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April's Events!
Fri. 3 at 10:30 David Polansky's Intergenerational Cabaret
Sat. 4 at 2:00 Life and Death at Sea by Jim McAllister
Tue. 7 at 7:00 Lightweight Backpacking with Allison Nadler
Wed. 8 at 3:30 Chemical Reactions with Brian Sheckells
Mon. 13 at 6:00 Brain Building with ECP.
Tue. 14 at 7:30 Friends Annual Meeting: Killer Stuff and Tons of Money
Sat. 18 at 11:00 Earth Day Storytime with Katie
Tue. 21 at 3:30: Museum of Science: Super-Cold Science
Wed. 22 at 2:00 Rocket Launchers with Brian Sheckells
Sat. 25 at 11:00  Green Meadows Farm Storytime
Wed. 29 at 7:00 Pollinator Gardens with Kim Smith
In this issue
Children's Room
Teen News
Book Groups
Save the Date: May
Patriots' Day
Monday, April 20.
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Teen Poetry Contest Closes April 30! 
5th Annual Teen Poetry Contest ends April 30. The contest is open to teens in grades 6-12 who are residents of Essex County in Massachusetts. This year's poem theme is terror. Cash prizes awarded. For full rules and details visit the Hamilton-Wenham Library's poetry page on the teen blog.
MakerBot Orientation & Demos
Monday, April 13 - Thur. 16 at 3:00. Sarah leads a hands-on demonstration of our MakerBot Replicator 3.  Reserve a spot in this teeny class, and see what 3D printing is all about. Call 978-468-5577 or email to reserve your spot.  
For Writers: 'Camp NaNo' every Saturday in April
Camp NaNoWriMo is a more open-ended version of the well-known National Novel Writing Month.  You are invited to set a writing goal of your choosing for the month of April and to stick with it, either on your own or in the company of supportive fellow writers from the North Shore area.  For more information call Sarah at 978-468-5577 or visit their Facebook page: WriNoShores.  
The Spring schedule is ready, registration begins on Tuesday, April 21.
Betsy's Art Club Tue. 7 at 3:30.
StoryMakers Tue. 7, 14, & 28 at 6:30, for children ages 0-5. 
Boston Ballet Storytime Fri. 10 at 10:30. Join us for stories about ballet, and learn some dance moves. Costumes welcome.
Brain Building in Progress  Mon. April 14 at 6:00. Join us for music with Peter Stewart, arts, crafts, and activities galore with tables hosted by local community groups and schools. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant and the Department of Early Education & Care.
Earth Day Storytime with Katie Sat. 18 at 11:00, for ages 2 and older.
Celebrate Tessie, our Certified Therapy dog! Thur. 23 at 1:00. She's helped close to 40 children gain reading confidence in her time here. 
Super-Cold Science Tue. April 21 at 3:30 The Museum of Science Traveling Program visits the library! Watch a demonstration with liquid nitrogen to explore unusual and amazing effects.
For questions contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian:   978-468-5577. 
Chemical Reactions with Bryan Sheckells Wed. April 8.

April Vacation Science is Everywhere:  Join us for Museum of Science's Super-Cold Science Tue. 21 at 3:30 (no registration), or perhaps the Rocket Launchers workshop Wed. at 2:00 with Bryan Sheckells (registration required).  

MAGE: Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone meets Wednesday afternoons 2:30 to 4:30. Bring your own laptop.

The Teen Think Tank meets on the first Thursday of each month to discuss programs and services specifically designed for teens. Share your ideas & have some pizza with us on April 2 at 6:30.
For more info contact the Young Adult Librarian,  Kim Claire:   978-468-5577.
Wednesday Night Bookclub   The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is up for discussion April 1 at 7:00. Be a part of this new group and grow your own bookclub, the way you'd like it! The title for May 6 is Lisa See's China Dolls.
Mystery Mayhem Book Group  meets on Tue.  April 14 at 10:30 features: 'Smarter Than the Average Bear: Classic Mysteries.' Read & discuss the genre giants like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, and others. May 12 features Animal-Lover's Mysteries.  
Literary Luncheon discusses Henry Beston's The Outermost House on April 21 at 11:30. May wraps up with the last meeting until summer break:  Letters from Skye
May Events
Fri. 1, 10:30 Queens of Henry VIII
Sat. 2, 10:30 Bicycle Mechanics for Kids
Tue. 12, 7:00 Edgar Allen Poe at the Poetry Contest Reception