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.

Gardening program this Sunday!

Getting Your Vegetable Garden Ready for Spring!
with Henry Homeyer
Sunday April 12th 4pm
Hopkinton Town Library

Eating from the Garden All Year: Plan now to grow veggies that you can store, freeze and dehydrate so that you have food from your garden all year! Garden writer Henry Homeyer will share his tricks based on more than 50 years of organic gardening. Henry will answer your questions about getting ready for spring -
and anything else!
He will have his newly released second edition of 
The New Hampshire Gardener's Companion available for sale and signing.

Made Possible with Support of the Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library
Doris Milne Lecture Series and in partnership with the Hopkinton Garden Club

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pinocchio presented by the Hampstead Stage Company

Bring your family to see Carlo Collodi's famous tale of Pinocchio presented by the Hampstead Stage Company on Friday March 27th at 6pm.  Brought to you with the support of The Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library as part of the Friends Winter Family Series.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Skype with author Beth Revis on Feb. 13th at 6pm

Skype with Teen Author
Beth Revis

Friday February 13th at 6pm
Author of Across the Universe will be here via Skype.  We'll have pizza too!  RSVP to 746-3663 or email Leigh
Grade 6 and up.

Part of the Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library Winter Family Series

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Got cabin fever?

Look for books, then visit our

Stay and Play Café for Families


       Come browse for books, then spend time in our
    Community Room at the Stay and Play Café for Families.

The Keurig will be set up in the kitchen and the tea kettle will be singing. Use our coffee or tea or bring your own special flavors. There will be toys, music, and games to play. The room will be open from 10-2:30, so drop-in anytime! Bring friends!

           This event will be held on Thursdays, January 8,
        February 12, and March 12. (second Thursday of the month)

      This is a pilot program, so if we have a good response,
          we’ll schedule these once or twice a month.

All programs are free and open to the public.
Registration requirements are noted where they apply.

This is a drop-in program.
 Brought to you with the support of The Hopkinton Public Library Foundation.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Hours

We will be closed on Wednesday December 24 and Thursday December 25.  Open regular hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Closing early on Wednesday December 31 at 5pm.  Happy Holidays everyone!

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:)