Vol 3: No. 5 | January 30, 2021
Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 12 - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Weekly Book Raffle
Enter to Win The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman (large print)
Friday, January 29 - Friday, February 5
Enter your name for a chance to win The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman.

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.

Questions? Email Adult Services Librarian Amy Friedman.
Tax Services are BACK!
The Rodgers Library, in cooperation with the IRS, is sponsoring a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

In order to utilize this service, taxpayers need to:
  • Have an email address, phone number OR computer camera,
  • Have an income of $57,000 or less to qualify, and
  • Obtain and complete a tax preparation package.

To obtain your packet, visit the library during its regular operating hours, OR email the following addresses to have the forms electronically sent to you.
Hudson-VITA@comcast.net for Hudson information.
Vita.uwgn@gmail.com for Nashua information.

The library can make an appointment for you to drop off completed forms with a VITA member at the Hills Library. Questions? Call the library at 603-886-6030 and ask for the Reference Desk.
Events: January 23 - February 5
Get Fit With Your Library
Sit and Be Fit!
Saturday, January 30
11am
ONLINE EVENT. Join Fitness Instructor Jess Salman for a weekly virtual movement class Saturdays at 11am in January, February and March 2021!

This Week: Sit and Be Fit
Next week, February 6: Zumba Gold

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register
Lunch Break Stress Relief!
Animal Crossing
Tuesdays and Thursdays
12:30pm
ONLINE EVENT. Play Animal Crossing with us! Beginners and experienced players are welcome to join us for a break from stress and real life!

Sign up as often as you like!

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Online Games
Zoom Bingo For All Ages!
Wednesday, February 3
3:30pm
ONLINE EVENT. Play Bingo to win candy, books, and more!
Click here to download and print your Bingo card, or print Bingo cards from any online Bingo card generator. Or you can pick up Bingo cards at the Reference desk.

Visit the library to collect your prize a week after the event.

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Geopolitics on Zoom
Thursdays @ 1pm
ONLINE EVENT. The Geopolitics Class focuses on current world geopolitical events using information from multiple U.S. and world internet sources. Join us for some learning and informative discussions!

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum!
Sea Shanty Singalong
Thursday, February 4
7pm
ONLINE EVENT. Fill your mugs with your favorite grog and sing along to sea shanties with a shanty leader. You will be muted so don't be shy, no one will hear you! Lead a shanty if you choose. Choruses and refrains will be screen shared.

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
First Friday Tech Chat
Cloud Computing
Friday, February 5
11am
In the cloud, in the cloud, everything is in the cloud!

ONLINE EVENT. Join us to talk about Cloud Computing: What it is, how it works, and what cloud service is best for you.

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Children's Events
Kids Switch Club
Saturday, January 30
12pm
ONLINE EVENT. Have a switch? Have some fun multiplayer games? Just looking to hangout for an hour?

Then let's all play together over Zoom!

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Graphic Novel Book Club
Adorable Craft!
Monday, February 1
4pm
ONLINE EVENT. For this week's activity we'll make this adorable paper craft!

Pick up the craft pattern at the library.

This month we'll be reading the manga Yotsuba&!

This program is best for ages 6-10. 

Registration required. Click on the button at right for a list of materials needed to create the craft and/or to register.
New Program!
Bedtime Storytime
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
7pm
ONLINE EVENT. Join us for a Zoom Bedtime Storytime!

This program is ideal for children ages 3-6.

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Snack Attack
Tex-Mex English Muffin
Tuesday, February 2
4pm
ONLINE EVENT. This week we're making delicious Tex-Mex English muffins! Join us for some tasty fun.

This event requires a parent be present during the program.

Registration required. Click on the button below for a list of ingredients and/or to register.
New Program!
Animal Crossing Kids!
Every Tuesday
6pm
ONLINE EVENT. Join us weekly on a Zoom meeting where we visit each other's islands, share tips and make friends!

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Every Thursday
Percy Jackson Book Club
Thursday, February 4
4pm
ONLINE EVENT. Have a kid who you think would enjoy a weekly Percy Jackson-themed book club full of fun Percy-inspired games and activities? Yes? Then register for this program!

Registration Required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Every Thursday
Virtual Pokémon Club
Thursday, February 4
6pm
ONLINE EVENT. Got some new Pokémon cards? Want to talk Pokémon? Want to draw Pokémon? Want to learn how to play Pokémon?

Join us for VIRTUAL Pokémon Club!

Registration Required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Every Friday
Kids Writing Workshop
Friday, February 5
3pm
ONLINE EVENT. Know a kid that loves to write? Sign them up for a virtual writing workshop!

Registration Required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Teen/Tween Events
Every Tuesday
Virtual D&D
Tuesday, February 2
3pm
ONLINE EVENT. Join other teens and play!

Registration Required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
New Program!
TWEEN Graphic Novel Book Club
"Smile" by Raina Telgemeier
Wednesday, February 3
4pm
ONLINE EVENT.
EXCITING NEWS! Join our new weekly graphic novel book club just for tweens! 

This book club will focus on relevant tween issues and is for kids ages 10-14.

Our first book pick is Smile by Raina Telgemeier. Copies can be picked up from the Children's Room (or we can run them out to your car if you are more comfortable with that). 

Registration Required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Every Friday
Play "Among Us"
Friday, February 5
3:30pm
ONLINE EVENT. Teens and tweens are invited to join us to play Among Us over Zoom. 

Download the free Among Us app to your device before the event.

Registration Required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Coming in February
New Program Coming Soon!
Spice Club!
Every month we'll feature a new spice and make it available in a small FREE take-home kit, which will include:

  • a small sample of the spice,
  • a brief history of the spice, and
  • a link to a curated list from our library databases featuring recipes that use the spice.

Keep an eye on our website and continue to subscribe to this newsletter for an announcement when kits will be available!
Jane Austen Book Club
Emma, by Jane Austen
Wednesday, February 10
7pm
ONLINE EVENT. The story of a self-deluded heroine in a small village, Jane Austen’s Emma forever changed the shape of what is possible in storytelling. 

Questions? Write to us at austenbookclub@rodgerslibrary.org.

Copies are available at the Circulation Desk, or check out an electronic copy on Overdrive by clicking here (library card and PIN required).
Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Mystery Lovers Book Club
The Madwoman Upstairs
by Catherine Lowell
Thursday, February 11
10:30am

ONLINE EVENT. As the last remaining descendant of the Brontë family, Samantha Whipple is used to stirring up speculation wherever she goes.
With the help of a handsome but inscrutable professor, Samantha plunges into a vast literary mystery and an untold family legacy, one that can only be solved by repurposing the tools of literature and decoding the clues hidden within the Brontë's own novels.

Registration required to receive a link to the event. Click on the button at left for more information and/or to register.

Copies available at the Circulation Desk.