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We're Hiring!
To fully support our newly expanded hours, we will be adding three Library Assistants and one Reference Librarian to our team. You can find both job postings below. Applications are due by November 7. Come join us in providing exceptional service in a busy, growing library!

Library Assistant job posting

Reference Librarian job posting
 
New Passes
Symphony Pro Musica has donated half-price tickets to its four 2019-2020 season performances. The first begins on Nov. 2 & 3. You can reserve tickets for either Saturday or Sunday and receive two tickets per reservation.
 
Big News!!
Unibank is conducting an exciting Community Giving Program for Hopkinton organizations, and the library was selected to take part! But we need your vote. Just stop by Unibank's Hopkinton branch and cast your vote. You can vote once a day if you'd like. We could win up to $5,000! Imagine all we could do with that! 
 
We now offer wireless printing from home or mobile device in the library.
Find out all about it here.

 

Free Tickets to HCA Events
Hopkinton Library has a limited number of tickets available to certain events at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts! See details here, or inquire at the main circulation desk. Tickets are on a first-come-first-served basis. No reservations. One event per household. 

 
Book Donations
The Friends of Hopkinton Public Library are accepting book donations until October 26 or until space runs out. Please be sure to bring donations in boxes or bags that may be left and visit their website to learn about what is accepted. For very large donations please contact The Friends. Thank you 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.

Louise Coleman Book Reading and Discussion
Tuesday, October 15     7:00 - 8:30 pm

Louise Coleman, ex-Director of Greyhound Friends, will be reading from and discussing her book, Boston Boy. Her talk will be focused on connections and will focus on historical information about the kennel and the Irish family that started it, her own Irish roots, and her current work with animal welfare in Ireland.

There will be a Q&A session after her presentation. If you would like to submit a question in advance, please e-mail it to hbackman@hopkintonma.gov. 
The library's decision to present an event does not imply either agreement or disagreement with a speaker's message or the content of the program and typically reflects anticipated interest in, or relevance of, a given topic within the community.


Friends of Hopkinton Library and Hopkinton Library present
Bird Mancini Concert
Thursday, October 17   7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (seating may be limited)

BIRD MANCINI, founded by Ruby Bird and Billy Carl Mancini, is Boston’s acclaimed accordion/guitar band featuring eclectic rock and Latin-flavored pop fusion, with lush vocals, blues-tinged guitar, accordion, harmonica, and percussion. Rounding out the quartet are Joel White on bass and Joe Jaworski on cajón and percussion.  BIRD MANCINI was nominated for 2017 and 2018 New England Music Awards.

Friends of Whitehall and HPL present
An Owl Program with Naturalist Kathleen Regan
Saturday, October 19   12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Space is limited! Sign up required!!

Get up close to live owls native to Massachusetts and discover the unique features that help these birds to survive. Learn about the conservation challenges currently faced by our local owls. Find out the best ways to discover which of these birds live near you!

Hopkinton Historical Society and Hopkinton Library
present - A Celebration of Hopkinton's Fitch Family
Sunday, October 20 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Hopkinton Historical Society

As part of an ongoing series of events, Jeremy Wyant, descendent of the Fitch family speaks about the family through pictures. Watch for updates on other upcoming events.

Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer
Tuesday, October 22   7:00 to 8:00 PM

Local author Maureen Boyle speaks on her book  'Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer'.

Conversations About a Plant-based Lifestyle
Wednesday, October 23   7:00 to 8:00 PM

Do you know what a plant-based diet or lifestyle really means? Would you like to know how you can improve your own health and wellness by eating more non-animal foods? Do you know what positive impacts eating a plant-based diet can have on our environment? Join Nancy Wind of Peaks and Poses for a gathering where we will discuss how to incorporate plants and nature into our diets and everyday lives.


Basic Computer Class
Thursday, October 24  6:00 to 7:30 PM

Join us for our twice-monthly Basic Computers series. Each class will focus on an aspect of basic computer use, from using a mouse to keyboard shortcuts to email and Google. This month, learn about email. Learn how to sign up for an email address, how to log in, and how to send and receive emails. 

For kids - Trick or Treat at the Library!
October 31  10 am to 8:00 pm

Costumes optional, but we love to see them!

 
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. 
A care partner must accompany anyone who requires assistance.

Chat 'n' Chew Lunch-time Book Group
Usually 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.

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