Next week, children are invited to take home a craft project to show support for the Marblehead Animal Shelter cats for Marblehead Animal Shelter: Vacation Love a Feline Week. Make a kitty craft to show your affection for the shelter cats!
From Tuesday, February 16th through Friday, February 19th, we will be offering a choice of making a fleece cat toy or a valentine with a photo of one of the kitties waiting for adoption at the shelter.
To get your craft, just call us in the Children’s Room at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217 and request either craft. We will supply the makings in a curbside delivery bag that parents can pick up outside on the curbside carts at the back door of the library.
Join us this weekend on Sunday, October 18th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm for this month’s Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes, featuring the poetry of Major Jackson!
You can access this program on Zoom at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 18th by clicking thislink or by calling +1 929 205 6099 for the US (New York) time zone and entering the following:
Meeting ID: 945 9526 6387
Please note: though we are offering an online program on this date, the Abbot Public Library remains CLOSED for Curbside Service on Sundays. Below is the full description of the program. We hope you can join us!
On Sunday, October 18th, the Poetry Salon will convene in a Zoom session to discuss the poetry of Major Jackson, part of a series of discussions led by Claire Keyes on Black poetry in America. Major Jackson “makes poems that rumble and rock,” says Dorianne Laux. He also makes poems that are quietly beautiful. While he has published five collections of poems, the Salon will focus on Roll Deep (2015), which you can reserve in print from the library catalog for Curbside Pickup.
Jackson was born and raised in Philadelphia and earned degrees from Temple University and the University of Oregon. He is a professor of English at the University of Vermont and a graduate faculty member of the New York University Creative Writing Program. Jackson serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review and has won numerous prizes and awards for his poetry, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Afaa Weaver asserts that “Jackson knows the truth of black magic. It is a magic as simple as the belief in humanity that subverts racism, or the esoteric and mystical magic of making jazz, the music of hope and love.” Please join Claire Keyes and the Salon from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Zoom to discover more about this fascinating poet.