News & Events

The Library offers a full schedule of programs and events for the enjoyment and enrichment of visitors of all ages. Please click on the link to our calendar to view listings for upcoming events. Click here for the general Library calendar.

 

ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY – April 2019 Events

Monday, April 1st – Tuesday, April 30th

Upcoming at the Abbot Public Library
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
781-631-1481 • www.abbotlibrary.org
Facebook: @AbbotLibraryMarblehead

VIRGINIA A. CARTEN GALLERY

“The First 50 Years of Outboard Motors – Ingenuity, Craftsmanship, and Pizzazz”
On View: Tuesday, April 2nd through Tuesday, April 30th
Public Reception: Wednesday, April 10th
        6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Exhibit viewing and refreshments
        7:00 pm: Illustrated talk on exhibit, by Dave Hostetter

Outboard motors are a purposeful type of industrial art with functional beauty. In the early years for outboards, designers sought to broaden their appeal by embellishing them with colorful decals, shrouding their mechanical parts with streamlined cowlings, and advertising them for lifestyles involving fishing, racing, and a broad range of family boating adventures.

To tell the story of the first 50 years of outboard motors, Dave is exhibiting about fifteen motors from his collection, plus five or more significant motors on loan from fellow AOMCI members. The exhibition is in the Virginia A. Carten Gallery, on the lower level of the Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, MA. It will run from April 2nd to April 30th. A talk on this subject will be presented at the Library on Wednesday evening, April 10th. The talk is from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The talk will be preceded by a public reception with refreshments, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

From the single cylinder Evinrude Model A Detachable Rowboat Motor, dating back to around 1910, to the beautiful Mercury Mark 15, from 1953, the exhibition shows how outboards evolved in design, appearance, and performance. Other motors from the past on display include Johnson, Elto, Lockwood, Caille, Bendix, Neptune, Flambeau, Martin, Wizard, Elgin, and Scott-Atwater.

Dave Hostetter is a collector of antique outboard motors and a member of the Antique Outboard Motor Club International (www.aomci.org). He lives in Marblehead, MA.

 

Korean Lotus Flower Lantern-Making Workshop
Presented by The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project
Sunday, April 7th, 1:30 pm
This program is for adults as well as children, grade 5 and up

Registration is required. Please visit the Library’s Main Desk or call 781-631-1481 Ex. 201 during open hours to ensure reservation of a seat. A donation of $5 for supplies and ingredients is encouraged.

Members of The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will be on hand to help attendees make lovely traditional lotus flower lanterns using colored paper and wire frames. All materials will be provided; participants can choose the color of their lotus flower. In addition, we will hand out complimentary books on Korean history and culture. After the class, a few short films about Korea will be shown and traditional Korean refreshments will be served.

Registration is required to allow for purchasing of supplies. Please contact the Library’s Main Desk at 781-631-1481 Ex. 201 during open hours to ensure reservation of a seat.

The Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. In appreciation for the United States’ support for Korea during the Korean War and in the years that followed, since 2009, KSCPP has held over 1,900 presentations about the history and culture of Korea throughout the country.

For more information, please visit http://www.kscpp.net.

Abbot Public Library is committed to offering its programs free of charge, so that all programs are available to all members of the community. Because of the special nature of this program, and particularly the cost of providing materials and food for all attendees, a donation of $5.00 is encouraged.

 

“Poetry Salon”: The Poems of James Merrill, and Their Influence on Guest Poet William Coyle
Sunday, April 14th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Marblehead Room (Upper Level)

On Sunday, April 14th, the Poetry Salon at the Abbot Library will extend its examination of literary influence through the work of William Coyle, who names James Merrill as a formative influence. Bill helps administer the Writing Center at Salem State University while he completes his Ph.D. in translation at Boston University. James Merrill, one of the leading poets of the 20th century, won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for poems, in which he combined lyric language with ordinary conversation while maintaining a high degree of formal eloquence. Bill Coyle’s debut collection, The God of This World to His Prophet, won the New Criterion Poetry Prize. He has also received a translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for a collection of his translations of the Swedish poet, Hakan Sandell (Carcanet Press 2016). Please join us on Sunday, April 14th, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm for the Salon.

The Library’s monthly Poetry Salon is supported in part by a grant from the Marblehead Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Library Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, April 16th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Marblehead Room (Upper Level)

All are invited to attend this month’s Library Book Discussion Group on Tuesday, March 19th at 10:00 am, featuring Lene Kaaberbol’s thriller, The Boy in the Suitcase.

Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother, is a compulsive do-gooder who can’t say no when someone asks for help–even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets sucked into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy, naked and drugged, but alive. Is the boy a victim of child trafficking? Can he be turned over to authorities, or will they only return him to whoever sold him? In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who exactly is trying to hunt them down.

 

“Conversations on Race: What is Indigenous Peoples’ Day?”
Monday, April 22nd, 7:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the Marblehead Racial Justice Team and the Abbot Public Library
Reading Room (Main Level)

Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Racial Justice Team are hosting “Continuing Conversations on Race” at the library on Monday, April 22nd from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

These ongoing conversations are a place to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere in which we explore our own biases and continue to learn and grow by hearing each other’s stories, so that we can best make a difference. It is a place for listening, conversation, and engagement.

This month we will explore Indigenous Peoples’ Day. What is it, where did it start and why is it on the Town Warrant? We are not advocating a position. We are presenting information so you better understand the history and current thinking. We will follow our usual format of a presentation of information and the majority of the time in conversation about our personal reaction to the information. As always in our meetings, it is a dialogue, not a debate.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a celebration that recognizes all the contributions that Native people have made to our society. It is also a recognition of their humanity and an opportunity for a more truthful history to be told – a history that acknowledges the violence and unfair treatment against them that started with the arrival of Columbus, continued during colonization, and still exists today. Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates the survival of Native Americans and their culture despite the odds being stacked against them.

 

“Women: Finding Your Voice – “What Does It Mean to Live With Addiction? Human Stories”
Presented by 3 Voices
Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:00 pm

On Tuesday, April 23rd, Anne Lucas and Ariele Goldman will discuss “What Does It Mean to Live With Addiction? Human Stories” as part of the spring “Women: Finding Your Voice” series focusing on addiction, which started in March.

Marbleheaders will recognize Lucas as a prominent actor, singer, director, producer, and playwright. For the April program, she will draw upon her own personal experience with a family member struggling with addiction and how Al-Anon helped her deal with it. She has written of her experience with addiction in Recovery, a play that premiered at Theater for the New City in NYC last fall and will be produced at MLT this coming fall, portraying three sets of mothers and daughters who meet in rehab.

Goldman fought her own addiction and now helps others in recovery. She is from Swampscott, Massachusetts, and notes that she had a very normal, healthy upbringing with two loving parents. Yet, she struggled with addictive behaviors including drugs and alcohol. In 2017 she learned to put the pieces back together. Today, she lives a life she “could have never even imagined was possible.”

On Tuesday, June 4th, the speakers will come together again in a follow-up session to provide additional information and to answer questions.

Each program will offer opportunities for questions and answers and an opportunity to continue the conversation with light desserts and beverages.

Each program is free and open to the public. For more information about 3 Voices, visit 3Voices.org or contact 3voicesmhd@gmail.com.

 

“Journey to Avalonia: Exploring the Deep Geologic History of Coastal New England”
Presented by Barry Sidwell, Paleogeologist and Author of The Rocks of Nahant
Part of the 2019 “Underwater in Salem Sound” Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 24th, 7:00 pm

We have all heard the expression “As Old as the Hills” but one might ask “Just how old are those hills?” The answer depends on the question: “What is the age of the actual rocks that make up those hills?” or “How long have those hills existed as a landscape feature?”

Barry Sidwell’s “Journey to Avalonia” will consider both questions and help us to discover that even though the answer to both is vastly longer than the human time frame, that the ages differ by orders of magnitude. He will also show us that in the past 70 or so years, our understanding of the Earth has fundamentally changed with the advent of the concepts of sea-floor spreading and continental drift. Plate Tectonics has revealed that the Earth is much more dynamic than previously thought. In particular, Barry will discuss how the rocks of Salem Sound and much of coastal New England have their origins in a lost “micro-continent” that lay in an ocean, which existed prior to the Atlantic Ocean. Many geologists have come to call this ocean “Iapetus” and to refer to this lost micro-continent as “Avalonia”.

Barry Sidwell worked in petroleum geology in the Rocky Mountain region during the boom years of the 80s. The focus of his training and interests has been in sedimentary rocks and processes, paleogeography and paleoclimatology. He is a member of the Geological Society of America.

With a long-standing interest in the landscape and natural history of the Mountain West, his coming to New England, with its forested and glaciated landscape, was an eye-opening experience with many learning opportunities. “The more I have learned, the more fascinated I have become.” This talk is an outgrowth of this fascination.

“Underwater in Salem Sound” is jointly sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library. For more information, please visit www.salemsound.org.

2019 is the 7th year of the annual “Underwater in Salem Sound” Lecture Series. This is the last lecture of the 2019 series. All the lectures are free and open to the public.

 

“Clutter Buster 101”
Presented by Xhazzie Kindle, New England Organizers
Tuesday, April 30th, 7:00 pm

Having an organized home is not about how much stuff one can get rid of, it’s about how one functions with the stuff one keeps! For over 15 years, New England Organizing has been helping families on the North Shore tame the clutter, reclaim their homes and bring peace and simplicity to their lives. In our community workshop, participants will learn how to identify clutter, how to get over common “organizing hurdles,” and how to create a manageable action of organizing tips and techniques that really work.

Xhazzie Kindle, owner of New England Organizing, is one of the area’s most respected Professional Organizers. Originally from London, England, Xhazzie has moved countries more than once and knows firsthand the challenges of letting go of possessions that no longer serve a purpose or fit in to a new life. A private pilot and keen sailor, she understands more than most the importance of being organized in a small space.

 

 

SAVE THE DATES!
FRIENDS OF ABBOT LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE
Saturday, May 4th through Tuesday, May 7th

 

Saturday, May 4th, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm – Open to the Public

Sunday, May 5th, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Open to the Public

Monday, May 6th, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm – Open to the Public

Monday, May 6th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Bag of Books for $2

Tuesday, May 7th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – Clearance Day

 

 

TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Thursdays, April 4th, 11th, and 25th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For grades 7-12

This group of teen volunteers helps the Teen Librarian plan events, choose items for the collection, decorate the Teen Room, and complete work projects in the Library. The Teen Room is YOUR space – come help us make it awesome!

 

Further Teen Events TBA

 

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Fun Day Monday Playgroup
Mondays, April 1st, 8th, 22nd, and 29th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This playgroup is available for children from birth to 5 years old. It is designed for caregivers to interact and build skills through play and for families to connect with one another and with valuable resources. Playgroups are staffed by early childhood specialists who can offer information and support to parents and caregivers. The guided playgroup will offer interactive play and circle time, music, movement, and storytelling. No registration needed.

The interactive program is funded by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.

 

Monday Night Children’s Chess Club
Mondays, April 1st, 8th, 22nd, and 29th
Beginning Players: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Advanced Players: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registration is required. Sign up in the Children’s Room or call 781-631-1481 Ex 217.

Learn chess from a master! From learning the movement of each piece to tactics and strategy, this program will give beginners and experienced players a new appreciation and love of the game. Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be teaching on Monday nights from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm for children in second grade and up. The first session is for beginners and the second session for advanced players. Registration is required. Sign up in the Children’s Room or call 781-631-1481 Ex 217. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Yoga Story Time with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, April 2nd, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Come join instructor Lindsey Kravitz for a fun yoga story time with songs, books, poses, and quiet time. The program is 30 minutes and works well for babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children accompanied by their caregivers. Mini mats are provided for the children. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Stories & Songs with Ryan
Wednesdays, April 3rd, 10th, and 24th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 2-4 (give or take a few months) are invited to our weekly Wednesday story time with Library Assistant Ryan! Every week kids will hear and interact with fun books, sing songs, blow bubbles, and do a coloring activity. No registration required.

 

Movers & Shakers Story Time
Fridays, April 5th and 12th, 10:15 am

Children from birth to 5 years old are invited to an interactive program of songs, stories, and dancing. The program will be offered the first and second Fridays of the month. No registration needed, but caregivers must attend.

The interactive program is funded by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.

 

Montessori in the Morning
Tuesday, April 9th, 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Tereza Swanda, an experienced home Montessori facilitator, will lead a monthly parent/child education group in Montessori learning works. The meetings will each cover a different topic; Grace/Courtesy, Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, and Language. The age range for this program is children 3-6 (younger children are welcome but caregivers have to watch for small objects in the Montessori works), with their caregivers. Tereza will bring in one work at a time, demonstrate it to the children and then spend the time doing parent education and teaching how Montessori can be taught at home or in small groups.

 

Itsy Bitsy Babies & Terrific Toddlers Playgroup
Tuesday, April 16th, 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Registration is required. Sign up in the Children’s Room or call 781-631-1481 Ex 217.

This is a story/playgroup program for children from 3 months to 24 months. The meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month. The program will be led by Chrissy Ierardi, and designed to provide socialization and songs. This playgroup is limited in size, so registration is required. Sign up in the Children’s Room or call 781-631-1481 Ex 217. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Music for Toddlers with Justra
Wednesday, April 17th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Music for Toddlers with Justra is an interactive music program for ages 2-4 years old with saxophone player and singer Miss Justra Gomez. Her songs include melodies that will help children learn numbers, colors, animals, foods, and the alphabet.

 

Whale Alert!
Presented by Children’s Author Angela Kakabeeke
Tuesday, April 23rd, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
For ages 7-11

Join the effort to protect our endangered right whale. Hear local children’s author Angela Kakabeeke share her new book, Whale Alert!, about the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. Angela is excited to work with Women Working for Oceans (W2O) and the New England Aquarium in sharing this story. In addition to the reading, there will be educational hands-on activities for children and adults, including whale science kits that reveal the unique characteristics of the right whale and the hazards that they encounter in our blue backyard. Families attending the reading will receive a copy of Whale Alert!, courtesy of W2O and Earth Detectives.

 

Drop-in Playtime
Friday, April 26th, 10:30 am – Noon

Children and their caregivers are invited to drop in and play with toys, do puzzles and games together, and unwind. This is not a formal program with entertainment – just a drop-in to meet other adults and children playing and conversing. Snacks are welcome in our hallway café.

 


 

ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY – March 2019 Events

Friday, March 1st – Sunday, March 31st

Upcoming at the Abbot Public Library
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
781-631-1481 • www.abbotlibrary.org
Facebook: @AbbotLibraryMarblehead

 

Click here to download a PDF of this month’s calendar:
March 2019 Calendar

 

VIRGINIA A. CARTEN GALLERY

“The Other Side of Winter” by Members of the Swampscott Arts Association
On View Saturday, March 2nd through Friday, March 29th
Public Reception: Sunday, March 3rd, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Once again, Swampscott Arts Association is privileged to have an exhibit at Abbot Public Library in Marblehead. Titled “The Other Side of Winter,” the display features spring-themed artwork by members of the Association, and will be on view from Saturday, March 2nd through Friday, March 29th. All are invited to the Public Reception on Sunday, March 3rd, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the Virginia A. Carten Gallery.

Comprised of artists who work two-dimensionally, including painters, photographers, and those who might work in collage and wall assemblages, Swampscott Arts Association has a majority of artists who come from Swampscott and Marblehead, but some are from other communities on the North Shore as well. Even without a permanent home, it usually has six or more exhibits a year. Although the organization has many award-winning artists, it is the intent of the SAA to accept all people who wish to work in the art field and give them the opportunity to exhibit their work. Swampscott Arts Association has always been devoted to the pursuit of art education. They give an annual scholarship to a senior at Swampscott High School who will further pursue art education after graduation.

The two artists featured on the exhibit poster have submitted work that fits our theme: “The Other Side of Winter.” What could be more springlike than a robin and flowers of the season?! Both women were inspired at a very young age to produce art by teachers in their respective schools.

Youngae Benson is from Southern Korea. Her career path was in teaching English and German, and after living in Japan for many years, she speaks that as well. It was when she came to America permanently that she took some university drawing courses and then subsequently art classes in senior centers. She paints in many media and any subject – “anything that pleases my eyes and heart.”

Camille (Cammy) Gatto is from Lynn, MA. She, too, was a teacher, but of physical education. Cammy was once given an oil painting set. She spent eight years wiping out and trying again until someone framed one of her paintings. After retirement, she took classes with the late Paula Beaulieu with acrylic paints. She continues to paint in this medium, working mostly from her own photos.

 

“Roundtable on Food Insecurity”
Hosted by the Manna Project and Marblehead’s Abbot Public Library
Tuesday, March 5th, 7:00 pm

Food insecurity is the experience of not knowing where you or your family are going to find their next meal, and while this might sound like the kind of problem a distant country or impoverished area might experience, it happens here in our community. The dynamics of food insecurity are complicated and interwoven with other factors including poverty, mental illness, medical bills, aging in place, and those with refugee status. Come hear and experience how this problem manifests in our North Shore community from those working to alleviate and end it.

You’ll hear from experts and practitioners from The Jewish Family Services, Lifebridge and The Lynn Shelter Association and from Dianne Hills (My Brother’s Table), Salem Counselors at Large Elaine Milo and Domingo Dominguez, Janet Parker (Marblehead Food Pantry), Mary Magner (Lynn Hunger Network), Marla Meyer (Marblehead Council on Aging) and Ben Day (Marblehead Counseling Center). Together they will describe both the reality of food insecurity in communities from Marblehead to Lynn and Salem, and how we might productively and effectively work to make our community a place where nutrition is abundant for all people.

This program is co-sponsored by the Abbot Public Library and the Manna Project. The Manna Project is a joint venture of three faiths – Muslim, Jewish, and Christian adherents working together to end food insecurity in our community. Colocated at the Islamic Society of the North Shore, Temple Sinai, and Clifton Lutheran Church, the project aims to bring together people of all faiths in a common and holy goal, that all might have enough. Following the roundtable on March 5th, the Manna Project will hold a food packing event at Temple Sinai (1 Community Rd., Marblehead) at 9:00 am Sunday, March 31st. All are welcome to volunteer at this event! Email PastorJamesBixby@gmail.com for more information.

 

“Poetry Salon”: The Poems of Lucille Clifton, and Their Influence on Guest Poet Jennifer Jean
Sunday, March 17th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Marblehead Room (Upper Level)

The Poetry Salon continues its exploration of poetic influence on Sunday, March 17th with guest poet Jennifer Jean of Peabody, who cites Lucille Clifton as a major influence on her poetry. Originally from California, Jennifer earned her BA from San Francisco State and her MFA in poetry from St. Mary’s College. She has used her degrees to teach poetry workshops at area colleges and universities and is also the founder of “Free2Write: Poetry workshops for Trauma Survivors.” Her conversation with Claire Keyes, Professor Emerita at Salem State University, will explore how the poetry of Lucille Clifton impacted her, stimulated her, propelled her into the kind of poetry she’s writing today. Jennifer has published two chapbooks, and a full-length collection of poems entitled The Fool. Her poems have also been included in anthologies such as Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees. Please join us on March 17th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Abbot Public Library. The Poetry Salon is free and open to the public!

The Library’s monthly Poetry Salon is supported in part by a grant from the Marblehead Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

“Conversations on Race: What is Cultural Appropriation?”
Monday, March 18th, 7:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the Marblehead Racial Justice Team and the Abbot Public Library
Reading Room (Main Level)

Our language, spirituality, music, art, and traditions make up important parts of our culture. Each bead and feather of a Native American’s tribal clothes and headdress are imbued with stories and meaning. A Rastafarian’s dreadlocks signify a fear and respect for God. So is it wrong to want to use these symbols yourself? “If you’re looking for ways to appreciate other cultures, but you haven’t yet thought about how to avoid appropriating them, then it’s possible that you’re doing more harm than good” says writer Maisha Z. Johnson.

Cultural appropriation is when members of a dominant group take elements of a marginalized group’s culture without honoring or understanding the true meaning of what they’re taking. It involves a power imbalance and often perpetuates stereotypes.

What are your thoughts? Join us as we explore cultural appropriation. The discussion will be facilitated to support the conversation. Join us to listen, learn, and talk openly with others striving to move racial justice forward. We welcome anyone who is committed to working to dismantle racism and build an inclusive community. Never been? Come at 6:45 pm to ask any questions. Bring a friend!

 

Library Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 19th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Marblehead Room (Upper Level)

Please join us for this month’s Library Book Discussion Group on Tuesday, March 19th at 10:00 am to discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. All are welcome to attend!

Ernt Allbright comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his daughter, Leni, and wife, Cora, north to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources. But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within.

 

“Women: Finding Your Voice – What does it mean to be addicted?”
Presented by 3 Voices
Tuesday, March 19th, 7:00 pm

3 Voices continues its mission to empower women to use their voices on important issues by presenting three programs this spring at Abbot Public Library focusing on addiction.

“The opioid crisis and addiction are issues that have touched just about everyone. But it’s something we’re just not talking enough about,” said Betty Lautner, one of the 3 Voices founders. “We want to get that conversation going by presenting accurate terminology, information and important human insights.”

The programs begin on Tuesday, March 19th, when Georgia Miller and Ellen Terry will discuss “What does it mean to be addicted?” Miller has been teaching an array of graduate and undergraduate counseling and psychology courses at institutions of higher learning and currently at UMass-Lowell. Terry has 30 years of experience as an addiction counselor in hospital out-patient clinician services and has been serving as a psychiatric triage clinician in the emergency center at Salem Hospital.

On Tuesday, April 23rd, Anne Lucas and Ariele Goldman will discuss “What Does It Mean to Live With Addiction? Human Stories.”

Marbleheaders will recognize Lucas as a prominent actor, singer, director, producer, and playwright. For the April program she will draw upon her own personal experience with a family member struggling with addiction and how Al-Anon helped her deal with it. She has written of her experience with addiction in RECOVERY, a play that premiered at Theater for the New City in NYC last fall and will be produced at MLT this coming fall, portraying three sets of mothers and daughters who meet in rehab.

Goldman fought her own addiction and now helps others in recovery. She is from Swampscott, Massachusetts, and notes that she had a very normal, healthy upbringing with two loving parents. Yet, she struggled with addictive behaviors including drugs and alcohol. Then in 2017 she learned to put the pieces back together. Today, she lives a life she “could have never even imagined was possible.”

On Tuesday, June 4th, the speakers will come together again in a follow-up session to provide additional information and to answer questions.

Each program will offer opportunities for questions and answers and an opportunity to continue the conversation with light desserts and beverages.

Each program is free and open to the public. For more information about 3 Voices, visit 3Voices.org or contact 3voicesmhd@gmail.com.

 

“The Water is Coming: A Coastal Vulnerability Assessment of The Trustees, the Largest Private Landowner of Coastline in Massachusetts”
Presented by Tom O’Shea, Director of Coast and Natural Resources
As Guest Speaker for the Marblehead Conservancy’s Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public!

There will be refreshments starting at 6:30 pm. The talk will begin at 7:00 pm.

With the coastal damage from 2018 winter storms still in mind, we are pleased to have Tom O’Shea, Director of Coast and Natural Resources for The Trustees of Reservations, as our speaker.

Tom has been leading a new coastal initiative, Responding to Coastal Change, as part of The Trustees 2018 – 2023 strategic plan. He will speak on the coastal vulnerability assessment and risk index project, done in partnership with the Woods Hole Group, and covering thirty-five Trustee properties and conservation-restricted areas included in 120 miles of Massachusetts coastline.

Tom O’Shea has over 20 years of experience and accomplishments in natural resource conservation and stewardship in Massachusetts, and previously served as the Assistant Director of Wildlife for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. He has taught natural resource management as adjunct faculty at Clark University, and holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a Masters of Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

 

“Sea Turtles in New England”
Presented by Kate Sampson, Sea Turtle Stranding and Disentanglement Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries’ Greater Atlantic Region
Part of the 2019 “Underwater in Salem Sound” Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 27th, 7:00 pm

Sea turtles forage in New England when the waters here are warm during the summer and early fall. In spite of their consistent presence, many New England residents are surprised to hear sea turtles are in the area and know very little about them. Our waters provide an important foraging habitat for four species of sea turtles, but unfortunately there are also many conflicts with human uses, including vessel traffic and fishing, that threaten these protected species in our waters.

Kate Sampson is the Sea Turtle Stranding and Disentanglement Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries’ Greater Atlantic Region. She facilitates the Sea Turtle Stranding and Disentanglement Networks from Maine to Virginia, collaborating with non-profit, state and federal agencies to respond to sea turtles in distress and collect information from these events. Kate has worked with marine mammals and sea turtles for 23 years, first in whale research for the Whale Center of New England and later in stranding response and rehabilitation with the New England Aquarium. She has been with NOAA Fisheries for eight years in her current position. She has a B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of New Hampshire and a M.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

“Underwater in Salem Sound” is jointly sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library. For more information, please visit www.salemsound.org.

2019 is the 7th year of the annual “Underwater in Salem Sound” Lecture Series. There will be one more lecture in the 2019 series, on Wednesday, April 24th at 7:00 pm. All the lectures are free and open to the public.

 

TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Thursdays, March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Teen Room (Lower Level)
For grades 7-12

This group of teen volunteers helps the Teen Librarian plan events, choose items for the collection, decorate the Teen Room, and complete work projects in the Library. The Teen Room is YOUR space – come help us make it awesome!

 

Process Art Week
Monday, March 11th – Friday, March 15th
Drop in 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
For grades 7-12

Process Art is art that doesn’t rely on a specific outcome. The most important part is making, not what you make! All week, we’ll have supplies and ideas available for different projects that rely on process: pour painting, alcohol ink dripping, melted crayon art, and more!

 

M&M Madness
Wednesday, March 20th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
For grades 7-12

Get your brackets ready! We’re going to put some M&Ms to the test! Which kind tastes best? What color survives crushing best?? Who can move the most M&Ms from one plate to another in one minute using only a straw??? Will we get through any of these tests before we eat all the M&Ms????

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Movers & Shakers Storytime
Fridays, March 1st and 8th, 10:15 am

Children from birth to 5 years old are invited to an interactive program of songs, stories, and dancing. The program will be offered the first and second Fridays of the month. No registration is needed, but caregivers must attend.

The interactive program is funded by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.

 

Fun Day Monday Playgroup
Mondays, March 4th and 11th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This playgroup is available for children from birth to 5 years old. It is designed for caregivers to interact and build skills through play and for families to connect with one another and with valuable resources. Playgroups are staffed by early childhood specialists who can offer information and support to parents and caregivers. The guided playgroup will offer interactive play and circle time, music, movement, and storytelling. No registration is needed.

The interactive program is funded by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.

 

Yoga Storytime with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, March 5th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Come join instructor Lindsey Kravitz for a fun yoga storytime with songs, books, poses, and quiet time. The program is 30 minutes and works well for babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children accompanied by their caregivers. Mini mats are provided for the children. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Stories & Songs with Ryan
Wednesdays, March 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 2-4 (give or take a few months) are invited to our weekly Wednesday storytime with Library Assistant Ryan! Every week kids will hear and interact with fun books, sing songs, blow bubbles, and do a coloring activity. No registration required.

 

Music with Dara
Friday, March 15th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

With keyboard, felt board, finger puppets and other engaging visual props, Dara incorporates old favorites and new songs, finger plays, rhythmic activities, creative movement, and instrument playing. Lots of clapping, marching, singing, creative expression, and FUN! The program is ideal for ages 2 to 5 years. Dara VanRemoortel is an early childhood music specialist who has been performing at libraries and teaching at local preschools for over 20 years. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Itsy Bitsy Babies & Terrific Toddlers Playgroup
Tuesday, March 19th, 10:00 am – 10:45 am

This is a story/playgroup program for children from 3 months to 24 months. The program will be led by Chrissy Ierardi, and designed to provide socialization and songs. This playgroup is limited in size, so registration is required. Please visit the Children’s Room or call 781-631-1481 Ext. 217 to sign up. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Drop-in Playtime
Friday, March 22nd, 10:30 am – Noon

Children and their caregivers are invited to drop in and play with toys, do puzzles and games together, and unwind. This is not a formal program with entertainment, just a drop-in to meet other adults and children playing and conversing. Snacks are welcome in our hallway café.

 

Montessori in the Morning
Tuesday, March 26th, 10:15 am

Tereza Swanda, an experienced home Montessori facilitator, will lead a monthly parent/child education group in Montessori learning works. The meetings will each cover a different topic: Grace/Courtesy, Practical Life, Sensorial, Math and Language. The age range for this program is children 3-6 (younger children are welcome but caregivers have to watch for small objects in the Montessori works) with their caregivers. Tereza will bring in one work at a time, demonstrate it to the children and then spend the time doing parent education and teaching how Montessori can be taught at home or in small groups.

 

Reviewer’s Club
Tuesday, March 26th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Reviewer’s Club is designed for students in grades 4-6 who are avid readers. Club members read and “score” the books they are reading and recommending for each other. The Reviewer’s Club will meet the last Tuesday of the month at 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Please bring a book you are already reading or have just finished for the first meeting. Snacks are provided.