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Tuesday October 1, 2019 -  Thursday October 31, 2019
   12:00 AM Pumpkin Decorating Contest  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Decorate a Halloween pumpkin with paint, sparkles, feathers, paper, ribbon - use your imagination! (But do not carve your pumpkin, they will not be accepted!) Bring it in before Oct. 31st  for judging; every participant will win a prize. Pick up your pumpkin by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1; or it will be discarded. 


Tuesday October 15, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard to enjoy 30 minutes of intentional time wtih young ones (ages birth - 18 months), engaged in stories, songs, and play. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. In-room preregistration is requested.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: The Alice Network  
    Contact: Amy Dziewit   978-468-5577   adziewit@hwlibrary.org
   

In an enthralling new novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women -- a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947 -- are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. Click here to jump to the catalog.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Board Meeting  

Wednesday October 16, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Registration for this program was via lottery on 9/16. Please enter the lottery for the winter program.

   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 registration necessary, great for ages 4 and older. 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Writers Workshop II  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Do you have a great idea and don't know how to get started? Are you stuck with a messy first draft and need help with organization and editing? Come prepared to exercise your writing skills and review all aspects of the craft including character, setting, and dialogue. We'll discuss outlining techniques and "planners" vs "pantsers", learn about brainstorming, story vs plot and how to find your writer's voice. We'll run some writing sprints and share ideas to build writing endurance. All levels and genres of writers welcome to this class, free and open to the public. 


Thursday October 17, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 10/3 to 12/12, however there is no meeting on 11/28. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie: The Final Girls  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   


October scary movie series : 
The Final Girls, Rated PG-13.  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Description from imdb.com:
A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer.

Directed by:  Todd Strauss-Schulson. 
Stars:  Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Adam Devine.


Friday October 18, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Children's Yoga with Meredith  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join Melanie Ward for STEM-/STEAM-based fun! Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, sing songs, explore science, technology, engineering, art and math ideas.  This group meets Friday afternoons 2-3 from 9/20 to 12/13, however there is no meeting on 11/29. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Explore the Haunting True History of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Christopher Rondina  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x614   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

 It’s been two-hundred-years since Washington Irving dreamed-up the ‘Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow’, the most iconic ghost in American folklore – but was the famous specter truly just a figment of the author’s imagination, or is there more to the legend?

 Join Christopher Rondina, writer and ghost-chaser, for an evening of literary adventure and haunting mystery as we explore the true beginnings of America’s favorite ghost story and unmask the long-lost identity of the phantom horseman himself!

 Signed copies of Christopher’s book Legends of Sleepy Hollow: The Lost History of the Headless Horseman will be available for purchase after the presentation. The book includes the full original text of Washington Irving’s Halloween classic, along with history, folklore, and traditions behind the famous ghostly tale.


Saturday October 19, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Rome and Colonial America  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Rome and Colonial America were more alike than you might think! Think: Tribute, Technology and Transportation. Join local archaeologist, Kimberley Connors, as we discuss how the Roman model formed the foundation of our landscape. Ms. Connors is a Harvard University trained archaeologist who has offered hundreds of public and school events delving into our shared New England history. This event is sponsored by the Hamilton Historical Society and the Friends of the HWPL, free and open to the public.


Monday October 21, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM First Friends Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Children ages 0-5 and their parent / caregivers are invited play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun with Paige Menchini of Early Childhood Partners. Free and open to the public, registration is requested with EarlyChildhoodPartners.com : 978-468-5489.    The group meets Mondays from 10:15-11 from 9/16 to 12/9. Please note there is no meeting on 10/14, 11/11, 11/18, or 11/25. 

   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.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM May I Pet Your Dog?  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Representatives of the Canine Company will be here to share a story and provide activities and games designed to reinforce safety skills when approaching and caring for our animal friends. No registration necessary, free and open to the public, designed for preschool and elementary-aged children.

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws to Read with Tessie  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Tessie is a certified theraphy dog through Therapy Dogs, Inc. Reading to Tessie boosts confidence and improves language skills. Children in K-3rd grade are invited to meet with Tessie and read together. Reading time slots begin at 4:00 and are 10 minutes in length. Please visit the Children's Room desk to register.


Tuesday October 22, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard to enjoy 30 minutes of intentional time wtih young ones (ages birth - 18 months), engaged in stories, songs, and play. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. In-room preregistration is requested.

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Documentary: Ghost Stories  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Heritage Films presents: 'Ghost Stories' featuring a series of films of local ghost tales and paranormal findings. We'll also have a look at several films from Gettysburg and Civil War times. Films are 1/2 hour in length with time for questions, reminiscences, and discussion. Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.

    Location: Large Meeting Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Adventures  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Come & create with friends! Each session brings a new artist or style to explore. No registration necessary, great for ages 4 and older. 


Wednesday October 23, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Registration for this program was via lottery on 9/16. Please enter the lottery for the winter program.

   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 registration necessary, great for ages 4 and older. 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM National Novel Writing Month for Newbies  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   9784685577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

For those interested in finding out a little more about the camaraderie and writing frenzy that is November's National Novel Writing Month. Drop in, ask questions, 


Thursday October 24, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 10/3 to 12/12, however there is no meeting on 11/28. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.

   6:25 PM  -  8:05 PM Movie: Happy Death Day  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   


October scary movie series : 
Happy Death Day, Rated PG-13.  Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Description from imdb.com:
A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.

Directed by:  Christopher Landon. 
Stars:  Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine.


Friday October 25, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join Melanie Ward for STEM-/STEAM-based fun! Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, sing songs, explore science, technology, engineering, art and math ideas.  This group meets Friday afternoons 2-3 from 9/20 to 12/13, however there is no meeting on 11/29. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.


Monday October 28, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM First Friends Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Children ages 0-5 and their parent / caregivers are invited play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun with Paige Menchini of Early Childhood Partners. Free and open to the public, registration is requested with EarlyChildhoodPartners.com : 978-468-5489.    The group meets Mondays from 10:15-11 from 9/16 to 12/9. Please note there is no meeting on 10/14, 11/11, 11/18, or 11/25. 

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

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

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses 2018 nonfiction: 'Killers of the Flower Moon' by John Grisham.


Tuesday October 29, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard to enjoy 30 minutes of intentional time wtih young ones (ages birth - 18 months), engaged in stories, songs, and play. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. In-room preregistration is requested.


Wednesday October 30, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Registration for this program was via lottery on 9/16. Please enter the lottery for the winter program.

   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paint a Day of the Dead Skull Mask with Mandy  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

  Paint and decorate a festive Día de los Muertos 
 (Day of the Dead) style skull mask.

  Workshop led by artist Mandy Roberge.

  There are two sessions of this workshop as follows:

  •   2:00 PM to 3:30 PM for ages 7 to 10
  •   3:30 PM to 5:00 PM for ages 11 to 18

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

History information about the Day of the Dead celebration from National Geographic's website:
Day of the Dead originated several thousand years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people, who considered mourning the dead disrespectful. For these pre-Hispanic cultures, death was a natural phase in life’s long continuum. The dead were still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit—and during Día de los Muertos, they temporarily returned to Earth. Today’s Día de los Muertos celebration is a mash-up of pre-Hispanic religious rites and Christian feasts. It takes place on November 1 and 2—All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on the Catholic calendar—around the time of the fall maize harvest. 


Thursday October 31, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 10/3 to 12/12, however there is no meeting on 11/28. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.

   6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM Movie: The Craft  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   


October scary movie series : 
The Craft, Rated R.  Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Description from imdb.com:
A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

Directed by:  Andrew Fleming. 
Stars:  Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell.


Friday November 1, 2019 -  Saturday November 30, 2019
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Children's Story Writing Contest  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

In celebration of National Novel Writing Month children are encouraged to create a unique story and submit it for judging on our contest. For complete rules and regulations stop by or visit the Children's Room Blog.


Friday November 1, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM National Novel Writing Month: First Day Frenzy!  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   9784685577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Come write in! November is National Novel Writing Month – celebrate with us, it’s our 11th year of participation. Get cracking on your novel and start strong by popping by our all day "Primo di NaNo" write in. 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join Melanie Ward for STEM-/STEAM-based fun! Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, sing songs, explore science, technology, engineering, art and math ideas.  This group meets Friday afternoons 2-3 from 9/20 to 12/13, however there is no meeting on 11/29. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.


Saturday November 2, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM National Novel Writing Month: Write-Ins!  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   9784685577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Come write in!  Get cracking on your book and stay strong with supportive write-ins.  Every November writers from all around the world try to power through a first draft and reach ‘The End’ by Nov. 30.  It’s all about silencing the inner critic and getting the idea out of your head and into a workable first draft.  Come when you can, leave when you like.

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Brainstorming: An Act of Mentalism with Rory Raven  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Brainstorming is an interactive stage mind-reading show. Minds are read, spoons are bent, volunteers test their own "powers", and, if appropriate, the evening concludes with a re-creation of the kind of manifestation you might have witnessed in a séance chamber over a century ago! While the show is "TV clean", it is more suitable for teens and adults than for children..

A life-long interest in all things psychic and paranormal led Rory to pursue a career as a mentalist and mindbender. His goal is to reproduce the kind of effects parapsychologists have been researching for years – only he wants to do them live and onstage. What is a mentalist? A mentalist is a theatrical mind-reader; a performer who, using a variety of techniques, is able to produce results that would only seem possible by psychic or paranormal means. 

Rory’s work has brought him to a number of wonderful places over the years. From Salem to Manhattan to Istanbul - he has performed for bar patrons, educational groups, nightclub crowds, champion bridge players, and even a coven of witches! Throughout his travels, Rory says that one thing has always intrigued him. “What I find interesting is that everyone has an opinion about whether or not telepathy exists. The great thing is that you don't have to believe in order to find mentalism compelling, any more than you have to believe that the actor onstage really is a melancholy Danish prince in order to get completely caught up in that experience. Remember, we're in the Theater of the Mind, and not just my mind... but yours as well.” Rory's website is: http://roryraven.com


Monday November 4, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM First Friends Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Children ages 0-5 and their parent / caregivers are invited play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun with Paige Menchini of Early Childhood Partners. Free and open to the public, registration is requested with EarlyChildhoodPartners.com : 978-468-5489.    The group meets Mondays from 10:15-11 from 9/16 to 12/9. Please note there is no meeting on 10/14, 11/11, 11/18, or 11/25. 

   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 Chess for Kids  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Program runs Monday afternoons: Nov. 4, 18, 25 & Dec. 2 from 3:30-4:30. Designed for 1st through 6th graders. Join Sandra Stolle, former teacher and chess instructor, for some chess fun! Come play this strategic game, learn some new moves, and sharpen your skills.  No prior experience necessary, players of all skill levels are welcome. Come to all 4 sessions or just a few. In room pre-registration is required, free and open to the public.


Tuesday November 5, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard to enjoy 30 minutes of intentional time wtih young ones (ages birth - 18 months), engaged in stories, songs, and play. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. In-room preregistration is requested.

   3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM FREE Community Flu Vaccinations  
    Contact: Christine Lee     clee@hamiltonma.gov
   

Anyone, from any town, is invited to drop in to get your flu vaccination. Christine Lee (RN BSN, Hamilton Public Health Nurse) will be calling the shots, and requests you bring your health insurance card and wear short sleeves. 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Adventures  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Come & create with friends! Each session brings a new artist or style to explore. No registration necessary, great for ages 4 and older. 

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

2016. This fast-paced futuristic science-fiction cyber-thriller about virtual reality gone wrong is a compulsive read, especially for gamers. Click here to jump to the catalog.


Wednesday November 6, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Registration for this program was via lottery on 9/16. Please enter the lottery for the winter program.

   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 registration necessary, great for ages 4 and older. 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM MOVED TO NOV. 13 Wednesday Night Book Club: Bad Blood  
    Contact: Dede McManus     dmcmanus@flintpublib.org
   

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in Silicon Valley by John Carreyrou. 2018, nonfiction. The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos (the multi-billion dollar biotech startup) by the prize winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. Click here to jump to the catalog. 

 


Thursday November 7, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 10/3 to 12/12, however there is no meeting on 11/28. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tea Leaf Reading Workshop with Roxie Zwicker  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Reading tea leaves — also called tasseography or tasseomancy — is a fascinating form of divination, which some refer to as a “lost art.” The idea is that your energy gets infused into the tea leaves, which can then form themselves into symbols in the cup to send messages. People have used tea leaf readings to divine their future, connect with spirits and get advice on a problem. It has been found in cultures all around the world.


Roxie has been reading tea leaves for over 25 years and her enthusiasm for this lost art is reflected in each reading she does.  She will customize a blend of organic, herbal tea to suit your needs and situation and the magic of your own tea leaf reading will begin! This form of divination uses the intuitive ability to discern the meanings of the leaves and their symbols left behind in the cup of tea.  Each zone of the teacup has meaning as well as each symbol.  Every reading is unique offering the querent’s specific symbols, including – but not limited to – spirit guides, animals, lucky numbers, dates, names, ancestors, angels and many times complete words are spelled out.  Roxie will go over the history, lore and methods of tea leaf reading in this presentation.

Roxie is the author of 7 books on New England folklore and ghost stories and she throughly enjoys educating people with tales of folklore, the strange and unusual.  Her company website is newenglandcuriosities.comRoxie's company has been offering tours and special haunted events since 2002 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Featured in the Boston Herald and the New York Times. TV appearances include New Hampshire Chronicle, The History Channel and the Travel Channel! The hostess of the hit podcast Wicked Curious she shares a lifetime of research and experience about the paranormal and metaphysical.  


Friday November 8, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join Melanie Ward for STEM-/STEAM-based fun! Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, sing songs, explore science, technology, engineering, art and math ideas.  This group meets Friday afternoons 2-3 from 9/20 to 12/13, however there is no meeting on 11/29. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.


Saturday November 9, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM National Novel Writing Month: Write-Ins!  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   9784685577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Come write in!  Get cracking on your book and stay strong with supportive write-ins.  Every November writers from all around the world try to power through a first draft and reach ‘The End’ by Nov. 30.  It’s all about silencing the inner critic and getting the idea out of your head and into a workable first draft.  Come when you can, leave when you like.

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teddy Bear Tea Storytime  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

We welcome you and your stuffed companions to a morning of stories and tea. Great for ages 3 and older, free and open to the public, no registration necessary.


Monday November 11, 2019
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed in Observance of Veterans Day  

Tuesday November 12, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard to enjoy 30 minutes of intentional time wtih young ones (ages birth - 18 months), engaged in stories, songs, and play. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. In-room preregistration is requested.


Wednesday November 13, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Registration for this program was via lottery on 9/16. Please enter the lottery for the winter program.

   2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Red Cross Blood Drive  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident, and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. The HWPL will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wed. Nov. 13 from 2:00-7:00. For an appointment please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

   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 registration necessary, great for ages 4 and older. 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wednesday Night Book Club: Bad Blood  
    Contact: Dede McManus     dmcmanus@flintpublib.org
   

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in Silicon Valley by John Carreyrou. 2018, nonfiction. The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos (the multi-billion dollar biotech startup) by the prize winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. Click here to jump to the catalog. 

 


Thursday November 14, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 10/3 to 12/12, however there is no meeting on 11/28. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.

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

Friday November 15, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Children's Yoga with Meredith  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join Melanie Ward for STEM-/STEAM-based fun! Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, sing songs, explore science, technology, engineering, art and math ideas.  This group meets Friday afternoons 2-3 from 9/20 to 12/13, however there is no meeting on 11/29. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.


Saturday November 16, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM National Novel Writing Month: Write-Ins!  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   9784685577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Come write in!  Get cracking on your book and stay strong with supportive write-ins.  Every November writers from all around the world try to power through a first draft and reach ‘The End’ by Nov. 30.  It’s all about silencing the inner critic and getting the idea out of your head and into a workable first draft.  Come when you can, leave when you like.


Monday November 18, 2019
   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 Chess for Kids  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Program runs Monday afternoons: Nov. 4, 18, 25 & Dec. 2 from 3:30-4:30. Designed for 1st through 6th graders. Join Sandra Stolle, former teacher and chess instructor, for some chess fun! Come play this strategic game, learn some new moves, and sharpen your skills.  No prior experience necessary, players of all skill levels are welcome. Come to all 4 sessions or just a few. In room pre-registration is required, free and open to the public.


Tuesday November 19, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Bookworms  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sue Shepard to enjoy 30 minutes of intentional time wtih young ones (ages birth - 18 months), engaged in stories, songs, and play. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. In-room preregistration is requested.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: One Day in December  
    Contact: Amy Dziewit   978-468-5577   adziewit@hwlibrary.org
   

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's   a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. What follows for Laurie, Sarah, and Jack is 10 years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming, and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness. 

Click here to jump to the catalog.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Adventures  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Come & create with friends! Each session brings a new artist or style to explore. No registration necessary, great for ages 4 and older. 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Board Meeting  

Wednesday November 20, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Registration for this program was via lottery on 9/16. Please enter the lottery for the winter program.

   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 registration necessary, great for ages 4 and older. 


Thursday November 21, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 10/3 to 12/12, however there is no meeting on 11/28. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.


Friday November 22, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join Melanie Ward for STEM-/STEAM-based fun! Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, sing songs, explore science, technology, engineering, art and math ideas.  This group meets Friday afternoons 2-3 from 9/20 to 12/13, however there is no meeting on 11/29. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.


Saturday November 23, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM National Novel Writing Month: Write-Ins!  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   9784685577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Come write in!  Get cracking on your book and stay strong with supportive write-ins.  Every November writers from all around the world try to power through a first draft and reach ‘The End’ by Nov. 30.  It’s all about silencing the inner critic and getting the idea out of your head and into a workable first draft.  Come when you can, leave when you like.

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

Join us for stories that celebrate the season and take home a craft. Great for ages 2 and older, free and open to the public, no registration necessary.


Monday November 25, 2019
   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 Chess for Kids  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Program runs Monday afternoons: Nov. 4, 18, 25 & Dec. 2 from 3:30-4:30. Designed for 1st through 6th graders. Join Sandra Stolle, former teacher and chess instructor, for some chess fun! Come play this strategic game, learn some new moves, and sharpen your skills.  No prior experience necessary, players of all skill levels are welcome. Come to all 4 sessions or just a few. In room pre-registration is required, free and open to the public.

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

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses 2017 nonfiction: 'The Radium Girls' by Kate Moore.


Tuesday November 26, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Documentary: 'Old Sturbridge Village'  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Heritage Films presents: 'Old Sturbridge Village' featuring a walk through the 1830's style New England Village where reenactors describe mid-19th century life. Films are 1/2 hour in length with time for questions, reminiscences, and discussion. Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.

    Location: Large Meeting Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Global Reading Group: 1491  
    Contact: Lewis Parsons   978-468-5577   lparsons@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us as we read and discuss historical and contemporary nonfiction covering major global issues. Are there ways we can be engaged global citizens? Click here to see all the titles for Nov 2019 to June 2020. Today's discussion features 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann.  We'll have copies for check out at the library, or check the catalog. Next up for December is King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild.


Wednesday November 27, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closing Early in Observance of Thanksgiving  

Thursday November 28, 2019
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving  

Friday November 29, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Dora & the Lost City of Gold  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

2019. "Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold."  -imdb.com  Rated PG for "action and impolite humor". Bring along a snack, a cushion and a friend.


Saturday November 30, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM National Novel Writing Month: Write-Ins!  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   9784685577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Come write in!  Get cracking on your book and stay strong with supportive write-ins.  Every November writers from all around the world try to power through a first draft and reach ‘The End’ by Nov. 30.  It’s all about silencing the inner critic and getting the idea out of your head and into a workable first draft.  Come when you can, leave when you like.


Monday December 2, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM First Friends Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Children ages 0-5 and their parent / caregivers are invited play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun with Paige Menchini of Early Childhood Partners. Free and open to the public, registration is requested with EarlyChildhoodPartners.com : 978-468-5489.    The group meets Mondays from 10:15-11 from 9/16 to 12/9. Please note there is no meeting on 10/14, 11/11, 11/18, or 11/25. 

   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 Chess for Kids  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Program runs Monday afternoons: Nov. 4, 18, 25 & Dec. 2 from 3:30-4:30. Designed for 1st through 6th graders. Join Sandra Stolle, former teacher and chess instructor, for some chess fun! Come play this strategic game, learn some new moves, and sharpen your skills.  No prior experience necessary, players of all skill levels are welcome. Come to all 4 sessions or just a few. In room pre-registration is required, free and open to the public.


Tuesday December 3, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: Stormdancer  
   

2012. The first in an epic new fantasy series, introducing an unforgettable new heroine and a stunningly original dystopian steampunk world with a flavor of feudal Japan. Click here to jump to the catalog.


Wednesday December 4, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wednesday Night Book Club: The Spy  
    Contact: Dede McManus     dmcmanus@flintpublib.org
   

The Spy by Paulo Coelho. 2016, historical fiction. The story of [Mata Hari’s] celebrated yet mysterious life as an exotic dancer and courtesan, and her controversial execution as a spy during WWI unfolds as a fascinating first-person narrative of self-creation and bravery. Click here to jump to the catalog.


Thursday December 5, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 10/3 to 12/12, however there is no meeting on 11/28. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.

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

Friday December 6, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join Melanie Ward for STEM-/STEAM-based fun! Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, sing songs, explore science, technology, engineering, art and math ideas.  This group meets Friday afternoons 2-3 from 9/20 to 12/13, however there is no meeting on 11/29. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.


Saturday December 7, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chess Master Simultaneous Exhibition  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   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, students especially welcome.  Free and open to the public.

    Location: Large Meeting Room

Monday December 9, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM First Friends Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Children ages 0-5 and their parent / caregivers are invited play, move, explore instruments, sing, read, and have fun with Paige Menchini of Early Childhood Partners. Free and open to the public, registration is requested with EarlyChildhoodPartners.com : 978-468-5489.    The group meets Mondays from 10:15-11 from 9/16 to 12/9. Please note there is no meeting on 10/14, 11/11, 11/18, or 11/25. 

   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 10, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Satin Russell on Self-Publishing  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   9784685577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for the concluding speaker for our 11th Annual National Novel Writing Month events.  So you've finished, started, or thought really hard about your first draft. Now what?  Ms. Russell's a local NaNoWriMo veteran who has published two books of her series 'The Harper Sisters'. Is self-publishing for you? Hear from someone who's been there and done it - bring your questions, and get ready to take that next step towards self publishing.  Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.


Thursday December 12, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with trained visual artist, Eva Der.  In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and capacity for friendship and community. This group meets Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30 from 10/3 to 12/12, however there is no meeting on 11/28. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.


Friday December 13, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Fridays Story Time  
    Contact: Paige Menchini   9784685489   e.menchini@hwschools.net
   

Join Melanie Ward for STEM-/STEAM-based fun! Parents / Caregivers of children ages 0-5 will enjoy stories, sing songs, explore science, technology, engineering, art and math ideas.  This group meets Friday afternoons 2-3 from 9/20 to 12/13, however there is no meeting on 11/29. Free and open to the public, registration is requested at EarlyChildhoodPartners.com  or 978-468-5489.


Monday December 16, 2019
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

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

Currently this group is closed to new members, it is quite full.  Tonight the group discusses 2018 fiction: 'Circe' by Madeline Miller. 


Tuesday December 17, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Documentary: 'Maine's Logging History'  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Heritage Films presents: 'Maine's Logging History' featuring a fascinating perspective of old films focusing on the state's timber history. Films are 1/2 hour in length with time for questions, reminiscences, and discussion. Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.

    Location: Large Meeting Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: The Great Alone  
    Contact: Amy Dziewit   978-468-5577   adziewit@hwlibrary.org
   

Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, Alaska. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Click here to jump to the catalog.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Board Meeting  
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Global Reading Group: King Leopold's Ghost  
    Contact: Lewis Parsons   978-468-5577   lparsons@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us as we read and discuss historical and contemporary nonfiction covering major global issues. Are there ways we can be engaged global citizens? Click here to see all the titles for Nov 2019 to June 2020. Today's discussion features King Leopold's Ghost: A story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild. 


Friday December 20, 2019
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Children's Yoga with Meredith  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

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


Monday December 23, 2019
   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 24, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Closing Early in Observance of Christmas  

Wednesday December 25, 2019
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Closed in Observance of Christmas  

Friday December 27, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Thank You Card Making  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Drop in and use our supplies to create unique thank you cards for the gifts you have received. All ages are welcome, no registration necessary.


Saturday December 28, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Thank You Card Making  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Drop in and use our supplies to create unique thank you cards for the gifts you have received. All ages are welcome, no registration necessary.


Monday December 30, 2019
   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 31, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closing Early in Observance of New Year's  

Tuesday January 7, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: The Bear and the Nightingale  
   

The Bear and the Nighingale by Katherine Arden, 2017, is a grim re-envisioning of a Russian folktale with historical realism and magic. Click here to jump to the catalog.


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

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

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


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

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


Tuesday January 28, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Global Reading Group: The New Odyssey  
    Contact: Lewis Parsons   978-468-5577   lparsons@hwlibrary.org
   

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


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

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


Thursday February 13, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Monthly Trustees of the Library Meeting  

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

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


Monday February 24, 2020
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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


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

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


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

Tuesday March 17, 2020
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Next Year in Havana  
    Contact: Amy Dziewit   978-468-5577   adziewit@hwlibrary.org
   

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


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

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


Tuesday March 31, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Global Reading Group: Born a Crime  
    Contact: Lewis Parsons   978-468-5577   lparsons@hwlibrary.org
   

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


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

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


Tuesday April 7, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet  
   

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


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

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

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

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

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


Tuesday April 28, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Global Reading Group: 6th Extinction  
    Contact: Lewis Parsons   978-468-5577   lparsons@hwlibrary.org
   

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


Tuesday May 5, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub: Ink and Bone  
   

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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