Vol. 2 No. 33 | November 6, 2020
New Website Coming Soon!
We're in the process of updating and improving our website! Our new site will have added graphics, features and stricter security protocols to better serve Rodgers patrons.

As we proceed to move our content to our new site, you may notice that at times our current website is unresponsive or down. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience as we work toward getting our new website up and running.

Below are some links you can access when our website is down - please bookmark for later reference!
Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30am - 4:45pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30am - 8:45pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 1pm
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
Weekly Book Raffle
Takes One to Know One by Susan Isaacs
November 6 - 13
Enter your name for a chance to win Takes One to Know One by Susan Isaacs, about a retired FBI agent turned Long Island housewife who taps into her investigative past when she begins to suspect that her neighbor is harboring criminal secrets.

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 at amyfriedman@rodgerslibrary.org
This Week's Events: Nov. 6 - 13
Get Fit With Your Library
Senior Fitness: Strong Seniors
Saturday, November 7
11am
ONLINE EVENT. Join Fitness Instructor Jess Salman for a weekly virtual movement class every Saturday at 11am in November!

This Week: Strong Seniors!

Next Week, Nov. 14: Zumba Gold

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Teen Services
Dungeons and Dragons
Wednesdays @ 3pm
ONLINE EVENT. Teens are invited to join our regular Dungeons & Dragons group.

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Online Games
Trivia Challenge!
Wednesday, November 11
3:30pm
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.
Austen Book Club
Sense and Sensibility
Wednesday, November 11
7pm
ONLINE EVENT. Whether you're new to Jane Austen or an avid Janeite, you'll have fun in this inclusive Zoom group for all who love Jane Austen.

Over the course of the book club, we will read the author's remaining five books, and also books by Austen's contemporaries (the Brönte sisters, Mary Shelley, etc.), along with some fun and modern adaptations of Austen's characters and stories.

Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information and/or to register.
Geopolitics on Zoom
Thursday, November 12
1pm
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.
Tech Talk
Internet Safety: Managing Your Risk
Friday, November 13
11am
ONLINE EVENT. Join us each month on Zoom for a Tech Talk on a chosen topic.

We'll take a look at some examples of malicious codes and steps you can take to strengthen your online security, including password management.

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Genealogy Club
Mining for Genealogical Gold in Federal Records
Friday, November 13
1:30pm
Join us as Civil Records Director for Federal Records for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council Linda MacIver presents how to locate and retrieve more information from federal records.  

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Children's Events
Virtual Craft Along: Decoupage Jar
Saturday, November 7
10am
ONLINE EVENT. Make this beautiful decoupage jar!

Click on the link to register and for a list of supplies needed. The library can supply the jar and tissue paper.

Registration required. Click on the button below for more information, a list of supplies needed, and/or to register.
Celebrate Diwali! Tuesday, November 10
ONLINE EVENTS. Join us for all our Diwali events! Not to be missed!

Diwali is the Indian festival of lights, celebrated by Hindus around the world! Want your kids to learn a little bit more about this beautiful holiday? Sign them up for our "Diwali Storytime," "Let’s Bake, Diwali Style" and "Rangoli Craft Along" by clicking on the buttons below. 

Registration required. Click on the buttons below for more information and/or to register.
Sign Up For
READS !
(Remote Education Assistance Drop-Off, Supervised)
The Rodgers Memorial Library Children's Room is here to help! We have recently started a new program called READS.
  • Register your child for a two-hour block to work remotely from the library.
  • There will be adult supervision at all times.
  • Parents do not stay with the kids.
  • This is a chance for grownups to have a break and for kids to have a change of scenery in a safe environment!
Kids should come prepared with their own equipment (laptops, headphones, pencils, paper etc.). The library will have bottled water, juice boxes and some individual snacks for kids. Masks will be required, and bathroom facilities will be made available.
Registration required. Ages 8 and up. Register by clicking on the button below.