Friday, April 27, 2012


Art Show
Hamilton-Wenham Library in the Young Adult Area
April 27 through May 31

An art show of work by Annie Li and Hannah Kwon can now be seen in the Young Adult area of the Hamilton-Wenham Library.  Annie and Hannah are students at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School. Annie’s hobbies are music (playing the piano and listening) and art.  When asked about her work Annie said, “a lot of my art pieces reflect the 'moodiness' of music; my art is generally not based off real things”.  Hannah smiled, hung her work, and left so quickly there was no chance to ask her about the inspiration behind her pieces, you will have to come and see for yourself.   
Their show runs through May.

All teen artists are welcome and encouraged to submit their artwork for display in the Young Adult area of the Library.  Work submitted must be ready to hang on the wall, and the Library reserves the right to accept or reject any work as it deems appropriate. For more information, please stop by the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, or contact Kim Claire, Young Adult Librarian at 978.468.5577, ext. 14, or at

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Starlit Summer Programs for Teens

The 2012 summer programs for teens at the Library are stacking up.  This year the Statewide summer reading slogan for teens is "Own the Night," so several of the programs listed below will have a night theme.  The summer brochure should be ready in a couple of weeks.  The final schedule will be posted on this blog on a separate page.

Here is what is on the summer calendar so far:
  • Two Babysitting Courses, June 28th and July 12th
  • Two session photography workshop and student exhibit featuring low light/night shots/painting with light, with Toni Carolina in June - days to be determined.
  • Two session writing workshop: Telling Your Stories in Verse, with Holly Thompson, author of Orchards, a novel in verse, to be held on July 10 and 19.
  • Drawing class for teens and adults, date to be determined.
  • O'Keefe Pastel workshop for teens and adults, August 2nd with Gregory Maichack.
  • Star Party astronomy program, sponsored by the North Shore Astronomy Club, on August 16th.
  • Henna workshop and a Bollywood movie on August 28th.
  • Two Teen Think Tank meetings, June 7 and August 9th
  • ...and a few movies (any suggestions?)