Public Library
Please join us for the kick off of our Science is Everywhere grant! Stop by the Library, or visit the Informed Teens Blog, to view the brochure of our STEM programs. Registration for all winter programs is open, visit the Reference desk to secure your spot.
During the first three weeks of December, take time to visit the many display stations (some are interactive) throughout the library. Displays will be up through December 20th, and feature different aspects of STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math). We have items on loan from: Audubon (animals); Goddard Technologies (examples of 3-D printing); Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School (microscopes and scales); Jake Davis (Tesla coil and trebuchets); Jan Dempsey (beehive); the LEGO Club; iRobot; and others. We invite you to stop by and see them.
While you are here, play WHIZard Bingo. Pick any 5 squares in the game to answer, then drop your finished Bingo in the black box in the Young Adult area before 4:00 on Sat. Jan. 3rd for a chance at a prize.
For more information or questions contact Kim Claire [email protected] or call 978-468-5577.
In this issue
Teen News
Children's Room
Newest Additions
Ongoing programs
Open 10-1, Dec. 24,
Closed Dec. 25.
Open 10-1, Dec. 31
Closed Jan. 1
Guardians of the Galaxy [PG-13]
Sat. Dec. 27 at 1:00
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The short list of December's great events:
Wed. Dec. 3 at 7:00  Getting into Print: Understanding Publishing Options for the insider scoop from Deidre Randall of PER Publisher
Fri. Dec. 5 at 10:30  The Spirit of Christmas Past: 4 Centuries of Christmas in New England presented by Ken Turino of Historic New England.
Tue. Dec. 9 at 6:30  Sea Creatures Talk: The Pier by underwater photographer Andy Martinez. For all ages.
Wed. Dec. 10 at 6:30 Parents: De-Stress and Enjoy the Holidays with Maura Letourneau, CSEFEL trainer. 
Thur. Dec. 11 at 7:00  Vintage Japanese 'NOEL' Ceramics of the 1950s & 60s with collector & researcher Geoff Groesbeck. 
Free and open to the public, bring a friend!
Mystery Mayhem Book Group meets on Tue. Dec. 9 at 10:30 for "Death in the Big City / Crimes in the Country: Medical Thrillers".
Literary Luncheon discusses "The All-Girls Filling Station's Last Reunion" Tue. Dec. 16 at 11:30.
Collection Point: ACORD & Toys for Tots.  The Library is collecting unexpired non-perishable food & toiletries for ACORD for the month of December.  Toys for Tots is collecting new toys for children, their last pickup will be on Friday, Dec. 12.  Thank you for your generosity.
Science is Everywhere! Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics grant kickoff has started. Stop in to see the displays, pick up a brochure of events, register for a spot, and try your hand at WHIZard bingo.

MAGE: Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone meets Wednesday afternoons 2:30 to 4:30. They will still play Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together. 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 Dec. 4 at 6:30.
For more info contact the Young Adult Librarian, Kim Claire: [email protected]   978-468-5577.
The Delightful December calendar of programs & story times is available. View it online at the children's room blog or pop by for a hard copy. 
Boston Ballet School Nutcracker story time Tue. Dec. 2 at 10:30!
Tales & Treats: Penguin Storytime Sat. Dec. 6 at 11:00.
Art Club meets on Thur. Dec. 11 at 3:30. 
Paws to Read with Tessie the Therapy Dog Sat. Dec. 13 - stop by to register for your individual time slot.
Holiday Story & Craft Sat. Dec. 20 at 11:00.
Winter story times and programs will be released in January.
For questions, to register, and get the scoop on what's new, contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian: [email protected]   978-468-5577.
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Ongoing Programs
Knitting- Mondays 12-2:30    *    Cribbage- Thursdays 10-12
Bridge- Wednesdays 10-12 and Fridays 1:00-4:30 (some exp. required)