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Monday January 9, 2017 -  Sunday April 30, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen Poetry Contest  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

7th annual themed TEEN POETRY CONTEST

Rules: Open to teens in grades 6 to 12, who are residents of Essex County in MA. Poem entries must be original work. Maximum 3 poems per author may be entered. Each poem must have a title. THEME: Poem must incorporate theme: perfection (or have a "perfection" metaphor such as: whole, sublime, rareness, ideal, etc.). Poems must be submitted by midnight on April 30, 2017Link to the Online Entry Form

Poetry Contest Reception on Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
 

Saturday March 25, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tales & Treats: Silly Stories  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, riddles and jokes that will tickle your funny bone. Followed by juice and a sweet treat. No registration necessary, great for ages two and up, free and open to the public.


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

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM 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.

   3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Beginner's Chess Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sandra Stolle every Monday in March for beginner's lessons in chess.  Best for students in 1st through 6th grade, pre-registration is requested. Beginners are welcome to stay for the experienced lesson, too.

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Sandra Stolle every Monday in March for this popular chess club.  Best for students in 1st through 6th grade, pre-registration is requested.

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Becoming Nicole  
   

This group is overfull and is currently closed to new members. Fearless facilitator Doris will not be leading discussin today - someone else will take the helm of the discussion ship as you navigate: Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt. This nonfiction title explores a family's journey as one of a set fo twin boys transitions to living as a female. 


Tuesday March 28, 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.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEAM into Science: Simple Machines  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Today's theme: simple machines. Make new friends, listen to theme-based stories, and create a fun craft to bring home. We will explore topics in science, technology, engineering, art and math, designed for children 30 months to kindergarten pre-registration is requested.

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Forensic Science Roadshow  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   
Get behind the scenes of crime investigation with Paul Zambella who was employed as a Forensic Scientist at the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory for 36 years. His functions in the laboratory included crime scene investigator, criminalist, drug analyst, serologist and toxicologist. He participated in more than 500 crime scene investigations, examined tens of thousands of physical evidence items, and testified in more than 350 criminal trials. Paul has taught courses in Forensic Science at several colleges and has also lectured at Suffolk University and to various law enforcement institutions, including the Massachusetts State Police Academy, the Northeast Regional Police Institute and the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association (MDAA).  This program is for high-school-age students and older.  

Wednesday March 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

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

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

   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 Speak Chinese: Beginner Course  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Free and open to the public, for adults and students 16+. Native Speaker Lucy Han will teach basic Chinese, and introduces aspects of Chinese culture in daily life and business. Lucy grew up in China and worked in international companies for 10 years, she is currently a student at Gordon Conwell.


Saturday April 1, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Allegro Dance Ensemble: The Dancing Cat  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Allegro Dance Ensemble, the resident company of the Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance, will perform The Dancing Cat by Justine Rendel. After the performance, children will be invited to take a short ballet lesson, learn a dance, and have time for free dancing. Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.


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

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

   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 April 4, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Autism and the Social Disability Spectrum: Practical Advice  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us to learn about autism and the range of ability to have positive social interactions.  Eric Pegnam, LICSW, is a social worker with almost 20 years’ experience working with children and adults on the autism spectrum. In this presentation Mr. Pegnam will look at the diagnosis of autism and its prevalence rate.  He will also discuss the strengths and challenges of people with autism and how parents, friends, and professionals can help them.

The Triumph Center is an agency that serves children, adolescents and their families. They work with a range of needs with a particular focus on autism and social disabilities. They provide individual and family counseling, therapeutic summer camps, social skills groups and consultation to school districts throughout Massachusetts. 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Fiction Book Club: Bite Me  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

This freshly-formed group is geared toward people in their 20s and 30s – join Stephanie and Josh this month to discuss Bite Me by Christopher Moore. San Franciscan goth girl Abby and her brainiac boyfriend pursue a vampire cat and his minions, but things become even more complicated with the arrival of three ancient vampires intent on getting some payback.


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

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

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

M.A.G.E. 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 Speak Chinese: Beginner Course  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Free and open to the public, for adults and students 16+. Native Speaker Lucy Han will teach basic Chinese, and introduces aspects of Chinese culture in daily life and business. Lucy grew up in China and worked in international companies for 10 years, she is currently a student at Gordon Conwell.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wed. Night Bookclub: True Grit  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   
   

Historical fiction, 1968.  “In the 1870s, young Mattie Ross learns that her beloved father was gunned down by his former handyman. But even though this gutsy 14-year-old is seeking vengeance, she is smart enough to figure out   she can't go alone after a desperado  who's holed up in Indian territory. With some fast-talking, she convinces mean, one-eyed US Marshal "Rooster" Cogburn into going after the despicable outlaw with her.”   -library catalog  Available in hardcover, large print, CD, ebook, & eaudio.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fear and Aggression in Dogs  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Professional dog trainer Katelyn Rollins helps you manage problem behaviors. Funded by the Friends, free and open to the public. (Please do not bring your dog to this program.)


Thursday April 6, 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 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 April 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Japanese Tea Ceremony: Chado  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

A presentation and demonstration of the elaborate and very formal tea ceremony performed by women in traditional kimono. The performance is meant to demonstrate respect through grace and good etiquette. (This event does not include a tasting.) Funded by the Friends of the Library, free and open to the public.


Saturday April 8, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Less Claw, More Purr: Cat Behaviorist Monique Chretien  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wondered what your cat likes; if you're giving them what they want and need as a feline companion? This lecture will focus on having a behaviorally healthy cat by offering your feline friend enrichment from a cat's point of view and helping them truly act out their feline ways.  Monique Chretien has over 30 years experience with animals of all kinds and has a Master of Science in Applied Animal Behavior and Animal Welfare, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an Associates of Science in Animal Health Technology, as well as several training and evaluation certifications and is a member of various professional training organizations.


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

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


Tuesday April 11, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bob Dylan's Lyrics as Literature  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

The announcement that Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature was controversial, naysayers challenged the notion that this singer/songwriter is as 'literary' or as important as the work of traditional poets, novelists, and playwrights. Join Professor Barents to hear and discuss songs from different periods of Dylan's career, and see how Dylan's lyrics compare favorably to the very best literature in the world.

Presented by Kevin Barents, teacher at the CAS Writing Program at Boston University since 2005. His poetry has been published in Slate, and AGNI Online, among others. Barents has discussed Bob Dylan's work and his BU classes on Dylan in NPR's Weekend Edition, the Korean TV station KBS, W Radio News, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and in his books: Dylan: Disc by Disc (2015) and Professing Dylan (2016).


Wednesday April 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 Drop-In: Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour-long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention and is designed for children aged 18-30 months.

   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 Speak Chinese: Beginner Course  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Free and open to the public, for adults and students 16+. Native Speaker Lucy Han will teach basic Chinese, and introduces aspects of Chinese culture in daily life and business. Lucy grew up in China and worked in international companies for 10 years, she is currently a student at Gordon Conwell.


Thursday April 13, 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.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Art of Coffee Cupping  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

There’s nothing better than a great cup of hot coffee to perk you up!  Join Essex local Rob Fitzgibbon as he teaches the art of 'coffee cupping', which is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. You will be able to try out different, freshly brewed brands and learn how, and why, one brew’s body, flavor and aftertaste differ from the other brews and what that also says about the region it’s from. Free and open to the public, funded by the Friends.


Saturday April 15, 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!  April 15 -   May 25 -   June 10 -

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.


Monday April 17, 2017
   12:00 AM Closed in observance of Patriots' Day  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org

Tuesday April 18, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: The Mapmaker's Children  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Literary Luncheon meets to discuss The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoyWhen Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad's leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings ... Eden, a modern woman desperate to conceive a child with her husband, moves to an old house in the suburbs and discovers a porcelain head hidden in the root cellar--the remains of an Underground Railroad doll with an extraordinary past of secret messages, danger and deliverance. ... Sarah and Eden's woven lives connect the past to the present, forcing each of them to define courage, family, love, and legacy in a new way" - Library catalog.

Bring your brown-bag lunch to the discussion, beverages and dessert will be provided. 

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

Celebrate our Certified Therapy dog, Tessie, the labradoodle. Join us in wishing a happy 7th birthday to Tessie along with her trainer, Pat Fleming. Hear about her important work then enjoy stories, treats, crafts and games. Free and open to the public.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Best Self Bookclub: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Be Your Best Self Bookclub, led by Jason, reads The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It is available in hardcover, large print, CD, eBook and eAudio. Copies will be available at the library for checkout, while supplies last.  This bookclub is geared toward parents, executives, self-help junkies, wellness devotees, and generally ambitious folks who strive to maximize their potential, advance their careers, serve others and achieve flow moments more frequently.  You are invited to join in the journey, stop by the Library today to pick up your copy. 

   7:00 PM  -  9:15 PM Movie: Patriots Day  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Showing on our Big Screen: Patriots Day [R] 2h 15 min. "The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible." -imdb.com  Bring a cushion for the chair, a snack and a friend.


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

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

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Take Apart  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Ever curious about what the inside of technology looks like? Come explore the inner workings of everyday office and household items. Pre-registration is required.

   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. )


Thursday April 20, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jungle Jim!  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join Jungle Jim as he leads us through the magical world of Minecraft, combining baloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv. Free and open to the public, funded by the Friends.

   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Craft, Pizza & a Movie: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them  
    Contact: Kim Claire   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Make a Fantastic Beasts bowtruckle at 4:00 pm. (https://www.pottermore.com/book-extract-long/fantastic-beasts-extract-bowtruckle)

Pizza at 5:30 pm.  Movie starts at 5:45 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. 

For ages 13 to 19.  Please register at the Reference desk so we know how much pizza to order.

"Explore a new era of the Wizarding World before Harry Potter. Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets of 1926 New York, threatening to expose the wizarding community. Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures. When unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose, a band of unlikely heroes must recover the missing beasts before they come to harm, but their mission puts them on a collision course with Dark forces" Rated PG-13, 2 hours,15 minutes.


Friday April 21, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM 'The Wild Robot' Book Club  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   Lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Children grades 3 through 5 are welcome to come for a reading from Peter Brown's book The Wild Robot. Followed by a robot craft, discussion and snack. Copies will be on hand to check out, it is available in ebook, hardcover and CD audiobook as well.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday April 22, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Earth Day Tinker Drop-In  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Drop-in for a time of open-ended exploring and creating using the objects and materials of our everyday lives.  No registration necessary. 

   1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

"Explore a new era of the Wizarding World before Harry Potter. Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets of 1926 New York, threatening to expose the wizarding community. Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures. When unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose, a band of unlikely heroes must recover the missing beasts before they come to harm, but their mission puts them on a collision course with Dark forces"  Rated PG-13, 2 hours, 15 minutes.


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

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

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Mary McGrory  
   

This group is overfull and is currently closed to new members. Tonight Doris facilitates discussion on John Norris' biography of Mary McGrory, a Washington journalist who won the Pulitzer for commentary, her work spanned administrations.

The 'Spring Optional' title is Elizabeth Strout's My Name is Lucy Barton. A hospital visit breathes new life into a broken relationship between a mother & daughter.


Tuesday April 25, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Celebrating New England: Songs and Stories  
    Contact: Jim Reynolds - WCOA   978-468-5534   coa@wenhamma.gov
   

The Wenham Council on Aging invites you to join award winning singer and storyteller Davis Bates at this free event for all ages.  Hear family tales and those from Native American and immigrant cultures, learn New England cultural traditions, and sing along to sea songs and chanteys, farming and sugaring songs. Davis Bates has shared over 8,600 performances at schools, libraries and community settings throughout the Northeast since 1979.  This program is free and open to the public and is supported in part by a grant from the Hamilton-Wenham local Cultural Council.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 'Birds: An Epic Adventure' Friends Annual Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@mvlc.org
   

Photographer Peter Christoph presents a slideshow of his favorite bird photographs taken here in Massachusetts. He'll share stories of his photographic adventures and the techniques he uses to capture his images, while revealing his favorite birding habitats. Join us at 6:30 for refreshments with the author meet and greet, 7:00 there is a brief Friends business meeting, Peter's presentation begins at 7:30.


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

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

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

M.A.G.E. 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. )


Friday April 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:40 PM Movie: La La Land  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

"Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year - it's a cinematic treasure for the ages that you'll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each other - in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love." -Amazon  Rated PG-13, 128 minutes.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday April 29, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Thoreau Storytime  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for a tale celebrating the individual that was Henry David Thoreau.

   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: La La Land  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

"Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year - it's a cinematic treasure for the ages that you'll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each other - in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love." -Amazon  Rated PG-13, 128 minutes.


Monday May 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   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 May 2, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Fiction Bookclub  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

This freshly-formed group is geared toward people in their 20s and 30s – join Stephanie and Josh this month to discuss Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed. Three superheroes in the Crescent Moon Kingdoms bound together by a series of magical murders must work together in a race against time to prevent a sorcerer's plot from destroying the world.


Wednesday May 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

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

M.A.G.E. 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. )

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wed. Night Bookclub: Master & Commander  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   
   

Historical fiction, 1970.  This, the first in the series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the flood, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle. -library catalog  **Note:  the book differs greatly from the movie of the same name**  Available in print, large print, CD, and eaudio.


Thursday May 4, 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 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 May 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Boston Harbor Islands National Park  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Learn about one of the newest National Parks. This presentation includes the history of the islands and how they’ve been used (and misused) over the years as well as information about visiting them today.   It’s a place worth getting to know.  It offers wilderness campsites, beaches with lifeguards (yes, the water’s clean now), two centuries of overgrown forts with missile silos and gun emplacements, the ruins of a famous actress’s mansion, a former FBI safe house, and a landscaped island with several miles of hiking trails that was built mostly with fill from the Big Dig.  

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday May 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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


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

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

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

M.A.G.E. 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 May 11, 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.

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Talk and Reception  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Please join us to celebrate poetry, and for our Teen Poetry Contest reception.

The speaker for the 2017 Teen Poetry Contest Reception will be Erica Funkhouser. 

Erica Funkhouser’s most recent book of poems, Earthly, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2008. Other Houghton Mifflin titles include Pursuit (2002), The Actual World (1997) and Sure Shot And Other Poems (1992). Natural Affinities was published by Alice James Books in 1983. Funkhouser’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Ploughshares, The Paris Review, Poetry and other magazines; one of her poems has been sand-blasted into the wall of the Davis Square MBTA Station in Somerville, MA. Educated at Vassar College (BA) and Stanford University (MA), Funkhouser was honored as a Literary Light by The Boston Public Library in 2002, and in 2007 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. She lives in Essex, MA and teaches at MIT.  Link to Erica Funkhouser's books in our library catalog.

Following Erica Funkhouser's talk, the winners of this year's teen poetry contest will be announced. Contest winners will receive awards and read their winning poem.

See this page for more information about the Teen Poetry Contest: http://informedteenshwlibrary.blogspot.com/p/poetry.html


Friday May 12, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday May 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Sketching Natural Objects  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Professional illustrator and Newburyport Art Association instructor Susan Spellman gets you started drawing natural forms and objects.  This lesson is for absolute beginners or people with some experience.  There will be a brief lesson and then you'll try your hand at different workstations, all sketching materials will be provided.  Seating is limited to 15, there is no registration - if you'd like a seat - show up!  Free and open to the public, funded by the Friends.  For teens ages 13+ and adults of every age.  You've never truly seen an object until you draw it.


Monday May 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 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.

   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 May 16, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literary Luncheon: The Swans of Fifth Avenue  
    Contact: Nancy Day   978-468-5577   nday@hwlibrary.org
   

Literary Luncheon meets to discuss The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin."From the bestselling author of 'The Aviator's Wife' comes an enthralling new novel about Truman Capote's scandalous, headline-making, and heart-wrenching friendship with Babe Paley and New York's society swans of the 1950s. Replete with gossip, scandal, betrayal, and a vibrant cast of real-life supporting characters, readers will be seduced by this startling new look at the infamous society swans." -Library catalog

Bring your brown-bag lunch to the discussion, beverages and dessert will be provided. 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Best Self Bookclub: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Be Your Best Self Bookclub, led by Jason, reads Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. It is available in hardcover, large print, CD, eBook and eAudio. Copies will be available at the library for checkout, while supplies last.  This bookclub is geared toward parents, executives, self-help junkies, wellness devotees, and generally ambitious folks who strive to maximize their potential, advance their careers, serve others and achieve flow moments more frequently.  You are invited to join in the journey, stop by the Library today to pick up your copy. 


Wednesday May 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

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

M.A.G.E. 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  -  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.


Friday May 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Road Scholar  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Do you love to travel, enjoy learning new things, exploring interesting places, and meeting people who share a love of adventure?  Join us to learn about Road Scholar, America's first, and the world's largest, educational travel organization for adults.  Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday May 20, 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!  April 15 -   May 25 -   June 10 -

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.


Monday May 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Saving Sophie  
   

This group is overfull and is currently closed to new members. Tonight Doris facilitates discussion on Saving Sophie by Ronald Balson. There are many copies also available from the Commonwealth Catalog, give the link a try or ask at the desk. This suspenseful mystery involves a widower, his kidnapped daughter, her grandfather-terrorist & the CIA.


Wednesday May 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

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

M.A.G.E. 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 History & Architecture of Asbury Grove  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   19784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

The Asbury Grove Historical Society and the Hamilton Historical Society present: The History and Architecture of Asbury Grove featuring Sara N. Hines, author of Cottage Communities: the American Camp Meeting Movement.  Free and open to the public, with refreshments, too!  Bring along a friend.


Friday May 26, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


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  

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

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

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

M.A.G.E. 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
   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.


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

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

   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
   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.

   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.

 


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!  April 15 -   May 25 -   June 10 -

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.


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

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


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

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

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

M.A.G.E. 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
   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.


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

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

   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
   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.


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

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

   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
   

Stock up for rainy days and scorchers that drive you to the shade with a good book.  This is a one-day only event, everything sorted by genre and great bargains to be had.  Credit cards will be accepted.  There will also be family movies played that day as well, we're still deciding on titles.


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

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

   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.


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

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


Tuesday July 11, 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, 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.


Thursday July 13, 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.


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Tuesday August 8, 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 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.


Thursday August 10, 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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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  

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 Thanksgivng  
   

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


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

Thursday December 7, 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 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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