Winter Story Hour
This spring session will run from January 25 through March 23 (Storyhour will not be held during February vacation week). Stop by the children's room, or call the library at 978-346-9441 and speak to a Youth Services librarian to register. You may choose from one of the following groups for your child:
- 2 – 3 Year Old
- Wednesdays or Thursdays 10:30 – 11:00 AM
- 4 – 6 Year Old
- Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Mother Goose on the Loose
This winter session runs from January 24 – March 21 and registration is not required. Mother Goose will not be held during February vacation week.
This drop-in group is for infants – age 2 with their parents, grandparents or caregivers. Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning early-literacy program that uses a variety of activities, such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination and self-confidence.
- Infants – Age 2
- Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:00 AM
March 13 • Monday
Registration begins for Origami Workshop.
March 23 • Thursday
4:00 – 5:00 PM Master Origami artist and instructor Michael LaFosse with lead this beginner’s Origami workshop and share some of his amazing creations too. Registration begins March 13. Ages: 8 & up.
March 24 • Friday
Dr. Seuss On The Loose!
10:30 – 11:30 AM The Haverhill Family & Community Connection will present this fun drop-in program including story time, craft and open play. Registration is not required to attend. Ages: infants up to age 8.
March 25 • Saturday
Irish Music - “The Kelly Girls”
1:00 – 2:00 PM The Kelly Girls are a lively and talented four piece all female band that play traditional and contemporary Celtic tunes, ballads, folk and pub songs. These talented women play fiddle, banjo, bodhran, tin-whistle, flute, ukulele, accordion, bouzouki, guitar and mandolin. Come and kick up your heels, dance, clap and sing-along with The Kelly Girls! www.thekellygirls.com Registration is not required to attend this event.
April 3 • Monday – April 8 • Saturday
Peeps Diorama Contest
This contest is open to children, teens, adults, or groups (limit one entry per group). Using marshmallow peeps (any shape or color) and a small box, create a diorama using a theme such as: book, movie, song, TV show, or historical event. Entries cannot be more than 10 inches deep and 12 inches high. Drop off your entries at the library between April 3 – April 8 during library hours. Public voting for the "Peeples Choice" contest will take place at the library from April 10 - April 15. Votes will be counted and winners announced on April 17.
April 3 • Monday
Code & Circuit Workshop
4:00 – 5:30 PM An instructor from Code & Circuit in Amesbury hopes to inspire kids to become future computer scientists and engineers with this hands-on workshop using programming robots and other technology. Space is limited and registration for this workshop begins on March 20. Grades: 3 – 7.
April 18 • Tuesday
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Looking for something to do during school break? Drop by the library and bring some friends to build your own creations with our Lego collection. Registration is not required to attend. Ages: 5 & up.
April 19 • Wednesday
Wings in the Wind Book Reading and Art Project
10:30 AM Newburyport author, Julia Walsh, will be reading her new picture book Wings in the Wind followed by an art project that introduces how many animals and plants thrive in the salt marsh. Wings in the Wind is an uplifting story based on a true account of an orphaned duckling’s struggle to survive on the rich banks of Merrimack River. Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event. Learn more about Julia and her story at juliawalshauthor.com. Registration is not required to attend. Ages: 5 & up.
April 20 • Thursday
Community Open Mic Night
6:00 – 7:00 PM Looking to share your talent or just want to come and be entertained? Whether you’re interested in music, storytelling, poetry, or other arts, you’re welcome to join us at the library’s open mic event! Performers do not need to pre-register. Ages: 10 – adults.
April 27 • Thursday
“Seeing the Unseen” with Mentalist Preston Heller
7:00 – 8:30 PM Preston Heller will amaze and entertain the audience with his displays of telepathy, thought implantation, clairvoyance, ESP and predictions. The performer asks that everyone who attends bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Our Neighbor’s Table’s food pantry. www.prestonheller.com Registration is not required to attend. Ages: 12 & up.
April 28 • Friday
Haverhill Family & Community Connection
10:30 – 11:30 AM The Haverhill Family & Community Connection is back again to present a fun drop-in program including story time, craft and open play. Registration is not required to attend. Ages: infants up to age 8.