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Children’s Book Reading & Craft Activity

The Special Beat of Ordinary Feet by Patricia PerrinDid you ever wonder?
Join Duck, Squirrel and Rabbit as they explore why their feet are all different.

Hanson Public Library presents a

Children’s Book Reading & Craft Activity (Ages 5 & up)
by Patricia Perrin, author and illustrator of The Special Beat of Ordinary Feet
Friday, April 25, 2014, from 10:00-11:00 am

Story reading by the author and illustrator: Duck, Squirrel and Rabbit have a puzzling question about why their feet are different. Travel with these animals on their adventure to find the answer to their question. By working as a team, they overcome various obstacles and discover that their differences make each of them very special.Foot Craft Sample

After talking about the animals’ talents, we’ll talk about your unique talents. What is your special talent: making people smile? running? gymnastics? doing yoga? reading? blowing bubbles? helping your parents?

And finally, you will craft a collage of your special feet!

This is a free event, but space is limited to 20 children and preregistration is required. Please call 781-293-2151 or email to register.


Puppet Story Time

Leigh Puppet Show Join Leigh with friends Phineas & Newton for Puppet Story Time at the Hanson Public Library!

Drop in for this free event on

Friday, April 18th
10:00 am – 10:30 am

Any questions: 781-293-2151 x105 or

This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Hanson Public Library.

Streaming Kids Videos

Did you know that we recently added streaming videos for kids to our Overdrive collection?

These videos play right in your web browser on a variety of devices. Check them out today!

Eloise streaming videoHarold and the Purple Crayon streaming videoCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs streaming video

March Book-to-Movie Discussion

Freedom Writers Diary Our popular Book-to-Movie Discussions are continuing in March with:

The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them

The movie will be shown at the library on Tuesday, April 1 at 1:00 pm and the discussion will take place on Thursday, April 3 at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

We’ve added this title to our Nooks and Kindle which are available to check out with your library card. Give one a try!

Also available on our Nooks and Kindle are the next two selections: The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher for April and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak for May. And of course books are also available from within the SAILS Library Network.

Please call 781-293-2151 or email to register for the discussion or with questions about borrowing our eBook readers.

Broadway Returns to Hanson

Jerry's Songs: A Musical Tribute to Jerry HermanYou are cordially invited to attend a performance of A Musical Tribute to Jerry Herman at the Hanson Public Library on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.  Vocalist Stephanie Miele, accompanied by Alice Carey on piano and John Wall on bass, will perform Broadway songs by composer and lyrist Jerry Herman.

After his first successful musical Milk and Honey in 1961,  Jerry Herman wrote in quick succession three hugely successful Broadway musicals:  Hello Dolly, Mame, La Cage Aux Folles. These mega-successful shows earned Herman the distinction of being the only composer/lyrist in history to have three blockbuster musicals run more than 1500 consecutive performances on Broadway.  In addition to earning Tony Awards for both  Hello Dolly and La Cage aux Folles, Herman received the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in 2009

Step into the magical, musical world of Jerry Herman and enjoy selections from this master of musical theatre. This event is sponsored by The Hanson Public Library Foundation, Inc. in appreciation of the generous support to the Library Foundation by Foundation members and the library community. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free but requires preregistration. Due to the size of the room, registration is limited to 75 participants. Please call 781-293-2151 or email to register.