August 2019 Events
194 Derry Road • Hudson, NH • 03051 • 603-886-6030 •
Adult Summer Reading Program
Enter for the chance to win gift certificates to local restaurants and shops by reading this summer! How? Two easy steps:
  1. Check out and read/listen to/watch books, books on CD, DVDs, e-books, e-audio books, magazines.
  2. Log your progress online by registering for the summer reading program here, or come to the library and fill out a paper raffle ticket and drop it into the bowl at the Circulation Desk.
Get a raffle ticket for attending any Rodgers event, and TEN raffle tickets when you donate blood at our blood drive on July 31!
All registered participants will receive a coupon for a FREE book at the Friends of the Library Second Hand Prose Book Sale (see below for date and time).
Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, July 31
Did you know that one blood donation can save up to three lives? Be a hero - give blood! Donors will receive 10 raffle tickets towards the adult summer reading program raffles.

Click  here  to make an appointment to give blood at the Rodgers library, or call the Red Cross at 1-800-redcross (733-2767).

We are looking for volunteers to help register donors and/or provide finger food for donors. Please contact Amy at to volunteer.
Emergency Training:
Until Help Arrives, You Are the Help
Thursday, August 1
The Greater Nashua Public Health Network, City of Nashua Division of Public Health & Community Services is offering this special course in emergency preparedness training.

This 3-hour course will instruct you how to:
  • Use simple and effective skills to save lives. 
  • Communicate with 9-1-1 operators effectively.
  • Act to protect the injured from further harm.
  • Position the injured.
  • Stop life-threatening bleeding.
  • Provide emotional support.

For more information, visit the city of Nashua website here, or register for the course here.
Summer Tuesday Special Events @ 2pm
Join us for special events especially for adults!

July 30 * : Benson Park Walk. Meet in the parking lot by the gate.
August 6 : Meditation
August 13 : Zumba gold

Space is limited. Register on any event above by clicking on the date. Walk-ins welcome on a space-available basis.

* Rain date Thursday, August 1 @ 3pm.
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 6
4 - 8pm
Gather at the library to celebrate the Town of Hudson! Our awesome firefighters and policemen will be on hand to commemorate our community. The Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH will also be on hand with displays and to greet the community. This is a family-friendly event! 

Some highlights include: 

  • Food Truck Festival
  • Pony rides!
  • Fire Trucks 
  • Police Cars 
  • and so much more! 

Check our website and calendar event for special additions as we get closer to the event! 
Free Friday Film Festival
3:30 & 6:30
Join us on Fridays for free movies and snacks! Watch the latest hits on our big screen in air-conditioned comfort. Summer Reading participants receive a raffle ticket for attending.

July 26: A Star is Born
August 2: The Upside
August 9: Isn't It Romantic
August 16: Mary Poppins Returns
August 23: Shazam
August 30: Captain Marvel
Genealogy Club
Friday, August 9
Join us for Bingo games and prizes!
Cookbook & Recipe Club:

Saturday, August 10
Join us as we sample and discuss recipes from popular cookbooks and food themes. This month, prepare and share your favorite SALAD tastings included as always!
Register online or sign up at the Circulation Desk in the library.
Relationship Triangles
Tuesday, August 13
Join Master Life Coach Diane MacKinnon, M.D. for an interactive presentation about triangles:

  • The good (The Empowerment Dynamic),
  • The bad (The Karpman Drama Triangle), and
  • The ugly (gossiping behind another’s back.)

You’ll leave with some new insight into your own relationship patterns and a handout to keep learning.

Please register here.
Zentangle Class: Zendalas
Wednesday, August 14
(Rescheduled from July 17)
Release your creativity and expand your imagination with this popular art form. No drawing talent needed. Join Certified Zentangle Teacher and life coach Diane MacKinnon for this introductory workshop
Registration required , click here to register. There will be a $15 materials fee for this workshop.
Attendants will receive a kit to make Zendalas at home.
Art Exhibit Open House & Watercolor Painting Demonstration
Saturday, August 17
10am - 12pm
Watercolor artist Carole Day will demonstrate unique qualities and techniques that watercolor offers in her approach to a landscape painting from 10:30-11:30  during her exhibit open house.

Her art will be on exhibit in the library community room throughout the month of August. For more information on the exhibit and the demonstration click here .
Book Bingo for All Ages
Tuesday, August 20
Play Bingo for a chance to win popular books! Books appropriate for all ages are available.

Children younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult or teen.

Refreshments will be served.
Children's Events
Escape Room:
Escape Shuttle 13X!
July 29 - August 2
The Summer Reading Program Escape Room is back! The theme this year: Escape the Space Shuttle 13X.
You’re walking through the woods and stumble upon an old space shuttle that’s crashed in the forest. Curious, you walk inside, but as soon as you cross the threshold, the door slams shut and a voice announces, “Preparing to return to home planet.” You have one hour to escape the shuttle before you get launched to another planet, away from Earth!
Register online to reserve your spot today!
Mr. Aaron Show
Friday, August 2
Where the musical fun never ends! Mr. Aaron performs new songs, kid favorites and demonstrates new and exciting instruments. You don't want to miss rocking and rolling and singing along with Mr. Aaron!
Final Day to Track Reading Online!
Saturday, August 10
Please purchase/enter all raffles by midnight tonight!
The Ossum Wonder Show
Friday, August 16
Ignatius Mackenzie Ossum (“I. M.” Ossum) is a modern-day renaissance man: part scientist (but not “mad” about it), part magician, part showman, part curator of the curious and all fun! 

Audiences will be engaged, entertained and educated at the same time they are laughing in the aisles, thinking about the “physics behind the tricks” and going home to share the science behind the magic.
Teen Events
Friends of the Library of Hudson
Secondhand Prose Book Sale
Sunday August 11
Hills Memorial Library
Proceeds from the SHP Book Sales support library programs such as the annual "Visit With Santa" and the recent "Visit and Tea with Queen Victoria," and the light pole banners in the Library parking lot.

To find out more about the Friends or
to join, visit their web page here   or their Facebook page  here .
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 6
In partnership with the Library, the Friends will be participating in the National Night Out on library grounds.
Come visit our display of Friends activities, and meet the Friends!
Additional August Events
Monthly Events

Evening Book Discussion
Summer Reading Discussion! Share what you're reading this summer!
Thursday, 8/1, 7pm

Borderline Spinners
Monday, 8/5, 6pm

Singalong at Fairview Healthcare
Wednesday, 8/7, 3-4pm
Monday, 8/19, 2-4pm
203 Lowell Road, Hudson
Monthly Events (cont.)

Mystery Readers Book Club
The Merlot Murders
By Ellen Crosby
Thursday, 8/8, 1pm
Books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk

Secondhand Prose Book Sale
Sunday 8/11, 11am- 3pm
Hills Memorial Building Basement
18 Library Street, Hudson

 Book Discussion Group
Girls Waits With Gun
By Amy Stewart
Tuesday, 8/20, 1:30pm
Books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk

Monthly Writing Group
Friday, 8/16, 10am - 1pm
Note new time for the summer

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