Monday October 22, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Radical Readers C

A book club for fourth and fifth graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for fourth and fifth graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Non-Fiction Book Group

All are welcome! This month we are reading The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road, by Finn Murphy. Copies are available to borrow from the library. 

About the book:
More than 30 years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a trucker. Since then he's covered hundreds of thousands of miles packing, loading, and hauling people's belongings all over America. Murphy whisks listeners down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. He tells funny, poignant, and haunting stories of the people he moves: a hoarder in New Hampshire, a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy's truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees, a widow rushing her archaeologist husband's remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. Brimming with personality and great characters, The Long Haul explores the appeal of manual labor and shows what happens behind the scenes when we call the movers.
CONTACT: Patty DiTullio  978-356-6649  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

All are welcome! This month we are reading The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road, by Finn Murphy. Copies are available to borrow from the library. 

About the book:
More than 30 years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a trucker. Since then he's covered hundreds of thousands of miles packing, loading, and hauling people's belongings all over America. Murphy whisks listeners down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. He tells funny, poignant, and haunting stories of the people he moves: a hoarder in New Hampshire, a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy's truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees, a widow rushing her archaeologist husband's remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. Brimming with personality and great characters, The Long Haul explores the appeal of manual labor and shows what happens behind the scenes when we call the movers.
CONTACT:
  Patty DiTullio
  978.356.6649
  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Mother Goose on Loose Lapsit

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Junior Great Books B

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ipswich Reads ...One Book Discussion

Please join us in reading the featured selection, Defending Jacob, by William Landay and participating in a group discussion of the book!

Copies are available at the library in a variety of formats. Public discussion of the book will be led by volunteer facilitator Martha Mauser.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Please join us in reading the featured selection, Defending Jacob, by William Landay and participating in a group discussion of the book!

Copies are available at the library in a variety of formats. Public discussion of the book will be led by volunteer facilitator Martha Mauser.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday October 24, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for Ages 2-4

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Bark and Read with International Therapy Dogs

Bark and Read an International Dog Therapy Program

Registration is required for Bark and Read, a program that boost the confidence of young readers with Christine Christoforo and her dogs, Cayenne and Rue, who have been trained by Therapy Dogs International.  Registration is required for 15 time slots with the dog. Stop by the Children's Room or call us at 978-412-8713 to sign up.   This program is best for tentative readers and/or children who might be uncomfortable with dogs. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Bark and Read an International Dog Therapy Program

Registration is required for Bark and Read, a program that boost the confidence of young readers with Christine Christoforo and her dogs, Cayenne and Rue, who have been trained by Therapy Dogs International.  Registration is required for 15 time slots with the dog. Stop by the Children's Room or call us at 978-412-8713 to sign up.   This program is best for tentative readers and/or children who might be uncomfortable with dogs. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ipswich Poetry Group

The Ipswich Poetry Group meets upstairs on the second and fourth Wednesdays every month at 6:30pm to share poems in progress and give and receive feedback. All are welcome!  Email ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com with questions or call Sarah at 617-584-7025

CONTACT: Sarah Vickery  617-584-7025  ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room

The Ipswich Poetry Group meets upstairs on the second and fourth Wednesdays every month at 6:30pm to share poems in progress and give and receive feedback. All are welcome!  Email ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com with questions or call Sarah at 617-584-7025

CONTACT:
  Sarah Vickery
  617.584.7025
  ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com

LOCATION: Conference Room

Thursday October 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Transitional Story Time

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Crafternoon!

A Drop-In Craft program held once a month on a Thursday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Check the online calendar or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. Intended for school age children with intricate and challenging crafts. Each child under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver to actively assist with the craft. No registration is required. Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

LOCATION: Collins Room

A Drop-In Craft program held once a month on a Thursday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Check the online calendar or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. Intended for school age children with intricate and challenging crafts. Each child under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver to actively assist with the craft. No registration is required. Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
ADULTS ONLY - Harry Potter Giant Clue!

Alright Adults....

Was it Luna? In the greenhouse? With the bludger?

Come in your best costume and use both body and wits in a giant-sized game of Clue to find out who killed Dumbledore!

Registration required! This library program is  free and for ADULTS ONLY (18 years and up!).

Please contact Teen Librarian Katy Wuerker to register and for more information!

CONTACT: Kathryn Wuerker  978-356-6648  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

Alright Adults....

Was it Luna? In the greenhouse? With the bludger?

Come in your best costume and use both body and wits in a giant-sized game of Clue to find out who killed Dumbledore!

Registration required! This library program is  free and for ADULTS ONLY (18 years and up!).

Please contact Teen Librarian Katy Wuerker to register and for more information!

CONTACT:
  Kathryn Wuerker
  978.356.6648
  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday October 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
TEENS - Harry Potter Giant Clue!

Was it Luna? In the greenhouse? With the bludger?

Come in your best costume and use both body and wits in a giant-sized game of Clue to find out who killed Dumbledore!

Registration required! This library program is  free and for TEENS ONLY (18 years and up!).

Please contact Teen Librarian Katy Wuerker to register and for more information!

CONTACT: Kathryn Wuerker  978-356-6648  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

Was it Luna? In the greenhouse? With the bludger?

Come in your best costume and use both body and wits in a giant-sized game of Clue to find out who killed Dumbledore!

Registration required! This library program is  free and for TEENS ONLY (18 years and up!).

Please contact Teen Librarian Katy Wuerker to register and for more information!

CONTACT:
  Kathryn Wuerker
  978.356.6648
  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday October 29, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Unsolved: Northeast

Unsolved: Northeast is a one hour slideshow and talk focusing on some of the more famous unsolved mysteries in Northeastern United States.

Christopher Daley is currently a history teacher in the Silver Lake Regional School System in Kingston Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. and a M.A. from Bridgewater State University in Political Science and History. Mr. Daley has written several articles on varied historical topics for local publications and in 2016 published his first book entitled "Murder and Mayhem in Boston: Historic Crimes in the Hub" and is currently working on his second book, tentatively titled “Crawford Notch: An American Story.”

This program is part of Ipswich Reads... One Book! 2018 - Please join us in reading the featured selection, Defending Jacob, by William Landay and participting in a group discussion of the book. Copies are available at the library in a variety of formats.

CONTACT: Patty DiTullio  978-356-6649  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

Unsolved: Northeast is a one hour slideshow and talk focusing on some of the more famous unsolved mysteries in Northeastern United States.

Christopher Daley is currently a history teacher in the Silver Lake Regional School System in Kingston Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. and a M.A. from Bridgewater State University in Political Science and History. Mr. Daley has written several articles on varied historical topics for local publications and in 2016 published his first book entitled "Murder and Mayhem in Boston: Historic Crimes in the Hub" and is currently working on his second book, tentatively titled “Crawford Notch: An American Story.”

This program is part of Ipswich Reads... One Book! 2018 - Please join us in reading the featured selection, Defending Jacob, by William Landay and participting in a group discussion of the book. Copies are available at the library in a variety of formats.

CONTACT:
  Patty DiTullio
  978.356.6649
  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room


Tuesday October 30, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Mother Goose on Loose Lapsit

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for Ages 2-4

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Thursday November 1, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Transitional Story Time

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Cookbook Club

What do you get when you cross a cookbook with a book group?  A Cookbook Club, of course!

Check out a copy of the selected book (starting on October 18) at the library, pick a recipe (we'll keep track to avoid duplicates), and prepare it for the program. We'll sample lots of good food, talk about what worked and what didn't, and select future cookbooks.

This club meets every first Thursday of the month at noon.

November's cookbook title The New England Orchard Cookbook by Linda Beaulieu



 

Registration is required and begins on Thursday, October 18.

Neither the food served at cookbook club nor the facilities have been inspected by the state or the local public health agency.

Click here for all the details!

CONTACT: Nathalie Harty  978-356-6648  nharty@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

What do you get when you cross a cookbook with a book group?  A Cookbook Club, of course!

Check out a copy of the selected book (starting on October 18) at the library, pick a recipe (we'll keep track to avoid duplicates), and prepare it for the program. We'll sample lots of good food, talk about what worked and what didn't, and select future cookbooks.

This club meets every first Thursday of the month at noon.

November's cookbook title The New England Orchard Cookbook by Linda Beaulieu



 

Registration is required and begins on Thursday, October 18.

Neither the food served at cookbook club nor the facilities have been inspected by the state or the local public health agency.

Click here for all the details!

CONTACT:
  Nathalie Harty
  978.356.6648
  nharty@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room


 
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Book Buddies A

A book club for 3rd graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for 3rd graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday November 2, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Saturday November 3, 2018
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friends of the Library Special Book Sale
LOCATION: Rogers Room
Monday November 5, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Radical Readers A

A book club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mystery Book Club

Love a good mystery? Join fellow mystery lovers and discuss the assigned book. Copies will be available to be checked out on the Mystery Book Club Shelf near the holds in the main circulation room of the library.

Questions? Please contact Katy Wuerker at the library.

CONTACT: Kathryn Wuerker  978-356-6648  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

Love a good mystery? Join fellow mystery lovers and discuss the assigned book. Copies will be available to be checked out on the Mystery Book Club Shelf near the holds in the main circulation room of the library.

Questions? Please contact Katy Wuerker at the library.

CONTACT:
  Kathryn Wuerker
  978.356.6648
  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Tuesday November 6, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Mother Goose on Loose Lapsit

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Armchair Traveler Program: Greece

PLEASE NOTE: This program will take place at the Senior Center in the Town Hall, 25 Green Street, Ipswich, MA.

Jeff Klapes, "The Traveling Librarian" will take you on a photographic journey of Epirus, Greece!

Join us for an armchair traveler’s journey to Thessaly and Epirus in central Greece. Far from the beaches and islands most tourists think of when imagining Greece, the mountainous center of the country is rich in historic sites, from the ancient world and the Ottoman era, as well as isolated mountain villages, and the spectacular Byzantine monasteries of Meteora, precariously perched on the top of fantastic rocky peaks. Jeff Klapes is the Head of Reference Services at the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Coburn Charitable Society.

CONTACT: Patty DiTullio  978-356-6649  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: COA Ipswich Town Hall

PLEASE NOTE: This program will take place at the Senior Center in the Town Hall, 25 Green Street, Ipswich, MA.

Jeff Klapes, "The Traveling Librarian" will take you on a photographic journey of Epirus, Greece!

Join us for an armchair traveler’s journey to Thessaly and Epirus in central Greece. Far from the beaches and islands most tourists think of when imagining Greece, the mountainous center of the country is rich in historic sites, from the ancient world and the Ottoman era, as well as isolated mountain villages, and the spectacular Byzantine monasteries of Meteora, precariously perched on the top of fantastic rocky peaks. Jeff Klapes is the Head of Reference Services at the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Coburn Charitable Society.

CONTACT:
  Patty DiTullio
  978.356.6649
  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: COA Ipswich Town Hall

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Junior Great Books A

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday November 7, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music for the Little Ones with Eric Clemenzi

Offered the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Rogers Room. A wonderful opportunity to expose children to music in a group setting. Caregivers and children are invited to sing and dance together! Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. Free and no registration is required. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ipswich Public Library.

CONTACT: Laurie Collins  978-412-8713  lcollins@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Rogers Room

Offered the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Rogers Room. A wonderful opportunity to expose children to music in a group setting. Caregivers and children are invited to sing and dance together! Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. Free and no registration is required. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ipswich Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Collins
  978.412.8713
  lcollins@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Rogers Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Bark and Read with International Therapy Dogs

Bark and Read an International Dog Therapy Program

Registration is required for Bark and Read, a program that boost the confidence of young readers with Christine Christoforo and her dogs, Cayenne and Rue, who have been trained by Therapy Dogs International.  Registration is required for 15 time slots with the dog.  Stop by the Children's Room or call us at 978-412-8713 to sign up. This program is best for tentative readers and/or children who might be uncomfortable with dogs. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Bark and Read an International Dog Therapy Program

Registration is required for Bark and Read, a program that boost the confidence of young readers with Christine Christoforo and her dogs, Cayenne and Rue, who have been trained by Therapy Dogs International.  Registration is required for 15 time slots with the dog.  Stop by the Children's Room or call us at 978-412-8713 to sign up. This program is best for tentative readers and/or children who might be uncomfortable with dogs. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ipswich River Book Group

New members welcome! For questions please contact Denise Scarpa at shoe3001@aol.com

This month we will be discussing There! There! by Tommy Orange

CONTACT: Denise Scarpa
LOCATION: Conference Room

New members welcome! For questions please contact Denise Scarpa at shoe3001@aol.com

This month we will be discussing There! There! by Tommy Orange

CONTACT:
  Denise Scarpa
  
  

LOCATION: Conference Room

Thursday November 8, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Transitional Story Time

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Crafternoon!

A Drop-In Craft program held once a month on a Thursday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Check the online calendar or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. Intended for school age children with intricate and challenging crafts. Each child under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver to actively assist with the craft. No registration is required. Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

LOCATION: Collins Room

A Drop-In Craft program held once a month on a Thursday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Check the online calendar or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. Intended for school age children with intricate and challenging crafts. Each child under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver to actively assist with the craft. No registration is required. Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday November 9, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Middle School Book Club

Join us for our monthly Middle School Book Club meeting. All middle schooled teens are invited (6th through 8th grade) to come join in for a great book discussion as well as tasty treats and pizza.

This month we are reading: . Copies are available to be picked up for check out in the Teen Room on the Teen Book Club Shelf.

Please RSVP as soon as possible by calling or e-mailing Katy the Teen Librarian.

 

CONTACT: Kathryn Wuerker  978-356-6648  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Room

Join us for our monthly Middle School Book Club meeting. All middle schooled teens are invited (6th through 8th grade) to come join in for a great book discussion as well as tasty treats and pizza.

This month we are reading: . Copies are available to be picked up for check out in the Teen Room on the Teen Book Club Shelf.

Please RSVP as soon as possible by calling or e-mailing Katy the Teen Librarian.

 

CONTACT:
  Kathryn Wuerker
  978.356.6648
  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Room

 
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
High School Book Club

Join us for our monthly high School Book Club meeting. All high school teens are invited (9th through 12th grade) to come join in for a great book discussion as well as tasty treats and pizza.

This month we are reading: . Copies are available to be picked up for check out in the Teen Room on the Teen Book Club Shelf.

Please RSVP as soon as possible by calling or e-mailing Katy the Teen Librarian.

 

CONTACT: Kathryn Wuerker  978-356-6648  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Room

Join us for our monthly high School Book Club meeting. All high school teens are invited (9th through 12th grade) to come join in for a great book discussion as well as tasty treats and pizza.

This month we are reading: . Copies are available to be picked up for check out in the Teen Room on the Teen Book Club Shelf.

Please RSVP as soon as possible by calling or e-mailing Katy the Teen Librarian.

 

CONTACT:
  Kathryn Wuerker
  978.356.6648
  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Room

Sunday November 11, 2018

Closed Sunday, NOV 11 and Monday, NOV 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

Closed Sunday, NOV 11 and Monday, NOV 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

Monday November 12, 2018

Closed today in observance of Veterans Day.

Closed today in observance of Veterans Day.

Tuesday November 13, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Mother Goose on Loose Lapsit

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Junior Great Books B

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday November 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for Ages 2-4

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Explorers

Story Explorers is a monthly group for first graders centered around stories that represent various genres of literature -- folk tales, fables, myths and legends, and more. Children do not need to be able to read to participate in this program. After a small snack, provided by the library, children listen to a few stories from the genre we are exploring, and then do an age-appropriate craft. Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

Story Explorers is a monthly group for first graders centered around stories that represent various genres of literature -- folk tales, fables, myths and legends, and more. Children do not need to be able to read to participate in this program. After a small snack, provided by the library, children listen to a few stories from the genre we are exploring, and then do an age-appropriate craft. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ipswich Poetry Group

The Ipswich Poetry Group meets upstairs on the second and fourth Wednesdays every month at 6:30pm to share poems in progress and give and receive feedback. All are welcome!  Email ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com with questions or call Sarah at 617-584-7025

CONTACT: Sarah Vickery  617-584-7025  ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room

The Ipswich Poetry Group meets upstairs on the second and fourth Wednesdays every month at 6:30pm to share poems in progress and give and receive feedback. All are welcome!  Email ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com with questions or call Sarah at 617-584-7025

CONTACT:
  Sarah Vickery
  617.584.7025
  ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com

LOCATION: Conference Room

Thursday November 15, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Transitional Story Time

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Book Buddies B

A book club for 3rd graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for 3rd graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday November 16, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Saturday November 17, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Time, 4-Kindergarten

A special Saturday morning Story Time this month for participants from age 4 to Kindergarten. Stories, large motor skill activities and a small craft.  Check the schedule online or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. No registration is required. 

Great chance for children to catch up with their preschool friends.  Children attend this 45 minute program independently.

LOCATION: Collins Room

A special Saturday morning Story Time this month for participants from age 4 to Kindergarten. Stories, large motor skill activities and a small craft.  Check the schedule online or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. No registration is required. 

Great chance for children to catch up with their preschool friends.  Children attend this 45 minute program independently.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday November 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ipswich Memory Cafe

The Ipswich Memory Cafe is a friendly, relaxed gathering space for those living with memory changes and their care partners. Join us for coffee, conversation, and simple activities in a safe and supportive environment. To RSVP, please contract Beth Wright at the Ipswich Council on Aging at 978.356.6650 or email bethw@ipswich-ma.gov.

 

CONTACT: Beth Wright  978-356-6650  bethw@ipswich-ma.gov
LOCATION: Collins Room

The Ipswich Memory Cafe is a friendly, relaxed gathering space for those living with memory changes and their care partners. Join us for coffee, conversation, and simple activities in a safe and supportive environment. To RSVP, please contract Beth Wright at the Ipswich Council on Aging at 978.356.6650 or email bethw@ipswich-ma.gov.

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Wright
  978.356.6650
  bethw@ipswich-ma.gov

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Radical Readers B

A book club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Trustees Meeting

Monthly Meeting of the Library Trustees.

CONTACT: Patty Ditullio  978-356-6649  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room

Monthly Meeting of the Library Trustees.

CONTACT:
  Patty Ditullio
  978.356.6649
  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Tuesday November 20, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Book Club

Book TBD

LOCATION: Collins Room
Wednesday November 21, 2018
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5:00 PM Early Closing

Closed early at 5:00 PM in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Closed early at 5:00 PM in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday November 22, 2018
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Cookbook Club Registration

Registration for the December 6th Cookbook Club starts today!  Click here to register.

CONTACT: Nathalie Harty  978-356-6647  nharty@ipswichlibrary.org

Registration for the December 6th Cookbook Club starts today!  Click here to register.

CONTACT:
  Nathalie Harty
  978.356.6647
  nharty@ipswichlibrary.org

 

Closed Thursday, NOV 22 and Friday, NOV 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Closed Thursday, NOV 22 and Friday, NOV 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Friday November 23, 2018

Closed Friday, NOV 23 after Thanksgiving Holiday.

Closed Friday, NOV 23 after Thanksgiving Holiday.

Monday November 26, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Radical Readers C

A book club for fourth and fifth graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for fourth and fifth graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Non-Fiction Book Group

All are welcome! This month we are reading Flat Broke with Two Goats, by Jennifer McGaha. Copies are available to borrow from the library. 

About the book:

Jennifer McGaha never expected to own a goat named Merle. Or to be setting Merle up on dates and naming his doeling Merlene. She didn't expect to be buying organic yogurt for her chickens. She never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet off her ceiling or rescuing opossums from her barn and calling it "date night." Most importantly, Jennifer never thought she would only have $4.57 in her bank account. When Jennifer discovered that she and her husband owed back taxes—a lot of back taxes—her world changed. Now desperate to save money, they foreclosed on their beloved suburban home and moved their family to a one-hundred-year-old cabin in a North Carolina holler. Soon enough, Jennifer's life began to more closely resemble her Appalachian ancestors than her upper-middle-class upbringing. But what started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts became a journey that revealed both the joys and challenges of living close to the land. Told with bold wit, unflinching honesty, and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia, Flat Broke with Two Goats blends stories of homesteading with the journey of two people rediscovering the true meaning of home.

CONTACT: Patty DiTullio  978-356-6649  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

All are welcome! This month we are reading Flat Broke with Two Goats, by Jennifer McGaha. Copies are available to borrow from the library. 

About the book:

Jennifer McGaha never expected to own a goat named Merle. Or to be setting Merle up on dates and naming his doeling Merlene. She didn't expect to be buying organic yogurt for her chickens. She never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet off her ceiling or rescuing opossums from her barn and calling it "date night." Most importantly, Jennifer never thought she would only have $4.57 in her bank account. When Jennifer discovered that she and her husband owed back taxes—a lot of back taxes—her world changed. Now desperate to save money, they foreclosed on their beloved suburban home and moved their family to a one-hundred-year-old cabin in a North Carolina holler. Soon enough, Jennifer's life began to more closely resemble her Appalachian ancestors than her upper-middle-class upbringing. But what started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts became a journey that revealed both the joys and challenges of living close to the land. Told with bold wit, unflinching honesty, and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia, Flat Broke with Two Goats blends stories of homesteading with the journey of two people rediscovering the true meaning of home.

CONTACT:
  Patty DiTullio
  978.356.6649
  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Tuesday November 27, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Mother Goose on Loose Lapsit

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday November 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for Ages 2-4

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ipswich Poetry Group

The Ipswich Poetry Group meets upstairs on the second and fourth Wednesdays every month at 6:30pm to share poems in progress and give and receive feedback. All are welcome!  Email ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com with questions or call Sarah at 617-584-7025

CONTACT: Sarah Vickery  617-584-7025  ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room

The Ipswich Poetry Group meets upstairs on the second and fourth Wednesdays every month at 6:30pm to share poems in progress and give and receive feedback. All are welcome!  Email ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com with questions or call Sarah at 617-584-7025

CONTACT:
  Sarah Vickery
  617.584.7025
  ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com

LOCATION: Conference Room

Thursday November 29, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Transitional Story Time

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday November 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday December 3, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Radical Readers A

A book club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Tuesday December 4, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Mother Goose on Loose Lapsit

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Junior Great Books A

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday December 5, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music for the Little Ones with Eric Clemenzi

Offered the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Rogers Room. A wonderful opportunity to expose children to music in a group setting. Caregivers and children are invited to sing and dance together! Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. Free and no registration is required. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ipswich Public Library.

CONTACT: Laurie Collins  978-412-8713  lcollins@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Rogers Room

Offered the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Rogers Room. A wonderful opportunity to expose children to music in a group setting. Caregivers and children are invited to sing and dance together! Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. Free and no registration is required. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ipswich Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Collins
  978.412.8713
  lcollins@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Rogers Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Bark and Read with International Therapy Dogs

Bark and Read an International Dog Therapy Program

Registration is required for Bark and Read, a program that boost the confidence of young readers with Christine Christoforo and her dogs, Cayenne and Rue, who have been trained by Therapy Dogs International.  Registration is required for 15 time slots with the dog.  Stop by the Children's Room or call us at 978-412-8713 to sign up. This program is best for tentative readers and/or children who might be uncomfortable with dogs. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Bark and Read an International Dog Therapy Program

Registration is required for Bark and Read, a program that boost the confidence of young readers with Christine Christoforo and her dogs, Cayenne and Rue, who have been trained by Therapy Dogs International.  Registration is required for 15 time slots with the dog.  Stop by the Children's Room or call us at 978-412-8713 to sign up. This program is best for tentative readers and/or children who might be uncomfortable with dogs. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Thursday December 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Transitional Story Time

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Cookbook Club

What do you get when you cross a cookbook with a book group?  A Cookbook Club, of course!

Check out a copy of the selected book (starting on November 22) at the library, pick a recipe (we'll keep track to avoid duplicates), and prepare it for the program. We'll sample lots of good food, talk about what worked and what didn't, and select future cookbooks.

This club meets every first Thursday of the month at noon.

December's cookbook title is to be announced.

 

Registration is required and begins on Thursday, November 22.

Neither the food served at cookbook club nor the facilities have been inspected by the state or the local public health agency.

Click here for all the details!

CONTACT: Nathalie Harty  978-356-6648  nharty@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

What do you get when you cross a cookbook with a book group?  A Cookbook Club, of course!

Check out a copy of the selected book (starting on November 22) at the library, pick a recipe (we'll keep track to avoid duplicates), and prepare it for the program. We'll sample lots of good food, talk about what worked and what didn't, and select future cookbooks.

This club meets every first Thursday of the month at noon.

December's cookbook title is to be announced.

 

Registration is required and begins on Thursday, November 22.

Neither the food served at cookbook club nor the facilities have been inspected by the state or the local public health agency.

Click here for all the details!

CONTACT:
  Nathalie Harty
  978.356.6648
  nharty@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Book Buddies A

A book club for 3rd graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for 3rd graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday December 7, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Saturday December 8, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Armchair Traveler Program: Bucharest

Jeff Klapes, "The Traveling Librarian" will take you on a photographic journey to Bucharest!

Join us for an armchair traveler’s journey to Romania, one of Eastern Europe's hidden gems. While not known as one Europe's great capitals, Bucharest has a wealth of architecture from many eras, and it's not far from many of southern Romania's rural sights. We'll also visit Sinaia, a refreshing Transylvanian mountain retreat for the royal family, and Curtea de Arge?, a lovely alpine town close to the castle of Vlad the Impaler. Jeff Klapes is the Head of Reference Services at the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Coburn Charitable Society.

CONTACT: Patty DiTullio  978-356-6649  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

Jeff Klapes, "The Traveling Librarian" will take you on a photographic journey to Bucharest!

Join us for an armchair traveler’s journey to Romania, one of Eastern Europe's hidden gems. While not known as one Europe's great capitals, Bucharest has a wealth of architecture from many eras, and it's not far from many of southern Romania's rural sights. We'll also visit Sinaia, a refreshing Transylvanian mountain retreat for the royal family, and Curtea de Arge?, a lovely alpine town close to the castle of Vlad the Impaler. Jeff Klapes is the Head of Reference Services at the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Coburn Charitable Society.

CONTACT:
  Patty DiTullio
  978.356.6649
  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday December 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ipswich Memory Cafe

The Ipswich Memory Cafe is a friendly, relaxed gathering space for those living with memory changes and their care partners. Join us for coffee, conversation, and simple activities in a safe and supportive environment. To RSVP, please contract Beth Wright at the Ipswich Council on Aging at 978.356.6650 or email bethw@ipswich-ma.gov.

 

CONTACT: Beth Wright  978-356-6650  bethw@ipswich-ma.gov
LOCATION: Collins Room

The Ipswich Memory Cafe is a friendly, relaxed gathering space for those living with memory changes and their care partners. Join us for coffee, conversation, and simple activities in a safe and supportive environment. To RSVP, please contract Beth Wright at the Ipswich Council on Aging at 978.356.6650 or email bethw@ipswich-ma.gov.

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Wright
  978.356.6650
  bethw@ipswich-ma.gov

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Radical Readers B

A book club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Ipswich Public Library Board of Trustees

Monthly Meeting of the Library Trustees.

CONTACT: Patty DiTullio  978-356-6649  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room

Monthly Meeting of the Library Trustees.

CONTACT:
  Patty DiTullio
  978.356.6649
  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Tuesday December 11, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Mother Goose on Loose Lapsit

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Junior Great Books B

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday December 12, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for Ages 2-4

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Explorers

Story Explorers is a monthly group for first graders centered around stories that represent various genres of literature -- folk tales, fables, myths and legends, and more. Children do not need to be able to read to participate in this program. After a small snack, provided by the library, children listen to a few stories from the genre we are exploring, and then do an age-appropriate craft. Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

Story Explorers is a monthly group for first graders centered around stories that represent various genres of literature -- folk tales, fables, myths and legends, and more. Children do not need to be able to read to participate in this program. After a small snack, provided by the library, children listen to a few stories from the genre we are exploring, and then do an age-appropriate craft. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ipswich Poetry Group

The Ipswich Poetry Group meets upstairs on the second and fourth Wednesdays every month at 6:30pm to share poems in progress and give and receive feedback. All are welcome!  Email ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com with questions or call Sarah at 617-584-7025

CONTACT: Sarah Vickery  617-584-7025  ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room

The Ipswich Poetry Group meets upstairs on the second and fourth Wednesdays every month at 6:30pm to share poems in progress and give and receive feedback. All are welcome!  Email ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com with questions or call Sarah at 617-584-7025

CONTACT:
  Sarah Vickery
  617.584.7025
  ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com

LOCATION: Conference Room

Thursday December 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Transitional Story Time

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Crafternoon!

A Drop-In Craft program held once a month on a Thursday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Check the online calendar or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. Intended for school age children with intricate and challenging crafts. Each child under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver to actively assist with the craft. No registration is required. Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

LOCATION: Collins Room

A Drop-In Craft program held once a month on a Thursday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Check the online calendar or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. Intended for school age children with intricate and challenging crafts. Each child under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver to actively assist with the craft. No registration is required. Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday December 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Middle School Book Club

Join us for our monthly Middle School Book Club meeting. All middle schooled teens are invited (6th through 8th grade) to come join in for a great book discussion as well as tasty treats and pizza.

This month we are reading: . Copies are available to be picked up for check out in the Teen Room on the Teen Book Club Shelf.

Please RSVP as soon as possible by calling or e-mailing Katy the Teen Librarian.

 

CONTACT: Kathryn Wuerker  978-356-6648  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Room

Join us for our monthly Middle School Book Club meeting. All middle schooled teens are invited (6th through 8th grade) to come join in for a great book discussion as well as tasty treats and pizza.

This month we are reading: . Copies are available to be picked up for check out in the Teen Room on the Teen Book Club Shelf.

Please RSVP as soon as possible by calling or e-mailing Katy the Teen Librarian.

 

CONTACT:
  Kathryn Wuerker
  978.356.6648
  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Room

 
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
High School Book Club

Join us for our monthly high School Book Club meeting. All high school teens are invited (9th through 12th grade) to come join in for a great book discussion as well as tasty treats and pizza.

This month we are reading: . Copies are available to be picked up for check out in the Teen Room on the Teen Book Club Shelf.

Please RSVP as soon as possible by calling or e-mailing Katy the Teen Librarian.

 

CONTACT: Kathryn Wuerker  978-356-6648  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Room

Join us for our monthly high School Book Club meeting. All high school teens are invited (9th through 12th grade) to come join in for a great book discussion as well as tasty treats and pizza.

This month we are reading: . Copies are available to be picked up for check out in the Teen Room on the Teen Book Club Shelf.

Please RSVP as soon as possible by calling or e-mailing Katy the Teen Librarian.

 

CONTACT:
  Kathryn Wuerker
  978.356.6648
  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Room

Monday December 17, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Radical Readers C

A book club for fourth and fifth graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for fourth and fifth graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Tuesday December 18, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Book Club

Book TBD

LOCATION: Collins Room
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Time, 4-Kindergarten

Held about once a month for participants from age 4 to Kindergarten. Stories, large motor skill activities and a small craft.  Check the schedule online or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. No registration is required. 

Great chance for children to catch up with their preschool friends.  Children attend this 45 minute program independently.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Held about once a month for participants from age 4 to Kindergarten. Stories, large motor skill activities and a small craft.  Check the schedule online or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. No registration is required. 

Great chance for children to catch up with their preschool friends.  Children attend this 45 minute program independently.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ipswich River Book Group

New members welcome! For questions please contact Denise Scarpa at shoe3001@aol.com

CONTACT: Denise Scarpa
LOCATION: Conference Room

New members welcome! For questions please contact Denise Scarpa at shoe3001@aol.com

CONTACT:
  Denise Scarpa
  
  

LOCATION: Conference Room

Thursday December 20, 2018
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Book Buddies B

A book club for 3rd graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for 3rd graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday December 24, 2018

Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Tuesday December 25, 2018

Closed in observance of Chrismas Day.

Closed in observance of Chrismas Day.

Wednesday December 26, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ipswich Poetry Group

The Ipswich Poetry Group meets upstairs on the second and fourth Wednesdays every month at 6:30pm to share poems in progress and give and receive feedback. All are welcome!  Email ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com with questions or call Sarah at 617-584-7025

CONTACT: Sarah Vickery  617-584-7025  ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room

The Ipswich Poetry Group meets upstairs on the second and fourth Wednesdays every month at 6:30pm to share poems in progress and give and receive feedback. All are welcome!  Email ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com with questions or call Sarah at 617-584-7025

CONTACT:
  Sarah Vickery
  617.584.7025
  ipswichpoetrygroup@gmail.com

LOCATION: Conference Room

Monday December 31, 2018
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Early Closing: 5 PM

Closed at 5:00 o'clock this afternoon for New Year's Eve.

Closed at 5:00 o'clock this afternoon for New Year's Eve.

Tuesday January 1, 2019

Closed today for New Year's Day.

Closed today for New Year's Day.

Wednesday January 2, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music for the Little Ones with Eric Clemenzi

Offered the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Rogers Room. A wonderful opportunity to expose children to music in a group setting. Caregivers and children are invited to sing and dance together! Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. Free and no registration is required. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ipswich Public Library.

CONTACT: Laurie Collins  978-412-8713  lcollins@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Rogers Room

Offered the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Rogers Room. A wonderful opportunity to expose children to music in a group setting. Caregivers and children are invited to sing and dance together! Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. Free and no registration is required. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ipswich Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Collins
  978.412.8713
  lcollins@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Rogers Room

Thursday January 3, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Transitional Story Time

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Book Buddies A

A book club for 3rd graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for 3rd graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday January 4, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday January 7, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Radical Readers A

A book club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Tuesday January 8, 2019
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Mother Goose on Loose Lapsit

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Junior Great Books A

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday January 9, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for Ages 2-4

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Explorers

Story Explorers is a monthly group for first graders centered around stories that represent various genres of literature -- folk tales, fables, myths and legends, and more. Children do not need to be able to read to participate in this program. After a small snack, provided by the library, children listen to a few stories from the genre we are exploring, talk a little bit about what these stories might mean, and then do an age-appropriate craft. Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

Story Explorers is a monthly group for first graders centered around stories that represent various genres of literature -- folk tales, fables, myths and legends, and more. Children do not need to be able to read to participate in this program. After a small snack, provided by the library, children listen to a few stories from the genre we are exploring, talk a little bit about what these stories might mean, and then do an age-appropriate craft. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Thursday January 10, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Transitional Story Time

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday January 11, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday January 14, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Radical Readers B

A book club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday January 15, 2019
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Mother Goose on Loose Lapsit

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Armchair Traveler Program: Norway

PLEASE NOTE: This program will take place at the Senior Center in the Town Hall, 25 Green Street, Ipswich, MA.

Jeff Klapes, "The Traveling Librarian" will take you on a photographic journey to Norway!

Join us for an armchair traveler’s journey to Norway. From the eminently livable capital of Oslo, over the mountains to Bergen, a historic port, Norway's scenery is staggering in its beauty. The coastal towns and rural farms nestled in the northern fjord country are not to be missed. Jeff Klapes is the Head of Reference Services at the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Coburn Charitable Society.

CONTACT: Patty DiTullio  978-356-6649  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: COA Ipswich Town Hall

PLEASE NOTE: This program will take place at the Senior Center in the Town Hall, 25 Green Street, Ipswich, MA.

Jeff Klapes, "The Traveling Librarian" will take you on a photographic journey to Norway!

Join us for an armchair traveler’s journey to Norway. From the eminently livable capital of Oslo, over the mountains to Bergen, a historic port, Norway's scenery is staggering in its beauty. The coastal towns and rural farms nestled in the northern fjord country are not to be missed. Jeff Klapes is the Head of Reference Services at the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Coburn Charitable Society.

CONTACT:
  Patty DiTullio
  978.356.6649
  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: COA Ipswich Town Hall

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Junior Great Books B

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday January 16, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for Ages 2-4

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Time, 4-Kindergarten

Held about once a month for participants from age 4 to Kindergarten. Stories, large motor skill activities and a small craft.  Check the schedule online or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. No registration is required. 

Great chance for children to catch up with their preschool friends.  Children attend this 45 minute program independently.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Held about once a month for participants from age 4 to Kindergarten. Stories, large motor skill activities and a small craft.  Check the schedule online or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. No registration is required. 

Great chance for children to catch up with their preschool friends.  Children attend this 45 minute program independently.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Thursday January 17, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Transitional Story Time

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Book Buddies B

A book club for 3rd graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for 3rd graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday January 18, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Tuesday January 22, 2019
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Mother Goose on Loose Lapsit

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday January 23, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for Ages 2-4

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Thursday January 24, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Transitional Story Time

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Crafternoon!

A Drop-In Craft program held once a month on a Thursday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Check the online calendar or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. Intended for school age children with intricate and challenging crafts. Each child under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver to actively assist with the craft. No registration is required. Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

LOCATION: Collins Room

A Drop-In Craft program held once a month on a Thursday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Check the online calendar or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. Intended for school age children with intricate and challenging crafts. Each child under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver to actively assist with the craft. No registration is required. Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday January 25, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday January 28, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Radical Readers C

A book club for fourth and fifth graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for fourth and fifth graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Non-Fiction Book Group

All are welcome! This month we are reading American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, by Colin Woodard. Copies are available to borrow from the library. 

About the book:

An illuminating history of North America's 11 rival cultural regions that explodes the red state/blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an "American" or "Canadian" culture, but rather into one of the 11 distinct regional ones that spread over the continent, each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why "American" values vary sharply from one region to another. Woodard reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of recent presidential elections. American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future.

CONTACT: Patty DiTullio  978-356-6649  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

All are welcome! This month we are reading American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, by Colin Woodard. Copies are available to borrow from the library. 

About the book:

An illuminating history of North America's 11 rival cultural regions that explodes the red state/blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an "American" or "Canadian" culture, but rather into one of the 11 distinct regional ones that spread over the continent, each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why "American" values vary sharply from one region to another. Woodard reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of recent presidential elections. American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future.

CONTACT:
  Patty DiTullio
  978.356.6649
  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Tuesday January 29, 2019
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Mother Goose on Loose Lapsit

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday January 30, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for Ages 2-4

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

This program lasts about 30 minutes.  Adults interact with the child in their care while listening to stories, participating in large motor skill activities and crafts together.  Participants are invited to stay and play/chat afterwards.

This is a great program not only for parents, but for grandparents and their grandchildren or for caregivers who want to participate in Story Time with the children in their charge.  It will last 30 to 45 minutes with play time provided following the program.

No registration is required.  Older and younger siblings may attend.  Contact the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Thursday January 31, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Transitional Story Time

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday February 1, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday February 4, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Radical Readers A

A book club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Betsy Johnson  978-412-8713  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Betsy Johnson
  978.412.8713
  ejohnson@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Tuesday February 5, 2019
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Mother Goose on Loose Lapsit

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy offering designed especially for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers.  An interactive program of songs, stories and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.  Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcome.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

An interactive early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and finger-plays for caregivers and babies to enjoy together.   Ipswich Children’s Room staff are trained in the presentation of this well-renowned program.  No registration is required.  Siblings welcomed.  Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Junior Great Books A

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Grade 2, Junior Great Books, meets on one Tuesday afternoon per month.  Registration is required and participants are organized into two groups.  In an established book club format, short stories feature themes of friendship, courage and responsibility, as students begin reading for meaning and sharing ideas around what they have read. Participants read one assigned story each month before attending the program. 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday February 6, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music for the Little Ones with Eric Clemenzi

Offered the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Rogers Room. A wonderful opportunity to expose children to music in a group setting. Caregivers and children are invited to sing and dance together! Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. Free and no registration is required. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ipswich Public Library.

CONTACT: Laurie Collins  978-412-8713  lcollins@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Rogers Room

Offered the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Rogers Room. A wonderful opportunity to expose children to music in a group setting. Caregivers and children are invited to sing and dance together! Call the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions. Free and no registration is required. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ipswich Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Collins
  978.412.8713
  lcollins@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Rogers Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Time, 4-Kindergarten

Held about once a month for participants from age 4 to Kindergarten. Stories, large motor skill activities and a small craft.  Check the schedule online or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. No registration is required. 

Great chance for children to catch up with their preschool friends.  Children attend this 45 minute program independently.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Held about once a month for participants from age 4 to Kindergarten. Stories, large motor skill activities and a small craft.  Check the schedule online or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room. No registration is required. 

Great chance for children to catch up with their preschool friends.  Children attend this 45 minute program independently.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Thursday February 7, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Transitional Story Time

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room

This weekly story time is a lovely bridge between Mother Goose on the Loose and traditional Story Time. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers, this story time continues the rhymes and fingerplays of Mother Goose on the Loose, while introducing slightly richer picture books and a simple craft.

LOCATION: Collins Room