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.
On April 26 the library moved to a new way to book curbside pickups. The reservation system is integrated into patrons’ online catalog accounts and will allow users to book an appointment directly from the “Manage Your Account” library card portal at bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/myopac/main?loc=55. Individuals will need the account access information for the library card on which the holds are placed. Anyone in need of their library card number should contact the library. The pickup location remains at the Church Street entrance.
Adult Take & Make Pickups
Wednesday, May 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (pickups)
The May Adult Take & Make project is hand-bound pamphlets. These little booklets are the first steps into bookbinding. Register for the event at forms.gle/8ANwGZ1zb9Ghaosm6. An instructional video will be posted to the library’s social media pages on the first day of kit pickup. Registration is required, and space is limited. The library is grateful to the Friends of the Library for supporting this program.
Teen Take & Make: Bookbinding
Wednesday, May 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (pickups)
For Grades 6-12 only, the Teen Take & Make project is hand-bound pamphlets. These little booklets are perfect for notes, portable sketchpads and more! Registration is required via the library’s website calendar. Space is limited.
Returning to the Moon: NASA’s Artemis Program
Friday, May 7, 5 p.m. (Zoom)
National Space Day is the first Friday in May. To celebrate, join Patricia Moore from NASA’s Deep Space Exploration Division for a presentation and live discussion on the Artemis Program, whose goal is to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024. Register in advance on the website calendar to receive the Zoom link. For more information on the Artemis Program, visit nasa.gov/specials/artemis.
‘Far East Deep South’ Film Presentation and Discussion
Tuesday, May 11, 7-9 p.m. (Zoom)
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the library will host a screening of the moving film “Far East Deep South” (fareastdeepsouth.com), about a family that learns about the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South during the Chinese Exclusion era. A post-film discussion with the writer/director and producer, Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu, will follow. The film will be available to screen from 1-7 p.m., and the discussion will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sign up on the library’s website calendar by May 10 at 5 p.m. to receive the link to the film and participate in the post-film discussion. The library is grateful for the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s sponsorship of this event.
Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Other Beneficials
Tuesday, May 18, 6:30-8 p.m. (Zoom)
This PowerPoint presentation by naturalist and landscaper John Root provides guidance on meeting the habitat needs of birds, pollinators and other beneficial wildlife. Handouts are downloadable, and comments and questions are welcome at the conclusion of the program. Register in advance on the website calendar to receive the Zoom link.