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 on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Check the library website for any change in hours on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.
Even in this very strange season, there are passes to local “adventures” available, purchased by the Friends of Hopkinton Public Library. Check the library website for available passes. School vacation might be the time to visit a Trustees site, the Discovery Museum in Acton, or the New England Aquarium. Passes may be reserved one month in advance, and there are special instructions listed for each of the currently active passes. For more information, visit hopkintonlibrary.org/museums2.asp.
Stop by the library anytime to visit the outdoor StoryWalk. It will remain displayed through December as long as the materials last the weather. The StoryWalk is located on the back wall of the library (adjacent to the parking lot). The featured story is: “While We Can’t Hug” by Eoin McLaughlin. The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Smart Holiday Treats Workshop (Zoom)
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.
Looking for some new holiday dessert recipes that are not filled with processed ingredients? Cook some seasonal desserts that are actually good for you. Join Nancy Wind to explore some superfoods and learn a little about Ayurveda. Register on the library’s website calendar.
Board of Library Trustees (Zoom)
Thursday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m.
The Board of Library Trustees usually meets on the third Thursday of each month. Meetings are open to the public. For information on accessing the meeting, contact the library director at firstname.lastname@example.org, or refer to the town’s meeting calendar.
Friends of Hopkinton Library Annual Meeting (Zoom)
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m.
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. Anyone interested in attending should email Beth Mezitt at email@example.com to get on the list for the Zoom link.
The New Normal New England Road Trip (Zoom)
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m.
During a challenging time when most people are limiting their travel, this talk takes folks along on a rollicking ride around New England — all in just one hour, and all from the comfort of their own home. Author of three books about New England and longtime “Chronicle” reporter Ted Reinstein is your tour guide as you go from Maine to Rhode Island, Mount Washington to Mount Mansfield, and Berkshire foliage to Fenway Park. Prepare to meet colorful characters who’ve done the darndest things, learn odd facts about familiar places, and of course — this being a Ted talk — expect to visit at least a few fabulous classic diners. (Spoiler alert: Ted reveals where to find THE best clam chowdah in America — and it’s right here in New England!) Ted will take questions following the talk.