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Library Corner, June 12 edition

by | Jun 10, 2024 | 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.

Schedule Update
The library will be closed June 19 for Juneteenth.

Frayed Knot Fiber Arts Circle
Thursday, June 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. Anyone who has questions, needs fiber arts materials or is looking to learn to crochet can email Jak at jmiller@hopkintonma.gov.

Author Talk: Freida McFadden
Thursday, June 13, 8-9:15 p.m.
This Zoom program is a conversation with Freida McFadden, the queen of twists. McFadden will chat about writing psychological thrillers — her mega-bestselling hit “The Housemaid” series, in particular, and her forthcoming third installment, “The Housemaid Is Watching.”

Last Day of School Gaming with One Up Games
Tuesday, June 18, 12-3 p.m. 
This program, recommended for ages 8-100, features free open game play. All systems will be set up, including virtual reality devices. It’s generously supported by the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation.

Queer Representation in Manga/Anime
Tuesday, June 18, 7-8 p.m.
This virtual program, titled “Magical Girls & Fighting Dreamers,” is an exploration of queer representation in manga and anime. Anime enthusiast Dina Delic, a Youth Services librarian in Norwood, will lead this discussion.

History of Systemic Racism in the American Education System
Thursday, June 20, 2-3:15 p.m.
In this virtual program, New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell highlights the inequities Black and brown students face from preschool through college as she presents lessons and knowledge from her new book, “Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School.”

Over the Rainbow Book Group
Tuesday, June 25, 1-2 p.m.
All are invited to join the Over the Rainbow Book Group, which meets in the Ellsworth Room on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. This adult book group will explore works of both fiction and nonfiction written by LGBTQ+ authors or with LGBTQ+ themes. Copies of the titles to be discussed will be available at the Circulation Desk at least one month prior to each meeting, or patrons can place a hold and request to pick up a copy at a library of their choosing. This month’s book is “Some Girls Do” by Jennifer Duggan.

Monthly Music & Movement
Wednesday, June 26, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
This month’s children’s concert, supported by the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, is with the BenAnna Band. It’s recommended for ages 0-5.

Chat ’n’ Chew Book Club
Wednesday, June 26, 12:30-2 p.m.
Instead of assigning a book for all participants to read, each person reviews something they read this month. All reviews of the books will be posted to Facebook to share with the Hopkinton reading community.

Paint Night for Tweens & Teens
Wednesday, June 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tweens and teens are invited to join instructor Denise Palmieri for this step-by-step paint night. All materials will be provided, and attendees will take home a completed painting. This program is for tweens and teens ages 9 and up.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, June 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Register on the Red Cross website at https://rcblood.org/3AmuYsP.

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