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or by calling the library. Computers, study rooms, meeting rooms, seating, and public
bathrooms will remain unavailable for the time being. Masks are required.
(if you are unable to wear a mask, we are happy to offer curbside service)

Local Happenings!
From WGBH a virtual offering - May 13, 2021
Events sponsored by the Boston University Alumni Association - celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
Asian Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Zoo

More resources for education and engagement of
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Pacific Heritage - presented by The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 
Zinn Education Project - Brief profiles of people and events from Asian American and Pacific Islander people’s history.
Library of Congress Presidential Proclamations
National Today - a site that gathers all the special holidays and moments from around the world.
Try a recipe

Asian Pacific American Vets share their stories.
Smithsonian Social Studies Online

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In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Far East Deep South Film Presentation & Discussion
Tuesday, May 11  7:00 - 9:00 pm on Zoom

Hopkinton Library will host a screening of the moving film "Far East Deep South" about a family that learns about the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South during the Chinese Exclusion era. A post-film discussion with the writer/Director and producer Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu will follow.
The film will be available to screen from 1-7 pm and the discussion will be held from 7-9 pm. Please sign up on our website calendar by May 10 at 5 pm to receive the link to the film and participate in the post-film discussion.  The Library is grateful for the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation's sponsorship of this event.

Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials
Tuesday, May 18  6:30 - 8:00 pm on Zoom

A PowerPoint presentation offered by naturalist and landscaper John Root, provides guidance on meeting the habitat needs of birds, pollinators, and other beneficial wildlife. Please sign up on our website calendar to receive Zoom information.

Seasonal Cooking Workshop - Celebrate Spring!
Wednesday, May 19  6:00 PM to 7:15 PM

Join Nancy Wind, founder of Peaks and Poses, for the first of two seasonal cooking workshops that will celebrate spring. Participants can cook along with her or simply watch. In May, she will be making Palak Tofu.
Please sign up in advance on our website calendar to be emailed the Zoom info.

Society for Final Awareness Series: Social Security Explained
Tuesday, May 25  7:00 pm on Zoom

Marc Catona, from the Society for Financial Awareness ( will discuss the type of benefits you are eligible to receive, the difference between full retirement age and delayed retirement, the process of filing for benefits, retirement planning strategies, and annuity type distinction. Please sign up in advance on our website calendar to be emailed the Zoom info.

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