When was the last time you held a hermit crab? Have you ever set a fish trap to catch minnows? How would a great blue heron look through a telescope? Have you ever seen red-winged blackbirds mobbing a red-tailed hawk? Now is your chance for your family to learn together about the wonders in nature. Each program will focus on conservation updates, animal and plant interrelationships, changing environmental conditions, and an appreciation for the beauty and diversity of our surroundings. Each experience will leave you excited for the next one!
Bring the family and the dog and join us for our annual Harvest Fest at the historic Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm! Free admission! No tickets necessary. This is one of our favorite and biggest events of the year - come have a pint with us!
Enjoy a day of traditional music, baseball, and farm activities featuring New Orleans brass band, bluegrass, rock, funk, jazz, and beyond.! Watch Vintage Base Ball played by 1861 rules. See tractors and other farm equipment spanning the last eighty years. Try your hand at corn husking and win prizes at the pie-eating contest.
Meet Revolutionary War soldiers from both sides of the conflict. Members of the Continental Line and His Majesty's 10th Regiment of Foot will enact a battle to see what might have happened if the British had tried to recapture Boston by way of the Massachusetts North Shore. See colonial crafts and trades, mingle with reenactors, tour the camps, watch musket and cannon demonstrations, and take part in kids’ activities and games. Tour the 1690 manor house, the home of two of Newburyport’s Revolutionary War heroes! Sip an Ipswich Ale Brewery cask ale, a local beer brewed in the old style.
The Friends of NTL are holding the annual Plant Sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 18 from 8:30am - 12:30pm at the library! For sale will be perennials, annuals, and hanging plants, as well as baked goods, Newbury caps, boat flags, Friends Book Bags, raffle items, and more! The Friends Bookstore opens during library hours, 10am - 2pm for book purchases. Please come out and support the library while picking up plants for your garden. All proceeds will be used to support NTL programs, resources and technology.
Take a step back in time and enjoy a spring day on the farm. Enjoy traditional New England music, sheep-shearing, and wagon rides and cheer on your favorite teams of the Essex Base Ball Association as they play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed.
Quentin Callewaert has released his first full-length album, entitled "Quentin Callewaert." Join us to hear Quentin perform - by himself, and with a three-piece band backing him up. Net proceeds of tickets and concessions will benefit TMPO. Quentin will also be selling copies of his CD.
Origami Master Michael LaFosse will offer a free origami workshop at the The G.A.R. Memorial Library. Come learn folding techniques and how to create art using just a sheet of paper from an origami master! For ages 6 and up. Registration required. Contact Kate Gove for more info.
Students ages 5-17 can sign up today for an exuberant art session with Nancy Forristall at her Pine Island studio in Newbury.
With a limit of 6 students per session, the outstanding student/teacher ratio promotes the individual development of each student, provides a nurturing and engaging experience that builds the foundation for a life-long love of creating art. Nancy encourages her student’s natural sense of curiosity, exploration, play and joy.
In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats to see what's new! We love to find things, think about colors, shapes and patterns, and wonder why this place is a special home to wildlife. Each nature exploration will focus on the importance of a sense of place. Local and migrating birds, other wildlife, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy.