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The Library is closed on Saturdays until July 14th
(see info below)

HPL is hiring!
The Town of Hopkinton seeks energetic and enthusiastic individuals with a love of reading for the following positions for its newly renovated Public Library.
Substitute Junior Library Assistants, Per Diem
Substitute Reference Librarians, Per Diem
Please see the full job posting here.
https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!msg/jobs/Dx1fCmOmd98/2FmalZ0WBAAJ
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.


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. (The library will still be closed on Saturdays from June 9 through July 7, due to staffing needs and FY19 funding becoming available as of July.)

 
A SAMPLING OF SOME UPCOMING PROGRAMS
check out more on our website calendar

Summer Reading Signup Starts!
June 18


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. 

Summer Astronomy Program
Wednesday June 20, 2018
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Strong Event Room

Join Chris Martel of the Aldrich Astronomical Society for a summer astronomy talk featuring the Library's circulating telescope.

Preston Heller as "The Mentalist-Seeing the Unseen"
Wednesday June 27, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM  Strong Event Room

Preston Heller will not tell you what a mentalist does. He will show you! Join us for this interactive experience! 'Seeing the Unseen' is part of his Fighting Hunger Tour. 
Attendees are encouraged to bring canned or dry goods for Project Just Because.
 

SAVE THE DATES!
We have two exciting author visits coming up, so save the dates!
 
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


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.
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    Learn about our new meeting room reservation system. We are now accepting room reservation requests!


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    http://guides.library.harvard.edu/fake
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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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