Library

AMHERST TOWN LIBRARY

Amy Lapointe, Library Director

14 Main St., Amherst NH 03031 

Phone 673-2288  Fax 672-6063

email: library@amherstlibrary.org

web http://www.amherstlibrary.org

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LIBRARY HAS REOPENED WHILE CONTINUING

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

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NOVEMBER PROGRAMS for CHILDREN at the Library

STORYTIMES:

      Family Storytime will be offered on Wednesday mornings at 10:00am now through December 15.  For preschoolers ages 3 to 5, younger and older siblings are welcome.  Caregivers must be present for any siblings younger than 3 yrs.  No registration is required.

      Family storytimes are designed for the interest and attention span of the preschool-kindergarten set, but younger and older siblings are invited to attend.  These action -packed 40 minute programs include a wide variety of books, finger plays, and songs.  At the conclusion of each session, caregivers are invited to assist their children with a simple craft.

      Little Listeners Lapsit Time is offered on Thursday and Friday mornings at 10:30am from now through December 16 & 17.

      For children age newborn to 3 years.  No registration is required.

      Our youngest group offers an opportunity for babies, young toddlers and their caregivers to gather for rhymes,songs and puppets. This 30-minute program emphasizes traditional rhymes that reinforce language patterns and provide for parent/child interaction.  A simple book or two intended for this age is generally highlighted

      (There will be no storytime on November 11, and November 25 & 26)

      *At this time, in-person Storytimes are being held indoors.  Mask use is currently optional in the library, but all policies are subject to change. We will continue to monitor the situation and update as needed.

      ZOOM Family Storytime will start on Tuesday mornings at 10am now through December 14.

      For preschoolers ages 3 and up with younger siblings always welcome.  If you’re still trying to avoid group activities… Join us on ZOOM for Family Storytime!  Family storytimes are designed for the interest and attention span of the preschool-kindergarten set, but younger and older siblings are invited to attend.  These action -packed 40 minute programs include a wide variety of books, finger plays, and songs.  At the conclusion of each session, caregivers are invited to assist their children with a simple craft. 

      Click here to Register to receive the ZOOM link and craft materials list before each storytime.

      For complete storytime details, please visit our storytime page.

DROP-IN S.T.E.M. FRIDAYS:

Track Time! Friday, November 5 from 3:00-4:30

      Come on down to the library to explore our assortment of tracks---and vehicles to travel on them.  Use the materials available to build structures and obstacle courses to make the adventure even more fun---the only limit is your imagination!

      Ages 4 and up.  No registration required.

Build It! Friday, November 19 from 3:00 to 4:30.

      iPads and apps are great, but sometimes, children just need to build something with their own hands!Come on down to the Children’s Room, and let your child explore our collection of building materials. We have plastic tubes, marble racers, blocks, magnatiles, mobilos, lots of Legos, and more! Let’s see what we can build!

      For kids ages 4 and up.  No registration required.

Coming in December:

Holiday ‘Hoobie Whatty’, Crafts & Stories at the Library!

Saturday, December 11 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

      Get your holiday on at the library!  Join us in the Johnson Room between 10am and 2pm, to enjoy some holiday crafts, music, and stories.  Warm-up with some cocoa!  Enjoy a treat! Relax and get in the spirit of the season!  We'll be setting up some seasonal crafts for you to ‘Make and Take’.  Enjoy and delight while crafting with your family.  We'll also be reading some of our favorite holiday stories at 10:30am and 1:00pm.  We expect you'll be in the holiday spirit in no time!

Drop-in.  For Families.  No registration required.

Anna Boardman Concert at the Amherst Town Library to Feature the Ensemble Chaconne
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      AMHERST – The Ensemble Chaconne will be performing baroque masterpieces by Handel, Vivaldi, Couperin, and J.S. Bach at the Amherst Town Library’s Anna Boardman Concert on Sunday, November 7th at 5:00 pm. The Ensemble features Peter H. Bloom on the baroque flute, Carol Lewis, viola da gamba, and Olav Chris Henricksen, baroque lute.

       Founded in 1985, Ensemble Chaconne is dedicated to vivid, historically informed performances of renaissance and baroque music on period instruments. The group concertizes widely, with tours in the U.S. and abroad. Classical Voice of North Carolina called the group “a powerhouse of great playing.”  

      Ensemble Chaconne’s extensive career includes performances for The National Gallery in London, The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Florida, The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, The Edison Theatre in St. Louis, the Yale Center for British Art, and The Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University among others.  

      The concert, sponsored by the Trustees of the Amherst Town Library, is free and open to the public. It will be an in-person program with registration required. The trustees are asking that attendees please wear a mask to this special performance. For further information visit the library website at amherstlibrary.org.

Art Exhibits at the Library
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The Friends of the Amherst Town Library are looking for artists and photographers for monthly displays on the main floor of the Amherst Town Library again!  It’s time to fill the walls with our monthly rotating art by our local artists.  If you live in New Hampshire and have between 15-25 framed pieces of art you want to display let Sharron April know at FOLartists@gmail.com.  Are you a sculpture or potter?  There are opportunities for smaller 3-D work to be on display as well.  Contact FOLartists@gmail.com today for more information, submissions, and availability. 

NOVEMBER 2021