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Welcome to the Amesbury Public Library Summer Program!

  • Online here you can record the books you've read or listen to over the summer, write a review, or complete a challenge
  • If you complete any 4 challenges, you get entered into a raffle for a Kindle Fire! 
  • See what fun stuff is planned at the library! 
  • Build your own key chain as you read! Stop by the library over the summer to pick up a goodie bag and get different beads as you read! 
  • This program is also your summer reading requirement if you attended the Amesbury public elementary schools!

Events

2017-07-28 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

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2017-07-28 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

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2017-07-28 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.

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2017-07-28 Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- Summer Saturday Hours at 9:30 AM

We are now in our Summer hours. The library will be open today from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

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2017-07-28 Mon, Jul 31, 2017 -- Kids' Summer Program: Build a Craft at 9:30 AM

Join us for some creative activities! We will create paper circuits this week! Make your pictures glow with LED lights! This is for all ages and is drop-in any time in the morning. We have activities for all age levels. No registration is required to build here!



Location: APL Children's Room

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