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 – MAY 2019 Events

Wednesday, May 1st – Friday, May 31st

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

 

VIRGINIA A. CARTEN GALLERY

“Marblehead High School 2019 Senior Art Show”
On View: Wednesday, May 15th through Thursday, May 30th
Public Reception: Wednesday May 15th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, performances start at 6:00 pm

Follow us down the rabbit hole to the Virginia A. Carten Gallery at the Abbot Public Library for the 2019 Senior Art Show! You’ll find yourself lost in Wonderland, absorbed into the art work of the Class of 2019. Each student has invested countless hours into creating these magnificent pieces that will finally be on display. The gallery will consist of these artists’ takes on sculpture, drawing, painting, and photography. Additionally, please join us for special live performances beginning at 6:00 pm on Wednesday May 15th. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to enjoy the talent of both visual and performing artists at Marblehead High School.

 

“Poetry Salon”: The Poems of Elizabeth Bradfield, and Their Influence on Guest Poet Kali Lightfoot
Sunday, May 19th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Marblehead Room (Upper Level)

On May 19th, the Poetry Salon at the Abbot Public Library will culminate its year with Kali Lightfoot celebrating the influence of Elizabeth Bradfield on her poetry. Bradfield has worked as a naturalist and guide on ships both at home and in some of the globe’s most remote places. She is the author of the poetry collections Once Removed, Approaching Ice, Interpretive Work and the forthcoming mixed-genre Toward Antarctica. Kali worked as a teacher, wilderness ranger in Washington state, executive at Road Scholar, and most recently as founding Executive Director of the National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes. She lives in Salem, MA after she retired in 2014 and earned an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies, and has been nominated for Pushcart prizes by Lavender Review and Poetry South. Her first full-length collection of poems, Pelted by Flowers, will be published by Cavan Kerry Press in April, 2021. Bradfield lives on Cape Cod with her partner and is Associate Professor and co-Director of Creative Writing at Brandeis University.

Please join us on Sunday, May 19th as Salem Poet and Editor Susanna Brougham discusses with Kali the influence of Liz Bradfield on her poetry. This program, which runs from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 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.

 

“Continuing Conversations on Race: The African American Perspective”
Monday, May 20th, 6:30 pm
Co-sponsored by the Marblehead Racial Justice Team and the Abbot Public Library
Reading Room (Main Level)

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.

Join us as we celebrate two years of conversations and shared learning.

We are starting early so we have time to view and discuss “The Blackness Project.” It is an educational documentary about culture and race from the African American perspective. The goal of “The Blackness Project” is to educate, elevate, and engage all Americans in an effort to bridge the racial divide in our country by creating a meaningful dialogue on race.

As a thank you for joining us, whether for the two years or the first time, we will have refreshments! Cookies and soft drinks to enjoy as we converse about the movie and what we have learned these two years.

 

Library Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, May 21st, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Marblehead Room (Upper Level)

Please join us on Tuesday, May 21st at 10:00 am for a discussion on Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras. All are welcome to attend!

Set in 1990s Columbia. Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister, Cassandra, enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to elude authorities and capture the attention of the nation. When their mother hires Petrona, a live-in maid from the city’s guerrilla-occupied slum, Chula makes it her mission to understand Petrona’s mysterious ways. But Petrona’s unusual behavior belies more than shyness. As both girls’ families scramble to maintain stability amidst the rapidly escalating conflict, Petrona and Chula find themselves entangled in a web of secrecy that will force them both to choose between sacrifice and betrayal.

 

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

Instagram: @AbbotLibraryTeens

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Thursdays, May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 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!

 

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Stories & Songs with Ryan
Wednesdays, May 1st and 8th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 2-4 (give or take a few months) are invited to our story time with Library Assistant Ryan! Every week kids will listen to, and interact with fun books, sing songs, blow bubbles, and do a coloring activity.

Join Ryan for the final story time of the school year on May 8th.

 

Movers & Shakers Story Time
Fridays, May 3rd and 10th, 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, May 6th, 13th, and 20th, 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 Story Time with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, May 7th, 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.

 

Montessori in the Morning
Tuesdays, May 14th and 28th, 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.

 

Music for Toddlers with Justra
Wednesdays, May 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 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.

 

Music with Dara
Friday, May 17th, 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, May 21st, 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. 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.

 

Drop-in Playtime
Friday, May 24th, 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 – 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

 

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

 

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, April 16th 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 Organizing
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.