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Summer Reading
Children's Book Sale!
Wednesday, July 1
One day only!  Swing by for some great bargains to set up for the summer in grand style.  Stock up for rainy days and when it's time to seek a shady spot for a good read. Cash only, please. While you're here get your summer reading log & calendar of events for the summer programs.
Community Giving Tree
School just got out - but did you know last August CGT distributed 1500 filled backpacks to local children? Drop off your donation of new backpacks, notebooks and supplies at the Library.
In this issue
Teen News
Children's Room
Book Groups
Wed. July 1:
Toy Story [G]
Big Hero 6 [PG]
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School Summer Reading: titles are all on display in the second floor Teen Area, divided by grade. Copies go out for 3 weeks and cannot be renewed; your classmates need a chance to read it, too. The entire list is linked to the catalog on the Informed Teens Blog.     

Workshop registration is open, don't miss out on:

Motion Photography Thur. July 9 at 3:00 (hang the art on 7/29 @ 3:00). 

Airplanes with Jeffrey Walsh Thur. July 16, 3:00.

Gliders with Phil Rossoni Thur. July 23: ages 9-11 @ 2:00, 12-15 @ 3:30.  

'Metamorphosis' Pastel Art with Gregory Maichack Thur. July 23 at 6:00.   

Rockets! with Jeffrey Walsh Thur. July 30 at 2:30.   

MAGE [Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone] Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 until Sept. 1.  MAGE is run by teens for all ages who play well with others. Bring your laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. One Rule: No Griefing Ever. 

Register now with your Young Adult Librarian,  Kim Claire:   978-468-5577.

Keep your eyes peeled as you travel about Hamilton and Wenham this summer! Beginning July 6, look out for our  Every Hero Has a Story mascot, Dyno the Dinosaur in town offices and local businesses! Once you spot him, come in and write where you saw him and your name and age. Each week, we'll have a raffle to choose one winner for a special prize! Must be 12 years or under to participate. Game ends August 21st. One entry per visit to the library please.


July events, bring your friends and family:

Birds of Prey (live animal program!) Wed. July 8 at 6:30 

Mr. Vinny's Shadow Puppets, Wed. July 15 at 6:30
Fairy House Building Craft Sat. July 18 at 10:30
Alex the Jester Wed. July 22 at 6:30
17th Annual Vehicle Night Wed. July 22 from 5:30-7:30
Monarch Butterfly Program Sat. July 25 at 1:00

Pop in to pick up your reading log and a schedule, download the pdf, or see it all online at the Children's Room Blog.

Register now: Photo Safari with Toni Carolina Saturday July 11, Ages 6-8 at 10:30, ages 9 and up at 12:30. Bring your camera and take a walk around Hamilton and Wenham, and design an optional photo representation of your name for display in the children's room.


For questions contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian: 978-468-5577. 
Wednesday Night Bookclub 
The book for July 1 is Linwood Barclay's Trust Your Eyes, join us at 7:00. The next meeting is on Aug. 5 and features Robert Kurson's Shadow Divers. Copies are available today.
Escape the Ordinary
The second book in the adult summer reading lineup is Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende, set in Chile. Swing by the Library to collect your copy then join us on Tue. July 14 at 11:00. Next stop on the tour: Grand Cayman by way of The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith, Tue. July 28 at 11:00. Yes, we have copies of that one, too - ready to go!