For more information on any of the following programs or other activities at the library, visit hopkintonlibrary.org. The library also can be found on Facebook, @hopkintonlibrary, and on Twitter, @HopkintonPLMA.
Wednesday, April 19, 2-4 p.m.
All ages and families are welcome to stop by and make a card for someone special.
War Clouds on the Horizon with Stephen Doucet
Saturdays, starting April 22, 1-2 p.m.
This eight-week class will address the global causes and concerns that led to World War II. Each week will have a specific focus. Topics that will be addressed include the aftermath of the Great War and the fall of empires. Stephen Doucet is a 16-year veteran of the U.S. Army. He is a lifelong history buff and volunteers as a docent at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson. This class is free, courtesy of the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library, as part of a commitment to life-long learning.
‘Avocado Anxiety and Other Stories About Where Your Food Comes From’
Saturday, April 22, 10-11 a.m.
In an effort to make sense of the complex food system we are all part of, author Louise Gray tracks the stories of our five-a-day, from farm to fruit bowl, and shares the impact that growing fruits and vegetables has on the planet. This program is virtual.
Write a Letter to Our Troops
Tuesday, April 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Getting a letter can be the highlight of a military person’s day. Join Danielle, the adult services librarian, to write a letter of thanks (or two or three) to members of our military. The library will be sending the letters to the nonprofit organization A Million Thanks for sorting and posting.
Hopkinton Trail Explorers Event
Wednesday, April 26, 4-6:30 p.m.
Families are encouraged to stop by the large event room to find out about all the fun for kids on the local Hopkinton trails. There will be activities, prizes and information. This event is hosted by the Hopkinton Trail Coordination and Management Committee and the Hopkinton Public Library.
Job Corps Information Session
Wednesday, April 26, 6-7 p.m.
Job Corps is the largest job training and education program in the country, and it’s free to low-income 16-to-24-year-olds. Individuals can get the experience and skills they need to start a career that’s right for them, go to college or join the military.
Frayed Knot Fiber Arts Circle
Wednesday, April 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Participants are invited to bring their current project or pattern. This group is open to teens and adults of all skill levels. All fiber arts crafts (knitting, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, needle felting, etc.) are more than welcome. This group meets on the second and last Wednesdays of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Author Talk: William Kent Krueger, ‘Ordinary Grace’
Thursday, April 27, 8-9 p.m.
This online program is a riveting hour with New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger, who will discuss his newest book in the Cork O’Connor series “Fox Creek” and his other works.
Doggie Dens and Kitty Castles
Tuesday, May 2, 6-7:30 p.m.
Dog devotee Danielle and cat queen Jak will host an enjoyable evening of preparing to pamper pets. Everyone knows that with cats (and often dogs), if it fits, it sits! Participants can gussy up a shipping box to make an adorable den, castle, fort, throne, cave or shed for a favorite fluffy friend. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own wrapping paper, ribbons or toys to use as add-ons. The library will provide boxes in various sizes, coloring implements and some crafting odds and ends.
Our Time Memory Cafe at Senior Center
Thursday, May 4, 1-2:15 p.m.
Sponsored by Hopkinton Senior Services and the Hopkinton Public Library, Our Time Memory Cafe invites those with forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment or dementia and their care partner, family and friends to attend. Our Time Memory Cafe takes place on the first Thursday of each month at the Hopkinton Senior Center.