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.
May is Amesbury Reads, Community Wide Reading Event featuring the book
The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro!
Click here for a complete description of the book.
Click here for a complete list of programs associated with the event.
The next meeting of the Poetry Open Mic will take place on Tuesday, May 30 from 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. Lainie Senechal, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event.
This months featured poet is Amesbury poet and artist, Muriel Angelil. Muriel has written poetry, children’s stories and technical articles in Art Therapy journals. Her journey as a poet was launched in 2013 when she joined the Open Mic group in Newburyport, MA. Her book entitled: “In Close Embrace”, includes seventy poems on family, travel, relationships, dance, art and her experiences as a young girl growing up in Alexandria, Egypt. Muriel Angelil illustrates the book with artwork and the title is a quote from Argentine Tango which she engaged in for ten years. She has also published a memoir entitled: “Back to the Past, A Daughter of the Nile”. Muriel Angelil has created an eBook with the help of Peter Fulton in which she reads her poems and is accompanied by music and illustrated by her art. The eBook can be seen on her website: murielangelil.com.
This will be the final meeting of the Poetry Open Mic until the fall.
No registration is required, but seating will 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, June 14 – The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
Wednesday, July 12 – House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure