What are "special projects"? These cover a lot of territory. Many are made possible by grants which our Library actively seeks out to fund exciting purchases and programming.
Below you will see just a few of the exciting projects, present and past, at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.
In 2014 Hamilton-Wenham Public Library invited everyone to celebrate our sixth National Novel Writing Month. Click here to find out more!
In fall of 2013, residents of Hamilton and Wenham were invited to read The Hammer and the Anvil, a dual biography of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Click here to find out more!
Come and see our statue of "The Orphans"! This statue has a special history at our library, and was returned to us after a lengthy restoration process in January through May of 2013. Click here to find out more!
In spring of 2012 the towns of Hamilton and Wenham read The Mangrove Tree, about an initiative called The Manzanar Project, which helped solve the hunger crisis in Eritrea and was the work of a Wenham resident, Dr. Gordon Sato. Click here to find out more!
On October 1st, 2011, our library was the proud recipient of the How Green Is My Library? grant, which awards funds to be spent on web support, collection development, programs and promotions for green living. Click here to find out more!
Director Jan Dempsey's hwlibrarygogreen blog promotes resources and programs for residents interested in green information about a broad range of topics, from home energy savings to composting, organic food to toxins reduction. Click here to find out more!
All were invited to the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library's 10th Anniversary Gala in November of 2011. Our library's official founding date was December 17, 2001. Click here to find out more!
In fall of 2010 the towns of Hamilton and Wenham read Tinkers, by Paul Harding, a Massachusetts author who was born and raised in Wenham. Tinkers is Mr. Harding's first novel and won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Click here to find out more!
In Spring 2010 the towns of Hamilton and Wenham read Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Children's Book, edited by Anita Silvey. The Community Read was sponsored by The Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library and a Mother Goose on the Loose Grant. Click here to find out more!