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 is “open” for curbside pickups Monday through Friday. After placing a hold, preferably through an online account (instructions are on the website), you will receive an email or phone call (ID “Town of Hopkinton”) letting you know when the item is ready, then you can call the library to schedule a pickup time. Those without access to a computer can place a hold by calling the library.
Book returns are being accepted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through the Church Street book drop. Do not leave books if the book drop is locked as it poses a safety issue for staff and might damage books. Returned books will remain in quarantine for at least three days, so they might not come off your account immediately. Any overdue fines on returned items are being waived.
Summer reading for adults, teens and children has started. Sign up at hpl.bookpoints.org/. You will need your library card number and PIN to register. If you do not have a library card, you may sign up for a temporary one at forms.gle/6stRezZopj4crsk27.
There are lots of virtual story times for children listed on the library’s website calendar.
Diversity Book Club
Tuesday, July 28, 7-9 p.m. (Zoom)
The book being discussed at this meeting will be “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do,” by Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Ph.D. Sign up on the library website calendar.
DNA as a Research Option, with Seema Kenney
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7-8 p.m. (Zoom)
Whether you’ve taken or are still considering a DNA test to determine your kinship with someone or trace your lineage, knowing how to work with the results you receive is crucial. Receiving the result is one thing, understanding them and using them as a research tool are totally different things. Sign up on the library website calendar.
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7-9 p.m. (Zoom)
Trivia night, moderated by library staff, will be a test of science fiction knowledge. The winner will receive a secret code worth extra points for the summer reading program. Sign up on the library website calendar.
Teen Mug Meals
Thursday, Aug. 13, 3:30-4 p.m. (Zoom)
For Grades 6-12, join Julie on Zoom and learn to make a meal in a mug. Make chocolate lava cake. Ingredients and materials list will be provided before the event. Limit of 12 participants. Signup required.