Essex Library Notes | May 12


Book Group

Monday, May 15 at 10 a.m. in the library

Join the discussion of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

All welcome to discuss this semi-autobiographical novel


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

Books available at the library, E-books on Overdrive.  Join author Patty Hanlon.

Thursday, May 18 Reception 6 p.m., Talk 7 p.m.

Third floor auditorium, no registration necessary


Saturday May 13 from 3-6 p.m.

Teens ONLY 3-4 p.m. Families etc. 4-6 p.m.

Don't miss this special event: ACTUAL mini-golf at the Library.  Join us as we host Mobile Mini-Golf and their 9-hole course specifically designed for our event at the Essex Library.  The colorful course has hills, jumps, bumps, twists, and loops and is suitable for all ages.  The course is set up in the common spaces you'll recognize in and around the library.  This is your one and only chance to say you played golf AT THE LIBRARY.  Sign up at


Mon, Tues & Wed thru May 17

Grades 5-8 HS Senior will be available to help in all subjects.  Take advantage of this super opportunity.

Register or drop in

Early Childhood Partners & School Readiness Program from the Boston Children's Museum!

Tuesdays, April 25 - May 30 at 10 a.m. in the library.

Designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver to help your child build and practice their social emotional skills.  Registered participants will receive a free family kit to support learning at home.

Early Childhood Partners CFCE program. Register at or call 978-468-5489.

Friends of the Library Gardening Series

FOL Community Sunflower Growing Contest.

Pick up your free packet of sunflower seeds to grow over the summer.  Bragging rights to win.  A fun community challenge from the Friends of the Library.

FOL Plant Swap

Wednesday May 24, 6-7 p.m., outside on the lawn.

Tables will be outside with plants to take and plants to give.



May 19-21

The Town of Essex and the Essex business community are welcoming people back to Downtown Essex to see Essex in Bloom.  There will be dining, shop hopping, entertainment, art installations, games, and more.  More information

MUSEUM PASSES are available.  Most museums have etickets, reserve online at

Library will be closed for Memorial Day Friday and reopen Tuesday, May 30

All information and registrations can be found at

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