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  1. Calendar Overlay Adult & Meetings (23)
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Adult & Meetings

  1. Lyme Support Network

    December 11, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Support, discussion and resources for coping with Lyme Disease.

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  2. Hingham Youth Football Board Meeting

    December 11, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Activity Room

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  3. Clutter Free Support Group

    December 12, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whiton Room

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  4. Staff Training

    December 12, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  5. Hingham Land Conservation Trust

    December 12, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Whiton Room

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  6. South Shore SNAP (Special Needs Athletic Partnership)

    December 12, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Board meeting.

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  7. Great Books

    December 13, 2017, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Meeting for discussion.

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  8. Hingham Chess Club: Beginner's Lessons & Open Play

    December 13, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Beginner Lessons operate in a 12-week cycle. Participants will master chess basics, including how pieces move; maneuvering the board; applying chess terms such as castling; and the stages of play. All ages are welcome, but HCC recommends a minimum age of six years old, and the ability to work independently. All chess lessons at Hingham Public Library are free. To help offset the costs of funding the program, a suggested donation of $10 per lesson is gratefully accepted by Hingham Chess Club, yet not required. Through their partnership with the Hingham Public Library, HCC is also the recipient of a grant generously provided by the Harold and Avis Goldstein Trust.

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  9. SEPAC Meeting

    December 13, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  10. Hingham Chess Club: Advanced Lessons & Open Play

    December 14, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Advanced Lessons are drop-in and focus on strategy and board development; applying more advanced chess terminology; and preparing for competition. All ages are welcome, but HCC recommends a minimum age of six years old, and the ability to work independently. All chess lessons at Hingham Public Library are free. To help offset the costs of funding the program, a suggested donation of $10 per lesson is gratefully accepted by Hingham Chess Club, yet not required. Through their partnership with the Hingham Public Library, HCC is also the recipient of a grant generously provided by the Harold and Avis Goldstein Trust.

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  11. La Leche League Meeting

    December 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Activity Room

    This mother-to-mother support group is open to all breastfeeding or expectant mothers.

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  12. Massachusetts Holistic Living, Inc.

    December 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    PowerPoint presentation on forming Massachusetts Holistic Living, Inc. a non-profit holistic research center in MA.

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  13. Staff Training

    December 18, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  14. Hingham Ladies Club Board Meeting

    December 19, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  15. OLLI Focus Group

    December 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    No Setup~ LM

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  16. Hingham Chess Club: Beginner's Lessons & Open Play

    December 20, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Beginner Lessons operate in a 12-week cycle. Participants will master chess basics, including how pieces move; maneuvering the board; applying chess terms such as castling; and the stages of play. All ages are welcome, but HCC recommends a minimum age of six years old, and the ability to work independently. All chess lessons at Hingham Public Library are free. To help offset the costs of funding the program, a suggested donation of $10 per lesson is gratefully accepted by Hingham Chess Club, yet not required. Through their partnership with the Hingham Public Library, HCC is also the recipient of a grant generously provided by the Harold and Avis Goldstein Trust.

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  17. Cookbook Club Cookie Swap

    December 20, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Bring in some of your favorite homemade cookies to share and celebrate the end of the year with the HPL cookbook club. This month we are taking a break from cooking and having a cookie swap instead. Come enjoy some pizza and good conversation while trading cookies. Please bring in 3 dozen cookies of your choice and take home a variety of delicious treats. We will provide containers for the cookie swap. Please register online or call 781-741-1405 ext. 1404.

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  18. HPL Movie

    December 20, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Whiton Room

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  19. HPL Movies in the Afternoon

    December 21, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whiton Room

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  20. Hingham Chess Club: Advanced Lessons & Open Play

    December 21, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Advanced Lessons are drop-in and focus on strategy and board development; applying more advanced chess terminology; and preparing for competition. All ages are welcome, but HCC recommends a minimum age of six years old, and the ability to work independently. All chess lessons at Hingham Public Library are free. To help offset the costs of funding the program, a suggested donation of $10 per lesson is gratefully accepted by Hingham Chess Club, yet not required. Through their partnership with the Hingham Public Library, HCC is also the recipient of a grant generously provided by the Harold and Avis Goldstein Trust.

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  21. Closed for Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  22. Closed for Christmas Day

    December 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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  23. LGBTea

    December 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    One part social meeting and one part LGBT history lesson, LGBTea is a safe, no judgement space for anyone identifying as LGBTQ+ or as an ally. One evening a month we come together to share our joys and concerns confidentially and discuss our community's past present and future over tea and snacks.

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Children

  1. Preschool Storytime

    December 11, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  2. Stories & Snacks

    December 11, 2017, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  3. Toddler Storytime

    December 12, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  4. Raising-A-Reader Program featuring Ryan from "Big Ryan's Tall Tales"

    December 12, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Ryan Racette, creator of "Big Ryan's Tall Tales", invites parents and their children (3-5 years) to attend a 6-week literacy series on making stories where language comes alive. The dates are: Nov. 7, 14, 21 and Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Registration is preferred and begins on Oct. 23. This program is made possible by support from the South Shore Community Action Council. To reserve, please call the Hingham Library at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403.

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  5. Baby Storytime

    December 13, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Baby Storytime is for babies (0 - 15 months) and their caregivers. Participants will listen to a few stories, sing some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  6. Babies, Books & Play

    December 14, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys

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  7. Read to Luke! - a certified therapy dog

    December 16, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Deparment

    Read to Luke! - Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to Luke, a gentle and charming Goldendoodle. He is a certified reading and therapy dog. Luke will be at the library on listed Saturdays. He will be available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. Sep. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16

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  8. Parent & Child Book Group for 2nd & 3rd grade: The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery

    December 16, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    "The Trouble with Chickens: A J. J. Tully Mystery" by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Kevin Cornell | J.J. Tully is a former search-and-rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions saving lives. So he’s not terribly impressed when two chicks named Dirt and Sugar (who look like popcorn on legs) and their chicken mom show up demanding his help to find their missing siblings. Driven by the promise of a cheeseburger, J.J. begins to track down clues. Is Vince the Funnel hiding something? Are there dark forces at work—or is J.J. not smelling the evidence that’s right in front of him. This is a parent and child book group and reservations are needed. Please reserve online or call the children's department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403.

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  9. Preschool Storytime

    December 18, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  10. Stories & Snacks

    December 18, 2017, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  11. Toddler Storytime

    December 19, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  12. Raising-A-Reader Program featuring Ryan from "Big Ryan's Tall Tales"

    December 19, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Ryan Racette, creator of "Big Ryan's Tall Tales", invites parents and their children (3-5 years) to attend a 6-week literacy series on making stories where language comes alive. The dates are: Nov. 7, 14, 21 and Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Registration is preferred and begins on Oct. 23. This program is made possible by support from the South Shore Community Action Council. To reserve, please call the Hingham Library at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403.

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  13. Baby Storytime

    December 20, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Baby Storytime is for babies (0 - 15 months) and their caregivers. Participants will listen to a few stories, sing some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  14. Book Group for 4th & 5th grade: "Save Me A Seat" by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan

    December 20, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they're both stuck in the same place: SCHOOL. Joe's lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own. Ravi's family just moved to America from India, and he's finding it pretty hard to figure out where he fits in. Joe and Ravi don't think they have anything in common -- but soon enough they have a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and a common mission: to take control of their lives over the course of a single crazy week. For students in 4th & 5th grade. Registration is not required but appreciated. Registration is available online or please call the children's department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403.

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  15. Babies, Books & Play

    December 21, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys

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  16. Open Play with Library's Toy Collection

    December 26, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Families are invited to read with each other and play with the storytime toy collection.

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  17. Family Bingo

    December 26, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Please join us for this family favorite where everyone wins a prize. The fun begins at 1 PM. This is a drop-in event.

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  18. Story & Movie: Jumanji

    December 26, 2017, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Activity Room

    BOOK & MOVIE: 3:30 PM Book Reading, “Jumanji” by Chris Van Allsburg: 4:00 PM Movie, “Jumanji” with Robin Williams, 105 minutes, PG, suggested ages 10+, *children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a blanket, a snack and a covered drink and join us to watch the original version of the movie Jumanji. This is a drop-in event When young Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported before the startled eyes of his friend, Sarah, into the untamed jungles of Jumanji! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting children. Now a grown man, Alan reunites with Sarah and together with Judy and Peter tries to outwit the game's powerful forces.

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  19. Family Entertainer - Big Ryan

    December 27, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Family favorite Big Ryan will be telling his hilarious stories, and singing fun interactive songs! This is a drop-in event for families and children ages 3 to 10.

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  20. Imagination Station: Lego Construction, ages 6 to 11

    December 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Participants will create and build with the library’s collection of LEGO bricks. Bring your imagination! Finished structures will be displayed in the children’s department. This is a drop-in event.

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  21. Su Escuela Language Academy Storytime & Craft

    December 28, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Please join us to welcome staff from Su Escuela Language Academy for a Spanish Storytime & Craft. Suitable for ages 2 to 6. This is a drop-in event.

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  22. Imagination Station: Keva Planks, ages 6 to 12

    December 28, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Create and build with the library’s collection of Keva Planks. Build high, build long, build simple or complex, the only limit is your imagination! This is a drop-in event.

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Teens

  1. Marshmallow Madness

    December 13, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    It's Marshmallow Madness! Stop by the Activity Room today to make some marshmallow snowmen - or any marshmallow creation your heart desires! No registration required, just stop by and have some wintery, sugary fun.

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  2. High School Book Group

    December 13, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Activity Room

    All teens in grades 9 and up welcome! Drop-in event. New members are always welcome!

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  3. Teen Advisory Board

    December 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Hingham Public Library! We want to hear what YOU have to say! Earn community service hours, have fun, and help the library plan teen offerings! All young adults aged 12 + up welcome. No registration required. Please call or email the children's department for more information.

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  4. Anime & Manga Club

    December 27, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Activity Room

    All teens are welcome to join our new Anime & Manga Club! Each meeting, members will get to talk about anime and manga with fellow enthusiasts. Each time, there will be a small craft and snack and we will watch one episode of an anime show - decided by group vote - via Crunchyroll. Registration not required.

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