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The Project ABC Playgroup scheduled for Friday morning, March 15, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you next week!

Our Time Memory Cafe
Tuesday, March 12   1:00 PM
(See description below)

Teen Crafternoon
Tuesday, March 12
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Grades 6-12, must sign up online.

Limit of 12 participants, all materials provided!
Make a beautiful dream catcher to hang in your locker or room, or give it as a gift!  Snacks too!  This event will meet upstairs in the Children's Activity Room.

Friends of Hopkinton Public Library present
Author and "Chronicle" reporter Ted Reinstein
Wednesday, March 13   6:30 PM

Discussing his book "New England General Stores: Exploring an American Classic". Questions and books signing to follow.

Hopkinton’s 4th Annual 'Edible Book Festival” 
Friday, March 15th 
4:00-5:00 PM

FREE and FUN for all ages!
Attention Readers & Bakers: Start your ovens! 
Hopkinton Girl Scouts invite book and food lovers of all ages to Hopkinton’s 4th Annual Edible Book Festival.  This event is free and open to the public. You don’t have to enter to attend event, just come to vote for your favorite entries!

HDCA Book Club
Monday, March 18   6:00 PM

We will be discussing The Boy Kings of Texas by Domingo Martinez.
Pick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk.

Chat 'n' Chew Lunch-time Book group
Tuesday, March 19   12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
(see description below)

Teen Interactive Movie 'The Princess Bride'
Friday, March 22 (early release day)
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM    Grades 6-12 ONLY
Must sign up online; limit of 45 participants.

Join us for a special screening of 'Princess Bride' with active audience participation!  Snacks and all fun materials provided!  You keep the props!  Prizes!

Making Civility Great Again
Saturday, March 23  2:00 PM

Kim Kerrigan and Steven Wells authors of Making Civility Great Again
Improving Face to Face Communication in the Age of Chaos
provide you with the basic—and not so basic—information you need to enhance all of your communication with people you know and with strangers you meet.

2nd Annual Hopkinton 101
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This community fair style event will feature various Town of Hopkinton departments, boards, and committees, as well as local nonprofits. New and longtime residents can learn more about the services and resources available to them and take the opportunity to socialize with each other and with the people and groups who serve them.

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.  

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. 

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.

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