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Tuesday January 21, 2020
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: The Story of Arthur Truluv  
    Contact: Amy Dziewit   978-468-5577   adziewit@hwlibrary.org
   

A moving novel about three people who have lost the person they love most, and must find their way back to happiness. Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetery, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur's nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living. Proving that life's most precious moments are sweeter when shared. Click here to jump to the catalog.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Board Meeting  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-468-5577 X621   kbutler@hwlibrary.org

Wednesday January 22, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Reading with RABBITS!  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Great for ages 3-8 years old, in-room preregistration is required, choose a session: 2:00-3:00; 3:30-4:30. Join us for a hoppin' good time! Learn about rabbit behavior & anatomy through a story time and fun craft. The highlight of the program will be the Bunny Circle, where students will have the opportunity to touch the rabbits.


Thursday January 23, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 3-8 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 1/9 to 3/19, however there is no meeting on 2/20. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening with Author Peter Zheutlin  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-468-5577 X621   kbutler@hwlibrary.org
   

Author Peter Zheutlin will talk about his newest book The Dog Went Over the Mountain. He is a freelance journalist and best selling author of works like Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway. Books will be available for sale and signing after the talk. This program is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather the snow date for this program is Thursday, January 30.


Friday January 24, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays with Melanie Ward  
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will listen to stories, sing songs, and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math ideas for STEM/STEAM based fun. This group meets Fridays 2:00-3:00 from 1/10 to 3/20, however there is no meeting on 2/21. Free and open to the public, registration is requested with Early Childhood Partners or call 978-468-5489.


Saturday January 25, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chinese New Year Storytime  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Exact details TBA: Join us for stories about Chinese New Year, a craft, and a scavenger hunt.


Monday January 27, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM First Friends Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun! Free and open to the public, please register with Early Childhood Partners.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pre-K Hooray! Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join our play based group focused on social skills necessary to be successful in school, like being a good friend and taking turns. Activities will promote early literacy, communication, and social-emotional learning. Please bring a snack from home (please no peanut butter). Designed for 2-5 year olds and their parents / caregivers, the group is limited to 12 families, so registration is required at Early Childhood Partners.

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

Stop in for help on a project or use the weekly group to keep your project on track. Knitters and crochet folk of any skill level are welcome to drop-in.

   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses 2018 autobiography: 'Becoming' by Michelle Obama. 


Tuesday January 28, 2020
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Swap  
    Contact: Dede McManus   -   dmcmanus@flintpublib.org
   

Join the Friends of the H-W Library in bookish camaraderie and spend a pleasant time talking books and consuming some refreshments. Free and open to the public, bring along a friend and a book to swap.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Global Reading Group: The New Odyssey  
    Contact: Lewis Parsons   978-468-5577   lparsons@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us as we read and discuss historical and contemporary nonfiction covering major global issues. Are there ways we can be engaged global citizens? Click here to see all the titles for Nov 2019 to June 2020. Today's discussion features The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-first Century Refugee Crisis by Patrick Kingsley. Please RSVP to Lewis: lparsons@hwlibrary.org


Wednesday January 29, 2020
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Winter LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for this drop-in, non-competitive, non-robotic LEGO Club. Create a masterpiece, work individually or as a team, no registration or experience necessary. Designed for children in K-5th grade.


Thursday January 30, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 3-8 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 1/9 to 3/19, however there is no meeting on 2/20. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.


Friday January 31, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays with Melanie Ward  
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will listen to stories, sing songs, and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math ideas for STEM/STEAM based fun. This group meets Fridays 2:00-3:00 from 1/10 to 3/20, however there is no meeting on 2/21. Free and open to the public, registration is requested with Early Childhood Partners or call 978-468-5489.


Saturday February 1, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM National Take Your Child to the Library Day  
   

Celebrate National Take Your Child to the Library Day -and- World Read Aloud Day with us! We will have a special story time at 11:00, a scavenger hunt, as well as a great gift basket to raffle off. There are 6 ways to earn raffle tickets. You can even stay and read with all of our 'retired' summer mascot friends. Become a 'Read Aloud' family!  Free and open to the public, all ages are welcome, no registration necessary. Contact the Children's Room for questions: 978-468-5577 X613  or email Lorraine Der: lder@hwlibrary.org.


Monday February 3, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM First Friends Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun! Free and open to the public, please register with Early Childhood Partners.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pre-K Hooray! Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join our play based group focused on social skills necessary to be successful in school, like being a good friend and taking turns. Activities will promote early literacy, communication, and social-emotional learning. Please bring a snack from home (please no peanut butter). Designed for 2-5 year olds and their parents / caregivers, the group is limited to 12 families, so registration is required at Early Childhood Partners.

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

Stop in for help on a project or use the weekly group to keep your project on track. Knitters and crochet folk of any skill level are welcome to drop-in.

   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Post-Treatment Breast Cancer Support  
    Contact: Jodie Berry   -   journeyforward123@gmail.com
   

Join us for tea, chocolates & conversation. This group is for post-treatment women seeking support. Facilitated by Jodie Berry, please email her if you'd like to attend: journeyforward123@gmail.com


Tuesday February 4, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: Lock In  
   

John Scalzi's Lock In, 2014. This Hugo-award winning author gives us a societally-focused science fiction thriller and a mystery, too. Click here to jump to the catalog.


Wednesday February 5, 2020
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Winter LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for this drop-in, non-competitive, non-robotic LEGO Club. Create a masterpiece, work individually or as a team, no registration or experience necessary. Designed for children in K-5th grade.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wednesday Night Book Club: Save Me the Plums  
    Contact: Dede McManus   -   dmcmanus@flintpublib.org
   

2019, nonfiction / memoir.  “A lively, sweet-and-sour memoir . . . a fun-to-read romp through a time when glossy monthly magazines reigned supreme and when top editors ruled the magazines with royal privilege.” —New York Post  Click here to jump to the catalog.


Thursday February 6, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 3-8 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 1/9 to 3/19, however there is no meeting on 2/20. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.

   6:30 PM  -  8:40 PM Movie: Harriet [PG-13]  
    Contact: Rob Pondelli   978-468-5577 v616   rpondelli@hwlibrary.org
   

2019, PG-13. "Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes." Run time: 2 hours, 6 minutes. Bring along a snack and a cushion for the chair. Free and open to the public.


Friday February 7, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 'Bones of Homes' Gloucester's Historic Downtown  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Cape Ann Museum's docent Bonnie Sontag provides an architectural and historical overview of building styles from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century. Free and open to the public, bring along a friend. Funded by the Friends of the Library.

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays with Melanie Ward  
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will listen to stories, sing songs, and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math ideas for STEM/STEAM based fun. This group meets Fridays 2:00-3:00 from 1/10 to 3/20, however there is no meeting on 2/21. Free and open to the public, registration is requested with Early Childhood Partners or call 978-468-5489.


Monday February 10, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM First Friends Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun! Free and open to the public, please register with Early Childhood Partners.

   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Jigsaw Puzzle Swap  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Looking for a fresh infusion of puzzles? Let's swap! Come to the Library with your gently used puzzle and leave with a new-to-you puzzle. All puzzles offered as-is. Free and open to the public.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pre-K Hooray! Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join our play based group focused on social skills necessary to be successful in school, like being a good friend and taking turns. Activities will promote early literacy, communication, and social-emotional learning. Please bring a snack from home (please no peanut butter). Designed for 2-5 year olds and their parents / caregivers, the group is limited to 12 families, so registration is required at Early Childhood Partners.

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

Stop in for help on a project or use the weekly group to keep your project on track. Knitters and crochet folk of any skill level are welcome to drop-in.


Tuesday February 11, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Documentary: Lighthouse Keepers  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Heritage Films presents: The Story of the Lighthouse Keeper: a nostalgic look at what lighthouse keepers did to provide safety to ships. Films are 1/2 hour in length with time for questions, reminiscences, and discussion. Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.


Wednesday February 12, 2020
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Winter LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for this drop-in, non-competitive, non-robotic LEGO Club. Create a masterpiece, work individually or as a team, no registration or experience necessary. Designed for children in K-5th grade.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening with Author Joseph Finder  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-468-5577 X621   kbutler@hwlibrary.org
   

New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder will discuss his new book, House on Fire.  Finder, is the author of thirteen previous books, including Killer Instinct, which won the International Thriller Writer’s Award for Best Novel of 2006. Two of his other books, Paranoia and High Crimes, became major motion pictures. Books will be available for sale and signing after the talk.

In case of inclement weather the snow date for this program is Wednesday, February 19.


Thursday February 13, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 3-8 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 1/9 to 3/19, however there is no meeting on 2/20. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Monthly Trustees of the Library Meeting  

Friday February 14, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Children's Yoga with Meredith  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for a 45-minute adventure into storytelling and yoga!  With basic stretches, breathing activities, music & games we will bring a story to life with yoga. Don't forget comfy movement clothes and a smile!  Designed for ages 3-5 years, with a caregiver. Offered at no charge, no registration necessary.

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays with Melanie Ward  
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will listen to stories, sing songs, and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math ideas for STEM/STEAM based fun. This group meets Fridays 2:00-3:00 from 1/10 to 3/20, however there is no meeting on 2/21. Free and open to the public, registration is requested with Early Childhood Partners or call 978-468-5489.


Tuesday February 18, 2020
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Before We Were Yours  
    Contact: Amy Dziewit   978-468-5577   adziewit@hwlibrary.org
   

Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must protect her four younger siblings as they are wrenched from their home on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of the infamous Georgia Tann, director of the Tennessee Children's Home Society. South Carolina, Present Day. Avery Stafford has lived a charmed life. Loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, she has a promising career as an assistant D.A. in Baltimore and is engaged to her best friend. But when Avery comes home to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with a stranger leaves her deeply shaken. Avery's decision to learn more about the woman's life will take her on a journey through her family's long-hidden history.. Click here to jump to the catalog.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Board Meeting  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-468-5577 X621   kbutler@hwlibrary.org

Monday February 24, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM First Friends Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun! Free and open to the public, please register with Early Childhood Partners.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pre-K Hooray! Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join our play based group focused on social skills necessary to be successful in school, like being a good friend and taking turns. Activities will promote early literacy, communication, and social-emotional learning. Please bring a snack from home (please no peanut butter). Designed for 2-5 year olds and their parents / caregivers, the group is limited to 12 families, so registration is required at Early Childhood Partners.

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

Stop in for help on a project or use the weekly group to keep your project on track. Knitters and crochet folk of any skill level are welcome to drop-in.

   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses 2019 fiction: 'The Silent Patient' by Alex Michaelides. 


Wednesday February 26, 2020
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Winter LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for this drop-in, non-competitive, non-robotic LEGO Club. Create a masterpiece, work individually or as a team, no registration or experience necessary. Designed for children in K-5th grade.


Thursday February 27, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 3-8 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 1/9 to 3/19, however there is no meeting on 2/20. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.


Friday February 28, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays with Melanie Ward  
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will listen to stories, sing songs, and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math ideas for STEM/STEAM based fun. This group meets Fridays 2:00-3:00 from 1/10 to 3/20, however there is no meeting on 2/21. Free and open to the public, registration is requested with Early Childhood Partners or call 978-468-5489.


Monday March 2, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM First Friends Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun! Free and open to the public, please register with Early Childhood Partners.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pre-K Hooray! Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join our play based group focused on social skills necessary to be successful in school, like being a good friend and taking turns. Activities will promote early literacy, communication, and social-emotional learning. Please bring a snack from home (please no peanut butter). Designed for 2-5 year olds and their parents / caregivers, the group is limited to 12 families, so registration is required at Early Childhood Partners.

   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Post-Treatment Breast Cancer Support  
    Contact: Jodie Berry   -   journeyforward123@gmail.com
   

Join us for tea, chocolates & conversation. This group is for post-treatment women seeking support. Facilitated by Jodie Berry, please email her if you'd like to attend: journeyforward123@gmail.com


Tuesday March 3, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: Seconds  
   

Bryan Lee O'Malley's Seconds, 2014. From the creator of Scott Pilgrim, a charming graphic novel about the seductive  power of what-ifs & second chances. Click here to jump to the catalog.


Wednesday March 4, 2020
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Winter LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for this drop-in, non-competitive, non-robotic LEGO Club. Create a masterpiece, work individually or as a team, no registration or experience necessary. Designed for children in K-5th grade.


Thursday March 5, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 3-8 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 1/9 to 3/19, however there is no meeting on 2/20. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.


Friday March 6, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays with Melanie Ward  
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will listen to stories, sing songs, and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math ideas for STEM/STEAM based fun. This group meets Fridays 2:00-3:00 from 1/10 to 3/20, however there is no meeting on 2/21. Free and open to the public, registration is requested with Early Childhood Partners or call 978-468-5489.


Monday March 9, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM First Friends Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun! Free and open to the public, please register with Early Childhood Partners.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pre-K Hooray! Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join our play based group focused on social skills necessary to be successful in school, like being a good friend and taking turns. Activities will promote early literacy, communication, and social-emotional learning. Please bring a snack from home (please no peanut butter). Designed for 2-5 year olds and their parents / caregivers, the group is limited to 12 families, so registration is required at Early Childhood Partners.


Wednesday March 11, 2020
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Winter LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for this drop-in, non-competitive, non-robotic LEGO Club. Create a masterpiece, work individually or as a team, no registration or experience necessary. Designed for children in K-5th grade.


Thursday March 12, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 3-8 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 1/9 to 3/19, however there is no meeting on 2/20. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Monthly Trustees of the Library Meeting  

Friday March 13, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays with Melanie Ward  
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will listen to stories, sing songs, and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math ideas for STEM/STEAM based fun. This group meets Fridays 2:00-3:00 from 1/10 to 3/20, however there is no meeting on 2/21. Free and open to the public, registration is requested with Early Childhood Partners or call 978-468-5489.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Book Sale  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-468-5577   kbutler@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for a great book sale, all sorted by genre and nonfiction topic, with selections for adults, kids, teens, nonfiction, and media as well. Friends members get first crack at the books on Friday, March 14 from 6:00 PM-8:00PM, you can join at the door. The public sale is on Saturday, March 13 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The sale also continues Monday 16 through Thursday 19, regular library hours from 10-8. Thursday is fill-a-bag day.


Saturday March 14, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Public Book Sale  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-468-5577   kbutler@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for a great book sale, all sorted by genre and nonfiction topic, with selections for adults, kids, teens, nonfiction, and media as well. Friends members get first crack at the books on Friday, March 13 from 6:00 PM-8:00PM, you can join at the door. The sale also continues Monday 16 through Thursday 19, regular library hours from 10-8. Thursday is fill-a-bag day.


Monday March 16, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-468-5577   kbutler@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for a great book sale, all sorted by genre and nonfiction topic, with selections for adults, kids, teens, nonfiction, and media as well. Friends members get first crack at the books on Friday, March 13 from 6:00 PM-8:00PM, you can join at the door. The public sale is on Saturday, March 14 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The sale also continues Monday 16 through Thursday 19, regular library hours from 10-8. Thursday is fill-a-bag day.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pre-K Hooray! Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join our play based group focused on social skills necessary to be successful in school, like being a good friend and taking turns. Activities will promote early literacy, communication, and social-emotional learning. Please bring a snack from home (please no peanut butter). Designed for 2-5 year olds and their parents / caregivers, the group is limited to 12 families, so registration is required at Early Childhood Partners.


Tuesday March 17, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-468-5577   kbutler@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for a great book sale, all sorted by genre and nonfiction topic, with selections for adults, kids, teens, nonfiction, and media as well. Friends members get first crack at the books on Friday, March 13 from 6:00 PM-8:00PM, you can join at the door. The public sale is on Saturday, March 14 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The sale also continues Monday 16 through Thursday 19, regular library hours from 10-8. Thursday is fill-a-bag day.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Next Year in Havana  
    Contact: Amy Dziewit   978-468-5577   adziewit@hwlibrary.org
   

Havana, 1958. Nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary... Miami, 2017. Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage. Click here to jump to the catalog.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Board Meeting  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-468-5577 X621   kbutler@hwlibrary.org

Wednesday March 18, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-468-5577   kbutler@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for a great book sale, all sorted by genre and nonfiction topic, with selections for adults, kids, teens, nonfiction, and media as well. Friends members get first crack at the books on Friday, March 13 from 6:00 PM-8:00PM, you can join at the door. The public sale is on Saturday, March 14 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The sale also continues Monday 16 through Thursday 19, regular library hours from 10-8. Thursday is fill-a-bag day.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Winter LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for this drop-in, non-competitive, non-robotic LEGO Club. Create a masterpiece, work individually or as a team, no registration or experience necessary. Designed for children in K-5th grade.


Thursday March 19, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Kim Butler   978-468-5577   kbutler@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for a great book sale, all sorted by genre and nonfiction topic, with selections for adults, kids, teens, nonfiction, and media as well. Friends members get first crack at the books on Friday, March 13 from 6:00 PM-8:00PM, you can join at the door. The public sale is on Saturday, March 14 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The sale also continues Monday 16 through Thursday 19, regular library hours from 10-8. Thursday is fill-a-bag day.

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   978-468-5489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 3-8 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 1/9 to 3/19, however there is no meeting on 2/20. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.


Friday March 20, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays with Melanie Ward  
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will listen to stories, sing songs, and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math ideas for STEM/STEAM based fun. This group meets Fridays 2:00-3:00 from 1/10 to 3/20, however there is no meeting on 2/21. Free and open to the public, registration is requested with Early Childhood Partners or call 978-468-5489.


Tuesday March 24, 2020
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Ray Tilton     
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power squadrons: "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." this 8 week course meets Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 PM from March 24 to May 19, with no meeting April vacation (4/21). Plan on attending all classes, space is limited, there is a $60 fee for materials and coursebook. Please register with the Beverly USPS at beverly-usps.org.


Wednesday March 25, 2020
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Winter LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for this drop-in, non-competitive, non-robotic LEGO Club. Create a masterpiece, work individually or as a team, no registration or experience necessary. Designed for children in K-5th grade.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukranian Egg Workshop  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Presented by Katie Bourque, for adults aged 16+. Wear your getting messy clothes!  No registration, first come first served, limited to 15. Funded by the Friends of the Library, free and open to the public.


Friday March 27, 2020
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Children's Yoga with Meredith  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for a 45-minute adventure into storytelling and yoga!  With basic stretches, breathing activities, music & games we will bring a story to life with yoga. Don't forget comfy movement clothes and a smile!  Designed for ages 3-5 years, with a caregiver. Offered at no charge, no registration necessary.


Monday March 30, 2020
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses 2017 fiction: 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman. 


Tuesday March 31, 2020
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Ray Tilton     
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power squadrons: "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." this 8 week course meets Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 PM from March 24 to May 19, with no meeting April vacation (4/21). Plan on attending all classes, space is limited, there is a $60 fee for materials and coursebook. Please register with the Beverly USPS at beverly-usps.org.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Global Reading Group: Born a Crime  
    Contact: Lewis Parsons   978-468-5577   lparsons@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us as we read and discuss historical and contemporary nonfiction covering major global issues. Are there ways we can be engaged global citizens? Click here to see all the titles for Nov 2019 to June 2020. Today's discussion features Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. Please RSVP to Lewis: lparsons@hwlibrary.org


Friday April 3, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preventing Golf Injuries  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Back pain slowing your golf game? Shoulder pain limiting your swing? Join Jaimee Mace, MSPT, for a presentation on golf injury prevention. Learn about the most common golf course injuries, reasons why they happen and exercises you can do to help prevent them. You'll get tips on how to reduce pain during everyday activities and learn key stretches that can keep you on the golf course for years to come. Jaimee received her Master's in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 1999. Most of her clinical experience has been in outpatient orthopedics / sports medicine settings. While she isn't a very good golfer herself, she is married to one, and knows first hand about the aches and pains that can go with the sport.


Tuesday April 7, 2020
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Ray Tilton     
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power squadrons: "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." this 8 week course meets Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 PM from March 24 to May 19, with no meeting April vacation (4/21). Plan on attending all classes, space is limited, there is a $60 fee for materials and coursebook. Please register with the Beverly USPS at beverly-usps.org.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet  
   

Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, 2016. Take a lighthearted road trip through space with a motley crew with a taste for adventure. Click here to jump to the catalog.


Thursday April 9, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Monthly Trustees of the Library Meeting  

Tuesday April 14, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Documentary: Old Autos Made in Essex County  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Heritage Films presents: Old Autos Made in Essex County.  Take a look at some fine 1900's early automotives that were locally produced. Films are 1/2 hour in length with time for questions, reminiscences, and discussion. Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Ray Tilton     
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power squadrons: "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." this 8 week course meets Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 PM from March 24 to May 19, with no meeting April vacation (4/21). Plan on attending all classes, space is limited, there is a $60 fee for materials and coursebook. Please register with the Beverly USPS at beverly-usps.org.


Tuesday April 21, 2020
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Radium Girls  
    Contact: Amy Dziewit   978-468-5577   adziewit@hwlibrary.org
   

As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive--until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights. The Radium Girls explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind

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Monday April 27, 2020
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses 2018 nonfiction: 'Educated' by Tara Westover. 


Tuesday April 28, 2020
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Ray Tilton     
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power squadrons: "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." this 8 week course meets Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 PM from March 24 to May 19, with no meeting April vacation (4/21). Plan on attending all classes, space is limited, there is a $60 fee for materials and coursebook. Please register with the Beverly USPS at beverly-usps.org.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Global Reading Group: 6th Extinction  
    Contact: Lewis Parsons   978-468-5577   lparsons@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us as we read and discuss historical and contemporary nonfiction covering major global issues. Are there ways we can be engaged global citizens? Click here to see all the titles for Nov 2019 to June 2020. Today's discussion features The 6th Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. Please RSVP to Lewis: lparsons@hwlibrary.org


Wednesday April 29, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sandy Stott's Critical Hours  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Author Sandy Stott presents ‘Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains’ Wednesday April 29, 6:30 author meet and greet, 7:00 Friends meeting & presentation. A sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp, and a leisurely hike turns into a treacherous endeavor for those who hike the White Mountains. In the past decade, inexpensive but sophisticated navigation devices and mobile phones have led to alarming levels of overconfidence on the trail. Adding to this worrisome trend, the increasing popularity of ventures into mountainous terrain has led hikers seeking solitude – or an adrenaline rush- into increasingly remote or risky forays. Join Sandy Stott, the editor of the 'Accidents' section of  Appalachian Club’s journal ‘Appalachia’, to hear about the steadfast Search and Rescuers who help save countless lives every year. Free and open to the public.


Tuesday May 5, 2020
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Ray Tilton     
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power squadrons: "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." this 8 week course meets Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 PM from March 24 to May 19, with no meeting April vacation (4/21). Plan on attending all classes, space is limited, there is a $60 fee for materials and coursebook. Please register with the Beverly USPS at beverly-usps.org.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: Ink and Bone  
   

Rachal Caine's Ink and Bone, 2016. Delve into an alternate future where the Great Library of Alexandria controls and rules the world, and where it is illegal to own a book. Click here to jump to the catalog.


Wednesday May 6, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Red Cross Blood Drive  
   

Every day, blood donors help patients of all  ages: accident, burn victims, heart  surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. The HWPL will host a Blood Drive on Wed. May 6 from 2:00-7:00. For an appointment visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767. Walk-ins are also accepted.


Tuesday May 12, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Documentary: Schoonermen & Gloucester's 'Adventure'  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Heritage Films presents: The Story of Schoonermen & the Gloucester Schooner 'Adventure' which fished year round. Films are 1/2 hour in length with time for questions, reminiscences, and discussion. Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Ray Tilton     
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power squadrons: "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." this 8 week course meets Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 PM from March 24 to May 19, with no meeting April vacation (4/21). Plan on attending all classes, space is limited, there is a $60 fee for materials and coursebook. Please register with the Beverly USPS at beverly-usps.org.


Thursday May 14, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Monthly Trustees of the Library Meeting  

Tuesday May 19, 2020
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Homegoing  
    Contact: Amy Dziewit   978-468-5577   adziewit@hwlibrary.org
   

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, and sold into slavery. Homegoingfollows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem

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   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Ray Tilton     
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power squadrons: "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." this 8 week course meets Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 PM from March 24 to May 19, with no meeting April vacation (4/21). Plan on attending all classes, space is limited, there is a $60 fee for materials and coursebook. Please register with the Beverly USPS at beverly-usps.org.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Global Reading Group: Sea People  
    Contact: Lewis Parsons   978-468-5577   lparsons@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us as we read and discuss historical and contemporary nonfiction covering major global issues. Are there ways we can be engaged global citizens? Click here to see all the titles for Nov 2019 to June 2020. Today's discussion features Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson. Please RSVP to Lewis: lparsons@hwlibrary.org


Monday June 1, 2020
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses 2019 fiction: 'The Guest Book' by Sarah Blake. 


Tuesday June 2, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: Karen Memory  
   

2015, A steampunk adventure with wild west flair, multiple viewpoints, and a serial killer thrown in.


Thursday June 11, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Monthly Trustees of the Library Meeting  

Monday June 29, 2020
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses 2018 fiction: 'Where the Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens. 


Tuesday June 30, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Global Reading Group: In the Garden of Beasts  
    Contact: Lewis Parsons   978-468-5577   lparsons@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us as we read and discuss historical and contemporary nonfiction covering major global issues. Are there ways we can be engaged global citizens? Click here to see all the titles for Nov 2019 to June 2020. Today's discussion features In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson. Please RSVP to Lewis: lparsons@hwlibrary.org


Thursday September 10, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Monthly Trustees of the Library Meeting  

Thursday October 8, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Monthly Trustees of the Library Meeting  

Thursday November 12, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Monthly Trustees of the Library Meeting  

Thursday December 10, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Monthly Trustees of the Library Meeting  

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