Monday May 03, 2021

Hamilton-Wenham Human Rights Family Book Club meets online Saturday, May 8 from 9:00-10:00 AM. This month we’ll discuss books about Black Lives Matter & Black History: Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper (also instantly available via Hoopla) and The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander. RSVP for the online meeting at hwlibrary.org/events.  We meet monthly with other community families interested in having conversations about social justice and acceptance. We will discuss books and focus on personal and community actions that we can take locally in response to the ideas we discuss. All are welcome to join, contribute, or just listen. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tinamarie Sheckells at tinamariesheckells@gmail.com.
Henna Tattooing Alchemy for teens & adults, a 2-part workshop. Online, part 1: Wednesday, May 12 & Thursday May 13 from 7:00-7:45 PM. Learn the history of henna, how to prepare it,  and tips for DIY henna tattooing.

Teen and Adult Virtual Meditation Class Tuesday, May 18 from 7:00-7:30 PM. Learn how to cultivate self-love, self-worth, confidence, compassion, focus, concentration, reduce stress and anxiety, and help with navigating difficult emotions and change. Amy Rutledge is a Certified Meditation Guide through the Nalanda Institute in association with The Path in NYC. This class is 30 minutes with an intro, guided practice, and time for Q&A.  Free and open to all levels and beginners welcome! The webinar will be recorded. The recording will be available for one month to anyone who registers for the class.

 RSVP for your Denim Feathers ‘Take & Make’ craft kit for teens & adults, Learn how to upcycle denim (or most any fabric)  into feathers. The perfect craft for ‘fidgety’ fingers. We include 2 types of denim, a template, yarn, beads, and instructions. You’ll need to supply some ordinary household or woodworking glue. The Serene Spring series has been funded by the CARES Grant. Pickup of RSVP’d kits is on May 18, 19, or 20th., pre-registration is required on our website hwlibrary.org/events or by calling 978-468-5577.

 Learn the Zentangle method of meditative drawing online: Wednesday, May 26 from 7:00-8:30 PM.  “Zentangle” is a method of meditative doodling that follows a basic form and pattern which produces abstract art. Mindy Shapiro, President of the American Paper Guild, teaches us how. RSVP at hwlibrary.org/events, free and open to the public, funded by the Friends.

 Tails and Tales Book Club meets through September 2021. Join Young Adult Librarian, Kim Claire and others to chat about each month’s book. We will meet via Zoom, but might meet outside in person during the summer. The six books either have an animal that is telling the story or a significant animal character(s) in the story. Tails and Tales Book Club is intended for ages 12 to 17. Be one of the first 10 to register each month and you will have the option to receive a copy of that month’s book, to keep, if you wish. Register via the Library Calendar by visiting: hwlibrary.org.
Adults and teens can create your own dreamy Batik Cat-Inspired Eye Pillow! RSVP for your ‘Take & Make’ craft kit now: hwlibrary.org/events. We provide all the materials including instructions, template, cloth & accent material, thread, floss, needles and pins. Rice for ‘stuffing’ is also included. You will need to provide a pair of scissors and a ruler. The Serene Spring series has been funded by the CARES Grant. Pickup of RSVP’d kits is on June 1, 2, or 3rd.

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