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

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

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

Living Your Best Life After Treatment 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:15-7:45 PM. This peer led group is for women to share support after completion of active treatment; organized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate & conversation. Registration required, contact Jodie: journeyforward123@gmail.com.

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Women in the Castle  
   

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 January 23, 2018
   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. Children ages 18-30 months must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternative care for siblings is encounraged. Pre-registration is requested.

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Elevenses with the Director  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

All are invited to Elevenses with the Director in the large meeting room. Gather around a cuppa and goodies served with tantalizing library facts.  January 9: The Library Exposed. Explore the inner workings of your library: the who, the how and the why. Have questions? Get Answers.  January 16: Magazines: Your Library is Better than any Waiting Room. View our fresh collection of print magazines and explore EBSCO's Flipster to read magazines on your computer, phone or tablet.  January 23: The Library's Bread and Butter: BOOKS! Why we love them and how to find them in our catalogs. Bibliophiles, please share your absolute favorite reads and see what the library staff recommends.  January 30: Tunes in the Library: Music's Beneficial Effect on Mental Health & Memory. Explore Freegal, home of 13 million songs to stream or download.   Or help yourself to our CD collection.

 


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

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

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

This hour long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention for children born between 7/24/15 and 7/24/16. Due to space limitations, participation is by lottery from registrations taken in person on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 10-8. For full details see the schedule.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
   

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

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

M.A.G.E.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday January 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and their capacity for friendship and community. For ages 3+ accompanied by an adult. Pre-register online at Earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Painting with Pammy!  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Come explore paint and color, Pammy and your own muse will be your guides.  For all ages, no experience or registration necessary.

   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Prize Drawing  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   dmcmanus@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for refreshments, door prizes, and a book swap. Every new or renewed 2018 Friends membership is eligible for the drawing: $100 gift certificate to Crosby's, $50 gift certificate to Wenham Tea House, $25 gift certificate to Honeycomb.


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

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


Saturday January 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Treehouse  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Conceived and led by parents and recommended for families with children ages birth to 8 years. Share stories and visit exploratory play stations. RSVP requested to Lisa Cheney of Early Childhood Partners: 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net


Monday January 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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


Tuesday January 30, 2018
   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. Children ages 18-30 months must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternative care for siblings is encounraged. Pre-registration is requested.

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Elevenses with the Director  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

All are invited to Elevenses with the Director in the large meeting room. Gather around a cuppa and goodies served with tantalizing library facts.  January 9: The Library Exposed. Explore the inner workings of your library: the who, the how and the why. Have questions? Get Answers.  January 16: Magazines: Your Library is Better than any Waiting Room. View our fresh collection of print magazines and explore EBSCO's Flipster to read magazines on your computer, phone or tablet.  January 23: The Library's Bread and Butter: BOOKS! Why we love them and how to find them in our catalogs. Bibliophiles, please share your absolute favorite reads and see what the library staff recommends.  January 30: Tunes in the Library: Music's Beneficial Effect on Mental Health & Memory. Explore Freegal, home of 13 million songs to stream or download.   Or help yourself to our CD collection.

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEAM into Science  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

For preschoolers and older: explore topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math through stories and hands on activities. Pre-registration is requested.


Wednesday January 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

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

This hour long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention for children born between 7/24/15 and 7/24/16. Due to space limitations, participation is by lottery from registrations taken in person on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 10-8. For full details see the schedule.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
   

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

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

M.A.G.E.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday February 1, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and their capacity for friendship and community. For ages 3+ accompanied by an adult. Pre-register online at Earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Think Tank meeting  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   
Volunteer! Join the Teen Think Tank, the Library's fun and inventive teen advisory board.
The TTT is for ages 11-18, grades 6 to 12. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. 
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Attendance at meetings and TTT events and projects is approved for high school community service hours.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we have pizza delivered.
 
The time commitment to be a member of Teen Think Tank is mainly to constructively participate for 90 minutes a month on the first Thursday of the month at the TTT meeting. Regular monthly attendance is expected as a membership requirement, as attendance is important for continuity and progress in accomplishing things. Occasionally there will be something outside of the monthly 90 minute meeting time that will require your participation. 
 
To join the TTT, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Reduce Chronic Pain with Dr. George Beilin  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Chronic pain can be challenging and frustrating, for both sufferers and caregivers. In his new book, Dr. George Beilin offers sound advice and a comprehensive strategy for handling aspects of chronic pain: physical, emotional, life stressors, negative thinking, and fortitude.  Dr. Beilin will first share with you ten facts about chronic pain, then will introduce you to the Pain Management Lifestyle model, whereby you’ll learn to use certain scales and ways that will work best for you to reduce chronic pain.  You will change your perspective by viewing pain as a challenge and opportunity, rather than as a catastrophe, to improve your lifestyle overall.  Dr. Beilin draws on his 50 years of professional experience as a licensed psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of patients with chronic pain and on his personal experiences with chronic pain after having 6 surgeries in 7 years.  Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.


Friday February 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Voyager Mission  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Presented by NASA Solar System Ambassador Daniel Feins. Launched in 1977, learn about Voyager's discoveries like active volcanoes on Jupiter and intricacies of Saturn's rings. Next? Interstellar Space! 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 February 3, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Take Your Child to the Library Day!  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Celebrate National Take Your Child to the Library Day with our family read-in!  Reading here will earn chances to win a spectacular raffle prize. Cozy up and read together!

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Archery: Robin Hood to Reality  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

What they got right & wrong in books, movies, TV, games, art, etc? Learn from Master Bowman, Timothy Hills, about the science, fantasy, fun and utter nonsense that is archery in historical and modern times.  Free and open to the public, bring along a friend.


Monday February 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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


Tuesday February 6, 2018
   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. Children ages 18-30 months must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternative care for siblings is encounraged. Pre-registration is requested.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fun: PJ Storytime  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Lisa Cheney of Early Intervention leads this evening storytime.

   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.


Wednesday February 7, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention for children born between 7/24/15 and 7/24/16. Due to space limitations, participation is by lottery from registrations taken in person on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 10-8. For full details see the schedule.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
   

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

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

M.A.G.E.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wednesday Night Bookclub: The Space Between Us  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   dmcmanus@hwlibrary.org
   

Fiction, 2007. Thrity Umrigar vividly captures the social struggles of modern India in a luminous, addictively readable novel of honor, tradition, and family. A portrayal of two women discovering an emotional rapport as they struggle against the confines of a rigid caste system. Click here to see all the formats available in the catalog.


Thursday February 8, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and their capacity for friendship and community. For ages 3+ accompanied by an adult. Pre-register online at Earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com

   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library.  Please note this particular meeting starts at 5:30 instead of the usual 6:30.


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

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


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.

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

Join us for sweet stories about Valentine's Day and make a special craft to give to a Valentine friend. This program is open to children ages 2 and up and offered free of charge, no registration necessary.


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

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

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

Living Your Best Life After Treatment 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:15-7:45 PM. This peer led group is for women to share support after completion of active treatment; organized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate & conversation. Registration required, contact Jodie: journeyforward123@gmail.com.


Tuesday February 13, 2018
   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. Children ages 18-30 months must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternative care for siblings is encounraged. Pre-registration is requested.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fun: PJ Storytime  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Lisa Cheney of Early Intervention leads this evening storytime.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Friends Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org

Wednesday February 14, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention for children born between 7/24/15 and 7/24/16. Due to space limitations, participation is by lottery from registrations taken in person on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 10-8. For full details see the schedule.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
   

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

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

M.A.G.E.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday February 15, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and their capacity for friendship and community. For ages 3+ accompanied by an adult. Pre-register online at Earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com


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

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


Saturday February 17, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Time for Teeth!  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Learn about good dental habits with Skylar the stuffed horse.  Details forthcoming.


Monday February 19, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Presidents' Day  

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PAWS to READ with Tessie  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Sign up to read to Tessie, our certified therapy dog!  Children in kindergarten through 3rd grade can meet with Tessie for individual sessions, boosting confidence and reading skills. Pre-registration in person is required. 

   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.

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Harry Potter event  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Details forthcoming.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fun: PJ Storytime  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Lisa Cheney of Early Intervention leads this evening storytime.


Wednesday February 21, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Tinker Drop-In  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Drop in for open ended explorating and creating using the objects and materials  of our everyday lives.  No registration necessary.

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Take Apart  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Are you curious about what the inside of technology looks like? Come explore the inner workings of everyday office and household items.  Registration is requested.

   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Friday February 23, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Virgina Lee Burton Storytime  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Award for The Little House, join us for a Virginia Lee Burton inspired storytime and printmaking craft. Come listen to stories, learn about the creative work of local children's author, illustrator, and designer Virgina Lee Burton and make your own design into a print!  Children ages preschool and older, no registration required.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday February 24, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Treehouse  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Conceived and led by parents and recommended for families with children ages birth to 8 years. Share stories and visit exploratory play stations. RSVP requested to Lisa Cheney of Early Childhood Partners: 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net


Monday February 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

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

Living Your Best Life After Treatment 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:15-7:45 PM. This peer led group is for women to share support after completion of active treatment; organized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate & conversation. Registration required, contact Jodie: journeyforward123@gmail.com.

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Out of Line  
   

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 February 27, 2018
   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. Children ages 18-30 months must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternative care for siblings is encounraged. Pre-registration is requested.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEAM into Science  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

For preschoolers and older: explore topics in Science, Technology, Enginnering, Art and Math through stories and hands on activities. Pre-registration is requested.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fun: PJ Storytime  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Lisa Cheney of Early Intervention leads this evening storytime.


Wednesday February 28, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention for children born between 7/24/15 and 7/24/16. Due to space limitations, participation is by lottery from registrations taken in person on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 10-8. For full details see the schedule.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
   

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

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

M.A.G.E.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday March 1, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and their capacity for friendship and community. For ages 3+ accompanied by an adult. Pre-register online at Earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Think Tank meeting  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   
Volunteer! Join the Teen Think Tank, the Library's fun and inventive teen advisory board.
The TTT is for ages 11-18, grades 6 to 12. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. 
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Attendance at meetings and TTT events and projects is approved for high school community service hours.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we have pizza delivered.
 
The time commitment to be a member of Teen Think Tank is mainly to constructively participate for 90 minutes a month on the first Thursday of the month at the TTT meeting. Regular monthly attendance is expected as a membership requirement, as attendance is important for continuity and progress in accomplishing things. Occasionally there will be something outside of the monthly 90 minute meeting time that will require your participation. 
 
To join the TTT, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 

Friday March 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Virtual Reality Program  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Get into Virtual Reality and see what all the buzz is about. Explore Google Cardboard VR headsets with Anna Gooding-Call, Reference and Technology Librarian of the Nevins Library in Methuen.  Learn about the different apps, try it out for yourself, and perhaps win a Cardboard of your own.  We will also have Cardboards to circulate. Free and open to the public.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday March 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

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

Sandra Stolle leads this popular club.  Full details forthcoming.


Tuesday March 6, 2018
   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. Children ages 18-30 months must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternative care for siblings is encounraged. Pre-registration is requested.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fun: PJ Storytime  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Lisa Cheney of Early Intervention leads this evening storytime.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Tuesdays: Half a King  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

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: Joe Abercrombie's Half a King 2014. To regain the throne he never wanted, Prince Yarvi must survive cruelty, chains, and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea, even though having only one good hand means he cannot wield a weapon.


Wednesday March 7, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention for children born between 7/24/15 and 7/24/16. Due to space limitations, participation is by lottery from registrations taken in person on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 10-8. For full details see the schedule.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
   

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

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

M.A.G.E.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wednesday Night Bookclub: Brain on Fire  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   dmcmanus@hwlibrary.org
   

Biog/Non fiction, 2012. When Susannah Cahalan woke up in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. Click here to see available copies and formats in the catalog 


Thursday March 8, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and their capacity for friendship and community. For ages 3+ accompanied by an adult. Pre-register online at Earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com


Friday March 9, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Virtual Reality  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   9784685577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Nevins Library's Anna Gooding-Call leads us in discovery of Google Cardboard's virtual reality system and see what all the fuss is about.  We'll learn how to download VR apps and use them with the Cardboard setup. The library will provide Cardboards to try, two will be raffled off. Google Cardboard requires the use of a smartphone, so make sure and bring yours, if you can.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


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

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

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

Sandra Stolle leads this popular club.  Full details forthcoming.

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

Living Your Best Life After Treatment 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:15-7:45 PM. This peer led group is for women to share support after completion of active treatment; organized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate & conversation. Registration required, contact Jodie: journeyforward123@gmail.com.


Tuesday March 13, 2018
   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. Children ages 18-30 months must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternative care for siblings is encounraged. Pre-registration is requested.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fun: PJ Storytime  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Lisa Cheney of Early Intervention leads this evening storytime.


Wednesday March 14, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention for children born between 7/24/15 and 7/24/16. Due to space limitations, participation is by lottery from registrations taken in person on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 10-8. For full details see the schedule.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
   

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

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

M.A.G.E.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Printing Orientation & Demo  
    Contact: Sarah Lauderdale   978-468-5577   slauderdale@hwlibrary.org
   

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


Thursday March 15, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and their capacity for friendship and community. For ages 3+ accompanied by an adult. Pre-register online at Earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library. 


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

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

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Member Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 17, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.


Saturday March 17, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 17, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 17, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.


Monday March 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

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

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 17 from 6-8, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 17, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

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

Sandra Stolle leads this popular club.  Full details forthcoming.


Tuesday March 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 17 from 6-8, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 17, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.

   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. Children ages 18-30 months must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternative care for siblings is encounraged. Pre-registration is requested.

   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.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power Squadrons:  "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." 8 week course runs March 20 to May 15, (no class April vacation week: 4/17) Plan to attend all classes, space is limited, materials fee TBD, contact for registration TBD.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fun: PJ Storytime  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Lisa Cheney of Early Intervention leads this evening storytime.


Wednesday March 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 17 from 6-8, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 17, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.

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

This hour long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention for children born between 7/24/15 and 7/24/16. Due to space limitations, participation is by lottery from registrations taken in person on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 10-8. For full details see the schedule.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
   

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

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

M.A.G.E.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Friends Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org

Thursday March 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 17 from 6-8, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 17, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and their capacity for friendship and community. For ages 3+ accompanied by an adult. Pre-register online at Earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com


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

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


Saturday March 24, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Treehouse  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Conceived and led by parents and recommended for families with children ages birth to 8 years. Share stories and visit exploratory play stations. RSVP requested to Lisa Cheney of Early Childhood Partners: 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net


Monday March 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Musical Story Time Jam I  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Musical Story Time Jam II  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5577   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

This music, movement and story class is designed for parents and children aged birth to 5 years. To pre-register please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education and Care.

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

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

Sandra Stolle leads this popular club.  Full details forthcoming.

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

Living Your Best Life After Treatment 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:15-7:45 PM. This peer led group is for women to share support after completion of active treatment; organized by experienced support group facilitator and breast cancer survivor Jodie Berry. Join us for tea, chocolate & conversation. Registration required, contact Jodie: journeyforward123@gmail.com.

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Idaho  
   

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 March 27, 2018
   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. Children ages 18-30 months must be accompanied by their caregiver and alternative care for siblings is encounraged. Pre-registration is requested.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEAM into Science  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

For preschoolers and older: explore topics in Science, Technology, Enginnering, Art and Math through stories and hands on activities. Pre-registration is requested.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power Squadrons:  "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." 8 week course runs March 20 to May 15, (no class April vacation week: 4/17) Plan to attend all classes, space is limited, materials fee TBD, contact for registration TBD.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fun: PJ Storytime  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Lisa Cheney of Early Intervention leads this evening storytime.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Film: Alice's Ordinary People  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Join us for a screening of Alice’s Ordinary People, a documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement. Filmmaker Craig Dudnick will give an introduction, speaking of the circumstances in Chicago which drew Alice to the movement, and how he came to make the film.  Alice’s remarkable story as an activist spans fifty years and is about ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights.  There will be time for Q&A and a discussion with the filmmaker following the screening.


Wednesday March 28, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

This hour long story time is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention for children born between 7/24/15 and 7/24/16. Due to space limitations, participation is by lottery from registrations taken in person on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 10-8. For full details see the schedule.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Club  
   

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

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

M.A.G.E.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday March 29, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Process Art Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Cheney   978-468-5489   e.cheney@hwschools.net
   

Come and read stories, make friends, and explore art materials in a process-based environment with a trained visual artist. In this class children will create their own masterpieces while expanding their minds and their capacity for friendship and community. For ages 3+ accompanied by an adult. Pre-register online at Earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com


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

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


Saturday March 31, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Milkweed & Monarch Magic  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   9784685577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Make the metamorphosis come alive as you grow from egg to adult and migrate to Mexico!  Make muddy milkweed seed balls and plant them in your own garden to attract and feed our Monarch butterflies. Great for ages 2 and older, bring along a friend!  

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sustaining the Monarch, One Yard at a Time  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Learn about the monarch butterfly - its natural history, migration, and the reasons for its decline. We will also discuss how you can help the monarch in your own yard by creating habitat and planting a native pollinator garden. Presented by Katie Banks Hone, 'The Monarch Gardener'.  Funded by the Friends, free and open to the public. This program repeats on Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:00.


Monday April 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

   6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM 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 3, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power Squadrons:  "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." 8 week course runs March 20 to May 15, (no class April vacation week: 4/17) Plan to attend all classes, space is limited, materials fee TBD, contact for registration TBD.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sustaining the Monarch, One Yard at a Time  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Learn about the monarch butterfly - its natural history, migration, and the reasons for its decline. We will also discuss how you can help the monarch in your own yard by creating habitat and planting a native pollinator garden. Presented by Katie Banks Hone, 'The Monarch Gardener'.  Funded by the Friends, free and open to the public.


Wednesday April 4, 2018
   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wednesday Night Bookclub: Victoria  
    Contact: Dede McManus   978-468-5577   dmcmanus@hwlibrary.org
   

Historical fiction, 2016. Drawing on Queen Victoria's diaries, Daisy Goodwin brings the young nineteenth-century monarch (who would go on to reign for 63 years) richly to life in this magnificent novel. Click here to see available copies and formats in the catalog.


Thursday April 5, 2018
   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, grades 6 to 12. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. 
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Attendance at meetings and TTT events and projects is approved for high school community service hours.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we have pizza delivered.
 
The time commitment to be a member of Teen Think Tank is mainly to constructively participate for 90 minutes a month on the first Thursday of the month at the TTT meeting. Regular monthly attendance is expected as a membership requirement, as attendance is important for continuity and progress in accomplishing things. Occasionally there will be something outside of the monthly 90 minute meeting time that will require your participation. 
 
To join the TTT, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 

Friday April 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Gardens of Paris  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Inspired by a three-week stay in the City of Light, this illustrated talk by Susan Gaylord takes you through 17 public Paris gardens from the well-known Jardin du Luxembourg to the small pocket parks and gardens from the past - the medieval garden at the Cluny Musuem - to the present - the Promenade Plantee created on a raised rail line in 1993. you'll experience the beauty of the gardens and learn a little history along the way.

   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday April 7, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Allegro Dance Ensemble  
    Contact: Lorraine Der   978-468-5577   lder@hwlibrary.org
   

Details forthcoming.


Monday April 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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


Tuesday April 10, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power Squadrons:  "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." 8 week course runs March 20 to May 15, (no class April vacation week: 4/17) Plan to attend all classes, space is limited, materials fee TBD, contact for registration TBD.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Suburban Homesteader: Natural Repellents for You & Your Garden  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Jodie Gilson of Gilson Greenhouse of Groton, presents how to make natural insect repellents for you and your garden using essential oils and herbs. Each participant will bring home a sample of repellent.  Funded by the Friends, free and open to the public.


Wednesday April 11, 2018
   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library.  Please note this meeting is on Wednesday instead of the usual Thursday.


Thursday April 12, 2018
   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 Poetry & Flash Fiction Contest Reception with Nathaniel Hawthorne  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   

Please join us as we celebrate poetry and short fiction at the Hamilton-Wenham Library's 8th Teen Poetry and Flash Fiction Contest Reception.

This year's speaker will be Nathaniel Hawthorne. Remembered today for his novels like "The Scarlet Letter" and "The House of the Seven Gables," Massachusetts author Nathaniel Hawthorne never offered a public reading in his lifetime and, in fact, often scorned the fame which he earned. For this presentation, however, the author himself (portrayed by literary historian Rob Velella) will return to read some of his short works which explore the dark side of human nature. A question and answer session will follow the performance.

Following Nathaniel Hawthorne, the winners of the Teen Poetry and Flash Fiction Contest will be announced, prizes awarded, and winning entries heard.


Friday April 13, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday April 14, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM First Contact: Indigenous North Shore  
    Contact: Hamilton Historical Society   978-468-4600   
   

Local archaeologist, author and researcher Mary Ellen Lepionka will give a lecture on Sagamore  Masconomet, and first encounters with natives of this region. Sponsored by the Hamilton Historical Society, free and open to the public, so bring along a friend.


Monday April 16, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Patriots Day  

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 Winter On the west coast of Ireland is the town of Stoneybridge, where an unlikely cast of characters sets their sights on transforming a decaying mansion into an inn. Available in hardcover, eBook, eAudio, CD and large print.


Wednesday April 18, 2018
   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday April 19, 2018
   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 April 20, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday April 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Born a Crime  
   

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 April 24, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power Squadrons:  "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." 8 week course runs March 20 to May 15, (no class April vacation week: 4/17) Plan to attend all classes, space is limited, materials fee TBD, contact for registration TBD.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Anthony Amore: Friends Annual Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The Friends Annual Meeting features Anthony Amore, Director of Security, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and author of "Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World" and "Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists". He will share details about the world's most significant art crimes, including the 1990 Gardner Museum heist. Refreshements at 6:30, brief meeting at 7:00, Anthony Amore presents at 7:30.   Free and open to the public, so bring along a friend.


Wednesday April 25, 2018
   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday April 26, 2018
   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 April 27, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday April 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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


Tuesday May 1, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power Squadrons:  "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." 8 week course runs March 20 to May 15, (no class April vacation week: 4/17) Plan to attend all classes, space is limited, materials fee TBD, contact for registration TBD.


Wednesday May 2, 2018
   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday May 3, 2018
   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, grades 6 to 12. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. 
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Attendance at meetings and TTT events and projects is approved for high school community service hours.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we have pizza delivered.
 
The time commitment to be a member of Teen Think Tank is mainly to constructively participate for 90 minutes a month on the first Thursday of the month at the TTT meeting. Regular monthly attendance is expected as a membership requirement, as attendance is important for continuity and progress in accomplishing things. Occasionally there will be something outside of the monthly 90 minute meeting time that will require your participation. 
 
To join the TTT, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 

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

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


Monday May 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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


Tuesday May 8, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power Squadrons:  "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." 8 week course runs March 20 to May 15, (no class April vacation week: 4/17) Plan to attend all classes, space is limited, materials fee TBD, contact for registration TBD.


Wednesday May 9, 2018
   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday May 10, 2018
   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 Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library. 


Friday May 11, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday May 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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


Tuesday 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.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boating Safety Course  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Presented and taught by the U.S. Power Squadrons:  "Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects." 8 week course runs March 20 to May 15, (no class April vacation week: 4/17) Plan to attend all classes, space is limited, materials fee TBD, contact for registration TBD.


Wednesday May 16, 2018
   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday May 17, 2018
   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 May 18, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Monday May 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bridge  
   

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting  
   

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

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: The Stars Are Fire  
   

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


Wednesday May 23, 2018
   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday May 24, 2018
   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 May 25, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bridge  
   

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


Saturday May 26, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Memorial Day  

Monday May 28, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Memorial Day  

Wednesday May 30, 2018
   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.(Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone) is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. 
Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. 
One Rule: No griefing. 
Beginners and advance players welcome. No registration required. 
 

    Location: 2nd Floor, Local History Room

Thursday May 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cribbage  
   

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


Thursday June 7, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Think Tank meeting  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   
Volunteer! Join the Teen Think Tank, the Library's fun and inventive teen advisory board.
The TTT is for ages 11-18, grades 6 to 12. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. 
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Attendance at meetings and TTT events and projects is approved for high school community service hours.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we have pizza delivered.
 
The time commitment to be a member of Teen Think Tank is mainly to constructively participate for 90 minutes a month on the first Thursday of the month at the TTT meeting. Regular monthly attendance is expected as a membership requirement, as attendance is important for continuity and progress in accomplishing things. Occasionally there will be something outside of the monthly 90 minute meeting time that will require your participation. 
 
To join the TTT, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 

Thursday June 21, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library. 


Monday June 25, 2018
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Bookclub: Hillbilly Elegy  
   

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

 


Wednesday July 4, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Independence Day  

Thursday August 2, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Think Tank meeting  
    Contact: Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian   978-468-5577 x14   kclaire@hwlibrary.org
   
Volunteer! Join the Teen Think Tank, the Library's fun and inventive teen advisory board.
The TTT is for ages 11-18, grades 6 to 12. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for 90 minutes. 
The TTT works to improve collections (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) and to create programs and services designed for teens in this community.
Attendance at meetings and TTT events and projects is approved for high school community service hours.
Come share your bright ideas!...and don't worry about dinner; we have pizza delivered.
 
The time commitment to be a member of Teen Think Tank is mainly to constructively participate for 90 minutes a month on the first Thursday of the month at the TTT meeting. Regular monthly attendance is expected as a membership requirement, as attendance is important for continuity and progress in accomplishing things. Occasionally there will be something outside of the monthly 90 minute meeting time that will require your participation. 
 
To join the TTT, please stop by the Library and talk with Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian, or call 978-468-5577 x14.
 

Saturday September 1, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Labor Day  

Monday September 3, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Closed in Observance of Labor Day  

Thursday September 13, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library. 


Friday September 14, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Member Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 15, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.


Saturday September 15, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 14, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 15, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.


Monday September 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 14, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 15, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.


Tuesday September 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 14, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 15, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.


Wednesday September 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 14, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 15, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.


Thursday September 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ongoing Book Sale  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

Sorted by genre and format, swing by and enjoy a great booksale. Friends of the Library members get first crack at the books on Friday, 14, you can join or renew at the door. The public sale is from 9-3 on Saturday, 15, and the sale continues Monday through Thursday 10-8, Thursday is the fill-a-bag day, we provide the bag.


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

Thursday October 11, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library. 


Tuesday October 23, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Electric Myth: The Evolution of Creepypasta  
    Contact: Rebecca Shea   978-468-5577   rshea@hwlibrary.org
   

Slenderman. The Rake. The Seedeater. Ted the Caver. The internet has become the new forum for our fear.  In this presentation we'll look at some of the more famous creepypastas, the psychoogy behind why they scare us and look at the more popular forms of their stories on the web. Presented by Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe, geek culture aficionado. Funded by the Friends, free and open to the public.

 


Thursday November 8, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library. 


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

Wednesday November 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closing Early in Observance of Thanksgiving  
   

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


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

Thursday December 6, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Jan Dempsey   978-468-5577   jdempsey@hwlibrary.org
   

The elected board meets to discuss policy, issues, and advocacy of the Library. 


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

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