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Hopkinton Library News
January 2018
 
Programs for Adults
 
Astronomy Talk and Telescope Demonstration
Wednesday, January 3, 6:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library


Come learn the basics of amateur astronomy using the library telescope. Hear about the constellations, stars, and planets visible in the Hopkinton sky. Also learn simple techniques for processing images you've taken with a digital camera and telescope.

 

Essential Oils 101
Wednesday, January 10, 6:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)


You will learn what an Essential Oil is, why they work and how to safely use them for you and your family as a non-toxic health care solution.

 

Take A Deep Breath: An Introduction to Yoga Breathing
Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Accessible to people with all abilities over 16 years of age.

Learn about the connection of breath with our bodies and our minds and pick up a few simple and effective breathing techniques to awaken and relax the nervous system and to connect with the present moment. The workshop will include simple body movements at chair level to help us release the muscle tension.

 

Women for Women
Monday, January 22, 6:30 pm
Lower Level Classroom


Join the Boston Globe's "Job Doc" Patricia Hunt Sinacole for a talk on using LinkedIn to connect with other professionals. This interactive session will provide tips on on how to use LinkedIn, how to improve your LinkedIn Profile, and the use/misuse of social media in connecting with other professionals. The session will also include how to create the "elevator speech" introduction for LinkedIn.
 

Drop-In Coloring for Grown-Ups (and Teens!)
Wednesday, January 24, 6:30-7:30 pm

Lower Level Classroom
 

COMING IN FEBRUARY:
Alice's Ordinary People Screening

Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)


This film explores the life and times of Alice Tregay, a Chicago based Civil Rights activist; one of the ordinary people who made extraordinary change for human rights. Her life revolved around social change and community service. Discussion to follow the film.
 

Teen Programs

Teen Advisory Group
Monday, January 8, 2:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)
For grades 6-12

Registration required: e-mail athie@hopkintonma.gov, call 508-497-9777, or click the "sign up" button in the event details on our online calendar


The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will be meeting to discuss activities, events, and programs for teens at the library. New members welcome, snacks provided.
 

Girls Who Code
Wednesdays, beginning January 10, 2:30 pm
For middle schoolers

Limited spaces available; registration required in the Teen Room

Work with a national organization to learn basic coding skills and complete a project.

 

HILL
Thursdays, beginning January 25, 2:30 pm
Lower Level Classroom
For middle schoolers


Girls' empowerment club, led by older peers. Contact Teen Librarian Anne Thie for more information and to sign up.

 

Children's Programs
 
Mrs. Grady the Music Lady
Thursday, January 9, 10:30 am
Children's Program Room

Sign up required in the Children's Room or by clicking the "sign up" button in the event details on our event calendar

 

Storytimes
Tuesdays, January 16, 23, 30, 10:30 am
Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:30 am

Children's Activity Room
For ages 2.5-5


No sign-up; tickets will be given out first-come, first-serve on the morning of each storytime for children who wish to hear a story and do a craft. If more than 15 children come for storytime, we will read more stories in the sitting area for anyone who was not able to get a ticket.

 

Programs for All Ages

COMING IN FEBRUARY:
Mini-Golf in the Library

Friday, February 2, 11 am-7 pm
Saturday, February 3, 11 am-3 pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library


Play mini-golf throughout the library - what a great way to spend a cold winter day (and celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day)!

 

Library News

Jessi headshotWelcome, Jessi!

You might have noticed a new face at the reference desk recently. We're pleased to welcome Jessi McCarthy, who has been hired as our new Adult Services Librarian.

Jessi has been the Director of the Holland Public Library for the past three years. Before that, she worked as a reference librarian in the Peabody and Salem libraries. She received her MLIS from Rutgers University. Jessi has an exceptional track record of building community relationships across all of her previous positions. We think she will do a great job of welcoming Hopkinton residents into the library, and that she will bring exciting new ideas and the ability to make them reality. We're looking forward to working with her to keep bringing you the best service possible!

 

Friends of the Library Seeking Webmaster

The Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library are looking for a volunteer who could update their webpage and figure out how to do an on-line application for membership, and who would be willing to do monthly updates of Friends activities. The ability to design program flyers for printing and posting would be a plus. Attending monthly Board meetings would be optional. If these are skills you could offer as a volunteer, please contact Beth Mezitt, bethm@westonnurseries.com.

 

Meeting Room Reservations Now Available!

Our meeting rooms are now available for use by the public.  Rooms may be requested by Hopkinton residents who are members of local nonprofit/community groups, up to 90 days in advance. Events held in the meeting rooms must be free and open to the public, with no fundraising, selling, or soliciting.

If your group would like to request a room, please begin by reading our Meeting Room Use Policy, which explains full requirements and procedures for reserving and using the rooms. The online reservation form is linked from the Meeting Rooms page on our website.
In this newsletter...
 

History Book Club
Monday, January 8
6:30 pm
Conference Room
(Ellsworth Room)


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!

 

Middle School Book Club

Posted by John David Anderson book cover


Wednesday, January 10
2:15 pm
Conference Room
(Ellsworth Room)
For grades 6-8

Sign up by e-mailing athie@hopkintonma.gov, calling 508-497-9777, or clicking the "Sign Up" button in the event details on our event calendar

Snacks provided, new members welcome! In January we will read Posted by John David Anderson.

Click here to find Posted in our catalog.

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

Click here to download the audiobook from Axis 360.

 

4th and 5th Grade Book Discussion Group
Monday, January 22
2:30 pm
Children's Activity Room

Sign up with Mrs. K. at
dkofron@hopkintonma.gov.

 

Young Adult Lit for Adults Book Group

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed book cover


Monday, January 22
6:45 pm
Conference Room (Ellsworth Room)
For adults and teens in grades 11 and 12

Sign up in the teen room or by clicking the "sign up" link in the event details on our online event calendar

In January we will read The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed.

Click here to find The Nowhere Girls in our catalog.

Click here to download the eBook from Axis 360.

 

High School Book Group

100 Days by Nicole McInnes book cover


Monday, January 29
2:30 pm
Conference Room (Ellsworth Room)
For grades 9-12

Sign up in the teen room or by clicking the "sign up" link in the event details on our online event calendar

Snacks provided, new members welcome. In January we will read 100 Days by Nicole McInnes.

Click here to find 100 Days in our catalog.

Click here to download the eBook from Axis 360.
 


This Month's Staff Pick

The Girl With All the Gifts
by M. R. Carey

The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey book cover

Heather recommends this twist on zombie fiction, which you may recognize from the recent movie adaptation. Bleak but with a ray of hope (maybe?), it offers a fresh take on a familiar trope.

Click here to find The Girl With All the Gifts in our catalog.

Click here to download the eBook from Overdrive.

Click here to download the audiobook from Overdrive.

Click here to see all of our staff picks.
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