Newburyport — Please join us at the Newburyport Public Library during the month of November for the following programs!
Tuesday, November 1st at 7 pm: Rendezvous with Rachel Revere (IN PERSON). Join us for this one woman play with Judith Kalaora in the role of Rachel Revere (1745-1813). It is May 2, 1775 and Rachel Revere has only heard from her beloved husband Paul once since his legendary midnight ride on the 18th of April. Still isolated from one another due to the Siege of Boston, Rachel desperately tries to create a plan to safely take her children (six step-children from Paul’s first marriage and a newborn baby of their own) from the reach of the British Regular Army in Boston. In this program, you will help Rachel, as she carefully considers the dangers and demands of each plan. Find out if Rachel is successful in her perilous mission to unite her family, amidst the wake of an American Revolution.
Saturday, November 5th at 2:30 pm: Soap making workshop: Feliz Naviduckie (IN PERSON). Come make some holiday themed duck soaps! This workshop is designed for all ages. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. There is no lye exposure since the process does not involve traditional soap making techniques. Once the concoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), embed the holiday duckie toys and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade creation home, it can be removed from the mold the following day and used right away. Soap is approximately 4 oz. with a 2” rubber duckie and overall measurements of 2.75” x 2.75”. This program is free- supplies will be provided.
Tuesday, November 8th at 7 pm: Boston Tea Party (VIRTUAL). In this lecture Danielle Beaudette of The Cozy Tea Cart discusses the discovery of tea and its impact on history as early as the 1600s. We will learn how tea impacted England, the East India Company, the Townshend Revenue Act, the Boston Massacre, the Tea Act of 1773, and of course let’s not forget the Boston Tea Party. Also discussed will be the Intolerable Act, smugglers, and financial, technological and agricultural innovation, all brought about because of a simple cup of whole leaf tea!
Tuesday, November 15th at 7 pm: Pie Basics (VIRTUAL). A delicious pie is one crust and one filling away. In this class Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast will demonstrate her favorite pie dough recipe and prepare a beautiful and delicious pie you will love to serve for years to come. Liz will also share cooking wisdom and tips that will inspire you to create variations of her recipe. Liz shares her skills as a working chef and entertaining communicator, whose relaxed and humorous attitudes toward food demystify the cooking process. Sit back and watch while Liz prepares and presents exciting dishes for you and your friends to enjoy.
VIRTUAL programs require registration to get the Zoom link. People can register online via the library website events calendar or by calling 978-465-4428 x242. All in person programs in November are drop-in.
Ongoing Discussion Groups:
Wednesday, November 2nd at 2:00 pm: Next Chapter Book Group (IN PERSON at the Senior Center). Next Chapter Book Group (formerly Retired Readers) meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center. This month we will be discussing “How Beautiful We Were” by Imbolo Mbue. No registration necessary.
Tuesday, November 15th at 3:00 pm: Art History Group (IN PERSON). Welcome to our Art History Group! This group meets in-person on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. We will review the life and works of a different artist each month, and discuss the movements that they contributed to. This month we will be reviewing the works of Kim Tschang-Yeul. No prior knowledge of art history or the artist is necessary. No registration necessary. There will be no Fiction Book Group (VIRTUAL) meeting this month.
Tuesday, November 15th at 3:00 pm: Círculo de Lectores (VIRTUAL). ¿Le gusta leer libros en español? ¡La biblioteca lo invita a participar en nuestro nuevo grupo de lectura para adultos! El grupo será más adecuado para aquellos con un nivel avanzado de lectura en español. El primer libro que estaremos leyendo es “Tu lengua en mi boca” de Luisa Reyes Retana. Las discusiones se llevarán a cabo en Zoom. Regístrese a través del sitio web de la biblioteca https://www.newburyportpl.org/ o llamando al 978-465-4428 x242. Un enlace será enviado por correo electrónico a los participantes automáticamente.
Do you enjoy reading in Spanish? We invite you to join our new adult Spanish language book group! This is best suited for those with an advanced understanding of Spanish who are comfortable reading and discussing long texts in Spanish. This month we will be discussing ” Tu lengua en mi boca ” by Luisa Reyes Retana. Register through the library website https://www.newburyportpl.org/ or by calling 978-465-4428 x242. A link will be emailed to participants automatically.
Tuesday, November 15th at 5 pm: Just the Facts: Nonfiction Book Group (VIRTUAL). This month we will be discussing “A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey” by Jonathan Meiburg. Register online via the library website events calendar or by calling 978-465-4428 x242.
Other ongoing programs:
Tuesdays 8:00 am: Yoga and Mindfulness (VIRTUAL). Improve your physical and mental well being by joining Registered Yoga Teachers Jessalynn Hudgins and Ree Coleman for yoga and mindfulness practice. Classes will be held online for the rest of the winter. No registration is necessary. The Zoom link and meeting ID can be found on the library website https://www.newburyportpl.org/
Wednesdays at 2:30 pm: Movie Matinee (IN PERSON). Titles are posted on the library website. Masks are required.