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Program Highlights
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Author Talk: Marjorie Robie - 'Dueling Dragons'
Saturday December 15, 2018
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Inspired by a collection of ancestral diaries that survived intact through famine, revolution, a transoceanic voyage, a bank renovation, and a mistaken mailing to the American heartland, Marjorie Harshaw Robie’s new book Dueling Dragons tells the story of 25 tumultuous years in the history of Ireland through the words and actions of three men who lived on the front lines of revolution.

Chat 'n' Chew Lunch-time Book Group
December 18th   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. The group leader will post a brief review on the library's website to also share with the Hopkinton community.  

Sweet & Savory Pies with Liz Barbour
Wednesday, December 19
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM  (Register in advance online or call reference librarian)

Making pies isn't as hard as you might think! Chef Liz Barbour will talk about the history of pies, how to make tender, flaky crusts, and what sweet and savory fillings to use. Following her discussion, she will demonstrate how to make the perfect pie crust followed by the demonstration of 2 delicious pies for everyone to sample. Don't miss this tasty class!

A Glimpse of Indian Culture (for all ages)
Saturday, Dec 22 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Come for an all-ages event celebrating Indian culture featuring dance performances, music, a skit, book readings, a photo booth and more!

Our Time Memory Cafe
Tuesday, Jan. 8    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.

Puzzle Jug, Mug, and Bowl
Wednesday, January 9   6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Presented by Master Potter Rick Hamelin. The audience will have the opportunity to handle various types of historical, unique drinking and eating vessels while discussing the food and drink consumed from them.

Getting Organized in 2019 with Jenna Elliot of The Naked Flower
Saturday, January 12   2:00 PM

This workshop will give you a new way to think about your “stuff”. Tips on controlling your calendar and to-do lists, developing decisive instincts for organizing, along with simple habits to help reduce clutter and increase efficiency.  Resources such as stores, helpful websites, and literature on organizing will be shared.

Bee Talk with Tony Lulek of Little Beehive Farm
Monday, Jan. 14 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Tony Lulek will discuss our agricultural systems and how it relates to us as individuals and to the honeybees and all pollinators. 
This talk covers everything from colony collapse & varroa mites, to what is like to be a beekeeper, all about the honeybees and what you can do as an individual to maintain their existence.  

 

ONGOING PROGRAMS
RebelRebel the Therapy Dog
Tuesdays -2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
at the library.

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. To make an appointment to see Rebel, contact Jessi McCarthy at jmccarthy@hopkintonma.gov.



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
September 18th, October 16th, November 20th and December 18th
the 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.  

 

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. We are now accepting room reservation requests!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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/
  • ANCESTRY RESOURCE

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  • LIBRARY GROUPS

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