Vol. 3: No. 27 | June 25, 2021
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Welcome Summer!!
This Week's Events: June 26 - July 2
Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED
The library will be closed
Monday, July 5
In honor of Independence Day
The trustees and staff of the Rodgers Memorial Library wish everyone a safe and happy holiday
Masks are strongly encouraged at the Rodgers Memorial Library
Although no longer required, please consider continuing to wear your mask in the Rodgers Library.

Thank you for helping to keep all of us safe!
Summer Reading Program Continues!
June 18 - August 3, 2021
Summer Reading is in full swing, and the Rodgers Library is offering a
chock-a-block schedule of library activities and events all summer long!
Summer Reading Resource Center by NewsBank
Click on the button below to access a whole bunch of fun (and educational!) activities from NewsBank, a leading archival and news database.
You can also download their Summer Reading Kit!
Indieflix, Great Courses and Qello are now available on Libby!
In addition to the full complement of popular eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines currently available in Libby, we now have access to these additional services:

  • Great Courses
  • IndieFlix
  • Qello!

Log into your Libby account, scroll down and tap the Extras collection to access any of these resources. Discover hundreds of free classes, concerts and independent films that you can view anytime for 7 days!

For a guided tour of these services on the Libby app, watch the video, or click here for a document with helpful links.

Click on the Libby icon at right to learn more about Libby!
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.
Book Raffle for July:
Golden Girl
by Elin Hildebrand
Thursday, July 1
through Saturday, July 31
A recently deceased Nantucket novelist is given one final summer to protect her secrets while her loved ones on earth learn to live without their golden girl.

Click on the book cover for the Goodreads description.

Same entry rules as above apply.
Visit the library beginning Thursday, July 1 to submit a raffle ticket, or email Amy Friedman no earlier than July 1 to submit your name (only once by email).
Coming Soon!
Wildlife Encounters
Tuesday, July 6 @ 6pm
Come and interact with some AMAZING live animals, brought to you by Wildlife Enounters!

Event will take place on Library grounds.
Beginning Zentangle
Thursday, July 8 @ 10am
(2 hours)
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!

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Mystery Lovers Book Club
Cloche and Dagger
by Jenn McKinlay
Thursday, July 8 @ 10:30am
LIBRARY LAWN. Scarlett Parker flees her Florida home for London after a video of her flinging cake at her ex-boyfriend and his wife goes viral. In London, she is co-owner of Mim’s Whims, a hat shop, with her cousin Vivian. But she is picked up at the airport by childhood acquaintance Harrison and told that Vivian is missing. Other surprises await, including a nasty customer who must be appeased with the promise of a photo shoot. At the arranged time, Scarlett instead finds the customer murdered, wearing only the hat from the shop. Scarlett is attacked in her bed, the shop is ransacked, and still no one can find Vivian, who is now the main suspect.

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

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Chair Yoga
Saturday, July 10 @ 10am
LIBRARY TENT. Join yoga instructor Lauren Young in the shade of our event tent for chair yoga for adults. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. 

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Austen Book Club
Pride and Prejudice...With Tea!
Thursday, July 15
4 - 5:30pm
IN-LIBRARY EVENT. Jane Austen described her masterpiece as "light, and bright, and sparkling." We'll discuss the book, its plot and characters, all while indulging in a British-style high tea (both hot and iced) with light pastries in the air-conditioned library community room.

An FREE online version of Pride and Prejudice is available here. Hard copies are also available at the library.

REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, JUNE 28. Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information.

Questions? Write to us at austenbookclub@rodgerslibrary.org.
This Week's Events: June 26 - July 2
Get Fit With Your Library
Stability and Strength
Saturday, June 26
ONLINE EVENT. Join fitness instructor Jess of DanceFit with Jess for a new recorded fitness class video each week. 

This week: Stability & Strength!

Registration required. Click on the button to register and receive a link to the video that you can access all week!
Family Yoga
Saturday, June 26
LIBRARY LAWN. Join Yoga Instructor Lauren Young on the library lawn for a gentle yoga session for adults, teens and families with children 8 years old and up.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat, blanket or towel, and water.

Rain date: July 31. No registration required.
Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, the Chinook
Tuesday, June 29 @ 7pm
ONLINE EVENT. This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story.
Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire.

Registration required. Click on the button at right to register.
Drop-In Stitchers
Thursday, July 1
9:30am - Noon
LIBRARY TENT. Bring your quilting, knitting, crocheting or any other crafty thing to work on and show off. Join a wonderful group of supportive and enthusiastic fellow stitchers. 

No registration required. Click on the button for more information.
Thursday, July 1 @ 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.
Evening Book Discussion
The Smallest Lights in the Universe
by Sara Seager
Thursday, July 1 @ 7pm
ONLINE EVENT. From Goodreads: "MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager interweaves the story of her search for meaning and solace after losing her first husband to cancer, her unflagging search for an Earth-like exoplanet, and her unexpected discovery of new love."

Click on the book image at right to get the full Goodreads description.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Online Games
First Friday Family Bingo!
Friday, July 2 @ 6:30pm
ONLINE EVENT. Play Bingo to win candy, books, and more!

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Youth SRP Events!
Tails & Tales!
Summer Reading Program Events
Read for fun and prizes this summer. The library has lots of fun interactive virtual performances, storytelling, events, and arts and crafts for kids of all ages!

Click on the button to see the full listing.