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Employment Opportunity
The Town of Hopkinton is seeking a part-time reference/technology librarian. The full job description and requirements as well as an employment application can be seen here.
GIRLS WHO CODE STILL HAS SPOTS AVAILABLE
It's not too late, we still have a few open spots for Girls Who Code beginning
September 26. Contact Anne, Young Adult Librarian at athie@ hopkintonma.gov for information.
Program Highlights
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see much more on "Calendar/Events" link above.

Chat 'n' Chew Lunch-time Book Group
September 18th, October 16th, November 20th and December 18th
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.  


Author, John A. Hodgson Book talk/discussion on a
part of Hopkinton's Local History of early 19th century performer Richard Potter
Wednesday September 19   6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Mr. Hodgson, will read and discuss from his book 'Richard Potter: America's First Black Celebrity.' Co-sponsored by the Hopkinton Historical Society.


Preserving your harvest...
Canning, Freezing and Dehydrating
Saturday September 22  at  2:00 PM 

The Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens will share some simple and affordable techniques for canning, freezing, and dehydrating your harvest. Watch a demo and see how easy it is to keep your garden producing delicious food for the entire year. Participants will leave with free downloads and access to BVVG's YouTube channel for more tips and tricks!"


YA for Adults (and 11th & 12th graders) Book Group
Monday September 24, 2018
6:45 PM to 7:30 PM

Join our thriving YA for Adults Book Group to meet and discuss excellent teen literature!  Students in grades 11 and 12 also invited!  New members welcome.  Our first book is 'Out of Darkness' by Ashley Hope Perez.  Pick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk in the library.


Promoting and Selling your Art or Craft
Saturday September 29, 2018
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Beth Hoffer is a recognized photographer who has been promoting and selling her work successfully for close to a decade. In this introductory program, she will offer a workshop for artists and crafters looking to increase sales of their work. There will be ample opportunity for attendees to ask individual questions.


Back to School Essential Oils
Wednesday, October 3
6:45 to 7:45 pm

Come learn how to take a natural approach to keeping your family feeling healthy this school year from speaker Kristen Barraford. Participants will be learn about what essential oils are and the best oils to start the school year strong. 


Our Time Memory Cafe
Tuesday Oct. 9
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.


Parents' Conversations around Reproductive Health
with Corinne Daley, facilitator
First Meeting - Wednesday October 10, 2018
6:30 to 7:30 PM

The Parents' Conversations around Reproductive Health group provides a safe environment where parents can come together for an open conversation about their experiences, concerns, and challenges as they educate their children about reproductive health.

ONGOING PROGRAMS
RebelRebel the Therapy Dog
Tuesdays -2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
at the library.

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. To make an appointment to see Rebel, contact Jessi McCarthy at jmccarthy@hopkintonma.gov.



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
September 18th, October 16th, November 20th and December 18th
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.  

 

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

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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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