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Thursday June 30, 2016 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 July 1, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Topsfield Fair Pumpkin Growing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for pumpkin planting and create a pumpkin inspired craft.  This event is open to all ages and is offered at no charge to the public through the generosity of the Topsfield Fair. Pre-registration is required, space is limited.  When your pumpkin is grown, be sure to enter it into the Topsfield Fair!

Saturday July 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM Closed for Independence Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Sunday July 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM Closed for Independence Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 4, 2016 Go To Top
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Tuesday July 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Science Champions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Explore science with 5th grade teacher, Bryan Sheckells. In-library registration required.

Junior Edition: children ages 6-8, Tuesdays 2:00-3:00. Senior Edition for ages 9-12, Tuesdays 3:00-4:00

 
misc_treasurechest 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the summer months, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club will meet on Tuesday evenings 5:00 PM to 7:00 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

Please note: For the summer months only, MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
Wednesday July 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_new_red 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Snakes Alive! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Here is your chance to see live native and exotic snakes close up. Rick Roth, herpetologist and director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team, will share facts and stories about their lives and habits. Families of all ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

Thursday July 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Basic English Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   9784685577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

ESL (English as a Second Language) groups will meet every Thursday in July.  Basic English group meets from 11:00-12:00, followed by an intermediate conversation circle from 12:00-1:00. If you are interested please contact Director Jan Dempsey or stop by.

 
rec_runner.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Frisbee Show & Play with Todd Brodeur Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Two-time World Champion Todd Brodeur will present a high energy, interactive Frisbee show. See Todd's collection of rare flying discs.Then head outside to the field to learn how to do tricks, throws, catches & combinations like the pros. For all ages, free and open to the public. No registration required. Funded by the Friends.

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
Saturday July 9, 2016 Go To Top
office_money_bills_coins 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Teen Think Tank Barnes & Noble Spree Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Participants will chose books for the library's collections while on a field trip to Barnes & Noble. To participate you must have attended at least one previous Teen Think Tank meeting. Please RSVP with Kim to save a seat on the coach. Parental/guardian permission forms are required.

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
 
anim_dragon 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MAGIC the Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ari Massos     aristotle_massos@students.hwschools.net
   

Magic the Gathering is a strategy based card game, for those who enjoy magical creatures battling each other. It is easy to learn. The club is for all levels, from beginners to people who already enjoy playing the game. Come try out your decks! For ages 10+.

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Monday July 11, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Musical Storytime Jam Session 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Lisa Cheney of Early Childhood Partners presents a music and 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 while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. Free an open to the public, please register to attend with Early Childhood Partners: 978-468-5489 or email: e.cheney@hwschools.net.

 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

For ages 2-5.Registration required at Early Childhood Partners

Tuesday July 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Train Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@mvlc.org
   

Loco Motive by Mary Daheim is the featured title, be sure to bring your brown-bag luncheon as you discuss the book which "races full speed ahead with mystery and hilarity, as B&B hostess and amateur sleuth Judith McMonigal Flynn and her cousin Renie find thier train ride to Boston has been derailed by murder most foul."

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Science Champions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Explore science with 5th grade teacher, Bryan Sheckells. In-library registration required.

Junior Edition: children ages 6-8, Tuesdays 2:00-3:00. Senior Edition for ages 9-12, Tuesdays 3:00-4:00

 
misc_treasurechest 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the summer months, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club will meet on Tuesday evenings 5:00 PM to 7:00 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

Please note: For the summer months only, MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

Tonight the board members meet to discuss advocacy and agenda items. The Friends are the Library's fundraising arm and provide speakers, performers, and fabulous extras like the color photocopier and 3D printer.

Wednesday July 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

This hour long story class is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be between 18-30 months to register for this program. Due to the limited space in the program, registration will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in-person for the lottery on Wed. June 29  beginning at 10:00 and ending at 8:00. Participants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not receive a phone call from Lisa, please enter the lottery in the fall.

 
ent_guitar01 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Alastair Moock Family Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Bring the whole family for an evening with one of Boston's  premier folk artists. Families of all ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

Thursday July 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Basic English Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   9784685577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

ESL (English as a Second Language) groups will meet every Thursday in July.  Basic English group meets from 11:00-12:00, followed by an intermediate conversation circle from 12:00-1:00. If you are interested please contact Director Jan Dempsey or stop by.

 
elect_camera 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Get in the Game: Sport Story Photography Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Learn how to tell a sport story in 3 to 5 images. Professional photographer Toni Carolina shows you how on Thursday, July 14 from 3:00-4:30. Then return with your printed photographs to hang them in the Young Adult gallery on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 3:00-4:00. For ages 11-18, registration is required as space is limited in this hands-on workshop. Bring your camera, cellphone cameras are not acceptable for this workshop. Please read your camera manual before attending. The workshop will be about learning to tell a sport story with your shots, not a workshop for learning how to operate your camera. Funded by the Friends.

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
Saturday July 16, 2016 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Photo Safari with Toni Carolina Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Ages 6-8 at 10:30, ages 9 + at 12:30.  Get in the game! Bring your camera and join professional photographer, Toni Carolina, for a walk around Hamilton and Wenham. Design a photo representation of your favorite sport or activity. Space is limited, registration is required.

 
anim_dragon 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MAGIC the Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ari Massos     aristotle_massos@students.hwschools.net
   

Magic the Gathering is a strategy based card game, for those who enjoy magical creatures battling each other. It is easy to learn. The club is for all levels, from beginners to people who already enjoy playing the game. Come try out your decks! For ages 10+.

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Monday July 18, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Musical Storytime Jam Session 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Lisa Cheney of Early Childhood Partners presents a music and 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 while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. Free an open to the public, please register to attend with Early Childhood Partners: 978-468-5489 or email: e.cheney@hwschools.net.

 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

For ages 2-5.Registration required at Early Childhood Partners

 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Martial Arts with Tashi Deb Mahoney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Tashi Deb, a 5th degree black  belt from Mark Warners' Professional Martial Arts Academy to learn tips and techniques for self defense. Wear clothes to move in, you will be participating.

Choose your workshop: ages 6-8: 2:00-3:00; ages 9-11: 3:00-4:00; ages 12+ 4:00-5:00.

No registration necessary, bring along a friend.

Tuesday July 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Science Champions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Explore science with 5th grade teacher, Bryan Sheckells. In-library registration required.

Junior Edition: children ages 6-8, Tuesdays 2:00-3:00. Senior Edition for ages 9-12, Tuesdays 3:00-4:00

 
misc_treasurechest 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the summer months, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club will meet on Tuesday evenings 5:00 PM to 7:00 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

Please note: For the summer months only, MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
 
misc_new_red 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 'Citizen Wayne' Table Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Come join the Parallel Playhouse for a table read of Mark Volpe's Orson Welles as Bat-Man play Citizen Wayne.  Actors are encouraged to attend and read the open roles. For actors, this is a wonderful chance to share your voice wtih a playwright who certainly appreciates it.  Part availability is on a first come first served basis. Copies of the script are for table readers only.  

The Parallel Playhouse hopes to stage the play on the North Shore later this year in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Orson Welle's legendary film 'Citizen Kane'.

If you are interested in writing plays, voice acting or stage acting, enjoy developing original work, please join us for the development of a work in progress. Everyone is welcome to attend provided you are quiet and allow the reading to continue without interruption.  At the end Mr. Volpe is open to a light critique and Q & A.  This event is free and open to the public, snacks and beverages will be provided.

Wednesday July 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

This hour long story class is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be between 18-30 months to register for this program. Due to the limited space in the program, registration will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in-person for the lottery on Wed. June 29  beginning at 10:00 and ending at 8:00. Participants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not receive a phone call from Lisa, please enter the lottery in the fall.

 
rec_megaphone.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wildkat Hoops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Get your hula hoop on! Kat Suwalski will demonstrate and get you hooping with laughter and fun. Families of all ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

Thursday July 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Basic English Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   9784685577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

ESL (English as a Second Language) groups will meet every Thursday in July.  Basic English group meets from 11:00-12:00, followed by an intermediate conversation circle from 12:00-1:00. If you are interested please contact Director Jan Dempsey or stop by.

 
misc_liberty 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trustees of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Library's board meets once a month to discuss polices and address issues.

 
rec_paintpalette02 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Get in the Game: Still Life Pastel Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Gregory Maichack for a hands-on pastel painting wrokshop. Greg will demonstrate how beginners to accomplished artists can easily pastel paint a still life that incorporates game pieces and words. Essential techniques of pastel painting will be demonstrated. Professional grade pastels, paper, and materials are included.  Funded in part by the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council & the Friends of the Library.  Registration is required as space is limited, for ages 11 to adult.

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
Saturday July 23, 2016 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Fairy Boat Building Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us as we build fairy boats with found items, complete a craft, and join in a fairy procession. Design and keep your magical boat for your sprites.

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anim_dragon 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MAGIC the Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ari Massos     aristotle_massos@students.hwschools.net
   

Magic the Gathering is a strategy based card game, for those who enjoy magical creatures battling each other. It is easy to learn. The club is for all levels, from beginners to people who already enjoy playing the game. Come try out your decks! For ages 10+.

Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Musical Storytime Jam Session 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Lisa Cheney of Early Childhood Partners presents a music and 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 while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. Free an open to the public, please register to attend with Early Childhood Partners: 978-468-5489 or email: e.cheney@hwschools.net.

 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

For ages 2-5.Registration required at Early Childhood Partners

Tuesday July 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Australia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   9784685577   nday@mvlc.org
   

Lost & Found by Brooke Davis join us for luncheon and discussion: Millie Bird, 7 years old and ever hopeful, was left by her grieving mother in a department store. Agatha Pantha, 82, has not left her house nor spoken to anyone in seven years since she was widowed. Karl, 87 and living in a nursing home, has a moment of clarity and escapes. These 3 unlikely candidates will end up embarking on a road trip across Western Australia to find Millie's mum. Together, they will discover that old age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that letting yourself feel sad once in a while just might be the key to a happy life.

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Science Champions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Explore science with 5th grade teacher, Bryan Sheckells. In-library registration required.

Junior Edition: children ages 6-8, Tuesdays 2:00-3:00. Senior Edition for ages 9-12, Tuesdays 3:00-4:00

 
misc_treasurechest 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the summer months, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club will meet on Tuesday evenings 5:00 PM to 7:00 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

Please note: For the summer months only, MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
Wednesday July 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

This hour long story class is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be between 18-30 months to register for this program. Due to the limited space in the program, registration will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in-person for the lottery on Wed. June 29  beginning at 10:00 and ending at 8:00. Participants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not receive a phone call from Lisa, please enter the lottery in the fall.

 
rec_dance2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM This-A-Way Mezudio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Sing, dance, and play along with Mary Jo Maichack. This musical, literacy, and game-based show is contagiously fun. Families of all ages are welcome. No registration necessary. 

Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Basic English Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   9784685577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

ESL (English as a Second Language) groups will meet every Thursday in July.  Basic English group meets from 11:00-12:00, followed by an intermediate conversation circle from 12:00-1:00. If you are interested please contact Director Jan Dempsey or stop by.

 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CAD: Bring your own Ideas! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Is there an object you'd like to make on our 3D printer, but need help designing? Bring your idea to this workshop and local educator Jeffrey Walsh will help you create your design using Tinkercad, a free online program. Participants must bring their own laptop and have a Tinkercad account already set up at Tinkercad.com. Some experience with Tinkercad is useful, but not required. Class size is limited to 8 people. For ages 11 and up (including adults). Registration is required. Funded by the Friends of the Library. 

(( PSST - There's another workshop on Saturday, July 30th if today's not good!))

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
Saturday July 30, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM CAD: Bring your own Ideas! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Is there an object you'd like to make on our 3D printer, but need help designing? Bring your idea to this workshop and local educator Jeffrey Walsh will help you create your design using Tinkercad, a free online program. Participants must bring their own laptop and have a Tinkercad account already set up at Tinkercad.com. Some experience with Tinkercad is useful, but not required. Class size is limited to 8 people. For ages 11 and up (including adults). Registration is required. Funded by the Friends of the Library.

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
 
anim_butterfly_02 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monarch Butterfly Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Become a monarch champion! Join our resident expert and favorite Boston College professor, Dr. Charlie Hoffman. Learn how to identify, collect and care for Monarch eggs and caterpillars and how YOU can raise them at home. Families of all ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

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anim_dragon 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MAGIC the Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ari Massos     aristotle_massos@students.hwschools.net
   

Magic the Gathering is a strategy based card game, for those who enjoy magical creatures battling each other. It is easy to learn. The club is for all levels, from beginners to people who already enjoy playing the game. Come try out your decks! For ages 10+.

Monday August 1, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Musical Storytime Jam Session 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Lisa Cheney of Early Childhood Partners presents a music and 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 while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. Free an open to the public, please register to attend with Early Childhood Partners: 978-468-5489 or email: e.cheney@hwschools.net.

 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

For ages 2-5.Registration required at Early Childhood Partners

Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
elect_camera 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Get in the Game: Sport Story Photography Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Learn how to tell a sport story in 3 to 5 images. Professional photographer Toni Carolina shows you how on Thursday, July 14 from 3:00-4:30, then return with your printed photographs to hang them in the Young Adult gallery on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 3:00-4:00. For ages 11-18, registration is required as space is limited in this hands-on workshop. Bring your camera, cellphone cameras are not acceptable for this workshop. Funded by the Friends.

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
 
misc_treasurechest 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the summer months, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club will meet on Tuesday evenings 5:00 PM to 7:00 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

Please note: For the summer months only, MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

This hour long story class is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be between 18-30 months to register for this program. Due to the limited space in the program, registration will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in-person for the lottery on Wed. June 29  beginning at 10:00 and ending at 8:00. Participants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not receive a phone call from Lisa, please enter the lottery in the fall.

 
trans_firetruck2 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM 18th Annual Vehicle Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us in the parking lot for a festival of fire engines, emergency trucks, police cruisers, and snow plows! Brought to you by the fire, police and public works departments of Hamilton and Wenham, Dodge Tree Service, Lyons Ambulance and the Mix 104.1 Ice Cream Truck. There is no rain date.  Families of all ages are welcome. No registration necessary. 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Dinner: Weds. Night Bookclub Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

The Dinner by Herman Koch.  Fiction, 2009.  An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives—all over the course of one meal. Behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love. Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy. -Amazon, edited.   Available in hardcover, large print, CD, MP3 CD, and ebook

 

 

Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 2:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Interactive Sword Games with Guard Up! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for an hour of high energy interactive sword games using foam swords, with guidance from instructors from Guard Up! All participants must wear loose-fitting pants - (no shorts), a t-shirt and indoor shoes/sneakers (no flip flops or sandals). Registration is required as space is limited for this hands-on workshop, for ages 11-16. Funded by the Friends of the Library. 

All attendees must provide a signed Guard Up Waiver filled out by a parent or legal guardian: www.guardup.com/waiver.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early, by 2:45 PM so that everyone can start playing promptly at 3:00.

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:55 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
Saturday August 6, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dragon 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MAGIC the Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ari Massos     aristotle_massos@students.hwschools.net
   

Magic the Gathering is a strategy based card game, for those who enjoy magical creatures battling each other. It is easy to learn. The club is for all levels, from beginners to people who already enjoy playing the game. Come try out your decks! For ages 10+.

Monday August 8, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Musical Storytime Jam Session 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Lisa Cheney of Early Childhood Partners presents a music and 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 while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. Free an open to the public, please register to attend with Early Childhood Partners: 978-468-5489 or email: e.cheney@hwschools.net.

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misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

For ages 2-5.Registration required at Early Childhood Partners

 
nat_snow 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Museum of Science: Blizzards - Outwit the Elements Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Designed for elementary age students, participants will engineer structures to withstand the elements. Registration is requrested as space is limited.

Tuesday August 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM India Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   9784685577   nday@mvlc.org
   

Rebel Queen by Michelle Morgan join us for luncheon and discussion:  "India in the 1850s is fractured into kingdoms, each independent and wary of one another, seemingly no match for the might of the British Empire. But when they arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, the British Army is met with a surprising challenge. Instead of surrendering, Queen Lakshmi raises two armies, one male, one female , and rides into battle, determined to protect her country and her people. Although her soldiers may not appear at first to be formidable against superior British weaponry and training, Lakshmi refuses to back down from the empire determined to take away the land she loves."

 
misc_treasurechest 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the summer months, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club will meet on Tuesday evenings 5:00 PM to 7:00 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

Please note: For the summer months only, MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Friends are the fundraising arm of the Library. They organize the 3 yearly booksales which provide funding for the summer reading program, authors, lecturers and programs, as well as the color printer and the MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer. 

Wednesday August 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

This hour long story class is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be between 18-30 months to register for this program. Due to the limited space in the program, registration will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in-person for the lottery on Wed. June 29  beginning at 10:00 and ending at 8:00. Participants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not receive a phone call from Lisa, please enter the lottery in the fall.

 
nat_moon_full 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM SPOONMAN! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Jim Cruise offers a variety show packed with impressions, sing-alongs, and spoon-playing hilarity!  Families of all ages are welcome. No registration necessary. 

Thursday August 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_chefshat 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get in the Game: Eat to Win - Cooking with Liz Barbour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Chef & cooking instructor Liz Barbour will show you what to eat, when to eat, and how much you need to eat so you can perform at your highest level in this delicious program. Presentation will be followed by demonstration and tasting of healthy snacks. Registration is required. Sign up at the Reference desk on the second floor or call 978-468-5577.

Funded by the Friends of the Library.

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
Saturday August 13, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dragon 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MAGIC the Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ari Massos     aristotle_massos@students.hwschools.net
   

Magic the Gathering is a strategy based card game, for those who enjoy magical creatures battling each other. It is easy to learn. The club is for all levels, from beginners to people who already enjoy playing the game. Come try out your decks! For ages 10+.

Monday August 15, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Musical Storytime Jam Session 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Lisa Cheney of Early Childhood Partners presents a music and 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 while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. Free an open to the public, please register to attend with Early Childhood Partners: 978-468-5489 or email: e.cheney@hwschools.net.

 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

For ages 2-5.Registration required at Early Childhood Partners

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Countdown to Kindergarten Family Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

Listen to stories read by our special guests Michael Harvey, HWRSD Superintendent, and Kathy Harris HWRSD Director of Student Services. Engage in other fun, 'Kindergarten Ready' activities, too.

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Tuesday August 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the summer months, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club will meet on Tuesday evenings 5:00 PM to 7:00 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

Please note: For the summer months only, MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
Wednesday August 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@mvlc.org
   

This hour long story class is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be between 18-30 months to register for this program. Due to the limited space in the program, registration will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in-person for the lottery on Wed. June 29  beginning at 10:00 and ending at 8:00. Participants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not receive a phone call from Lisa, please enter the lottery in the fall.

 
food_ice cream cone 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Reader Ice Cream Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Congratulations to all our summer readers! Join us for ice cream and surprises in this celebration of summer reading. Special thanks go to Cherry Farm Creamery. **You must register for this activity and bring your reading log as your admission ticket to the party.**  See you there!

Thursday August 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_liberty 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trustees of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Library's board meets once a month to discuss polices and address issues.

Saturday August 20, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dragon 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MAGIC the Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ari Massos     aristotle_massos@students.hwschools.net
   

Magic the Gathering is a strategy based card game, for those who enjoy magical creatures battling each other. It is easy to learn. The club is for all levels, from beginners to people who already enjoy playing the game. Come try out your decks! For ages 10+.

Tuesday August 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the summer months, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club will meet on Tuesday evenings 5:00 PM to 7:00 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

Please note: For the summer months only, MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dragon 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MAGIC the Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ari Massos     aristotle_massos@students.hwschools.net
   

Magic the Gathering is a strategy based card game, for those who enjoy magical creatures battling each other. It is easy to learn. The club is for all levels, from beginners to people who already enjoy playing the game. Come try out your decks! For ages 10+.

Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the summer months, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club will meet on Tuesday evenings 5:00 PM to 7:00 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

Please note: For the summer months only, MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Teen Summer Program Brochure    
Saturday September 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM Closed for Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Sunday September 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM Closed for Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM Closed for Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Wednesday September 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the school year, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 3:30 PM to 5:30 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 

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misc_liberty 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trustees of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Library's board meets once a month to discuss polices and address issues.

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Kitchen Confidential: Weds. Night Bookclub Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. Nonfiction, 2000. “A New York City chef who is also a novelist recounts his experiences in the restaurant business, and exposes abuses of power, sexual promiscuity, drug use, and other secrets of life behind kitchen doors.”    -library catalog  Available in hardcover, large print, CD, & ebook

 

 

Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL: Lizzie Bright Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

Anyone learning or mastering English as a second language is welcome to join Library Director Jan Dempsey as we read through our community read cook: Lizzie Bright and the Buckmister Boy. The group meets four times, registration is requested, copies of the book will be available to borrow.

 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:55 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 September 9, 2016 Go To Top
anim_horse 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Assateague Island Wild Ponies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Artist Rob Franco presents his oil paintings depicting the wild ponies of eastern Maryland's Assateague Island National Seashore. The ponies have lived on the island free of human intervention since the 1700's.  Franco was inspired by his emotional first visit; subsequent visits allowed him to capture the intimate moments and interactions of these beautiful creatures. One particular family band, consisting of a six week old filly foal 'Serafina', her mother & father plus two additional mares, are the inspiration for this body of work.  For all ages, the artist especially welcomes children & students to attend, free and open to the public.

Tuesday September 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Friends are the fundraising arm of the Library. They organize the 3 yearly booksales which provide funding for the summer reading program, authors, lecturers and programs, as well as the color printer and the MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer. 

Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the school year, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 3:30 PM to 5:30 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 

Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL: Lizzie Bright Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

Anyone learning or mastering English as a second language is welcome to join Library Director Jan Dempsey as we read through our community read cook: Lizzie Bright and the Buckmister Boy. The group meets four times, registration is requested, copies of the book will be available to borrow.

Friday September 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BOOKSALE!! Preview Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

It's booksale time!  Bargains galore can be found all sorted by genre and format, join us for the Friends Preview Night on Friday 16, 6-8 PM to get first crack at the goods.  Current Friends members are invited, and you can join at the door, too.  The public sale starts Saturday, 17th from 9-3, and then continues during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10-8.  Thursday is the fill-a-bag day. Volunteers are always needed, let us know if you can lend a hand & join the fun. Volunteers can contact Beth Myers at beth.myers@outlook.com  or 978-468-2922.

Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM BOOKSALE!! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

It's booksale time!  Bargains galore can be found all sorted by genre and format, join us for the Friends Preview Night on Friday 16, 6-8 PM to get first crack at the goods.  Current Friends members are invited, and you can join at the door, too.  The public sale starts Saturday, 17th from 9-3, and then continues during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10-8.  Thursday is the fill-a-bag day. Volunteers are always needed, let us know if you can lend a hand & join the fun. Volunteers can contact Beth Myers at beth.myers@outlook.com  or 978-468-2922.

Monday September 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM BOOKSALE!! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

It's booksale time!  Bargains galore can be found all sorted by genre and format, join us for the Friends Preview Night on Friday 16, 6-8 PM to get first crack at the goods.  Current Friends members are invited, and you can join at the door, too.  The public sale starts Saturday, 17th from 9-3, and then continues during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10-8.  Thursday is the fill-a-bag day. Volunteers are always needed, let us know if you can lend a hand & join the fun. Volunteers can contact Beth Myers at beth.myers@outlook.com  or 978-468-2922.

Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM BOOKSALE!! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

It's booksale time!  Bargains galore can be found all sorted by genre and format, join us for the Friends Preview Night on Friday 16, 6-8 PM to get first crack at the goods.  Current Friends members are invited, and you can join at the door, too.  The public sale starts Saturday, 17th from 9-3, and then continues during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10-8.  Thursday is the fill-a-bag day. Volunteers are always needed, let us know if you can lend a hand & join the fun. Volunteers can contact Beth Myers at beth.myers@outlook.com  or 978-468-2922.

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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Lizzie Bright & the Buckminster Boy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Literary Luncheon meets to discuss our 8th community read: Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt.  Winner of both the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor awards, this work of young adult historical fiction is based on the destruction of a hardscrabble, interracial community that inhabited Maine’s Malaga Island until 1912. The tale follows mainland newcomer Buckminster, and his tenuous friendship with Lizzie, a smart and lively resident of Malaga. They bond in the rugged beauty of the Maine coast as they both grapple with the eviction of the Island’s residents and their positions within their communities.  Bring your brown-bag lunch to the discussion, beverages and dessert will be provided.

Dr. Gary D. Schmidt will speak at Gordon College on Thursday, Oct. 27. Author reception and book signing from 6:00-7:00, presentation at 7:30. Join us!

 

Wednesday September 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM BOOKSALE!! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

It's booksale time!  Bargains galore can be found all sorted by genre and format, join us for the Friends Preview Night on Friday 16, 6-8 PM to get first crack at the goods.  Current Friends members are invited, and you can join at the door, too.  The public sale starts Saturday, 17th from 9-3, and then continues during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10-8.  Thursday is the fill-a-bag day. Volunteers are always needed, let us know if you can lend a hand & join the fun. Volunteers can contact Beth Myers at beth.myers@outlook.com  or 978-468-2922.

 
misc_treasurechest 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the school year, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 3:30 PM to 5:30 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 

Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM BOOKSALE!! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

It's booksale time!  Bargains galore can be found all sorted by genre and format, join us for the Friends Preview Night on Friday 16, 6-8 PM to get first crack at the goods.  Current Friends members are invited, and you can join at the door, too.  The public sale starts Saturday, 17th from 9-3, and then continues during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10-8.  Thursday is the fill-a-bag day. Volunteers are always needed, let us know if you can lend a hand & join the fun. Volunteers can contact Beth Myers at beth.myers@outlook.com  or 978-468-2922.

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL: Lizzie Bright Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

Anyone learning or mastering English as a second language is welcome to join Library Director Jan Dempsey as we read through our community read cook: Lizzie Bright and the Buckmister Boy. The group meets four times, registration is requested, copies of the book will be available to borrow.

Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the school year, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 3:30 PM to 5:30 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 

Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL: Lizzie Bright Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

Anyone learning or mastering English as a second language is welcome to join Library Director Jan Dempsey as we read through our community read cook: Lizzie Bright and the Buckmister Boy. The group meets four times, registration is requested, copies of the book will be available to borrow.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the school year, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 3:30 PM to 5:30 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 

Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:55 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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Raising Resilient Children & Adolescents @ HWRHS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Join us at the H-W High School Auditorium for: “Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents in a Stress-Filled World”  Children and adolescents experience a great deal of stress in today’s world.  In his presentation Dr. Brooks will describe (a) factors that help children and adolescents to deal more effectively with challenges and become more resilient, (b) why some children children from birth have a more difficult time becoming resilient than their peers, (c) the importance of identifying and reinforcing each youngster’s “islands of competence,” and (d) specific strategies for nurturing self-discipline, caring, responsibility, hope, and resilience in children and teens. Free and open to the public, this program has been funded by the Friends of the Library, with support from Friends of Buker, Friends of Cutler, & Friends of Winthrop.

Presented by Dr. Robert Brooks, international presenter and author of 16 books. "Dr. Robert Brooks is one of today’s leading speakers and authors on the themes of resilience, motivation, school climate, a positive work environment, and family relationships. During the past 35 years, Dr. Brooks has presented nationally and internationally to thousands of parents, educators, mental health professionals, and business people. His talks are filled with practical, realistic suggestions and he is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and anecdotes to life."

Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM Closed for Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Friends are the fundraising arm of the Library. They organize the 3 yearly booksales which provide funding for the summer reading program, authors, lecturers and programs, as well as the color printer and the MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer. 

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Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the school year, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 3:30 PM to 5:30 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 

Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_liberty 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trustees of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Library's board meets once a month to discuss polices and address issues.

Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: A Star for Mrs. Blake Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Literary Luncheon meets to discuss A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith.  "Cora Blake never dreamed she’d go to Paris. She’s hardly ever left the small fishing village where she grew up. Yet in the summer of 1931, she is invited to travel to France with hundreds of other Gold Star Mothers, courtesy of the U.S. government, to say goodbye to their fallen sons, American casualties of World War I who were buried overseas. Chaperoned by a dashing West Point officer, Cora’s group includes the wife of an immigrant chicken farmer; a housemaid; a socialite; a former tennis star in precarious mental health; and dozens of other women from all over the country.  Along the way, the women will forge lifelong friendships as they face a death, a scandal, and a secret revealed." -Amazon  Bring your brown-bag lunch to the discussion, beverages and dessert will be provided. 

 

 

Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the school year, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 3:30 PM to 5:30 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 

Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Maine's Malaga Island 1860-1912 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

Kate McBrien, chief curator of the Maine Historical Society, talks about the history of Maine's Malaga Island, 42 acres of rocky and rugged coast that the Phippsburg mainlanders eyed for tourism development. Malaga was settled from 1860-1912, when the hardscrabble, interracial community of about 40 individuals was evicted, despite generations having occupied the island. The residents dismantled and removed their own homes, leaving the school and cemetery to be relocated by the State. Ms. McBrien gives voice to the forgotten Malaga community with photographs, stories, and island artifacts. Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.

Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the school year, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 3:30 PM to 5:30 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 

Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM Early Close @ 5:00 Today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library will be closing at 5:00 today so that all staff can attend our Community Read event with Gary D. Schmidt at Gordon College. 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Author Gary D. Schmidt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Announcing Hamilton-Wenham Library’s 8th Community Read, featuring award-winning author Gary D. Schmidt’s Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy.  Winner of both the Newbery and Printz Honor awards, this work of young adult historical fiction is based on the destruction of a hardscrabble, interracial community that inhabited Maine’s Malaga Island until 1912. Copies are available in print, audio and ebook. Dr. Schmidt will speak on Lizzie Bright, the Buckminster Boy and 9/11 on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 27 at Gordon College. Join us for an author reception and book signing from 6:00-7:00 in the Ken Olsen Science Center, the presentation begins a few steps away, at 7:30 in the A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel.  This event is free and open to the public.

A Gordon College alumnus, class of ‘79, Dr. Schmidt is a prolific children’s and young adult author of 13 books and two scholarly research publications. He has been awarded the Newbery Honor twice, the Printz Honor, as well as being a finalist for the National Book Award in 2005 for the sequel to the Wednesday Wars, titled Okay for Now

Please note the Library will close at 5:00 this evening so all staff can attend the talk. 

Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the school year, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 3:30 PM to 5:30 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 

Thursday November 3, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:55 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
Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Friends are the fundraising arm of the Library. They organize the 3 yearly booksales which provide funding for the summer reading program, authors, lecturers and programs, as well as the color printer and the MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer. 

Wednesday November 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the school year, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 3:30 PM to 5:30 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 

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Thursday November 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_liberty 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trustees of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Library's board meets once a month to discuss polices and address issues.

Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM Closed for Veterans Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday November 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: The Girl in the Blue Beret Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Literary Luncheon meets to discuss The Girl in the Blue Beret by Bobbie Ann Mason.

"Inspired by the wartime experiences of her late father-in-law, Bobbie Ann Mason offers an unforgettable novel about an American pilot shot down in occupied Europe in World War II. Returning to his crash site decades later, Marshall Stone is drawn back to the brave people who helped him escape from the Nazis. Marshall's search becomes a wrenching odyssey that threatens to break his heart - and sets him on a new course for the rest of his life." -Library Catalog

Bring your brown-bag lunch to the discussion, beverages and dessert will be provided.

Wednesday November 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. - 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@hwlibrary.org
   

During the school year, M.A.G.E. (Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone) Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 3:30 PM to 5:30 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. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. One rule to rule them all: No griefing EVER. Playing well with others is the main rule.

 

Wednesday November 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM Closing Early for Thanksgiving Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Thursday November 24, 2016 Go To Top
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Tuesday December 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writers & Editors: A Love Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@mvlc.org
   

Join Edith Maxwell, Elizabeth Atkinson and Holly Robinson as they talk about the process of working wtih an editor. Did you know many authors hire an independent editor before pursuing an agent or publisher? Should you get your manuscript critiqued by a book doctor?  Developmental editor? Everyone is welcome to have a look behind the scenes, this panel of authors is lively, experienced, and promises to be thought-provoking. Free and open to the public, funded by the Friends.

Thursday December 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_liberty 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trustees of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

The Library's board meets once a month to discuss polices and address issues.

Tuesday December 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Frozen Water Trade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Literary Luncheon meets to discuss The Frozen Water Trade by Gavin Weightman.  "The idea sounds fanciful: harvest ice in Massachusetts and sell it to people in the tropics. But the nineteenth-century entrepreneur Frederic Tudor was immune to ridicule and single-minded in his conviction that the ice trade could be profitable. He was also right. This entertaining history of his crusade to turn New England into the world's ice-maker shows how the combination of technological innovation and sharp marketing—Tudor trained bartenders to use ice in cocktails in order to illustrate the virtues of cold drinks—created an industry that sold thousands of tons of ice a year to places like India, Cuba, and the American South. As a case study of the entrepreneurial mind, Weightman's book reminds us that creating demand can be as important as meeting it." -The New Yorker.  Bring your brown-bag lunch to the discussion, beverages and dessert will be provided.

Saturday December 24, 2016 Go To Top
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Sunday December 25, 2016 Go To Top
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Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
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Tuesday January 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: The Boys in the Boat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Literary Luncheon meets to discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

"The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the nine boys, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what beating the odds really meant. They defeated elite rivals from California and eastern schools to earn the right to compete against the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic Games in Berlin. The crew was assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it was their trust in each other that made them a victorious team."--back cover.

Bring your brown-bag lunch to the discussion, beverages and dessert will be provided.

Tuesday February 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Luncheon of the Boating Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Literary Luncheon meets to discuss The Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland. "Narrates the story of the painting of Auguste Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party. Depicts a gathering of his friends, drinking and flirting over several Sundays, while he paints. Touches on his desire to do breakout work, instead of portraits of society women in their parlors." -Library catalog

Bring your brown-bag lunch to the discussion, beverages and dessert will be provided.

Tuesday March 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: The Sandcastle Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Literary Luncheon meets to discuss The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bojalian.  "Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria in 1915, where she has volunteered to help deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian Genocide during the First World War. There she meets Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter. After leaving Aleppo and joining the British Army, he begins to write Elizabeth letters, realizing that he has fallen in love with the wealthy young American. Years later, their American granddaughter, Laura, embarks on a journey back through her family’s history, uncovering a story of love, loss—and a wrenching secret that has been buried for generations." -Amazon, edited.

Bring your brown-bag lunch to the discussion, beverages and dessert will be provided. 

Tuesday April 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: The Mapmaker's Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Literary Luncheon meets to discuss The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoyWhen Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad's leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings ... Eden, a modern woman desperate to conceive a child with her husband, moves to an old house in the suburbs and discovers a porcelain head hidden in the root cellar--the remains of an Underground Railroad doll with an extraordinary past of secret messages, danger and deliverance. ... Sarah and Eden's woven lives connect the past to the present, forcing each of them to define courage, family, love, and legacy in a new way" - Library catalog.

Bring your brown-bag lunch to the discussion, beverages and dessert will be provided. 

Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: The Swan's of Fifth Avenue Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Literary Luncheon meets to discuss The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin."From the bestselling author of 'The Aviator's Wife' comes an enthralling new novel about Truman Capote's scandalous, headline-making, and heart-wrenching friendship with Babe Paley and New York's society swans of the 1950s. Replete with gossip, scandal, betrayal, and a vibrant cast of real-life supporting characters, readers will be seduced by this startling new look at the infamous society swans." -Library catalog

Bring your brown-bag lunch to the discussion, beverages and dessert will be provided. 

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