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. Many programs require registration. The library also can be found on Facebook, @hopkintonlibrary, and on Twitter, @HopkintonPLMA.
The library will be closed on Saturday, May 27, and Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day weekend.
Chat ‘n’ Chew Book Group
Wednesday, May 17, 12:30-2
Instead of assigning a book for all participants to read, each person reviews something they read during the month. All book reviews will be posted to Facebook to share with the Hopkinton reading community.
Great Hikes In New England For Families
Wednesday, May 17, 7-8 p.m.
In this Zoom program, author Sarah Lamagna will discuss her new book, “Hiking with Kids New England: 50 Great Hikes for Families.”
The Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators
Saturday, May 20, 12-1 p.m.
This Zoom presentation dispels many of the commonly held myths about the murder of our 16th president. Although assassin John Wilkes Booth fired the gun that killed Abraham Lincoln, there were many fingers on that trigger. This discussion is led by the Hon. Dennis J. Curran, retired Massachusetts Superior Court justice.
Author Talk with Courtney Summers
Saturday, May 20, 2-3 p.m.
Courtney Summers is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of several novels for young adults, including “Cracked Up to Be,” “All the Rage” and “Sadie.” Her work has been released to multiple starred reviews, received numerous awards and honors. This program is on Zoom.
Spring Clean Your Life with Connie Hallinan: Three Steps to the Life You Want
Tuesday, May 23, 7-8 p.m.
To compose, to choreograph, to author one’s future, an individual needs to incorporate awareness, acknowledgment and action into their daily lives. The topics covered in this Zoom program include habit formation, cognitive theory of change, mindfulness, acceptance, responsibility and implementation.
Mending 101: Creative patches, embroidered repairs, funky fixes
Tuesday, May 30, 6-7:30 p.m.
Librarian and fiber artist Danielle Cook will present a quick rundown on how to make small repairs to clothing. Participants can bring something from their closet that they’d like to work on, or just attend to learn some techniques and practice stitches. This will be a self-directed class, with the host available to give advice, do short demos and lend support. There also will be resources for more complex repairs and some books on hand that individuals can take home to continue their mending journey.
Frayed Knot Fiber Arts Circle
Wednesday, May 31, 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. This group meets on the second and last Wednesdays of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, June 1, 2-7 p.m.
Registration is available at the Red Cross website at rcblood.org/3AmuYsP.