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Library Hours:  Monday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Saturday (September - June) 9am - 2pm
On The Shelves
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Calendar Highlights
Adult Self-Defense
Friday, March 3 at 10am
Location: Parks & Rec Building, Mast Road.

Officer Jacqueline Pelletier from the Goffstown Police Department will introduce attendees to some simple self-defense moves.

Meet the Instructor
The Science of Chocolate
Saturday, March 4 at 11 a.m.

This family-friendly program presented by the Mariposa Museum of World Cultures will change the way you view chocolate. Learn where the cacao tree grows, how beans are processed, and what "organic" and "fair trade" really mean in the world of cocoa. At this event, you'll be able to:
  • Examine a living cacao tree.
  • Participate in a chocolate-making demonstration.
  • Make a papercraft illustrating the origin of chocolate.
  • Taste raw cacao nibs.
  • Sample a modern version of Mexican spiced hot chocolate.
Space is limited; registration is required:
  • Crafternoon - Duct Tape Accessories: Saturday 3/11; 12-2pm. Registration required.
  • Open Mic Night: Friday 3/24; 7pm.
  • Creative Writing Club: Saturday 3/11; 12-1pm. Registration appreciated.
  • Fandom Frenzy: Pi: Wednesday 3/22; 6pm.
  • St. Patrick's Day Party: Friday 3/17; 10am. Registration required.
  • LEGO┬« Blocks: Saturday 3/25; 11am-1pm.
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Meet Your Library Trustees
What the Library means to me
Lisa Iodice, Library Board of Trustees Alternate

"Before I was old enough to get my own library card, I fondly remember walking to the East Branch Library in Watertown with my Mom. I was always filled with a sense of reverence; the Library seemed so big and I was so small and people always spoke in hushed tones. But as soon as I would pick up a book and start reading, the Library would disappear around me and I would be lost in a world created by the words on the page. Many years later, I still experience the same effect; once I start reading, the rest of the world drops away.

The Library helped me learn about alphabetical order, the Dewey Decimal system (which always seemed like a scavenger hunt to me) and because I grew up prior to the internet, I learned about a wide variety of subjects because the Library was the only place you were able to do research when writing a paper for school. It was the place where I became fascinated with vampires and werewolves long before there was ever a Twilight Saga. Even to this day, I will prefer to read the book versus seeing the movie version; the movie versions usually pale in comparison to what my mind envisions.

Today's Library is truly a community place, whether it's attending a sponsored program, using the public computer or checking out the latest book by your favorite author. The Library played such a large part in my life growing up that I wanted to do something to give back to the institution in general and what it had meant to me, which is why I ran for Library Trustee back in 2004. In the years since I have been a Trustee, Chair, Vice Chair and am now currently serving as an Alternate while I am back in school."
In the Community

Local elections in Goffstown will be held on March 14, 2017. For Town Meeting, Election and Voter Information, please visit goffstown.com. The Goffstown Candidate Information Brochure is available at the Library and in .pdf format.

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