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.
50-plus Job Seekers Networking Group
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m.
The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50-plus Job Seekers Group meets on the second and fourth 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 creating a “career story” pitch.
Frayed Knot Fiber Arts Circle
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 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.
‘The Ransomware Hunting Team’
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7-8 p.m.
In this virtual program, Pulitzer Prize finalist Renee Dudley and local Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Golden will discuss their latest book, “The Ransomware Hunting Team: A Band of Misfits Crusade to Save the World from Cybercrime.” Urgent, uplifting and entertaining, the book is a real-life technological thriller that illuminates a dangerous new era of cybercrime.
Classical Music 101
Friday, Jan. 27, 10-11 a.m.
Music historian Amber Broderick will present an eight-week introduction to the world of classical music, designed for general listeners and newcomers. This program meets via Zoom.
Author Talk: Randall Munroe, xkcd webcomic and ‘What if?’ series creator
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2-3 p.m.
Attendees will chat online with Randall Munroe about his new book, “What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions.”
Monthly Music & Movement
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 11-11:45 a.m.
Performer Stacey Peasley will present a children’s concert, recommended for ages 0-5.
Using census records in genealogy
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This discussion, held virtually, will focus how to best find and use U.S. and state census records when researching a family tree. Eric Migdal of It’s All Relative Geneaology will discuss the census, including the data that was collected by the census takers, the changes made and ways to use the information for genealogical research.
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.