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The Young Adult Department:

So much more than books!


Take a look at some of the fun things we have to offer on a regular basis!

Take and Make Crafts

Tweens, Teens, and New Adults can come and grab a “Take and Make” craft in the YA Room. They are here until they are gone. We offer 1-3 crafts a month. More information can be found here on our calendar.

Passive Activities

Come to the YA room to sit and play a game with friends after school on the computers. Play a board game. Do a puzzle! Use our free B&W printing. Make a bookmark. Color. Sit with Rebel the therapy dog. Stay for a movie night. We always have something to do in here!

Diversity Reads Book Club

Each month we offer three selections for our Diversity Read book club. each selection has an offering that is on a related topic for adults, young adults, and children. This is a passive reading group where readers can engage with the books however they choose. Use the questions that come with each book to discuss the work with family and friends. Post online using #diversityreads to engage with others.

Upcoming Events

Frayed Knot Fiber Art Circle

Frayed Knots Fiber Arts Circle

New Day! The Second Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m.

Resuming May 9th!

An unserious group of crafters who chat as much as they stitch. Beginners and drop-ins welcome and encouraged. Every second Thursday of the month in the Main Floor community area. Jak, the Stitch Witch/ Assistant Library Director can also provide crochet instruction and help during this time.

Peer Led SAT Prep

Fridays, 3:15 pm

Looking for help preparing for the SAT? Join us for peer-led, drop-in study sessions to help you achieve your best score. Drop in on Fridays in the Hopkinton Public Library’s Teen Room from 3:15 – 4:15. There is no need to register. This event is open to all teens (no, you don’t have to live in Hopkinton!) who would like help preparing for the SAT or improving your score. This is a peer led event sponsored by the HPL Young Adult Department. 

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Free Play Gaming

Most Middle and High School Early Release Days 1:00-4:00 pm

Upcoming dates: 3/15/24 & 5/10/24

One Up Games brings a variety of next-gen consoles and gaming monitors to the HPL! They bring all the popular games along with a mixture of classic and retro games. This program allows patrons to play what you wish, with the freedom to move to any system and play any game. 

This program is recommended for ages 9-100+

Patrons under the age of 9 MUST be accompanied at all time by a responsible person over the age of 12.

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D&D Group

Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join Nate, Hopkinton’s resident Dungeon Master for HPL’s weekly Dungeons and Dragons Group.  Players will test their skills and wills through challenging and fun campaigns and character development.  Upper elementary students, teens, tweens, and new adults are welcome to join us for a night of role playing fun. Registration is not required, but highly encouraged to help us plan for the right number of players. D&D is a role playing game that may simulate mythical conflict.  Group 1 meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, and Group 2 meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month.

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Pokémon Club

Thursdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm

New Day Starting March 28th!

Do you play Pokémon?  Looking for someone to play with, trade cards, and chat about all that is Pokémon? You’ve found you place!  Join us at the HPL for after school Pokémon club.  This club is a peer directed event that will be held in the main library community area outside of the YA room, starting at 4:00 pm.  Bring your Pokémon cards if you have some.  If you do not have cards, we will have a small amount for in-library use.  This is a drop-in style club.  No registration necessary. 

Find your next adventure at the library!

From study sessions to gaming, take and make craft to book groups, the HPL has an activity for everyone.