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ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY - AUGUST 2022 EVENTS

For Immediate Release July 22, 2022

Contact: Kimberly Grad, Director 781-631-9419


 

ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY - AUGUST 2022 EVENTS

 

Monday, August 1 – Wednesday, August 31

 

Upcoming at the Abbot Public Library

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LIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS 

 

Renovations at 235 Pleasant Street are scheduled to begin in December 2022 with a projected completion date of Spring 2024. 

 

During the renovation, Abbot Public Library will move operations to the Eveleth School at 3 Brook Road in Marblehead, as of Fall 2022. The moving date will be announced later this summer. 

 

Repurposing the classrooms and gym space at the school, the interim space will include approximately 40% of the library’s collections, rooms dedicated to reference and technical support, children, and teens, as well as a quiet reading area and a room for public programs. 

 

Many programs will be on hiatus during August and September in consideration of the move. 

 

Browsing, book returns, computer use, access to the Library of Things and Museum Passes will be available while the library is open.

 

The library will be closed to the public at certain points during the transition. Dates of the closure will be announced. 




 

FRIENDS OF ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY 

 

Sail Away Book Shoppe Moving Sale!

Open During Library Hours

 

The Friends of Abbot Public Library is having a moving sale for the books in the Sail Away Book Shoppe. For the months of July and August, specially marked books are 50% off, and all other books are only $1! Support the Abbot Public Library by stopping by the store, located near the adult nonfiction section inside the library, anytime during the library’s open hours to browse  children's and adult books in almost-new condition at bargain prices. Sponsored by the Friends of Abbot Public Library. 

 

Please note: due to lack of space and the library’s upcoming move, the Friends of Abbot Public Library are unable to accept donations. Please contact friendsofabbotlibrary@gmail.com if you have any questions.



 

Friends of Abbot Public Library Book Sale

Saturday, August 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

At the Marblehead Farmers’ Market 

Marblehead Veterans Middle School

217 Pleasant Street - Enter from Vine St.

 

Stop by the Farmers’ Market at the Marblehead Veterans Middle School on Saturday, August 27 between 9:00 am and noon for the Friends of Abbot Public Library Book Sale! All proceeds go towards Abbot Public Library’s programs and services. 




 

VIRGINIA A. CARTEN GALLERY

 

Oceans of Possibilities

Directed by Michael Leykin

On View: Wednesday, July 13 - Friday, August 12, 2022

Closing Reception: Wednesday, August 10, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

On Wednesday, July 13, Michael Leykin opened his first directed art show! He has gathered the work of Michael Marrinan of Wellfleet, Chris Volpe of New Hampshire, Pete Hocking of Provincetown, and Todd Bonita of New Hampshire, as well as some local artists in a carefully curated collection of ocean-themed art. Please join us for a public closing reception on Wednesday, August 10 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Abbot Public Library’s Virginia A. Carten Gallery. 

 

Michael Leykin comes from the North Shore and attended high school at St. John’s Prep. He graduated with a degree in Entrepreneurship at Babson College and went on to start his own business. He has always had a passion for the arts and decided to test the waters of art shows with this being his first one.

 

About the Artists:

 

Michael Marrinan was born in London, England and has lived on Cape Cod since 1999. An established artist who works on linen, he began working with copper seven years ago. His "oils on copper” starts with the aging of the copper, with a process that involves both sulfur and organic tomatoes. Once this process is complete he continues with the use of oils to enhance the coppers' inherent patina, creating a one-of-a-kind piece.

 

Christopher Volpe is an artist, writer, and teacher whose paintings approach nature less as a visual motif than as a site of introspection and metaphor for intangible feelings and ideas. His work is shown nationally and held in the permanent collection of Smith College and the Whistler House Museum, as well as in numerous private collections.

 

Pete Hocking is a visual artist and writer based in Providence, RI & Provincetown, MA. His work is concerned with personal narrative, place, poetics, and political consciousness. He teaches at Goddard College in the Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts program and in the Division of Liberal Arts at Rhode Island School of Design. 

 

Todd Bonita fell in love with the ocean while growing up in Winthrop, Massachusetts, a small New England harbor town outside of Boston. After graduating from the Art Institute of Boston, he continued post baccalaureate study of classical painting and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. A twelve-year career as an illustrator - which included a creatively-explorative period working as a muralist, sculptor and designer - followed. He focused full time on fine art oil painting in 2006, creating works for art galleries and collectors. He currently maintains a small studio space at The Button Factory artist studios in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

 

With an education in early childhood development as well as fine art, Debra Freeman-Highberger founded the Acorn Gallery School of Art in Marblehead based on the understanding that a child’s involvement in the arts improves motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. Debra Freeman-Highberger studied painting independently and worked as a portrait artist in Ulm, Germany. During her time in Europe, she traveled through France, Germany, and Switzerland, painting landscapes.

 

Michael Graves is a nationally-recognized, plein-air artist based in central Massachusetts. Over a 35-year career, Graves has received over 85 awards and medals, and has been featured in numerous books and publications, including The New York Times, American Artist, and The Best of Oil Painting. He was recently inducted into the Guild of Boston Artists, and is a long-time member of the Rockport, Hudson Valley, Old Lyme Art, and North Shore Art Associations and Allied Artists Professional League.




 

ADULT SUMMER READING 2022: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES

Saturday, June 11 - Wednesday August 19, 2022

Main Desk, Abbot Public Library

 

Adults can challenge themselves this summer by completing one, two, or three reading bingo cards. For each completed reading bingo card, adults can enter their name to win the Adult Summer Reading Prize Raffle Basket. This is a great opportunity to try out a new genre, learn something new, and get crafty!

 

Visit our Ocean of Possibilities display near the Main Desk to pick up your first bingo card. After completing it, turn it in to a staff member to receive a raffle ticket and your next bingo sheet.

 

Share photos of your Summer Reading on Social Media! Tag our Facebook and Instagram pages, and use use the hashtag #APLAdultSummerReading2022.


All Summer Reading Prize Raffle Baskets are sponsored by the Friends of Abbot Public Library. 




 

ADULT PROGRAMS

 

Open Lab

Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, Drop-in 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room, Abbot Public Library

 

Do you have a question about your computer, smartphone, or tech gadget? Do you want time to practice where someone can help if you get stuck? Every Monday, join a staff member for one-on-one help with your device. For attendees who are unable to transport their device, there will be Windows laptops available. Drop by the lower level Meeting Room anytime between 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm. Registration is not required.



 

Please Note: our regular adult programs will not be held in August and September. During this time, we will be preparing for a move to the Eveleth School interim space during the library renovation, which will begin in December 2022. We will resume operations, programs, and library services in October. 

 

 

 

 

TEEN SUMMER READING 2022: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES

Saturday, June 11 - Wednesday August 31

Reference Desk, Abbot Public Library 

For teens ages 13-18 or grades 7-12

 

Track your reading this summer and participate in Abbot Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge! When you sign up at the library’s Reference Desk, you’ll receive all you need to get started with our thematic reading trackers and bookmarks. For each 25 minutes, cross off an icon on your Summer Reading Tracker; and for each 500 minutes, place your name in the Teen Summer Reading Prize Basket Raffle! Anything you read from magazines, books, graphic novels, audiobooks, etc. counts toward tracking the minutes you read. At the end of the summer, all minutes read will be added together to show how much we’ve all read in total this summer. 

 

Share photos of your Summer Reading on Social Media! Tag our Facebook and Instagram pages, and use use the hashtag #APLTeenSummerReading2022.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email marteen@noblenet.org. This program is for teens ages 13-18 or grades 7-12.

 

All Summer Reading Prize Raffle Baskets are sponsored by the Friends of Abbot Public Library. 



 

A-Z Bonus Reading Challenge 

 

As a bonus reading challenge, read a book for each letter of the alphabet! “A”, “An”, and “The” will go by the next word in the title.

 

Example

 

A - Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

B - The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder

C - Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas



 

School Summer Reading Lists 

 

Visit the Teen Room to find Summer Reading books for Veterans Middle School and Marblehead High School. Titles that are available for checkout will be displayed for easy accessibility in the Teen Room - just look for the books with green dots on the spine! Booklists for both schools can be found on the red cart opposite the Summer Reading display. For any additional help, please see the Teen Librarian.

 

Please Note: Summer Reading titles will not be available after August.




 

Teen DIY Kits

Thursdays, August 11 and 25, 2:00 pm

Teen Room, Abbot Public Library 

 

Get creative and make something new! Stop by the Teen Room to pick up a DIY kit that includes activities and materials for crafts you can make on the go. Materials available while supplies last.



 

Please Note: our regular teen programs will not be held in August and September. During this time, we will be preparing for a move to the Eveleth School interim space during the library renovation, which will begin in December 2022. We will resume operations, programs, and library services in October. 


 


 

CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING 2022: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES

Saturday, June 11 to Friday, August 19

 

Children are invited to come to the Children’s Room and sign up for our Summer Reading Program. Receive a reading log to record time spent reading or listening over the summer, and a packet of fun items. 

 

Every time kids come to the library, they can show the reading logs, get them stamped, and receive a ticket for the Summer Reading Prize Basket Raffle for each row they complete.

 

All Summer Reading Prize Raffle Baskets are sponsored by the Friends of Abbot Public Library. 

 

Share photos of your Summer Reading on Social Media! Tag our Facebook and Instagram pages, and use the hashtag #APLChildrensSummerReading2022.

 

All participants in the summer program can come to our Ice Cream Giveaway on Friday, August 19.

 

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.



 

The Children's Summer Reading Ice Cream Giveaway 

Friday, August 19, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Children's Room, Abbot Public Library

 

Children who participated in the Summer Reading Program can turn in their final reading logs into the Children's Room during open hours to receive their final stickers and raffle tickets. They will also receive an ice cream cup, while supplies last. Raffle winners will be notified on Tuesday, August 23. 



 

Marblehead School Reading Assignments 

 

Marblehead school lists of recommended and required summer reading are available for grades K-6 in the Children’s Room.

 

Please Note: Summer Reading titles will not be available after August.




 

MORE CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS 

 

Make-It, Take-It Craft

Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Children's Room, Abbot Public Library

 

Children of all ages can come to the Children’s Room anytime between 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and make a craft to take home.



 

Please Note: our regular children’s programs will not be held in August and September. During this time, we will be preparing for a move to the Eveleth School interim space during the library renovation, which will begin in December 2022. We will resume operations, programs, and library services in October. 




 

ADDITIONAL LIBRARY RESOURCES

 

Sign up for the library’s newsletter at tinyurl.com/Abbot-News

 

Did you know BookPage is available through the library? Stop by during our open hours to pick up a copy!

 

Abbot Public Library is now fine free! Visit https://abbotlibrary.org/about-us/library-policies to find out more about borrowing materials and getting a library card.

 

We are pleased to offer Book Club Kits, Chromebooks, and Hotspots in the new Library of Things. Visit https://abbotlibrary.org/library-of-things to learn more.

 

Need to use our new copier? We don't charge a fee per page, but we do ask that you contribute what you wish at the time of copying. Funds will be donated to The Friends of Abbot Public Library. 

 

Follow us on Social Media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbbotLibraryMarblehead, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbotlibrarymarblehead; or visit our website at abbotlibrary.org to stay updated on our services.

 


 

MUSEUM PASSES

 

Patrons can visit https://abbotlibrary.org/services/museum-passes/ to reserve passes and promo codes for some of the best museums in the Greater Boston area. Thanks to the generous support of the Friends of Abbot Public Library, we are able to offer passes and promo codes to: 

 

 

Patrons without access to the internet can reserve a pass/promo code right at the Main Desk or by calling (781) 631-1481, though some passes may require an email address in order to be used. 

 

Passes with an asterisk can be picked up at the library, while most of the others require you to purchase timed tickets from the museum in advance using the promo code sent to your email. Please read the instructions carefully for redeeming your pass or promo code.




 

CURRENT OPEN HOURS

 

Monday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday: Closed




 

CALENDAR

 

Saturday, June 11 - Friday, August 19, 2022

Children’s Summer Reading 2022: Oceans Of Possibilities


Saturday, June 11 - Friday, August 19, 2022

Teen Summer Reading 2022: Oceans of Possibilities

 

Saturday, June 11 - Friday, August 19, 2022

Adult Summer Reading 2022: Oceans of Possibilities

 

Wednesday, July 13 - Friday, August 12

Oceans of Possibilities Exhibit On View

Directed by Michael Leykin

 

Monday, August 1, Drop-in 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Open Lab

Meeting Room, Abbot Public Library

 

Thursday, August 4, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Make-It, Take-It Craft

Children's Room, Abbot Public Library

 

Monday, August 8, Drop-in 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Open Lab

Meeting Room, Abbot Public Library

 

Wednesday, August 10, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Closing Reception for Oceans of Possibilities Exhibit

Directed by Michael Leykin

 

Thursday, August 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Make-It, Take-It Craft

Children's Room, Abbot Public Library

 

Thursday, August 11, 2:00 pm

Teen DIY Kits

Teen Room, Abbot Public Library

 

Monday, August 15, Drop-in 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Open Lab

Meeting Room, Abbot Public Library

 

Thursday, August 18, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Make-It, Take-It Craft

Children's Room, Abbot Public Library

 

Friday, August 19, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

The Children's Summer Reading Ice Cream Giveaway 

Children's Room, Abbot Public Library

 

Monday, August  22, Drop-in 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Open Lab

Meeting Room, Abbot Public Library

 

Thursday, August 25, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Make-It, Take-It Craft

Children's Room, Abbot Public Library

 

Thursday, August 25, 2:00 pm

Teen DIY Kits

Teen Room, Abbot Public Library 

 

Saturday, August 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friends of Abbot Public Library Book Sale

At the Marblehead Farmers’ Market 

Marblehead Veterans Middle School

217 Pleasant Street - Enter from Vine St.

 

Monday, August 29, Drop-in 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Open Lab

Meeting Room, Abbot Public Library

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