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.
March 1 through April 21
On your mark, get set … read! The Hopkinton Public Library’s Reading Marathon will take participants from Hopkinton to Boston in 26 hours of reading. Best of all, readers won’t have to get blisters on their feet, soak their sneakers, get a sunburn on their spine, or even so much as leave their comfy reading chair (except to grab the next book on the stack). Like Summer Reading, this program rewards individuals for reading. Participants will use the library’s new reading website, called ReadSquared, to track their reading time in order to progress along the Boston Marathon route. Over the course of 26 hours of reading, individuals will unlock badges, win prizes and get messages of encouragement from town leadership. All ages are invited to join.
Hidden Figures and Other Women of NASA
Thursday, March 9, 7-8 p.m.
Even before the space age in 1957, women worked at NASA, although many were excluded from the early days of the astronaut corps. This Zoom program celebrates Women’s History Month and explores the lives of the many women who made their dreams of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics come true at NASA and who have been an essential part of the space program since its inception. Register through the library’s website.
Author Talk with David Epstein
Monday, March 13, 1-2 p.m.
In this Zoom program, New York Times bestselling author David Epstein, who wrote “Range” and “The Sports Gene” will chat about his most recent book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.” Register through the library’s website.
Movie and Director Q&A: ‘Being Robin’ by Roger Kabler
Tuesday, March 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Local filmmaker and performer Roger Kabler will present a viewing and discussion of his film “Being Robin” (beingrobinthemovie.com). A man believes he is possessed by the spirit of Robin Williams. Whether he is truly at the center of a spiritual event or he is delusional, he mounts a hysterical and touching stage tribute that becomes a hit around America. Based on true events.
Film Screening and Filmmaker Q&A: ‘Cycle of Memory’
Saturday, March 18, 2-4:15 p.m.
The Hopkinton Public Library and Hopkinton’s Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly Community initiative present a special intergenerational screening of “Cycle of Memory” on Saturday, March 18, from 2-4:15 p.m. at the Hopkinton Public Library. “Cycle of Memory” is a new award-winning documentary about two brothers’ bicycle adventure to find the memories their grandfather lost to Alzheimer’s. The film will be followed by a live Q&A session with filmmaker Alex Leff. To watch a trailer for the film, visit cycleofmemory.com/about. For more information and to register, visit hopkintonlibrary.org/calendar.asp or call 508-497-9777.
‘Southern Inspired’: Author Talk with Celebrity Chef Jernard A. Wells
Tuesday, March 21, 4-5 p.m.
This Zoom program features a chat with celebrity chef Jernard Wells about his newest cookbook, “Southern Inspired: More Than 100 Delicious Dishes from My American Table to Yours.” Register through the library’s website calendar.
Adult Program: Romance Authors Maya Rodale and Caroline Linden
Wednesday, March 22, 7-8 p.m.
In this Zoom conversation, friends and romance authors Maya Rodale and Caroline Linden will discuss Rodale’s re-release and expanded edition of “Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels Explained.” Register via the library’s website calendar.
Friends of the Library Pop-up Book Sale
Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Library pop-up book sale will feature some great reads at low prices —and support library events at the same time.