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Hopkinton Library News
December 2017
Programs for Adults
Coffee and Hot Chocolate Hour
with the Director and Library Trustees

Saturday, December 2, 10:30-11:30 am
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Heading out on the Holiday Stroll? Stop in to the library first for a warm drink and a chat with Library Trustees and Library Director Heather Backman.


Women for Women
Monday, December 4, 6:30 pm
Lower Level Classroom


Hopkinton Chamber Orchestra
Wednesday, December 6, 7 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library

The Friends' annual chamber music concert returns to 13 Main Street!


Impressionist Roger Kabler
Monday, December 11, 6:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

As a celebrity impersonator, Kabler is known for his impressions of Robin Williams and Jon Lovitz.


Mindful Self-Care for the Holiday Season
with Mary Green

Monday, December 18, 6:30 pm

Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Come and learn a number of simple but powerful stress-busting practices that can be especially helpful during the often busy holiday season. The evening will include breathing exercises, gentle stretching (while sitting in a chair) and a variety of guided meditations. No prior experience is necessary!

Mary Starr Green is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practitioner.


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.


Teen Programs

Holiday Teen Crafternoon
Saturday, December 2, 1 pm
Children's Activity Room
For grades 6-12

Registration required to

Make three spa products from all-natural materials. Keep to use yourself, or give as a gift!


Children's Programs
Magic Show with Scott Jameson
Saturday, December 2, 2:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)


Mrs. Grady the Music Lady
Thursday, December 7, 10:30 am
Sign up required in the Children's Room


Storytime with Santa and Mrs. K.
Thursday, December 14, 3:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)


Tuesdays, December 5 and 12, 10:30 am
Wednesdays, December 6 and 13, 10:30 am

Children's Activity Room
For ages 2.5-5

Sign up required in the Children's Room


This Month's Staff Pick
stranger in the woods by Michael Finkel cover imageThe Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
Carol recommends this book, the true story of Christopher Knight. Known as the North Pond Hermit, Knight walked into the woods of Maine at the age of 20 and was not seen again for 27 years. The book offers a fascinating look at his reasons for wanting solitude and the astounding feat of surviving Maine winters in a tent.

Click here to find The Stranger in the Woods in our catalog.

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

Click here to download the audiobook from Overdrive.

In this newsletter...

The library will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1.

Library News

Goodbye to Deb Ervin

Deb Ervin, who was our Interim Director from March 2016 - August 2017 and then our Transition Officer, finished her time at the library on November 30. Deb was a steady guide through a period of significant change, and we are grateful for everything she did for the library over the past year and a half. Thank you, Deb!


New Event Calendar

You might notice something different if you click on the event calendar links on our website! We are offering a new event calendar using the same software as our room reservation system.


Meeting Room Reservations Coming Soon!

We are getting ready for the next stage of our reopening growth! We plan to open our meeting rooms for public reservations in early December.

If your group would like to request a room, please begin by reading our Meeting Room Use Policy, which explains guidelines and procedures for reserving and using our meeting rooms.

The online reservation form will be linked from the Meeting Rooms page on our website. Check that page over the coming days to see when the link goes up!


Book Clubs

Young Adult Lit for Adults Book Group
Monday, December 4
6:45 pm
Conference Room (Ellsworth Room)

Join our new "YA for Adults" (and grades 11 & 12) Book Group. At the first meeting we will discuss good days/times to meet and choose the first book.

For more information contact Anne at
508-497-9777 or


History Book Club
Monday, December 18
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!


4th and 5th Grade Book Discussion Group
Monday, December 11
3 pm
Children's Activity Room

Sign up with Mrs. K. at

This month's book is Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne.

Click here to find Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking  in our catalog.

Click here to download the eBook of Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking from Overdrive.

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