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  1. Calendar Overlay Adult & Meetings (9)
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Adult & Meetings

  1. Beyond the Books Fundraising Committee

    August 4, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  2. Virtual Class: Intro to Libby (the Library's eBook app)

    August 5, 2021, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    Libby is an app that makes borrowing library eBooks, audiobooks, and online magazines easy. This class will cover getting Libby setup on your phone, tablet, or computer; and demonstrate the app's features.

    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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  3. Virtual Books on Tap!: Outlawed by Anna North

    August 10, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Online via Zoom. -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    Books on Tap is a social book club where we read new or popular books that everyone wants to talk about! We keep it casual and fun - feel free to tune in with your favorite drink of choice. This month's book, Outlawed by Anna North, is available to borrow digitally on Overdrive/Libby, or you can place a physical book on hold for pickup in the Library.

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

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  4. Virtual Class: Intro to Hoopla

    August 11, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Online via Zoom. -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    Hoopla is a website and app that offers library eBooks, audiobooks, streaming movies & TV shows, music, and more. This beginner's class will get you started and familiarize you with the basic features.

    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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  5. NSRWA presents: The Natural Beauty, Rich History and Fragile Ecology of the North and South Rivers & Marshes

    August 12, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    NSRWA volunteer Charlie Naff will present the natural beauty, rich history and fragile ecology of these rivers, which are recognized as Natural National Landmarks. The North River is the only Scenic Protected River in Massachusetts, and the estuaries of these tidal rivers with their salt marshes serve as nurseries to many marine and bird species. You will hear about a thriving ship building industry dating back as early as 1645, and learn about the NSRWA’s efforts in education, engagement, advocacy, and river restoration projects to protect these natural treasures.

    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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  6. Beyond the Books Fundraising Committee

    August 18, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  7. Virtual Class: Get Started with Mango Languages

    August 23, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    Mango Languages is a self-paced, online learning tool that teaches real conversation skills and culture in over 70 languages-- and makes it fun! Mango is free to everyone with a Hingham library card and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection on a computer or mobile device. This class will show you how to access Mango and demonstrate the programs features.

    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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  8. Virtual Make: Tetris Magnets

    August 26, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Watch on our YouTube channel.

    Bring the classic video game, Tetris, to life on your refrigerator! In this workshop, you'll use wooden beads to create magnets inspired by the puzzle like shapes of the game.

    Materials Needed: square wooden beads; magnetic tape, sheets, or circles; acrylic paint (yellow, orange, green, red, purple, blue, turquoise); paint brush; hot glue gun; scissors.

    The workshop will be posted on Thursday, August 26 at 7pm on our YouTube channel. You can participate at your convenience and watch as many times as you need!

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  9. Virtual HPL Book Group: Deacon King Kong by James McBride

    August 31, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    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 the title piques your interest, you'll always be welcome in the HPL Book Club.

    This month we're reading Deacon King Kong by James McBride. Copies of the book will be available to pick up at the Reference desk beginning August 9.

    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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Children

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

    August 3, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    This summer, our friendly dog teams will help keep your reading skills sharp! Reading to trained therapy dogs helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment.

    Registration for this week's session has closed. Join us for an upcoming session!

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  2. Virtual Storytime: Stories and Songs with Mary Ellen, ages 0-3

    August 3, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Via YouTube! Sign up to receive new storytimes in your inbox each Tuesday!

    Stories and Songs with Mary Ellen is perfect for the youngest child (ages 0-3). Songs and age-related stories will help start the day with giggles and smiles. A link for a coloring page is included in the youtube description box.

    To celebrate this summer's reading program, Tails & Tales, our storytimes each week will focus on an animal theme. This week's theme is Unusual Animals.

    Please sign up to receive new storytimes in your inbox each Tuesday!

    This meeting or program is being held remotely as an alternate means of public access to Library programs and services. You are hereby advised that no portion of this meeting may be recorded without the permission of the Hingham Public Library.

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  3. Pop Up Art School: Mixed-up Dogs | Ages 8+

    August 4, 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    Pop up Art School will show you how to draw at least four breeds of dogs. Cut the pictures in half to mix and match for maximum doggy cuteness!

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

    Click and scroll down to see the list of materials you'll need for the class.

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  4. Virtual Storytime: Stories with Debbie, ages 3-5

    August 5, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Via YouTube! Sign up to receive new storytimes in your inbox each Wednesday!

    Stories with Debbie is perfect for children on the beginning end of the literacy ladder (ages 3-5). Debbie will be reading books with more content and purpose. Included in the description will be a link to a craft you can create with items found around the house!

    To celebrate this summer's reading program, Tails & Tales, our storytimes each week will focus on an animal theme. This week's theme is Unusual Animals.

    Please sign up to receive new storytimes in your inbox each Wednesday!

    This meeting or program is being held remotely as an alternate means of public access to Library programs and services. You are hereby advised that no portion of this meeting may be recorded without the permission of the Hingham Public Library.

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  5. Virtual STEM Preschool Playgroup | Ages 3-5

    August 9, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    Join us for this virtual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math based playgroup presented by the South Shore Family Network. Young children are natural born scientists and engineers. Explore the world around you with everyday STEM activities.

    Registration for this program has closed. If you had previously registered, you have been emailed the Zoom information.

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  6. BINGO! | Family Event

    August 9, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    Please join us for this family favorite with Mary Ellen as your caller! On the afternoon of the program we'll send you an online link to download BINGO cards along with the Zoom meeting link.

    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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  7. Virtual Read-to-a-Dog: Hope (a Cocker Spaniel) and Lynn, are our listeners today | Ages 5+

    August 10, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    This summer, our friendly dog teams will help keep your reading skills sharp! Reading to trained therapy dogs helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment.

    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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  8. Virtual Storytime: Stories and Songs with Mary Ellen, ages 0-3

    August 10, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Via YouTube! Sign up to receive new storytimes in your inbox each Tuesday!

    Stories and Songs with Mary Ellen is perfect for the youngest child (ages 0-3). Songs and age-related stories will help start the day with giggles and smiles. A link for a coloring page is included in the youtube description box.

    To celebrate this summer's reading program, Tails & Tales, our storytimes each week will focus on an animal theme. This week's theme is Ocean Animals/Shark Week.

    Please sign up to receive new storytimes in your inbox each Tuesday!

    This meeting or program is being held remotely as an alternate means of public access to Library programs and services. You are hereby advised that no portion of this meeting may be recorded without the permission of the Hingham Public Library.

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  9. Virtual Book Group for 2nd & 3rd grade students | The Lion of Mars by Jennifer Holm

    August 10, 2021, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    This month we're reading "The Lion of Mars" by Jennifer Holm. The book is available digitally through Overdrive/Libby or you can place a physical book on hold for pickup in the Library.

    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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  10. Chapter Book Read Aloud: The Story of Diva & Flea by Mo Willems | Ages 5-7

    August 11, 2021, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Via YouTube! Please sign up to receive this read aloud in your inbox!

    The Hingham Public Library invites children to an evening storytime. The interval before bedtime is the perfect time to listen and/or read a book. Plan to get comfy and settle in to listen to The Story of Diva & Flea by Mo Willems. This chapter book will be read over two nights and each session will run for 20 to 25 minutes.

    Please sign up to receive this read aloud in your inbox! We'll send the first half on Wednesday, August 11 and the second on Thursday, August 12.

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  11. Virtual Storytime: Stories with Debbie, ages 3-5

    August 12, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Via YouTube! Sign up to receive new storytimes in your inbox each Wednesday!

    Stories with Debbie is perfect for children on the beginning end of the literacy ladder (ages 3-5). Debbie will be reading books with more content and purpose. Included in the description will be a link to a craft you can create with items found around the house!

    To celebrate this summer's reading program, Tails & Tales, our storytimes each week will focus on an animal theme. This week's theme is Ocean Animals/Shark Week.

    Please sign up to receive new storytimes in your inbox each Wednesday!

    This meeting or program is being held remotely as an alternate means of public access to Library programs and services. You are hereby advised that no portion of this meeting may be recorded without the permission of the Hingham Public Library.

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  12. Virtual STEM Preschool Playgroup | Ages 3-5

    August 16, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    Join us for this virtual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math based playgroup presented by the South Shore Family Network. Young children are natural born scientists and engineers. Explore the world around you with everyday STEM activities.

    Registration for this program has closed. If you had previously registered, you have been emailed the Zoom information.

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  13. Virtual Read-to-a-Dog: Boo (a Shih Tzu) and his partner Toni, are our listeners today | Ages 5+

    August 17, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    This summer, our friendly dog teams will help keep your reading skills sharp! Reading to trained therapy dogs helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment.

    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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  14. Virtual Book Group for 4th & 5th grade students | Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic

    August 17, 2021, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    This month we're reading "Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic" by Armand Baltazar. The book is available digitally through Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla, or you can place a physical book on hold for pickup in the Library.

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

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Teens

  1. Teen Book Art Creations

    August 3, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    Teens are invited to join us for an afternoon of book art! We will be taking old, discarded books and recycling them into cool art pieces. Old books to use for this project will be available to pick up at the children's desk beginning on July 26. Stop by anytime that week to pick one up.

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

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  2. Mario Kart 8 with One Up Games!

    August 5, 2021, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Streaming online with One Up Games.

    Attention, teen gaming enthusiasts! Join us for a virtual Mario Kart 8 gaming competition with One Up Games. Go out for a spin, hurl some shells, and win some prizes, all from the comfort of your own couch in our upcoming FREE Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Online Tournament!

    To join us for this event, please register online, and we will email you the information you need to join shortly before the program.

    Participants must have their own Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Online, and a copy of Mario Kart 8 deluxe.

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  3. Teen Career Presentation: Staff from the New England Aquarium

    August 11, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    Join us for our teen career series! Teens will hear from different members of our community about their career paths. This time we are talking with Melissa Joblon (a vet) and Allison Onofrio (an animal trainer) from the New England Aquarium.

    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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  4. Teen Reader's Advisory: Mystery!

    August 12, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    Join for an afternoon of book recs! This month, our YA Librarian will give book recs for a genre that provides both a good beach read and a great spooky read for the autumn season ahead: mysteries and thrillers. As always, other book recommendation questions are always welcome!

    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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  5. Teen Anime Club

    August 14, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    Looking to connect with other anime enthusiasts? Join Teen Anime Club! We talk all things anime and manga, play games, show off our merch, and more. All are welcome!

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

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  6. Virtual Teen Book Group: You Have a Match by Emma Lord

    August 14, 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    Join our virtual teen book group this month for a discussion of You Have a Match by Emma Lord. Borrow a digital copy on Overdrive/Libby, or place a hold for pickup in the Library.

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

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  7. Teen Anime Club

    August 25, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

    Looking to connect with other anime enthusiasts? Join Teen Anime Club! We talk all things anime and manga, play games, show off our merch, and more. All are welcome!

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

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