Vol. 3: No. 17 | April 23, 2021
Library Events: April 24 - 30
Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 12 - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Expanded Hours Beginning May 3!
Rodgers Library COVID-19 Policy
Despite the expiration of the state-wide mask mandate on Friday, April 16, the Rodgers Library COVID-19 policy remains in place, including the requirement to wear a mask in the library building. 

The safety of our patrons and staff continues to be a priority. Thank you for your continued patience, support and understanding as we near (what is hopefully) a return to normalcy - just not quite yet!
Linda Kipnes
The Rodgers Library lost its longest-serving Board of Trustees member this month. With a passion for learning and literacy, Linda Kipnes gave her time to the Library Board and Friends of the Library, made a major donation to our new library building, and served on its Board for over 10 years.

In addition to the library, Linda lent her entrepreneurial efforts to the Hudson community by founding and working with the General Federation of Women's Club (GFWC) New Hampshire, the GFWC Hudson Junior Women's Club, and the Hudson Conservation Commission. She also volunteered at the Nashua Soup Kitchen.

The Rodgers Library sends its deepest condolences to Linda's friends and family. She will be very missed by the Library trustees and staff.
Spice Club
Spice for May: Za'atar
Pick up your Spice Club Kit for May featuring Za'atar.

Click on the button below to reserve your kit, or visit the Circulation Desk to pick up a kit while supplies last.

Each kit features:
  • a small sample of the spice,
  • a brief history of the spice, and
  • a link to a curated list from our library databases featuring recipes that use the spice.
ONLINE EVENT. Register for the Spice Club Chat Group with special guest speaker Nicole Gagliardi of The Spice & Tea Exchange in Portsmouth on Thursday, May 27 at 10:30am, by clicking on the button below.
Monthly Book Raffle: Enter to Win!
Signed copy of:
The Four Winds
by Kristin Hannah
Through Friday, April 30
Enter your name for a chance to win a copy of The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America's most defining eras: The Great Depression.

Click on the book cover for the Goodreads description.

The book raffles are now held monthly. Enter every time you visit the library, all month long!

How to enter:
  • Visit the library and submit a raffle ticket.
  • Email Adult Services Librarian Amy Friedman by clicking the button at right and request she enter your name. Please include your name and phone number. NOTE: You may only enter once by email.
Coming Soon!
Evening Book Discussion
Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir, by Natasha Trethewey
Thursday, May 6
ONLINE EVENT. Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Natasha Trethewey explores this profound experience of pain, loss, and grief as an entry point into understanding the tragic course of her mother’s life and the way her own life has been shaped by a legacy of fierce love and resilience.

Moving through her mother’s history in the deeply segregated South and through her own girlhood in Mississippi, Trethewey plumbs her sense of dislocation and displacement in the lead-up to the harrowing crime that took place on Memorial Drive in Atlanta in 1985.

Click on the book cover image for the Goodreads description.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Registration required. Click the button below for more information or to register.
First Friday Tech Chat
Internet of Things
Friday, May 7
ONLINE EVENT. What is the "Internet of Things (IoT)"? 

Find out what it is, how it works, and how this giant network is used to connect people and things - and how it collects and shares its data to improve its services.

Registration required to receive a link to the event. Please register by clicking the button below.
Beginning Zentangle
Tuesday, May 11
Two workshops available: 1pm & 6:30pm
ONLINE EVENT. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Join Certified Zentangle Teacher and Life Coach Diane MacKinnon for these introductory workshops! You can use your own supplies or buy a kit at the library for $6.

Registration required to receive a link to the event. Register for either time. List of supplies included in event description.
Jane Austen Book Club
Northanger Abbey, by Val McDermid
Wednesday, May 12
ONLINE EVENT. In Northanger Abbey, McDermid delivers her own, witty, updated take on Austen’s classic novel about a young woman whose visit to the stately home of a well-to-do acquaintance stirs her most macabre imaginings.

Questions? Write to us at austenbookclub@rodgerslibrary.org

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. Click on the book image to read the Goodreads summary.

Registration required to receive a link to the event. Register by clicking on the button below. 
Mystery Lovers Book Club
By Book or By Crook, by Eva Gates
Thursday, May 13
Live meeting on Library grounds!!*

ONLINE EVENT. Lucy has hit a bit of a rough patch.

She spent over a decade at the Harvard Library, fulfilling her love for literature.

But after an engagement implodes and after enduring family pressure from all sides, she retreats to the Outer Banks and is quickly hired as a Lighthouse Librarian. Everything is going great, at first...but she quickly learns just how much simmers below the surface of small towns.

Someone is determined to get her job. And someone is after the rare Jane Austen editions being housed at the library.

And someone else just turned up dead.

Ahhh yes. This is the perfect little cozy mystery you need right now.

Copies available at the Circulation Desk.

Registration required. Click on the button at right to register.
*Weather permitting. Otherwise the meeting will be virtual, and a link to the Zoom event will be emailed to registrants.
Events This Week: April 24 - 30
Spice Club Chat Group
Wednesday, April 28
ONLINE EVENT. Did you experiment with our April spice: Ginger? Which recipes did you use from the kit or from our databases?

Would you like to share some culinary tips about the spice? Then join us to talk about ginger, share what you learned, what worked (and what didn't)!

Registration required to receive a link to the event. Please register by clicking on the button at right
Thursday, April 29
ONLINE EVENT. The Geopolitics Class focuses on current world geopolitical events using information from multiple U.S. and world internet sources. Join us for some learning and informative discussions!

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Children's Events
Click on the button below for a listing of all Children's Events!
ONLINE EVENTS. Need something for kids to do while at home? Click the button to view all our virtual kids' events! These include:
  • Storytimes!
  • Snack Attack!
  • Book Clubs!
  • Pokemon Club!
  • Writing workshops!
...and so much more!

Registration requiredClick on the button at right for more information and/or to register.