HPL Current Events
HPL "Wednesday Night Out" Lecture Series -- February
Beginning Your Family Research: A Basic Genealogy
Wednesday, February 5, 7 pm -- at the Hopewell Train Station
2 Railroad Place, Hopewell NJ
Free and open to the public
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to find out about your family’s history. Where to look, how do you start? Catherine Zahn will get you started. Geared for beginners who want to learn how to do family history, you will learn the basics including where to find needed information, how to organize it, how to use the internet and utilize databases that will give you the most of online services.
You may have heard stories about your grandparents or their parents but you aren’t certain how to discover the details and truth behind the story. Come and learn how easy it is to research your family. You’ll learn how to trace your family through census and church records and then apply that information with online databases to uncover your family’s naturalization papers. Researchers can be overwhelmed by the wealth of online databases. How do you find the material you need to further your research? Online databases will give you tricks and hints how to make the most of online services
Catherine (Casey) Zahn, founder of the Central Jersey Genealogical Club and past trustee of the Genealogical Society of NJ, teaches adult genealogy classes throughout N.J. She was the national program chair for the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Philadelphia. A former teacher, Mrs. Zahn is the author of All About My Family and Family News - books for teaching children family history.
Sticks ‘n String Social Club - Ongoing
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.