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 will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2.
Author Talk: Nicole Eustace
Wednesday, Dec. 14, noon-1 p.m.
Individuals are invited to explore early American history during an online afternoon conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Nicole Eustace as she discusses her 2022 award-winning book “Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America.”
Frayed Knot Fiber Arts Circle
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 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 will meet on the second and last Wednesdays of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Best Bike Rides in New England
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7-8 p.m.
Author David Sobel will give a presentation based on his new book, “Best Bike Rides in New England,” in this Zoom webinar. Sobel will reveal some of his favorite rides, discuss the variables he uses when designing a ride, explain how to design rides using online tools like Map My Ride or Strava, advocate for incorporating bike riding 3-5 times a week into personal wellness goals, and suggest a great ride in or around the community.
An Introduction to Hanukkah
Thursday, Dec. 15, 7-8 p.m.
Learn about Hanukkah — a fun-filled eight-day festival celebrated by people all around the world who practice the Jewish faith — in this virtual presentation from the Lappin Foundation.
Winter Solstice Teen Craft
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 4-5 p.m.
Teens will craft a lovely cinnamon-stamped ornament to give as the perfect gift or to keep to celebrate winter with the warm cinnamon aroma. This in-person craft is intended for teens, tweens and emerging adults.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, Dec. 29, 1-6 p.m.
Register on the Red Cross website at rcblood.org/3AmuYsP.
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2-3 p.m.
Attendees will make a window decoration to celebrate winter. First come, first served, while supplies last.
50-plus Job Seekers Networking Group
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Focusing on self-assessment and transferable skills, the Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50-plus Job Seekers Group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month via Zoom. Register on the library’s website calendar.
Friends of the Library annual meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 6:30 p.m.
The annual meeting of Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library will be held in the Strong Room at the library. All members are invited to attend. The agenda will include the election of officers, approval of the dues structure and affirmation of regular business. The annual meeting will be followed by the January board meeting.