Tuesday, July 13th at 7 pm: Books, Boots & Bridles: The Story Of The Horse Back Librarians (VIRTUAL). Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, will share the story of the Pack Horse Library initiative, a little known program of FDR’s Work Progress Administration (WPA). Its mission, carried out almost entirely by women, was to deliver and distribute reading materials to the far off corners of Appalachia during the darkest hours of the Great Depression.
Tuesday, July 20th at 7 pm: The Secret Lives of Gulls (VIRTUAL). NECC professor and Veterinarian Sarah Courchesne will be discussing the secret lives of seagulls. Gulls have rich social lives and pairs often stay together for many years and equally contribute to the incubation of eggs and raising hatchlings. Learn about the lives of the gulls that nest every year on Appledore Island, off the coast of southern Maine. Find out how they care for their young, how their population is doing in the Gulf of Maine, and how their individual quirks and personalities play out in the wild.
*All VIRTUAL programs require registration to get the Zoom link. Register online via the library website events calendar or by calling 978-465-4428 x242.
Wednesday, July 7th at 2 pm: Next Chapter Book Group (VIRTUAL). Next Chapter Book Group (formerly Retired Readers) meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center. This week the discussion will be “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See.
Thursday, July 8th at 6:30 pm: Fiction Book Group (VIRTUAL). This week the discussion will be “Who is Maud Dixon?” by Alexandra Andrews.
Tuesday, July 27th at 5 pm: Just the Facts: Nonfiction Book Group (VIRTUAL). This week the discussion will be “The Dragons, the Giant, the Women” by Wayétu Moore.
*All book groups require registration to get the Zoom link. Register online via the library website events calendar or by calling 978-465-4428 x242.
For any further questions, or to have staff put the book on hold for you, call 978-465-4428.
Other ongoing programs:
Thursdays 12:30 pm: Outdoor Yoga (Offsite). Improve your physical and mental well-being by joining Registered Yoga Teacher Jessalynn Hudgins for yoga and mindfulness practice. Classes will be held weekly at the Bartlet Mall in Newburyport. No registration is necessary.