Vol. 3: No. 21 | May 14, 2021
Your weekly news & updates: May 15 - 21
Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED
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, by clicking on the button below.
Qello Concerts, Great Courses and IndieFlix no longer available as of
May 20
RBDigital will turn off access to our remaining subscriptions: Qello Concerts, Indieflix and Great Courses.

The Rodgers Library is currently determining whether or not to make these services available through an alternate platform, mainly Overdrive. We'll keep you posted!

In the meantime, catch up on all your independent films, concerts, and learning by accessing these subscriptions by clicking here (scroll down to "Movies, Music and Television").
Monthly Book Raffle: Enter to Win!
The Midnight Library
by Matt Haig
Through Saturday, May 29
Enter your name for a chance to win a copy of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, a dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time.

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 left and request she enter your name. Please include your name and phone number. NOTE: You may only enter once by email.
Coming Soon!
Friends of the Library of Hudson
Book Donation Days
Saturday, May 22
1 - 3pm
Do you have some current fiction and non-fiction books in good/excellent condition you would like to donate?

The Friends of the Library are accepting drive-up book donations up to two (2) boxes per car. Just drive up, deposit the boxes in the pre-designated area in the Rodgers Parking lot, and you're done!

Visit the Friends library page for more information and restrictions on donations.
Evening Book Discussion
The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higashida
Thursday, June 3 @ 7pm

With disarming honesty and a generous heart, Naoki shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself. His insights—into the mystery of words, the wonders of laughter, and the elusiveness of memory—are so startling, so strange, and so powerful that you will never look at the world the same way again.

Books now available at the Circulation Desk! Click on the cover for the Goodreads description.

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Quick Mushroom Growing Projects
Monday, June 7 @ 7pm
ONLINE EVENT. Learn how to get spawn and/or fungal tissue or cultures to start your projects, presented by Mark Gostkiewicz of Tri Gable Lea Farm.

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
This Week's Events: May 15 - 21
Get Fit With Your Library
Zumba Gold Toning!
Saturday, May 15
ONLINE EVENT. DanceFit With Jess is inviting you to get Fit!
Register to receive a link to the video, which you may access any time, all week!

Join Jess for a session of Zumba Gold Toning!
Questions? Email Adult Services Librarian Amy Friedman at amyfriedman@rodgerslibrary.org.

Registration required to receive a link to a prerecorded video. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Afternoon Book Discussion
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
Tuesday, May 18 @ 1:30pm
Live meeting on Library grounds!!*

A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for more than forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. For a large segment of the United States, it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

*Weather permitting. Otherwise, the meeting will be virtual, and a link to the Zoom event will be emailed to registrants.
Newburyport Public Library
Edible Landscapes with Liz Barbour
Tuesday, May 18
Join chef and gardener Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast for an informative session on edible garden spaces.

For more information and to register, click on the button below.
Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, May 18 @ 7pm
ONLINE EVENT. All are welcome! Learn how the Friends support the library, and/or how to join the Friends.

Register by clicking on the button below.
Thursday, May 20 @ 1pm
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.
Friday Online Games
Friday, May 21 @ 4pm

Play Scattergories and win prizes!

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.