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.
The Basics of Tea
Wednesday, March 28, 6:30-8:00 pm (new date!)
Danielle Beaudette is one of the first fifteen in the world to be certified in all levels as a Tea Specialist through the Specialty Tea Institute and has completed over sixty tea seminars. She has researched and learned first-hand about the production of tea through her Asian travels and foreign tea growers. Danielle sources only the finest, high quality, freshly imported teas, earning The Cozy Tea Cart the title of “Best of NH” from New Hampshire Magazine.
Space is limited, sign up required.
This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library
Poetry Open Mic Night
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6:00-7:30 pm
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. Stephen R. Wager, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event.
This month will feature a memorial reading of the poems of Walter Howard. Walter Lincoln Howard, who died Jan. 14, 2018, was a retired history professor, English teacher and journalist. His first poetry collection was published in 1963. Over the years, his poems appeared in many journals. He was a member of the Longfellow Society, the Bagel Bards, the Natick Writers Guild, and the Wayland Poetry Workshop. Walter and his poetry are well-known and appreciated in Amesbury because of his annual participation in the August readings at the Whittier Home. Several poets and friends of Howard have been working since 2016 on publishing a selection of his poems. The book, called “Walter Howard: Reflections in Moonlight,”was just released. Debbie Martin and Joan Kimball are co-editors. Joan Kimball will give an introduction and read some poetry from the new collection. Additional readers include Rhina Espaillat, Toni Treadway, Stephen R. Wagner, Lainie Senechal and others.
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, March 14 – Books for Living by Will Schwalbe
Wednesday, April 11 – Isaac’s Storm: a Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson