HPL Current and Upcoming Events
Hopewell Public Library Summer Reading Program 2021
Summer Sign-up Starts:
Friday, June 18, 2021
Registration required - call 609-466-1625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(for ages preschool and up)
Decide how many books you want to read this summer. When you reach your goal - get a coupon for a free cookie at the Boro Bean!
Come to the library to pick up your instruction packet - curbside or inside.
Join us this summer every Wednesday from June 23rd to July 28th, to meet some animals who live in and around Hopewell. Most of the activities will take place from 4 to 5pm at the gazebo in Hopewell Park. See details below:
Juneteenth - A Celebration of Freedom | Outdoor Movie
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 8:30 pm
Woolsey Park, Titusville NJ
No Registration Required
Presented by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council in partnership with the Hopewell, Mercer County and Pennington Libraries
Celebrate this day of freedom under the stars at Woolsey Park on Friday, June 18 at 8:30pm with a screening of "Juneteenth - A Celebration of Freedom," a 30-minute documentary produced by the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture. The film offers an insightful perspective about this significant day in American history. Following the film, learn more from representatives of the new Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, hear about upcoming Juneteenth festivities in Trenton, and discover educational and advocacy resources available through our local libraries.
Admission is free! Donations are appreciated. Bring your own folding chair or a blanket. Gate opens at 8:00pm. Woolsey Park ~ 221 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ. Please visit www.hvartscouncil.org for more.
Hidden Gardens of Hopewell Garden Tour
Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10am - 3pm
An exhibition of Hopewell's hidden gems, the self-guided tour includes five gardens and three rain gardens. Tour highlights include an 11-acre farm, a large 1-acre garden exclusively of Native Plants, several "in-town" gardens as well as a small courtyard garden behind a townhouse.
Tickets for this self-guided tour are $25 (or $30 day of the Tour) and include the map which shows participants how to visit each garden. They can be purchased at the Hopewell Public Library, 13 East Broad Street, Hopewell, N.J., or through PayPal below. Tickets are not available through PayPal on the day of the tour.
Note: Bring your PayPal receipt to the Hopewell Public Library staff to retrieve your official numbered Garden Tour ticket.
All proceeds go directly to the Hopewell Public Library.
Connie Dixon Retiring
Connie Dixon, a friendly presence behind the front desk and an invaluable asset behind the scenes, will retire from The Hopewell Public Library on May 31, after a decade of service.
Connie exemplifies the very best that a small community library like HPL has to offer. She and her husband Doug raised a family in the borough, and when the kids had grown up she began volunteering at the library, then joined the staff in 2011.
Connie provides a friendly welcome as you come in the door, but she also has had a wide range of important responsibilities vital to the success of the library’s programming and outreach. As the “volunteer coordinator” Connie oversees a group of 14 individuals who come in on a regular schedule, and without whom we could not keep our doors open six days a week. Connie also served as our publicity chief—from press relations to the signage announcing library events or programs, Connie wrote it, drew it, and broadcast it. With Doug, she maintains the HPL website—the most important single way we communicate with patrons, publicize events, and announce new titles.
In recent years, Connie and Doug have done a deep dive into Hopewell history, and library patrons have been among the beneficiaries. Connie can direct you to information in our diverse collection of local history, then tell you where and how to see these historic sites in person.
There are libraries that have bigger collections than the Hopewell Public Library, to be sure, but none that have a staff as friendly, welcoming, and well-loved as HPL, and Connie Dixon is one of the main reasons. From the moment you enter, Connie has been there to meet, greet,and help you find what you’re looking for.
On behalf of the Staff and the Board of Trustees, we extend Connie our heartfelt thanks for her service to the library and the community, and our warmest wishes on her retirement.
Stitch 'n Knit
Please Join Us! First and third Tuesday evenings at 7pm.
Bring your knitting, crochet or any other craft project you'd like to work on. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for a virtual hour to share what you've been working on, exchange ideas or just chat. Whether you've been hand crafting for decades or days, join this welcoming group and work together at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks. Beginners welcome.
Please call 609-466-1625 or respond to email@example.com and we will send you the zoom link.
BrainFuse HelpNow - Free Online Tutoring
Brainfuse HelpNow is now available to provide free online tutoring with your library card. Just click Brainfuse HelpNow and enter your HPL library card number. Live online tutoring is available every day from 2 PM to 11 PM.
HelpNow's features include Homework Help, Skills-Building, Personalized eLearning Tools, 24-Hour Writing Lab, Homework Send Question, Adult Learning Center , and Foreign Language Lab /Spanish-Speaking Support.