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Please Note- At this time, do not book the Conference Room if your
event requires use of the flatscreen TV.

Book Donations
The Friends of Hopkinton Library Book Sale is on June 7 & 8.  They will NOT accept book donations after May 4 or until they run out of storage (whichever comes first). If you have a large number of donations, please contact the Friends at Thank you for supporting the Friends and Hopkinton Public 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.

Passport to Retirement-THIS PROGRAM IS FREE, NOT $79
Wednesday, May 15, 22 & 29     6:30 to 7:30 PM

This 3-series seminar will assist in your ability to assess your potential sources of retirement income, improve your investment potential, manage your financial risk, and help preserve your estate for your heirs. You'll also find out how you may be able to avoid unnecessary taxes, make sound choices when claiming Social Security, and help protect yourself from the potentially devastating costs associated with a disability or long-term-care expenses.

Chat 'n Chew Book Group
Tuesday, May 21    12:30 to 1:30 PM

See description below

Technology Help Office Hours
Wednesday, June 5 & 19     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.
To make an appointment, call the library at 508-497-9777 and ask for the reference desk, or email You may also drop in during scheduled office hours. Scheduled appointments have first priority; otherwise, drop-in appointments are first-come-first-served.

Spring Book Sale-Friends of Hopkinton Library
Friday, June 7   10:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 8    10:30 AM to 3:30 PM

"Members Only" Shopping: Friday, June 7 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am.
You can join at the door!
Volunteers Needed! 
We need volunteers on Thursday, June 6, Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8. The main duties are re-stocking the tables, organizing books and helping customers. Volunteers work in two-hour shifts. Sign up sheets will be available on the Friends website as we get closer to the sale.

High School Study Day for Finals- Grades 9-11
Monday, June 10    2:30 to 7:30 PM

Study for finals in space reserved for you. Pizza served around 5:00.

Storycraft with Author Mary Beth Numbers
Saturday, June 15   10:30 to 11:30 AM  Ages 6+

Would you like to hear a tale from Africa?  Come hear about how the first human in Uganda outsmarted a wizard when he listened to the important advice of a friend.  We’ll end with a craft that matches the book. The author is a second-grade teacher from Holliston School District who travels to Uganda each year!

Bridging the Gap Between Parents and Teen Daughters:
How to Help Girls Navigate
Saturday, June 15    2:00 to 3:00 PM

In this interactive workshop by Ashley Olafsen, learn how to help your teenage daughters navigate body image, friendships, relationships, social media, and mental health. Ashley will share insights on what girls may be struggling with, what girls wish their parents knew, and how parents can support young women during middle and high school. 

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 PM 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!


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 Let us know if you need help accessing Children’s Story Hours or events. Email, or call (508) 497-9777.

    Feel free to contact our director Heather Backman who can be reached at or by calling the library at 508-497-9777.

    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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