Sundance Grand Jury Prize-Winning Film
On Saturday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m., adults are welcome to join Abbot Public Library’s Midday Movie matinee in the program room at the Eveleth School. This is Sundances’s 2023 Dramatic Grand Jury Prize-winning film, and to see its title, visit the library’s website at tinyurl.com/APL-Aug-Film or call the library at 781-631-1481. Please note: Registration is required at: tinyurl.com/APL-Rock-and-Roll. For more information, visit: www.abbotlibrary.org, email [email protected] or call 781-631-1481.
PJ Library Play Group
Temple B’nai Abraham and Lappin Foundation invite Jewish and interfaith families with children ages three and younger to PJ Library Shmooze and Play, an interactive musical playgroup meeting on Sundays, Aug. 6 and 20, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St. in Beverly. While this is a drop-in group and walk-ins are welcome, we appreciate registration so we can plan for coffee. The playgroup is free and is supported by CJP, Epstein Hill School and Congregation Ahabat Sholom. Register at LappinFoundation.org. For more information email [email protected].
Our Lady of Fatima Yard Sale
On Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Church is holding its next Yard Sale in the air conditioned church hall. Check out the home furnishings, wall hangings, crystal stemware, kitchenware, clothing, Fall and Christmas decorations, tools, games, and much more! All items clean with easy display. The church is located at 50 Walsh Avenue in Peabody. Come and get some great bargains! Portuguese food available too! Our Lady Of Fatima Church is located at 50 Walsh Avenue, Peabody. Questions? Call 978-532-0272, email: [email protected], or visit: www.ourladyoffatimapeabody.org
Biweekly Vinyasa Yoga classes
Join Celine on Abbot Public Library’s lawn for her outdoor community vinyasa-style yoga classes continuing through Aug. 21 and featuring poses centered around stretching and strengthening, connecting with the breath, and creating energy to power you through your day. Grab a yoga mat or a towel and come find your flow! The remaining schedule is as follows: Mondays, Aug. 7, 14 and 21, 8 a.m. (before library hours), Wednesdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23, 6 p.m., on the side lawn at Abbot Library, at Eveleth School, 3 Brook Rd., Marblehhead. For more information, visit www.abbotlibrary.org, email [email protected] or call 781-631-1481. Note: If rain, will move to program room.
Teen DIY sun makers
On Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. teens are invited to Abbot Library outside at the Eveleth School, 3 Brook Rd, Marblehead, to make a one of a kind photographic print! Learn how to use the sun to create a nature inspired cyanotype. Rain date isThursday, Aug. 10. Registration is required – please register at tinyurl.com/August-Sun-Prints. This program is for teens. Registration required at: tinyurl.com/August-Sun-Prints. For more info, visit: www.abbotlibrary.org, email [email protected] or call 781-631-1481.
Summer Salon: Toe-tapping Folk and Bluegrass
On Aug. 11 at 5 p.m., local music legends Daisy Nell & Captain Stan and the Crabgrass Band will bring their beloved brand of great grass roots music to the Salem Athenaeum garden, combining traditional and contemporary songs with a variety of folk instruments, strong vocal harmonies, and local New England themes. The show features Jack Schwartz on banjo, Pat Conlon on mandolin and blues harp, Dimitri Eleftherakis on bass, Maria Wolters on dobro, and Dusty Clampitt on fiddle and their repertoire varies from folk standards to original compositions, presented with a vocal blend that comes from over twenty years of making music together. Free to Salem Athenaeum members; $15, general admission. Register at: https://salemathenaeum.salsalabs.org/081123salon_daisynellcaptstan/index.html?page=register.
Salem Heritage Days
Salem’s Heritage Days festival kicks off Aug. 7, and runs through Aug 13, with a line-up that includes a seniors-only ice cream social, barbecue at Winter Island, and a Roaring ’20s Ball. Monday, the Salem Community Concert Band and Community Jazz Band plays Salem Willows Shell, followed Tuesday by the North Shore Concert Band’s Americana program. The Salem Police and Fire departments host a cookout at Palmer Cove Park on Tuesday, followed Wednesday by Salem Meet & Eat free dinner at Derby Wharf, with an Ice Scream Bowl and a family movie on the Common. Thursday, visit Salem’s Front Street Farmers Market, with story time for youngsters hosted by the Salem Public Library. On Friday, there’s a bingo binge at the Community Life Center with prizes, and on Saturday, Tour-A-Truck event Salem Willows with games, crafts and giveaways. New this year from Peabody Essex Museum, a collaboration with PEM Pals and Salem’s Public Artist-in-Residence, Claudia Paraschiv with interactive performances and art-making. Sunday’s grand finale includes the 21st Annual Phillips House Car Meet, and the Willows Sunset Hang with Fusion Fest, a new event hosted at the House of the Seven Gables — a delicious celebration of their current settlement’s immigrant cultures. All downtown museums and attraction are either free or discounted. For a complete schedule, visit www.salemma.gov/home/events/354741.
Create a clock
The Peabody Institute West Branch Library, 603 Lowell St., Peabody invites you to create a clock! Meet in the Community Room on Monday, Aug. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m., and using paint, stickers, scrapbook paper, wood burning tools, and imagination to create a working clock! This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required as space is limited. For ages 13 and older. Please visit online or at the Public Service Desk or call the West Branch Library at 978-535-3354 for more information.
Salem vets park for free
Anyone with a veteran license plate may park for free at any on or off-street metered Salem parking space, as well as in any off-street city parking lot requiring payment via a kiosk or app-based payment within Salem. A list of eligible veterans license plates, as issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, can be found at www.mass.gov/service-details/veteran-and-military-license-plates. The policy does not include fees for garage parking and applies only to parking fees and does not invalidate any other underlying regulation governing a parking space. All non-fee related regulations – such as time limits, no parking restrictions, resident parking rules, and so forth – remain in effect. Questions? Call the Traffic and Parking Department at 978-745-8120.
Intro to Crochet
Teens grades 8-12 can learn to crochet or get help and ideas on a project during any Intro to Crochet session in the Teen Area at the Peabody West Branch Library, 603 Lowell St. Peabody Wednesdays in August from 11 a.m. to noon., with snacks! Registration is not required, but is preferred. This program is free and open to the public. Questions? Call the West Branch Library at 978-535-3354, visit us online, or stop by in person at the Public Service Desk.
Abbot Public Library highlights
Abbot Public Library is open at the Eveleth School interim space at 3 Brook Road, Marblehead. Hours are: Monday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday: noon to 6 p.m., Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: Closed. Returns are accepted in the blue Library return bin near the Main Desk. The library is currently unable to accept donations. For updates on the renovations, visit abbotlibrary.org/news/renovation-news. Questions? Call 781-631-1481, or visit: abbotlibrary.org.
Mondays, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., IRS sponsored Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program — Call the 781-631-1481 to add your name to the waitlist. You need your last year’s tax returns and 2022 paperwork. Questions? Visit abbotlibrary.org/tax-prep-program.
Mondays, Drop-in 2:30 – 4 p.m. Open Tech Lab — in Reference Room, Abbot Public Library at Eveleth School. Every Monday, join a staff member for one-on-one help.
Mondays, 6:30 p.m., new series with Marblehead League of Women Voters — how Marblehead Town Government works; a hybrid program, requires registration for in person or via Zoom at: abbotlibrary.org.
Make your pet a star
The Friends of Beverly Animals (FOBA) is seeking pet photos for its 2024 calendar. Send a favorite photo (no more than three of each pet) of dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, any animal you care about, as long as it’s a good, clear and interesting photo. Deadline for submission is Aug. 10. Send to [email protected] and include the words “2024 calendar” in the email subject line.
The Paul Madore Chorale invites you to join them for their SummerSing productions. Singers and instrumentalists come together to perform standard repertory pieces just for the fun of it, with only as much rehearsal as the conductor can cram in before running the piece. Scores are available to borrow if you don’t have your own. Come by to perform or just to listen and enjoy. The remaining schedule is as follows: July 31: Fauré Requiem, René Minalga-Rheault, Conductor; Aug. 7: Handel’s Messiah: Parts II & III; Ed Lundergan, Conductor; Aug. 14: Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass; Murray Kidd, Conductor. All performances begin at 7:45 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem. All are welcome. Suggested DonaBon is $10. For more information, visit: thepaulmadorechorale.org Facebook: @PaulMadoreChorale
Beverly Public Library Highlights
The Beverly Public Library has it all this summer. From reading to meditating to Sci-fi and outdoor concerts, your summer’s set. Check www.beverlypubliclibrary.org/events for a full listing of our events at all locations for all ages.
Summer Reading program: Kids, teens, and adults are welcome to join the Beverly Public Library’s Summer Reading program, “Find Your Voice!” Check our Summer Reading page for logs, game cards, and book rating forms or come pick up at the library. Win in prizes and have a ton of fun.
Community Zen: Join meditation sessions led by Zen Center’s founder Joan Amaral. Silent Zen meditation is from 11:30 a.m. to noon, with class from noon to 1 p.m. Attend any or all sessions. This program is a partnership with the Zen Center North Shore.
Sci-fi & Fantasy Book Group: Join the conversation with a new Sci-fi & Fantasy Book Group, meeting every third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. More details at www.beverlypubliclibrary.org/events/book-groups.
Summer Sounds Outdoor Concert Series: Wednesdays, July 19 to Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Free, family-friendly live music on the Winter Street courtyard! Rain location: Sohier Room. July 19: John Jerome; July 26: Bob “Colorado Bob” Kramer.
‘Who Could Ask For Anything More?’
Gershwin and Porter will stop the shows again with their life stories and fabulous music. First staged at Marblehead Little Theatre in 2014, Gershwin & Porter, Who Could Ask for Anything More? returns to MLT through Aug. 6. Written by Marblehead Little Theatre veterans Anne Lucas and Betty Lautner, who are co-directing the show this summer in a much requested revival, with Andrew Hankinson as George Gershwin and Kenny Meehan. as Cole Porter reminiscing about their lives and best songs. Both weekends are sold out during the last run of the show, so get your tickets early. Visit mltlive.org today.
Free lunch at Peabody Library’s Main Branch
The Peabody Library’s Main Branch, 82 Main St., will be serving free lunches for children and teens to age 18, no registration required, throughout the summer, through Tuesday, Aug. 22. The schedule is Monday through Thursday, and run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Along with lunch, the library offers fun, free activities for participating families: Make it Mondays (make cool stuff); Time to Play Tuesdays; Water Play Wednesdays; Thoughtful Thursdays. Lunches will also be served on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Aug, 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Higgins Middle School, 85 Perkins St., and Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, 485 Lowell St. The program is sponsored by Peabody Public Schools, Citizens Inn, Project Bread, Child Nutrition Outreach Program, and Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Questions? Email: [email protected]
Check out the Danvers Library
The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers, has some great stuff in store for you this summer.
Free, outdoor concerts: Sundays at Patton Park
Sundays in Patton Park has kicked off its 2023 summer season of free outdoor concerts. The series continues for eight weeks (rain or shine) and includes a variety of musical genres. Remaining schedule is: Aug. 6: Jambalaya Horns (New Orleans-flavored blues, soul & funk). Patton Park is located on Route 1A in Hamilton, a short walk from downtown and the T. If rain, the concert moves to the Tabernacle in Asbury Grove (follow pink signs from the park down Asbury Street).
Summer events for teens at Peabody Library
The Peabody Institute Library will host a series of events for middle and high school students centered around the Summer Reading theme of “Find Your Voice.” Daily events are hosted in the Main Library Teen Room, 82 Main St., Peabody, on Monday through Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. Our two branch libraries will have themed to-go kits for teens available for pick up. The themes for each week of the remaining weeks are as follows: July 31 to Aug. 3: Music; Aug. 7-10: Comic Art; Aug. 14-17: Painting & Art The programs are free and open to teens and tweens entering grades 6-12. Registration is strongly suggested, but drop ins are welcome. To register and learn more, visit the online calendar at peabodylibrary.org/calendar.
Moonlight Movies at Patton Park
Moonlight Movies, hosted by the Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department at the historic Patton Homestead, 650 Asbury St., Hamilton, are free and all are welcome to gather on the lawn at this historic property. Bring lawn seating, pack a picnic, or buy one from on-site vendor before the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Movies are screened on fourth Fridays,. The remaining screening is: Aug. 25. Poor weather cancels; updates 24 hours prior at www.hamiltonma.gov/about/patton-homestead/. Parking is off-street and assisted by police. Beer, wine also available. Dogs on leash are welcome. Note the Patton Homestead is also open to the public from dawn to dusk daily.
Free Salem Trolley is back
The city of Salem is once again offering residents free rides on the Salem Trolley through Sept. 30. Proof of residency/resident tickets are available at the Salem Trolley office, 8 Central St. The trolley runs seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and its route includes much of downtown Salem and also the Salem Willows, with regular stops along the way. For the complete route map, visit http://salemtrolley.com/map-of-tour-3.html. Seating is based on the availability and passengers will not be allowed to disembark and then get back onto the trolley.
Adult summer Reading Bingo
The Peabody Institute Library’s adult summer bingo is back, through Aug. 31. Pick up a Bingo sheet, and once completed, you’ll be entered to win a raffle prize. You must be 18 years of age or older, and there is a limit of three entries per person per library. Winners will be contacted Sept. 4. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 978-535-3354, visit online, or stop by in person at the Public Service Desk.
Moms Support Group
This Moms Support Group at Recovery Centers of America is specifically designed for moms who have children who are either actively struggling with addiction or have found recovery. Discussions will cover topics such as establishing healthy boundaries and being a supportive ally for children, while also taking care of our own well-being. This support group is a safe space for mothers, providing a sense of community and understanding among those who share similar experiences. By joining, you can find solace in the healing journey towards recovery. The group, which is free to the public, meets every Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon at Recovery Centers of America at Danvers, 75 Lindall St. in Danvers.
Salem Maritimes will hold a Salem Merry-time Fest from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Derby Street. Free to the public, this one-day festival marks a return of the park’s annual summer event after a prolonged hiatus due to COVID-19. This year, the fest will feature a wide range of entertainment, including musicians, magic, visiting vessels, hands-on activities, and — for the first time — the “Great Salem Maritime Cardboard Boat Regatta, with teams of two building homemade cardboard boats to launch from Derby Beach. Stay up-to-date and learn more about how to participate in this year’s event at https://www.nps.gov/sama/planyourvisit/salem-merry-time-fest.htm.
On Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, the Peabody West Branch Library, 603 Lowell St. in Peabody screens Saturday Morning Cartoons in the Community Room. Snacks are provided. Registration is required, as space is limited. Free to the public. For more information, please call the West Branch Library at 978-535-3354 or stop by in person at the Public Service Desk.
Tick prevention tips
The town of Ipswich reminds residents of important safety tips to avoid mosquito and tick bites. Serious viruses including West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) are also spread by mosquitoes in rare instances. Tips from the CDC to limit exposure of tick and mosquito bites includes utilize insect repellents registered with the EPA with active ingredients: DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol. But never use products that contain oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol on children under 3 years old. Never apply insect repellent on a child’s hands, eyes, mouth, cuts, or irritated skin. For a complete list of dos and don’ts and CDC approved advice, visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/mosquito-borne-disease-prevention.
At the Beverly Public Library
The Beverly Public Library has plenty of programs and events for all ages all year round. Here’s what’s on this month, both at the library, 32 Essex St., Beverly, and on Zoom. When registration is required, go to: https://beverlypubliclibrary.org/. If the program is virtual, you will receive your Zoom link in advance. For more information, visit beverlypubliclibrary.org/, or call 978-921-6062.
Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., free program series for adults– weekly, spring and fall at the main library. For full details, visit: www.beverlypubliclibrary.org/events/monday-mornings.
At the Salem Athenaeum
The Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem, holds regular programs, group meetings and events. Some are in person, some are continuing to meet online. Groups are open to everyone, and offer a full range of interesting topics. Check out the schedule below and for more information, visit the links listed at: https://salemathenaeum.net/ Questions? 978.744.2540. For Athenaeum on Social Medi, visit: facebook.com/thesalemathenaeum/ For Goodreads: — visit: www.goodreads.com/group/show/1081961-salem-athenaeum-readers-group
Now Showing: Fashion Through the Pages — Elaine von Bruns’ exhibit has everything from big wigs at the courts of Louis XIV and XV in Diderot’s Encyclopédie to Mary Todd Lincoln’s personal dressmaker to dazzling gowns in the color plates of period novels like Pride and Prejudice. Free, during regular open hours.
Library Danvers programs
Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers, has programs offering something for everyone. Check the website events calendar for whatever captures your interest at danverslibrary.org. Registration is required for all events, both Zoom and in-person.
Lunch time History Films
The Danvers Historical Society is hosting a free series of historical documentary film screenings with discussions presented by Heritage Films, Dan Tremblay, every second Monday of each month, from noon to 1 p.m., at Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page St., Danvers. Brings your lunch and learn! Donations appreciated. Questions? Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to [email protected]. Schedule as follows:
Aug. 14, Massachusetts State House Time Capsule — A late 1700s time capsule reveals messages, coins and artifacts from Paul Revere and John Adams.
Sep. 11, Old Time Automobiles Built in Essex County — Essex’s history of auto design, development, production.
Oct. 16, Ghost Stories of New England favorites — a few ghosts and unusual, creepy stuff.
Archaeology Society Speaker Series
The Danvers Historical Society is hosting an Archaeology Society Speaker Series every third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page St., Danvers. A Zoom link is also available, email: [email protected], or call 978-777-1666. Donations appreciated.
At Beverly Library
Beverly Public Library swings has a great lineup of events and programs. Check out the schedule below and if registration is required, visit: the event calendar at beverlypubliclibrary.org, or call 978-921-6062. The Beverly Public Library is located at: 32 Essex St, Beverly,
Monday Mornings for adults at 9:30 a.m. — free weekly program series in the Sohier Room at the Beverly Public Library.
Living Room Conversations: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion- What Does it Mean for the City of Beverly? With Beverly’s new Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), Wangari Fahari. Questions? Contact Graham at [email protected].
North Shore Friends meeting
The North Shore Friends (Quakers) are now meeting at 10 a.m. on Sundays at 74 Hart St. in Beverly Farms. More information is available by contacting Martin Ray at 978-283-4585.
Barbershop chorus rehearsing
The Northshoremen Barbershop Chorus welcomes men of all ages who love to sing to join them. The chorus rehearses every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Come to the next rehearsal, or for more information call 866-727-4988.
The Greater Beverly YMCA has announced the return of noon-time basketball to the Sterling Center in Beverly. YMCA members 19 and older are invited to play pick-up basketball for free Monday through Friday from noon to 2 p.m.
Call for volunteers
Beverly Main Streets is planning a warm weather lineup of events that need you to help them happen. Community volunteers are the secret of success that will make Beverly’s 20th anniversary Arts Fest and 10th anniversary Block Party block busters!! Do you love these events? Want to help us. make them happen? Email [email protected] and ell us what makes you awesome and willing to help, and we will send you info on volunteer opportunities this spring.
Drop ‘n Shop
New England’s Largest Consignment Event for all things kid’s clothing, toys, sporting, games, books and more is coming to the Pingree School in Hamilton. This is the premier venue to consign your brand-name children’s clothes and gear. It’s the Best of Boston and New England with consignors from from all over New England. New and gently-used only newborn through teen children’s clothes, shoes, toys, games, strollers, bikes, books, baby gear, furniture, sports equipment, maternity wear. Consignors earn 50% of sales. For a complete overview, visit childrensdropandshop.com.
Peabody West Little League
Peabody West Little League has not raised player fees for years and will never turn away a player who cannot pay. This, its 60th anniversary season, is kicking off with a much needed sponsorship drive. Support is needed from friends and community partners through the sponsorship options. Please help continue this great 60-year tradition of PWLL by becoming a league sponsor for this 2023 season. For the sponsor form, visit: https://files.constantcontact.com/9b5e565b001/7e6d2c7c-6212-43aa-8a80-8a188d6bfe0a.pdf?rdr=true
At the Salem Athenaeum
The Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem, holds regular group meetings. Some are in person, some are continuing to meet online. Groups are open to everyone, and summer offers a full range of interesting topics. Check out the schedule below and for more information on a meeting that interests you, visit the links listed on the website at: https://salemathenaeum.net/ Questions? 978.744.2540. For Athenaeum on social media, visit: facebook.com/thesalemathenaeum/ For Goodreads: — visit: www.goodreads.com/group/show/1081961-salem-athenaeum-readers-group
Peabody Institute Library, Peabody
The Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody, has some great new activities in store for you as we celebrate Pride Month. Check out the schedule below, and watch for more up and coming listing. Questions? Check the online calendar for dates and registration links at: www.peabodylibrary.org, or call 978-531-0100 ext. 17.
First Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Adult crafting — Learn new art forms and DIY crafts on second floor of the library. Bring your own crafts or use the library’s. Registration helpful but not required.
Yoga teacher and art therapist Jill Manos will lead biweekly beginner yoga classes, free, for middle and high school students at 3 p.m. Held at the Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody, these classes are meant for teens to decompress after school, o get in touch with their physical and mental health. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Jill is a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, 500hr Yoga Teacher, Artist, Nia White Belt Certified, and Reiki 2 Certified. This is part of a series of programs to help children, teens, and families manage and support their mental health and wellness and is supported in part by a grant from the Peabody Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Open to tweens and teens grades 6-12. Registration required at: peabodylibrary.org/calendar.
Beverly Bootstraps needs you
A leading social service agency on the North Shore, Beverly Bootstraps last year celebrated 30 years, now offering a diverse food assistance program, client support services, adult education, youth and adult programs, and a Thrift Shop. In 2022, food pantry visits reached an all-time high, with nearly 13,000 over the year. Now, with rampant inflation, a possible looming recession, and the recently announced end of SNAP Emergency Allotments, that number will only grow. Beverly Bootstraps asks that you consider donating today at give.beverlybootstraps.org, mailing a check, or dropping off non-perishable food items at 35 Park St. in Beverly to help those in need in our community.
Code Club for Teens at Peabody Library
Learn to code by playing games in the Peabody Library’s weekly code club meetings every Thursday at 3 p.m. Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 are welcome in the library’s Creativity Lab to learn computer programming skills through a series of tutorials and projects. They will work towards building websites, video games, phone apps, animations and more, while learning how to become better problem solvers and critical thinkers. Fiero’s interface makes learning to code easy, competitive, and fun. Learn at your own pace, win prizes, join the Hackathon for the chance to win a robot. Free and in person at the library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Registration required at: peabodylibrary.org/calendar.
‘Sundays at 5’ at AMC Ipswich
Ascension Memorial Church hosts its “Sundays at 5” every Sunday. “Sundays at 5” is youth-led but designed for all ages, a spiritually inspiring opportunity especially for people who find the timing of church on Sunday mornings problematic. Music, art, poetry, scripture and other creative elements will be drawn from modern and ancient sources of faith and wisdom for the 30-minute service. Snacks, fun and games follow to add to the evening. For more, go to www.amcipswich.com or call 978-356-2560. Ascension Memorial Church is located 31 County St., Ipswich.
What’s on at the
Salem Public Library
The Salem Public Library’s new 2023 programs are in person, and all require advance registration at salempl.org/calendar or call 978-744-9667.
Tuesdays, 9:30 to 10 a.m., Tell Me A Cuento — ages 18 months to 5 years. A bilingual (English-Spanish) story time with Ms. Suzie. With parents or caregiver. Register online at salempl.org/calendar or call:978-744-9667.
Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Sensory Bins — ages 18 months to 3 years with caregiver. Explore and learn through hands-on tactile play with our sensory bins which may include water, whipped cream and other food items. Dress for a mess! Register at salempl.org/calendar or call 978-744-9667.
Tuesdays, 5:45 to 8:30 p.m., “Call of Cthulhu!” — grades 9-12 join us for Call of Cthulhu — a tabletop, role-playing game of cosmic horror. Journey back to the 1920s in witch-haunted Arkham, MA and brave the unknown. Limited to five investigators, materials provided. Play at your comfort level. Meets two Tuesdays a month: Jan. 17, 24; Feb. 7, 14; March 7 and 14. Registration is for all sx weeks, online at salempl.org/calendar or call 978-744-9667.
Last Tuesday of month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Anime Club for Teens and Tweens — Come watch anime and chat. Make origami, candy sushi, and more. Help choose what we’ll watch next. Meets the last Tuesday of every month: Jan. 31, Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, and May 30. Tweens and teens grades 5+. Register online at salempl.org/calendar or by calling 978-744-9667.
Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Baby Signs, Sign, Say & Play— six-weekly classes, program for parents and babies. Fun games, songs, and activities highlight developmental skills and teach infant/toddler sign language. Register once for all six weeks (Jan. 18 to March 1). No class Feb. 22. Space limited. Register online at salempl.org/calendar or by calling 978-744-9667.
Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Art Start — ages 3-5. Practice early visual literacy with your tots as we explore classic and contemporary artworks together. Materials provided to create masterpieces of our own! With caregiver. Register online at salempl.org/calendar or by calling 978-744-9667.
Fridays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Babies & Books — 0-18 months – An interactive story-playtime and chance to bond with your baby with rhymes, stories, and songs! Register online at salempl.org/calendar or by calling 978-744-9667.
Fridays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Polymer Clay Party — Grades 5 and up. Join Ms. Kate for workshop focused on crafting with polymer clay;. We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. materials provided. Let your imagination run wild while you play with some clay! For grades 5+. Register online at salempl.org/calendar or by calling 978-744-9667.
The Salem Public Library is located at 70 Essex St, Salem.