HPL Current Events
Holiday Teas in Hopewell
Sunday, December 1
- Hopewell Public Library, 13 East Broad Street, 1 - 3 pm
- Hopewell Museum, 28 East Broad Street, 1 - 4 pm
Enjoy a chilly Sunday stroll in Hopewell Boro and visit the Hopewell Public Library's annual holiday Open House. Stop by between 1:00 and 3:00 pm to enjoy homemade goodies, music, and good conversation with staff, volunteers, board members, and Friends of the HPL. At 1:00 there will be a short children’s program upstairs in the Children’s Room featuring local ventriloquist Suki with her friend Lily Bunny (pre-registration is required). On the main floor, music will be provided by library patrons Asela and Alex Zamorano while we snack, chat, or find a warm corner to relax and enjoy the festivities.
Also visit the Hopewell Museum from 1:00 to 4:00 pm to join Museum staff and trustees for a wonderful holiday tea and tour at the newly reimagined Museum. New this year will be children's activity booklets.
HPL "Wednesday Night Out" Lecture Series -- December
The Hopewell Valley History Project
Wednesday, December 4, 7 pm -- at the Hopewell Train Station
2 Railroad Place, Hopewell NJ
Free and open to the public
Local enthusiast Doug Dixon will introduce the Hopewell Valley History Project (HopewellHistoryProject.org), a new volunteer effort to collect and organize the important sources of our local heritage in digital form, to share online for open and convenient access.
So are you interested in exploring the history of your house, your neighborhood, your town, your forebearers? The good news is that there's lots of information available on various sites online, and we also are blessed with a variety of institutions that are collecting and archiving local materials.
But how and where do you get started? How do you figure out the fundamentals, so that you then can dig in deeper? This is the genesis of the Hopewell Valley History Project, which already has posted over 100 key references (including historic e-books and booklets, maps and aerial images, municipal tax maps, and photos and postcards), along with research guides that provide overviews of the available materials and references for future research.
Doug will explore this variety of materials, and show examples of how to kick-start your own investigations. So join us to find out more about how we got to here, and to become part of this effort to collect and share our local history online.
Doug Dixon is an independent technology consultant and writer, specializing in Web technology, databases, and digital media. He previously was a product manager and software developer at Intel and Sarnoff. Doug is a board member of the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, and is managing the new HVHS website, along with the Hopewell Public Library website. He also developed the Hopewell-Events.com site that provides consolidated listings of upcoming featured events at local non-profits.
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.