Vol. 3: No. 20 | May 7, 2021
Library Events: May 8 - 14
Expanded Library Hours!
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Announcements
AcornTV No Longer Available as of May 14
AcornTV has terminated its contract with RBDigital - the platform we currently use to deliver AcornTV to our patrons - and will no longer be available to library users beginning May 14.

Now is the time to catch up on all those British mysteries before AcornTV goes away! Click here to access AcornTV (click on "AcornTV").
The Rodgers Library is currently exploring other video streaming alternatives to offer to our patrons. We appreciate your patience and understanding, and will update with any new information as it becomes available.
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").
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.
Coming soon!
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.
Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, May 18 @ 7pm
All are welcome! Learn how the Friends support the library, and/or how to join the Friends.
Library Events: May 8 - 14
Get Fit With Your Library
Senior Fitness
Saturday, May 8
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 Stability & Stretch! For balance, fall prevention, lower back and core strength.
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.
No-Till Gardening: Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting a Garden From Scratch
Monday, May 10 @ 7pm
ONLINE EVENT. Mark Gostkiewicz of Tri Gable Lea Farm will discuss a variety of easy ways to start a garden bed from scratch!

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
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 by clicking on the buttons below. List of supplies included in event description.
Jane Austen Book Club
Northanger Abbey, by Val McDermid
Wednesday, May 12
7pm
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
10:30am
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.
Geopolitics
Thursday, May 13 @ 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.
For both Adults and Teens!
Sea Shanty Singalong
Thursday, May 13 @ 7:00pm
ONLINE EVENT. Sea Shanty Singalong is back!

Fill your mugs with your favorite grog and sing along to sea shanties with a shanty leader. Choruses and refrains will be screen shared.

Registration required. Click the button below for more information or to register.
Genealogy Club
Genealogical Gold in New England Town Books & Reports
Friday, May 14 @ 1:30pm
ONLINE EVENT. Genealogist Robert Cameron Weir will examine two important town-level resources: old town books, as maintained by town clerks since colonial times; and town annual reports, published from the mid-19th century to the present. They can provide the breakthrough clues needed to demolish your genealogical brick wall. 

Where census and compiled vital records fail us, these resources can save the day.
Registration required to receive a link to the event. Click on the button below to register and/or for more information.
Online Games
Boggle!
Friday, May 14
Two times available: 4pm & 6:30pm
ONLINE EVENT. Play the famous head-to-head word search game in a virtual format!

Registration required. Click on either or both of the buttons below to register.
New Hampshire Astronomical Society Presents:
Dark Adaptation
Friday, May 14 @ 7:30pm
ONLINE EVENT. The New Hampshire Astronomical Society will feature a special presentation of "Dark Adaptation" by Stephen Grieco, DMA, Assistant Professor of Music at Cabrini University in Pennsylvania - a 10-movement orchestral suite inspired by Holst's The Planets.

"Dark Adaptation" combines the disciplines of art, astronomy, and music and features original artwork, original music, and a scientific glimpse into the astronomical elements of each movement.

Registration required. Please click on the button at left for more information and/or to register.
Children's Events
Click on the button below right 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 required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.