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Hopkinton Library News
November 2017

Library News

WE'RE OPEN!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the library's Grand Opening on Friday, October 27! Over 1,500 people visited the library throughout the day to witness our ribbon cutting, explore the beautiful new building, and celebrate this momentous event.

We are grateful to the Board of Library Trustees for organizing the day's activities and to the many people and groups who have supported the library renovation over the past ten years. Special thanks to the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library for their support and for making our opening day complete.

We have now resumed our normal operating hours of 10-8 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; 10-5 Tuesday and Thursday, and 10-4 Saturday.

Missed your chance at a tour? Download the "LibraryTrek" app from the iOS App Store or the Google Play store and visit the library to take a self-guided tour on your mobile device!

 

Programs for Adults and Teens
 
Thoreau's 200th Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)


To celebrate the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau, teens and adults are invited to participate in a discussion of his essay "Civil Disobedience" with a blackout poetry activity to follow.

Click here to read the text of "Civil Disobedience" online.

Teen participants will be entered in a raffle to win a prize!

 

A Sampling of Chinese Opera
Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)


Learn about Chinese opera and hear live performances by Liyuan Guo and Jeffery Wu.

 

COMING IN DECEMBER:
Hopkinton Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday, December 6, 7 pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library


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

 

Teen Programs
 
Girls Who Code Information Meeting
Wednesday, November 29, 7 pm
For grades 6-8


This is an informational meeting for parents and students in grades 6-8 who are interested in participating in a new Girls Who Code Club offered at the library beginning in January of 2018. Space is limited so please attend if you are interested!

 

Teen Advisory Group
Monday, November 13, 2:30 pm
For grades 6-12


It's the first meeting of the Teen Advisory Group in the new library! Discuss activities and programs for your YA room. Snacks provided, new members welcome.

 

COMING IN DECEMBER:
Teen Holiday Crafternoon

Saturday, December 2, 1 pm
For grades 6-12

Sign ups required to Anne Thie at athie@hopkintonma.gov

Come and make some organic beauty gifts to help someone (or yourself) feel pampered!  Materials provided. 

 

Children's Programs
 
Mrs. Grady the Music Lady
Thursday, November 2, 10:30 am
Children's Activity Room
Limited to 15 participants; first come, first serve

 

Special Holiday Storytime
Monday, November 20, 10:30 am
Children's Activity Room
For ages 2.5 and up

Sign up required in the Children's Room

Join our special guest storyteller for a reading of Mousekin's Golden House. Craft to follow.

 

Meet the Author: Sally Sanford
Thursday, November 30, 3:30 pm
Children's Activity Room

Sign up required; contact Mrs. K at dkofron@hopkintonma.gov

Meet author Sally Sanford; we'll do a reading of her picture book Henry and the Huckleberries, a visit with Mr. Thoreau at Walden Pond. We'll talk a little about Thoreau and do a small craft.

 

Storytime for Preschoolers
Tuesdays, November 14, 21, and 28, 10:30 am
Wednesdays, November 15, 22, and 29, 10:30 am

Children's Activity Room
For ages 2.5-5

Sign up required in the Children's Room

 

Recurring Programs
 
COMING IN DECEMBER:
Women for Women

Monday, December 4, 6:30 pm
 


This Month's Staff Pick
 
Bone Clocks by David Mitchell cover imageThe Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
 
Heather recommends this intricate and engrossing fantastical book by the author of Cloud Atlas, Slade House, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. Mitchell's work is engrossing and rewards close attention and an interest in small details.

Click here to find The Bone Clocks in our catalog.

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


 
In this newsletter...
 
 


The library will be closed on Friday, November 10; Saturday, November 11; and Thursday through Saturday, November 23-25.

The library will close early on Wednesday, November 22.
At the discretion of the Town, the library may close at any time between noon and 5 pm. Please plan to pick up all library materials by noon on November 22.

 


Library News

Books in Bloom

Eight flower arrangements throughout the building celebrated literature and kept the library beautiful throughout our first open week.

The Books in Bloom displays were provided courtesy of the Hopkinton Garden Club and the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library.

Click here to view photos of the displays. 

 


Book Clubs

4th and 5th Grade Book Discussion Group
Monday, November 6
3 pm
Children's Activity Room

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


This month's book is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.

Click here to find the book in our catalog.

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

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

 

Middle School Graphics Discussion Club
Tuesday, November 14
2:30 pm
For grades 6-8


This club will discuss graphic novels, manga, and anime, and give members a chance to share their own work. At this introductory meeting we'll discuss which books to read and good times to meet. Snacks provided.

 

Middle School Book Club
Wednesday, November 15
2:30 pm
For grades 6-8


At this introductory meeting we'll discuss which books to read and good times to meet. Snacks provided.

 

High School Book Club
Monday, November 20
2:30 pm
For grades 9-12


At this introductory meeting we'll discuss which books to read and good times to meet.  Snacks provided.

 

History Book Club
Monday, November 20
6:30 pm


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!

 

COMING IN DECEMBER:
YA for Adults Book Group

Monday, December 4
6:45 pm
Small 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
athie@hopkintonma.gov.


 
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Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 10-8 | Tuesday/Thursday: 10-5 | Saturday: 10-4 (Sept-May)

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