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.
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Jennifer Brunton will present her book, “The #ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy: Step-by-Step Advice on How to Ally and Speak Up with Autistic People and the Autism Community.” No registration is required. This program is recommended for ages 14 and older.
LGBTQ+ Book Club
Thursday, Sept. 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The LGBTQ+ Book Club will discuss a range of books across all genres. All LGBTQ+ adults and teens 14 and older are welcome, as well as allies. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Books will be available at the circulation desk.
Book Talk with Justice Daniel Roache
Tuesday, Sept. 13 , 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Participants will read “The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth” by Kristin Henning. Daniel Roache, who is a juvenile court justice in Massachusetts, will lead a discussion using the book as a jumping-off point to talk about race and justice in the juvenile court system. Copies of the book are available at the main desk for those who would like to read it in advance (not required for attendance). This program is recommended for ages 16 and older.
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 10-11:30 a.m.
Anyone who loves the theatre and would like to enjoy plays by Shakespeare, Aphra Ben, Oscar Wilde or Lorraine Hansbury should join the Hopkinton Playreaders for once-monthly meetings to read aloud through some of the best plays ever written. No acting experience is required and no lines need to be memorized — amateurs and old hands are welcome. Copies of scripts will be provided. This program is recommended for ages 18 and older.
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 15, 2-3:30 p.m.
This program will provide an opportunity for English language learners to practice vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar in a fun, comfortable, laid-back environment. Registration is required via the library website.
Introduction to Baha’i Faith: ‘Exemplar’
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:30-8 p.m.
“Exemplar” is a movie that follows the life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and the profound effect he had on people both past and present. Included are vignettes about his journey across the United States and Canada in 1912. He spoke several times in Massachusetts during that journey. The film reflects a few of the universal principles embodied, both in word and deed, by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Bre Vader, the co-director of the film, will be on hand for a short Q&A session when the film is done. This program is recommended for ages 12 and older.