The Library Trustee Scholarship

Flyer for the Hubbardston Scholarship for Hubbardston Residents, must be received by June 30, 2024

AWARD PROGRAM GUIDELINES

The Hubbardston Public Library will award two Hubbardston residents who have been accepted or who are continuing their education in an undergraduate, graduate, trade, or technical school program. This can be either on-campus or on-line. The scholarships each valued at $500 may be used to pay for expenses for their continued education.

The applicant must complete, sign/verify, and submit the application form along with the 250-to-500 word personal essay by June 30, 2024 for consideration.  Proof of acceptance to a post-secondary educational program may be provided before the award will be finalized.  Please click here for the online scholarship application

Hubbardston Library Trustees will evaluate each application based on all required information.  Applicants may also be asked for a personal interview by the Trustees.  All applicants will be contacted by a member of the Hubbardston Public Library Trustees by August 30, 2024.

(Paper) applications can be obtained from local secondary school Guidance Offices, the Hubbardston Public Library, the Hubbardston Town Clerk or click here to download paper copy.

Please submit your application through this form, or deliver completed paper applications to the HPL library by email to; HPLScholarship@gmail.com or by drop-off to the Hubbardston Public Library desk.  Completed paper applications can also be mailed to the HPL at: Hubbardston Public Library 7 Main St Hubbardston, MA  01452

Come to the the Library!

We Have Dragons!

Flyer with books and a dragon that reads Hubbardston Public Library Proudly presents Dungeons and dragons teen program

Calling all teen adventurers! Come join us in the library for Dungeons and Dragons....and there will be dragons. Middle school to High School players will embark on adventures with characters straight out of your imagination battling monsters, quizzing wandering traders and making unlikely friendships along the way. If you are interested, please fill out the form https://forms.gle/LsS24pP13kmbVw8F7 and more information to come!

Closed for the Holiday

Monday April 15, 2024 for Patriot's Day

Please note that the library will be closed for Patriot's day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

drawing of three patriot soldiers waving a u.s. flag

 

Your Library "At a glance"

Your library at a glance

FY24 YTD

From July 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024 our patrons have borrowed 12,158 items and saved $170,534 by borrowing instead of buying!

The Top 5 authors checked out by patrons: Dav Pilkey, Mo Willems, Jeff Kinney, Lauren Tarshis, and Aaron Blabey

Items checked out the most by patrons:

The Bad Guys (graphic novel), Wings of Fire (graphic novel), Lunch Lady (graphic novel), Maryjane’s Farm (periodical), FGTeeV presents: into the Game! (graphic novel)

Senior Book Club

Fourth Wednesday of the Month, April 24th, 11:00 a.m. at the Hubbardston Senior Center

Come join us and talk about books for an hour at the Senior Center.  We will discuss "Unsheltered: A Novel" by Barbara Kingsolver.

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book cover unsheltered.

 

What We May Be

Wednesday April 24, 2024 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

picture of poet john hodgen at a podium

Please welcome Hubbardston Native and Poet John Hodgen to the Hubbardston PUblic Library for an evening of poetry.  His new book "What We May Be" will be available for signing and purchase. John Hodgen is the Writer-in-Residence at Assumption University in Worcester, MA, and Advisory Editor for New Letters at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.  Hodgen won the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry for Grace (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005).  No registration is necessary. Light refreshments wil be served.

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Pastel Paint Seashapes

Tuesday May 21, 2024 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

pastel drawing of ocean waves

 

A hands-on pastel workshop for adults & older teens 18+ with pastelist Greg Maichack. This pastel painting workshop serves sheer beginners to advanced artists.  All materials provided, including professional grade pastels, paper and pencils. Space is limited, so please call us at 978-928-4775 to register.

www.GregoryMaichack.com

 

This Program is supported in part or in whole by a grant from the Hubbardston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency

 

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West African Drumming Workshop for Teens and Adults

Thursday May 30, 2024 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Come out to play with us, the Wendell Warriors drumming ensemble and our teacher Jafar Manselle. Jafar will show you how to make different tones on the drum and introduce African rhythms used for village celebrations. As a group, we will all play together and celebrate the day. A drum class is always a celebration. Together we’ll have fun and learn at the same time. Come play with us! Call the library at 978-928-4775 to register.

picture of african drum beoing played

This Program is supported in part by a grant from the Hubbardston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency

 

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Storytime with Miss Tricia

Mondays at 1:00 p.m.

Come join Miss Tricia for a great book and craft!  Children of all ages are welcome and no registration is necessary. Questions?  Send Miss Tricia an email by clicking here

an owl reading a book for storytime

More Storytime with Miss Tricia!

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.

One Storytime is not enough! Come join Miss Tricia for a second Storytime with a different book and craft on Wednesdays! Children of all ages are welcome and no registration is necessary.  Qustions? Send Miss Tricia an email by clicking here

a women reading a book to children at her feet.

A Special Saturday Storytime!

(it doesn't happen all the time, so come in and enjoy)

Since some holidays fall on a Monday, and sometimes inclement weather forces us to close for safety, Miss Tricia is coming in for a special Storytime! on Saturday April 13, 2024!  Start time is 10:00 a.m. and as usual, no registration is necessary and any age child is welcome.  Questions?  Send Miis Tricia an email by clicking here

an owl reading a book

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