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Library Corner, April 5 edition

by | Apr 2, 2023 | Featured

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.

Schedule update
The library will be closed Saturday, April 15, and Monday, April 17.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, April 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Register on the Red Cross website at rcblood.org/3AmuYsP.

Our Time Memory Cafe at Senior Center
Thursday, April 6, 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 from 1-2:30 p.m. This event will be held at the Hopkinton Senior Center.

Movie and Director Q&A: ‘Being Robin’ by Roger Kabler
Thursday, April 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
(Note: This event has been rescheduled after being postponed due to inclement weather last month.) Local filmmaker and performer Roger Kabler will present a viewing and discussion of his film “Being Robin” (beingrobinthemovie.com). A man believes he is possessed by the spirit of Robin Williams. Whether he is truly at the center of a spiritual event or he is delusional, he mounts a hysterical and touching stage tribute that becomes a hit around America. Based on true events.

The Plant Guy Eric — Cannabis Consultant
Monday, April 10, 6-7:30 p.m.
Eric is a cannabis cultivation consultant based in Central Massachusetts. He will cover everything from choosing and starting seeds, what equipment is needed, daily care including info on nutrients and types of soil, right through the process of harvesting, with an emphasis on destigmatizing the use of cannabis.

Narcan Training and Community Harm Reduction with Hopkinton Health Department
Tuesday, April 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Narcan is the brand name of the generic naloxone and is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids. This free Narcan training will provide participants with a brief understanding of how to recognize an opioid overdose as well as when and how to use Narcan, and includes a free kit to take home.

In-Person Author Talk: Janis Daly discusses ‘The Unlocked Path’
Tuesday, April 11, 6-7 p.m.
Meet a “new woman” of the 20th century: educated, career-minded, independent Eliza Pearson Edwards. In 1897 Philadelphia, after witnessing her aunt’s suicide, Eliza rejects her mother’s wishes for a society debut, and at a time when 5 percent of doctors are female, she enters a woman’s medical college.

Women’s Financial Round Table
Wednesday, April 12, 1-2 p.m.
Anyone confused about financial markets, wondering what Bitcoin is all about, or staring blankly at their retirement statements should join Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone for this online program. Each session of Women and Money Roundtable: How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets focuses on a different topic.

SAT Strategy Session
Wednesday, April 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
AP students who have succeeded all year long in their classes still need to prepare for the actual exam. In this presentation from the Princeton Review’s Sarah Cao, students will learn strategies for the AP exams that can earn scores that equate to college credit.

Frayed Knot Fiber Arts Circle
Wednesday, April 12, 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.

50-plus Job Seekers Networking Group
Wednesday, April 12, 6-8 p.m.
The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50-plus Job Seekers Group meets via Zoom. This program is for those who are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed or seeking a new career direction. This session will focus on creating a LinkedIn profile.

Going Zero Waste As a Family with Sarah Robertson-Barnes
Wednesday, April 12, 7-8 p.m.
Participants in the Zoom program will learn how to manage eco-anxiety and lessen their impact on the planet with easy-to-implement sustainable living tips for busy families. All ages are welcome. Sarah Robertson-Barnes, founder of the Sustainable in the Suburbs blog, is a freelance writer, educator and consultant.

SAT Practice Test
Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
This free online SAT practice test is with the Princeton Review. Registration is available via this link: secure.princetonreview.com/event?PSOId=518553.

Author Talk: Christopher Morash discusses ‘Dublin: A Writer’s City’
Saturday, April 15, 10-11 a.m.
Those who love classic literature and a pint o’ Guinness should join this online conversation with author and Trinity College professor Christopher Morash. He will discuss his book, “Dublin: A Writer’s City,” which unfolds a book-lover’s map of this unique city, inviting readers to experience what it means to live in a great city of literature.

50-plus Job Seekers Networking Group
Wednesday, April 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50-plus Job Seekers Group meets via Zoom. This program is for those who are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed or seeking a new career direction. This session will focus on LinkedIn and personal branding.

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