, Newburyport, MA

January 20, 2013

Winter fun -- and more -- at Newbury Library

Newburyport Daily News

---- — NEWBURY — The Newbury Town Library has the following programs planned for this winter


Author Visit with E.S. Redmond — Saturday, Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m.: Come meet a favorite children’s book author and illustrator, E.S. Redmond, who will read from her newest book, “The Unruly Queen,” and then lead participants in a craft. Books will be available for purchase after the reading and Redmond will stick around to chat and sign books. Admission is free. Register by calling 978-465-0539 or emailing

Identity Theft & Scams and Fraud — Wednesday, Jan. 30, 5:30 p.m.: Amy Schram from the Better Business Bureau will talk about these two important issues in this one-hour presentation and offer valuable information to help keep people safe. The program will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Registration is not necessary; admission is free.


Wonderful Whale Workshop — Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m.: Internationally renowned whale specialist Cynde McInnis will visit with her 43-foot-long humpback whale, Nile, to teach about the wonderful marine mammal. The event for ages 5 and up is free. Enrollment is limited so register by calling 978-465-0539 or emailing

Photographing Your Children — Wednesday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m.: Bring your camera, your creative eye and any and all questions about photography and how to take better pictures of your children to share with Olivia Gatti. The library’s youth services librarian is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning news photographer and owner of a successful family and wedding photography business in New England. The workshop will meet monthly through June. Enrollment is limited; registration is requested. The next meeting date will be March 13.

Valentine’s Day Do-Drops — Thursday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m.: A special Valentine’s Day Do Drop-In play group in partnership with Newbury Family Connection. The event will feature crafts and stories to share. All ages are welcome; registration is not required.


Do Drop-In play group, session 1 — Thursdays through Feb. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to noon: It’s a little like a play group, a little like a library visit and a whole lot of fun. Miss Olivia welcomes children of all ages to come play at the library, on the playground and inside with toys, crafts and books. The program for all ages accompanied by caregivers offers a chance to meet new friends, reconnect with some old ones, burn some energy and cool down, all at once. Snacks are allowed in the large meeting room. Enrollment is not required.

Simple & Sweet Story Time — Fridays through Feb. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to noon: Bringing back classic story time, Miss Olivia happily leads the group through some song and dance as well as a few of her favorite read-alouds, appropriate for the very young and their siblings and friends. The program is aimed at ages 0 to 4 accompanied by caregivers. Registration is recommended by calling 978-465-0539 or emailing

Beginner Knitters — Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m.: Donna Callahan is teaching beginner knitters in her teen and preteen knitting group. Callahan provides all the materials needed; all participants need to bring is a desire to learn how to knit. Registration is required.

Friends of Newbury Town Library — second Thursday of every month at 10 a.m.: Are you interested in helping out the library? Do you enjoy fundraising or meeting new people? The nonprofit friends group sponsors library programs, museum passes and more. The group is looking for a few more members to serve on its executive board. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend a meeting or call the library at 978-465-0539.