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Abbot Public Library January events

Posted by Liam O'Kennedy  December 26, 2012 10:00 AM

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 ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS – January 2013
Tuesday, January 1st - Thursday, January 31st 
Upcoming at the Abbot Public Library
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
781-631-1481 • www.abbotlibrary.org

VIRGINIA A. CARTEN GALLERY

Swampscott Arts Association: “Retrospective”
Friday, January 4th - Tuesday, January 29th 
Public Opening Gala: Saturday, January 12th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

The Abbot Library is pleased to present an exhibit of work in a variety of media by members of the Swampscott Arts Association, in the Virginia A. Carten Gallery.  This retrospective show celebrates the Association’s thirty years of serving its local communities with art exhibits and demonstrations, and will be on view from Friday, January 4 through Tuesday, January 29.  All are invited to the opening gala on Saturday, January 12, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

The Swampscott Arts Association currently has seventy-two members, bringing together artists from several local communities, including Swampscott, Marblehead, Lynn, Salem and Nahant.  Many of the artists represented in the show are well-known.  Longtime members Doris Avedikian and D. L. Kaulbach are joined by outstanding photographers Peggy Farrell and Herb Goldberg, along with award-winning artists Dr. Richard Pohl and K. Jean Fisher, and many others.  It is with pride and pleasure that Swampscott Arts presents what promises to be “the best of the best” in artistic talent on the North Shore.

Library Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, January 15th, 10:00 am

Join the Library Book Discussion Group in the Marblehead Room at 10:00 am on January 15 to discuss Edith Wharton's Pulitzer prize-winning novel, Age of Innocence.  Newland Archer plans to marry the beautiful, conventional May Welland, but is torn when he meets the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska.  Should he do what is proper or follow his heart?  New members are always welcome.

Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes
Sunday, January 20th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

On Sunday, January 20, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, the Library’s monthly Poetry Salon will resume and will feature the Sonnets of William Shakespeare. With classic themes such as love, beauty, mortality, and the passage of time, Shakespeare’s Sonnets have delighted and intrigued readers since their publication in 1609. Revisit old "friends" and discover poems you may not have read before.  Here is a sample from the well-known bard:

From Sonnet 97:

"How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December's bareness everywhere!"

Come to the Salon and explore Shakespeare's poetic side.  All are welcome – from longtime poetry lovers to those just wanting to try a new experience!   

To enjoy the discussion more fully, please bring a copy of the Sonnets in any edition. Claire Keyes, Marblehead poet and Salem State Professor Emerita, will lead the Salon.

“The Geologic History and Evolution of Salem Sound”
An illustrated talk by Dr. Lindley Hanson
Professor of Geology, Salem State University
Wednesday, January 30th, 7:00 pm

First of four talks in the new lecture series, “Underwater in Salem Sound”
What lies under the water down the middle of Marblehead Harbor?  Why do we have so many rocky pocket beaches and outcroppings of volcanic rock? Dr. Lindley Hanson will be kicking off this new lecture series by giving us the structure for our underwater exploration – the geology of Salem Sound. Come prepared for a fascinating evening of geological history and contemporary sights!

Dr Hanson is a geomorphologist with broad interests. She has a thorough understanding of New England geology and recently gave a lecture at the Northeast Marine Science Center on Barrier Beaches. She is also investigating the role of climate change and urbanization on increased flooding in New England. In her spare time, she explores different ways of presenting content for all age groups and has completed some intriguing online glogs. She has a Ph.D. in Geology from Boston University with fields of study in Regional Geology and Sedimentation and Stratigraphy. Her M.A. in Geology is also from Boston University, with concentrations in Hydrology, Geomorphology and Coastal Geology.

“The Geologic History and Evolution of Salem Sound” is the first talk in a new lecture series, “Underwater in Salem Sound,” sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library. Four lectures will be held in 2013, followed by another four in 2014 at the Abbot Public Library. The 2013 series will be held on the last Wednesday of the month from January through April, (Jan. 30, Feb. 27, Mar. 27, Apr. 24) from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. The sessions are free and open to the public. 

This Lecture Series is funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET). MET is funded through the sale of environmental license plates. Every Massachusetts driver who purchases one of the “Preserve the Trust” license plates is contributing to the Trust and to the State’s environmental well-being. 

The Lecture Series is part of a MET grant awarded to Salem Sound Coastwatch, a local nonprofit watershed protection organization, to study the issue of turbidity in Salem Harbor over the next two and a half years. Turbidity, which is cloudiness in the water column, affects the ability of the water to sustain marine life. Dr. Brad Hubeny of Salem State University’s Geological Science Department is the principal investigator along with Barbara Warren, Salem Sound Coastwatch Executive Director.

Friends of Abbot Library Booksale
  • Saturday, January 26th through Tuesday, January 29th
  • Saturday, January 26th, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm – Members Only (New memberships and renewals may be purchased at the door.)
  • Sunday, January 27th, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm - Open to the public
  • Monday, January 28th, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm - Seniors 20% Discount; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - “Bag of Books for a Buck”
  • Tuesday, January 29th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - Clearance Day
TEEN PROGRAM

Cozy Crafts and Ice Cream Sundaes
Thursday, January 17th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Teens are invited to warm up at the library by making fleece hats, hand warmers, and cozy cup holders.  We provide the materials, you provide the creativity.  Once you're nice and toasty, make your own ice cream sundae and dream that it is summer outside.  No sign-ups necessary.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Preschool Story Time
Every Wednesday, 10:15 - 11:15 am & 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Our drop-in program for children ages 3-5 will be held each Wednesday at 10:15 am - 11:15 am and again at 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm. The program is designed for children who love to listen to stories and then do a craft. The schedule is as follows:
  • January 2nd - Bundle Up!
  • January 9th - Hats
  • January 16th - Birthdays
  • January 23rd - Wolves
  • January 30th - Mice (will be held in the Children's Room)
Come listen to Miss Alyisha read her favorite stories and then do a special craft!

Book Reviewer's Club
Thursdays, January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Reviewer’s Club is designed for students in grades 5-6 who are avid readers. Club members read and “score” the books they are reading and recommending for each other. The Reviewer’s Club will be meeting on Thursdays at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.  This month’s meetings will be held Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31at 3:30 pm. Please bring a book you are already reading for the first meeting.  Snacks are provided and registration is ongoing. 

Reader’s Theater Club
Mondays, January 7th, 14th and 28th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Meetings this month will be held each Monday during the school year at 3:30 - 4:30 pm for children in grades 3-4.  This month’s meetings will be on January 7, 14, and 28.  

Reader’s Theater involves reading lines from an adapted fairytale/folktale, refreshments, and a craft project related to the script. When the group has practiced reading for several weeks, caregivers and siblings are invited to come and enjoy the final group reading performance. New members are invited to join at the end of the month on January 28. A new script will be chosen for February. Registration is required.

Monday Night Children’s Chess Club
Mondays, January 7th, 14th, and 28th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Tournament: Sunday, January 13th, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Learn chess from a master! From learning the movement of each piece to tactics and strategy, this program will give beginners and experienced players ages seven and up a new appreciation and love of the game. Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be teaching on Monday nights from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. This month’s meetings will be held on Mondays, January 7, 14, and 28. 

A special tournament will be held on Sunday, January 13, in the children’s room from 1:30 - 4:30 pm. Participants can compete in two divisions: grades K-3 and 4-8. There will be 3 trophies awarded in each division. The tournament is free and a chance for kids to test their chess skills against others in the area. 

Itsy Bitsy Infants and Terrific Toddlers Playgroup
Friday, January 11th, 10:00 am

Starting this month, there will be a story program for children from infancy to 18 months. This playgroup program will meet on the second Friday of each month. The first meeting will be Friday, January 11, at 10:00 am sharp.  Designed to provide socialization and songs, the half-hour playgroup is limited in size, so registration is required. (The program is sponsored by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant in collaboration with Francine Sudak, teacher with the Lynn Public Schools, and the Abbot Public Library).

Music with Dara
Friday, January 18th, 10:30 am - noon

Dara Van ReMoortel performs her monthly magic with music on Friday, January 18, for children ages 1½ - 2 ½ at 10:30 am - 11:00 am and at 11:20 am - noon for 2½ - 5 year olds. Designed with children’s developmental stages in mind, the program is an interactive blend of songs and movement.  Come sing and dance with Dara! 
Calendar 

Tuesday, January 1
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY

Wednesday, January 2, 10:15 - 11:15 am & 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Preschool Story Time: "Bundle Up!"

Thursday, January 3, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Book Reviewer's Club

Monday, January 7, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Reader's Theater Club

Monday, January 7, 6:00 pm
Library Trustee Meeting

Monday, January 7, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Monday Night Children's Chess Club

Wednesday, January 9, 10:15 - 11:15 am & 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Preschool Story Time: "Hats"

Thursday, January 10, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Book Reviewer's Club

Friday, January 11, 10:00 am
Itsy Bitsy Infants and Terrific Toddlers Playgroup

Saturday, January 12, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Public Opening Gala for Swampscott Arts Association: “Retrospective”

Sunday, January 13, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Children's Chess Club Tournament

Monday, January 14, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Reader's Theater Club

Monday, January 14, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Monday Night Children's Chess Club

Tuesday, January 15, 10:00 am
Library Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, January 16, 10:15 - 11:15 am & 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Preschool Story Time: "Birthdays"

Thursday, January 17, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Cozy Crafts and Ice Cream Sundaes for Teens

Thursday, January 17, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Book Reviewer's Club

Friday, January 18, 10:30 am - noon
10:30 - 11:00 am (ages 1½ - 2½) & 11:20 am - noon (ages 2½ - 5)
Music with Dara

Sunday, January 20, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes on Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Monday, January 21
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Wednesday, January 23, 10:15 - 11:15 am & 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Preschool Story Time: "Wolves"

Thursday, January 24, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Book Reviewer's Club

Saturday, January 26, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm 
Friends of Abbot Library Book Sale – Members Only
(New memberships and renewals may be purchased at the door.)

Sunday, January 27, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Friends of Abbot Library Book Sale - Open to the public

Monday, January 28, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friends of Abbot Library Book Sale - Seniors 20% Discount

Monday, January 28, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Reader's Theater Club

Monday, January 28, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Friends of Abbot Library Book Sale - “Bag of Books for a Buck”

Monday, January 28, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Monday Night Children's Chess Club

Tuesday, January 29, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friends of Abbot Library Book Sale - Clearance Day

Wednesday, January 30, 10:15 - 11:15 am & 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Preschool Story Time: "Mice"  *will take place in Children's Room

Wednesday, January 30, 7:00 pm 
“The Geologic History and Evolution of Salem Sound”
An illustrated talk by Dr. Lindley Hanson
Professor of Geology, Salem State University

Thursday, January 31, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Book Reviewer's Club

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