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  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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