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Hopkinton Library News
September 2017

Library News

View of renovated library in progress from the south
Library large event room with renovation in progress
View of Children's Room in progress from upstairs lobby Wall that will be behind circulation desk, looking into staff area
The library hive is buzzing as we plan our move back to Main Street! We appreciate everyone’s patience while we are in transition.

Please plan to pick up any materials you wish to check out by 8 p.m. on September 8, 2017. (Note: Earlier publicity stated September 1. Our closing date has since been pushed back to September 8.) Please check our website, Twitter, and Facebook for updates.

Please do not return library materials to 65 South Street after September 8! While the library is closed, anything you have checked out should be returned to other C/W MARS libraries in neighboring towns such as Westborough, Southborough, Upton, Milford, and Marlborough. Please note that Ashland and Holliston are not in the C/W MARS network.

We expect to reopen in October. Due dates will be extended past our October opening date. Online resources, including downloadable books and magazines, Mango Languages, and research resources, will continue to be available when the library is temporarily closed. You can also use your library card at other local C/W MARS libraries.

Please call 508-497-9777 or e-mail if you have any questions. This is a very exciting time for the entire community and library staff. We look forward to welcoming you in the new library. The new library director, Heather Backman, is very familiar with moving the Hopkinton Public Library and can be reached at 508-497-3400 or by e-mail at

Click here to see our Facebook album with photos from the construction and renovation process. 

New Library Director
Headshot of Heather BackmanWelcome to Heather Backman, our new library director! Heather's appointment by the Town Manager was affirmed by the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, August 8 and she took up the role in mid-August.
Heather has been the Adult Services Librarian in Hopkinton for the past three years. She brings seven years of professional service as a public librarian in Hopkinton and other communities. She holds a Master's of Science in Library and Information Services from the University of Michigan School of Information and a Master's of Arts and Bachelor's of Arts in English Literature from Stanford University. Heather has enjoyed her time in Hopkinton so far and is looking forward to serving the community in her new role.
Heather is always interested in hearing your feedback and ideas for your library! You may reach her at or 508-497-9777.

This Month's Staff Picks
One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus book coverOne of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
Simon, who publishes an online gossip app, suddenly dies in detention, and four other high school students are the prime suspects. Turns out the brainy good-girl, the star athlete, the homecoming princess, and the former drug dealer are all hiding secrets that Simon was going to reveal, but is that enough reason to kill him? There are many exciting twists as the four students work together to solve the mystery of Simon’s murder!

Click here to find One of Us Is Lying in our catalog.

Click here to download the eBook of One of Us Is Lyingfrom Overdrive / from Axis 360.

Click here to download the audiobook of One of Us Is Lying from Axis 360.
The Dry by Jane Harper book coverThe Dry by Jane Harper

Toni recommends this suspense novel about a man who returns to the town that rejected him twenty years ago, only to be drawn into investigating the death of his childhood friend.

Click here to find The Dry in our catalog.

Click here to download the eBook of The Dry: from Overdrive / from Axis 360.

Click here to download the audiobook of The Dry: from Overdrive / from Axis 360.
In this newsletter...

The library will be closed for the month after September 8 to move into our new building.
Children's Programs

Baby Sign Language

Fridays, October 6, 13, 20, and 27
10:30 am

Registration required BY SEPTEMBER 15

To be held at the Hopkinton Senior Center intially

(location will move to t
he new library building when it is ready!)

Recurring Programs

History Book Club
Monday, September 18
6:30 pm

To be held at the Senior Center

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!

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. 


Women for Women
Monday, September 25
6:30 pm

To meet at Carbone's Restaurant

The Women for Women career discussion group will hold a beginning-of-year meeting to plan for the next year's discussions. All are welcome, regardless of what stage of career you are in!

For more information, contact Christine at
Hopkinton Public Library | 65 South St., Hopkinton, MA 01748 | 508-497-9777
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