SUMMER PROGRAMS




Registration for the Library's teen summer programs begins May 26th. Sign up at our Reference desk, or call us at: 978-468-5577. All programs are free of chargeThis summer are programs are funded by the Science is Everywhere grant we received from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and through the generous assistance from the Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.

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  M.A.G.E. CLUB at the LIBRARY
(Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone)
On Tuesdays, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM: 
June 23 to Sept. 1
M.A.G.E. is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft
membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. 
One Rule: No griefing ever.
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 June 
Teen Think Tank Meeting
For ages 11 to 18. Thursday, June 11, 6:30 to 7:55 PM

The Teen Think Tank is the Library’s teen advisory board. They work with the Young Adult Librarian to improve library collections, and to create programs and services designed specifically for teens.Come share your bright ideas! We meet 11 times a year.  Earn your volunteer service hours
To participate, stop by the library and talk with Kim Claire,YA Librarian, or send an email stating your interest to: kclaire@mvlc.org, or call 978-468-5577 x14.

Settlers of Catan
For all ages. 
Wednesday, June 17, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Led by expert gamer Tim, and friends. Come to learn how to play or just play. Bring a game if you have one. No registration required.


CAD1 (Computer Aided Design) 
with Jeffrey Walsh
For ages 11 to 15. Saturday, June 20, 10:30 to Noon

An introduction to the world of three-dimensional design using a free program called Tinkercad. Learn how to use Tinkercad and build your first 3-D object. Participants must bring their own laptop for this workshop.





Catapults with Jeffrey Walsh
For ages 11 to 15. Thursday, June 25, 3:30 to 5:30 PM 
Create a mini, wooden catapult. The first half of the workshop will be spent crafting the catapult. In the second half you will be testing your catapult and improving your design.


Bicycle Mechanics with Jeffrey Walsh
For ages 11 to 19. Saturday, June 27, 10:30 to noon
Discover simple tricks to keep your bicycle in tip top shape. You will learn how to fix a flat tire, & the best ways to avoid a flat tire in the first place. Bring your bike to the workshop.
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 July 

Youth Book Sale and Two Movies
Wednesday, July 1, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Stock up for the summer with excellent bargains at this one-day-only youth book sale, organized by the Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Library. 
Two movies will be shown: 
Toy Story,  1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, (1995, rated G)
Big Hero 6, 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM (2014, rated PG)



Motion Photography with Toni Carolina
For ages 11 to 18. This is a 2-part workshop:
1st part meets Thursday, July 9, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
2nd part meets Wednesday, July 29, 3:00 to 4:00 PM
On July 9, bring a camera, a tripod or 2 bags of beans (to steady your shots), and learn how to capture motion in your photos. Return July 29, with prints of your captured motion shots to create an exhibit in the Young Adult area.

Teen Think Tank shopping trip to Barnes &Noble
Saturday, July 18, 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Each participant will have a budget to choose books for the library’s collections.  To participate you must have attended at least one previous Teen Think Tank meeting. To attend, call Kim Claire at 978-468-5577 x14. Parent/guardian permission forms are due by June 30.


Airplane Workshop with Jeffrey Walsh
For ages 11 to 15. Thursday, July 16, 
3:00 to 5:00 PM 
Build an elastic powered airplane from balsa wood and paper. How long can you keep it in the air? Learn how adjusting different parts can change the way it flies. Find out what is actually happening when an airplane takes flight.

Walkalong Glider Workshop with Phil Rossoni
Thursday, July 23,  2 sessions:
Ages  9 to 11,  at 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Ages 12 to 15, at 3:30 to 4:30 PM    
Build and pilot a tumblewing paper airplane. Go way beyond paper airplanes -- with gliders you can control. Paper airplanes are designed to be built and tossed. Walkalong gliders are designed to let you actually pilot them as you push them along on a wave of air. There will be duration competitions to hone your flying skills. Experiment with wing loading and how an airplane is trimmed for optimum gliding. You will have opportunities to fly gliders of varying size and weight.


Metamorphosis-Pastel Painting with Greg Maichack
For ages 11 to adult. Thursday, July 23, 6:00 to 8:00 PM 
Metamorphosize! Become an artist in this hands-on pastel painting workshop. Greg will incorporate fabulous reference photos of insects from his trip to Montreal’s Insectarium. Professional grade pastels, paper, and materials are included.  

Rockets Workshop with Jeffrey Walsh
For ages 11 to 15.  Thursday, July 30, 2:30 to 5:00 PM
Create your very own chrome rocket that can soar up to 800 feet in the air. Once the rockets have been built, you will take them outside to the field and prepare for take off.
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 August 

Teen Think Tank Meeting
Thursday, August 6, 6:30 PM to 7:55 PM
Come share your bright ideas! We meet 11 times a year on the first Thursday of the month.  To participate, contact Kim Claire at kclaire@mvlc.org or call 978-468-5577 x14.

Boston Museum of Science STARLAB: 
One Sky, Many Stories:  For ages 5 to 15
Three sessions on Thursday, August 13, at: 
2:30 PM, 3:15 PM and 4:00 PM. 
People around the world have interpreted the night sky for centuries, creating a rich collection of constellations and star stories. Within a portable planetarium, you will tour the solar system and beyond while learning useful tips to navigate the evening sky and hearing different cultural explanations for the cosmos. Registration for this program will be in the Children’s Room.

North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club Star Party 
Best for ages 10 to adult. 
Thursday, August 20, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
A short astronomy programinside, followed by observation of the night sky through club telescopes on the field behind the library. If there is rain or heavy cloud cover, the back-up date is Tuesday, August 25.

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