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NEW-Consumer Reports Online!
Hopkinton Library now has Consumer Reports online access. Anyone using our computers at the library may access the website. If you have a Hopkinton library card you may access the website remotely here. 
 
CW Mars Launches Auto-Renewals
Now, not only can Hopkinton residents use their local library card to check out materials at any CW MARS public library across the state, but checked out items will be automatically renewed.
Patrons will no longer have to remember to log into their account to renew physical items they have checked out.  If a checked out item can be renewed it will automatically be renewed on the due date.  
Read more here.

 
Program Highlights
Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming events and sign up for our monthly newsletter here. Find our "Calendar/Events" on the menu bar link above.  Also, see "Ongoing Programs" below this listing.

Dance and Sing with Rockabye Beats-Shon Gordon
Wednesday, July 17   10:30 to 11:15 AM

Come dance, sing, and get a little loco with Rockabye Beats! This unique and interactive music experience includes freestyle dance, instrument 'show and tell', music jams, and more!  Ages 1-5. No registration required.


Adult Space Science Book Club
Wednesday, July 24    6:30 to 7:30 PM

Read a book about space-related science and discuss topics like astronaut training, astrobiology, and why Pluto is no longer considered a planet. Open to all levels of scientific knowledge.  This month we will be reading Packing for Mars: the curious science of life in the void by Mary Roach. Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

Women in World Jazz Concert
Saturday, July 27   2:00 to 3:00 PM

An international all-female ensemble, bringing together some of the finest world and jazz musicians, each with extensive performing and teaching background in the New England area. The presentation includes vocal and instrumental music from different eras, cultures, and styles. The program is designed for all ages and offers audience participation playing and singing.


Rover Engineering - All Ages Astronaut Engineering Workshop
Wednesday, July 31    6:00 to 7:30 PM

Learn about Mars exploration and design your own supply drop to help our mars rover prepare for the arrival of human colonists on the Red Planet!  This is an all-ages event. Registration is required.

Sparky's Puppets: 'Stories from Outer Space'
Thursday, August 1    2:00 to 2:30 PM

Enter the magical world of children's stories, brought to life by colorful puppets and lively humor!  Ages 3-10. No registration required.

EcoTarium: 'Earth's Place In The Universe'
Wednesday, August 7    2:00 to 2:45 PM

How do the relative positions of the sun and earth change over the course of the day and the course of the year? Measure these changes through hands' on activities and demonstrations and discover the reason for the seasons!
Maximum 30 participants   Ages 7-10   Signup is required and begins July 17.

Singalong With Ed Morgan
Tuesday, August 13    10:30 to 11:15 AM

Singing and dancing for kids ages 1-99!
Join Ed Morgan, The Music Man, for a singalong!
Ed Morgan is better known in greater Boston simply as 'The Music Man'.  For over 10 years he has delighted kids and grown-ups alike with his interactive blend of original & traditional children's songs.   No registration required.

 
ONGOING PROGRAMS

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.

Technology Office Hours
First & third Wednesday  4:00 to 6:00 PM

Schedule a 20-minute appointment with Danielle, Reference and Technology Librarian, and get personalized one-on-one technology aid to learn basic computer skills or receive assistance with a specific task or problem. More info here.  

Rebel the Therapy Dog
Tuesdays - 2:30 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. 

 

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.
  • 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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