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Hopkinton Library News
January 2019
Programs for All Ages

Mrs. K's Retirement Open House
Monday, January 14, 4:30-7:30 pm
Snow date: January 28
Children's Program Room

After more than a decade of dedicated service to the families of Hopkinton, Mrs. K will be retiring at the end of January. Please join us for an open house to congratulate her on her achievements and wish her the best.
This will be a drop-in event. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Puzzle Jug, Mug, and Bowl
Wednesday, January 9, 6 - 7:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Presented by Master Potter Rick Hamelin. The audience will have the opportunity to handle various types of historical, unique drinking and eating vessels while discussing the food and drink consumed from them.

Getting Organized in 2019
Saturday, January 12, 2 - 3:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

This workshop will give you a new way to think about your "stuff." Tips on controlling your calendar and to-do lists, developing decisive instincts for organizing, along with simple habits to help reduce clutter and increase efficiency. Resources such as stores, helpful websites and literature on organizing will be shared.

Bee Talk
Monday, January 14, 6 - 7:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Presented by Tony Lulek from Little Beehive Farm in Holliston. Learn about honeybees, what it is like to be a beekeeper, colony collapse, and what you can do as an individual.

Our Time Memory Café
Tuesday, January 15, 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


Multi-Generational Storytelling
Saturday, February 2, 2 - 3:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)


Teen Programs

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, January 14, 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! 

High School Study Day
Friday, January 18, 2 - 7:30 pm

Midterms start January 22nd!  Spend some time at the library for the first ever High School Study Day! We have reserved some great space at the library for high school students to study, by yourself or with friends!  Pizza will be served around dinnertime for those interested!

Teen Crafternoon - Bead Bookmark
Tuesday, January 22, 2:30 - 4 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)
Limit of 10 participants - must register online.

Special guest Linda is back to help you make a bookmark with beads and charms. Valentine's Day is approaching, so create a gift to give someone to show you care - even Mom!



Teen Interactive Movie
Thursday, January 24, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)


Children's Programs

Parent/Child Playgroup
Fridays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25 
10:30 - 11:30 am

Children's Program Room

Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23 & 30
Tuesdays, January 15, 22 & 29
10:30 - 11 am

Children's Program Room
Ages 2.5 - 5 


Kids' Crafternoon
Wednesday, January 9, 4 - 4:45 pm

Children's Program Room

Snowflake craft with Miss Annette.

Puppy Tales - Reading to a Therapy Dog
Mondays, January 14 & 28
Wednesdays, January 9 & 23
7 pm

Children's Room

Practice your reading aloud to Gracie or Kaboom!
In this newsletter...

Library News!

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Keep an eye out for expanded hours coming in early 2019 - the new schedule will be available soon!


Book Clubs

Young Adult Lit for Adults Book Group
Monday, January 14
6:45 pm
Conference Room

(Ellsworth Room)

Children of Blood and Bone cover image

In January we will be discussing Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Pick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk or download the eBook or audiobook from Overdrive.

Chat 'n' Chew
Tuesday, January 15
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!

4th and 5th Grade Book Discussion Group
Thursday, January 17
2:30 pm
Conference Room
(Ellsworth Room)

Masterpiece cover image

In January we will be discussing Masterpiece by Elise Broach. Pick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk or download the audiobook from Overdrive.

HDCA Book Club
Monday, January 28
6 pm
Lower Level Classroom

Interpreter of Maladies cover image

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

In January we will be discussing Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. 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:

History Book Club
Monday, January 28
6 pm

Conference Room
(Ellsworth Room)

Tin Ticket cover image

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 January, we will be discussing The Tin Ticket by Deborah Swiss
Pick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk.

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