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Library Corner, June 26 edition

by | Jun 25, 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 Wednesday, July 3, through Sunday, July 7, for Independence Day weekend. Regular hours resume Monday, July 8.

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, funded by Friends of Hopkinton Public Library, is for tweens and teens ages 9 and up.

Family Yoga Class
Thursday, June 27, 10-10:45 a.m.
Katie Aissis of Sprouting Tree Yoga will lead this family yoga class. Children and their grown-ups will enjoy this special time to move, breathe and play together. Families will learn and practice fun, effective strategies both on and off the mat for connecting and relaxing together. This program is funded by Friends of Hopkinton Public Library.

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

Young Adult Crafternoon
Mondays, July 1 and 15, 2-4 p.m.
Teens and pre-teens — Grade 6 and up — are invited to the Betty Strong Room every other Monday this summer to hang out, listen to music and make some art. There will be a different theme craft every meeting as well as extra materials for individuals to make their own creations. Funding is supplied by Friends of Hopkinton Public Library.

Scrabble Club and Mahjong Club
Tuesday, July 2, 6-7:30 p.m.
Scrabble sets will be provided, but the library does not yet have a mahjong set. Participants are encouraged to bring a set if they have one. No registration is required.

In the Middle Book Club
Tuesday, July 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
This summer book club is for middle grade readers, Grade 5 and up. The club will meet in the Ellsworth Conference Room every other Tuesday. On July 9, the group will discuss “First State of Being” by Erin Entrada Kelly. Copies of the books will be available at the Circulation Desk.

Grade 3-5 Book Club
Tuesday, July 9, 4:15-5 p.m.
Third, fourth and fifth graders are invited to join Ms. Carly to discuss books. There is no assigned book to read. Each meeting, kids can share about a book they have read or are currently reading. The group will talk about favorite genres, and kids will hear what other kids are reading.

Narcan Training and Community Harm Reduction
Tuesday, July 9, 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.

Read In Peace: Silent Book Club
Tuesday, July 9, 6-7 p.m.
Read In Peace allows participants to read whatever they want without interruptions. Individuals are invited to bring their own book or pick out a book on their way into the library. Then, readers will meet on the lower level for some uninterrupted literary enjoyment.

Storytime and Dance Party with the Lantern Princess
Thursday, July 11, 10-11:30 a.m.
This program, recommended for ages 2 and up, will include a magical story time with a sing-along and dance party led by the Lantern Princess. Children also will make crafts.

Shark Trivia
Thursday, July 11, 6-7:30 p.m.
This pub-style trivia night, for high school teens and adults, will test everyone’s knowledge of all things shark, from biology to pop culture and everything in between. There will be fin-tastic prizes for winners and snacks for all. Teams will be a maximum of four people. This program is funded by Friends of Hopkinton Public Library.

Frayed Knot Fiber Arts Circle
Thursday, July 11, 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.

Monthly Music & Movement
Wednesday, July 17, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
This month’s children’s concert, supported by the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, is with Roli Poli Guacamole. It’s recommended for ages 0-5.

Women’s Financial Round Table
Wednesday, July 17, 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 Round Table: How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets. Each session focuses on a different topic. Register at the library website.

Animanga
Wednesday, July 17, 6-7:30 p.m.
Anime and manga fans will meet in the Betty Strong Room to discuss manga, watch Crunchyroll, draw characters and eat fun snacks. This program is open to teens and pre-teens in Grade 6 and up. E-mail Jess at jdyment@hopkintonma.gov with any questions.

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