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Just a Reminder....This is our 2nd summer we are open on Saturdays thanks to the Town's generosity in increasing the library budget to support the additional hours! 


 
Book Donations
The Friends of Hopkinton Public Library are accepting book donations. Please be sure to bring donations in boxes or bags that may be left and visit their website to learn about what is accepted. Thanks for supporting the Friends and Hopkinton Library!
 
Program Highlights
Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming events and sign up for our monthly newsletter here. Find our "Calendar/Events" on the menu bar link above.  Also, see "Ongoing Programs" below this listing.

Adult Space Science Book Club Begins
Wednesday, June 26  6:30 pm

Read a book about space-related science, and discuss topics such as astronaut training, astrobiology, and why Pluto is no longer considered a planet. Open to all levels of scientific knowledge; come to learn something new or to share your expertise!  This month we will be reading How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mark Brown. Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

"Out of This World" Magic Show
with Ed Popielarczyk
Wednesday, June 26    11:00 am

Join us for a zany magic show that will keep kids and parents laughing the whole way through.  All ages.  No registration is necessary.

CANCELED - Free College Essay Review Session
Thursday, June 27  10:00 to 2:00   (16 spots available)
Juniors/Rising Seniors Only

Hopkinton Youth Commission in collaboration with Hopkinton Public Library and Education Station Hopkinton is providing free, 15-minute college essay reviews by college admission expert Christine Chapman, founder of Education Station. Please call 508-625-1663 to secure your time. This is not a drop-in program.

Teen Summer Crafternoon-Galaxy in a Jar
Wednesday, July 10   5:30 to 7:30 PM

Use cotton balls, paint, glitter, and water to make a galaxy in a jar to celebrate the summer's astronomy theme.
Grades 6-12 ONLY.  Must register online, LIMIT of 12.  All materials and snacks provided.

Mad Science NASA Activity Station
Thursday, July 11  1:00 to 3:00 PM

Explore the Moon, Earth, Mars, and beyond! Mad Science and NASA have teamed up to create an 'out of this world' program where children learn about astronomy and life in space!
Mad Science will be bringing an activity booth. Children will experience a space vacuum, principles of flight, spinoff technology and even astronaut training. There will be all kinds of examples of space phenomena and what it's like to live in space. Don't miss the fun at this interactive event. Drop in event. Ages 5 and up.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing - 50th Anniversary Webcast
Monday, July 15   4:00 to 5:00 PM

What was the sequence of this incredible mission? Where on the Moon did they land? And how did they return safely to Earth?
Join us to watch a webcast of the guided recreation of Apollo 11’s journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston.

Legacy of Apollo-For All Ages!
Monday, July 15  6:30 to 7:30 PM

The Aldrich Astronomical Society presents 'The Legacy of Apollo'
An overview of the US Space Program tasked with putting humans on the Moon by the end of the 1960s and returning them safely to Earth!
A family-friendly program with great images and videos!
Display of space models!  Door prizes for kids!
 
ONGOING PROGRAMS

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.

Technology Office Hours
First & third Wednesday  4:00 to 6:00 PM

Schedule a 20-minute appointment with Danielle, Reference and Technology Librarian, and get personalized one-on-one technology aid to learn basic computer skills or receive assistance with a specific task or problem. More info here.  

Rebel the Therapy Dog
Tuesdays - 2:30 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!


 
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 hbackman@hopkintonma.gov. Let us know if you need help accessing Children’s Story Hours or events. Email hopkintonlibrary@hopkintonma.gov, or call (508) 497-9777.
  • 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.
  • TELESCOPE RESERVATIONS ONLINE

    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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