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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. 

   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.

   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 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
   

You’ve been counting down, now it’s time to celebrate! 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.

   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 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.


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

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


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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Son of Terror: Frankenstein Continued  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Author William Chanler picks up the threads of the classic Frankenstein tale and weaves a story that is "part detective novel, part sci-fi, part literary fiction."  Join us for a reading, talk and book signing. Free and open to the public.

   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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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
   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 have pizza delivered.
To participate, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM College Financial Aid  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

How to pay for college without bankrupting yourself or your children.


Friday September 8, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday September 11, 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 September 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Printing Orientation & Demo  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Join our Head of Reference, Sarah as she walks you through the basic processes of 3D printing with our MakerBot Replicatior 2, including runing a small print job. Class size is small, registration is required: please call 978-468-5577. Free and open to the public, children 8+ are welccome.


Thursday September 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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

   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
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends 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  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

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

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.

   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 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.

   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Fates and Traitors  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwllibrary.org
   

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

This month: Fates and Traitors by Jennifer Chiaverini.  2016, historical fiction exploring the backstory of John Wilkes Booth via the connections he had to four different women in his life. Available in hardcover, eBook, CD, MP3 CD and large print.

 

   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  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

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

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  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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

   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.


Friday September 22, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday September 25, 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.

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: America's First Daughter  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie. 2016, 587 p. Available in hardcover, eBook, and large print.

The Summer Optional: Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship by Isabel Vincent. 2016, 224 p. Hardcover, large print, CD

 

 


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

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


Thursday September 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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


Friday September 29, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday September 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders in Children  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Matt Mielnick is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist in private practice with 20 years of experience working with young children, providing evaluation and treatment services, in New York and Massachusetts.  Join us as he shares his knowledge on understanding sensory processing disorders in children ages 1-5.  Childcare for mobile children is available onsite, provided by Early Childhood Partners, lapsitting children are welcome into the presentation.  Free and open to the public, funded by the Friends of the Library.


Monday October 2, 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 October 3, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays: Bird Box  
   

Speculative Tuesdays is a book club aimed at people in their 20s and 30s and meets the first Tuesday of every month. On the docket for discussion: Bird Box by Josh Malerman. 2014.  "A mother and her two small children must make their way down a river, blindfolded. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them -- but is it man, animal, or monster?"

 


Wednesday October 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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
   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 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.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


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

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction and Recovery  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Dr. Peter Grinspoon


Wednesday October 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday October 12, 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 October 13, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday October 14, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM NaNo Newbies  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

What to Expect when you're in NaNoWriMo


Monday October 16, 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 October 17, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: China Dolls  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwllibrary.org
   

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

This month: China Dolls by Lisa See, 2014.   Historical fiction set in 1938 San Francisco following Grace, Helen and Ruby, women from different backgrounds who find themselves thrown together.

Available in hardcover, eBook, eAudio, CD, and large print and Playaway.

 

   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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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.


Thursday October 19, 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 October 20, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday October 23, 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.

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: When the Moon is Low  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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

When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi 2015, 384 p. Hardcover, large print, MP3 CD.

 

 

 


Wednesday October 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday October 26, 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 October 27, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday October 30, 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 November 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Primo de NaNo!  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for a first day of National Novel Writing Blitz!  Start off strong!  Join us for drop-in writing from 4-8.

   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
   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 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.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


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

National Novel Writing Month!  Join us for supportive write-ins and conquer that first draft!


Monday November 6, 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 November 7, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays: His Majesty's Dragon  
   

Speculative Tuesdays is a book club aimed at people in their 20s and 30s and meets the first Tuesday of every month. On the docket for discussion: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik, 2008. "Aerial combat is reimagined in the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons."

 


Wednesday November 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday November 9, 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 November 10, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


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

Monday November 13, 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 November 15, 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 Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

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


Thursday November 16, 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 November 17, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday November 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM NaNoWriMo!  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

National Novel Writing Month!  Join us for supportive write-ins and conquer that first draft!


Monday November 20, 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

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

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

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

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


Tuesday November 21, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Alice I Have Been  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwllibrary.org
   

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

This month: Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin. Part love story, literary mystery and historical fiction about Alice Liddell Hargraves, for whom Alice in Wonderland was written. Available in hardcover, CD, and large print.

   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  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closing early in Observance of Thanksgiving  
   

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


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

Friday November 24, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


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

National Novel Writing Month!  Join us for supportive write-ins and conquer that first draft!


Monday November 27, 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 November 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday November 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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


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

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


Monday December 4, 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 December 5, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Publishing from the Inside Out  
   

Details TBA

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

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

 


Wednesday December 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday December 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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

   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.


Friday December 8, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday December 11, 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 December 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


Thursday December 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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


Friday December 15, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday December 18, 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

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

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

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

 

 


Tuesday December 19, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Circling the Sun  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwllibrary.org
   

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

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

 

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

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


Thursday December 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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


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

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


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

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

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


Thursday December 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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


Friday December 29, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


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

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

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


Tuesday January 16, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: A Dangerous Place  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwllibrary.org
   

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

This month: Jacqueline Winspear's A Dangerous Place. 2015, Maisie Dobbs finds herself the focus of a murder investigation in 1937 British-occupied Gibraltar, which is awash in political intrigue. Available in hardcover, eBook, CD, large print, and Playaway.

 


Monday January 22, 2018
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Women in the Castle  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


Tuesday February 20, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: Monogram Murders  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwllibrary.org
   

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

This month: Sophie Hannah's Monogram Murders. A mystery starring Hercule Poirot and a series of murders in a London hotel. Available in hardcover, eBook, CD, and large print.


Monday February 26, 2018
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Out of Line  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

 


Tuesday March 20, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: The Street of a Thousand Blossoms  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwllibrary.org
   

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

This month: Gail Tsukiyama's The Street of a Thousand Blossoms. Historical fiction,1939 Tokyo: two sisters and two orphaned brothers face tradition and change amidst wartime. Available in hardcover, CD, large print.


Monday March 26, 2018
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Idaho  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

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


Tuesday April 17, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: A Week in Winter  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwllibrary.org
   

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

This month: Maeve Binchy's A Week in WinterOn the west coast of Ireland is the town of Stoneybridge, where an unlkely cast of charaters sets thier sights on transforming a decaying mansion into an inn. Available in hardcover, eBook, eAudio, CD and large print.


Monday April 23, 2018
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Born a Crime  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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

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

 


Tuesday May 15, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: A Piece of the World  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwllibrary.org
   

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

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


Monday May 21, 2018
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: The Stars Are Fire  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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

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


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

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

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

 


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