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Library Corner, Dec. 6 edition

by | Dec 3, 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.

50-Plus Job Seekers Networking Group
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 9:30-11:30 a.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.

Baby/Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 10-10:45 a.m.
Mrs. C’s story time, recommended for ages 0-3, will include stories, songs and rhymes — and maybe even some bubbles. Story time always starts with play/social time for children and their caregivers. All story times include sensory-friendly practices.

Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 11-11:45 a.m.
This program, recommended for ages 3-6, will include stories, songs and maybe even a craft. Registration is required and starts one week before the event.

Pokémon Club After-School Free Play
Wednesdays, Dec. 6 and 13, 4-5 p.m.
This program is for Pokémon players 8 and older looking for someone to play with, trade cards and chat about all that is Pokémon. This club is a peer-directed event that will be held in the main library area outside of the Young Adult Room, adjacent to the magazine area.

Dungeons and Dragons Group
Wednesdays, Dec. 6 and 13, 6-8 p.m.
Nate, Hopkinton’s resident Dungeon Master, will lead this weekly Dungeons and Dragons Group (suggested for ages 10 and older). Players will test their skills and wills through challenging and fun campaigns and character development. Upper elementary students, teens, tweens and new adults are welcome for a night of role-playing fun.

English Language Learners Conversation Circles
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
English Language Learners Conversation Circles, sponsored by the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library, are for people at all levels, whether just getting started or refining skills and vocabulary. Register at forms.gle/VmdRxxUQZRosGGwW9 to be placed with a group.

Parent-Child Playgroup
Thursday, Dec. 7, 10-11 a.m.
The Parent-Child Playgroup, recommended for ages 0-5, is co-hosted with the Hopkinton YMCA (Project ABC). This event will include free play as well as a circle time with stories, songs and rhymes. Registration is required and starts one week prior to the event.

Lego & Duplo Club
Thursday, Dec. 7, 4-4:45 p.m.
Participants can build a creation out of Legos or Duplo blocks. Creations will be displayed in the Children’s Department for a few days.

SAT Study, Practice, Strategy Session
Friday, Dec. 8, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Those looking for help preparing for the SAT can attend this peer-led, drop-in study session to help achieve their best score. It will be held in the Teen Room. Registration is not required but will allow participants to receive a calendar reminder.

Drop-In Family Activities
Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Children’s Department will host family activities (chess, board games, blocks, coloring and more) in its programming room.

Chess Club
Monday, Dec. 11, 4-5 p.m.
Children can stop by to play chess and get tips and tricks. This program is recommended for ages 6-12.

Author Talk: Stephanie Land
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2-3 p.m.
This online program is an afternoon chat with New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Land, who will discuss her new book, “Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger and Higher Education.” Register at the library’s website calendar.

Narcan Training and Community Harm Reduction
Tuesday, Dec. 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.

Monthly Music & Movement
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
This children’s concert by the BenAnna Band is recommended for ages 0-5. Music & Movement is generously supported by the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation and the Hopkinton Cultural Council (a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council).

Women’s Financial Round Table
Wednesday, Dec. 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.

50-Plus Job Seekers Networking Group: Networking 2.0
Wednesday, Dec. 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.

Frayed Knot Fiber Arts Circle
Wednesday, Dec. 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.