Vol. 3: No. 31 | July 30, 2021
Library Events: July 31 - August 6
Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Weekly Newsletter is Taking a Break!
We'll be back September 17 with Autumn events and programming!
Have a great summer!
$100 gift card to the business of your choice!
Hogwarts LEGO set!
Summer Reading Grand Prize Drawing!
Tuesday Morning, August 10
Get your raffle ticket by August 9th to be eligible to win a grand prize!

Apple AirPods
Harry Potter LEGO set
$100 gift card to the business of your choice!
Wait, there's more!
Anyone completing 20 or more activities on their BINGO card will receive a gift certificate!!
Cards must be turned in by August 9th. No late entries accepted. 

Good luck! And may the odds be ever in your favor!
Inside the Library
Although no longer required, please continue to wear your mask in the Rodgers Library.

Thank you for helping keep all of us safe!
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Spice Club
August Spice: Vietnamese Cinnamon
ONLINE EVENT. Join our Spice Club! We feature a new spice each month, made available in a FREE take-home kit that includes:
  • a small sample of the spice,
  • a brief history of the spice,
  • recipes, and
  • links to our library databases featuring recipes that use the spice.
Put a hold on a spice kit by clicking on the button at right (library card required), or drop by the library and request a kit from the Circulation Desk no earlier than August 1.
Scroll down to register for the monthly Spice Club Chat hosted by Nicole Gagliardi, owner of the Spice and Tea Exchange in Portsmouth, NH.
Book Raffle for August
The President's Daughter
by James Patterson and Bill Clinton
through Tuesday, August 31
All Presidents have nightmares. This one is about to come true.

A rocket ride of a thriller—the #1 New York Times bestselling blockbuster by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson, “the dream team” (Lee Child).

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 at right and request she enter your name. Please include your name and phone number. NOTE: You may only enter once by email.
Coming in August and September!
Mystery Lovers' Book Club
Real Murders, by Charlaine Harris
Thursday, August 12 @ 10:30am
LIBRARY LAWN. Aurora Teagarden, small town librarian and true crime buff, is looking forward to the monthly meeting of the Real Murders Society, a group of fellow crime enthusiasts who share a unique interest in historical murders. The Society meetings are the highlight of Roe’s social life in sleepy Lawrenceville, Georgia, and she’s ready for a quiet night of discussion, coffee, and cookies. But after she finds the body of a Society member in a staged crime scene eerily similar to the one the group was supposed to discuss that very night, Roe finds herself at the center of a murderous story of her own.

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

No registration necessary. We will meet outside on one of the library picnic tables.
Genealogy Club
New Hampshire's Simon Leavitt Hobbs: A Case Study
Friday, August 13 @ 1:30pm
ONLINE EVENT. Join us to learn about the life of the Rev. Simon Hobbs and his missionary work in Indian Territory, presented by genealogical writer Sara E. Campbell

Born in Candia in 1813, Simon lived longer and traveled farther than many men of his time. As we fill in his time line, we will note the wide range of sources that were consulted to reveal events in his life.

Registration required. Please click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Afternoon Book Discussion
Russian Winter, by Daphne Kalotay
Tuesday, August 17 @ 1:30pm
ONLINE EVENT (possibly, see below)

Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay is an elegant, compelling puzzle of family, memory and solitude that brings to life modern-day Boston and postwar Russia through a profound love story.

Click on the book cover to read the Goodreads summary.

We will plan to meet on the library lawn. Please wear masks and bring your own chair.

In case of bad weather, we will meet on Zoom - so please register for this event so you can get the meeting code.

Registration required. Please click on the button below to register.
Sing-along at Fairview Senior Living
Tuesday, August 24 @ 2pm
Join library staff for a sing along with the residents at The Inn at Fairview, 203 Lowell Road, Hudson.

Enter through the main entrance, located on the side of the building closest to Market Basket, before 2pm and take the elevator downstairs to the program room.

Song books with lyrics are provided.

No registration required.
Spice Club
Spice Club Chat: Vietnamese Cinnamon
Wednesday, August 25 @ 10:30am
ONLINE EVENT.  Join us for a “Spice Chat” with special guest Nicole Gagliardi, owner of the Spice and Tea Exchange in Portsmouth, NH to discuss Vietnamese Cinnamon and other types of cinnamon and their uses. Share your opinions & experiences with Vietnamese Cinnamon after Nicole's presentation.

Registration required. Please click on the button at right to register.
Introduction to eBay
Thursday, August 26 @ 6pm
A basic introduction to the e-commerce site eBay. Includes creating an account and searching for, bidding on, and selling items.

Registration required. Please click on the button to register.
Evening Book Discussion
Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate
Thursday, September 2 @ 7pm

Join us in the library's Community Room for this book discussion!

Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

Click on the book cover for the Goodreads summary.

Books are now available at the Circulation Desk.

No registration required.
Austen Book Club
Persuasion, by Jane Austen
Wednesday, September 15 @ 7pm
The ultimate "second chance love story," Persuasion, Jane Austen's last novel before her death at the age of 41, tells the story of Anne Elliot, who at 27 years old, is Jane Austen’s most mature and relatable protagonist.

Anne has spent the last eight years of her life regretting a decision she made at the tender age of nineteen, when she turned down Frederick Wentworth, the love of her life, on the advice of a trusted family friend. Ever since, her life has all but stopped.

Anne's reunion with Wentworth - amidst a series of obstacles deigned to keep them apart - is probably the most moving love passage in all of literature.

Copies available at the Circulation Desk.

Registration required. Register by clicking on the button below.
Events This Week: July 31 - August 6
Get Fit With Your Library
Senior Fitness
Saturday, July 31
ONLINE EVENT. Join fitness instructor Jess of DanceFit with Jess for a new recorded fitness class video each week.

This week: Senior Fitness!

Registration required. Click on the button at right to receive a link to the video that you can access all week!
National Night Out!
Tuesday, August 3, 4:30 - 7:30pm
LIBRARY GROUNDS. Save the date!!
The Rodgers Library is proud to partner with the Hudson Police Department to host
2021 National Night Out!

FREE activities include:
Dunk tank!
K9 demo and frisbee dogs!
Rock climbing wall!
Giant games!
"Simon Says" game with Hudson police officers!
Live music!
Touch a Truck! and so much more!
Food trucks and community-safety vendor booths for all to enjoy!

See you there!
Thursday, August 5 @ 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.
Preserving Fruits & Vegetables: Pickling, Canning, Freezing & Drying
Thursday, August 5 @ 6:30pm

Ann Hamilton, Food Safety Field Specialist for the UNH Cooperative Extension Service, will discuss ways to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables to enjoy year round.

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Evening Book Discussion
The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett
Thursday, August 5 @ 7pm




“Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything.

Books are now available at the library's Circulation Desk. Click on the cover for the Goodreads description and summary.

No registration required.
Have a GREAT rest of your summer!
See you in September!