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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

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

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


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

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Barbara Kent Lawrence: The Other Island: Ben's Story  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Author Barbara Kent Lawrence: The Other Island: Ben’s Story Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00. Join us in celebrating former local Barbara Kent Lawrence’s second novel. In Islands of Time, Becky Granger told her story about falling in love with Ben Bunker. Ben, now a fisherman and a marine biologist, also shares his perspective on the changing fisheries of the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, and the ways in which these changes affect his family and community, as well as all of us who share this planet and its oceans. Free and open to the public; bring along a friend.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Bookclub: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson Memoir, 2014. “The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.”  -library catalog.   Available in hardcover, CD, & eBook


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

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

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

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


Friday June 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:40 PM Movie: Beauty & the Beast [live action, PG]  
   

Showing on our Big Screen.  "An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love." -imdb.com Bring a cushion for the chair, a snack and a friend.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


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

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

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

   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Beauty & the Beast [live action, PG]  
   

Showing on our Big Screen.  "An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love." -imdb.com Bring a cushion for the chair, a snack and a friend.


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

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

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

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

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

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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


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

We will explore topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through stories and hands on activities. Join us for an exploratin of what floats and what sinks and why.  Pre-registration is requested, for preschoolers and older.. 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Registration Opens for Summer Reading  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Stop in for the start of a summer-long reading journey: pick up your Reading Log and Time Chart, along with  a schedule of events.  Be sure to keep tabs on the Children's Room blog for the scoop on what's new. No phone / web / email registrations will be accepted.  All programs are free and open to the public at no charge.

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

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

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


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

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

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

Bargains on board books to teen novels. Stock up for rainy days and scorchers that drive you to the shade with a good book.  Credit cards will be accepted.  There will also be family movies played that day as well: Disney's classic animated Beauty and the Beast [G] from 1:00-2:25, followed by LEGO Batman, [PG] 3:00-4:45. Bring snacks, bring a cushion for the floor or chair, and bring a friend.

   1:00 PM  -  2:25 PM Movie: Beauty & the Beast [animated, G]  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Disney's classic animated Beauty and the Beast [G] from 1:00-2:25.  Bring snacks, bring a cushion for the floor or chair, and bring a friend.

   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Movie: LEGO Batman [PG]  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

LEGO Batman [PG] from 3:00-4:45.  Bring snacks, bring a cushion for the floor or chair, and bring a friend.


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

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


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

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


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

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

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

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


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

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

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

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Build and Design for Mini Golf Day  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Families of all ages are invited to create obstacles and decorations for our mini-golf day. All materials provided; no registration necessary.  (Join us on Saturday July 8 from 11:00-2:00 to play the course of 10 holes around the library! Come early to be sure to get in!)


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

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


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

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


Saturday July 8, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Mini Golf  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Mobile Mini Golf brings 10 holes of a unique, artsy and colorful game of golf to play in, and around the library. Families of all ages are welcome. No registration required, however come early to guarantee space.  ((Join us on Wed. July 5 at 6:30 for a Build and Design session to create obstacles and decorations for the golf event!))


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

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

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Music Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music and movement-based class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 24 months. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This science-based class is designed for parents and children aged 2 to 5. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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


Tuesday July 11, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Reading for Adults  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Come join us on adventures designed to relieve stress, where we'll discuss a book and watch a DVD inspired by our reading. The group meets on select Tuesdays at 11:30, so bring a brown-bag lunch, there will be iced tea, lemonade, and a dessert supplied. July 11: Nature and Henry David Thoreau: Thoreau at Devil's Perch and Thoreau in Phantom Bog and Thoreau on Wolf Hill all three titles by B.B. Oaks. July 25 - Stress Relief via Gardening: The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady by Susan Wittig Albert. August 8: National Parks: Boar Island by Nevada Barr  August 22: Stress Relief via humor: My Nest isn't Empty, it Just has More Closet Space by Lisa Scottoline.

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Synch with Science: Junior Edition  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Explore science with 5th grade teacher, Bryan Sheckells! In-Library registration required. Junior Edition for children ages 6-8.

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

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


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

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

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

This hour long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be ages 18- 30 months to register for this program. Due to space limitations, registration for this program will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in person for the lottery on Monday, June 26 from 10-8. Patricipants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not revieve a call from Lisa, please enter the lottery again in the fall. 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Saturday July 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Ages 6-8 Photo Safari with Toni Carolina  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Bring your camera and join professional photographer, Toni Carolina, for a walk around Hamilton and Wenham, for an adventure matching landscape to philosophy. Space is limited, registration is required.

   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Ages 9+ Photo Safari with Toni Carolina  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Bring your camera and join professional photographer, Toni Carolina, for a walk around Hamilton and Wenham, for an adventure matching landscape to philosophy. Space is limited, registration is required.


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

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

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Music Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music and movement-based class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 24 months. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This science-based class is designed for parents and children aged 2 to 5. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

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

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


Tuesday July 18, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Synch with Science: Junior Edition  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Explore science with 5th grade teacher, Bryan Sheckells! In-Library registration required. Junior Edition for children ages 6-8.

   7:30 PM  -  9:45 PM North Shore Amateur Astronomy Star Party  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Be prepared for the solar eclipse on August 21!
Children's craft at 7:30 PM (fashion a Hubbell telescope).
Eclipse program at 8:00 PM.
Observe the night sky through club telescopes on the field behind the library at 8:45 PM.
This program is for ages 10 and up, including adults.


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

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

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

This hour long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be ages 18- 30 months to register for this program. Due to space limitations, registration for this program will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in person for the lottery on Monday, June 26 from 10-8. Patricipants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not revieve a call from Lisa, please enter the lottery again in the fall. 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Norman Ng: Magician  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Norman tried to fool Penn & Teller, can he fool you? Prepare for an exciting fusion of magic, comedy, and audience participation. Families of all ages are welcome; no registration necessary.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Saturday July 22, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fairy Boat Building  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us to construct wooden fairy boats with found items, complete a craft, and join in a fairy procession.  Design and keep this magical habitat for the aquatic sprites you may meet.  Families of all ages are welcome to participate.


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

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

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Music Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music and movement-based class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 24 months. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This science-based class is designed for parents and children aged 2 to 5. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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


Tuesday July 25, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Reading for Adults  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Come join us on adventures designed to relieve stress, where we'll discuss a book and watch a DVD inspired by our reading. The group meets on select Tuesdays at 11:30, so bring a brown-bag lunch, there will be iced tea, lemonade, and a dessert supplied.  July 25 - Stress Relief via Gardening: The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady by Susan Wittig Albert. August 8: National Parks: Boar Island by Nevada Barr  August 22: Stress Relief via humor: My Nest isn't Empty, it Just has More Closet Space by Lisa Scottoline.

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Synch with Science: Junior Edition  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Explore science with 5th grade teacher, Bryan Sheckells! In-Library registration required. Junior Edition for children ages 6-8.


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

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

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

This hour long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be ages 18- 30 months to register for this program. Due to space limitations, registration for this program will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in person for the lottery on Monday, June 26 from 10-8. Patricipants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not revieve a call from Lisa, please enter the lottery again in the fall. 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Creature Teachers  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Don't miss Richard Roth's Animals Around the World.  Assist Rick as he teaches us how we can build a better world for creatures common and rare. Families of all ages are welcome; no registration necessary.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Saturday July 29, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Teen Think Tank Shopping Spree to Barnes & Noble  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Choose books & games for our teen collections at Barnes & Noble. To participate you must be a Teen Think Tank member and have attended at least one previous Teen Think Tank meeting during 2017.
Parent/guardian permission forms are due by July 8th.
To attend a TTT meeting, call Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian at: 978-468-5577 x14.

 
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monarch Butterfly Program  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Become a monarch champion!  Join resident expert Boston College Professor Dr. Charlie Hoffman. Learn how to identify, collect and care for your monarch eggs and caterpillars and how YOU can raise them at home.  Families of all ages are welcome to attend.


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

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

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Music Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music and movement-based class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 24 months. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This science-based class is designed for parents and children aged 2 to 5. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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


Tuesday August 1, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Synch with Science: Junior Edition  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Explore science with 5th grade teacher, Bryan Sheckells! In-Library registration required. Junior Edition for children ages 6-8.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Synch with Science: Senior Edition  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Explore science with 5th grade teacher, Bryan Sheckells! In-Library registration required. Junior Edition for children ages 9-12.


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

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

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

This hour long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be ages 18- 30 months to register for this program. Due to space limitations, registration for this program will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in person for the lottery on Monday, June 26 from 10-8. Patricipants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not revieve a call from Lisa, please enter the lottery again in the fall. 

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

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

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

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM 19th Annual Vehicle Night  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us in the parking lot for a festival of transportation!  Brought to you by the fire, police, and public works departments of Hamilton and Wenham, Dodge Tree Service, Lyons Ambulance and the Mix104.1 Ice Cream Truck.  There is no rain date. Families of all ages are welcome.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Bookclub: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Fiction, Allegory, 1988. Originally written in Portuguese,The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there. The book is an international bestseller, with more than 150 million copies sold in 70 different languages, becoming one of the best-selling books in history and setting the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author.  Available in hardcover, large print, CD, eBook, eAudio and also a graphic novel.

 

 


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Music Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music and movement-based class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 24 months. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This science-based class is designed for parents and children aged 2 to 5. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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


Tuesday August 8, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Reading for Adults  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Come join us on adventures designed to relieve stress, where we'll discuss a book and watch a DVD inspired by our reading. The group meets on select Tuesdays at 11:30, so bring a brown-bag lunch, there will be iced tea, lemonade, and a dessert supplied.  August 8: National Parks: Boar Island by Nevada Barr  August 22: Stress Relief via humor: My Nest isn't Empty, it Just has More Closet Space by Lisa Scottoline.

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

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


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

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

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

This hour long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be ages 18- 30 months to register for this program. Due to space limitations, registration for this program will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in person for the lottery on Monday, June 26 from 10-8. Patricipants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not revieve a call from Lisa, please enter the lottery again in the fall. 

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

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

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

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Nappy's Puppets  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Jim Napolitano's presentation of "Shadows Around the World" will follow his puppet making workshop teaching the art of puppetry construction and manipulation. Families of all ages are welcome at the 6:30 performance. Registration of children ages 5 and up is required for the workshop at 5:00


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Music Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music and movement-based class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 24 months. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This science-based class is designed for parents and children aged 2 to 5. To pre-register for a session, please contact Lisa Cheney, this program is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.Weebly.com

   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.

   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Countdown to Kindergarten  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Listen to stories read by special guests Michael Harvey, HWRSD Superintendent Engage in fun "kindergarten ready" activities. Presented by Lisa Cheney of Early Childhood Partners.


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

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


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

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

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

This hour long storytime is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. Children must be ages 18- 30 months to register for this program. Due to space limitations, registration for this program will be completed through a lottery system. Patrons are required to register in person for the lottery on Monday, June 26 from 10-8. Patricipants will be chosen at random and contacted by Lisa Davis prior to the start of the program. If you do not revieve a call from Lisa, please enter the lottery again in the fall. 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Reader Ice Cream Party!!  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Congratulations to all of our readers! Join us for ice cream and surprises in this celebration of Summer Reading. Special thanks go to Cherry Farm Creamery.  You must register for this activity and bring your reading log as your admission ticket to the party.  See you there!

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

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


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

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

   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Museum of Science: Rockets: There and Back Again!  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Registration is required for this hands-on workshop for ages 5 and up.  Explore the science behind rockets and space exploration. Sessions are at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00. Please stop by the Children's room to register.


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

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


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

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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


Tuesday August 22, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Reading for Adults  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Come join us on adventures designed to relieve stress, where we'll discuss a book and watch a DVD inspired by our reading. The group meets on select Tuesdays at 11:30, so bring a brown-bag lunch, there will be iced tea, lemonade, and a dessert supplied.  August 22: Stress Relief via humor: My Nest isn't Empty, it Just has More Closet Space by Lisa Scottoline.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday September 6, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Bookclub: Freakonomics by Steven Levitt  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt. Nonfiction, 2009. “Which is more dangerous, a gun or  a swimming pool? What do school teachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask, but Leavitt reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head.”  -publisher description. Available in hardcover, large print, CD, eBook, eAudio and even a documentary DVD.

 


Thursday September 7, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Think Tank meeting  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   
Volunteer! Join the Teen Think Tank, the Library's fun and inventive teen advisory board.
The TTT is for ages 11-18. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. (Earn your high school community service hours.)
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we have pizza delivered.
To participate, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 

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

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


Friday September 15, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Book Sale Preview  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

It's booksale time!  Bargains galore can be found all sorted by genre and format, join us for the Friends Preview Night on Friday 15, 6-8 PM to get first crack at the goods.  Current Friends members are invited, and you can join at the door, too.  The public sale starts Saturday, 16th from 9-3, and then continues during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10-8.  Thursday is the fill-a-bag day. Volunteers are always needed, let us know if you can lend a hand & join the fun. Volunteers can contact Beth Myers at beth.myers1@outlook.com  or 978-468-2992.


Saturday September 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Public Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

It's booksale time!  Bargains galore can be found all sorted by genre and format, join us for the Friends Preview Night on Friday 15, 6-8 PM to get first crack at the goods.  Current Friends members are invited, and you can join at the door, too.  The public sale starts Saturday, 16th from 9-3, and then continues during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10-8.  Thursday is the fill-a-bag day. Volunteers are always needed, let us know if you can lend a hand & join the fun. Volunteers can contact Beth Myers at beth.myers1@outlook.com  or 978-468-2992.


Monday September 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

It's booksale time!  Bargains galore can be found all sorted by genre and format, join us for the Friends Preview Night on Friday 15, 6-8 PM to get first crack at the goods.  Current Friends members are invited, and you can join at the door, too.  The public sale starts Saturday, 16th from 9-3, and then continues during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10-8.  Thursday is the fill-a-bag day. Volunteers are always needed, let us know if you can lend a hand & join the fun. Volunteers can contact Beth Myers at beth.myers1@outlook.com  or 978-468-2992.


Tuesday September 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

It's booksale time!  Bargains galore can be found all sorted by genre and format, join us for the Friends Preview Night on Friday 15, 6-8 PM to get first crack at the goods.  Current Friends members are invited, and you can join at the door, too.  The public sale starts Saturday, 16th from 9-3, and then continues during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10-8.  Thursday is the fill-a-bag day. Volunteers are always needed, let us know if you can lend a hand & join the fun. Volunteers can contact Beth Myers at beth.myers1@outlook.com  or 978-468-2992.

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

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


Wednesday September 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

It's booksale time!  Bargains galore can be found all sorted by genre and format, join us for the Friends Preview Night on Friday 15, 6-8 PM to get first crack at the goods.  Current Friends members are invited, and you can join at the door, too.  The public sale starts Saturday, 16th from 9-3, and then continues during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10-8.  Thursday is the fill-a-bag day. Volunteers are always needed, let us know if you can lend a hand & join the fun. Volunteers can contact Beth Myers at beth.myers1@outlook.com  or 978-468-2992.

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

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


Thursday September 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

It's booksale time!  Bargains galore can be found all sorted by genre and format, join us for the Friends Preview Night on Friday 15, 6-8 PM to get first crack at the goods.  Current Friends members are invited, and you can join at the door, too.  The public sale starts Saturday, 16th from 9-3, and then continues during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10-8.  Thursday is the fill-a-bag day. Volunteers are always needed, let us know if you can lend a hand & join the fun. Volunteers can contact Beth Myers at beth.myers1@outlook.com  or 978-468-2992.


Wednesday October 4, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Bookclub:History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund. Fiction, 2017. "Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in a nearly abandoned commune in the northern Minnesota woods. As she struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, Linda confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people do--and fail to do--for the people they love."  -library catalog.  Available in hardcover, large print,CD, eBook, & eAudio.

 


Thursday October 5, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Think Tank meeting  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   
Volunteer! Join the Teen Think Tank, the Library's fun and inventive teen advisory board.
The TTT is for ages 11-18. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. (Earn your high school community service hours.)
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we have pizza delivered.
To participate, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 

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

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

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


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

Thursday October 12, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trustees of the Library  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

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


Tuesday October 17, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   9784685577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

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


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

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

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

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


Wednesday November 1, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Bookclub:A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. Memoir, 1964. “Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved  works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits  of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own  early experiments with his craft. It is a  literary feast, brilliantly evoking the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit, unbridled creativity, and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.”     -library catalog.  Available in print, large print, CD, eBook and eAudio.

 

 


Thursday November 2, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Think Tank meeting  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   
Volunteer! Join the Teen Think Tank, the Library's fun and inventive teen advisory board.
The TTT is for ages 11-18. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. (Earn your high school community service hours.)
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we have pizza delivered.
To participate, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 

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

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


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

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


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

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

Details TBA


Thursday December 7, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Think Tank meeting  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   
Volunteer! Join the Teen Think Tank, the Library's fun and inventive teen advisory board.
The TTT is for ages 11-18. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. (Earn your high school community service hours.)
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we have pizza delivered.
To participate, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trustees of the Library  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

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


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

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


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

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