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Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday, April 14: 1 - 5pm (see "Second Sunday Craft" below)
All other Sundays in April: CLOSED
April is National Poetry Month
Celebrate April and National Poetry Month with the Rodgers Library! We are accepting entries for our Annual Poetry Contest throughout April, with prizes * awarded in the following age categories:

  1. Second grade and younger,
  2. Grades 3-5,
  3. Grades 6-8,
  4. Grades 9-12 and
  5. Adults.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, April 30.

There are various ways to submit your poem. You can:

  • Use the Poetry Entry Form here.

  • Submit a poem written on paper. Please include your name, grade (or 'adult') and phone number on your entry.

  • Paper entries may be mailed to the library to: Poetry Contest/Amy Friedman,194 Derry Road, Hudson, NH, 03051.
  • Poems may also be dropped off at the library, at the senior center, or with your public school librarian.

  • Email your poem to askus@rodgerslibrary.org. You may type the poem into the body of the email, or attach it as a PDF or a Word doc.

Good luck!
*Prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the Library

Tax Filing and Return Assistance Provided by AARP
April 1 - April 13
Tuesdays & Saturdays:
9:30am - 1:15pm
Hills Memorial Library

AARP will be at the Hills Memorial Library,18 Library Street, Hudson,  providing free tax assistance and help with tax returns. While walk-ins are welcome, making an online appointment is strongly encouraged, since only appointments are guaranteed to receive tax help.

To schedule your free tax appointment, click  here .
Hudson Memorial School Artists
Student Art Exhibition
View works by the talented students of Hudson Memorial School throughout the month of April in the library Community Room and in the glass case in the lobby.
Hudson Memorial Middle School
Screenwriting Workshop
Friday, April 5
How do you turn that movie idea into an actual story? How do you structure a screenplay? Join our reference librarian Mark Stawecki for a crash course!

Click here for more information.
Edible Book Festival!
Edible Book Contest

Saturday, April 6

Drop off time : 9 - 11am *
Voting : 11am - 3pm
Prize Ceremony : 3:30pm
Celebrate International Edible Book Day and enter our Edible Book contest! Click here to register and for more information!

Prizes will be awarded in categories including Punniest/Funniest and People’s Choice.

For examples and inspiration, visit the Gallery of the International Edible Book Festival .

* If the drop-off time is inconvenient, call the library at 603-886-6030 to make alternate arrangements.
The Silence of the Yams
Ann of Green Bagels
Life Coaching Q & A
(rescheduled from February)
Tuesday, April 9
Join life coach Diane MacKinnon for an interactive life coaching conversation. She’ll present some coaching scenarios she’s frequently asked about and will answer any coaching questions. All participants will be given a handout with resources for further learning.

Registration required; walk-ins welcome
Make a Stained Glass Mosaic Tile

Wednesday, April 10
Join glass artist Leslie Doherty from Ways of Color for this hands-on mosaic workshop. Each participant will make a 6” square mosaic that can be used as a trivet or decoration.

  • This workshop is for children ages 8 and up, teens and adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult, they can work on a project together or each do their own project.
  • There is a $10 per project materials charge for this workshop.
  • Pre-registration is required, last minute space may be available on a limited basis.

Register by clicking here .
Genealogy Club
Of Graves and Epitaphs: A Conversation About New England's Stories in Stone

Friday, April 12
David Alukonis from the Hudson Historical Society will give a presentation on cemeteries and their stories.  
DCU Free Concert Series
The Ballad Lives!

Saturday, April 13
Murder and mayhem, robbery and rapine, love that cuts to the bone: American ballads re-tell the wrenching themes of their English and Scottish cousins. John Perrault talks, sings, and picks the strings that bind the old ballads to the new.

Transplanted in the new world by old world immigrants, the traditional story-song of the Anglos and Scots wound up reinvigorated in the mountains of Appalachia and along the Canadian border.
Balladeer John Perrault
Second Sunday Craft

Wax Dyed Egg Workshop

Sunday, April 14
Decorate your own holiday egg using a wax-resist method on a real egg. This distinctive craft is popular throughout the Baltic region.Melt beeswax over a candle, draw lines of wax on a raw egg with a metal pin, dip the egg in dye, and watch your pattern appear.

No artistic talent or prior experience required. This is an adult program.

Space is limited and registration is required. Click on one of the times above to register for that class, or click on one of the following: 11am class OR 2pm class
Paper Quilling Workshop

Monday, April 15
Learn the art of paper quilting and create some beautiful springtime or Easter designs to take home. Robin Rodgers instructor.

Space is limited. Registration required. Click here to register.
Cookbook Club

Wednesday, April 17
Prepare and share a pie recipe from Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott. Books available at the Circulation Desk.

Registration required - please let us know which recipe you'll be preparing in order to avoid duplicates.
Documentary and Discussion
"The Cost of Inaction and the Power to Create Change" Water Safety

Thursday, April 18
The documentary film “The Devil We Know” is the story of how one synthetic chemical, used to make Teflon products, contaminated a West Virginia community.

Nearly all Americans are affected by exposure to non-stick chemicals in food, drinking water, and consumer products. You're invited to learn more about this issue and how to protect yourself and your family with a post film discussion with environmental scientist Mindi Messner.

This program is co-sponsored by the NH Safe Water Alliance and the Hudson Democrats.
Mindi Messner served in the NH House of Representatives and ran for the 2018 Democratic nomination for NH's 1st Congressional District seat. She is best known for her legislative and advocacy work on exposing cancer clusters.
Get Moving @ Your Library


Friday, April 19
Cindy Robinson from Jazzercise Hudson Fitness Center will be teaching a low impact/low intensity Jazzercise class suitable for most fitness levels, including older adults.

Registration required, please click here to register. Space is limited.
Monthly Lithuanian Cooking Class

"Nalesnikai" and "Lietiniai blynai"
Saturday, April 20
In April Chef Oonagh Williams is preparing Nalesnikai , savory crepes with meat filling, and Lietiniai blynai, sweet crepes with fruit and cheese filling . Attendees will get a chance to try their hand at crepe making.

Registration is requested so Chef knows how much she needs to prepare. Click here to register.
Lietiniai blynai
Grow Your Own Food

Saturday, April 27
Bethany Bellingham of Happy Belly Gardening will offer an introductory workshop on growing your own food.

Registration requested, please click here to register. Walk-ins welcome on a space available basis.
Author Mike Morin Talks About:
Lunch With Tommy and Stasia: TV's Golden Age of Candlepin Bowling
Tuesday, April 30, 7pm
Candlepin Bowling , often the top-rated Boston sports show of the week, made names like Czernicki, Olszta, and Jutras quickly become as familiar as Bird, Yastrzemski and Orr.
Retired radio host Mike Morin’s new book, Lunch With Tommy and Stasia: TV’s Golden Age of Candlepin Bowling (Hobblebush Books, 2019), is the very first behind-the-scenes look at what made these pop-up stars tick.

As a TV co-host of nearly 300 candlepin bowling episodes in Boston and New Hampshire, Morin got to know the players personally.
Above: Lunch with Tommy and Stasia: TV's Golden Age of Candlepin Bowling

At left: Mike Morin
Symphony New Hampshire Discount Passes
Discount passes to Symphony New Hampshire concerts at the Keefe Center for the Arts in Nashua are now available. Each pass is good for two concert tickets for $10 each. A limited number of passes for each concert are available through the  Museum Pass system  on our website.

Once tickets have been reserved through our museum pass site, call the Rodgers Library Reference Department at 603-886-6030 for a discount code that must be used at  Symphony New Hampshire's website  to finalize the online purchase of the discounted tickets.

You may also call Symphony New Hampshire at 603-595-9156 if you wish to purchase the discounted tickets by phone.

Last concert of the season:

Barber's Adagio & Mozart's Jupiter Symphony
April 6 @ 8pm

Participate in the nationwide 2018 Reading Challenge! Read one or more books from our list of 50 challenge categories between July 2018 and June 2019 to be eligible for our Grand Prize: 
A $75 Gift Certificate to the restaurant of your choice! 
All participants have a chance to win other prizes at the end of the challenge!
Visit  rodgerslibrary.readsquared.com  and scroll down to "2018 Reading Challenge" to register. 
Children's Events
Teen Events
Friends of the Library Events
Want to learn more about the Friends of the Library and the awesome stuff they do, such as supply funding for events, sponsor programming, and advocate for the library? To learn more, visit the Friends of the Library page on our website here .
Also, remember to follow the Friends on Facebook ! and stay up to date on all current Friends activity.
Second Hand Prose
Book Sale

Sunday, April 14
11am - 3pm

Hills Memorial Library Basement
Proceeds from the SHP Book Sale support library programs such as the recent "Visit With Santa" and the"Visit and Tea with Queen Victoria," and the light pole banners in the Library parking lot.
Additional April Events
Monthly Events

Borderline Spinners
Monday, 4/1

Singalong at Fairview Healthcare
NEW  Session added!
Wednesday, 4/3, 3-4pm
Monday, 4/15, 2-4pm
203 Lowell Road, Hudson

Evening Book Discussion
Girls Burn Brighter
By Shobha Rao
Thursday, 4/4, 7pm
Books are available for checkout at the circulation desk

Monthly Events (cont.)

Secondhand Prose Book Sale
Sunday, 4/14, 11am- 3pm
Hills Memorial Library Basement

NEW:  Mystery Readers Book Club
Still Life
by Louise Penny
Thursday, 4/11, 1pm
Books are available for checkout at the circulation desk

Book Discussion Group
Radium Girls
by Kate Moore
Tuesday, 4/16 1:30pm
Books are available for checkout at the circulation desk

Monthly Writing Group
Friday, 4/19, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Free Film: Green Book
2019 Academy Award Winner: Best Picture
Tuesday 4/23, 2 & 6:30pm

Our monthly films have been moved to 4th Tuesdays

Films are generously sponsored by The Friends of the Library

Weekly Events

U'Decide Quilters
Tuesdays, 10am

Geopolitics in Today’s World
Thursdays, 11am - 1pm
Walk-ins Welcome

Drop in Stitchers
Fridays, 9:30-11:30