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
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.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Flat Stanley and Children's Book Week May 12-18

Flat Stanley is 50! Celebrate Children's Book Week by decorating your own Flat Stanley (available at the library). Take him on an adventure and have someone take a photo of him having fun. Send it to and you'll see him on our Facebook page :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Check out our Spring Story Walk

Spring Story Walk®
Hot Rod Hamster, written by Cynthia Lord with pictures by Derek Anderson is the current story on the walk (located along the path behind the playground). Go for a walk and check it out!

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.