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Library Corner, March 20 edition

by | Mar 18, 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
There will be a delayed opening of 1 p.m. on Friday, March 21, due to a staff development morning.

Monthly Music & Movement
Wednesday, March 20, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
This month’s children’s concert, sponsored by the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, is with Julie Stepanek. It’s recommended for ages 0-5.

Hopkinton Freedom Team Book Discussion
Thursday, March 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This book discussion for adults and teens is on “Say the Right Thing: How to Talk About Identity, Diversity, and Justice” by Kenji Yoshino and David Glasgow. Participants can pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk. This event, co-sponsored by the Hopkinton Freedom Team and the Hopkinton Public Library, encourages healthy discussion on diversity-related topics and will be facilitated by Freedom Team members, guest speakers and librarians.

On Retelling Greek Classics
Thursday, March 21, 7-8 p.m.
The public is invited to a fascinating exploratory conversation on Zoom with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of “The Song of Achilles and Circe,” as she chats about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction.

SAT Study, Practice and Strategy Session
Fridays, March 22 and 29, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
For those preparing for the SAT, these peer-led, drop-in study sessions in the Teen Room will help students achieve their best scores. This event, sponsored by the HPL Young Adult Department, is open to all teens, including non-Hopkinton residents. Registration is not mandatory, but doing so will prompt a calendar reminder.

‘Truly Eleanor’
Saturday, March 23, 1-2:15 p.m.
The Delvena Theatre Company presents “Truly Eleanor,” a biographical performance about the life of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. In this three-person, live performance, Eleanor shares some of her most private and meaningful moments. “Truly Eleanor” takes a candid look at our greatest First Lady’s courage and at her great contributions to human rights and liberty for all. The cast will open up for discussion of the subject matter after the performance. This program is co-sponsored by the Hopkinton Women’s Club.

Nutrition for Littles
Monday, March 25, 10-11 a.m.
Nutrition for Littles, recommended for ages 2-6, is co-hosted with the Hopkinton YMCA (Project ABC). The goal of this program is to provide caregivers with the confidence and tools needed for successful feeding environments, introduce and increase acceptance of new foods, and offer a safe space for open communication with other caregivers and the YMCA nutrition staff. Nutrition for Littles will offer hands-on learning through age-appropriate cooking activities, arts and crafts, gardening and more.

Blood Drive
Tuesday, March 26, 2-7 p.m.
Register on the Red Cross website at rcblood.org/3AmuYsP.

Over the Rainbow Book Group
Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
All are invited to join the new Over the Rainbow Book Group to 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 adult group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. unless otherwise noted. This month’s book is “White Houses” by Amy Bloom.

A Visit With Isabella Stewart Gardner
Tuesday, April 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Character re-enactor Jessa Piaia will present a dramatic portrayal of Isabella Stewart Gardner in “A Visit with Isabella Stewart Gardner: America’s First Patroness of the Arts.” This program is sponsored by the Hopkinton Garden Club as part of its 100th anniversary celebration and co-sponsored by Hopkinton Public Library. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required due to limited seating. For more information, visit hopkintongardenclub.org.

Community Conversation on Neurodiversity
Thursday, April 4, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
This program, titled “Embracing All Kinds of Minds,” is an introduction to neurodiversity, autism and creating inclusive spaces. This talk and open discussion will be presented by Hopkinton resident, autism specialist and educator Betsy K. Johnson, who will give an overview of neurodiversity, explore the social model of disability, and discuss how the community can embrace neurodivergent individuals. This event also will be live-streamed. Individuals can receive a link to the live stream, by filling out a Google Form at forms.gle/e3Md3EA4qScWczEA7

Coffee House: Flamenco Boston
Saturday, April 6, 12:30-3 p.m.
This new series, funded by the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation and Mass Cultural Council, features a range of cultural and artistic performances at the library. For the first Coffee House, the Strong Room will come alive with Flamenco Boston’s music and dancing. The group is composed of two dancers, a singer and a guitarist. In addition to the musical performance, the group will talk about the history of flamenco and the intercultural relationships that formed it. After the performance, guests will be invited to participate in a short dance lesson. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.


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