Hingham Library Upcoming Events – February 21, 2019

February 15, 2019 by Carol Britton Meyer

Artist, author talks; Saturday Science for kids


What’s Behind the Palette: Artist’s talk and book signing — On Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. award-winning artist and author Andrew Kusmin will share his artistic and personal journey and his philosophy of art and life as well as a selection of paintings not included in his “Treasured Trash” — his current North River Arts Society-sponsored exhibit — in the Dolphin Gallery. Copies of Kusman’s book “Palette of Dreams” will be available for purchase and signing.

Evening with the Author — On Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. writer, radio producer, and public speaker Andrew Forsthoefel will present his book, “Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time.” Though facing the full range of elements from Appalachian winter to Mojave summer, Forsthoefel’s post-college 11-month transcontinental listening walk — a quest for meaning — was the greatest privilege and blessing of his life. Thousands shared their stories with him, and his book tells the tale of this remarkable journey and the power of listening. No registration necessary. Copies of “Walking to Listen” will be available for purchase and signing.


Explore Board Games with Battleground Games! On Saturday, March 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. you’re invited to join other enthusiasts for an afternoon of tabletop gaming hosted by Battleground Games & Hobbies. A wide selection of games will be available, with staff on-hand to teach participants the ropes. Each of these games offers a high degree of strategy but is quick and easy to learn. This is an opportunity for great family fun!


Saturday Science — Next date: March 2, “Sharks Among Us” (Grades K to 2 meet from 9:15 to 10 a.m., and Grades 3 to 5 from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.) This year’s “It’s Alive!” program features the vibrant and dynamic nature of the sciences and exposes kids to different scientific fields and the leading female scientists in those fields. Each session includes a hands-on experiment or craft activity. Parents/guardians of children 9 and under must remain in the Children’s Department. Age limits are strictly enforced to ensure a positive experience for all children. This program is funded in part by the the Hingham Cultural Council. In March the program welcomesthe Atlantic White Shark Conservatory Gills Club for an interactive lecture. Students in Grades K to 2 will focus on an Introduction to Shark Biology, and for the Grades 3 to 5 session, they will focus on Shark Tagging and Tracking. Register online or by calling the Children’s Department, (781) 741-1405, ext. 1403.

For more information about these and other upcoming library programs, visit hinghamlibrary.org.

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