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Exciting News!
The Library will be open on Saturdays, beginning July 14th!
The FY19 budget approved at Town Meeting in May included funding for the library to be open more hours in the coming year! As a result, we will now able to open on Saturdays in the summer, beginning July 14. Please join us to celebrate with light refreshments 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

 
A SAMPLING OF SOME UPCOMING PROGRAMS
SAVE THE DATE!
Bestselling Author
Elizabeth Berg
Tues. August 7
12:00 pm
Author John Hodgson speaks on Richard Potter; 19th century son of Hopkinton slave who became global entertainer.
Wed. Sept. 19

Check out more adult and youth programs on our website calendar!

Pet Rocks
Thursday July 12, 2018 Space is limited; sign up is required.
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Childrens Program Room

Need a new pet? Come and create one - a pet rock!
Lots of fun! Dress for mess because there will be paint!
For ages 3 and up!  Program starts promptly at 2:30.

First Summer Saturday Celebration
Saturday July 14, 2018
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM   Strong Event Room

It's our first summer Saturday! Join the Trustees for light refreshments.

Library/Town Historical Discovery Hunt - Hopkinton On-the-Move
Saturday July 14, 2018
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Throughout the library and downtown!  Join the On the Move! program. 
This is a self-guided tour of  the Library and Hopkinton Center designed for all ages who like to be 'on the move' and learn some library and town history!   Meet at the library.

Ukulele Scramble
Wednesday July 18, 2018
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Strong Event Room

The Ukulele Scramble are Richard Perlmutter and Robin Hoffman. They sing and play rare, obscure and underperformed songs from the past 500 years; including works from the Renaissance, and Parlor and Art Songs from the 19th Century. They update, revise and rewrite lyrics for many of these songs, often humorously, and perform them on ukuleles and other small stringed instruments.

Teen/Adult Drum Circle
Monday July 23, 2018
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Ages 16 and up.  All instruments provided.

Learn basic hand drumming technique, common rhythms that are popular at drum circles, historical and cultural background for the different types of drums and the traditions they come out of, and play together as a group.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED TO 20!
Please sign up online by clicking the hand symbol on our website calendar.

Dinosaurs Rock! Puppet Show
Tuesday July 24, 2018
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Go on a 'Jurassic Journey' with the Caravan Puppets!
Dinosaurs Rock!  For all ages!

HDCA Book Club
Monday July 30, 2018
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM

Class Room-LL
Join us for the Hopkinton Diversity & Cultural Alliance Book Club! In July, we will be discussing the book Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon. Copies are available at the Library for check out.
 


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

                FULL USE AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY 

  • LIBRARY GROUPS

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

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    Check out our new online language learning tool Mango Languages!

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