HPL Current Events
HPL at the Hopewell Harvest Fair
Saturday, September 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hopewell Elementary School Grounds, 35 Princeton Ave., Hopewell NJ
When enjoying the Harvest Fair, drop by the HPL Quiet Reading Booth to take a break and read in the shade, or to chat about Hopewell and our public library.
HPL "Wednesday Night Out" Lecture Series -- October
Mount Rose: History, People, and Whiskey
Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 pm- at the Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell NJ
Free and open to the public
Local architect Max Hayden will discuss the history of Mount Rose, the unincorporated community on the ridge south of Hopewell Borough, at the corner of Princeton Avenue / Carter Road and Pennington-Rocky Hill Road / Cherry Valley Road.
Originally known as Stout’s Corner, Mount Rose emerged as a village in the 1820s. By 1880 it boasted a school, post office, sawmill and several shops. It was perhaps best known as a center of applejack whiskey production, with two distilleries operating into the early part of the 20th century. The office building of the former Mount Rose Distillery remains, and was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
Max Hayden, a resident of Mount Rose, lives in one of the oldest surviving homes in Mount Rose. He is also an architect who saved two cottages from the original Brookside Motel, a Mount Rose institution built in the 1930s. He is a member of the Historic Preservation Commission of Hopewell Township.
Holiday Open House at the Hopewell Public Library
Sunday, December 1, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
At the Library: 13 East Broad Street, Hopewell NJ
Free and open to the public
Enjoy a Sunday stroll through Historic Hopewell and stop by the borough library's holiday Open House. The library has been serving the area since its founding in 1914 in a saddle shop on Mercer St, and has been in its current building since 1965. Come in to enjoy homemade goodies and friendly conversation with staff, volunteers, board members, and Friends. Help us celebrate a full and busy year at the library. Also drop by the Holiday Tea at the Hopewell Museum, from 1 to 4 pm, at 28 East Broad Street.
Sticks ‘n String Social Club - Ongoing
First Session: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 (the day after Labor Day)
Meets twice a month: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6 to 8 pm - at the Library
Free and open to the public; Registration not required
Sticks 'n Strings Social Club -- Hopewell Public Library's congenial and creative knitting group for intermediate and experienced knitters -- will have its inaugural session on Tuesday, September 3 from 6pm to 8pm. The group will continue to meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays to share projects in progress, knitting techniques, ideas, patterns and yarn, and good conversation. No advanced registration required, no charge, and no need to be a member of the library! Drop in or stay all evening.