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Adult & Meetings

  1. Boston Classical Guitar Society Presents Jaclyn Jones

    October 17, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Jaclyn Jones earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Hartt School of Music with performing arts scholarships and was selected to play several 20/20 Honors Chamber Music concerts. She has played at notable venues such as the Connecticut Governor’s Residence, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, the Eric Carle Museum, and the Augusta Curtis Cultural Arts Center.

    No registration is required for this event.

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  2. Intro to Microsoft Excel

    October 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Training Room

    Join us for an introduction to Microsoft Excel. Participants will learn the layout of Excel's basic tools, how to create and edit rows and columns, and how to print finished speadsheets. This class will be taught by professional MS Office trainer, Katy Mayo.

    Registration for this class has closed; all available spots are filled.

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  3. Meeting - AKB

    October 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  4. The Mask Above the Mask: Halloween Facepainting in Covid Times

    October 18, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Looking to improve your Halloween costume? Anne Kerrigan of Fabulous Facepainting will demonstrate several Halloween Makeup looks and then attendees will have time for hands-on practice.

    Registration is required for this event, and space is limited. To join us, please register online.

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  5. Meeting - AKB

    October 19, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  6. Hingham Ladies Club

    October 19, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  7. Garden Club of Hingham General Meeting

    October 20, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Whiton Room

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  8. HPL Movie: The Green Knight

    October 20, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.

    This film is 125 minutes in length.

    Registration is not required.

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  9. Room Reserved

    October 21, 2021, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whiton Room

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  10. HPL Movies in the Afternoon: The Green Knight

    October 21, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.

    This film is 125 minutes in length.

    Registration is not required.

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  11. Artist Reception: Donna Rossetti-Bailey

    October 21, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @

    Dolphin Gallery

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  12. Artist Reception: Patricia Laliberte

    October 21, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @

    Clemens Gallery

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  13. Make: Black Cat Trio

    October 21, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Please join Carol and Jenn for an in-person workshop. We will be painting and distressing wooden black cats. All materials will be provided.

    Registration for this program is full.

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  14. Meeting - AKB

    October 25, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  15. South Shore Quests Meeting

    October 25, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  16. Meeting - AKB

    October 26, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

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  17. Virtual HPL Book Group: Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit

    October 26, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @

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

    This month we're reading Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit. Copies of the book will be available to pick up at the Reference desk beginning October 4.

    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. Preschool Storytime, Ages 3-5

    October 18, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @

    Whiton Room

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

    Registration is limited and required for this program. To join us, please register online. Registration signs you up for 4 sessions of Preschool Storytime - October 18 and 25, and November 1 and 8.

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  2. Toddler Storytime, Ages 3 and under

    October 19, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ 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.

    Registration for this program session (October 19 and 26, and November 2 and 9) is full. Registration for, our next 4-week session will begin on November 13.

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  3. Virtual Book Group for 4th & 5th grade students | City Spies by James Ponti

    October 19, 2021, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @

    Online via Zoom

    This month we're reading "City Spies" by James Ponti. The book is available digitally through 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. Beginner Chess: Virtual Program with Nolan DeMott, ages 7+

    October 20, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @

    Online via Zoom

    Students will learn the basics of play during this five-week series including how to set up the board, the rules of the game, understanding basic rule nuances such as castling, and the difference between checkmate and stalemate. Students will also begin to develop an understanding of fundamental chess principles and basic tactical ideas. This class is for elementary aged students as well as slightly older students who are interested in trying chess for the first time.

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

    October 23, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @

    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 scheduled for Saturday mornings from 10:30 -11:30 - with some weeks held in-person and some via Zoom. 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! Our listening teams are looking forward to reading with you!

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  6. Preschool Storytime, Ages 3-5

    October 25, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @

    Whiton Room

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

    Registration is limited and required for this program. To join us, please register online. Registration signs you up for 4 sessions of Preschool Storytime - October 18 and 25, and November 1 and 8.

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  7. School Age Storytime, Ages 5-8

    October 25, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM @ Whiton Room

    This program is for school age children and their caregivers. Participants will listen to longer stories and take home the materials to make a fun craft at home.

    Registration is limited and required for this storytime. To join us, please register online.

    Please note: per town policy, masks will be needed for all (ages 2 and up).

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  8. Toddler Storytime, Ages 3 and under

    October 26, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ 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.

    Registration for this program session (October 19 and 26, and November 2 and 9) is full. Registration for, our next 4-week session will begin on November 13.

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  9. Move & Groove Storytime, Ages 5 and under

    October 27, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    The Move & Groove Storytime is designed for children of various ages (5 and under) and their caregivers. Listen to fun stories, sing some songs, and move around in this fast-paced Storytime. Move & Groove is the perfect Storytime for young children who learn best when their brains and their bodies are active.

    Registration is limited and required for this program. To join us, please register online. Registration signs you up for 2 sessions of Move & Groove Storytime - October 27 and November 10.

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

    October 27, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @

    Online via Zoom

    Students will learn the basics of play during this five-week series including how to set up the board, the rules of the game, understanding basic rule nuances such as castling, and the difference between checkmate and stalemate. Students will also begin to develop an understanding of fundamental chess principles and basic tactical ideas. This class is for elementary aged students as well as slightly older students who are interested in trying chess for the first time.

    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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  11. Halloween Storytime | Ages 4+

    October 30, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Whiton Room

    The Hingham Public Library is hosting a Halloween Storytime! Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and join us for a session of ghoulish fun! All participating kids will receive a bag with a craft template that they can make at home.

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

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

    October 30, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @

    Online via Zoom

    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 scheduled for Saturday mornings from 10:30 -11:30 - with some weeks held in-person and some via Zoom. 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! Our listening teams are looking forward to reading with you!

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Teens

  1. Teen Knitting Club

    October 21, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Let's get together for a cozy afternoon of knitting! As the days get colder, what better hobby to pick up for the fall and winter but knitting? Open to teens in Grades 6-12, all levels of knitters are welcome - beginners to experts. This is a space for teen knitting enthusiasts to gather and knit together, visit, help each other out, and just have fun! Our YA Librarian will be available to help with basic knitting stitches/troubleshooting. No registration required.

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  2. Magic: The Gathering

    October 23, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whiton 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! There will be snacks. No registration necessary.

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  3. Anime Club

    October 23, 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Join Anime Club, a group for teen anime enthusiasts in Grade 6-12. Come meet other teens who love anime and have some fun watching anime! No registration necessary.

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  4. Teen Advisory Board

    October 27, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Teen Advisory Board is back! Teens from Grades 6-12 are invited to join us for Teen Advisory Board, a bimonthly meeting group where teens are encouraged to share their ideas and thoughts for the library and work together to keep making it a great place for our community. No registration necessary.

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