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Thursday April 19, 2018
   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  -  3:00 PM Whalemobile!  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Children K - 6th grade can tour the inside of a 43-foot whale’s belly plus experience hands-on science stations! Pre-registration is required


Friday April 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Would you like more calm, more peace, and more joy in your home? Join us for the 'Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids' book club discussion and use Bonnie Harris'  book as a guide as we uncover our unique parenting strengths and identify what IS working in the current situation. We will learn connective parenting strengths to move past blame and punishment toward respect and responsibility. Parents will learn tools to provide thier children with the social / emotional skills they need to be prepared for a lifetime of success. Raise kids you'll love to live with.  Dana Allara, Certified Parent Coach at Personalized Parenting, will lead the group. Registration is required.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PAWS to Read: Tessie Turns 8  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   
Join us in wishing a happy 8th birthday to Tessie. Hear about her therapy work then enjoy a mix of a story, treat, craft & game. No registration necessary

Saturday April 21, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Earth Day Story & Craft  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   
Join us in celebrating Earth Day with read aloud stories and a special craft. Ages 2 & up. No registration necessary

Monday April 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This hour-long music, movement, and story class is presented by Lisa Cheney, in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is required:   http://earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com/  ; 978-468-5489 , e.cheney@hwschools.net.  

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This hour-long music, movement, and story class is presented by Lisa Cheney, in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is required:   http://earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com/  ; 978-468-5489 , e.cheney@hwschools.net.  

   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  -  8:00 PM Suburban Howls: Eastern Coyotes in Urban MA  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

The coyote is a remarkable animal, being one of the only carnivores to actually increase  its range and distribution in the past one hundred years. Coyotes have taken over as top predator in all environments in New England, from wilderness parks to city greenbelts.  Dr. Jon Way will talk about eastern coyote/coywolf ecology and behavior. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Town of Hamilton and Manchester-By-the-Sea Animal Control Officer, Hayes Demeule.

   6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Living Your Best Life After Breast Cancer Treatment  
    Contact: Jodie Berry     journeyforward123@gmail.com
   

Living Your Best Life After Breast Cancer Treatment. This peer group is specifically designed for women to share support as they journey forward after completion of active treatment. Our group is ogranized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate and conversation.  2nd & 4th Mondays 6:16-7:35 PM.  Please contact Jodie to pre-register: journeyforward123@gmail.com

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Born a Crime  
   

This group is currently at capacity and is closed to new members.  (You may wish to consider Literary Luncheon or the Wednesday Night Bookclub.)

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah 2016, 304 p. Hardcover, eBook, BCD, MP3 CD

 


Tuesday April 24, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This 30-minute music, movement and story class is presented by Sue Shepard. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. For newborns - 18 months, pre-registration is requested.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Are you interested in a class to improve your English skills?  If you would like to join please contact Jan Dempsey. The group meets every Tuesday Feb. 27 to May 22 & there will be a $5 fee for class materials.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEAM into Science  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

We will explore different topics in science, technology, engineering, art and math each month through stories and hands-on activities.  For preschool and up, pre-registration is required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Story Time!  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Led by Miss Melanie Ward, stories, rhymes, songs and fun for the whole family with children ages infant to grade 3. Share some intentional time together at the end of the day. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and to bring a favorite stuffed friend. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Anthony Amore: Friends Annual Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The Friends Annual Meeting features Anthony Amore, Director of Security, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and author of "Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World" and "Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists". He will share details about the world's most significant art crimes, including the 1990 Gardner Museum heist. Refreshments at 6:30, annual meeting at 7:00, Anthony Amore presents at 7:30.   Free and open to the public, so bring along a friend.


Wednesday April 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long music, movement, & story class is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Please see the schedule for complete lottery enrollment details, pre-registration is required.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   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. No experience or registration necessary, but please be mindful this program is for elementary school aged children.

   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday April 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds  and capacity for friendship and community. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Painting with Pammy  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Come explore paint and color!  Pammy and your own muse will be your guides!  For all ages, no registration necessary.


Friday April 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Would you like more calm, more peace, and more joy in your home? Join us for the 'Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids' book club discussion and use Bonnie Harris'  book as a guide as we uncover our unique parenting strengths and identify what IS working in the current situation. We will learn connective parenting strengths to move past blame and punishment toward respect and responsibility. Parents will learn tools to provide thier children with the social / emotional skills they need to be prepared for a lifetime of success. Raise kids you'll love to live with.  Dana Allara, Certified Parent Coach at Personalized Parenting, will lead the group. Registration is required.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday April 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This hour-long music, movement, and story class is presented by Lisa Cheney, in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is required:   http://earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com/  ; 978-468-5489 , e.cheney@hwschools.net.  

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This hour-long music, movement, and story class is presented by Lisa Cheney, in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is required:   http://earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com/  ; 978-468-5489 , e.cheney@hwschools.net.  

   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 1, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This 30-minute music, movement and story class is presented by Sue Shepard. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. For newborns - 18 months, pre-registration is requested.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Are you interested in a class to improve your English skills?  If you would like to join please contact Jan Dempsey. The group meets every Tuesday Feb. 27 to May 22 & there will be a $5 fee for class materials.

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws to Read with Tessie  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Sign up to read to Tessie the dog! Reading time slots begin at 3:30 and are 10 minutes in length. Tessie is a certified therapy dog, through Therapy Dog 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.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Story Time!  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Led by Miss Melanie Ward, stories, rhymes, songs and fun for the whole family with children ages infant to grade 3. Share some intentional time together at the end of the day. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and to bring a favorite stuffed friend. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: Monstress  
   

2016, by Marjorie Liu. "Set in an richly imagined matriarchal 1900's Asia, Monstress tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both."  Click to view Monstress: Awakening in the catalog and drop in to a bookclub geared toward readers in their 20s and 30s.


Wednesday May 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long music, movement, & story class is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Please see the schedule for complete lottery enrollment details, pre-registration is required.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   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. No experience or registration necessary, but please be mindful this program is for elementary school aged children.

   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Bunker Hill by Philbrick  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   dmcmanus@hwlibrary.org
   

The Wednesday Night Book Club is facilitated by Dede McManus. May's discussion features  a nonficiton title from 2014, Nathaniel Philbrick's Bunker Hill. "With passion and insight, Philbrick reconstructs the revolutionary landscape—geographic and ideological—in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America."  Click here to see available copies and formats in the catalog.


Thursday May 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds  and capacity for friendship and community. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.

   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, grades 6 to 12. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. 
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Attendance at meetings and TTT events and projects is approved for high school community service hours.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we have pizza delivered.
 
The time commitment to be a member of Teen Think Tank is mainly to constructively participate for 90 minutes a month on the first Thursday of the month at the TTT meeting. Regular monthly attendance is expected as a membership requirement, as attendance is important for continuity and progress in accomplishing things. Occasionally there will be something outside of the monthly 90 minute meeting time that will require your participation. 
 
To join the TTT, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 

Friday May 4, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Would you like more calm, more peace, and more joy in your home? Join us for the 'Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids' book club discussion and use Bonnie Harris'  book as a guide as we uncover our unique parenting strengths and identify what IS working in the current situation. We will learn connective parenting strengths to move past blame and punishment toward respect and responsibility. Parents will learn tools to provide thier children with the social / emotional skills they need to be prepared for a lifetime of success. Raise kids you'll love to live with.  Dana Allara, Certified Parent Coach at Personalized Parenting, will lead the group. Registration is required.

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Your Hearing: Why you're losing it & why what you don't know may hurt you  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Untreated hearing loss is a huge risk factor (500% increase!) in the development of Dementia.  This talk goes beyond hearing aids to cover: *cochlear implants  *assistive listening devices *movie theater access *Bluetooth streaming *amplified & captioned phones  *making your home accessible *ways to keep your life vibrant! Presented by Jonathan O’Dell  Assistive Technology Manager/ Training Specialist Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing.  Free and open to the public.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday May 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This hour-long music, movement, and story class is presented by Lisa Cheney, in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is required:   http://earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com/  ; 978-468-5489 , e.cheney@hwschools.net.  

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This hour-long music, movement, and story class is presented by Lisa Cheney, in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is required:   http://earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com/  ; 978-468-5489 , e.cheney@hwschools.net.  

   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 8, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This 30-minute music, movement and story class is presented by Sue Shepard. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. For newborns - 18 months, pre-registration is requested.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Are you interested in a class to improve your English skills?  If you would like to join please contact Jan Dempsey. The group meets every Tuesday Feb. 27 to May 22 & there will be a $5 fee for class materials.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Story Time!  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Led by Miss Melanie Ward, stories, rhymes, songs and fun for the whole family with children ages infant to grade 3. Share some intentional time together at the end of the day. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and to bring a favorite stuffed friend. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.


Wednesday May 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long music, movement, & story class is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Please see the schedule for complete lottery enrollment details, pre-registration is required.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   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. No experience or registration necessary, but please be mindful this program is for elementary school aged children.

   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grit & Grace Reception  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Grit & Grace is an ongoing project by local photographer, Tracey Westgate. For almost two years, Tracey has been making portraits of women doing meaningful work and/or pursuing their passions. Grit & Grace will be on display at the library for the months of May and June.  On Wednesday, May 9th, join us to celebrate these women and hear their stories. The evening will encourage conversation and provide opportunities for community members to connect. We will have a meet and greet, a short program, light refreshments, and time to view the art.


Thursday May 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds  and capacity for friendship and community. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library. 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult / Teen Beginner's Uke Playshop  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for an introductory ukulele class where you will learn to strum a few chords (the gateway to 100s of songs!) with musician and teacher Amy Conley, M.Ed.  She brings a few ukuleles  and additional ukes will be provided by The Musary.  There is room for 30 adults/teens: seats and loaner ukes will be available on a first come first served basis, if you have a uke you can borrow please bring your own. Funded by the Friends.


Friday May 11, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Would you like more calm, more peace, and more joy in your home? Join us for the 'Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids' book club discussion and use Bonnie Harris'  book as a guide as we uncover our unique parenting strengths and identify what IS working in the current situation. We will learn connective parenting strengths to move past blame and punishment toward respect and responsibility. Parents will learn tools to provide thier children with the social / emotional skills they need to be prepared for a lifetime of success. Raise kids you'll love to live with.  Dana Allara, Certified Parent Coach at Personalized Parenting, will lead the group. Registration is required.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday May 12, 2018
   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!  For ages two and up, no registration necessary.


Monday May 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This hour-long music, movement, and story class is presented by Lisa Cheney, in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is required:   http://earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com/  ; 978-468-5489 , e.cheney@hwschools.net.  

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This hour-long music, movement, and story class is presented by Lisa Cheney, in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is required:   http://earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com/  ; 978-468-5489 , e.cheney@hwschools.net.  

   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 Living Your Best Life After Breast Cancer Treatment  
    Contact: Jodie Berry     journeyforward123@gmail.com
   

Living Your Best Life After Breast Cancer Treatment. This peer group is specifically designed for women to share support as they journey forward after completion of active treatment. Our group is ogranized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate and conversation.  2nd & 4th Mondays 6:16-7:35 PM.  Please contact Jodie to pre-register: journeyforward123@gmail.com


Tuesday May 15, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This 30-minute music, movement and story class is presented by Sue Shepard. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. For newborns - 18 months, pre-registration is requested.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Are you interested in a class to improve your English skills?  If you would like to join please contact Jan Dempsey. The group meets every Tuesday Feb. 27 to May 22 & there will be a $5 fee for class materials.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: A Piece of the World  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwllibrary.org
   

Literary Luncheon meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30.  Bring your brown-bag lunch, the library provides beverages and dessert.

This month: Christine Baker Kline's A Piece of the World. Historical fiction based on the muse of artist Andrew Wyeth, set in coastal Maine. Available in hardcover, CD, large print.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Story Time!  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Led by Miss Melanie Ward, stories, rhymes, songs and fun for the whole family with children ages infant to grade 3. Share some intentional time together at the end of the day. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and to bring a favorite stuffed friend. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.


Wednesday May 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long music, movement, & story class is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Please see the schedule for complete lottery enrollment details, pre-registration is required.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   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. No experience or registration necessary, but please be mindful this program is for elementary school aged children.

   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM A Unique Community: Asbury Grove in Pictures and Prose  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Join the Hamilton Historical Society and the Asbury Grove Historical Society for a presentation of historical pictures of Asbury Grove. Light refreshments will be served.  Free and open to the public; bring along a friend.


Thursday May 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds  and capacity for friendship and community. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.


Friday May 18, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Would you like more calm, more peace, and more joy in your home? Join us for the 'Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids' book club discussion and use Bonnie Harris'  book as a guide as we uncover our unique parenting strengths and identify what IS working in the current situation. We will learn connective parenting strengths to move past blame and punishment toward respect and responsibility. Parents will learn tools to provide thier children with the social / emotional skills they need to be prepared for a lifetime of success. Raise kids you'll love to live with.  Dana Allara, Certified Parent Coach at Personalized Parenting, will lead the group. Registration is required.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday May 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This hour-long music, movement, and story class is presented by Lisa Cheney, in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is required:   http://earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com/  ; 978-468-5489 , e.cheney@hwschools.net.  

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This hour-long music, movement, and story class is presented by Lisa Cheney, in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is required:   http://earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com/  ; 978-468-5489 , e.cheney@hwschools.net.  

   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 Stars Are Fire  
   

This group is currently at capacity and is closed to new members.  (You may wish to consider Literary Luncheon or the Wednesday Night Bookclub.)

The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve. 2017, 256 p. Hardcover, large print, BCD, eBook, eAudio


Tuesday May 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This 30-minute music, movement and story class is presented by Sue Shepard. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. For newborns - 18 months, pre-registration is requested.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Are you interested in a class to improve your English skills?  If you would like to join please contact Jan Dempsey. The group meets every Tuesday Feb. 27 to May 22 & there will be a $5 fee for class materials.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEAM into Science: Bubbles!  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

We will explore different topics in science, technology, engineering, art and math each month through stories and hands-on activities. Today: bubbles!  For preschool and up, pre-registration is required.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Story Time!  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Led by Miss Melanie Ward, stories, rhymes, songs and fun for the whole family with children ages infant to grade 3. Share some intentional time together at the end of the day. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and to bring a favorite stuffed friend. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.


Wednesday May 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long music, movement, & story class is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Please see the schedule for complete lottery enrollment details, pre-registration is required.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   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. No experience or registration necessary, but please be mindful this program is for elementary school aged children.

   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday May 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds  and capacity for friendship and community. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.


Friday May 25, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday May 26, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Memorial Day  

Monday May 28, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Memorial Day  

Tuesday May 29, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This 30-minute music, movement and story class is presented by Sue Shepard. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. For newborns - 18 months, pre-registration is requested.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Story Time!  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Led by Miss Melanie Ward, stories, rhymes, songs and fun for the whole family with children ages infant to grade 3. Share some intentional time together at the end of the day. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and to bring a favorite stuffed friend. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.


Wednesday May 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long music, movement, & story class is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Please see the schedule for complete lottery enrollment details, pre-registration is required.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   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. No experience or registration necessary, but please be mindful this program is for elementary school aged children.

   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday May 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds  and capacity for friendship and community. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Painting with Pammy  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Come explore paint and color!  Pammy and your own muse will be your guides!  For all ages, no registration necessary.


Friday June 1, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday June 4, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This hour-long music, movement, and story class is presented by Lisa Cheney, in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is required:   http://earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com/  ; 978-468-5489 , e.cheney@hwschools.net.  

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This hour-long music, movement, and story class is presented by Lisa Cheney, in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is required:   http://earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com/  ; 978-468-5489 , e.cheney@hwschools.net.  

   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM PAWS to READ with Tessie  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Sign up to read to Tessie! Reading time slots begin at 3:30 and are 10 minutes in length. Tessie is a certified therapy dog, through Therapy Dog 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.


Tuesday June 5, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This 30-minute music, movement and story class is presented by Sue Shepard. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. For newborns - 18 months, pre-registration is requested.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Story Time!  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Led by Miss Melanie Ward, stories, rhymes, songs and fun for the whole family with children ages infant to grade 3. Share some intentional time together at the end of the day. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and to bring a favorite stuffed friend. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: Warcross  
   

2017, by Marie Lu. "A New York Times Bestseller with over 10 awards for ‘Book of the Year’ this action-packed sci-fi spy thriller is set in a world controlled by virtual reality."  Click to view Warcross in the catalog and drop in to a bookclub geared toward readers in their 20s and 30s.


Wednesday June 6, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long music, movement, & story class is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Please see the schedule for complete lottery enrollment details, pre-registration is required.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   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. No experience or registration necessary, but please be mindful this program is for elementary school aged children.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Neverhome by Hunt  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   dmcmanus@hwlibrary.org
   

The Wednesday Night Book Club is facilitated by Dede McManus. June's discussion features a historical fiction title from 2015, Laird Hunt's Neverhome. "She calls herself Ash. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. Through bloodshed, hysteria, and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause."  Click here to see available copies and formats in the catalog.


Thursday June 7, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds  and capacity for friendship and community. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.

   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, grades 6 to 12. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. 
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Attendance at meetings and TTT events and projects is approved for high school community service hours.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we have pizza delivered.
 
The time commitment to be a member of Teen Think Tank is mainly to constructively participate for 90 minutes a month on the first Thursday of the month at the TTT meeting. Regular monthly attendance is expected as a membership requirement, as attendance is important for continuity and progress in accomplishing things. Occasionally there will be something outside of the monthly 90 minute meeting time that will require your participation. 
 
To join the TTT, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 

Friday June 8, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday June 11, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This hour-long music, movement, and story class is presented by Lisa Cheney, in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is required:   http://earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com/  ; 978-468-5489 , e.cheney@hwschools.net.  

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This hour-long music, movement, and story class is presented by Lisa Cheney, in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is required:   http://earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com/  ; 978-468-5489 , e.cheney@hwschools.net.  


Tuesday June 12, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Story Time!  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Led by Miss Melanie Ward, stories, rhymes, songs and fun for the whole family with children ages infant to grade 3. Share some intentional time together at the end of the day. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and to bring a favorite stuffed friend. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.


Thursday June 14, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds  and capacity for friendship and community. Registration is requested to Early Childhood Partners.  or email Lisa: e.cheney@hwschools.net.


Friday June 15, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday June 16, 2018
   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!  For ages two and up, no registration necessary.


Thursday June 21, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library. 


Friday June 22, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday June 25, 2018
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Hillbilly Elegy  
   

This group is currently at capacity and is closed to new members.  (You may wish to consider Literary Luncheon or the Wednesday Night Bookclub.)

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. 2016, 272 p. Hardcover, large print, BCD, eBook, eAudio

 


Wednesday June 27, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Youth Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Stock up for summer reading in the shade or for a rainy day. Great bargains on everything from board books to teen thrillers; credit cards are accepted. Thanks to the Friends for organizing this excellent sale.


Friday June 29, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Tuesday July 3, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: Iron Cast  
   

2016, by Destiny Soria. "1919: the Cast Iron club features hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art. By night they perform, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, she realizes how precarious their position is."  Click to view Iron Cast in the catalog and drop in to a bookclub geared toward readers in their 20s and 30s.

 


Wednesday July 4, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Independence Day  

Tuesday July 24, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Nancy's Summer Reading  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Swing, be-bop and harmonize away the summer with Nancy's Summer Reading series, focusing on the musical greats of the big screen. Plenty of details TBA -


Tuesday July 31, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Nancy's Summer Reading  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Swing, be-bop and harmonize away the summer with Nancy's Summer Reading series, focusing on the musical greats of the big screen. Plenty of details TBA -


Wednesday August 1, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Things They Carried by O'Brien  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   dmcmanus@hwlibrary.org
   

The Wednesday Night Book Club is facilitated by Dede McManus. August's discussion features a historical fiction title from 2009, Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. "A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling."  Click here to see available copies and formats in the catalog.


Thursday August 2, 2018
   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, grades 6 to 12. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. 
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Attendance at meetings and TTT events and projects is approved for high school community service hours.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we have pizza delivered.
 
The time commitment to be a member of Teen Think Tank is mainly to constructively participate for 90 minutes a month on the first Thursday of the month at the TTT meeting. Regular monthly attendance is expected as a membership requirement, as attendance is important for continuity and progress in accomplishing things. Occasionally there will be something outside of the monthly 90 minute meeting time that will require your participation. 
 
To join the TTT, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 

Tuesday August 7, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Nancy's Summer Reading  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Swing, be-bop and harmonize away the summer with Nancy's Summer Reading series, focusing on the musical greats of the big screen. Plenty of details TBA -

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

2012, by Leigh Bardugo. "Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed."  Click to view Shadow and Bone in the catalog and drop in to a bookclub geared toward readers in their 20s and 30s.

 


Saturday September 1, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Labor Day  

Monday September 3, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Labor Day  

Tuesday September 4, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: Artemis  
   

2017, by Andy Weir. "The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon. Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich."  Click to view Artemis in the catalog and drop in to a bookclub geared toward readers in their 20s and 30s.

 


Wednesday September 5, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Blink by Gladwell  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   dmcmanus@hwlibrary.org
   

The Wednesday Night Book Club is facilitated by Dede McManus. September's discussion features a nonfiction title from 2005, Malcolm Gladwell's Blink. "Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? Why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?"  Click here to see available copies and formats in the catalog.


Thursday September 13, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library. 


Friday September 14, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Member Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 15, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.


Saturday September 15, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 14, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 15, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.


Monday September 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 14, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 15, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.


Tuesday September 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 14, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 15, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.


Wednesday September 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 14, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 15, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.


Thursday September 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 14, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 15, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.


Wednesday October 3, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   dmcmanus@hwlibrary.org
   

The Wednesday Night Book Club is facilitated by Dede McManus. October's discussion features a historical fiction title from 2015, Isabel Allende's The Japanese Lover. "A...love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. The Japanese Lover is a moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change."  Click here to see available copies and formats in the catalog.


Monday October 8, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Columbus Day  

Thursday October 11, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library. 


Saturday October 13, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM An Introduction to National Novel Writing Month  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Calling all "NaNo" Newbies! If you're interested in finding out a little more about the camraderie and writing frenzy that is November's National Novel Writing Month, join us! Head of Reference Sarah Lauderdale will answer questions about local events, support networks, signing up, and what you might expect. Realize your book idea: get it out of your head and into draft form in November. You can do it.  We can help. Free and open to the public. 


Tuesday October 23, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Electric Myth: The Evolution of Creepypasta  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Slenderman. The Rake. The Seedeater. Ted the Caver. The internet has become the new forum for our fear.  In this presentation we'll look at some of the more famous creepypastas, the psychoogy behind why they scare us and look at the more popular forms of their stories on the web. Presented by Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe, geek culture aficionado. Funded by the Friends, free and open to the public.

 


Thursday November 8, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library. 


Monday November 12, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Veterans Day  

Wednesday November 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closing Early in Observance of Thanksgiving  
   

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


Thursday November 22, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving  

Thursday December 6, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library. 


Friday December 7, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Floral Design w/ Supermarket Flowers  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Learn how to care for & arrange supermarket flowers and how to utilize different types of containers for the best effect. Patti's artful tips will help keep the holidays festive and the upcoming winter doldrums at bay.  All the arragements will be raffled off to the attendees of the workshop.


Tuesday December 25, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Christmas  

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