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Big News!!
We are excited to announce our expanded hours beginning Monday, September 9. The library will be open from 10 am to 9 pm on Monday through Thursday and 10 am to 6 pm on Friday. Saturdays will remain from 10 am to 4 pm. Sunday afternoon hours will also be added in the coming months. With the new schedule, the library will be open a total of 58 hours per week, up from 50 hours per week under the current schedule.  Check here for more information.
CW Mars Launches Auto-Renewals
Now, not only can Hopkinton residents use their local library card to check out materials at any CW MARS public library across the state, but checked out items will be automatically renewed.
Patrons will no longer have to remember to log into their account to renew physical items they have checked out.  If a checked out item can be renewed it will automatically be renewed on the due date.  
Read more here.

 
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.

Travels with Dalton: A journey through North America circa 1940
Saturday, August 17   2:00 to 3:00 pm

Films from time in the 1940 US. Coast and Geodetic Survey of Tuckerman Ravine skiing, to the Mississippi Delta, to Five-Finger Rapids on the Yukon River.

Adult Space Science Book Club
Wednesday, August 28    6:30 to 7:30 pm

Read a book about space-related science, and discuss topics like astronaut training, astrobiology, and why Pluto is no longer considered a planet. Open to all levels of scientific knowledge; come to learn something new or to share your expertise!
This month we will be reading The Planet Factory: Exoplanets and the search for a second earth by Elizabeth Tasker. Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

LAST day for children's summer reading prize store - Saturday, August 31
Please redeem any usable points by that day.


Library Closed
Labor Day- Monday, September 2

Technology Office Hours
Wednesday, September 4    4:00 to 6:00 pm
(see ongoing programs below)


Our Time Memory Cafe
Tuesday, September 10  1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  

(see ongoing programs below)
 
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
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.
  • CW MARS App

    Search the catalog, place holds, and renew books on your smartphone! Download the CW MARS Libraries app for iPhone or Android.
  • LIBRARY GROUPS

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