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July Circulation Hits Record High
Thank you to all our patrons who checked out 24,400 items in July.  This beats our former July 2009 high of 23,389.  We hope to see you all again in August to continue the trend.
New and Improved Museum Pass Policy!
Any pass can now be picked up the day before you visit the museum!  Since many of our coupons are now paper, and we now have multiples of the returnable hard passes, no more day-of-use pickups are necessary.  Hurrah!  Request one today by going online or calling 978-468-5577.
Book Reviews Wanted!
Stop by the Library weekly to submit your reviews for books, ebooks or audiobooks. Was it thumbs up or down? Register your opinion! A review will be pulled from the weekly submissions for a small prize; multiple reviews are encouraged. Pick up a teeny form to fill out or submit your reviews by email to Nancy at nday@mvlc.org.  Please include: your name, book author & title, & brief (2 sentence) description and your overall rating on a scale of 1-5 stars.  The last prize will be awarded August 12: submit early, submit often. 
In This Issue
Teen Events
Children's Room
Book Clubs Resume
Backpack Drive
Ongoing programs
Tom Cruise in
Fri. Aug. 9 from 2-4 &

Sat. from 1-3.  


Labor Day Weekend

Closed Sat. Aug. 31 & Monday, Sept. 2. 

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Teen News
Introduction to Martial Arts: Soo Bahk Do Thursdays in August from 2-3, this 5-week program introduces the beginner student to the classical Korean martial art of self-defense. For girls & boys between the ages of 11-17, registration is required and space is limited for this free program.  The teacher is Master James Harwood, a 6th Degree Certified Master Instructor with more than 30 years of training and teaching experience in Soo Bahk Do.

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 The Teen Think Tank's successful Minecraft gaming session.
To register or for more information contact Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian at kclaire@mvlc.org or call 978-468-5577 X14.
Children's Room  Seeking Sue
Still Seeking Sue! Look for our very blue T-Rex, Sue, as you visit town offices and businesses in Hamilton and Wenham.  When you spot her, drop by to enter your name in a raffle.  Sue returns home and the contest ends Friday, Aug. 16. 

Earth Rhythms: Stories & Songs Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 6:30.  Davis Bates and Roger Ticknell present a lively, participatory night of stories and songs for the whole earth. This all-ages event has been generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Super Summer Ice Cream Party!
Registration is Required & bring your reading log as your admission ticket!  Wednesday, Aug. 14, 6:00-7:30. Congratulations to all our readers! Join us for ice cream, fun and surprises in this celebration of summer reading. Special thanks to our friends at Cherry Farm Creamery.

Last Call - Summer Store Closes Thursday, Aug 16 at 3:00!  

Questions?  Stop by, or call 468-5577 x13, or email Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian at lder@mvlc.org.  

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Book Clubs Resume in September
Mystery Mayhem meets on the 2nd Tuesday at 10:30. Join us to discuss mystery & suspense books & see if you can solve the mystery of the day. The group resumes Sept. 10 with the theme Death in Venice & Other Travel Hot Spots: A Death in Vienna by Frank Tallis, Trouble at High Tide by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain, and Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon. 
Literary Luncheon meets on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 11:30. Defending Jacob by William Landay is up for discussion.            
There are audio versions, too.
The Monday Night Book Club meets on Aug. 26 at 7:15 pm. The featured book is Vanessa Difenbaugh's The Language of Flowers, paired with the optional summer title: Holly Thompson's The Language Inside.
Community Giving Tree
Community Giving Tree Backpack Drive
Children from families that are struggling lack the basic supplies to help them succeed in school. You can help by dropping off new backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, glue sticks, tape, scissors, markers, crayons, calculators, and more the Library. Community Giving Tree will distribute filled backpacks to Essex County school children in need during the first week of school.
Collection ends Monday, Aug. 26. 
Booksale: Save the Date!
The Friends have been very busy sorting and storing all the great donations that come our way. The fall booksale Friends Member Preview is on Friday, Sept. 20 at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., the public sale is on Saturday, 21 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ongoing Programs
Hamilton-Wenham Mothers' Club: Toddlers Group-  Mondays 11-1
Knitting- Mondays 12-2.
Hamilton-Wenham Mothers' Club: Infants Group- Tuesdays 10-12
Cribbage- Thursdays 10-12
Bridge- Fridays 1:30-4 (some exp. required)