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Library Update: Oct. 15

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Library Hours on Sundays

Seasonal Sunday hours began again on Sunday, October 14 from 1–5 p.m. Regular library hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

October Movie Night

On Friday, October 19 at 5:30 p.m., the library will show a film with a suspenseful and haunting atmosphere that is perfect for a Halloween ghost story! While awaiting her husband’s return from WWII, a mother and her two young children reside in a secluded island mansion where they live in constant darkness due to the children’s severe photosensitivity disease. When three mysterious servants arrive at the house, Grace and her family are soon forced to piece together a terrifying puzzle to discover how to free themselves from a dark past slowly creeping its way back into their lives. This movie stars Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston and Fionnula Flanagan. Bring your own drink, the library will provide popcorn. This movie is rated PG-13 and anyone under 13 must have a parent or guardian fill out a permission slip at the front desk.

Children’s Room Activities

Babies, Books and More every Wednesday through December 19 10:30 a.m.

Join our circle of music, movement and simple stories in the Children’s Room.

Suggested for birth through age 3, but everyone is welcome!

Seaside Saturday: Story Time and Painting Workshop

Manchester Historical Museum on Saturday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Families are invited to join us at Manchester Historical Museum for a special story time and painting workshop presented by local artist Marion Hall, who most recently illustrated Cape Ann Reads title “Let’s Go! Animal Tracks in the Snow!”

This program is funded by the Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant awarded to Hamilton-Wenham RSD and serving Hamilton, Wenham, Manchester and Essex.  All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Hamilton-Wenham RSD are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or, disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.

Preschool Story Time Celebrates:  Halloween! Monday, October 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Join us for not-too-spooky stories, craft and a holiday treat!  Please call 978-526-2016 to register.

NO SCHOOL MOVIE AFTERNOON on Tuesday, November 6 at 1:30 p.m.

This superhero family is excited to ‘get back to work’! Rated PG / Run time: two hours

Snacks are generously provided by the Friends of the Library; however we ask that you bring you own closed beverage container for juice or water.

Please call (978)526-7711 to reserve you seat and for movie title information.   

Read with Gus, a Certified Reading Partner and Therapy Dog

Wednesday, Nov 7 at 3:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 4 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Deb Kaneb and Gus are back and looking forward to reading with you!  A Certified Reading Partner helps to build reading confidence by providing a safe, nonjudgmental space to practice, plus it’s so much fun.

Please call 978-526-7711 for details and to sign-up for your 15 minute appointment.

YA Library News


Visit the Teen Zone and take the Candy Trivia Test. Don’t worry; it’s just for fun. Get a candy bar when you check out the correct answers at the Circulation Desk. Grades 6-12.

FINANCIAL AID and COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOP – Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m.

With education costs rising year after year, paying for college is a concern for most families. Additionally, the financial aid process can be confusing, intimidating, and often frustrating. Here’s what you will learn at this 60-minute workshop:

  • How families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid
  • Which colleges offer the best financial aid packages
  • How to avoid costly mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS Profile
  • How private universities can cost you less than a state school
  • How students can potentially receive more free money and less loans

Presented by Jim Femia, Certified College Funding Specialist (CCFS) and member of the National Institute of Certified College Planners (NICCP). Please register at 978-526-7711.

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