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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Read to a Dog!

Great Dane, Dash

Our Read to a Dog program provides a supportive environment to practice reading aloud. We are welcoming back our three canine friends: Boo is a Shih Tzu, Dash is Great Dane, and Luke is a Labradoodle. They are all wonderful, patient listeners! Reading to ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Hingham welcomes local children's authors!

Middle Grade Authors Photo Collage

Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 -- The Hingham Public Library welcomes local middle grade authors for an afternoon of bookish delight!

The authors are: Victoria J. Coe for “Fenway and Hattie” and “Fenway and Hattie: Evil Bunny Gang”, Bridget Hodder for “The Rat...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

PreSchool Story Time welcomes guest reader Allegra Taylor

Child reading book

Monday, May 1 at 10:30 -- Preschool Story Time welcomes guest reader Allegra Taylor from the JCC Learning Center who will read several stories and provide a fun craft for children to take home. Please join us!

Posted on: April 17, 2017

STEM Event with the Children's Museum in Easton

childrens museum in easton logo

Tuesday, May 2 at 4:00 or 5:00 -- Test theories and predictions, learn to ask questions, define problems, design solutions, and have fun at this program run by the Children’s Museum in Easton. For students in grades 1-3. Please register.

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Posted on: April 2, 2017

Saturday Science...Beyond Einstein!

Building by Zaha Hadid

Saturday, May 6 at 9:30 -- This month’s Saturday Science program, for grades K-3, will focus on Architecture and feature scientist Zaha Hadid. The hands-on activity will be building using different materials.

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Stories & Snacks welcomes author Julia Walsh

wings in the wind book cover

Monday, April 8 at 3:30 -- This "Stories & Snacks" is a special session with author Julia Walsh who will read her book, "Wings in the Wind". This book is about an orphaned Mallard Duck who lost his family but did not give up, and a...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Children's Book Groups

Book with lights

The children's department offers a monthly parent/child book group for children in grades 2 & 3; and a monthly book group for children in grades 4 & 5. New members are always welcome to join us for snacks and lively discussion!

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Join us for an Evening with David McCullough

David McCullough

David McCullough will speak about his new book The American Spirit on Friday May 19, 2017 at Derby Academy as a benefit for the Hingham Public Library. The American Spirit, “reminds us of core American values to which we all subscribe, rega...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017


All Aboard Greenbush Logo

Join local libraries and a train-based community of readers to read and discuss The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway, by Doug Most!

This program is a great opportunity for commuters whos...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

New To Our Collection: Stop Lyme Resource Binder

Stop Lyme Disease

For anyone suffering from, or interested in learning more about Lyme disease, we've just added a valuable resource to our Reference Collection.  The Nahant Public Library - in partnership with the MA Dept. of Public Health, the Town of N...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

DIY Afternoons: Origami

Origami Animals

Wednesdays, April 12 & 26 from 3:30 - 5:00 -- Take a break from homework and try your hand at origami!

Posted on: April 17, 2017

HHS Robotics Team

Hingham High School logo

Wednesday, May 3 at 4:00 -- Join us and the Hingham High School robotics club for fun and hands-on robotics exercises with Lego Mindstorms kits. All tweens and teens are welcome!

Posted on: April 17, 2017

Movie Matinee: ROGUE ONE

Rogue One movie poster

Thursday, May 4 at 4:00 -- It's almost Friday! So take a break after school and join the rebellion for a screening of "Rogue One". No registration needed, all are welcome. Bring your own snacks/blankets!

Posted on: April 17, 2017

Books & Gab

colorful books

Monday, May 8 at 6:30 -- All teens are invited to Books and Gab! For this book group, participants get the chance to come and talk about the books they're currently loving and any other bookish or fandom news they're excited about.

Posted on: April 17, 2017

Wednesday DIY: Fusion Beads

Fusion Bead project

Wednesday, May 10 between 4:00 and 5:00 -- Take a break from homework and something fun with fusion beads! Drop-in program, no registration necessary.

Posted on: October 11, 2016

Teen Book Groups

book with pages folded into a heart

The young adult department offers a monthly book group for Middle School Students and one for High School students. New members are always welcome to join us for snacks and lively discussion!

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Hingham Library Cookbook Club


Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 -- We are cooking up something fresh and new! Introducing, the Hingham Public Library's Cookbook Club. Do you love to try new recipes? Are you looking for a new challenge? Join Hingham Public Library’s Cookbo...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Introduction to Birding


Saturday, April 29 from 9:30 - 12:30 -- In this 3 hour workshop, Cohasset resident and Audubon volunteer, Sally Avery, will start off by showing us when, how and where to look for the common songbirds of the Northeast. She will also discuss landscaping el...Read on...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Elder Services' Life Long Learning program presents the film "Bag It."

Bag It movie poster

Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 pm --Celebrate Earth Day by watching this though-provoking, funny, and genuinely moving film. One day, ordinary guy Jeb Berrier wonders where his disposable plastic bag goes and embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexiti...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2017

Train Trivia at the Liberty Grille


Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 -- Want to test your train knowledge? Join us for a rousing game of Train Trivia! All adults and teens are welcome. We'll try to stump you on all things railroad-related: trains in movies and books, trains from around the w...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Evening with the Author: James "Jamey" Breen presents Keep it Rollin'

keep it rollin book cover

Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 -- Jamey Breen, Scituate resident and Hingham Recreation Department staff member, will be here to speak about how challenges are universal.  As he says, "my challenge is Cerebral Palsy.  I like to point out t...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

iPad Basics: Apps & More

app store phone screen shot

Monday, May 8 from 4:00 - 6:00 -- This class, taught by software trainer Katy Mayo, will cover getting "apps" from the app store, and other frequently asked questions. Please register online or call 781-741-1405 ext. 1404.

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

The Road to Iceland

Iceland Photograph

Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 -- Enjoy an exciting visual and sound presentation of beautiful photographs of Iceland's Ring Road with scenes of  giant glaciers, floating icebergs, wild horses, volcanoes and waterfalls. Tips from Ed Espo...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Book Discussion: The Race Underground

The Race Underground book cover

Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 -- If you can't make our on-board train discussion of The Race Underground, Doug Most's non-fiction account of the "incredible rivalry that built American's first subway," join the Hingham Library ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Landmarks of Slavery and Freedom: Exploring Local African-American Historic Sites

Abigail Adams Birthplace

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. the Hingham Public Library and the Abigail Adams Historical Society (AAHS), stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, present Landmarks of Slavery and Freedom: Exploring Local African-American Histori...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Mindfulness as a Sleep Aid

Woman Sleeping

Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 -- In this presentation, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Liz Bailey will teach participants how mindfulness can help improve sleep and decrease insomnia.  Attendees will have a chance to practice some relaxing mindful e...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

The Guitar in Spain


Sunday, May 14 at 3:00 -- In this program, Dr. Jose Lezcano presents music written either for the guitar or one of its precursors, the vihuela. It explores the influence that Spain has had on the guitar and music in general through the centuries. &nbs...

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Posted on: April 23, 2017

Movie Screening: The Race Underground

The Race Undergound

Monday, May 15 at 7:00 -- Join us in watching the PBS American Experience The Race Underground. The screening will be followed by a Q & A led by the filmmaker Michael Rossi and author Doug Most! This event is part of the All Aboard Greenbush!, One Train, ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Spring Clean Out - 7 Steps to Getting Organized!

Marilyn Cruickshank

Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 -- Want to get organized?  You are not alone!  It’s not always easy to figure out just where to start, so join us to learn basic organizing techniques from a professional organizer.   Marilyn ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Plant.Grow.Share. FREE Tomato Container Gardening Workshops


Thursday, May 25 at 1:00 -- Join organic farmer Jon Belber, of Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset, at a free workshop designed to give you the tools to create your own free-standing tomato container garden—no garden plot needed!


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Posted on: January 3, 2017

HPL Book Group

Book with heart shaped pages

The HPL Book Group meets the last Tuesday of each month (except December) and new members are always welcome! Pick up a copy of this month's book or ask for more information at the Reference Desk: 781-741-1405 ext. 1404.

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

HPL Movie Night

Popcorn and Film

HPL Movie Night is held on the third Wednesday of every month, followed by a matinee showing the next afternoon! Snacks are provided by our programming partner HCAM-TV and all are welcome to attend. For more information: 781-741-1405 ext. 1404.

Learn more about this month's movie selection!