August 2017 Newsletter -
Late Edition 
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Overdrive: eBooks and audiobooks
CORRECTION! Second Hand Prose
Sunday, August 13 , 11AM - 3PM 
Thursday, August 17, 5PM - 8PM
Hills Memorial Library
'Early Bird' admitta nce at 10AM Sunday granted to paid members of the Friends. You may become a member at the sale for as little as $10. Please enter via the ramp at the rear of the building. DONATIONS of DVDs, CDs, and gently used books are NEEDED and may be brought to Second Hand Prose or to the Library during regular hours. 
Become a Friend

A special relationship...

Become a Friend of the Rodgers Memorial Library by joining a group of volunteers who support a variety of activities including the purchase of the 3D Printer, the Telescope, learning modules and other equipment for the children's room; award the Leonard A. Smith Memorial Scholarship; provide funding for the Summer Reading Program, movie licenses, Santa photos, author forums and a variety of Humanities Council programs.

Choose from activities including being a Santa's Helper, Second Hand Prose "librarians", celebrating National Library Week with library staff, or participate in a variety of other opportunities. 

The Friends have supported the Hudson library system for over 35 years and were instrumental in focusing on the need to build a new home for expanded services which culminated in the construction and opening of the new library donated by the Rodgers family in 2009. 

The Friends are a 501c(3) organization, have business meetings five timesa year to plan for activities and form necessary sub-committees. Tax-deductible annual membership dues are $10 (individual), $20 (family), $30 (patron) or $50 (business). Even if your time is limited you can make a difference! Pick up an application at the library or contact the Friends by email.

Learn about the SAT, ACT, and College Testing
Thursday, August 3, 3pm

Our SAT vs. ACT seminar is packed with information about the SAT and ACT and the roles they play in college admissions. An expert Princeton Review instructor will cover the content of the tests, walk you through and share some examples of our proven test-taking strategies. Registration is required. Register here.
SAT & ACT Practice Tests

Practice SAT
Saturday, August 5, 9am
Registration now open!

Practice ACT
Saturday, August 12, 9am
Registration now open!

How will you score? Find out by taking full-length practice SAT & ACT tests under realistic testing conditions. Try your hand at the types of questions you'll see on the real tests and get a personalized score report highlighting your strengths and areas of improvement!
Eclipse Party!
Monday, August 21 
Drop in for a total eclipse of the sun! On August 21 there will be a total solar eclipse throughout the US. Join us for a live streaming of the eclipse presented courtesy of NASA Eclipse Across America Megacast, munch on "Eclipse Cookies," sip on "Sunshine Punch," or bring your snacks to nosh on. Special eclipse glasses will be available for purchase, or build your own pinhole projector with our pinhole projector supplies. No registration necessary.
Escape the Library! Escape Room Adventure
Monday, July 31 - Saturday, August 6
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 3pm
Saturday: 10am - 11am

Solve the clues and puzzles to escape from our library escape room - you only have an hour! Sign up with your family or with a group of friends.

Art Exhibit: The Paintings of Judy Palfrey
Through the month of August

This month's exhibit will feature the paintings of Judy Palfrey, a local artist whose love of nature is evident in her paintings of landscapes and larger-than-life floral paintings.

Her art will be featured in the Community Room through the end of July.
Woman cooking
Coming This Fall: Recipe Book Discussion Group
Love to cook and bake?

Come join us each month to discuss recipes from the Rodgers Library cookbook collection. Participants will be encouraged to follow, create and bring a recipe from each month's chosen cookbook or food theme. Discuss what worked (and what didn't) in your cooking adventures.

Bonus: Lots of food tastings!

More details coming in September's newsletter.
Animal Adventures
New Museum Passes!
Animal Adventures, Bolton, MA
Meet a variety of wild, exotic and native rescued animals up close and personal. Three animal encounter shows daily. Pass admits up to 4 people at no charge.

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Explore this 30-acre sculpture park and the art museum on the grounds that features rotating exhibits. A wonderful place for a summer picnic. Pass allows 4 adults admission for $5 each. Children 12 and under free.

And enjoy our other attractions and passes this summer!
Franklin Park Zoo, Squam Lake Natural Science Center, York's Wild Kingdom Zoo & Amusement Park, Castle in the Clouds, Stone Zoo, Strawbery Banke, and more!

Additional August Events
Borderline Spinners 
Mon 8/7, 6PM
Evening Book Group
Summer Reading Discussion
Thu 8/3, 7PM 
Genealogy Club
Fri 8/11, 1:30PM

Free Family Films
The Boss Baby
Sat, 8/26, 10am   
Book/Film Discussion
Hidden Figures
Film: Tue 8/15, 11:30AM
Book: Tue 8/15, 1:30PM
Bring a bag lunch!

Group Singing
At Fairview Healthcare
Mon 8/21, Meet at 1:45pm in the Fairview Healthcare lobby

Mother/Daughter Bookclub
El Deafo
Wed 8/23, 6:30PM 
Crochet Slam
Mondays, 6:30PM

Geopolitics in Today's World
Thursdays, 11:30AM-1:30PM

Drop In Stitchers
Fridays, 9:30-11:30AM