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Search all the physical items (books, DVDs, etc.) in the library. Type one or more keywords, e.g., "James Patterson", then click "Search".
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New & Upcoming Events
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From now until December 30th, the HPL has a trial of AncestryLibrary! Click this link to access an online database where you can search billions of records and discover your family's story.
Need help accessing the site? Click here for a tutorial on how to sign on from the previous link.
Creative Aging is a state-wide program intended to build opportunities for New Jersey senior citizens to engage in creative aging activities, develop artistic skills and techniques, and to deepen community social engagement. Its mission is to turn on its head the prevailing view that older people are a burden on society and to promote an understanding that they are, in fact, valuable and important assets to be placed at the very heart of the community.
Tuesday 12/6, 12/13, & 12/20: felting class
Come to the library as the afternoons draw in and the festive season approaches. As always, absolutely no skill required; just your enthusiasm to create and to be with friends.
On December 6th, attendees will learn how to felt and create a small holiday decoration. On the 13th and 20th, we will create small felt animals!
This event is at capacity. Please register here to be put on the wait list!
wednesday 12/14 & 12/21: Speechbuilding with toastmaster thaine shetter
What is Toastmasters? What do its members do?... (we need only to think of times when we might have benefited from a less embarrassing public address to see the worth of this talk).
To add festive cheer, attendees will be given a holiday specific word/theme around which to build a 1 minute speech. And we will commit to making an item of food/drink from our own traditions. Those speeches will be delivered to the rest of the group on Wednesday 21st.
We will eat, make merry and impress with our oratory!
Absolutely no pressure- just festive fun!
This event is at capacity. To be added to the wait list, please register here!
The Hopewell Public Library's WNO series takes place once each month! Unless otherwise noted, events will take place from 7:00-8:30pm at the Hopewell Theater: 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525. Doors open at 6:45pm.
12/7: IAN BURROW - "THE LENAPE AND THEIR ANCESTORS IN HOPEWELL VALLEY: THE VIEW FROM THE HOPEWELL MUSEUM"
Stories from the Hopewell Museum Collection
Wednesday, December 7th | Exhibits 6:45pm; Presentation 7:00pm
Attend in-person at the Hopewell Theater or online via Zoom
American Indians have lived in the Hopewell area for at least 9,000 years. Volunteers and an intern have recently completed cataloging approximately 2000 artifacts in the Hopewell Museum collection. Much of the material was donated to the Museum by local collectors. Through the study of these artifacts, together with other types of record, including historical sources, we are learning more about the ways of life of the people who lived here for so long.
If you'd like to come early, some interesting artifacts from the Museum and other materials will be on display from 6:45 pm.
1/24: Sophie labelle's trans agenda speaking tour
Tuesday, January 24th | 7:00pm-8:30pm
The Hopewell Public Library is proud to present its January Wednesday Night Out lecture: Sophie Labelle’s Trans Agenda speaking tour! Sophie Labelle is the French-Canadian author of Serious Trans Vibes / Assigned Male comics, which she has been drawing since 2014. She is also the author of several children's books, comic books, and novels, such as Ciel, My Dad Thinks I'm a Boy?!, Rachel's Christmas Boat, and more!
From gender identity to book banning, Labelle’s comics tackle different social issues in her signature cartoony, satirical style. She has been touring North America to talk about her work and share her story, “but first and foremost, to empower trans people.”
Please note that this event is taking place on a Tuesday.
2/1: DENNIS WATERS - LICHENS
Wednesday, February 1st | 7:00pm-8:30pm
3/2023: Event Pending
Event details pending
4/5: BILL FLEMER - ST. MICHAEL'S GIVING GARDEN
Wednesday, April 5th | 7:00pm-8:30pm