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.
Songs of Ireland with Joe Leary
Thursday, March 9, 7:00-8:00 pm
Guitarist Joe Leary has entertained audiences throughout New England for over 35 years, with his interpretive musical arrangements and resonant vocal style. A New England native and music educator, his love for Celtic music and Irish traditions stem from his ancestral family roots in Ireland. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Joe’s ballads, original music, and humorous songs are sure to please. Space is limited, sign up is required. This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30-7:30 pm
Rita Wollmering, founder of The HERBFARMacy in Salisbury, a 10 acre certified organic farm and plant nursery, will cover basic organic growing principles, as well as practical steps to build your soil, fight diseases and manage pests. Learn the growing requirements of different types of vegetables, as well as tips for planting, harvesting and preserving. Ideas are applicable at any scale from patio containers to large garden plots. Space is limited, sign up required.
This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.
The next meeting of the Poetry Open Mic will take place on Tuesday, February 28 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 guest poet will be Kirun Kapur. She is the winner of the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry and the Antivenom Poetry Award for her first book, “Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist.” Her work has appeared in AGNI, Poetry International, FIELD, Prairie Schooner, The Christian Science Monitor and many other journals. She has taught creative writing at Boston University and at Brandeis University and is currently a visiting writer at Amherst College. She is the director of the New England arts program, The Tannery Series, and serves as Poetry Editor at The Drum Literary Magazine. She was recently named an “Asian-American poet to watch” by NBC news. Kapur grew up in Honolulu and now lives north of Boston.
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, March 8 – “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
Wednesday, April 12 – “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande