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Every time you read or listen to a book log it in online with your account. For every book you read you will be entered into the weekly prize drawing. Drawings will happen on Monday mornings on the following dates: June 19, June 26, July 3, July 17, July 24 and July 31. There will be TWO grand prize drawings! One half way through the summer on July 10 and one at the end of the summer on August 7. All entries will be pooled for both grand prize drawings.


2017-07-26 Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- LGBTQ Drop In for Teens at 3:00 PM

Celebrate diversity in a bully free zone. All LBGTQIA teens (plus teen allies) in grades 7-12 are welcome! Come make crafts, draw, play board games and talk while meeting new people.

Location: APL Teen Lounge


2017-07-26 Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- Creature Teachers at 3:30 PM

Creature Teachers is back with some awesome LIVE animals! Once again you will see, hear, and perhaps touch animals from around the world as you learn about their strange habits, cool communities, and awesome habitats. This is best for ages 5 and up and is presented in collaboration with the Amesbury Housing Authority. Funding provided by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. LOCATION: Heritage Towers at 180 Main St.

Location: Heritage Towers


2017-07-26 Thu, Jul 27, 2017 -- Kids' Summer Program: Fairy tale Engineering at 10:00 AM

Ages 6 to 10 years old can explore a traditional fairytale through engineering. Each week is separate so you can sign up for one or for all of them! We’ll tell the stories before we start to build! Registration is required as we have limited supplies! This week we build a cage to trap the witch, but with exact measuring won't hold Hansel and Gretel!

Location: APL Loft


2017-07-26 Thu, Jul 27, 2017 -- Author Kate Larson at 7:00 PM

Come hear Kate Larson, author of the 2016 Massachusetts Book Award book “Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter," tell us Rosemary’s story. Kate Larson brings Rosemary alive as a girl adored but left far behind by her competitive siblings. She reveals both the sensitive care Rose and Joe gave to Rosemary and then, as the family’s standing reached an apex, the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly difficult in her early twenties. Finally, Larson illuminates Joe’s decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty-three and the family’s complicity in keeping the secret. Copies of the book will be available for sale after the talk.

Kate Larson is the author of three critically acclaimed biographies. She has been a consultant and interpretive specialist for numerous museum and public history initiatives focusing on the lives and contributions of women in the making of our national identity. Dr. Larson holds two degrees from Simmons College, an MBA from Northeastern University, and a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire. She lives in Winchester, Massachusetts.

Space is limited, sign up required.

Location: Amesbury Public Library


2017-07-26 Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- Mother Goose on the Loose Babytime at 9:45 AM

0 – 23 month olds and their adult caregivers can come enjoy an interactive babytime with puppets, stories, songs, motion, bounces, a few giggles, and a social play time at the end. No registration is required, but attendance is on a first come basis. Enjoy some fun summer literacy and sign up for our summer reading for 0 - 4 years or 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.