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The library will be closed on Monday, January 20
in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


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Chat n Chew Book Group
Tuesday, January 21  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. New members always welcome!

Birds of Prey with Kathleen Regan from Mass Audubon
Saturday, January 25     1:00 to 2:00 PM

This program is generously co-sponsored by the Hopkinton Area Land Trust.
Space is limited - sign up required!
Find out why hawks, owls, eagles, osprey and falcons are considered birds of prey, and discover their diversity while meeting live birds of prey native to Massachusetts. We’ll share some tips to help you see these birds more often where you live.  There are many more out there than you might think!

History Book Club
Monday, January 27   6:30 to 7:30 PM

The history book club meets once a month. New members always welcome!  Reading -  Barnum by Robert Wilson. Books are available at the library.

Living on Earth Book Group
Tuesday, January 28 (not the 21st) 6:15 to 8:00 PM

Coming together once a month to thoughtfully examine a wide range of ecological issues. Let's deepen our understanding of our human relationship to Earth's changes and cycles and all living beings. Gather at 6:15, with the formal book discussion from 6:30 - 8 pm.  Our first read will be Naomi Klein's pivotal assessment of our response to the climate crisis: On Fire, The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal. 

Our Time Memory Cafe
Tuesday, February 11   1:00 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.

New Passes
Symphony Pro Musica has donated half-price tickets to its four 2019-2020 season performances. The next performance is Feb. 1 & 2.  You can reserve tickets for either Saturday or Sunday and receive two tickets per reservation.
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 Let us know if you need help accessing Children’s Story Hours or events. Email, 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!

    Feel free to contact our director Heather Backman who can be reached at or by calling the library at 508-497-9777.

    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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    Curious about all the groups associated with the library? Find out here how they all support the library.
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