Volume 3: No. 8 | February 20, 2021
Your Weekly News & Updates
In This Issue:
  • Library Hours
  • Announcements
  • Upcoming Programs!
  • This Week's Events
  • Children's Winter Break Activities
  • Teens & Tweens
Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 12 - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Announcements
Monthly Spice Club
February: Paprika
PAPRIKA is February's Spice of the Month! 

Try a recipe from the brochure, all taken from our brand new databases: AtoZ Food America and AtoZ World Culture! Click here to access our databases (scroll down to see the "AtoZ" databases). Or try your own paprika recipe!

Spice kits are available to hold by clicking here (library card required), or pick up a kit when you visit the library during working hours (see working hours above).
About Spice Club Each month we'll feature a new spice and make it available in a small FREE take-home kit, which will include:

  • 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.
We are also launching an online Spice Chat Group to discuss that month's spice. Join us by registering below!
Spice Club Chat!
Monday, March 1
11:30am
ONLINE EVENT. Join our Spice Club Chat Group (Paprika) and share your opinions, experiences, and love (or not) of the spice of the month.

Registration required to join the Spice Club Chat Group. Click on the button below to register.
Weekly Book Raffle: Enter to Win!
Pursuit
by Joyce Carol Oates (large print)
Friday, Feb. 19 - Friday, Feb. 26
Enter your name for a chance to win Pursuit by Joyce Carol Oates!

How to enter:
  • Visit the library and complete a raffle ticket.
  • Email Adult Services Librarian Amy Friedman by clicking the email link below and request she enter your name. Please include your name and phone number.

Only one entry per person per day. Enter your name every day for more chances to win!

Click on the book image for the Goodreads description.

Questions? Email Adult Services Librarian Amy Friedman.
Tax Services are BACK!
The Rodgers Library, in cooperation with the IRS, is sponsoring a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

In order to utilize this service, taxpayers need to:
  • Have an email address, phone number OR computer camera,
  • Have an income of $57,000 or less to qualify, and
  • Obtain and complete a tax preparation package.

To obtain your packet, visit the library during its regular operating hours, OR email the following addresses to have the forms electronically sent to you:
Hudson-VITA@comcast.net for Hudson information.
Vita.uwgn@gmail.com for Nashua information.

The library can make an appointment for you to drop off completed forms with a VITA member at the Hills Library. Questions? Call the library at 603-886-6030 and ask for the Reference Desk.
Coming Soon!
Coming Soon!
The Re-enactor's Cookbook Presentation
Saturday, February 27
1:30pm
ONLINE EVENT. Join M. Allyson Szabo, author of The Re-enactors Cookbook for a presentation on preparing Medieval and Renaissance recipes over an open fire and on your stove. Learn about the varied and sometimes exotic foods and cooking methods of this period. Enjoy a taste of the past in your life today!

Registration required to receive a link to the event. Please register below.
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum!
Sea Shanty Singalong
Thursday, March 4
7pm
ONLINE EVENT. Fill your mugs with your favorite grog and sing along to sea shanties with a shanty leader.

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
First Friday Tech Chat
What Does Google Know About Me? Friday, March 5
11am
ONLINE EVENT. What does Google know about me?
Quite a bit! Learn more about what Google "sees" - and how you can tighten up your data restrictions.

Registration required. Register by clicking on the button below.
Events This Week: Feb. 20-26
Get Fit With Your Library
Cardio Dance!
Saturday, February 20
11am
ONLINE EVENT. Join Fitness Instructor Jess Salman for a weekly virtual movement class!
Saturdays at 11am in February and March 2021!

This Week: Senior Cardio Dance
Next week, February 27: Balance & Stability for Seniors

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Lunch Break Stress Relief!
Animal Crossing
Tuesdays and Thursdays
12:30pm
ONLINE EVENT. Play Animal Crossing with us! Beginners and experienced players are welcome to join us for a break from stress and real life!

Sign up as often as you like!

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Online Games
Game Potpourri!
Wednesday, February 24
3:30pm
ONLINE EVENT. Try some new games! All are welcome.

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Geopolitics
Thursday, February 25
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 at right for more information and/or to register.
Children's Events: Winter Break Special!
Winter Break! Rowr!
Dinosaur Story Time
Monday, February 22
10am
ONLINE EVENT. What better way to greet the day than with some dino-themed picture books? 

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Winter Break! Let's Draw!
Doodle Time
Monday, February 22
1pm
ONLINE EVENT. Join us to doodle! All you need is paper, some coloring tools and your imagination!

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Graphic Novel Book Club
Yotsuba&!
Monday, February 22
4pm
ONLINE EVENT. Our weekly graphic novel book club continues! This month we'll be reading the manga Yotsuba&!

Every week we will do a different activity relating to the world of the book: drawing, trivia, cooking, games, etc. 

This program is best for ages 6-10. 

Registration required to receive a link to the event. Click on the button below to register.
Bedtime Storytime
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
February 22, 24, & 26
7pm
ONLINE EVENT. Join us for a Zoom Bedtime Storytime!

This program is ideal for children ages 3-6.

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Winter Break! Shake a leg!
Dance Party!
Tuesday, February 23
1pm
ONLINE EVENT. It's winter break and we know how hard it is to be cooped up inside, which is why you should sign up your kids for our Zoom dance party! We'll be sure to get them moving to some fun beats.

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Snack Attack
Cheddar Corn Dog Muffins
Tuesday, February 23
4pm
ONLINE EVENT. Join us in making something delicious!

This week: Cheddar Corn Dog Muffins!

Registration required. Click on the button below for a list of ingredients and to register.
Animal Crossing Kids!
Tuesday, February 23
6pm
ONLINE EVENT. Join us weekly on a Zoom meeting where we visit each other's islands, share tips and make friends!

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Winter Break! Let's take tea!
Tea Party Story Time!
Wednesday, February 24
11am
ONLINE EVENT. Grab some tea, a stuffy, and whatever else you need for a fun tea party storytime!

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Winter Break! How much do you know?
Kids Trivia!
Wednesday, February 24
1pm
ONLINE EVENT. Join us for trivia and win prizes!

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Winter Break! So yummy!
Kids "Craftalong": Hot Cocoa Jars
Thursday, February 25
10am
ONLINE EVENT. Pick up a craft kit from the Children's Room and then join us on Zoom and we'll all craft it together!
We will provide hot cocoa, a jar, and the recipe. You will need to provide mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows. 

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Winter Break! Let's build!
Lego Challenge
Thursday, February 25
1pm
ONLINE EVENT. Get your legos and imagination ready because we are going to have a blast doing a Zoom Lego challenge. 

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Every Thursday
Percy Jackson Book Club
Thursday, February 25
4pm
ONLINE EVENT. Have a kid who you think would enjoy a weekly Percy Jackson-themed book club full of fun Percy-inspired games and activities? Yes? Then register for this program!

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Every Thursday
Virtual Pokémon Club
Thursday, February 25
6pm
ONLINE EVENT. Got some new Pokémon cards? Want to talk Pokémon? Want to draw Pokémon? Want to learn how to play Pokémon?

Join us for VIRTUAL Pokémon Club!

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Winter Break! Let's be silly!
Charades!
Friday, February 26
1pm
ONLINE EVENT. Play charades! Win prizes! Have fun! Be silly! 

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Every Friday
Kids Writing Workshop
Friday, February 26
3pm
ONLINE EVENT. Know a kid that loves to write? Sign them up for a virtual writing workshop!

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
New Program!
Kids Minecraft Club
Friday, February 26
5pm
ONLINE EVENT. Love Minecraft? Join our new Minecraft Club! Play Minecraft together on the library's realm, playing various different game modes.
Minecraft Kids Club welcomes new players as well as seasoned Minecraft veterans!

Program is geared for children ages 7 - 12.

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Teens & Tweens
TWEEN Graphic Novel Book Club
"Smile" by Raina Telgemeier
Wednesday, February 24
4pm
ONLINE EVENT. Join our new weekly graphic novel book club just for tweens! 

This book club will focus on relevant tween issues and is for kids ages 10-14.

Our first book pick is Smile by Raina Telgemeier. Copies can be picked up from the Children's Room (or we can run them out to your car if you are more comfortable with that). 

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