Get Ready for the 27th Annual Hubbardston Library 5K Run/Walk

Saturday September 7, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. SHARP! Rain or shine

picture of runners beginning the 26th library road race

The Twenty Seventh Annual Hubbardston Library 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday September 77h..  This event marks more than a quarter century of  community support for the Library, approaching $85,000 raised for ongoing operations. The race is an out and back course starting and finishing at the Hubbardston Center School. 

  

Applications for the event are available at the Hubbardston Public Library and by clicking this link. The registration fee for the fundraising event is $25 and $30 for those who register after August 2nd.  Long sleeve cotton race shirts will be provided to the first 100 registered runners.  Awards to overall 1st place Male/Female Runners and Walkers as well as age group winners will be provided.  Prizes provided are possible due to the generous donations of local businesses and individuals.

 

For additional information on this event, interested runners/walkers or donors can contact Mark Wigler, Race Director at (978) 928-5120 or MTWigler@gmail.com.   The 2023 Race/Walk raised over $3500 for support of the library’s activities and Scholarship Fund.

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! Friday May 31, 2024 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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!

Your Library "At a glance"

Your library at a glance

FY24 YTD

From July 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024 our patrons have borrowed 13,460 items and saved $193,679 by borrowing instead of buying!

The Top 5 most circulated authors: 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), Taproot (periodical), Maryjane’s Farm (periodical), Lunch Lady (graphic novel)

Senior Book Club

Fourth Wednesday of the Month, May 22nd, 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 "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult.

book cover fro Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

 

Pastel Paint Seashapes WAIT LIST ONLY!

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. All spaces have been reserved, you can call us at 978-928-4775 to be added to the wait list.

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

 

RGB logo for the Massachusetts Cultural Council

 

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

 

RGB logo for the Massachusetts Cultural Council

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.

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