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WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!
The library is very lucky to have a dedicated group of volunteers that helps to keep us running smoothly. Our volunteers of all ages have given over 500 hours since we've opened our expanded space. Thank you to all!!


 
The Friends of Hopkinton Public Library will NOT be receiving any more donations after May 4 for the book sale on May 18 & 19 . They will accept books in good, sellable condition. Please no textbooks, VHS tapes or encyclopedias. Thank you!
Many Adult, Teen and Children Programs Going On!
Check out our new event calendar ! You can view all events or isolate by age group. View the present month's events or see past and future ones!
 
A SAMPLING OF SOME UPCOMING PROGRAMS

WZLX Music Director Carter Alan
Wednesday, April 25 2018   6:30 p.m.
Strong event Room - Presented by Friends of Hopkinton Public Library

Join us as Carter Alan speaks about his new book "The Decibel Diaries:a journey through rock in 50 concerts".  Before his current position, Carter was a DJ at WBCN for nineteen years. He is the author of U2, Outside Is America, Life on the Road and Radio Free Boston.

Feasting with your Instant Pot
Wednesday May 2, 2018    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Strong Event Room

The instant pot craze is here, are you on board? Join chef Liz Barbour for a cooking class that will help take the mystery out of this amazing, time-saving kitchen tool. Following a demonstration of two recipes that you can recreate at home, Liz will offer tasty samples for everyone to enjoy. Signup is requested.

Gentle Yoga: Stretch, Relax, and De-stress with Ritu Kapur
Friday May 4, 2018  11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Strong Event Room

During this program, we will talk about the connection of breath with our bodies and our minds and you will learn a few simple and effective breathing techniques to awaken and relax the nervous system and to connect with the present moment. The practice will include meditation, gentle yoga stretches at chair level to help us release the muscle tension. All levels are warmly welcomed!

Young Adult Author Panel
Saturday, May 5th   11:00 am
Hopkinton Public Library 

Presenting a special program of five Young Adult authors who will discuss their writing and sign books for audience members. Authors Katie Bayerl, Erin Dionne, A.C. Gaughen,Kim Savage, and Francisco Stork will share information about their work and their writing processes.  After taking questions from the audience, they will sign books.  A limited number of copies of their novels will be available for purchase at the event.  Light refreshments will also be served.  We are very excited to host this event, sponsored by the Friends of Hopkinton Public Library, and welcome all to meet these wonderful local authors!

Our Time Memory Café
Tuesday, May 8   1:00PM  to 3:00PM​ 
(then monthly​ every 2nd Tuesday )
Hopkinton Public Library

Our Time Memory Café is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment, or living with dementia and their care partner, family, and friends. The monthly events are free​. ​The café is a place to socialize, share experiences with others going through similar changes, and form friendships​.​ A care partner must accompany anyone who requires assistance.
Registration is requested but not required. For more information or to register call 508.497.0108 or email info@ourtimememorycafe.org. Presented with the Hopkinton Senior Center.

Birds and Birding in your Backyard
Wednesday May 9, 2018   6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Strong Event Room

Learn More about the birds who come to your Backyard, recognize them by their specific feathers and nests.and learn how to attract them to your yard and feeders.
Join experts in the field from Mass. Audubon in discussing this topic

RebelRebel the Therapy Dog
Tuesdays -2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
at the library.

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.
To make an appointment to see Rebel, contact Jessi McCarthy at jmccarthy@hopkintonma.gov.

Monthly Program
colorful swash designColoring for Grown-Ups (and high-schoolers)
Wednesday, April 25 (drop-in starting 6:30 pm)
Hopkinton Library - 13 Main Street - LL Classroom
Whether you're an experienced colorist or a beginner, join us for a drop-in evening of relaxing coloring! Colored pencils, markers, and pictures to color will be provided - or bring your own materials!


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
  • 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.
  • MEETING ROOM RESERVATIONS

    Learn about our new meeting room reservation system. We are now accepting room reservation requests!
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING at HPL?

     

    Check out what we have to offer this month. View/print our monthly program calendar

  • 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.
  • WHEN IN DOUBT...ASK A LIBRARIAN

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    http://guides.library.harvard.edu/fake
  • 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/
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