Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Teen Summer Programs 2018

Registration for teen programs begins in June. Go to the Reference desk to register, or call: 978-468-5577. All programs are free of charge. The 2018 national summer reading theme is "Libraries Rock". A few of the summer programs listed below were chosen with the theme in mind. The Library's teen advisory board, the Teen Think Tank, were consulted for summer program ideas. The TTT asked for an outdoor movie night, which will happen at Patton Park on July 19. Our programs are funded by the fantastic Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Library.

As soon as we have the 6th through 12th grade summer reading lists from MRMS and HWRHS, there will be a summer reading page on this blog with links to the catalog for all the books. Copies of the books will be in the Young Adult area or just request them through the online catalog using the summer reading page links.


Teen Think Tank Meeting  
Thursday, June 7, 6:30 PM to 7:55 PM
The TTT is our teen advisory board. They work with the Young Adult Librarian to improve library collections, and to create programs and services designed for teens. Volunteer & share your bright ideas! We meet 11 times a year. For ages 11 to 19. To join, contact Kim at:

Youth Book Sale and Two Movies
Wednesday, June 27 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Stock up for the summer at this one-day-only youth book sale, organized by the Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Library.
Two movies will be shown:
1:00 to 2:15 PM  Disneynature: Born in China (rated G)
3:00 to 4:40 PM  Kubo and the Two Strings (rated PG)

Movie: Black Panther  (rated PG-13)
Thursday, June 28, 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
"T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake." 

Play Miniature Golf at the Library!
Saturday, June 30, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Play 10 holes of mini-golf on hills, jumps, bumps, twists,
and loops on the first floor of the library.
For all ages.


Henna Tattoos with Nimmi and a Hindi Movie
Thursday, July 12, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Nimmi Sehgal, the original Henna artist of Boston’s Newbury St., since 1997, will apply a henna design to a hand or a foot. While you wait your turn we’ll be showing a Hindi movie. For teens entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2018. Space is limited. Registration required.

Outdoor Movie Night at Patton Park:
Thursday, July 19, 8:30 PM to 10:15 PM
"Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer." Rated PG. No charge to attend. Concessions available. Raindate is July 24.

TeenBEATS! Drum Circle with Otha Day
Wednesday, July 25, 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Come play in a drum circle! Design rhythms and
in-the-moment rap rhymes and chants as you create solid beats that pop and move. No experience necessary. For teens entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2018. Registration required.

Teen Think Tank shopping spree to Barnes &Noble
Thursday, July 26, 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Choose books & games for our teen collections. 
To participate in the field trip you must have attended 
at least one previous Teen Think Tank meeting.
To join the TTT contact Kim at: or call 978-468-5577 x14.

Teen Think Tank Meeting
Thursday, August 2, 6:30 PM to 7:55 PM
Come share your bright ideas! We meet on the first Thursday of the month, 11 times a year. Earn your community service hours! 
To join, contact Kim at:

Musical Mobiles Workshop
Monday, August 6, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Forage through vintage kitchen gadgets, mis-cut keys, metal scraps, and more! Then, learn how to construct a whimsical kinetic sound sculpture for a special place inside or outside your home. For ages 11 and up. Space is limited. Registration required.

North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club Star Party: 
One Night, Four Planets 
Tuesday, August 7, 7:30 PM to 9:45 PM
All the planets that can be seen in early August: Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. It only happens every couple of years that you catch the four bright ones all at the same time. 
Children’s Hubble craft at 7:30 PM. Presentation at 8:00 PM, followed by planet observation through club telescopes on the field adjacent to the Library. Best for ages 10 to adult.

Chocolate Make and Take Workshop with Kim Larkin 
Thursday, August 9, Two Sessions :
Ages 9 to 12, meets: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Ages 13 to adult, meets: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations will highlight chocolate entrepreneurs, the history of chocolate, and chocolate trivia. Participants will be able to make and take chocolate creations. Ms. Larkin will demonstrate the use of a commercial tempering  machine. Space is limited. Registration required.

Movie: Avengers: Infinity War  (rated PG-13)
Thursday, August 16, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
"The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.”— Bring your own cushion for chair or floor.

Use Your Free Electronic Resources this summer
Find them at:
Use your Hamilton-Wenham Library card barcode # and your PIN to sign in. 

                                             take a class
Universal Class offers over 500 online courses taught by dedicated instructors, at no charge to H-W residents. Power through in a few days or take up to 6 months to finish.

                                           learn a language
Rocket Languages is an online program that offers audio lessons, memory & matching games, books & quizzes in 12 languages, including American Sign Language.

                                          prepare for a test
Use the Testing & Education Reference Center to practice for tests, such as the ACT, SAT, AP Tests, GED, and many more. Click here to see full list. 

                                           download music
Get free and legal music through our library subscription to Freegal: up to five downloads per week, and three hours of streaming per day.

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