May the Fourth Be With You at NPL

NYS hosts a Star Wars themed party for Families on May the Fourth!

Come celebrate your Star Wars Fandom with Newburyport Youth Services! Families are invited to a night of Star Wars Themed Fun including pizza, games, trivia, crats, Jedi lessons and lightsaber Battles. Register online at or at the Rec Center NYS Office.

May the 4th Be With You Family Star Wars Party

Pizza, Games, Trivia, Crafts Jedi Lessons and Lightsaber Battles

Thursday, May 4, 2017 5:30-8pm

A Winter Solstice Celebration at Joppa Flats

Come celebrate the longest night - Winter Solstice - at Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport

Come celebrate the longest night and shortest day of the year with Joppa Flats! Miss Mary and Miss Susan offer stories, songs, crafts made of evergreens, and thematic snacks for everyone to enjoy. Learn why we have seasons, and why different cultures around the world created legends and rituals to mark the longest night of the year. Join us for a festival of light to beckon the sun to return!

Wednesday, November 14, 2016 3:30 - 5pm

Ipswich Halloween Parade

Join the fun at the Ipswich Halloween parade.

Kids are invited to the Ipswich Halloween Parade! Gather if you dare on the Ipswich Riverwalk, parade over the infested waters of the Ipswich River to nightmare on Elm Street, down haunted County Road, and ending at Town Hall Graveyard for cider and donuts! Presented by the Ipswich Police Community Resource Unit.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:15pm

Fairy Party in the Garden

Fairy Garden Party at Crane Estate at Castle Hill Ipswich MA

Don your wings and wands and come to a Fairy Party in the Garden at the Crane Estate. The Trustees welcome children of all ages to an afternoon of hunting treasure, fairy stories and songs, and create a potted fairy garden to take home. Lemonade and cookies will be served.

Tickets are $12/Member child and $20/Nonmember child. Accompanying adults are free. Advance tickets available at

Friday, July 15, 2016 from 1:30 to 3PM

Half-Day Movie: The Force Awakens

Come see Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Newburyport Public Library!

Families and Teens: Spend your half-day at the movies! Come watch "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" PG-13 (136 minutes) in the Program Room. Snacks will be provided! Please note this film is rated PG-13.  Please contact Sara, Teen Services Librarian. Sponsored by the Friends of the Newburyport Public Library.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 Noon-2:30pm

CAM: Cape Ann Reads with Eric Carle Picture Book Art

This CAM Kids Celebration will focus on author & illustrator Eric Carle

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will be offering workshops for children and adults to kick-off the new Cape Ann Reads initiative. This program will take place at the Cape Ann Museum and is free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations are required.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Children's Holiday Party at IPL

Join Santa for a Polar Express themed Christmas Party at the Ipswich Public Library!

Santa will be the star of this Polar Express themed party! Santa will be available for consultation or just for viewing from across the room.  It is a low-pressure Santa opportunity and especially for children who visit the library frequently, a comfortable one.  The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ipswich Public Library.  It is free and no registration is required.  Holiday crafts and snacks will be offered.

Saturday December 3, 2016 10am-Noon


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