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Adult & Meetings

  1. OLLI: Ancient Cities, Temples and Food Markets

    December 10, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 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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  2. Meeting

    December 10, 2018, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Meeting.

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  3. Hingham Maritime Meeting

    December 10, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  4. Lyme Support Network

    December 10, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Support, discussion and resources for coping with Lyme disease.

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  5. HPL Trustees Development Committee

    December 10, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Activity Room

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  6. Clutter Free Support Group

    December 11, 2018, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Monthly meeting.

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  7. HHS XC & TAF meeting

    December 11, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whiton Room

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  8. Books on Tap!: Displacement And/Or The Prince and the Dressmaker

    December 11, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Not Your Average Joe's in Norwell

    Join the HPL for Books On Tap, our newest adult book club! It will meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Liberty Grille in Downtown Hingham at 7:00 pm, and will provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere for members to chat about books. For our December book, members will choose one graphic novel to read from two options. The two options are: Displacement by Lucy Knisley or The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang. Pick the one that interests you more, and we will compare and contrast at our meeting! Also, please come with a book suggestion in mind for our book swap. The book can be new, old, basically just a book you read that you were really excited about. At the December meeting, everyone will be selecting a suggestion at random to read for the January meeting!

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  9. South Shore SNAP (Special Needs Athletic Partnership)

    December 11, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Monthly board meeting.

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  10. Boy Scout Troop 1

    December 11, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Committee Meeting.

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  11. OLLI: Travels on Islands in Europe Asia and South America

    December 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:30 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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  12. Great Books

    December 12, 2018, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Meeting for discussion.

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  13. Library Board of Trustees Futures Task Force

    December 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  14. Granite City Stamp Club

    December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Stamp club meeting.

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  15. Hingham SEPAC

    December 12, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Meeting.

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  16. Make: Boxwood Tree Display

    December 13, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Deck the halls- and tables- with a handcrafted boxwood tree. We will be using fresh boxwood greens to assemble the festive holiday decorations. All materials will be supplied. Feel free to bring some of your own decorations to add to your tree.

    This program requires registration. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1404.

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  17. SHC Book Club

    December 15, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  18. Conservatory Royal Music Theory Examinations

    December 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  19. Hingham Boy Scouts Troop 4

    December 16, 2018, 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  20. OLLI: Ancient Cities, Temples and Food Markets

    December 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 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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  21. Miss Donna's Place

    December 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Whiton Room

    Parent/Student Activity.

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  22. Miss Donna's Place

    December 18, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Student/Parent Activity.

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  23. Hingham Men's Group

    December 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  24. OLLI: Women's History

    December 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  25. HPL Movie: White Christmas

    December 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Whiton Room

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  26. HPL Movies in the Afternoon: White Christmas

    December 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whiton Room

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  27. Library Closing at 1:00 for Christmas Holiday

    December 24, 2018, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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  28. Closed for Christmas Day

    December 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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  29. Library Closing at 5:00 for New Years Holiday

    December 31, 2018, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Children

  1. Preschool Storytime - for children 3 to 5

    December 10, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Children (ages 3 to 5) and their caregivers will listen to engaging books, hear some music, sing songs and make a fun craft while making new friends in a welcoming setting. This energetic drop-in Storytime builds language and literacy skills.

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  2. Stories & Snacks - Storytime for children ages 5 to 8

    December 10, 2018, 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. Older children still love to hear books read aloud. Stories and Snacks is the perfect Storytime for that child. Session includes a snack and a craft activity.

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  3. Toddler Storytime - for ages 14 months to 3 years

    December 11, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Wiggle, rhyme, read, and sing in this active Storytime! Simple stories and music introduce the sounds and rhythms of language and play to your little learner. This drop-in program is perfect for children 14 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Following the program, families are invited to socialize and play with library’s collection of toys.

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  4. Raising - A - Reader with Big Ryan's Tall Tales

    December 11, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Big Ryan's Tall Tales welcomes all parents and their children (3 to 5 years) to attend this 6-week series on making stories where language comes alive!

    This program requires registration. To check availability please call the Children's desk at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  5. Books for Babies - for ages 0 to 14 months

    December 12, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Books, Bounces, and rhythmic activity ensure that this engaging Storytime for babies (0 to 14 months) and their caregivers is the perfect environment for building your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading. Babies will be introduced to familiar rhymes and songs as well as the opportunity to mingle with other babies and their caregivers. Following the program, families are invited to socialize and play with library’s collection of toys.

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  6. Old Colony Library School - class visit

    December 12, 2018, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Nursery school visit

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  7. Book Group for 4th & 5th Grade: The Parker Inheritance by Varian johnson

    December 12, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Activity Room

    The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson | "The Westing Game" meets "The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963" in a stirring mystery of past and present, as two kids search for a place in their families, city, and country. This book group is for students in grades 4 & 5. Please read the selected book and join us for a lively discussion. Library copies of the book will be available at the children’s desk for participants about one month prior to the meeting date. Registration is appreciated but not required. Thank you!

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  8. Move & Groove Storytime - for ages 4 and under

    December 13, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Move & Groove Storytime is a drop in 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. Following the program, families are invited to socialize and play with library’s collection of toys

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  9. Read to Hope and Lynn - new members of our Read to a Dog teams

    December 15, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Read to Hope! – A trained therapy dog | Reading to trained therapy dogs helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence as well as self-esteem. Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to Hope. She is a friendly 7 year old Cocker Spaniel with several years of “listening” under her belt. She will available for 15 minute sessions on her “listening” days. Her 2018 sessions will be Nov. 10 and December 15. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 5 and up.

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  10. Parent/Child Book Group for 2nd & 3rd Grade: Enginerds by Jarrett Lerner

    December 15, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    When a group of nerdy best friends each begin receiving robots that start to act like real creatures, it is up to them to save the day, and the planet.

    This is a parent/guardian & child book group for children in 2nd & 3rd grade. Library copies of the book will be available at the children’s desk for participants about one month prior to the meeting date. Please read the selected book and join us for a lively discussion.

    This program requires registration. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  11. Preschool Storytime - for children 3 to 5

    December 17, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Children (ages 3 to 5) and their caregivers will listen to engaging books, hear some music, sing songs and make a fun craft while making new friends in a welcoming setting. This energetic drop-in Storytime builds language and literacy skills.

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  12. Stories & Snacks - Storytime for children ages 5 to 8

    December 17, 2018, 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. Older children still love to hear books read aloud. Stories and Snacks is the perfect Storytime for that child. Session includes a snack and a craft activity.

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  13. Toddler Storytime - for ages 14 months to 3 years

    December 18, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Wiggle, rhyme, read, and sing in this active Storytime! Simple stories and music introduce the sounds and rhythms of language and play to your little learner. This drop-in program is perfect for children 14 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Following the program, families are invited to socialize and play with library’s collection of toys.

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  14. Books for Babies - for ages 0 to 14 months

    December 19, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Books, Bounces, and rhythmic activity ensure that this engaging Storytime for babies (0 to 14 months) and their caregivers is the perfect environment for building your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading. Babies will be introduced to familiar rhymes and songs as well as the opportunity to mingle with other babies and their caregivers. Following the program, families are invited to socialize and play with library’s collection of toys.

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  15. Move & Groove Storytime - for ages 4 and under

    December 20, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Move & Groove Storytime is a drop in 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. Following the program, families are invited to socialize and play with library’s collection of toys

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  16. Read to Friday and Tracey - new members of our Read to a Dog teams

    December 22, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Read to Friday! – a trained therapy dog | Reading to trained therapy dogs helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence as well as self-esteem. Friday and Tracey will be our listening team on Nov. 03 and Dec. 22. Friday is a Labradoodle who is adorable as well as an excellent listener. Reservations are required. Please call the Children's & Young Adult room at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403 to reserve. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and up.

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  17. Family Storytime

    December 26, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Storytime for the whole family! | Family Storytime is for children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Please join us for a session of stories, songs and movement.

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  18. Lego Construction Event, drop-in event, suitable for ages 5+

    December 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Accept the Lego challenge (hmmm, what might that be, only one way to find out, join us at the library - challenge will be revealed day of!) or just come and play with the library's collection of Lego bricks. (Reminder: Children under 9 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian – Thanks)

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  19. Let's Get Crafty - 3D Paper Snowflakes, for ages 9+

    December 26, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Children ages 9+ and up are invited to join us to make 3D Paper Snowflakes. Three dimensional paper snowflakes look beautiful hanging in a window or on a wall. Fun for kids or adults, they are easy to make. Please join us for this fun seasonal activity.

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  20. Big Ryan's Tall Tales

    December 27, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Whiton Room

    Family favorite Big Ryan will be telling his hilarious stories, and singing fun interactive songs! Drop-In Event for families and children ages 3 to 10.

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  21. Cookie Decorating - for ages 6 to 8.

    December 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Join us for a cookie decorating party - a sweet addition to a cold, vacation week! Cookies and decorating materials will be provided, just bring yourself and a little imagination. Please wear suitable apparel, icing can get messy! This session is for children ages 6 to 8. It is a drop-in event that concludes at 2:30 PM.

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  22. Cookie Decorating - for ages 9 to 11

    December 27, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Join us for a cookie decorating party - a sweet addition to a cold, vacation week! Cookies and decorating materials will be provided, just bring yourself and a little imagination. Please wear suitable apparel, icing can get messy! This session is for children ages 9 to 11. It is a drop-in event that concludes at 4:30 PM.

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  23. Family Storytime and Craft

    December 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Please join us for a family storytime and craft.

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  24. Read to Bella and Nicole - new members of our Read to a Dog teams

    December 29, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Department

    Read to Bella! – a trained therapy dog | Reading to trained therapy dogs helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence as well as self-esteem. Bella is a Springer Spaniel who is gentle and quiet. Reservations are required. Please call the Children's & Young Adult room at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403 to reserve. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and up.

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  25. Family Movie - Mary Poppins, rated G, 139 minutes

    December 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Disney's Mary Poppins | Winner of five Academy Awards, including best actress (Julie Andrews), best song (Chim Chim Cher-ee), and best visual effects. Mary Poppins flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children. With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the spirited nanny turns every chore into a game, and every day into a 'Jolly Holiday.' Families are welcome to bring a snack, a beverage (covered please!) and a blanket if you prefer to lounge on the floor!

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Teens

  1. Anime & Manga Club

    December 12, 2018, 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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  2. Pizza and Books

    December 18, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Activity Room

    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 beverages will be provided. No registration necessary.

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  3. Teen Advisory Board

    December 19, 2018, 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. Magic: The Gathering!

    December 22, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Activity Room

    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! There will be snacks. No registration necessary.

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  5. Teen Book Group: Zeroboxer

    December 22, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    All teens in grades 6 and up welcome! Drop-in event. New members are always welcome! We meet biweekly throughout the summer to discuss that meeting's books and chat over snacks. Library copies of the book will be made available at the children's desk.

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  6. Teen Movie: The Darkest Minds

    December 26, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Activity Room

    If you're a teen looking for something to do after the holiday celebrations have ended, join us for a movie night and some sweet snacks! We'll be watching "The Darkest Minds" and munching on our popcorn - complete with a toppings bar! No registration necessary, just bring yourself and an appetite!

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