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Hopkinton Library News
March 2017

Library News
 
Get ready for our Community Read!

We'll be having our first Community Read in April! Get ready to join us at discussions and events relating to our chosen book, Hidden America by Jeanne Marie Laskas. A schedule of events will be available in mid-March.

Get reading now! Click here to find Hidden America in our catalog.

We are looking for people to help with one of our events! We'll be hosting a low-key roundtable about different jobs held by community members on April 5. If you have a job that people don't always know about or understand and would like to talk about your work for 5-10 minutes as part of the event, please contact Heather Backman at hbackman@hopkintonma.gov or 508-497-9777.

 

 
Upcoming Programs for Adults
 
Lucy Stone headshotMeet Lucy Stone
Wednesday, March 1, 7 pm
To be held at the Hopkinton Historical Society
Co-sponsored by the library and the Hopkinton Historical Society

 
Come meet the Civil War era woman who changed the world she was born into. The first Massachusetts woman to graduate from college, Lucy became a speaker for the anti-slavery and women's rights movements. In the 1850s, she addressed meetings of the Hopkinton Anti-Slavery Society. Renowned storyteller and actress Judith Black will bring Lucy back to Hopkinton.

This event is funded through the generosity of a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council.

 
 
Lucy Fitch Perkins headshotNotable Women of Hopkinton
Sunday, March 12, 2 pm
To be held at the Hopkinton Historical Society
Co-sponsored by the library and the Hopkinton Historical Society

 
Please join us as we celebrate the lives of some leading citizens from Hopkinton's past. Our presenters include Rep. Carolyn Dykema, Interim Library Director Deborah Ervin, Dr. Cathy MacLeod, Claire Wright, and Libby Franck.

This event is funded through the generosity of a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council.

 

Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt book coverNathalia Holt: Rise of the Rocket Girls
Thursday, March 23, 7 pm
To be held at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library present best-selling author Nathalia Holt speaking about her new book, Rise of the Rocket Girls.

Click here to find Rise of the Rocket Girls in our catalog.
Click here to download the eBook from Overdrive.
Click here to download the audiobook from Overdrive.

 


Women for Women
Monday, March 27, 6:30 pm
To be held at the Senior Center


March's topic is "Prove It Again Bias". We tend to overestimate men’s performance and underestimate women’s. Therefore men are often given the benefit of the doubt - and judged on their potential - while women are judged on their past performance. Women often have to provide more evidence of competence than men just to be perceived as equally competent. This meeting will help you identify Prove It Again Bias and practice strategies for handling it.

Before the meeting, please watch “What Works for Women at Work Part 1: Prove It Again”.

Contact Christine at christine0220@verizon.net for more information.
 


Upcoming Programs for Teens
 
Teen Advisory Group
Monday, March 13, 2:30 pm
To be held in the Town Hall basement

New members are welcome. Snacks will be provided!

 
 
Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart book cover
 
Middle School Book Group
Monday, March 27, 7 pm

For grades 6-8. Snacks provided!

March's book selection is Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart. 

Click here to find it in our catalog.
Click here to download the eBook from Axis 360.
Click here to download the audiobook from Axis 360. 
 

Crafternoon
Thursday, March 28, 2:30 pm

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in creating something new for themselves or as a gift. Snacks will be provided.
 


Graphic Novel/Comics/Manga Readers Wanted!
 
Interested in joining a Graphics Club? Anne, the Teen Librarian, is trying to see how many people might be interested in getting together once or twice a month to discuss graphic novels, comics, manga, anime, and all things related! Perhaps you draw your own comics? Bring them to share and get feedback!

Please let Anne know good dates and times and she will organize the first meeting. You can reach her at athie@hopkintonma.gov or 508-497-9777.

 


Upcoming Programs for Children
 
Music and Movement with Mrs. Grady the Music Lady
Thursday, March 2, 11 am

 

 
Baby Kneads: Sign Language for Infants
Fridays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24, 10:30 am
To be held in the Senior Center library
Registration required in the Children's Room

 


Sleepytime Stories with Miss Carol
Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 pm

Come in your PJs and bring a cuddly friend for some bedtime stories.

 

Drop In Storytimes
Mondays, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10:30 am
Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 10:30 am
 
 
In this newsletter...

History Book Club
Monday, March 20
6:30 pm


Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly book cover

This book club is focused on fascinating lives and events in History. Feel free to join us for lively discussion even if you haven't read the book!

March's selection is Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Click here to find it in our catalog.

Click here to download the eBook:
from Overdrive

from Axis 360

Click here to download the audiobook from Overdrive.

 

Coloring for Grownups
Wednesday, March 22
Drop-in starting at 6:30 pm

 

Sit and Knit

On hiatus until we move into our new building.
 


This Month's Staff Picks

Being Mortal
by Atul Gawande

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande cover image

Heather recommends this remarkable book by physician Gawande, author of The Checklist Manifesto. Being Mortal explores our society's current and historical approaches to death and dying, with the aim of changing how we approach these topics to enable us to age and approach death in better and more fulfilling ways.

Click here to find it in our catalog.

Click here to download the eBook:
from Overdrive
from Axis 360


Click here to download the audiobook:
from Overdrive
from Axis 360
 

Coffin Road
by Peter May

Coffin Road by Peter May book cover

Nancy recommends this mystery set on the remote Isle of Harris in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. A man washes up on the beach with no memory of who he is or how he got there. As the story unfolds, there is a dead body, bees, a rebellious teenager, and DSI George Gunn (who we first met in May's Lewis Trilogy, though this is a stand alone). Coffin Road is character driven, but the plot has some twists and turns, and May's writing style evokes the wild beauty of the west coast and islands of Scotland, making the landscape another character in the tale.

Click here to find it in our catalog.

Click here to download the eBook:
from Overdrive
from Axis 360


Click here to see all of our staff picks.
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