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.
Library hours to change
In response to community needs, the Hopkinton Public Library will be changing its hours. Beginning May 1, the library will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Computers will be shut down 15 minutes before closing, as will the Reference Department and Children’s Department.
Freedom Team Book Club
Tuesday, April 26, 7-8 p.m. (in-person)
Each month, Freedom Team Book Club members read a book about bias, discrimination or inequity. This month, the group is reading “A Disability History of the United States” by Kim E. Nielsen. Copies will be available at the library.
Frayed Knot Fiber Arts Circle
Wednesday, April 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Zoom)
Participants in the Frayed Knot Fiber Arts Circle 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 welcome. This group will meet on the last Wednesday of each month. Anyone who has questions or needs knitting materials should email Jak Miller at email@example.com.
ELL Conversation Circle
Friday, April 29, 10:30-noon
ELL Conversation Circle is designed to provide an opportunity for English language learners to practice vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Emphasis will be placed on providing conversation skills that reflect day-to-day life. Flexibility will be emphasized so that the needs of participants can be met. Register at the library’s website calendar.
It’s Now or Never with Judah Leblang
Tuesday, May 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
“It’s Now or Never: My Life in the Late Middle Ages” is a mostly humorous look at getting older, trying to live a creative life and dealing with times when “man planned, and God laughed.” Judah Leblang has done his shows live at fringe festivals in the U.S. and Canada, and won Best of Festival at the 2019 Calgary Fringe. Register at the library’s website calendar.
Author Talk: “Love, Theodosia” with author Lori Goldstein
Tuesday, May 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Author Lori Goldstein will present a talk about “Love, Theodosia,” a book about a fictional romance between Theodosia Burr and Philip Hamilton. Attendees will learn about the research process for writing this historical romance. Copies of the author’s books will be on sale courtesy of Aesop’s Fable Bookstore, based out of Holliston. The program is presented by Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library.