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Library Corner, March 6 edition

by | Mar 3, 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 have a delayed opening of 10 am on Friday, March 8. The library will be closed to services on Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, for a mini-golf fundraiser.

New Library Catalog Experience
The library catalog has received an upgrade to bring patrons a better online browsing experience. The new catalog’s features include search suggestions, spellcheck and grouped records. All current checkouts and holds will carry over to the new system. Patrons will sign in to the new catalog with their existing library card number and PIN/password. Anyone having difficulty accessing their account should contact the library for assistance.

‘Duped’: The Gardner Museum Heist
Thursday, March 7, 6-7:30 p.m.
Bob Ainsworth, the author of “Duped,” a fictional account of the Gardner Museum heist, will review the actual details of the theft, the suspects and the motives behind the world’s most valued art theft. He also will talk about his own brush with the infamous crime.

Mini-Golf at the Library
Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Friends of Hopkinton Public Library mini-golf fundraiser is for all ages. The fee is $5 per person, with a maximum of $20 per family. There also will be themed silent auction baskets at the library, with bids accepted until March 10. Library services will not be available on these two days.

Narcan Training and Community Harm Reduction
Tuesday, March 12, 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.
Tuesday, March 12   5:30—6:30 PM

Open Video Game Play by One Up Games
Friday, March 15, 1-4 p.m.
One Up Games brings a variety of next-gen consoles and gaming monitors to the library, including virtual reality devices and all the popular games, along with a mixture of classic and retro games. This program, sponsored by the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, is recommended for ages 8 and older.

Winter Reading Marathon
Ends March 16
Just like marathon runners, good readers consistently practice and challenge themselves. All ages are welcome to participate, including kids who are not yet reading, because being read to always counts. This program began Feb. 18, but readers can jump in any time. Check the library website for details.

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.

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.

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.

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