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Hopkinton Library News
November 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.


"What It Means to Serve Our Country"
Saturday, November 10, 2 - 3 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Girl Scout Troop #65040 has put together a special panel discussion to honor Hopkinton veterans. Panelists include Ralph Given (U.S. Air Force and National Guard), William Muench (U.S. Navy), Kathleen O'Leary (U.S. Navy Nurse Corp), Ron Remillard (U.S. Army), and Alicia Shambo (U.S. Navy). Moderated by Benjamin Palleiko (U.S. Navy).

Programs for Adults

Our Time Memory Café
Tuesday, November 13, 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

Lizzie Borden: The Mystery Continues
Saturday, November 17, 2 - 3:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

This program is an in-depth retelling of the famous
crime. Extensive research utilizing archival materials, period newspapers, and period photographs create an entertaining and informative presentation by historian Christopher Daley. 

Film Screening: Neither Wolf Nor Dog
Wednesday, November 28, 6 - 8 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, please join us for a special screening of "Neither Wolf Nor Dog." Based on the award-winning novel by Kent Nerburn, the film follows a Lakota elder who sucks a white author into a road trip through the Dakotas to open the author's eyes to the elder's experience and perspective on the world.


Author Talk: Sylvia Ruth Gutmann - A Life Rebuilt
Wednesday, December 5, 6 - 7:30 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)


Teen Programs

Teen Crafternoon: Dream Catchers
Wednesday, November 13, 2:30 - 4 pm
Children's Program Room

Grades 6 - 12
Must register online

Make a dream catcher - all materials provided!

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, November 19, 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!  

Children's Programs

Parent/Child Playgroup
Fridays, November 2, 9, 16 & 30 
10:30 - 11:30 am

Children's Program Room

Mrs. Grady the Music Lady
Tuesday, November 6, 10:30 - 11 am
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Puppy Tales - Reading to a Therapy Dog
Wednesdays, November 14 & 28
Monday, November 19

7-7:45 pm
Children's Room

Monday, November 19, 4 - 5 pm
Children's Program Room

The November theme is Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 7
Tuesday, November 27
Thanksgiving Stories & Craft
Tuesday, November 13
Wednesday, November 14
Mom's Group Stories & Craft
Thursday, November 15
10:30 - 11:15 am

Children's Program Room
Ages 2.5 - 5 



Meet the Author - Susan Lubner
Monday, December 10
3 - 4:15 pm
Large Event Room (Strong Room)

Southborough author Susan Lubner will be here to meet her readers and talk about her newest novel, Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl.
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Library News!

The Library will be closed on Monday, November 12 for Veterans Day and November 22-24 for Thanksgiving.
Additionally, please note that the Library may close early on November 21st!

Welcome to our new Reference Subsitutes:

Michael Conboy and Sara Tomaino!

Welcome to our new Circulation Substitutes: 
Ryan Colantonio, Khyati Kuvadia, Ryann Mannan, and Uma Storm! 

Book Clubs

HDCA Book Club
Wednesday, November 7
6 pm
Lower Level Classroom

The hate U Give Cover Image

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

In November we will be discussing The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Pick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk or download the eBook  or audiobook
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, November 17
6:30 pm

Conference Room
(Ellsworth Room)

Boys in the Boat 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 November, we will be discussing The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Pick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk.

Chat 'n' Chew
Tuesday, November 20
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
Monday, November 26
6:30 pm
Conference Room
(Strong Room)

Blood water Paint cover image

Join our thriving YA for Adults Book Group to meet and discuss excellent teen literature! Students in grades 11 and 12 also invited!  
In November, we will be discussing Blood Water Paint by Joy McCoullough. Pick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk in the library.

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

Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking cover image

In November, we will be discussing 
Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne. Pick up a copy of the book at the main circulation desk in the library.
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