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Children

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Wizardly Wednesdays: Origami

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Wednesday, April 3 at 1:00 -- In stories wizards use magic for change and once a month (on school half days) we will use our powers to do the same! We will transform, reinvent, and re-purpose! This April: It is NOT witchcraft but creativity.  Pro...

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Children
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Puppy Dog Tales & Barkology 101

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Puppy Dog Tales

April 9 from 4:00 - 5:00, for children ages 5 to 7

Learn dog safety, some training and read a story on pet care. Discussion also includes points to consider when getting a dog, Merida, a certified Pet Therapy Dog, will ...

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Children
Posted on: March 12, 2019

School Vacation Week!

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TUESDAY, APRIL 16

10:00 to Noon - Touch-A-Truck - Touch-A-Truck is a fun family event to be enjoyed by kids of all ages! The trucks will be parked along the side of the library near the Children's entrance. Trucks graciously provided by Hingham DPW and the...

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Children
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Nature, Art and Discovery Program: Baby Birds and Their Nests

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Wednesday, April 24 at 1:00 -- Participants will observe many different types of real bird’s nests from the Audubon collection. This will allow them to feel and learn about the natural materials that birds use to make nests.After listening to a ...

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Register online! Children
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Saturday Family Storytime

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Join us on selected Saturdays at 9:30 (Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 20, and May 18) for Family Storytime. Children and their caregivers will listen to books, songs, and rhymes, followed by play with the library's toy collection!

Children
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Saturday Science

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Saturday Science is back for it’s third year and this time, It’s Alive! This year’s program features the vibrant and dynamic nature of the sciences, tailored to two elementary school-age groups (K-2 and 3-5).

Saturday Science ...

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Register online! Children
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Read to a Dog!

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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 f...

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Check the calendar to see who's here this week! Children
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Children's Book Groups

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The children's department offers a monthly parent/child book group for children in grades 2 and 3; and a monthly book group for children in grades 4 and 5. New members are always welcome to join us for snacks and lively discussion!

See what we are reading this month! Children

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News

4 Stories
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Social Worker Cheryl West holds free drop-in office hours at the Library

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Cheryl (Martin) West, Social Worker for the Town of Hingham, is now part of the Health Department Team as the community joins other municipalities in providing increased support for their residents and improved access to resources. She offers free drop-in...

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News
Posted on: February 21, 2019

The Library’s Used Book Sale begins on March 28!

Book Multicolor Sale

The Hingham Public Library’s big used book sale will be held on Thursday, March 28 and Saturday, March 30 from 10:00 - 4:00 in the Library’s Whiton Room.

The sale features items that have not previously been available for sale in the Bo...

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News
Posted on: March 4, 2019

March Madness Book Tournament

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The Old Colony Library Network invites you to help celebrate the books you loved in 2018!

The OCLN March Madness Book Tournament brings the excitement of the NCAA basketball tournament and the love of books and reading to the libraries of the South Shore! ...

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Vote online! New rounds open every Friday! News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Library Trustees Vote to Withdraw Construction Grant Town Meeting Article

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At a special meeting held at the Hingham Public Library Wednesday, February 13, the Board of Trustees of the Library voted to withdraw an article on a proposed renovation project from the warrant of the 2019 Annual Town Meeting. The vote was nine to five....

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Teens

7 Stories
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Handbell Ringing Workshop with Back Bay Ringers

Back Bay Ringers

Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 -- The Back Bay Ringers presents an afternoon handbell workshop for teens in grade 6 and up. Members of the Back Bay Ringers will teach participating teens about handbell ringing as well as how to play a song they will perform t...

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Register online! Teens
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Fandom Wednesday: Doctor Who

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Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 -- TEEN EVENT: We're having a Fandom Wednesday! This time, we're celebrating the Doctor Who fandom. Come eat some Doctor Who snacks, make some easy crafts (including buttons!), and tell us who your favorite Doctor is! O...

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Teens
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Pizza and Books and Magic

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Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 in the Activity Room -- It's vacation week and we're having pizza! Stop by for some pizza, chat about books, or play a game of Magic: the Gathering. No registration necessary, just bring yourself and any friends who want to join....

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Teens
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Magic: The Gathering

Magic the Gathering

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. We usually meet two Saturdays a mon...

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Check the calendar for our next meeting! Teens
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Anime + Manga Club!

Anime Characters

All teens are welcome to join our Anime + Manga Club! We usually meet twice a month - check our calendar for the next meeting date! 

At each meeting, members will get to talk about anime and manga with fellow enthusiasts and create a small craft, ...

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Check the calendar for our next meeting! Teens
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Join the Teen Advisory Board!

Teen Advisory Board

Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Hingham Public Library! We want to hear what YOU have to say! We usually meet two Wednesdays a month at 6:30 (check our calendar for the next meeting date!), and new members are always welcome. Earn community serv...

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Check the calendar for our next meeting! Teens
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Teen Book Group

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The young adult department offers a monthly book group for teens! New members are always welcome to join us for snacks and lively discussion!

See what we are reading this month! Teens

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Evening with the Author: Martha Reardon Bewick

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Come to the library on Monday, March 25th at 7 pm for our latest Evening with the Author event featuring Hingham author Martha Reardon Bewick and her new book, Tranquility Grove: The Great Abolitionist Picnic of 1844. She tells the story of an event that ...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

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Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 -- Amy Schram, Senior Community Relations Specialist at the Better Business Bureau, will discuss the most common tactics scammers and identity thieves use to obtain our personal information, and the ways in which we can b...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Memoir Writing

Person Writing

Class participants will write pieces on a variety of subjects--childhood memories, stories about family members and friends, trips they've taken, historical events important in their lives, changes in culture they've observed over the years, every day act...

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Register online! Upcoming Events
Posted on: March 11, 2019

iPad Class

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Thursday, April 11 at 1:00 -- Bring your iPad to the library to learn about the tablet and its various built in apps. This class is for the iPad beginner and is taught by instructor Katy Mayo.This program requires registration. Please register online or b...

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Register online! Upcoming Events
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Afternoon with the Author: Eamon Earls Discusses the Geologic History of Hingham

Eamon Earls

Saturday, April 20 at 2:00 -- Why do the rocks beneath Hingham have more in-common with Africa than North America? What happened to mountains taller than the Himalayas right next door? What did early humans find when they arrived in town? Discover the ans...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Evening with the Author: Deb Nelson

Finding Health book cover

Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 -- Deb Nelson's book Finding Health After Cancer: Stories of Renewal and Healing shares stories of people finding their path to health following a cancer diagnosis. 

Each person featured in this book fac...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Books on Tap!

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Join the HPL for Books On Tap, our newest adult book club! It will meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Not Your Average Joe's (111 Pond Street, Norwell) at 7:00 pm, and will provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere for members to chat about books. Book cho...

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See what we're reading this month! Upcoming Events
Posted on: February 18, 2019

Make: Creative Workshops

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Join Hingham Public Library's resident artists Carol and Jenn for their monthly creative workshops. All materials will be provided, but space is limited - please register.

See what we're creating this month! Upcoming Events
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Boston Classical Guitar Society Concert Series

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It's the Boston Classical Guitar Society's 21st season of concerts at the Hingham Library. Join us monthly for a variety of talented musicians and diverse performances!

Learn more about this month's concert. Upcoming Events
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 Harbor Media and all are welcome to attend. For more information: 781-741-1405 ext. 1404.

Learn more about this month's movie selection! Upcoming Events
Posted on: December 17, 2018

HPL Book Group

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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! Upcoming Events