Vol. 3: No. 34 | September 24, 2021
Library Events: September 25 - October 1
Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Announcements
MASKS PREFERRED
Inside the Library
Although no longer required, please continue to wear your mask in the Rodgers Library.

Thank you for helping keep all of us safe!
Monthly Book Raffle: Enter to Win!
Billy Summers
by Stephen King
through Thursday, September 30
Billy Summers is a killer for hire. 
But he'll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. 

How to enter:
  • Visit the library and submit a raffle ticket.
  • Email Adult Services Librarian Amy Friedman by clicking the button below and request she enter your name. Please include your name and phone number. NOTE: You may only enter once by email.
Display your collection, crafts, or art

Do you have a collection that you would be willing to display in the glass case in the library lobby for a month? Do you have crafts or small art that you would like people to see? We are looking for displays for the lobby. Artists and craftspeople can leave business cards for anyone interested in their creations. If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Amy Friedman at amyfriedman@rodgerslibrary.org or click the button below.
September Trivia Contest!

Check out the daily question on our display case when you come in.
Evening Book Discussion
Stronger, by Jeff Bauman
Thursday, October 7th @ 7pm
IN-LIBRARY EVENT!

The New York Times bestselling memoir of the 27-year-old Boston Marathon bombing survivor.

When Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in the Boston Medical Center, groggy from a series of lifesaving surgeries and missing his legs, the first thing he did was try to speak. When he realized he couldn't, he asked for a pad and paper and wrote down seven words: Saw the guy. Looked right at me, setting off one of the biggest manhunts in the country's history.

In Stronger, Jeff describes the chaos and terror of the bombing itself and the ongoing FBI investigation in which he was a key witness. He takes us inside his grueling rehabilitation, and discusses his attempt to reconcile the world's admiration with his own guilt and frustration. Brave, compassionate, and emotionally compelling, Jeff Bauman's story is not just his, but ours as well.

Books are now available at the library's Circulation Desk!

No registration required.
Events This Week: September 25 through October 1
Visit our website to see all upcoming events
Curious Kids: Teddy Bear Care
Monday, Sept 27@ 10am

Preschool sensory playtime. For ages 2.5-5. 
Registration required. A caregiver should accompany the child or children. Please indicate the number in your party (including infants). 

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Page Turners: Dragon Hoard Scavenger Hunt/Book Discussion
Monday, Sept 27@ 4pm
Register your child for our kid's book club! This program meets twice a month. We will do different acitivities relating to the world of the book (games, crafts, snacks, etc.) as well as discuss it. Grades 1-5. 

This month's book is the Wings of Fire graphic novel. Copies are available to pick up in the Children's Room. For this week's activity, we will be making our own metallic dragon eggs! 

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Adventurers Storytime: Going on a Bear Hunt
Tuesday Sept 28 @ 10am
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 Mario Kart 8 Tournament
Tuesday, September 28 @ 3:30pm
Tweens entering grades 4-8 are invited to come eat snacks and play MarioKart afterschool at the library! 

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Pokémon Club
Tuesday, Sept 28 @ 6pm
Pokémon Club returns! Drop in to play the game, trade cards, hang out, and draw fan art.

Due to COVID, we are only allowed to have 20 kids at a time attend this program. This program is only for children ages 6+. 

Registration required. Click on the button at right to register.
Movers and Shakers: Going on a Bear Hunt
Wednesday, Sept 29 @ 10am
Toddler Storytime for kids that don't sit still for long. Songs, stories, games, and activities for ages 1-3. 
Limited space. Caretaker participates with child or children.

Registration required. Click on the button at right to register. 
Spice Club Chat: Herbes de Provence
Wednesday, Sept 29 @ 10:30am

Join us for a “Spice Chat” with special guest Nicole Gagliardi, owner of the Spice and Tea Exchange in Portsmouth, NH to discuss Herbes de Provence. Share your thoughts after Nicole's presentation.

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Teen Anime Club
Wednesday, September 29 @ 2:30pm
Teens are invited to come watch anime, discuss manga, and eat ramen at the library. 

Registration required. Click on the button below to register. 
Family Dance Party
Thursday, September 30 @ 10am
Bring your kids to the library for some dancing, music, and instruments!

Registration required. Click the button below to register. 
Geopolitics
Thursday, September 30 @ 1-3pm
VIRTUAL The Geopolitics Class focuses on current world geopolitical events using information from multiple U.S. and world internet sources.

Registration required. Click the button below to register. 
Homeschool STEAM: Lego Beyblades
Thursday, September 30 @ 2:30pm
Create a beyblade from LEGO bricks and watch them battle. Activities are geared toward ages 6-12. Older children welcome. Younger children may attend with an attentive caregiver over age 16. 

Registration required. Click the button below to register. 
Full STEAM: Lego Beyblades
Thursday, September 30 @ 5:30pm
For grades K-5. Create a beyblade from Legos, then watch them battle. 

Registration required. Click on the button below to register. 
Stitchers Group
Friday, October 1 @ 9:30am
Bring a stitching project, share ideas, learn new skills. Register to reserve a space. Space is limited. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.

Registration required. Click on the button below to register. 
Songs & Snuggles
Friday, October 1 @ 10am

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 prewalkers and babies not yet steady on their feet. 

Registration required. Click the button below to register. Please let us know how many people are in your party, including your baby. 
DIY: Spooky Flowers
Friday, October 1 @ 3:30pm

Tweens entering 4th-8th grades are invited to come to the library and make DIY creations. 

Registration required. Click the button below to register