Friday, April 18, 2014

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents program May 1st at 6:30

Come Hear Author
Lynn Lyons
Noted psychotherapist and speaker
Thursday May 1st @ 6:30

Hopkinton High School Auditorium
This program is a partnership of the Hopkinton Family Support Committee and the Hopkinton Town Library
Supported by the PTA and the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation

Family Stories: How & Why to Remember & Tell Them 4/30/14 at 7pm

Family Stories:
How and Why to Remember and Tell Them
Hopkinton Town Library
April 30th 7pm

NH Humanities Council Scholar Jo Radner will talk about how important storytelling is in strengthening links between generations and giving children self-knowledge.  In this interactive program, Dr. Radner will share foolproof ways to mine memories.  This program is part of the Town of Hopkinton’s 250th Anniversary celebration in 2015 and is a partnership with the Hopkinton Historical Society.
Made possible with the support of the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation and the NH Humanities Council.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This Thursday - Inside Look at India

Thursday April 10th at 7pm
Lisa Garside, owner of Ohana Yoga will be here to tell us all about her recent trip to India.  Her stay included an immersion in the Tibetan Buddhist camp at the Drepung Gomang Monastery.  Come ask questions, see pictures and videos of this special trip.

This program will take place in the Community Room at the Library.

With support from the Doris Milne Lecture Fund of the Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Celebrate with us!

Please stop by the library on Thursday March 27th from 3:30 to 4:30 to help us celebrate Leigh Maynard's award for the CHILIS 2014 Children's Librarian of the Year.  Refreshments will be served.  Come by and congratulate our favorite Children's Librarian!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Edible Book Fair!!

Edible Book Fair
March 30, 2014
Hopkinton Town Library

Kids, Adults, and/or Families are invited to create an “Edible Book”.
The only rule is to create something edible that has something to do with books.
Google “edible books” for ideas or check out our website.
Even if you do not submit a creation, come check them out at this Family Event on March 30th.
Music by Fiddler Madeline Stuart and Friends!
Event Made Possible by the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Miss Lynn Concert this Sunday

Still Learning -- Miss Lynn's latest CD
On Sunday March 9th at 4pm we will welcome back Miss Lynn for what we are sure will be another lively and fun-filled concert for families!  Geared for ages 10 and under but all ages are welcome.  No registration required. Free and open to the public; concert will take place in the Library's Community Room.  See you there!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Downton Abbey Talk this Sunday at 4pm!

The Real Downton Abbey: Highclere Castle 
Independent Scholar Joanna Henderson will be here on Sunday March 2nd at 4pm for a talk on  Highclere Castle on which Downton Abbey is based, as well as the Carnarvon Family on which the Grantham Family is modeled.  Downton Abbey’s real Edwardian family who lived in Highclere Castle were fascinating people with stories as captivating as their Masterpiece Theatre /  PBS alter egos.  The saga of the Carnarvon family is well documented through household records, diaries, letters and photographs.   This talk and slide show will look at the real family who lived in Highclere during the time period portrayed in the popular television series. 
This Program Made Possible with Support of the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Closing at 4pm on Tuesday 2/18

Due to yet another snowy storm we are closing at 4pm today.  The Library Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for 7pm tonight has been re-scheduled to 7pm Thursday 2/20.  Be careful out there; we hear the roads are nasty. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Giant Games Day Saturday 2/15!

Giant Games Day

Playing games with your family is always fun, but for even BIGGER fun, play GIANT Games! Drop in anytime between 10 AM and 3 PM to play games located throughout the library. GIANT sized Scrabble, Jenga, and Connect Four will be set up in the Community Room and Children’s Room. Hot cocoa will be available in the kitchen, so you can warm up between games! 

No registration necessary for this drop in program!
Saturday February 15th 10am-3pm

Brought to you with the support of
the Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library as part of the Friends Winter Family Series.
Children under 10 must be accompanied
by an adult or sibling 14 years or older.

Opening at noon on Friday 2/14

The library will be open for business at 12 noon today.  Happy shoveling!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Closing at 2pm Thursday Feb. 13th

Closing at 2 pm today due to the snowstorm. Stay safe and have fun in the snow!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Library stuff you can do from home (while you're snowbound or any other time!)

  • Check out an ebook or an eaudiobook (see links in previous post)
  • See newly purchased books on our Shelfari bookshelf (right side of this blog)
  • Link to our catalog to reserve items (if you've set up a password)
  • Click on the 'Browse' tab in our catalog, then use the dropdown arrow to choose a collection to see more NEW items
  • Check out what the library's book group is reading this month, plus other great book group suggestions here
  • Call 211 for an AARP Tax Aide appointment (free tax preparation and e-filing) at the library
  • Use our online resources: Consumer Reports, Novelist Plus, eSequels, Morningstar, HeritageQuest, Ebsco, Cypress Resume (these require passwords - if you have your HTL brochure, they are in there!)
  • Check out our Museum Pass page
  • Check our our Events Calendar 
If you have any questions about any of these great services that we offer, email us at

Library closed Wednesday 2/5

Due to the wintry weather, the library will be closed today.  Hope you have a good book and a good movie to watch. Or download an ebook or an eaudiobook at the NH Downloadable Books Consortium: you've been meaning to try it and all you need is your library card number!  If you have questions go to the official NH downloadable books blog - it probably has the answer to any questions you might have.
Stay safe and drive slowly if you do go out on the roads.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Author Visit this Sunday!

New Hampshire resident and Ladybug nominated author  Eric Pinder will be sharing his writing and outdoor adventures with us. He spent 7 years working at the Mt. Washington Observatory!
There will be books on sale which he will gladly sign for you.

Sunday February 2nd at 4pm
Library Community Room
All ages
No registration required

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunday Program

Help for Winter Birds
Sunday January 26th at 4pm

with NH Audubon Education Specialist Hilary Chapman

Hilary will discuss bird adaptations for winter survival, setting up a bird feeding station, identifying winter birds and observing them for the NH Audubon’s Backyard Winter Bird Count.  Made possible with support from the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Red Cross Blood Drive at the library on January 20th

American Red Cross
Community Blood Drive
Monday January 20th, 2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hopkinton Town Library Community Room
61 Houston Drive
Contoocook, NH 03229

Appointments are recommended.
Please schedule online at
or call 1-800-RED-CROSS
 Donation types: Blood

Come in to donate in January and receive a voucher 
for a FREE pound of Dunkin Donuts Coffee!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Friday Jan 3rd - opening at 11am

After all your shoveling, come by the library for your books and movies.  We'll be opening at 11am this morning.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Closing early Thursday due to the weather

It's snowing and it's cold!  We'll be closing at 4pm today (Thursday 1/2) instead of 6pm.  We'll see what tomorrow brings and keep you posted.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Holiday Hours

Just to update you on our holiday hours - we are here Thursday 12/26 from 10-5, Friday 12/27 from 10-5, Saturday 12/28 from 10-3, Sunday 12/29 from 1-5, (closed Monday as usual), Tuesday 12/31 from 10-5.  
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Early closing tonight...

Closing at 6pm tonight because of the snowy weather.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  Stay cozy and warm at home and read a book :-)