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Adult & Meetings

  1. Foster School Bear Scouts

    December 1, 2022, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Whiton Room

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  2. Adult Take and Make Craft Kit: DIY Cards

    December 3, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Reference Department

    Have fun making two Holiday Cards with this Take and Make DIY craft. It will include one snowman card and one tree card with simple instructions. The only supplies you will need from home are glue and a pair of scissors.

    Kits were limited and registration has filled.

    The kits will be available in the Reference Department and will be held for one week starting on Saturday, December 3. The last day to get your kit will be Saturday, December 10.

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  3. Artist Reception: Fares Alti

    December 4, 2022, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Clemens Gallery

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  4. OLLI: Building Cleveland's Collection

    December 5, 2022, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    @
    Whiton Room

    This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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  5. Office hours with Representative Meschino

    December 5, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    These office hours are intended to make it easier to for residents of the 3rd Plymouth district to share concerns and get acquainted with Representative Joan Meschino. All residents are welcome to attend.

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  6. Parents with Special Needs Support Meeting

    December 5, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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    Whiton Room

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  7. South Shore Quests

    December 5, 2022, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  8. South Shore Quests

    December 5, 2022, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  9. League of Women Voters Hingham Communications

    December 6, 2022, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  10. Garden Club of Hingham: Board Meeting

    December 7, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  11. Cub Scout Meeting

    December 7, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Whiton Room

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  12. The Better Business Bureau presents: Scams & Frauds

    December 7, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    Join Danielle Bass of the Better Business Bureau of Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island & Vermont, to learn about the most common scams currently circulating in the community, the major red flags to watch out for, and the necessary actions to stay safe.

    This program will be held on Zoom. To join us, please register online, and we will email you the link shortly before the program.

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  13. Girl Scout Troop 77449 Meeting

    December 8, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Whiton Room

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  14. Artist Reception: Jody Regan

    December 8, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Dolphin Gallery

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  15. Hingham PTO

    December 8, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  16. BCGS Concert: John Muratore, Christmas Music for Guitar

    December 11, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Whiton Room

    Highly acclaimed classical guitarist John Muratore performs regularly as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. As a solo artist he has appeared extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia. He has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including Emmanuel Music, the Spectrum Singers, Chorus Pro Musica, Alea III, Boston Musica Viva and Counterpoint. Recent appearances as concerto soloist have been with the Ridgefield Symphony, Vermont Symphony and Symphony by the Sea under the direction of Jonathan McPhee.

    No registration is required for this live event.

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  17. Be Nutrition Savvy Over the Holidays

    December 12, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    Join us for an informative discussion on making nutritious choices this holiday season while still enjoying all the delicious foods you love. This program will be presented by registered dietitian Kathy Jordan.

    This event will be held on Zoom. To join us, please register online, and we will email you the link shortly before the program.

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  18. Clutter Free Support Group

    December 13, 2022, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Whiton Room

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  19. SNAP Board Meeting

    December 13, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Whiton Room

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  20. Ground Below: How the Earth Shaped Humanity

    December 13, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    This event will be held on Zoom.

    Did you ever wonder why diamonds are so expensive? Why the Middle East dominates the world’s oil market? Why Ancient Greece had so many marble statues and buildings? Or why Europe and China developed guns and steel, not Native Americans? Join author and historian, Eamon McCarthy Earls for a sneak preview of his forthcoming book, "Ground Below."

    This event will be held on Zoom. To join us, please register online, and we will email you the link shortly before the program.

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  21. Conversion Equipment Showcase

    December 14, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Online Via Zoom

    The winter is the perfect time to organize and update your memories! Learn what conversion equipment the library has, both to use in the library, and to borrow. From 8mm film, vinyl records, VHS's, and more, we have a fleet of devices to bring your memories into the digital age.

    The showcase will also cover tips on ways to store your digitized media and get you thinking about what methods and formats would work best for you.

    This event will be held on Zoom. To join us, please register online, and we will email you the link shortly before the program.

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  22. Troop 4 Committee Meeting

    December 15, 2022, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  23. Drop-In Gift Wrapping

    December 17, 2022, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    Whiton Room

    Bring your unwrapped gifts and some wrapping paper. We'll provide the scissors, tape, bows, some gift tags, a small selection of wrapping paper, and large tables away from curious eyes. Join us for a fun day and check one more thing off your to do list!

    No registration required.

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  24. Intro to Libby

    December 19, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    Libby is an app that makes borrowing library eBooks, audiobooks, and online magazines easy. This class will cover getting Libby set up on your phone, tablet, or computer; and demonstrate the app's features.

    This event will be held on Zoom. To join us, please register online, and we will email you the link shortly before the program.

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  25. Hingham Ladies Club Board Meeting

    December 20, 2022, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  26. HPL Movie The Good House

    December 21, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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    Whiton Room

    The Good House follows Hildy Good (Sigourney Weaver), a wry New England realtor and descendant of the Salem witches, who loves her wine and her secrets. Her compartmentalized life begins to unravel as she rekindles a romance with her old high-school flame, Frank Getchell (Kevin Kline), and becomes dangerously entwined in one person's reckless behavior. Igniting long-buried emotions and family secrets, Hildy is propelled toward a reckoning with the one person she's been avoiding for decades: herself.

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  27. HPL Movies in the Afternoon: The Good House

    December 22, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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    Whiton Room

    The Good House follows Hildy Good (Sigourney Weaver), a wry New England realtor and descendant of the Salem witches, who loves her wine and her secrets. Her compartmentalized life begins to unravel as she rekindles a romance with her old high-school flame, Frank Getchell (Kevin Kline), and becomes dangerously entwined in one person's reckless behavior. Igniting long-buried emotions and family secrets, Hildy is propelled toward a reckoning with the one person she's been avoiding for decades: herself.

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  28. Library Closed - Christmas Day

    December 25, 2022, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  29. Library Closed - Christmas Day Observed

    December 26, 2022, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Children

  1. Read-to-a-Dog: Boo (a Shih Tzu) and his partner Toni, are our listeners today | Ages 5+

    December 3, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Children's Department

    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 forward to reading with you!

    Our listening teams are at the Library on Saturday mornings from 10:30 -11:30 in the Children's Department. Reading sessions last 15 minutes and are for children ages 5 and up.

    To register for a session, please call the Children's Department at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403. We hope you can join us!

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  2. Preschool Storytime, Ages 3-5

    December 5, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    @
    Whiton Room

    Children and their caregivers will listen to entertaining books, sing songs and make a fun and simple craft. This imaginative Storytime quietly builds language skills and fosters literacy proficiency.

    This storytime session begins Monday, November 7, and runs every Monday for 6 weeks. Space in this event is limited; registration for this program is full.

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  3. Toddler Storytime (Ages 3 and under)

    December 6, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    @
    Whiton Room

    Read, rhyme, and sing in this active Storytime! Simple stories and familiar rhymes introduce the sounds of language to your little learner. This program is perfect for children 3 years and younger with their caregivers. Children will take home a themed coloring page.

    This storytime session begins Tuesday, November 8, and runs every Tuesday for 6 weeks. Space in this event is limited, and registration has filled.

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  4. Move & Groove Storytime (Ages 4 and under)

    December 7, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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    Whiton Room

    Move & Groove Storytime is a program for children of various ages (4 and under) and their caregivers. Listen to fun stories, sing, and move around in this fast-paced Storytime perfect for young children who learn best when their brains and their bodies are active.

    This storytime session begins Wednesday, November 23, and runs every Wednesday for 4 weeks. Space in this event is limited, and registration for this program has filled.

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  5. Lego Club, ages 4+

    December 7, 2022, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Whiton Room

    Join us for an afternoon of open play with the library's collection of LEGO bricks. No registration is required, just drop in!

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  6. Read-to-a-Dog: Hope ( a cocker spaniel) and her partner, Lynn, are our listeners today | Ages 5+

    December 10, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Children's Department

    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 forward to reading with you!

    Our listening teams are at the Library on Saturday mornings from 10:30 -11:30 in the Children's Department. Reading sessions last 15 minutes and are for children ages 5 and up.

    To register for a session, please call the Children's Department at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403. We hope you can join us!

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  7. Book Group for 2nd & 3rd grade students | Geronimo Stilton: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye

    December 10, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    This month our 2nd and 3rd Grade Book Group is reading Geronimo Stilton: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye. The book is available digitally through Overdrive/Libby or you can pick up a physical copy at the Children's Desk.

    This program will be held in-person at the Library. No registration is required to join us. We hope to see you there!

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  8. Preschool Storytime, Ages 3-5

    December 12, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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    Whiton Room

    Children and their caregivers will listen to entertaining books, sing songs and make a fun and simple craft. This imaginative Storytime quietly builds language skills and fosters literacy proficiency.

    This storytime session begins Monday, November 7, and runs every Monday for 6 weeks. Space in this event is limited; registration for this program is full.

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  9. Toddler Storytime (Ages 3 and under)

    December 13, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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    Whiton Room

    Read, rhyme, and sing in this active Storytime! Simple stories and familiar rhymes introduce the sounds of language to your little learner. This program is perfect for children 3 years and younger with their caregivers. Children will take home a themed coloring page.

    This storytime session begins Tuesday, November 8, and runs every Tuesday for 6 weeks. Space in this event is limited, and registration has filled.

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  10. Book Group for 4th & 5th grade students | City Spies by James Ponti

    December 13, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    This month our 4th and 5th Grade Book Group is reading City Spies by James Ponti. The book is available digitally through Overdrive/Libby or you can pick up a physical copy at the Children's Desk.

    This program will be held in-person at the Library. No registration is required to join us. We hope to see you there!

    Learn more about the book.

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  11. Move & Groove Storytime (Ages 4 and under)

    December 14, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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    Whiton Room

    Move & Groove Storytime is a program for children of various ages (4 and under) and their caregivers. Listen to fun stories, sing, and move around in this fast-paced Storytime perfect for young children who learn best when their brains and their bodies are active.

    This storytime session begins Wednesday, November 23, and runs every Wednesday for 4 weeks. Space in this event is limited, and registration for this program has filled.

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  12. Read-to-a-Dog: Rosie (a Golden Retriever) and her partner Barbara are our listeners today | Ages 5+

    December 17, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Children's Department

    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 forward to reading with you!

    Our listening teams are at the Library on Saturday mornings from 10:30 -11:30 in the Children's Department. Reading sessions last 15 minutes and are for children ages 5 and up.

    To register for a session, please call the Children's Department at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403. We hope you can join us!

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  13. Under the Sea Storytime & Craft, ages 4+ with Mary Ellen

    December 27, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Whiton Room

    Join us for an “Under the Sea” Storytime and Craft with Mary Ellen, ages 4+ We will be going under the sea to meet lots of fish and other underwater creatures. After learning all about sea animals, we will be making a Toy Fish Tank with an Oatmeal Box!

    Note: our craft will involve paint, so please wear appropriate clothing. For ages-4+

    Space in this event is limited, and registration is required. To join us, please register online.

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  14. Children's Program Extension

    December 27, 2022, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Whiton Room

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  15. LEGO Team building, ages 9+, Registration required

    December 27, 2022, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    If you and your friends like to build Lego sets, and can share the construction duties, then gather your group and reserve your team’s place. Participants must be 9 years and up. We have three models and they will be assigned on a first come-first served basis. The kits have never been opened. The finished piece will remain at the library, on display, in the children’s room. Group Size: maximum is four.

    Available Kits: Imperial TIE Fighter (519 pieces), First Responder Truck (513 pieces), or Fire Racer (513 pieces)

    Ages 9+, registration is required. To register, please contact the Children's Department.

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  16. Preschool Storytime: Seasonal Storytime & Craft for children ages 3+

    December 28, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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    Whiton Room

    Children and their caregivers will listen to seasonal stories and make a fun craft. Suitable for children ages 3+.

    Space in this event is limited, and registration is required. To join us, please register online.

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  17. Reserved, tm

    December 28, 2022, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    reserved for Lego Building activity - if needed.

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  18. Family Movie: Frozen

    December 29, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Whiton Room

    This vacation week join us for a family favorite! No registration is necessary, just drop in.

    About the movie: After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sprightly sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Based on "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen. Winner of “Best Animated Movie of the Year.”

    Walt Disney Pictures, 2013, 108 minutes, PG

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  19. Read-to-a-Dog: Willoughby ( a Golden Retriever) and his partner, Lauren are our listeners today | Ages 5+

    December 31, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Children's Department

    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 forward to reading with you!

    Our listening teams are at the Library on Saturday mornings from 10:30 -11:30 in the Children's Department. Reading sessions last 15 minutes and are for children ages 5 and up.

    To register for a session, please call the Children's Department at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403. We hope you can join us!

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Teens

  1. Anime Club

    December 3, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Whiton Room

    Calling all Anime enthusiasts! Anime Club is for teens who love Anime and Manga to meet other teens with the same interest. We'll talk Anime and Manga, watch some Anime, and maybe make some fun crafts. Open to teens in grades 6-12 - no prior knowledge needed, Anime newbies welcome! No registration required.

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  2. Teen Gale Database Class

    December 7, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    Teens can come learn about some of the library's databases and how they might be useful to them, especially as students! This will be a quick 30 minute talk on Gale Databases by our YA Librarian, with time for questions at the end.

    This event will be held on Zoom. To join us, please register online, and we will email you the link shortly before the program.

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  3. Anime Club

    December 14, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Whiton Room

    Calling all Anime enthusiasts! Anime Club is for teens who love Anime and Manga to meet other teens with the same interest. We'll talk Anime and Manga, watch some Anime, and maybe make some fun crafts. Open to teens in grades 6-12 - no prior knowledge needed, Anime newbies welcome! No registration required.

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  4. Knitting Club

    December 15, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Now that colder weather is officially here, start cozy season off right and join HPL's Knitting Club! This club is open to any teen in grades 6-12, no experience necessary. However, please note that no formal teaching will occur at Knitting Club. The YA Librarian will be available for basic knitting questions and a quick tutorial on a basic knit/purl stitch.

    This is a space for any teen knitters, beginners or advanced, to gather and work on their knitting projects together. No registration is required.

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  5. Books and Banter

    December 17, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Do you like reading great fiction? This month, we're chatting about New Year's stories! If that interests you, pick one of the 3 books below to read and come chat with us about. Our YA librarian will also give everyone a longer list of great new books to read over winter break.

    Open to teens in grades 6-12. No registration required.

    Book Choices:

    The Resolutions by Mia Garcia
    New Year's Kiss by Lee Matthews
    A Castle in the Clouds by Kerstin Gier

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  6. Teen Advisory Board

    December 21, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is back for the school year! TAB is a great way for teens to get more involved at the library, let your voice be heard, have fun, AND earn community service hours, too. No need to commit to coming every month, this is a drop-in club. This month we'll be making paper bag snowflakes specifically to hang around the YA department for a festive winter look!

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  7. Paper Bag Snowflakes

    December 28, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    The winter solstice has officially passed and we are in winter! Stop by and learn how to make these gorgeous and easy to make Paper Bag Snowflakes to hang around your house for the winter season.

    No registration required.

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