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Library Corner, May 29 edition

by | May 26, 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.

Not Just Ancestry.com
Wednesday, May 29, 1-2 p.m.
Whether an experienced family researcher looking for new online sites to explore, or someone just starting research and unsure what’s out there, everyone is invited to join Hopkinton librarian Allison Keaney for a presentation and discussion of lesser-known online resources.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, May 30, 2-7 p.m.
Register on the Red Cross website at https://rcblood.org/3AmuYsP.

For the Love of Mars
Monday, June 3, 2-3:15 p.m.
This Zoom program is a human history of the Red Planet with Smithsonian curator Matt Shin. Mars and its secrets have fascinated and mystified humans since ancient times. Due to its vivid color and visibility, geologic kinship with Earth, and potential as our best hope for settlement, Mars embodies everything that inspires us about space and exploration.

Scrabble Club and Mahjong Club
Tuesday, June 4, 6-7:30 p.m.
Scrabble sets will be provided, but the library does not yet have a mahjong set. Participants are encouraged to bring a set if they have one. No registration is required.

Get the Dirt on Composting
Thursday, June 6, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
The Sustainable Green Committee will lead this program, designed for those who are curious about the benefits of composting — for both individuals and the environment — and which approach is best. Composting is one of the most important things a person can do to help address climate change.

Narcan Training and Community Harm Reduction
Tuesday, June 11, 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.

Read In Peace: Silent Book Club
Tuesday, June 11, 6-7 p.m.
Read In Peace allows participants to read whatever they want without interruptions. Individuals are invited to bring their own book or pick out a book on their way into the library. Then, readers will meet on the lower level for some uninterrupted literary enjoyment.

Author Talk: Freida McFadden
Thursday, June 13, 8-9:15 p.m.
This Zoom program is a conversation with Freida McFadden, the queen of twists. McFadden will chat about writing psychological thrillers — her mega-bestselling hit “The Housemaid” series, in particular, and her forthcoming third installment, “The Housemaid Is Watching.”

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