Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving hours


The library will close at 5pm this Wednesday.  Closed on Thursday.  Open regular hours through the weekend - Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-3 and Sunday 1-5. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tim's Vermeer - Tuesday Nov. 18th at 7pm

Join us for a showing of Tim's Vermeer, a Penn and Teller Film (89% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!) on Tuesday Nov. 18th at 7pm in the Community Room.  Brought to you with the support of the Hopkinton Library Foundation.
Tim's Vermeer is a documentary film, directed by Teller, produced by his stage partner Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler, about inventor Tim Jenison's efforts to duplicate the painting techniques of Johannes Vermeer, in order to test his theory that Vermeer painted with the help of optical devices.     from wikipedia

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hopkinton READS! The Art Forger - Skype with the author

Hopkinton READS!
“Live Exchange with The Art Forger’s Author”
Thursday, November 13 ~ 7:00 pm

Join us as we host B. A. Shapiro live via Skype! Ms. Shapiro will share her thoughts on how she came about to write The Art Forger, and answer your questions about the book.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Hopkinton READS! Program this Thursday



Anthony Amore, Art Security Expert
Thursday, November 6 ~ 7:00 pm
Anthony Amore, Director of Security at the Gardner Museum, is the co-author of Stealing Rembrandts, The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists. Today, art theft is one of the most profitable criminal enterprises in the world, exceeding $6 billion in losses to galleries and art collectors annually. And the masterpieces of Rembrandt van Rijn are some of the most frequently targeted. In Stealing Rembrandts, Mr. Amore and Tom Mashberg reveal the actors behind the major Rembrandt heists in the last century.

Books in Trees! (for kids ages 3-10)

There are 20 books hanging from the trees of Hopkinton/Contoocook! This is in celebration of November's National Recycling Week. If you find a book, take it down and follow the directions on the bookmark inside. You may win a prize!
 
(This program is for children ages 3-10 and is limited to one per person.)
 
Have fun looking:)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Who Cares about Kelsey on Thursday night

Thursday October 23rd at 7pm
in the Community Room
Creating a safe and supportive school climate for all students: a screening and discussion of Who Cares About Kelsey? with filmmaker Dan Habib and UNH Professor JoAnne Malloy.

This film explores the experience of a complicated teen and the school district that found a way to support her. There will be Q&A with filmmaker Dan Habib and Dr. JoAnne Malloy, founder of the RENEW Project, a youth directed planning process and an expert on school climate.

This project is sponsored by the Hopkinton Library Foundation, the Hopkinton PTA, the UNH Institute on Disability and the Hopkinton Family Support Team.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stargazing Monday 10/20 at 7pm! THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.


Stargazing 101
with the
NH Astronomical Society
HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO PESKY WEATHER!
Check back for a possible rescheduling of this program.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Join us Saturday night!


 "An engaging evening of historic music & voices, performed by The Hardtacks & friends …
Audience members participate in songs & dramatic readings as we bring the Civil War to life in music, text, and image during this multimedia program, featuring complete songs (rally and camp songs, fiddle tunes, parlor music, spirituals, & more) performed by the Hardtacks on period instruments, interspersed with contemporary voices from letters, books, artwork, and historical documents."

~
www.CivilWarFolkMusic.com

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ernest Hebert here on Sunday

Ernest Hebert will be here to talk about the just released last installment of The Darby Chronicles Howard Elman's Farewell. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Sunday October 12th at 4pm in the Community Room.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cuba: Yesterday and Today with David Feltus on Oct. 9th


Cuba:  Yesterday and Today

with

David Feltus


Thursday October 9th at 7pm

Library Community Room  


Cuba, 90 miles and many years from the U.S., has been frozen in time. Now it is slowly moving into the 21st century. We will sample the old and new in today’s Cuba and speculate on its future.

David Feltus is a frequent LINEC presenter.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents discussion this Tuesday


Community Book DiscussionPicture
Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents
by Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons
Tuesday September 23 at 7 pm
Community member Lisa Eberhart, MSW, LICSW will lead a discussion of Lynn Lyons' book. Eberhart, currently a therapist at St. Paul's School, has worked with children and families on anxiety issues for thirty years.

This Community Read Project is a partnership with the Hopkinton Family Support Team and is made possible with the support from the Hopkinton Library Foundation and YBP Library Services.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fun program this Sunday!


333 Days Away: 
The Powell Family's 
year of Travel in words and pictures.
Sunday September 21 at 4pm
During 2011-12, the Powell Family of Hopkinton traveled extensively around the world.  Come hear from the whole family about their trip and view more of the extraordinary photos that documented their adventure.

Monday, September 15, 2014

This week at the library

 
Two Kids and Two Years in Kenya
Wednesday September 17 at 7pm
  David and Nike Speltz and their two sons (ages 2 and 4) spent two years in Nairobi, Kenya from 1982-84.  They will discuss their trip and show more images from their travels throughout Kenya.
Current display in the library gallery.


This program made possible by 
the Hopkinton Library Foundation.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Summer isn't over 'til the balloon glows (this Friday night)!

The Balloon Glow is Back!
Fun for the whole family! Live music!
The Balloon Glow, with Ben Cochran and his team, is held on the front lawn of the Hopkinton Town Library.
Summer isn’t over ‘til the Balloon Glows!

Friday September 5th 6:00-8 pm
Rain/Wind date 9/12

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This week at the library

Splish Splash Science Camp  Tuesday 7/15 from 10-11:30am for 1st and 2nd graders.

Robot Making Workshop (2 different times) Wednesday 7/16 from 10-11am OR 6-7pm for K-4th grade. Use recycled materials to build your robot.  This is a parent/child workshop.

Splish Splash Science Camp  Thursday 7/17 from 10-11:30am for 3rd grade and up.

Water World Friday 7/18 from 10-11am for K and younger.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Friday 7/18 - Sat 7/19 Drop off your stuffed animal between 10am and 5pm. Pick up at 9am and stay for a donut.  For stuffed animals of all ages!  (Click here to see an album of photos from last year's sleepover).

We've got another full schedule this week!  Don't forget to register by clicking on the link below.  Thanks!
  More info, calendar and registration  here.

Monday, July 7, 2014

More great stuff for kids this week!

 RU Curious?  Tuesday 7/8 from 10-11:30am for 1st and 2nd graders.

Mad Scientists at Work! Wednesday 7/9 from 6-6:45pm for ALL AGES (K and under with a caregiver). Get ready to be amazed with the scientists from Mad Science!

RU Curious? Thursday 7/10 from 10-11:30am for 3rd grade and up.

A Visit with YA Author Adi Rule Thursday 7/10 at 7pm for Grade 6 and up.  Meet Adi Rule and hear about her new book Strange Sweet Song, a Young Adult novel.

On the Move Friday 7/11 from 10-11am for K and younger.


 We've got a full schedule this week!  Don't forget to register by clicking on the link below.  Thanks!

 
More info, calendar and registration  here.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Stuff for kids this week!

Robots Rule! Tuesday July 1 from 10 -11:30 am for new 1st and 2nd graders

52 With a View Wednesday July 2 from 6 - 7 pm for Grade 1 and up.
Meet author Dan Szczesny ("Buffalo") and 12 year old Janelle ("Tough Cookie"), who will talk about their adventures of discovery while hiking New Hampshire's "52 mountains with a view". More info about The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie.

Out of this World  Thursday July 3 from 10 - 11:30 am for new 3rd graders and up.


More info, calendar and registration  here.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Picture It's Book Sale Time!
We are accepting gently (not dirty, musty or mildewed) used books for our annual Friends of the Library Book Sale!  Please - NO magazines, records, VHS/cassettes, textbooks,  encyclopedias or condensed books. Please drop off books when the library is open.  We will accept donations until June 25th. Thanks!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Nature Photography program this Sunday with Bob Lapree

The Joy of Nature Photography
with
Bob Lapree
Sunday June 8th 1-4pm
Join local photojournalist Bob LaPree for an afternoon workshop designed to give participants an appreciation of the skills that will help make their photos more successful and enjoyable to create. Bob will present a slide show of some of his favorite and instructive nature photos made over his 40+ year career and explain many of the techniques used to make them. The next hour of the workshop will be devoted to making pictures around the library grounds and on a guided photo walk for wild flowers on the nearby Houston trail and the Stevens Rail Trail. So be sure to bring your camera and comfortable shoes.  After the outing Bob will show how photo editing software works to bring out the best in the photo. Pictures made by participants can be worked on to demonstrate the techniques. The workshop will last about 3 hours and should give attendees an experience that can enhance their photo capabilities and enjoyment of the art.

Made Possible with Support of the Hopkinton Library Foundation

Thursday, May 15, 2014

John Winant with Dick Hesse on Wednesday May 21 at 7pm

 John Winant:
New Hampshire Man of The World

The Forgotten Giant

with Dick Hesse

May 21st at 7pm

Local resident and historian Dick Hesse will introduce participants to John G. Winant, three-time governor of New Hampshire who went on to serve the nation in several capacities on the national and international scene. In the process he became a hero to the British in World War II and to the common man throughout the developed world. The program examines his life and measures his impact at home and abroad.
With support from the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation.