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The Library is closed on Saturdays until July 14th
(see info below)

HPL is hiring!
The Town of Hopkinton seeks energetic and enthusiastic individuals with a love of reading for the following positions for its newly renovated Public Library.
Substitute Junior Library Assistants, Per Diem
Substitute Reference Librarians, Per Diem
Please see the full job posting here.
https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!msg/jobs/Dx1fCmOmd98/2FmalZ0WBAAJ

Important news for our Axis360 users!​
On June 30, 2018 the Commonwealth eBook Collections’ (CEC) access to Axis 360, BiblioBoard and eBook Central will end. That means that any eBooks on Axis 360, BiblioBoard, and eBook Central you have checked out will no longer be available and any holds on eBooks through those platforms will be cancelled. You will still have access to eBooks through your library or network’s Overdrive.

For More Information...

 


Exciting News!
The Library will be open on Saturdays, beginning July 14th!
The FY19 budget approved at Town Meeting in May included funding for the library to be open more hours in the coming year! As a result, we will now able to open on Saturdays in the summer, beginning July 14. (The library will still be closed on Saturdays from June 9 through July 7, due to staffing needs and FY19 funding becoming available as of July.)

 
A SAMPLING OF SOME UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Check out more on our website calendar !

Summer Reading Signup Starts!
June 18


Summer Astronomy Program
Wednesday June 20, 2018
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Strong Event Room

Join Chris Martel of the Aldrich Astronomical Society for a summer astronomy talk featuring the Library's circulating telescope.

The Boston Museum of Science presents Reptiles
Tuesday June 26, 2018
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Strong Event Room

Are Reptiles really slimy? Are they cold-blooded?
Find out the answers and meet some live reptiles when the Museum of Science comes to the Library!

Preston Heller as "The Mentalist-Seeing the Unseen"
Wednesday June 27, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM  Strong Event Room

Preston Heller will not tell you what a mentalist does. He will show you! Join us for this interactive experience! 'Seeing the Unseen' is part of his Fighting Hunger Tour. 
Attendees are encouraged to bring canned or dry goods for Project Just Because.

Our Time Memory Cafe
Tuesday July 10, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  Strong Event Room

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.

First Summer Saturday celebration
Saturday July 14, 2018
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM   Strong Event Room

It's our first summer Saturday! Join the Trustees for light refreshments.

Library/Town Historical Discovery Hunt - Hopkinton On-the-Move
Saturday July 14, 2018
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Throughout the library and downtown!  Join the On the Move! program. 
This is a self-guided tour of  the Library and Hopkinton Center designed for all ages who like to be 'on the move' and learn some library and town history!   Meet at the library.

SAVE THE DATES!
We have two exciting author visits coming up, so save the dates!
 
Bestselling Author
Elizabeth Berg
Tues. August 7
12:00 pm
Author John Hodgson speaks on Richard Potter; 19th century son of Hopkinton slave who became global entertainer.
Wed. Sept. 19


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

                FULL USE AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY 

  • LIBRARY GROUPS

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

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    Check out our new online language learning tool Mango Languages!

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