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Saturday February 1, 2014 -  Wednesday April 30, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Teen Poetry Contest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    4th annual themed Teen Poetry Contest
Open to teens in grades 6 to 12 who are residents of Essex County, in Massachusetts
The poetry contest theme for 2014 is: Technology.

Rules and link to online entry form found here.

Poetry Contest ends on April 30, 2014
Poetry Contest Reception is on Thursday, May 15, 7pm to 9pm.
The featured speaker for the reception will be John Perrault.

Saturday April 19, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 12:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Showing on our big screen, Part II of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, they finally make it over and under the Misty Mountains: "The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring." -imdb.com Rated PG-13.
Monday April 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed: Patriots' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday April 22, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 1:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Willy Wonka Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Showing on our big screen: the original Willy Wonka with Gene Wilder. For families, friends, young, old and everyone in between, bring your own popcorn and a cushion for the chair or floor. Rated G.
Wednesday April 23, 2014 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Bridge Group! Players with some experience are always welcome, bring a partner or find one here.
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM H-W Mother's Club: Toddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Social time for moms and little ones from one year to three years old.
 
anim_starfish 2:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Tidepool Adaptations: NEAQ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

New England Aquarium presents a tide pool touch-tank experience. Touch and observe a variety of coastal animals and discover how these creatures have adapted to life in their habitats. There are 3 separate sessions tailored for different ages. Ages 3&4 is from 2-2:45, ages 5&6 from 3-3:45, grades 2-6 from 4-4:45. Preregistration is required, please visit the children's room in person to secure your spot. No email or phone registrations will be accepted.

 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

Thursday April 24, 2014 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Drop-Ins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@mvlc.org
 
rec_paintbucket 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Club with Betsy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    This progam is designed for preschool children and up. Drop in to complete a fun art project, no experience necessary, and no registration - bring a friend!
Friday April 25, 2014 Go To Top
rec_games 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Bridge Group! Players with some experience are always welcome, bring a partner or find one here.
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ent_film-reel 1:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Mary Poppins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Showing on our big screen: Mary Poppins with Julie Andrews. For families, friends, young, old and everyone in between, bring your own popcorn and a cushion for the chair or floor. Rated G.
Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Seasonal Stories & Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join us for stories which celebrate the season and create a fun craft to take home. No registration necessary.
Monday April 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Registration required, please contact Lisa. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham. A music, movement and story time class for parents and children aged 0-5. An intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Learn about your child's development while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. 2 sessions: 10:15-11 & 11:15-12:00.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM H-W Mother's Club: Infants Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Social time for moms and little ones from birth to one year.
 
office_lightbulb 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
    Join the group to discuss Sonia Sotomayor's My Beloved World. "An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. With startling candor and intimacy, Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself." Please note the group is at capacity attendance and cannot accept any new members at this time. Click here for your copy    
Tuesday April 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamas and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham presents this pajama story time with Sue Shepard. Enjoy a cozy winding down at the end of the day. spend time with your child enjoying books, music and intentional time together. For parents aged 0-5. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and with a favorite stuffed friend. Please register with Lisa.
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Author & Reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Friends of the HWPL Annual Meeting features author and investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan. Free and open to the public, bring a friend. Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate. She's won 30 EMMYs, 12 Edward R. Murrow awards and dozens of other honors for her ground-breaking journalism. A best selling author of mystery novels, Ryan has won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fiction: the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and most recently, the coveted Mary Higgings Clark Award. She's on the national board of Mystery Writers of America and 2013 president of national Sisters in Crime writer's group. Reception at 6:30, brief Friends Meeting at 7:15, Speaker at 7:30.
Wednesday April 30, 2014 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Bridge Group! Players with some experience are always welcome, bring a partner or find one here.
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM H-W Mother's Club: Toddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Social time for moms and little ones from one year to three years old.
 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

 
misc_construction 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego-Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    This program is designed for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Come create a masterpiece, share your ideas and designs, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics, non competitive program created to share in the joy of Legos.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Humble Clam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    For Colonialists, clams were a survival food, consumed during periods of want. New England farmers set their pigs free on the clam flats to eat their fill, and long line fisherman, trolling for cod off George’s Bank, used clams as bait. Today this mollusk is a cultural icon and symbol of New England cuisine. This talk explores how the humble clam, dug from the mud, became the symbol of New England summers. Presented by food historian Joe Carlin.
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Thursday May 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Computer Class 2 of 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Upstairs @ Ref, registration required.
 
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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Drop-Ins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@mvlc.org
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Why Do Children Do What They Do? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Sharpen your understanding of your child's behavior.  For parents of children aged 0-8, presented by Maura Letourneau, a certified CSEFEL Model (Center for Social Emotional Foundations in Early Learning), Behavior consultant and Classroom Coach.  RSVP to Lisa Cheney 978-468-5489  or e.cheney@hwschools.net

 

 
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 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Book Worms I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Please pre-register for one of these sessions, starting April 14 at 10:00 AM.
 
holiday_heart1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 'Mingling Souls Upon Paper': An 18th Century Love Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Judith Sargent was twenty-three years old, lovely, and intellectually curious. John Murray was a robust thirty-three-year-old man whose charismatic presence and outgoing personality dominated the room. But Judith was married. Any thought of a romance with John was out of the question. Instead, Judith hoped they could “surely, and with the strictest propriety, mingle souls upon paper” by writing to each other. Using Judith Sargent Murray’s letters to tell the timeless love story of these two prominent eighteenth century figures, Bonnie Hurd Smith skillfully brings to life the story of their fourteen-year friendship, their twenty-seven-year marriage, and the many years they supported each others’ work with mutual respect and affection. This talk complements Bonnie's book "Mingling Souls Upon Paper": An Eighteenth-century Love Story.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Book Worms II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Please pre-register for one of these sessions, starting April 14 at 10:00 AM.
 
rec_games 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Bridge Group! Players with some experience are always welcome, bring a partner or find one here.
Monday May 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Registration required, please contact Lisa. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham. A music, movement and story time class for parents and children aged 0-5. An intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Learn about your child's development while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. 2 sessions: 10:15-11 & 11:15-12:00.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM H-W Mother's Club: Infants Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Social time for moms and little ones from birth to one year.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homeschool Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Tuesday May 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamas and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham presents this pajama story time with Sue Shepard. Enjoy a cozy winding down at the end of the day. spend time with your child enjoying books, music and intentional time together. For parents aged 0-5. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and with a favorite stuffed friend. Please register with Lisa.
Wednesday May 7, 2014 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Bridge Group! Players with some experience are always welcome, bring a partner or find one here.
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM H-W Mother's Club: Toddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Social time for moms and little ones from one year to three years old.
 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

 
misc_construction 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego-Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    This program is designed for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Come create a masterpiece, share your ideas and designs, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics, non competitive program created to share in the joy of Legos.
Thursday May 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Computer Class 3 of 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Upstairs @ Ref, registration required.
 
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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Drop-Ins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@mvlc.org
 
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 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Book Worms I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Please pre-register for one of these sessions, starting April 14 at 10:00 AM.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Book Worms II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Please pre-register for one of these sessions, starting April 14 at 10:00 AM.
 
rec_games 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Bridge Group! Players with some experience are always welcome, bring a partner or find one here.
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Saturday May 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Dads & Donuts Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    These 30-minute story programs are especially for the 'dads' in your child's life. (Moms are always invited.) Coloring, snacks and socializing follow the stories. No registration.
Monday May 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Registration required, please contact Lisa. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham. A music, movement and story time class for parents and children aged 0-5. An intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Learn about your child's development while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. 2 sessions: 10:15-11 & 11:15-12:00.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM H-W Mother's Club: Infants Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Social time for moms and little ones from birth to one year.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homeschool Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    The Friends monthly meeting is tonight!
Tuesday May 13, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_mag 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MYSTERY MAYHEM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577 ex. 16   nday@mvlc.org
    Join us and discuss what you are reading for mysteries and suspense. This month's topic is "Time for just one: great mystery story collections". Pick up a flier at the front desk with book titles and authors as suggestions. There will also be a chance to put your detective hat on and solve a mystery. Light refreshments will be served. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER! See you in September.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamas and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham presents this pajama story time with Sue Shepard. Enjoy a cozy winding down at the end of the day. spend time with your child enjoying books, music and intentional time together. For parents aged 0-5. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and with a favorite stuffed friend. Please register with Lisa.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry for my Daughter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Ipswich author and photographer presents her latest work: Poetry for my Daughter, featuring her mother's poetry paired with exquisite black and white photographs fro across the country and spanning the natural world.
Wednesday May 14, 2014 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Bridge Group! Players with some experience are always welcome, bring a partner or find one here.
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM H-W Mother's Club: Toddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Social time for moms and little ones from one year to three years old.
 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

 
misc_construction 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego-Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    This program is designed for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Come create a masterpiece, share your ideas and designs, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics, non competitive program created to share in the joy of Legos.
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Thursday May 15, 2014 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Drop-Ins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@mvlc.org
 
misc_trophy 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Reception and Awards Ceremony Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
   

The featured speaker for the 2014 Poetry Reception is John Perrault.


Mr. Perrault is the author of Jefferson’s Dream (Hobblebush Books, 2009); Here Comes the Old Man Now (Oyster River Press, 2005); and The Ballad of Louis Wagner (Peter Randall Publisher, 2003). His poems have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Commonweal, Poet Lore, the Salmon Poetry Anthology Dogs Singing, and elsewhere. He is a New England Foundation for the Arts and NH State Council on the Arts touring artist, and a presenter for the NH Humanities Council. John was a co?recipient of the Rosalie Boyle/Norma Farber Award, 2008, from the New England Poetry Club; a finalist in the 2007 Comstock Review Poetry Contest; and a past recipient of the Virginia Prize from The Lyric. He was poet laureate of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2003 to 2005. Selected ballads and poems may be sampled here.

Following Mr. Perrault's presentation, the winners of the 2014 Teen Poetry Contest will receive their awards and read or recite their winning poem.
Click here for more information about the poetry contest.
 

    Location: Large Meeting Room, First Floor
Friday May 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Book Worms I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Please pre-register for one of these sessions, starting April 14 at 10:00 AM.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Book Worms II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Please pre-register for one of these sessions, starting April 14 at 10:00 AM.
 
rec_games 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Bridge Group! Players with some experience are always welcome, bring a partner or find one here.
Monday May 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Registration required, please contact Lisa. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham. A music, movement and story time class for parents and children aged 0-5. An intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Learn about your child's development while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. 2 sessions: 10:15-11 & 11:15-12:00.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM H-W Mother's Club: Infants Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Social time for moms and little ones from birth to one year.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Homeschool Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
office_lightbulb 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
    Join the group to discuss Donna Leon's The Golden Egg. "At the request of his wife, Commissario Brunetti looks into the death of a deaf, mentally disabled man who worked at their dry-cleaners and uncovers a mystery when the man left no official records and his mother is reluctant to speak to him." Please note the group is at capacity attendance and cannot accept any new members at this time. Click here for your copy    
Tuesday May 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Nothing Daunted Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day1   978-468-5577   nday@mvlc.org
    The featured title is Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden. "A captivating full-length book derived from a widely read and much beloved New Yorker piece about Wickenden's grandmother and her grandmother's friend who left their affluent East Coast lives to 'rough it' as teaches in the wilds of Colorado" Bring your brown-bag lunch; coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. Click here for your copy.    
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamas and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham presents this pajama story time with Sue Shepard. Enjoy a cozy winding down at the end of the day. spend time with your child enjoying books, music and intentional time together. For parents aged 0-5. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and with a favorite stuffed friend. Please register with Lisa.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Cycles 128: A History in Sheet Metal and Chrome Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Our own Road Poet, Peddlar Bridges, has gathered together the history of a regional institution, Cycles 128: A History in Sheet Metal and Chrome.  This book details the passion and dedication to crafting motorcycles from the early days to modern styles.  Filled with anecdotes and technical information as well as grit and heart, join us as Peddlar shares some of the best bits and probably weaves in stories and poetry from the Road Poet News forums.  It will be an eclectic mix of the inspirational, informative, and filled with the 'song of the open road'.  

Wednesday May 21, 2014 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Bridge Group! Players with some experience are always welcome, bring a partner or find one here.
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM H-W Mother's Club: Toddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Social time for moms and little ones from one year to three years old.
 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

 
misc_construction 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego-Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    This program is designed for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Come create a masterpiece, share your ideas and designs, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics, non competitive program created to share in the joy of Legos.
 
misc_globe 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ipswich River: Lifeblood of our Communities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Wayne Castonguay, Executive Director of the Ipswich Watershed Assoc., will discuss the importance of the Ipswich River to residents of Hamilton, Wenham and surrounding communities with a focus on the history, ecology, and our drinking water supply. The slide show presentation will be followed by an interactive discussion with audience members about the major issues facing the river today and how they impact the communities which depend on the river.
Thursday May 22, 2014 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Drop-Ins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@mvlc.org
 
rec_paintbucket 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Club with Betsy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    This progam is designed for preschool children and up. Drop in to complete a fun art project, no experience necessary, and no registration - bring a friend!
Friday May 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Book Worms I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Please pre-register for one of these sessions, starting April 14 at 10:00 AM.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Book Worms II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Please pre-register for one of these sessions, starting April 14 at 10:00 AM.
 
rec_games 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Bridge Group! Players with some experience are always welcome, bring a partner or find one here.
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Saturday May 24, 2014 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed: Memorial Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The Library will be closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday in observance of the Memorial Day weekend.
Monday May 26, 2014 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed: Memorial Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The Library will be closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday in observance of the Memorial Day weekend.
Tuesday May 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamas and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham presents this pajama story time with Sue Shepard. Enjoy a cozy winding down at the end of the day. spend time with your child enjoying books, music and intentional time together. For parents aged 0-5. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and with a favorite stuffed friend. Please register with Lisa.
Wednesday May 28, 2014 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Bridge Group! Players with some experience are always welcome, bring a partner or find one here.
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM H-W Mother's Club: Toddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Social time for moms and little ones from one year to three years old.
 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

 
misc_construction 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego-Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    This program is designed for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Come create a masterpiece, share your ideas and designs, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics, non competitive program created to share in the joy of Legos.
Thursday May 29, 2014 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Drop-Ins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@mvlc.org
Friday May 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Book Worms I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Please pre-register for one of these sessions, starting April 14 at 10:00 AM.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Book Worms II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Please pre-register for one of these sessions, starting April 14 at 10:00 AM.
 
rec_games 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Bridge Group! Players with some experience are always welcome, bring a partner or find one here.
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Saturday May 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Seasonal Stories & Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join us for stories which celebrate the season and create a fun craft to take home. No registration necessary.
Monday June 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Registration required, please contact Lisa. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham. A music, movement and story time class for parents and children aged 0-5. An intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Learn about your child's development while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. 2 sessions: 10:15-11 & 11:15-12:00.
Tuesday June 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamas and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham presents this pajama story time with Sue Shepard. Enjoy a cozy winding down at the end of the day. spend time with your child enjoying books, music and intentional time together. For parents aged 0-5. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and with a favorite stuffed friend. Please register with Lisa.
 
rec_golf02 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Golfing's Babe Zaharia: Sensation at Salem Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
    Wenhamite Gary Larrabee presents his book: Sensation at Salem: The Legendary Babe Zaharias' Historic 1954 U.S. Open Victory.
Wednesday June 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

 
misc_construction 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego-Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    This program is designed for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Come create a masterpiece, share your ideas and designs, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics, non competitive program created to share in the joy of Legos.
Thursday June 5, 2014 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
Friday June 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Book Worms I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Please pre-register for one of these sessions, starting April 14 at 10:00 AM.
 
anim_owl 10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM 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 and the Friends of the Library invite you to join us for an animal encounter created just for adults!  Eyes on Owls by Mark and Marcia Wilson share the field marks, signs and naturalist's skills that you can use to find wild owls without disturbing them. Next, you meet six live owls (from small to huge) up close. Everyone participates in a hooting lesson and learns tips on how to attract and protect owls near you. While the selection of live owls varies from group to group, chances are you'll meet New England's tiniest owl, the Northern Saw-Whet Owl (weighing in at 4 ounces) along with the world's largest owl, the Eurasian Eagle Owl (check out that five foot wingspan!). Other species that figure prominently in our program can include Eastern Screech Owl, Barred Owl, Barn Owl, Great-horned Owl, Snowy Owl and Spectacled Owl. 

This program is a partnership event funded by the Hamilton COA, Wenham COA and the Friends of the HWPL.

 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Book Worms II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Please pre-register for one of these sessions, starting April 14 at 10:00 AM.
Monday June 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Registration required, please contact Lisa. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham. A music, movement and story time class for parents and children aged 0-5. An intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Learn about your child's development while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. 2 sessions: 10:15-11 & 11:15-12:00.
Tuesday June 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamas and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham presents this pajama story time with Sue Shepard. Enjoy a cozy winding down at the end of the day. spend time with your child enjoying books, music and intentional time together. For parents aged 0-5. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and with a favorite stuffed friend. Please register with Lisa.
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Wednesday June 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

 
misc_construction 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego-Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    This program is designed for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Come create a masterpiece, share your ideas and designs, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics, non competitive program created to share in the joy of Legos.
Thursday June 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Decrease Challenging Behavior in Your Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Learn how to boost your child's problem solving skills, self-regulation and emotional literacy, for parents of children aged 0-8. Presented by Maura Letorneau, a certified trainer of the CSEFEL model (Center for Social Emotional Foundations in Early Learning)), Behavior Consultant and Classroom Coach.  Please RSVP with Lisa Cheney: 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net.

Friday June 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Book Worms I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Please pre-register for one of these sessions, starting April 14 at 10:00 AM.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Book Worms II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Please pre-register for one of these sessions, starting April 14 at 10:00 AM.
Saturday June 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Dads & Donuts Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    These 30-minute story programs are especially for the 'dads' in your child's life. (Moms are always invited.) Coloring, snacks and socializing follow the stories. No registration.
Monday June 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Registration required, please contact Lisa. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham. A music, movement and story time class for parents and children aged 0-5. An intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Learn about your child's development while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. 2 sessions: 10:15-11 & 11:15-12:00.
Tuesday June 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamas and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham presents this pajama story time with Sue Shepard. Enjoy a cozy winding down at the end of the day. spend time with your child enjoying books, music and intentional time together. For parents aged 0-5. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and with a favorite stuffed friend. Please register with Lisa.
Wednesday June 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

Thursday June 19, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintbucket 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Club with Betsy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    This progam is designed for preschool children and up. Drop in to complete a fun art project, no experience necessary, and no registration - bring a friend!
 
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.

Monday June 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Registration required, please contact Lisa. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham. A music, movement and story time class for parents and children aged 0-5. An intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Learn about your child's development while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. 2 sessions: 10:15-11 & 11:15-12:00.
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office_lightbulb 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
    Join the group to discuss Barbara Lawrence's Islands of Time. This local author delves into affairs of the heart, growing up, and the particular place setting of coastal Maine. Please note the group is at capacity attendance and cannot accept any new members at this time. Click here for your copy    
Wednesday June 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_lawnmower 11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
    Stock up for summer rainy days and when it's time to seek out a shady spot with a great book. Our illustrious Friends have a store of excellent bargains for this one-day-only sale for children's books. While you're here pick up a calendar of summer events, too.
 
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

Monday June 30, 2014 Go To Top
ent_circ_tentsm 10:00 AM Summer Program Registration Opens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Registration opens today for children's room summer reading program and events. Pick up your reading logs today!
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
    Registration required, please contact Lisa. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham. A music, movement and story time class for parents and children aged 0-5. An intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Learn about your child's development while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. 2 sessions: 10:15-11 & 11:15-12:00.
Wednesday July 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

 
ent_magic 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Science Magic: Museum of Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    The Museum of Science presents Science Magic. Marvel at the science hidden within your favorite magic tricks. All will be revealed!
Friday July 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Closed: Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The Library is closed in observance of Independence Day.
Saturday July 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Closed: Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The Library is closed in observance of Independence Day.
Wednesday July 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Dinoman! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Dinoman presents a dinosaur program with magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent inflatable dinosaurs.
Thursday July 10, 2014 Go To Top
nat_stars2 Blue Star Planetarium Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Blue Star planetarium, details TBA.
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nat_stars2 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    Blue Star Planetarium Show:
BLACK HOLES: THE OTHER SIDE OF INFINITY

Narrated by Academy-Award nominated actor Liam Neeson, this cutting-edge production features high-resolution visualizations of cosmic phenomena. Learn about gravity and about galaxies.
Be dazzled with striking, immersive animations of the formation of the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a super-massive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy.

Open to teens 12-18 years old or to students entering grades 6-12 in 2014.
Audience size is limited to dome capacity. Sign up to attend this program at the Reference Desk located on the 2nd floor of the Library, or call the Reference Desk at 978-468-5577.

Teen Summer Programs at the Library
   
    Location: Recreation Center Gymnasium attached to H-W Library
Wednesday July 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Toe Jam Puppet Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Toe Jam Puppet Band presents an evening of merriment. Details TBD.
Thursday July 17, 2014 Go To Top
elect_camera 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Optical Illusions: Photography Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    Join Toni Carolina for a two part optical illusions photography workshop and exhibit for teens.

1st part meets on Thursday, July 17, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
This session will focus on forced perspective photograph; a manipulation of objects to look big or tiny without the the use of Photoshop.
For example: making a person look as though they are floating in air. Let your imagination be your guide with the help of your digital camera to create optical illusions.
Bring a camera and a tripod or a couple of bags of rice or beans to steady the camera shots.

2nd part meets on Thursday, July 31, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
This session bring your printed optical illusion images to the Library, where you will mount and hang them in a show in the Young Adult area of the Library.

Open to teens 12-18 years old or to students entering grades 6-12 in 2014. Limited to 12 participants. There is no charge to attend. Register at the Reference desk, or call 978-468-5577.

Teen Summer Programs at the Library
   
    Location: Large Meeting Room, First Floor
Wednesday July 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

Thursday July 24, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SUBLIME SUNFLOWERS: a PASTEL WORKSHOP for Teens and Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    Participants will receive a hands-on experience of basic pastel painting, as well as advanced techniques, using professional grade materials with award-winning artist, Gregory Maichack.
Maichack teaches participants by lecture, revealing anecdotes, historical context and demo of techniques. This workshop is designed for beginners to advanced participants.
Maichack, a faculty member of the Springfield Museum Studio School, will explain concepts and then start you off by sharing a fearless approach to drawing.
Participants using van Gogh’s, Georgia O’Keeffe’s and Monet’s famous “Sunflowers” artwork, and also Maichack’s reference photos, will create their unique sunflower pastel painting.
This workshop includes all materials. There is no charge to attend.

Class size is limited to 30. Open to teens ages 12-19, and to adults.
Sign up to attend at the Reference desk on the 2nd floor of the Library, or call 978-468-5577.

Teen Summer Programs    
    Location: Large Meeting Room, First Floor
Wednesday July 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Vehicle Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Get up close with police cars, fire trucks, and many others.
Thursday July 31, 2014 Go To Top
elect_camera 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Photography Workshop Exhibit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    OPTICAL ILLUSIONS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP& EXHIBIT
This is the 2nd part of a two part photography workshop with Toni Carolina.
For this session bring your printed optical illusion images to the Library, where you will mount and hang them in a show in the Young Adult area of the Library.

Teen Summer Programs    
    Location: Young Adult area, 2nd floor
 
rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM WESTERN EUROPEAN HISTORICAL SWORDS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    This presentation is a combination of lecture/discussion and physical demonstration given by Jeff Goodhind and Jeff Lord.
Seeking a correlation between the book and the sword, they include material from the earliest known combat manual ( from the early 14th century)
to Alfred Hutton's Cold Steel (a manual from 1890) covering over half a millenia of the history of the sword in Western Europe and its use.

The program will include:
A chronological presentation of several different eras of sword use, including a physical demonstration of the use of several different types of swords (It is all choreographed and practiced in advance and they only use blunt steel swords.).
A question and answer/"mythbusters" segment where they discuss the common misconceptions about swords.
Some images from historical works (PowerPoint).
An introduction to historical interpretation which includes some audience participation (Usually they provide two audience members with foam swords and have them work through a historical combat sequence.)

This program is for all ages. There is no registration required.

    Location: Large Meeting Room, First Floor
Wednesday August 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Jungle Jim: Mousetrap Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    With the aid of audience volunteers, the mechanics of simple machines are explained while constructing a Rube Goldberg-style moustrap. Will the mouse on the loose get caught? (Rube Goldberg is famous for solving simple problems in fabulously complicated ways.)
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Thursday August 7, 2014 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
 
nat_leaf_green 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Edible Perennial Gardening & Landscaping Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
    Naturalist and educator John Root presents “Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping” as a power point presentation featuring the variety of trees, shrubs, vines, canes, and herbaceous perennials that can be grown in New England to produce fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Participants learn how to establish and care for these plants using organic methods of cultivation for bountiful, extended season harvests. Nutritional and medicinal benefits of the plants are discussed as well. Questions and comments are welcome throughout the presentation, and handouts with a list of edible perennial plant species, resources for further study, and recommended plant nurseries are distributed at the conclusion of the program. Free and open to the public, funding provided by a Cultural Council Grant.
Wednesday August 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

 
food_ice cream cone 6:25 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Reading Ice Cream Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Bring your reading log as your admission ticket!
Thursday August 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CSI: FORENSICS LAB WORKSHOP Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    Engage in the mystery and the science of a Crime Scene Investigation Forensics Lab. From traditional fingerprinting techniques to DNA sampling and analysis, students will have the opportunity to explore methods used by scientists and detectives to properly identify suspects wrapped up in criminal investigations.

A small amount of cell biology will be discussed as students extract DNA from fruit cells or their own cheek cells. Historic and modern techniques of fingerprinting will be used as students make their own fingerprint charts and dust for latent prints using magnetic and UV powder. A microscope and two stereoscopes will be available for further investigation. Students can: identify significant markers on latent prints, study their own fingers and magnify sampled DNA. To end the investigation two - three real crimes that used covered practices will be discussed.

Open to teens 12-18 years old or to students entering grades 6-12 in 2012. There is no charge to attend.
Class size is limited to 14. To attend you must sign up at the Reference desk on the 2nd floor -or- call 978-468-5577.

Teen Summer Programs    
    Location: Large Meeting Room, First Floor
Monday August 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kindergarten Kickoff! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
    Join us to watch a performance featuring belvoed storybook character from Arthur, D.W., and enjoy a variety of 'kindergarten ready' activities.
Wednesday August 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@mvlc.org
    The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others.
Registration will take place on club days. The club usually meets every Wednesday at 2:30PM.
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. No raiding, or killing other players unless it is announced that a specific day will be a raiding and/or a player versus player day. You will be banned until the next club meeting if you raid other players or engage in PVP on a no raiding/no PVP day. Three strikes and you will not be allowed to play with the club. You may ask the Op/Administrator (Daniel) to encase your house in bedrock if you do not want to play on a raiding or PVP day.

Saturday August 30, 2014 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed: Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The Library will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday in observance of Labor Day weekend.
Monday September 1, 2014 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed: Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The Library will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday in observance of Labor Day weekend.
Thursday September 4, 2014 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 October 9, 2014 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.
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed: Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The Library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day,
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Tuesday November 11, 2014 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed: Veterans Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Wednesday November 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM Early Close Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The Library will be closing early in observance of Thanksgiving.
Thursday November 27, 2014 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed: Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. We are open for regular hours on Friday from 10-5 and Saturday from 10-4.
Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Getting into Print: Understanding Publishing Options Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rsheas@mvlc.org
    Deidre Randall, CEO of Peter E. Randall Publisher of Portsmouth NH, provides an overview into the different types of publishing. This event is the culmination of the November National Novel Writing Month events, everyone is welcome to come. 'Publishing is an ever-changing industry and it's not easy to keep up with recent developments. Ms. Randall will be discussing various options for publishing such as trade, subsidy, POD online, small press, hybrid and e-books. The workshop will also focus on the impact of cover and title choices, particularly for fiction. She will also address the importance of building an audience of readers and book industry professionals through various means such as: personal appearances, blogging, social media, author website, book trailers, and trade shows. The presentation will include an interactive review of book covers, and a question and answer period.

Ms. Randall provides a unique perspective into the world of publishing not only from her 15 years of first-hand experience, but also in how her firm approaches publishing. Deidre works closely with her clients and says "I enjoy meeting authors, learning about their books, and helping them discover creative solutions for achieving their publishing dreams." PER authors retain the rights to their work and receive 100% of all sales funds. The publishing house has developed a reputation for quality due to their selective process, high quality content and a personalized publishing process. Their publications win numerous awards. Deidre Randall has been the CEO of Peter E. Randall Publisher since 2008, after starting as marketing director in 1998. She has published and marketed over 250 books and has an M.ED in Business Administration from Antioch New England Graduate School.
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Spirit of Christmas Past: 4 Centuries of Christmas in New England Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

This well-illustrated lecture traces the development of the celebration of Christmas from the time it was outlawed in the 17th c. to the beginning of the 21st c. when all the trappings of a traditional Christmas were in place. For many, the celebration of Christmas today is the most important holiday of the year. But, many of the customs we take for granted as part of the current holiday festivities and religious celebrations are actually a product of more recent history.  Ken Turnino, Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions as Historic New England, has published several articles of the history of Christmas and speaks on the topic widely. He will look at how Christmas was transformed from a rowdy celebration to a family centered event.  Among topics discussed are how the Christmas tree became popular, halls were decked, and Santa Clause came to town. Funded by the Friends, free and open to the public.

Thursday December 11, 2014 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 December 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Early Close Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The Library will be closing early in observance of Christmas.
Thursday December 25, 2014 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed: Christmas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The Library will be closed in observance of Christmas.
Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Early Close Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The Library will be closing early in celebration of the New Year.
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