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.
Friday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friends of the Library is hosting its annual book sale. The organization will halt the collection of book donations on Sept. 9 due to space constraints. Individuals should refrain from dropping off book donations until collection is reopened sometime after the sale. Complete information on donating is available at hopkintonlibraryfriends.org.
Adult and Teen Craft: Rock Painting for Art on the Trail
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6-7 p.m.
Participants ages 12 and older can contribute to the library’s 2022 Art On The Trail submission by painting rocks with river themes — fish, water bugs, water lilies, dragonflies, otters and more. All materials are provided. Rocks will be left at the library to be used in the Art on the Trail display.
Introduction to Baha’i Faith: ‘Exemplar’
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:30-8 p.m.
“Exemplar” is a movie that follows the life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and the profound effect he had on people both past and present. Included are vignettes about his journey across the United States and Canada in 1912. He spoke several times in Massachusetts during that journey. The film reflects a few of the universal principles embodied, both in word and deed, by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Bre Vader, the co-director of the film, will be on hand for a short Q&A session when the film is done. This program is recommended for ages 12 and older.
Freedom Team Book Club
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Recommended for ages 16 and older, the Freedom Team Book Club each month reads a book about bias, discrimination or inequity. Individuals are asked to bring their empathy and a willingness to listen. This month’s book is “Algorithms of Oppression” by Safiya Umoja Noble. Copies of the books are available at the front desk, as are bookmarks with the rest of the year’s book schedule. This event is in-person. Masks are encouraged but not required. Registration is not required, but individuals may register if they would like a reminder email the day before the event.
Frayed Knot Fiber Arts Circle
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This group is open to teens and adults of all skill levels who are encouraged to bring their current project or pattern. All fiber arts crafts (knitting, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, needle felting, etc.) are welcome. The group meets on the second and last Wednesdays of each month.
Anyone with questions or in need of knitting materials can email Jak at email@example.com.