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In Case You Haven't Heard...
After more than 30 years of service to the town, Toni Alexander will be retiring from the library on February 28.  She has been a huge part of our patrons' experience, and while she didn't want a big sendoff, we know she would love a chance to say goodbye to people she has known over her years here. 
 
Mini Golf in the Library
Friday, Feb. 28       11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, Feb. 29    11:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Friends of Hopkinton Public Library are happy to invite you to play mini-golf in the library! The course will have 18 fun and challenging holes scattered around the main and upper floor. Bring your family in to have indoor fun during this cold time of year. All ages are invited to play! There is no admission charge, but donations to the Friends will be most welcome. 
 

We're Hiring!
The Library is now hiring substitute positions in two different areas -  Junior Library Assistants for circulation and Reference Librarians.

We are also hiring for a Senior Library Assistant -Technical Services.
Please click on the links to view the job descriptions and application forms. 

 
Reminder: There is no Parent-Child playgroup on Friday 2/28/2020. Parent-Child playgroup will resume 3/7/2020.  
 
Author Visit
Marianne Leone, author of Knowing Jesse, will be speaking on and reading from her newest book, Ma Speaks Up and a First-generation Daughter Talks Back.
Tuesday, March 10   7:00 pm

 

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Dementia Communication Strategies: Using Art & Images to Enrich Conversation
Tuesday, February 25    7:00 to 8:00 PM

Caring for someone with memory loss or other health issues can be challenging, but also joyful and rewarding! Come to this author (Hilda's Story: New Bedford, Massachusetts) - led talk to hear about how this 'Picture Book for Grownups' came about and participate in a discussion about a painting that has quite a story to tell! You will take home with you practical tips and effective techniques to improve communication and also suggestions for activities that can add color and creativity to your day. 

Learn How to Stage Your Home
Wednesday, Feb. 26  6:30 to 8:00 PM

Home Stager Marianne Cherico will show how you can implement staging to stand out against the competition and maximize the equity in your home.
Special Bonus - Send a photo of a room in your home to alanconnell@remax.net by Friday, February 21st, and Marianne will advise you on how to stage your room for today's buyer. Please note: the presenter will use as many submitted photos as time permits.


Chat n Chew Book Group
Wednesday, February 26  12:30 to 1:30 PM (new day!)

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. New members always welcome!

Art of Behavior Change
Tuesday, March 3   7:00 to 8:30 PM

Do you have a desire to change a behavior? Is it about a health-compromising behavior (eating too much dessert, skipping breakfast, etc.), or a health-enhancing behavior (e.g. start exercising, meditating, etc.) you'd like to address? Utilize a smart plan to navigate from where you are now to where you would like to be in the future.  Dr. Gail Marrella is a health & wellness educator and personal health coach who helps individuals and groups to engage in positive, sustainable health practices to achieve long-term success.

 



New Passes
Symphony Pro Musica has donated half-price tickets to its four 2019-2020 season performances. The next performance is Feb. 1 & 2.  You can reserve tickets for either Saturday or Sunday and receive two tickets per reservation.
 
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.

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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.
  • 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.
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