Hingham Library Calendar

     
Thursday July 31, 2014
Babies, Books & Play
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Babies, Books & Play

Babies, Toddlers, and their families are invited to join us for story time and songs, followed by a playtime with the library's collection of toys

Children's Department  781-741-1405  hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Make & Take Craft
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Make & Take Crafts

Pick up a craft kit any time between 1:00 and 4:00, and use our supplies to make a fun craft to take home. We'll have something different to make each week.

Children's Department  781-741-1405  hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Ladies Club Planning Meeting
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meeting

Kate Philbin  781-556-5513  kate.philbin4@gmail.com
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Jewelry Making Workshop
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Jewelry Making Workshop

Create beautiful jewelry to wear or to gift!

*call to register beginning July 23.

Children's Department  781-741-1405  hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Family Bedtime Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Family Bedtime Story Time

Children of all ages and their grown-ups are invited for thirty minutes of stories and songs. Children may come in PJs and bring a teddy bear or other bedtime companion.

Location: Story Telling Room
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Hingham Youth Soccer Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Meeting

Steve Fetsko  781-740-1860  sefets@verizon.net
Location: Whiton Room
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Monday August 4, 2014
Preschool Storytime & Craft
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Preschool Story Time & Craft

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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Stuffed Animal Sleepover
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop off

Have a stuffed animal friend that loves the library? Drop them off for a sleepover!

Children's Department  781-741-1405  hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Children's Department
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South Shore Independent Filmmakers MeetUp
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

This is our first meeting and will be an informal meet and greet.

Anastasia OBrien  6177504078  stasiaob@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Science at the Library
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Children's Department  781-741-1405  hijuv@ocln.org

Location: Story Telling Room
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YA Movie - Divergent
6:30 PM - 8:50 PM

Young Adult Movie - Divergent, based on the best-selling dystopian book by Veronic Roth.

In a world where the population is divided into factions by personality types, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is classified as Divergent. When she uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all Divergents, she teams with the mysterious Four (Theo James) to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them. Kate Winslet also stars in this action thriller adapted from the novel by Veronica Roth, and directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless). Author: Jason Buchanan

Common Sense media review - click HERE

 

Chlldren's Department  781-741-1405  hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Lunch at the Library
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch at the Library

Pack a lunch and join us for preschool (ages 3-5) story time at the library this summer. We'll read a few stories and then listen to music while we eat. The library will provide water and dessert!

Children's Department  781-741-1405  hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Perennial Gardeners
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Wendy Morgan  781-659-1360  
Location: Whiton Room
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YA Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer

In an alternate nineteenth-century America that is still a colony of Britain's industrial empire, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees' struggle to survive is interrupted by a newcomer with no memory, bearing secrets about a terrible future

Copies will be available for pickup at the children’s desk starting on July 23. 

Children's Department  781-741-1405  hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Babies, Books & Play
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Babies, Books & Play

Babies, Toddlers, and their families are invited to join us for story time and songs, followed by a playtime with the library's collection of toys

Children's Department  781-741-1405  hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Make & Take Craft
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Make & Take Crafts

Pick up a craft kit any time between 1:00 and 4:00, and use our supplies to make a fun craft to take home. We'll have something different to make each week.

Children's Department  781-741-1405  hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Family Bedtime Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Family Bedtime Story Time

Children of all ages and their grown-ups are invited for thirty minutes of stories and songs. Children may come in PJs and bring a teddy bear or other bedtime companion.

Location: Story Telling Room
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Monday August 11, 2014
Preschool Storytime & Craft
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Preschool Story Time & Craft

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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350 Massachusetts
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Turner Bledsoe  781-749-1657  
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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MOS Super Cold Science
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Science Magic with the Museum of Science

Program: Super-Cold Science

Amazing things can happen when matter changes temperature. With the help of a museum educator and an intensely cold liquid, participants experience the remarkable changes in size, form and behavior that occurs when a variety of objects and substances are cooled.

Suitable for ages 5+

*Please call to register beginning July 30th. Thank You.

Children's Department  781-741-1405  hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Whiton Room
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Hingham SEPAC Meeting
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  781-888-1253  tmcronan@comcast.net
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Clutterer's Support Group
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Anne Litchfield  781-545-2303  
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wii Game Night
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wii Game Night   

Mario Kart, Sonic Olympics, and more…play our games or bring your own. Please bring your controller

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 August 13, 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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Lunch at the Library
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch at the Library

Pack a lunch and join us for preschool (ages 3-5) story time at the library this summer. We'll read a few stories and then listen to music while we eat. The library will provide water and dessert!

Children's Department  781-741-1405  hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Babies, Books & Play
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Babies, Books & Play

Babies, Toddlers, and their families are invited to join us for story time and songs, followed by a playtime with the library's collection of toys

Children's Department  781-741-1405  hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Make & Take Craft
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Make & Take Crafts

Pick up a craft kit any time between 1:00 and 4:00, and use our supplies to make a fun craft to take home. We'll have something different to make each week.

Children's Department  781-741-1405  hijuv@ocln.org
Location: Story Telling Room
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Family Bedtime Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Family Bedtime Story Time

Children of all ages and their grown-ups are invited for thirty minutes of stories and songs. Children may come in PJs and bring a teddy bear or other bedtime companion.

Location: Story Telling Room
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Roam the Tomes Planning Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650  hiref@ocln.org
Location: Fearing / Trustees Conference Room
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Wednesday August 20, 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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Tuesday August 26, 2014
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 27, 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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Monday September 1, 2014
CLOSED LABOR DAY
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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Thursday September 4, 2014
Room In Use
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Whiton 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
Room In Use
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Whiton Room
Sunday September 7, 2014
Room In Use
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whiton Room
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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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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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
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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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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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
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Thursday September 11, 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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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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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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Tuesday September 16, 2014
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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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 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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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
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
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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Sunday September 21, 2014
BCGS Concert
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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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Thursday September 25, 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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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.

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Location: Whiton 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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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.

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Location: Whiton 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

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.

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Location: Whiton Room
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TBA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Peter Thornell  781-741-1405 x2650  
Location: Whiton 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 October 1, 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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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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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.

 

OLLI  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
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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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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.

OLLI  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton 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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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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.

 

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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
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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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Monday October 20, 2014
Room In Use
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM
Whiton Room

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 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.

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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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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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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Sunday October 26, 2014
BCGS Concert
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

TBA

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 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

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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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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.

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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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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 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.

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Location: Whiton Room
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Thursday October 30, 2014
Room In Use
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM
Whiton 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.

 

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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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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.

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.

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Location: Whiton Room
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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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Location: Whiton Room
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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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Location: Whiton Room
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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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Location: Whiton Room
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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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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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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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Room In Use
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM
Whiton Room
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.

OLLI  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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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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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 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.

OLLI  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
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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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.

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OLLI  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
Location: Whiton Room
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Sunday November 23, 2014
BCGS Concert
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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.

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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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 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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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.

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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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Room In Use
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM
Whiton Room

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
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
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
hiref@ocln.org  781-741-1405 x2650  hiref@ocln.org
Location: Whiton 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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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
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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Sunday March 15, 2015
BCGS Concert
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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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
BCGS 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 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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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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