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Climate Crisis - Facts and Actions
with Scott Richardson
Thursday, September 19    7:00 to 8:30 PM

Newly minted Climate Reality Leader, Scott Richardson will share facts about Earth’s climate crisis and provide insight into actions necessary to impact the future of our shared home. 

Yoga Series
Tuesday, Sept. 24, Oct 1 & 8    7:00 to 8:30 PM

Hopkinton Public Library welcomes you to try three free yoga classes!
These will be gentle yoga classes - open to students of all abilities. 
We will practice some gentle stretching and strengthening postures, breath-work, and meditation. Bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Wear comfortable clothes. Don't have a big meal before class. Yoga is practiced barefoot. If you are uncomfortable barefoot, wear non-slip socks.


YA for Adults Book Group (and students in grades 11-12)
Wednesday, September 25     7:00 to 8:00 PM

The YA for Adults Book Group meets to discuss timely young adult books.  Open to adults and juniors and seniors in high school.  
This month, we are discussing 'Dress Codes for Small Towns' by Courtney Stevens.  Copies of the book are available at the main circulation desk.
New members welcome.

Basic Computer Class
Thursday, September 26    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, get started with us as we learn what a computer is and how to get started using one. We'll cover the parts of a computer, using a mouse and keyboard, and turning a computer on and off.

 
ONGOING PROGRAMS

Our Time Memory Cafe
Second Tuesday of the month
1:00 PM to 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. 
A care partner must accompany anyone who requires assistance.

Chat 'n' Chew Lunch-time Book Group
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. Group leader will post brief review on the library's website to also share with the Hopkinton community.

Technology Office Hours
First & third Wednesday  4:00 to 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. More info here.  

Rebel the Therapy Dog
Tuesdays - 2:30 to 3:30 PM

Rebel the Therapy Dog will have regular 'office hours' at the library on Tuesdays. Rebel is a sweet Swiss Mountain Dog who would be happy to meet you! Find her in the Young Adult room or the Ellsworth Conference Room. 

 

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.
  • 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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