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Library Corner, June 30 edition

by | Jun 28, 2021 | Featured

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.

LGBTQ+ Basics and Beyond
Wednesday, June 30, 7-8:30 p.m. (Zoom)
The library welcomes OUT MetroWest for a Pride Month presentation. This session will offer participants up-to-date vocabulary, answers to frequently asked (and frequently awkward) questions about LGBTQ+ topics, and tools for effective allyship. This session is geared toward adults and teens, but all are welcome. For more information about OUT MetroWest, visit outmetrowest.org.

Baptiste Power Yoga
Mondays, July 12, 19 and 26, 12-12:30 p.m. (Zoom)
Join Natasha Linton from Nourish Power Yoga & Ayurveda in Hopkinton for a weekly 30-minute Baptiste Power Yoga class. Register via the library’s website calendar.

Morning Meditation
Mondays, July 12, 19 and 26, 9:15-9:30 a.m. (Zoom)
Register via the library’s website calendar.

Author Talk: Joel Christian Gill
Tuesday, July 13, 7-8 p.m. (Zoom)
Joel Christian Gill is a cartoonist and historian who speaks nationally on the importance of sharing stories. He is the author of the memoir “Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence,” cited as one of the best graphic novels of 2020 by The New York Times and for which he was awarded the 2021 Cartoonist Studio Prize. He currently is at work on the graphic novel of Ibram Kendi’s National Book Award-winning “Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.” Gill has dedicated his life to creating stories to build connections with readers through empathy, compassion and, ultimately, humanity. Sign up in advance at bit.ly/34o33d2.

Chat ‘n’ Chew Book Group
Wednesday, July 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (virtual)
Instead of assigning a book for all participants to read, each person reviews something they read during the month. All reviews will be posted to Facebook to share with the Hopkinton reading community. Sign up through the library’s website calendar.

Freedom Team Book Club
Tuesday, July 27, 7-8 p.m. (Zoom)
The July book is “So You Want to Talk about Race” by Ijeoma Oluo. Copies will be available at the library for checkout.

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS

Page Break — Teen Book Share and Discussion
Wednesday, July 14, 3-4 p.m. (Zoom)
For Grades 6-12, no required reading — participants share what they’ve been reading, make and get recommendations, and socialize with other teens and tweens. Sign up through the library’s website calendar.

Henna Alchemy Workshop
Tuesday, July 20, 4-5 p.m. (Zoom)
For Grades 6-12, limit of 15 participants. All materials are provided. Participants will learn about henna, discover how to make the paste, and practice with designs. Sign up through the library’s website calendar. Instructions will include links to one more video/Zoom meeting of the participant’s choosing.

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

Beginner Backyard Birding (Ages 5-12)
Thursday, July 1, 1-2 p.m. (Zoom)
A teacher from Hands on Nature will teach kids about the local birds in their yards and how to start identifying them. Instructions will be included for making simple feeders at home to attract local birds. Advance registration is required via the library’s website calendar.

Preschool Take & Make (Ages 3-5)
Tuesday, July 6
Participants will decorate a butterfly. Advance registration is required via the library’s website calendar.

Learn to Draw Cartoon Animals (Ages 7-12)
Thursday, July 8, 1:30 p.m. (Zoom)
Learn to draw cartoon animals with award-winning cartoonist Rick Stromoski. Kids will learn to draw a variety of furry, hoofed and feathered friends in this fun and popular program. Advance registration is required via the library’s website calendar.

Rock-a-Bye Beats (Ages 0-5)
Monday, July 12, 1:30 p.m. (Zoom)
Join Rock-a-Bye Beats for a music and movement-style performance. Advance registration is required via the library’s website calendar.

Birds of Prey (Ages 5-12)
Thursday, July 15, 1:30 p.m. (Zoom)
Presented by Kathleen Regan from the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Participants will discover the different birds of prey that call Massachusetts home, view animal bio facts, and see two live resident birds of prey. Advance registration is required via the library’s website calendar.

Preschool Take & Make (Ages 3-5)
Tuesday, July 20
Participants will decorate a chameleon. Advance registration is required via the library’s website calendar.

Elementary Take & Make (Grades 1-5)
Thursday, July 22
Participants will make a camouflage chameleon. Advance registration is required via the library’s website calendar.

Elementary Take & Make (Grades 1-5)
Thursday, July 29
Participants will make butterflies. Advance registration is required via the library’s website calendar.

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