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  1. MUSIC TOGETHER program with the South Shore Conservatory

    February 21, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Music is truly a universal language. It has the power to bring families and communities together in harmony. Treat yourself and your child and join us for this special preview class provided by staff from the South Shore Conservatory. Children participate at their own level. Music Together is for children zero to four with caregiver. Space is limited and reservations are needed. Please register online or by calling the children's department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403

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  2. Chinese New Year Activities - Come celebrate the Year of the Dog!

    February 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Celebrate the Year of the Dog and create traditional Chinese crafts. Suitable for children ages 5 and up. Please note that children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  3. DANCE ALONG: A movement program for active toddlers hosted by Tracy Durso

    February 22, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Dance Along is a class where children will have fun clapping, marching, jumping, spinning and more as they use props, music, and songs to foster early dance skills. Dance Along is for children ages 15 months to 3 years with caregiver.

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  4. Movie, "Miracle", PG, suggested age is 8+.

    February 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ Activity Room

    "Miracle" tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. | Feel free to bring a blanket if you prefer to sit on the floor, a favorite refreshment, and if you bring a drink, please make sure it is covered. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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  5. READ TO BOO - a therapy dog

    February 24, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Deaprtment

    READ TO BOO!- a therapy dog Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to BOO, an adorable Shih Tzu. He is a certified reading and therapy dog. Boo will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. BOO listening dates for 2018 are: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 21, Apr. 28, May 05, May 26, Jun. 02

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  6. Preschool Storytime

    February 26, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  7. Stories & Snacks

    February 26, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  8. Toddler Storytime

    February 27, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  9. Baby Storytime

    February 28, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  10. Babies, Books & Play

    March 1, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  11. 4-H Visual Presentations

    March 1, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Did you know that most adults fear public speaking? Visual presentation is a fun way for kids to share their interests with others by using visual aids and demonstrations. 4H youth ages 8-18 from Weir River Farm's Sheep Stars Club want to present to you! Come join us in the Whiton Room on Thursday March 1st, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

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  12. READ TO SALTY - a therapy dog

    March 3, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Salty is the newest member of our Reading Therapy Dog team. He is a 13-year-old Chihuahua who is a gentle and patient listener and a certified therapy dog. Salty will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will be available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. SALTY’s listening dates for 2018 are: Feb. 03, Feb. 10, Mar. 03, Mar. 10, Mar. 31 and April 14

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  13. Saturday Science - Beyond Einstein

    March 3, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Activity Room

    Topic: Sound Waves| Featured Scientist is Mary Walton | The "Saturday Science...Beyond Einstein" program is the brainchild of two Hingham moms. Their goal is to introduce kids to science with an emphasis on women and minority contributors. Format will be a brief introduction to the "featured" scientist followed by hands on craft or activity. For children ages K -3. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reserve online or by calling the children’s department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403. Parent/guardian must remain in the children's department while the child participates in the program.

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  14. Preschool Storytime

    March 5, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  15. Stories & Snacks

    March 5, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  16. Toddler Storytime

    March 6, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  17. Baby Storytime

    March 7, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  18. Babies, Books & Play

    March 8, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  19. Puppet Show with Puppeteer Patricia Boylan

    March 10, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Hingham resident Patricia Boylan has been an active puppeteer for many years. She tells classic children's stories through the voices and gestures of her wonderful hand puppets. She uses a traditional puppet stage, lights and sound system. During the performance, she also helps the children understand this special art form and shows how they can themselves be puppeteers with simple materials available in their homes. Each 40 minute performance consists of three stories. Before the performance and between each story, Patricia also talks with the audience about puppetry, how to create and manipulate puppets, and use different voices. Suitable for preschool children through grade 3. Reservations are not needed. Please call the children's department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403 if you need additional information.

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  20. READ TO SALTY - a therapy dog

    March 10, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Salty is the newest member of our Reading Therapy Dog team. He is a 13-year-old Chihuahua who is a gentle and patient listener and a certified therapy dog. Salty will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will be available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. SALTY’s listening dates for 2018 are: Feb. 03, Feb. 10, Mar. 10 and Mar. 31

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  21. 2nd & 3rd Grade Book Group: Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

    March 10, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief--it's Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don't know is that they're not dealing with just any fox! This is a Parent/Child Book Group for children in 2nd & 3rd grade and requires registration. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  22. Preschool Storytime

    March 12, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  23. Stories & Snacks

    March 12, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  24. Toddler Storytime

    March 13, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  25. Book Group for 4th & 5th grade: The Mysterious Abductions by Tracey Hecht

    March 13, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Animals are disappearing without a trace--and it's up to Dawn, Tobin and Bismark to find out why. With the help of a gentle wombat, a jittery jerboa, a band of coyotes and some kooky bats, the brigade journeys to the depths of the earth where they find themselves in a wacky, high stakes game that will determine all of their survival. Read the selected book and join us for a lively discussion. Registration is appreciated but not required. This workshop requires registration. Register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  26. Baby Storytime

    March 14, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  27. Babies, Books & Play

    March 15, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  28. READ TO LUKE - a therapy dog

    March 17, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to LUKE, a gentle and charming Goldendoodle. He is a certified reading and therapy dog. Luke will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will be available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. LUKE’s listening dates for 2018 are: Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 07, May 12, May 19, Jun. 09, Jun. 16

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  29. Preschool Storytime

    March 19, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  30. Stories & Snacks

    March 19, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  31. Toddler Storytime

    March 20, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  32. Baby Storytime

    March 21, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  33. Babies, Books & Play

    March 22, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  34. READ TO BOO - a therapy dog

    March 24, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to BOO, an adorable Shih Tzu. He is a certified reading and therapy dog. Boo will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. BOO listening dates for 2018 are: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 21, Apr. 28, May 05, May 26, Jun. 02

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  35. Early Literacy Fair

    March 24, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    The South Shore Family Network is hosting an Early Literacy Fair at the Hingham Public Library. Area early education programs will share their favorite children's books and a matching activity. Other highlights include local Hingham author, Julie M. Brown reading her book, "Kukamunga Boy" at 11:30 AM followed by area storyteller Big Ryan.

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  36. Preschool Storytime

    March 26, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  37. Stories & Snacks

    March 26, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  38. Toddler Storytime

    March 27, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  39. Baby Storytime

    March 28, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  40. Babies, Books & Play

    March 29, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  41. READ TO SALTY - a therapy dog

    March 31, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Salty is the newest member of our Reading Therapy Dog team. He is a 13-year-old Chihuahua who is a gentle and patient listener and a certified therapy dog. Salty will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will be available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. SALTY’s listening dates for 2018 are: Feb. 03, Feb. 10, Mar. 10 and Mar. 31.

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  42. Preschool Storytime

    April 2, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  43. Stories & Snacks

    April 2, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  44. Toddler Storytime

    April 3, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  45. Baby Storytime

    April 4, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  46. Babies, Books & Play

    April 5, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  47. READ TO LUKE - a therapy dog

    April 7, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to LUKE, a gentle and charming Goldendoodle. He is a certified reading and therapy dog. Luke will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will be available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. LUKE’s listening dates for 2018 are: Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 07, May 12, May 19, Jun. 09 and Jun. 16

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  48. Saturday Science - Beyond Einstein

    April 7, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Activity Room

    Topic: The Eye| Featured Scientist is Patricia Bath | The "Saturday Science...Beyond Einstein" program is the brainchild of two Hingham moms. Their goal is to introduce kids to science with an emphasis on women and minority contributors. Format will be a brief introduction to the "featured" scientist followed by hands on craft or activity. For children ages K -3. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reserve online or by calling the children’s department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403. Parent/guardian must remain in the children's department while the child participates in the program.

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  49. Preschool Storytime

    April 9, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  50. Stories & Snacks

    April 9, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  51. Toddler Storytime

    April 10, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  52. Social Equality Art Show Reception

    April 10, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Activity Room

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  53. Baby Storytime

    April 11, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  54. Babies, Books & Play

    April 12, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  55. READ TO SALTY - a therapy dog

    April 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Salty is the newest member of our Reading Therapy Dog team. He is a 13-year-old Chihuahua who is a gentle and patient listener and a certified therapy dog. Salty will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will be available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. SALTY’s listening dates for 2018 are: Feb. 03, Feb. 10, Mar. 03, Mar. 10, Mar. 31 and April 14

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  56. Spring Break Activities with Historic New England

    April 17, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM @ Whiton Room

    The journal of Colonel Samuel Pierce, who lived at Historic New England's Pierce House in Dorchester, provides a window into the Revolutionary War era as the topic of Patriot's Day is explored. Children dress up in colonial-era clothing, examine reproduction artifacts, make tin lanterns, write with quill pens, and create paper tricorn hats to wear.

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  57. Children's Program - Room reserved

    April 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    TBA

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  58. READ TO BOO - a therapy dog

    April 21, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to BOO, an adorable Shih Tzu. He is a certified reading and therapy dog. Boo will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. BOO listening dates for 2018 are: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 21, Apr. 28, May 05, May 26, Jun. 02

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  59. Preschool Storytime

    April 23, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  60. Stories & Snacks

    April 23, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  61. Toddler Storytime

    April 24, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  62. Baby Storytime

    April 25, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  63. Babies, Books & Play

    April 26, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  64. READ TO BOO - a therapy dog

    April 28, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to BOO, an adorable Shih Tzu. He is a certified reading and therapy dog. Boo will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. BOO listening dates for 2018 are: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 21, Apr. 28, May 05, May 26, Jun. 02

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  65. Preschool Storytime

    April 30, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  66. Stories & Snacks

    April 30, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  67. Toddler Storytime

    May 1, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  68. Baby Storytime

    May 2, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  69. Compassionate Kids - led by Sarah Hurley

    May 2, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Introduce your child to the empowering and enriching work of service projects. COMPASSION POINT will provide varying projects utilizing a range of children's interests that will support local organizations. Geared for elementary aged children.

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  70. Babies, Books & Play

    May 3, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  71. READ TO BOO - a therapy dog

    May 5, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to BOO, an adorable Shih Tzu. He is a certified reading and therapy dog. Boo will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. BOO listening dates for 2018 are: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 21, Apr. 28, May 05, May 26, Jun. 02

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  72. Saturday Science - Beyond Einstein

    May 5, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Activity Room

    Topic: Skin| Featured Scientist is Nancy Burton Esterly | The "Saturday Science...Beyond Einstein" program is the brainchild of two Hingham moms. Their goal is to introduce kids to science with an emphasis on women and minority contributors. Format will be a brief introduction to the "featured" scientist followed by hands on craft or activity. For children ages K -3. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reserve online or by calling the children’s department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403. Parent/guardian must remain in the children's department while the child participates in the program.

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  73. Preschool Storytime

    May 7, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  74. Stories & Snacks

    May 7, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  75. Toddler Storytime

    May 8, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  76. Baby Storytime

    May 9, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  77. Babies, Books & Play

    May 10, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  78. READ TO LUKE - a therapy dog

    May 12, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to LUKE, a gentle and charming Goldendoodle. He is a certified reading and therapy dog. Luke will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will be available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. LUKE’s listening dates for 2018 are: Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 07, May 12, May 19, Jun. 09 and Jun. 16

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  79. Preschool Storytime

    May 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  80. Stories & Snacks

    May 14, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  81. Toddler Storytime

    May 15, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  82. Baby Storytime

    May 16, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  83. Babies, Books & Play

    May 17, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  84. READ TO LUKE - a therapy dog

    May 19, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to LUKE, a gentle and charming Goldendoodle. He is a certified reading and therapy dog. Luke will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will be available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. LUKE’s listening dates for 2018 are: Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 07, May 12, May 19, Jun. 09 and Jun. 16

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  85. Preschool Storytime

    May 21, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  86. Stories & Snacks

    May 21, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  87. Toddler Storytime

    May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  88. Baby Storytime

    May 23, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  89. Babies, Books & Play

    May 24, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  90. READ TO BOO - a therapy dog

    May 26, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to BOO, an adorable Shih Tzu. He is a certified reading and therapy dog. Boo will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. BOO listening dates for 2018 are: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 21, Apr. 28, May 05, May 26, Jun. 02

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  91. Stories & Snacks

    May 28, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  92. Toddler Storytime

    May 29, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  93. Baby Storytime

    May 30, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  94. Babies, Books & Play

    May 31, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  95. READ TO BOO - a therapy dog

    June 2, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to BOO, an adorable Shih Tzu. He is a certified reading and therapy dog. Boo will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. BOO listening dates for 2018 are: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 21, Apr. 28, May 05, May 26, Jun. 02

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  96. Saturday Science - Beyond Einstein

    June 2, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Activity Room

    Topic: Circuits| Featured Scientist is Edith Clarke | The "Saturday Science...Beyond Einstein" program is the brainchild of two Hingham moms. Their goal is to introduce kids to science with an emphasis on women and minority contributors. Format will be a brief introduction to the "featured" scientist followed by hands on craft or activity. For children ages K -3. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reserve online or by calling the children’s department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403. Parent/guardian must remain in the children's department while the child participates in the program.

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  97. Preschool Storytime

    June 4, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  98. Stories & Snacks

    June 4, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  99. Toddler Storytime

    June 5, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  100. Baby Storytime

    June 6, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  101. Babies, Books & Play

    June 7, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  102. READ TO LUKE - a therapy dog

    June 9, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to LUKE, a gentle and charming Goldendoodle. He is a certified reading and therapy dog. Luke will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will be available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. LUKE’s listening dates for 2018 are: Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 07, May 12, May 19, Jun. 09 and Jun. 16

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  103. Preschool Storytime

    June 11, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Preschool Storytime is drop in program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their families. Participants will listen to stories and make a fun craft to take home.

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  104. Stories & Snacks

    June 11, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Participants will listen to stories while enjoying an after school snack (provided by the library) and make a fun craft to take home

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  105. Toddler Storytime

    June 12, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime is a drop in program for toddlers (ages 16 months - 2 years) and their families. Participants will listen to a few short stories, sing songs, and color.

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  106. Baby Storytime

    June 13, 2018, 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 some songs, hear a few finger plays and watch the bubbles!

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  107. Babies, Books & Play

    June 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies, Books & Play is a drop in program for babies, toddlers, and their families (3 and under). Participants will listen to a few short stories, learn some finger play rhymes, sing a few songs and then have free play time with the library's collection of toys.

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  108. READ TO LUKE - a therapy dog

    June 16, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to LUKE, a gentle and charming Goldendoodle. He is a certified reading and therapy dog. Luke will be at the library on selected Saturdays. He will be available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 4 and up. LUKE’s listening dates for 2018 are: Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 07, May 12, May 19, Jun. 09 and Jun. 16

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  109. MAMASTEPH entertains at the Hingham Public Library

    June 28, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Stephanie Chase is an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter, entertainer and crafts person. As MAMASTEPH she is a popular performer who has a vast and loyal audience throughout the South Shore. She has four cd’s to her credit. They are "Simply Mamasteph", "There's A Little Light", “Mamasteph: A Family Christmas Album" and her most recent “Little Mouse, Little House” released in 2017. Copies of her cd’s are available for checkout at the library. Suitable for young children and their grownups! Please join us for a magical musical morning.

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  110. MAMASTEPH entertains at the Hingham Public Library

    July 18, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Stephanie Chase is an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter, entertainer and crafts person. As MAMASTEPH she is a popular performer who has a vast and loyal audience throughout the South Shore. She has four cd’s to her credit. They are "Simply Mamasteph", "There's A Little Light", “Mamasteph: A Family Christmas Album" and her most recent “Little Mouse, Little House” released in 2017. Copies of her cd’s are available for checkout at the library. Suitable for young children and their grownups! Please join us for a magical musical morning.

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  111. MAMASTEPH entertains at the Hingham Public Library

    November 3, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Stephanie Chase is an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter, entertainer and crafts person. As MAMASTEPH she is a popular performer who has a vast and loyal audience throughout the South Shore. She has four cd’s to her credit. They are "Simply Mamasteph", "There's A Little Light", “Mamasteph: A Family Christmas Album" and her most recent “Little Mouse, Little House” released in 2017. Copies of her cd’s are available for checkout at the library. Suitable for young children and their grownups! Please join us for a magical musical morning.

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  112. Wilder Nursery School - Class Visit

    November 14, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Room - table along back wall pushed together and chairs move to the side. Thanks, ~tm

    class visit - private event

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  113. Wilder Nursery School - Class Visit

    November 14, 2018, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Children's room: same sat up as the morning. Thanks, ~tm

    class visit - private event

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Teens

  1. Chocolate Party

    February 21, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Welcome to the 2018 Chocolate Party - we are back, with new chocolate adventures! We will have chocolate games and our favorite thing - melted chocolate for dipping! Plus, guessing games, snacks to take home, and a Star Wars surprise! Registration required. Please contact the children's desk at 781-741-1405 x1403 OR hijuv@ocln.org.

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  2. Anime & Manga Club

    February 21, 2018, 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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  3. Teen Advisory Board

    February 28, 2018, 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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  4. Oscars Trivia!

    March 1, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Stop in to test your knowledge of films and movie stars at Oscars Trivia! We'll be playing for candy prizes, so get ready! No registration necessary. All teens Grade 6 and up welcome.

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  5. Magic: The Gathering

    March 3, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Activity 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! No registration necessary.

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  6. Pizza and Books

    March 6, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Come chat with fellow book lovers about what you're reading and loving - or what you're reading and hating these days! No specific book to read, just show up to chat with others about bookish things. Pizza and beverages will be provided. No registration necessary.

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  7. Anime & Manga Club

    March 7, 2018, 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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  8. Teen Advisory Board

    March 14, 2018, 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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  9. Teen Book Group

    March 17, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    All teens in grades 9 and up welcome! Drop-in event. New members are always welcome! We will discuss this month's book choice - Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli - and chat over snacks. Library copies of the book will be made available at the children's desk. *This month's book will be released as a movie this month as well! The movie "Love, Simon" is a film adaptation of the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Read the book and see the movie!

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  10. Anime & Manga Club

    March 21, 2018, 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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  11. Teen Advisory Board

    March 28, 2018, 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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