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Adult & Meetings

  1. Getting Comfortable with Facebook

    June 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Training Room

    Facebook provides an unparalleled opportunity to connect with family and friends... if you're using it correctly! This class is designed for those who have already created a simple Facebook account and want to know how to get the most out of it. Harbor Media will walk you through the ever-changing interface, teach you how to recognize standard buttons, explore the different ways to communicate ("share" vs. "like" vs. "comment" vs. "wall" vs. direct message), and identify best practices with regards to online etiquette. Bring a list of all questions and concerns you have and we'll do our best to address them!

    (If you do not already have a Facebook account, please notify Robby St. John at 781-741-1405 ext. 2623 and arrive at least a half hour before the start of this class so we can get you set up!)

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

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  2. Reserved

    June 25, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  3. Reserved

    June 25, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  4. Hingham Youth Hockey Open Board Meeting

    June 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  5. Evening with the Author: Amy Bass and One Goal

    June 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Whiton Room

    In ONE GOAL: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together, Amy Bass tells the timely and inspiring story of how the town of Lewiston, Maine and its newly arrived Somali immigrants came together to chase dreams of national glory.
    Perhaps nowhere were racial tensions more apparent than on the high school soccer team, the Lewiston Blue Devils. As immigrant kids joined the team, they had to tackle language and cultural barriers while dealing with openly racist hostility. But the team, made up of longtime locals and Somali immigrants, honed their play to build a powerhouse with one goal: their first state soccer championship.
    Amy Bass, a professor of history in New York, lived in Lewiston for four years as a student at Bates College. Her writing has appeared in Slate, Salon, and CNN Opinion, and her Olympics coverage for NBC earned her a 2012 Emmy.
    This event is provided in partnership with Buttonwood Books & Toys.

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  6. HPL Book Group: Destiny of the Republic

    June 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Please join us for our monthly book discussion group held on the last Tuesday of each month. New members are always welcome! Drop-in Event.

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  7. HYF Flag and Tackle review

    June 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Meeting.

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  8. Hingham Developer Meetup

    June 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  9. South Shore French Club

    June 28, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    The South Shore French Club promotes the understanding and practice of the French language and allows for members to increase their knowledge of the French culture through conversation, listening activities and writing tasks. Whether someone is traveling to France for a week or just wants to brush up on semi-forgotten high school French, this is the perfect place to do it!

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  10. Evening with the Author: Michael Tougias presents Above & Beyond

    June 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Whiton Room

    The library is pleased to welcome Michael Tougias and his latest book, Above & Beyond: JFK and the U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis.He chronicles the 13 harrowing days of the crisis, focusing on the U-2 pilots who flew unarmed over Cuba to secure proof the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles. JFK secretly recorded every meeting during the crisis, and these transcripts - and recently declassified CIA documents - form the basis of this fascinating analysis of JFK’s decisions. Tougias actually interviewed the U-2 pilots, discovering insights that have remained undisclosed for 53 years. This unique presentation is a dramatic chronicling of the crisis, which is especially timely, given current tensions with North Korea and Russia. Tougias is the bestselling author of 7 award-winning books about extraordinary survivors and rescuers, and is a sought-after speaker on leadership and crisis management.

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  11. Afternoon with the Author: Cliff Aguirre presents "Journey Back: The Amazing Memories of Individuals Through Past-Life Regression"

    June 30, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Cliff will discuss his book "Journey Back: The Amazing Memories of Individuals Through Past-Life Regression" and how he came to conduct the past life sessions with the 27 volunteers represented in the text. The presentation will also include a 20 minute video of actual past life regressions, expanded stories from the book, and the benefits and myths about hypnosis.

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Children

  1. Storytime with guest reader, Miss Plymouth County - Maude Gorman, ages 3 to 5, drop-in event

    June 25, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    MIss Plymouth County 2018, Maude Gorman, will a guest reader at this special storytime. She will be reading stories and singing songs as well helping with a craft.

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  2. Build - A - Book, drop-in

    June 25, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Build-A-Book, ages 5+ Be the author and illustrator of your own book! In this DIY activity, children of all ages can use their natural creativity to invent a story or express themselves by telling a story about their own experiences. Child and parent/caregiver will work together to create a unique keepsake. We will provide the template and you will bring it alive with your cover art, words and illustrations. Run out of time…finish it at home. Option: Bring your finished book to the library for others to check out and read.

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  3. Creativity Nest, Rock & Shell Art, ages 9+, drop-in program

    June 25, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Kindness Rocks and Shells signal Summer!…Participants will design their image and paint it on their selected medium and then have a finished project to take home. *Reminder...please wear suitable attire...acrylic paint will be used.

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  4. ** Storytime Staff is on recess: Activity Room is available for open play.

    June 26, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    We are getting ready for our Summer 2018 Reading Program. The theme is Libraries Rock! Families are invited to use the activity room to socialize and play with the library’s toy collection.

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  5. Imagination Station, Making Music, ages 6+, drop-in event

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

    The library will provide the materials and the instruction for DIY musical instruments (spin drums and a guitar). You need to bring your creativity. Clothes caution: acrylic paint will be used.

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  6. Summer Reading Overture with the South Shore Conservatory!

    June 26, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    The theme for the 2018 Summer Reading Program is Libraries Rock! With the theme in mind the Hingham Library has partnered with the South Shore Conservatory for a musical opening. Please join us. | 4:00 to 4:45 PM: Family Sing Along |Jana Kahn and Emily Browder Melville from South Shore Conservatory will lead a fun and interactive Sing Along for the whole family. | 4:45 to 5:15PM: Suzuki Instruction Demonstration | George Little and Daphne Manavopolous from South Shore Conservatory will provide an opportunity for children 4 years and up to learn about playing the guitar and violin. Suzuki method instruction is modeled on the way children learn language. Children will have an opportunity to hold and play the instruments if interested.

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  7. ** Storytime Staff is on recess: Activity Room is available for open play.

    June 27, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    We are getting ready for our Summer 2018 Reading Program. The theme is Libraries Rock! Families are invited to use the activity room to socialize and play with the library’s toy collection

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  8. READ TO Taco - a therapy dog, suitable for ages 5+, registration

    June 27, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Read To a Dog moves to Wednesdays during the summer. Beginning at 10:30 AM from Jun. 20 to Aug. 15| Prevent the summer slide and keep your skills sharp by reading to an eager listener. The dogs will be available for 15 minute sessions on their “listening” days. Suitable for kids age 5 and up. ... The Summer Listening Schedule: Jun.20, Christina & Salty | Jun.27, Michelle & Taco | Jul.11, Christina & Salty | Jul. 18, Michelle & Taco | Jul.25, Toni & Boo | Aug. 01, Pat & Luke | Aug.08, Christina & Salty | Aug.15, Pat & Luke. Registration is necessary – please call the Children’s department to reserve. Registration is open now

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  9. Rhode Island Computer Museum Workshop: Make Your Own Video Game, ages 9 to 11, registration

    June 27, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO GAME The Rhode Island Computer Museum will present a workshop called “Make Your Own Video Game”. This is a great chance to put down your controllers and take time to learn interactive software titled “Scratch” and create your own “video game” sample. The program will also include an exhibit on “Historic Video Games”. The exhibit aims to explain the impact of Early Video Games and then teach the MIT developed youth program “Scratch”. Scratch is a computer program developed to teach software coding and allows you can create your own “video game” sample. The workshop aims to explain how early video games were made and give students new skills to develop their own games. For ages 9 to 11.

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

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  10. MAMASTEPH entertains at the Hingham Public Library

    June 28, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Stephanie Chase is an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter and entertainer. As MAMASTEPH she is a popular performer who has a vast and loyal audience throughout the South Shore. She has four cd’s to her credit. They are "Simply Mamasteph", "There's A Little Light", “Mamasteph: A Family Christmas Album" and her most recent “Little Mouse, Little House” released in 2017. Copies of her cd’s are available for checkout at the library. Suitable for young children and their grownups! Please join us for a magical musical morning.

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  11. Lego Construction Event!, ages 5 +, drop-in event

    June 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Accept the Lego challenge (hmmm, what might that be, only one way to find out, 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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Teens

  1. Magic: The Gathering!

    June 23, 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! Bring whatever supplies you have and just have fun. No registration necessary.

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  2. Teen Book Group: Leah on the Offbeat

    June 23, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    All teens entering grades 6 and up welcome! Drop-in event. New members are always welcome! We meet twice a month throughout the summer and will discuss that meeting's book – Leah on the Offbeat, by Becky Albertalli - and chat over snacks. Library copies of the book will be made available at the children's desk. In honor of Pride Month, our YA librarian will also be bringing her favorite LGBTQIA+ YA books to the meeting, and invites any teens to come who just want to talk about their own LGBTQIA+ book faves - even if you haven't read the chosen book!

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  3. Rhode Island Computer Museum Workshop: Smart Robots for Tomorrow's Building, ages 12+

    June 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    “SMART ROBOTS for Tomorrow’s Building" This workshop aims to explain basic concepts of robotics. Working in teams, students will learn coding to instruct a simple robot to move objects in construction challenges. This is a hands on workshop using a Raspberry PI. The Pi programming environment allows you to do many things with a tiny credit-card-sized computer! You will also learn about programmable electronics for making motors run and a lot more. The set-up is easy for beginners, challenging for experienced programmers and fun for everyone! This workshop is ages 12+.

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

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  4. Pop Up Art: Manga Face Drawing

    June 28, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Draw a manga face three different ways, from somewhat realistic to an exaggerated manga style! Emphasis will be on the different proportions used in the many styles of manga. Drawing the face three times increases confidence through repetition. Come have some manga fun! For teens entering grades 6 and up. Registration needed.

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