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Adult & Meetings

  1. Intro to Libby

    January 18, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Online via Zoom

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

    Registration for this program has closed. If you had previously registered, you will be emailed the Zoom information 2 hours before the class.

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  2. HPL Trustees Meeting

    January 19, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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    Online via Zoom

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  3. American Sign Language: Basics for Beginners

    January 20, 2022, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    SIGNING Basics®, LLC presents "ASL Basics for Beginners," where a live sign language instructor will teach you: the ASL Manual Alphabet; Greetings; Days of the Week; Foods and Snacks; ASL Negations and Affirmations; how to form basic ASL Sentence Structure.

    This course is taught in four, 45 minutes Zoom sessions with a live ASL instructor, and class is taught without sound. Class handouts with supporting videos of instructors signing the vocabulary used in class are included. A recurring Zoom link will be sent to you on the first day of class. Please note, you are expected to attend all four sessions. In addition, we request that all participants join the course with cameras on! ASL is a visual language and teachers must see the students and vice versa.

    Registration for this program is full. If you have previously registered, you will be emailed the Zoom information. Happy Signing!

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  4. Virtual HPL Book Group: A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet

    January 25, 2022, 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. 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 A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet. Copies are available for pickup at the Reference Desk beginning January 3.

    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. American Sign Language: Basics for Beginners

    January 27, 2022, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    SIGNING Basics®, LLC presents "ASL Basics for Beginners," where a live sign language instructor will teach you: the ASL Manual Alphabet; Greetings; Days of the Week; Foods and Snacks; ASL Negations and Affirmations; how to form basic ASL Sentence Structure.

    This course is taught in four, 45 minutes Zoom sessions with a live ASL instructor, and class is taught without sound. Class handouts with supporting videos of instructors signing the vocabulary used in class are included. A recurring Zoom link will be sent to you on the first day of class. Please note, you are expected to attend all four sessions. In addition, we request that all participants join the course with cameras on! ASL is a visual language and teachers must see the students and vice versa.

    Registration for this program is full. If you have previously registered, you will be emailed the Zoom information. Happy Signing!

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Children

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

    January 19, 2022, 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 four-week series (January 5, 12, 19 and 26) including how to set up the board, the rules of the game, understanding basic rule nuances, and the difference between checkmate and stalemate.

    Registration for this event has closed. If you have previously registered you will be emailed the Zoom link each week.

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

    January 19, 2022, 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 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.

    This event will be held on Zoom. To join us, please register online, and we will email you the link shortly before the program. Registration signs you up for all upcoming sessions: January 19 and 26; February 2, 9, 16 and 23.

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

    January 22, 2022, 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 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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  4. Virtual Book Group for 4th & 5th grade students | Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

    January 25, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    This month we're reading Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan. 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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  5. Beginner Chess: Virtual Program with Nolan DeMott, ages 7+

    January 26, 2022, 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 four-week series (January 5, 12, 19 and 26) including how to set up the board, the rules of the game, understanding basic rule nuances, and the difference between checkmate and stalemate.

    Registration for this event has closed. If you have previously registered you will be emailed the Zoom link each week.

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

    January 26, 2022, 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 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.

    This event will be held on Zoom. To join us, please register online, and we will email you the link shortly before the program. Registration signs you up for all upcoming sessions: January 19 and 26; February 2, 9, 16 and 23.

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Teens

  1. Teen Book Group: We Can't Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon

    January 19, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Online via Zoom

    Join Teen Book Group, for teens in Grades 6-12! This month's book pick will be We Can't Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon. Copies of the book will be available for pickup at the Children's Desk approximately two weeks before the meeting.

    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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  2. Magic: The Gathering

    January 24, 2022, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Children's Department

    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! For teens in Grades 6-12. No registration required.

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  3. Teen Knitting Club

    January 27, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Children's Department

    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.

    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.

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  4. Magic: The Gathering

    January 29, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Children's 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! For teens in Grades 6-12. No registration required.

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