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Bancroft Memorial Library

50 Hopedale Street, Hopedale 

Contact: Tricia Perry, Library Director  508-634-2209

[email protected]

January Holidays                                              

Monday, January 1 CLOSED - New Year’s Day (observed)

Monday, January 15 CLOSED - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Community Conversations Sponsored by Hopedale For Change

Community Conversations will meet this month on Wednesday, January 3 at 6:30pm. If you are interested in joining the conversation, please sign up at the Circulation Desk or online on our website.

Helen Symonds Book Group

The Helen Symonds Book Group will meet Wednesday, January 3rd at 1:00 pm in the Library meeting room. We will discuss The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff. “A young Indian woman falsely rumored to have killed her husband finds a way to make her unfortunate reputation surprisingly useful--but complications arise when other village women seek her help offing their husbands.” - adapted from CWMARS catalog

Maker Mondays

Join our evening Crafting Workshop for adults at Bancroft Memorial Library on Monday, January 22 at 6:00pm! This month, we will be joined by Amy Catalogna who will show you ideas and techniques to make simple but beautiful cards using only a few supplies.  We will be creating special cards to be shared with residents of the Atria Draper Place in Hopedale as well as creating some for you to share with your friends and family. Registration is required and space is limited. Register online today!

William Franklin Draper                                                                                                                                           Join James Buckley on Monday, January 29 at 6:30pm to learn about late Hopedale native William Franklin Draper, an American painter and a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy. Please stop by the circulation desk to register or visit our online registration on the Library’s website.

News from the Marjorie Hattersley Children’s Room

Registration is encouraged but not required for all events. Please visit our website to register online.

Afternoon Free Play - Ages 3-5 -  Fridays (1/12, 26) 1pm

Rhyme Time - Ages 2 - 4 years - Every Tuesday(1/2, 9, 16, 23, 30) 10:00am

Toddler Tunes - Ages 1 - 3 - Every Tuesday(1/2, 9, 16, 23, 30) 11:00am

Teen Advisory - Grades 6 - 12 - 1st Wednesday(1/3) 5pm

Share pizza and play video games! Registration required.

Alpha-nauts! - Ages 4 - 6 - Every Thursday(1/4, 11, 18, 25) 10am

Registration required.

Busy Babies - Ages 0 - 18 mos - Every Thursday(1/4, 11, 18, 25) 11am

Saturday Family Fun - Families- Saturdays(1/6, 20) 11am-1pm

Have some fun at the Library! Drop in. Check the calendar for more information

Elementary Engineers - Ages 5-7 - 2nd Monday(1/8) 1pm                                                                    Registration is required and is limited to 8 attendees.

Neurodivergent Programming - Wednesday(1/10) 1pm

Come to the Library to enjoy some programming for everyone! Today we will be sharing a movie - we can adjust lighting, volume, and seating, as needed. Please let us know what we can do to help make this experience enjoyable for all attendees.

Book Cubs - Grades 2 - 3 - 2nd Wednesday(1/10) 4pm

Registration required.

Desserts and Discussions - Wednesday(1/10) 6:30pm presented by the Milford Family & Community Network at the Library.

Ever wish you had a parenting manual?  Come connect with other parents to share stories, challenges and triumphs. This is a fun night for parents/caregivers only. This will be a participant led discussion so bring your questions, concerns & advice.

Call to register: 508-277-4981 

The Milford Family & Community Network is a Coordinated Family Community Engagement grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and awarded to Milford Public Schools.

Raucous Readers - Grades 4 - 5 - 3rd Wednesday(1/17) 4pm

Registration required.

Teen Movie Night - Wednesday(1/17) 6pm

This month’s movie is about a girl who really likes the color pink! Registration is required.

Neurodivergent Programming - Wednesday(1/24) 1pm

Join us for some art fun! We provide multiple art media and you provide the imagination. Drop in.

Starlight Story Time - 4th Wednesday(1/24) 6pm

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