Essex Library Notes | March 17


Story Hour Wednesday Mornings with April

9 a.m. for Wee Ones, ages 0-2 with a caregiver

10 a.m. Preschool, ages 3-5 with a caregiver

Stories, fun, storyboards, songs, and rhymes! Register at

College Essay Writing Workshop

Tuesday March 21, at 6:30 – 8 p.m. on the third floor

College Essay Workshop.  Writing a memorable college essay is the one of the best ways for students to distinguish their college application.  Tracy Stephens, local English teacher, will share helpful advice and strategies for writing a compelling college application essay.  Participants will have a chance to read sample essays, ask questions and leave with a brainstorming activity to help them generate possible topic ideas.

Sign up at or info at

History of Essex Railroads

Thursday March 23, 7 p.m. on the third floor

Join us in welcoming Rockport resident Alan MacMillan, as he presents an illustrated lecture on the history of railroads in Essex, MA.  His talk will include models of Essex trains, artifacts of railroading, and even train tickets from the Essex Branch of the B&MRR.  Register at

Essex Community Read

Swimming to the Top of the Tide: Finding Life Where Land and Water Meet by Patricia Hanlon

Books available at the library April 3.  Keynote speaker Patty Hanlon,

Thursday, May 18 Reception 6 p.m., Talk 7 p.m. third floor auditorium.

FOL Gardening Series

Wednesday April 5 at 7 p.m., third floor

Annuals and Perennials

Join Holly and a guest speaker as they discuss the do's and don'ts for a successful growing season.

Wire Tree Art

Tuesday, April 11 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day with sculptor Ryan Kelly Participants will create a wire tree.

This program is funded by the Mass Cultural Council, Essex Cultural Division

Registration a must at

Teens Teens Teens-grades 6-12

Puzzle Palooza, Friday March 31 @ 3-5 p.m.

Grab a teammate and register for our first puzzle contest 300 pieces, prizes, and food!

Register at

Art Adventures a CFCE program

Saturdays March 18, 25 @ 10 a.m.

Miss Julie will lead the fun in art and music for ages 0-8 and their caregiver.  Registration is required at

Early Childhood Partners CFCE offers FREE playgroups, workshops, community events, advocacy, and support for families and children ages 0-8 and is funded by a grant from the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care awarded to Hamilton-Wenham RSD

All information and registrations can be found at

college essay writing workshop tuesday march, patricia hanlon, alan macmillan, college essay workshop, mass cultural council, patty hanlon, library april, sculptor, ryan kelly, tracy stephens, keynote speaker, earth day