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Hopkinton Library News
February 2017
Upcoming Programs for All Ages
 Jupiter and Io CREDIT Charlie Stevenson 
Image courtesy of Charlie Stevenson from the Aldrich Astronomical Society
Backyard Astronomy
Wednesday, February 1, 6:30 pm
To be held at the Metrowest YMCA Family Outdoor Center, 45 East St, Hopkinton
Please park in the north lot at the Outdoor Center. Click here for directions.
Co-sponsored by the library and the Metrowest YMCA

Attend this family friendly presentation to learn how to use the new library telescope to observe objects from your own backyard! Come see how easy it is to use the telescope and learn some tips and tricks before you check it out to take home. Spacey door prizes will be offered for children, along with outside viewing for all, weather permitting.

Upcoming Programs for Adults

We Answered With Love by Nancy Haines book coverNancy Haines: We Answered With Love
Tuesday, February 7, 7 pm
To be held at the Hopkinton Historical Society

Co-sponsored by the library and the Hopkinton Historical Society

During World War I, John Leslie Hotson, a pacifist, went to France with a group of Quakers to do relief and reconstruction work. His dear friend Mary May Peabody, a socialist and political activist, remained at home. During the thirteen months he was overseas, Leslie and Mary wrote more than a hundred letters to each other. Their correspondence offers a delightful and compelling story of two young people caught up in the struggle, sacrifice, and adventure of participating in a noble cause and ultimately falling in love.


abstract colorful swirl Coloring for Grown-Ups
Wednesday, February 22, drop in starting at 6:30 pm

High schoolers and adults are welcome for a drop-in evening of relaxing coloring! Materials will be provided, or bring your own if you prefer.

COMING IN MARCH: Meet 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.

Upcoming Programs for Teens
moon shape made of whitish buttons against a blue backgroundCrafternoons for Teens
Thursday, February 9, 2:30 pm

Registration required: contact
508-497-9777 or

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

In February the library will be celebrating the arrival of its new telescope, so our craft will be related to astronomy!


Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick book coverMiddle School Book Group
Monday, February 27, 2:30 pm
Registration required: contact
508-497-9777 or

For grades 6-8. Snacks provided! February's book is Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick.

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.

Upcoming Programs for Children
Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday, February 4, all day

This year, Take Your Child to the Library Day celebrates the new library telescope!

10:30-11:30 am: Read a book to our library dogs
11:30 am-2:30 pm: Make a telescope craft
1 pm: Meet Buzz Lightyear!


Sleepytime Stories with Miss Carol
Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 pm
Come in your PJs and bring a cuddly friend for some bedtime stories.
Drop In Storytimes
Mondays, February 6 and 13, 10:30 am
Tuesdays, February 7 and 14, 10:30 am

Music and Movement with Mrs. Grady the Music Lady

Thursday, March 2, 11 am


Library News

Fine Changes
We've changed some of our fine policies for the New Year!

The charge for overdue DVDs is now 25 cents per day, with a maximum charge of $5.00 per DVD.

Beginning January 25, Amnesty Day will take place on the last Wednesday of each month. Hopkinton residents may return their overdue library items on Amnesty Day and not be charged fines for the items returned that day. This will not apply to lost items or to patrons from other towns.

Hopkinton residents age 65 or older will not be charged for overdue materials. (They may still be charged replacement fees for damaged or lost items.) Please remind library staff if you qualify for this service.
In this newsletter...

History Book Club
Monday, February 27
6:30 pm

White Trash by Nancy Isenberg 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!

February's selection is White Trash by Nancy Isenberg.

Click here to find it in our catalog.

Click here to download the eBook from Axis 360.


Sit and Knit

On hiatus until we move into our new building.

Library News

Most Popular Items in 2016

"Most Popular in 2016" in green text surrounded by yellow stars

What was the most popular in our library in 2016? Stop by to check out the display or click here for a list of the top 50 fiction books, nonfiction books, audiobooks, and DVDs.

This Month's Staff Picks

I Let You Go
by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh cover image

Toni recommends this intense and suspenseful book about a woman running from the pain of her son's death and the investigators trying to get to the bottom of the accident.

Click here to find it in our catalog.


The Traitor Baru Cormorant
by Seth Dickinson

 Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson cover image 

Heather recommends this dark, tense story of political intrigue and resistance in a vividly built world. Baru Cormorant's small island society has been overtaken by the Empire of Masks. Young Baru, educated in the new colonial schools, vows to avenge the loss of so much she held dear by bringing down the Empire from the inside. But she cannot anticipate how much she may be forced to sacrifice as she climbs the ranks of the Empire's bureaucracy in pursuit of her goal.

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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