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June Newsletter
Eyes on Owls! Friday, June 6 at 10:30.
The Hamilton COA, the Wenham COA and the Friends of the Library invite you to join us for a live animal encounter created just for adults!  Learn the field marks, signs and naturalist's skills that you can use to find wild owls without disturbing them. Next, you meet six live owls (from small to huge) up close. Everyone participates in a hooting lesson and learns tips on how to attract and protect owls near you.
Children's One Day Only Booksale Wednesday June 25, 11:00-7:00. Stock up for summer rainy days and when it's time to seek out a shady spot with a great book. Our illustrious Friends have a store of excellent bargains for this one-day-only sale for children's books. While you're here pick up a calendar of summer events, too.
For My Daughters with Dorothy Monnelly
Tuesday, June 3, 7:00.  Ipswich photographer, Dorothy Monnelly, presents her new work: For My Daughters, featuring her mother's poetry paired with exquisite black and white photographs from across the country and spanning the natural world. Free and open to the public, bring a friend!
In this issue
For My Daughters: Poetry
Golfing Sensation
Lego Movie & Events
Hands-On iPad
2 Parenting workshops: STEM and Challenging Behavior
Children's Room
Teen News
Summer Armchair Travel
Ongoing programs

The Lego Movie [PG]   

Saturday, June 21 10:30-12:10  

& again  1:30-3:10 


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Sensation at Salem: Babe Zaharias's 1954 U.S. Open Victory  Tuesday, June 10 at 7:00. Meet Gary Larrabee, noted North Shore journalist and historian, to discuss his latest golf volume. Gary, a long-time Wenham resident, discusses how Zaharias overcame debilitating intestinal cancer to capture her greatest golf title by a resounding 12 strokes, two years before her death. Gary, a former staff writer for the Salem News, is also the author of 8 other golf-related histories, as well as chronicles of St. John's Prep, Beverly Hospital and Bishop Fenwick High School.
The Lego Movie Extravaganza!
Saturday, June 21 see the movie on our Big Screen: 10:30-12:10 & 1:30-3:10, rated PG. Don't forget a cushion for the floor or chair & bring your own snacks.
During 'intermission' Katie opens up the Lego Building Zone, from 12:15-1:15.  We've got Duplos for the younger set and amazing ways to become Lego characters.
Hands-On iPad Workshops
Wednesday, June 11: 3:00-4:30  ~or~ 6:30-8:00. Do you have an iPad but find yourself asking such questions as:  "What apps would work for me?", "How do I run updates?", or "Does my iPad have a  camera?" Join Ed McFadden of Glade Mountain Consulting, LLC for a hands-on iPad workshop where these questions and more will be answered. Bring your iPad and follow along as Ed goes through most of the capabilities of the iPad, the Apple Cloud, and iTunes synchronization.  Free and open to the public, registration required as space is limited: 978-468-5577 or
I am a Scientist! STEM Workshop for Parents.
Thursday, June 5 at 6:30. Children are natural scientists: full of questions and excited to learn. They love to explore, investigate, try things out, and 'experiment' with what they see, hear, smell, taste and touch. This workshop is geared to increase parent knowledge in developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math experiences at home.  Free and open to the public, presented by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of H-W with Lisa Cheney.  Please register with Lisa: 468-5489,

Decrease Challenging Behavior in your Home  Thursday, June 12 from 6:00-8:00.  Learn how to boost your child's problem solving skills, self-regulation and emotional literacy, for parents of children aged 0-8. Presented by Maura Letorneau, a certified trainer of the CSEFEL model (Center for Social Emotional Foundations in Early Learning), Behavior Consultant and Classroom Coach.  Please RSVP with Lisa Cheney: 978-468-5489 or Free and open to the public.
Children's Room
Spacecraft & Alien Invasion Storytime & Craft Saturday, May 31 at 11:00. Read all about UFOs and space adventures and then make a craft!  No registration required, perfect for ages 2 and older. 
Pajamas & Books with Sue Shepard Tuesdays through June 17, 6:30-7:15.  Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham presents this pajama story time with Sue Shepard. Enjoy a cozy winding down at the end of the day. Spend time with your child enjoying books, music and intentional time together. For parents of children aged 0-5. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and with a favorite stuffed friend. Please register with Lisa: 978-468-5489,
Spring Lego Club  Wednesdays, June 4 & 11 Join us for a drop-in, non-competitive, non-robotic program. Create a masterpiece, share your designs, work individually or as a team.  This program is designed for Kindergarten through 5th Grade.
Dads & Donuts  Saturday, June 14 at 11:00. Celebrate Father's Day  with
a a selection of stories especially for Dads with children ages 2 and older.
STEM & Story!
Thursdays in June, 10:30-11:30 & a special P.M. edition on the 19th at 6:30. Join our Science, Technology, Engineering, Math playgroup, which features story, songs & crafts with a STEM twist. For preK children aged 2-5. Free and open to the public, presented by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of H-W with Pam Espinosa & Lisa Cheney.  Please register with Lisa: 468-5489,
Growums Wednesday, June 18 at 3:00. Join us for a planting party, and get your garden started. You may choose from a Pizza Garden, Taco Garden, or Herb Garden. All materials are provided. This program is designed for children 4 and up. Please pre-register with the Children's librarian in person.  
Art Club for preschool and older, Thursday June 19 at 3:30. Drop in for a fun art project with Betsy, no experience or registration necessary. 
Photography Workshops Saturday, June 28.  1:00-2:00 for 1st-3rd graders, 2:00-3:00 for 4th-6th grades.  Registration is open now! Professional photographer Toni Carolina teaches you the latest tips, tricks and techniques. space is limited, registration is required.
Summer program registration opens! Monday, June 30 at 10:00.  Swing by and pick up your reading logs, get a summer schedule & reserve your spot for special events.

For more information contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian at 978-468-5577 or check the Children's Room blog.
Teen Think Tank meets on Thursday, June 5 at 6:30. Stop in to be a part of the future events and happenings for teens.
The Summer Reading Program calendar of events is out and covers astronomy, drawing, forensics, movies, photography, swords ... and even summer reading lists!  Go to the Informed Teens blog for the schedule or stop by.
The Minecraft Club is run by teens, and welcomes all ages who play well with others. The club meets every Wednesday, 2:30 to 4:30 in the Library.  During the summer the time will shift to Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:00, starting June 24. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership, beginners and advanced players are welcome.

Armchair Travel: Visiting Through Fiction  

Join us to discuss a novel and then escape into the setting through a DVD.  Bring your lunch and tea & coffee plus dessert will be provided. 

Join us on July 8, 11:30-1:00 to discuss Sue Henry's Murder at Five Finger Light & take a look at a few DVD clips which highlight the region. Copies of the book are available for checkout right now: take a quick vacation to Alaska to restore a lighthouse and solve a crime.
Ongoing Programs
Hamilton-Wenham Mothers' Club: Infants Group-  Mondays 11-1
Knitting- Mondays 12-2.
Hamilton-Wenham Mothers' Club: Toddlers Group- Wednesdays 10-12
Cribbage- Thursdays 10-12
Bridge- Wednesdays 10-12, and Fridays 1:30-4:30 (some exp. required)