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Library Corner, April 3 edition

by | Mar 31, 2024 | Featured

For more information on any of the following programs or other activities at the library, visit hopkintonlibrary.org. Visit the library’s website calendar for event registration information. The library also can be found on Facebook, @hopkintonlibrary, and on Twitter, @HopkintonPLMA.

Schedule Update
The library will have a delayed opening of 10 a.m. on Friday, April 12, and will be closed Saturday, April 13, through Monday, April 15.

50-Plus Job Seekers Networking Group
Wednesdays, April 3 and 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
This Massachusetts Library Collaborative program meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month via Zoom. It’s targeted at those who are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for an “encore career.” The April 3 meeting will focus on cover letters and using AI in a job search, while the April 17 meeting will discuss networking.

Community Conversation on Neurodiversity
Thursday, April 4, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
This program, titled “Embracing All Kinds of Minds,” is an introduction to neurodiversity, autism and creating inclusive spaces. This talk and open discussion will be presented by Hopkinton resident, autism specialist and educator Betsy K. Johnson, who will give an overview of neurodiversity, explore the social model of disability, and discuss how the community can embrace neurodivergent individuals. This event also will be live-streamed. Individuals can receive a link to the live stream, by filling out a Google Form at forms.gle/e3Md3EA4qScWczEA7

Coffee House: Flamenco Boston
Saturday, April 6, 12:30-3 p.m.
This new series, funded by the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation and Mass Cultural Council, features a range of cultural and artistic performances at the library. For the first Coffee House, the Strong Room will come alive with Flamenco Boston’s music and dancing. The group is composed of two dancers, a singer and a guitarist. In addition to the musical performance, the group will talk about the history of flamenco and the intercultural relationships that formed it. After the performance, guests will be invited to participate in a short dance lesson. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Read In Peace: The Silent Book Club
Tuesday, April 9, 6-7 p.m.
Read In Peace allows participants to read whatever they want without interruptions. Individuals are invited to bring their own book or pick out a book on their way into the library. Then, readers will meet on the lower level for some uninterrupted literary enjoyment. This book club is recommended for ages 18 and older.

‘Boston Marathon Traditions and Lore’
Wednesday, April 10, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
In this program sponsored by the 26.2 Foundation, bestselling author Paul Clerici will share stories about the iconic Boston Marathon. He has written extensively on the race in the “Boston Marathon History by the Mile,” “Images of Modern America: The Boston Marathon,” and the newly released “Boston Marathon Traditions and Lore” books.

Monthly Music & Movement
Wednesday, April 17, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
This month’s children’s concert, sponsored by the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, is with the Toe Jam Puppet Band. It’s recommended for ages 0-5.

Learn to Draw with Corinne Roberts
Wednesday, April 17, 2-2:45 p.m.
Artist Corinne Roberts will guide participants (recommended ages 6-18) through several drawings during this program, funded by the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation. Participants may attend in person at the library (Teen and Children’s Department) or via Zoom. Registration is only required for those attending over Zoom.

Sourdough Starter Workshop with Sourdough Brandon
Thursday, April 18, 6-7:15 p.m.
Attendees will learn how to make, maintain and store a sourdough starter from an expert sourdough baker and food blogger. They’ll leave with many tips and tricks on how to keep their sourdough starter active and what to make with it, and even leave with some free sourdough starter. Sourdough Brandon is a full-time sourdough food blogger, writing detailed recipes, guides and tips on his website SourdoughBrandon.com and on social media @SourdoughBrandon.

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