Monday July 16, 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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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM for early learners

Doyon Kindergarten teacher Dee Dee Bates  will offer a special STEAM program around the summer theme Libraries Rock.  The recommended age for this program is rising Kindergarten and First Graders.  Children will attend independently.  Registration is required.

This program is funded by  a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room
The registration period has ended.

Doyon Kindergarten teacher Dee Dee Bates  will offer a special STEAM program around the summer theme Libraries Rock.  The recommended age for this program is rising Kindergarten and First Graders.  Children will attend independently.  Registration is required.

This program is funded by  a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
STEAM for early learners

Winthrop School preschool educator, Tina Gove, will offer a special STEAM program around the summer theme Libraries Rock.  The recommended age for this program is 4 and 5-year-olds.  Children will attend independently.  Registration is required.

This program is funded by  a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room
There is 1 space available.

Winthrop School preschool educator, Tina Gove, will offer a special STEAM program around the summer theme Libraries Rock.  The recommended age for this program is 4 and 5-year-olds.  Children will attend independently.  Registration is required.

This program is funded by  a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

There is 1 space available.

Tuesday July 17, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Lapsit Mother Goose on the Loose

New early literacy program for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers. No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. Call the Children's Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy program for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers. No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 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

Early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Teen Games!

Looking for something to do this summer? Look no further than what's happening in the Teen Room at the library! Games! Star Wars Monopoly, Giant Uno and Jenga, Apples to Apples, and so many more games will be available for us to play! Bring a friend and let's play.

Snacks and water will be provided.

This is a TEEN ONLY event (rising 6th graders to exiting 12th graders). Registeration is required.

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

Looking for something to do this summer? Look no further than what's happening in the Teen Room at the library! Games! Star Wars Monopoly, Giant Uno and Jenga, Apples to Apples, and so many more games will be available for us to play! Bring a friend and let's play.

Snacks and water will be provided.

This is a TEEN ONLY event (rising 6th graders to exiting 12th graders). Registeration is required.

CONTACT:
  Kathryn Wuerker
  978.356.6648
  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ipswich Library Book Club

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

LOCATION: Collins Room

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday July 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday Morning Chill

A special Story Time program for a wide range of listeners -for caregivers with children ages 2 through Kindergarten - older and younger siblings are always welcome.  Stories, songs and a short children's movie that connects with the theme of the day.  Popsicles provided!

LOCATION: Collins Room

A special Story Time program for a wide range of listeners -for caregivers with children ages 2 through Kindergarten - older and younger siblings are always welcome.  Stories, songs and a short children's movie that connects with the theme of the day.  Popsicles provided!

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Family Night Giant Games

Visit the library with your family and freinds for Giant Games.  Play large formatted games of Jenga, Connect 4, Bananagrams, UNO, Tic Tac Toe, Pick Up Sticks, Spoons!  No registration required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Visit the library with your family and freinds for Giant Games.  Play large formatted games of Jenga, Connect 4, Bananagrams, UNO, Tic Tac Toe, Pick Up Sticks, Spoons!  No registration required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Thursday July 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Drop-In Craft

Stop by on Thursday mornings to see what great project Mrs. Guvendiren is making!  Lots of crafts to go with the summer reading theme Libraries Rock! No registration required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Stop by on Thursday mornings to see what great project Mrs. Guvendiren is making!  Lots of crafts to go with the summer reading theme Libraries Rock! No registration required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ROCK OUT Your Inner Artist (Part Two)

This time we will design our own... 

1. Hanging lanterns using CD pieces, glue, and watercolors, AND

2. Lava lamps to go along with them!

Registration required. This event is free and for TEENS ONLY (rising 6th graders through exiting 12th graders).

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

This time we will design our own... 

1. Hanging lanterns using CD pieces, glue, and watercolors, AND

2. Lava lamps to go along with them!

Registration required. This event is free and for TEENS ONLY (rising 6th graders through exiting 12th graders).

CONTACT:
  Kathryn Wuerker
  978.356.6648
  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Author Event: Doug Brendel

Ipswich author Doug Brendel will hold a book event for his debut novel, Pleasure and Power. Brendel’s simmering novel, Pleasure and Power, veers from the humorous commentary he’s known for as the author of a blog, Outsidah.com, and popular book series that focus on the quirks of small-town habits and politics through the lens of a newcomer in New England. But Brendel says his new book also has a basis in social and political observation and experience. It challenges readers to decide what they believe about race, sex and justice—in today’s world of #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and #EnoughIsEnough.

Set in rural Ohio in the late 1940s, Pleasure and Power explores the weight of race, secrets, and the misogyny and sexism that women face in a white man’s world. Seductive and unsettling, the novel traces the intertwined fates of three people. Ruby, a black teen, wants to protect her helpless older sister. Jake, a charming white salesman, dreams of political prestige. Conservative Alice clings to her virtue and values. When a mixed race baby is born inside a mental ward, their lives are thrown together in desperately complex ways, setting events in motion that incite deep questions of right and wrong. Ruby, Jack, and Alice each have secrets to protect. Ultimately, revenge may be only way out.

Doug Brendel is a writer, speaker and humanitarian. Doug works professionally as a copywriter of direct mail fundraising letters for nonprofit organizations. Some of his books deal with this industry. He previously served as a clergyman for 15 years and led a drama ministry. He and his wife, international documentary art photographer Kristina Brendel, have three children.

The author will read a selection from Pleasure and Power and will be on hand to answer questions and sign copies of the book. For more information about the book, visit http://www.dragonheadpress.com.

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. 

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

Ipswich author Doug Brendel will hold a book event for his debut novel, Pleasure and Power. Brendel’s simmering novel, Pleasure and Power, veers from the humorous commentary he’s known for as the author of a blog, Outsidah.com, and popular book series that focus on the quirks of small-town habits and politics through the lens of a newcomer in New England. But Brendel says his new book also has a basis in social and political observation and experience. It challenges readers to decide what they believe about race, sex and justice—in today’s world of #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and #EnoughIsEnough.

Set in rural Ohio in the late 1940s, Pleasure and Power explores the weight of race, secrets, and the misogyny and sexism that women face in a white man’s world. Seductive and unsettling, the novel traces the intertwined fates of three people. Ruby, a black teen, wants to protect her helpless older sister. Jake, a charming white salesman, dreams of political prestige. Conservative Alice clings to her virtue and values. When a mixed race baby is born inside a mental ward, their lives are thrown together in desperately complex ways, setting events in motion that incite deep questions of right and wrong. Ruby, Jack, and Alice each have secrets to protect. Ultimately, revenge may be only way out.

Doug Brendel is a writer, speaker and humanitarian. Doug works professionally as a copywriter of direct mail fundraising letters for nonprofit organizations. Some of his books deal with this industry. He previously served as a clergyman for 15 years and led a drama ministry. He and his wife, international documentary art photographer Kristina Brendel, have three children.

The author will read a selection from Pleasure and Power and will be on hand to answer questions and sign copies of the book. For more information about the book, visit http://www.dragonheadpress.com.

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. 

CONTACT:
  Patty DiTullio
  978.356.6649
  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Rogers Room

Friday July 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

Early literacy program for caregivers with infats theourh 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Early literacy program for caregivers with infats theourh 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Saturday July 21, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Ipswich First Period Heritage Program and Walking Tour

The Town of Ipswich MA is known as America’s best-preserved Puritan town. With almost 60 houses that were constructed in part or in whole before 1720, Ipswich has more First Period homes than any other town in the country. This informational lecture and 1.5 mile walking tour includes samplings of First Period and other historic houses in three historic districts, Meeting House Green, High Street and the East End.

10:00 am: Our program begins at the Ipswich Public Library with a slideshow and presentation by Ipswich Historical Commission chairman John Fiske.

10:45 am – 12:30 pm: Walking tour led by Town Historian Gordon Harris and members of the Ipswich Historical Commission.

PLEASE NOTE: The Library is not open for regular library service on Saturdays in the summer. Doors will open starting at 9:30am for the program, and refreshments will be provided. This program is free of charge.

CONTACT:  Gordon Harris    historicipswich@gmail.com
LOCATION: Collins Room

The Town of Ipswich MA is known as America’s best-preserved Puritan town. With almost 60 houses that were constructed in part or in whole before 1720, Ipswich has more First Period homes than any other town in the country. This informational lecture and 1.5 mile walking tour includes samplings of First Period and other historic houses in three historic districts, Meeting House Green, High Street and the East End.

10:00 am: Our program begins at the Ipswich Public Library with a slideshow and presentation by Ipswich Historical Commission chairman John Fiske.

10:45 am – 12:30 pm: Walking tour led by Town Historian Gordon Harris and members of the Ipswich Historical Commission.

PLEASE NOTE: The Library is not open for regular library service on Saturdays in the summer. Doors will open starting at 9:30am for the program, and refreshments will be provided. This program is free of charge.

CONTACT:
  Gordon Harris
  
  historicipswich@gmail.com

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday July 23, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
STEAM for early learners

Ascension Director and Preschool teacher Kelly Wing  will offer a special STEAM program around the summer theme Libraries Rock.  The recommended age for this program is ages 4 and 5.  Children will attend independently.  Registration is required.

This program is funded by  a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room
There is 1 space available.

Ascension Director and Preschool teacher Kelly Wing  will offer a special STEAM program around the summer theme Libraries Rock.  The recommended age for this program is ages 4 and 5.  Children will attend independently.  Registration is required.

This program is funded by  a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

There is 1 space available.

 
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6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Not so different: Author Virtual Visit

Shane Burcaw, author of the children’s picture book, Not so different: what you really want to ask about having a disability, will visit via Skype in the Collins Room of the Ipswich Public Library.  He will tell a funny story or two, and most importantly, allow kids to ask him anything they might wonder about his life, his career as a writer and his disability. 

The program will begin at 6:15 with John, Jocelyn and Talia Duff reading Not so different and then Shane will join the program via Skype.

Teens might be interested in reading Shane’s book, Laughing At My Nightmare, and attending the program also.  

LOCATION: Collins Room

Shane Burcaw, author of the children’s picture book, Not so different: what you really want to ask about having a disability, will visit via Skype in the Collins Room of the Ipswich Public Library.  He will tell a funny story or two, and most importantly, allow kids to ask him anything they might wonder about his life, his career as a writer and his disability. 

The program will begin at 6:15 with John, Jocelyn and Talia Duff reading Not so different and then Shane will join the program via Skype.

Teens might be interested in reading Shane’s book, Laughing At My Nightmare, and attending the program also.  

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 radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women, by Kate Moore. Copies are available to borrow from the library. 

Cover image for The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women

About the book:

As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive--until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights. The Radium Girls explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.

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

All are welcome! This month we are reading The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women, by Kate Moore. Copies are available to borrow from the library. 

Cover image for The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women

About the book:

As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive--until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights. The Radium Girls explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.

CONTACT:
  Patty DiTullio
  978.356.6649
  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Tuesday July 24, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Lapsit Mother Goose on the Loose

New early literacy program for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers. No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. Call the Children's Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy program for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers. No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 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

Early literacy program for caregivers with infants through  2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Early literacy program for caregivers with infants through  2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Teen Games!

Looking for something to do this summer? Look no further than what's happening in the Teen Room at the library! Games! Star Wars Monopoly, Giant Uno and Jenga, Apples to Apples, and so many more games will be available for us to play! Bring a friend and let's play.

Snacks and water will be provided.

This is a TEEN ONLY event (rising 6th graders to exiting 12th graders). Registeration is required.

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

Looking for something to do this summer? Look no further than what's happening in the Teen Room at the library! Games! Star Wars Monopoly, Giant Uno and Jenga, Apples to Apples, and so many more games will be available for us to play! Bring a friend and let's play.

Snacks and water will be provided.

This is a TEEN ONLY event (rising 6th graders to exiting 12th graders). Registeration is required.

CONTACT:
  Kathryn Wuerker
  978.356.6648
  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Summer Radical Readers

A book group for rising 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books. Pizza will be served. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

A book group for rising 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books. Pizza will be served. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
STEAM for early learners

Kate Dwyer,School Coordinator at Cuvilly Arts  will offer a special STEAM program around the summer theme Libraries Rock.  The recommended age for this program is 4 to 6.  Children will attend independently.  Registration is required.

This program is funded by  a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Kate Dwyer,School Coordinator at Cuvilly Arts  will offer a special STEAM program around the summer theme Libraries Rock.  The recommended age for this program is 4 to 6.  Children will attend independently.  Registration is required.

This program is funded by  a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Wednesday July 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Special Pirate Story Time

Aaaaarrrrgggghhhh! Special Pirate Story time with books and crafts.  Ahoy matey!  For ages 2 through Kindergarten, but older and younger siblings are welcome.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Aaaaarrrrgggghhhh! Special Pirate Story time with books and crafts.  Ahoy matey!  For ages 2 through Kindergarten, but older and younger siblings are welcome.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
STEAM for early learners

Winthrop Kindergarten teacher Kerry Zagerella  will offer a special STEAM program around the summer theme Libraries Rock.  The recommended age for this program is ages 4 to 6.  Children will attend independently.  Registration is required.

This program is funded by  a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Winthrop Kindergarten teacher Kerry Zagerella  will offer a special STEAM program around the summer theme Libraries Rock.  The recommended age for this program is ages 4 to 6.  Children will attend independently.  Registration is required.

This program is funded by  a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

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 July 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Drop-In Craft

Stop by on Thursday mornings to see what great project Mrs. Guvendiren is making!  Lots of crafts to go with the summer reading theme Libraries Rock!  No registration required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Stop by on Thursday mornings to see what great project Mrs. Guvendiren is making!  Lots of crafts to go with the summer reading theme Libraries Rock!  No registration required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ROCK OUT Your Inner Gamer

Giant and normal sized board games will challenge your mind, and weather permitting, we’ll play outside!

Snacks and water will be provided.

Registration is required. This event is free and for TEENS ONLY (rising 6th graders to exiting 12th graders).

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

Giant and normal sized board games will challenge your mind, and weather permitting, we’ll play outside!

Snacks and water will be provided.

Registration is required. This event is free and for TEENS ONLY (rising 6th graders to exiting 12th graders).

CONTACT:
  Kathryn Wuerker
  978.356.6648
  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Room

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Summer Book Buddies

A book club for rising third graders who love to read and talk about books. A snack will be served. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for rising third graders who love to read and talk about books. A snack will be served. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday July 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

Early literacy program for caregivers with infats theourh 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Early literacy program for caregivers with infats theourh 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vehicle Day!

Vehicle Day is a wonderful community event with rescue and construction vehicles (including a rescue boat) and their drivers!  Held in the parking lot of the Ascension Church, 31 County Street.  Free hot dog picnic provided by the Trustees and the Friends of the Ipswich Public Library. 

LOCATION: Ascension Church parking lot

Vehicle Day is a wonderful community event with rescue and construction vehicles (including a rescue boat) and their drivers!  Held in the parking lot of the Ascension Church, 31 County Street.  Free hot dog picnic provided by the Trustees and the Friends of the Ipswich Public Library. 

LOCATION: Ascension Church parking lot

 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
ROCK OUT Your Inner Reader

Starting June 22nd, copies of Holes by Louis Sachar will be available for pick up. We will all discuss this book on July 27th and then watch the movie!

Pizza and water provided.

Registration required. This event is free and for TEENS ONLY (rising 6th graders to exiting 12th graders).

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

Starting June 22nd, copies of Holes by Louis Sachar will be available for pick up. We will all discuss this book on July 27th and then watch the movie!

Pizza and water provided.

Registration required. This event is free and for TEENS ONLY (rising 6th graders to exiting 12th graders).

CONTACT:
  Kathryn Wuerker
  978.356.6648
  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday July 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
STEAM for early learners

Dana Allen, former Birth to Three Director,  will offer a special STEAM program around the summer theme Libraries Rock.  The recommended age for this program is 3 to 6.  Children will attend independently.  Registration is required.

This program is funded by  a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Dana Allen, former Birth to Three Director,  will offer a special STEAM program around the summer theme Libraries Rock.  The recommended age for this program is 3 to 6.  Children will attend independently.  Registration is required.

This program is funded by  a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

LOCATION: Collins Room


Tuesday July 31, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Lapsit Mother Goose on the Loose

New early literacy program for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers. No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. Call the Children's Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy program for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers. No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 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

Early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Teen Games!

Looking for something to do this summer? Look no further than what's happening in the Teen Room at the library! Games! Star Wars Monopoly, Giant Uno and Jenga, Apples to Apples, and so many more games will be available for us to play! Bring a friend and let's play.

Snacks and water will be provided.

This is a TEEN ONLY event (rising 6th graders to exiting 12th graders). Registeration is required.

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

Looking for something to do this summer? Look no further than what's happening in the Teen Room at the library! Games! Star Wars Monopoly, Giant Uno and Jenga, Apples to Apples, and so many more games will be available for us to play! Bring a friend and let's play.

Snacks and water will be provided.

This is a TEEN ONLY event (rising 6th graders to exiting 12th graders). Registeration is required.

CONTACT:
  Kathryn Wuerker
  978.356.6648
  kwuerker@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Minute to Win It Family Night

Can you balance a cookie on your face, inch it down toward your mouth and eat it without using your hands in one minute or less? Try this and other Win it in a Minute games! Challenge your family members and friends! Families are encouraged to attend this event together. Any child under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Can you balance a cookie on your face, inch it down toward your mouth and eat it without using your hands in one minute or less? Try this and other Win it in a Minute games! Challenge your family members and friends! Families are encouraged to attend this event together. Any child under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday August 1, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Eric Clemenzi Music for the Little Ones

Eric Clemenzi plays music for the Little Ones.  Singing and dancing - Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes - and simlar tunes!

LOCATION: Rogers Room

Eric Clemenzi plays music for the Little Ones.  Singing and dancing - Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes - and simlar tunes!

LOCATION: Rogers Room

Thursday August 2, 2018
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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 May 24) 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.

The August cookbook title is Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots by Matthew Jennings.

Registration is required and begins on Thursday, August 19.

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, July 19, 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 May 24) 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.

The August cookbook title is Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots by Matthew Jennings.

Registration is required and begins on Thursday, August 19.

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, July 19, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop-In Craft

Stop by on Thursday mornings to see what great project Mrs. Guvendiren is making!  Lots of crafts to go with the summer reading theme Libraries Rock! No registration required.  Please note afternoon time - just for this week!

LOCATION: Collins Room

Stop by on Thursday mornings to see what great project Mrs. Guvendiren is making!  Lots of crafts to go with the summer reading theme Libraries Rock! No registration required.  Please note afternoon time - just for this week!

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday August 3, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

Early literacy program for caregivers with infats theourh 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Early literacy program for caregivers with infats theourh 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday August 6, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Memory Cafe'
LOCATION: Collins Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Lapsit Mother Goose on the Loose

New early literacy program for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers. No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. Call the Children's Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy program for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers. No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 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

Early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Early literacy program for caregivers with infants through 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday August 8, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Special Fairy Story Time

Magic at the library.  A special Fairy Story Time.  Read fairy stories and make magical fairy crafts.  For ages 2 through Kindergarten with a caregiver.  Older and younger siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Magic at the library.  A special Fairy Story Time.  Read fairy stories and make magical fairy crafts.  For ages 2 through Kindergarten with a caregiver.  Older and younger siblings welcome.

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 August 9, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Drop-In Craft

Stop by on Thursday mornings to see what great project Mrs. Guvendiren is making!  Lots of crafts to go with the summer reading theme Libraries Rock!

LOCATION: Collins Room

Stop by on Thursday mornings to see what great project Mrs. Guvendiren is making!  Lots of crafts to go with the summer reading theme Libraries Rock!

LOCATION: Collins Room

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

Early literacy program for caregivers with infats theourh 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Early literacy program for caregivers with infats theourh 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Photo Matting Workshop

Did you participate in the Children's Room annual Summer Photography Contest? Today is the day to mat your photos for the exhibit on Aug. 13. Swing by to frame your photographs, have a small snack, and admire your work!

LOCATION: Collins Room

Did you participate in the Children's Room annual Summer Photography Contest? Today is the day to mat your photos for the exhibit on Aug. 13. Swing by to frame your photographs, have a small snack, and admire your work!

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday August 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
STEAM for early learners

The very talented Jennifer Carlson will offer a special STEAM program around the summer theme Libraries Rock. The participants will make Movement Maps.  The recommended age for this program is ages 5 to 8.  Children will attend independently.  Registration is required.

This program will take place at a special location:  Ipswich Moving Company at Cogswell Street in Ipswich, MA. 

This program is funded by  a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

LOCATION: Ipswich Moving Company
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

The very talented Jennifer Carlson will offer a special STEAM program around the summer theme Libraries Rock. The participants will make Movement Maps.  The recommended age for this program is ages 5 to 8.  Children will attend independently.  Registration is required.

This program will take place at a special location:  Ipswich Moving Company at Cogswell Street in Ipswich, MA. 

This program is funded by  a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

LOCATION: Ipswich Moving Company

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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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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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Children's Room Photo Exhibit & Reception

Come enjoy the beautiful photographs taken by all of our annual Summer photography Contest participants over a four-week period in this special exhibit. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!

LOCATION: Collins Room

Come enjoy the beautiful photographs taken by all of our annual Summer photography Contest participants over a four-week period in this special exhibit. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!

LOCATION: Collins Room

Tuesday August 14, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Lapsit Mother Goose on the Loose

New early literacy program for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers. No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. Call the Children's Room at 978-412-8713 with any questions.

 

 

LOCATION: Collins Room

New early literacy program for caregivers with infants through pre-walkers. No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 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

Early literacy program for caregivers with infats theourh 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Early literacy program for caregivers with infats theourh 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Summer Radical Readers

A book group for rising 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books. Pizza will be served. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

A book group for rising 4th and 5th graders who love to read and talk about books. Pizza will be served. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday August 15, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday Morning Chill

A special Story Time program for a wide range of listeners - for caregivers with children ages 2 through Kindergarten - older and younger siblings are always welcome.  Stories, songs and a short children's movie that connects with the theme of the day.  Popsicles provided!

LOCATION: Collins Room

A special Story Time program for a wide range of listeners - for caregivers with children ages 2 through Kindergarten - older and younger siblings are always welcome.  Stories, songs and a short children's movie that connects with the theme of the day.  Popsicles provided!

LOCATION: Collins Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Family Night Giant Games

Visit the library with your family and freinds for Giant Games.  Play large formatted games of Jenga, Connect 4, Bananagrams, UNO, Tic Tac Toe, Pick Up Sticks, Spoons!  No registration required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Visit the library with your family and freinds for Giant Games.  Play large formatted games of Jenga, Connect 4, Bananagrams, UNO, Tic Tac Toe, Pick Up Sticks, Spoons!  No registration required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Thursday August 16, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Drop-In Craft

Stop by on Thursday mornings to see what great project Mrs. Guvendiren is making!  Lots of crafts to go with the summer reading theme Libraries Rock! No registration required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Stop by on Thursday mornings to see what great project Mrs. Guvendiren is making!  Lots of crafts to go with the summer reading theme Libraries Rock! No registration required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Friday August 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

Early literacy program for caregivers with infats theourh 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Early literacy program for caregivers with infats theourh 2-year-olds.  No registration is required.  Songs, stories, music and fingerplays. 

LOCATION: Collins Room

Saturday August 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Ipswich First Period Heritage Program and Walking Tour

The Town of Ipswich MA is known as America’s best-preserved Puritan town. With almost 60 houses that were constructed in part or in whole before 1720, Ipswich has more First Period homes than any other town in the country. This informational lecture and 1.5 mile walking tour includes samplings of First Period and other historic houses in three historic districts, Meeting House Green, High Street and the East End.

10:00 am: Our program begins at the Ipswich Public Library with a slideshow and presentation by Ipswich Historical Commission chairman John Fiske.

10:45 am – 12:30 pm: Walking tour led by Town Historian Gordon Harris and members of the Ipswich Historical Commission.

PLEASE NOTE: The Library is not open for regular library service on Saturdays in the summer. Doors will open starting at 9:30am for the program, and refreshments will be provided. This program is free of charge.

CONTACT:  Gordon Harris    historicipswich@gmail.com
LOCATION: Collins Room

The Town of Ipswich MA is known as America’s best-preserved Puritan town. With almost 60 houses that were constructed in part or in whole before 1720, Ipswich has more First Period homes than any other town in the country. This informational lecture and 1.5 mile walking tour includes samplings of First Period and other historic houses in three historic districts, Meeting House Green, High Street and the East End.

10:00 am: Our program begins at the Ipswich Public Library with a slideshow and presentation by Ipswich Historical Commission chairman John Fiske.

10:45 am – 12:30 pm: Walking tour led by Town Historian Gordon Harris and members of the Ipswich Historical Commission.

PLEASE NOTE: The Library is not open for regular library service on Saturdays in the summer. Doors will open starting at 9:30am for the program, and refreshments will be provided. This program is free of charge.

CONTACT:
  Gordon Harris
  
  historicipswich@gmail.com

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday August 20, 2018
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Play Your Way to Literacy and STEM

Workshop for early literacy librarians and educators!  Play Your Way to Literacy and STEM with Dr. Betsy Diament-Cohen

This program is funded by a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Additional funding provided by the Ipswich Public Library Board of Trustees. 

 

The presenter, Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, creator of Mother Goose on the Loose, holds a BA from Brandeis University, an MLS from Rutgers University, and a DCD (Doctorate of Communications Design) from the University of Baltimore. She is the author of many books around the topic of early literacy initiatives.  Her last book with  Melanie A. Hetrick is  Transforming Preschool Storytime: A Modern Vision and Year of Programs.

 

Play is important, and all children need it.  This lively workshop combines engaging activities with concrete information on providing playful experiences for the children in our communities. 

 

Professional development is provided for participants through:

  • Sampling playful activities while connecting them with school readiness domains and research that supports their value.
  • Practicing multiple developmentally appropriate strategies for matching play with storytimes in ways that encourage parents to become play partners.
     
  • Exploring the science and research behind play highlighting its importance in our programs and activities.
     
  • A special focus on the incorporation on STEM into playful learning
LOCATION: Collins Room
There are 44 spaces available.

Workshop for early literacy librarians and educators!  Play Your Way to Literacy and STEM with Dr. Betsy Diament-Cohen

This program is funded by a Mind in the Making Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Additional funding provided by the Ipswich Public Library Board of Trustees. 

 

The presenter, Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, creator of Mother Goose on the Loose, holds a BA from Brandeis University, an MLS from Rutgers University, and a DCD (Doctorate of Communications Design) from the University of Baltimore. She is the author of many books around the topic of early literacy initiatives.  Her last book with  Melanie A. Hetrick is  Transforming Preschool Storytime: A Modern Vision and Year of Programs.

 

Play is important, and all children need it.  This lively workshop combines engaging activities with concrete information on providing playful experiences for the children in our communities. 

 

Professional development is provided for participants through:

  • Sampling playful activities while connecting them with school readiness domains and research that supports their value.
  • Practicing multiple developmentally appropriate strategies for matching play with storytimes in ways that encourage parents to become play partners.
     
  • Exploring the science and research behind play highlighting its importance in our programs and activities.
     
  • A special focus on the incorporation on STEM into playful learning
LOCATION: Collins Room

There are 44 spaces available.

Tuesday August 21, 2018
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Magic Show and Ice Cream with the COA

 

Intergenerational events are scheduled with our friends at the Council on Aging this week.   The programs will be held at the Ipswich Town Hall, 25 Green Street, either in the gym or the COA cafeteria. 

The first - see magician Peter Jackson perform in the Town Hall Gym on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 1:30 p.m.  With over 20 years of entertainment experience, Peter Jackson has been cooking up and delivering magic shows that make happy repeat clients.  His family magic show features audience participation and involvement.

This event will be followed up with an Ice Cream Social in the Cafeteria of the COA. 

LOCATION: COA Ipswich Town Hall

 

Intergenerational events are scheduled with our friends at the Council on Aging this week.   The programs will be held at the Ipswich Town Hall, 25 Green Street, either in the gym or the COA cafeteria. 

The first - see magician Peter Jackson perform in the Town Hall Gym on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 1:30 p.m.  With over 20 years of entertainment experience, Peter Jackson has been cooking up and delivering magic shows that make happy repeat clients.  His family magic show features audience participation and involvement.

This event will be followed up with an Ice Cream Social in the Cafeteria of the COA. 

LOCATION: COA Ipswich Town Hall

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Book Club

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

LOCATION: Collins Room

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday August 22, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Music with Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell

Intergenerational events are scheduled with our friends at the Council on Aging, with the music program sponsored by the Ipswich Local Cultural Council. Both of these programs will be held at the Ipswich Town Hall, 25 Green Street, either in the gym or the COA cafeteria. 

On Wednesday night Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria of the Ipswich COA, enjoy Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell, Parents’ Choice award winning performers with over 80 years of combined experience performing for schools, libraries, and for families in a variety of community settings. Their stories and songs are augmented by Roger's virtuoso guitar, mandolin, and banjo playing and Davis’ percussion playing.

While enjoying a program of family oriented entertainment, the intergenerational audience will learn about the role that stories, songs and reading play in fostering an awareness of and a connection to different generations and cultures and promoting a feeling of community through group singing and story sharing. 

 

 

LOCATION: COA Ipswich Town Hall

Intergenerational events are scheduled with our friends at the Council on Aging, with the music program sponsored by the Ipswich Local Cultural Council. Both of these programs will be held at the Ipswich Town Hall, 25 Green Street, either in the gym or the COA cafeteria. 

On Wednesday night Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria of the Ipswich COA, enjoy Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell, Parents’ Choice award winning performers with over 80 years of combined experience performing for schools, libraries, and for families in a variety of community settings. Their stories and songs are augmented by Roger's virtuoso guitar, mandolin, and banjo playing and Davis’ percussion playing.

While enjoying a program of family oriented entertainment, the intergenerational audience will learn about the role that stories, songs and reading play in fostering an awareness of and a connection to different generations and cultures and promoting a feeling of community through group singing and story sharing. 

 

 

LOCATION: COA Ipswich Town Hall

 
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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

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Trustees Investment Committee
LOCATION: Collins Room
Thursday August 23, 2018
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Cookbook Club Registration

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Nathalie Harty
  978.356.6647
  nharty@ipswichlibrary.org

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Summer Book Buddies

A book club for rising third graders who love to read and talk about books. A snack will be served. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

A book club for rising third graders who love to read and talk about books. A snack will be served. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday August 27, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Non-Fiction Book Group

All are welcome! This month we are reading Here if You Need Me, by Kate Braestrup. Copies are available to borrow from the library. 

About the book:
Ten years ago, Kate Braestrup and her husband Drew were enjoying the life they shared together. They had four young children, and Drew, a Maine state trooper, would soon begin training to become a minister as well. Then early one morning Drew left for work and everything changed. On the very roads that he protected every day, an oncoming driver lost control, and Kate lost her husband. Stunned and grieving, Kate decided to continue her husband's dream and became a minister herself. And in that capacity she found a most unusual mission: serving as the minister on search and rescue missions in the Maine woods, giving comfort to people whose loved ones are missing, and to the wardens who sometimes have to deal with awful outcomes. Whether she is with the parents of a 6-year-old girl who had wandered into the woods, with wardens as they search for a snowmobile rider trapped under the ice, or assisting a man whose sister left an infant seat and a suicide note in her car by the side of the road, Braestrup provides solace, understanding, and spiritual guidance when it's needed most.
CONTACT:  Patty DiTullio  978-356-6649  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

All are welcome! This month we are reading Here if You Need Me, by Kate Braestrup. Copies are available to borrow from the library. 

About the book:
Ten years ago, Kate Braestrup and her husband Drew were enjoying the life they shared together. They had four young children, and Drew, a Maine state trooper, would soon begin training to become a minister as well. Then early one morning Drew left for work and everything changed. On the very roads that he protected every day, an oncoming driver lost control, and Kate lost her husband. Stunned and grieving, Kate decided to continue her husband's dream and became a minister herself. And in that capacity she found a most unusual mission: serving as the minister on search and rescue missions in the Maine woods, giving comfort to people whose loved ones are missing, and to the wardens who sometimes have to deal with awful outcomes. Whether she is with the parents of a 6-year-old girl who had wandered into the woods, with wardens as they search for a snowmobile rider trapped under the ice, or assisting a man whose sister left an infant seat and a suicide note in her car by the side of the road, Braestrup provides solace, understanding, and spiritual guidance when it's needed most.
CONTACT:
  Patty DiTullio
  978.356.6649
  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Monday September 3, 2018

Closed today in observance of Labor Day.

Closed today in observance of Labor Day.

Thursday September 6, 2018
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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 August 23) 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.

September's cookbook title is to be announced.

 

Registration is required and begins on Thursday, August 23.

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, August 23, 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 August 23) 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.

September's cookbook title is to be announced.

 

Registration is required and begins on Thursday, August 23.

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, August 23, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Saturday September 8, 2018
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Weekend Service Starts

Today, SEPT 8 is the first weekend service for FY2019.

Today, SEPT 8 is the first weekend service for FY2019.

Monday September 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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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

Wednesday September 12, 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

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

Book Selection Night

LOCATION: Collins Room

Book Selection Night

LOCATION: Collins Room

Thursday September 20, 2018
food_meal
Cookbook Club Registration

Registration for the October 4th Cookbook Club starts today!  Click here to register.

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

Registration for the October 4th Cookbook Club starts today!  Click here to register.

CONTACT:
  Nathalie Harty
  978.356.6647
  nharty@ipswichlibrary.org

Monday September 24, 2018
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Non-Fiction Book Group

All are welcome! This month we are reading Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change, by Leonard Mlodinow. Copies are available to borrow from the library. 

About the book:
Agroundbreaking new look at the neuroscience of change--and how elastic thinking can help us thrive in a world changing faster than ever before. With rapid technological innovation leading the charge, today's world is transforming itself at an extraordinary and unprecedented pace. As jobs become more multifaceted, as information streams multiply, and as myriad devices place increasing demands on our attention, we are confronted every day with a plethora of new challenges. Fortunately, as Leonard Mlodinow shows, the human brain is uniquely engineered to adapt. Drawing from cutting-edge research in neuroscience and psychology, Mlodinow takes us on a fascinating and illuminating journey through the mechanics of our own minds as we navigate the rapidly shifting landscapes around us.
CONTACT:  Patty DiTullio  978-356-6649  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room

All are welcome! This month we are reading Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change, by Leonard Mlodinow. Copies are available to borrow from the library. 

About the book:
Agroundbreaking new look at the neuroscience of change--and how elastic thinking can help us thrive in a world changing faster than ever before. With rapid technological innovation leading the charge, today's world is transforming itself at an extraordinary and unprecedented pace. As jobs become more multifaceted, as information streams multiply, and as myriad devices place increasing demands on our attention, we are confronted every day with a plethora of new challenges. Fortunately, as Leonard Mlodinow shows, the human brain is uniquely engineered to adapt. Drawing from cutting-edge research in neuroscience and psychology, Mlodinow takes us on a fascinating and illuminating journey through the mechanics of our own minds as we navigate the rapidly shifting landscapes around us.
CONTACT:
  Patty DiTullio
  978.356.6649
  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday September 26, 2018
misc_none
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 September 27, 2018
lib_book_quill
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Johnson Lecture Series: Alexandra Fuller

The Louise & Hugh Johnson Lecture series hosts well-known regional and national authors. The library is pleased to announce that the next author for this lecture series will be Alexandra Fuller.

Alexandra Fuller has written five books of non-fiction.  Her debut book, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, was a New York Times Notable Book for 2002, the 2002 Booksense Best Non-fiction book, a finalist for the Guardian’s First Book Award and the winner of the 2002 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize.  Her 2004 Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier won the Ulysses Prize for Art of Reportage.  In 2008, Fuller’s The Legend of Colton H Bryant told the story of a modern-day Wyoming cowboy working on that state’s oil rigs.  She contributed the essay on Wyoming in the 2008 book State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America. The New York Times Best Selling, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, is a prequel/sequel to Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight. Her most recent memoir, about marriage and divorce, is entitled Leaving Before the Rains Come.  Fuller has written for The New Yorker, Vogue, and is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Magazine. Her first novel is Quiet Until the Thaw.

      
   


On September 27, Ms. Fuller will read from and discuss her memoirs and first novel (published in 2017), Quiet Until the Thaw. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Free. Registration required.  This event begins at 7:30 p.m.  Book sales and cash bar available starting at 6:30 p.m. (Bar will be cash only. No debit/credit cards will be accepted).

The Johnson Lecture Series is made possible by a permanent endowment by Louise & Hugh Johnson. The Johnson endowment was left to and is managed by the Friends of the Library and is intended to enrich the lives of Ipswich residents. Louise and Hugh loved life. They loved books, nature, friends, good food, and each other. They lived together in their treasured Cape Cod style home in Ipswich. Louise was very involved with the Ipswich Public library, the garden club, bird watching, and poetry. Hugh had a background in publishing, loved to fly fish, and cherished Jane Austen's novels (his favorite being Emma). 

CONTACT:  Nathalie Harty  978-356-6648  nharty@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: The Mansion at the Hellenic Center (117 County Rd., Rt. 1A, Ipswich, MA)

The Louise & Hugh Johnson Lecture series hosts well-known regional and national authors. The library is pleased to announce that the next author for this lecture series will be Alexandra Fuller.

Alexandra Fuller has written five books of non-fiction.  Her debut book, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, was a New York Times Notable Book for 2002, the 2002 Booksense Best Non-fiction book, a finalist for the Guardian’s First Book Award and the winner of the 2002 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize.  Her 2004 Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier won the Ulysses Prize for Art of Reportage.  In 2008, Fuller’s The Legend of Colton H Bryant told the story of a modern-day Wyoming cowboy working on that state’s oil rigs.  She contributed the essay on Wyoming in the 2008 book State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America. The New York Times Best Selling, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, is a prequel/sequel to Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight. Her most recent memoir, about marriage and divorce, is entitled Leaving Before the Rains Come.  Fuller has written for The New Yorker, Vogue, and is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Magazine. Her first novel is Quiet Until the Thaw.

      
   


On September 27, Ms. Fuller will read from and discuss her memoirs and first novel (published in 2017), Quiet Until the Thaw. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Free. Registration required.  This event begins at 7:30 p.m.  Book sales and cash bar available starting at 6:30 p.m. (Bar will be cash only. No debit/credit cards will be accepted).

The Johnson Lecture Series is made possible by a permanent endowment by Louise & Hugh Johnson. The Johnson endowment was left to and is managed by the Friends of the Library and is intended to enrich the lives of Ipswich residents. Louise and Hugh loved life. They loved books, nature, friends, good food, and each other. They lived together in their treasured Cape Cod style home in Ipswich. Louise was very involved with the Ipswich Public library, the garden club, bird watching, and poetry. Hugh had a background in publishing, loved to fly fish, and cherished Jane Austen's novels (his favorite being Emma). 

CONTACT:
  Nathalie Harty
  978.356.6648
  nharty@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: The Mansion at the Hellenic Center (117 County Rd., Rt. 1A, Ipswich, MA)


Thursday October 4, 2018
food_meal
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 September 20) 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.

October's cookbook title is to be announced.

 

Registration is required and begins on Thursday, September 20.

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, September 20, 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 September 20) 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.

October's cookbook title is to be announced.

 

Registration is required and begins on Thursday, September 20.

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, September 20, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Sunday October 7, 2018

Closed Sunday, OCT 7 and Monday, OCT 8 in observance of Columbus Day.

Closed Sunday, OCT 7 and Monday, OCT 8 in observance of Columbus Day.

Monday October 8, 2018

Closed today in observance of Columbus Day.

Closed today in observance of Columbus Day.

Wednesday October 10, 2018
misc_none
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

Friday October 12, 2018
misc_none
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Music Event

The Essex River Rounders sponsored by the ARTS Committee.

CONTACT:  Genevieve Picard    
LOCATION: Rogers Room

The Essex River Rounders sponsored by the ARTS Committee.

CONTACT:
  Genevieve Picard
  
  

LOCATION: Rogers Room

Monday October 15, 2018
misc_none
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

 
misc_none
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 October 16, 2018
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Book Club

Book TBD

LOCATION: Collins Room
Wednesday October 17, 2018
misc_none
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 October 18, 2018
food_meal
Cookbook Club Registration

Registration for the November 1st Cookbook Club starts today!  Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Nathalie Harty  978-356-6647  nharty@ipswichlibrary.org
There are 18 spaces available.

Registration for the November 1st Cookbook Club starts today!  Click here to register.

CONTACT:
  Nathalie Harty
  978.356.6647
  nharty@ipswichlibrary.org

There are 18 spaces available.

Monday October 22, 2018
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Non-Fiction Book Group
CONTACT:  Patty DiTullio  978-356-6649  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org
LOCATION: Collins Room
CONTACT:
  Patty DiTullio
  978.356.6649
  pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org

LOCATION: Collins Room

Wednesday October 24, 2018
misc_none
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 1, 2018
food_meal
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 is to be announced.

 

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
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 18, 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 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 is to be announced.

 

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

Registration will begin on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

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.

Wednesday November 14, 2018
misc_none
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 November 19, 2018
misc_none
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

 
misc_none
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
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Book Club

Book TBD

LOCATION: Collins Room
Wednesday November 21, 2018
misc_none
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 November 22, 2018
food_meal
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
misc_none
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

Wednesday November 28, 2018
misc_none
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 6, 2018
food_meal
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     

Monday December 10, 2018
misc_none
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

 
misc_none
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

Wednesday December 12, 2018
misc_none
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

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

Book TBD

LOCATION: Collins Room
Wednesday December 19, 2018
misc_none
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

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
misc_none
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
misc_none
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.


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