Children

8 Stories
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Puppet Show with Puppeteer Patricia Boylan

Patricia Boylan

Saturday, March 10 at 10:30 -- Hingham resident Patricia Boylan has been an active puppeteer for many years. She tells classic children's stories through the voices and gestures of her wonderful hand puppets. She uses a traditional puppet stage, lights an...

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Children
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Dance Along: A movement program for active toddlers

Kids Dancing

Thursday, February 22 at 10:30 -- Dance Along is a class where children will have fun clapping, marching, jumping, spinning and more as they use props, music, and songs to foster early dance skills. For children ages 15 months to 3 years with caregiver.

Children
Posted on: January 24, 2018

February Vacation Week Fun!

February Clipart

The children's department has lots of fun activities planned for February vacation week. You can see the whole line up of events on our calendar! Please join us!

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Children
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Family Fun: Olympic Scavenger Hunt

magnifying glass

We're planning a scavenger hunt for February vacation week! Stop by the desk anytime during that week to pick up instructions and start hunting. We'll have a family hunt as well, as a more challenge hunt for 4 & 5 graders, available.

Children
Posted on: February 4, 2018

Saturday Science...Beyond Einstein!

Sound Waves

Join us at 10:30 on March 3 for the next session of our monthly program Saturday Science...Beyond Einstein.  This fun program is the brainchild of two Hingham moms and will introduce kids to science with an emphasis on women and minority contribu...

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Register online! Children
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Early Literacy Fair

Little-Brothers-Reading-A-Book

Saturday, March 24 at 11:00 -- The South Shore Family Network is hosting an Early Literacy Fair at the Hingham Public Library. Local early education programs will share their favorite children's books and a matching activity. Other highlights include loca...

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Children
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Children's Book Groups

flying book

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: January 4, 2018

Read to a Dog!

Boo

Our Read to a Dog program provides a supportive environment to practice reading aloud. We welcome one of our three canine friends each week: Boo is a Shih Tzu, Luke is a Labradoodle, and Salty is a Chihuahua. They are all wonderful, patient listeners! Rea...

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Teens

7 Stories
Posted on: February 7, 2018

Pizza and Books

colorful books

Tuesday, March 6 at 4:30 -- Come chat with fellow book lovers about what you're reading and loving - or what you're reading and hating these days! No specific book to read, just show up to chat with others about bookish things. Pizza and  beverag...

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Teens
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Chocolate Party

Chocolate

Wednesday, February 21 at 4:30 -- Welcome to the 2018 Chocolate Party - we are back, with new chocolate adventures! We will have chocolate games and our favorite thing - melted chocolate for dipping! Plus, guessing games, snacks to take home, and a Star W...

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Register online! Teens
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Oscars Trivia!

Oscar Statue

Thursday, March 1 at 4:00 -- Stop in to test your knowledge of films and movie stars at Oscars Trivia! We'll be playing for candy prizes, so get ready! No registration necessary. All teens Grade 6 and up welcome.

Teens
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Magic: The Gathering

Magic the Gathering

Saturday, March 3 at 1:30 -- 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.

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Teens
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Anime + Manga Club!

Anime Characters

All teens are welcome to join our Anime + Manga Club! We usually meet twice a month (check our calendar for the next meeting date)! 

At each meeting, members will get to talk about anime and manga with fellow enthusiasts and create a small craft, ...

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Teens
Posted on: January 28, 2018

Teen Book Group

Dog reading

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: October 26, 2017

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 the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 (check our calendar for the next meeting date!) and new members are always welcome. Earn commu...

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Teens

Posted on: January 24, 2018

Organize DIY

Boxes and containers

Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 -- Looking for creative and unique storage solutions? Join us as we create different storage containers to turn your junk drawer into a masterpiece. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext.1404.  Space ...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Great Books You May Have Missed! 2017

Colorful book shelf

Saturday, February 24 at 11:00 -- Are you looking for something good to read?  Is your list of recommended books so long you just don’t know where to start?  If you’re like the rest of us, you tend to read the same au...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Blizzard of '78 40th Anniversary Author Talk with Alan Earls

brooklyn in the blizzard of 1978

Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 -- Come and hear author and historian Alan Earls discuss the Blizzard of  '78 to commemorate the storm's 40th anniversary. Alan is the author of  "Great Boston's Blizzard of 1978" and has a second ...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Computer Classes with Harbor Media

Social Media Icons

Harbor Media will be teaching a series of computer classes in February ranging from computer basics to advanced social media. Click to see the full class listing and sign up to attend!

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Hingham Chess Club: Simultaneous Chess Exhibition Fundraiser!

chess board and pieces

Sunday, March 4 from 1:00 - 4:00 -- Hingham Chess Club invites you to try your skills against their very own National Master Farzad Abdi in a simultaneous chess exhibition fundraiser!Farzad Abdi is a nationally ranked chess player, having reached the leve...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Barrel House Z Presents the History of Beer

Beer Barrels

Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 -- Join us for a fascinating presentation on the history of beer and brewing with Russ Heissner from Barrel House Z Brewing in Weymouth. Learn about the first breweries and the history of beer in America, the role of yeast in bre...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Author Talk: Marla Miller on her book Betsy Ross and the Making of America

Betsy Ross book cover

Saturday, March 10 at 2:00 -- Abigail Adams Historical Society (AAHS), stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, and the Hingham Public Library commemorate Women's History Month by presenting a talk by historian Marla Miller on her book, Betsy Ross and th...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Overdrive Basics

Overdrive Digital Library Logo.

Tuesday, March 13 at 11:00 -- With your library card you can access many digital eBooks and audiobooks for free. This is made possible with Overdrive. But what is Overdrive and how can you check out digital materials? This class will cover all  t...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Evening with the Author: Maureen Boyle presents Shallow Graves

Shallow Graves book cover

Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 -- Join us as investigative reporter Maureen Boyle discusses the worst serial killing case in Massachusetts since the Boston Strangler. Over the spring and summer of 1988, eleven women went missing in New Bedford, and Boyle tell...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Celtic Music with Jeff Snow

Jeff Snow

Saturday, March 17 at 3:00 -- Come celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with us and hear Celtic music and stories with musician Jeff Snow. The magical sounds from the instruments coupled with vocals and Jeff's love and knowledge of his Scottish heritage create a...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Playing with Books: Book Earrings

Book Earrings

Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 -- Come join us for another Playing with Books program. We will be making a pair of earrings from recycled books. Step by step instructions and expert guidance to make your own book earrings. All materials will be provided. This...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Launching a Job Search in Today's Market

job search word cloud

Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 -- This comprehensive workshop will provide tips and advice on learning how to navigate in today's job market: job search strategies, brand development, what employers look for and how to translate skills, social media and other...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Hingham Chess Club

chess board and pieces

In partnership with the Hingham Public Library, the Hingham Chess Club (HCC) is pleased to announce the upcoming 2018 winter/spring schedule.  Advanced lessons will take place on Wednesdays, starting January 10th, and Beginner and Intermediate le...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: January 3, 2017

HPL Book Group

Book with heart shaped pages

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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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.

Learn more about this month's movie selection! Upcoming Events