Library Corner, October 12 edition


For more information about any of the following programs or other activities at the library, visit The library can also be found on Facebook, @hopkintonlibrary, and on Twitter, @HopkintonPLMA.

blooming books
The Hopkinton Garden Club and Friends of the Library will be displaying books in bloom at the library October 24-29 during normal library hours. Enjoy artful arrangements created by Garden Club members mirroring the covers of staff-selected books on the theme of “Home and Belonging.”

Book donations sought for sale
Friends of the Library is collecting donated books for its upcoming book sale. Visit for more donation information. Due to limited storage space and the need for books that sell, individuals are asked to donate only recent or special books that are in excellent condition.

Conversation Circles
Thursday, 2-3:30 p.m.
This program is designed to provide English as a Second Language (ELL) learners with the opportunity to practice vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar in a fun, comfortable and relaxed environment. All levels of learners are encouraged to participate. Check the website for more important information.

Local Authors Fair
Saturday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Local authors will read their works. There will be time to buy books and have them signed after reading.

Global Diversity Film Festival Series
Saturday October 15: “Ajami” (Israeli/Arabic)
Saturday October 22: “The Farewell” (China)
Wednesday October 26: “Wajda” (Saudi Arabia)
Saturday October 29: “Billu” (India)

Author Discussion: Sports Coaching and Leadership “Lead Like A Pro”
Tuesday, October 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Google Meet)
Learn more about sports leadership from varsity coach and Division 1 athletic director Matthew Raidbard. This program will be delivered virtually and will include an author talk as well as a question and answer session as time permits. This program is recommended for ages 16 and up.

Adult Craft: Dragon Eyes
Tuesday, October 18, 6-7 p.m.
Participants (ages 16+) will make dragon eyes, a spooky decoration that can be used as a pendant, a piece in a larger display, or just as a little reminder that nature is closer than we’d like . Air-dried clay will be used. Registration is mandatory.

Chat ‘n’ Chew Reading Group
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Instead of assigning everyone a book to read, each person reviews something they’ve read this month. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, email [email protected]

Freedom Team Book Club (recommended from 16 years old)
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Each month’s book selection focuses on prejudice, discrimination or inequity. Participants are invited to bring their empathy and willingness to listen. This month’s book is “No Visible Bruises” by Rachel Louise Snyder. Copies are available from reception, as are bookmarks with the rest of the 2022 book calendar. This event is in person. Masks are encouraged but not required.

Introduction to the object library
Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Hopkinton Public Library recently began lending items from its library of things, including craft supplies, board games, hobby supplies, electronics and more. Individuals can come see the options and get hands-on presentations from a librarian. Items can be borrowed immediately.


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