
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Handbooks abound: Here, on Zoom, is guidance on nurturing an image, idea or story line by line into full-fledged poetry. Poet Zara Raab offers salient readings, as well as commentary and guidance, both formal and informal, for daring spirits who would try their hand at capturing a part of their lives in poetry and verse, whether it be the excitement of spring, a morning’s birdsong, the grief of loss, or the celebration of transformative events.

Zara Raab’s books include Swimming the Eel and Fracas & Asylum. Her book reviews and poems appear in small magazines and newspapers, including The Hudson Review. A member of the Powow River Poets, based in Newburyport, she recently earned an M.F.A. in poetry in Boston. She lives in Amesbury, Mass.

This is a 6 week class running from July 8 - August 12.

Space is limited. please sign up!

 

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Monday August 3, 2020
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Alien Craft Challenge
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Alien Craft Challenge

Pick up a Kit of random things. Find stuff at home.

Make something. Take a picture and send it to

kgove@westnewburylibrary.org

Have fun!

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
Wednesday August 5, 2020
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Creative Writing Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you find yourself writing for fun? Are you a fan of fanfiction? Or are you a poet (and you didn't even know it)? Then join the Creative Writing Club and meet fellow writers! We will be discussing what we like to write, the craft itself, and even have an in-club writing exercise.

Email Kristen at ​kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org​ if you’re interested. We will be meeting via zoom.

 

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
 
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Composing the Poem: Our Lives Line by Line
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Handbooks abound: Here, on Zoom, is guidance on nurturing an image, idea or story line by line into full-fledged poetry. Poet Zara Raab offers salient readings, as well as commentary and guidance, both formal and informal, for daring spirits who would try their hand at capturing a part of their lives in poetry and verse, whether it be the excitement of spring, a morning’s birdsong, the grief of loss, or the celebration of transformative events.

Zara Raab’s books include Swimming the Eel and Fracas & Asylum. Her book reviews and poems appear in small magazines and newspapers, including The Hudson Review. A member of the Powow River Poets, based in Newburyport, she recently earned an M.F.A. in poetry in Boston. She lives in Amesbury, Mass.

This is a 6 week class running from July 8 - August 12.

Space is limited. please sign up!

 

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Thursday August 6, 2020
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Trivia Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Compete by yourself or with the family as we put your Pop Culture/Mythology knowledge to the test!


Email Kristen at ​kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org​ if you’re interested. We will be meeting via zoom.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Friday August 7, 2020
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Final Day of Summer Reading
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Final Day of Summer Reading

It's the final day of the summer reading challenge.

Be sure to fill out your Google form.

We will pull names for the Grand Prize on Monday, August 10th

 

Tuesday August 11, 2020
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Family Storytime  Tuesday, August 11   10:00 AM

Let's Zoom into a fun time as Miss Kate tells stories

sings songs (badly get your earplugs ready), does fingerplays and

gives you craft ideas. Please sign up and get your Zoom meeting notice.

Everyone welcome.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are 50 spaces available.
Wednesday August 12, 2020
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Composing the Poem: Our Lives Line by Line
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Handbooks abound: Here, on Zoom, is guidance on nurturing an image, idea or story line by line into full-fledged poetry. Poet Zara Raab offers salient readings, as well as commentary and guidance, both formal and informal, for daring spirits who would try their hand at capturing a part of their lives in poetry and verse, whether it be the excitement of spring, a morning’s birdsong, the grief of loss, or the celebration of transformative events.

Zara Raab’s books include Swimming the Eel and Fracas & Asylum. Her book reviews and poems appear in small magazines and newspapers, including The Hudson Review. A member of the Powow River Poets, based in Newburyport, she recently earned an M.F.A. in poetry in Boston. She lives in Amesbury, Mass.

This is a 6 week class running from July 8 - August 12.

Space is limited. please sign up!

 

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Monday August 17, 2020
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Make Your Own Game
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Make Your Own Game  All Ages

This is for a rainy day. Get some felt, some cardstock,

markers, masking tape and anything else you can get

your hands on. Create your own Giant Game!

It'll be fun. If you need some materials Miss Kate

will have some

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
Tuesday August 18, 2020
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Graphic Novel Book Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you likesuperheroes, anime, or comics? Then you’ll love our Graphic Novel Book Club where we talk about great stories and artwork! This summer we’ll be reading ​Raven ​by Kami Garcia, Hawkeye Vol.​ 1 by Matt Fraction, and ​Pumpkinheads ​by Rainbow Rowell.

Email Kristen at ​kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org​ if you’re interested. We will be meeting via zoom.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  9787-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Wednesday August 19, 2020
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Creative Writing Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you find yourself writing for fun? Are you a fan of fanfiction? Or are you a poet (and you didn't even know it)? Then join the Creative Writing Club and meet fellow writers! We will be discussing what we like to write, the craft itself, and even have an in-club writing exercise.

Email Kristen at ​kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org​ if you’re interested. We will be meeting via zoom.

 

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom

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