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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Hingham given until town meeting to approve or reject proposed library expansion

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has allowed the town more time to decide on the commission’s provisional offer of a $9.2 million for the expansion and renovation of the library.

Read the Hingham Journal article. Building For Our Future

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Children

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Suzuki Demonstration Class

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Tuesday, January 29 at 4:00 -- This demo class, arranged by the South Shore Conservatory, will feature student performances along with a lesson demonstration with Suzuki Guitar students. In addition to observing, participants will get to interact with gro...

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Register online! 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).

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Register online! Children
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Nature, Art and Discovery Program: Hoot! The Secret Life of Owls

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Wednesday, February 27 at 1:00 -- Children (ages 3-5) will learn about the incredible owls of our forests here in New England. Topics will include habitat requirements for our local birds, nesting and hunting habits, and how owl parents care for their you...

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Register online! Children
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Wizardly Wednesdays: Kitchen Science

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Wednesday, February 6 at 1:00 -- In stories wizards use magic for change and once a month (on school half days) from January to June we will use our powers to do the same! We will transform, reinvent, and re-purpose! This February: it's NOT hocus pocus......

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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: January 17, 2019

Music Together Demonstration Class with the South Shore Conservatory

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Wednesday, February 20 at 10:30 -- 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 So...

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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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Teens

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Button-making!

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Use our button-maker to make fun buttons for your bags, coats, and more! Have some ideas ready, because you will need to print some images off our library computers to put into your buttons. Bring your creativity! Monday, January 7 and January 31 at 4:30.

Teens
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Teen Hot Chocolate Afternoon!

Hot Chocolate

Midyear exams are here and we'll be serving up hot cocoa (with marshmallows, of course) all afternoon to get you through your study sessions. Stop by the children's department to grab your hot cocoa on Tuesday, January 22 from 2:30-5:30.

Teens
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Teen Pop Up Art!: Rainbow Llama

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Saturday, February 16 at 2:00 -- Join us for a Pop-Up Art event! Participants will paint an all-new canvas painting project: the Rainbow Llama! All supplies are provided; just bring yourself! You don't need to be an artist to participate; everyone will le...

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Register online! Teens
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Pajama Waffle Brunch

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Tuesday, February 19 from 10:30-12:30 -- It's vacation and it's cold, so come to the library in your fave pajamas and have some waffles and cocoa with us! We'll put on a movie, and have the coziest brunch of the season. All teens welcome, no registration ...

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Teens
Posted on: December 22, 2018

Design Your Own Magic: The Gathering Card

Magic the Gathering

Wednesday, February 20 at 2:30 -- Come design your own Magic: The Gathering card using an easy online system. You'll go home with a printed and laminated card (or two) that looks just like a real Magic card! If you've ever had any ideas ...

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Register online! 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!

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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: December 18, 2018

Afternoon with the Author: Sandy Macfarlane

Swirling Currents book cover

Saturday, January 26 at 2:00 -- In this Afternoon with the Author program Sandy Macfarlane presents Swirling Currents: Controversy, Compromise, and Dynamic Coastal Change.

Swirling Currents documents the challenges of coastal resource management. ...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Understanding MOLST Can Save Your Life

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Wednesday, February 6 at 2:00 -- Health care advocate and attorney, Patricia Stewart, will offer a workshop on the recent Massachusetts health-care law MOLST (Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment), which mandates that terminally ill patien...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Introduction to Libby

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Offered twice: Tuesday, February 12 at 2:00 and Thursday, February 14 at 11:00

Libby is the latest app by Overdrive and makes checking out eBooks and digital audiobooks from the library easier. This class will cover getting Libby setup on your smart phone,...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Get Started with Mango Languages

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Thursday, February 21 at 10:30 -- Learn to use Mango Languages, a self-paced, online learning tool that teaches real conversation skills and culture in over 70 languages-- and makes it fun! Mango is free to everyone with a Hingham library card and can be ...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Great Books You May Have Missed! 2018

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Saturday, February 23 at 11:00 -- Are you looking for something good to read? Is your list of recommended books so long you just don’t know where to start? If you’re like the rest of us, you tend to read the same authors and styles ove...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: January 16, 2019

"What's Behind the Palette": An Artist's Talk and Book Signing with Andrew Kusmin

Staws Are Not Enough Watercolor

Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 -- Enjoy a selection of paintings not included in "Treasured Trash", his current, North River Arts Society-sponsored exhibit in the Dolphin Gallery, as the artist and author shares his artistic and personal j...

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More about Kusmin's Dolphin Gallery exhibit. 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: 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