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The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 through Sunday Nov. 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The library will also close at 5 p.m. or earlier on Wednesday, Nov. 22. If you have items to pick that day, please do so before noon. We wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
NEW CLUB AT HOPKINTON PUBLIC LIBRARY!
GIRLS WHO CODE for grades 6-8
Starting in January 2018

Informational meeting for interested students & parents
Wednesday, Nov. 29TH, 7 PM Hopkinton Public Library
Please register to attend with the Teen Librarian, Anne Thie
508-497-9777 OR ATHIE@HOPKINTONMA.GOV 

 
CRAFTERNOON FOR TEENS
Special edition of Crafternoon for Grades 6-12 for the holiday season!  Make some beauty supplies from organic ingredients!  Keep for yourself or give as gifts!
Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 1-2 PM, Hopkinton Public Library
Grades 6-12, limit of 12 participants
Registration required, sign up with YA Librarian

Supplies generously paid for by the Friends of Hopkinton Public Library
 

Learn about our new meeting room reservation system and coming soon!
 
FOR TEENS IN NOVEMBER
More info on the Teen webpage

Monday the 13th:  Meeting of Teen Advisory Group (TAG), grades 6-12, 2:30 PM

Tuesday the 14th:  New Graphics Club for grades 6-8.  Discuss graphic novels, comics, bring your own work to share.  2:30 PM

Wednesday the 15th:  Middle School Book Club, grades 6-8.  Discuss good times to meet, choose first book.  2:30 PM

Monday the 20th:  High School Book Club, grades 9-12.  Discuss good times to meet, choose first book.  2:30 PM

Wednesday the 29th:  Informational meeting for new Girls Who Code Club for grades 6-8.  Club will start in January.  Hear what club is all about, decide if it is for you.  7 PM

 
Meet the New Director!
headshot of Hopkinton Library DirectorWelcome to Heather Backman, our new library director! Heather's appointment by the Town Manager was affirmed by the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, August 8 and she took up the role in mid-August.

Heather has been the Adult Services Librarian in Hopkinton for the past three years. She brings seven years of professional service as a public librarian in Hopkinton and other communities.She holds a Master's of Science in Library and Information Services from the University of Michigan School of Information and a Master's of Arts and Bachelor's of Arts in English Literature from Stanford University. Heather has enjoyed her time in Hopkinton so far and is looking forward to serving the community in her new role.

Heather is always interested in hearing your feedback and ideas for your library! You may reach her at hbackman@hopkintonma.gov or 508-497-9777.
 
Telescope to lend!
Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library and the assistance of the Aldrich Astronomical Society, the library now has a telescope that Hopkinton residents can borrow!
Find out more about this exciting resource we are happy to offer!



 
Zinio is now RB Digital

The library now provides access to Hopkinton Public Library cardholders through RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio for Libraries), a collection of 50 popular magazines that you can check out on your smartphone or computer.

All computer users: click on this link to get started downloading magazines on your computer.
For mobile users: Download the OneClickdigital app on itunes for iOS, Google Play for Android or Amazon for Kindle Fire.
 


Start to learn a foreign language online!
 
Like to learn some basic conversation skills in a foreign language? Try this new tool online. Click on the link above. Scroll down a bit and replace "Your Card Number" with your Hopkinton Library card barcode number and select "start learning" option.  You do not need to log in.
 
There are 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses for foreign speakers available!
 

Temporary Town Offices
The Town Hall building is closed until further notice due to water damage from a failed water pipe valve. They will be moving all offices under one roof to 80 South Street. Please see the press release from the Town Manager's office. More updates can be seen at Hopkintonma.gov, twitter.com/hopkintonma and Facebook.com/hopkintonma.gov 

Disability Access:Library programs and events: Should you require an accessible location which includes a restroom, please notify us 5 to 7 days before the program so we may relocate the program. Call (508) 497- 3400 or e-mail hbackman@hopkintonma.gov. Let us know if you need help accessing Children’s Story Hours or events. Call (508) 497 - 9779 or email dkofron@hopkintonma.gov
  • MEETING ROOM RESERVATIONS

    Learn about our new meeting room reservation system coming soon!
  • CHECK OUT OUR NEW TELESCOPE...LITERALLY!

    Hopkinton Library now has our own telescope to lend out for your use thanks to the generous donation from the Friends of Hopkinton Public Library and the assistance of the Aldrich Astronomical Society.
  • WHEN IN DOUBT...ASK A LIBRARIAN

    This guide is intended to provide a brief introduction to provide some tools for identifying fake news and improving news literacy.
    http://guides.library.harvard.edu/fake
  • TRACK CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATION


    Here is a link to a government website that will help you track legislation being debated in the U.S. Congress.
    https://www.govtrack.us/
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING at HPL?

     

    Check out what we have to offer this month. View/print our monthly program calendar

  • LIBRARY FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER

     

    Monthly news

    from the HPLF

  • ANCESTRY RESOURCE

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  • LEARN A LANGUAGE

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    Check out our new online language learning tool Mango Languages!

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