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Febuary is "Love Your Library" Month AND Amnesty Month!
February is “Love Your Library” Month!
Visit the library in February and enter for a chance to win a Rodgers Memorial Library canvas book bag filled with prizes including a Barnes & Noble gift certificate! Enter as often as you like during the month of February!

February is Also Fine Amnesty Month !
All late fees will be forgiven on both individual and family library accounts. Amnesty does not extend to lost, missing or replacement book fees. Processing fee of a "lost" book replaced by a patron will be waived as well. Please call the library with any questions regarding amnesty: 603-886-6030.
Library Regular Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Open Sunday, February 10: 1 - 5pm, see below
(All other Sundays in February: CLOSED)
Library CLOSED

Monday, February 18

for Presidents Day
Have a safe holiday!
Tax Filing and Return Assistance Provided by AARP

February 2 - April 13
Tuesdays & Saturdays: 9:30am - 1:15pm
Hills Memorial Library
At left: Hills Memorial Library
AARP will be at the  Hills Memorial Library ,18 School 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 .
February Artist: Cindy Lee Loranger
Artist's Reception
Saturday, February 2
2-4pm

All Are Welcome!

The Library's Featured Artist for February is Cindy Lee Loranger, who will be showing painting executed in the styles of both abstract and abstract realism. The infusion of two contradictory styles inspired by music cultivated her JazzArt series, which are vibrant pieces of jazz scenes, musicians and music abstractions.

Ms. Loranger's work will be on display in the Community Room through the month of February.
Writing Retreat

Saturday, February 2
9:30am - 4:30pm
We’ll start the day with some short writing exercises to get the juices flowing, and then move on to longer periods of writing, including working on your own project. There will be plenty of prompts and exercises to help get you started.

The retreat is being facilitated by Diane MacKinnon, a master life coach. There is a $25 fee for this workshop; pre-registration is required. The fee includes morning coffee, a box lunch, and some writer’s swag!

Click here to register.

Genealogy Club

Tales From the Trenches:
Verifying Your Ancestors

Friday, February 8
1:30pm
Deborah E. Moore from the NH Division of Vital Records Administration and former historian for the New Hampshire Mayflower Society will discuss lineage papers. All are welcome, no registration necessary.
DCU Free Concert Series
Carol Coronis

Saturday, February 9
2pm
Seacoast musician and WUNH radio show host Carol Coronis fires up audiences with her energetic delivery of music in the Balkan/Middle Eastern, Celtic, rock, and American roots genres. Her principal instrument is the cittern , a stringed instrument dating back to renaissance times. The cittern is related to both the Greek bouzouki and stringed instruments used for playing traditional music from the Celtic and American Roots traditions.

Thanks to a generous contribution from Digital Credit Union, the library will be hosting a monthly free concert series through May 2019.
Second Sunday Craft

Sunday, February 10
"Pocket Full of Love" Ornament
Three times to choose from:
Make a hand-stitched Conversation Heart Ornament for the One Love. See example at left.
All materials provided, and staff will be on hand to assist with craft. Beginner stitchers welcome. Registration required. Please click on one of the times (see above) to register.
Life Coaching Q & A

Tuesday, February 12
7pm
Join life coach Diane MacKinnon for an interactive life coaching conversation. She’ll present some coaching scenarios she’s frequently been asked and will answer any coaching questions. All participants will be given a handout with resources for further learning.

Reigstration requested. Click here to register.
Cookbook Club

Wednesday, February 13
11:30am
Love to cook and bake? Join us as we sample and discuss recipes from popular cookbooks and food themes! Prepare a recipe from this month's topic, then engage with others about your recipe adventures.

For February, warm up by preparing a pot of soup from The New England Soup Factory Cookbook  by Clara Silverstein and Marjorie Drucke. Copies of the book can be checked out at the Circulation desk.

Registration is required; click here to register. Please let us know what recipe you are preparing to avoid duplicates.
Get Moving @ Your Library

Zumba Gold
Friday, February 15
1pm
Zumba Gold is great for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba®class that recreates the original moves at a lower-intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba®choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. The class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!

Registration requested. Click here to register. Walk-ins welcome on a space-available basis.
Monthly Lithuanian Cooking Class

Tortas Riešutėlis and Rūkyto Kumpio Arba Kalakuto Užtepimas
(No bake nut cake and ham spread)

Saturday, February 16
1pm
Join Chef Oonagh Williams as she prepares a bake-free nut cake along with a ham mixture made from ham, cheese, mustard herbs that may be used as a dip or a spread on bagels, scones and more.

Click  here to register, or call the library for more information. Registration requested so Chef knows how much food to prepare.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Charles Zylonis Trust.
Rūkyto Kumpio Arba Kalakuto Užtepimas
Chef Oonagh Williams
Please click here to register. Registration requested, walk-ins welcome on a space-available basis.
Meditation Workshop

Friday, February 22
1pm
Join life coach and meditation instructor Julie Hartman for this interactive presentation where we will practice some simple meditation techniques. Julie will have new exercises to teach previous students who have taken her workshops.
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. 
Friends of the Library Events
Second Hand Prose Book Sale

Sunday, February 10
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 February Events
For more information, call the library at 603-886-6030
Movies at the Library

Free Film
The Old Man and the Gun
Tuesday, 2/26, 2 & 6:30pm
Snacks will be served

NOTE: Our Monthly films have been moved to 4th Tuesdays

Free Family Film
Smallfoot
Saturday, 2/23, 1pm

Films are generously sponsored by Friends of the Library
Monthly Events

Evening Book Discussion
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
Thursday, 2/7, 7pm

Monthly Writing Group
Friday 2/22
9:30am - 12:30pm

Borderline Spinners
Monday, 2/4, 6pm

Secondhand Prose Book Sale
Sunday, 2/10
11am - 3pm
Hills Memorial Library Basement

NEW! Mystery Readers Book Club
Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell
by M.C. Beaton
Thursday, 2/14, 1pm
Book Club is remaining at 1pm despite previous announcement

Book Discussion Group
Eleanor and Hick
by Susan Quinn
Tuesday, 2/19, 1:30pm

Singalong at Fairview Healthcare
New Session!
Wednesday, 2/6, 2-3pm
AND Monday, 2/18, 2-4pm
(Feb. 18 is President's Day. The Library is CLOSED)
Weekly Programs

U'Decide Quilters
Tuesdays, 10am

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

Crochet Slam, Drop in Crocheting
Thursdays, 6:30-8
Ages 10 –Adult

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