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ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY – OCTOBER 2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS
Thursday, October 1st – Saturday, October 31st
Upcoming at the Abbot Public Library
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View a PDF of the monthly calendar below!

October 2020 Virtual Events

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

Medicare 101
Presented by Scott Maibor, Principal, Voluntary Benefits of New England
Wednesday, October 14th, 1:00 pm
Please RSVP to sewing@jccns.com for details on how to access this program on Zoom.

Co-sponsored by Abbot Public Library, Swampscott Public Library, and JCCNS

This is a free educational program designed to help those turning 65 looking to add Medicare coverage, as well as those already utilizing Medicare, to have a better understanding of the program and their options. This will be a short overview of the Medicare system so that, after attending, you will be better able to understand:

  • What is covered and what is not
  • Changes for 2020
  • Costs of the various options
  • Options for coverage
  • Dates to be aware of
  • Penalties to avoid
  • Low Income Assistance

Per Medicare (CMS) guidelines, this is an educational event and no specific carrier plan details will be presented. 

 

Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes on Major Jackson
Sunday, October 18th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Accessible online via Zoom – details to be posted on abbotlibrary.org!

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

On Sunday, October 18th, the Poetry Salon will convene in a Zoom session to discuss the poetry of Major Jackson, part of a series of discussions led by Claire Keyes on Black poetry in America. Major Jackson “makes poems that rumble and rock,says Dorianne Laux. He also makes poems that are quietly beautiful. While he has published five collections of poems, the Salon will focus on Roll Deep (2015), which you can reserve in print from the library catalog for Curbside Pickup.

Jackson was born and raised in Philadelphia and earned degrees from Temple University and the University of Oregon.  He is a professor of English at the University of Vermont and a graduate faculty member of the New York University Creative Writing Program.  Jackson serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review and has won numerous prizes and awards for his poetry, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Afaa Weaver asserts that “Jackson knows the truth of black magic. It is a magic as simple as the belief in humanity that subverts racism, or the esoteric and mystical magic of making jazz, the music of hope and love.” Please join Claire Keyes and the Salon from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Zoom to discover more about this fascinating poet. 

 

TEEN PROGRAMS

Visit the Teen Instagram at @AbbotLibraryTeens. 

 

Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.)
Tuesdays, October 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th , 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: October Reads 
Monday, October 19th, 3:30 pm
Via the Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Join the Teen Librarian on our YouTube Channel as she recommends YA books to get you into the mood for fall! 

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

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

 

Songs with Spencer
Thursdays, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 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 each week on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

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

 

Music with Dara
Fridays, October 2nd and 16th, 10:30 am
Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Join Dara online for a weekly 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 on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

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

 

Story Time Yoga with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, October 6th, 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 pre-school children, along with their caregivers. Watch the video on October 6th on the Abbot Public Library’s 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
Wednesdays, October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, 10:30 am
Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Children are invited to view our weekly 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 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 each week on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

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

 


ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY – SEPTEMBER 2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS
Tuesday, September 1st – Wednesday, September 30th
Upcoming at the Abbot Public Library
mar@noblenet.org • 781-631-1481
www.abbotlibrary.org
abbotpubliclibrary.wordpress.com
Facebook: @AbbotLibraryMarblehead

 

View a PDF of the monthly calendar below!

September 2020 Virtual Events Calendar

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes on Terrance Hayes
Sunday, September 20th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Accessible online via Zoom – see instructions below! 

We are pleased to be able to continue our long-running monthly Poetry Salon as a virtual program via Zoom. This year, the Poetry Salon at the Abbot Public Library will feature Black poets. Some of the poetry may be revolutionary, while some may take place at home, watching a child play or smelling some flowers! When we gather at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 20th, 2020, Marblehead poet Claire Keyes will lead a virtual discussion by means of Zoom. The Salon will focus on the American poet and educator, Terrance Hayes, in particular his latest book, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, which you can reserve in print for Curbside Pickup from the library catalog, or listen to the audiobook with no wait on hoopla!

Hayes has published seven poetry collections. His 2010 collection, Lighthead, won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2010. In September 2014, he was a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur fellowship awarded to individuals who show outstanding creativity in their work. Hayes is a poet who reflects on race, gender, and family in works marked by formal dexterity and a reverence for history and the artistry of crafting verse. Employing an almost improvisational approach to writing, Hayes conjoins fluid, often humorous wordplay with references to popular culture, both past and present, in his subversion of canonical poetic forms.

Join us at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 20th on Zoom! Details for accessing this event will be posted at abbotlibrary.org!

To access this program at 2:00 pm on September 20th, click here for online access or call 929 205 6099 US (New York) via phone and enter the following information:

Meeting ID: 885 1269 6171
Passcode: 782600

 

TEEN PROGRAMS

There will be no virtual teen programs in September. Check back next month! 

Visit the Teen Instagram at @AbbotLibraryTeens.

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

To access the Abbot Public Library’s children’s programs, please visit the YouTube channel here

 

Yoga Story Time with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, September 1st, 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 accompanied by their caregivers. Watch the video on September 1st on the new Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

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

 

Story Time A-Go-Go
Wednesdays, September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th, and 30th, 10:30 am
Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Children are invited to view our weekly 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 class 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 each week on the new Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel!

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

 

Songs with Spencer
Thursdays, September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, 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 each week on the new Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel!

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

 

Music with Dara
Fridays, September 4th and 18th, 10:30 am
Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Join Dara online for a bi-weekly 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 instrument 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 every other week on the new 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.org. If 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 website, Facebook 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!