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Thursday August 16, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Movie: Avengers Infinity War  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   
"The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.”—imdb.com 
 Rated PG-13. Bring your own cushion for chair or floor.

Friday August 17, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday August 20, 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 August 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday August 23, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Museum of Science: Reptiles  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Meet the incredible animals of the museum's 'Live Animal Care Center" and learn all about what makes them reptiles!


Friday August 24, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday August 27, 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 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 organized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate and conversation.  2nd & 4th Mondays 6:15-7:45 PM.  Please contact Jodie to pre-register: journeyforward123@gmail.com


Wednesday August 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Friday August 31, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


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.


Wednesday September 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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 6, 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.
 

Friday September 7, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday September 10, 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 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 organized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate and conversation.  2nd & 4th Mondays 6:15-7:45 PM.  Please contact Jodie to pre-register: journeyforward123@gmail.com


Wednesday September 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Printing Orientation & Demo  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   9784685577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of how our MakerBot Replicator 2 works with a brief orientation and a small print job. Registration is required for this small class, led by our Head of Reference Sarah Lauderdale.  Elementary school students are welcome.


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
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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, please bring your reusable shopping 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, please bring your reusable shopping bags.


Monday September 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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, please bring your reusable shopping bags.  

   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 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, please bring your reusable shopping bags.  

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon Book Club: 'Caroline' by Sarah Miller  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30.  Bring your brown-bag luncheon, Nancy provides the beverages and dessert. Today: 'Caroline: Little House, Revisited' by Sarah Miller, historical fiction based on Caroline Ingalls, the "Ma" of Little House book fame. Next for October: 'Beneath a Scarlet Sky' by Mark Sullivan.

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

Friends board meeting.


Wednesday September 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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, please bring your reusable shopping bags.  


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, please bring your reusable shopping bags.  


Friday September 21, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday September 24, 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 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 organized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate and conversation.  2nd & 4th Mondays 6:15-7:45 PM.  Please contact Jodie to pre-register: journeyforward123@gmail.com

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses Hope Jahren's Lab Girl.  Nonfiction / Memoir – Environment. 2016. 306 p.  The optional title for summer is The Notorious RBG by Irin Cameron & Shana Knizhni.  Biography / Memoir. 2015   240 p.     Up next for October: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Historical Fiction. 2017. 487 p. 


Tuesday September 25, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Foster Parent Informational Session  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Massachusetts Department of Children & Families invites you to a foster parent informational session Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7:00. Foster parenting is a service that allows people to assist needy children in times of crisis. Foster care provides a safe, loving home for children until they can be reunited with their families. Presented by Lori Roscoe lori.roscoe@state.ma.us in coordination with Early Childhood Partners.


Wednesday September 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Friday September 28, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday October 1, 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 October 2, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: A Darker Shade of Magic  
   

2016  “Schwab creates an ingenious set of nesting, alternate Londons in this imaginative, well-crafted fantasy. Confident prose and marvelous touches - a chameleon coat, a scarlet river of magic, a piratical antiheroine - bring exuberant life to an exhilarating adventure among the worlds.”  - Publishers Weekly  Available in print and ebook.


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

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

   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.


Friday October 5, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Former Detective Sergeant, now Author, Bruce Robert Coffin  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Bruce Robert Coffin is the bestselling author of the Detective Byron mystery series and former detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement. At the time of his retirement from the Portland, Maine police department, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine's largest city. Bruce also spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, where he earned the Director's Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive.  He devotes his retirement to writing crime novels and short stories: he now has 8 publications under his belt.  Free and open to the public, funded by the Friends.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


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

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday October 11, 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.
 
   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 October 12, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


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 camaraderie 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. 


Monday October 15, 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 October 16, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon Book Club: 'Beneath a Scarlet Sky' by Mark Sullivan  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30.  Bring your brown-bag luncheon, Nancy provides the beverages and dessert. Today: 'Beneath a Scarlet Sky' by Mark Sullivan. Biographical/Historical fiction. Next for November: 'The Rosie Project' by Graeme Simsion.


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

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


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

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


Monday October 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.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Historical Fiction. 2017. 487 p. Next up for November: Natalie Dykstra's

Clover Adams: A gilded & heartbreaking life Biography / Memoir. 2012. 336 p.

 


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 psychology behind why they scare us and investigate 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.


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

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


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

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


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

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


Thursday November 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM First Day of NaNoWriMo  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Come write in!  Get cracking on your novel and start strong by popping by our all day "Primo di NaNo" write in. 

   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 November 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Books and Their History, the Artistic Version  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

If you think books are only made of paper, you’re in for a surprise. Books from around the world are made from palm leaves, wood, silk, and vellum that are rolled, folded, and strung as well as sewn. You’ll also see some of the amazing work contemporary artists are creating with the book form, and after the talk, you’ll be able to view the books from presenter Susan Gaylord’s collection.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday November 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Write-Ins: NaNoWriMo  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Come write in!  Get cracking on your novel and stay strong with supportive write-ins.


Monday November 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 November 6, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: The Shape of Water  
   

2018 The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus.  “Visionary storyteller Guillermo del Toro and celebrated author Daniel Kraus combine their estimable talent in this haunting, heartbreaking love story. Developed from the ground up as a bold two-tiered release [literature and film], The Shape of Water is unlike anything you’ve ever read or seen.”      - Amazon  Copies are available in hardcover, paperback, audio ebook and eaudio. 


Wednesday November 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM DIY Book Making for Writers, Poets, & Graphic Novelists  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Learn to make a variety of simple book forms that require no special materials, tools, or technical skills. They can be produced as one-of-a-kinds or printed in small editions – perfect to share with friends, give away at readings, or use as a format for small zines. You’ll get advice on page layout, paper choices and printing, and be ready to continue making these books on your own. Space for 15 on a “first-come” basis.


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. 


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

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


Saturday November 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Write-Ins: NaNoWriMo  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Come write in!  Get cracking on your novel and stay strong with supportive write-ins.


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

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM It Happened Like This ...  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

You know those stories you tell over and over again? It's time to put them in writing! Bring  a story idea, an anecdote, or a memorable photo or other prompt to this hands-on workshop and we'll get you started. Presented by retired journalist and workshop leader Steve Crowe. Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.


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

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


Saturday November 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Write-Ins: NaNoWriMo  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Come write in!  Get cracking on your novel and stay strong with supportive write-ins.


Monday November 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.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses Natalie Dykstra's Clover Adams: A gilded & heartbreaking life Biography - Memoir. 2012. 336 p. The Fall optional title is:

Mark Haddon's Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time  Fiction-Modern Classic. 2004.   220 p.  Next up for December is Celeste Ng's  Little Fires Everywhere  Fiction. 2017. 354 p.

 

 


Tuesday November 20, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon Book Club: 'The Rosie Project' by Graeme Simsion  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30.  Bring your brown-bag luncheon, Nancy provides the beverages and dessert. Today: 'The Rosie Project' by Graeme Simsion. Best selling contemporary fiction, 2013. Next up for December: 'Hidden Figures' by Margot Lee Shetterly.


Wednesday November 21, 2018
   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 22, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving  

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

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


Saturday November 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Write-Ins: NaNoWriMo  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Come write in!  Get cracking on your novel and stay strong with supportive write-ins.


Monday November 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.


Wednesday November 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


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

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


Monday December 3, 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 December 4, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: Dark Matter  
   

2016.  "Dark Matter [by Blake Crouch] is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of."   -Amazon  Copies are available in hardcover, paperback, audio, large print, ebook and eaudio.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tips on Getting Published from the NeverTheLess Writers  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Are you a writer looking to get published? Get answers here!  This cross-genre collaborative of North Shore authors has diverse writing and publishing experience. Featuring Holly Robinson, Elizabeth Atkinson, and Elizabeth Maxwell.  Free and open to the public.


Wednesday December 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday December 6, 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.
 
   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
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday December 10, 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 December 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Friday December 14, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday December 17, 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.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses Celeste Ng's  Little Fires Everywhere  Fiction. 2017. 354 p.  Next up for January: Dray, Stephanie & Laura Kamoie's  My Dear Hamilton: a novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton.  Biographical Historical Fiction. 2018. 652 p.


Tuesday December 18, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon Book Club: 'Hidden Figures' by Margot Lee Shetterly  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30.  Bring your brown-bag luncheon, Nancy provides the beverages and dessert. Today: 'Hidden Figures' by Margot Lee Shetterly. Nonfiction biographical account of groundbreaking female NASA scientists' discoveries.  Next up for January: 'Zookeeper's Wife' by Diane Ackerman.


Wednesday December 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Friday December 21, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


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

Wednesday December 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Friday December 28, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Tuesday January 15, 2019
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon Book Club: Zookeeper's Wife  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30.  Bring your brown-bag luncheon, Nancy provides the beverages and dessert. Today: 'Zookeeper's Wife' by Diane Ackerman. Nonfiction account of how the Warsaw Zoo saved people from the Nazi regime.  Next up for February: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. 


Monday January 28, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses Dray, Stephanie & Laura Kamoie's  My Dear Hamilton: a novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton.  Biographical Historical Fiction. 2018. 652 p. Next up for February:  Amor Towles'  A Gentleman in Moscow  Historical Fiction. 2016. 480 p. & the winter optional title is Harriet Ann Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Biography / Memoir. 1861. 160 p. 


Tuesday February 5, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: The Lies of Locke Lamora  
   

2006 The Lies of Locke Lamore by Scott Lynch.  "The Thorn of Camorr is said to be an unbeatable swordsman, a master thief, a ghost that walks through walls. Half the city believes him to be a legendary champion of the poor. The other half believe him to be a foolish myth. Nobody has it quite right."  - Scottlynch.us  Copies are available in hardcover, paperback, and eaudio.  


Tuesday February 19, 2019
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon Book Club: Olive Kitteridge  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30.  Bring your brown-bag luncheon, Nancy provides the beverages and dessert. Today: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. 13 different narratives are bound together by one larger-than-life person.  Next up for March: Victoria by Daisy Goodwin.


Monday February 25, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses Amor Towles'  A Gentleman in Moscow  Historical Fiction. 2016. 480 p. & the winter optional title is Harriet Ann Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Biography / Memoir. 1861. 160 p.   Next up for March:  Chris Bohjalian's The Flight Attendant, Fiction. Psychological Thriller. 2018. 345 p.


Tuesday March 5, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: The Nameless City  
   

2016. The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks.  "This tale of unexpected alliances has everything: winning characters, a sumptuous setting, and sharp observations about power and history. Hidden depths abound in The Nameless City."  - Scott Westerfeld  This graphic novel is only available in one format.


Tuesday March 19, 2019
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon Book Club: Victoria  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30.  Bring your brown-bag luncheon, Nancy provides the beverages and dessert. Today: Victoria by Daisy Goodwin. Historical fiction avccount of one of the longest ruling Monarchs,but focusing on her younger years. Next up for April: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.


Monday March 25, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses Chris Bohjalian's The Flight Attendant, Fiction. Psychological Thriller. 2018. 345 p. Next up for April: 

Lisa Wingate's Before We Were Yours, Historical Fiction. 2017. 352 p.


Tuesday April 2, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: The Golden Compass  
   

“In a landmark epic of fantasy & storytelling, Philip Pullman invites readers into a world as convincing and thoroughly realized as Narnia, Earthsea, or  Redwall. Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford's Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors.”   - publisher    Click here to jump to the catalog.

 


Friday April 5, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM A Visit with Queen Victoria  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

In 1837, teenaged Victoria ascended to the British throne, untrained and innocent. Those who would try to usurp her power underestimated this self-willed intelligent young woman whose mettle sustained her through her 63-year reign. Using Queen Victoria's diary and letters, this program reveals the personal details of a powerful yet humane woman, who took seriously her role as monarch in a time of great expansion. She and her husband, Albert, set an example of high moral character and dedication, a novelty in the royal house after generations of scandal. In a first person portrayal, Sally Mummey performs this living history in proper 19th century clothing resplendent with Royal Orders.   Free and open to the public, funded by the Friends.


Tuesday April 16, 2019
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon Book Club: Lincoln in the Bardo  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30.  Bring your brown-bag luncheon, Nancy provides the beverages and dessert. Today: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.Based on historical facts but with a great dose of imagination, spinning the tale to the hilarious and supernatura from the point of view of Willie Lincoln's perspective.  Next up for May: Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.


Monday April 22, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses  Lisa Wingate's Before We Were Yours, Historical Fiction. 2017. 352 p. Next up for May:  Lisa Genova's Every Note Played, Fiction. 2018. 320 p. pianist - ALS

 


Monday May 20, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses Lisa Genova's Every Note Played, Fiction. 2018. 320 p. pianist - ALS.  Next up for June:  Kristen Hannah's The Great Alone, Fiction. 2018. 448 p.

 


Tuesday May 21, 2019
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon Book Club: A Gentleman in Moscow  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30.  Bring your brown-bag luncheon, Nancy provides the beverages and dessert. Today: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. A bestseller based on a man who is sentenced by a Bolshevik tribunal to spend the rest of his life in a luxury hotel.


Monday June 24, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
   

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses  Kristen Hannah's The Great Alone, Fiction. 2018. 448 p.  After that you're on break for the summer and we'll see you in September!


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