The Amesbury Public Library supports its 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 and introduces patrons and non-users to library resources.
Best-Selling Author Joseph Finder
Thursday, October 5, 7:00 pm
Joseph Finder is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen suspense novels, most recently “The Switch” published in June. He is best know for his Nick Heller series. Joe’s novels “High Crimes” and “Paranoia” have been adapted as major motion pictures. “Killer Instinct” won the International Thriller Writers’ Thriller Award for Best Novel; “Buried Secrets” won the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel, while “Company Man” won the Barry Award for Best Thriller.
A founding member of the International Thriller Writers, Joe is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Russian Research Center, and lives in Boston with his wife and their dog Mia.
Books will be available for sale and signing after the talk.
Space is limited, sign up required.
Things That Go Bump in the Night: The History and Impact of the Horror Film
Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 pm
For generations, audiences have thrilled to the suspense, creepiness, and good old-fashioned scares that horror films offer. From vampires and witches to creatures and aliens, from the supernatural to the insane, different horror stories pull from a wide variety of fear factors to make moviegoers’ blood run cold! Come hear about horror cinema’s scariest moments, legendary stars and characters, and behind-the-scenes trivia about the making of classic terror films. All who dare to show up receive a free raffle ticket for cool movie-themed door prizes!
Frank Mandosa hosts talks and programs on a variety of film topics such as slapstick comedy, silent films, directors and actors, and film adaptations. He teaches high school English and co-hosts the Stoughton Media Access Center cable show Reel Life.
Space is limited, sign up required.
This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.
Poetry Open Mic Night
Tuesday, September 26, 6:00-7:30
The library hosts a monthly poetry series with an open mic. Each month there will be a featured poet followed by a discussion, an open mic and light refreshments.
This months featured poet is local poet and poetry organizer Toni Treadway. Toni has been a member of the Powow River Poets of Newburyport for about fourteen years. She is co-organizer of their reading series at the Newburyport Library since 2015. In poetry she searches for music in nature and to understand odd struggles with odd friends. A handful are online in The Flea and The Poetry Porch: the Wild Men Wild Women edition. She restores old movie film for museums and archives and sings in the Newburyport Choral Society. Toni is a regular reader at the Whittier Home’s Tapestry of Voices poetry event held each August.
Lainie Senechal, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event.
No sign up is required, however, space may be limited.
The Wednesday Book Group meets the second Wednesday night of the month from 7:00-8:00. Come at 6:30 for meet and great! All titles are available for check out at the Circulation Desk.
Wednesday, October 11 – The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
Wednesday, November 8 – Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum