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The library will be closed on Monday, May 28
in observance of Memorial Day.



 
Hopkinton Public Library Planning Survey

We want to know...What do you want YOUR library to be?
Please take a few minutes to help us plan the library's future by sharing your thoughts in this anonymous survey. Your answers will be incorporated into the library's new long-range plan, to be released this summer, and will be used as we make decisions about library programs and services.
If you'd rather fill out a paper version of this survey, please call the library at 508-497-9777 and we will arrange to get one to you. Paper surveys may be returned to the library at 13 Main Street.
We will also be running focus groups to gather more detailed feedback in person. If you are interested in participating in a focus group, contact Library Director Heather Backman at hbackman@hopkintonma.gov or 508-497-3400.


Touch-a-Truck Time!

Please join the Hopkinton Library Foundation for the 7th Annual HPLF Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival on Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Hopkinton High School Parking Lot.
Touch-A-Truck will feature over 50 construction, service and emergency trucks (wow!) for the kids to see and touch, as well as tasty treats from food trucks. For more information and tickets visit the HPLF website.
 


Many Adult, Teen and Children Programs Going On!
Check out our new event calendar ! You can view all events or isolate by age group. View the present month's events or see past and future ones!
 
A SAMPLING OF SOME UPCOMING PROGRAMS
The Healing Power of Music and Words
Wednesday June 6, 2018  6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Strong Event Room

A performance of music and the power of spoken words with audience participation
Led by: Cheryl Melody Baskin, author, motivational speaker and musician. 
Cheryl will also read some excerpts from her book, 'Shift of Heart - Path To Healing and Love.' 
Books and CD's will also be available for signing after the performance.

Our Time Memory Cafe
Tuesday June 12, 2018   1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Strong Event Room

Our Time Memory Café is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment, or living with dementia, and their care partner, family, and friends. The monthly events are free, offering conversation and refreshments in a relaxing atmosphere. 
A care partner must accompany anyone who requires assistance. Registration is requested but not required. For more information, or to register, call (508) 497-0108 or email info@ourtimememorycafe.org

New Resident Social
Wednesday, June 13
6:30 to 7:30 PM
Strong Event Room

Join us for the first meeting of the Hopkinton Diversity & Cultural Alliance Book Club! 
Monday, June 18 6:00-8:00 pm

We will be discussing the book, “Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria” by Beverly Daniel Tatum. Copies are available at the Library for check out.
If you are unable to attend in person, but would still like to participate, please join the Goodreads online discussion: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/543295-hdca-online-book-club. 

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.

Monthly Program
colorful swash designColoring for Grown-Ups (and high-schoolers)
Wednesday, May 23 (drop-in starting 6:30 pm)
Hopkinton Library - 13 Main Street - LL Classroom
Whether you're an experienced colorist or a beginner, join us for a drop-in evening of relaxing coloring! Colored pencils, markers, and pictures to color will be provided - or bring your own materials!


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


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  • 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.
  • MEETING ROOM RESERVATIONS

    Learn about our new meeting room reservation system. We are now accepting room reservation requests!
  • WHEN IN DOUBT...ASK A LIBRARIAN

    This guide is intended to provide a brief introduction to provide some tools for identifying fake news and improving news literacy.
    http://guides.library.harvard.edu/fake
  • 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/
  • LIBRARY FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER

     

    Monthly news

    from the HPLF

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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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    Check out our new online language learning tool Mango Languages!

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