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Adult & Meetings

  1. Search Engine Basics - Computer Literacy Series

    February 9, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    Most of us have used a search engine such as Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo, but how much do you know about how they work? And how do you decide which one to use? We’ll go over what a search engine even is (hint: it might not be what you think!), explain how search engines find answers to your questions, talk about internet privacy, and compare the top four search engines in the US.

    This class will be held on Zoom. Space in this class was limited and registration has filled.

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  2. Artist Reception: Sally Dean

    February 9, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Dolphin Gallery

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  3. Make: Burlap and Buttons

    February 9, 2023, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    @
    Whiton Room

    Come join Carol for a Valentine craft. We will be using burlap and buttons to make a cute heart design on a wooden white washed plaque. If you have a bunch of buttons, bring them in and we can use them for this craft. This is a simple craft, perfect for a beginner crafter!

    All materials will be provided.

    Space in this event is limited, and registration is required. To join us, please register online.

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  4. Troop 4 Committee Meeting

    February 9, 2023, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  5. Yoga for Everyone with Paula McCree

    February 13, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Whiton Room

    This 60 minute yoga practice offers a gentle mix of Hatha yoga based styles including breathwork and meditation to stimulate the energy systems in the body while at that same time bringing calm to the mind. Mindfulness practices based on the 7 attitudes from Jon Kabat-Zinn are woven throughout the class to facilitate the connection of the mind, breath, body, and spirit.

    All levels are welcome, with a focus on beginners and advanced beginners. All you need is an open mind, yoga mat, towel or blanket (to roll for support as needed), and water.

    Space in this event is limited, and registration is required. To join us for Yoga on February 13, please register online.

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  6. Hingham Maritime Board

    February 13, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  7. Clutter Free Support Group

    February 14, 2023, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    No set up -JM

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  8. Social Worker Drop-In Hours

    February 14, 2023, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Town Social Worker Justin Cancel will be available during library drop-in hours to provide assistance with a variety of need-based referrals. These referrals include help finding therapists, psychiatrists, primary care physicians and substance use treatment programs. Cancel will also be able to assist with applications for food benefits (Food stamps/WIC), housing resources, clothing support and crisis guidance.

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  9. SNAP Board Meeting

    February 14, 2023, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Whiton Room

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  10. Hingham High School Rowing Assn. Board Meeting

    February 15, 2023, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  11. HPL Movie: About Time

    February 15, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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    Whiton Room

    When Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is 21, his father (Bill Nighy) tells him a secret: The men in their family can travel through time. Although he can't change history, Tim resolves to improve his life by getting a girlfriend. He meets Mary (Rachel McAdams), falls in love and finally wins her heart via time-travel and a little cunning. However, as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds that his special ability can't shield him and those he loves from the problems of ordinary life.

    Rated R. 123 minutes.

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  12. HPL Movies in the Afternoon: About Time

    February 16, 2023, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Whiton Room

    When Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is 21, his father (Bill Nighy) tells him a secret: The men in their family can travel through time. Although he can't change history, Tim resolves to improve his life by getting a girlfriend. He meets Mary (Rachel McAdams), falls in love and finally wins her heart via time-travel and a little cunning. However, as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds that his special ability can't shield him and those he loves from the problems of ordinary life.

    Rated R. 123 minutes.

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  13. Women's Mental Health Group

    February 16, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  14. BCGS Concert: Back Bay Guitar Trio

    February 19, 2023, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Whiton Room

    The Back Bay Guitar Trio, consisting of David Newsam, John Mason, and Jason Ennis, was formed in 2002. The Trio plays a mixture of popular jazz, well loved classical selections, and timeless songs.

    No registration is required for this live event.

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  15. Library Closed - President's Day

    February 20, 2023, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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  16. Social Worker Drop In Hours

    February 21, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  17. Hingham Ladies Club Board Meeting

    February 21, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  18. Social Worker Drop-In Hours

    February 21, 2023, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Town Social Worker Justin Cancel will be available during library drop-in hours to provide assistance with a variety of need-based referrals. These referrals include help finding therapists, psychiatrists, primary care physicians and substance use treatment programs. Cancel will also be able to assist with applications for food benefits (Food stamps/WIC), housing resources, clothing support and crisis guidance.

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  19. Conversion Equipment Showcase

    February 22, 2023, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    The winter is the perfect time to organize and update your memories! Learn what conversion equipment the library has, both to use in the library, and to borrow. From 8mm film, vinyl records, VHS's, and more, we have a fleet of devices to bring your memories into the digital age.

    The showcase will also cover tips on ways to store your digitized media and get you thinking about what methods and formats would work best for you.

    This event will be held on Zoom. To join us, please register online, and we will email you the link shortly before the program.

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  20. Great Books You May Have Missed! 2022

    February 25, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Whiton Room

    Are you looking for something good to read? Is your list of recommended books so long you just don’t know where to start? If you’re like the rest of us, you tend to read the same authors and styles over and over again. So join us to get a few new ideas through our annual discussion of some of the great books of 2022!

    Peter Thornell, Collection Development Librarian, will present numerous titles from several different genres of both fiction and non-fiction. Those attending are always welcome to share their own list of “must read” titles.

    No registration required for this in-person event.

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  21. Office hours with Representative Meschino

    February 27, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    These office hours are intended to make it easier to for residents of the 3rd Plymouth district to share concerns and get acquainted with Representative Joan Meschino. All residents are welcome to attend.

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  22. Cloud Storage for Photos

    February 27, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Training Room

    Learn about the best cloud storage options for photos and video! Free up space on your phone or tablet, back up your memories, and share photos and videos with friends and family. We’ll take a look at Google Photos, iCloud, Dropbox, and Amazon Photos.

    Registration for this class has filled.

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  23. Holly Hill Farm Staff Meeting

    February 28, 2023, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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    Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  24. Social Worker Drop-In Hours

    February 28, 2023, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Town Social Worker Justin Cancel will be available during library drop-in hours to provide assistance with a variety of need-based referrals. These referrals include help finding therapists, psychiatrists, primary care physicians and substance use treatment programs. Cancel will also be able to assist with applications for food benefits (Food stamps/WIC), housing resources, clothing support and crisis guidance.

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  25. HPL Book Group: "The Water Dancer" by Ta-Nahisi Coates

    February 28, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    The HPL Book Club is a friendly group of library patrons and bibliophiles which has been meeting regularly for over ten years. We average 15-20 members each meeting and are always happy to see new faces! Whether you're someone who wants to meet regularly or just pop in when a title piques your interest, you'll always be welcome in the HPL Book Club.

    Copies of this month's title will be available at the Reference Desk on or around the 1st of the month.

    This month's meeting will be held on Zoom. To join us, please register online, and we will email you the link shortly before the program.

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Children

  1. Hingham Newcomers Club Storytime

    February 9, 2023, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
    @
    Whiton Room

    Storytime and craft with Mary Ellen

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  2. Read-to-a-Dog: Hope (a cocker spaniel) and her partner, Lynn, are our listeners today | Ages 5+

    February 11, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Children's Department

    Our Read to a Dog program provides a supportive environment to practice reading! Reading to trained therapy dogs helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence and self-esteem. Our canine friends are all wonderful, patient listeners who are looking forward to reading with you!

    Our listening teams are at the Library on Saturday mornings from 10:30 -11:30 in the Children's Department. Reading sessions last 15 minutes and are for children ages 5 and up.

    To register for a session, please call the Children's Department at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403. We hope you can join us!

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  3. Preschool Storytime, Ages 3-5

    February 13, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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    Whiton Room

    Children and their caregivers will listen to entertaining books, sing songs and make a fun and simple craft. This imaginative Storytime quietly builds language skills and fosters literacy proficiency.

    This storytime session begins Monday, January 9 and runs through Monday, February 13.

    Space in this event is limited, and registration for this program has filled.

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  4. Toddler Storytime (Ages 3 and under)

    February 14, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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    Whiton Room

    Read, rhyme, and sing in this active Storytime! Simple stories and familiar rhymes introduce the sounds of language to your little learner. This program is perfect for children 3 years and younger with their caregivers. Children will take home a themed coloring page.

    This storytime session begins Tuesday, January 10 and runs through Tuesday, February 14.

    Space in this event is limited, and registration for this event has filled.

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  5. Raising a Reader with Big Ryan's Tall Tales | Ages 3-5

    February 14, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    Big Ryan’s Tall Tales welcomes parents and their children (3-5 years) to come to this 6-week series on making stories and language come alive! Tuesday afternoons in January and February from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

    January 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb 7 & 14, 2023

    Space in this event is limited, and registration has filled.

    This program is co-sponsored by the South Shore Family Network, a program of the South Shore Community Action Council.

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  6. Move & Groove Storytime (Ages 4 and under)

    February 15, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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    Whiton Room

    Move & Groove Storytime is a 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.

    This storytime session begins Wednesday, January 11 and runs through Wednesday, February 15.

    Space in this event is limited, and registration is full.

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  7. Beginner Chess: Virtual Program with Nolan DeMott, ages 7+

    February 15, 2023, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    This class is for students new to chess. Participants will learn the basics of play during this eight-week series (January 4 - February 22) including how to set up the board, the rules of the game, understanding basic rule nuances, and the difference between checkmate and stalemate. Each week of the series builds on the skills learned during the previous weeks' lessons.

    This event will be held on Zoom. Registration for this event has filled.

    This program has been fully funded by the Hingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. We are grateful for their support!

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  8. Intermediate Chess: Virtual Program with Nolan DeMott, ages 7+

    February 15, 2023, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    This class is for students who are familiar with chess basics and are interested in instructional play. In this eight-week series (January 4 - February 22) slightly more advanced Chess principles and strategies will be introduced. Participants will learn by solving chess puzzles or playing as a team against the instructor. Each week of the series builds on the skills learned during the previous weeks' lessons.

    This event will be held on Zoom. Registration for this event has filled.

    This program has been fully funded by the Hingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. We are grateful for their support!

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  9. Read-to-a-Dog: Rosie (a Golden Retriever) and her partner Barbara are our listeners today | Ages 5+

    February 18, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Children's Department

    Our Read to a Dog program provides a supportive environment to practice reading! Reading to trained therapy dogs helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence and self-esteem. Our canine friends are all wonderful, patient listeners who are looking forward to reading with you!

    Our listening teams are at the Library on Saturday mornings from 10:30 -11:30 in the Children's Department. Reading sessions last 15 minutes and are for children ages 5 and up.

    To register for a session, please call the Children's Department at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403. We hope you can join us!

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  10. Vacation Week Storytime with Primrose School of Rockland, ages 2-5

    February 21, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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    Whiton Room

    Primrose School of Rockland will be hosting a demonstration class introducing their school that includes a storytime and dancing.

    Space in this event is limited, and registration is required. To join us, please register online.

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  11. Book Group for 4th & 5th grade students | Wildoak by C.C. Harrington

    February 21, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Whiton Room

    This month our 4th & 5th Grade Book Group is reading Wildoak by C.C. Harrington. The book is available digitally through Hoopla and Overdrive/Libby or you can pick up a physical copy at the Children's Desk.

    This program will be held in-person at the Library. No registration is required to join us. We hope to see you there!

    Learn more about what we're reading this month.

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  12. Minecraft Meet Up!, ages 6-11

    February 21, 2023, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Do you love Minecraft? Join your fellow Minecraft fans to build, play, and have fun! For this program, we will only be playing Minecraft on portable devices such as tablets or the Nintendo switch. *Attendees are responsible for bringing their own system. This program is for ages 6 - 11.

    Space in this event is limited, and registration is required. To join us, please register online.

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  13. Evan from Music at the Blissful, Family Program

    February 22, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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    Whiton Room

    National Touring Musician Evan of Music at the Blissful comes to the Hingham Public Library for a fun-filled, interactive, movement-packed music experience for the whole family. Come join the fun as we sing, jump, shake, and laugh as Music at the Blissful plays songs off his new album "It's Me Evan!" and hits from his catalog. This is sure to be an action-packed good time for all.

    Space in this event is limited, and registration is required. To join us, please register online.

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  14. Open Play with Library Storytime Toys, Family Program

    February 22, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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    Whiton Room

    Family Fun Afternoon with Toys from our Storytime Collection. Some of the available toys are trucks, dinosaurs, DUPLO, blocks, and our recently donated puppet theater. This is a drop-in program and reservations are not needed.

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  15. Beginner Chess: Virtual Program with Nolan DeMott, ages 7+

    February 22, 2023, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    This class is for students new to chess. Participants will learn the basics of play during this eight-week series (January 4 - February 22) including how to set up the board, the rules of the game, understanding basic rule nuances, and the difference between checkmate and stalemate. Each week of the series builds on the skills learned during the previous weeks' lessons.

    This event will be held on Zoom. Registration for this event has filled.

    This program has been fully funded by the Hingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. We are grateful for their support!

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  16. Intermediate Chess: Virtual Program with Nolan DeMott, ages 7+

    February 22, 2023, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    This class is for students who are familiar with chess basics and are interested in instructional play. In this eight-week series (January 4 - February 22) slightly more advanced Chess principles and strategies will be introduced. Participants will learn by solving chess puzzles or playing as a team against the instructor. Each week of the series builds on the skills learned during the previous weeks' lessons.

    This event will be held on Zoom. Registration for this event has filled.

    This program has been fully funded by the Hingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. We are grateful for their support!

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  17. Children's movie, "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile", 106 minutes, PG

    February 23, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM
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    Whiton Room

    This movie is based on a children's book about a crocodile that lives in New York City. A reptile shares “The House on East 88th St.” with a boy named Josh and his family. Tony Randall narrates this music tale, based on the story by Bernard Waber.

    No registration is necessary for this event, just drop in.

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  18. Room Reserved - TM/MM

    February 23, 2023, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Whiton Room

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  19. Family BINGO with Mary Ellen

    February 23, 2023, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Whiton Room

    Join us for a fun night of family Bingo with Mary Ellen as your caller.

    Space in this event is limited, and registration is required. To join us, please register online.

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  20. Read-to-a-Dog: Willoughby (a Golden Retriever) and his partner, Lauren are our listeners today | Ages 5+

    February 25, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Children's Department

    Our Read to a Dog program provides a supportive environment to practice reading! Reading to trained therapy dogs helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence and self-esteem. Our canine friends are all wonderful, patient listeners who are looking forward to reading with you!

    Our listening teams are at the Library on Saturday mornings from 10:30 -11:30 in the Children's Department. Reading sessions last 15 minutes and are for children ages 5 and up.

    To register for a session, please call the Children's Department at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403. We hope you can join us!

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  21. Room Reserved - TM

    February 27, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Whiton Room

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  22. Room Reserved - TM

    February 28, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Whiton Room

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Teens

  1. Knitting Club

    February 9, 2023, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Now that colder weather is officially here, start cozy season off right and join HPL's Knitting Club! This club is open to any teen in grades 6-12, no experience necessary. However, please note that no formal teaching will occur at Knitting Club. The YA Librarian will be available for basic knitting questions and a quick tutorial on a basic knit/purl stitch. This is a space for any teen knitters, beginners or advanced, to gather and work on their knitting projects together. No registration is required.

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  2. Books and Banter

    February 11, 2023, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Are you a fan of romance? This month, we're talking about the great YA romances that we're in love with! If that interests you, pick one of the 3 books below to read and come chat with us about. Our YA librarian will also give participants a longer list of excellent YA romances she recommends.

    Open to teens in grades 6-12. No registration required.

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  3. Anime Club

    February 11, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Whiton Room

    Calling all Anime enthusiasts! Anime Club is for teens who love Anime and Manga to meet other teens with the same interest. We'll talk Anime and Manga, watch some Anime, and maybe make some fun crafts. Open to teens in grades 6-12 - no prior knowledge needed, Anime newbies welcome! No registration required.

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  4. Teen Advisory Board

    February 15, 2023, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is here! TAB is a great way for teens to get more involved at the library, let your voice be heard, have fun, AND earn community service hours, too. No need to commit to coming every month, this is a drop-in club. This month we'll be working on our March book display as well as taking suggestions for summer 2022 library activities!

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  5. Sushi Candle Making for Teens

    February 21, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Come make some adorable beeswax candles that look like sushi! No experience needed, all supplies will be provided. All participants will leave with 1-2 sushi candles to take home.

    Registration is required to ensure we have enough supplies. To join us, please register online.

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