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.
Storytime Special: Hopkinton Hike
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mrs. C and the Trails Committee will host a Storytime Hike, recommended for ages 6 and under. Participants can meet at the Center School (11 Ash Street, parking available). The event will start with a story and song, followed by a short hike on the trail, and finish with a leaf craft.
Celebrate Book Club Month
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2-4 p.m.
This special event is for those who love to meet new people, can’t find a good book to read lately, are disappointed with bestsellers or are desperate to talk about a book they’ve read to someone else. The host and speaker is A.M. Speicher, moderator of the library’s adult book club, Chat ’n’ Chew.
Adoption Resource Event
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6-7:30 p.m.
To foster a child, one can be single, partnered, divorced or widowed, and can rent or own their home. Time spent with a foster in a stable environment gives a child a chance to heal. The rewards of providing daily care, guidance and acceptance to a child are immeasurable.
Exploring Expedition Bigfoot
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Leominster native Ronny LeBlanc, best-selling author and star of Travel Channel’s hit series “Expedition Bigfoot,” highlights his experiences and research regarding Bigfoot in Massachusetts.
One Book/One Hopkinton Book Discussion
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1-2 p.m.
This library staff-facilitated book discussion of the One Book/One Hopkinton book choice, “Digging to America,” will be held at the Hopkinton Senior Center. Books are available at the library, compliments of the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation.
Open Video Game Play by One Up Games
Friday, Oct. 20, 1-4 p.m.
One Up Games brings a variety of next-gen consoles and gaming monitors to the library, including virtual reality devices and all the popular games, along with a mixture of classic and retro games. This program is recommended for ages 8-100 (per library policy, children under 9 must be accompanied by a caretaker 12 or older).
Yoga for Kids and Teens
Friday, Oct. 20, 2-2:45 p.m.
On the Hopkinton Public Schools’ half-day, yoga instructor Lisa McDonald will host a yoga session. Participants should bring a yoga mat (or towel) and socks. This event, recommended for ages 6 and older, is co-sponsored by Hopkinton Youth & Family Services and the Hopkinton Public Library. Register at the library’s website calendar.
Chinese Acrobatic Performance
Saturday, Oct. 21, 1-2 p.m.
Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics is a one-woman acrobatic performance. Li Liu performs hand balancing, plate spinning, ribbon dancing, diabolos and foot juggling. A limited number of volunteers get to join her on stage to create an impromptu ribbon dance and try their hand at plate spinning.
French Canadian Singer Josee Vachon
Saturday, Oct. 21, 3-4 p.m.
Josee Vachon is a renowned French-Canadian singer and musician who will bring traditional French-Canadian music to the library. This family performance will feature songs in French, English and Spanish.
Holiday Photo Shoot Fundraiser
Saturdays, Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29
This is a mini-photo session with Hopkinton photographer Tricia LaCascia.
For pricing and information for sittings, visit hopkintonlibraryfriends.org.
Adventures in Translating Fiction
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
For such a seemingly straightforward and innocent part of speech, pronouns have been in the news a lot lately. But what happens when a whole story hinges on pronouns that English doesn’t even have? Translator David Dollenmayer will describe his pronoun adventures when translating from German into English.
Conversation with Author John Irving
Thursday, Oct. 26, 7-8 p.m. on Zoom
In this intimate conversation that will be held virtually, international bestselling author John Irving will chat about not only his most recent novel, “The Last Chairlift,” but also about his prolific body of work and a lifetime spent writing.
Broadway Musicals: The Golden Age, 1927-64
Wednesdays, Oct. 11 and 18, 10-11 a.m.
This virtual class is presented by Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library as part of the Life Long Learner program and is offered at no charge to the community. With the opening of “Show Boat” in 1927, a new style of musical was born. Referred to as the “book” musical, it would become the standard of shows on Broadway, especially in the 1940s and 1950s, with great shows by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Presenter Fran Lautenberger will discuss the development of this new musical form and show clips of the best and brightest Broadway has to offer.
English Language Circles
English Language Learners Conversation Circles, sponsored by the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library, are for people at all levels, whether just getting started or refining skills and vocabulary. Register at forms.gle/VmdRxxUQZRosGGwW9 to be placed with a group.