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Hopkinton Library News
July 2017

Summer Reading!

people climbing on ladders to build the Earth out of books with caption Build a Better WorldThis year's Summer Reading theme is "Build a Better World." Visit the library soon to sign up for fun summer reading challenges for kids, teens, and adults. Summer Reading ends on August 1 this year due to our pending move back to 13 Main Street, so get started soon!

For children: This summer's log is a map of Hopkinton and we're reading our way back to 13 Main Street from our temporary facility. Earn tickets that can be redeemed for prizes!

For teens: Each time you check out books, get a tasty treat and enter your name to win one of 8 weekly prizes. Complete a "Build a Better World" activity for an invitation to a celebration in August.

For adults: Pick up a Summer Reading checklist and complete at least 7 of 15 activities before you turn the log back in to the library.


Upcoming Programs for Adults
Shift of Heart by Cheryl Melody book coverCheryl Melody Baskin: Shift of Heart
Wednesday, July 12, 7 pm
To be held at the Senior Center

RSVPs requested to 508-497-9777 or (the event will only occur if enough registrations are received)

Cheryl Melody Baskin, Hopkinton author of Shift of Heart: Paths to Healing and Love, will share her process of creating her heart-centered book, integrate original interactive music, and layer the presentation with a mini-workshop entitled, "It's Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams."
American Poodles at Work
Wednesday, July 19, 7 pm
To be held at the Senior Center
Registration required to 508-497-9777 or 
(the event will only occur if enough registrations are received)

Gray poodle in purple vest carrying a shopping bag

Learn about the work done by the dogs (and humans!) of American Poodles At Work, Inc., which provides hypoallergenic assistance dogs to help people with disabilities.

Upcoming Programs for Children

Puppet Workshops
Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20, and 27
Registration required in the Children's Room

To celebrate our new Children's Room puppet theater we are making all kinds of puppets!


Read to Gracie and Kaboom
Mondays, July 17 and 31, 7 pm
Wednesdays, July 12 and 26, 7 pm

Our favorite therapy dogs will be available to listen to stories.


Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, July 19, 6:30 pm

Get into your PJs, grab a cuddly friend, and join Miss Carol for some awesome bedtime stories!


Tuesdays, July 11, 18, and 25, 10:30 am


Library News

Summer for Teens at the Library

Besides the Young Adult Summer Reading Program, remember that we have copies of all required summer reading books for the high and middle schools, and can order a copy from another library if ours are currently out. If you need to request an item from another library, allow a week for the book to travel to Hopkinton for pick up, so don't put it off until the last minute!

For summer reading or listening recommendations, feel free to visit Anne, the YA Librarian, and she will be happy to share her ideas with you.


Learn about Hopkinton's past online
photo and clipping about Hopkinton Womens Club from Framingham News 1948-05-12

Thanks to the efforts of staff member Linda Connelly, some of our historical collections relating to Hopkinton people and organizations are now online through the Biblioboard platform!

Click here to see the "People and Organizations of Hopkinton's Past" collection.

Click here for information on our historical resources, including other online local history collections.
In this newsletter...

The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 and on Saturdays in July.

Please plan to arrive by noon on Monday, June 3 if you need to pick anything up! We may close early if the rest of the Town also closes.

Recurring Programs

History Book Club
On hiatus until September

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!

When meetings resume in September, the club will discuss The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin by Steven Myers.

Click here to place a hold on The New Tsar in our catalog.

Coloring for Grownups
Wednesday, July 26
Drop-in starting at 6:30 pm


Sit and Knit

On hiatus until we move into our new building.

This Month's Staff Pick

Wolf Hollow
by Lauren Wolk

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk book cover

Denise recommends this Newbery Honor story for those looking for a thought-provoking book that touches on issues relating to bullying, human goodness, and judging others by their appearances.

Click here to find Wolf Hollow in our catalog.

Click here to download the eBook of Wolf Hollow from Overdrive.

Click here to see all of our staff picks.
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