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Book Donations
The Friends of Hopkinton Library Book Sale is on June 7 & 8.  They will NOT accept book donations after May 4 or until they run out of storage (whichever comes first). If you have a large number of donations, please contact the Friends at Thank you for supporting the Friends and Hopkinton Public Library!

Program Highlights
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Chickens 101
Wednesday, April 
24     6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Feeling cooped up over the winter? Come chat about chicks and chickens and egg on newcomers!

Meditation for Stress-Free Living
Saturday, April 27     10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join Dr. Allan Hughes as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.

Jen Mann's Big Book Tour
Monday, May 6   6:00 to 7:30 PM

Author of Working with People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Cantankerous Clients, Micromanaging Minions, and Other Supercilious Scourges. Jen Mann is best known for her wildly popular and hysterical blog "People I Want to Punch in the Throat" and her hilarious rants and funny observations on everything from parenting to gift giving to celebrity behavior to politics to Elves on Shelves.

Mass Audubon Program - Native Plant Gardens
Wednesday, May 8   6:30 to 7:30 PM

Join our presenter to discuss and learn how to establish a 'Native Plant Garden for pollinators.

Ceremonial Stone Landscapes
Saturday, May 11, 2019    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Doug Harris' presentation will cover how to identify Ceremonial Stone Landscapes in the town and how to work with the town's historical commission to develop a protected status. Participants are invited to bring photographs of structures they wish to ask about. The process will include identifying a group of people to lay out a process for creating a protected status and begin a dialogue with the town's historic commission.

The Friends of Hopkinton Public Library present
Author - Michael de la Pena
Monday, May 13    6:30 - 7:30 PM

Michael C. de la Pena is the author of Coyote Wars, The Last Coyote and Coyote Rising. He has added a series prequel in The Devil's Henchmen. These stories are threaded with tension, twists and turns that will keep you enthralled to the very last page. Join The Friends of Hopkinton Public Library for this exciting evening as he reads and discusses his newest book. Books will be available to purchase for signing.

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.

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.  

Rebel the Therapy Dog
Tuesdays -2:30 PM 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!


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.

    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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