We support our mission of fulfilling the cultural, social, and recreational needs of the community by developing and presenting programs that provide additional opportunities for information, learning, and entertainment. Programming is an integral component of library services that expands the library’s role as a community resource, introducing the public to library resources.
Schedule of Programs:
All titles are available for check out at the Circulation Desk.
October 9 – Piece of the World by Christina Baker-Kline
November 13 – Killers of the Flower Moon: Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann [Non-Fiction]
December 11 – News of the World by Paulette Jiles
The Library hosts a Writers’ Group on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:45 pm. It is an open group made up of writers who are currently working on projects. The purpose of each meeting is to read and critique each others’ writing projects. Each member is to be actively and regularly engaged in submitting their own work in-progress for review, reading the submissions of other members of the group, and attending meetings. Writers in all genres are welcome to attend. An individual must attend two consecutive meetings to have their work critiqued. This group is run and facilitated by volunteers.
October 2 | November 6 | December 4
Talk Art-y to Me!
Each month, Jane Oneail from Culturally Curious will lead interactive art appreciation talks at the Library that will mix art historical facts with audience discussion. There will be a new topic each month, fall topics are listed below.
Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30-7:30pm
The leaves are changing color and the days are getting cooler! Explore autumnal traditions in this interactive program that will look at the variety of ways artists depict the tasks, tastes and visual splendor of the season. The program will also include historic and modern works of art connected with Halloween customs and themes. Costumes welcome!
A Feast for the Eyes: Cooking and Culinary Masterpieces in Art
Saturday, November 2 at 2-3pm
Sunflowers and Starry Nights: Inside the Genius of Van Gogh
Monday, December 9 at 6:30-7:30pm
Monday September 23 at 6-8pm
Come learn from a certified eBay instructor, Robinn Levin, how to use eBay to sell your stuff online! Clean out your closets and make some money! This class covers the basics of selling on eBay, including how to create a professional listing, shipping and more. Appropriate for the selling hobbyist or the serious entrepreneur, no registration is required.
The Library hosts a monthly open mic night for poetry on the forth Tuesday from 6-7:30pm. Each month there is a featured poet followed by a discussion, an open mic and light refreshments. No registration is required.
Featured Poet: Jimmy Pappas
September 24 at 6-7:30pm
Jimmy Pappas is an award-winning New Hampshire poet. He is a retired teacher whose poems have been published in many journals, including Yellowchair Review, Rattle, Shot Glass Journal, Boston Literary Magazine, and War, Literature and the Arts. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Poetry Society of NH and was one of ten finalists in the 2017 Rattle Poetry Contest.
Featured Poet: Ellie O’Leary
October 22 at 6-7:30pm
Ellie O’Leary is an Amesbury poet who has applied for the Amesbury Poet Laureate position. Visit her website to learn more.
Featured Poet: TBD
November 26 at 6-7:30pm
Community of Stitchers
Do you have a sewing, cross-stitch, knitting, crotchet or other craft project you are working on? Bring it to a meeting of our new Community of Stitchers where you can work on your project, get advice from your fellow creators, and show off your work! Our local stitching enthusiast and advanced knitter, Sarah Chapman, will be on hand at each meeting to help attendees with their projects. All experience levels are welcome and registration is not required. We meet once a month on Wednesday nights 7-8 pm. Come enjoy a creative evening with us!
Sept 25 | Oct 23 | Nov 20 | Dec 4
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