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Read to Gracie or Kaboom
Wednesdays
7:00 to 8:00 PM


Basic Computer Classes
Twice a month


We are closed Thur., Nov. 28 through Sun., Dec. 1

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Holiday Stroll
Saturday, December 7

Please joins us at the Stroll throughout the day for:

A Favorite Family Holiday Movie!
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Take your family holiday photos!
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Take your family holiday photos in front of the fireplace in the festively decorated Ellsworth Room. 
Please sign up for a 15-minute slot in advance by calling the Library at 508-497-9777.

Musician Amanda Maffei Performs!
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Drop In Teen Crafternoon for the Holiday Stroll
Saturday, December 7
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (drop-in)

Use cookie cutters to make a festive ornament or create a decoration for your room or locker.  Sorry, Grades 6-12 only.   All materials provided.

Our Time Memory Cafe
Tuesday, Dec. 10   1:00 - 3:00 PM

Our Time Memory Café is a joint venture between The Hopkinton Senior Center and the Hopkinton Library. This is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment, or living with dementia, and their care partner, family, and friends.

Author Talk: Cheryl Melody Baskin - 'Heart-Dreamer'
Tuesday, December 10    7:00 to 8:30 PM

Calling All Dreamers and Dreamers-To-Be! "I wrote Heart-Dreamer to inspire you to reach for the stars no matter what you are going through (or have gone through) in your life. Come to be motivated to dream bigger dreams and to receive my life coaching pep talk and a summary of the self-discovery and self-healing tools in Heart-Dreamer that can help you to achieve your heart's whispers."

Basic Computer Class
Thursday, December 12   6:00 to 7:30 PM

Join us for our twice-monthly Basic Computers series. Each class will focus on an aspect of basic computer use, from using a mouse to keyboard shortcuts to email and Google.
This month, learn about Microsoft Word, a computer program you can use to write letters, format resumes, and more!


Chat 'n' Chew Lunch-time Book Group
December 17  (third Tuesday of every month)   12:30 to 1:30 PM

What to bring:
-An easy lunch, your own covered drink (or we’ll have water)
-A copy of a book (fiction or non-fiction) that you've read recently to chat about with the group. We'll discuss and share the book.


Technology Office Hours
Dec. 18   4:00 - 6:00 PM

Schedule a 20-minute appointment with Danielle, Reference and Technology Librarian, and get personalized one-on-one technology aid to learn basic computer skills or receive assistance with a specific task or problem.
To make an appointment, call the library at 508-497-9777 and ask for the reference desk, or email dcook@hopkintonma.gov. You may also drop in during scheduled office hours. Scheduled appointments have first priority; otherwise, drop-in appointments are first-come-first-served.



Free Tickets to HCA Events
Hopkinton Library has a limited number of tickets available to certain events at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts! See details here. Tickets are on a first-come-first-served basis. No reservations. One event per household. 

 
New Passes
Symphony Pro Musica has donated half-price tickets to its four 2019-2020 season performances. The first begins on Nov. 2 & 3. You can reserve tickets for either Saturday or Sunday and receive two tickets per reservation.
 
Big News!!
Unibank is conducting an exciting Community Giving Program for Hopkinton organizations, and the library was selected to take part! But we need your vote. Just stop by Unibank's Hopkinton branch and cast your vote. You can vote once a day if you'd like. We could win up to $5,000! Imagine all we could do with that! 
 
Telescope Reservations Online
Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library and the assistance of the Aldrich Astronomical Society, the library has a telescope that Hopkinton residents can borrow up to a week at a time! Reservations can now be made online.
Find out more about this exciting resource we are happy to offer!


 
Start to learn a foreign language online!
 
Like to learn some basic conversation skills in a foreign language? Try this online language course. Click on the link above. and either create a profile for yourself or use Mango as a guest. There are 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses for foreign speakers available!
 


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. Email hopkintonlibrary@hopkintonma.gov, or call (508) 497-9777.

  • Find news articles about topics like STEM, Business and Economics, Health, and more with Access World News! Now available in the library and at home with your library card!
  • QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR CONCERNS?

    Feel free to contact our director Heather Backman who can be reached at hbackman@hopkintonma.gov or by calling the library at 508-497-9777.
  • TELESCOPE RESERVATIONS ONLINE

    We have a telescope to lend for use up to a week. Reservations may now be made online. Thanks to the generous donation from the Friends of Hopkinton Public Library and the assistance of the Aldrich Astronomical Society.
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