Vol. 3: No. 27 | July 2, 2021
Library Events: July 3 - 9
The library will be closed
Monday, July 5
In honor of Independence Day
The Trustees and Staff of the Rodgers Memorial Library wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.
Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Masks are strongly encouraged at the Rodgers Memorial Library
Although no longer required, please consider continuing to wear your mask in the Rodgers Library.

Thank you for helping to keep all of us safe!
Summer Reading Program Continues!
Through August 3, 2021
Summer Reading is in full swing, and the Rodgers Library is offering a
chock-a-block schedule of library activities and events all summer long!
Summer Reading Resource Center by NewsBank
Click on the button below to access a whole bunch of fun (and educational!) activities from NewsBank, a leading archival and news database.
You can also download their Summer Reading Kit!
Indieflix, Great Courses and Qello are now available on Libby!
In addition to the full complement of popular eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines currently available in Libby, we now have access to these additional services:

  • Great Courses
  • IndieFlix
  • Qello!

Watch the video at left to learn how to access these resources. Discover hundreds of free classes, concerts and independent films that you can view anytime for 7 days!

For a guided tour of these services on the Libby app, watch the video! or click here for a document with helpful links.

Click on the Libby icon at left to learn more about Libby!
Book Raffle for July:
Golden Girl
by Elin Hilderbrand
through Saturday, July 31
A recently deceased Nantucket novelist is given one final summer to protect her secrets while her loved ones on earth learn to live without their golden girl.

Click on the book cover for the Goodreads description.

How to enter:
  • Visit the library and submit a raffle ticket.
  • Email Adult Services Librarian Amy Friedman by clicking the button below and request she enter your name. Please include your name and phone number. NOTE: You may only enter once by email.
Coming Soon!
Chair Yoga
Saturday, July 10 @ 10am
LIBRARY TENT. Join yoga instructor Lauren Young in the shade of our event tent for chair yoga for adults. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. 

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Preserving the Harvest: Pickling, Canning Freezing & Drying
Monday, July 12 @ 7pm
ONLINE EVENT. Mark Gostkiewicz of Tri Gable Lea Farm will discuss pros and cons of each of the 4 methods, along with other topics such as:
  • Standards of cleanliness
  • Absolute basic kitchen
  • Simple projects to try!

Registration required. Click on the button below to receive a link to the event.
Austen Book Club
"Jane Austen" British Tea Service
Thursday, July 15
4 - 5:30pm
IN-LIBRARY EVENT. Jane Austen described her masterpiece as "light, and bright, and sparkling." We'll discuss the book, its plot and characters, all while indulging in a British-style high tea (both hot and iced) with light pastries in the air-conditioned library Community Room.

An FREE online version of Pride and Prejudice is available here. Hard copies are also available at the library.

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information.

Questions? Write to us at austenbookclub@rodgerslibrary.org.
Events This Week: July 3 - 9
Get Fit With Your Library
Silver Sneakers!
Saturday, July 3
ONLINE EVENT. Join fitness instructor Jess of DanceFit with Jess for a new recorded fitness class video each week. 

This week: Silver Sneakers! (Chair/ball/light weight/resistance band used.)

Registration required. Register to receive a link to the video which you can access all week!
Wildlife Encounters
Tuesday, July 6 @ 6pm
Come and interact with some AMAZING live animals, brought to you by Wildlife Enounters!

Event will take place on Library grounds.
Drop-In Stitchers
Thursday, July 8
9:30am - Noon
LIBRARY TENT. Bring your quilting, knitting, crocheting or any other crafty thing to work on and show off. Join a wonderful group of supportive and enthusiastic fellow stitchers. 

No registration required.
Beginning Zentangle
Thursday, July 8 @ 10am
(2 hours)
IN-LIBRARY EVENT.  Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.
Release your creativity and expand your imagination with this popular art form. No drawing talent needed!

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Mystery Lovers Book Club
Cloche and Dagger
by Jenn McKinlay
Thursday, July 8 @ 10:30am
LIBRARY LAWN. Scarlett Parker flees her Florida home for London after a video of her flinging cake at her ex-boyfriend and his wife goes viral. In London, she is co-owner of Mim’s Whims, a hat shop, with her cousin Vivian. But she is picked up at the airport by childhood acquaintance Harrison and told that Vivian is missing. Other surprises await, including a nasty customer who must be appeased with the promise of a photo shoot. At the arranged time, Scarlett instead finds the customer murdered, wearing only the hat from the shop. Scarlett is attacked in her bed, the shop is ransacked, and still no one can find Vivian, who is now the main suspect.

Book copies are available at the Circulation Desk. Click on the book cover for the Goodreads description.

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Thursday, July 8 @ 1pm
ONLINE EVENT. The Geopolitics Class focuses on current world geopolitical events using information from multiple U.S. and world internet sources. Summaries of the source materials are presented on PowerPoint for class discussion.

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Genealogy Club
Wild Ireland
Friday, July 9 @ 1:30pm
ONLINE EVENT. Wild Ireland is a presentation that is part travelogue and part myth. It tells the stories of several “off the road” historic and mythological sites in Ireland, and uses animation, video and music and is designed to be entertaining as well as informative.

Registration required. Click on the button below to register and/or for more information.
Online Games
Friday, July 9 @ 4pm
ONLINE EVENT. Play the famous head-to-head word search game on Zoom!

Registration required. Register by clicking on the button below to receive a link to the event.
Youth Summer Reading Events!
Tails & Tales!
Summer Reading Program Events for kids
Read for fun and prizes this summer. The library has lots of fun interactive virtual performances, storytelling, events, and arts and crafts for kids of all ages!

Click on the button to see the full listing