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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Brave Parenting

Brave Parenting book cover

Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00 pm -- The Hingham Public Library, in partnership with Derby Academy, will welcome author and social worker Krissy Pozatek for a discussion of her book, Brave Parenting.

Brave Parenting: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Raising E...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2017

Puppet Story Time with Leigh & Friends


Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 -- Join Leigh and her puppet friends Phineas & Newton for stories and more. Drop-in event for children 2 - 7 and their families.

Posted on: December 28, 2016

Read to a Dog!

Great Dane, Dash

Our Read to a Dog program provides a supportive environment to practice reading aloud. This winter 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!...

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Check the calendar to see who's here this week!
Posted on: January 2, 2017

Story Times

Baby Boy Reading Book

Winter story times are underway! We offer drop-in story times for ages 0 - 8 and their families. Story times are a great way to encourage literacy, meet other families, and learn about new books! We look forward to reading with you!

See the story time schedule.
Posted on: January 8, 2017

Saturday Science...Beyond Einstein!

Catapult Clip Art

This month’s Saturday Science program, for grades K-3, will focus on Physics and feature scientist Chien-Shiung Wu. We'll make own catapults and experiment with distance using different objects.

Join us at 9:30 on the first Saturday of each mont...

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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!

See what we're reading this month!
Posted on: December 28, 2016

Dump the Drama and Be a Calm Mama!

Mother holding baby

Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 pm -- At the end of the day do you feel exhausted by all of the turmoil and drama of the day? Being a mom is rewarding and amazing but it is also really hard. We want to be calm, compassionate, available parents as we do the im...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Toddler Story Time with Tracy Durso's Dance Along

Babies dancing

Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30 -- Toddler Story Time welcomes Tracy Durso for a special story time featuring music and dance. Children and their caregivers will sing and dance in this lively class. Drop-in class for toddlers age 14 mo+.


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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Pop-Up Art School

Anamorphic Drawing

Saturday, January 28 at 2:00 -- Create a unique anamorphic drawing! Anamorphic drawing uses forced perspective to create an illusion. We will start with basic shapes such as a sphere or cube and create a series of drawings. A sphere can be a baseball, bea...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

DIY Afternoons!

Slime Text Effect

Wednesday, February 8 at 3:30 -- Come de-stress after school and make some slime! Stop by our slime table and make your very own to play with and show off.Wednesday, February 15 at 3:30 -- De-stress with another DIY afternoon - this time with a delicious ...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Join the Teen Advisory Board!

Teen Advisory Board

Wednesday, December 21 at 6:30 -- Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Hingham Public Library! We want to hear what YOU have to say! Earn community service hours, have fun, and help the library plan teen offerings! All young adults aged 12 + up ...

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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!

See what we are reading this month!

Posted on: December 28, 2016

An Evening with the Author: Chuck Collins

Born on Third Base book cover

Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm -- Join us for a conversation with Chuck Collins about his new book, Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good.

With the heart of an ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

How to Use the Library's Catalog & Website

Computer mouse

Saturday, January 28 at 2:00 -- Can't seem to find what you're looking for in the library's online catalog? Do you have a hard time navigating the library's website? Come to our hands-on class and we will answer all of ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Drop-in Tech: Facebook Series

Facebook Logo

February 1 at 4 pm -- Getting started: In this first class we will help set up new Facebook accounts, and cover the basics of posting and Facebook's layout.

February 8 at 4 pm -- Photos & Video: In this second class we will talk about posting phot...Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2017

2nd Annual Story Slam

Broken heart with bandaid

Saturday, February 18 at 2 pm -- What is a story slam? Story slams bring stories and people together as storytellers share funny, emotional, and often heartbreaking tales. 

Story slams invite participants of all skill levels to share true stories in f...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

The History and Significance of Hingham's Surviving Historic Architecture

Old Ship Church

Saturday, February 15 at 11:00 -- Come hear Suzanne Buchanan, recently retired Hingham Historical Society Executive Director, lecture on the amazing examples of surviving historic architecture in Hingham. Learn what style of home you live in, and why Hing...Read on...

Posted on: January 18, 2017

Drop-in Tech: Introducing Hoopla

hoopla logo

Hoopla is the Library’s newest service for borrowing digital movies, music, and audiobooks. Hoopla can be used on a computer, Kindle Fire, as well as most Android and iOS devices. In this class you will set up your hoopla account and learn how to search t...Read on...

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.

See what we are reading this month!
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!