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Tuesday September 2, 2014
Music Together
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

MUSIC TOGETHER with the South Shore Conservatory

Music is truly a universal language. It has the power to bring families and communities together in harmony. Treat yourself and your child and join us for this special preview class provided by staff from the South Shore Conservatory.  Children participate at their own level by singing, moving, listening, and exploring instruments. 

Music Together, led by the South Shore Conservatory, is for children zero to four with caregiver.  Space is limited. Registration is required and begins on Monday, August 25.   Please contact the children's department to sign up.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Music Sprouts
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

MUSIC SPROUTS with the South Shore Conservatory

Music Sprouts is for children three to five with caregiver. In this introductory presentation offered by the South Shore Conservatory students will learn about basic music skills in this fun, interactive class.  

Music Sprouts is led by a staff member from the South Shore Conservatory. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins on Monday, August 25. Please contact the children’s department to sign up.

 

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Wednesday September 3, 2014
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Whiton Room
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U.S. History: An Alternative Point of View
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Imagine a course in U.S. History that does not put our traditional heroes at the center of the story, but as players in an environment that determines the course of their actions. This course will attempt to tell the story of our country that takes into account many ignored factors and actors in our story. Rather than ask and answer the question, “how did we get to be the greatest democracy in the world,” the course attempts to answer “how we survived to be who we are, and who are we?” Students will explore the role of viruses, climate, diet, and love. We will examine women’s role in historical events as well as the influence of mixed-race people on our culture. Course activities will include discussions, live research, critical thinking, and role playing.

Presenter: Jon Rice, PhD in American History has spent several years teaching university-level history, as well as environmental chemistry. Dr. Rice currently works at Plimoth Plantation as an historical actor.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Room In Use
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whiton Room

Private Meeting
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Julie Lom  774-454-0511 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Thursday September 4, 2014
BOOK-TIQUE / BOOK SALE
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Whiton Room
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Room In Use
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fearing / Trustees Conference Room

Hingham Music Parents Association Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Meeting

Rebecca Scarlott  508-846-1138   rscarlott@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Saturday September 6, 2014
BOOK-TIQUE / BOOK SALE
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Whiton Room
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Sunday September 7, 2014
BOOK-TIQUE / BOOK SALE
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Whiton Room
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Monday September 8, 2014
Becoming America 1776-1800
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

Join us as we discuss the events, personalities, and politics that led to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and the outbreak of the American Revolution." A standing miracle" is how Washington would forever describe the colonial victory over Britain in 1783. The Constitutional Convention and the presidencies and politics of the Washington and Adams administrations will be discussed, as America struggled to assert itself as the world's first nation dedicated to the "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" of its citizens.

Presenter: Gary L. Hylander earned his PhD at Boston College. His advisor and dissertation director was the noted Boston historian Thomas H. O’Connor. Hylander is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and professor of history at Framingham State University. He is a frequent presenter at library forums, historical societies, senior living centers, and civic and professional organizations as well as a public affairs commentator on local cable news and radio.

 

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Preschool Story Time is a drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Exploring More Contemporary Theatre
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This is a discussion-based dramatic literature course in Contemporary Theatre; it continues and expands the discussion surrounding the evolving aesthetics in theatre. Each week, we will take on a new play representing one of a wide range of styles found in the contemporary theatre. Coupling those plays with important critical work from the last century, we will work to socratically develop and test a working definition of "Contemporary Theatre" and hypothesize what the future of the art form is, or if a future is even possible. This class will have weekly play-reading assignments.

Presenter: Jason E. Weber is a multi-disciplinary designer-director whose work has been seen on numerous stages across New England. He holds an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College and a BFA in Theatre from Marietta College. His academic research has explored many contemporary trends in theatre, including the use of computer-based technology in performance and performance as public practice.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Stories & Snacks
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an afterschool snack (provided by the library) and then make a fun craft to take home.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Hingham Cemetery Committee meeting
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Meeting

Larry Lindner  781-740-9163   larrylindner@verizon.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Perennial Gardeners
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Peggy Mosher  781-749-6766 
Location: Whiton Room
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South Shore Quests Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Meeting of the South Shore Quests Board and Freinds of South Shore Quests - this is an open meeting

Heather Leff  781-826-3226   lefffamily@verizon.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday September 9, 2014
Library Futures Taskforce
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Hingham SEPAC
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This is the public monthly meeting of the Hingham SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council).  We are a state-mandated organization that each school district must have established to represent the parents of students receiving special education from their public school district.  Agendas are published at Town Hall within 48 hours of the scheduled meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Marisa Ronan     tmcronan@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler Story Time is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Troop 1 Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Monica Iaria  781-740-8487   RDH91@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday September 10, 2014
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Whiton Room
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Great Books Discussion Group
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
June Freedman  781 749 7538 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Baby Story Time is for babies (0 - 15 months) and their caregivers. Participants will listen to a few stories, sing songs, and blow bubbles!

Location: Story Telling Room
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U.S. History: An Alternative Point of View
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Imagine a course in U.S. History that does not put our traditional heroes at the center of the story, but as players in an environment that determines the course of their actions. This course will attempt to tell the story of our country that takes into account many ignored factors and actors in our story. Rather than ask and answer the question, “how did we get to be the greatest democracy in the world,” the course attempts to answer “how we survived to be who we are, and who are we?” Students will explore the role of viruses, climate, diet, and love. We will examine women’s role in historical events as well as the influence of mixed-race people on our culture. Course activities will include discussions, live research, critical thinking, and role playing.

Presenter: Jon Rice, PhD in American History has spent several years teaching university-level history, as well as environmental chemistry. Dr. Rice currently works at Plimoth Plantation as an historical actor.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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HYS Fall Referee Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meeting for referees for Hingham Youth Soccer for Fall 2014.

David MacKay  781-340-1765   D_mackay@hotmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Thursday September 11, 2014
Babies, Books & Play
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Writing Poems
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

This course will focus on the craft and art of writing poetry—voice, versification metaphor, structure, fixed and/or free forms, etc.—all the techniques of poetry as well as ideas concerning the writing of private and/or public poems. Class will be based primarily on individual discussion of participants' work.

Presenter: Ted Richer, graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is a founding faculty professor of English and Creative Writing at UMass Boston. He is published in print and online, in literary journals, anthologies, and in his own volume, The Writer in the Story and Other Figurations (Apocalypse Press).

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Saturday September 13, 2014
Presentation on the Massachusettts Governor's Council
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A presentation by Joe Ureneck on the history and importance of the Massachusetts Governor's Council to the residents of Hingham and other towns throughout the Commonwealth.

Joe Ureneck  857 350-0575   jureneck@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Sunday September 14, 2014
Kerry Jon Walker Fund
1:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Mikey Walker  781-925-5839   mikeydwalker@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Monday September 15, 2014
Becoming America 1776-1800
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

Join us as we discuss the events, personalities, and politics that led to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and the outbreak of the American Revolution." A standing miracle" is how Washington would forever describe the colonial victory over Britain in 1783. The Constitutional Convention and the presidencies and politics of the Washington and Adams administrations will be discussed, as America struggled to assert itself as the world's first nation dedicated to the "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" of its citizens.

Presenter: Gary L. Hylander earned his PhD at Boston College. His advisor and dissertation director was the noted Boston historian Thomas H. O’Connor. Hylander is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and professor of history at Framingham State University. He is a frequent presenter at library forums, historical societies, senior living centers, and civic and professional organizations as well as a public affairs commentator on local cable news and radio.

 

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Preschool Story Time is a drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Exploring More Contemporary Theatre
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This is a discussion-based dramatic literature course in Contemporary Theatre; it continues and expands the discussion surrounding the evolving aesthetics in theatre. Each week, we will take on a new play representing one of a wide range of styles found in the contemporary theatre. Coupling those plays with important critical work from the last century, we will work to socratically develop and test a working definition of "Contemporary Theatre" and hypothesize what the future of the art form is, or if a future is even possible. This class will have weekly play-reading assignments.

Presenter: Jason E. Weber is a multi-disciplinary designer-director whose work has been seen on numerous stages across New England. He holds an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College and a BFA in Theatre from Marietta College. His academic research has explored many contemporary trends in theatre, including the use of computer-based technology in performance and performance as public practice.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Stories & Snacks
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an afterschool snack (provided by the library) and then make a fun craft to take home.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Roam the Tomes Planning Meeting
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday September 16, 2014
Library Futures Taskforce
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Shakespeare's King Lear
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

“How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!” OLLI's ongoing series of explorations of the works of the world's greatest (and still most popular!) playwright comes around to King Lear. The play is based on the legend of a mythological Celtic king Leir. The painful plot follows two foolish elderly fathers who are abused by their heartless offspring. George Bernard Shaw, though not a Shakespeare fan himself, wrote, "No man will ever write a better tragedy than Lear." Besides inspiring many film versions and adaptations, Lear is staged quite frequently; in fact, Shakespeare’s Globe Company will be doing the play at the Emerson Paramount Theatre October 15–23, 2014, with black classical actor Joseph Marcell in the title role. By the time the first class meets, please buy or borrow from the library any copy of the play as long as the edition has plenty of notes to help clarify the text. The Folger Library edition is recommended for those fairly new to Shakespeare; the Oxford Classics edition, for those more familiar with the Swan of Avon. Whether you're a Shakespeare newbie or diehard "bardolater," join us as we do a close study of the text and view Sir Laurence Olivier’s “Lear.”

Presenter: Chris Harding, PhD has been facilitating OLLI courses on Shakespeare and Mystery Novel Appreciation since the fall of 2006. He received his PhD in English Literature from Harvard University and taught undergraduate English at UMass Boston for 10 years. For over a decade, he also taught “Shakespeare Comes to the Slammer” at the Suffolk County House of Correction, and his Harvard doctoral thesis traced the influence of Shakespeare's drama on the novels of Sir Walter Scott. Besides being a big Wilkie Collins and Golden Age fan, Dr. Harding has acquired a taste for world language mystery authors. He has also given Brown Bag Presentations on crossword puzzles and the connections between artistic representations of the Old and New Testaments. His most recent Brown Bag was titled “Backstage Boston: Highlighting Hub Histrionic History.”

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler Story Time is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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The Great War: Four Years of War, A Century of Controversy
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The four-year Great War has been the subject of a century of controversy, focusing primarily on the causes of the war and the leaders of the Great Powers: Germany, Britain, France, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and the United States. The consequences of the war not only affect international politics to this day, but are the subject of both scholarly and political controversy. Participants in this seminar are encouraged to read books selected for the course, preferably in advance of the course. (Anyone interested in taking this course should check the OLLI website for a list of recommended reading.)

Presenter: Rita Peters, PhD is a Professor in the Political Science Department at UMass Boston. She is also an Associate of Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian Studies. Among other courses, Rita teaches International Relations and War, and she has lectured on various aspects of conflict and security at the University of Latvia, the School of Diplomacy in Talinn, and for OLLI. She earned her PhD at Boston University. Her research has been published in various scholarly journals.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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HEF Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) Monthly Board Meeting

Siobhan Dwan  781-740-8217   hinghamed@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday September 17, 2014
Garden Club of Hingham
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Whiton Room
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Baby Story Time is for babies (0 - 15 months) and their caregivers. Participants will listen to a few stories, sing songs, and blow bubbles!

Location: Story Telling Room
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James Forten, Liberty's Black Champion
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch Series

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

Julie Winch will share the story of James Forten. She has spent over a decade researching his life. One hundred and seventy-two years after his death, Forten became the first African American recognized by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) for his role in America’s struggle for independence. The black marble monument dedicated to him describes his heroism during the Revolution, but there was not enough room to list the full array of his achievements. Born free in Philadelphia in 1766, Forten served as a privateer during the Revolution. He was captured, rejected a generous offer to switch sides, and endured seven months in a British prison. He returned home and carved out a career as a master craftsman and a shrewd man of business. Forten could have used his growing wealth to insulate himself and his family from the rising tide of racism that beset the new nation, but he refused to do so. Instead, he became an outspoken champion of abolition and civil rights, and he embraced a vision of America based on freedom and equality for all.

Presenter: Julie Winch is a Professor of History at UMass Boston’s College of Liberal Arts. Her areas of specialty are African American history, the Early American Republic, maritime history, and on-line research with an emphasis on genealogy and family history.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members or Hingham residents. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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U.S. History: An Alternative Point of View
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Imagine a course in U.S. History that does not put our traditional heroes at the center of the story, but as players in an environment that determines the course of their actions. This course will attempt to tell the story of our country that takes into account many ignored factors and actors in our story. Rather than ask and answer the question, “how did we get to be the greatest democracy in the world,” the course attempts to answer “how we survived to be who we are, and who are we?” Students will explore the role of viruses, climate, diet, and love. We will examine women’s role in historical events as well as the influence of mixed-race people on our culture. Course activities will include discussions, live research, critical thinking, and role playing.

Presenter: Jon Rice, PhD in American History has spent several years teaching university-level history, as well as environmental chemistry. Dr. Rice currently works at Plimoth Plantation as an historical actor.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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HPL Movie Night!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Feature: “Finding Vivian Maier”

Directed by John Maloof & Charlie Siskel

Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers.  Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

Not rated         90 minutes

See you at the movies!  We’ll supply the popcorn.                 

www.hinghamlibrary.org

Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 (AV)   thornell@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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HPL Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Thursday September 18, 2014
Babies, Books & Play
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Writing Poems
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

This course will focus on the craft and art of writing poetry—voice, versification metaphor, structure, fixed and/or free forms, etc.—all the techniques of poetry as well as ideas concerning the writing of private and/or public poems. Class will be based primarily on individual discussion of participants' work.

Presenter: Ted Richer, graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is a founding faculty professor of English and Creative Writing at UMass Boston. He is published in print and online, in literary journals, anthologies, and in his own volume, The Writer in the Story and Other Figurations (Apocalypse Press).

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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You Bet Your Sweet Assets
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

You can’t make decisions about your financial wellbeing without understanding the economic role of current events. The objective of this course is to stress the essentialness of engaging one’s self with macro and microeconomic theories, concepts, decisions, and consequences that guide government policymakers globally. Focusing on “what does this mean to me,” a stronger understanding of economics will be gained to better protect one’s present and future. What is inflation, a recession, Obamacare, what the heck is the fiscal cliff, and how will any of it impact my personal/professional life? What are the economic successes/failures of capitalism, socialism, what are entitlements (unemployment, Social Security, and Medicare), and can they be feasibly sustained? Is there such a thing as too much government? What are the relationships between supply, demand, pricing, and scarcity, and what do they mean to me at the grocery store or in my retirement? Sessions begin with a structural look at economic concepts, leading into their connection to current events. Class discussions will be entirely Socratic, fed by the endless supply of impacting news events, past and present.

Presenter: Randall Holman has a BA in liberal studies and an MBA in finance/marketing. He is the author of seven books on market research, a self-employed consultant, and has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years. Rand's career also includes NYC radio host, PBS guest and co-host, and college professor for 5 years.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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New Beginnings meeting
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Meeting

Beverly Rinella  781-749-3836 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Sunday September 21, 2014
BCGS Concert: Steve Rapson
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Monday September 22, 2014
Becoming America 1776-1800
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

Join us as we discuss the events, personalities, and politics that led to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and the outbreak of the American Revolution." A standing miracle" is how Washington would forever describe the colonial victory over Britain in 1783. The Constitutional Convention and the presidencies and politics of the Washington and Adams administrations will be discussed, as America struggled to assert itself as the world's first nation dedicated to the "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" of its citizens.

Presenter: Gary L. Hylander earned his PhD at Boston College. His advisor and dissertation director was the noted Boston historian Thomas H. O’Connor. Hylander is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and professor of history at Framingham State University. He is a frequent presenter at library forums, historical societies, senior living centers, and civic and professional organizations as well as a public affairs commentator on local cable news and radio.

 

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Preschool Story Time is a drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Exploring More Contemporary Theatre
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This is a discussion-based dramatic literature course in Contemporary Theatre; it continues and expands the discussion surrounding the evolving aesthetics in theatre. Each week, we will take on a new play representing one of a wide range of styles found in the contemporary theatre. Coupling those plays with important critical work from the last century, we will work to socratically develop and test a working definition of "Contemporary Theatre" and hypothesize what the future of the art form is, or if a future is even possible. This class will have weekly play-reading assignments.

Presenter: Jason E. Weber is a multi-disciplinary designer-director whose work has been seen on numerous stages across New England. He holds an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College and a BFA in Theatre from Marietta College. His academic research has explored many contemporary trends in theatre, including the use of computer-based technology in performance and performance as public practice.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Stories & Snacks
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an afterschool snack (provided by the library) and then make a fun craft to take home.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Tuesday September 23, 2014
Doing More with Your iPad
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

If you want to know more about what you can do with your iPad and how to do it, this class is for you. You’ll be doing step-by-step, hands-on exercises to learn how to surf the web, add friends to your address book, schedule calendar events, make lists, take photos and videos and share them with friends and family, find and download books, music and videos, and send text messages to your grandchildren. You will also learn security and privacy settings, how to back up your iPad, and iCloud features including “Find My iPad.” If there is time, you’ll learn about the interesting new features in iOS 8. One-on-one help will be available. You should have some experience with your iPad (former class members recommend “playing” with it before coming to the class). Class is limited to 12. You must bring an iPad running the latest version of iOS 7 and know your Apple ID and password. The latest version of iPad, the Missing Manual is recommended.

Presenter: Connie Coleman is retired from the IT department of the JHU Applied Physics laboratory. During her career, she designed and developed large computer systems, led project teams, planned training programs, wrote manuals, and taught classes for users. She is an avid user of her iPhone and iPad.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Shakespeare's King Lear
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

“How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!” OLLI's ongoing series of explorations of the works of the world's greatest (and still most popular!) playwright comes around to King Lear. The play is based on the legend of a mythological Celtic king Leir. The painful plot follows two foolish elderly fathers who are abused by their heartless offspring. George Bernard Shaw, though not a Shakespeare fan himself, wrote, "No man will ever write a better tragedy than Lear." Besides inspiring many film versions and adaptations, Lear is staged quite frequently; in fact, Shakespeare’s Globe Company will be doing the play at the Emerson Paramount Theatre October 15–23, 2014, with black classical actor Joseph Marcell in the title role. By the time the first class meets, please buy or borrow from the library any copy of the play as long as the edition has plenty of notes to help clarify the text. The Folger Library edition is recommended for those fairly new to Shakespeare; the Oxford Classics edition, for those more familiar with the Swan of Avon. Whether you're a Shakespeare newbie or diehard "bardolater," join us as we do a close study of the text and view Sir Laurence Olivier’s “Lear.”

Presenter: Chris Harding, PhD has been facilitating OLLI courses on Shakespeare and Mystery Novel Appreciation since the fall of 2006. He received his PhD in English Literature from Harvard University and taught undergraduate English at UMass Boston for 10 years. For over a decade, he also taught “Shakespeare Comes to the Slammer” at the Suffolk County House of Correction, and his Harvard doctoral thesis traced the influence of Shakespeare's drama on the novels of Sir Walter Scott. Besides being a big Wilkie Collins and Golden Age fan, Dr. Harding has acquired a taste for world language mystery authors. He has also given Brown Bag Presentations on crossword puzzles and the connections between artistic representations of the Old and New Testaments. His most recent Brown Bag was titled “Backstage Boston: Highlighting Hub Histrionic History.”

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler Story Time is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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The Great War: Four Years of War, A Century of Controversy
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The four-year Great War has been the subject of a century of controversy, focusing primarily on the causes of the war and the leaders of the Great Powers: Germany, Britain, France, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and the United States. The consequences of the war not only affect international politics to this day, but are the subject of both scholarly and political controversy. Participants in this seminar are encouraged to read books selected for the course, preferably in advance of the course. (Anyone interested in taking this course should check the OLLI website for a list of recommended reading.)

Presenter: Rita Peters, PhD is a Professor in the Political Science Department at UMass Boston. She is also an Associate of Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian Studies. Among other courses, Rita teaches International Relations and War, and she has lectured on various aspects of conflict and security at the University of Latvia, the School of Diplomacy in Talinn, and for OLLI. She earned her PhD at Boston University. Her research has been published in various scholarly journals.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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Hingham Ladies Club Board Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Monthly meeting

Kate Philbin  781-556-5513   k.philbin4@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday September 24, 2014
Great Books Discussion Group
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
June Freedman  781-749-7538 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Baby Story Time is for babies (0 - 15 months) and their caregivers. Participants will listen to a few stories, sing songs, and blow bubbles!

Location: Story Telling Room
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Nigeria and the Boko Haram Insurgency
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch Series

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

How does Nigeria, Africa’s largest nation and largest economy, growing at 7% annually and making $100 billion in oil earnings each year, face such massive internal problems like the Boko Haram insurgency? Darren Kew will give a brief overview of Nigerian politics and society to provide a framework for understanding the country, and then will delve deeply into the Boko Haram insurgency. Lastly, he will discuss the Muslim-Christian dialogue work that he has been assisting with in Nigeria and how inter-religious conflict resolution may be an important way forward for the country.

Presenter: Darren Kew studies the connection between democratic institution building in Africa and the development of political cultures that support democracy, particularly in terms of the role of civil society groups in this development. He is the Executive Director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development. Darren has worked with the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action to provide analysis and blueprints for preventing conflicts in several areas around the world, including Nigeria, Central Africa, and Kosovo. He has also been a consultant to the United Nations, USAID, the US State Department, and to a number of NGOs, including the Carter Center in a 1999 effort by former President Carter to mediate the Niger Delta conflicts. His work on how conflict resolution methods promote democratization of national political cultures is one of the first of its kind linking these important fields.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members or Hingham residents. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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Location: Whiton Room
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U.S. History: An Alternative Point of View
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Imagine a course in U.S. History that does not put our traditional heroes at the center of the story, but as players in an environment that determines the course of their actions. This course will attempt to tell the story of our country that takes into account many ignored factors and actors in our story. Rather than ask and answer the question, “how did we get to be the greatest democracy in the world,” the course attempts to answer “how we survived to be who we are, and who are we?” Students will explore the role of viruses, climate, diet, and love. We will examine women’s role in historical events as well as the influence of mixed-race people on our culture. Course activities will include discussions, live research, critical thinking, and role playing.

Presenter: Jon Rice, PhD in American History has spent several years teaching university-level history, as well as environmental chemistry. Dr. Rice currently works at Plimoth Plantation as an historical actor.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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South Shore ADD Support Group meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Meeting

Nan Daley  781-545-7473   daleyn@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Thursday September 25, 2014
Babies, Books & Play
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Search for Life beyond Earth
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch Series

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

Are we alone in the universe? Starting in the 1960s, our spacecraft have toured much of our solar system without finding any evidence of life. Our radio telescopes have scanned the skies for messages from extra-terrestrial life, so far without success. However, we associate water with life, and we have found strong evidence for water far from Earth. Our Mars rovers have shown that there was lots of water on Mars many years ago, back when life originated on Earth. Our robotic probes have found that Europa, a moon of Jupiter, and Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, have oceans of underground water that might harbor life. And our telescopes have searched beyond our solar system and discovered that many distant stars in our galaxy have planets, called exoplanets, and that some are quite similar to Earth. We’ll discuss these and other facets of our search for life beyond our home planet.

Presenter: James Livingston studied engineering physics at Cornell and Harvard, did materials research at General Electric for 33 years, and taught in the Department of Materials Science at MIT for 19 years. Space exploration is a recent interest.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members or Hingham residents. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Writing Poems
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

This course will focus on the craft and art of writing poetry—voice, versification metaphor, structure, fixed and/or free forms, etc.—all the techniques of poetry as well as ideas concerning the writing of private and/or public poems. Class will be based primarily on individual discussion of participants' work.

Presenter: Ted Richer, graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is a founding faculty professor of English and Creative Writing at UMass Boston. He is published in print and online, in literary journals, anthologies, and in his own volume, The Writer in the Story and Other Figurations (Apocalypse Press).

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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You Bet Your Sweet Assets
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

You can’t make decisions about your financial wellbeing without understanding the economic role of current events. The objective of this course is to stress the essentialness of engaging one’s self with macro and microeconomic theories, concepts, decisions, and consequences that guide government policymakers globally. Focusing on “what does this mean to me,” a stronger understanding of economics will be gained to better protect one’s present and future. What is inflation, a recession, Obamacare, what the heck is the fiscal cliff, and how will any of it impact my personal/professional life? What are the economic successes/failures of capitalism, socialism, what are entitlements (unemployment, Social Security, and Medicare), and can they be feasibly sustained? Is there such a thing as too much government? What are the relationships between supply, demand, pricing, and scarcity, and what do they mean to me at the grocery store or in my retirement? Sessions begin with a structural look at economic concepts, leading into their connection to current events. Class discussions will be entirely Socratic, fed by the endless supply of impacting news events, past and present.

Presenter: Randall Holman has a BA in liberal studies and an MBA in finance/marketing. He is the author of seven books on market research, a self-employed consultant, and has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years. Rand's career also includes NYC radio host, PBS guest and co-host, and college professor for 5 years.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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Sunday September 28, 2014
Three months before the mast:Trainee and Medical Officer Aboard the Barque, Picton Castle
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Brian McPhillips, a local family physician and avid sailor, took a three month break from his practice in early 2013 to serve as medical officer and trainee aboard the three-masted Tall Ship, Picton Castle. Brian will show slides and talk of his adventures on this 180 foot barque which sails out of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The ship travels around the world on a mission to provide trainees with the adventure of sailing the open ocean while teaching and preserving traditional sailing skills and seamanship

Location: Whiton Room
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Monday September 29, 2014
Becoming America 1776-1800
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

Join us as we discuss the events, personalities, and politics that led to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and the outbreak of the American Revolution." A standing miracle" is how Washington would forever describe the colonial victory over Britain in 1783. The Constitutional Convention and the presidencies and politics of the Washington and Adams administrations will be discussed, as America struggled to assert itself as the world's first nation dedicated to the "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" of its citizens.

Presenter: Gary L. Hylander earned his PhD at Boston College. His advisor and dissertation director was the noted Boston historian Thomas H. O’Connor. Hylander is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and professor of history at Framingham State University. He is a frequent presenter at library forums, historical societies, senior living centers, and civic and professional organizations as well as a public affairs commentator on local cable news and radio.

 

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Preschool Story Time is a drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Exploring More Contemporary Theatre
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This is a discussion-based dramatic literature course in Contemporary Theatre; it continues and expands the discussion surrounding the evolving aesthetics in theatre. Each week, we will take on a new play representing one of a wide range of styles found in the contemporary theatre. Coupling those plays with important critical work from the last century, we will work to socratically develop and test a working definition of "Contemporary Theatre" and hypothesize what the future of the art form is, or if a future is even possible. This class will have weekly play-reading assignments.

Presenter: Jason E. Weber is a multi-disciplinary designer-director whose work has been seen on numerous stages across New England. He holds an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College and a BFA in Theatre from Marietta College. His academic research has explored many contemporary trends in theatre, including the use of computer-based technology in performance and performance as public practice.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Stories & Snacks
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an afterschool snack (provided by the library) and then make a fun craft to take home.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Tuesday September 30, 2014
Doing More with Your iPad
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

If you want to know more about what you can do with your iPad and how to do it, this class is for you. You’ll be doing step-by-step, hands-on exercises to learn how to surf the web, add friends to your address book, schedule calendar events, make lists, take photos and videos and share them with friends and family, find and download books, music and videos, and send text messages to your grandchildren. You will also learn security and privacy settings, how to back up your iPad, and iCloud features including “Find My iPad.” If there is time, you’ll learn about the interesting new features in iOS 8. One-on-one help will be available. You should have some experience with your iPad (former class members recommend “playing” with it before coming to the class). Class is limited to 12. You must bring an iPad running the latest version of iOS 7 and know your Apple ID and password. The latest version of iPad, the Missing Manual is recommended.

Presenter: Connie Coleman is retired from the IT department of the JHU Applied Physics laboratory. During her career, she designed and developed large computer systems, led project teams, planned training programs, wrote manuals, and taught classes for users. She is an avid user of her iPhone and iPad.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Shakespeare's King Lear
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

“How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!” OLLI's ongoing series of explorations of the works of the world's greatest (and still most popular!) playwright comes around to King Lear. The play is based on the legend of a mythological Celtic king Leir. The painful plot follows two foolish elderly fathers who are abused by their heartless offspring. George Bernard Shaw, though not a Shakespeare fan himself, wrote, "No man will ever write a better tragedy than Lear." Besides inspiring many film versions and adaptations, Lear is staged quite frequently; in fact, Shakespeare’s Globe Company will be doing the play at the Emerson Paramount Theatre October 15–23, 2014, with black classical actor Joseph Marcell in the title role. By the time the first class meets, please buy or borrow from the library any copy of the play as long as the edition has plenty of notes to help clarify the text. The Folger Library edition is recommended for those fairly new to Shakespeare; the Oxford Classics edition, for those more familiar with the Swan of Avon. Whether you're a Shakespeare newbie or diehard "bardolater," join us as we do a close study of the text and view Sir Laurence Olivier’s “Lear.”

Presenter: Chris Harding, PhD has been facilitating OLLI courses on Shakespeare and Mystery Novel Appreciation since the fall of 2006. He received his PhD in English Literature from Harvard University and taught undergraduate English at UMass Boston for 10 years. For over a decade, he also taught “Shakespeare Comes to the Slammer” at the Suffolk County House of Correction, and his Harvard doctoral thesis traced the influence of Shakespeare's drama on the novels of Sir Walter Scott. Besides being a big Wilkie Collins and Golden Age fan, Dr. Harding has acquired a taste for world language mystery authors. He has also given Brown Bag Presentations on crossword puzzles and the connections between artistic representations of the Old and New Testaments. His most recent Brown Bag was titled “Backstage Boston: Highlighting Hub Histrionic History.”

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler Story Time is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

A dramatic, eye-opening account of how FDR took personal charge of the military direction of World War II. Based on years of archival research and interviews with the last surviving Roosevelt aides and family members, The Mantle of Command offers a definitive account of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s masterful and underappreciated leadership of the Allied war effort. The book brings readers inside FDR’s White House Oval Study, his personal command center, and inside the meetings where he battled with Churchill about strategy and tactics and overrode the near mutinies of his own generals and secretary of war. Time and again, FDR was proven right, and his allies and generals were wrong. When the generals wanted to attack the Nazi-fortified coast of France, FDR knew the Allied forces weren’t ready. When Churchill insisted that his Far East colonies were loyal and would resist the Japanese, Roosevelt knew it was a fantasy. This presentation will give an intimate and sweeping look at a great president in history’s greatest conflict.

Presenter: Nigel Hamilton is a best-selling and award-winning biographer of President John F. Kennedy, General Bernard “Monty” Montgomery, and President Bill Clinton, among other subjects. He is a senior fellow at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston, and was the first president of the Biographers International Organization

 

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members or Hingham residents.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

Brown Bag Lunch Series  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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The Great War: Four Years of War, A Century of Controversy
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The four-year Great War has been the subject of a century of controversy, focusing primarily on the causes of the war and the leaders of the Great Powers: Germany, Britain, France, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and the United States. The consequences of the war not only affect international politics to this day, but are the subject of both scholarly and political controversy. Participants in this seminar are encouraged to read books selected for the course, preferably in advance of the course. (Anyone interested in taking this course should check the OLLI website for a list of recommended reading.)

Presenter: Rita Peters, PhD is a Professor in the Political Science Department at UMass Boston. She is also an Associate of Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian Studies. Among other courses, Rita teaches International Relations and War, and she has lectured on various aspects of conflict and security at the University of Latvia, the School of Diplomacy in Talinn, and for OLLI. She earned her PhD at Boston University. Her research has been published in various scholarly journals.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Evening with the Author: Deborah Crombie
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

From New York Times Bestseller Deborah Crombie comes the newest mystery featuring London detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James, where danger comes closer than ever before and new loyalties must be tested: To Dwell in Darkness.

A small group of eco-protesters lurking on the fringe of a crowd gathered for a musical event in the main concourse of St. Pancras Station begin marching, chanting and carrying placards protesting the pollution generated by the new Thameslink and Crossrail construction. Suddenly there is an explosion. A man is 
down—it’s too late—the man is dead, mutilated beyond recognition by what appears to have been a bomb.

And it is in Camden, just weeks after his unexpected transfer from Scotland Yard, that Superintendent Duncan Kincaid finds himself heading a new murder investigation team out of Holborn Police Station. Called to the scene of the first major incident on his new patch, he must call in the counter-terrorism unit, 
until they determine if this was a terrorist attack, an accident-or murder.

The shocked group of protestors identifies the severely disfigured victim as a long-time member of their group, but insists that he was only carrying a smoke bomb. Duncan is quickly plunged into a fraught investigation in the heart of London with the uncertain loyalties of a new team and the lives of fellow police 
at stake.

Deborah Crombie is a New York Times Notable author and has been nominated for and won many awards including the New York Times Book of the Year. Her novel Dreaming of the Bones, was chosen by the Independent Mystery Booksellers of America as one of the 100 Best Crime Novels of the Century.

Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 x1404 
Location: Whiton Room
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Hingham Public Library Book Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Book selection: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

New participants are always welcome.

Anne Dalton  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday October 1, 2014
Room In Use
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Baby Story Time is for babies (0 - 15 months) and their caregivers. Participants will listen to a few stories, sing songs, and blow bubbles!

Location: Story Telling Room
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Room In Use
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

U.S. History: An Alternative Point of View
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Imagine a course in U.S. History that does not put our traditional heroes at the center of the story, but as players in an environment that determines the course of their actions. This course will attempt to tell the story of our country that takes into account many ignored factors and actors in our story. Rather than ask and answer the question, “how did we get to be the greatest democracy in the world,” the course attempts to answer “how we survived to be who we are, and who are we?” Students will explore the role of viruses, climate, diet, and love. We will examine women’s role in historical events as well as the influence of mixed-race people on our culture. Course activities will include discussions, live research, critical thinking, and role playing.

Presenter: Jon Rice, PhD in American History has spent several years teaching university-level history, as well as environmental chemistry. Dr. Rice currently works at Plimoth Plantation as an historical actor.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Thursday October 2, 2014
Stress Management
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This three-session course will present a review of four easy steps to manage everyday stress and five strategies to take charge of your thoughts, emotions, schedule, and environment. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun, plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head-on.

Presenter: Peg Carpenter is a retired Clinical Social Worker who has led many stress-management groups and workshops over the years, including some Brown Bags for OLLI.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

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Babies, Books & Play
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Room In Use
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fearing / Trustees Conference Room

Writing Poems
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

This course will focus on the craft and art of writing poetry—voice, versification metaphor, structure, fixed and/or free forms, etc.—all the techniques of poetry as well as ideas concerning the writing of private and/or public poems. Class will be based primarily on individual discussion of participants' work.

Presenter: Ted Richer, graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is a founding faculty professor of English and Creative Writing at UMass Boston. He is published in print and online, in literary journals, anthologies, and in his own volume, The Writer in the Story and Other Figurations (Apocalypse Press).

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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You Bet Your Sweet Assets
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

You can’t make decisions about your financial wellbeing without understanding the economic role of current events. The objective of this course is to stress the essentialness of engaging one’s self with macro and microeconomic theories, concepts, decisions, and consequences that guide government policymakers globally. Focusing on “what does this mean to me,” a stronger understanding of economics will be gained to better protect one’s present and future. What is inflation, a recession, Obamacare, what the heck is the fiscal cliff, and how will any of it impact my personal/professional life? What are the economic successes/failures of capitalism, socialism, what are entitlements (unemployment, Social Security, and Medicare), and can they be feasibly sustained? Is there such a thing as too much government? What are the relationships between supply, demand, pricing, and scarcity, and what do they mean to me at the grocery store or in my retirement? Sessions begin with a structural look at economic concepts, leading into their connection to current events. Class discussions will be entirely Socratic, fed by the endless supply of impacting news events, past and present.

Presenter: Randall Holman has a BA in liberal studies and an MBA in finance/marketing. He is the author of seven books on market research, a self-employed consultant, and has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years. Rand's career also includes NYC radio host, PBS guest and co-host, and college professor for 5 years.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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Saturday October 4, 2014
Room In Use
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whiton Room
Sunday October 5, 2014
B,C&W folk trio
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Monday October 6, 2014
Becoming America 1776-1800
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

Join us as we discuss the events, personalities, and politics that led to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and the outbreak of the American Revolution." A standing miracle" is how Washington would forever describe the colonial victory over Britain in 1783. The Constitutional Convention and the presidencies and politics of the Washington and Adams administrations will be discussed, as America struggled to assert itself as the world's first nation dedicated to the "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" of its citizens.

Presenter: Gary L. Hylander earned his PhD at Boston College. His advisor and dissertation director was the noted Boston historian Thomas H. O’Connor. Hylander is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and professor of history at Framingham State University. He is a frequent presenter at library forums, historical societies, senior living centers, and civic and professional organizations as well as a public affairs commentator on local cable news and radio.

 

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Preschool Story Time is a drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Exploring More Contemporary Theatre
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This is a discussion-based dramatic literature course in Contemporary Theatre; it continues and expands the discussion surrounding the evolving aesthetics in theatre. Each week, we will take on a new play representing one of a wide range of styles found in the contemporary theatre. Coupling those plays with important critical work from the last century, we will work to socratically develop and test a working definition of "Contemporary Theatre" and hypothesize what the future of the art form is, or if a future is even possible. This class will have weekly play-reading assignments.

Presenter: Jason E. Weber is a multi-disciplinary designer-director whose work has been seen on numerous stages across New England. He holds an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College and a BFA in Theatre from Marietta College. His academic research has explored many contemporary trends in theatre, including the use of computer-based technology in performance and performance as public practice.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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Stories & Snacks
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an afterschool snack (provided by the library) and then make a fun craft to take home.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Perennial Gardeners
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Peggy Mosher  781-749-6766 
Location: Whiton Room
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Tuesday October 7, 2014
Doing More with Your iPad
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

If you want to know more about what you can do with your iPad and how to do it, this class is for you. You’ll be doing step-by-step, hands-on exercises to learn how to surf the web, add friends to your address book, schedule calendar events, make lists, take photos and videos and share them with friends and family, find and download books, music and videos, and send text messages to your grandchildren. You will also learn security and privacy settings, how to back up your iPad, and iCloud features including “Find My iPad.” If there is time, you’ll learn about the interesting new features in iOS 8. One-on-one help will be available. You should have some experience with your iPad (former class members recommend “playing” with it before coming to the class). Class is limited to 12. You must bring an iPad running the latest version of iOS 7 and know your Apple ID and password. The latest version of iPad, the Missing Manual is recommended.

Presenter: Connie Coleman is retired from the IT department of the JHU Applied Physics laboratory. During her career, she designed and developed large computer systems, led project teams, planned training programs, wrote manuals, and taught classes for users. She is an avid user of her iPhone and iPad.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Shakespeare's King Lear
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

“How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!” OLLI's ongoing series of explorations of the works of the world's greatest (and still most popular!) playwright comes around to King Lear. The play is based on the legend of a mythological Celtic king Leir. The painful plot follows two foolish elderly fathers who are abused by their heartless offspring. George Bernard Shaw, though not a Shakespeare fan himself, wrote, "No man will ever write a better tragedy than Lear." Besides inspiring many film versions and adaptations, Lear is staged quite frequently; in fact, Shakespeare’s Globe Company will be doing the play at the Emerson Paramount Theatre October 15–23, 2014, with black classical actor Joseph Marcell in the title role. By the time the first class meets, please buy or borrow from the library any copy of the play as long as the edition has plenty of notes to help clarify the text. The Folger Library edition is recommended for those fairly new to Shakespeare; the Oxford Classics edition, for those more familiar with the Swan of Avon. Whether you're a Shakespeare newbie or diehard "bardolater," join us as we do a close study of the text and view Sir Laurence Olivier’s “Lear.”

Presenter: Chris Harding, PhD has been facilitating OLLI courses on Shakespeare and Mystery Novel Appreciation since the fall of 2006. He received his PhD in English Literature from Harvard University and taught undergraduate English at UMass Boston for 10 years. For over a decade, he also taught “Shakespeare Comes to the Slammer” at the Suffolk County House of Correction, and his Harvard doctoral thesis traced the influence of Shakespeare's drama on the novels of Sir Walter Scott. Besides being a big Wilkie Collins and Golden Age fan, Dr. Harding has acquired a taste for world language mystery authors. He has also given Brown Bag Presentations on crossword puzzles and the connections between artistic representations of the Old and New Testaments. His most recent Brown Bag was titled “Backstage Boston: Highlighting Hub Histrionic History.”

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler Story Time is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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The Great War: Four Years of War, A Century of Controversy
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The four-year Great War has been the subject of a century of controversy, focusing primarily on the causes of the war and the leaders of the Great Powers: Germany, Britain, France, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and the United States. The consequences of the war not only affect international politics to this day, but are the subject of both scholarly and political controversy. Participants in this seminar are encouraged to read books selected for the course, preferably in advance of the course. (Anyone interested in taking this course should check the OLLI website for a list of recommended reading.)

Presenter: Rita Peters, PhD is a Professor in the Political Science Department at UMass Boston. She is also an Associate of Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian Studies. Among other courses, Rita teaches International Relations and War, and she has lectured on various aspects of conflict and security at the University of Latvia, the School of Diplomacy in Talinn, and for OLLI. She earned her PhD at Boston University. Her research has been published in various scholarly journals.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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Homework Help for Parents
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

A presentation for parents by Laine Dougherty, founder of Laine's Logic, on how to help students with their homework.  Topics will include utilizing executive function strategies; understanding different learning styles, effective studying for tests, and thinking skills (for the common core); and the parents role in all of it.  Hosted by the Hingham SEPAC.  Free and open to the public.

Marisa Ronan  781-888-1253   tmcronan@comcast.net
Location: Whiton Room
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Wednesday October 8, 2014
Garden Club of Hingham Workshop
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop

Pamela Collins  781-749-6712   pamelacollins100@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Great Books Discussion Group
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
June Freedman  781 749 7538 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Baby Story Time is for babies (0 - 15 months) and their caregivers. Participants will listen to a few stories, sing songs, and blow bubbles!

Location: Story Telling Room
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U.S. History: An Alternative Point of View
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Imagine a course in U.S. History that does not put our traditional heroes at the center of the story, but as players in an environment that determines the course of their actions. This course will attempt to tell the story of our country that takes into account many ignored factors and actors in our story. Rather than ask and answer the question, “how did we get to be the greatest democracy in the world,” the course attempts to answer “how we survived to be who we are, and who are we?” Students will explore the role of viruses, climate, diet, and love. We will examine women’s role in historical events as well as the influence of mixed-race people on our culture. Course activities will include discussions, live research, critical thinking, and role playing.

Presenter: Jon Rice, PhD in American History has spent several years teaching university-level history, as well as environmental chemistry. Dr. Rice currently works at Plimoth Plantation as an historical actor.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

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Location: Whiton Room
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Social Security Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Kelly A. Shanahan
Social Security Associates

hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Thursday October 9, 2014
Stress Management
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This three-session course will present a review of four easy steps to manage everyday stress and five strategies to take charge of your thoughts, emotions, schedule, and environment. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun, plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head-on.

Presenter: Peg Carpenter is a retired Clinical Social Worker who has led many stress-management groups and workshops over the years, including some Brown Bags for OLLI.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Babies, Books & Play
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Writing Poems
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

This course will focus on the craft and art of writing poetry—voice, versification metaphor, structure, fixed and/or free forms, etc.—all the techniques of poetry as well as ideas concerning the writing of private and/or public poems. Class will be based primarily on individual discussion of participants' work.

Presenter: Ted Richer, graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is a founding faculty professor of English and Creative Writing at UMass Boston. He is published in print and online, in literary journals, anthologies, and in his own volume, The Writer in the Story and Other Figurations (Apocalypse Press).

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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You Bet Your Sweet Assets
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

You can’t make decisions about your financial wellbeing without understanding the economic role of current events. The objective of this course is to stress the essentialness of engaging one’s self with macro and microeconomic theories, concepts, decisions, and consequences that guide government policymakers globally. Focusing on “what does this mean to me,” a stronger understanding of economics will be gained to better protect one’s present and future. What is inflation, a recession, Obamacare, what the heck is the fiscal cliff, and how will any of it impact my personal/professional life? What are the economic successes/failures of capitalism, socialism, what are entitlements (unemployment, Social Security, and Medicare), and can they be feasibly sustained? Is there such a thing as too much government? What are the relationships between supply, demand, pricing, and scarcity, and what do they mean to me at the grocery store or in my retirement? Sessions begin with a structural look at economic concepts, leading into their connection to current events. Class discussions will be entirely Socratic, fed by the endless supply of impacting news events, past and present.

Presenter: Randall Holman has a BA in liberal studies and an MBA in finance/marketing. He is the author of seven books on market research, a self-employed consultant, and has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years. Rand's career also includes NYC radio host, PBS guest and co-host, and college professor for 5 years.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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Democratic Town Committee meeting
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Meeting

Phil Doster  603-499-1062   phildo32@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Tuesday October 14, 2014
Hingham SEPAC
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This is the public monthly meeting of the Hingham SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council).  We are a state-mandated organization that each school district must have established to represent the parents of students receiving special education from their public school district.  Agendas are published at Town Hall within 48 hours of the scheduled meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Marisa Ronan     tmcronan@comcast.net
Location: Children's Department
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Doing More with Your iPad
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

If you want to know more about what you can do with your iPad and how to do it, this class is for you. You’ll be doing step-by-step, hands-on exercises to learn how to surf the web, add friends to your address book, schedule calendar events, make lists, take photos and videos and share them with friends and family, find and download books, music and videos, and send text messages to your grandchildren. You will also learn security and privacy settings, how to back up your iPad, and iCloud features including “Find My iPad.” If there is time, you’ll learn about the interesting new features in iOS 8. One-on-one help will be available. You should have some experience with your iPad (former class members recommend “playing” with it before coming to the class). Class is limited to 12. You must bring an iPad running the latest version of iOS 7 and know your Apple ID and password. The latest version of iPad, the Missing Manual is recommended.

Presenter: Connie Coleman is retired from the IT department of the JHU Applied Physics laboratory. During her career, she designed and developed large computer systems, led project teams, planned training programs, wrote manuals, and taught classes for users. She is an avid user of her iPhone and iPad.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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The Human Face of the Great War
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The unprecedented and shocking human cost of World War I staggered all involved, raised doubts about dominant military strategy, and had a deep impact on culture, art, literature, and geo-political reality. The shockwave of this massive loss of life and collateral suffering still resonates to this day. This course will examine the impact of industrialized warfare, the concept of total war, life in the trenches, shell shock, frontiers of medicine and psychiatry, and the impact of devastating sorrow and grief—then and now—and will trace the battlefield experience of selective soldiers in the 26th Division (Yankee Division).

Presenter: Dan Leclerc taught history in the Chelmsford Public Schools, served as Director of Social Studies, K-12 for the Hingham Public Schools, and retired as Asst. Superintendent of the Ashland Public Schools. He holds a Master’s Degree in History from Northeastern University; he has been to France five times, always devoting a portion of each visit to research and visitation of specific battle sites on the Western Front; and he has conducted presentations for the Belmont and Arlington Historical Societies, the Arlington Men’s Club, The Chanticleer Society in Hull, the Lexington Veterans' Association, the Weston Military History Group, the Massachusetts State House Library, the Military Order of World Wars, the Massachusetts Military History Society, and has taught three courses for OLLI.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler Story Time is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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The Great War: Four Years of War, A Century of Controversy
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The four-year Great War has been the subject of a century of controversy, focusing primarily on the causes of the war and the leaders of the Great Powers: Germany, Britain, France, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and the United States. The consequences of the war not only affect international politics to this day, but are the subject of both scholarly and political controversy. Participants in this seminar are encouraged to read books selected for the course, preferably in advance of the course. (Anyone interested in taking this course should check the OLLI website for a list of recommended reading.)

Presenter: Rita Peters, PhD is a Professor in the Political Science Department at UMass Boston. She is also an Associate of Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian Studies. Among other courses, Rita teaches International Relations and War, and she has lectured on various aspects of conflict and security at the University of Latvia, the School of Diplomacy in Talinn, and for OLLI. She earned her PhD at Boston University. Her research has been published in various scholarly journals.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Wednesday October 15, 2014
Garden Club of Hingham
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Whiton Room
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Baby Story Time is for babies (0 - 15 months) and their caregivers. Participants will listen to a few stories, sing songs, and blow bubbles!

Location: Story Telling Room
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What a Character?
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Analyzing fictional characters, like evaluating actual people, requires the exercise of both intellect and emotion. We readers bring to this task our personal experiences, our logic and intuition, our biases, our secret hopes, our strengths and vulnerabilities, and our imaginations. Although we understand that the characters in stories are not real, we sometimes respond to them as if they are, especially when writers employ extraordinary insight and craft. In this course, we will study a host of memorable characters created by the likes of J. D. Salinger, Alice Walker, John Steinbeck, Jill McCorkle, Gish Jen, Elizabeth Strout, Jesse Walker, and others. An examination of each author's technique and style will be followed by discussions, which explore what our emotional reactions to their powerful characters reveal about our own personalities.

Presenter: Maureen O'Brien taught English at Quincy High School for many years and has facilitated several OLLI courses such as "Literature of the Holocaust," "Growing Up Female," "Typical Americans," and "Families Flawed."

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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HPL Movie Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 (AV)   thornell@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Thursday October 16, 2014
Stress Management
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This three-session course will present a review of four easy steps to manage everyday stress and five strategies to take charge of your thoughts, emotions, schedule, and environment. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun, plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head-on.

Presenter: Peg Carpenter is a retired Clinical Social Worker who has led many stress-management groups and workshops over the years, including some Brown Bags for OLLI.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Babies, Books & Play
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

Children's Department  781-741-1405   hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Writing Poems
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

This course will focus on the craft and art of writing poetry—voice, versification metaphor, structure, fixed and/or free forms, etc.—all the techniques of poetry as well as ideas concerning the writing of private and/or public poems. Class will be based primarily on individual discussion of participants' work.

Presenter: Ted Richer, graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is a founding faculty professor of English and Creative Writing at UMass Boston. He is published in print and online, in literary journals, anthologies, and in his own volume, The Writer in the Story and Other Figurations (Apocalypse Press).

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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You Bet Your Sweet Assets
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

You can’t make decisions about your financial wellbeing without understanding the economic role of current events. The objective of this course is to stress the essentialness of engaging one’s self with macro and microeconomic theories, concepts, decisions, and consequences that guide government policymakers globally. Focusing on “what does this mean to me,” a stronger understanding of economics will be gained to better protect one’s present and future. What is inflation, a recession, Obamacare, what the heck is the fiscal cliff, and how will any of it impact my personal/professional life? What are the economic successes/failures of capitalism, socialism, what are entitlements (unemployment, Social Security, and Medicare), and can they be feasibly sustained? Is there such a thing as too much government? What are the relationships between supply, demand, pricing, and scarcity, and what do they mean to me at the grocery store or in my retirement? Sessions begin with a structural look at economic concepts, leading into their connection to current events. Class discussions will be entirely Socratic, fed by the endless supply of impacting news events, past and present.

Presenter: Randall Holman has a BA in liberal studies and an MBA in finance/marketing. He is the author of seven books on market research, a self-employed consultant, and has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years. Rand's career also includes NYC radio host, PBS guest and co-host, and college professor for 5 years.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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Hingham Democratic Town Committee
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Carlos Da Silva  781-267-6333   cdasilvapt13@aol.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Monday October 20, 2014
Introduction to Mindfulness
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Mindfulness is a concept that covers the Western contemplative and Eastern meditation traditions. Over the past 25 years, it has been found to be useful and effective in health care in the treatment of various conditions such as stress, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and cancer. Mindfulness is defined as "awareness without judgment of what is, via direct and immediate experience." In our culture, so many of us are disconnected from emotions, physical sensations, and the present moment. This small experiential group program will introduce members to the concept with brief exercises to rediscover the present moment.

Presenter: Marie F. Radei is a licensed clinical social worker educated with an MSW from Boston University, MEd from Northeastern, ABE from Harvard, with postgraduate studies at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy and University of Washington. She has worked in outpatient and inpatient settings in Southeastern MA and is currently a clinician.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members or Hingham residents. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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Location: Whiton Room
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Masters of Italy
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This six-week course traces the history, art, and culture of the Italian provinces of Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany. We will begin with the Etruscans, then the Romans, and will journey through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, ending with the world of Michelangelo and his contemporaries. Class notes will be made available. The following readings will provide background for the class (required): Imperium by Robert Harris; The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone (optional): Livy Books I–V (the early history of Rome); I Claudius by Robert Graves; Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King; and Lives of the Artists by Vasari (selected artists will be assigned for class).

Presenter: Francis J. Smith is a Fulbright Scholar, a former lecturer in the Classics at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and head of Classics and Modern Languages at Wayland High School. He has been a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and was Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 1985. Francis was one of two educators featured in the PBS television documentary Great Teachers of America and appeared on an NBC nightly news segment on the revival of the Classics. He has led acclaimed study tours of Italy, offering on-site lectures and discussions on the history, art, and architecture of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Italy.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Tuesday October 21, 2014
Doing More with Your iPad
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

If you want to know more about what you can do with your iPad and how to do it, this class is for you. You’ll be doing step-by-step, hands-on exercises to learn how to surf the web, add friends to your address book, schedule calendar events, make lists, take photos and videos and share them with friends and family, find and download books, music and videos, and send text messages to your grandchildren. You will also learn security and privacy settings, how to back up your iPad, and iCloud features including “Find My iPad.” If there is time, you’ll learn about the interesting new features in iOS 8. One-on-one help will be available. You should have some experience with your iPad (former class members recommend “playing” with it before coming to the class). Class is limited to 12. You must bring an iPad running the latest version of iOS 7 and know your Apple ID and password. The latest version of iPad, the Missing Manual is recommended.

Presenter: Connie Coleman is retired from the IT department of the JHU Applied Physics laboratory. During her career, she designed and developed large computer systems, led project teams, planned training programs, wrote manuals, and taught classes for users. She is an avid user of her iPhone and iPad.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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The Human Face of the Great War
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The unprecedented and shocking human cost of World War I staggered all involved, raised doubts about dominant military strategy, and had a deep impact on culture, art, literature, and geo-political reality. The shockwave of this massive loss of life and collateral suffering still resonates to this day. This course will examine the impact of industrialized warfare, the concept of total war, life in the trenches, shell shock, frontiers of medicine and psychiatry, and the impact of devastating sorrow and grief—then and now—and will trace the battlefield experience of selective soldiers in the 26th Division (Yankee Division).

Presenter: Dan Leclerc taught history in the Chelmsford Public Schools, served as Director of Social Studies, K-12 for the Hingham Public Schools, and retired as Asst. Superintendent of the Ashland Public Schools. He holds a Master’s Degree in History from Northeastern University; he has been to France five times, always devoting a portion of each visit to research and visitation of specific battle sites on the Western Front; and he has conducted presentations for the Belmont and Arlington Historical Societies, the Arlington Men’s Club, The Chanticleer Society in Hull, the Lexington Veterans' Association, the Weston Military History Group, the Massachusetts State House Library, the Military Order of World Wars, the Massachusetts Military History Society, and has taught three courses for OLLI.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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The Great War: Four Years of War, A Century of Controversy
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The four-year Great War has been the subject of a century of controversy, focusing primarily on the causes of the war and the leaders of the Great Powers: Germany, Britain, France, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and the United States. The consequences of the war not only affect international politics to this day, but are the subject of both scholarly and political controversy. Participants in this seminar are encouraged to read books selected for the course, preferably in advance of the course. (Anyone interested in taking this course should check the OLLI website for a list of recommended reading.)

Presenter: Rita Peters, PhD is a Professor in the Political Science Department at UMass Boston. She is also an Associate of Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian Studies. Among other courses, Rita teaches International Relations and War, and she has lectured on various aspects of conflict and security at the University of Latvia, the School of Diplomacy in Talinn, and for OLLI. She earned her PhD at Boston University. Her research has been published in various scholarly journals.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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HEF Monthly Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) Monthly Board Meeting

Siobhan Dwan   781-740-8217   hinghamed@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday October 22, 2014
Great Books Discussion Group
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
June Freedman  781-749-7538 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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What a Character?
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Analyzing fictional characters, like evaluating actual people, requires the exercise of both intellect and emotion. We readers bring to this task our personal experiences, our logic and intuition, our biases, our secret hopes, our strengths and vulnerabilities, and our imaginations. Although we understand that the characters in stories are not real, we sometimes respond to them as if they are, especially when writers employ extraordinary insight and craft. In this course, we will study a host of memorable characters created by the likes of J. D. Salinger, Alice Walker, John Steinbeck, Jill McCorkle, Gish Jen, Elizabeth Strout, Jesse Walker, and others. An examination of each author's technique and style will be followed by discussions, which explore what our emotional reactions to their powerful characters reveal about our own personalities.

Presenter: Maureen O'Brien taught English at Quincy High School for many years and has facilitated several OLLI courses such as "Literature of the Holocaust," "Growing Up Female," "Typical Americans," and "Families Flawed."

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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NEAq Training
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Stranding volunteer training

Julika Wocial  6172262191   jwocial@neaq.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Thursday October 23, 2014
Writing Poems
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

This course will focus on the craft and art of writing poetry—voice, versification metaphor, structure, fixed and/or free forms, etc.—all the techniques of poetry as well as ideas concerning the writing of private and/or public poems. Class will be based primarily on individual discussion of participants' work.

Presenter: Ted Richer, graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is a founding faculty professor of English and Creative Writing at UMass Boston. He is published in print and online, in literary journals, anthologies, and in his own volume, The Writer in the Story and Other Figurations (Apocalypse Press).

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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You Bet Your Sweet Assets
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

You can’t make decisions about your financial wellbeing without understanding the economic role of current events. The objective of this course is to stress the essentialness of engaging one’s self with macro and microeconomic theories, concepts, decisions, and consequences that guide government policymakers globally. Focusing on “what does this mean to me,” a stronger understanding of economics will be gained to better protect one’s present and future. What is inflation, a recession, Obamacare, what the heck is the fiscal cliff, and how will any of it impact my personal/professional life? What are the economic successes/failures of capitalism, socialism, what are entitlements (unemployment, Social Security, and Medicare), and can they be feasibly sustained? Is there such a thing as too much government? What are the relationships between supply, demand, pricing, and scarcity, and what do they mean to me at the grocery store or in my retirement? Sessions begin with a structural look at economic concepts, leading into their connection to current events. Class discussions will be entirely Socratic, fed by the endless supply of impacting news events, past and present.

Presenter: Randall Holman has a BA in liberal studies and an MBA in finance/marketing. He is the author of seven books on market research, a self-employed consultant, and has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years. Rand's career also includes NYC radio host, PBS guest and co-host, and college professor for 5 years.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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Ridgewood Crossing Condominium Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Bill Salisbury  781-749-4730 
Location: Whiton Room
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Saturday October 25, 2014
Georgia O'Keeffe: How to Pastel Paint Flowers
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gregory Maichack will be teaching a 'hands on" workshop on painting pastel flowers in the style of Georgia O'Keefe. The workshop will be free but sign-up is required. Sign-up date to be announced. 

Mr. Maichack was hired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) to be their pastel demonstrator in 2012 and proved to be a talented teacher, engaging, instructor.  His workshops receive rave reviews and are always booked to capacity, often with a waiting list. He provides an opportunity that patrons crave but usually can’t find: the chance to be mentored in the medium of pastel, (a medium hard to find classes in), and to work  with expensive professional-grade materials needed to pastel paint successfully.      Maichack's long track record and his being hired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) to be their pastel demonstrator in 2012, proves him to be a talented teacher, engaging, and able to touch all levels with his skill, rapport and enthusiasm. Mr. Maichack’s workshops receive rave reviews and are always booked to capacity, often with a waiting list. He provides an opportunity that patrons crave but usually can’t find: the chance to be mentored in the medium of pastel, (a medium hard to find classes in), and an opportunity to work with expensive professional-grade materials needed to pastel paint successfully. 

hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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NEAq Training
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Stranding and Rescue volunteer training. 

Julika Wocial  6172262191   jwocial@neaq.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Sunday October 26, 2014
BCGS Concert: Jon Yerby
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Guitarist Jon Yerby.

hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Monday October 27, 2014
A Very Dangerous Woman
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

Arriving in Boston from England in September 1634, Anne Hutchinson, along with her husband and 11 children, settled into their new life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Deeply religious and a skilled midwife, Hutchinson was embraced by the Puritan community. Soon, however, she began to hold religious meetings in her home and to question the Biblical authority of the minister’s sermons, along with expressing her own religious convictions. When she refused to remain silent, Boston clergymen, together with Governor John Winthrop, condemned Hutchinson as “A Very Dangerous Woman” who stubbornly refused to recant her “fowle and damnable heresies.” She and her family were banished to Rhode Island.

Presenter: Gary L. Hylander earned his PhD at Boston College. His advisor and dissertation director was the noted Boston historian Thomas H. O’Connor. Hylander is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and professor of history at Framingham State University. He is a frequent presenter at library forums, historical societies, senior living centers, civic and professional organizations as well as a public affairs commentator on local cable news and radio

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members or Hingham residents.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

Brown Bag Lunch Series  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Masters of Italy
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This six-week course traces the history, art, and culture of the Italian provinces of Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany. We will begin with the Etruscans, then the Romans, and will journey through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, ending with the world of Michelangelo and his contemporaries. Class notes will be made available. The following readings will provide background for the class (required): Imperium by Robert Harris; The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone (optional): Livy Books I–V (the early history of Rome); I Claudius by Robert Graves; Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King; and Lives of the Artists by Vasari (selected artists will be assigned for class).

Presenter: Francis J. Smith is a Fulbright Scholar, a former lecturer in the Classics at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and head of Classics and Modern Languages at Wayland High School. He has been a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and was Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 1985. Francis was one of two educators featured in the PBS television documentary Great Teachers of America and appeared on an NBC nightly news segment on the revival of the Classics. He has led acclaimed study tours of Italy, offering on-site lectures and discussions on the history, art, and architecture of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Italy.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Tuesday October 28, 2014
The Human Face of the Great War
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The unprecedented and shocking human cost of World War I staggered all involved, raised doubts about dominant military strategy, and had a deep impact on culture, art, literature, and geo-political reality. The shockwave of this massive loss of life and collateral suffering still resonates to this day. This course will examine the impact of industrialized warfare, the concept of total war, life in the trenches, shell shock, frontiers of medicine and psychiatry, and the impact of devastating sorrow and grief—then and now—and will trace the battlefield experience of selective soldiers in the 26th Division (Yankee Division).

Presenter: Dan Leclerc taught history in the Chelmsford Public Schools, served as Director of Social Studies, K-12 for the Hingham Public Schools, and retired as Asst. Superintendent of the Ashland Public Schools. He holds a Master’s Degree in History from Northeastern University; he has been to France five times, always devoting a portion of each visit to research and visitation of specific battle sites on the Western Front; and he has conducted presentations for the Belmont and Arlington Historical Societies, the Arlington Men’s Club, The Chanticleer Society in Hull, the Lexington Veterans' Association, the Weston Military History Group, the Massachusetts State House Library, the Military Order of World Wars, the Massachusetts Military History Society, and has taught three courses for OLLI.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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The Great War: Four Years of War, A Century of Controversy
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The four-year Great War has been the subject of a century of controversy, focusing primarily on the causes of the war and the leaders of the Great Powers: Germany, Britain, France, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and the United States. The consequences of the war not only affect international politics to this day, but are the subject of both scholarly and political controversy. Participants in this seminar are encouraged to read books selected for the course, preferably in advance of the course. (Anyone interested in taking this course should check the OLLI website for a list of recommended reading.)

Presenter: Rita Peters, PhD is a Professor in the Political Science Department at UMass Boston. She is also an Associate of Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian Studies. Among other courses, Rita teaches International Relations and War, and she has lectured on various aspects of conflict and security at the University of Latvia, the School of Diplomacy in Talinn, and for OLLI. She earned her PhD at Boston University. Her research has been published in various scholarly journals.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Hingham Ladies Club Board Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Monthly meeting

Kate Philbin  781-556-5513   k.philbin4@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Hingham Public Library Book Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Book selection: Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore

New participants are always welcome.

Anne Dalton  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday October 29, 2014
What a Character?
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Analyzing fictional characters, like evaluating actual people, requires the exercise of both intellect and emotion. We readers bring to this task our personal experiences, our logic and intuition, our biases, our secret hopes, our strengths and vulnerabilities, and our imaginations. Although we understand that the characters in stories are not real, we sometimes respond to them as if they are, especially when writers employ extraordinary insight and craft. In this course, we will study a host of memorable characters created by the likes of J. D. Salinger, Alice Walker, John Steinbeck, Jill McCorkle, Gish Jen, Elizabeth Strout, Jesse Walker, and others. An examination of each author's technique and style will be followed by discussions, which explore what our emotional reactions to their powerful characters reveal about our own personalities.

Presenter: Maureen O'Brien taught English at Quincy High School for many years and has facilitated several OLLI courses such as "Literature of the Holocaust," "Growing Up Female," "Typical Americans," and "Families Flawed."

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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South Shore ADD Support Group meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Meeting

Nan Daley  781-545-7473   daleyn@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Thursday October 30, 2014
Learn Self-Hypnosis and Discover the Power within You
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Explore the immense power of your subconscious mind! This Brown Bag lecture will introduce the use of self-hypnosis skills and explore a range of approaches for self-development, relaxation, and wellbeing. Find out how techniques of self-hypnosis can be used for releasing stress and promoting relaxation, improving confidence and self-esteem, overcoming procrastination, and achieving goals. With clear instructions every step of the way, you will be helped to relax deeply as you practice the simple, yet powerful, techniques of self-hypnosis. In this pleasant day-dreamy state, your mind is receptive to the positive suggestions you craft for your desired outcomes. This approach is based upon natural, safe, established hypnotic principles.

Presenter: Kathryn McGlynn is a Certified Hypnotist, Success Coach and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Development Trainer. She offers a diverse number of adult-ed seminars in many schools, colleges, hospitals and healing centers throughout the region. As well, she works in the corporate sector, delivering hypnosis seminars for large area health insurers. With her soothing voice, she has created more than 25 hypnosis CDs to help people create positive changes in their lives.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members or Hingham residents.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Writing Poems
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

This course will focus on the craft and art of writing poetry—voice, versification metaphor, structure, fixed and/or free forms, etc.—all the techniques of poetry as well as ideas concerning the writing of private and/or public poems. Class will be based primarily on individual discussion of participants' work.

Presenter: Ted Richer, graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is a founding faculty professor of English and Creative Writing at UMass Boston. He is published in print and online, in literary journals, anthologies, and in his own volume, The Writer in the Story and Other Figurations (Apocalypse Press).

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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You Bet Your Sweet Assets
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

You can’t make decisions about your financial wellbeing without understanding the economic role of current events. The objective of this course is to stress the essentialness of engaging one’s self with macro and microeconomic theories, concepts, decisions, and consequences that guide government policymakers globally. Focusing on “what does this mean to me,” a stronger understanding of economics will be gained to better protect one’s present and future. What is inflation, a recession, Obamacare, what the heck is the fiscal cliff, and how will any of it impact my personal/professional life? What are the economic successes/failures of capitalism, socialism, what are entitlements (unemployment, Social Security, and Medicare), and can they be feasibly sustained? Is there such a thing as too much government? What are the relationships between supply, demand, pricing, and scarcity, and what do they mean to me at the grocery store or in my retirement? Sessions begin with a structural look at economic concepts, leading into their connection to current events. Class discussions will be entirely Socratic, fed by the endless supply of impacting news events, past and present.

Presenter: Randall Holman has a BA in liberal studies and an MBA in finance/marketing. He is the author of seven books on market research, a self-employed consultant, and has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years. Rand's career also includes NYC radio host, PBS guest and co-host, and college professor for 5 years.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
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Hingham Democratic Town Committee
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Carlos Da Silva  781-267-6333   cdasilvapt13@aol.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Sunday November 2, 2014
World War I Centenary Event
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Whiton Room
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Monday November 3, 2014
Masters of Italy
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This six-week course traces the history, art, and culture of the Italian provinces of Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany. We will begin with the Etruscans, then the Romans, and will journey through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, ending with the world of Michelangelo and his contemporaries. Class notes will be made available. The following readings will provide background for the class (required): Imperium by Robert Harris; The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone (optional): Livy Books I–V (the early history of Rome); I Claudius by Robert Graves; Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King; and Lives of the Artists by Vasari (selected artists will be assigned for class).

Presenter: Francis J. Smith is a Fulbright Scholar, a former lecturer in the Classics at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and head of Classics and Modern Languages at Wayland High School. He has been a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and was Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 1985. Francis was one of two educators featured in the PBS television documentary Great Teachers of America and appeared on an NBC nightly news segment on the revival of the Classics. He has led acclaimed study tours of Italy, offering on-site lectures and discussions on the history, art, and architecture of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Italy.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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Perennial Gardeners
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Peggy Mosher  781-749-6766 
Location: Whiton Room
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Tuesday November 4, 2014
The Human Face of the Great War
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The unprecedented and shocking human cost of World War I staggered all involved, raised doubts about dominant military strategy, and had a deep impact on culture, art, literature, and geo-political reality. The shockwave of this massive loss of life and collateral suffering still resonates to this day. This course will examine the impact of industrialized warfare, the concept of total war, life in the trenches, shell shock, frontiers of medicine and psychiatry, and the impact of devastating sorrow and grief—then and now—and will trace the battlefield experience of selective soldiers in the 26th Division (Yankee Division).

Presenter: Dan Leclerc taught history in the Chelmsford Public Schools, served as Director of Social Studies, K-12 for the Hingham Public Schools, and retired as Asst. Superintendent of the Ashland Public Schools. He holds a Master’s Degree in History from Northeastern University; he has been to France five times, always devoting a portion of each visit to research and visitation of specific battle sites on the Western Front; and he has conducted presentations for the Belmont and Arlington Historical Societies, the Arlington Men’s Club, The Chanticleer Society in Hull, the Lexington Veterans' Association, the Weston Military History Group, the Massachusetts State House Library, the Military Order of World Wars, the Massachusetts Military History Society, and has taught three courses for OLLI.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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Non-Jewish Victims of the Third Reich
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch Series

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The Nazi movement swept through 20th Century Europe with a ferocity that will be long remembered. Although the term “holocaust” (burning) is properly applied to Jewish victims, there were others who became victims of the Reich because of their birthrights, choices, and beliefs. This class is a tribute to their memories.

Presenter: Janet Lemus has the honor and privilege of working with the Stand Firm Education Group in conjunction with the Arnold Liebster Foundation, bringing first-person experiences to the classroom. She feels strongly that it is critical to understand this period in history so that it may never be repeated.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members or Hingham residents.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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The Great War: Four Years of War, A Century of Controversy
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The four-year Great War has been the subject of a century of controversy, focusing primarily on the causes of the war and the leaders of the Great Powers: Germany, Britain, France, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and the United States. The consequences of the war not only affect international politics to this day, but are the subject of both scholarly and political controversy. Participants in this seminar are encouraged to read books selected for the course, preferably in advance of the course. (Anyone interested in taking this course should check the OLLI website for a list of recommended reading.)

Presenter: Rita Peters, PhD is a Professor in the Political Science Department at UMass Boston. She is also an Associate of Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian Studies. Among other courses, Rita teaches International Relations and War, and she has lectured on various aspects of conflict and security at the University of Latvia, the School of Diplomacy in Talinn, and for OLLI. She earned her PhD at Boston University. Her research has been published in various scholarly journals.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Wednesday November 5, 2014
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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What a Character?
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Analyzing fictional characters, like evaluating actual people, requires the exercise of both intellect and emotion. We readers bring to this task our personal experiences, our logic and intuition, our biases, our secret hopes, our strengths and vulnerabilities, and our imaginations. Although we understand that the characters in stories are not real, we sometimes respond to them as if they are, especially when writers employ extraordinary insight and craft. In this course, we will study a host of memorable characters created by the likes of J. D. Salinger, Alice Walker, John Steinbeck, Jill McCorkle, Gish Jen, Elizabeth Strout, Jesse Walker, and others. An examination of each author's technique and style will be followed by discussions, which explore what our emotional reactions to their powerful characters reveal about our own personalities.

Presenter: Maureen O'Brien taught English at Quincy High School for many years and has facilitated several OLLI courses such as "Literature of the Holocaust," "Growing Up Female," "Typical Americans," and "Families Flawed."

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Thursday November 6, 2014
Simple Tricks to Improve Memory!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Did you know that you can increase your memory by several hundred percent! People with great memories use memory tricks or mnemonics. These interactive sessions will get you started on improving your memory. Using the “peg word” method, participants will learn a list of 10 concepts—in order, instantaneously! Next, we will experiment with “reduction mnemonics” by condensing large bodies of information to shorter forms for instant recall. After using word games for practice and fun, students will work in small groups to develop their own word games or expressions for recall. We will brainstorm how these techniques can be applied in everyday situations.

Presenter: Ruth Pinkus studied the efficacy of the use of mnemonics with special-education students at the high school level while completing her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Bridgewater State College. Her students enjoyed great success! Since then, she has presented workshops to groups of teachers in her college classes and peers at the school where she taught for 34 years. Ruth also presented the “peg word” method and other simple memory tricks to her Toastmasters’ International group in order to meet the entertainment topic criteria required for advanced certification.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information. OLLI 617-287-7312 ollireg@gmail.com

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Monday November 10, 2014
Masters of Italy
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This six-week course traces the history, art, and culture of the Italian provinces of Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany. We will begin with the Etruscans, then the Romans, and will journey through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, ending with the world of Michelangelo and his contemporaries. Class notes will be made available. The following readings will provide background for the class (required): Imperium by Robert Harris; The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone (optional): Livy Books I–V (the early history of Rome); I Claudius by Robert Graves; Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King; and Lives of the Artists by Vasari (selected artists will be assigned for class).

Presenter: Francis J. Smith is a Fulbright Scholar, a former lecturer in the Classics at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and head of Classics and Modern Languages at Wayland High School. He has been a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and was Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 1985. Francis was one of two educators featured in the PBS television documentary Great Teachers of America and appeared on an NBC nightly news segment on the revival of the Classics. He has led acclaimed study tours of Italy, offering on-site lectures and discussions on the history, art, and architecture of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Italy.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Wednesday November 12, 2014
Great Books Discussion Group
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
June Freedman  781 749 7538 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Beating the Odds: Prevent Falls
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch Series

One in three people over the age of 65 fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults. Twenty to thirty percent of falls result in moderate and severe injuries, including fractures and traumatic brain injuries. In 2010, the medical cost of falls was 30 billion dollars. Falls are multi-factorial, but much can be done to prevent them.

Presenter: Florence Whiteley-Binkewicz has been a registered Physical Therapist in the state of Massachusetts since 1968, more than 20 years in the home-care environment, and 17 years as a Rehab Manager. She was most recently involved with a PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for Elders) program for five years. This program works to keep at-risk elders in community settings rather than in nursing homes.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members or Hingham residents.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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Location: Whiton Room
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What a Character?
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Analyzing fictional characters, like evaluating actual people, requires the exercise of both intellect and emotion. We readers bring to this task our personal experiences, our logic and intuition, our biases, our secret hopes, our strengths and vulnerabilities, and our imaginations. Although we understand that the characters in stories are not real, we sometimes respond to them as if they are, especially when writers employ extraordinary insight and craft. In this course, we will study a host of memorable characters created by the likes of J. D. Salinger, Alice Walker, John Steinbeck, Jill McCorkle, Gish Jen, Elizabeth Strout, Jesse Walker, and others. An examination of each author's technique and style will be followed by discussions, which explore what our emotional reactions to their powerful characters reveal about our own personalities.

Presenter: Maureen O'Brien taught English at Quincy High School for many years and has facilitated several OLLI courses such as "Literature of the Holocaust," "Growing Up Female," "Typical Americans," and "Families Flawed."

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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Thursday November 13, 2014
Simple Tricks to Improve Memory!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Did you know that you can increase your memory by several hundred percent! People with great memories use memory tricks or mnemonics. These interactive sessions will get you started on improving your memory. Using the “peg word” method, participants will learn a list of 10 concepts—in order, instantaneously! Next, we will experiment with “reduction mnemonics” by condensing large bodies of information to shorter forms for instant recall. After using word games for practice and fun, students will work in small groups to develop their own word games or expressions for recall. We will brainstorm how these techniques can be applied in everyday situations.

Presenter: Ruth Pinkus studied the efficacy of the use of mnemonics with special-education students at the high school level while completing her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Bridgewater State College. Her students enjoyed great success! Since then, she has presented workshops to groups of teachers in her college classes and peers at the school where she taught for 34 years. Ruth also presented the “peg word” method and other simple memory tricks to her Toastmasters’ International group in order to meet the entertainment topic criteria required for advanced certification.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information. OLLI 617-287-7312 ollireg@gmail.com

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Location: Whiton Room
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Hingham Democratic Town Committee
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Carlos Da Silva  781-267-6333   cdasilvapt13@aol.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Sunday November 16, 2014
World War I Centenary: Art & Architecture
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Details to be announced. Program pending confirmation.

Location: Whiton Room
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Monday November 17, 2014
Masters of Italy
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This six-week course traces the history, art, and culture of the Italian provinces of Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany. We will begin with the Etruscans, then the Romans, and will journey through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, ending with the world of Michelangelo and his contemporaries. Class notes will be made available. The following readings will provide background for the class (required): Imperium by Robert Harris; The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone (optional): Livy Books I–V (the early history of Rome); I Claudius by Robert Graves; Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King; and Lives of the Artists by Vasari (selected artists will be assigned for class).

Presenter: Francis J. Smith is a Fulbright Scholar, a former lecturer in the Classics at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and head of Classics and Modern Languages at Wayland High School. He has been a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and was Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 1985. Francis was one of two educators featured in the PBS television documentary Great Teachers of America and appeared on an NBC nightly news segment on the revival of the Classics. He has led acclaimed study tours of Italy, offering on-site lectures and discussions on the history, art, and architecture of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Italy.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Tuesday November 18, 2014
The Human Face of the Great War
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The unprecedented and shocking human cost of World War I staggered all involved, raised doubts about dominant military strategy, and had a deep impact on culture, art, literature, and geo-political reality. The shockwave of this massive loss of life and collateral suffering still resonates to this day. This course will examine the impact of industrialized warfare, the concept of total war, life in the trenches, shell shock, frontiers of medicine and psychiatry, and the impact of devastating sorrow and grief—then and now—and will trace the battlefield experience of selective soldiers in the 26th Division (Yankee Division).

Presenter: Dan Leclerc taught history in the Chelmsford Public Schools, served as Director of Social Studies, K-12 for the Hingham Public Schools, and retired as Asst. Superintendent of the Ashland Public Schools. He holds a Master’s Degree in History from Northeastern University; he has been to France five times, always devoting a portion of each visit to research and visitation of specific battle sites on the Western Front; and he has conducted presentations for the Belmont and Arlington Historical Societies, the Arlington Men’s Club, The Chanticleer Society in Hull, the Lexington Veterans' Association, the Weston Military History Group, the Massachusetts State House Library, the Military Order of World Wars, the Massachusetts Military History Society, and has taught three courses for OLLI.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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On the Home Front: American Society during World War II
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This course will consider the major changes in American life from 1941–1945, including the war bond campaign, changing roles of women and minorities in America, the changing economy, and government policies and agencies. Complemented with an array of visual aids, this course will present the World War II period as something of a "late adolescence" in American identity, as it establishes itself both at home and abroad as the major global power of the 20th century.

Presenter: Matthew Wilding is a candidate for a Master’s degree at UMass Boston and is currently writing his thesis on the American War Bond program during World War II. He is also the Content Director of the Freedom Trail Foundation and has conducted both tours and virtual education programs for thousands of students of all ages.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Hingham Ladies Club Board Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Monthly meeting

Kate Philbin  781-556-5513   k.philbin4@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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HEF Monthly Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) Monthly Board Meeting

Siobhan Dwan   781-740-8217   hinghamed@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday November 19, 2014
Garden Club of Hingham
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Whiton Room
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What a Character?
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Analyzing fictional characters, like evaluating actual people, requires the exercise of both intellect and emotion. We readers bring to this task our personal experiences, our logic and intuition, our biases, our secret hopes, our strengths and vulnerabilities, and our imaginations. Although we understand that the characters in stories are not real, we sometimes respond to them as if they are, especially when writers employ extraordinary insight and craft. In this course, we will study a host of memorable characters created by the likes of J. D. Salinger, Alice Walker, John Steinbeck, Jill McCorkle, Gish Jen, Elizabeth Strout, Jesse Walker, and others. An examination of each author's technique and style will be followed by discussions, which explore what our emotional reactions to their powerful characters reveal about our own personalities.

Presenter: Maureen O'Brien taught English at Quincy High School for many years and has facilitated several OLLI courses such as "Literature of the Holocaust," "Growing Up Female," "Typical Americans," and "Families Flawed."

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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HPL Movie Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 (AV)   thornell@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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HPL Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Thursday November 20, 2014
Simple Tricks to Improve Memory!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Did you know that you can increase your memory by several hundred percent! People with great memories use memory tricks or mnemonics. These interactive sessions will get you started on improving your memory. Using the “peg word” method, participants will learn a list of 10 concepts—in order, instantaneously! Next, we will experiment with “reduction mnemonics” by condensing large bodies of information to shorter forms for instant recall. After using word games for practice and fun, students will work in small groups to develop their own word games or expressions for recall. We will brainstorm how these techniques can be applied in everyday situations.

Presenter: Ruth Pinkus studied the efficacy of the use of mnemonics with special-education students at the high school level while completing her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Bridgewater State College. Her students enjoyed great success! Since then, she has presented workshops to groups of teachers in her college classes and peers at the school where she taught for 34 years. Ruth also presented the “peg word” method and other simple memory tricks to her Toastmasters’ International group in order to meet the entertainment topic criteria required for advanced certification.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information. OLLI 617-287-7312 ollireg@gmail.com

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Journey from San Rocco
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch Series

In Rosalind Cushera’s book, Journey from San Rocco, a widow with four children in post-World War I Italy is given an opportunity to travel to America and marry a wealthy widower. This may be her only chance for prosperity and happiness, but is she willing to bring only one child for now to America? The three children left behind are put in orphanages or with relatives and are not reunited for many years. Did the woman find a better life? What happens to the children during the years of separation? What are the family dynamics of separated and then joined families? Join us for discussion and reading.

Presenter: Rosalind Cuschera was born and educated in Massachusetts and is a former Vice-Chairperson and Day Trips Coordinator for OLLI's Board of Directors. Journey from San Rocco is Roz's first novel, based on her family's history from 1918 through 2006. Roz wrote the book while enrolled in OLLI's "Writing Stories and Memoirs" course. After a career in business and healthcare, Roz took early retirement from Hewlett-Packard's Medical Group to care for her parents.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members or Hingham residents.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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Sunday November 23, 2014
World War I Centenary/BCGS Concert: Music of the Early 20th Century
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Robert Margo and Mark Davis will perform "Early Twientieth Century Music for Guitar". The performance also is part of our World War I Centenary Comemorative Series.

hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Monday November 24, 2014
Masters of Italy
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This six-week course traces the history, art, and culture of the Italian provinces of Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany. We will begin with the Etruscans, then the Romans, and will journey through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, ending with the world of Michelangelo and his contemporaries. Class notes will be made available. The following readings will provide background for the class (required): Imperium by Robert Harris; The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone (optional): Livy Books I–V (the early history of Rome); I Claudius by Robert Graves; Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King; and Lives of the Artists by Vasari (selected artists will be assigned for class).

Presenter: Francis J. Smith is a Fulbright Scholar, a former lecturer in the Classics at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and head of Classics and Modern Languages at Wayland High School. He has been a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and was Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 1985. Francis was one of two educators featured in the PBS television documentary Great Teachers of America and appeared on an NBC nightly news segment on the revival of the Classics. He has led acclaimed study tours of Italy, offering on-site lectures and discussions on the history, art, and architecture of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Italy.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Tuesday November 25, 2014
The Human Face of the Great War
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The unprecedented and shocking human cost of World War I staggered all involved, raised doubts about dominant military strategy, and had a deep impact on culture, art, literature, and geo-political reality. The shockwave of this massive loss of life and collateral suffering still resonates to this day. This course will examine the impact of industrialized warfare, the concept of total war, life in the trenches, shell shock, frontiers of medicine and psychiatry, and the impact of devastating sorrow and grief—then and now—and will trace the battlefield experience of selective soldiers in the 26th Division (Yankee Division).

Presenter: Dan Leclerc taught history in the Chelmsford Public Schools, served as Director of Social Studies, K-12 for the Hingham Public Schools, and retired as Asst. Superintendent of the Ashland Public Schools. He holds a Master’s Degree in History from Northeastern University; he has been to France five times, always devoting a portion of each visit to research and visitation of specific battle sites on the Western Front; and he has conducted presentations for the Belmont and Arlington Historical Societies, the Arlington Men’s Club, The Chanticleer Society in Hull, the Lexington Veterans' Association, the Weston Military History Group, the Massachusetts State House Library, the Military Order of World Wars, the Massachusetts Military History Society, and has taught three courses for OLLI.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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On the Home Front: American Society during World War II
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This course will consider the major changes in American life from 1941–1945, including the war bond campaign, changing roles of women and minorities in America, the changing economy, and government policies and agencies. Complemented with an array of visual aids, this course will present the World War II period as something of a "late adolescence" in American identity, as it establishes itself both at home and abroad as the major global power of the 20th century.

Presenter: Matthew Wilding is a candidate for a Master’s degree at UMass Boston and is currently writing his thesis on the American War Bond program during World War II. He is also the Content Director of the Freedom Trail Foundation and has conducted both tours and virtual education programs for thousands of students of all ages.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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Location: Whiton Room
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Hingham Public Library Book Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Book selection: 

New participants are always welcome.

Anne Dalton  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday November 26, 2014
Great Books Discussion Group
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
June Freedman  781-749-7538 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday December 2, 2014
Garden Club Workshop
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Pamela Collins  781-749-6712 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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The Human Face of the Great War
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The unprecedented and shocking human cost of World War I staggered all involved, raised doubts about dominant military strategy, and had a deep impact on culture, art, literature, and geo-political reality. The shockwave of this massive loss of life and collateral suffering still resonates to this day. This course will examine the impact of industrialized warfare, the concept of total war, life in the trenches, shell shock, frontiers of medicine and psychiatry, and the impact of devastating sorrow and grief—then and now—and will trace the battlefield experience of selective soldiers in the 26th Division (Yankee Division).

Presenter: Dan Leclerc taught history in the Chelmsford Public Schools, served as Director of Social Studies, K-12 for the Hingham Public Schools, and retired as Asst. Superintendent of the Ashland Public Schools. He holds a Master’s Degree in History from Northeastern University; he has been to France five times, always devoting a portion of each visit to research and visitation of specific battle sites on the Western Front; and he has conducted presentations for the Belmont and Arlington Historical Societies, the Arlington Men’s Club, The Chanticleer Society in Hull, the Lexington Veterans' Association, the Weston Military History Group, the Massachusetts State House Library, the Military Order of World Wars, the Massachusetts Military History Society, and has taught three courses for OLLI.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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On the Home Front: American Society during World War II
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This course will consider the major changes in American life from 1941–1945, including the war bond campaign, changing roles of women and minorities in America, the changing economy, and government policies and agencies. Complemented with an array of visual aids, this course will present the World War II period as something of a "late adolescence" in American identity, as it establishes itself both at home and abroad as the major global power of the 20th century.

Presenter: Matthew Wilding is a candidate for a Master’s degree at UMass Boston and is currently writing his thesis on the American War Bond program during World War II. He is also the Content Director of the Freedom Trail Foundation and has conducted both tours and virtual education programs for thousands of students of all ages.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Wednesday December 3, 2014
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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The Courtships of Abraham Lincoln
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch Series

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

Lincoln's love life before marriage has been possibly the most written about phase of his pre-Presidential career. His premarital romances have often been the stuff of myth because the evidence is conflicting but tantalizing. Getting the stories straight involves historical detective work. This talk will be one historian's narrative after months of trying to unravel what happened.

Presenter: Martin Quitt has given brown bag talks and has taught courses for OLLI since 2004. His book, Stephen A. Douglas and Antebellum Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2012), was previewed in several of these presentations. He is now writing a biography of Lincoln. Martin is Professor Emeritus of History at UMass Boston.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members or Hingham residents.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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South Shore ADD Support Group meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Meeting

Nan Daley  781-545-7473   daleyn@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday December 9, 2014
Hingham SEPAC
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This is the public monthly meeting of the Hingham SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council).  We are a state-mandated organization that each school district must have established to represent the parents of students receiving special education from their public school district.  Agendas are published at Town Hall within 48 hours of the scheduled meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Marisa Ronan     tmcronan@comcast.net
Location: Children's Department
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OCLN Bibcom Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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The Human Face of the Great War
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The unprecedented and shocking human cost of World War I staggered all involved, raised doubts about dominant military strategy, and had a deep impact on culture, art, literature, and geo-political reality. The shockwave of this massive loss of life and collateral suffering still resonates to this day. This course will examine the impact of industrialized warfare, the concept of total war, life in the trenches, shell shock, frontiers of medicine and psychiatry, and the impact of devastating sorrow and grief—then and now—and will trace the battlefield experience of selective soldiers in the 26th Division (Yankee Division).

Presenter: Dan Leclerc taught history in the Chelmsford Public Schools, served as Director of Social Studies, K-12 for the Hingham Public Schools, and retired as Asst. Superintendent of the Ashland Public Schools. He holds a Master’s Degree in History from Northeastern University; he has been to France five times, always devoting a portion of each visit to research and visitation of specific battle sites on the Western Front; and he has conducted presentations for the Belmont and Arlington Historical Societies, the Arlington Men’s Club, The Chanticleer Society in Hull, the Lexington Veterans' Association, the Weston Military History Group, the Massachusetts State House Library, the Military Order of World Wars, the Massachusetts Military History Society, and has taught three courses for OLLI.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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On the Home Front: American Society during World War II
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This course will consider the major changes in American life from 1941–1945, including the war bond campaign, changing roles of women and minorities in America, the changing economy, and government policies and agencies. Complemented with an array of visual aids, this course will present the World War II period as something of a "late adolescence" in American identity, as it establishes itself both at home and abroad as the major global power of the 20th century.

Presenter: Matthew Wilding is a candidate for a Master’s degree at UMass Boston and is currently writing his thesis on the American War Bond program during World War II. He is also the Content Director of the Freedom Trail Foundation and has conducted both tours and virtual education programs for thousands of students of all ages.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Wednesday December 10, 2014
Garden Club of Hingham
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Whiton Room
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Great Books Discussion Group
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
June Freedman  781 749 7538 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Monday December 15, 2014
The Battle of the Bulge
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This December marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Over the objections of his generals, Hitler ordered a massive counter-attack against Allied forces in the area of the Ardennes Forest. Hitler’s plan was to split the Anglo-American front and to settle for a negotiated peace in the West. With over 19,000 Americans killed, the Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest battle fought by American forces in World War II.

Presenter: Gary Hylander

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members or Hingham residents.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

Brown Bag Lunch Series  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Tuesday December 16, 2014
The Human Face of the Great War
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

The unprecedented and shocking human cost of World War I staggered all involved, raised doubts about dominant military strategy, and had a deep impact on culture, art, literature, and geo-political reality. The shockwave of this massive loss of life and collateral suffering still resonates to this day. This course will examine the impact of industrialized warfare, the concept of total war, life in the trenches, shell shock, frontiers of medicine and psychiatry, and the impact of devastating sorrow and grief—then and now—and will trace the battlefield experience of selective soldiers in the 26th Division (Yankee Division).

Presenter: Dan Leclerc taught history in the Chelmsford Public Schools, served as Director of Social Studies, K-12 for the Hingham Public Schools, and retired as Asst. Superintendent of the Ashland Public Schools. He holds a Master’s Degree in History from Northeastern University; he has been to France five times, always devoting a portion of each visit to research and visitation of specific battle sites on the Western Front; and he has conducted presentations for the Belmont and Arlington Historical Societies, the Arlington Men’s Club, The Chanticleer Society in Hull, the Lexington Veterans' Association, the Weston Military History Group, the Massachusetts State House Library, the Military Order of World Wars, the Massachusetts Military History Society, and has taught three courses for OLLI.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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On the Home Front: American Society during World War II
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)

This course will consider the major changes in American life from 1941–1945, including the war bond campaign, changing roles of women and minorities in America, the changing economy, and government policies and agencies. Complemented with an array of visual aids, this course will present the World War II period as something of a "late adolescence" in American identity, as it establishes itself both at home and abroad as the major global power of the 20th century.

Presenter: Matthew Wilding is a candidate for a Master’s degree at UMass Boston and is currently writing his thesis on the American War Bond program during World War II. He is also the Content Director of the Freedom Trail Foundation and has conducted both tours and virtual education programs for thousands of students of all ages.

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

OLLI  617-287-7312   ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Wednesday December 17, 2014
HPL Movie Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 (AV)   thornell@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Sunday December 21, 2014
BCGS Concert: John Muratore
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Wednesday December 24, 2014
Great Books Discussion Group
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
June Freedman  781-749-7538 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday January 7, 2015
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday January 13, 2015
Hingham SEPAC
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This is the public monthly meeting of the Hingham SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council).  We are a state-mandated organization that each school district must have established to represent the parents of students receiving special education from their public school district.  Agendas are published at Town Hall within 48 hours of the scheduled meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Marisa Ronan     tmcronan@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Sunday January 18, 2015
BCGS Concert: Jose Lezcano in Concert
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Tuesday January 20, 2015
HEF Monthly Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) Monthly Board Meeting

Siobhan Dwan   781-740-8217   hinghamed@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday January 21, 2015
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Whiton Room
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HPL Movie Night!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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HPL Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday January 27, 2015
Hingham Ladies Club Board Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Monthly meeting

Kate Philbin  781-556-5513   k.philbin4@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Hingham Public Library Book Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

New participants are always welcome.

Anne Dalton  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday February 4, 2015
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday February 10, 2015
Hingham SEPAC
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This is the public monthly meeting of the Hingham SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council).  We are a state-mandated organization that each school district must have established to represent the parents of students receiving special education from their public school district.  Agendas are published at Town Hall within 48 hours of the scheduled meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Marisa Ronan     tmcronan@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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HEF Monthly Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) Monthly Board Meeting

Siobhan Dwan   781-740-8217   hinghamed@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday February 11, 2015
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Whiton Room
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Sunday February 15, 2015
BCGS Concert: Gerry Johnston
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Wednesday February 18, 2015
HPL Movie Night!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Tuesday February 24, 2015
Hingham Ladies Club Board Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Monthly meeting

Kate Philbin  781-556-5513   k.philbin4@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Hingham Public Library Book Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

New participants are always welcome.

Anne Dalton  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday March 4, 2015
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday March 10, 2015
Hingham SEPAC
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This is the public monthly meeting of the Hingham SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council).  We are a state-mandated organization that each school district must have established to represent the parents of students receiving special education from their public school district.  Agendas are published at Town Hall within 48 hours of the scheduled meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Marisa Ronan     tmcronan@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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HEF Monthly Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) Monthly Board Meeting

Siobhan Dwan   781-740-8217   hinghamed@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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South Shore AAUW
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

A Woman Ahead of Her Time: Susan Terry, Boston Athenaeum Librarian and Beatrix Potter Society Member speaks of her literary success and committment to conservation land.

Anne Foley  781-749-2369 
Location: Whiton Room
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Sunday March 15, 2015
BCGS Concert: Back Bay Guitar Trio
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Wednesday March 18, 2015
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Whiton Room
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HPL Movie Night!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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HPL Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday March 24, 2015
Hingham Ladies Club Board Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Monthly meeting

Kate Philbin  781-556-5513   k.philbin4@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday March 31, 2015
Hingham Public Library Book Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

New participants are always welcome.

Anne Dalton  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday April 1, 2015
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday April 14, 2015
Hingham SEPAC
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This is the public monthly meeting of the Hingham SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council).  We are a state-mandated organization that each school district must have established to represent the parents of students receiving special education from their public school district.  Agendas are published at Town Hall within 48 hours of the scheduled meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Marisa Ronan     tmcronan@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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HEF Monthly Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) Monthly Board Meeting

Siobhan Dwan   781-740-8217   hinghamed@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday April 15, 2015
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Whiton Room
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HPL Movie Night!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Sunday April 19, 2015
Room In Use
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whiton Room

BCGS Concert: Robert Ward
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Dolphin Gallery
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Tuesday April 28, 2015
Hingham Ladies Club Board Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Monthly meeting

Kate Philbin  781-556-5513   k.philbin4@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Hingham Public Library Book Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

New participants are always welcome.

Anne Dalton  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday May 6, 2015
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday May 12, 2015
Hingham SEPAC
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This is the public monthly meeting of the Hingham SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council).  We are a state-mandated organization that each school district must have established to represent the parents of students receiving special education from their public school district.  Agendas are published at Town Hall within 48 hours of the scheduled meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Marisa Ronan     tmcronan@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday May 19, 2015
HEF Monthly Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) Monthly Board Meeting

Siobhan Dwan   781-740-8217   hinghamed@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday May 20, 2015
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Whiton Room
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HPL Movie Night!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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HPL Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday May 26, 2015
Hingham Public Library Book Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

New participants are always welcome.

Anne Dalton  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday June 3, 2015
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday June 9, 2015
Hingham SEPAC
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This is the public monthly meeting of the Hingham SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council).  We are a state-mandated organization that each school district must have established to represent the parents of students receiving special education from their public school district.  Agendas are published at Town Hall within 48 hours of the scheduled meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Marisa Ronan     tmcronan@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday June 10, 2015
Garden Club of Hingham
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Carol Huse  781-740-1852 
Location: Whiton Room
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Wednesday June 17, 2015
HPL Movie Night!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Tuesday June 30, 2015
Hingham Public Library Book Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

New participants are always welcome.

Anne Dalton  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
HPL Movie Night!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Tuesday July 28, 2015
Hingham Public Library Book Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

New participants are always welcome.

Anne Dalton  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday August 19, 2015
HPL Movie Night!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Tuesday August 25, 2015
Hingham Public Library Book Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

New participants are always welcome.

Anne Dalton  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday September 16, 2015
HPL Movie Night!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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HPL Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday September 29, 2015
Hingham Public Library Book Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

New participants are always welcome.

Anne Dalton  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday October 21, 2015
HPL Movie Night!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Tuesday October 27, 2015
Hingham Public Library Book Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

New participants are always welcome.

Anne Dalton  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday November 18, 2015
HPL Movie Night!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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HPL Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Tuesday November 24, 2015
Hingham Public Library Book Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

New participants are always welcome.

Anne Dalton  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday December 16, 2015
HPL Movie Night!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 x2650   hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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