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Hopkinton Library News
October 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. Find her in the Young Adult room or in the Ellsworth Conference Room.


Books in Bloom Opening Night
Friday, October 26, 6:30-7:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Hopkinton Garden Club.

Beautiful book-themed flower displays by the Garden Club will be displayed throughout the library.

Anniversary Celebration!
Saturday, October 27

Join us to celebrate our one-year anniversary! Activities include library tours, a STEM activity for kids, cider and donuts with the Trustees, live music, 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library plaque dedication, and a scavenger hunt!

Programs for Adults

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 the best to start the school year strong.

Our Time Memory Café
Tuesday, October 9, 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. A care partner must accompany anyone who requires assistance.

Parent Conversations around Reproductive Health
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Conference Room (Ellsworth Room)

This group provides a safe environment where parents can come together for an open conversation about their experiences, concerns, and challenges as they educate their children about reproductive health. 

Diane Lewis - Psychic Medium
Monday, October 15, 6 - 7:45 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Ages 15+

Join Diane as she bridges the gap and connects to spirit delivering messages from those who have crossed over. Please note: Not everyone attending may have the opportunity to receive a reading.

Puppy Possibilities
Wednesday, October 17, 6 - 7:45 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Meet Hopkinton resident, Kathleen Goodman, author of Puppy Possibilities, and learn her "Recipe for Success: Raising the Companion of your Dreams." 

Climate Change Talk with Dr. Gene Fry
Monday, October 22, 6 - 7:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)


Teen Programs

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, October 15, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Grades 6 - 12
Help plan teen events for the library, support the Young Adult Librarian, and suggest programming ideas!  

Teen Crafternoon
Tuesday, October 16, 2:30 - 4 pm

Large Event Room (Strong Room)
Grades 6 - 8

Special perler bead Crafternoon for fall and Halloween! All materials provided - please register online!

Hot Topics for Teens - November Elections
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Ages 13 - 19
First-time voter? Differences between the candidates? Ballot questions? What can you do if you can't yet vote? Presented by the Framingham chapter of the League of Women Voters.

Children's Programs

Puppy Tales - Reading to a Therapy Dog
Wednesdays: October 3, 10 & 17
Mondays: October 22 & 29

7-7:45 pm
Children's Room

Parent/Child Playgroup
Fridays: October 5 & 12
10:30 - 11:30 am

Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Fridays: October 5, 12, 19 & 26
10:30 - 11:30 am

Children's Program Room

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

Tuesdays: October 9, 16 & 23
Wednesdays: October 3, 10, 17 & 24
10:30 - 11:15 am

Children's Program Room

Ages 2.5 - 5 


Mrs. Grady the Music Lady
Tuesday, October 2, 10:30 - 11 am
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Mike the Bubble Man
Friday, October 19, 2 - 2:45 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Coding with Beads
Tuesday, October 23, 3:45 - 4:30 pm
Children's Program Room

Ages 7+

Make a monogram bracelet or key chain by coding the letters with beads.

Bee Program with Girl Scout Troop #65040
Thursday, October 25, 4 - 4:45 pm
Children's Program Room
Girl Scout Troop #65040 has worked on a project on the importance of bees for their Silver Award. They will share some of what they have learned with younger children and work on a craft for attendees to take home.

In this newsletter...

Library News!

On September 25, the Board of Selectmen recognized Friends of the Library president Beth Mezitt for her volunteer service to the town, including her work with the Friends. We're grateful for Beth's many contributions, as we are for all of the Friends' work on behalf of the library. Congratulations, Beth!

The Library will be closed on Monday, October 8th for Columbus Day.

Save the dates! The Fall book sale will be held on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. 

Book Clubs

HDCA Book Club
Monday, October 1
6 pm
Lower Level Classroom

Born a Crime cover image

In October, we will be discussing Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Pick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk.

History Book Club
Monday, October 15
6:30 pm

Conference Room
(Ellsworth Room)

Fly Girls cover art

In October, we will be discussing Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O'BrienPick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk.

Chat 'n' Chew
Tuesday, October 16
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.

Young Adult Lit for Adults Book Group
Monday, October 29
6:30 pm
Large Event Room
(Strong Room)

All of This is True cover art
In October, we will be discussing All of This is True by Lygia Day Penaflor. Pick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk in the library.
Middle School Book Club
Thursday, October 11
2:30 pm

Conference Room
(Ellsworth Room)

It All Comes Down to This cover art
In October, we will be discussing It All Comes Down to This by Karen English. Pick up a copy at the main circulation desk. 

4th and 5th Grade Book Discussion Group
Monday, October 22
3 pm

Children's Program Room

Winterhouse cover art
In October, we will be discussing Winterhouse by Ben Guterson. 
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