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 for the Thanksgiving holiday from Thursday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 26.
Monday, Nov. 27, 4-5 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 can stop by to play chess and get tips and tricks.
50-Plus Job Seekers Networking Group
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m.
This Zoom program is a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help with a career transition. This session will focus on interview strategies and preparation.
Frayed Knot Fiber Arts Circle
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 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.
Power of Women in Science Fiction: Naomi Alderman
Thursday, Nov. 30, 3-4 p.m.
In this Zoom program, bestselling and award-winning author Naomi Alderman will talk about her new book, “The Future.” This new novel delivers a dazzling tour de force where a handful of friends plot a daring heist to save the world from the tech giants whose greed threatens life as we know it.
Lego & Duplo Club
Thursday, Nov. 30, 4-4:45 p.m.
Participants can build a creation out of Legos or Duplo blocks. Creations will be displayed in the Children’s Department for a few days.
Friends of Hopkinton Public Library Book Sale
Friday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Patrons can check out lots of contemporary, great-condition adult, young adult and children’s books for sale at this popup sale.
SAT Study, Practice, Strategy Session
Fridays, Dec. 1 and 8, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Those looking for help preparing for the SAT can attend these peer-led, drop-in study sessions to help achieve their best score. They will be held in the Teen Room. Registration is not required but will allow participants to receive a calendar reminder.
Saturday, Dec. 2, 1-3- p.m.
Patrons are invited to stop into the library during the Holiday Stroll for refreshments and music.
Women in World Jazz Concert
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2:30-3:45 p.m.
The library and the Senior Center will host a concert for all ages at the Senior Center featuring women artists and composers from around the world. The mission of the ensemble is to introduce women composers across the globe and feature artists in their cultural context.
Blackletter Calligraphy with Debbie Reelitz
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
Attendees will learn blackletter calligraphy, also known as the Gothic style. It is a classic, dramatic lettering style and a great way to introduce one to the broad-edged nib. Calligrapher Debby Reelitz will teach the basics, provide guidelines and lettering samples participants can trace, and guide individuals through a project.
World Building with YA Fantasy Fiction Author Victoria Aveyard
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7-8 p.m.
In this Zoom program, New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen and Realm Breaker series Victoria Aveyard will chat about young adult fantasy fiction, world building and her incredible body of work.