Hoptoberfest is Back!

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Join Hopkinton Public Library Foundation for its Second Annual Hoptoberfest, a fun tasting night to benefit the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. With the generosity of Platinum Sponsors Hallmark Sotheby’s International Realty and Phipps Insurance Agency, this year’s Hoptoberfest is Friday, October 24, from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M., in the Parish Center of St. John’s Church in Hopkinton. Taste numerous local microbrews, name brand beers and delicious food from local restaurants and caterers, including Artistry Kitchen, British Beer Company, Commonwealth BBQ, Oliva’s Market, Catering and Gifts, Pan Thai Restaurant, The Rail Trail Flatbread Co., Tavolino, Zaftig’s, and more! Live, traditional Oompah music will add to the festivities. Additional specialty items available for purchase at the event include premium whiskeys and spirits in a souvenir glass and a wide variety of cigars from the Rolling Stogies 57-foot walk-in humidor. New this year is a Home Brew contest. If you would like to join the brewers showcasing their homemade beer, contact HPLF at events@hopkintonpubliclibraryfoundation.org for more information.

Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple and may be purchased at www.HPLFinc.org or at the Library. Hoptoberfest is for adults aged 21 and over (please bring an I.D. to the event). Last year, Hoptoberfest raised over $18,000 for the Library project, while 16 partygoers joined the “1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library” pledging an additional $16,000 at the event. Last year’s tickets sold out weeks before the event; so get your tickets early!

To learn more about HPLF’s fall events, and the planned restoration, renovation and expansion of the Library, please visit www.HPLFinc.org. Constructed in 1895, Hopkinton Public Library was last renovated and expanded in 1967 when it was joined with the adjacent Episcopal Church, bringing the Library to its current size of 5,783 square feet. On July 14, 2011, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) approved Hopkinton’s plan for the renovation and expansion of the Library and awarded Hopkinton a $4.5 million Library Construction Grant. At the May 2014 Town Meeting and Town Election, Hopkinton voters approved funding the $11.7 million Library project. The MBLC funded Hopkinton’s $4.5 million grant in August 2014, and Hopkinton can expect to receive the first installment of its grant (about $900,000) in the fall of 2014. Once completed, Hopkinton Public Library will provide a modern, accessible facility that meets the current and future needs of the community, while preserving and highlighting the architectural features of the beloved buildings.

About Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc.

Founded in 2011, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc. (HPLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to raise private funds to support the state-of-the-art renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. HPLF has raised over $500,000 for the Library project. HPLF appreciates the Hopkinton community’s tremendous response to date, and asks for the community’s continued support. Gifts in any amount are welcome and appreciated, and are tax-deductible. Contributions can be mailed to P.O. Box 16, Woodville, MA 01784, or made online at www.HPLFinc.org. For more information about 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library, and the expansion and renovation of Hopkinton Library, please visit our website at www.HPLFinc.org and our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HPLFpage.