Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lindsay & her Puppet Pals - Wednesday at 6pm!!

Filled with silliness, crowd participation, and  unique memorable characters, this series of charming and positive short stories will delight the young and the young at heart!

Wednesday July 8th  6-7pm
Ideal for ages 3 to 8, siblings welcome! 


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy July 4th!

We are open regular hours on Friday July 3rd 10am to 5pm. We will be closed on Saturday July 4th. Have a safe and fun fourth!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Overdrive Big Library Read!

Eyes on You by Kate White is the new Big Library Read from New Hampshire Downloadable Books. Borrow an Always Available copy of the eBook or Audiobook now until June 23!

Eyes on You is a breathless and terrifying psychological thriller full of twists that will leave readers guessing until the final pages. Enter the world of Robin Trainer, a popular cohost of a nightly television show and bestselling author who discovers that her success has come with danger and an adversary with a dark agenda. This book is sure to have you reading late into the night as Robin desperately tries to unmask her enemy before it’s too late. - Courtesy of OverDrive publicity materials

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Calling all volunteers!!

The Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library Annual Book Sale will be held
Saturday, June 27
from 9:00 - 3:00 at the Library.

Volunteers are needed to help us get ready for this major event.  Sign-up sheets are at the circulation desk.  Any time you can give is appreciated.

Volunteers are needed:
1.  to help sort book donations ( June 16 - 25th, 2 hour shifts throughout the day and Wednesday evenings.)​​ Orientation is provided.  Volunteer sorters may take 5 free books if you work a complete 2 hour shift!

2.  Sale Day (June 27) 1.5 - 2 hour shifts as cashiers, assistant cashiers, floaters (helping out as needed).  Refreshments provided for all volunteers!

3.  Bag Sale (Sunday June 28 1:00 - 3:00) cashiers, clean up

4.  Clean up (Monday June 29) 9:00 - 12:00 "restoring order to the community room"

Friday, May 29, 2015

There's still time to honor your Hopkinton hero!

Honor Your Hopkinton Hero
Here’s your chance to say “thank you” to someone in town who has been your hero. It could be a friend who helped you when you were sick, a child who offered to shovel your front walk, or someone at a local business who went out of their way to do something nice for you. Think of the possibilities! People of all ages are invited to submit names and a few sentences explaining WHY this person is your hero. (You may be asked for a picture at a later date.)
Sixteen names will be selected and will be featured this summer on our Story Walk™, which is on the path behind the Slusser Center and playground. ALL names will be posted in the library with the reason they were chosen.
Please return this form to the Hopkinton Town Library by Friday, June 5.
This project is part of Hopkinton Town Library’s
2015 Summer Reading Program
“Every Hero Has a Story.”

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

News from Leigh!

Look at all you can do here this week!
Emma will be here this Thursday (14th) from 4-5 PM and Saturday (16th) from 10-11 AM. Come read with her...she's such a good listener and is always quiet in the library...a no barking zone! Reply to sign up.
Friday night is the Teen Book Party at 6 PM! We'll have informal converstions about books, see what's new here, have pizza, and watch a movie! (I'm open to your suggestions. Let me know when you sign up.)
We're still looking for helpers for the Summer Reading Program. Let me know if you'd like additional information. (for students entering 6th grade and up)
BIG NEWS! Emilie Burack's book comes out TODAY! Join her here this Thursday at 7 PM, for a reading and behind the scenes look at her debut middle grade novel, The Runaway's Gold. Books will be available from MainStreet BookEnds for sale and signing. Suggested ages: 8 and older.
This is the last week that The Mitten by Jan Brett will be posted on the Story Walk. Coming next week, we'll have OX-Cart Man by Donald Hall in honor of Hopkinton's 250th!
Enjoy your day and hope you make it to the library this week!
Leigh Maynard

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Meet the author!

Meet Local Author
Emilie Burack
A behind the scenes look at
writing a first novel
Thursday May 14th 7pm
Hopkinton Town Library

For the writer in us all (young, old, or somewhere in between), join Hopkinton author Emilie Christie Burack for a reading and behind the scenes look at her debut middle grade novel The Runaway's Gold. Books will be available from MainStreet BookEnds for sale and signing."  Ages 8 to adult.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

This week at the library

Our Town (1977, starring Hal Holbrook) will be shown this Thursday May 7th at 6:30 pm in the Community Room at the library as part of our Spring Hopkinton READS! program. This program is in conjunction with the town-wide production of “Our Town” to be directed by Christine Hamm to celebrate the Town of Hopkinton’s 250th anniversary (July 17th and 19th) and in partnership with the Hopkinton Historical Society, the Hopkinton Town Library will celebrate Wilder’s quintessential New England story.
Chris will also be leading two book discussions of the play on Wednesday May 27th at 1pm and 7pm at the library.  Copies of the play are available to check out at the Library's Reference Desk. Pick up your copy today!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Looking for adventure?

Looking for adventure? Come to the library

Read “The Hat” by Jan Brett on the Story Walk™ path.

 Come inside and look for heroes in our scavenger hunt.
 Find four in a row on the Bingo card and
 choose a prize from our book basket.

Bring your lunch and have a picnic!

Stop in to say hello!

Have a great vacation week,

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Edible Books on Sunday April 12th!!

Join us for our 5th annual
Edible Books Fair
April 12th @ 1pm
 Hopkinton Town Library

Kids, Adults, and/or Families are invited to create an “Edible Book”.  The only rule is to make an edible creation that has something to do with books.  Look at our website or google “edible books” for ideas.  Even if you do not submit a creation, come check them out at this Family Event on April 12th.  Eating at 2pm!
Music !
Event Made Possible by the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation
Fifth Annual
WHAT?  The only rule is that you create something entirely edible based on a book, book title, a literary theme or even the shape of a book.
WHO?  EVERYONE!!  Kids, Adults and/or Families are invited to bring in their creations!!
WHAT ELSE?  Live Music!
WHEN?  Sunday April 12th at 1pm.  Tables will be set up at noon so you can bring in your “edible book!”  All are welcome at this Family event, even if you haven’t made an edible book!  Eating at 2pm!!
WHERE?  At the Hopkinton Town Library.
WHY?  To celebrate books and libraries!  (And because it will be fun!)
The International Edible Book Festival is a creation of Judith A. Hoffberg and Beatrice Coron.  The first festival took place in 2000 and has been taking place at venues around the world ever since, usually on April 1st, the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1862).  Do a web search on “edible books” or “books2eat” to find out more.