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Monday January 9, 2017 -  Sunday April 30, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen Poetry Contest  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

7th annual themed TEEN POETRY CONTEST

Rules: Open to teens in grades 6 to 12, who are residents of Essex County in MA. Poem entries must be original work. Maximum 3 poems per author may be entered. Each poem must have a title. THEME: Poem must incorporate theme: perfection (or have a "perfection" metaphor such as: whole, sublime, rareness, ideal, etc.). Poems must be submitted by midnight on April 30, 2017Link to the Online Entry Form

Poetry Contest Reception on Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
 

Monday April 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Storytime Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Music & Storytime Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   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  -  7:30 PM Brain Building in Progress: Family Fun Night  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Early Childhood Partners as we celebrate Brain Building Week in Progress with music, arts, crafts, and activities throughout the library!

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Mary McGrory  
   

This group is overfull and is currently closed to new members. Tonight Doris facilitates discussion on John Norris' biography of Mary McGrory, a Washington journalist who won the Pulitzer for commentary, her work spanned administrations.

The 'Spring Optional' title is Elizabeth Strout's My Name is Lucy Barton. A hospital visit breathes new life into a broken relationship between a mother & daughter.


Tuesday April 25, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays, best for newborns to 18 months. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged.  Pre-registration is required.

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Celebrating New England: Songs and Stories  
    Contact: Jim Reynolds - WCOA   978-468-5534   coa@wenhamma.gov
   

The Wenham Council on Aging invites you to join award winning singer and storyteller Davis Bates at this free event for all ages.  Hear family tales and those from Native American and immigrant cultures, learn New England cultural traditions, and sing along to sea songs and chanteys, farming and sugaring songs. Davis Bates has shared over 8,600 performances at schools, libraries and community settings throughout the Northeast since 1979.  This program is free and open to the public and is supported in part by a grant from the Hamilton-Wenham local Cultural Council.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEAM into Science  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

We will explore topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through stories and hands on activities. Pre-registration is requested, for preschoolers and older.. 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 'Birds: An Epic Adventure' Friends Annual Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

Photographer Peter Christoph presents a slideshow of his favorite bird photographs taken here in Massachusetts. He'll share stories of his photographic adventures and the techniques he uses to capture his images, while revealing his favorite birding habitats. Join us at 6:30 for refreshments with the author meet and greet, 7:00 there is a brief Friends business meeting, Peter's presentation begins at 7:30.


Wednesday April 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be born between 10/26/14 and 10/26/15 to register for this program. Due to space limitations, registration for this program will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in person for the lottery on Tuesday, April 18.from 10-8. Patricipants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not revieve a call from Lisa, please enter the lottery again in the summer. 

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

Drop in and create a masterpiece, share your ideas, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics program created to share the joy of LEGOs, and is great for children in kindergarten to 5th grade.  No experience or registration necessary, for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. Club - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

M.A.G.E. is a club run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring a laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
Beginners and advance players welcome.
One Rule: No griefing. 
(During the school year M.A.G.E. meets on Wednesday afternoons. During the summer months MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings. )


Thursday April 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sweet Dreams Story Makers  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Enjoy books, music, crafts and intentional time together. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Pre-registration is requested to Lisa Cheney, for ages birth to 5 years. 


Friday April 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:40 PM Movie: La La Land  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

"Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year - it's a cinematic treasure for the ages that you'll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each other - in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love." -Amazon  Rated PG-13, 128 minutes.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday April 29, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Henry David Thoreau's 200th Birthday Storytime  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Henry David Thoreau built a house by Walden Pond to live a simple life. Join us as we read stories about building and birthdays, build our own houses and enjoy a special birthday treat.  This program is designed for children 2 and up, no registration necessary.

   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: La La Land  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

"Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year - it's a cinematic treasure for the ages that you'll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each other - in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love." -Amazon  Rated PG-13, 128 minutes.


Monday May 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Storytime Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Music & Storytime Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   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.

   6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Breast Cancer Support Group  
    Contact: Jodie Berry     journeyforward123@gmail.com
   

Living Your Best Life After Breast Cancer Treatment 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:15-7:45. Join our peer led group for women to share support as they journey forward. Our group is organized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate & conversation. Please contact Jodie: journeyforward123@gmail.com


Tuesday May 2, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays, best for newborns to 18 months. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged.  Pre-registration is required.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Fiction Bookclub  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

This freshly-formed group is geared toward people in their 20s and 30s – join Stephanie and Josh this month to discuss Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed. Three superheroes in the Crescent Moon Kingdoms bound together by a series of magical murders must work together in a race against time to prevent a sorcerer's plot from destroying the world.


Wednesday May 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be born between 10/26/14 and 10/26/15 to register for this program. Due to space limitations, registration for this program will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in person for the lottery on Tuesday, April 18.from 10-8. Patricipants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not revieve a call from Lisa, please enter the lottery again in the summer. 

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

Drop in and create a masterpiece, share your ideas, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics program created to share the joy of LEGOs, and is great for children in kindergarten to 5th grade.  No experience or registration necessary, for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. Club - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

M.A.G.E. is a club run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring a laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
Beginners and advance players welcome.
One Rule: No griefing. 
(During the school year M.A.G.E. meets on Wednesday afternoons. During the summer months MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings. )

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wed. Night Bookclub: Master & Commander  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   
   

Historical fiction, 1970.  This, the first in the series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the flood, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle. -library catalog  **Note:  the book differs greatly from the movie of the same name**  Available in print, large print, CD, and eaudio.


Thursday May 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sweet Dreams Story Makers  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Enjoy books, music, crafts and intentional time together. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Pre-registration is requested to Lisa Cheney, for ages birth to 5 years. 

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Think Tank meeting  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   
Volunteer! Join the Teen Think Tank, the Library's fun and inventive teen advisory board.
The TTT is for ages 11-18. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. (Earn your high school community service hours.)
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we always have pizza.
To participate, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.

Friday May 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Boston Harbor Islands National Park  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Learn about one of the newest National Parks. This presentation includes the history of the islands and how they’ve been used (and misused) over the years as well as information about visiting them today.   It’s a place worth getting to know.  It offers wilderness campsites, beaches with lifeguards (yes, the water’s clean now), two centuries of overgrown forts with missile silos and gun emplacements, the ruins of a famous actress’s mansion, a former FBI safe house, and a landscaped island with several miles of hiking trails that was built mostly with fill from the Big Dig.  

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday May 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Storytime Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Music & Storytime Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   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 May 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays, best for newborns to 18 months. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged.  Pre-registration is required.


Wednesday May 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be born between 10/26/14 and 10/26/15 to register for this program. Due to space limitations, registration for this program will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in person for the lottery on Tuesday, April 18.from 10-8. Patricipants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not revieve a call from Lisa, please enter the lottery again in the summer. 

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

Drop in and create a masterpiece, share your ideas, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics program created to share the joy of LEGOs, and is great for children in kindergarten to 5th grade.  No experience or registration necessary, for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. Club - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

M.A.G.E. is a club run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring a laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
Beginners and advance players welcome.
One Rule: No griefing. 
(During the school year M.A.G.E. meets on Wednesday afternoons. During the summer months MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings. )

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Daniel Plan 6-week Book Study  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren, Dr. Hyman & Dr. Amen “God’s Prescription For Your Health” Faith * Food * Fitness * Focus * Friends. This 6-week program is facilitated by Rebecca Kim and Flora Lee and is open to anyone who’s seeking faith-based healthful changes. Copies of The Daniel Plan are available from the Library in print, eBook and CD.  Each meeting will have a video clip, food, and exercise of the week. You may choose to purchase your own copy of The Daniel Plan Study Guide. Free and open to the public, Wednesdays: May 10 - June 14 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

 


Thursday May 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sweet Dreams Story Makers  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Enjoy books, music, crafts and intentional time together. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Pre-registration is requested to Lisa Cheney, for ages birth to 5 years. 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trustees of the Library  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

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

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Talk and Reception  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Please join us to celebrate poetry, and for our Teen Poetry Contest reception.

The speaker for the 2017 Teen Poetry Contest Reception will be Erica Funkhouser. 

Erica Funkhouser’s most recent book of poems, Earthly, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2008. Other Houghton Mifflin titles include Pursuit (2002), The Actual World (1997) and Sure Shot And Other Poems (1992). Natural Affinities was published by Alice James Books in 1983. Funkhouser’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Ploughshares, The Paris Review, Poetry and other magazines; one of her poems has been sand-blasted into the wall of the Davis Square MBTA Station in Somerville, MA. Educated at Vassar College (BA) and Stanford University (MA), Funkhouser was honored as a Literary Light by The Boston Public Library in 2002, and in 2007 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. She lives in Essex, MA and teaches at MIT.  Link to Erica Funkhouser's books in our library catalog.

Following Erica Funkhouser's talk, the winners of this year's teen poetry contest will be announced. Contest winners will receive awards and read their winning poem.

See this page for more information about the Teen Poetry Contest: http://informedteenshwlibrary.blogspot.com/p/poetry.html


Friday May 12, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 'Beauty and the Beak' Author Visit  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Author Deborah Lee Rose will talk about her book: Beauty and the Beak: The Brave Story of a Bald Eagle and her 3D - Printed Beak. Free and open to the public, no registration required.


Saturday May 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Sketching Natural Objects  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Henry David Thoreau was a keen observer of the natural world, and doodled in his journals. In observance of his bicentennial we're sharpening our observational skills.  Professional illustrator and Newburyport Art Association instructor Susan Spellman gets you started drawing natural forms and objects.  This lesson is for absolute beginners or people with some experience.  There will be a brief lesson and then you'll try your hand at different workstations, all sketching materials will be provided.  Seating is limited to 15, registration is required.  Free and open to the public, funded by the Friends.  For teens ages 13+ and adults of every age.  You've never truly seen an object until you draw it.

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Seasonal Stories & Craft  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for seasonal stories and make a fun craft to take home.  No registration necessary,best for ages two and older.


Monday May 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Storytime Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Music & Storytime Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   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.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read with Tessie  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Sign up and read to Tessie the dog! Reading time slots begin at 3:30 p.m. and are 10 minutes in length. Tessie is a certified therapy dog, through Therapy Dogs Inc. Children who are in Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to meet with Tessie and read together. Reading to Tessie boosts confidence and improves language skills. Pre-registration is required. Please visit the Children’s Room desk for more information or to register.

   6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Breast Cancer Support Group  
    Contact: Jodie Berry     journeyforward123@gmail.com
   

Living Your Best Life After Breast Cancer Treatment 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:15-7:45. Join our peer led group for women to share support as they journey forward. Our group is organized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate & conversation. Please contact Jodie: journeyforward123@gmail.com


Tuesday May 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays, best for newborns to 18 months. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged.  Pre-registration is required.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: The Swans of Fifth Avenue  
    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. 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Best Self Bookclub: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Be Your Best Self Bookclub, led by Jason, reads Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. It is available in hardcover, large print, CD, eBook and eAudio. Copies will be available at the library for checkout, while supplies last.  This bookclub is geared toward parents, executives, self-help junkies, wellness devotees, and generally ambitious folks who strive to maximize their potential, advance their careers, serve others and achieve flow moments more frequently.  You are invited to join in the journey, stop by the Library today to pick up your copy. 


Wednesday May 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be born between 10/26/14 and 10/26/15 to register for this program. Due to space limitations, registration for this program will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in person for the lottery on Tuesday, April 18.from 10-8. Patricipants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not revieve a call from Lisa, please enter the lottery again in the summer. 

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

Drop in and create a masterpiece, share your ideas, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics program created to share the joy of LEGOs, and is great for children in kindergarten to 5th grade.  No experience or registration necessary, for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. Club - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

M.A.G.E. is a club run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring a laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
Beginners and advance players welcome.
One Rule: No griefing. 
(During the school year M.A.G.E. meets on Wednesday afternoons. During the summer months MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings. )

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Daniel Plan 6-week Book Study  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren, Dr. Hyman & Dr. Amen “God’s Prescription For Your Health” Faith * Food * Fitness * Focus * Friends. This 6-week program is facilitated by Rebecca Kim and Flora Lee and is open to anyone who’s seeking faith-based healthful changes. Copies of The Daniel Plan are available from the Library in print, eBook and CD.  Each meeting will have a video clip, food, and exercise of the week. You may choose to purchase your own copy of The Daniel Plan Study Guide. Free and open to the public, Wednesdays: May 10 - June 14 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

 

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   9784685577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The Friends meet to discuss opportunities to advocate and support the Library.


Thursday May 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sweet Dreams Story Makers  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Enjoy books, music, crafts and intentional time together. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Pre-registration is requested to Lisa Cheney, for ages birth to 5 years. 


Friday May 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Road Scholar  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Do you love to travel, enjoy learning new things, exploring interesting places, and meeting people who share a love of adventure?  Join us to learn about Road Scholar, America's first, and the world's largest, educational travel organization for adults.  Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday May 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Family Treehouse  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

The Family Tree House for ages 0-8. 10:30am to 11:30am.  Themes will be announced soon!  April 15 -   May 25 -   June 10 -

The Family Tree House is the place to meet! This parent-led group conjures up memories of neighborhood friends and play-based exploration of our world. Story time is led by a parent and there will be time to explore books selected by Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian, that support the monthly theme. Visit exploratory play stations set up throughout the space. Toys will be provided, but feel free to bring toys and activities that your child would like to share. Recommended for families with children ages 0-8, but older siblings are always welcome to attend. All children must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP requested to Lisa Cheney.


Monday May 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Storytime Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Music & Storytime Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   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.

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Saving Sophie  
   

This group is overfull and is currently closed to new members. Tonight Doris facilitates discussion on Saving Sophie by Ronald Balson. There are many copies also available from the Commonwealth Catalog, give the link a try or ask at the desk. This suspenseful mystery involves a widower, his kidnapped daughter, her grandfather-terrorist & the CIA.


Tuesday May 23, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays, best for newborns to 18 months. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged.  Pre-registration is required.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEAM into Science  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

We will explore topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through stories and hands on activities. Pre-registration is requested, for preschoolers and older.. 


Wednesday May 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be born between 10/26/14 and 10/26/15 to register for this program. Due to space limitations, registration for this program will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in person for the lottery on Tuesday, April 18.from 10-8. Patricipants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not revieve a call from Lisa, please enter the lottery again in the summer. 

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

Drop in and create a masterpiece, share your ideas, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics program created to share the joy of LEGOs, and is great for children in kindergarten to 5th grade.  No experience or registration necessary, for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. Club - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

M.A.G.E. is a club run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring a laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
Beginners and advance players welcome.
One Rule: No griefing. 
(During the school year M.A.G.E. meets on Wednesday afternoons. During the summer months MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings. )

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Daniel Plan 6-week Book Study  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren, Dr. Hyman & Dr. Amen “God’s Prescription For Your Health” Faith * Food * Fitness * Focus * Friends. This 6-week program is facilitated by Rebecca Kim and Flora Lee and is open to anyone who’s seeking faith-based healthful changes. Copies of The Daniel Plan are available from the Library in print, eBook and CD.  Each meeting will have a video clip, food, and exercise of the week. You may choose to purchase your own copy of The Daniel Plan Study Guide. Free and open to the public, Wednesdays: May 10 - June 14 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM History & Architecture of Asbury Grove  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   19784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

The Asbury Grove Historical Society and the Hamilton Historical Society present: The History and Architecture of Asbury Grove featuring Sara N. Hines, author of Cottage Communities: the American Camp Meeting Movement.  Free and open to the public, with refreshments, too!  Bring along a friend.


Thursday May 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sweet Dreams Story Makers  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Enjoy books, music, crafts and intentional time together. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Pre-registration is requested to Lisa Cheney, for ages birth to 5 years. 


Friday May 26, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday May 27, 2017
   12:00 AM Closed in observance of Memorial Day Weekend  

Sunday May 28, 2017
   12:00 AM Closed in observance of Memorial Day Weekend  

Monday May 29, 2017
   12:00 AM Closed in observance of Memorial Day Weekend  

Tuesday May 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays, best for newborns to 18 months. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged.  Pre-registration is required.


Wednesday May 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be born between 10/26/14 and 10/26/15 to register for this program. Due to space limitations, registration for this program will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in person for the lottery on Tuesday, April 18.from 10-8. Patricipants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not revieve a call from Lisa, please enter the lottery again in the summer. 

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

Drop in and create a masterpiece, share your ideas, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics program created to share the joy of LEGOs, and is great for children in kindergarten to 5th grade.  No experience or registration necessary, for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. Club - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

M.A.G.E. is a club run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring a laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
Beginners and advance players welcome.
One Rule: No griefing. 
(During the school year M.A.G.E. meets on Wednesday afternoons. During the summer months MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings. )

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Daniel Plan 6-week Book Study  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren, Dr. Hyman & Dr. Amen “God’s Prescription For Your Health” Faith * Food * Fitness * Focus * Friends. This 6-week program is facilitated by Rebecca Kim and Flora Lee and is open to anyone who’s seeking faith-based healthful changes. Copies of The Daniel Plan are available from the Library in print, eBook and CD.  Each meeting will have a video clip, food, and exercise of the week. You may choose to purchase your own copy of The Daniel Plan Study Guide. Free and open to the public, Wednesdays: May 10 - June 14 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

 


Thursday June 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sweet Dreams Story Makers  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Enjoy books, music, crafts and intentional time together. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Pre-registration is requested to Lisa Cheney, for ages birth to 5 years. 

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Think Tank meeting  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   
Volunteer! Join the Teen Think Tank, the Library's fun and inventive teen advisory board.
The TTT is for ages 11-18. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. (Earn your high school community service hours.)
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we always have pizza.
To participate, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.

Friday June 2, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Animals for Adults: Curious Creatures  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Funded in partnership by the Hamilton Council on Aging, the Wenham Council on Aging, and the Friends of the Library.  Animals for Adults: The educators of Curious Creatures bring along selection of live animals for up-close viewing and, perhaps, a little interaction. Free and open to the public, however adults only, please.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read with Tessie  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Sign up and read to Tessie the dog! Reading time slots begin at 3:30 p.m. and are 10 minutes in length. Tessie is a certified therapy dog, through Therapy Dogs Inc. Children who are in Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to meet with Tessie and read together. Reading to Tessie boosts confidence and improves language skills. Pre-registration is required. Please visit the Children’s Room desk for more information or to register.


Saturday June 3, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tales & Treats  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, snacks and a fun craft to follow. No registration necessary, best for children ages two and older.


Monday June 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Storytime Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Music & Storytime Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   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.

   6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Breast Cancer Support Group  
    Contact: Jodie Berry     journeyforward123@gmail.com
   

Living Your Best Life After Breast Cancer Treatment 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:15-7:45. Join our peer led group for women to share support as they journey forward. Our group is organized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate & conversation. Please contact Jodie: journeyforward123@gmail.com


Tuesday June 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays, best for newborns to 18 months. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged.  Pre-registration is required.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Fiction Bookclub  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

This bookclub is geared toward people in their 20s and 30s, and is focused on fantasy and scifi works.  Join Stephanie and Josh this month to discuss The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett. The stepper enables a person to step sideways into another America, another wherever that person happened to be, another Earth. And if the person keeps on stepping, they keep entering even more Earths. This is the long Earth. And the further away a stepper travels, the stranger, and sometimes more dangerous, the Earths become.


Wednesday June 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be born between 10/26/14 and 10/26/15 to register for this program. Due to space limitations, registration for this program will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in person for the lottery on Tuesday, April 18.from 10-8. Patricipants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not revieve a call from Lisa, please enter the lottery again in the summer. 

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

Drop in and create a masterpiece, share your ideas, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics program created to share the joy of LEGOs, and is great for children in kindergarten to 5th grade.  No experience or registration necessary, for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. Club - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

M.A.G.E. is a club run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring a laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
Beginners and advance players welcome.
One Rule: No griefing. 
(During the school year M.A.G.E. meets on Wednesday afternoons. During the summer months MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings. )

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Daniel Plan 6-week Book Study  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren, Dr. Hyman & Dr. Amen “God’s Prescription For Your Health” Faith * Food * Fitness * Focus * Friends. This 6-week program is facilitated by Rebecca Kim and Flora Lee and is open to anyone who’s seeking faith-based healthful changes. Copies of The Daniel Plan are available from the Library in print, eBook and CD.  Each meeting will have a video clip, food, and exercise of the week. You may choose to purchase your own copy of The Daniel Plan Study Guide. Free and open to the public, Wednesdays: May 10 - June 14 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

 


Thursday June 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sweet Dreams Story Makers  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Enjoy books, music, crafts and intentional time together. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Pre-registration is requested to Lisa Cheney, for ages birth to 5 years. 


Friday June 9, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday June 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Family Treehouse  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

The Family Tree House for ages 0-8. 10:30am to 11:30am.  Themes will be announced soon!  April 15 -   May 25 -   June 10 -

The Family Tree House is the place to meet! This parent-led group conjures up memories of neighborhood friends and play-based exploration of our world. Story time is led by a parent and there will be time to explore books selected by Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian, that support the monthly theme. Visit exploratory play stations set up throughout the space. Toys will be provided, but feel free to bring toys and activities that your child would like to share. Recommended for families with children ages 0-8, but older siblings are always welcome to attend. All children must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP requested to Lisa Cheney.


Monday June 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Storytime Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Music & Storytime Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   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 June 13, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEAM into Science  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

We will explore topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through stories and hands on activities. Pre-registration is requested, for preschoolers and older.. 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM An Idea Heard 'Round the World: Thoreau's Civil Disobedience  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Lecture and discussion presented by Salem State University's Dr. Nancy Shultz. Civil Disobedience was published in 1849, after HDTs one-night imprisonment. HDT argues for passive disobedience to protest unjust government actions. Others like Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. elaborated on this idea and modern 'Occupy' protests use the premise. What does Civil Disobedience mean today?


Wednesday June 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be born between 10/26/14 and 10/26/15 to register for this program. Due to space limitations, registration for this program will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in person for the lottery on Tuesday, April 18.from 10-8. Patricipants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not revieve a call from Lisa, please enter the lottery again in the summer. 

   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM M.A.G.E. Club - Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

M.A.G.E. is a club run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring a laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
Beginners and advance players welcome.
One Rule: No griefing. 
(During the school year M.A.G.E. meets on Wednesday afternoons. During the summer months MAGE meets on Tuesday evenings. )

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Daniel Plan 6-week Book Study  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren, Dr. Hyman & Dr. Amen “God’s Prescription For Your Health” Faith * Food * Fitness * Focus * Friends. This 6-week program is facilitated by Rebecca Kim and Flora Lee and is open to anyone who’s seeking faith-based healthful changes. Copies of The Daniel Plan are available from the Library in print, eBook and CD.  Each meeting will have a video clip, food, and exercise of the week. You may choose to purchase your own copy of The Daniel Plan Study Guide. Free and open to the public, Wednesdays: May 10 - June 14 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

 


Thursday June 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Sweet Dreams Story Makers  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Enjoy books, music, crafts and intentional time together. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Pre-registration is requested to Lisa Cheney, for ages birth to 5 years. 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trustees of the Library  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

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


Friday June 16, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday June 17, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Seasonal Stories & Craft  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for seasonal stories and make a fun craft to take home.  No registration necessary,best for ages two and older.


Monday June 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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.

   6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Breast Cancer Support Group  
    Contact: Jodie Berry     journeyforward123@gmail.com
   

Living Your Best Life After Breast Cancer Treatment 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:15-7:45. Join our peer led group for women to share support as they journey forward. Our group is organized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate & conversation. Please contact Jodie: journeyforward123@gmail.com


Wednesday June 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   9784685577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The Friends meet to discuss opportunities to advocate and support the Library.


Thursday June 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Paws to Read with Tessie  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Sign up and read to Tessie the dog! Reading time slots begin at 3:30 p.m. and are 10 minutes in length. Tessie is a certified therapy dog, through Therapy Dogs Inc. Children who are in Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to meet with Tessie and read together. Reading to Tessie boosts confidence and improves language skills. Pre-registration is required. Please visit the Children’s Room desk for more information or to register.


Friday June 23, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday June 24, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Bicycle Mechanics with Jeffrey Walsh  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Be ready for summer riding! Bring your bicycle to a hands-on bicycle workshop. Learn simple tricks to keep your bike in tip top shape. Learn how to fix a flat tire, and the best ways to avoid a flat tire in the first place. This workshop will be led by science educator and bicycle repairer Jeffrey Walsh. For ages 11 and up (adults too).

Registration is required, space is limited. Sign up at the Reference desk, or call: 978-468-5577.


Monday June 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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.

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: The Guest Room  
   

This group is overfull and is currently closed to new members. Tonight Doris facilitates discussion on Chris Bohjalian's The Guest Room. A bachelor party goes awry leaving two Russian bodyguards dead and the entertainment's on the run.


Wednesday June 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Children's Booksale!  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Stock up for rainy days and scorchers that drive you to the shade with a good book.  This is a one-day only event, everything sorted by genre and great bargains to be had.  Credit cards will be accepted.  There will also be family movies played that day as well, we're still deciding on titles.


Thursday June 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.


Friday June 30, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday July 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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.

   6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Breast Cancer Support Group  
    Contact: Jodie Berry     journeyforward123@gmail.com
   

Living Your Best Life After Breast Cancer Treatment 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:15-7:45. Join our peer led group for women to share support as they journey forward. Our group is organized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate & conversation. Please contact Jodie: journeyforward123@gmail.com


Tuesday July 4, 2017
   12:00 AM Closed in Observance of Independence Day  

Wednesday July 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday July 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.


Friday July 7, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday July 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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 July 11, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Fiction Bookclub  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

This bookclub is geared toward people in their 20s and 30s, with a focus on fantasy and scifi works.  Join Stephanie and Josh to discuss  The Gates by John Connolly. Samuel Johnson and his dog are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating before Halloween.  Instead, they witness the Abernathys unknowingly call forth Satan himself, creating a gap in the universe.


Wednesday July 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday July 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.

   3:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Green Art: Itsy Bitsy Beings Sculpture Workshop  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Make your own insects, microbes, plankton, and tiny sculptures of all kinds in this assemblage workshop. Discover how to turn wire, e-waste, screws, and other odds and ends into real and imaginary creatures. For ages 10 to 18.

Registration required, space limited. Go to Reference desk to sign up or call 978-468-5577.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Green Art: 3D Collage Workshop  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Learn how to express a significant event, dream, or a critical observation about your surroundings using 3D collage techniques. Using various paper ephemera your personal memory will become a surreal maquette! For teens and adults.

Registration required, space limited. Go to Reference desk to sign up or call 978-468-5577.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trustees of the Library  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

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


Friday July 14, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday July 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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.

   6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Breast Cancer Support Group  
    Contact: Jodie Berry     journeyforward123@gmail.com
   

Living Your Best Life After Breast Cancer Treatment 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:15-7:45. Join our peer led group for women to share support as they journey forward. Our group is organized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate & conversation. Please contact Jodie: journeyforward123@gmail.com


Wednesday July 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday July 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Paracord Survival Bracelet  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Make a quick release paracord survival bracelet to send to Operation Gratitude for inclusion in care packages going to deployed troops overseas; to new recruits graduating from Boot Camp; to veterans here at home, and to first responders aiding in emergency situations. And make one to take home. Workshop is open to teens entering grades 5 to 12. 

Registration is required. Sign up at the Reference desk or call 978-468-5577.


Friday July 21, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday July 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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.


Wednesday July 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cooking & Gardening with Herbs & Edible Flowers  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Join chef and cooking instructor Liz Barbour for a slide presentation and cooking demonstration of recipes featuring fresh edible flowers. Discover the many flowers and herbs you can use for culinary purposes. Workshop is open to teens and adults.

Registration required, space is limited. Sign up at the Reference desk, or call 978-468-5577.


Friday July 28, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday July 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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.


Wednesday August 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Egg Drop Engineering Workshop with Jeffrey Walsh  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Put your egg in a basket workshop: design and build a contraption with materials provided, insert raw egg, drop it from our 2nd story window. If it doesn't break you've built a successful contraption! Led by science and engineering educator extraordinaire Jeffrey Walsh. For ages 11 to 15.

Registration required, space limited. Sign up at the Reference desk, or call 978-468-5577


Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Think Tank meeting  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   
Volunteer! Join the Teen Think Tank, the Library's fun and inventive teen advisory board.
The TTT is for ages 11-18. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. (Earn your high school community service hours.)
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we always have pizza.
To participate, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 

Friday August 4, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday August 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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 August 8, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Fiction Bookclub  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

This bookclub is geared toward people in their 20s and 30s, and is focused on fantasy and scifi works.  Join Stephanie and Josh this month to discuss Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. Inventor Leviticus Blue accidentally destroyed several blocks of Seattle and unearthed a vein of Blight Gas that turned everyone who breathed it into the living dead. 16 years later, blue's son, Zeke, impetuously undertakes a quest to redeem his deceased father's reputation.


Wednesday August 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Introduction to Computer Aided Design with Jeffrey Walsh  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

This workshop is an introduction to the world of three-dimensional design using a free program called Tinkercad. Learn how to use Tinkercad and build your first 3-D object. Participants must set up their free Tinkercad account at tinkercad.com and bring their own laptop for this workshop. For ages 11 to 16.

Registration is required, space is limited. Sign up at the Reference desk, or call 978-468-5577.

 


Thursday August 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trustees of the Library  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

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


Friday August 11, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday August 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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 August 15, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   9784685577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The Friends meet to discuss opportunities to advocate and support the Library.


Wednesday August 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday August 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.


Friday August 18, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday August 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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.


Wednesday August 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday August 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.


Friday August 25, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday August 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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.


Wednesday August 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday August 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

Join in for a hand or two, no experience required, however a sense of humor is necessary.


Saturday September 2, 2017
   12:00 AM Closed in Observance of Labor Day Weekend  

Sunday September 3, 2017
   12:00 AM Closed in Observance of Labor Day Weekend  

Monday September 4, 2017
   12:00 AM Closed in Observance of Labor Day Weekend  

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Fiction Bookclub  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

This bookclub is geared toward people in their 20s and 30s, and is focused on fantasy and scifi works.  Join Stephanie and Josh this month to discuss Slade House by David Mitchell. If the conditions are exactly right, you'll find the entrace to Slade House: a surreal place where visitors see what they want to see, including some things should be impossible. Every nine years, the house's residents extend an invitation to someone who's different or lonely. But what really goes on inside Slade House? For those who find out, it's already too late.


Thursday September 14, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trustees of the Library  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

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


Friday September 15, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Book Sale Preview  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.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 15, 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, 16th 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.myers1@outlook.com  or 978-468-2992.


Saturday September 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Public Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.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 15, 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, 16th 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.myers1@outlook.com  or 978-468-2992.


Monday September 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.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 15, 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, 16th 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.myers1@outlook.com  or 978-468-2992.


Tuesday September 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.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 15, 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, 16th 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.myers1@outlook.com  or 978-468-2992.

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   9784685577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The Friends meet to discuss opportunities to advocate and support the Library.


Wednesday September 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.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 15, 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, 16th 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.myers1@outlook.com  or 978-468-2992.


Thursday September 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.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 15, 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, 16th 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.myers1@outlook.com  or 978-468-2992.


Friday October 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Laugh with the Ladies: Delvena Theatre  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Delvena Theatre presents: Laugh with the ladies, featuring Lynne Moulton.

This is a unique, original, live theatrical production featuring actresses Lynne Moulton and Fran Baron.  Meet three famous “celebrity female comedians” from yesteryear.  Singing, comedy and audience participation in the way of trivia – with prizes awarded – round out the show.


Monday October 9, 2017
   12:00 AM Closed in Observance of Columbus Day  

Thursday October 12, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trustees of the Library  
    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 17, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   9784685577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The Friends meet to discuss opportunities to advocate and support the Library.


Wednesday October 18, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Stone Wall Traditions and Techniques  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Author of The Granite Kiss, Kevin Gardner covers the history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics of New England stone walls. He explains how and why New England acquired its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they were built, how their styles emerged and changed and their significance to the landscape.  Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall on a tabletop, using small stones from a five-gallon bucket.  Free and open to the public, funded by the Friends.


Friday November 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ella Fitzgerald  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Nannette Perrotte performs as The Queen of Swing, Ella Fitzgerald.


Thursday November 9, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trustees of the Library  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

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


Saturday November 11, 2017
   12:00 AM Closed in Observance of Veterans Day  

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   9784685577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The Friends meet to discuss opportunities to advocate and support the Library.


Wednesday November 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closing early in Observance of Thanksgiving  
   

Our hours today will be 10:00-5:00.


Thursday November 23, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving  

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Publishing from the Inside Out  
   

Details TBA


Thursday December 7, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trustees of the Library  
    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 19, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   9784685577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The Friends meet to discuss opportunities to advocate and support the Library.


Monday December 25, 2017
   12:00 AM Closed in Observance of Christmas  

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