Vol. 4: No. 19 | May 13, 2022
Happy Retirement, Amy!
Dear RML Patrons,

After 18 years as Adult Services Librarian at the Hills Memorial Library and Rodgers Memorial Library, I will be retiring on May 20th. It has been a pleasure to serve the people of Hudson helping with your information needs, recommending books, and planning programs. I will continue to partake in some of the exciting programs the library has to offer and hope to see many of you there. 

Thank you for eighteen wonderful years!

Amy Friedman
Our birding tour guide, Steve Hale, has to postpone the birdwalk in Benson Park.

Originally scheduled: for Friday, May 13th, 6-8pm.
New date: Friday, May 20th, 6-8pm.

Rain date is Monday, May 23rd at 6pm. Please disregard any automated mail you may have received with the original date. 

Hope to see you there!
Recent Troubles with eBooks?
Since we've switched over to our new system as part of GMILCS, some readers may have experienced issues accessing eBooks. If this is you, here's a few things to keep in mind:

  • Support for the old Overdrive app has stopped. Overdrive offers an app called Libby you can download.  
  • We also have access to a new online library called cloudLibrary. It's smaller than Libby but worth checking out.
  • A short while ago, all PINs were reset to the last four digits of the phone number listed on your account. If you are not sure of this number, call us at 603-886-6030.

Haven't used eBooks yet? Get more information about Libby or cloudLibrary.
Upcoming Events - Adults
American Artists Series:
John Singer Sargent
Sunday, May 15 @ 3:00pm
John Singer Sargent, a masterful nineteenth-century artist, is celebrated for his Grand Manner portraiture of the European and American elite. This program will explore his most beloved as well as rarely seen images, including portraits and forays into Impressionism and stunning watercolors. Join art historian Jane Oneail for this Zoom presentation. There will be book discussions in conjunction with the American Art Series.
Mystery Lover's Book Club
Monday, May 16 @ 1:00pm
This is the regularly scheduled meeting for the Mystery Lovers Book Club. We meet on the third Monday of each month to discuss murder, mayhem and whodunnit! Please register for this program.

This month: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Book Discussion: American Artists Series Sargent's Women
Tuesday, May 17 @ 1:30pm
Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas, by Donna M. Lucey.

This discussion is in conjunction with the American Art Series. Join us for "John Singer Sargent: Master With a Brush on May 15 at 3pm.
This virtual program with art historian Jane Oneail will give you background Sargent's work. Registration required. 

This is a hybrid discussion, you can join in person at the Rodgers Memorial Library, register at events.rodgerslibrary.org, or by Zoom, write events@rodgerslibrary.org for link. Be sure to mention which event you need the link for. Books are available to Rodgers Library patrons at the library. Others, request a copy at your library.
Stitchers Group
Friday, May 20 @ 9:30am

Bring a stiching project, share ideas, learn new skills. Register to reserve a space. Space is limited. Walkins welcome if space is available.
Free Friday Film: Jungle Cruise
Friday, May 20 @ 1:00pm
Enjoy this comedy action film, based on the beloved Disney ride, on our large screen while munching on freshly-popped popcorn! Free Films are sponsored by The Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH.

Register to guarantee your seat, walkins welcome on a space available basis.
Upcoming Events - Youths
Curious Kids: Gardens
Monday, May 16 @ 10:00am
Drop-in preschool sensory playtime. For ages 2-5. 

Stop by between 10:00 and 11:00 to participate in three or more centers. Only 10 people allowed in the room at a time. We will rotate participants on a first come, first served basis. Most children spend about 15 minutes trying the sensory centers. 

Registration required. A caregiver should accompany the child or children. Please indicate the number in your party (including infants). 
Adventurers Storytime: Ducks
Tuesday, May 17 @ 10:00am
Join Ms. Tanya for stories, songs, games, and activities. For ages 3-5. 

Registration required. Caretaker participates with their child or children. Please indicate the number in your party.
Tween Scene: Cupcake Decorating
Tuesday, May 17 @ 3:30pm
Tweens in grades 4-8 are invited to come to the library and decorate cupcakes! 
Pokemon Club
Tuesday, May 17 @ 6:00pm
Drop in to play the game, trade cards, hang out, and draw fan art.
Please note: This program is only for children ages 6+.
Movers & Shakers
Wednesday, May 18 @ 10:00am
Toddler Storytime for kids that don't sit still for long. Songs, stories, games, and activities for ages 1-3. 

Limited space. Registration is required. Caretaker participates with child or children. Please indicate how many will attend. 
Movers & Shakers
Wednesday, May 18 @ 10:30am
Toddler Storytime for kids that don't sit still for long. Songs, stories, games, and activities for ages 1-3. 

Limited space. Registration is required. Caretaker participates with child or children. Please indicate how many will attend. 
Teen Anime Club
Wednesday, May 18 @ 2:30pm
Teens are invited to come to the library in cosplay for a cosplay meetup. Food will be provided!
Family Dance Party
Thursday, May 19 @ 10:00am
Bring your kids to the library for some dancing, music, and instruments!
Full STEAM Ahead: Towers
Thursday, May 19 @ 6:00pm
Join Ms. Tanya for an interactive STEAM activity each week. 

STEAM = Science Technology Engineering Art Math
For children in grades K-5. 
Registration required.
Songs & Snuggles
Friday, May 20 @ 10:00am
For babies and their caregivers. Enjoy time together with other caregivers and their babies as we learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. For infants, birth to 18 months. 

Registration required. Please let us know how many people are in your party, including your baby. 
Teens After Dark: Cupcake Decorating
Friday, May 20 @ 6:00pm
Teens ages 13+ are invited to participate in cupcake decorating at the library!
Normal Library Hours
Monday & Friday: 
9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 
9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED