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Adult & Meetings

  1. Cheryl West, Social Worker: Free Drop-In Office Hours

    July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Cheryl West, Social Worker for the Town of Hingham, offers free drop-in office hours on Tuesdays from 10:00 - Noon in the Library's Fearing Room and is available from 8:30 - 4:30 on Wednesdays at the Town Hall. She can be reached by calling 781-804-2370.

    Cheryl is available to help with accessing emergency services (food, clothing, housing, and crisis support), education and employment, family matters, health improvement (including insurance and mental health concerns), and support groups for men, women, and teens.

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  2. Intro to Libby

    July 16, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Training Room

    Libby is the latest app by Overdrive and makes borrowing library eBooks and audiobooks easy. This class will cover getting Libby setup on your smartphone, tablet, or computer; and demonstrate the new browsing features that make Libby a must-have app. Be sure to bring a device you would like to try Libby on!

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

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  3. Hingham Ladies Club

    July 16, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Board meeting.

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  4. Hingham Men's Group

    July 16, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  5. Meeting

    July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  6. Daughters of the American Revolution Communications Committee

    July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  7. HPL Movie

    July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Whiton Room

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  8. OLLI Summer Lecture Series

    July 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Whiton Room

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  9. Intro to Libby

    July 18, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Training Room

    Libby is the latest app by Overdrive and makes borrowing library eBooks and audiobooks easy. This class will cover getting Libby setup on your smartphone, tablet, or computer; and demonstrate the new browsing features that make Libby a must-have app. Be sure to bring a device you would like to try Libby on!

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

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  10. HPL Movies in the Afternoon

    July 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whiton Room

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  11. Room Reserved (set up)

    July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whiton Room

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  12. Make: Felt Flower Wreath

    July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Join us to make felt flowers and a fabric banner for an embroidery hoop wreath! We will walk you through step by step and you will go home with a finished decoration. All materials will be provided.

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

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  13. The Cove Housing Lottery Information Session

    July 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    The Cove is a 220-unit rental apartment community located in the heart of Hingham, just steps from the Launch at Hingham Shipyard and within minutes of the natural beauty of Bare Cove Park. 55 of these apartments will be made available through this application process to households making up to 80% of the Area Median Income. Interested households are invited to attend this information session to learn more about the application process and lottery for these affordable units.

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  14. Cheryl West, Social Worker: Free Drop-In Office Hours

    July 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Cheryl West, Social Worker for the Town of Hingham, offers free drop-in office hours on Tuesdays from 10:00 - Noon in the Library's Fearing Room and is available from 8:30 - 4:30 on Wednesdays at the Town Hall. She can be reached by calling 781-804-2370.

    Cheryl is available to help with accessing emergency services (food, clothing, housing, and crisis support), education and employment, family matters, health improvement (including insurance and mental health concerns), and support groups for men, women, and teens.

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  15. Room Prep

    July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Whiton Room

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  16. Evening with the Author: Maureen Stanton presents Body Leaping Backward

    July 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    For Maureen Stanton’s proper Catholic mother, the town’s maximum security prison was a way to keep her seven children in line (“If you don’t behave, I’ll put you in Walpole Prison!"). But as the 1970's brought upheaval to America, and the lines between good and bad blurred, Stanton’s once-solid family lost its way. A promising young girl with a smart mouth, Stanton turns watchful as her parents separate and her now-single mother descends into shoplifting, then grand larceny, anything to keep a toehold in the middle class for her children. No longer scared by threats of Walpole Prison, Stanton too slips into delinquency—vandalism, breaking and entering—all while nearly erasing herself through addiction to angel dust.

    Body Leaping Backwack is the haunting and beautifully drawn story of a self-destructive girlhood, of a town and a nation overwhelmed in a time of change, and of how life-altering a glimpse of a world bigger than the one we come from can be.

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  17. South Shore Democratic Caucus July Meeting

    July 25, 2019, 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  18. South Shore Genealogical Society

    July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  19. TBD

    July 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whiton Room

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  20. Meschino Office Hours

    July 29, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whiton Room

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  21. Cheryl West, Social Worker: Free Drop-In Office Hours

    July 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Cheryl West, Social Worker for the Town of Hingham, offers free drop-in office hours on Tuesdays from 10:00 - Noon in the Library's Fearing Room and is available from 8:30 - 4:30 on Wednesdays at the Town Hall. She can be reached by calling 781-804-2370.

    Cheryl is available to help with accessing emergency services (food, clothing, housing, and crisis support), education and employment, family matters, health improvement (including insurance and mental health concerns), and support groups for men, women, and teens.

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  22. Ranked Choice Voting

    July 30, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  23. HPL Book Group

    July 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whiton Room

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  24. WBS Board of Directors Meeting

    July 31, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    Board meeting.

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Children

  1. Toddler Storytime | Ages 14 months to 3 years

    July 16, 2019, 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 the library’s collection of toys.

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  2. Room Reserved for Set-up

    July 16, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:55 PM @ Whiton Room

    set-up

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  3. NASA Solar System Ambassador, Lorie Hammerstrom | Ages 8+

    July 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    NASA Solar System Ambassador, Lorie Hammerstrom, will host a program about Apollo 11 Astronauts that also includes information about mission patches. Participants will create a mission patch for the Hingham Public Library featuring our summer 2019 theme, "A Universe of Stories". Participants will also be able to suit up in a blue flight suit and have their picture taken.

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

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  4. Film for Older Kids; “Treasure Planet”|ages 9+

    July 16, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Kids are welcome to bring a snack, a beverage (covered please!), and if you prefer a blanket to stretch out on the floor. “Treasure Planet” is a Sci-fi update of "Treasure Island," in which a spaceship crew searches for a fabled planet where space pirates have stashed their loot. However, a mutiny disrupts plans along the way. 2002, Walt Disney Pictures, 96 minutes, Rated PG, drop-in

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  5. Read-to-a-Dog: Boo ( a shih tzu) and Toni

    July 17, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Department

    Prevent the summer slide and keep your reading skills sharp by reading to an eager listener. One of our five listening teams will be here each Wednesday morning through August 14 to listen to readers.|REGISTRATION

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  6. Open Play

    July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Families are invited to use the activity room to socialize and play with the library’s toy collection.

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  7. The Inventor Mentor: Exciting Science!|ages 4+

    July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Hands-on science adventure sure to inspire the young engineers and inventors of tomorrow. Activities include designing, building and testing air rockets, water bottle rockets, gliders and fliers of all sorts. Experience the air table, big bubbles, soap foam makers, air zookas and other activities. This is a drop in program. Allow at least 45 minutes to enjoy all the fun!

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  8. Room Reserved - Children's Program

    July 17, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    room restoration

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  9. South Shore Conservatory Demonstration Class: Singing FUNdamentals | Ages 7 to 9

    July 17, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    This interactive class introduces young singers ages 7-9 to their instrument through the basics of breath and body support and sound projection. Students will learn fun and age-appropriate songs. Parents and caregivers may join us for a class performance.

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

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  10. Move & Groove Storytime | Ages 4 and under

    July 18, 2019, 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 the library’s collection of toys

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  11. BINGO!|Family Activity

    July 18, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Please join us for this family favorite where everyone wins a prize! This is a drop-in program.

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  12. STEM Playgroup | Ages 3 to 5

    July 22, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Whiton Room

    STEM for preschool children. Young children are natural- born scientists and engineers. Explore the world around you through science, technology, engineering, and math with everyday activities.

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

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  13. Storytime & Craft | Ages 5-8

    July 22, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Craft 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 & Craft is the perfect storytime for that child. This is a drop-in event.

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  14. Monday Movies for Families: "Space Buddies"

    July 22, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Families are welcome to bring a snack, a beverage (covered please!), and if you prefer, a blanket to stretch out on the floor. "Space Buddies" follows five astro-mutts on a mission to the moon. 2009, Walt Disney Movies, 84 minutes, rated G

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  15. Toddler Storytime | Ages 14 months to 3 years

    July 23, 2019, 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 the library’s collection of toys.

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  16. STEM WITH Mary Ellen:Planets, Constellations & Astronomy for Kids|ages 4-8

    July 23, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    It's hard to imagine the size of our universe! To better understand the size of the solar system there will be a display of the solar system using food. You will also be making a mobile of the solar system, a constellation viewing tube, and a galaxy themed crafts, all while learning about our fascinating universe!

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  17. South Shore Conservatory Demonstration Class: Rhythm FUNdamentals | Ages 6 to 8

    July 23, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    An Intro to Percussion that introduces basic music concepts and skills through learning to play a variety of percussion instruments.

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

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  18. Parent/Child Book Group for 2nd & 3rd grade students: "Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mustery" by Cronin

    July 23, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Activity Room

    A hard-bitten former search-and-rescue dog helps solve a complicated missing chicken case.

    This program requires registration. Please call to register: 781-741-1405 ext. 1403. Program is for rising 2nd and 3rd grade students with their parent/guardian

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  19. Read-to-a-Dog: Salty (a chihuahua) and Christina

    July 24, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Department

    Prevent the summer slide and keep your reading skills sharp by reading to an eager listener. One of our five listening teams will be here each Wednesday morning through August 14 to listen to readers.|REGISTRATION

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  20. Books for Babies | Ages 0 to 14 months

    July 24, 2019, 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 the library’s collection of toys.

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  21. Imagination Station: Book Art|ages 9+

    July 24, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Reduce & recycle! Kids will make art from books using discarded copies. Book Art is a unique style of paper folding that transforms seasoned books into a fun decoration. For kids 9+

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  22. Book Group for 4th & 5th grade students: "Stand on the Sky" by Erin Bow

    July 24, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Activity Room

    “Stand on the Sky” is an exquisitely written, uplifting middle grade debut by acclaimed author, Erin Bow, about a young girl who defies her family's expectations in order to save her brother and become an eagle hunter.

    Program is for rising 4th and 5th grade students. Registration is not required. Read the book, invite a friend and join us for an engaging discussion.

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  23. MAMASTEPH Concert

    July 25, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    MAMASTEPH is a popular performer across the South Shore and beyond! Her albums include "Simply Mamasteph", "There's A Little Light", “Mamasteph: A Family Christmas Album" and “Little Mouse, Little House”, all are available for checkout at the library. Program is suitable for young children and their grownups! Please join us for a magical musical morning. This is a drop-in event.

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  24. Drive-In Movie Day|ages 4-7

    July 25, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Drive-In Movie Day takes a twist this year. Instead of cars we will be making space ships out of cardboard boxes and watching the Emmy Award-Winning animated Magic School Bus movie about The Solar System (@26 minutes) starring Ms. Frizzle!

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  25. Minute to Win it and Board Games|Family

    July 25, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Challenge your friends/family members in a series of 60-second simple, and sometimes silly challenges, like Elephant walk, Junk in the trunk, Stack it up, Face cookie and others. Traditional board games like Checkers, Twister and Connect Four will also be available. Best for Families with children ages 4 and up. Drop-in event.

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  26. STEM Playgroup | Ages 3 to 5

    July 29, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Whiton Room

    STEM for preschool children. Young children are natural- born scientists and engineers. Explore the world around you through science, technology, engineering, and math with everyday activities.

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

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  27. Storytime & Craft | Ages 5-8

    July 29, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Craft 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 & Craft is the perfect storytime for that child. This is a drop-in event.

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  28. Magician Stephen Brenner|Family Program

    July 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Magician Stephen Brenner will entertain families with his interactive, fun-filled magic variety show that includes live animals. Tricks, kid-friendly jokes plus pet therapy animals equals a night not to be missed.

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  29. Toddler Storytime | Ages 14 months to 3 years

    July 30, 2019, 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 the library’s collection of toys.

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  30. STEM WITH Mary Ellen:Space Chemistry-Rockets|ages 4-8

    July 30, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    What is the role of chemistry in space exploration? A major part of space travel is finding efficient and safe ways to propel space vehicles out of the Earth's orbit. Chemists play a vital role in helping design these new systems. As chemist for a day you will be building and testing different bottle rockets.

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  31. South Shore Conservatory Demonstration Class: Primary Ballet | Ages 5 and 6

    July 30, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    This class allows children to explore their imaginations through the experience of music and movement.

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

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  32. Film for Older Kids: “The Last Starfighter”|ages 9+

    July 30, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Kids are welcome to bring a snack, a beverage (covered please!), and if you prefer, a blanket to stretch out on the floor. “The Last Starfighter” is about a video-game wiz and an alien team up to battle an extraterrestrial. 1984, Universal, 101 minutes. Rated PG

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  33. Read-to-a-Dog: Taco (a chocolate Lab) and Michelle

    July 31, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Department

    Prevent the summer slide and keep your reading skills sharp by reading to an eager listener. One of our five listening teams will be here each Wednesday morning through August 14 to listen to readers.|REGISTRATION

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  34. Books for Babies | Ages 0 to 14 months

    July 31, 2019, 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 the library’s collection of toys.

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  35. Happy Birthday Harry Potter|ages 5+

    July 31, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Children's Department

    We'll read the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at 1 pm followed by a craft and other fun activities and, of course, Birthday Cake!

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Teens

  1. Teen Pop Up Art! - Grade 6 + Up

    July 16, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Join the Pop Up Art School for an afternoon of starry painting! Open to teens entering Grade 6 and above, participants will leave with a starry night twinkle light painting! Light refreshment will be served.

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

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  2. Candy Sushi

    July 17, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Activity Room

    We're making candy sushi! All teens in grade 6 and up are invited to come make some delicious candy sushi. We'll use candy materials to make creations that look just like sushi. There will be examples, but everyone is encouraged to be creative and branch out! No registration necessary.

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  3. Teen Craft: Pom Pom Wall Hanging - Grade 6 + Up

    July 18, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Teens entering Grade 6 and up are invited to join us for a crafting afternoon. Each teen will walk away with a cute pom pom wall hanging they can decorate their room with afterward! No registration necessary.

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  4. Magic: The Gathering! - Grade 6 + Up

    July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Activity Room

    For teens only in grade 6 and up. 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: Internment - Grade 6 + Up

    July 20, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    All teens in grades 6 and up welcome! Drop-in event. New members are always welcome! This meeting we're reading: Internment, by Samira Ahmed. Library copies of the book will be made available at the children's desk. Join us as we munch on some snacks and chat about the book!

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  6. Magic: The Gathering! - Grade 6 + Up

    July 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Activity Room

    For teens only in grade 6 and up. 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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  7. Book Art Creations - Grade 6 + Up

    July 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Teens in grade 6 and up are invited to join us for an evening of book art! We will be taking old, discarded books and recycling them into cool art pieces you can take home.

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

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