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Library Corner, Aug. 30 edition

by | Aug 28, 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.

Schedule Update
The library will be closed Saturday, Sept. 2, through Monday, Sept. 4 for Labor Day weekend.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Registration is available at the Red Cross website at rcblood.org/3AmuYsP.

50-Plus Job Seekers Networking Group
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 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 artificial intelligence, applications and cover letters.

Our Time Memory Cafe at Senior Center
Thursday, Sept. 7, 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.

Author Talk: Lidia Bastianich
Thursday, Sept. 7, 7-8 p.m.
This virtual program is an intimate evening with award-winning television host and bestselling author Lidia Bastianich, who will talk about her memoir “My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family and Food.”

Rough Sleepers: An Evening with Dr. Jim O’Connell
Monday, Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m.
This special evening is with Dr. Jim O’Connell, the doctor at the heart of Tracy Kidder’s book “Rough Sleepers.” A New York Times bestseller, “Rough Sleepers” is the powerful story of an inspiring doctor who made a difference by helping to create a program to care for Boston’s homeless community. This program is co-sponsored by the Hopkinton Board of Health.

Narcan Training and Community Harm Reduction
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Narcan, the brand name of the generic drug naloxone, is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids. This free training from the Hopkinton Health Department will provide participants with brief instruction on how to recognize an opioid overdose, when and how to use Narcan, and a free kit to take home.

Back to School Organization
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This fun and informative workshop will provide new ways to approach the clutter and commitments that school days can bring into the home. Jenna Elliot of The Naked Flower will share tips on combating overcommitted schedules, entry and exit strategies, delegating to kids, and fun and helpful resources.

Broadway Musicals: The Golden Age, 1927-64
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 10-11 a.m.
This virtual class is presented by Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library as part of the Life Long Learner program and is offered at no charge to the community. With the opening of “Show Boat” in 1927, a new style of musical was born. Referred to as the “book” musical, it would become the standard of shows on Broadway, especially in the 1940s and 1950s, with great shows by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Presenter Fran Lautenberger will discuss the development of this new musical form and show clips of the best and brightest Broadway has to offer.

Women’s Financial Roundtable
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1-2 p.m.
This virtual program is for anyone confused about financial markets, wondering what Bitcoin is all about or staring blankly at retirement statements. Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone present Women and Money Roundtable: How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets. Each session focuses on a different topic.

Frayed Knot Fiber Arts Circle
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 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.

Open Video Game Play by One Up Games
Friday, Sept. 15, 1-4 p.m.
One Up Games will bring a variety of next-gen consoles and gaming monitors, including virtual reality devices, to the library for free open game play. It will include all the popular games along with a mixture of classic and retro games.


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