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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Barkology 101

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Barkology 101

April 30 from 4:00 - 5:00, for children ages 8 to 13

Barkology 101 is an interactive teaching session about dog behavior.  What is a dog thinking and how does it communicate. The instructor, Cathy Acampora will be accompanied by her c...

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Children
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Nature, Art and Discovery Program: Baby Birds and Their Nests

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Wednesday, April 24 at 1:00 -- Participants will observe many different types of real bird’s nests from the Audubon collection. This will allow them to feel and learn about the natural materials that birds use to make nests.After listening to a ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Wizardly Wednesdays: Birds

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Wednesday, March 6 at 1:00 -- In stories wizards use magic for change and once a month (on school half days) we will use our powers to do the same! We will transform, reinvent, and re-purpose! This May: Birds are symbols of freedom and spirit but they are...

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Children
Posted on: April 16, 2019

EYES ON OWLS : Who's Watching You? Owls of the World, Family Program

Barred Owl peeking from cavity, Photo © Mark Wilson / Eyes On Owls

Everyone loves owls! Yet, how many of us have ever seen a live owl up close? Perhaps you’ve glimpsed the shadowy form of a Great Horned Owl in the headlights as you’ve traveled a back road at night. Ever scanned a frozen saltmarsh or farmer’s meadow in wi...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Saturday Family Storytime

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Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 -- Join us for a fun Family Storytime. Children and their caregivers will listen to books, songs, and rhymes, followed by play with the library's toy collection!

Children
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Nature, Art, and Discovery Program: The Monarch Butterfly and Their Amazing Migration

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Wednesday, May 22 at 1:00 -- Children will learn about the exciting ways in which monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles each year. The program will begin with a story about butterflies and their migration habits, and will feature a digit...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Saturday Science

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Saturday Science is back for it’s third year and this time, It’s Alive! This year’s program features the vibrant and dynamic nature of the sciences, tailored to two elementary school-age groups (K-2 and 3-5).

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Read to a Dog!

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Our Read-to-a-Dog program provides a supportive environment to practice reading! Reading to trained therapy dogs helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence and self-esteem. Our canine friends are all wonderful, patient listeners who are looking f...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Children's Book Groups

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The children's department offers a monthly parent/child book group for children in grades 2 and 3; and a monthly book group for children in grades 4 and 5. New members are always welcome to join us for snacks and lively discussion!

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Social Worker Cheryl West holds free drop-in office hours at the Library

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Cheryl (Martin) West, Social Worker for the Town of Hingham, is now part of the Health Department Team as the community joins other municipalities in providing increased support for their residents and improved access to resources. She offers free drop-in...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Fandom Wednesday

Fandom

Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 -- For Teens Only in Grade 6 and up! Fandom Wednesdays are for talking about fandoms! This time, we'll have some fun snack-making and craft-making as we talk about our favorite fandoms. No registration necessary, just pop in!

Teens
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Teen Craft Afternoon: Paper Flowers!

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Tuesday, May 14 at 4:30 -- Open to teens only in grade 6 and up: Spring has sprung, Earth Day has come and gone...and in honor of the new season and recycling, we're making decorative paper flowers out of old library book pages! Make some for your locker,...

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Teens
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Teen Snack Afternoon: Cupcake Decorating

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Tuesday, May 21 at 4:30 -- Open to teens only in grade 6 and up: Join us for an afternoon of cupcake decorating! There's no special occasion, we just thought everyone would enjoy some cupcakes this Tuesday. No registration required.

Teens
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Magic: The Gathering

Magic the Gathering

Looking for someone to play Magic: The Gathering with? Look no further! Come spend the afternoon playing a great game and making new friends! Magic newbies, beginners, and experts all welcome! No registration necessary. We usually meet two Saturdays a mon...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Join the Teen Advisory Board!

Teen Advisory Board

Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Hingham Public Library! We want to hear what YOU have to say! We usually meet two Wednesdays a month at 6:30 (check our calendar for the next meeting date!), and new members are always welcome. Earn community serv...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Teen Book Group

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The young adult department offers a monthly book group for teens! New members are always welcome to join us for snacks and lively discussion!

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Evening with the Author: Deb Nelson

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Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 -- Deb Nelson presents her book Finding Health After Cancer: Stories of Renewal and Healing shares stories of people finding their path to health following a cancer diagnosis. 

Each person featured in th...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: April 16, 2019

NSRWA presents Timing the Tides: a guide to paddling on the rivers

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Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 -- Want to go paddling on the rivers but aren’t sure how to time the tides, where to put in or what the best itineraries are? It can be a little intimidating – but with a little guidance you can enjoy one of th...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Evening with the Author: Alison O'Leary

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Monday, May 13 at 7:00 -- A night for history, hiking, hospitality and humor! Join us on a virtual trip over mountains and through the back roads of Vermont, New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts led by award-winning travel author and journalist, Alison...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Evening with the Author: Kate Bowler presents New England Invite

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Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 -- Join Kate Bowler as she talks about her book New England Invite: Fresh Feasts to Savor the Seasons

New England Invite was inspired by the seasons of New England and entertaining at home with friends and family. You’ll...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Getting Started With Hoopla

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Tuesday, May 14  from 2:00 - 3:00 OR Thursday, May 16 from 11:30 - 12:30 (These are identical programs. Please only register for one.)

Have you heard of Hoopla? This library app lets you stream movies, TV shows, music, and more to your phone, tabl...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Plant and Seed Swap!

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Saturday, May 18 between 9:00 and Noon -- Dig out those plants that have been taking over your yard, grab that bag of seeds you never got around to planting, and bring them to the library! Exchange these extra plants and seeds with other gardening enthusi...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Books on Tap!

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Join the HPL for Books On Tap, our newest adult book club! It will meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Not Your Average Joe's (111 Pond Street, Norwell) at 7:00 pm, and will provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere for members to chat about books. Book cho...

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Make: Creative Workshops

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Join Hingham Public Library's resident artists Carol and Jenn for their monthly creative workshops. All materials will be provided, but space is limited - please register.

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Boston Classical Guitar Society Concert Series

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It's the Boston Classical Guitar Society's 21st season of concerts at the Hingham Library. Join us monthly for a variety of talented musicians and diverse performances!

Learn more about this month's concert. Upcoming Events
Posted on: January 3, 2017

HPL Movie Night

Popcorn and Film

HPL Movie Night is held on the third Wednesday of every month, followed by a matinee showing the next afternoon! Snacks are provided by our programming partner Harbor Media and all are welcome to attend. For more information: 781-741-1405 ext. 1404.

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

HPL Book Group

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The HPL Book Group meets the last Tuesday of each month (except December) and new members are always welcome! Pick up a copy of this month's book or ask for more information at the Reference Desk: 781-741-1405 ext. 1404.

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