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 presents Books in Bloom at the library from Oct. 24-29 during regular library hours. Attendees can 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.” This program is co-sponsored by Friends of Hopkinton Public Library.
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.
Global Diversity Film Festival Series: ‘Billu’
Saturday, Oct. 29, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Billu mentions to his family that he was once a friend of superstar Sahir Khan. When Sahir Khan happens to come to the village to shoot a film, Billu’s children spread the rumor that their father is his childhood friend. The villagers shower Billu with gifts and promises on condition that Billu make contact for them. Billu is embarrassed by his poverty but he’s forced to make several ill-fated attempts at contacting the star while he’s shooting just outside the village. Were Billu and Sahir really childhood friends? Will Sahir meet with the villagers?
Trick or treating at the library
Monday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Those who wear a costume will get a treat at the service desks throughout the library from 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Kids also can get their picture taken with a special princess who will visit from 5-7 p.m.
Loons of Whitehall
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Loons are a quintessential New England bird and are easily recognized by their coloring and their distinctive call. Andrew Vitz will lead a presentation about these birds, including the history of loons in Massachusetts, threats to the species and current conservation efforts.
This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of Whitehall. All ages are welcome.
Welcome to the Graveyard with the Graveyard Girls
Saturday, Nov. 5, 1-2:30 p.m.
“Welcome to The Graveyard” takes attendees from colonial burial grounds through the rural cemetery movement of the 19th century and into 21st-century locations. The Gravestone Girls will tailor the program to Hopkinton’s graveyards. This program is intended for high school-age teens and adults due to references to death and dying.
Adult Craft Night: Mini-autumn wreath (Ages 16+)
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 6-7 p.m.
During this night of adult crafts, participants will make mini-wreaths with maple leaves, acorns and pinecones. It’s like a normal wreath, just smaller. Hot glue guns may be used. Registration is required. Friends of the Library is providing support for this program.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1-6 p.m.
Register on the Red Cross website at rcblood.org/3AmuYsP or call 508-497-9777 and the Reference Desk can help schedule an appointment.