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.
The library is accepting returns in its Church Street dropbox, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Materials should not be left if the dropbox is closed, as it poses a safety issue for staff and items may get damaged. Returned books will remain in quarantine for at least three days, so they might not come off accounts immediately. Any overdue fines on returned items are being waived.
The library is providing curbside pickup. Patrons should place a hold through their online account (check the library website for instructions). After receiving an email or phone call (ID: Town of Hopkinton) with details on when the hold is ready, call the library to schedule a pickup time. Those without access to a computer or in need of assistance with their account can place a hold by calling the library.
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7-9 p.m. (Zoom)
Trivia night, moderated by library staff, will be a test of science fiction knowledge. The winner will receive a secret code worth extra points for the summer reading program. Sign up at the library website calendar.
Teen Mug Meals
Thursday, Aug. 13, 3:30-4 p.m. (Zoom)
For Grades 6-12, join Julie on Zoom and learn to make a meal in a mug. Make chocolate lava cake. Ingredients and materials list will be provided before the event. Limit of 12 participants. Signup via the library website is required.
Chat ’n’ Chew Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 12:30 p.m. (Zoom)
The Chat ’n’ Chew book group meets virtually for chatting about books during lunch. Instead of assigning a book for all participants to read, each person reviews something they read during the month and then all reviews of the books will be posted to Facebook to share with the Hopkinton reading community. After filling out a registration form via the library website, participants will receive an email invitation to join on the day of the meeting.
Diversity Book Club
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 7-9 p.m. (Zoom)
The book being discussed at this meeting will be “How Long ’til Black Future Month?” by N. K. Jemisin. Sign up at the library website calendar.
Great Children’s Story Times (Facebook)
Join Mrs. C for story times online. Weekly story times include: baby-toddler story time (ages 0-3), preschool story time (ages 3-5), big kid lunch legends (K-plus) and family pajama story time (all ages). Watch by joining the library Facebook group. The library website calendar has dates and times.
Sight Word Bingo-List 3 (Zoom)
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 11-11:45 a.m.
This is a small-group bing session for rising first-, second- and third-graders to practice sight words. (Note: This is a different list from past bingo sessions. Participants must make or print a new board.) Kids will get a secret code for extra points in the Summer Reading Program. Registration is required, starting one week prior to the event. Participants will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting before the event starts. Sign up at https://bit.ly/2OMrKIm.
Escape Room: Enchanted Forest (Zoom)
Thursday, Aug. 13, 11-11:45 a.m.
Children’s librarian Mrs. C will host a small-group escape room for rising third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. Kids will work collaboratively to make it out of the enchanted forest with the treasure. Kids will get a secret code for extra points in the Summer Reading Program. Due to limited capacity, registration is required. Registration opens one week prior to the event at https://bit.ly/3hvnyZU.
Mythical Creature Bingo (Zoom)
Thursday, Aug. 20, 11-11:45 a.m.
Children’s librarian Mrs. C will host a small-group bingo session in which rising third-, fourth- and fifth-graders will learn about mythical creatures and their connection to literature around the world. Due to limited capacity, registration is required Registration opens one week prior to the event at https://bit.ly/3hvnyZU. Participants will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting the day prior to the event.