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CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets Dec. 6-13
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CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets Dec. 6-13

Current Events spotlights exciting happenings in the coming days. If you’d like to contribute a listing, please email Current Editor Leigh Blander at Community menorah lightingThursday, Dec. 7, 5 p.m. Join a community menorah lighting on the first night of Hanukkah outside National Grand Bank, 91 Pleasant St. There will be songs, blessings and Hanukkah treats. Holiday book saleThursday, Dec. 7, through Saturday, Dec. 9 Treat yourself or shop for others at the Friends of Abbot Public Library holiday book sale. Everything will be discounted at the Sail Away Book Shop. Hardcovers will be $2 and paperbacks $1. 3 Brook Rd. Hours and more at Santa PJ story timeFriday, Dec. 8, 4:30 p.m. Bring the kids down to Mud P...
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CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets Nov. 15-22

Sing Free A Cappella ConcertTuesday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m.  Sing Free is MHS’ first a cappella concert of the season, featuring The Jewel Tones, Luminescence and The Grizzlies. The concert has been a tradition for several years, with many MHS alums home on Thanksgiving break coming to sing along. The concert is $10 for adults, free for students and children. Holiday FairSaturday, Nov. 18, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Old North Church, 35 Washington St., is hosting its Holiday Fair with wreaths, crafts and holiday decorations for sale. Live and silent auctions will feature items like an airplane ride over the North Shore, a family photo shoot, a sailing trip to Manchester, handyman services and more. Lobster rolls and vegetarian rolls will be sold for lunch. Kids can create Thanksgiving ...
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Poetry Salon at Abbot Public Library slated for Oct. 19

The Abbot Public Library in Marblehead will host a Poetry Salon on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 2-4 p.m. to discuss the poetry of Malcolm Miller. Led by Professor Emerita Claire Keyes, the event will feature Professor Emeritus Rod Kessler, an advocate of Miller's work. The discussion will center around Miller's self-published works and 2011 collection "What I Am Always Waiting For." Interested attendees can register for in-person or Zoom attendance on the library's website at or by emailing
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Abbot Public Library gets intern for Marblehead Room

Abbot Public Library announced its new Marblehead Room intern, Katie Galvin. This partnership with Salem State University took root in fall 2022 when Susan Edwards, university archivist, helped store the Marblehead Room contents during the library's renovation. Galvin, a Haverhill native, graduated from Assumption University in 2022 with a degree in history. She's now pursuing her master's in history with a public history graduate certificate at Salem State. Previously, Galvin interned at the American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire, and the Worcester Historical Museum. Her research on the Ursuline Convent riots is featured in the American Antiquarian Society's online database. She also contributed to the Slave Adverts 250 Twitter page. Galvin now works as a histori...
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LWV, APL team up for ‘Intro to Intellectual Freedom’ program on Oct. 4

The League of Women Voters of Marblehead, in partnership with Abbot Public Library, is hosting an "Introduction to Intellectual Freedom" program on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will take place at Abbot Public Library, 3 Brook Rd., and will also be accessible online via Zoom. Featured speakers include Jennifer Billings, a 20-year educator from Marblehead, and Susan Caulfield, co-chair of the Massachusetts Library Association Intellectual Freedom/Social Responsibility Committee. Abbot Public Library staff and board members will moderate the discussion. The program pays tribute to Joan Ehrich, a former Marblehead school librarian and League of Women Voters member. A gathering in Ehrich's memory will precede the program at 6 p.m. Advance registration is ...
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Solutions to the plastic crisis: author talk with Erica Cirino

On Monday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m., join photojournalist, scientist and artist Erica Cirino for an online presentation as she discusses her book, "Thicker Than Water: The Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis." Cirino will share facts and immediate action people can take to help communities and protect their health from plastics. Cirino will present her findings and current work communicating science-backed facts and solutions to the plastic pollution, featuring original reporting, research and images from the frontlines of the plastic crisis, including from the middle of the great Pacific garbage patch. Registration is required. For additional information, please visit, email or call 781-631-1481.
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