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ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY – DECEMBER 2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS
Tuesday, December 1st – Thursday, December 31st

Upcoming at the Abbot Public Library
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Facebook: @AbbotLibraryMarblehead

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ADULT PROGRAMS

Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes on Jericho Brown
Sunday, December 13th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please note: the Abbot Public Library remains CLOSED for Curbside Service on Sundays. 

Access the Zoom event at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 13th by clicking this link or by dialing +1-929-205-6099 from the New York Time Zone (if you’re in a different time zone, find out what number to call here) and entering the following information: 

Meeting ID: 961 7035 7671
Passcode: 693504

On Sunday December 13th, the Poetry Salon at the Abbot Public Library will meet virtually via Zoom from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm to discuss the poems of Jericho Brown, the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.  Brown is the author of three poetry collections, The Tradition, which won the Pulitzer; The New Testament (2014); and Please (2008). The New York Times summed up the effect of The Tradition: “In Brown’s poems, the body at risk — the infected body, the abused body, the black body, the body in eros — is most vulnerable to the cruelty of the world. But even in their most searing moments, these poems are resilient out of necessity, faithful to their account of survival, when survival is the hardest task of all: ‘So the Bible says, in the beginning, / Blackness. I am alive.’” 

Brown earned a PhD from the University of Houston, an MFA from the University of New Orleans, and a BA from Dillard University. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Brown is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing program at Emory University in Atlanta. Please join Marblehead poet Claire Keyes on December 13th for a discussion of poems from The Tradition, which is available with no wait on hoopladigital.com in ebook and e-audiobook formats! Reserve a print copy at evergreen.noblenet.org.

 

“Conversations on Race: Reconstruction – Reinforcement of White Supremacy”
Monday, December 21st, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Access the Zoom event at 7:00 pm on Monday, December 21st by clicking this link or by dialing +1-929-205-6099 from the New York Time Zone (if you’re in a different time zone, find out what number to call here) and entering the following Meeting ID: 463 613 7679. 

“The slaves went free, stood a brief moment in the sun, and then moved back again towards slavery.” W.E.B. Dubois 

This month we begin our two-session series about Reconstruction (1863-1877). This is a period of our history that is often skimmed over in our history books, possibly because it was towards the end of this era that the case for white supremacy was renewed and became imbued in our culture – both North and South. The fears and tropes of white supremacy were expanded and widely disseminated. Understanding Reconstruction answers the question: “How did we get here?”

We will show the last two episodes of the PBS series “Reconstruction – America after the Civil War,” one each meeting. After each, we will discuss our reactions and answer the question: “What did you see that is still around today?”

We welcome people of all races and backgrounds to come together, to converse, listen and engage. Our hope is that this will be an opportunity to learn and grow, by hearing, and reflecting upon each other’s stories and perspectives.

 

TEEN PROGRAMS

Visit the Teen Instagram at @AbbotLibraryTeens

 

Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.)
Tuesdays, December 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
On the Teen Discord Server – sign up here
For Teens age 12-18 or grades 6-12

Help the Teen Librarian create virtual programs and build the teen collection! Chat and collaborate with other teen patrons of Abbot Public Library through Discord! Sign up once through Assabet and receive your email invitation to join the Abbot Library Teens Discord Server the next business day. And be sure to login to the server at the scheduled time and dates to be a part of the future of the library’s teen department.

You will need a library card with your birth date listed to register for the program. If you do not have a library card in your name, email the Teen Librarian at marteen@noblenet.org or call her at 781-631-1481, Ext. 218 to find out how to get one. This program is restricted to teens ages 12-18 or grades 6-12.

 

YA Book Talk: December Reads
Monday, December 28th
, 3:30 pm
Via the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

Join the Teen Librarian on our YouTube Channel as she recommends YA books new to our collection!

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

To access the Abbot Public Library’s children’s programs, please visit the Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel.

 

Story Time Yoga with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, December 1st
, 10:30 am
Accessible on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

Come join Lindsey Kravitz for a fun online 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, along with their caregivers. Watch the video on December 1st on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel! You can visit Lindsey’s website at www.littlefrogdowndog.com.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Story Time A-Go-Go
Wednesday, December 9th
, 10:30 am
Accessible on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

Children are invited to view our monthly Wednesday Story Time A-Go-Go program online with stories and movement led by early childhood educator Debbie Leibowitz. Story Time A-Go-Go is a program for children from toddlers – ages 4 and up!. It is designed to help children make fun, active connections between stories and movement. The video will be posted monthly on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Music and Movement with CFCE
Friday, December 11th, 10:30 am

Accessible on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

Children from birth to five years old are invited to an interactive program of songs, stories, and dancing. The program will be offered only the second Friday of this month, because of the holidays, as we are closed Christmas and New Year’s. The video will be posted on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel.

This 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.

 

Songs with Spencer
Tuesday, December 15th and 29th
, 10:30 am
Accessible on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

Come join us online for Songs with Spencer! You’ll hear many old favorites, a story or two, and some brand new tunes never heard before! Each performance includes a segment on social & emotional development, with the help of our beloved orange monster friend, Bowie. We’re so excited to make music for you all — get ready to sing and dance along! The video will be posted monthly on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel!

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Music with Dara
Friday, December 18th
, 10:30 am
Accessible on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

Join Dara online for a monthly musical video program you can enjoy from home! 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 instrumental playing. Lots of clapping, marching, singing, creative expression, and fun! The program is ideal for kids ages 2-5 years old. Dara  VanRemoortel is an early childhood music specialist who has been performing at libraries and teaching at local preschools for over 20 years. The video will be posted once a month on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 


 

ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY – NOVEMBER 2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS
Sunday, November 1st – Monday, November 30th

Upcoming at the Abbot Public Library
mar@noblenet.org • 781-631-1481
www.abbotlibrary.org
abbotpubliclibrary.wordpress.com
Facebook: @AbbotLibraryMarblehead

YouTube: tinyurl.com/abbotyoutube 

 

November 2020 Virtual Events Calendar

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes on Rita Dove
Sunday, November 15th
, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Access the Zoom event at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 15th by clicking this link or by dialing +1-929-205-6099 from the New York Time Zone (if you’re in a different time zone, find out what number to call here) and entering the following information: 

Meeting ID: 960 3810 8180
Passcode: 497729

Please note: the Abbot Public Library remains CLOSED for Curbside Service on Sundays. 

On Sunday November 15th, the Poetry Salon will meet in a virtual format from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm to discuss the poetry of Rita Dove, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and former Poet Laureate of the United States. She was the first African-American appointed to the position, as well as the first woman and the youngest, at 41 years old. Dove is known not only for the layered eloquence of her language and ideas but also for portraying the black experience, both on a personal and collective front. We will be reviewing poems from her 1999 volume, On the Bus with Rosa Parks, which you can reserve for Curbside Pickup on your online account. When she appeared on NBC’s “The Today Show,” Dove’s self-declared intention was “to bring poetry into everyday discourse… to make it much more of a household word.” Please join Marblehead Poet Claire Keyes to engage in such discourse of Rita Dove’s trenchant poems.

 

Fearless Pastel Painting Virtual Workshop with Janet Schwartz
Friday, November 20th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

There is a limit of 8 participants for this program, and therefore registration will be required. Register now at tinyurl.com/pastel-workshop or by calling 781-631-1481, Ext. 201 and speak directly to a staff member during Curbside Pickup Hours (Mon-Fri 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm or Sat 9:30 am – Noon & 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm).

In this two-hour virtual workshop designed for beginners and aspiring artists, we will use pastels to explore the importance of value and how to simplify what you see and not get stuck on details.

Students will be asked to paint from a photograph that initially looks like an abstraction. As additional photos are used of the same subject that are more and more in focus, the painting evolves into something recognizable. Focusing on value and composition, we will paint the image together, step by step, as the instructor demonstrates and guides students to complete the work. The resulting artwork will delight and inspire participants.

This virtual workshop is free and open to the first eight people registered, with a waitlist in case of cancellations. Art kits containing workshop materials will be available for pickup at the Marblehead Abbot Public Library at no cost. Students will need an iPad or computer (can be a Mac) to access the zoom application.

This program is funded by the generous support of the Marblehead Cultural Council. 

 

TEEN PROGRAMS

Visit the Teen Instagram at @AbbotLibraryTeens

 

Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.)
Tuesdays, November 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
On the Teen Discord Server

Help the Teen Librarian create virtual programs and build the teen collection! Chat and collaborate with other teen patrons of Abbot Public Library through Discord! Sign up once through Assabet and receive your email invitation to join the Abbot Library Teens Discord Server the next business day. And be sure to login to the server at the scheduled time and dates to be a part of the future of the library’s teen department. 

You will need a library card with your birth date listed to register for the program. If you do not have a library card in your name, email the teen librarian at marteen@noblenet.org or call her at 781-631-1481, Ext. 218 to find out how to get one. 

 

YA Book Talk: November Reads
Monday, November 30th
, 3:30 pm

Via the Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Join the Teen Librarian on our YouTube Channel as she recommends YA books new to our collection! 

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

To access the Abbot Public Library’s children’s programs, please visit the Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel.

 

Story Time Yoga with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, November 3rd
, 10:30 am

Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Come join Lindsey Kravitz for a fun online 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, along with their caregivers. Watch the video on November 3rd on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel! You can visit Lindsey’s website at www.littlefrogdowndog.com.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Story Time A-Go-Go
Wednesday, November 11th
, 10:30 am

Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Children are invited to view our monthly Wednesday “Story Time A-Go-Go” program online with stories and movement led by early childhood educator Debbie Leibowitz. “Story Time A-Go-Go” is a program for children from toddlers – ages 4 and up! It is designed to help children make fun, active connections between stories and movement. The videos will be posted monthly on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Songs with Spencer
Tuesday, November 17th
, 10:30 am

Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Come join us online for Songs with Spencer! You’ll hear many old favorites, a story or two, and some brand new tunes never heard before! Each performance includes a segment on social & emotional development, with the help of our beloved orange monster friend, Bowie. We’re so excited to make music for you all-get ready to sing and dance along! The videos will be posted monthly on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel!

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Music with Dara
Friday, November 20th
, 10:30 am

Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Join Dara online for a monthly musical video program you can enjoy from home! 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 instrumental playing. Lots of clapping, marching, singing, creative expression, and fun! The program is ideal for kids ages 2-5 years old. Dara VanRemoortel is an early childhood music specialist who has been performing at libraries and teaching at local preschools for over 20 years. The videos will be posted once a month on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 


 

CURBSIDE PICKUP: HOURS AND SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS

Abbot Public Library currently offers a no-contact curbside pickup service, by appointment only. Curbside Pickup Hours are Mondays through Fridays from 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm and Saturdays from 9:30 am – Noon & 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Please note that the Curbside Service is constantly being updated to better serve you, so please always read the instructions carefully, both here and on the online registration, to stay current with procedures.

Here’s how the process works:

  1. You will be able to place holds through your online account at evergreen.noblenet.orgIf you are having difficulty placing holds online, please contact the library at (781) 631-1481 during Curbside Service Hours (see above) or email us at mar@noblenet.org. If you need to register for a library card, please fill out this online form and a staff member will be in contact with you.
  2. Items that are available in Marblehead will be pulled within 48 hours of their request. Due to delays in interlibrary delivery service, some items will take longer to become available.
  3. When your holds are ready, you will receive a notification, via text, email, or phone call, according to your preference, from the library. To change your notification settings go to Account Preferences > Notification Preferences on your online account.
  4. Once you have received a notice that your items are available, please schedule an appointment to pick up your items. Appointments can be scheduled on Mondays through Fridays between 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm, or on Saturdays from 9:30 am – Noon and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. We ask that you wait until the library has notified you that your requested items are available before scheduling a pickup appointment.
    1. Call the library at (781) 631-1481 during service hours to schedule a pickup time.
    2. Register online with our new software, courtesy of the Friends of Abbot Library! If you receive email notifications, simply click on the registration link in your notice to be brought to our events calendar, or you can visit the library’s website and click on the “Curbside Pick-Up” button. On the registration calendar, choose the time slot that works best for you and hit “Register.” Please read the instructions carefully (they are subject to change) and fill out the registration form as completely as possible. Once you have submitted the form, you will receive an email confirming your appointment time. Should you need to cancel your appointment, it’s as easy as clicking on the cancellation link in your confirmation email.
  5. Please come to the library at your appointment time, to receive your items. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols during pickup, as a safety measure to benefit all. Items will be in paper bags labelled with your last name, on a cart by the rear entrance, through the parking lot. Since this is a no-contact service, staff will not be outside. Items will already be checked out to you in advance and have a due date slip, so feel free to grab your bag and go!

Please only return items to a book return, located in front of the library on Pleasant Street, or near the rear entrance by the Maverick Street parking lot.

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We are delighted to be able to offer curbside pickup service, as a way for patrons to borrow tangible items again! Please continue to check our websiteFacebook page, or the Abbot Public Library Blog for updates to curbside pickup or returns procedures and hours. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented time for library services, and we look forward to serving you!