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. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Music and Instruments

Music & Instruments 
for the whole family to enjoy & explore!

Saturday, May 6
From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of classical music for all ages, featuring the Eureka Ensemble in collaboration with The Musary

Get hand-on, interactive experiences with a variety of instruments with the "musical playground" following the performance. This program is presented free of charge and is open to the public. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Raindrop Guessing Contest

 Winners of the
Hamilton-Wenham Children’s Room

April 2017
Raindrop Guessing contest

There Were 223 Raindrops!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Thoreau's 200th Birthday

Join us as we kick off 
Henry David Thoreau's
200th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m.

Henry David Thoreau built a house by Walden Pond 
to live a simple life. Join us as we read stories 
about building and birthdays, build our own 
houses and enjoy a special birthday treat and surprise.

This program is designed for children 2 and up.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

STEAM into Science

into Science

Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
Mix It Up: Fun with Chemistry

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

Brain Building in Progress

Brain Building in Progress Family Fun Night

Monday, April 24 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

FREE event for the whole family with children ages infant through 3rd grade.

Join Early Childhood Partners as we celebrate 
Brain Building in Progress Week with music, arts, crafts, 
and activities throughout the library!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Earth Day Tinker Drop-In

Earth Day Tinker Drop-In
Saturday, April 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Drop-in for a time of open-ended exploring and creating
using the objects and materials of our everyday lives.
No registration necessary.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Jungle Jim!

Jungle Jim!
Thursday, April 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Join Jungle Jim as he leads us through the magical world of Minecraft,
combining balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tech Take Apart

Tech Take Apart
Wednesday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m.

Ever curious about what the inside of technology looks like?
Children grades 3 through 5 are welcome to come explore the 
inner workings of everyday office and household items.
Pre-registration is requested.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Tessie's Birthday Party

Celebrate Tessie,
our Therapy Dog!
Tuesday, April 18 at 3:oo pm
Join us in wishing a happy 7th birthday
to Tessie along with her trainer,  Pat Fleming.
Hear about her important work then enjoy
a mix of a story, treat, craft & game.

Also, Tech Take Apart has space available on Wednesday, April 19 @ 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 7, 2017

New Puppets!

Calling all Puppeteers!
We've added a pirate and a safari 
of animals to our collection.

Come put on a show!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Jelly Bean Guessing Contest Winners

 Winners of the
Hamilton-Wenham Children’s Room

March 2017
Jelly Bean Guessing contest

There Were 507 Jelly Beans!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring Programs

Our new, up to date Spring Programs schedule
is available in the Children's Room and here.

Check it out!
The registration date is Tuesday, April 18.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

STEAM into Science with Simple Machines

Tuesday, March 28 at 3:30 p.m. 

Preschoolers and kindergartners are invited to explore simple science, technology, engineering, art, and math-based concepts through stories and hands on discovery.
Today's program is fun with pulleys, fulcrums, ramps, and more! 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tales & Treats

Silly Stories
Saturday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m.

Join us for stories, riddles and jokes that will tickle your funny bone.
 Followed by juice and a sweet treat.

Children ages 2 and up are welcome

Friday, March 17, 2017

Family Tree House

Saturday, March 18 at 10:30
This Month's Theme: Outdoor Animals
The Family Tree House is the place to meet! 
Conjures memories of neighborhood friends and 
play-based exploration of our world. 

Led by parents and recommended for families 
with children birth – 8 years. 
Share stories and visit exploratory play stations. 

Sign up online at www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.weebly.com 
or call Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or email at e.cheney@hwschools.net

Friday, March 10, 2017

PJ Drive

Last Chance!!
Our Pajama Drive
ends March 15, 2017
 The Children’s Room at the Hamilton-Wenham Library is partnering with Cradles to Crayons and the Boston Bruins to provide new pajamas (sizes 4/5T to 18/20) for local children in need across the Commonwealth.

Donate Here!