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Haverhill Public Library

99 Main Street, Haverhill (978) 373 -1586

VIRTUAL HYPNOSIS

PRESENTATION August 4, 6:30–8 p.m.; virtual Join us for an exciting, informative and fun 90-minute presentation on alternative heal­ing. We will focus mainly on hypnosis, but will also cover reiki and EFT (tapping). Pre­sented by Andy Morris of A Better Life Hyp­nosis & Reiki. Registration is required for this free adult program. Contact Brendan Kieran at bkieran@haverhillpl.org.

ALPHABET ART August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2–2:10 p.m.; virtual Amanda is making an Alphabet Art series of virtual craft programs for young children. The videos are posted every Wednesday on the library’s YouTube channel, HPL Chil­dren, by 2 p.m. These are simple crafts for little ones using common art supplies (con­struction paper, scissors, glue stick). For more information, contact kids@haverhillpl.org.

VIRTUAL CRAFTERS GROUP August 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2–3 p.m.; virtual Are you working on a craft project at home? Want to meet with other crafters online for an hour? Join us! This program is for adults, and registration is required. Contact Bren­dan Kieran at bkieran@haverhillpl.org.

FAIRYTALE CRAFTING August 11, 2–2:30 p.m.; Virtual Join us for virtual crafting sessions related to our summer-reading theme: Imagine Your Story! Register for each child, make an ap­pointment to pick up your materials packet, and tune in to Facebook Live, where we will make the craft and read a story or two! For ages 3–7. Registration is required. Contact Joan at 978-373-1586.

SEVEN STEPS TO

MANAGING YOUR MEMORY August 18, 6:30–7:30 p.m.; virtual Dr. Andrew Budson, professor of neurology at Boston University, lecturer at Harvard, and author of Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do about It, will explain how indi­viduals can distinguish changes in memo­ry due to Alzheimer’s versus normal aging; which medications, diets and exercise re­gimes can help; and the best habits, strategies, and memory aids to use. This program is for adults, and registration is required. Contact Brendan Kieran at bkieran@haverhillpl.org.

Langley Adams Library

185 Main Street, Groveland (978) 372- 1732

THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT August 3, 6:30 p.m.; on Zoom Join us for a Zoom talk with local historian Lee Thomas. Using a slide show, music and video clips, Lee will give an overview of the history of the Civil Rights Movement in our country. For teens and adults. Register for this free pro­gram at langleyadamslib.org or contact Sue at snakanishi@langleyadamslib.org.

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB August 5 and 19, 3 p.m.; on Zoom Want to meet other writers your age and discuss your work? Then join the Creative Writing Club! To register, contact Meghan at mmccabe@langleyadamslib.org.

TRIVIA NIGHT August 6, 7 p.m.; on Zoom Show off your knowledge of pop culture and mythology. Teen- and family-friendly. To register, contact Meghan at mmccabe@lang­leyadamslib.org.

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY August 17, 6:30 p.m.; on Zoom Join us for this Zoom program with local historian Lee Thomas. Using a slide show, music, and artifacts, Lee will present an over­view of the history of Native Americans. For teens and adults. Register for this free pro­gram at langleyadamslib.org or contact Sue at snakanishi@langleyadamslib.org.

GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB August 18, 3 p.m.; on Zoom Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell. To regis­ter, contact Meghan at mmccabe@langleyad­amslib.org.

AUTHOR DEBORAH GOODRICH

ROYCE: FINDING MRS. FORD August 24, 6:30 p.m.; on Zoom Join us for a special Zoom meeting with former actress (All My Children, Remote Control) turned bestselling author Deborah Goodrich Royce! Deborah will share her journey from acting to story editing (Wrin­kle in Time, Emma, Chicago) to theater res­toration to writing her debut novel, Finding Mrs. Ford. “The FBI arrives to question her about a man from Iraq—a Chaldean Chris­tian from Mosul—where ISIS has just seized control.” To hear more, please tune in! One lucky participant will win a copy of this book! Copper Dog Books at 272 Cabot St. in Beverly has copies that you can order on its website, Copperdogbooks.com. Or call the bookstore at 978-969-3460. Deborah will also give sneak peek at her next book, Ruby Falls. Registration is required for this free adult program at langleyadamslib.org, or contact Sue at snakanishi@langleyadamslib.org. FICTION AUTHOR MONICA DUNCAN August 31, 6:30 p.m.; on Zoom Join us for a special Zoom session with New­buryport resident and fiction author Monica Duncan! Monica will discuss her bestselling book, Twine. Twine’s main character, Juniper Kowalski, a mediocre artist and graduate of one of the best art schools in the country, gets pregnant by her married lover and ends up back in Gobles, Michigan, living in her dead grandma’s trailer. Copies are available at Jab­berwocky Bookshop in Newburyport. Mon­ica has included Jabberwock’s link on her website: monicafayduncan.com/about.html. Registration is required for this free adult program at langleyadamslib.org, or contact Sue at snakanishi@langleyadamslib.org.

Nevins Memorial Library

305 Broadway, Methuen, (978) 686-4080

VIRTUAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST August 3–14; on Facebook Do you have photos you’d like to share! Why not enter them in our Virtual Photography Contest? Send your photos to Alison, our teen services librarian, by August 14 at 4 p.m., and she’ll post them on the Nevins Library Young Adult Facebook page. Vote for your favorites. Winners will be announced August 17. For ages 10–18. Contact Alison Cochrane at acochrane@nevinslibrary.org.

VIRTUAL FAN ART CONTEST August 3–14; on Facebook Are you an artist? Do you have fan art to share? Why not enter our Virtual Fan Art Contest? Send your original fan art (based on your favorite book, graphic novel, man­ga TV show, movie, etc.) to Alison, our teen services librarian, by August 28 at 4 p.m., and she’ll post them on the Nevins Library Young Adult Facebook page. Vote for your favor­ites. Winners will be announced August 31. For ages 10–18. Contact Alison Cochrane at acochrane@nevinslibrary.org.

VIRTUAL ANIMATION WORKSHOP August 4–10; online Have you ever wanted to explore the magic of animation? Join us for a self-paced program created by Alex Thomas and Friends that will teach participants how to create animation projects using free open-source software. After you’ve tried your hand at animation, you can submit your work to the Children’s Department, nevinschildrens@nevinslibrary.org, so that we can create a virtual presen­tation of participants’ work. For ages 8 and older. Register at nevinslibrary.org or 978- 686-4080.

MEET TUCKER DOG! August 4, 1 p.m.; on Zoom Come hear a Zoomed story and meet Tuck­er, the friendly little dog who is the unofficial mascot at the Nevins Farm MSPCA. Danielle Wordell, humane education coordinator at Nevins Farm, will also discuss pet adoption, answer any questions you have about the process, and introduce you to some animals that are currently up for adoption. For ages 2–7. Registration is required at nevinslibrary.org or 978-686-4080.

WEAVERS OF THE WORLD August 5, 2:30 p.m.; on Zoom Join us to learn about the wonderful weav­ers of worldwide mythology and learn how to make your own cardboard loom so that you can create your own weavings! For ages 12–18. Registration is required. Contact Ali­son at acochrane@nevinslibrary.org.

CREATURE FEATURE:

MEET RAMEN THE SNAKE August 6, 10:30 a.m.; on Zoom Ready to move beyond cats, dogs, hamsters, and goldfish as pets? Join us to learn about a beautiful snake! For ages 9–13. Registration is required at nevinslibrary.org or 978-686- 4080.

KING ARTHUR: MYTHS

AND LEGENDS August 12, 2:30 p.m.; on Zoom Join us to learn about the myths and legends surrounding King Arthur, and then watch a movie that was inspired by King Arthur sto­ries! For ages 12–18. Registration is required. Contact Alison at acochrane@nevinslibrary.org.

THE TANGLEWOOD MARIONETTES

PRESENT CINDERELLA August 13, 10 a.m.; on Facebook/Zoom You’ve never seen the famous fairy tale pre­sented quite like this—with lavishly costumed marionettes in beautiful painted settings, told with wit and some surprising details. This two-part program includes not only a film of the lovely performance, but also an optional Zoom question-and-answer period for kids to learn about how the marionettes are made and manipulated. For ages 3–11. Registration is required for the Zoom portion at nevinsli­brary.org or 978-686-4080.

FAIRY TALE DIGITAL ESCAPE ROOM August 19; online This is a digital escape room of fantastic pro­portions, and you can find it on the Nevins Library Young Adult Facebook page! For ages 10–18.

Plaistow Public Library

85 Main Street, Plaistow (603) 382- 6011

BLOOD DRIVE August 18, 1–6 p.m. Plaistow Public Library, Nelson Room Please preregister at Redcrossblood.org. Vol­unteer greeters are always welcome!

Kimball Library

5 Academy Ave., Atkinson NH (603) 362- 5234

CELTIC CONCERT BY JOHN

TIRRELL-WYSOCKI August 6, 6–7 p.m.; virtual Bringing fresh energy to traditional Celt­ic music, Jordan is an award-winning New Hampshire–based fiddler/singer who has been performing professionally for more than two decades. Jordan will entertain us with favorite fiddle tunes and songs with gui­tar accompaniment. This free program is for adults and registration required at kimballli­brary.com or 603-362-5234.

HUNGRYTOWN CONCERT August 12, 6–7 p.m.; Facebook Live After more than 15 years of worldwide tour­ing and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown, have earned a rep­utation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting. Their latest album, Further West, made the top 10 on the American folk DJ charts and at least 14 best of the year lists. This free program is for all ages. Registration is required at kimballlibrary.com or 603-362- 5234.

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS August 5, 5–6 p.m.; on Zoom Join us on ZOOM and learn about wild ani­mals such as a tegu, porcupine, wallaby, ma­caw, giant snake and more. You’ll see them hanging out with their keepers and have a chance to ask questions and find out what makes all these animals so unique. This event is for all ages. It will be virtually live, and there will be no replays. Registration is required at kimballlibrary.com or 603-362-5234.

CREATE YOUR OWN FAIRY HOUSE August 26, 6:30–7:15 p.m.; on Zoom Gather your materials to craft your very own fairy house from materials such as bark, sticks, leaves, flowers, stones or items you can find inside your home! Once we all meet up on Zoom, we’ll share brief introductions and then spend 20 minutes to assemble and decorate our fairy houses. All participants will receive an award in the mail. For all ages. Registration is required at kimballlibrary.com or 603-362-5234.

BOARD BOP: VIRTUAL BOARD GAMES August 3–24, 5:15–5:45 p.m.; on Zoom Join us on Zoom to hang out with friends and play a different fun game each week. We’ll play charades, Pictionary, bingo and more! Join for one or all four sessions. For grades 1–5. Registration is required at kimballli­brary.com or 603-362-5234.

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