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Hopkinton Library News
September 2018
Programs for All Ages

Rebel the Therapy Dog
Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30 pm

Rebel the Therapy Dog will have regular 'office hours' at the library. Rebel is a sweet Swiss Mountain Dog who would be happy to meet you! Find her in the Young Adult room or in the Ellsworth Conference Room.


Programs for Adults

Our Time Memory Café
Tuesday, September 11, 1 - 3 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Our Time Memory Cafe is a joint venture between the Hopkinton Senior Center and the Hopkinton Public Library.

A monthly gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment, or living with dementia, and their care partner, family, and friends. Participants will share an enjoyable afternoon engaging in art, music, poetry, dance, exercise, crafts, or other fun activities. A care partner must accompany anyone who requires assistance. Registration is requested but not required.

For more information, to register, or to volunteer, call (508) 497-0108 or email

Author Visit: D.N. Chadha
Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

D.N. Chadha discuss his book Touchdown - Eight Key Factors to Score Touchdowns in SellingThe author has 30 years of sales experience. His mission is to share practical advice for the professional and effective selling of services to your customers and clients.

Author Visit: John A. Hodgson
Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Co-sponsored by the Hopkinton Historical Society

Author and former Dean of Forbes College at Princeton University, John A. Hodgson will read from and discuss his book Richard Potter: America's First Black CelebrityIn the early 19th century, Richard Potter was an icon — the most celebrated ventriloquist and magician in America, and he lived his early years in Hopkinton.

Preserving Your Harvest
Saturday, September 22, 2 - 3:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Blackstone Valley Veggie Garden will share some simple and affordable techniques to preserve the crops you have grown or bought from local farmer's markets. Participants will also leave with free downloads and access to Blackstone valley Veggie Garden''s YouTube channel, for more tips and tricks!

Promoting/Selling Your Art or Craft
Saturday, September 29, 2 - 3:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Beth Hoffer is a recognized photographer whose subjects represent a wide range of New England scenes. In this event, she will offer a workshop for artists and crafters looking to increase sales of their work. Some of the topics that will be discussed include approaching retail stores and galleries, networking in the art world, jury submissions and more. 
There will be ample opportunity for attendees to ask individual questions, so please bring them with you!


Back to School Essential Oils Class
Wednesday, October 3, 6:45 - 7:45 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Come learn how to take a natural approach to keeping your family feeling healthy this school year. In this class we will be learning about what essential oils are and the best oils to start the school year strong. 

Teen Programs

Girls Who Code Information Session
Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Lower Level Classroom

Grades 6 - 8
Information for this year's Girls Who Code Club for middle school girls. For interested girls and their parents. Club dates, times, general information, and application discussed - also meet the club's facilitators. Please attend if at all interested in participating this year.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, September 17, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Grades 6 - 12
First meeting of our Teen Advisory Group for this upcoming school year.  Help plan teen events for the library, support the Young Adult librarian, and suggest programming ideas!  

Children's Programs

Puppy Tales - Reading to a Therapy Dog
Wednesday, September 5
Monday, September 10

Monday, September 17
Wednesday, September 26

7-7:45 pm
Children's Room

Parent/Child Playgroup
Friday, September 7
Friday, September 21
Friday, September 28
10:30 - 11:30 am

Children's Program Room

Sparky's Puppets
Friday, September 14, 2 - 3 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Sparky’s Puppets dramatize favorite children’s stories with colorful hand puppets, lively humor and plenty of audience participation. They have performed for children and family audiences throughout New England for over 38 years.


Monday, September 17, 4 - 5 pm
Children's Program Room
Ages 6+

The September theme is pyramids!

Tuesday, September 18
Wednesday, September 19
Tuesday, September 25
Wednesday, September  26
10:30 - 11:15 am

Children's Program Room

Ages 2.5 - 5 


10:30 - 11:30 am
Children's Program Room

Join Sheryl White to learn the fun of signing to communicate with your infant.
In this newsletter...

History Book Club
Monday, September 17
6:30 pm

Conference Room
(Ellsworth Room)

West Like Lightning cover art

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 we will discuss West Like Lightning by J
im DeFelicePick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk.

HDCA Book Club
Monday, September 17
6 pm
Lower Level Classroom

Born a Crime cover image

Join us for the Hopkinton Diversity & Cultural Alliance Book Club!

In September we will be discussing Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. 
Pick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk or download the eBook 
from Overdrive.

If you are unable to attend in person, but would still like to participate, please join the Goodreads online discussion:


Chat 'n' Chew
Tuesday, September 18
12:30 pm
Conference Room
(Ellsworth Room)

Bring your lunch and a copy of a favorite book you've read recently to chat about with the group. After discussion, these recommended books will be posted on the Library's website to share with the community. We believe that there are no bad books!

Young Adult Lit for Adults Book Group

Out of Darkness cover image

Monday, September 24
6:45 pm
Large Event Room
(Strong Room)

Join our thriving YA for Adults Book Group to meet and discuss excellent teen literature! Students in grades 11 and 12 also invited!  
In September, we will be discussing Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez. Pick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk in the library.

High School Book Group

This group will reconvene in October.

Middle School Book Club

This group will reconvene in October.

4th and 5th Grade Book Discussion Group

This group will reconvene in October.

This Month's Staff Pick

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library cover art

Toni recommends this light summer read set in New Hampshire. It is about three people from different backgrounds whose lives intersect at the local library. 
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