Essex Library Notes | May 5


Library Closed

The library will be closed Friday, May 26 and reopen Tuesday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

Essex Community Read

Thursday, May 18, reception at 6 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. Books available at the library May 3.  We will discuss “Swimming to the Top of the Tide: Finding Life Where Land and Water Meet” by Patricia Hanlon.

Community Sunflower Growing Contest

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

Essex in Bloom

May 19-21.  The Town of Essex business community are welcoming people back to Downtown Essex.  There will be dining, shop hopping, entertainment, art installation, games and more.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. Join us for a very special evening with actress Sheryl Faye, as she portrays the woman who changed her life and ours.


Golf at the Library

Saturday, May 13 from 3-6 p.m.  Suitable for all ages. Mobile Mini Golf and their nine-hole course specifically designed for our event.  The colorful course has hills, jumps, bumps, twists, and loops.  The course is set up in the common spaces you will recognize in and around the library.

Homework Help

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday May 10, 11, 12, and 24, 25, 26.  Grades 5-8 a high school senior will be available to help in all subjects.

Early Childhood School Readiness Program

Tuesdays, May 9-30 at 10 a.m.  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.

Girl Running:  Bobbi Gibb

Thursday, May 13 at 4 p.m. ages 4-10.  Historic New England invites students to explore the story of Bobbi Gibb and her journey to the starting line of the Boston Marathon.  Students will examine a variety of shoes from Historic New England’s collection, artifacts from the Boston Marathon races, and create their own medal to take home with them.

Story Hour Wednesday Mornings

9 a.m. for Wee Ones

10 a.m. for Preschool

Museum Passes Available

Children’s Museum, Wenham Museum, PEM, MOS, MFA, Children’s Piazza, Aquarium, Zoo NE and DCR parking passes.

Library of Things

Having company? We have Hotspots, Bocce, Cornhole, Croquet, Pickleball, Giant Jenga, and more.

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