Vol. 2: No. 29 | October 10, 2020
The library is closed
Monday, October 12
for Columbus Day
The Staff and Trustees of the Rodgers Library wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.
Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30am - 4:45pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30am - 8:45pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 1pm
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
A Message from Library Director Linda Pilla
When I was a girl, my family would go on holiday - or as Americans call it, vacation - every year.

We would go the first two weeks in August, because that was when the company my dad worked for shut down for two weeks. He was a sales rep for a company that sold refrigeration units – the kind you see in grocery stores that hold yogurt and cheese and orange juice. He was on the road every week from Tuesday morning until Friday evening and when he went on vacation, he really didn’t want to drive.

So, when my family went on holiday, we went to an English-style holiday camp. I have great memories of my first pony ride, learning to sail and participating in all kinds of events. There was live music and a different entertainer every night. I learned ballroom dancing when I was five years old. Such times!

Almost (almost) as much fun as going on holiday was planning the next holiday. This happened in the depths of an English winter, when the days are much shorter than they ever get in the USA. (Take a look at the *very* crude map above and see how close the UK is to the Arctic Circle!) We would sit, all of us on the couch, with colorful brochures showing happy people on sunny days wearing shorts and swim suits.
As the rain, fog, piercing cold winds and dreary, dreary winter dragged on for months, we would dream and plan, plan and dream about our summer holidays the next year.

In a way, this whole COVID pandemic is like the longest, coldest winter. We can go outside, but we have not been able to get together. So maybe this would be a great time to plan a vacation. Think of a place you have never been, or a place so familiar you love it like a member of the family. It can be as extravagant or as simple as you like.

Work through the logistics of getting the whole family together. Go through the lovely anticipation of imagining how it will be when you can walk up to someone you haven’t seen in ages and give them a HUGE hug!

You’ll be able to sit right next to a friend, maybe even squish together to talk and share an ice-cream or a cup of coffee. It can’t happen right now, but maybe next year when you go on your summer holidays!

I’m feeling warmer already!

Talk to you soon,

We Need Candy!
The library is hosting a Trick-or-Treat Trail on Halloween (see below)!

Because we're expecting a large turnout, we would very much appreciate donations of wrapped candy or treats. The candy can be dropped off in the children's room during open hours.

Thanks in advance for your support - and your candy!
This Week's Events (Oct. 10 - 16)
Come See Our Awesome Halloween Display!
Spooky Lights! Flying bats! Wafting ghosts!
Our Halloween "village" has all this and more. Stop by and take a look!
Village is in the glass display case in the Library foyer.
Questions? Email Adult Services Librarian Amy Friedman by emailing her at amyfriedman@rodgerslibrary.org
Weekly Book Raffle!
The Guardians by John Grisham
October 9 - 16
Enter your name for a chance to win The Guardians by New York Times bestselling author John Grisham.

How to enter:
  • Visit the library and complete a raffle ticket.
  • Email Adult Services Librarian Amy Friedman by clicking the email link below and request she enter your name. Please include your name and phone number.

Only one entry per person per day. Enter your name every day for more chances to win!

Click on the book image for the Goodreads description.
Get Fit With Your Library
Senior Fitness Fusion & Chair Exercise
Saturday, October 10
ONLINE EVENT. Join Fitness Instructor Jess Salman for a weekly virtual movement class every Saturday at 11am in October!

This week: Senior Fitness Fusion & Chair Exercise

Next Week, Oct. 17: Zumba Toning

Registration required. Click on the button at left for more information and/or to register.
Online Games
Trivia Challenge
Wednesday, October 14
ONLINE EVENT. Join us for a LIVE trivia game on Zoom! (Formerly Facebook Trivia Challenge.)
Compete to win prizes!

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Jane Austen Book Club
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Wednesday, October 14
ONLINE EVENT. Join us to discuss one of the many modern adaptations of Pride and Prejudice. Digital copies of Eligible are available on Overdrive by clicking here (library card and PIN required).

Some hard copies are available at the library at the Circulation desk.

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Is This Website Any Good?
Thursday, October 15
ONLINE EVENT. Ever wonder if you can trust a website? What makes a site more trustworthy than another? Our Reference Librarian Mark will provide tips on sorting out fake news and finding reliable information online.

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Upcoming October Events
Mystery Lovers Book Club Discussion and Author Visit!
Thursday, October 29
The Black Ascot by Charles Todd
ONLINE EVENT. Join us for a discussion of The Black Ascot, a recent title in the Inspector Rutledge series by Charles Todd.

As an added bonus, the author himself will sit in our book discussion to talk about the book and answer any questions about the plot. I hope you can join us!

Registration required. Click on the button at lower right for more information and/or to register.
Author Charles Todd
New Hampshire Humanities To Go
New Hampshire's One-Room Rural Schools
Wednesday, October 21

ONLINE EVENT. Hundreds of one-room schools dotted the landscape of New Hampshire a century ago and were the backbone of primary education for generations of children. Steve Taylor explores the lasting legacies of the one-room school and how they echo today. 

This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Library of Hudson.

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Halloween Event!
Trick-or-Treat Trail
Saturday, October 31
2 - 4pm

Visit the Rodgers Library for some curbside Trick-or-Treating! **

Themed tents ("Spider on a Web," "Disney Princesses," "Coco/Day of the Dead," etc.) in our parking lot will be stocked with treats for costumed Trick-or-Treaters ONLY of all ages to enjoy.

Stop by (with your mask please!) and celebrate Halloween with us! Boo!!
** Please consider donating a bag or bags of wrapped candy for the event. Drop off all donations in the Children's Room. Thanks!!