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Aquatic Offerings Julio Silva
Smart Surfcasting: Land More Fish in Less Time
with Plum Island Surfcasters President Julio Silva. Tue. April 30, 7-8:30 pm. Learn about rods, reels, lines, rigs, baits & lures. All are welcome, bring the kids! You can find out more about Julio at his blog: Fish360.net.
Archival Film:  Schoonermen of 1926 Thur. May 2, 7-8 pm. Presented by archival film preservationist Dan Tremblay. Featuring fishing crews and their labors, also the historic schooner Adventure.
Sharks of New England with Mae Taylor, Wed. May 15, 7-8 pm.  Ms. Taylor's presentation covers the common sharks of our waters and the lesser known ones as well.
Concluding speaker: Andrew Martinez, underwater photographer, guide and author, Tue. May 21, 7-8 pm.  Marine Life of the North Atlantic: Canada to Cape May (currently in its 4th edition). This volume is the Peterson's of the sea, join us for phenomenal photography as we learn about what's in the tide pools and deeper regions. 
In This Issue
Live Your Best Life
My Garden: Dream to Reality
Artist Opening Reception
David Copperfield
Dan Brown
Teen Events
Children's Room
Book Clubs
Ongoing programs


Beautiful Creatures [PG-13] Saturday,

June 1, 1-3 pm. 


The Library will be closed:

Saturday, May 25 &

Monday, May 27

in observance of Memorial Day. 


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Pinterest provides a visual feast of many of the new materials the Library has to offer. Amy, our Head of Circulation, has created boards for new fiction, non-fiction, ebooks, mysteries, DVDs, music, science fiction, paperbacks, books on CD and large print.  There's even a board for museum passes that we offer & Kim's Young Adult list is full of great choices.  Pinterest lets you browse the new shelves from anywhere.  Each 'pin' links directly to the catalog for easy requesting. So go ahead, judge some books by their covers!  
Living HIPP
Live Your Best Life
with local author Pam Guyer on
 Wednesday, May 1, 7:00-8:00 pm.

In this workshop you will learn:

-How to live on purpose

-How to create the lifestyle you desire

-How to create more balance in your life

-How to de-clutter your calendar & life

Click here to request your copy of her book

Dugies Garden
My Garden: From Dream to Reality
Friday, May 3, 10:15-Noon
Norman 'Dugie' Russell talks of the variety of areas within his yard & gardens. His garden and surrounding grounds were once a pitiful sight with hardly a blade of grass and no flowers.  After years of back breaking work, Marie and Dugie converted their dismal plot into an award winning dreamscape.
Artists' Opening Reception: John Maciejowski     John Maciejowski
Thur. May 9 from 7-7:30 pm.  John invites one and all to talk with him about his featured artworks here at the Library. His works on display cover contemporary impressionism to abstraction and will be here for you to enjoy through May & June. Stop in, view the show and meet the artist. Preview his work here. 
David Copperfield Movie & Discussion
Saturday, May 11, 10:30-3:00.  The North of Boston Dickens Fellowship presents a David Copperfield 'brown bag' with post-movie discussion. Folks will watch the 2009 BBC version of David Copperfield, break for a brown-bag lunch and then wrap up with a brief discussion. Free and open to the public, for more information please call Deb at 978-979-0574. See the Dickens Fellowship North website for more information. This event is free and open to the public.
Dan Brown's Inferno
Dan Brown at Lincoln Center Livestream Event
Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 pm.
Dan Brown's new release, Inferno, comes with only one public appearance for publicity. As he speaks at Lincoln Center in New York, thousands of institutions have been invited to host events which will offer simultaneous broadcast of the event. Dan Brown will speak not only about his new novel but also a range of topics including science, religion, codes, book publishing, movie making, and a few surprise topics. Since this is a live event we aren't sure of the end time. Registration is required, seats are limited. Call 978-468-5577 or email Rebecca at rshea@mvlc.org.
Teen Poetry Contest: Submissions due on the 30th!
The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library's 3rd annual themed Teen Poetry Contest submissions are due by midnight on April 30th. The 2013 theme is: Nature and/or Animals. This contest is open to teens in grades 6 to 12,who are residents of Essex County in Massachusetts.   Prize winning categories: Best Entry Grades 6-8; Best Entry Grades 9-12; Director's Choice Award; Second Place Grades 6-8; Second Place Grades 9-12; Honorable Mentions.  Finalists will be notified by phone or email on or about May 10th.
 The Poetry Contest Reception will be held on Thursday, May 16, from 7 to 8:30pm.  The featured speaker will be Dan Sklar.  At Endicott College, Mr. Sklar teaches his students to love language and to write in an original, natural, and spontaneous way. Recent publications include the Harvard Review, New York Quarterly, Ibbetson Street Press, and The Art of the One Act. His play, "Lycanthropy" was performed at the Boston Theater Marathon in May 2012, and was reviewed in the Boston Globe, May 22, 2012.  Following Mr. Sklar, the Teen Poetry Contest winners will read or recite their poem aloud.

For more information about the contest, and to find the poetry contest online entry form link go to the Library's Informed Teens Poetry page or contact Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian at kclaire@mvlc.org or call 978-468-5577 X14.
Children's Room   
Art Club Fridays May 3, 10 & 17 from 1-2 pm. Join us for art explorations in this free-form, drop-in class. Each week features a different theme: May 3: Face painting, May 10: Masks, May 17: Straw Painting. No registration, open to the public, bring a friend.

Cooper the Rabbit Storytime Sat. May 4, 2-3 pm. Live animal storytime!  Cooper the Rabbit joins us for a tales of naughty bunnies and trickster hares. There will be time to meet Cooper after the stories. 
Raising Financially Responsible Children Tue. May 14, 7-8 pm.  For parents of children ages 2-18. Presented by Caleb Harty, Financial Planner with New York Life. The seminar is based on the book Money Doesn't Grow On Trees: A Parent's Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children by renowned family and children's expert Neale S. Godfrey. Harty will offer tips on how to encourage children to be "thoughtful savers, careful spenders, and intentional givers." Please RSVP to Reference for the event: 978-468-5577 so that enough handouts may be prepared.

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

Mystery Mayhem
meets Tuesday, May 14 at 10:30.  
The theme is: Conversation Killers: High-dialog Mysteries. Try to solve the mini mystery of the day at the meeting. Contact Nancy: 978-468-5577 x16 or by email at:  nday@mvlc.org.  
Literary Luncheon meets Tuesday, May 21 from 11:30-12:30. Join us to discuss a tale of the Chinese Cultural Revolution: A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama. Bring your brown-bag lunch, beverages and dessert will be provided.
Monday Night Book Group meets Monday, May 20 at 7:15 pm.  Up for discussion is Madeleine Albright's Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948.
Ongoing Programs
Chess- Mondays 10-12
Hamilton-Wenham Mothers' Club: Toddlers Group-  Mondays 11-1
Knitting- Mondays 12-2
Hamilton-Wenham Mothers' Club: Infants Group- Tuesdays 10-12
Bridge- Wednesday 10-12 (some exp. required)
Cribbage- Thursday 10-12
...Yet More Bridge- Fridays 1:30-4 (some exp. required)