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  1. STEM Playgroup for children ages 3 to 5

    July 24, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    This six-week program is arranged with the South Shore Community Action Council of MA. Space is limited and reservations are required. Registration can be for the series (beginning on Jul. 10) or for individual sessions: Jul. 10, Jul. 17, Jul. 24, Jul. 21, Aug. 07, Aug. 14. Reservations begin on Jun. 19.

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  2. Paper Airplanes, ages 7 and up

    July 24, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Experiment with different airplanes and find out what style flies the best at our paper airplane extravaganza. Suitable for children ages 7+. This is a drop-in event.

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  3. Monday Movie Night celebrates the magic of Steven Spielberg and his "PG" films

    July 24, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    The Children's department celebrates the magic of STEVEN SPIELBERG. All listed movies are rated PG. Children ages 9 and up are invited to this series. Bring a beach towel or blanket, snacks and covered drinks, and join us for Monday Movie Nights. Parents are welcome but not required for children ages 9 and up. Jul. 10 - "Jaws" (124 minutes), Jul. 17 - "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" (115 minutes), Jul. 24 - "Hook" (145 minutes), Jul. 31 - "The Adventures of Tintin" (106 minutes), Aug. 07 - "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"(135 minutes), Aug. 14 - "The BFG" (117 minutes).

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  4. Toddler Storytime

    July 25, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  5. Krafts for Kids: for children 4+

    July 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Children and their families are invited to stop by the library and create a fun craft to take home. This is a drop-in event.

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  6. Creativity Nest for ages 9 and up

    July 25, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Activity Room

    This is a DIY program for older elementary school students (ages 9+). Kids will design/paint/craft a particular project and at the conclusion of the session have a fun item to take home. Program Projects: 7/19 (Wed): Wind Chime Pots | Jul. 25 (Tue): Painted Shells | Aug. 02 (Wed): Bag Decoration | Aug. 08 (Tue): Clipboard Decoration | Aug. 16 (Wed): Magnets. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations begin Jul 05.

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  7. Baby Storytime

    July 26, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Baby Storytime is for babies (0 - 15 months) and their caregivers. Participants will listen to a few stories, sing songs, and blow bubbles!

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  8. Read to BOO, a certified therapy dog!

    July 26, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Keep your reading skills sharp; read to a certified therapy dog! Reading sessions are 15 min segments beginning at 10:30 AM. Space is limited; reservations are required. Suitable for ages 5+.

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  9. South Shore Conservatory Demonstration Class: Pre-Primary Ballet, ages 3 and 4

    July 26, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Pre-Primary Ballet is for children ages three and four. This .45 minute class allows children to explore their imaginations through the experience of music and movement. Space is limited and reservations are necessary. Please register online or call 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  10. Babies, Books & Play

    July 27, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books and Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, and then have free play with the library’s toy collection.

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  11. Imagination Station: Building Play: Build a Popsicle Bridge, ages 6+

    July 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Children ages 6+ with parent/caregiver will design and build a Popsicle stick bridge. Space is limited; reservations are needed. Please register online or call 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  12. Family Movie Night: Mary Poppins

    July 27, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Whiton Room

    Bring a beach towel or blanket and covered drinks and join us for "Mary Poppins", a wonderful family movie. Mary Poppins is a magical nanny who enlightens the lives of everyone she meets while caring for a stiff banker’s two children in London in the early 1900’s. Rated "G", 140 minutes.

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  13. STEM Playgroup for children ages 3 to 5

    July 31, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    This six-week program is arranged with the South Shore Community Action Council of MA. Space is limited and reservations are required. Registration can be for the series (beginning on Jul. 10) or for individual sessions: Jul. 10, Jul. 17, Jul. 24, Jul. 21, Aug. 07, Aug. 14. Reservations begin on Jun. 19.

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  14. Harry Potter Birthday Celebration, 5+ with parent/caregiver

    July 31, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Children's Room

    Harry Potter Birthday Celebration: Harry Potter’s birthday is July 31 and the Hingham Library is celebrating with a birthday party. We will be reading the first chapter of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at 1 PM followed by a craft and other fun activities and of course, Birthday Cake! Suitable for children ages 5+. This is a drop-in event.

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  15. Monday Movie Night celebrates the magic of Steven Spielberg and his "PG" films

    July 31, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Activity Room

    The Children's department celebrates the magic of STEVEN SPIELBERG. All listed movies are rated PG. Children ages 9 and up are invited to this series. Bring a beach towel or blanket, snacks and covered drinks, and join us for Monday Movie Nights. Parents are welcome but not required for children ages 9 and up. Jul. 10 - "Jaws" (124 minutes), Jul. 17 - "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" (115 minutes), Jul. 24 - "Hook" (145 minutes), Jul. 31 - "The Adventures of Tintin" (106 minutes), Aug. 07 - "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"(135 minutes), Aug. 14 - "The BFG" (117 minutes).

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  16. Children's Program - Room Reserved

    August 1, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Reserved for Inventor Mentors in the event of rain.

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  17. Inventor Mentor's hands-on science program for Kids

    August 1, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Please join Terry and Sue for hands-on science adventure sure to inspire the young engineers and inventors of tomorrow! Design, build and test air rockets, water bottle rockets, gliders and fliers of all sorts. Experience their air table, big bubbles, soap foam makers, Air Zookas and more. The fun will be distributed over their two visits (Jul. 12 and Aug. 01). Weather permitting; bubbles will be at both events. Drop in at any time on either day. Allow yourself at least .45 minutes to enjoy all the fun. Please note that if it is a rainy days, attendees will be admitted into the Whiton in groups so that all can participate with space and in safety. The Activity Room will be reserved for related alternate activities while waiting. All ages are welcome.

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  18. South Shore Conservatory Demonstration Class: CURTAIN GOING UP, ages 4 to 7

    August 1, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Designed for our youngest performers, ages 4-7, “Curtain Going Up” offers children an opportunity to develop speaking, listening, and social skills through structured dramatic play. Students engage in creative exploration through participation in theatre games, as well as an age-appropriate “mini-musical” experience, integrating simple song work and movement. Please register online or call 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  19. MAMASTEPH entertains at the Hingham Public Library

    August 2, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Popular children’s musician and singer, Mamasteph, will delight and entertain her legion of fans.

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  20. Read to BOO, a certified therapy dog!

    August 2, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Keep your reading skills sharp; read to a certified therapy dog! Reading sessions are 15 min segments beginning at 10:30 AM. Space is limited; reservations are required. Suitable for ages 5+.

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  21. Creativity Nest: ages 9 and up

    August 2, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Activity Room

    This is a DIY program for older elementary school students (ages 9+). Kids will design/paint/craft a particular project and at the conclusionof the session have a fun item to take home. Program Projects: 7/19 (Wed): Wind Chime Pots | Jul. 25 (Tue): Painted Shells | Aug. 02 (Wed): Bag Decoration | Aug. 08 (Tue): Clipboard Decoration | Aug. 16 (Wed): Magnets. Space is limited; please register online or call 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  22. Babies, Books & Play

    August 3, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books and Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, and then have free play with the library’s toy collection.

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  23. Pop Up Art School: Workshop inspired by artist Beverly Buchanan, ages 8 to 14

    August 3, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Pop Up Art is a wonderful independent art program for kids. All the necessary supplies for the selected project are provided and the teachers oversee the class from beginning to completion. Everyone leaves with their own “work of art”! Beverly Buchanan is a contemporary artist who cobbles together small buildings made from found objects and slabs of wood painted with bright colors. Her structures symbolize ingenuity and survival. Design and build your own building with cardboard and paint in Buchanan’s style. Please register online or call 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  24. STEM Playgroup for children ages 3 to 5

    August 7, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    This six-week program is arranged with the South Shore Community Action Council of MA. Space is limited and reservations are required. Registration can be for the series (beginning on Jul. 10) or for individual sessions: Jul. 10, Jul. 17, Jul. 24, Jul. 21, Aug. 07, Aug. 14. Reservations begin on Jun. 19.

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  25. Book Group for 4th & 5th grade: "The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee" by Erin Petti

    August 7, 2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Activity Room

    This book group is for rising 4th & 5th grade students. The book selection is "The Peculair Haunting of Thelma Bee" by Erin Petti. Eleven-year-old budding scientist Thelma Bee has adventure in her blood. But she gets more than she bargained for when a ghost kidnaps her father. Now her only clues are a strange jewelry box and the word -Return, - whispered to her by the ghost. It's up to Thelma to get her dad back, and it might be more dangerous than she thought--there's someone wielding dark magic, and they're coming after her next. Please register online or call 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  26. Stuffed Animal Sleepover

    August 7, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Children's Desk

    Do you have a stuffed animal that enjoys storytime, escapades, and snacks? Drop him/her off at the library between 4:00 and 7:00 for a special sleepover, drop-in event.

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  27. Monday Movie Night celebrates the magic of Steven Spielberg and his "PG" films

    August 7, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Activity Room

    The Children's department celebrates the magic of STEVEN SPIELBERG. All listed movies are rated PG. Children ages 9 and up are invited to this series. Bring a beach towel or blanket, snacks and covered drinks, and join us for Monday Movie Nights. Parents are welcome but not required for children ages 9 and up. Jul. 10 - "Jaws" (124 minutes), Jul. 17 - "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" (115 minutes), Jul. 24 - "Hook" (145 minutes), Jul. 31 - "The Adventures of Tintin" (106 minutes), Aug. 07 - "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"(135 minutes), Aug. 14 - "The BFG" (117 minutes).

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  28. Toddler Storytime

    August 8, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  29. Family Game Afternoon

    August 8, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    The library collection of games includes a giant JENGA set, checkers, card games and a variety of board games. Test your skills at a variety of games at the library. Suitable for a range of ages beginning at age 4.

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  30. Creativity Nest: ages 9 and up

    August 8, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Activity Room

    This is a DIY program for older elementary school students (ages 9+). Kids will design/paint/craft a particular project and at the conclusion of the session have a fun item to take home. Program Projects: 7/19 (Wed): Wind Chime Pots | Jul. 25 (Tue): Painted Shells | Aug. 02 (Wed): Bag Decoration | Aug. 08 (Tue): Clipboard Decoration | Aug. 16 (Wed): Magnets. Please register online or call 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  31. Baby Storytime

    August 9, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Baby Storytime is for babies (0 - 15 months) and their caregivers. Participants will listen to a few stories, sing songs, and blow bubbles!

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  32. Read to DASH, a certified therapy dog!

    August 9, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Keep your reading skills sharp; read to a certified therapy dog! Reading sessions are 15 min segments beginning at 10:30 AM. Space is limited; reservations are required. Suitable for ages 5+.

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  33. South Shore Conservatory Demonstration Class: LET’S PUT ON A SHOW, Write! Direct! Create! Compose! Sing! Dance! Design! Perform! Ages 6 to 11

    August 9, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Students will participate in all aspects of creating a small-scale musical production. Space is limited and reservations are necessary. Please register online or call 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  34. Babies, Books & Play

    August 10, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books and Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, and then have free play with the library’s toy collection.

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  35. Krafts for Kids: for children 4+

    August 10, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Children and their families are invited to stop by the library and create a fun craft to take home. This is a drop-in event.

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  36. Book Group for 2nd & 3rd grade: "Book Uncle and Me" by Uma Krishnaswami

    August 10, 2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Activity Room

    This book group is for rising 2nd & 3rd graders. The book selection is “Book Uncle and Me”. Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library next to her apartment building. But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something. But what can she do? The local elections are coming up, but she's just a kid. She can't even vote. Still, Yasmin has friends--her best friend Reeni and Anil, who even has a blue belt in karate. This is a parent/child book group; reservations are needed. Reservations starting Jul. 27.

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  37. STEM Playgroup for children ages 3 to 5

    August 14, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    This six-week program is arranged with the South Shore Community Action Council of MA. Space is limited and reservations are required. Registration can be for the series (beginning on Jul. 10) or for individual sessions: Jul. 10, Jul. 17, Jul. 24, Jul. 21, Aug. 07, Aug. 14. Reservations begin on Jun. 19.

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  38. Sensory Play with Sand - Family Program

    August 14, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Come and play in our sensory sand tub. Kids and their grownups will dig, count, play and search for letters and dinosaurs – all in the indoor sandbox at the library. This is a drop-in event.

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  39. Monday Movie Night celebrates the magic of Steven Spielberg and his "PG" films

    August 14, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    The Children's department celebrates the magic of STEVEN SPIELBERG. All listed movies are rated PG. Children ages 9 and up are invited to this series. Bring a beach towel or blanket, snacks and covered drinks, and join us for Monday Movie Nights. Parents are welcome but not required for children ages 9 and up. Jul. 10 - "Jaws" (124 minutes), Jul. 17 - "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" (115 minutes), Jul. 24 - "Hook" (145 minutes), Jul. 31 - "The Adventures of Tintin" (106 minutes), Aug. 07 - "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"(135 minutes), Aug. 14 - "The BFG" (117 minutes).

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  40. Toddler Storytime

    August 15, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  41. Imagination Station: Building Play - Construct with Lego's, ages 6 to 8 with parent/caregiver

    August 15, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Lego Construction Day! Children are invited to create and build with the library's collection of lego bricks. This is a drop-in program,

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  42. Baby Storytime

    August 16, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Baby Storytime is for babies (0 - 15 months) and their caregivers. Participants will listen to a few stories, sing songs, and blow bubbles!

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  43. Read to LUKE, a certified therapy dog!

    August 16, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Keep your reading skills sharp; read to a certified therapy dog! Reading sessions are 15 min segments beginning at 10:30 AM. Space is limited; reservations are required. Suitable for ages 5+.

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  44. Creativity Nest: ages 9 and up

    August 16, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Activity Room

    This is a DIY program for older elementary school students (ages 9+). Kids will design/paint/craft a particular project and at the conclusionof the session have a fun item to take home. Program Projects: 7/19 (Wed): Wind Chime Pots | Jul. 25 (Tue): Painted Shells | Aug. 02 (Wed): Bag Decoration | Aug. 08 (Tue): Clipboard Decoration | Aug. 16 (Wed): Magnets. Space is limited; please register online or call 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  45. Babies, Books & Play

    August 17, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books and Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, and then have free play with the library’s toy collection.

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  46. Summer Reading Program Finale Celebration!

    August 17, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Children's Room

    Thank You for making us part of your summer! We appreciate your support. Refreshments provided by Bruegger's Bagels in Hingham. This is a drop-in event.

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  47. Children's Program - Room Reserved

    September 5, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

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  48. MAMASTEPH entertains at the Hingham Public Library

    November 18, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Popular children’s musician and singer, Mamasteph, will delight and entertain her legion of fans. Suitable for families. This is a drop-in event.

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  49. Children's Program - Room Reserved

    April 17, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Whiton Room

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Teens

  1. Candy Sushi

    July 26, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Activity Room

    It's time to make candy sushi! This is not a competition, just a chance to experiment with food - still, all are welcome to work either alone or with friends in a team. Please register online.

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  2. Edible Architecture

    August 1, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Here's your chance to play with your food - teens are invited to join us for a session of Edible Architecture! We will be using food materials to build structures and buildings. It can be anything from a miniature Eiffel Tower to a cabin or a box. Be creative! Please register online.

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  3. High School Book Group

    August 2, 2017, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Activity Room

    All teens in grades 9 and up welcome! Drop-in event. New members are always welcome!

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  4. Anime & Manga Club

    August 9, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Activity Room

    All teens are welcome to join our new Anime & Manga Club! Each meeting, members will get to talk about anime and manga with fellow enthusiasts. Each time, there will be a small craft and snack and we will watch one episode of an anime show - decided by group vote - via Crunchyroll. Registration not required.

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  5. Movie Quote Bingo: Legally Blonde

    August 10, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Activity Room

    All teens are invited to join us for a special movie event with one of the most quoteable movies of our time - Legally Blonde! Each teen will get a bingo card of the most iconic lines from the movie and the goal will be to make "bingo!" by the end of the movie! Snacks will be served, no registration necessary.

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  6. Middle School Book Group

    August 15, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Teens in grades 6-8 are invited to join us for book group! We will discuss this month's book choice - Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor - and chat over snacks. Library copies of the book will be available at the children's desk two weeks before the event. Drop-in event.

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  7. High School Book Group

    August 16, 2017, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Activity Room

    All teens in grades 9 and up welcome! Drop-in event. New members are always welcome!

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  8. Teen Advisory Board

    August 30, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Activity Room

    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 welcome. No registration required. Please call or email the children's department for more information.

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