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Library Corner, Aug. 16 edition

by | Aug 14, 2023 | 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.

Young Adult Soap Making Workshop
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2-3 p.m.
Young adults, teens and tweens are invited to learn how to make soap. Each participant will make their own fun and quirky swirl soap using a glycerin-based soap, colorful soap curls, color, cosmetic glitter and a variety of scents. The program includes a discussion about the process of making cold-process soap, blending of essential oils and the role of exfoliants in soap making.

50-Plus Job Seekers Networking Group
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6-8 p.m.
This Zoom program is a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help with a career transition. These sessions will focus on creating a “career story” pitch.

Ukulele with Julie Stepanek
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2-3 p.m.
In this program for teens and adults, Julie Stepanek will show the fundamentals of the ukulele, an instrument that is fun and easy to play. No experience is necessary. Ukuleles will be provided. Registration is required.

Ladybug Printmaking
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6-7 p.m.
Participants will carve linoleum blocks to create two-sided stamps that can be used to make ladybug images. These are great fun and can be used on a variety of surfaces. Attendees will make cards with a summer theme.

Dungeons and Dragons Group
Wednesdays, Aug. 23 and 30, 6-8 p.m.
This program is suggested for ages 10 and older. Nate, Hopkinton’s resident Dungeon Master, will lead the library’s weekly Dungeons and Dragons Group. Players will test their skills and wills through challenging and fun campaigns and character development. Upper elementary students, teens, tweens and new adults are welcome for a night of role-playing fun.

Author Talk: Cassandra Clare
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 8-9 p.m.
This online chat is with mega-bestselling author Cassandra Clare, who wrote The Mortal Instruments series, and will focus on her newest and final book in The Last Hours series, “Chain of Thorns.”

Trail Walk with Hopkinton Trails Club
Thursday, Aug. 24, 7-8 p.m.
This week’s walk will take place at the Pratt Farm Trail, off Ash Street. The Hopkinton Public Library and the Hopkinton Trails Club present the Summer Trail Walks series. In this series, experts from the Trails Club will lead attendees on one-hour leisurely trail walks through Hopkinton trails and discuss the history, flora and fauna of the area. These walks are not strenuous, and no one will be left behind. Families are welcome. Registration is optional.

Meet The Things 2
Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
With the library of things, patrons can borrow items like musical instruments, home maintenance tools and craft tools. Individuals are invited to drop in to learn about some of the cool new things the library recently added. All ages are welcome. No registration is required for attendance.

Board Game Night For Adults
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 6-7:30 p.m.
During the pandemic, many people regained an appreciation for (and an occasional aversion to) board games. Participants will revisit old favorites or discover something new with Reference Supervisor and resident nerd Danielle Cook. She’ll have a selection of games on hand and be available to help get people started.

Zero Waste Kids: Birthdays, Lunches and More
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 7-8 p.m.
This virtual program for all ages is led by Sarah Robertson-Barnes, who will dig into practical tips to make children’s birthday parties and school lunches eco-friendly and low waste. There also will be a discussion about how kids, families and communities can be more sustainable as some towns/cities/states move toward free lunches for all.

Author Talk: Jeff Selingo
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2-3 p.m.
Spend an hour online with bestselling author Jeff Selingo, who wrote “Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admission.” Selingo immersed himself in the world of admissions for a year to answer the question on the minds of teenagers and their parents: How do colleges select their freshman class?

Frayed Knot Fiber Arts Circle
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 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.

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