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.
The library will be closed on Thursday, May 11, for staff training.
War Clouds on the Horizon with Stephen Doucet
Saturdays, May 6 and 13, 1-2 p.m.
This eight-week class will address the global causes and concerns that led to World War II. Instructor Stephen Doucet will focus on topics such as the League of Nations failures, the dissatisfaction of Japan and Italy at the end of the Great War, and United States isolationism, as well as other significant events that led to World War II.
Narcan Training and Community Harm Reduction
Tuesday, May 9, 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.
Teas of Japan
Tuesday, May 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The library will host a virtual program on the teas of Japan along with a tea tasting hosted by certified tea specialist Danielle Beaudette.
Women’s Financial Roundtable
Wednesday, May 10, 1-2 p.m. (virtual)
Confused about financial markets? Wondering what Bitcoin is all about? Staring blankly at your retirement statements? Join Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone for Women and Money Roundtable: How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets. Each Zoom session focuses on a different topic.
50-plus Job Seekers Networking Group
Wednesday, May 10, 6-8 p.m.
This virtual program is for those who are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for an “encore career.” This week’s session will focus on interview preparation and strategy.
Write a Letter to Our Troops
Tuesday, May 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Getting a letter can be the highlight of a military person’s day. Join Danielle, the adult services librarian, to write a letter of thanks (or two or three) to members of our military. The library will be sending the letters to the nonprofit organization A Million Thanks for sorting and posting.