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Sunday February 1, 2015 -  Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 5th Annual Themed Teen Poetry Contest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   
Our 5th annual themed Teen Poetry Contest runs from February 1 through April 30. The contest is open to teens in grades 6-12 who are residents of Essex County in Massachusetts. This year's poem theme is terror.
 
 
Click here for contest information.
   
Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
anim_panda1 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Story Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Stories, Crafts & Lullabies!  For parents and children ages 0-5, children are invited to attend in PJs with a favorite stuffed friend.  Presented in partnership with Early Childhood Partners. 

Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM MAGE - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

The Library's MAGE (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The Club plays Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together. 

MAGE is run by teens, and is for all ages who play well with others. Registration takes place on club days. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome.
RULES: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 
misc_new_blue 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wednesday Bookclub Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin is up for discussion. The next titles will be decided by bookclub participants. Pop on over and join in the group!

Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Play this unique card game with a lively group of fun-loving people. All are welcome, no experience necessary to join.

 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:50 PM TEEN THINK TANK MEETING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

Make the future happen, create it in your vision.
Come share your bright ideas! This group (for patrons ages 11-18) is the Library’s teen advisory board. The purpose of the Think Tank to work with the Teen / Young Adult Librarian to improve the programs and services designed specifically for teens. This collaboration includes selecting books, music and movies for the young adult section; brainstorming and creating programs and special events for young adults; and helping with the Library’s teen space and webpage.

The time commitment is 90 minutes per month for 11 meetings per year, and is usually held on the first Thursday of every month (except for July). During TTT meetings we talk about what we are reading, eat pizza, play board and card games, make stuff, discuss and choose what movies to show, what books, CDs, movies, magazines, etc. to purchase, and what teen programs to schedule for the Library, plus much more.
Contact Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian if you would like to be a member of the Teen Think Tank.

The Teen Think Tank has:
Made videos and entered them in contests.
Selected the colors for the teen area & painted the walls.
Chose new furniture for the teen area.
Picked teen summer programs.
Chosen over 140 CDs & DVDs for the library.
Selected over 160 new fiction and non-fiction books, and
audiobook titles for the collection.
Designed posters.
Served as contest judges.
Expanded the Manga collection.

Check out the Informed Teens Blog
   

    Location: Young Adult area, 2nd floor
Friday April 3, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM David Polansky's Intergenerational Cabaret Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Award winning composer, David Polansky presents a mix of music including perennial kid favorites (some with David's own hilarious twists), David's own award winning children's music, the music of Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and an impersonation of Louis Armstrong that will have you wondering if Satchmo has returned.  In addition to getting many in the audience dancing and singing, the kids hear the music of the last hundred years. The seniors reminisce and everyone has lots of fun.  Free and open to the public, excellent fun for all ages.

 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

Saturday April 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Camp NaNo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@mvlc.org
   

Camp NaNoWriMo is a more open-ended version of the well-known National Novel Writing Month.  You are invited to set a writing goal of your choosing for the month of April and to stick with it, either on your own or in the company of supportive fellow writers from the North Shore area.  For more information about Camp NaNo Saturdays or other local Camp NaNo write-in events, please call Sarah at 978-468-5577 or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1597224533848651.

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Life and Death at Sea Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Historian Jim McAllister talk about 'Life and Death at Sea: A Harsher Side of Salem's Lucrative Maritime Trade'. Hear tales of pirates, cannibals, mutineers, and disease. Free and open to the public, presented by the Hamilton Historical Society.

Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
anim_harpseal_1 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Storytime Jam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join our music & movement storytime class, for parents and children ages 0-5. This is an intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Learn about your child's development as you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun together. Registration is requested. 

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anim_squirrel 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Storytime Jam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join our music & movement storytime class, for parents and children ages 0-5. This is an intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Learn about your child's development as you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun together. Registration is requested.

 
rec_knitting 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join our knitting group, for beginners or experienced knitters.  Need help to get over that tricky hurdle or keep on track with that lagging project? Drop in once or become a regular, everyone is welcome.

 
misc_binoculars.GIF 7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

The Monday Night Bookclub, lead by Doris Gallant, meets to discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown. The group is closed to new members given the size of the current active membership.

Tuesday April 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Betsy's Art Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

Swing by for a free-form art experience, pefect for ages 2 and older.  Free and open to the public.

 
anim_panda1 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sweet Dreams Story Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join Susie Lord for some special time with your child enjoying stories, crafts and music together. Please pre-register online at Early Childhood Partners or with Lisa Cheney.

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lightweight Backpacking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Looking to hike further without excess pack weight holding you back? Join Allison Nadler for a talk and gear demo about how to let go of the extra gear and weight in your backpack for lighter, longer, more enjoyable hikes! Topics covered will include:

  • How to begin the process of lightening your pack
  • Benefits and tradeoffs of carrying less
  • Tools and resources to get you started
  • Dozens of tips and tricks to bring less, hike further, stay prepared, and spend less money!

Allison will be bringing lightweight backpacks, shelters, and other gear to see and touch.

Wednesday April 8, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM MAGE - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

The Library's MAGE (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The Club plays Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together. 

MAGE is run by teens, and is for all ages who play well with others. Registration takes place on club days. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome.
RULES: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 
school_chemistry1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chemical Reactions with Bryan Sheckells Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

Solids, liquids, and gasses, oh my! Explore compounds and chemical reactions as we find out how amazing chemistry can be using common household items. Registration required as space is limited: for grades 3-5.

Thursday April 9, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Play this unique card game with a lively group of fun-loving people. All are welcome, no experience necessary to join.

 
misc_handshake 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Trustees of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Trustees of the Library meet monthly with the Director to report on Library issues. The board is comprised of elected officials and has 2 representatives each from Hamilton and Wenham, and two at-large seats which may be filled by either town.

Friday April 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Boston Ballet Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

Join us for stories about ballet, followed by time to learn about the elements of ballet & then practice your dance moves.

As always, costumes are encouraged, and both boys and girls are welcome to attend.  Free and open to the public.

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rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

Saturday April 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Camp NaNo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@mvlc.org
   

Camp NaNoWriMo is a more open-ended version of the well-known National Novel Writing Month.  You are invited to set a writing goal of your choosing for the month of April and to stick with it, either on your own or in the company of supportive fellow writers from the North Shore area.  For more information about Camp NaNo Saturdays or other local Camp NaNo write-in events, please call Sarah at 978-468-5577 or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1597224533848651.

Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
anim_harpseal_1 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Storytime Jam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join our music & movement storytime class, for parents and children ages 0-5. This is an intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Learn about your child's development as you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun together. Registration is requested. 

 
anim_squirrel 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Storytime Jam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join our music & movement storytime class, for parents and children ages 0-5. This is an intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Learn about your child's development as you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun together. Registration is requested.

 
rec_knitting 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join our knitting group, for beginners or experienced knitters.  Need help to get over that tricky hurdle or keep on track with that lagging project? Drop in once or become a regular, everyone is welcome.

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Brain Building Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

Treat yourself to music with Peter Stewart, arts, crafts, and activities galore as you visit tables hosted by local community groups and schools!  Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Mystery Mayhem Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@mvlc.org
   

Join us to discuss mystery and suspense books, and solve the mini-mystery of the day - if you are a good detective.  Pick up a list of the themed titles at the circulation desk.  This month's theme: "Smarter than the Average Bear: Classic Mysteries" featuring: Agatha Christie, John Mortimer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ellery Queen, John MacDonald, and Dorothy Sayers.

 
misc_none 6:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: Friends Annual Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

2012 Massachusetts Book Award winner for nonfiction, Maureen Stanton joins us for a romp through Brimfield Fair, Ebay and high-end auction houses. Goodreads: "One dealer's journey from the populist mayhem to the rarified realm of auctions reveals the rich, often outrageous subculture of antiques and collectibles." Reception at 6:15, Brief Friends Meeting at 7:15, Maureen starts her talk 7:30. All are welcome to attend, bring along a friend.

 
anim_panda1 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sweet Dreams Story Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join Susie Lord for some special time with your child enjoying stories, crafts and music together. Please pre-register online at Early Childhood Partners or with Lisa Cheney.

Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM MAGE - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

The Library's MAGE (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The Club plays Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together. 

MAGE is run by teens, and is for all ages who play well with others. Registration takes place on club days. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome.
RULES: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Play this unique card game with a lively group of fun-loving people. All are welcome, no experience necessary to join.

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Friday April 17, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

Saturday April 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Camp NaNo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@mvlc.org
   

Camp NaNoWriMo is a more open-ended version of the well-known National Novel Writing Month.  You are invited to set a writing goal of your choosing for the month of April and to stick with it, either on your own or in the company of supportive fellow writers from the North Shore area.  For more information about Camp NaNo Saturdays or other local Camp NaNo write-in events, please call Sarah at 978-468-5577 or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1597224533848651.

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories & a Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

Join us for storytime followed by a fun craft to take home. Perfect for ages 2 and older, free and open to the public.

Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF 12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed for Patriots' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: The Outermost House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@mvlc.org
   

"In 1926, Henry Beston planned to spend two weeks in a two-room cottage on the sand dunes of Cape Cod. He stayed for a year, chronicling the ebb and flow of the tides, the migration of birds, storms, stars, and solitude." Click to request your copy of The Outermost House by Henry Beston.  Be sure to bring your brown-bag lunch, coffee, tea & dessert will be provided by the Library, plus something extra inspired by the book.  The next meeting is on Tuesday, May 19 at 11:30 to discuss Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole.

 
school_chemistry2 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Boston Museum of Science: Super-Cold Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577 X14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

Amazing things can happen when matter changes temperature. With the help of a Museum educator and an intensely cold liquid, participants will experience the remarkable cahnges in size, form, and behavior that occur when a variety of objects and substances are super-cooled. No registration required for this program. For grades K to 12.

Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

 
trans_space_shuttle 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rocket Launchers Workshop with Bryan Sheckells Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577`   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

3 .... 2 ....1.... Rockets! Explore different types of thrust that can be used to create rockets of various sizes and shapes using materials that can be found around the house. Registration required as space is limited: for grades 3 - 5.

 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM MAGE - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

The Library's MAGE (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The Club plays Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together. 

MAGE is run by teens, and is for all ages who play well with others. Registration takes place on club days. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome.
RULES: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

Thursday April 23, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Play this unique card game with a lively group of fun-loving people. All are welcome, no experience necessary to join.

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tessie the Therapy Dog: Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

Tessie the Certified Therapy Dog has helped so many children gain reading confidence - join us as we celebrate her and her handler, Pat Fleming.  There will be treats, crafts and games. Open to the public, stop by and join the fun.

Saturday April 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Camp NaNo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@mvlc.org
   

Camp NaNoWriMo is a more open-ended version of the well-known National Novel Writing Month.  You are invited to set a writing goal of your choosing for the month of April and to stick with it, either on your own or in the company of supportive fellow writers from the North Shore area.  For more information about Camp NaNo Saturdays or other local Camp NaNo write-in events, please call Sarah at 978-468-5577 or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1597224533848651.

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Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
anim_harpseal_1 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Storytime Jam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join our music & movement storytime class, for parents and children ages 0-5. This is an intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Learn about your child's development as you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun together. Registration is requested. 

 
anim_squirrel 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Storytime Jam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join our music & movement storytime class, for parents and children ages 0-5. This is an intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Learn about your child's development as you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun together. Registration is requested.

 
rec_knitting 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join our knitting group, for beginners or experienced knitters.  Need help to get over that tricky hurdle or keep on track with that lagging project? Drop in once or become a regular, everyone is welcome.

 
misc_binoculars.GIF 7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

The Monday Night Bookclub, lead by Doris Gallant, meets to discuss Julia Glass' And The Dark Sacred Night. The group is closed to new members given the size of the current active membership.

Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
anim_panda1 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sweet Dreams Story Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join Susie Lord for some special time with your child enjoying stories, crafts and music together. Please pre-register online at Early Childhood Partners or with Lisa Cheney.

Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM MAGE - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

The Library's MAGE (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The Club plays Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together. 

MAGE is run by teens, and is for all ages who play well with others. Registration takes place on club days. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome.
RULES: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 
anim_bee.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pollinator Gardens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Following the rhythm of the seasons, celebrated landscape designer Kim Smith presents a slideshow and lecture demonstrating how to create a welcoming haven for bees, birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Native plants and examples of organic and architectural features will be discussed based on their value to particular vertebrates and invertebrates.  Funded by the Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Library, so it's free and open to the public, bring along friend!

Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Play this unique card game with a lively group of fun-loving people. All are welcome, no experience necessary to join.

Friday May 1, 2015 Go To Top
eth_unionjack 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Queens of Henry VIII: Lives and Afterlives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

This lecture will focus on historical and literary depictions of the six wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Katherine Parr. We will learn a bit about Henry in the process, but the primary focus will be on the women themselves: where they came from, how the marriage came about, the results of the marriage, and how they have been portrayed in literary texts from contemporary poetry to Shakespeare to modern depictions such as the Showtime series The Tudors.  Funded by the Friends, free and open to the public.

 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

Saturday May 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_bicycle.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Bicycle Mechanics with Jeffrey Walsh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

Learn simple tricks to keep your bicycle in tip top shape. You will learn how to fix a flat tire, and the best ways to avoid a flat tire in the first place. Bring your bike to the workshop. Registration is required as space is limited: for grades 4-9.

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Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
anim_harpseal_1 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Storytime Jam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join our music & movement storytime class, for parents and children ages 0-5. This is an intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Learn about your child's development as you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun together. Registration is requested. 

 
anim_squirrel 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Storytime Jam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join our music & movement storytime class, for parents and children ages 0-5. This is an intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Learn about your child's development as you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun together. Registration is requested.

 
rec_knitting 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join our knitting group, for beginners or experienced knitters.  Need help to get over that tricky hurdle or keep on track with that lagging project? Drop in once or become a regular, everyone is welcome.

Tuesday May 5, 2015 Go To Top
anim_panda1 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sweet Dreams Story Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join Susie Lord for some special time with your child enjoying stories, crafts and music together. Please pre-register online at Early Childhood Partners or with Lisa Cheney.

Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM MAGE - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

The Library's MAGE (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The Club plays Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together. 

MAGE is run by teens, and is for all ages who play well with others. Registration takes place on club days. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome.
RULES: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

Thursday May 7, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Play this unique card game with a lively group of fun-loving people. All are welcome, no experience necessary to join.

 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:50 PM TEEN THINK TANK MEETING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

Make the future happen, create it in your vision.
Come share your bright ideas! This group (for patrons ages 11-18) is the Library’s teen advisory board. The purpose of the Think Tank to work with the Teen / Young Adult Librarian to improve the programs and services designed specifically for teens. This collaboration includes selecting books, music and movies for the young adult section; brainstorming and creating programs and special events for young adults; and helping with the Library’s teen space and webpage.

The time commitment is 90 minutes per month for 11 meetings per year, and is usually held on the first Thursday of every month (except for July). During TTT meetings we talk about what we are reading, eat pizza, play board and card games, make stuff, discuss and choose what movies to show, what books, CDs, movies, magazines, etc. to purchase, and what teen programs to schedule for the Library, plus much more.
Contact Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian if you would like to be a member of the Teen Think Tank.

The Teen Think Tank has:
Made videos and entered them in contests.
Selected the colors for the teen area & painted the walls.
Chose new furniture for the teen area.
Picked teen summer programs.
Chosen over 140 CDs & DVDs for the library.
Selected over 160 new fiction and non-fiction books, and
audiobook titles for the collection.
Designed posters.
Served as contest judges.
Expanded the Manga collection.

Check out the Informed Teens Blog
   

    Location: Young Adult area, 2nd floor
Friday May 8, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
anim_harpseal_1 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Storytime Jam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join our music & movement storytime class, for parents and children ages 0-5. This is an intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Learn about your child's development as you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun together. Registration is requested. 

 
anim_squirrel 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Storytime Jam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join our music & movement storytime class, for parents and children ages 0-5. This is an intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Learn about your child's development as you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun together. Registration is requested.

 
rec_knitting 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join our knitting group, for beginners or experienced knitters.  Need help to get over that tricky hurdle or keep on track with that lagging project? Drop in once or become a regular, everyone is welcome.

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Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Mystery Mayhem Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@mvlc.org
   

Join us to discuss mystery and suspense books, and solve the mini-mystery of the day - if you are a good detective.  Pick up a list of the themed titles at the circulation desk.  This month's theme: "Why Didn't They ask the Cat or Dog? Animal-Lover's Mysteries" featuring: Lydia Adamson, Carol Lea Benjamin, Lilian Braun, Rita Mae Brown, Susan Conant, Carole Nelson Douglas, Shirley Rousseau Murphy.

 
anim_panda1 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sweet Dreams Story Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join Susie Lord for some special time with your child enjoying stories, crafts and music together. Please pre-register online at Early Childhood Partners or with Lisa Cheney.

 
ent_stage1 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Contest Reception with Edgar Allan Poe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   
At this year's Teen Poetry Contest Reception, 
Edgar Allan Poe, Master of the Macabre, 
will appear as a special guest 
 
Following Mr. Velella as Poe, 
the winners of the Teen Poetry Contest 
will be announced. 
The theme for this year's 5th annual Teen Poetry Contest is terror.
Contest winners will receive their prize 
and read or recite their winning poem. 
 
Refreshments will be available.
Click to see contest information.
   
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM MAGE - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

The Library's MAGE (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The Club plays Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together. 

MAGE is run by teens, and is for all ages who play well with others. Registration takes place on club days. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome.
RULES: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 
school_chemistry1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Slimy Polymers Workshop with Bryan Sheckells Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

Squelch, splat, flop .... polymers! With the right combination of things from around the house, you can create materials with unique properties to amaze your senses. Hands-on chemistry fun for grades 3-5. Registration required as space is limited.

Thursday May 14, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Play this unique card game with a lively group of fun-loving people. All are welcome, no experience necessary to join.

 
misc_handshake 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Trustees of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Trustees of the Library meet monthly with the Director to report on Library issues. The board is comprised of elected officials and has 2 representatives each from Hamilton and Wenham, and two at-large seats which may be filled by either town.

Friday May 15, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
anim_harpseal_1 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Storytime Jam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join our music & movement storytime class, for parents and children ages 0-5. This is an intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Learn about your child's development as you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun together. Registration is requested. 

 
anim_squirrel 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Storytime Jam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join our music & movement storytime class, for parents and children ages 0-5. This is an intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Learn about your child's development as you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun together. Registration is requested.

 
rec_knitting 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join our knitting group, for beginners or experienced knitters.  Need help to get over that tricky hurdle or keep on track with that lagging project? Drop in once or become a regular, everyone is welcome.

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Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Letters from Skye Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@mvlc.org
   

March 1912: Elspeth Dunn, a young poet on Scotland's Isle of Skye, receives her first fan letter from student David Graham in America. Their correspondence blossoms into love -- until World War I engulfs Europe. June 1940: As World War II begins Elspeth's daughter, Margaret, falls for an RAF pilot. When a bomb rocks Elspeth's house, dislodging her hidden letters, Elspeth disappears. Click to request your copy of Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole.  Be sure to bring your brown-bag lunch, coffee, tea & dessert will be provided by the Library, plus something extra inspired by the book.  This is the last meeting of the Literary Luncheon group until September, pop by to see what's on offer for Summer 2015.

Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM MAGE - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

The Library's MAGE (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The Club plays Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together. 

MAGE is run by teens, and is for all ages who play well with others. Registration takes place on club days. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome.
RULES: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 
med_caduceus 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Battlefield Orthopedics in Afghanistan During Operation Enduring Freedom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Dr. Douglass Peterson, Orthopedic Surgeon, Commander, Medical Corps, US Navy Reserve presents: "Battlefield Orthopedics in Afghanistan During Operation Eduring Freedom". Dr. Douglas Peterson was born and raised in Beverly and has served in the US Navy for the last 18 years as an orthopedia surgeon. He is currently in provate practice at the North Shore Center for Orthopedic Surgery working out of Beverly and Salem Hospitals. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 and again in 2013 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he provided emergent orthopedic sugical care to critically wounded casualites operating in a far forward austere environment. He will discuss his experiences while deployed and contrast the two missions he was involved in.

Free and open to the public.

Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Play this unique card game with a lively group of fun-loving people. All are welcome, no experience necessary to join.

Friday May 22, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

Saturday May 23, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF 12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed for Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF 12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed for Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
anim_panda1 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sweet Dreams Story Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Join Susie Lord for some special time with your child enjoying stories, crafts and music together. Please pre-register online at Early Childhood Partners or with Lisa Cheney.

Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM MAGE - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

The Library's MAGE (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The Club plays Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together. 

MAGE is run by teens, and is for all ages who play well with others. Registration takes place on club days. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome.
RULES: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Play this unique card game with a lively group of fun-loving people. All are welcome, no experience necessary to join.

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Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring a partner or find one here, some experience is required.

Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Allegro Dance Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

Join us for a special performance of winter-inspired dances by the Allegro Dance Ensemble, the resident company of the Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance, comprised of advanced high school dancers. See choreography inspired by Disney's 'Frozen', 'Waltz of the Snowflakes' from The Nutcracker, and Tchaikovsky's The Seasons 'Decembre'.  After the performance, the audience will be invited to learn a dance and dance along to the music. Costumes are encouraged, and both boys and girls are warmly invited to attend. The ensemble is directed and choreographed by Katy Brunault, owner of the Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance.  Free and open to the public.

Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_binoculars.GIF 7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

The Monday Night Bookclub, lead by Doris Gallant, meets to discuss Anthony Doerr's All The Light We Cannot See.  The optional title for Spring is Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You.  The group is closed to new members given the size of the current active membership.  (This is actually the May meeting, bumped a week for Memorial Day.)

Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM MAGE - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

The Library's MAGE (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The Club plays Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together. 

MAGE is run by teens, and is for all ages who play well with others. Registration takes place on club days. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome.
RULES: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

Friday June 5, 2015 Go To Top
anim_owl 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Eyes on Owls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

The Hamilton COA, the Wenham COA & the Friends of the Library invite you to an animal encounter created just for adults!                                        

Eyes on Owls is presented by (author/photographer/naturalist Mark and (teacher/naturalist) Marcia Wilson. Everyone loves owls! Yet, how often do you get to see an owl up close? Chances are you'll see New England's tiniest owl, the Northern Saw-Whet (weighing in at 4 ounces) along with the world's largest owl, the Eurasian Eagle Owl (amazing five foot wingspan!).         

 

Thursday June 11, 2015 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:50 PM TEEN THINK TANK MEETING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

Make the future happen, create it in your vision.
Come share your bright ideas! This group (for patrons ages 11-18) is the Library’s teen advisory board. The purpose of the Think Tank to work with the Teen / Young Adult Librarian to improve the programs and services designed specifically for teens. This collaboration includes selecting books, music and movies for the young adult section; brainstorming and creating programs and special events for young adults; and helping with the Library’s teen space and webpage.

The time commitment is 90 minutes per month for 11 meetings per year, and is usually held on the first Thursday of every month (except for July). During TTT meetings we talk about what we are reading, eat pizza, play board and card games, make stuff, discuss and choose what movies to show, what books, CDs, movies, magazines, etc. to purchase, and what teen programs to schedule for the Library, plus much more.
Contact Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian if you would like to be a member of the Teen Think Tank.

The Teen Think Tank has:
Made videos and entered them in contests.
Selected the colors for the teen area & painted the walls.
Chose new furniture for the teen area.
Picked teen summer programs.
Chosen over 140 CDs & DVDs for the library.
Selected over 160 new fiction and non-fiction books, and
audiobook titles for the collection.
Designed posters.
Served as contest judges.
Expanded the Manga collection.

Check out the Informed Teens Blog
   

    Location: Young Adult area, 2nd floor
Thursday June 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_handshake 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Trustees of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Trustees of the Library meet monthly with the Director to report on Library issues. The board is comprised of elected officials and has 2 representatives each from Hamilton and Wenham, and two at-large seats which may be filled by either town.

Saturday June 20, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM CAD 1 with Jeffrey Walsh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

An introductory workshop to the world of three-dimensional design using a free program called Tinkercad. Learn how to Tinkercad and build your first 3-D object. Participants must bring their own laptop for this workshop. Please create your free Tinkercad account at https://www.tinkercad.com, before attending this workshop. Registration is required as space is limited, for ages 11-15.

Thursday June 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Catapults with Jeffrey Walsh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

Create a mini, wooden catapult. The first half of the workshop will be spent crafting the catapult, in the 2nd half you will be testing your catapult amd improving your design. Registration is required as space is limited, for ages 11-15.

Monday June 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_binoculars.GIF 7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

The Monday Night Bookclub, lead by Doris Gallant, meets to discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  The group is closed to new members given the size of the current active membership.  This is the last meeting of the group for the summer.

Wednesday July 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Children's One Day Booksale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

Today only!  Swing by for some great bargains to set up the summer in grand style.  Stock up for rainy days and when it's time to seek a shady spot for a good read.  There will also be two movies to enjoy as a fmaily in our large meeting room, titles and times TBD.

Saturday July 4, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF 12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed for Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
elect_camera 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Motion Photography with Toni Carolina Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

Join Toni Carolina for a 2-part motion photography workshop & exhibit. Bring a camera and a tripod or 2 bags of beans/rice to steady the camera. Return on Wednesday, July 29 from 3:00-4:00 with your motion prints, to create a photography show in the YA area. Registration is required as space is limited, for ages 11-16.

Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
trans_plane1 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Airplane Workshop with Jeffrey Walsh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

Build an elastic powered airplane from balsa wood and paper. How long can you keep your airplane aloft? Learn how adjusting the different parts can change the way it flies, and find out what is actually happening when an airplane takes flight.  Registration is required as space is limited, for ages 11-15.

Thursday July 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_new_yellow 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Walk-Along Glider Workshop with Phil Rossoni Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

Build and pilot a tumblewing paper airplane. There will be duration competitions to hone your flying skills. Experiment with wing loading and how an airplane is trimmed for optimum gliding. You will have opportunities to fly gliders of varying size and weight. Registration is required as space is limited, 2 sessions: ages 9-11: 2:00-3:00 ; ages 12-15: 3:30-4:30.

 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Metamorphosis: Pastel Painting with Gregory Maichack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

Metamorphosize! Become an artist in this hands-on pastel painting workshop. Greg will incorporate fabulous reference photos of insects from his trip to Montreal's Insectarium. Professional grade pastels, paper and materials are included. Registration is required as space is limited, for ages teen to adult.

Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
trans_space_shuttle 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Rockets Workshop with Jeffrey Walsh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

Create your very own chrome rocket that can soar up to 800 feet in the air. Once the rockets have been built, you will take them outside to the field and prepare for take off. Registratin is required as space is limited, for ages 11-15.

Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
nat_stars2 12:00 AM Boston Museum of Science: STARLAB: One Sky, Many Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

People around the world have interpreted the night sky for centuries, creating a rich collection of constellations and star stories. Within a portable planetarium, participants will tour the solar system and beyond while learning useful tips on navigating the evening sky and hear different cultural explanations of the cosmos. Registration is required as space is limited, 3 sessions: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-9, time TBA.

Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF 12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed for Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_handshake 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Trustees of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Trustees of the Library meet monthly with the Director to report on Library issues. The board is comprised of elected officials and has 2 representatives each from Hamilton and Wenham, and two at-large seats which may be filled by either town.

Friday September 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Member Booksale Preview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

Step right up if you are a member of our Friends of the Library!  Gain first access to the great array of bargains in our twice-yearly booksale.  Everything's sorted by genre and prices are excellent.  All funds raised go to providing lectures, performers, summer reading programs, and exceptional extras like our 3-D printer and color copier.  If you aren't a friends member you can join at the door.

Details are here.    
Saturday September 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Public Booksale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

Everything's sorted by genre and prices are excellent.  All funds raised go to providing lectures, performers, summer reading programs, and exceptional extras like our 3-D printer and color copier.

Details are here.    
Wednesday October 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM College Financial Aid Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This educational presentation is intended to de-mystify the financial aid system, and provide a jumping off point for teens and parents of teens to begin the application process. The presentation will in part be focused on need-based vs. merit-based aid, and the various paperwork that is involved (FAFSA, CSS profile, institutional forms, etc.). Free and open to the public.  Mr. Femia is an independent college planning advisor with College Planning Strategies, LLC, and a Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS) with the National Institute of Certified College Planners. He is also an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) through the College for Financial Planning.

Thursday October 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_handshake 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Trustees of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Trustees of the Library meet monthly with the Director to report on Library issues. The board is comprised of elected officials and has 2 representatives each from Hamilton and Wenham, and two at-large seats which may be filled by either town.

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Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF 12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed for Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday October 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM A New Look at Sagamore Masconomet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Recent research shows we may have many misconceptions of who he was. Was his name really Masconomet? Was he an Agawam? Was he a tribal chief? Where did he live?  Delve into the legend with local historian Jack Hauck, presented in partnership with the Hamilton Historical Society & the Library. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday November 11, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF 12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed for Veterans Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Thursday November 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_handshake 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Trustees of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Trustees of the Library meet monthly with the Director to report on Library issues. The board is comprised of elected officials and has 2 representatives each from Hamilton and Wenham, and two at-large seats which may be filled by either town.

Wednesday November 25, 2015 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closing Early for Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Thursday November 26, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF 12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed for Thanksgiving Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Thursday December 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_handshake 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Trustees of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Trustees of the Library meet monthly with the Director to report on Library issues. The board is comprised of elected officials and has 2 representatives each from Hamilton and Wenham, and two at-large seats which may be filled by either town.

Thursday December 24, 2015 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closing Early for Christmas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Friday December 25, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF 12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed for Christmas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday December 26, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF 12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed for Christmas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Thursday December 31, 2015 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closing Early for New Year's Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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