Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving hours

Thanksgiving Hours
Closing at 2pm on Wednesday November 23rd
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Open regular hours Friday (10-5) Saturday (10-3) and Sunday (1-5)

Friday, November 4, 2016

Local Author Presentation and Discussion on Sunday 11/13 at 3pm

Local author Jane Driskell Fairchild has published her memoir called The Last Laugh: Making Sense of It All.  The story describes the lifelong aftermath of her prom-night sexual assault at age seventeen, and the resulting pregnancy.  The story opens in southern Illinois where the author grew up, but quickly moves the reader to New England, and on to Concord, New Hampshire, where she settled. 

In the early 1960s, the only acceptable option for pregnant teens was to marry the boy involved, as Jane was forced to do. Predictably, after years of abuse, the marriage failed and she found herself a single mom with two young children to care for.  Through the turbulent nineteen-sixties and seventies, she fought to complete her education, make ends meet in dead-end jobs and find meaning by becoming an anti-war activist and living on a commune.  As her children grew sturdy and strong, Jane completed nursing school at NHTI, received a bachelor’s degree from UNH, graduated from law school, and built a successful career as a healthcare attorney.

Although her enduring shame prevented her from telling her secret of the date rape to anyone, she finally found acceptance and support when she revealed her secret at a reunion of the high school class with which she was not allowed to graduate.

On Sunday, November 13 at 3PM, in conjunction with the Hopkinton Town Library, the author will present a program on the lifelong aftermath of sexual assault as told through her own life story. The program will include questions and discussion of this timely subject.

Hopkinton READS! Event: Movie and a pizza!

Library closed on Friday November 11th