Tuesday, May 14, 2019

PAWS to Read! MAY 2019

Thursday, May 30

Sign-up to read to Tessie the therapy dog! 
Children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade can meet with Tessie during individual sessions (15 minutes each), 
boosting confidence and reading skills.
One slot still available @ 4:00 p.m. - sign up today!
In-Room registration is required.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Mother's Day Storytime and Craft

Mother's Day 
Story and Craft

Saturday, May 11th 
11:00 am

Listen to "love-ly" stories about Moms.
Make a keepsake to give to your 
mom, grandmother, aunt, or anyone that you love!

All ages welcome.
No registration necessary.

Friday, May 3, 2019

May The 4th Be With You

Join us for a
STAR WARS Celebration!

Dress up as your favorite character and take photos in our Star Wars Photo Booth. We'll have props, life-size cut-outs, and lightsabers too!

Use the FORCE to complete a special Star Wars Scavenger Hunt and earn a small treat.

All ages welcome.
No registration necessary.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Jelly Bean Contest Winners


 Johann, age 3
Cameron, age 10

Winners of our April 2019
Jelly Bean Guessing Contest!

There were 485
 Jelly Beans
in the jar!

Friday, April 26, 2019


Celebrate the 100th Anniversary!
April 29 - May 5, 2019

Come do the scavenger hunt this week and win a 
poster + bookmark!
(while supplies last)

and...Voice Your Choice 2019

The only national book award chosen solely by kids!

The 2019 finalists have been announced in the following 3 categories...

K - 2nd Grade
3rd - 4th Grade
5th - 6th Grade

Don't miss this opportunity to read the books and
choose your favorites!
Vote in the Children's Room and online now through June 2!

Monday, April 22, 2019

April Vacation Highlights!

Thank you for joining us at our
April Vacation Week programs.

We had so much fun!

Toto the Tornado Kitten!

Tessie Turns Nine!

Monarchs & Milkweed Magic!

Dyan deNapoli: The Penguin Lady!

Big Stamps, Small Footprints: Celebrate Earth Day!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Raising Treehouse Kids in an iPad World

Mondays, 4/22 - 5/20
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Led by Dana Allara, parents and caregivers will learn concrete strategies to decrease the allure of electronic devices and find tools to offer a childhood experience surrounded by nature, imagination and creativity.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Love-Your-Garden Story & Craft

Saturday, April 20
11:00 a.m.

Celebrate National Garden Month with us!
We'll read stories and then make
a special seed craft.

Designed for ages 2 and up.
No registration necessary.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Big Stamps, Small Footprints

Friday, April 19
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Drop by and celebrate Earth Day
as we welcome
Spellman Museum crafters
Elaine & Amy!

We'll have different stations where you can fashion postage stamps into cool keepsakes.
You have to see it to believe it!

All ages welcome.
No registration necessary.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Dyan deNapoli: The Penguin Lady

Thursday, April 18
2:00 p.m.

Join renowned penguin expert, TED speaker, and award-winning author Dyan deNapoli for a fun & interactive afternoon learning all about penguins!

Designed for ages 7 and up.
No registration necessary.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Toto the Tornado Kitten and Tessie the Dog

It is raining cats & dogs at the Library!
Tuesday, April 16
11:00 a.m.

Hear Toto's extraordinary story of survival! 
Then meet heroes Toto & owner,Jonathan Hall.
and then..... 
at 3:00 p.m.

Join us in wishing a Happy 9th Birthday to Tessie! 
Hear about her therapy work and then enjoy a mix of a story, treat, craft & game.

All ages are welcome for both events.
No registration necessary.

Please bring a donation of pet food for the MSPCA 
and help support local efforts!

April Vacation Week Programs

Join us
April 16 - April 20
during public school vacation week!

We have so many fun programs planned for you, check them out here!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Springtime Tales and Treats

Springtime Tales & Treats
Saturday, April 13th

Spring has sprung!  
Lets's read about all the things we love about Spring.
Make pinwheels to blow on a windy weather day.

All ages welcome.
No registration necessary

* Help fill our MSPCA pet food box. 
 Bring a donation of pet food for the MSPCA and support local efforts!

Hamilton-Wenham Public Library will be closed this Monday, April 15th
 in observance of Patriot's Day.
Check out our Spring Vacation events all week on www.hwlibrary.org

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Yoga with Meredith

Yoga with Meredith!
Friday, 4/12 at 10:15 a.m.
Join us for a 45-minute adventure into storytelling and yoga.
With basic stretches, breathing activities, music & games, we will bring a story to life with yoga.
Don't forget to bring comfy clothes and a smile!
Designed for ages 3-5 with a caregiver.
No registration necessary.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Monarchs & Milkweed Magic

Wednesday, April 17
2:00 p.m.

Join local gardener, Katie Banks Hone, as we make muddy milkweed seed balls to plant for your own garden to attract and feed Monarchs!

Designed for ages 2 and up.
No registration necessary.

Drop-In Music & Movement

Ages 18 - 30 months with caregiver

Wednesday, April 10 at 10:15 a.m.

Join Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention for a special drop-in Music & Movement class combining stories, songs and finger plays!

Alternate care for siblings is encouraged.

*Please note that registration for the lottery of the spring session
of Music & Movement is Tuesday, April 16*

Matzah & Macaroons Story Time

Wednesday, April 10
at 3:00 p.m.

Join us for some festive fun
as we learn about Passover!

  • - Share stories!
  • - Make & take a craft!
  • - Join a treasure hunt and win a small prize!
  • - Taste-test matzah & macaroons! 

          ...will they be your new favorite food?

All are welcome at this program offered at no charge.
No registration necessary.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Chess for Beginners

Chess for Beginners

Mondays in April:
4/1, 4/8, 4/22, & 4/29

from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Children ages 1st through 6th grade

Join Sandra Stolle as she teaches this
introductory class on the
foundations of this classic game.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
Offered at no charge and open to the public.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Allegro Dance Ensemble Performance

Saturday, April 6
3:00 p.m.

Families are invited to a performance
by the Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance as they perform selections in: Ballet - Pointe; Modern Dance; and Jazz. Come in costume and pirouette with the dancers after the performance!

All ages welcome.
No registration necessary for this free program.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Glitzy Process Art!

Come for some glitter and glam Thursday, April 4, at 10:30 for some Process Art story & paint 
fun with Eva!

Designed for preschoolers and up. No registration necessary.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

March Guessing Contest Winners!

Congratulations to

Valentina, age 4
Teddy, age 11

winners of our
March 2019 Barbaloot Guessing Contest!

There were 217 Barbaloots in the jar!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Drop-In Baby Bookworms

Newborns - 18 months

Tuesday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Drop-in and join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays!

*Remember to sign up for the spring session
beginning on April 16*

Thursday, March 28, 2019

No Science Friday on March 29!

Please come join Ms. Melanie again on April 5 for the next Science Friday story program!

Friday, March 22, 2019

March Tales & Treats

National Puppy Day
Tales & Treats
Saturday, March 23
11:00 a.m.
Join us as we celebrate man's best friend! We'll read a variety of pup-tastic stories and then enjoy a delicious treat.

Designed for ages 2 and up.
No registration necessary.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Yoga with Meredith!

Yoga with Meredith!
Friday, 3/22 at 10:15 a.m.
Join us for a 45-minute adventure into storytelling and yoga.
With basic stretches, breathing activities, music & games, we will bring a story to life with yoga.
Don't forget to bring comfy clothes and a smile!
Designed for ages 3-5 with a caregiver.
No registration necessary.

Science Fridays with Melanie - last session until April!
Come for STEAM stories & activities @ 1:30 pm 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Lego Club!

Wednesday 3/20 at 3:00 p.m.

Kids in K-5th grade can drop in and create a masterpiece, share ideas, work individually or as a team. This is a non-robotics program created to share the joy of Legos.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Positive Preschool Parenting - Extended through Monday 4/1!

Want more calm and joy in your home?
Positive Preschool Parenting
with Dana Allara !

Mondays, 2/25 - 4/1 (snow day make-up session)

In this group, parents will learn effective communication techniques
to create stronger connections with children, school , and community.
Learn strategies to foster cooperation, respect, and collaboration.
Please register at : www.earlychildhoodpartners.com

This program is free and grant funded by the CFCE Grant.

Stay tuned for Dana's 
Raising Treehouse Kids in an iPad® World beginning 4/22!

Friday, March 15, 2019

St. Patricks Day

St. Patrick's Day Storytime and Craft

Calling all wee lads and lassies
 to hear tales of Leprechauns and their shenanigans!

Leave with a fine necklace of 4 leaf clovers for luck!

Saturday, March 16th
11:00 AM
Designed for ages 2 and up.
No registration necessary.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Paws to Read!
Looking for something wonderful to do Monday, March 11th, when Hamilton-Wenham Publice Schools are closed?

Read to Tessie the dog!

Reading slots begin at 2:00pm. 
Slots are10 minutes in length, a few slots are still available!
Pre-registration is required. For children ages: K-3rd grade.
Please visit the Children's Room desk for

 more information or to register.