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.
The library will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Monday, Oct. 10.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2-3:30 p.m.
The second year of Conversation Circles is about to begin. 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. The focus of this first gathering will be to give participants a chance to experience a Conversation Circle. Future Conversation Circles will meet on Thursdays at 2:30. Registration is not required for the first meeting.
Book talk with author Ed Achorn
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Edward Achorn, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary and winner of the Yankee Quill Award for lifetime service to journalism, is the former vice president and editorial pages editor of The Providence Journal. His latest book, about Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural, “Every Drop of Blood,” was named one of the Best Books of 2020 by The Economist magazine and was an Amazon Editors’ Choice for best history. This program is recommended for ages 16 and older.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2-7 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.
Ask a Muslim Anything
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6–7:30 p.m.
“Ask a Muslim Anything” is a program presented by Robert Azzi. Azzi speaks not as a scholar or academic but as a neighbor, fellow citizen and person of faith about his life, what it’s like to be Muslim in America, how he came to convert to Islam, about the religion of Islam and its history — especially in America — and about the Middle East, terrorism and associated political and social issues. Nothing, except disrespect, is off the table. Robert Azzi is a photojournalist, columnist and public speaker. An Arab-American Muslim, he writes and speaks on issues of identity, conflict and Islam. This program is recommended for ages 12 and older.