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Reminder — Puppet Storytime

Leigh Puppet ShowA reminder that we have an exciting drop-in program this Friday, the 18th, from 10:00-10:30 am.

Leigh and friends Phineas & Newton will be here for Puppet Storytime.

No registration is required so stop by with the little ones!

Get Your Bids In!

Online Silent Auction


Tomorrow is the last day to submit a bid to have your name appear in the next Hank Phillippi Ryan thriller. Final bids are due by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 15. The current high bid is $200. To participate, email your full name, telephone number, and bid to

Click on the image to the left for more details!


Must-Read Books 2014

The Massachusetts Center for the Book has released their list of Must-Read Books 2014. Every book on the list has a connection to Massachusetts, whether it be the setting for the story or the author’s home state. Click on a book’s cover to go directly to our online catalog where you can read more about the book or order a copy for pickup.


Along the WatchtowerThe CelestialsThe Hanging JudgeNews from HeavenTogether TeaVatican Waltz


Book of AgesBreach of TrustA Fort of Nine TowersThe Last Train to Zona VerdeMargaret FullerMiss Anne in Harlem


The ExtraThe First DrawingGarden PrincessWhite Fur FlyingJourneyA Place for Turtles

Looking for Legos

legosThe Hanson Public Library is seeking Lego donations!

Clean out your storage bins and bring any retired Legos, Lego sets, or mini-figs to Kate in Youth Services at the Hanson Library.  This summer we will be hosting a weekly Lego Builder Night in conjunction with our Summer Reading program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!”.  We look forward to your donations.

Any questions, please contact Kate at the library at 781-293-2151 x105 or email

April Book-to-Movie is The Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde PilcherJoin us for April’s Book-to-Movie Discussion on Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 pm. This month’s title is The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. We’ll also be showing the movie for those who haven’t seen it on Tuesday, April 29 at 1:00 pm. To register please call 781-293-2151 or email

Copies are available in the SAILS Library Network and on our Kindle and Nook eBook Readers.

Some reviews from

“As this absorbing saga of a modern English family opens, 64-year-old Penelope Keeling is returning to her country house following a heart attack, and her three adult children have varying reactions to the news. The narrative is actually a series of deftly interwoven vignettes that shift back and forth in time; each chapter centers on one of the principal players in the family’s history. The unifying thread is an oil painting entitled “The Shell Seekers,” done by Penelope’s father. Pilcher’s characters are well-drawn, real, and engrossing people. A thoroughly charming book for most fiction collections. Troll Book Club main selection.”– Library Journal

“A HUGE, WARM SAGA…A deeply satisfying story written with love.”– The New York Times Book Review

“BEAUTIFULLY DONE…A book about families…When the reader closes the book, it is with a sense of regret– regret that there is no more.”– Boston Herald

“A LOVELY STORY, the best, really absorbing book I’ve read in a long time, the kind you hate to put down and especially hate to finish.”– Atlanta Journal & Constitution