Monday, January 9, 2012
There's a meeting about the town's 300th anniversary tonight, and we have an Athlete of the Week feature coming up later today.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. Want to know who our athlete of the week is? Here’s a hint. She committed to going to UMass Lowell. Check back today at noon to see our pick. 2. Are you curious about what progress is being made on the Hopkinton Public Library expansion and renovation? We’re going to have a story this afternoon with a full update. 3. Do you want to help bring in Hopkinton’s 300th anniversary? There’s a meeting tonight at 7 in the Senior Center. While you’re at it, check out their website. It has a ton of fantastic pictures from the past. 4. Today’s weather might not be as warm as …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Author Vin Femia was in town to talk about his new book.
As a sports fan his whole life, Vin Femia knew there was a story to be told when Tom Brady got hurt at the beginning of the 2008 football season. He shared his journey to publication with an audience gathered at the library last night. The book started as a deeper look into what the quarterback meant to the team, but progressed to incude a history of the team and interviews with Patriots players and staff.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Today's events include a high school musical and a lecture for your teeth and gums.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. Hopkinton High School drama ensemble's Working opens this afternoon at 4 in the high school. Working is a musical celebrating the American laborer. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door. 2. The Hopkinton Senior Center will host a free lecture called Dental Care for Your Health and Wellness. 3. The Hopkinton Historic District Commission will meet tonight in room 211 of Town Hall. 4. The Hopkinton School Committee will meet at 7:30 in the middle school library to discuss, among other things, the Community Conversations held yesterday. 5. Finally, the …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
What do you do at the library?
Libraries are not just for books anymore. See below for a few suggestions of what else it can be used for. 1) Learn about and reserve museum passes online. 2) Become a Friend of the Library and show your support. 3) Find out how to get your children involved. 4) See what's new in lending. 5) Get info on Holliston, including what the food pantry needs.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
October is Teen Read Month.
Middle- and high-schoolers: It's time to get your library card or actually use it. This Wednesday, Oct. 26, is your chance to participate in Teen Read Month. The Holliston Library has free raffles to enter, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, as well as a table with display items celebrating the month. To participate, just let the library know about a book or CD you recommend. Prizes will be awarded throughout this last week of the month. Also on Wednesday, is the teen book group and teen advisory group. This week's meeting is at 3 p.m. and the topic is "What makes you laugh?" It meets in the Gilman Room. Also on the agenda is discussion of The Reformed Vampire Support Group, by Catherine Jinks.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Here is a list of the most popular items checked out last week at the Holliston Public Library.
Each week, Holliston Public Library director Leslie McDonnell will run down the most requested items over the past week. To get your copies, call or visit the library. Click on the links for descriptions of the listed works. The top picks for July 25-30:
Monday, August 1, 2011
Drop in for some arts and crafts on Monday or catch "Tales & Tunes for Tots" on Friday.
Quick! It’s time to get your day in gear. The Holliston Public Library is holding an "Arts & Crafts Drop-In" session Monday in the library’s Gilman Room. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., residents are invited to drop in to work on and complete a craft. On Friday, the library will be holding a "Tales & Tunes for Tots" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The subject will be songs and stories for infants and children up to three-and-a-half years old. Those desiring the lyrics to “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” are asked to contact me though Patch.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Look what's being checked out of your local libraries.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Faith Mayer
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Here is a list of the top ten check outs from Central Massachusetts Libraries. 1. Smokin Seventeen, a Stephanie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich 2. The Adjustment Bureau; Like Father, Like Son (Video/DVD) 3. Maine: A Novel by Courtney J. Sullivan 4. Now You See Her, by James Patterson 5. The Lincoln Lawyer (Video, DVD) 6. A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Joyce Dugard 7. Just Go With It (Video, DVD) 8. Bossypants by Tina Fey 9. State of Wonder: A Novel by Ann Patchett 10. Before I Go To Sleep: A Novel by Steven J. Watson
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Take advantage of time with your kids and get out and enjoy these hot spots. Your Patch Passport gives you options for great local spots for kid-friendly fun.
The kids are home, so why not take them somewhere local where they can have some kid-friendly fun? We have two picks; feel free to add yours in the comment section. Or, if you have some photos of your child enjoying himself at either of these places, share them with us! 1. Lil' Folk Farm features a wonderful environment to introduce children to animals and farming. The farm has livestock including registered Nigerian dwarf goats, miniature horses, sheep, bunnies, chickens, llamas, alpacas, donkeys and a famous Welsh pony named "Black Jack." The farm offers private functions, birthday parties, riding lessons, summer vacation programs, classes and special one-day events. 2. The Holliston Public Library regularly offers children's programs. …
Monday, June 27, 2011
Hopkinton Library has two new passes for nearby attractions.
1. The Friends of the Library have provided the Hopkinton Public Library with two new passes to nearby attractions and museums. The new passes are for Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston and Lookout Farm in South Natick. These two passes are in addition to 17 other passes donated by various groups which allow Hopkinton residents to attend zoos, museums, gardens, the New England Aquarium or Worcester Ecotarium free or at discounted admission. Rules and more information about the passes, including a way to reserve them online by date or attraction, are here. If you have questions, you can also call the library circulation desk at 508.497.9777. 2. The library will be closed Saturdays starting this Saturday, July 2, and will re-open on …