Life on the rocky shore presents unique challenges and opportunities for marine species. Explore the rocks and tide pools of Chandler Hovey Park and take a closer look at crabs, sea stars, and other seashore creatures that have adapted to survive their continually changing environment.
Kids aged 10 and up are invited to take part in the the Salem Library's Cupcake Challenge! This competition ecnourages kids to create and decorate the ost beautiful, delicious and hilarously weird cupcake they can. Register by phone (978-744-9667) or in person in the Children's Room. Open to grade 5-12
Come to the Abbot Public Library May 9 – June 2 to step into Marblehead's own version of the Van Gogh's Starry Night. This inspired theme will be the backdrop for this year’s Marblehead High School's Annual Senior Art Show. The show will exhibit different media, from photographs to busts to paintings, all created by the students of the class of 2016. Many of the pieces have won awards in art competitions and are truly spectacular to look upon. The opening night reception will be on Monday, May 16, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Abbot's art gallery.
Teens are invited to Abbot Public Library for a fun afternoon of boards games! This a drop-in program - no registration required. Join us in the Teen Room for games and snacks. We will play cards, Clue, Apples to Apples and other fun board games (or you can bring your own). Snacks and hot chocolate provided. Bring a friend!
Children in grades 3-5 are invited to our monthly, interactive, afterschool science club. The Science Explorers program will be structured around a science topic and easy experiments using everyday materials. Open to grades 3 and up.
Come join the Recreation Department for the 1st annual winter carnival. There will be carnival games, pizza, face painting, and crafts. This is a wonderful way to break up the monotomy of a cold New England winter and spend a day in town with the family, so bring the family for an afternoon of fun! We will end with a movie in the gym at 6pm so please be sure to bring a blanket or chair for the movie! PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE JANUARY15th.
Abbot Library drop-in program for children ages 3-5 will be held each Wednesday at 10:15 am - 11:15 am & again at 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm.
The program is designed for children who love to listen to stories and then do a craft. The schedule is as follows:
- February 12th - Valentine's Day
- February 19th – Blue
- February 26th – Violet