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Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Friday November 24, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Writing Contest for Children  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Cultivate your writing skills and create!  Start writing your story on Nov. 1 and submit it by Friday, Nov. 25 by 5:00pm.  There are guidelines and rules you must follow, see the blog or stop by the Children's room for complete details.


Monday November 20, 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 Musical Storytime Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

A rollicking, wiggling, song and story time for children ages birth to 5 years. Please pre-register with Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5577 or e.cheney@hwschools.net  Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. 

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

A rollicking, wiggling, song and story time for children ages birth to 5 years. Please pre-register with Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5577 or e.cheney@hwschools.net  Presented in collaboration with the 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: Billionaire's Vinegar  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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 Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine by Benjamin Wallace 2009, 323 p. Print only.

Fall Optional: California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas by Penelope Bagieu 2017, 272 p. Graphic novel = print only 


Tuesday November 21, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Alice I Have Been  
    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: Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin. Part love story, literary mystery and historical fiction about Alice Liddell Hargraves, for whom Alice in Wonderland was written. Available in hardcover, CD, and large print.


Wednesday November 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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  

Saturday November 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM NaNoWriMo!  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for drop-in writing during library hours this Saturday!  Saturdays in November are writing extravaganzas as we celebrate our ninth year hosting NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month.)  Every November, people all over the world attempt to write a 50,000-word novel by midnight, November 30.  For more information, visit http://hwlibrary.org/national_novel_writing_month/ or call Sarah at 978-468-5577.


Monday November 27, 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 Musical Storytime Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

A rollicking, wiggling, song and story time for children ages birth to 5 years. Please pre-register with Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5577 or e.cheney@hwschools.net  Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. 

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

A rollicking, wiggling, song and story time for children ages birth to 5 years. Please pre-register with Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5577 or e.cheney@hwschools.net  Presented in collaboration with the 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 November 28, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEAM into Science  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Preschoolers and older are invited to explore simple concepts in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through stories and hands-on activities. Pre-registration is required.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monthly Friends Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org

Wednesday November 29, 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 Storytime  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Registration for this program is closed due to limited space. There will be another lottery for spaces in the Winter session.

   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 November 30, 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.

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

Children ages 3+ accompanied by an adult are invited to join us as we 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 their capacity for friendship and community. RSVP is requested: contact Lisa Cheney or register online at

EarlyChildhoodPartners.weebly.com


Friday December 1, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Birds of the North Shore  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Dugie Russell presents this remarkably entertaining presentation featuring his bird's-eye view of feathered friends that are typically observed only from afar. Utilizing camouflage, stealth, and patience, Dugie has compiled an incredible collection of breathtaking photographs illustrating the habitat, hunting, and eating habits of native sea birds and local fowl. Funded by the Friends, free and open to the public, bring along a friend.


Saturday December 2, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Winter Tales & a Treat  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for winter stories and decorate a sugar cookie treat. No registration necessary, great for ages 2 and up.

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM CHESS Simultaneous Exhibition  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Challenge Chess Master Lou Mercuri as he plays 25 people at once!  Open to all players of all skill levels and ages. Free and open to the public, reservations required: 978-468-5577.

 


Monday December 4, 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 Musical Storytime Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

A rollicking, wiggling, song and story time for children ages birth to 5 years. Please pre-register with Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5577 or e.cheney@hwschools.net  Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. 

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

A rollicking, wiggling, song and story time for children ages birth to 5 years. Please pre-register with Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5577 or e.cheney@hwschools.net  Presented in collaboration with the 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
   

Read to Tessie, the certified Therapy Dog, in your own 1:1 session.  Tessie's calming presence boosts confidence in reading skills. Pre-register in person in the Children's room. 

   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 December 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard and enjoy 30 minutes of intentional time with young ones ages newborn to 18 months, engaged in stories, songs, and play. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Registration is required.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Publishing from the Inside Out  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Hear from a book publishing veteran about how the world of publishing really works including the most effective strategies for getting your book published by the right editor, with the right publisher, at the right time. Learn about the realities of today's book business, the decline of brick and mortar retailers, the rise of eBooks and how prospective authors can best navigate their way through this challenging environment. Presented by Beth Ineson, former sales director for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, currently: Instructor in Emerson College's Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department. Free and open to the public.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays: The Invisible Library  
   

Speculative Tuesdays is a book club aimed at people in their 20s and 30s and meets the first Tuesday of every month. On the docket for discussion: The Invisible Library  by Genevieve Cogman,  2016. "Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an alternative London. Their mission: Retrieve a particularly dangerous book. The problem: By the time they arrive, it's already been stolen." 

 


Wednesday December 6, 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 Storytime  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Registration for this program is closed due to limited space. There will be another lottery for spaces in the Winter session.

   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM BCW Honors Chorus  
   

Girls and boys from 4th and 5th grade Chorus from Buker, Cutler and Winthrop elementary schools invite the Hamilton Council on Aging and Wenham Council on Aging to an afternoon of song and merriment.  12:30-1:00 Refreshments for Guests, 1:15-1:45 Choral Concert, 1:45-2:00 Refreshments for Choristers

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: Despicable Me 3 (PG)  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Despicable Me 3, 2017, rated PG.  "Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist" -imdb.com

Bring along a snack and blanket for the floor or cushion for the chair.

   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 Wednesday Night Bookclub: Homegoing  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   dmcmanus@hwlibrary.org
   

Fiction, 2016.  Spanning over 250 years: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort, the other will be sold into slavery.  Click here to see the formats available.


Thursday December 7, 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.

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

Children ages 3+ accompanied by an adult are invited to join us as we 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 their capacity for friendship and community. RSVP is requested: contact Lisa Cheney or register online at

EarlyChildhoodPartners.weebly.com

   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.
 
   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 December 9, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Seasonal Stories & Craft  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories and a take home craft. No registration necessary, great for ages 2 and up.

   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Despicable Me 3 (PG)  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Despicable Me 3, 2017, rated PG.  "Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist" -imdb.com

Bring along a snack and blanket for the floor or cushion for the chair.


Monday December 11, 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 Musical Storytime Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

A rollicking, wiggling, song and story time for children ages birth to 5 years. Please pre-register with Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5577 or e.cheney@hwschools.net  Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. 

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

A rollicking, wiggling, song and story time for children ages birth to 5 years. Please pre-register with Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5577 or e.cheney@hwschools.net  Presented in collaboration with the 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 December 12, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard and enjoy 30 minutes of intentional time with young ones ages newborn to 18 months, engaged in stories, songs, and play. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Registration is required.


Wednesday December 13, 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 Storytime  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Registration for this program is closed due to limited space. There will be another lottery for spaces in the Winter session.

   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.  No experience or registration necessary, this program is for children K-5th grade, please be mindful of the age restrictions.

   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 December 14, 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.

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

Children ages 3+ accompanied by an adult are invited to join us as we 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 their capacity for friendship and community. RSVP is requested: contact Lisa Cheney or register online at

EarlyChildhoodPartners.weebly.com


Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Treehouse: Colors  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   9784685489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

The Family Treehouse is the place to meet! Conjure memories of neighborhood friends and the experience of play-based exploration of our world. Conceived and led by parents and recommended for families with children birth to 8 years.  RSVP requested to Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net or online at Early Childhood Partners.  This week: Colors. 


Monday December 18, 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 Musical Storytime Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

A rollicking, wiggling, song and story time for children ages birth to 5 years. Please pre-register with Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5577 or e.cheney@hwschools.net  Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. 

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

A rollicking, wiggling, song and story time for children ages birth to 5 years. Please pre-register with Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5577 or e.cheney@hwschools.net  Presented in collaboration with the 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

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Georgia  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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

Georgia by Dawn Tripp 2016, 315 p. Hardcover, eBook, eAudio, large print

 

 


Tuesday December 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard and enjoy 30 minutes of intentional time with young ones ages newborn to 18 months, engaged in stories, songs, and play. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. Registration is required.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Circling the Sun  
    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: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. 2015, Historical fiction about horse trainer and record-setting aviator Beryl Markham set in 1950s Africa, who was raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Available in hardcover, eBook, eAudio, CD, large print, and Playaway.

 

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

Preschoolers and older are invited to explore simple concepts in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through stories and hands-on activities. Pre-registration is required.


Wednesday December 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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.  No experience or registration necessary, this program is for children K-5th grade, please be mindful of the age restrictions.

   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 December 21, 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 December 22, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday December 23, 2017
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed in Observance of Christmas  

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

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Tinker Drop-In  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Drop-in for a time of open-ended exploring and creating using the objects and materials of our everyday lives.

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Take Apart  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Are you curious about what the inside of technology looks like? Come explore the inner workings of everyday office and household items. Designed for ages 8 -12, registration is required and space is limited.

   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 December 28, 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.

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Museum of Science: Night Sky  
    Contact: HW Recreation Dept   978-468-2187   stimmons@hamiltonma.gov
   

This program is provided by the Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department, and will be located in the Gym. Please register for this event at www.hwrecreation.com

"This presentation helps audiences discover which stars, planets, and other astronomical wonders are visible this evening. Using our portable planetarium, we take you on a tour of the solar system and beyond, and provide useful tips on how you can navigate the night sky from your own backyard."


Friday December 29, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Holiday Thank You Card Making  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 11:00 and 3:00 to use our supplies to say Thank You to special people for gifts you may have received during the holiday season. All ages are welcome, no registration necessary.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday December 30, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Holiday Thank You Card Making  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Drop in between 11:00 and 3:00 to use our supplies to say Thank You to special people for gifts you may have received during the holiday season. All ages are welcome, no registration necessary.


Monday January 1, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of New Years' Day  

Tuesday January 2, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays: Interworld  
   

Speculative Tuesdays is a book club aimed at people in their 20s and 30s and meets the first Tuesday of every month. On the docket for discussion: Interworld by Neil Gaiman, 2008. Meet  Joey Harker, a  very average kid who discovers that his world is only one of a trillion alternate earths. Some of these earths are ruled by magic. Some are ruled by science. All are at war.


Wednesday January 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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 Wednesday Night Bookclub: Reading Lolita in Tehran  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   dmcmanus@hwlibrary.org
   

Memoir, 2003. Azar Nafisi, a bold and inspired teacher, secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden western classics. Some students came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular, some had spent time in jail. Click here to see the copies and formats available in the catalog.


Thursday January 4, 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.

   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 January 5, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday January 8, 2018
   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 January 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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 January 11, 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.


Friday January 12, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday January 15, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day  

Tuesday January 16, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: A Dangerous Place  
    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: Jacqueline Winspear's A Dangerous Place. 2015, Maisie Dobbs finds herself the focus of a murder investigation in 1937 British-occupied Gibraltar, which is awash in political intrigue. Available in hardcover, eBook, CD, large print, and Playaway.

 


Wednesday January 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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 January 18, 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.


Friday January 19, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday January 22, 2018
   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: Women in the Castle  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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 Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck 2017, 368 p. Print, eBook, eAudio, large print, CD.

Winter Optional: Wait, What? And Life’s Other Essential Questions by James E. Ryan 2017, 138 p. Hardcover, eBook, eAudio


Wednesday January 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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 January 25, 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.


Friday January 26, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday January 29, 2018
   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 January 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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 February 1, 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.

   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 February 2, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday February 5, 2018
   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 February 6, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays: Just One Damned Thing After Another  
   

SpeculativeTuesdays is a book club aimed at people in their 20s and 30s and meets the first Tuesday of every month. On the docket for discussion: Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor, 2015. At St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, time-travelling historians “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” And as they ricochet around history, they might be disaster-magnets.


Wednesday February 7, 2018
   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 Wednesday Night Bookclub: The Space Between Us  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   dmcmanus@hwlibrary.org
   

Fiction, 2007. Thrity Umrigar vividly captures the social struggles of modern India in a luminous, addictively readable novel of honor, tradition, and family. A portrayal of two women discovering an emotional rapport as they struggle against the confines of a rigid caste system. Click here to see all the formats available in the catalog.


Thursday February 8, 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.


Friday February 9, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday February 10, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Dede's Crafty Valentines  
   

Drop-in to join Dede to create several styles of Valentine for your loved ones.  We'll have great supplies on hand and samples to follow, or of course you can go free-form and create a style all your own. For adults and teens, free and open to the public.


Monday February 12, 2018
   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 February 14, 2018
   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 February 15, 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.


Friday February 16, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday February 19, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Presidents' Day  

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Monogram Murders  
    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: Sophie Hannah's Monogram Murders. A mystery starring Hercule Poirot and a series of murders in a London hotel. Available in hardcover, eBook, CD, and large print.


Wednesday February 21, 2018
   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 February 22, 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.


Friday February 23, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday February 26, 2018
   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: Out of Line  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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

Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire. by Barbara Lynch 2017, 297 p. Print only

 

 


Wednesday February 28, 2018
   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 March 1, 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.

   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 March 2, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday March 5, 2018
   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 March 6, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays: Half a King  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Speculative Tuesdays is a book club aimed at people in their 20s and 30s and meets the first Tuesday of every month. On the docket for discussion: Joe Abercrombie's Half a King 2014. To regain the throne he never wanted, Prince Yarvi must survive cruelty, chains, and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea, even though having only one good hand means he cannot wield a weapon.


Wednesday March 7, 2018
   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 Wednesday Night Bookclub: Brain on Fire  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   dmcmanus@hwlibrary.org
   

Biog/Non fiction, 2012. When Susannah Cahalan woke up in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. Click here to see available copies and formats in the catalog 


Thursday March 8, 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.


Friday March 9, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday March 12, 2018
   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 March 14, 2018
   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 March 15, 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.


Friday March 16, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday March 19, 2018
   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 March 20, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: The Street of a Thousand Blossoms  
    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: Gail Tsukiyama's The Street of a Thousand Blossoms. Historical fiction,1939 Tokyo: two sisters and two orphaned brothers face tradition and change amidst wartime. Available in hardcover, CD, large print.


Wednesday March 21, 2018
   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 March 22, 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.


Friday March 23, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday March 26, 2018
   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: Idaho  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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

Idaho: A Novel by Emily Ruskovich 2017, 320 p. Hardcovers are local in MVLC, Commonwealth Catalog has the large print.

 

Spring Optional: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout, 2017, 252 p. Hardcover, large print.


Wednesday March 28, 2018
   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 March 29, 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.


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

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


Monday April 2, 2018
   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 April 4, 2018
   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 Wednesday Night Bookclub: Victoria  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   dmcmanus@hwlibrary.org
   

Historical fiction, 2016. Drawing on Queen Victoria's diaries, Daisy Goodwin brings the young nineteenth-century monarch (who would go on to reign for 63 years) richly to life in this magnificent novel. Click here to see available copies and formats in the catalog.


Thursday April 5, 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.

   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 April 6, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday April 9, 2018
   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 April 11, 2018
   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 12, 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.


Friday April 13, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday April 16, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Patriots Day  

Tuesday April 17, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: A Week in Winter  
    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: Maeve Binchy's A Week in Winter On the west coast of Ireland is the town of Stoneybridge, where an unlikely cast of characters sets their sights on transforming a decaying mansion into an inn. Available in hardcover, eBook, eAudio, CD and large print.


Wednesday April 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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 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.


Friday April 20, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday April 23, 2018
   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: Born a Crime  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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

 


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

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

   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.


Friday April 27, 2018
   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.

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

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

   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 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.

   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
   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.

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

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

   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 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.


Friday May 11, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday May 14, 2018
   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 May 15, 2018
   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.


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

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

   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 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.


Friday May 18, 2018
   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.

   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

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: The Stars Are Fire  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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


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

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

   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.


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  

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

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

   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.


Thursday June 7, 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.
 

Monday June 25, 2018
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Hillbilly Elegy  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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

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.
 

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  

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

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  

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

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