NEWBURYPORT – Newburyport Public Library has scheduled several programs in December.

Saturday, Dec. 1, at 1:30 p.m.: "Recycled Holiday Ornaments." Learn how to transform everyday items into holiday ornaments. Participants will get the opportunity to make four ornaments. Registration is required. Call 978-465-4428, ext. 242, or sign up in person.

Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m.: "Sequel Cinema." "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" is in theaters Dec. 14, so the library is screening one of the older films in the series so viewers can catch up.  Call or check the website to see titles.

Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.: "A Brief History of Old Newbury: From Settlement to Separation." Local historian Bethany Groff Dorau introduces the personalities that shaped the history of Old Newbury from its founding in 1635 until 1764, when Newburyport received its independence from the mother town.

Dec. 17-21 at 2:30 p.m.: Holiday film series. Join the library every day this week at 2:30 p.m. for some favorite holiday films. Popcorn will be served. Check the website or call for titles.

Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m.: "Sequel Cinema." "Aquaman" is in theaters Dec. 21, so the library is screening one of the older films in the series to help viewers catch up. Call or check the website to see titles.

Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.: "Literary InQueeries: NPL's LGBTQ Book Group for Everyone." All are welcome to this group, where participants will read and discuss books with LGBTQ+ themes. 

The group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at Commune (33 Pleasant St. in Newburyport). This month's title is "Orphan #8" by Kim van Alkemade. Please note that though this book group meets at Commune, it is run by the library. If you would like staff to request the book for you, or have any questions about the group, call 978-465-4428, ext 242.

Other programs:

Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.: Novel Ideas: a fiction book group. This month, the group will discuss "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman.

Wednesday Dec. 12, and Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 6:30 p.m. Dropped Stitches.

This is a biweekly, drop-in knitting and crochet group. Whether a beginner or advanced knitter, drop by the library on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to knit and crochet. Supplies not provided.

Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m.: Just the Facts: a nonfiction book group. This month the group will be discussing "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg" by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik.

No reservations necessary for book groups.

Thursday, Dec. 27, at 2:30 p.m.: "International Film Series." Join the library for its International Film Series, which is held the fourth Thursday of each month. 

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