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Native American Heritage Month Beanstack challenge

The month of November is Native American Heritage Month! Participate in the month long Beanstack challenge to read books by Indigenous authors and complete activities to learn more about Indigenous cultures and history. The challenge is open to all ages – a great way to read and learn together as a family! Register for the […]

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Lotus Lanterns

Wednesday, May 18 at 4:30pm Follow along as a member of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project shows step by step how to make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colored paper and wire frames. A short documentary will follow. This class will be held over Zoom and kits will be available to pick up […]

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Draw Dinosaurs with Pop-up Art School!

Tuesday, February 15th at 4pm on Zoom Join Pop-Up Art School on Zoom and draw dinosaurs! All of these Jurassic herbivores and carnivores can be drawn with supplies from home, or we can provide them. This program is great for ages 6-11.  Please gather all the materials before the class begins: ● 6 pieces of drawing […]

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Climate Preparedness Week Drawing Contest

Calling all Massachusetts Youth! Massachusetts Library System & Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) invite you to participate in the 2021 Climate Preparedness Week Drawing Contest. This year’s drawing contest theme is “The Weather is Changing: Are You Prepared?” Kids and teens of all ages are invited to share their drawings of ways in which they prepare for […]

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Horsin’ Around with Kaitlin

July 22nd at 3pm on Zoom Kaitlin Stacy (former HPL reference librarian!) from Rocking Horse Farms will introduce us to her horses and answer any questions you may have about horses, horseback riding, training, etc! This program is for ages 8-18 Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

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Virtual Beginner’s Chess

This online class teaches the fundamentals of chess as a strategy game that is the most popular game in the world. In one hour you will learn the basics of playing chess including: Setting up the chess men Using the pawns Chess pieces and how they move to win Special moves Ten tips for playing […]

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Science Comics with Jason Viola

Comic books are not just fun to read – they can be incredible gateways for learning about the world! Massachusetts-based graphic novel writer Jason Viola (Science Comics: Polar Bears and Science Comics: The Digestive System) fills his comics with humorous situations, endearing characters, and a lifelong fascination with science. Join Jason for a behind-the-scenes look at how […]