Vol. 3: No. 25 | June 11, 2021
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Join Us For Our Official Welcome Summer Party
Friday, June 18
Sing and dance with Steve Blunt! Find animals around the library in our Scavenger Hunt! Follow Rosie the Hen in our brand new StoryWalk!
Library Hours
Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Book Donation Day!
Saturday, June 12
1 - 3pm ONLY
Do you have some gently used books in excellent condition you wish to donate to the library?
Donate books in good to excellent condition at the Friends' drive-up Donations event. Conditions and exceptions apply, please see below.

Click on the button below for a list of book donations the Friends will accept and will NOT accept, and for more information.
Summer reading is almost here!
June 18 - August 3, 2021
Summer Reading is just around the corner, and the Rodgers Library is ready with library activities and events all summer long!
Monthly Book Raffle: Enter to Win!
Hour of the Witch
by Chris Bohjalian
Tuesday, June 1
through Wednesday, June 30
Enter to win a copy of bestselling author Chris Bohjalian's new novel Hour of the Witch!
It’s 1662 Boston, a world where Satan is as real as your next-door neighbor. A young Puritan woman plots her escape from a violent marriage. Can she divorce her husband and avoid being hanged as a witch?

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!
Bird Watching Walk in Benson Park
Saturday, June 19 @ 9am
Join Naturalist Steve Hale from Open World Explorers for a two-hour bird walk in Benson Park!

Meet at the park entrance by the Benson Park parking lot before 9am when the walk will begin. Bring binoculars if you have them and/or a camera with a zoom lens for optimum viewing.

Rain date: Monday, June 21 @ 6:30pm.

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Beginning Zentangle
Tuesday, June 22 @ 6:30pm
LIBRARY TENT. 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! 

You can use your own supplies or buy a kit at the library for $6.

Registration required. Click on the button at right for a list of supplies and/or to register.
Events This Week: June 12 - 18
Get Fit With Your Library
Hips & Knees
Saturday, June 12
ONLINE EVENT. Join fitness instructor Jess of DanceFit with Jess for a new recorded fitness class video each week. 

This week: Hips & Knees!

Registration required. Register to receive a link to the video which you can access all week!
Quick Mushroom Growing Projects
Monday, June 14 @ 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 at right for more information and/or to register.
Afternoon Book Discussion
Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
Tuesday, June 15 @ 1:30pm
[POSSIBLE] ONLINE EVENT. A riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

Click on the book image to read the Goodreads description and reviews.

We plan to meet on the library lawn, so please wear masks and bring your own chair. If the weather is bad, we will meet on Zoom so please register for this event so you can get the meeting code if needed.

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Rescheduled! Austen Book Club
Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen
Wednesday, June 16 @ 7pm
ONLINE EVENT. Adopted into the household of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, Fanny Price grows up a meek outsider among her cousins in the unaccustomed elegance of Mansfield Park. Soon after Sir Thomas absents himself on estate business in Antigua (the family's investment in slavery and sugar is considered in the Introduction in a new, post-colonial light), Mary Crawford and her brother Henry arrive at Mansfield, bringing with them London glamour, and the seductive taste for flirtation and theatre that precipitates a crisis. 

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Questions? Please write to us at austenbookclub@rodgerslibrary.org.
Teens & Tweens Summer Reading Events!
Summer Reading Events for all Kids!
Click on the button below to see a complete listing of all the Summer Reading Events for children ages 0 - 18.
Calling All Teens and Tweens who like candy bars! Join us for Candy Bar Bingo!
Registration required. Just click on the appropriate age-group button below to register!
Friday, June 18
Teens and Tweens! Join us for Laser Tag!
Registration required. Just click on the appropriate age-group button below to register!