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Friday April 12, 2024
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cookbook Club

The themes for April are Earth, Celebrate Diversity, National Volunteer Month, and Stress Awareness. In that spirit, our chosen cookbook for April is The World Central Kitchen Cookbook: Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope by José Andrés. Since 2010, World Central Kitchen, the gobal nonprofit founded by chef and humanitarian José Andrés, has cooked hundreds of millions of fresh, nourishing meals for people impacted by natural disasters and other crises.

In their first cookbook, WCK shares recipes inspired by the many places they've cooked following disasters as well as inspiring narratives from the chefs and volunteers on the front lines. Photographs captured throughout the world highlight community and hope while stunning food photography showcases the mouthwatering recipes. Each chapter reflects a value of the organization. "Urgency" focuses on food that can be eaten on the go, including the Lahmajoun Flatbread served after a devastating explosion rocked Beirut in 2020. In "Hope," readers will find soups, stews, and comforting meals such as Ukrainian Borsch served to families living through an unthinkable invasion and Chicken Chili Verde prepared for California firefighters. Famous WCK supporters have shared recipes too, like Breakfast Tacos from Michelle Obama and a Lemon Olive Oil Cake from Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex. Other contributors include Marcus Samuelsson, Ayesha Curry, Reem Assil, Brooke Williamson, Emeril Lagasse, Tyler Florence, Guy Fieri, Sanjeev Kapoor, and Eric Adjepong. The World Central Kitchen Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope is a celebration of dignity and perseverance--and about building longer tables, not higher walls. All author proceeds from The World Central Kitchen Cookbook will be used to support World Central Kitchen's emergency response efforts.

 Everyone is welcome to join this fun group and sample recipes from a different cookbook each month. Copies of the cookbook will be ready one month prior to our meeting at the main desk. Please let us know if you are attending and what recipe you will be bringing so we can avoid duplication.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
There are many spaces available.

The themes for April are Earth, Celebrate Diversity, National Volunteer Month, and Stress Awareness. In that spirit, our chosen cookbook for April is The World Central Kitchen Cookbook: Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope by José Andrés. Since 2010, World Central Kitchen, the gobal nonprofit founded by chef and humanitarian José Andrés, has cooked hundreds of millions of fresh, nourishing meals for people impacted by natural disasters and other crises.

In their first cookbook, WCK shares recipes inspired by the many places they've cooked following disasters as well as inspiring narratives from the chefs and volunteers on the front lines. Photographs captured throughout the world highlight community and hope while stunning food photography showcases the mouthwatering recipes. Each chapter reflects a value of the organization. "Urgency" focuses on food that can be eaten on the go, including the Lahmajoun Flatbread served after a devastating explosion rocked Beirut in 2020. In "Hope," readers will find soups, stews, and comforting meals such as Ukrainian Borsch served to families living through an unthinkable invasion and Chicken Chili Verde prepared for California firefighters. Famous WCK supporters have shared recipes too, like Breakfast Tacos from Michelle Obama and a Lemon Olive Oil Cake from Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex. Other contributors include Marcus Samuelsson, Ayesha Curry, Reem Assil, Brooke Williamson, Emeril Lagasse, Tyler Florence, Guy Fieri, Sanjeev Kapoor, and Eric Adjepong. The World Central Kitchen Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope is a celebration of dignity and perseverance--and about building longer tables, not higher walls. All author proceeds from The World Central Kitchen Cookbook will be used to support World Central Kitchen's emergency response efforts.

 Everyone is welcome to join this fun group and sample recipes from a different cookbook each month. Copies of the cookbook will be ready one month prior to our meeting at the main desk. Please let us know if you are attending and what recipe you will be bringing so we can avoid duplication.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

There are many spaces available.

Saturday April 13, 2024

The Library will be closed Saturday, 4/13/24 in honor of the holiday weekend. Regular library hours 9am-7pm will resume Tuesday, 4/16/24.

The Library will be closed Saturday, 4/13/24 in honor of the holiday weekend. Regular library hours 9am-7pm will resume Tuesday, 4/16/24.

Monday April 15, 2024

The Library will be closed 4/15/24 in observance of Patriots' Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, 4/16/24 from 9am-7pm.

The Library will be closed 4/15/24 in observance of Patriots' Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, 4/16/24 from 9am-7pm.

Tuesday April 16, 2024
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Tiny Creatures Encounter For Kids

Kids ages 6 and up are invited to this special presentation by "Wildlife Encounters," about small animals and the strategies they employ to survive. Meet a variety of live animal amabassadors, all of whom weigh under 3 pounds! Space is limited for this school vacation week event - you may sign up on or after April 2.

Free Vectors | cute chinchilla

 

 

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Kids ages 6 and up are invited to this special presentation by "Wildlife Encounters," about small animals and the strategies they employ to survive. Meet a variety of live animal amabassadors, all of whom weigh under 3 pounds! Space is limited for this school vacation week event - you may sign up on or after April 2.

Free Vectors | cute chinchilla

 

 

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library


 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Circle

Join the Poetry Circle for a discussion of a different poet each month. Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in Conference Room Two (second floor) of Town Hall/Library.

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Join the Poetry Circle for a discussion of a different poet each month. Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in Conference Room Two (second floor) of Town Hall/Library.

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
   marketupc@verizon.net

Wednesday April 17, 2024
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

In April, we will be reading and discussing Happiness Falls by Angie Kim. Everyone is welcome...just e-mail Beth at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

"Kim’s bittersweet second novel (following Miracle Creek) intertwines an intimate family drama, a missing-persons mystery, and a philosophical rumination on happiness. Korean American college student Mia Parkson and her twin brother, John, are spending the Covid-19 lockdown at their parents’ house in suburban Virginia. One morning, their autistic 14-year-old brother, Eugene, races home from a hike with their father, his clothing spattered with blood. Their father is nowhere to be found, and Eugene—who is nonverbal—isn’t able to say what happened. While Mia and her family help authorities sift a bewildering array of clues, Mia studies analytical notes her father left behind, which posit that the experience of happiness is relative to an expected outcome—leading her to wonder whether her father is subjecting them all to an elaborate social experiment. Meanwhile, the Parksons investigate therapies Eugene has been undergoing that suggest they have underestimated his intelligence and ability to communicate—a revelation that dovetails with Mia’s own complex thoughts on how factors including race, language, and emotion all impact people’s interpretation of information and ability to relate to one another. Readers will be fascinated with how Kim bends the structure of a whodunit to serve a broader exploration of the dynamics of human relations and moved by her skill at wresting joy from tragedy." Publishers Weekly

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

In April, we will be reading and discussing Happiness Falls by Angie Kim. Everyone is welcome...just e-mail Beth at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

"Kim’s bittersweet second novel (following Miracle Creek) intertwines an intimate family drama, a missing-persons mystery, and a philosophical rumination on happiness. Korean American college student Mia Parkson and her twin brother, John, are spending the Covid-19 lockdown at their parents’ house in suburban Virginia. One morning, their autistic 14-year-old brother, Eugene, races home from a hike with their father, his clothing spattered with blood. Their father is nowhere to be found, and Eugene—who is nonverbal—isn’t able to say what happened. While Mia and her family help authorities sift a bewildering array of clues, Mia studies analytical notes her father left behind, which posit that the experience of happiness is relative to an expected outcome—leading her to wonder whether her father is subjecting them all to an elaborate social experiment. Meanwhile, the Parksons investigate therapies Eugene has been undergoing that suggest they have underestimated his intelligence and ability to communicate—a revelation that dovetails with Mia’s own complex thoughts on how factors including race, language, and emotion all impact people’s interpretation of information and ability to relate to one another. Readers will be fascinated with how Kim bends the structure of a whodunit to serve a broader exploration of the dynamics of human relations and moved by her skill at wresting joy from tragedy." Publishers Weekly

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Friday April 19, 2024
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12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Friday Family Matinee

Come and join us for a family movie matinee at the Library during vacation week.  We will be showing Wish by Disney (PG, 92 min.). Water and movie snacks will be available. 

(All Ages)

Friday, April 19th @ 12pm

No Registration Required. 

 
CONTACT: Angelina Miiller  9788877323  amiller@boxfordlibrary.org

Come and join us for a family movie matinee at the Library during vacation week.  We will be showing Wish by Disney (PG, 92 min.). Water and movie snacks will be available. 

(All Ages)

Friday, April 19th @ 12pm

No Registration Required. 

 
CONTACT:
  Angelina Miiller
  9788877323
   amiller@boxfordlibrary.org

Tuesday April 23, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Crochet Club

The Library hosts a club for those who crochet and all those interested in crocheting. The Crochet Club meets twice a month, at the library. The Club will meet around the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, depending on holidays. 

The Crochet Club welcomes all people who crochet and who want to meet with other crocheters. Come and share ideas, patterns, helpful hints, and problems you are having, or just hang out with others who like crochet as you do. No instruction will be offered but it is a time to share your projects and crochet issues with others who love to crochet. The Crochet Club is free but each person is responsible for their own supplies and materials.

Come and join the Crochet Club and work on crochet projects in the company of others who love to crochet. All experience levels are welcome. Come and join the Club and have fun crocheting.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

The Library hosts a club for those who crochet and all those interested in crocheting. The Crochet Club meets twice a month, at the library. The Club will meet around the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, depending on holidays. 

The Crochet Club welcomes all people who crochet and who want to meet with other crocheters. Come and share ideas, patterns, helpful hints, and problems you are having, or just hang out with others who like crochet as you do. No instruction will be offered but it is a time to share your projects and crochet issues with others who love to crochet. The Crochet Club is free but each person is responsible for their own supplies and materials.

Come and join the Crochet Club and work on crochet projects in the company of others who love to crochet. All experience levels are welcome. Come and join the Club and have fun crocheting.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

 

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 23 through May 28, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the session, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 23 through May 28, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the session, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library


Wednesday April 24, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

This month we will be discussing These Precious Days: Essays by Ann Patchett. Our group meets at the library the last Wednesday of the month...no registration required and everyone is welcome!

"In this eloquent collection, novelist Patchett (The Dutch House) meditates poignantly—and often with wry humor—on “what I needed, whom I loved, what I could let go, and how much energy the letting go would take.” In “How to Practice,” Patchett writes of her “journey of digging out” and the feeling of lightness she begins to notice as she gets rid of possessions. In the title essay, she shares the story of Sooki, Tom Hanks’s publicist, whom Patchett invited into her home and offered solace and comfort as Sooki underwent pancreatic cancer treatments: “What Sooki gave me was a sense of order, a sense of God, the God of Sister Nena, the God of my childhood, a belief that I had gone into my study one night and picked up the right book from the hundred books that were there because I was meant to.” Other essays cover the lessons Patchett learned on her first Thanksgiving away from home, insights from a year in which she didn’t go shopping, and what she’s picked up from Snoopy. The elegance of Patchett’s prose is seductive and inviting: with Patchett as a guide, readers will really get to grips with the power of struggles, failures, and triumphs alike. The result is a moving collection not easily forgotten." Publishers Weekly 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

This month we will be discussing These Precious Days: Essays by Ann Patchett. Our group meets at the library the last Wednesday of the month...no registration required and everyone is welcome!

"In this eloquent collection, novelist Patchett (The Dutch House) meditates poignantly—and often with wry humor—on “what I needed, whom I loved, what I could let go, and how much energy the letting go would take.” In “How to Practice,” Patchett writes of her “journey of digging out” and the feeling of lightness she begins to notice as she gets rid of possessions. In the title essay, she shares the story of Sooki, Tom Hanks’s publicist, whom Patchett invited into her home and offered solace and comfort as Sooki underwent pancreatic cancer treatments: “What Sooki gave me was a sense of order, a sense of God, the God of Sister Nena, the God of my childhood, a belief that I had gone into my study one night and picked up the right book from the hundred books that were there because I was meant to.” Other essays cover the lessons Patchett learned on her first Thanksgiving away from home, insights from a year in which she didn’t go shopping, and what she’s picked up from Snoopy. The elegance of Patchett’s prose is seductive and inviting: with Patchett as a guide, readers will really get to grips with the power of struggles, failures, and triumphs alike. The result is a moving collection not easily forgotten." Publishers Weekly 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

 

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 24 through May 29, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the session,and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 24 through May 29, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the session,and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library


 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Blackout Poetry Workshop

Celebrate National Poetry Month and join us for a workshop to learn about and create your own blackout poetry. For Adults and Teens 11+.

CONTACT: Angelina Miiller  9788877323  amiller@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
There are many spaces available.

Celebrate National Poetry Month and join us for a workshop to learn about and create your own blackout poetry. For Adults and Teens 11+.

CONTACT:
  Angelina Miiller
  9788877323
   amiller@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

There are many spaces available.

Thursday April 25, 2024
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10:00 AM
CFCE Of The North Shore - Music & Movement For Kids

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lego Club For Kids

It's our monthly Lego Club for kids entering grades K & up.... We provide our collection of Legos and a theme to build around, and you do the fun building! We will meet in the large meeting room on the ground floor of Town Hall. Space may be limited; you can sign up for this event on or after April 4.  Our April theme is: Tall Towers!

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CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

It's our monthly Lego Club for kids entering grades K & up.... We provide our collection of Legos and a theme to build around, and you do the fun building! We will meet in the large meeting room on the ground floor of Town Hall. Space may be limited; you can sign up for this event on or after April 4.  Our April theme is: Tall Towers!

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CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A History of Public Art: Stories of Inspiration and Contemplation
Public art has been a source of civic pride, government marketing, and economic renewal since the Emperor Diocletian filled the great Baths of Caracalla with mosaics and sculptures to Fearless Girl, who has become a featured attraction on Wall Street.  From courthouses to libraries to town halls to busy harbors, public art has graced, and at times been the source of controversy, to inspire and contemplate.  

In this one hour lecture, Meg Black will examine some of the most famous examples of public art.  Come hear the stories . . . conspiracies . . . and tales of woe. . . my tax dollars were spent on that! 

 

About the presenter:

Meg Black Ph.D. was the chair of Art Education at Salem State University. Her research focuses on aesthetics and aesthetic development. Her published writings include “You’re taking us Where? Reaction and Response to a Guided Art Museum Field trip.” in Visual Arts Education in Museums and Galleries, and “Landscapes in Paper” Hand Papermaking Magazine. Her artwork is included in many public collections including the United States Department of State, Art in Embassies: Belgrade, Serbia, the State of New Hampshire, Concord, NH, and the town of Topsfield. 
 
“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boxford Cultural Council and the Boxford Public Library which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.”

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
There are many spaces available.
Public art has been a source of civic pride, government marketing, and economic renewal since the Emperor Diocletian filled the great Baths of Caracalla with mosaics and sculptures to Fearless Girl, who has become a featured attraction on Wall Street.  From courthouses to libraries to town halls to busy harbors, public art has graced, and at times been the source of controversy, to inspire and contemplate.  

In this one hour lecture, Meg Black will examine some of the most famous examples of public art.  Come hear the stories . . . conspiracies . . . and tales of woe. . . my tax dollars were spent on that! 

 

About the presenter:

Meg Black Ph.D. was the chair of Art Education at Salem State University. Her research focuses on aesthetics and aesthetic development. Her published writings include “You’re taking us Where? Reaction and Response to a Guided Art Museum Field trip.” in Visual Arts Education in Museums and Galleries, and “Landscapes in Paper” Hand Papermaking Magazine. Her artwork is included in many public collections including the United States Department of State, Art in Embassies: Belgrade, Serbia, the State of New Hampshire, Concord, NH, and the town of Topsfield. 
 
“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boxford Cultural Council and the Boxford Public Library which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.”

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday April 30, 2024

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 23 through May 28, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the session, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 23 through May 28, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the session, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library


Wednesday May 1, 2024

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 24 through May 29, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the session,and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 24 through May 29, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the session,and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library


Thursday May 2, 2024
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10:00 AM
CFCE Of The North Shore - Music & Movement For Kids

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Tuesday May 7, 2024

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 23 through May 28, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the session, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 23 through May 28, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the session, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library


Wednesday May 8, 2024
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Goats To Go Visit the Library

Goats to Go Visit the Library

(All Ages)

Wednesday, May 8th @ 1pm

Come to the Boxford Town Library to pet the goats and learn all about these wonderful animals from the experts at Great Rock Farm!

No Registration Required. 

 

Goats to Go Visit the Library

(All Ages)

Wednesday, May 8th @ 1pm

Come to the Boxford Town Library to pet the goats and learn all about these wonderful animals from the experts at Great Rock Farm!

No Registration Required. 

 
 

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 24 through May 29, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the session,and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 24 through May 29, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the session,and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library


Thursday May 9, 2024
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10:00 AM
CFCE Of The North Shore - Music & Movement For Kids

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Friday May 10, 2024
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cookbook Club

May's selection is Company: The Radically Casual Art of Cooking for Others by Amy Thielen.

Description: 
One of Food & Wine's Best Cookbooks of Fall 2023 • One of NPR's 2023 "Books We Love" • An Epicurious Best Cookbook of 2023 • A Good Housekeeping Best New Cookbook of 2023 • One of Wired's Best Cookbooks of 2023 • One of WBUR Here & Now's Best Cookbooks of 2023 • One of Boston Globe's Best Cookbooks of 2023 • One of Wine Country's Best Cookbooks of 2023 From beloved writer and cook Amy Thielen comes a year of inventive recipes and twenty menus for the "let's do it at my house" set—and those who aspire to it. In her much-anticipated follow-up to The New Midwestern Table, Amy writes, "no one will ever care about the food as much as you and I do." Company will have you rethinking the way you entertain, throwing dinner parties that are less formal, more frequent, and as fun for the cook as for the guests. Preaching leniency, not-guilty pleasures, and the art of making it in advance, Amy soothes the most common party anxieties one by one. Her reflections on writing menus, produce shopping, and how to time a meal are novel but timeless. Not afraid of meat (but obsessed with vegetables), these 125 loyal recipes are arranged in menu form—from intimate dinner parties to larger holiday feasts to parties that serve up to twenty. With a feast of gorgeous photography and plenty of down-in-the-pan cooking nerdery, Company encourages a return to the habit, and the joy, of cooking for family and friends.

 

Everyone is welcome to join this fun group and sample recipes from a different cookbook each month. Copies of the cookbook will be ready one month prior to our meeting at the main desk. Please let us know if you are attending and what recipe you will be bringing so we can avoid duplication.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
There are many spaces available.

May's selection is Company: The Radically Casual Art of Cooking for Others by Amy Thielen.

Description: 
One of Food & Wine's Best Cookbooks of Fall 2023 • One of NPR's 2023 "Books We Love" • An Epicurious Best Cookbook of 2023 • A Good Housekeeping Best New Cookbook of 2023 • One of Wired's Best Cookbooks of 2023 • One of WBUR Here & Now's Best Cookbooks of 2023 • One of Boston Globe's Best Cookbooks of 2023 • One of Wine Country's Best Cookbooks of 2023 From beloved writer and cook Amy Thielen comes a year of inventive recipes and twenty menus for the "let's do it at my house" set—and those who aspire to it. In her much-anticipated follow-up to The New Midwestern Table, Amy writes, "no one will ever care about the food as much as you and I do." Company will have you rethinking the way you entertain, throwing dinner parties that are less formal, more frequent, and as fun for the cook as for the guests. Preaching leniency, not-guilty pleasures, and the art of making it in advance, Amy soothes the most common party anxieties one by one. Her reflections on writing menus, produce shopping, and how to time a meal are novel but timeless. Not afraid of meat (but obsessed with vegetables), these 125 loyal recipes are arranged in menu form—from intimate dinner parties to larger holiday feasts to parties that serve up to twenty. With a feast of gorgeous photography and plenty of down-in-the-pan cooking nerdery, Company encourages a return to the habit, and the joy, of cooking for family and friends.

 

Everyone is welcome to join this fun group and sample recipes from a different cookbook each month. Copies of the cookbook will be ready one month prior to our meeting at the main desk. Please let us know if you are attending and what recipe you will be bringing so we can avoid duplication.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday May 14, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Crochet Club

The Library hosts a club for those who crochet and all those interested in crocheting. The Crochet Club meets twice a month, at the library. The Club will meet around the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, depending on holidays. 

The Crochet Club welcomes all people who crochet and who want to meet with other crocheters. Come and share ideas, patterns, helpful hints, and problems you are having, or just hang out with others who like crochet as you do. No instruction will be offered but it is a time to share your projects and crochet issues with others who love to crochet. The Crochet Club is free but each person is responsible for their own supplies and materials.

Come and join the Crochet Club and work on crochet projects in the company of others who love to crochet. All experience levels are welcome. Come and join the Club and have fun crocheting.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

The Library hosts a club for those who crochet and all those interested in crocheting. The Crochet Club meets twice a month, at the library. The Club will meet around the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, depending on holidays. 

The Crochet Club welcomes all people who crochet and who want to meet with other crocheters. Come and share ideas, patterns, helpful hints, and problems you are having, or just hang out with others who like crochet as you do. No instruction will be offered but it is a time to share your projects and crochet issues with others who love to crochet. The Crochet Club is free but each person is responsible for their own supplies and materials.

Come and join the Crochet Club and work on crochet projects in the company of others who love to crochet. All experience levels are welcome. Come and join the Club and have fun crocheting.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

 

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 23 through May 28, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the session, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 23 through May 28, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the session, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library


Wednesday May 15, 2024

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 24 through May 29, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the session,and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 24 through May 29, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the session,and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

In May we will be discussing The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. Everyone is welcome...just e-mail Beth at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

"Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes a classic drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. Though they face all kinds of dangers, they're committed to their job--bringing books to people who have never had any, sharing the gift of learning that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond"

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

In May we will be discussing The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. Everyone is welcome...just e-mail Beth at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

"Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes a classic drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. Though they face all kinds of dangers, they're committed to their job--bringing books to people who have never had any, sharing the gift of learning that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond"

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Thursday May 16, 2024
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10:00 AM
CFCE Of The North Shore - Music & Movement For Kids

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Tuesday May 21, 2024

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 23 through May 28, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the session, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 23 through May 28, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the session, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library


 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Circle

Join the Poetry Circle for a discussion of a different poet each month. Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in Conference Room Two (second floor) of Town Hall/Library.

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Join the Poetry Circle for a discussion of a different poet each month. Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in Conference Room Two (second floor) of Town Hall/Library.

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
   marketupc@verizon.net

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 24 through May 29, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the session,and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 24 through May 29, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the session,and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library


Thursday May 23, 2024
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10:00 AM
CFCE Of The North Shore - Music & Movement For Kids

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lego Club For Kids

It's our monthly Lego Club for kids entering grades K & up.... We provide our collection of Legos and a theme to build around, and you do the fun building! We will meet in the large meeting room on the ground floor of Town Hall. Space may be limited; you can sign up for this event on or after May 8.  Our May theme is: Gardens!

                     Simple Flower Clip Art at Clker.com - vector clip art online, royalty free  & public domain

 

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

It's our monthly Lego Club for kids entering grades K & up.... We provide our collection of Legos and a theme to build around, and you do the fun building! We will meet in the large meeting room on the ground floor of Town Hall. Space may be limited; you can sign up for this event on or after May 8.  Our May theme is: Gardens!

                     Simple Flower Clip Art at Clker.com - vector clip art online, royalty free  & public domain

 

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Just what is Impressionism anyway?
 
NEW DATE! Please note, if you registered for the original date, you do not need to register again.
 
New Englanders love Impressionism. And no wonder, when the Museum of Fine Arts has one of the world's most impressive collections of Impressionist art. In this 60-minute lecture, Topsfield resident and art professor Meg Black, Ph.D., will take attendees behind the scenes by sharing the history, stories, fun facts, and assorted scandals about Impressionism and the artists who made this bohemian movement so popular. The next time attendees visit the MFA, they will be well prepared to experience the art of Impressionism. 
 

About the presenter:

Meg Black Ph.D. was the chair of Art Education at Salem State University. Her research focuses on aesthetics and aesthetic development. Her published writings include “You’re taking us Where? Reaction and Response to a Guided Art Museum Field trip.” in Visual Arts Education in Museums and Galleries, and “Landscapes in Paper” Hand Papermaking Magazine. Her artwork is included in many public collections including the United States Department of State, Art in Embassies: Belgrade, Serbia, the State of New Hampshire, Concord, NH, and the town of Topsfield. 
 
“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boxford Cultural Council and the Boxford Public Library which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.”

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
There are many spaces available.
 
NEW DATE! Please note, if you registered for the original date, you do not need to register again.
 
New Englanders love Impressionism. And no wonder, when the Museum of Fine Arts has one of the world's most impressive collections of Impressionist art. In this 60-minute lecture, Topsfield resident and art professor Meg Black, Ph.D., will take attendees behind the scenes by sharing the history, stories, fun facts, and assorted scandals about Impressionism and the artists who made this bohemian movement so popular. The next time attendees visit the MFA, they will be well prepared to experience the art of Impressionism. 
 

About the presenter:

Meg Black Ph.D. was the chair of Art Education at Salem State University. Her research focuses on aesthetics and aesthetic development. Her published writings include “You’re taking us Where? Reaction and Response to a Guided Art Museum Field trip.” in Visual Arts Education in Museums and Galleries, and “Landscapes in Paper” Hand Papermaking Magazine. Her artwork is included in many public collections including the United States Department of State, Art in Embassies: Belgrade, Serbia, the State of New Hampshire, Concord, NH, and the town of Topsfield. 
 
“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boxford Cultural Council and the Boxford Public Library which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.”

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

There are many spaces available.

Saturday May 25, 2024

The Library will be closed Saturday, 5/25/24 in honor of the holiday weekend. Regular library hours 9am-7pm will resume Tuesday, 5/28/24.

The Library will be closed Saturday, 5/25/24 in honor of the holiday weekend. Regular library hours 9am-7pm will resume Tuesday, 5/28/24.

Monday May 27, 2024

The Library will be closed 5/27/24 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, 5/28/24 from 9am-7pm.

The Library will be closed 5/27/24 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, 5/28/24 from 9am-7pm.

Tuesday May 28, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Crochet Club

The Library hosts a club for those who crochet and all those interested in crocheting. The Crochet Club meets twice a month, at the library. The Club will meet around the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, depending on holidays. 

The Crochet Club welcomes all people who crochet and who want to meet with other crocheters. Come and share ideas, patterns, helpful hints, and problems you are having, or just hang out with others who like crochet as you do. No instruction will be offered but it is a time to share your projects and crochet issues with others who love to crochet. The Crochet Club is free but each person is responsible for their own supplies and materials.

Come and join the Crochet Club and work on crochet projects in the company of others who love to crochet. All experience levels are welcome. Come and join the Club and have fun crocheting.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

The Library hosts a club for those who crochet and all those interested in crocheting. The Crochet Club meets twice a month, at the library. The Club will meet around the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, depending on holidays. 

The Crochet Club welcomes all people who crochet and who want to meet with other crocheters. Come and share ideas, patterns, helpful hints, and problems you are having, or just hang out with others who like crochet as you do. No instruction will be offered but it is a time to share your projects and crochet issues with others who love to crochet. The Crochet Club is free but each person is responsible for their own supplies and materials.

Come and join the Crochet Club and work on crochet projects in the company of others who love to crochet. All experience levels are welcome. Come and join the Club and have fun crocheting.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

 

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 23 through May 28, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the session, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 23 through May 28, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the session, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library


Wednesday May 29, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

In May, we will be reading and discussing The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré. No registration required and everyone is welcome!

"Daré's captivating first novel opens with 14-year-old Adunni hearing the devastating news from her father that, instead of returning to school as she has longed to for three years, she has been sold in marriage to a much-older neighbor in their Nigerian village. Adunni is distraught, as life with a husband, his two other wives, and his unrestrained young children is exactly the fate from which, according to her deceased mother, having an education would spare her. Desperate to improve her life, she flees to the city, where to support herself she accepts employment as a rich family's servant. But why was the position vacant? The reasoning behind her predecessor's departure is just one of the things Adunni seeks to learn while in Lagos. Daré's arresting prose provides a window into the lives of Nigerians of all socioeconomic levels and shows readers the beauty and humor that may be found even in the midst of harrowing experiences. Although the problems and antagonists Adunni faces would challenge even capable adults, she defies almost everyone's expectations and not only survives but thrives."

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

In May, we will be reading and discussing The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré. No registration required and everyone is welcome!

"Daré's captivating first novel opens with 14-year-old Adunni hearing the devastating news from her father that, instead of returning to school as she has longed to for three years, she has been sold in marriage to a much-older neighbor in their Nigerian village. Adunni is distraught, as life with a husband, his two other wives, and his unrestrained young children is exactly the fate from which, according to her deceased mother, having an education would spare her. Desperate to improve her life, she flees to the city, where to support herself she accepts employment as a rich family's servant. But why was the position vacant? The reasoning behind her predecessor's departure is just one of the things Adunni seeks to learn while in Lagos. Daré's arresting prose provides a window into the lives of Nigerians of all socioeconomic levels and shows readers the beauty and humor that may be found even in the midst of harrowing experiences. Although the problems and antagonists Adunni faces would challenge even capable adults, she defies almost everyone's expectations and not only survives but thrives."

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

 

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 24 through May 29, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the session,and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from April 24 through May 29, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the session,and do not need to register for each individual storytime.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library


Thursday May 30, 2024
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10:00 AM
CFCE Of The North Shore - Music & Movement For Kids

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Saturday June 1, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Joe Leary's Acoustic Night Out

Joe Leary’s “Acoustic Night Out...” A longtime seasoned performer, Joe has that way of bringing your musical memories to life as he takes you on a journey with the classic acoustic music from the 60’s & 70’s (Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, Jim Croce, John Denver and more). Audiences throughout the years have said “I remember where I was when I first heard that song.

 

Joe’s music recordings, with a new original EP release due out this Spring/Summer of 2024 has received high reviews and accolades for his music from across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.

 

A graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Joe has spent more than half of his life dedicated to the music education of children and adults in both the public and private sectors while still maintaining an active performing, songwriting and recording schedule. Joe recently was invited to one of Andrea Stolpes’ Songwriters Retreat in Nashville, TN.

 

Sit back, relax, reminisce, and reflect as Joe brings us these classic musical memories.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
There are many spaces available.

Joe Leary’s “Acoustic Night Out...” A longtime seasoned performer, Joe has that way of bringing your musical memories to life as he takes you on a journey with the classic acoustic music from the 60’s & 70’s (Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, Jim Croce, John Denver and more). Audiences throughout the years have said “I remember where I was when I first heard that song.

 

Joe’s music recordings, with a new original EP release due out this Spring/Summer of 2024 has received high reviews and accolades for his music from across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.

 

A graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Joe has spent more than half of his life dedicated to the music education of children and adults in both the public and private sectors while still maintaining an active performing, songwriting and recording schedule. Joe recently was invited to one of Andrea Stolpes’ Songwriters Retreat in Nashville, TN.

 

Sit back, relax, reminisce, and reflect as Joe brings us these classic musical memories.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

There are many spaces available.

Saturday June 8, 2024
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Last Saturday Open until Sept.

The Library will be open Saturday, 6/8/24 from 10am-3pm. Please note this will be the last Saturday open until September. Regular Summer Library hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm and Friday 10am-3pm.

The Library will be open Saturday, 6/8/24 from 10am-3pm. Please note this will be the last Saturday open until September. Regular Summer Library hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm and Friday 10am-3pm.

Thursday June 13, 2024
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual-Author Talk with Ben Kane

Author Ben Kane discusses "Stormcrow: a Gripping and Epic Viking Venture."

If you a Viking era fan, please join our conversation with author Ben Kane as he discusses "StormCrow". On the east coast of Ireland thirteen-year old Finn finds the sword of a slain Norseman, and with Odin's raven watching, is given the name Stormcrow. When Finn's family is torn apart by a random act of violence, and the sword lost, he embarks on a quest for revenge with his oldest friend, the shaman Vekel...... Doesn't that sound intriguing? We can't wait for this!

Zoom link to follow

 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  9788877323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Author Ben Kane discusses "Stormcrow: a Gripping and Epic Viking Venture."

If you a Viking era fan, please join our conversation with author Ben Kane as he discusses "StormCrow". On the east coast of Ireland thirteen-year old Finn finds the sword of a slain Norseman, and with Odin's raven watching, is given the name Stormcrow. When Finn's family is torn apart by a random act of violence, and the sword lost, he embarks on a quest for revenge with his oldest friend, the shaman Vekel...... Doesn't that sound intriguing? We can't wait for this!

Zoom link to follow

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  9788877323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Tuesday June 18, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Talk: The Book-Makers

Virtual Author Talk: Adam Smyth discusses "The Book-Makers-A History of the Book in Eighteen Lives"

Books have transformed humankind by enabling authors to create, document, and entertain. Yet we know little about the individuals who brought these fascinating objects into existence and of those who first experimented in the art of printing, design, and binding. Who were the renegade book-makers who changed the course of history? Join Meena Jain, Ashland Public Library Director, as she chats with author Adam Smyth about this topic so close to our hearts. We hope you can join us!

Zoom link to follow

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Virtual Author Talk: Adam Smyth discusses "The Book-Makers-A History of the Book in Eighteen Lives"

Books have transformed humankind by enabling authors to create, document, and entertain. Yet we know little about the individuals who brought these fascinating objects into existence and of those who first experimented in the art of printing, design, and binding. Who were the renegade book-makers who changed the course of history? Join Meena Jain, Ashland Public Library Director, as she chats with author Adam Smyth about this topic so close to our hearts. We hope you can join us!

Zoom link to follow

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Wednesday June 19, 2024

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, 6/19/24 in observance of Juneteenth. The Library will resume regular hours on Thursday, 6/20/24 at 9am.

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, 6/19/24 in observance of Juneteenth. The Library will resume regular hours on Thursday, 6/20/24 at 9am.

Wednesday June 26, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

This month we will be discussing Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls. Everyone is welcome...just e-mail Beth at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

"Walls’s breathtaking latest (after The Silver Star) traces the trajectory of two feuding Virginia families and a woman who rises to the top of a bootlegging empire. For more than 50 years, bad blood has permeated relations between the bootlegging Kincaid family and the Bond brothers, starting with the Kincaids’ questionable acquisition of 88 acres from the Bonds. Sallie Kincaid’s enigmatic father, “the Duke,” controls an Emporium general store, warehouse, lumber mill, hauling company, and rental properties, and after a string of unexpected deaths in the family, Sallie takes charge of the family business during the Prohibition years. As “Queen of the Kincaid Rumrunners,” Sally comes to oversee a profitable business that amplifies the backwoods dispute into a full-fledged violent war with the Bonds, who avenge the Kincaids’ land grab with a calamitous act of escalation, entangling both families and exposing scandalous secrets. The thrilling plot culminates in bombshell revelations and massive conflagrations, and through it all Sallie makes for an indelible heroine as she fights for her life and livelihood. This is a stunner." Publishers Weekly

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

This month we will be discussing Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls. Everyone is welcome...just e-mail Beth at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

"Walls’s breathtaking latest (after The Silver Star) traces the trajectory of two feuding Virginia families and a woman who rises to the top of a bootlegging empire. For more than 50 years, bad blood has permeated relations between the bootlegging Kincaid family and the Bond brothers, starting with the Kincaids’ questionable acquisition of 88 acres from the Bonds. Sallie Kincaid’s enigmatic father, “the Duke,” controls an Emporium general store, warehouse, lumber mill, hauling company, and rental properties, and after a string of unexpected deaths in the family, Sallie takes charge of the family business during the Prohibition years. As “Queen of the Kincaid Rumrunners,” Sally comes to oversee a profitable business that amplifies the backwoods dispute into a full-fledged violent war with the Bonds, who avenge the Kincaids’ land grab with a calamitous act of escalation, entangling both families and exposing scandalous secrets. The thrilling plot culminates in bombshell revelations and massive conflagrations, and through it all Sallie makes for an indelible heroine as she fights for her life and livelihood. This is a stunner." Publishers Weekly

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Thursday July 4, 2024

The Library will be closed 7/4/24 in honor of the July 4th holiday. Regular hours resume Friday, 7/5/24, 10am-3pm.

The Library will be closed 7/4/24 in honor of the July 4th holiday. Regular hours resume Friday, 7/5/24, 10am-3pm.

Tuesday July 23, 2024
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Henna at the Library

Welcome back Mandy Roberge for Henna at the Library!

Henna artist Mandy Roberge will be offering henna tattoos! Mandy uses fresh, natural handmade henna that is safe for all skin types and is recommended for ages 6 and up.
Stop by anytime during the event. All are welcome.
 
 
CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
There are many spaces available.

Welcome back Mandy Roberge for Henna at the Library!

Henna artist Mandy Roberge will be offering henna tattoos! Mandy uses fresh, natural handmade henna that is safe for all skin types and is recommended for ages 6 and up.
Stop by anytime during the event. All are welcome.
 
 
CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

There are many spaces available.

Friday August 16, 2024
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SAORI Weaving

SAORI Weaving is a contemporary improvisational weaving from Japan. It is based on Zen principle of spontaneity and simplicity. There are no mistakes in SAORI. We embrace any accidental issues such as “Happy Accident”. Mihoko Wakabayashi, a Japan native and an owner of SAORI Worcester, the first SAORI studio in US has taught many people of all ages and abilities in her studio and at variety of organizations and festivals for over 20 years.

In this 30min. workshop, you will learn how to weave weft (horizontal thread) with a shuttle on pre-set warp on a floor loom. You may make a small placemat, a table center, or wall art. No experience necessary. Bring your curiosity, play with your creativity, and enjoy a moment. 

If you are not able to use pedals, don’t worry. We have a hand switcher to change a shed. Just let us know when you sign up. 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

SAORI Weaving is a contemporary improvisational weaving from Japan. It is based on Zen principle of spontaneity and simplicity. There are no mistakes in SAORI. We embrace any accidental issues such as “Happy Accident”. Mihoko Wakabayashi, a Japan native and an owner of SAORI Worcester, the first SAORI studio in US has taught many people of all ages and abilities in her studio and at variety of organizations and festivals for over 20 years.

In this 30min. workshop, you will learn how to weave weft (horizontal thread) with a shuttle on pre-set warp on a floor loom. You may make a small placemat, a table center, or wall art. No experience necessary. Bring your curiosity, play with your creativity, and enjoy a moment. 

If you are not able to use pedals, don’t worry. We have a hand switcher to change a shed. Just let us know when you sign up. 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Monday September 2, 2024

The Library will be closed Monday, September 2nd in honor of Labor Day. Regular library hours resume Tuesday, September 3rd, 9am-7pm.

The Library will be closed Monday, September 2nd in honor of Labor Day. Regular library hours resume Tuesday, September 3rd, 9am-7pm.

Saturday September 7, 2024

The Library will be open again on Saturdays starting September 7th from 10am-3pm.

The Library will be open again on Saturdays starting September 7th from 10am-3pm.

Saturday October 12, 2024

The Library will be closed Saturday, 10/12/24 in honor of the holiday weekend. Regular library hours resume Tuesday, 10/15/24 from 9am-7pm

The Library will be closed Saturday, 10/12/24 in honor of the holiday weekend. Regular library hours resume Tuesday, 10/15/24 from 9am-7pm

Monday October 14, 2024

The Library will be closed Monday, 10/14/24 in honor of the national holiday. Regular library hours resume Tuesday, 10/15/24 from 9am-7pm.

The Library will be closed Monday, 10/14/24 in honor of the national holiday. Regular library hours resume Tuesday, 10/15/24 from 9am-7pm.

Saturday November 9, 2024

The Library will be closed Saturday, 11/9/24 in honor of the holiday weekend. Regular library hours resume Tuesday, 11/12/24 from 9am-7pm

The Library will be closed Saturday, 11/9/24 in honor of the holiday weekend. Regular library hours resume Tuesday, 11/12/24 from 9am-7pm

Monday November 11, 2024

The Library will be closed Monday, 11/11/24 in honor of Veterans' Day. Regular library hours resume Tuesday, 11/12/24 from 9am-7pm.

The Library will be closed Monday, 11/11/24 in honor of Veterans' Day. Regular library hours resume Tuesday, 11/12/24 from 9am-7pm.

Wednesday November 27, 2024

The Library will be closing early Wednesday, 11/27/24 at 3pm. Regular library hours resume Friday, 11/29/24 from 10am-3pm.

The Library will be closing early Wednesday, 11/27/24 at 3pm. Regular library hours resume Friday, 11/29/24 from 10am-3pm.

Thursday November 28, 2024

The Library will be closed Thursday, 11/28/24 for Thanksgiving. Regular library hours resume Friday, 11/29/24 from 10am-3pm.

The Library will be closed Thursday, 11/28/24 for Thanksgiving. Regular library hours resume Friday, 11/29/24 from 10am-3pm.

Saturday November 30, 2024

The Library will be closed Saturday, 11/30/24 for the holiday weekend. Regular library hours resume Monday, 12/2/24 from 9am-7pm.

The Library will be closed Saturday, 11/30/24 for the holiday weekend. Regular library hours resume Monday, 12/2/24 from 9am-7pm.


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