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.
Books in Bloom
The Hopkinton Garden Club and the Friends of the Library will present Books in Bloom at the library from Oct. 24-29 during regular library hours. Enjoy the artful arrangements created by Garden Club members reflecting the covers of the books selected by the staff related to the theme “Home and Belonging.”
Book donations sought for sale
Friends of the Library is collecting donated books for its next book sale. Visit hopkintonlibraryfriends.org for information on donating. Due to restricted space for storage and the need for books that will sell, individuals are asked to donate only recent or special books that are in excellent condition.
Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m.
This program is designed to provide an opportunity for English as a Second Language (ELL) learners to practice vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar in a fun, comfortable, laid-back environment. All levels of learners are encouraged to participate. Check the website for more important information.
Local author fair
Saturday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Local authors will read from their works. There will be time to purchase books and have them signed following the reading.
Global Diversity Film Festival Series
Saturday, Oct. 15: “Ajami” (Israeli/Arab)
Saturday, Oct. 22: “The Farewell” (China)
Wednesday, Oct. 26: “Wadjda” (Saudi Arabia)
Saturday, Oct. 29: “Billu” (India)
Author Talk: “Lead Like A Pro” sports coaching and leadership
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Google Meet)
Learn about sports leadership from Division 1 college coach and athletic director Matthew Raidbard. This program will be offered virtually and will include an author talk as well as a question and answer session as time allows. This program is recommended for ages 16 and older.
Adult Craft: Dragon eyes
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6-7 p.m.
Participants (ages 16 and older) will make dragon eyes, a spooky decoration that can be used as a pendant, a piece in a larger display, or just as a small reminder that the wild is closer than we’d like. Air-dry clay will be used. Registration is required.
Chat ‘n’ Chew Book Group
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 12:30-2 p.m.
Instead of assigning a book for all participants to read, each person reviews something they read this month. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, email email@example.com.
Freedom Team Book Club (recommended ages 16+)
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Each month’s book choice focuses on bias, discrimination or inequity. Attendees are asked to bring their empathy and a willingness to listen. This month’s book is “No Visible Bruises” by Rachel Louise Snyder. Copies are available at the front desk, as are bookmarks with the rest of 2022’s book schedule. This event is in-person. Masks are encouraged but not required.
Library of things introduction
Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Hopkinton Public Library recently has started loaning items from its library of things, including craft supplies, board games, recreational supplies, electronics and more. Individuals can drop in to see the options and get hands-on introductions from a librarian. Items can be borrowed immediately.