Season's greetings to you and yours!
The Rodgers Library will be
Tuesday, December 24 & Wednesday, December 25
for the Christmas holiday
We will re-open Thursday, December 26 @ 9am
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday (through Dec. 28): 9am - 5pm
Sunday (through Dec. 31): CLOSED
New Hours Beginning January 2020!
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
Enter our Gingerbread House Contest!
The Basics

  • Individuals, families or groups can enter.
  • Drop off your house any time between now and Friday, December 6.
  • Visit the library and vote for your favorite gingerbread house!
  • Voting begins with Santa’s Visit on December 7.
  • Prizes will be awarded for Favorite House and Judge’s Choice!

House Requirements & Information

  • Houses can be built out of any material (cardboard, tacky glue, etc.) but all exterior decoration must be edible.
  • Houses may be any size - provided at least one dimension is 24” (or less) for display purposes.
  • Houses will be displayed in the Children’s Room.
  • Enter a house and receive a 3D printed ornament created on our 3D printer!

Thursday, December 12: Gingerbread House Activity for Kids!

  • Click here to register students in Grades 4-6, (4:30-6pm),
  • Click here to register students in Grades 6-12 (2:30-4pm).

Registration is required  for the Gingerbread House activity. Students can keep their creations or display them in the contest.

Questions? Give us a call at the library and ask for Amy: 603-886-6030.
Author Visit
The House on Christmas Street
Saturday, Dec. 7
Grammy-nominated children’s performer Judy Pancoast has written her first novel for adults. The House on Christmas Street  is a tribute to decorated houses, bringing joy to the young and young at heart. It has become a favorite of decorating enthusiasts who use it in their animated displays.
Judy will perform the song and read excerpts from her book. Copies of the book will be available for sale, just in time for Christmas. Click here for more information.
Christmas Film/Book Discussion & Potluck Lunch
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Join us for a screening of the movie  A Dog Named Christmas , based on the book by Greg Kincaid, followed by a pot-luck lunch and discussion of the book and film.
Feel free to join us even if you haven't read the book! 
Call the library at 603-886-6030 to inform Amy of the dish you will share with the group, or email her at  [email protected] .
Copies of the book are available at the library. All are welcome.
Life Coaching Event
End the Year Strong
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Join Life Coach Diane MacKinnon, M.D. for a look back on 2019 and a look ahead to 2020. Spend the hour reflecting on and celebrating accomplishments and personal triumphs, and create a plan on what to improve in the new year.
Registration requested, register here . Walk-ins welcome.
Genealogy Club
Writing Your Own Autobiography
Friday, Dec. 13
Your words express the emotions of your life. Putting them ‘on paper’ helps to paint a picture of you no camera can duplicate. Join Genealogist Seema Kenney and learn how best to write your own story.
DCU Free Concert!
Holiday Jazz with Jazz First
Saturday, Dec. 14
Enjoy jazzy renditions of holiday favorites - along with some jazz standards! - with Jazz First, an instrumental and vocal jazz quartet. 

Please note: This concert begins at 1pm.
Previous DCU concerts have usually started at 2pm.
Join us for the Cookbook Club's Holiday Cookie Swap! All ages are welcome to participate. Contribute four dozen (48) homemade holiday cookies and take home a wonderful cookie assortment.
Refreshments will be served, and all participants will receive a keepsake ornament made with the library's 3D printer! 

Cookie drop-off is 10am - 10:30am
Cookie Swap begins 10:30am

Registration required, please register here . Sign up early as space is very limited, and include the cookie name (chocolate chip, oatmeal, sugar cookie, etc.) in order to avoid duplicates.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, Dec. 17
2 - 7pm
Did you know that one blood donation can save up to three lives?
Be a hero, give blood! All donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card!
To register for an appointment, c lick here or call 1-800-redcross (733-2767).
Appointments recommended. Walk-ins welcome if space available.
Christmas Floral Centerpiece Workshop
Wednesday, Dec. 18
Join Darlene, owner of Anne's Florals and Gifts in Hudson, for a workshop on creating a Christmas floral centerpiece. All supplies provided to make your own beautiful centerpiece.
There is a $35 materials fee for the workshop.
In order to provide sufficient supplies in time for the workshop,  please register by by December 11 . Click here to register.
Get Moving @ Your Library
Zumba Gold!
Friday, Dec. 20
Join Jess Salman for Zumba Gold, a healthy and gentle introduction to Zumba for older adults and those new to fitness programs.

Space is limited. Please register by clicking here . W alk-ins welcome on a space available basis
Lithuanian Cooking
Saturday, December 21
Join Chef Oonagh Williams for a Lithuanian cooking demo! On the menu for December: s mall pancakes with dill sauce and smoked salmon, and hazelnut torte – riešutinis tortas, hazelnut meringue with rum cream and mocha frosting. (See image at right. Looks so yummy!)
Registration requested , in order for Chef to determine how much food to prepare. Register by clicking here .
"Riešutinis tortas"
Children Events
Pictures with Santa!
Saturday, Dec. 7
9:30 - 11:30am
Drop in for pictures with the Jolly Old Elf! Then stop by the Children's Room for milk and cookies provided by the Friends of the Library, and create a "cool" craft!
Check out all the Children's Holiday activities happening in December!
Click here to access the Children's Room Events Calendar
Teen Events
Click on any of the images below to register for that event!
Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH
Secondhand Prose
Sunday, Dec. 8
11am - 3pm
Hills Memorial Library basement
Proceeds from the SHP Book Sales support library programs such as the FREE Monthly Movies, NH Humanities To-Go programs, National Library Week activities, the Leonard A. Smith Memorial Scholarship, and the annual “Visit with Santa."

To find out more about the Friends or to join the Friends, visit their web page here or their Facebook page  here .
Decorate the Library!
Monday, Dec. 2
The Friends decorate the library! Stop by and view all the festiveness.

Cookies for Santa's Visit
Saturday, Dec. 7
Drop in to visit Santa and indulge in delicious home-baked cookies by the Friends!

Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday, Dec. 7
Hudson Memorial Middle School

Visit the Friends' table at the GFWC Hudson Women's Club Christmas Craft Fair. Click here for Craft Fair information.
Additional December Events
Monthly Events
ChrSingalong at Fairview Healthcare
Wednesday, 12/4, 3-4pm
Monday, 12/16, 2-4pm
203 Lowell Road, Hudson

Evening Book Discussion*
Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
By Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Thursday, 12/5, 7pm

Secondhand Prose Book Sale
Sunday, 12/8, 11am - 3pm
Hills Memorial Library basement
18 Library Street

Mystery Readers Book Club*
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
By Alan Bradley
Thursday, 12/12, 1pm

* Books for all book groups are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk
Monthly Events (cont.)
Monthly Writing Group
Friday, 12/13
9:30am - 12:30pm

Weekly Events

U'Decide Quilters

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

Drop in Stitchers
9 - 11:30am
Fourth Friday of the month
9am - 2pm

Visit our website at for more information on all events.