Thursday, December 13, 2018

Allegro Dance Ensemble




A special thank you to the 
Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance's Allegro Ensemble! 

It was a delightful and joyful afternoon as they shared their
"Winter Dances" vignettes on December 8th.

Monday, December 10, 2018

2018 Children's Story Writing Contest Results!


Congratulations to our 2018
 Story Writing Contest Winners!
(follow the links to read the entries)
  

Five to Six Year Olds
1st Place: The Lizard Reads a Magic Book by Arthur, age 6
2nd Place: The Wizard and the Three Snakes by Beatrice, age 6
3rd Place: Pippi Doodle and Her Friend by Violet, age 5

Seven to Eight Year Olds
1st Place: Archie's Homework by Violet, age 8
2nd Place: Ava and the Big Day by Eva, age 8
3rd Place: Eli Finds a Friend by Ellie, age 8

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
Sharknado Crashdown by Henry, age 5
 The Life of a Busy Superhero by Nicole, age 8
The Wizard and the Horn by Matthew, age 8
Kya and Bennie's Titanic Adventure by Samantha, age 8
The Flood by John, age 8
Bella and the Horse Show by Virginia, age 7

Nine to Twelve Year Olds
1st Place: Isabella-Juliette: My Life as a Carousel Horse by Jenna, age 10
2nd Place: Bits and Pieces by Lucine, age 10
3rd Place: Ash and the Spirits by Jane, age 10

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
As I Grew by Lily, age 12
A Home for K&K by Claire, age 10
The Road to Newnutsland by Madelyn, age 10
The Hidden Jungle by Isabelle, age 9
Life on the Farm by Nicole, age 12
Thank You, Dylan by Anne, age 11
Escape From the Orphanage by Ellia, age 10
Time Flies on Christmas! by Lauren, age 11
The Power of the Elements by Yash, age 11
Get Messy! by Gavin, age age 11
Blorf's Quest to Fit In by Gian, age 11
Christmas at Daisy Hill by EJ, age 10
A Christmas Adventure by Brooke, age 11


Many thanks to our esteemed panel of judges:
Sarah Lauderdale, Head of Reference, H-W Library
Patricia Purdy, former Hamilton-Wenham Library Trustee
Rob Pondelli, Assistant Director, H-W Library

Special thanks to The Book Shop of Beverly Farms and 
Friends of Hamilton-Wenham Library for supporting all of our writers' efforts!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Allegro Dance Ensemble

"Winter Dances"
Saturday, December 8th
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
  3:00 p.m.


Allegro Dance Ensemble, the resident dance company of the 
Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance, will perform selections in ballet, jazz, and modern dance. After the performance, children will have an opportunity to learn some dance steps and enjoy some unstructured dance time.

Children of all ages welcome.

No registration necessary; offered at no charge to the public. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018




Art Adventures Today!



Come explore and create!
Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30 pm

December : 4, 11 & 18
Designed for elementary aged children.
No registration necessary.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Book Page Guessing Contest


Congratulations to our 
November Contest Winners!

Gwynn, age 4
&
Samantha, age 9

There were 896 pages in 
the New Family Medical Guide Book!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Allegro Dance Ensemble

"Winter Dances"
Saturday, December 8th
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
  3:00 p.m.


Allegro Dance Ensemble, the resident dance company of the 
Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance, will perform selections in ballet, jazz, and modern dance. After the performance, children will have an opportunity to learn some dance steps and enjoy some unstructured dance time.

Children of all ages welcome.

No registration necessary; offered at no charge to the public. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Holiday Stories & Craft

Saturday, December 1st
11:00 a.m.


Join us for story time! 
We'll read a variety of fun, seasonal stories.
After, we'll make a holiday candle craft!
Stay for a sweet treat of Hot Cocoa with assorted toppings!

No registration necessary. All ages welcome!


Monday, November 26, 2018

Lego Club

Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
November 28, December 5, December 12, & December 19

Join us for this drop-in, non-competitive, non-robotic Lego Club. Create a masterpiece, work individually or as a team.

No registration necessary.

This program is designed for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Story Writing Contest Deadline EXTENDED!

LAST CHANCE!!!
  Time is running out!    

We can ONLY accept submissions this week - but we have extended the deadline to
Sunday, November 25th, so that children have the weekend to work on those final touches! 
You can e-mail it to lder@hwlibrary.org, or drop it off at the Library. 
We are open Friday and Saturday during our regular hours.

Thank you for all those that have already submitted your stories!
The judges can't wait to read each one!


Monday, November 19, 2018

Art Adventures





Art Adventures 
Today!
Come explore and create!
Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30 pm

December : 4, 11 & 18
Designed for elementary aged children.
No registration necessary.




Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Thanksgiving Stories & Craft

Saturday November 17, 11:00 a.m.
Join us for books about turkeys, Thanksgiving and thankfulness.  Create & take home a pinecone turkey centerpiece!

This program is designed for ages 2 and up.
No registration necessary.
Offered to the public at no charge.




Story Writing Contest

Story Writing Contest
Cultivate your writing skills and create!
Start writing your original story and submit it by Friday, November 23, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

Winners will be announced Friday, December 7

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes and honorable mentions will be awarded to winners from each age group:
5-6 years
7-8 years
9-12 years

All entries that follow the guidelines will receive a prize!
Your submission, name and age will appear on our blog online and be displayed here in the Children's Room.

Click on the Story Writing Contest Tab on our blog  for more information & contest guidelines!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Eyeball Guessing Contest


Congratulations to

Aoife, age 9
Avery, age 7
Cameron, age 10
Katherine, age 6
William, age 8
and
Max, age 3

Winners of the October 2018
"Eyeball" Guessing Contest.
There were 94 eyeballs!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Pumpkin Decorating Contest 2018! 


Click Here to see the full list of winners! 

Friday, November 2, 2018

Young Writer's Workshop

YOUNG WRITER'S WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd at 11:00 a.m.

In celebration of Massachusetts Family Literacy Month and National Novel Writing Month, join us for an introduction to story writing with fun activities and exercises! 
This program is designed for children ages 8 to 12.

No experience or registration necessary.

Remember to enter your completed story in our November Story Writing Contest!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Pumpkin Decorating Contest Ending!

Calling all Pumpkin Decorators!



There is still time to enter your pumpkins in our annual pumpkin Decorating Contest! Get creative and then bring in your decorated pumpkins by Wednesday, October 31st.

Children of all ages welcome!
Every participant gets a prize!

Please do not carve your pumpkin. No carved pumpkins will be accepted. Thank you!

Monday, October 22, 2018

PUMPKIN FEST 2018 - NEW LOCATION!!!!!!


Saturday, October 27 at 12:30 pm

Join the Library and the greater Hamilton-Wenham community in celebrating this year's "Pumpkin Fest". Enjoy pumpkin carving, arts & crafts, face painting, games, 
a costume parade & more! 
Due to the inclement weather predicted, the NEW location for these fun events is 
the Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department.


More information, and a full schedule of events, can be found here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tales & Treats

Saturday, October 20
11:00 a.m.



Join us for stories about 
pumpkins, scarecrows, and fall.
We will make a craft 
and enjoy some sweet treats too!

This program is designed 
for children ages 2 and up.

No registration necessary.


Monday, October 15, 2018

Monarch Guessing Contest Winners

Congratulations to 

Johnny, age 4
Linden, age 5
&
Naomi, age 9

Winners of our Monarch Guessing Contest!
106 Monarchs emerged from their Chrysalises this year!


Friday, October 12, 2018

Chess for Beginners

Mondays, Oct. 15, 22, 29, & Nov. 5 
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.






Join Sandra Stolle as she teaches this introductory class 
on the basics of this classic game. 
Open to children in 1st through 6th grades
Experienced players are welcome to join in!
Come to one session, several, or all.


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

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fall Lego Club

Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
September 26 through October 17



Join us for this drop-in, non-competitive, non-robotic Lego Club hosted by the Austin Family & Friends.
Create a masterpiece while working individually or as a team.

This program is designed for children in grades K-5
No registration necessary.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Pumpkin Decorating Party & Storytime

Saturday October 6
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join us for storytime at 11:00 a.m. ~

Drop-in for our
Pumpkin Decorating Party!

Please Bring Your Own Pumpkin.
We'll provide the ribbons, stickers, feathers, pom-poms, and more. Optional: leave your pumpkin with us when you are done for our annual contest where every pumpkin entered wins a prize!
This free family program is open to children of all ages.
No registration necessary.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tinker Drop-In


Friday, October 5
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Drop-in for a self-directed time of open-ended exploring and creating using the objects and materials of our everyday lives.

No registration necessary.
Not recommended for toddlers due to presence of small objects.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Pumpkin Decorating Party & Storytime

Saturday October 6
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
~ Join us for a story starting at 11:00 a.m. ~

Drop-in for our
Pumpkin Decorating Party!

Please Bring Your Own Pumpkin.
We'll provide the ribbons, stickers, feathers, pom-poms, and more.
This free family program is open to children of all ages.
No registration necessary.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Shell Guessing Winners

Congratulations to

Will, age 2
&
Anneliese, age 7

Winners of our shell guessing contest!

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There were 166 shells in the jar.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Fall Registration




Hello, Fall!

Starting Monday September 17, 
come to the library to sign up 
for our fall activities and programs.

No phone, web, or email registrations will be accepted unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

PAWS to Read

Read to Tessie the Therapy Dog
Monday, September 17

Sign up to read to Tessie! 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. 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Fantastic Fall Fun!

The fall schedule is available here
Registration for most programs will begin on Monday, September 17. See you there!





Tuesday, August 21, 2018

MOS Reptiles

Museum of Science Traveling Programs Presents
Reptiles Rock!

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Thursday, August 23 at 11:00 a.m. 

Are they slimy, cold-blooded, and scaly? Meet an array of amazing reptiles from the Museum’s Live Animal Care Center and find out about these incredible creatures. 
All ages welcome and no registration necessary.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

"Store" closing Friday



We celebrated a summer of reading last night and now it is time to collect your final "rockin' dollars! Cash in and out before it is too late! Our library "store" closes on Friday and Goldie, our library mascot finishes her traveling on Friday too! Did you find her this week?
Also, we have one final program to finish out a very busy summer season, the Museum of Science Traveling Programs is coming to present, Reptiles, on Thursday, August 23 at 11 am.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Ice Cream Party

Summer Reader Ice Cream Party
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.



A special congratulations to all of our readers!!!
Join us for ice cream from Cherry Farm Creamery, with plenty of 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.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Countdown to Kindergarten

Countdown to Kindergarten
Monday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m.
(please note later start time than originally advertised)



You've been counting down, now it's time to celebrate!
Join Michael Harvey, HWRSD Superintendent, for a pizza party and special story time family celebration. Listen to stories and engage in "kindergarten ready" activities.

Please RSVP to Lisa Cheney for this event at
www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.com or 978-468-5489

Friday, August 10, 2018

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterfly Program
Saturday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m.

Become a Monarch champion! Join Dr. Charlie Hoffman, our resident expert and favorite Boston College professor, as he returns to share his expertise raising Monarchs. 
Learn how to identify, collect and care for Monarch eggs and how 
YOU can raise them at home. 
All ages welcome. No registration required.

 

Make sure to watch the Monarchs' progress in our tank in the Children's Room!

**Attention Summer Readers! Don't forget to sign up for the end of the summer Ice Cream Party that will be held on Wednesday, August 15 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. You can pre-register in the Children's Room and you will need your Reading Log as your admission ticket to the event.**

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Topsfield Fair Deadline

Topsfield Fair Deadline
The deadline for the Topsfield Fair Read & Win prize is swiftly approaching!

The Read & Win prize costs 10 Rockin' Dollars, 
and you must purchase the prize no later than 
this FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018
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 Participants in the summer reading program may earn Rockin' Dollars to spend on various prizes, including the Topsfield Fair Read & Win prize.

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.

**Attention Summer Readers! Don't forget to sign up for the end of the summer Ice Cream Party that will be held on Wednesday, August 15 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. You can pre-register in the Children's Room and you will need your Reading Log as your admission ticket to the event.**