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Children

10 Stories
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Artist-in-Residence: Fly By Night Dancers

Fly By Night Dancers

The Hingham Public Library is very pleased to be launching an Artist-in-Residence pilot program connecting the arts with literature. Children ages 5-10 and their families are invited to join us to create the Fly By Night dance troupe during this unique an...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Saturday Science

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Saturday Science is back for another fantastic year! Tailored to two elementary school-age groups (K-2 and 3-5), Saturday Science sessions expose kids to different scientific fields and the leading female scientists in those fields. The theme for this yea...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Henna at the Library | Ages 7+

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Tuesday, February 18 at 5:30 -- Henna artist Mandy Roberge will offer a brief history of Henna and then draw a unique design on each participant.

Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.Please note that children under the age o...

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Children
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Mr. Vinny's Shadow Puppet Show | Ages 3-9

Mr. Vinnys Shadow Puppet Show

Wednesday, February 19 at 10:30 -- Mr. Vinny of the Toe Jam Puppet Band is visiting Hingham. Please join us for a magical storytelling experience told through shadows that is interactive, silly and surprising - all the ingredients for an enchanting event!...

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Children
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Pop Up Art School: Animated Faces | Ages 9+

Animated Faces Project

Wednesday, February 19 at 3:30 -- Join the Pop up Art School and learn how to engineer a paper face that moves using pull tabs. Finish the face with colored pencils, markers and paint. Next we’ll help you make a short stop motion video of your p...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

February School Vacation Week!

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

10:30 - Toddler Storytime - Wiggle, rhyme, read, and sing in this active storytime!  (Ages 14 months+, Whiton Room)

1:30 - Lego Building Event - Playing with Lego©’s is a great opportunity to invent, collabor...

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Children
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Magician Stephen Brenner | Family Program

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Saturday, February 22 at 10:30 -- Magician Stephen Brenner will entertain families with his interactive, fun-filled magic variety show that includes live animals. Tricks, kid-friendly jokes, plus pet therapy animals ensure a fun-filled morning fo...

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Children
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Raising a Reader with Big Ryan

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Big Ryan's Tall Tales welcomes all parents and their children (3 to 5 years) to attend this 6-week series on making stories and language comes alive! The series begins on Tuesday, Janaury 7 and continues through February 11 from 4:00 - 5:00 in the afterno...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

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 & 3; and a monthly independent book group for children in grades 4 & 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

8 Stories
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Teen Henna

Henna on a hand

Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 -- Teens in grade 6-12 are invited to join us for an evening of henna! Spruce up your winter look with some beautiful henna, done by henna artist Mandy Roberge. Please register.

Register online! Teens
Posted on: December 19, 2019

Hingham Chess Club: Simultaneous Chess Exhibition

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Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 -- The Hingham Chess Club invites you to try your chess skills against their very own National Master, Farzad Abdi, in a simultaneous chess exhibition! Farzad Abdi is a nationally ranked chess player having reached the level of ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Cocoa and Cupcakes

Hot Chocolate

Monday, January 27 at 4:30 -- All teens are invited for an afternoon of cocoa and cupcake decorating! De-stress from midyear exams with a delicious afternoon of cupcakes and fun. No sign-up necessary, just bring an appetite!

Teens
Posted on: January 20, 2020

Fandom Wednesday!

Fandom

Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30 -- Teens entering Grade 6 and up are invited to join the HPL for Fandom Wednesdays. Whether you're an anime fan, a Lord of the Rings enthusiast, or super into K-pop, Fandom Wednesdays is the place for you!

Teens
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Buttonmaking

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Thursday, January 30 at 4:30 -- Teens are welcome to come use the library's buttonmaker in this open session afternoon! Make some buttons for your bag, your jacket, or for your friends. We'll have the supplies, you bring the ideas! No sign-up necessary.

Teens
Posted on: January 20, 2020

Magic: The Gathering

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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.

Check the calendar for our next meeting! Teens
Posted on: August 14, 2019

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, and new members are always welcome.

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

Teen Book Group

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Our teen book group meets once a month on a Saturday! New members are always welcome to join us for snacks and lively discussion! Copies of the book can be picked up at the Children's Desk.

See what we are reading next! Teens

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

American Sign Language - The fascinating language with New England roots

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Saturday, January 25 at 2:00 -- The Hingham Public Library is pleased to welcome Manuel Martin, owner and Program Director of the ASL Academy in Cranston, Rhode Island. Manuel founded the American Sign Language Academy in Rhode Island over 10 years ago an...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: December 19, 2019

Hingham Chess Club: Simultaneous Chess Exhibition

chess board and pieces

Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 -- The Hingham Chess Club invites you to try your chess skills against their very own National Master, Farzad Abdi, in a simultaneous chess exhibition! Farzad Abdi is a nationally ranked chess player having reached the level of ...

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Register online! Upcoming Events
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Felted Wool Cactus Workshop

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Monday, February 10 at 6:30 -- Make a cactus with heart flowers out of felted wool. No experience needed! Teachers from the Pop Up Art School will guide you through the steps to make a soft sculpture of a cactus using wool and a barbed needle. Learn somet...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Afternoon with the Author: Cynthia Fantasia

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Wednesday, February 12 at 2:00 -- Alzheimer’s is a particularly cruel disease. It robs us of the people we love -- slowly, subtly, but unrelentingly. Our love for them is tested as their needs increase and our own needs are neglected. 

E...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Great Books You May Have Missed! 2019

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Saturday, February 29 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 au...

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Upcoming Events
Posted on: January 22, 2020

LinkedIn Essentials

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Thursday, February 13 at 10:00 -- Did you know that the professional networking site, LinkedIn, has over 600 million users worldwide! More and more companies are using LinkedIn to find and attract new talent to their organizations. Come learn the power of...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Intro to Libby

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Tuesday, February 18 at 2:00 or Thursday, February 20 at 11:00 -- Libby is the latest app by Overdrive and makes borrowing library eBooks and audiobooks easy. This class will cover getting Libby setup on your smartphone, tablet, or computer; and ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Getting Started with Hoopla

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Thursday, January 23 at 11:30 -- Have you heard of Hoopla? This app enables you to stream movies, TV shows, music, and more to your app ready smart device or computer; all for free from the library. If you have never used Hoopla before, or have questions ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Mindful Yoga for Everyone

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Mindful Yoga for Everyone is a sixty-minute yoga practice offering a gentle mix of Hatha yoga based styles including breathwork and meditation to stimulate the energy systems in the body, while at the same time bringing calm and peace to the mind.&nbs...

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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
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Books on Tap!

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Books on Tap meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Not Your Average Joe's (111 Pond Street, Norwell) at 7:00 pm, and provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for members to chat about books. Book choices focus on recent, fresh, and interesting reads. So co...

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See what we're reading this month! Upcoming Events
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Boston Classical Guitar Society Concert Series

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It's the Boston Classical Guitar Society's 22nd 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: February 18, 2019

Creative Workshops

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The Hingham Public Library's hosts a couple of monthly creative, art, and craft workshops. All materials are provided, but space is usually limited - please register.

See what we're creating this month! 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 HPL and 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