Children

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Hingham welcomes local Middle Grade authors!

Middle Grade Authors Photo Collage

Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 -- The Hingham Public Library welcomes local middle grade authors for an afternoon of bookish delight!

The authors are: Victoria J. Coe for “Fenway and Hattie” and “Fenway and Hattie: Evil Bunny Gang”, Bridget Hodder for “The Rat...

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Posted on: March 4, 2017

Saturday Science...Beyond Einstein!

Dinosaur Skelton

Saturday, March 4 at 9:30 -- This month’s Saturday Science program, for grades K-3, will focus on Archaeology and feature scientist Mary Anning. The hands-on activity will be a game called "find the treasures"!

Join us at 9:30 on the first Saturday of each...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Read to a Dog!

Great Dane, Dash

Our Read to a Dog program provides a supportive environment to practice reading aloud. This winter we are welcoming back our three canine friends: Boo is a Shih Tzu, Dash is Great Dane, and Luke is a Labradoodle. They are all wonderful, patient listeners!...

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Posted on: January 2, 2017

Story Times

Baby Boy Reading Book

Winter story times are underway! We offer drop-in story times for ages 0 - 8 and their families. Story times are a great way to encourage literacy, meet other families, and learn about new books! We look forward to reading with you!

See the story time schedule.
Posted on: December 19, 2016

Children's Book Groups

Book with lights

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

See what we're reading this month!

Teens

5 Stories
Posted on: February 8, 2017

Teen Art Exhibition

ART text

Beginning on March 4th, the Hingham Library is proud to present art from Hingham High School and Hingham Middle School for exhibition!  The show will feature a variety of hanging and 3-D artwork, both in the Clemens Gallery and throughout the chi...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Mustache Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie poster

Wednesday, March 29 at 6:00 -- Join us for our very first Mustache Movie Night! During the showing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we'll be playing a game with mustaches - including chances to win prizes!

Posted on: March 8, 2017

Musical Trivia

Hamilton

Wednesday, April 5 from 4:00 - 5:00 -- Think you're a musical theater expert? Test your knowledge with our musical trivia! We'll compete in teams to figure out just who knows the most about musicals - and the winner will take home a priz...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

DIY Afternoons: Origami

Origami Animals

Wednesdays, April 12 & 26 from 3:30 - 5:00 -- Take a break from homework and try your hand at origami!

Posted on: October 11, 2016

Teen Book Groups

book with pages folded into a heart

The young adult department offers a monthly book group for Middle School Students and one for High School students. New members are always welcome to join us for snacks and lively discussion!

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Author Talk: "Weymouth Then and Now"

Weymouth Then and Now book cover

Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 pm -- Beginning as an agricultural community, Weymouth evolved into a bustling shipping port and a manufacturing town with numerous shoe factories and an iron works. Later, it became a seaside vacation community, a postwar suburb...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Networking Strategies

People shaking hands

Wednesday, March 29 at 11:00 -- In this workshop, presented by Deb Raymond from One Life at a Time, you will learn effective networking skills to make your job search more successful. You will be trained to develop strong contact lists, target compan...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Hingham Library Cookbook Club

Cooking for Jeffrey book cover

Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 -- We are cooking up something fresh and new! Introducing, the Hingham Public Library's first Cookbook Club. Do you love to try new recipes? Are you looking for a new challenge? Join Hingham Public Library’s ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Foraging & Wild Edibles

Edible Burdock

Saturday, April 1 at 10:00 -- Join Sally Orman, lifelong forager and naturalist to learn about the wild edibles that grow right here on the South Shore.  Learn about the keys to the identification of each species, along with information on edible...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Wild Assateague Island Ponies

Wild Pony painted by Rob Franco

Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 pm -- The Assateague Island Ponies have roamed the Assateague Island National Seashore since the 1700's. Since 1965, the US Parks Service has managed a herd of 100-200 wild ponies on the island which is 38 miles long. A...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Afternoon with the Author: Anthony Amore and "The Art of the Con"

Art of the Con book cover

Saturday, April 15 at 3:00 -- Anthony Amore, currently the Director of Security and Chief Investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - where he is charged with the ongoing efforts to recover thirteen works of art stolen from the museum on March 1...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

History Presentation: WWI and the Lafayette Escadrille

Lafayette Escadrille Planes

Tuesday, April 18 at 6:00 pm -- Come hear historian Mark Wilkins tell the story of the Lafayette Escadrille - one of the earliest French fighter pilot divisions during the Great War, comprised almost entirely of American volunteers, years before the ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

The History Games: Using Real Events to Write the Best Fiction in Any Genre

Vintage Typewriter

Saturday, April 22 at 1 pm -- How do you write authentic characters who are nothing like you? Through lots of research, of course. But beware—flat descriptions from encyclopedias won’t cut it because they reflect only the most common experience. The best ...

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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 HCAM-TV and all are welcome to attend. For more information: 781-741-1405 ext. 1404.

Learn more about this month's movie selection!