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 from Saturday, Feb. 18, through Monday, Feb. 20, in recognition of Presidents Day.
Freedom’s Cause: Historical Black Communities and George Washington’s Cambridge Camp
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7-8 p.m.
From 1775-76, 105 Brattle Street (today Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site) became Gen. George Washington’s first major headquarters of the Revolution. While Washington’s time at Cambridge Headquarters is well-documented, this site also provides a lens into intersections of Black history in Revolutionary America.
Author Talk: Lana Harper
Thursday, Feb. 9, 7-8 p.m.
In this virtual program, New York Times bestselling author Lana Harper will discuss the enchanting third installment of her immensely popular “The Witches of Thistle Grove” series, “Back in a Spell.”
Classical Music 101
Starts Friday, Feb. 10, 10-11 a.m.
In this virtual program, music historian Amber Broderick will present an eight-week introduction to the world of classical music, designed for general listeners and newcomers.
Black History Month Talk: Author Dr. Rebecca Hall
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
“Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts” tells the story of Dr. Rebecca Hall, a historian, granddaughter of slaves, and woman haunted by the legacy of slavery. This program is virtual.
Write a letter to our troops
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Getting a letter can be the highlight of a military person’s day. Adult Services librarian Danielle will lead a program in which individuals will write a letter (or two or three) of thanks to members of our military. The library will be sending the letters to the nonprofit organization A Million Thanks for sorting and posting.
50-plus Job Seekers Networking Group
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50-plus Job Seekers Group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month via Zoom. This program is for those who are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed or seeking a new career direction. This session will focus on applications, cover letters and negotiations.
High School Academics and College Admission by the Princeton Review
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
How important are high school grades on college applications? Princeton Review’s Sarah Cao will help participants navigate grades and college admissions. This program is free and is intended for high school students, rising high school students and parents of students. Participants must register for this session at the Princeton Review website.
Author Talk: Grace M. Cho
Thursday, Feb. 16, 1-2 p.m.
This virtual program will feature an insightful chat with award-winning author Grace M. Cho as she discusses her memoir, “Tastes Like War.”
Author Talk: Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Wednesday, Feb. 22 7-8 p.m.
This virtual program features writer, historian and lecturer Erica Armstrong Dunbar, who is the author of “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge” (National Book Award finalist) and “She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman,” as well as pieces in The New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer. She also appears in documentaries such as PBS’s “The Abolitionists.”