Essex Library Notes |Nov 18


Thanksgiving Holiday Closing

The library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and reopening Saturday, November 26 at 10 a.m.


Open Saturdays

 The library will be open Saturday mornings from 10 – 12 noon.

Community Book Group

Monday, December 5 at 10 a.m. We will discuss “Lady in the Lake” by Laura Lippman.  This novel is set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir.  It is about a middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman.

Make a Floral Arrangement

Monday, November 21 from 7-8 p.m.  Join local florist Karen Bell to make a beautiful autumn bouquet, perfect for the Thanksgiving table.  Space is very limited, register early.

Read to Jackson the Rescue Dog

Wednesdays November 30.  Schedule your 15-minute reading spot online.

Learn to Knit

Fridays, November 18, December 2, 9 and 16 at 3:30 p.m.  Children ages 6 years and older with an adult.  Learn the basics of knitting with Ms. Christine.  No experience necessary.  Build hand strength and dexterity which will support fine motor skills.  Participants will receive knitting needles and yarn to keep. Space is limited and registration is required.

Feliz NaviDuckie Soap Making for Teens

Friday, December 16 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Grades 6-12.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to make your own “Feliz NaviDuckie” soap creation. Each participant will take home their handmade soap and encased rubber ducky to keep or give as a holiday gift.

Holiday Story Time: A Tree in Dock Square

Friday, December 2 at 4 p.m. a local holiday story read by the author Jean Woodbury.  Enjoy this cozy story time followed by a sweet treat to go, and then head down to the Shipbuilding Museum to join in the town festivities and to greet Santa as he arrives by boat at 5 p.m.

Story Hours Wednesdays

Wee Ones 9 a.m. Ages 0-2 years with caregiver.

Pre-School 10 a.m.  Ages 3-5 years with caregiver.

Join April as she sings, rhymes, does fingerplays and more.

Library of Things

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

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