Hingham Library Upcoming Events: Vacation Week Fun for Kids and Teens

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December 17, 2021 Submitted by the Hingham Public Library

There are lots of good times in store at Hingham Public Library during school vacation week, featuring a variety of fun activities for kids, families, and teens.

Especially for kids and families

Roger Williams Park Zoo Virtual Zoomobile -- Monday, Dec. 27, 10:30 a.m. This 30-minute interactive "Rainforest Animals" meet and greet features three of the zoo’s ambassador animals. Because they are smaller in size, zoomobile animals are acclimated to participating in programs and are not exhibit animals. This event will be held on Zoom. Those interested in participating may register online. The link will be emailed shortly before the program begins.

Because space is limited for the following programs, online registration is required:

  •  Big Ryan’s Tall Tales -- Tuesday, Dec. 28, 10:30 a.m. The library welcomes Big Ryan for a "Winter Time Tales"-themed show of stories, puppet play, and a
    whole lot of fun. Adults will laugh, and kids will giggle, at his unique voices and comic expression.
  • STEAM Up! with Mitch and Tori -- Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1 p.m. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to join the creative and engaging STEAM Up! program for a fun morning of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. The event -- led by Mitch and Toni Cameron -- will begin with a story, and then the young participants will use their imaginations to turn everyday treasures into extraordinary inventions.
  • Mr. Vinny's Shadow Puppet Show (for ages 3 and up) -- Wednesday, Dec. 29, 10:30 a.m. Mr. Vinny of the Toe Jam Puppet Band is planning a trip to Hingham, offering a magical storytelling experience told through shadows. The program is interactive, silly, and surprising -- all the ingredients that make for an enchanting event.
  • Pop Up Art School, Mantra Insect Shadow Boxes -- Wednesday, Dec.  29, from 3 to 5 p.m. Participants ages 9 and up will learn about the muralist Mantra, who paints giant trompe l'oeil insect shadow boxes on the sides of buildings around the world. Slides of his work and pictures of the Harry C. Belcher Lepidoptera (butterfly and moth) Collection that is housed at the Tufts Library in Weymouth will be part of this special event. Using images of butterflies, moths, and beetles as reference, children who sign up will have the opportunity to draw and paint their own realistic or imaginative insects and mount them in a paper shadow box.

Just for teens

  •  Teen Crafternoon: Paper Bag Snowflakes -- Tuesday, Dec. 28,  4:30 p.m. During this fun workshop, teens will join in a casual winter crafting project using everyday paper bags to create snowflakes that they can bring home and display. Registration is not required.
  • Teen Pop Up Art: Drippy Sky Painting -- Thursday, Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m. Participants will enjoy learning how to create a beautiful pastel sunset paintingwith a star-filled sky oozing over the top and how to create colorful clouds and a celestial sky. Space in this workshop -- led by Pop Up Art School -- is limited, so online registration is required.

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

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