Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Art Adventures

“Imagine  + Express”
Thursday, October 19 at 3:30 p.m.
 Come and explore Abstract Expressionism with Pammy!
Learn how the masters layered paint to achieve
 the desired effect.
 No experience or registration necessary.
Designed for children preschool and up.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Chess Club

Chess for Beginners

Monday, October 16
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Children in 1st through 6th grade

There is still plenty of room in our chess program and we would love to have you! Come meet our substitute, Glenn Davison, as he teaches this introductory class on the basics of this classic game.

Pre-registration is required. Offered at no charge and open to the public.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Pumpkin Decorating

Pumpkin Decorating Party

Saturday, October 14
Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
Drop-In Pumpkin Decorating until 3:00 p.m.

Come at 11:00 a.m. for some fun and gentle Halloween stories and stay for the pumpkin decorating party. Don't forget to BRING YOUR OWN PUMPKIN then decorate it with ribbons, stickers, sparkles, feathers, pom-poms, and more!

If you like, you can leave it for our annual contest happening 
throughout the month of October!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tales & Treat

Saturday, October 7 at 11:00 a.m.
This Month’s Theme: Autumn
Join us for stories about the autumn, leaf printmaking
and a sweet treat!
This program is designed for children 2 and up.
No registration necessary.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Butterfly Guessing Contest

 Rosie, 3
Marisa, 9
 Winners of the
Hamilton-Wenham Children’s Room
Summer 2017
Butterfly Guessing Contest

We released 165 butterflies this year!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Decorate a Halloween pumpkin with paint, sparkles, feathers, paper, ribbon - use your imagination!

·       Do not carve your pumpkin! No carved pumpkins will be accepted! Image result for decorated pumpkin
·       Bring in your decorated pumpkin anytime between October 2nd and October 31st.
·       Pick up your pumpkin by Friday, November 3 by 4:00 p.m.
Pumpkins not taken home will be discarded.

Monday, September 25, 2017

STEAM into Science

Tuesday, September 26th at 3:30 p.m. 

Join us as we meet a real beekeeper, taste different honeys, 
create a bee craft and bee scientists! 
Children 30 months to kindergarten are welcome!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Elephant & Piggie Thank-o-Rama

Elephant & Piggie & Friends Present


Saturday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m.

This special story time will include readings of Mo Willems books,
games, a craft, raffle and a scavenger hunt.
Recommended for ages 2 and up, no registration is necessary.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Kindness Clams

End of summer
“Kindness Clam” Shell Painting

Saturday, September 16, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Drop-in and add your inspirational words and
creative touches of paint & glitter
to decorate a “Kindness Clam”.

All ages are welcome, no registration is necessary.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fall Programs

Our Fall Programs Schedule
 is now available!
Come join the fun!
Registration is Monday, September 18
beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Art Adventures

Introducing  Art​ ​Adventures   

You​ ​are​ ​invited​ ​to​ ​our​ ​first​ ​Adventure!
 Thursday, September 14 at 3:30 p.m. 

Come and explore paint with Pammy!
 Learn the relationship between colors and enjoy the opportunity to paint on your own. 
No experience or registration necessary. Designed for children preschool and up. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

PAWS to Read with Tessie!

Tuesday, September 12
Friday, September 22
 Sign up and read to Tessie the dog!
Reading time slots begin at 3:30 p.m. and are 10 minutes in length.

Tessie is a certified therapy dog, through Therapy Dog Inc.

Children who are in Kindergarten through 3rd grade
are invited to meet with Tessie and read together. 
Reading to Tessie boosts confidence and improves language skills.

 Pre-registration is required. 
Please visit the Children’s Room desk for more information or to register.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ice Cream Party!

Summer Reader Ice Cream Party!
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

A special congratulations to all of our readers!!!
Join us for ice cream, fun and surprises in this 
celebration of summer reading!

You will need to pre-register for this event and 
bring your Reading Log as your admission ticket.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Countdown to Kindergarten!

Countdown to Kindergarten
Monday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m.

You’ve been counting down, now it’s time to celebrate!
Join Michael Harvey, HWRSD Superintendent 
and Stacy Bucyk, Director of Student Services
for our special story time and family pizza party.

Please RSVP to Lisa Cheney for this event at
 e.cheney@hwschools.net or 978-468-5489

 An invitation from HWRSD Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Nappy's Puppets

Nappy’s Puppets
Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Jim Napolitano brings a performance highlighting
the art of shadow puppetry around the world
 that is fun for the whole family!

Pre-registration required for the workshop being held at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Topsfield Fair Pass

The deadline for the Topsfield Fair Read & Win prize is swiftly approaching!
 Participants in the summer reading program may earn Building Bucks to spend on various prizes, including the Topsfield Fair Read & Win prize.

The Read & Win prize costs 10 Building Bucks, 
and you must purchase the prize no later than 
this FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017

The fair prize includes:
  • 1 admission ticket to the Topsfield Fair (for readers 8 and over; children under 8 will NOT receive an admission ticket as they are admitted into the Fair for free)
  • 1 hot dog & drink voucher to redeem at the fair
  • AND 2 ride tickets!
Please note that prizes may only be purchased during store hours. Store hours are found at the bottom of your reading log. For more information please visit the Children's Room.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Vehicle Night

19th Annual Vehicle Night
Wednesday, August 2
6:00 p.m.to 7:30 p.m.

Featuring many vehicles brought to you by the Fire, Police and Public Works Departments of Hamilton and Wenham, Dodge Tree Service, Lyons Ambulance, the Department of Homeland Security K-9 Unit,
Rowley Ready Mix, and Mix 104.1.

Families of all ages are welcome.
No registration is necessary.

Friday, July 28, 2017


Monarch Butterfly Program
Saturday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Charlie Hoffman returns to share his
expertise with raising Monarchs here and at home.

Become a Monarch champion! Join our resident expert and favorite Boston College professor, Dr. Charlie Hoffman. Learn how to identify, collect and care for Monarch eggs and  caterpillars and how YOU can raise them at home.

All ages welcome.
No registration is required.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Creature Teachers

Creature Teachers
Wednesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for 
Animals Around the World

Zoom around the world with naturalist Rick Roth  and discover fun facts about some live animals 
and their habitats like kinkajous, alligators, pythons, and more! 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Fairy Boats

Fairy Boat Building
Saturday, July 22
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join us as we share a story, build fair boats with found items, complete a craft, and join in a fairy procession. Design and keep this magical habitat for your water sprites. You are welcome to bring your own items. Families of all ages are welcome and no registration is necessary.

So many thanks to the Sheckells family for their vision in creating and leading this endeavor!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Norman Ng Magician

Norman Ng Magician

July 19th at 6:30 p.m.

Norman tried to fool Penn & Teller. Can he fool you?

Prepare for an exciting fusion of magic, comedy, and 
audience participation! Families of all ages are welcome. 
No registration necessary. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Circus Minimus

Circus Minimus
Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Kevin O’Keefe’s “One-Man Circus-in-a-Suitcase” will bring the 
circus to our library. With impressions, juggling, comedy, and illusions, 
Kevin will engage us with a playful and energetic celebration of the imagination.

Families of all ages are welcome.
No registration necessary.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Mini Golf at the Library

Saturday, July 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mobile-MiniGolf brings a unique, artsy and colorful
10 hole game of golf to play in and around the library.

Open to all ages and no registration is required.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Mini-Golf Build & Design for Play

Mini-Golf Build & Design for Play


Wednesday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Families of all ages are welcome to come create obstacles and 
decorations for our mini-golf day. All materials are 
provided. No registration is necessary. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Children's Booksale

Children's Booksale 

Wednesday, June 28th
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Bargains on board books to teen novels. Join us for
 the booksale, then enjoy a movie together as family.
*Credit cards accepted* 

Beauty and the Beast [G] 1:00 p.m.- 2:25 p.m. 
LEGO Batman [PG] 3:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer Programs Registration Date


Monday, June 26 
is the Registration Date for Summer Programs.
It is also the first day you may pick up your reading log 
and begin the Summer Reading Program.

Check here for detailsSummer Programs

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bean Growing Activity!

Saturday,  June 17 at 11  a.m.
Join us for a drop-in bean planting activity!

We will provide the supplies to decorate a pot of beans
 that can be transplanted to grow up in your home garden.

All ages are welcome!

Monday, June 12, 2017

STEAM Into Science

Tuesday, June 13 at 3:30 p.m.
Will I Sink or Float?

Explore simple science, technology, engineering, art, and math-based concepts. 
Listen to stories and learn through hands-on discovery. 

This program is designed for children 30 months - kindergarten. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tales & Treats

This month’s theme: Father’s Day
Saturday, June 3 at 11:00 am
Join us for stories about dads, make a card,
play a game and enjoy donuts!

 Children ages 2 & up are welcome.
No registration is required.

Monday, May 22, 2017

STEAM Into Science

Join us for Building Bridges!
Tuesday, May 23 at 3:30 p.m.

We will explore topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through stories and hands on activities. Pre-registration is requested. Preschool and up. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Family Tree House

The Family Tree House
Space, Stars, the Sun & the Moon

Saturday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Conceived and led by parents and recommended for families with children birth to 8 years. 
Share stories and visit exploratory play stations. 

RSVP requested to Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Seasonal Stories & Craft

 This Month’s Theme: Mother’s Day
Saturday, May 13th at 11:00 am

 Story time will be followed by a craft
that may be given as a gift to Mom.

Children ages 2 & up are welcome.
No registration necessary.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Beauty and the Beak

Beauty and the Beak

Author Visit With
Deborah Lee Rose

Friday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m.

Author Deborah Rose will share her newest book, Beauty and the Beak, the brave story of 
an injured bald eagle and her recovery with the use of a 3-D printed
 prosthetic beak. Explore STEAM activities with Deb too! 

The event is designed for elementary aged children. No registration necessary.