Library happenings: Guitar concert; teen yoga and meditation; plant swap; and more

May 17, 2022 Submitted by The Hingham Public Library

Hingham Public Library is offering several in-person classes and events in May.  Online registration is required except for the guitar concert, plant swap, and book group. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Intro to Windows 10 -- Thursday, May 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Training Room.

This hands-on course -- led by Peter Richmond of Blue Rock Computers -- will teach the basics of computers and Windows 10 using a library computer. During each one-hour session, Richmond will cover topics such as Navigating Microsoft Windows, creating and saving files and folders, Internet browser options and safety tips while navigating the Internet.

Teen Mindful Yoga and Meditation for Stress Management -- Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m., in the Whiton Room.

Teens are invited to join this relaxing program with yoga teacher Paula McCree during Mental Health Awareness Month. During this 45-minute practice, participants will experience breathing exercises, gentle seated yoga, and guided meditation while also learning practices that can be used anytime and anywhere to manage stress. No experience is necessary to join the class.

McCree, who has been teaching yoga since 2011, is a Hingham resident and Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Basic Hatha and Pranotthan and a Certified Positivity and Relaxation Training Instructor. She infuses mindful principles based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn into her classes.

Plant Swap -- Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. to noon, outside the library's main entrance.

Gardeners and other plant-lovers -- including those with plants taking over their yard and house plants growing out of control -- are invited to bring their cuttings, seeds, and plants to the library's annual plant swap.  This is an opportunity to swap some of your old plants for new ones and to chat with other gardening enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome to participate in this free event.

Boston Classical Guitar Society Presents The Hampton Trio -- Sunday, May 22, 3 p.m., in the Whiton Room.

The Hampton Trio (featuring Beverly Davis on classical guitar; Mark Davis, mandolin; and Robert Margo, mandola) performs original music and arrangements for ensemble of mandolin, mandola, and classical guitar. Inspired by the groundbreaking work of groups such as Trio Nuovo (Japan) and Trio Chamorro (Spain), this popular trio's goal is to popularize and add to their existing repertoire for this instrumentation.

In addition to their repertoire of arrangements and original works from the baroque to modern eras, The Hampton Trio programs may include classical guitar duos by Mark and Beverly Davis and mandolin solos by Robert Margo.

The Hingham Library and the Boston Classical Guitar Society gratefully acknowledge the support of Coastal Heritage Bank for this season's concert series.

HPL Book Group: "The Authenticity Project" by Clare Pooley -- Tuesday, May 31, 7 p.m., in the Whiton Room.

The HPL Book Club is a friendly group of library patrons and bibliophiles that has been meeting regularly for more than 10 years. The group averages between 15 and 20 members each meeting and is always happy to see new faces.  Everyone is welcome, whether dropping in occasionally when a particular title piques their interest or participating regularly.

Copies of this month's title -- "The Authenticity Project," by Clare Pooley -- are available for pick-up at the Reference Desk.

For more information about these and other library programs and activities, visit

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