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Hopkinton Library News
February 2018
 
Programs for All Ages

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)!

 


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
 
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.

 


Service Dogs: From Weekends with Daisy to a Lifetime with Jones
Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)


Please join KateLynne Steineke, her service dog Jones, and Sharron Luttrell, author of the book Weekends with Daisy, to learn about training and living with a service dog.

 


Drop-In Coloring for Grown-Ups (and Teens!)
Wednesday, February 28, 6:30-7:30 pm
Lower Level Classroom
 


COMING IN MARCH:
Carter Allen: The Decibel Diaries

Wednesday, March 7, 7 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library


Carter Allen will speak about his newest book, The Decibel Diaries: A Journey Through Rock in 50 Concerts.
 

Teen Programs
 
Teen Advisory Group
Monday, February 12, 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


Meeting for grades 6-12 for students who want to be actively involved in programming and advising for teens at the library. Discussion of special committees within TAG and choosing leaders. New members welcome, snacks provided.
 


Girls Who Code
Wednesdays, February 10 and 28, 2:30 pm
For middle schoolers

Limited spaces available; registration required in the Teen Room

 


HILL
Thursdays, February 1, 8, and 15, 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
 
Pumpernickel Puppets
Wednesday, February 21, 2:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Pumpernickel Puppets presents "St. George and the Dragon."
 


Songs for Seeds Concert
Friday, February 23, 2 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)
 


Crafternoon
Thursday, February 1, 3:45 pm
Children's Activity Room
For ages 5+


Learn about snowflakes, and make one to take home!

 


Mrs. Grady the Music Lady
Tuesday, February 6, 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

 


Valentine Crafternoon
Thursday, February 8, 3:45 pm
Children's Activity Room
For ages 5+


Make a Valentine Box and a Valentine to give to someone special!

 


Valentine Cookie Decorating
Tuesday and Wednesday, February 13 and 14, 10:30 am
Children's Activity Room
Sign up required in the Children's Room or by clicking the "sign up" button in the event details on our event calendar

Listen to a Valentine Story and decorate a cookie... and then eat it!

 


Storytime with Miss Dinny
Friday, February 16, 10:30 am
Children's Activity Room
For ages 2.5-5

 


Saturday Storytime
Saturday, February 17, 10:30 am
Children's Activity Room
Sign up required in the Children's Room or by clicking the "sign up" button in the event details on our event calendar

 


Celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival Storytime and Craft
Thursday, February 22, 3:00 pm
Children's Activity Room

 


Storytime
Wednesday, February 7, 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.

 


COMING IN MARCH:
Baby Kneads: Infant Sign Language

4 Fridays, beginning March 2, 10:30 am
Children's Activity Room
Sign up required in the Children's Room or by clicking the "sign up" button in the event details on our event calendar

Sign language for pre-verbal children with Sheryl White.
In this newsletter...
 

History Book Club
Monday, February 12
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!

In February we will be continuing our discussion of Friends Divided by Gordon Wood.

Click here to find Friends Divided in our catalog.

 

Middle School Book Club

Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Tonya Bolden cover image


Wednesday, February 7
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 February we will read Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Tonya Bolden.

Click here to find Crossing Ebenezer Creek in our catalog.

Click here to download the eBook from Axis 360.

 

4th and 5th Grade Book Discussion Group
Monday, February 26
3 pm
Children's Activity Room

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

 

Young Adult Lit for Adults Book Group

Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson cover image


Monday, February 26
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 Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson.

Click here to find Allegedly  in our catalog.

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

Click here to download the audiobook from Axis 360.

 

High School Book Group
Monday, February 26
2:30 pm
Conference Room (Ellsworth Room)
For grades 9-12


Snacks provided, new members welcome. 
 


This Month's Staff Pick

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah cover image

Carol recommends this humorous and hopeful memoir by comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah contains stories of his childhood, early adulthood, and life with his mother in South Africa. Bonus: The audiobook is a especially entertaining because it is narrated by the Trevor Noah.

Click here to find Born a Crime 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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